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Parenting by the stars - April:

What's going on in April that might affect you and your child, according to the stars.
By Kim Tennant
Date: April 01 2014
Tags: astrology,
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Astrology can be a guide for understanding your child, as well as a way to look at any issues or themes that might be highlighted throughout the year. Look at the Sun sign of your child below and see what may be happening for him or her during the month of April - as well as for you.

Aries (20/3 – 20/4)

Your little Aries falls in the spotlight for most of April. Make him or her feel special. The planet Mars, ruler of Aries, is currently retrograde. Your Aries child may be feeling frustrated at the moment, as this energy is more internal, rather than external. Relationships may also be challenging at the moment. The New Moon Eclipse on the 29th is a great time to help your Aries child work on his/her self-esteem. The Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th April sees relationships highlighted for your Aries child. Something may also come full circle for him or her regarding a best friend.

Aries mums will also find themselves in the spotlight this month. Be good to yourself – buy yourself treats and make yourself the main focus! The Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th may highlight issues that need looking at in a close relationship. The New Moon Eclipse is a good time to work on your self-worth.

Taurus (20/4 – 21/5)

The month of April starts quietly for your little Taurus. He or she may enjoy spending time on his/her own this month. The Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th highlights health issues at this time, so make sure your little Taurus is eating well, getting enough sleep and rugging up when the cooler weather hits. The end of the month sees the Sun moving into Taurus, bringing a burst of vitality for your Taurean child. The New Moon Eclipse in Taurus on the 29th is a good time to introduce any new practices to do with the physical body e.g. massage, movement, dance etc.

Taurean mums will probably lie low for most of the month and that’s ok. Look after your health and you will be rewarded with more energy as the month fades. Use the energy of the Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th to release old patterns of behaviour that no longer serve you. Then use the New Moon Eclipse energy on the 29th to reconstruct a new you!

Gemini (21/5 – 20/6)

Friendships will be highlighted for your Gemini child this month. It’s also a great time for your little Gemini to express his/her wishes, hopes & dreams. The Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th highlights fun times, so encourage lots of play during this time. The New Moon Eclipse on the 29th is a great time to teach your Gemini child to quiet his/her mind through music, meditation, walks in nature etc.

Gemini mums will be very social during the month of April. Catch up with friends and enjoy all the gossip. Plan short trips and get out of the house. Use the energy of the New Moon Eclipse to take up meditation or some other practice that focuses your mind.

Cancer (20/6 – 22/7)

A parent will be especially important to your little Cancer during most of April. For older children, goal setting may become a focus. As the month progresses, friends will play an increasing role. The Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th April will see your little Cancer’s sensitivity at a peak. Home and family will be highlighted. If you have a family gathering this Easter, your little Cancer will be very happy spending time with relatives. The New Moon Eclipse on the 29th is a great time for your Cancer child to make new friends or start a new group activity. It’s also a great time to work with older Cancer children on their wishes, hopes and dreams.

Cancer mums may be focused on where they are headed in life this month. Career will also be important for some. Take the time to explore what you really want out of life and how you can get there. Use the energy of the New Moon Eclipse on April 29th to set your intentions for your wishes, hopes & dreams.

Leo (22/7 – 23/8)

Your Leo child’s beliefs and morals will be a focus in some way this month. S/he may also become interested in other cultures or countries. The Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th April highlights communication. Sibling relationships may also be in the limelight over the Easter period. The New Moon Eclipse on the 29th brings an opportunity for little Leo’s to start anew with a parent. For older Leo children, it’s a great time to focus on their life direction. Playing games such as ‘what I want to be when I grow up’ will be fun for Leo children toward the end of the month.

Leo mums might be dreaming of an overseas trip. Now is a great time to plan it. April is also the time to commence a course or learn a new skill. Your career will come into focus towards the end of the month. The New Moon Eclipse on the 29th is a great time to ask the universe for your ideal job. Put it out there!

Virgo (23/8 – 23/9)

This month will see your little Virgo establishing deep connections. S/he may also develop an interest in puzzles & mysteries. The Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th highlights your little Virgo’s values in life. Issues regarding pocket money may also be up for discussion. The New Moon Eclipse on the 29th brings opportunities to discuss your Virgo child’s morals and beliefs. It’s also a great time to plan a holiday with your little Virgo.

