April & Zodiac Signs
April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. In the old Roman calendar, April used to be the second month. That was before January and February were added.
In April, two zodiac signs and a cusp are observed:-
- Aries ♈ (March 21 – April 19) – The Ram
- Taurus ♉ (April 20 – May 20) – The Bull
- Aries-Taurus Cusp ♈♉ (April 16 – April 22) – The Cusp of Power
April Zodiac Signs
These signs and cusp share similarities that make it difficult to tell them apart. But they are also different in many ways that make them complete opposites. So, what really are these April star signs and cusp? Let’s take a closer look at these astrological phenomena.
1. Aries ♈ Zodiac Sign (March 21 – April 19) – The Ram
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. They’re the self-proclaimed leader of the zodiac wolf pack. Their symbol is The Ram but if it were up to them, they’d probably prefer “Alpha Wolf” as their symbol.
Anyway, you’re an Aries if you’re born between March 21 – April 19. It is considered the Major April Sign for it covers more than half of April (April 1 – April 19, 19 days in total).
Quick Aries Facts
- Element: Fire
- Mode: Cardinal
- Strengths: Confidence, leadership, innovation, honesty
- Weaknesses: Short-tempered, Irritable, combative, and aggressive.
- Famous people: Jackie Chan, Leonardo da Vinci.
- Romantic Compatibility: The sign is a fire sign. It is best suited to either air or other fire signs. Its most compatible signs are Gemini, Leo, and Sagittarius.
Facts about Aries
Aries adores praises and commendations. They love being appreciated by their loved ones. This is one of the reasons they value competition. They are so competitive and would go any length to get praised. They constantly yearn to take charge and lead.
Honest and transparent
Aries are transparent about what they’re doing. Sometimes they’re honest to the point of being called insensitive. This insensitivity couples with their hot temper means that they’re the most likely employee to be reported to HR in any given year.
Anyway, the typical Aries won’t lie to you. They don’t see the need to hide anything. They are what they are: rough around the edges but honest to a fault.
Even though Aries are very social people, they are quite private. They are the type to be friends with everyone and have only a few people as their friends. This is because they don’t see the need for other people to enter their inner sanctum. But once you have gained their trust and they become comfortable with you, you will learn that there are no shady sides to them. They are loyal and open. They see no reason to lie or appeal to your sense of judgment.
Strong but Fast Flame
Aries individuals are energetic, passionate, and extremely motivated. This much is true before their patience runs out anyway. Aries is a cardinal fire sign. Cardinal signs are very powerful and self-motivated but they sometimes sacrifice longevity for intensity. Simply put, Aries’s cardinal flame burns vigorously but there’s a time limit to it.
Here’s how it might play out if an Aries were to start a business. First, they get excited about this new disruptive business idea they have. Next, they give the idea their 130%, ignoring everything else in their life—which may include taking a daily shower. Their business is starting to pick up, but it’s not as fast or exciting as Aries expects. They get bored and they have this brilliant new idea…. And the cycle restarts.
2. Taurus ♉ Zodiac Sign (April 20 – May 20) – The Bull
Taurus is the second April sign and also the second sign in the zodiac. Does it bother them to be the second sign? Nah. Not really. Taurus is materialistic and realistic but they also couldn’t care less about small matters like this.
Anyway, if you’re born between April 20 – May 20, you’re a Taurus (also known as a “Taurean”). It is considered the Minor April Sign because it covers only 10 days in April (April 20 – April 30) which is shorter than Aries (20 days).
Taurus’s ruling planet is Venus which rules over love & beauty.
Taureans enjoy activities that bring them close to nature, and they fare well with gardening, working with their hands, cooking, music, and romance. The zodiac sign is a hallmark of the harvest of the fruits of labor.
Quick Taurus Facts
- Element: Earth
- Mode: Fixed
- Strengths: Reliability, patience, practicality, devotion, responsibility, stability.
- Weaknesses: Stubbornness, possessiveness, uncompromising
- Famous People: Adele, Queen Elizabeth II, Mark Zuckerberg.
- Romantic Compatibility: The calm and grounded Taurus pairs best with these signs: Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces
Facts about Taurus
Taurus has two of the most stable astrological elements. It’s an earth sign and a fixed sign.
As the combination of the earth element and fixed modality, Taurus is very humble and down-to-earth. To some people, Taurus’s predictability is boring; others are naturally drawn to them because of how reliable and dependable Tauruses are.
