By: Fleur La Prairie
The astrological calendar has reset and a new cycle has begun!
Aries (March 21-April 19) 555 999
Dear Aries, as your season comes to a close bring your stress and anxiety to the surface and say goodbye to it as the sun moves into Taurus. Expectation and responsibility has been nagging at you. The new moon on April 1st sparked your passion and desire to succeed. Lately, that has been weighing on you as the inspiration begins to mellow down. Let yourself take this natural course, not only with professional life, but also in your personal life. Tensions between close friends may arise, but don’t let the instinct to butt heads take over you in your time of healing.
Tips: avoid trying too many new things, drink green tea, listen to your body.
Playlist for Aries
- Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
- Breathe (in the air) – Pink Floyd
- Peace Frog – The Doors
- Dirty Work – Steely Dan
- Sunshine Superman – Donovan
Taurus (April 20-May 20) 444 888
The upcoming stellium* in Pisces has something for everyone, but something extra for you, Taurus! With Venus, Jupiter, Mars, the Moon, and Juno Asteroid all under the Pisces sign, love, creativity, and luck are on your side, baby! Now is a chance to take risks. But it is also a time to do some self reflection and face any dirty laundry that may be cluttering your mind and your peace. Look to your friends, old and new, for comfort and support. Give yourself permission to be happy.
Tips: Stay active, make plans and stick to them, be courageous.
Playlist for Taurus
- Soak up the sun – Sheryl Crow
- What’s up? – 4 non blondes
- Love Shack – the B-52s
- Pretty in Pink – the Psychedelic furs
- What i like about you – the Romantics
* three or more planets under the same sign at the same time
Gemini (May 21-June 21) 000 333
As a Gemini, you are probably no stranger to insecurity. Always checking yourself and feeling the indecision after making your calculated choices. You want to be spontaneous to distract from the uncertainty at this time, but don’t let that be your end all and be all. The opportunity to step up is abundant and prevalent for you, be wise is your own leadership. Get ready for the benefits coming your way and be grateful for all the successes you find yourself in.
Tips: open your ears and mind, deep breathe, cook something new.
Playlist for Gemini
- Vienna – Billy Joel
- Runaway – Traveling Wilburys
- After the Storm – Kali Uchis
- Unnecessary Drama – Belle and Sebastian
- Star Witness – Neko Case
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Word of the month: Ambition.
April is a very prosperous month for Cancer. Success in your career is nearly inevitable right now, whether it feels like it or not. Set your standards high and keep them there. Financial burdens may be on your mind but these temporary moments of stress are exactly that, temporary. Don’t be afraid to take the risks to get what you have set out for, and don’t let mistakes or failures hold you back; because without mistakes you would never learn. Have faith that everything will be great.
Tips: say yes, take breaks from sitting, look in the mirror.
Playlist for Cancer
- See the Light – The Jeff Healey Band
- Viva Las Vegas – Dead Kennedys
- Journey To The Center Of The Mind – Ramones
- Bring it on home (rough mix) – Led Zeppelin
- Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Leo (July 23-August 22)
With a personality as big as a Leo, it’s no wonder you may have been feeling dull lately. You haven’t been challenged lately and you have to navigate the process of trying to break free from a mundane, repetitive, cyclical lifestyle. It’s time to test the limits of your comfort zone as you move into the next phase of your life, trust your gut. You may run into relationship trouble, dealing with someone who you feel may not have the same ideals or plans as you can cause grief in a partnership. Don’t force yourself to step up and match the other, you move at your own pace and it will sort itself out.
Tips: believe in yourself, believe yourself, believe in others.
Playlist for Leo
- Little miss strange – Jimi Hendrix
- Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
- Superstitious – Stevie Wonder
- Hotel California – Eagles
- Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. 2 – Pink Floyd
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Do not be afraid to ask for help, Virgo! In this transitionary period, you may be reevaluating things that you weren’t ready to reevaluate, take a deep breath Virgo. You feel like your effort and passions have gone unnoticed or overlooked.. A conjunction between Mars and Saturn in Aquarius has caused you to lose passion for something that you used to be extremely devoted to. If you are feeling pressure to keep going when you are uninspired, don’t be worried to take a break and explore new things to try and get the passion back.
Tips: get lots of rest, journey around, make the most of things.
