Relationships which have been under strain for the past few months should start to move forwards again in April. The planet of love and relating to other people, aka Venus, has been in a rare retrograde cycle. As of April 15, that cycle is over.

SORT OUT YOUR RELATIONSHIPS, PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL

Use the first two weeks to work on your most important relationships. If you need to forgive someone, do it. If you’re feeling pain, forgiveness really can help. Understand there could be a very important lesson in any romantic or friendship or even professional upsets for you at the moment. Can you see the lesson? Are you determined to learn from it and use it in the future? Then you have made the most of Venus retrograde.

CHANTING IS HEALING

And if you have a hurt that you can’t seem to heal, try chanting. Really. It’s very powerful. The Sanskrit “Om shakti” said over and over again can be very soothing. It’s said that these ancient words create a powerful healing vibration in the body. Can’t hurt to try it!

Chant silently or out loud.

NOT TO MENTION MERCURY IS RETROGRADING

Speaking of retrogrades, Mercury, the communications planet, starts to go into a reverse cycle this month, too. This time around, it will be in the sign of Taurus, starting on April 10. That makes the first 10 days of April time to back up your computers, sort out your travel plans and sign any contracts you would like to have set in stone. After that, we are in Mercury retrograde territory which means it’s time to rethink, revisit and revise everything!

Have a wonderful month!