Taurus and controversial don’t usually belong in the same sentence. But in a world where constant change is normal, Taurus is an exception to that norm. People’s divisive opinions and Taurus’s deviation from the norm can sometimes make them controversial in this new era.
As the fixed earth sign, Taurus is likely to get triggered by sudden changes, complications, and disappointments. However, the flipside of is that they are truthful and practical–grounded in the reality of what they see. They are very stable and persistent. Once they map out a path, they stick to it until they have reached their end goals.
Taurus folks are typically reserved and calm—almost zen-like. Words of insults do reach them, because they are excellent listeners after all. However, they often choose to just ignore toxic messages. In fact, when they have made up their mind, they may just ignore ALL messages.
Is there no limit to their calmness and patience? The answer is there is a point of no return. When Taurus’s tank of patience is maxed out, they don’t overflow—they explode. And you’ll be facing the wrath of an angry bull when that happens.
Taurus is one of the most strong-willed signs. Their strong will and stubbornness are two sides of the same coin.
The bulls are persistent. This helps them to stay on a project until its completion. They are great with execution and their presence on a team is good motivation for others.
Their strong will is seen in their relationships with friends and loved ones. They make excellent employees, great long-term friends, and loyal partners.
The bulls are hardworking and they just keep going at it day after day. This is Taurus’s philosophy: gradual improvement via repetition. And they apply it to every area of their life. For example, family, relationships, and work.
But they do yearn for validation to keep them going. Being a quiet, introverted, fixed earth sign, they’re not the type that asks for validation. To them, if you’re really worth their time, you should have noticed and shown them appreciation that they deserve.
Financially wise but…
The Taurus sign has an inherent understanding of the importance of money. This understanding mostly stems from their need to feel secure. It’s hard for them to live a stable life if there are constant money problems.
They understand the importance of money and enjoy all the material things that they can afford. This coupled with their strong work ethics means that they usually work hard in pursuit of money. Not only do they work hard, but they also have a good habit of organizing their finances. Don’t be surprised if they do double-entry accounting for their personal account.
Typically, a Taurus person hardly lives above her means. But influenced by Venus, Taurus can sometimes get addicted to splurging on indulgence. They just love that feeling of being able to own nice things.
3. Aries-Taurus Cusp ♈♉ (April 16 – April 22) – The Cusp of Power
People born between April 16 and April 22 are born on the Aries-Taurus Cusp, also known as the Cusp of Power. Since this is the only cusp in April, it is sometimes called the April Cusp.
A cusp is not a star sign. Instead, it refers to the period when one zodiac sign slowly fades out to make way for the next sign. People born on the cusp (known as the “cuspers”) sometimes possess mixed traits and characteristics from both signs.
Quick Aries-Taurus Cusp Facts
- Cusp: Cusp of Power
- Strengths: Strong, energetic, fun, smart, humorous, and courageous.
- Weaknesses: Stubborn, pushy, harsh, selfish, and love for control
- Romantic Compatibility: They do good with air signs and those of earth affinity.
Facts about Aries-Taurus Cusp
Authority and Charisma
Being born into this cusp makes you a firecracker. You are naturally authoritative, controlling and you are born to dish out orders. However, your method of exercising authority is charismatic rather than autocratic. This seems contradicting but that is just how it is with some Aries-Taurus cuspers.
Mars is a planet of motivation and drive, while Venus embodies the power of persuasion. The combination of both energies makes for great leadership and brings you influence. You are destined for all-around success and people feel comfortable looking to you for guidance and inspiration.
Courage and Energy
The cuspers are courageous and they dare to face any obstacle. In most cases, their brain does not even interpret certain challenges as obstacles, they are too positive-minded to notice difficulties. Notwithstanding, they are as practical as can be.
This may give off a stubborn vibe as they hardly ever quit, even in tough situations. This is because they rarely recognize tough as tough. They believe that they always have what it takes to scale through.
People born on the Cusp of Power give off the vibe where they do not need support. They give all the support needed but never open up to their need for support, and when offered they rarely accept. This eventually creates distance between them and their loved ones. Mostly, they are their own best friends. And although they are strong enough to live independently, they will do better with support.
Two star signs coexist peacefully (or do they?) in the month of April. They are the fiery Aries and earthy Taurus. We’ve also gone beyond just vanilla zodiac signs and look at the cusp of Aries-Taurus. People born during this period are said to possess traits that are not defined by either one sign. Instead, they combine both signs to varying degrees.
To wrap this up, the narrative about these star signs and the cusp of April should help you grasp your uniqueness and the people around you. So, which of the stars tell your story?