Playlist for Virgo
- Summer Breeze – Seals and Crofts
- Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana
- A Common Disaster – Cowboy Junkies
- Summertime – The Zombies
- Strange Brew – Cream
Libra (September 23-October 23)
A sign notorious for focusing on themselves, it’s time for a change, Libra. Channelling your energy into relationship building is beneficial for you at this time. Confiding in a person you want to be in your life and opening up to them and accepting them into your life is a good investment for you; understanding people and connecting to them more will help you develop as a person, emotionally, and otherwise. Still, be aware that the relationship must be beneficial for both people, and if something feels wrong, it’s easier to address it then hope it goes away on its own.
Tips: be spontaneous, be generous, be courteous.
Playlist for Libra
- Crimson ship – BadFinger
- Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
- I Remember When I Loved Her – The Zombies
- White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
- I Love Hot Nights – Jonathan Richman, The Modern Lovers
Scorpio (October 24-November 21)
Tap into your inner divinity this spring! You feel most comfortable under a cloak of mystery, spending some time trying to shed that cloak will be a benefit in the long run for you. Inspiration and productivity are at an all time high, making healthy habit building something that should be prioritized. Negative energies in your life are under your own control at this point; shedding the people or things that are bringing negativity into your space without lots of drama will be easier than you anticipate. This is a time of regeneration and recreation, use it extremely wisely, Scorpio.
Tips: the universe is on your side, you are strong, take risks.
Playlist for Scorpio
- Layla – Derek & the Dominos
- Help is on its way – Little River Band
- One of these nights – Eagles
- Believe Me – Badfinger
- Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Your relationships have been going through a change during this time. Earlier this month there was love energy surrounding you in daily life. The changes and people that are coming and going during this springtime period may be causing confusion for you. I’m here to remind you: you are worthy of all the admiration and attention you have been receiving as of late. Don’t let your voice be drowned out by the insecurities in your head. You may be feeling overwhelmed right now, try to take some of the pressure off of yourself and let yourself have fun.
Tips: eat your favourite foods, take naps, listen to yourself.
Playlist for Sagittarius
- Pretty Girls Make Graves – The Smiths
- Clay Pigeons – Michael Cera
- Dandelion – Jessie Jo Stark
- Love In The Time Of Socialism – Yellow House
Capricorn (December 22- January 19)
In classic Capricorn fashion, money is your deepest concern this April. For the last little bit, you have been in a state of relaxation, all of the typical things that would normally cause you to stay up for hours and work until perfection have been afterthoughts as you put yourself first. Worrying about all the work you “didn’t do” to help reach an ultimate goal won’t help you. The time you spend taking care of your health, mental and physical, are steps to get you to your future. A healthy work life balance is what you should be aiming for as a big picture goal – a cycle of not working and working will eventually weigh on you. You are a natural leader, all you have to do is give it time.
Tips: stay rooted, indulge in cravings, smile.
Playlist for Capricorn
- Send Me On My Way – Rusted Root
- Everlong – Foo Fighters
- Incinerate – Sonic Youth
- Stupid Girl – Garbage
- Come As You Are – Nirvana
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
This is a time of luxury for Aquarius. The new season allows for goal setting and achieving to be in the realm of reality. Opportunities will be coming your way, be wary of your karma and how you’re treating others around you. With last month’s Venus and Mars Conjunction in Aquarius, you’re still feeling the effects (boost in confidence, and self love) don’t lose those values going into new chapters of your life.
Tips: put yourself first, take risks, take extra time.
Playlist for Aquarius
- Luxury Problem – Lunachicks
- Devil’s Right Hand – Johnny Cash
- Doin Time – Sublime
- Money – The Drums
- Light My Love – Greta Van Fleet
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
It’s been a tough few months to be a Pisces, luckily (for me as well!) this is turning around in the new season! You’ve been trying to please everyone, but no more. The more time and energy you put in to others who aren’t returning the favour are slowing you down, and you don’t deserve that. It can be daunting to reevaluate things and delve into your psyche to learn more about yourself, but it’s something good for the long run. Rebuilding and healing should be at the top of your personal priority list during this time, you can’t grow more as a person before you heal. In early May, all of the creativity, love, and beautiful unique pisces traits will skyrocket for you and you’ll feel stronger and more powerful. People that you need in your life will come to you during this time, but don’t let them make that choice for you.
Tips: Trust the process, you deserve better, let others be nice to you for once.
Playlist for Pisces
- Chiquitita – ABBA
- Breakfast In America – Supertramp
- I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker – Sandi Thom
- Jackie and Wilson – Hozier
- Plastic Jesus – Tia Blake