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Astrologer shares Aries season horoscope as ‘dreaded’ Mercury retrograde begins



Astrologer shares Aries season horoscope as ‘dreaded’ Mercury retrograde begins

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Astrologer shares April horoscope for all star signs ahead of ‘dreaded Mercury retrograde’ (Image: Getty)

Mercury retrograde occurs for a few weeks every three months or so and is believed by astrologers to have a significant impact on technology and communication.

Disruption to these areas of life is thought to impact every star sign as the planet Mercury “moves backwards”, but some may feel the effects more than others this April, according to celebrity psychic and astrologer, Inbaal Honigman.

Speaking exclusively to, the celebrity psychic who is in association with free Tarot platform Tarotoo, revealed her horoscope predictions for every zodiac sign this Aries season.

Inbaal said: “April is going to be ruled by the much-dreaded Mercury retrograde. This is the first Mercury retrograde of 2024, if we ignore the first day of the year, which was the final day of the previous Mercury retrograde.

“The retrograde starts on the first day of the month and lasts for 25 days, which means that all the regular Mercury issues will be around for most of the month – misunderstandings, disrupted communication, and people coming back from the past.”

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Inbaal warned that April will be ‘ruled’ by the Mercury retrograde (Image: THE EXPRESS)

She continued: “The good news is that the Mercury retrograde will soon be over, and you can go back to sending out emails and expecting them to arrive to the right person.Gemini and Virgo are both ruled by Mercury, so April will be challenging for them. Aries will also feel the impact of the retrograde because this is a Mercury retrograde in Aries.”

Aries – March 21 to April 19

The astrologer warned that for fiery Aries, the Solar Eclipse on April 8 is a significant day when they may “reveal hidden truths”.

She said: “Happy Aries season! The New Moon on April 8 gives you the opportunity for new beginnings, bringing the refreshing energies needed for turning over a new leaf around love, home and work, but your luck may be slightly delayed in coming in.

“The Mercury retrograde is in your sign this month, between April 1-25, so those days will be challenging in terms of feeling held back around promotions, job interviews and even your social media presence. Hold back from making big changes until after the retrograde is over.”

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Mercury retrograde occurs when the planet Mercury is briefly overtaken by the Earth in its orbit (Image: THE EXPRESS)

Taurus – April 20 to May 20

Inbaal continued: “The month feels like a long journey home, Taurus. Your ruling planet is Venus, and it starts the month of April in the sign of Pisces for four days – during these days, your approach to love and life will be dreamy, romantic and soft. Then, Venus moves to the sign of Aries until April 28. That period will be more fiery, and you’ll be feeling direct, enthusiastic and active. It’s only the last two days of the month, when Venus is in your sign of Taurus, that you feel calm, grounded, and craving a big, hearty meal.”

Gemini – May 21 to June 21

For Gemini, Inbaal warned that April will be a challenging month, adding: “The upcoming Mercury retrograde will turn your fun-loving everyday personality into a full storm of chaos and miscommunication, Gemini. Your ruling planet is Mercury, which is why Mercury’s touch is felt by you for the entire duration.

“Starting on April 1, you’ll find that your quicksilver ways are just too quick for some, and your creative mind may go too far and imagine the impossible. The end of the Mercury retrograde is on April 25, and that will be when you can breathe a sigh of relief, and go back to enjoying your unique ways.”

Cancer – June 22 to July 22

The astrologer said: “The Solar eclipse on April 8 may be named after the Sun alone, but every eclipse, be it Solar or Lunar, involves the Sun, the Moon and the Earth together. You’re ruled by the , Cancer, which makes you part of every eclipse. This one happens to be a total Solar eclipse in Aries, and it will bring some changes into your life. In days of old, total eclipses may have been seen as a time for misfortune. Not for those who are happy in the dark, however! For you, this eclipse will make things go faster, and bring the fearless energies of Aries to the day.”

