The Sun links with Mercury in Aries starting on April 9, creating a no-nonsense atmosphere in the relationship. You announce what you want loudly and proudly, and you expect your partner to do the same. Unpredictable Pluto turns retrograde on April 16, so be forewarned that this aspect may expose your shadowy side. The first step to making changes is admitting that your bad habits - the parts of yourself you may not want your partner to see - might be part of the problem. Mercury leaves solid Taurus for airy Gemini on April 30, making your speech more succinct. Your stories are still eloquent, just shorter.