Scope It Out: Lifestyle Tips For Your April Horoscope

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Scope it Out is an original A Plus Lifestyle series: Each month, we take a lighthearted approach to horoscopes, and provide lifestyle advice based on each zodiac sign to optimize the positivity in your month. 

We've said it before and we'll say it again: We know horoscopes aren't exactly scientifically accurate, but we still get a kick out of reading ours every month. Moreover, we love finding out what the stars have in store for us so we can kick our daily lives up a notch and get the most out of our months. 

That said, we've rounded up a bunch of lifestyle-themed goodies to help ensure April is the greatest month it can be.

Scroll through this sign-by-sign guide for lifestyle tips based on your horoscope:

Aquarius says: "Wacky inventions and far-out theories are part of your charm on the 9th and 10th, and not only will they possibly connect you with a new love interest, they could also land you your dream job. Good thing you've been keeping your options open when it comes to employment and romance, because you definitely don't want to be tied down when 'the one' crosses your path."

We recommend: Get ready for that dream job or potential love interest with an updated spring wardrobe. We think a fresh new dress or a flirty tee will do. 

Pisces says"Your relationships are front and center on the 23rd and 24th, and you'll do just about anything for your best friend or close family member."

We recommend: Show that BFF or family member how much you care by inviting them to do something fun, or gifting them a thoughtful pick-me-up present. 


Maria DeSimone at says: "You're always burning the candle at both ends, but now the universe is whispering that it's time to slow down and recharge your batteries. Rest up Aries — even a warrior needs some down time!"

We recommend: Pick up some indulgent spa products and take them to go so you can relax in the comfort of your own home. A cool pillow, some pretty candles, a blanket, or any relaxing beauty product will do.


Maria DeSimone at says"You might crave extra privacy this month, both personally and when it comes to your love life. Be sure to honor the need you have to recharge your spiritual batteries. This will be an ideal month to take up a hobby that facilitates this such as meditation or yoga classes."

We recommend: Going off that horoscope, you're going to need some yoga equipment! We're sure a chic yoga mat or a new gym outfit will get you in the mood for a little meditation or workout this month.

Gemini says:"You know those interesting designs, concepts, or procedures that have been swirling around in your head? The 11th and 12th are perfect to see if they have any real value. Talk to a friend or professional who has experience in the same field as your idea. You take a lot of pleasure in learning on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd, and your favorite pastimes on these days are probably reading, doing online research, or taking a class."

We recommend: Gather up all of your ideas with some organization-friendly supplies. We're thinking notebooks and binders for all your at-home needs and backpacks and computer accessories if you decide to take on a new academic class.

Cancer says:"You don't feel like yourself on the 25th and 26th, but the end of the month is a good time to embrace change instead of running from it. Investing in a new personal style does wonders for your self-esteem."

We recommend: We're all about embracing our own personal styles, so this Cancer horoscope is right up our alley! Pick a trend you love from one of the latest fashion weeks (New York, Paris, Seoul, or whichever you prefer) and try incorporating it into your wardrobe. 

Leo says: "You are very motivating right now – so in any aspect of life, you can inspire others and together create a successful enterprise whatever that happens to be. As you are giving off such a tangible positivity and are vibrant and vivacious, this favors you in all aspects of life where you have to make a positive impression on others."

We recommend: Gift your friends with some inspirational art or decor to remind them to stay positive and happy. Affirmation books and positive quote posters are good places to start.

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Virgo says:"Get out and explore your own town or city on the 8th and 9th, because no matter how long you've lived there, there are still a lot of places you've never been. If you don't go, you might miss something."

We recommend: Grab a polaroid camera and some travel gear and get out there! It sounds like there are a lot of adventurous opportunities ahead, and there's no time like the present to embrace them.

Libra says"A new flirtation takes your mind off the heavy stuff on the 3rd and 4th, and wow - this new person is really amazing! Sometimes the very best things in life happen when you aren't expecting them."

We recommend: Attract your new fling with a new signature scent for spring. From earthy perfumes to fruity ones, we're sure a fresh spritz will make you feel that much more confident.

Scorpio says:"Scorpio, impatience is a big problem in April 2016 as is frustration and boredom; you must find constructive and positive ways to burn up all your energy. Again, this is a good month to try new things, especially physical exercise and sports, as long as you heed the general advice of the month not to overdo it."

We recommendTake that workout class you've always wanted to try, go on a hike with some friends, or do whatever exercise you love to help release all that inner energy. And hey, treat yourself to some new gear so you can do it in style.

Sagittarius says: "Sagittarians are known as adventurers, and in April 2016 nature is calling you – your affinity with nature will be tested in pursuits like sailing, climbing or flying (i.e. gliding, parachuting) where you are almost at one with the elements and must use you judgment and your innate oneness with nature to navigate and make decisions."

We recommend: Not all Sagittarians will be able to get out into nature and explore, but if possible, go for it! Otherwise, bring the nature to you, by stopping by a local florist and picking up some succulents or outdoorsy-themed decor may be just what you need.

Capricorn says:"You dabble in the arts quite successfully on the 5th and 6th, and the people who know you best might be surprised to see what you're able to create. You might even go as far as to say that music and art are the best part of your world on these days (gasp)!"

We recommend: Get artsy with some new supplies and ramp up your music collection with some vinyl records. Find inspiration at museums and art shows and then get your creative juices flowing! 

We see you, April. And we're ready to rock.


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