April 2022 horoscopes: Spring awakening

Romance is in the air

This month will be all about exploring your emotions and passions as winter thaws and you emerge from hibernation. Spring brings reawakening to the earth, and you’re no exception. Embrace the change, even if it takes you out of your comfort zone, and you’ll come out the other side a new version of yourself.


March 20th - April 19th

Though a part of you feels energized about your independent pursuits this month, your more romantic side is drawing you deeper into tumultuous feelings for a love interest. Whether you’re dating or want to remain single, you are likely having incredibly strong feelings right now, making it hard to see clearly. Rather than acting on those feelings, it’s a good idea to give yourself extra time to think about what you really want and avoid acting impulsively.


April 20th - May 20th

The best word to describe your love life this month will be “cozy” as you and a partner sink deep into delicious intimacy at home. They might be expressing emotions that don’t make a whole lot of practical sense to you right now, but the soft feelings and body-to-body closeness that you crave will give you all the clarity you need. Revel in the beauty of it.


May 21st - June 20th

Swelling emotions will lead to confusion this month that could affect everything from your career to your love life. Though a part of you may delight in the experiences opened up by such an emotive inner landscape, another part of you might feel freaked out by how one person in particular responds. Especially when they respond with deeper attachment. Though you may find yourself wanting to run, it’s a good time instead to attempt clear communication about what you are and aren’t available for.


June 21st -July 22nd

You and a love interest will have a series of fulfilling heart-to-hearts this month. And the sense of safety cultivated by that intimacy is exactly what you most desire. (It also turns up the heat in bed for you.) While your time together may be lovely, your relationship may also be challenged this month by work or social difficulties. Work through whatever life throws at you with patience, kindness, and compassion.


July 23rd - August 22nd

After going through a rough patch in your relationship lately, this month will bring a softer tone to your interactions. Empathy and compassion will be the ruling tone of your exchanges, and you will finally be able to feel a bit more heard. This shift will be energizing for you both and will reawaken things between you physically.


August 23rd - September 22nd

Though you have a romantic side, you tend to express it in an organized, tightly scoped way. Unfortunately, this month will bring just the kind of emotional messiness that makes you most uneasy. Your situation will demand that you offer up your authentic heart, and though that may make you nervous to think about, the kind of intimacy you most deeply desire is waiting for you on the other side.


September 23rd - October 22nd

If there’s been an issue lurking beneath the surface in your relationship, the first part of this month is likely to bring it to light. Though that may rattle your peace-loving nature, the good news is that you and your partner will both have plenty of empathy available to you this month, which will help smooth over any rough spots. Remember: communicating more from the heart than the head is the way forward right now.


October 23rd - November 21st

Get ready to be disarmed by the power of love. This month will bring a depth of emotional connection that you’ve never before experienced, causing you to lower your defenses. But because you often find yourself waiting for the other shoe to drop, you may want to pull back as soon as some unexpected challenges emerge at the end of the month. If the connection is real, it won’t just disappear because of a few bumps in the road.


November 22nd - December 21st

Ever the adventurer, you never turn down a new experience. And this month, you and your lover will explore something new that will unexpectedly bring up deep feelings for both of you. That will likely lead to a wide range of exploration, from new forms of sexual expression to deep philosophical conversations. No matter what direction it takes you in, enjoy the closeness it brings.


December 22nd - January 19th

An important connection will bring out your spiritual side this month, which will have you reflecting on the deeper meaning of life. How to apply what you learn about yourself will become clear towards the end of the month, when you’ll face some unforeseen challenges. No matter what, remember to trust the process.


January 20th - February 18th

Though most people wouldn’t describe you as “emotional,” this month will open your heart to a deeper emotional connection than you’ve experienced in a long time. This may be partly due to the fact that you’re facing a lot of big adjustments in your life, and the true friendship from an important love interest gives you a welcome respite. This person has already begun to prove themselves through a bumpy landscape of challenges, and you don’t take that commitment lightly.


February 19th - March 20th

This romantic high point of your year draws you in to your heart’s deepest desires. Whether you’re connecting more deeply with an established relationship or dating new people, you are likely to be floating along in a dreamy romantic state this month. Though there definitely isn’t anything wrong with that, just keep a small tether to reality—perhaps in the form of that super grounded Virgo friend?

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