High Horoscopes: April Needs You To Connect Now More Than Ever

Photo by Vanessa Lilak

Hey Goddess, quarantine and chill?

It’s safe to say that for this month, the entire world is on the same page, as we’re all being pushed into taking better care of ourselves and our well-being. Regardless of the circumstances of the world, we’re still under the influence of the movements of the stars and planets, and astrology never stops (even when we on planet Earth have some license to check out for a bit).

Although group smoke sessions may not be the premiere way of enjoying your buds in April, Venus entering heady Gemini suggests that we benefit from communicating with our loved ones via the safety of the written word and other forms of interesting (read: safe) media. The Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn gives us guru vibes. Gemini’s ruler Mercury moves into Aries on April 3, then Taurus on April 27, and blesses us with the mental state to address our fears and get practical about our mental and physical health needs. And the full moon in Libra on April 7 says that even from a distance, love can prevail.

So cozy up, grab your immunity-boosting tea, take your vitamin C, enjoy the pleasures of impeccably clean hands and endless opportunities to grow closer to others, whether you’re minutes or miles away.

Aries woman illustrationARIES

The draw of socializing may tug you the hardest this month, Aries. Maybe you had to cancel some plans for this month that included you and a partner, some travel plans, or a special moment of socializing with the people you dig the most. Regardless of how it panned out, where there’s a will, there’s a way! Consider what it’d look like to facilitate a group hangout session online and invite all of your favorite people to join you. If you’re into keeping it more intimate, consider a distance dinner date with your fave via the video app of your choice. Distance doesn’t have to stop the fun!

Plant Ally: Phantom Cookies—a joyous varietal! Just make sure to pass the blunt through the screen.

Taurus woman illustrationTAURUS

Happy Birthday, Taurus! You’re being cosmically tapped to make a change in your life, and it starts on a micro level. Take a second and review how you’ve been managing your daily tasks over the first quarter of this year. How many times per week do you exercise? What’s your daily food intake looking like? Sleeping on that tolerance break you embarked upon earlier this year? You have a lot of beauty coming into your world, Taurus, so make sure to hunker down on your routine in preparation for all the dopeness you’re going to receive.

Plant Ally: Hawaiian—to give you that fuzzy feeling, but keep you focused enough to do the work.

Gemini woman illustrationGEMINI

While you feel the impulse to binge-watch your favorite web series, Gemini, this month’s solitude is granting you the opportunity to get more creative than usual, so don’t let your time go to waste. Let your creative juices flow by indulging in whatever art form gets your gears turning. Whether you’re a musician, a filmmaker, a carpenter, or a coding whiz, now’s the time to get experimental. Use your free time to start (and/or finish) a creative passion project, and share it. Watch how it grows.

Plant Ally: Acapulco Gold—for creative inspiration.

Cancer woman illustrationCANCER

You are important, Cancer. There’s so many ideas coming to you this month for how you can use your inherent (or even ancestral) skills and talents to make the world a little bit better than you found it. The late, great Cancerian author Octavia Butler wrote, “All that you touch, you change. All that you change, changes you,” and that’s a mantra for you right about now. Remember all that emotional intelligence you have, and be open to standing in that power. Showing up for your goddess-given gifts changes things.

Plant Ally: Orange Cookies—for a burst of joy and self-love.

Leo woman illustrationLEO

Big month, Leo! You’ll feel some power coming your way that amplifies your career and professional ambitions. Some work opportunities may open up for you, or you’ll notice that your desire to engage your career in a more focused way intensifies. Keep on top of your text messages and emails; that perfect assignment may show up for you, but you’ll need to be on top of your communications to know it exists. Keep close to your tech.

Plant Ally: Tutankhamon—a skunky bud for high focus and performance.

Virgo woman illustrationVIRGO

It’s money time, Virgo! The last few months have been a lead-up to this moment, so make sure to stand in the light of your accomplishments with pride and gratitude. The attention and success you’ve been experiencing may open up space for some extra money, whether it means attracting new benevolent clients or an increase in pay somehow. The more risks you take this month, the more you have the capacity to earn! Don’t be afraid to celebrate your skills and take that faithful leap that’s been in the back of your mind.

Plant Ally: Motorbreath—for the euphoric feelings you deserve after all your hard work.

Libra woman illustrationLIBRA

The full moon shines for you, Libra. This year’s full moon in your sign brings with it an emotional refresher to jumpstart your energy for the next quarter of the year. Last month’s energy may have been like being submerged underwater for a while, but this month, consider letting things go and starting anew. Remind yourself of your personal mission statement (if you don’t have one, write one!), your purpose, and your goals from now until next year. Once the path is re-clarified, there’s no way you can’t succeed.

Plant Ally: Jilly Bean—an energizing varietal to pump you up and get you going.

Scorpio woman illustrationSCORPIO

Your intuition is on 100 this month, Scorpio, and it’s something to celebrate. Getting clarity about a circumstance involving a lover or potential lover is in the cards for you. If you're single, now is the time to define and clarify if the person (or persons) you have eyes for are worth your time. Is this a temporary or a permanent type of thing? If you’re partnered, it’s time to make your bond more official and deepen your commitment in the healthiest way possible.

Plant Ally: True OG—to relax you into your intuitive nature.

Sagittarius woman illustrationSAGITTARIUS

Who’s your tribe, Sagittarius? Even in this time of introversion and self-quarantine, your comrades on this journey of life are of the utmost priority this month. Find time to maintain connection with your crew, especially online and from a safe distance. Whether you’re going to be the cool-but-nerdy friend and host an informative virtual study session, or the spontaneous fun friend and facilitate a virtual happy hour, your team needs you, and you need your team. Link up!

Plant Ally: Runtz—for a lighthearted and chatty boost of energy.

Capricorn woman illustrationCAPRICORN

Finally, joy-bringing Jupiter joins the mashup of planets that have been traveling through your sign for the past few years. With Jupiter brings wisdom, good luck, expansion, and the opportunity to step into the role of a mentee or mentor. There is some information that you have that could help others, as well as information that others have that could transform you in deeper ways than you could imagine. Be open to providing and being provided with knowledge for your own betterment. Stay away from false gurus, and recognize truth and good advice when you hear it.

Plant Ally: Golden Goat—because that’s what you are.

Aquarius woman illustrationAQUARIUS

You may not be able to do much traveling overseas due to everything that’s going on right now, but that should not stop you from exploring! Right now would be an amazing time to look to cultures different from your own and learn a thing or two about how life works. Practicing another language with a virtual pen pal, brushing up on your geography, learning about the food, medicine ways, and music from other lands may do a lot more than cure the quarantine blues. It will grow you as a human.

Plant Ally: Cherry Pie—a talkative varietal to help exchange information.

Pisces woman illustrationPISCES

This is a sensual month for you Pisces. We’re having to solely rely on our words and voices more than ever to communicate, and, if my 60-year-old aunt is correct, “the brain is the biggest erogenous zone”. Settle into your inner erotic, Pisces, as there’s a potent medicine for you there. Of course stay safe, but don’t be afraid to explore what turns you on and takes you to your highest heights. We suggest taking it old school and reading (or writing...or speaking) some erotica.

Plant Ally: Blue Cookies—one of the most arousing strains known to womankind.

The AfroMystic is an Astrologer, Diviner, Hoodoo Worker, and Black Witch based in Los Angeles, CA. She’s the founder of TheAfroMystic.com, where she helps femme folx deepen their spiritual ties to their ancestral line, one thread at a time.