Celebrity birthday: Robert Downey Jr
4 April 1965
RDJ couldn’t ask for a better year ahead for making decisions or sorting out problems to do with his loved ones or children. Creatively, he will be full of good ideas and will be gaining admiration from everyone around him. There will also be a chance for him to start a new hobby or interest and, if so, he should grab it with both hands. He will need to avoid exhaustion during the year ahead so added rest will be essential.
Aries: 21 Mar – 20 Apr
The Full Moon on 8 April shines the spotlight onto the state of your relationships. Communication with some people will be rather intense and at times the flow will be blocked. Thoughtful discussions will be necessary to nurture a return to openness and help to dissolve barriers and bridge gulfs.
Taurus: 21 Apr – 21 May
The Full Moon on 8 April falls directly in your work area and there could be a change of personnel, or staff may be away this month, which could throw extra tasks your way suddenly. An urgent or dominating task will eclipse other duties for a while this month.
Gemini: 22 May – 21 June
The Full Moon on 8 April shines the spotlight on your children, grandchildren and those you mentor. There may be a need to give some of them some extra help and guidance as issues of low self-esteem or anxiety may need to be addressed.
Cancer: 22 June – 22 July
The home area will be a buzz with activity and this month is an ideal time to declutter your home and to assimilate new conditions into family routines. The Full Moon on 8 April indicates that your mother or an older female relative may be a source of concern.
Leo: 23 July – 23 Aug
The Full Moon on 8 April indicates that you may need to spread yourself a little thinner than usual. There will be a rush of jobs cast your way and tasks that may have to be done by ear, as directions may be a little sketchy.
Virgo: 24 Aug – 23 Sept
An ambitious plan that requires financial backing could gather momentum as April unfolds. There will be a series of important decisions in connection with this. The Full Moon on 8 April warns you to be careful of your spending habits to avoid blowing a hole in your budget.
Libra: 24 Sept – 23 Oct
April will be a full-on busy month. The Full Moon on 8 April falls directly in your sign and there could be a turbulent emotional patch to deal with on the home and family front. You need to remember that you can’t please all the people all the time.
Scorpio: 24 Oct – 22 Nov
April will be a strenuous month and you’ll need to be self-motivated and highly organised to keep abreast of the demanding pace. The Full Moon on 8 April indicates a need to take better care of your health, so be sure to eat well and get adequate rest.
Sagittarius: 23 Nov – 21 Dec
Funds will need to be allocated carefully this month. The Full Moon on 8 April indicates that there are likely to be issues with friends, acquaintances and colleagues and their conspiracy theories. Wisely, you are too level-headed to buy into this train of thought.
Capricorn: 22 Dec – 20 Jan
Additional family activities and commitments will keep you busy; you may find yourself being looked upon as one of the mentors or leaders of your clan. The Full Moon on 8 April warns you that a loose end or an unfinished business matter causes extra pressures or confusion on the work front.
Aquarius: 21 Jan – 19 Feb
With Saturn now in your sign this will be a soul-searching time that will set the tone of serious reflection. The Full Moon on 8 April indicates that fixed ideologies and a stubborn nature are not likely to go down well with people you do not know well.
Pisces: 20 Feb – 20 Mar
April should be a productive and successful month for you. Colleagues will be singing your praises, bringing you accolades and recognition! However, the Full Moon on 8 April warns you to be careful about stepping on the toes of bosses and colleagues on the work front.
WITH FRANCIS BEVAN, francisbevan.com