Your April Horoscopes Are Here

Illustrated by Georgia Loughlin

What the stars have in store for this month

The delays are over: Spring is here, and so is that much-needed shot of energy from the Sun’s high point in jovial Aries. Feeling antsy? Join the club. The return of the Sun King promises progress, inspiring all 12 signs to bite off as much as they can chew this month—but be careful not to choke.

An enterprising Aries New Moon on April 7 provides an essential burst of energy to launch big things in motion—domestic affairs for earth signs, sexual adventures for fire signs, emotional shifts in perspective and intuition for water signs, and communications projects and professional advancement for air signs. Be bold in your blueprint, but be patient: Mars, the planet ruling energy and ambition, will clock out of commission from April 17 to June 29, causing major delays in all signs’ progress. Seize this sleepy, underground energy as an opportunity to fine-tune your strategy until the coast is clear. Charge your spiritual batteries this season to avoid anxiety—you’ll need all your energy for your ideas to take flight.

Super-deep emotions are birthed after a long, shadowy gestation through a Full Moon in intense, sultry Scorpio on April 22. Feel all the feelings and then let them go—ain’t nobody got time for grudges and emotional outbursts once Mercury turns retrograde on April 28.

Illustrated by Georgia Loughlin

Aries: It’s Personal

Magnetism is your gift from the celestial Gods as Aries Season crests during the first week of April with Venus, goddess of beauty, luxury, and romance, gliding into your sign on April 5 in blissful alignment with the New Moon in Aries on the 7th. Your electric charm will be instrumental in getting your way this month—whether or not you have the energy to work is another question entirely. Clocking your own progress is key, especially near the happy Aries New Moon when you could strike a golden opportunity to further your personal development. Work fast, though: On April 17, your ruling planet Mars will almost completely tap out, moving retrograde until late June. Approach literally everything with patience and allow extra time to cushion important deadlines while Mars naps—plans are likely to stall and projects will need multiple revisions. Nix frustration (and major burnout) by taking a hint from Mars and slow down. You’re only competing against yourself, anyway.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.