Feeling energized, stargazers? That’s Aries season talking. Let your adventurous side take over this month, in the true spirit of the ram, and kick off the astrological new year with some brand-new entertainment to get excited about. Read on for your pop culture horoscopes for April!
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19)
Let’s not even mess around, Aries. It’s your birthday season. It’s the biggest superhero movie event of the year, and possibly of the last 10 years. It’s Avengers: Endgame (Apr. 26) for you this month, or it’s absolutely nothing at all. You’re the sign of new beginnings, but that means you’re inevitably a sign of endings, too. So if one phase must draw to a close before a glorious new one begins, it might as well go out with a bang (or a very, very loud snap), right?
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)
If you’re shiny, everybody’s gonna shine, beautiful bull. This month, it’s time to celebrate one of your own and luxuriate in the sparkling new music from Lizzo, who provided an anthem for unapologetically gorgeous Taureans everywhere with “Juice,” the lead single off Cuz I Love You (Apr. 19). Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest sign of them all? Ha! What a stupid question!
GEMINI (May 20 to June 20)
Honestly, Gemini, what even is authenticity? (Honestly, what even is honesty?) Who’s to say that one person can’t be two people, or — more to the point — that two people can’t be three? What’s wrong with cultivating a creative persona and just not telling people it’s not real? But also, why can’t it be real? Can’t a true-life made-up celebrity character be more than just a gimmick? Is it a gimmick to write an entire paragraph entirely out of questions? Does it matter? Are you going to see J.T. LeRoy (Apr. 26) this month? Has there ever been more perfect casting than Kristen Stewart in the title role? Are we finished here?
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
As one of the most empathetic signs in the zodiac, you’re always looking to engage with another perspective, sweet crab. Regardless of your own background, you’ll connect with Ramy (Hulu, Apr. 19), a comedy about a Muslim-American millennial navigating faith, dating, friendship, family, and cultural identity in modern America. You’ll appreciate what it’s doing for representation, of course, but keep coming back for the great humor and feeling on display.
LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22)
Settle in for the story of the most legendary Cancer–Capricorn coupling (sorry, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard) in entertainment history — Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon channeled the ideal energy of astrological opposition into one of the greatest showbiz collaborations of all time. You’ll feel the heat of the Broadway spotlight (never a spotlight you can’t sniff out, right, Leo?) when you tune in to Fosse/Verdon (FX, Apr. 9) for the music, dancing, love, jealousy, sex, betrayal, and all that jazz.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
You can appreciate a good riddle, clever Virgo, and you’ll find one (and then some) in Trust Exercise (Apr. 9). Pulitzer Prize finalist Susan Choi’s new novel follows a pair of performing-arts high school students in love, but what starts out as a teenage romance twists into something entirely unexpected. The book will stretch your analytical mind until you’ve pieced together the true story — not to mention your own understanding of how it worked.
LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
Age is just a number, right Libra? You could be decades past your high school years, but we know you’ve still got that Teen Spirit (Apr. 5) deep down. Max Minghella makes his directorial debut with this modern fairy tale of a music movie, in which Elle Fanning stars as a small-town nobody who ends up on a path to pop stardom when she enters a singing competition. What better way to start the springtime than with a little Cinderella sparkle?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
Of all the showbiz entertainments hitting this month, you’ll spend April enjoying the most forceful one by far, naturally. Vibrant Leo Elisabeth Moss is the frontwoman of a fictional ‘90s girl punk band in Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell (Apr. 12), an intense music drama that doesn’t shy away from the dark side of the spotlight. Get ready for a wild ride, Scorpio — and don’t hold your nose.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
Khalid — a brilliant Aquarius — has grown up from an American Teen to a Free Spirit (Apr. 5) just like you, Sagittarius. And while his sophomore album’s lead single “Talk” maybe suggests more of an interest in defining the relationship, specifically, than you’ve ever personally demonstrated, you’re always on board with the general sentiment “can we just talk?”
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
The contemporaries of 19th-century English industrialist Anne Lister might have been scandalized by her lesbian lifestyle, but in these more enlightened times, the only thing that truly shocks is that Lister was not, in fact, a Capricorn. A savvy industrialist and powerful landowner (and, to be fair, trailblazing Aries), Lister kept detailed diaries in a secret code of her own devising which have provided the basis for Gentleman Jack (HBO, Apr. 22). Check it out yourself and try not to give into astro-envy knowing that this tough businesswoman, who lived her life exactly how she wanted and even wrote it all down in a way that nobody else could understand, was, in fact, a fire sign.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
Libra though the artist may be, the erudite weirdo-pop of Marina has always been perfectly suited to offbeat water bearers. Float above the world with your fellow air sign this month when the pop star releases Love + Fear (Apr. 26), a characteristically high-concept album in two parts (“Love” and “Fear,” naturally), and spend April in a heaven handmade by the Welsh songstress.
PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20)
This is a no-brainer, Pisces. When something like Normal People (Apr. 16) hits across the pond like a literary bomb of wit and wisdom and insight, you’re already compelled to read it once it arrives in the States. And combine that with the knowledge that its Millennial wonder novelist — 28-year-old Irish writer Sally Rooney, for whom this marks her second novel — is also a Pisces? Have you preordered it yet, or what?