Horoscopes: 13th- 19th April

21 March to 20 April

With a new moon in Aries, and Mercury moving direct in your sign, how could this not be a momentous week? You’ll look back on it as a time of at least one significant turning point, not just in resolve but in how you look and project yourself. A renewed sense of your own independence proves galvanising. 

21 April to 21 May

At last you can move forward with a plan of action which felt blocked in the past few weeks. No matter what you tried to do, nothing seemed to move. Someone or something from your past held you back, but this chain is more easily broken than you imagine. In this inner drama you’re more than ready to move on. 

22 May to 21 June

Normally the cool one, you’re now animated by a surprisingly fiery energy, particularly in developing or consolidating either business or professional social connections. This makes you bolder than usual. The Gemini chart has ‘new’ written all over it, blessing start-ups and new alliances, or fresh initiatives. The objective is to make more money, and the omens are good. 

22 June to 23 July

Moon as your ruler is in a wild, inspired mood, keen to extricate you from anything that’s cramping your style. This doesn’t mean you have to dump everything. Use the dynamic lunar energy to assert what your needs are, especially at work. Express your insights to bosses – this could lead to extra responsibilities if you want them. 

24 July to 23 August

Among the various possibilities for this week are a sudden overseas trip, crashing a wedding, taking up karaoke (earplugs!), or yoga or scuba diving, etc. In other words, there’s a very high likelihood you’ll be doing something completely different, and for the hell of it. A restless spirit such as yours is best challenged. Then you’ll feel happier! 

24 August to 23 September

Top marks for putting off taking a closer look at your accounts or household budget – it’s all so boring. But no true Virgo can resist delving into the details, and you shouldn’t assume that there’s a horror story to be discovered. A financial plan has to be established over one project just to see whether it is doable. Prevaricate no longer. Onwards! 

24 September to 23 October

Indecisiveness is said to be a Libran trait. It’s because you can see merit in both sides of a story. That won’t be the case in the next week or two. A relationship of some kind has reached a fork in the road and events compel you to choose which way forward. One option is greater commitment. You’ll be inspired. 

24 October 24 to 22 November

People think they know you but do they? Mercury’s change to forward direction resolves your mind to reorganise – be this at work or home. Something needs sorting out to restore order. But just ahead of you is an even better idea – triggering more reorganisation. Don’t expect to be universally popular. It’s the price of being a know-it-all. 

23 November to 21 December

The unusual message is: stay selfish, for now. Why? Because it’s essential to find yourself and be yourself. There are responsibilities. But beyond them is the need to remind yourself of what you’re about and what your special perspective can bring to the world. Stay focused on a vision or an inspiration. Allow it to breathe. 

22 December to 20 January

Science now enables us to explore our ancestry through DNA kits. This forecast is not that you’ll necessarily make an amazing discovery about the origins of your great-grandparents (though you might). More likely, long-lost family members may get in touch, or you’re in a reflective mood about your past. Most certainly a (pleasant) family surprise is due. 

21 January to 19 February

Aquarius is the sign most subject to spectacular inspiration or insight, usually unorthodox or even eccentric. Even the little things you do (such as washing up) will have your special touch of originality. Ruler Uranus is close to new moon, so expect to amaze friends or colleagues with something you say or write which opens their minds. 

20 February to 20 March

Are you ready to take a financial risk? To invest in a business, launch an enterprise or lend money to an aspiring entrepreneur? All this takes faith and good judgement. Life draws you to financial matters and the question of staking something on an idea. If it’s to do with technology or future trends, the forecast is favourable.