Named after Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, April marks the return of the funniest day of the year (April Fool’s) and is birth month to many a famous face. For all the Northern Hemisphere dwellers longing for a flicker of sunshine, the month of April is just a little bit indecisive and always keeping us guessing when it comes to the weather! But this year we’ve got much on the agenda to be excited about, even if it’s hard to see from those same old four walls! Be patient, A&A Squad… Good times are coming…
Arians just LOVE to be number 1 and, as a matter of fact, won’t settle for anything less!
They tend to be bold, passionate and steadfastly ambitious; they take to new challenges like a duck to water and are pros at self motivating and leading with the utmost confidence!
They are typical fire signs, never failing to radiate with positivity – their approachable nature and cheerful outlook on life is one of the many things that make them so loved by everyone they meet. But their upbeat approach to life isn’t always so clear to see because they can often feel frustrated by the little details in life they feel is just unnecessary and slowing them down. They like things quick and to the point.
They have an approachable nature and cheerful outlook on life!
The month of April looks to be an activity-filled month for adorable Aries, with lots of creative ideas … and a little difficulty making decisions, too! They may express an interest in doing one thing one minute… and a completely different one the next! Find their inner craftsman and put them to work with some building tasks like, making a fort out of piled cushions, blankets and chairs! They find it easy to tap into their imaginations, which are boundless and full of enchantment. This should be a lovely thing to witness while they’re at home at the moment.
Aries is ruled by Mars, the dynamic red planet named after the Roman God of war. These brazen rams are always ready for a battle so it may not come as a shock that your own little Arian is in possession of quite a fiery temper, too! Although their bursts of anger may seem loaded and ready to last the day, don’t worry too much because they’ll soon lose interest and be ready for cuddles again soon!
Arians have such strong and determined personalities, so your attention is an absolute must-have! Unlike the more mindful signs such as Virgo and Scorpio, eager little Aries isn’t exactly subtle with their demands; they want what they want, and they want it now! Ensuring they are seen and heard above everybody else, this characterful sign really is incredibly fun to be around, albeit a tad exhausting, too! Set on leading the way in all aspects, Aries also holds a very compassionate and giving approach to life. They’ll be the first to share their favourite toys and only snacks, even if it means going without. This may offer a hint into what their future looks like; perhaps they’ll venture into a career that involves caring for others or raising money for charities. Whatever they choose to do when they’re big and grown, be sure to enjoy the now, mums & dads because it’s the memories you’ll be creating at present that make for some truly entertaining stories to recall in years to come!
They’ll be the first to share their favourite toys and only snacks, even if it means going without.
A glimpse at the coming month for Taurus
April 20th – May 20th
This energetic little bull may be feeling a bit more confined and restricted than their buddies at the moment because, well home is everyone’s final destination for the time being, but the back garden isn’t quite doing it for your tiny Taureans. How about introducing an easy, manageable instrument into the mix. Perhaps a ukulele or a penny whistle they can busy their sponge-like brains with!?
A glimpse at the coming month for Gemini
May 21st – June 20th
All about the mood changes, Gemini is here one minute and there the next! They’re bound to bring you a lot of laughter this month, but it can feel a little bit tiring when their cheerful moods are promptly replaced by furious hissy-fits and flying toys! As always, the answer is to stay calm and communicate with them on a level they find easier to digest. Help them to identify what it is they’re feeling and why they’re feeling that way.
A glimpse at the coming month for Cancer
June 21st – July 22nd
Known as the homebody of our zodiac, your Cancerians look as though they’re in their own ground. Getting really stuck into all these fun indoor activities, this could be turning out easier than you initially thought, folks! Your little ones will be loving all this peaceful work and play. Now, how about introducing some energy fuelled activities into their day-to-day – online kids dance classes will go down very well!
A glimpse at the coming month for Leo
July 23rd – August 22nd
Indulge little Leo’s curiosities, this month; there will be plenty of them, we’re sure! A spirited fire sign and the kings and queens of the celestial jungle, it may make sense to take them to faraway lands through the magic of storytelling! Books know no bounds and little Leo can take some inspiration from their favourite reads and embark on a writing adventure of their very own!
A glimpse at the coming month for Virgo
August 23rd – September 22nd
Seemingly low in energy and with a tendency to dawdle and sigh this month, Virgo is a little more in touch with the current goings on than you’d like. A true worrier at heart and someone who values control above all else, things could feel a little bit overwhelming for them. Find an online channel focusing specifically on positive news. Just stick it on in the background to remind the little one that there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.
A glimpse at the coming month for Libra
September 23rd – October 22nd
Libras crave companionship; it’s absolutely everything to them. They may be feeling the loss of their lovely group of pals, this month but that’s fine because they have YOU to do all that fun stuff they’re used to, with! From building the tallest towers and indoor wonderlands to turning the music up a few notches and cutting shapes together, your mini Libra will start to feel at ease in no time at all, with their first ever best pal in tow.
A glimpse at the coming month for Scorpio
October 23rd – November 21st
Your sensitive Scorpion seems to be displaying a fair bit of resistance, this month. Try to understand why so much is getting to them but don’t worry too much – when the sun drops in to visit Taurus, on April 19th, a settled feeling of harmony arrives and all will be well again with Scorpio, showing glimpses of that unwavering passion and love for games – particularly hide & seek, and and other games that allow them to disappear!
A glimpse at the coming month for Sagittarius
November 22nd – December 21st
With patience and a strong work ethic to add to their list of attributes, your Sagittarian wants to mirror everything you do, this month! That’s great because you’ll be in need of a helping hand when it comes to the many lists of to-dos that need attention. Sag babies don’t like to be left alone for long and they find the sound of familiar voices very soothing so it’s a win-win for you both when keeping each other company this month!
A glimpse at the coming month for Capricorn
December 22nd – January 19th
Encourage your mini Capricorn to find the fun in puzzle-solving activities, this April! Listen to soundscapes that help them to concentrate (from buzzing rainforests to the calming ocean) and tackle the tasks together – it’ll be a great way to get your own mind working, too! Though outgoing, little Capricorns do need their own space, so segment your days with a little afternoon downtime, where they can retreat to their room.
A glimpse at the coming month for Aquarius
January 20th – February 18th
This month, warmth and affection is being served to you in abundance, thanks to your lovable Aquarian’s ceaselessly good mood! Eager to get stuck into daily chores and home school activities, this bright spark is right where they belong! Be sure to keep their day structured, remaining firm with timings, because this little air sign is all about staying up way past bedtime – they’re very wilful and will try anything to avoid it!
A glimpse at coming month for Pisces
February 19th – March 20th
Try to coax an inhibited Pisces into talking about their feelings more this month. Striving for perfection at all times, your little Piscean may end up feeling disheartened with the outcome of a number of home projects they’ve been set, so this is a good opportunity to talk openly with them about how they feel and to gently guide them through these thought processes. It’s fine if they don’t get everything right all the time!
The Aries colour palette is all about warm rusts, saffron, golden yellows and mustard!
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