You are going all-out for professional goals right now, Cancer, and mostly winning. There are still many surprise turns of the road and changes in attitude to contend with and things do not simply take their normal course of action, but basically you are forging ahead. While taking it to the top and going all out for what you believe in, and where you feel your greatest contribution lies, you are simultaneously holding back and reconsidering your position. In so doing you connect more fully to your home and family. Midmonth bumpiness starting around April 11th involves a series of trials that also serve you by providing tests of character. Security issues could arise in this context, as you contemplate even more deeply and fully who you really are.
As the month begins, you are going all out for professional success. The New Moon that punctuates the first weekend of the month, taking place on Sunday morning, April 3rd, gives you a burst of energy for career pursuits that is also quite complex, including surprise enlightenment, optimism, caution, and a penchant for looking back as well as forward. You are entertaining an active vision for your future that is more consistent with your high ideals and enhanced mystical viewpoint on the world around you; one without compromise or at least as little compromise as is actually possible. You are feeling the call to action, but this is complicated by Mercury retrograding backward through your sector of professional life, making it likely that you will be re-examining your entire approach in that area. The usual symptoms of the retrograde period apply even more strongly to your case: miscommunication, mechanical breakdowns and missed connections. All these could make doing business rather more challenging than is normally the case, and also make you question any startling new directions that you might be tempted into starting off in. Such questioning is important and timely; it is best to wait for finalizing any new decision until mid-May, although it's a great time to be pushing ahead to completion, albeit with revisions, any pre-existing project from before the very end of last month. The First Quarter Moon of Monday, April 11th might be the occasion for discovering a few kinks in the road of your progress. You might encounter obstacles test your mettle, or that personal and professional priorities conflict. If any one or any thing gets in your way at this time you are likely to react strongly; you might find that when you get your back up you can be quite a fighter. When the going gets tough it is not only the tough that get going, but also the motivated. The Full Moon of Sunday evening, April 17th, is a time of greater peace and of relative balance. You are called to a kind of fulfillment, a mystical atonement for pushing too hard in the past. A certain degree of fuzzy logic pervades your thinking now, a relaxation into grace, together with the contrary notion of a refusal to accept anything less than practical that remains at odds with just letting go and letting god. There is no real resolution; you might just have to learn to live with the paradox. The Last Quarter Moon of Easter Sunday, April 24th, when Mercury has also just turned to direct motion, might represent a kind of received wisdom concerning your situation. You are spending these last two weeks of the month in contemplation of what has gone down and the lessons that you can glean from these events. There are potentially painful realizations that you might be inclined to push away, but which can be extremely valuable when looked at head-on, without any attempt at judgment. You will find at the end of all your striving that you did not get to precisely the place that you were aiming at, but that the journey has provided its own reward.