Leo – July 23 to August 22

Inbaal continued: “Your ruling planet is the Sun, Leo – hot, blazing, incandescent. You are a fire sign, which makes you loud, proud and focused. So when the Sun spends the first 19 days of the month in Aries, your fellow fire sign, it’s safe to say that you feel very aligned with that. Your days are exciting, musical, outdoorsy and sporty, you’re in your element. The second part of the month, when the Sun has moved to Taurus from the 20th, is quieter, calmer, and more peaceful. Those will be days to receive good news about money and enjoy warm meals at home with your closest circle. The Solar eclipse on April 8 can bring secrets out into the open.”

Virgo – August 23 to September 22

For Virgo, every Mercury retrograde impacts them, said Inbaal. She said: “Your ruling planet is Mercury itself, so when Mercury goes right, you’re in your element – conversations flow freely, online ordering turns up on time and job interviews are in the bag. But when Mercury decides to turn on itself, you’re the first to feel it. Between April 1 and 25, you’ll be able to notice that your social media posts struggle to get the likes, and your phone calls run into connection issues.”

Libra – September 23 to October 23

The astrologer explained: “Your ruling planet is Venus, which is why you’re so gentle and loving, Libra. A balanced and easygoing sign, everyone loves having you visit them at home, because you leave the place more stylish than when you arrived, and you’re a great listener while you’re there.

“Your planet changes locations several times this month, which makes life interesting. Until April 5, Venus is in Pisces, so your love life becomes central. Then Venus moves to Aries, meaning you’re going into a health kick. And finally, the last two days of the month see Venus move to peaceful Taurus, so you’ll be chilling and eating during those days.”

Scorpio – October 23 to November 21

There’s a full moon in this month, so Scorpio may want to prepare for some manifesting, and grab this opportunity of the moon being on their side, urged Inbaal. She said: “You’re naturally gifted when it comes to being attuned to the highs and lows of the universe, so take advantage of your born abilities and get to work on April 23. During the full moon, light a candle, say a little prayer, and make a list of all the things you’d like to bring in. Before your birthday, this list of desires could come true.”

Sagittarius – November 22 to December 21

Inbaal urged: “Brace yourself, Sagittarius, because your recent period of stability and calm is about to end, to be replaced by a fabulous few months of fun and frivolity. It won’t happen this month, but it will be soon. This means that April is your last chance to enjoy a whole month of peaceful pastimes, courtesy of your ruling planet, Jupiter, which is spending the whole month in the grounded sign of Taurus.

“This has been the case for the past 11 months, so you’ve grown in patience and have developed a love of the indoors. As this is about to change, do your best to embrace every last earthly joy – hearty meals, quiet music and one-on-one time with your favourite people.”

Capricorn – December 22 to January 19

She continued: “Saturn, your ruling planet, is serious, tenacious, ambitious and productive, and it is the reason that your personality is focused, businesslike, pragmatic and reasonable. Saturn is in romantic Pisces all month long, and has been in Pisces for a year. And while it is there, you’re a whole new person. Dreamy, spiritual, caring and creative, you’re less about the business-smarts and more about the people-smarts. This month will bring you nights out with your loved one, trips to art installations and if you’re lucky, a wild swim.”

Aquarius – January 20 to February 18

The astrologer explained: “For the past two years, you’ve felt as if you’ve been trying to create something, to build something from scratch, . You’ve invested time, love and resources in your dream, but every time you take a step you feel as if you’ve got to take it five more times, six more times before it catches.

“This is Pluto in Aquarius, as Pluto is the planet of transformation. Pluto hasn’t been in Aquarius since the American Revolutionary Wars, and for the past couple of years, this planet has tried to get into Aquarius, only to be pulled back into Capricorn again and again. This will keep happening this year, so if you feel as if you’re pushing and pushing and nothing is happening – keep pushing. Between September and November, things will start to go your way.”

Pisces – February 19 to March 20

There’s a lot of attention on Pisces this month, with Mars, the planet of passion and battle in the sign all month, as well as Saturn, the planet of karma and Neptune, the planet of dreams. Inbaal said: “You’ll be spending the entire month daydreaming about your crush while holding hands with your partner, not to mention chatting to your ex. It is a lot. In addition, the first four days of the month see Venus, planet of love, in your sign as well. So those early days will be more romantic than the rest.”

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