Virgo mums may be getting any shared finances in order this month. The Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th highlights any self-esteem issues. Use the energy of the Lunar Eclipse to release any negative self-beliefs. The New Moon Eclipse on the 29th is a great time to explore new areas of learning.

Libra (23/9 – 23/10)

Relationships are highlighted for most of the month for your Libran child. Best friends will be important. Mars is currently retrograde in the sign of Libra, so working on relationships may be a focus during the month of April. The Full Moon Eclipse in Libra on the 15th puts your Libran child into the limelight. There may be something to do with your child’s persona or the way they dress that comes to the fore during this time. The New Moon Eclipse on the 29th brings an opportunity to focus on doing things together. Towards the end of the month your Libran child may become quite intense and unusually emotional.

Libran mums will be focusing on their close friendships and their partners this month. Working on your relationships is important. The Full Moon Eclipse in Libra on the 15th may bring a desire to change your appearance in some way.

Scorpio (23/10 – 22/11)

Helping out is the focus for your little Scorpio this April. Spending time with the family pet will also be important. Your little Scorpio’s health may be vulnerable for the first few weeks of April, so make sure s/he doesn’t get run down. The Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th highlights quiet time, so encourage activities that allow for quiet time. The New Moon Eclipse on the 29th brings the opportunity to make a special friend. The last week of April will see special relationships being the focus for your little Scorpio.

Scorpio mums will enjoy getting the cleaning out of the way during April. They may also reorganise their daily routine. Watch your own health this month. April is a good time for Scorpio mums to introduce a new pet to the family. For those that don’t have a partner, use the energy of the New Moon Eclipse on the 19th to attract your ideal mate.

Sagittarius (22/11 – 21/12)

April brings a focus on fun times for your little Sagittarian. Encourage him or her to play! The Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th April highlights friendships and any groups your Sagittarian child may be involved in. It also highlights your little Sagittarian’s wishes, hopes and dreams. The New Moon Eclipse on the 29th brings opportunities to work on good health practices with your Sagittarian child. If you are thinking of commencing toilet training, now is a good time. This New Moon is also a great time to encourage your little Sagittarian to take more responsibility for a family pet.

Sagittarian mums will be very focused on their children during the month of April. Don’t forget to spend some time doing things you enjoy, too.  Use the energy of the Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th to let go of friendships that are dragging you down. The New Moon Eclipse on the 29th is a good time to join the gym or start a new exercise regime.

Capricorn (21/12 – 21/1)

Home and family are very important to your little Capricorn during the month of April. The Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th puts one of little Capricorn’s parents in the spotlight. The New Moon Eclipse on the 29th brings the opportunity to introduce a new fun activity to your Capricorn child. The Sun moving into your Capricorn child’s sector of fun at the end of April, indicates that any activity commenced on the New Moon will continue to be a focus.

Capricorn mums will be focused on their families this April. They may enjoy staying at home, rather than venturing out too much. Your direction in life will be a major focus under the light of the Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th. Use the energy to release any old goals that no longer fit into where you are headed in life.

Aquarius (21/1 – 19/2)

Communication is very important to your little Aquarian this month. Siblings are also highlighted. Neighbours may also be important in some way to your Aquarian child during the first three weeks of April. The Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th highlights a holiday. Alternatively, it could bring a foreign culture or your little Aquarian’s belief systems to the fore. The New Moon Eclipse on the 29th falls in your little Aquarian’s sector of home & family. This is a good time to introduce new family routines or practices. It’s also a good time to raise the concept of a new family member if you are expecting one.

Aquarian mums will also find an emphasis on communication this month. Visits with siblings may be especially enjoyable. Use the energy of the New Moon Eclipse on the 29th to start a new project around the home.

Pisces (19/2 – 20/3)

April is the time of year when your little Pisces’ self-esteem is a focus. Take the time to give your Pisces child an emotional boost. Be extra kind and understanding. The Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th brings up a lot of deep emotions for your Pisces child. S/he may be quite intense during this time. The New Moon Eclipse on the 29th brings a chance to encourage your Pisces child to express him/herself and release some of that pent-up emotion. Sibling relationships will be highlighted as the month ends.

Piscean mums will find April quite an emotional month. Be kind to yourself. Positive affirmations will give your self-worth a major boost. The Full Moon Eclipse on the 15th will see any joint finances highlighted in some way. Use the energy of the New Moon Eclipse on the 29th to work on communicating your feelings.

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