Read your sign’s 2023 horoscope to see what’s in store for you this year, or check out the Cancer personality profile. To read monthly predictions for another zodiac sign, see our full April 2023 horoscope.

Welcome to April, Cancer. At the end of March, the fighter planet Mars entered your sign, leaving you feeling confident and ready for battle. It became easier to assert your needs in your professional life and personal relationships. Your focus turns to your friendships when the communication planet Mercury enters caring Taurus on Monday, April 3. If there are any disagreements within your friend groups, you should be able to smooth them over around this time. This transit also signals fun nights with friends, bonding, and deepening friendships. 

For many of us, Cancer, our friends become our chosen family. When the sky lights up on Wednesday, April 5, with a full moon in Libra and your 4th House of Home and Family, the theme of deepening friendships continues. If your blood relatives have been a pain lately, or you feel misunderstood by them, this lunation (full moons mark culminations) reminds you that as much as our blood family members can hurt us, we have other support systems. It’s okay to lean on your friends during times of stress and celebrations of joy. That’s what they’re for. Don’t feel guilty if you need to implement firm boundaries with your parents or siblings for the sake of your well-being. 

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And, in the second half of the month, you should have plenty of reasons to celebrate with your friends. Wednesday, April 19, brings a new moon and solar eclipse in Aries and your 10th House of Social Status. Now, remember that eclipses can be chaotic, and for some signs, this night is best spent chilling out at home. But solar eclipses often indicate exciting and unexpected opportunities. So while the economy is too screwed up to promise cash, don’t be surprised if you receive bountiful networking opportunities or the professional good news that you’ve been praying for around this date. 

And, when Taurus season, a lovely time of year that helps us feel grounded and ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work when needed, begins on Thursday, April 20. Whether it’s your day job, favorite hobby, or creative side hustle, Taurus season sees you busy, but the work is gratifying, and you’re thankful for it. Just remember that the stars also want you to continue prioritizing friendships this month. All work and no play make anyone a dull boy (and I mean that in a gender-neutral sense), so continue to carve out time for friends. Happy socialization is crucial to your mental well-being; the better you feel, the more productive and fulfilling your work will be. But, when reaching out to friends, lovers, and other chosen family, make sure that you’re texting the right person, and proofread important emails for typos. On Friday, April 21Mercury goes retrograde, causing the usual but manageable challenges of potential miscommunication, exes returning from the grave, and travel delays. You’ve got this, Cancer. Enjoy the love that April brings, and we’ll see you next month.  

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