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Parenting by the Stars: April:

Astrology is a wonderful guide for understanding your child. It’s also a great 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. There are also a few tips for mums as to what you might also be experiencing during the third month of the year…
By Kim Tennant
Date: April 02 2012
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Aries (20/3 – 20/4)

Your little Aries falls in the spotlight for most of April. Make him or her feel special. Pay him or her lots of attention – they will want it! The planet Mars, ruler of Aries, finally goes direct on the 14th, allowing your little Aries to finally move onward and upward. The frustration your Aries child may have been feeling during the last few months will finally be released. The Full Moon on the 7th April sees relationships highlighted for your Aries child. Something may also come full circle for him or her regarding a best friend (or any bullying may now stop). The New Moon on the 21st is a great time to help your Aries child work on his/her self-esteem.

Aries mums will also find that it’s full steam ahead after the middle of the month. Be good to yourself this month – buy yourself treats that you wouldn’t normally splurge on because this is your month!

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 on the 7th 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. Friendships may be more light-hearted this month. Friends may also impact on you little Taurus’ self-esteem. The end of the month sees the Sun moving into Taurus, bringing a burst of vitality for your Taurean child. He/she will start to come out of his/her shell around this time. The New Moon in Taurus on the 21st is a good time to introduce any new practices to do with the physical body e.g. massage, sport 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.

Gemini (21/5 – 20/6)

Friendships will be highlighted for your Gemini child this month. Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, goes direct on 3rd April, allowing for clear communication. Venus moves into the constellation of Gemini on 4th, highlighting relationships of a light-hearted nature for your little Gemini. Communicating socially will be important for him/her. The Full Moon on the 7th highlights fun times, while the New Moon on the 21st is a great time to teach your Gemini child to quiet his/her mind through music and/or meditation.

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. Take up meditation or something that focuses your mind.

Cancer (20/6 – 22/7)

A parent will be especially important to your little Cancer during most of April. As the month progresses, friends will play an increasing role. The Full Moon on the 7th 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 in his/her element. The New Moon on the 21st 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.

Leo (22/7 – 23/8)

Your Leo child’s beliefs and morals will be a focus in some way this month. He/she may also become fascinated with other cultures or countries. The Full Moon on the 7th April highlights communication. Sibling relationships may also be in the limelight over the Easter period. The New Moon on the 21st 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.

Virgo (23/8 – 23/9)

Your little Virgo is always a deep thinker, but this trait will be magnified this April. Mercury, ruler of Virgo, goes direct on the 3rd, allowing for more outward expression. Mars, planet of action, has been moving backwards in the sign of Virgo since the end of January. It finally goes direct on the 14th, allowing your little Virgo to release some of that pent up energy. The Full Moon on the 7th highlights your little Virgo’s values in life. Issues regarding pocket money may also be raised at this time. The new Moon on the 21st 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 feel a little less tense after the middle of the month. Do something physical around this time to help release the energy. Play a sport or treat yourself to a massage. Focus on feeling good about yourself as the month draws to a close.

Libra (23/9 – 23/10)

Relationships are highlighted for most of the month for your Libran child. Best friends will be important. Any bullying issues may also come to the fore. Venus, ruler of Libra, moves into Gemini on the 4th, placing great importance on communication in relationships for your little Libran. The Full Moon in Libra on the 7th 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 over Easter. The New Moon on the 21st 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. Communicating clearly is important. The Full Moon 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 he/she doesn’t get run down. Mars, the co-ruler of Scorpio, goes direct on the 14th, which will help with his/her vitality. The Full Moon on the 7th highlights quiet time, so don’t expect your little Scorpio to be particularly social this Easter. The New Moon on the 21st 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.

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 on the 7th 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 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 on your own leisure interests too. The New Moon 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. Just like Capricorn’s opposite sign of Cancer, family gatherings at Easter will be something to be enjoyed. The Full Moon on the 7th puts one of your little Capricorn’s parents in the spotlight. The New Moon on the 21st brings the opportunity to introduce a new fun activity to your Capricorn child. The Sun moving into your Capricorn child’s house of fun at the end of the month suggests 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 prefer to 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.

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 on the 7th highlights a holiday. Alternatively, it could bring a foreign culture or your little Aquarian’s belief systems to the fore. The New Moon on the 21st falls in your little Aquarian’s house 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. The Full Moon at Easter is a great time to plan a family trip.

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 on the 7th brings up a lot of deep emotions for your Pisces child. He/she may be quite intense during this time. The New Moon on the 21st 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. Work on communicating your feelings in late April.

Kim Tennant is a professional astrologer who has a passion for helping mums understand their kids through astrology. For further information visit:

She also writes a children’s astrology blog at


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