For All Signs: April is loaded with challenging aspects. These make things happen, for good or bad. The first four weeks we have planets aggravating the ongoing Uranus/Pluto squares. The archetypal battle in the sky is power versus social justice, versus the sovereign rights of the individual. This is a quarrel that will last for much of this decade at multiple levels. The signs most affected are: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn and Leo. Many are trying to deal with things or people that just don't make sense or won't come together and flow as they should. We must elevate our perspectives so we can see a divine purpose at work. Instead of starting a battle, we need to be seeing our similarities rather than our differences.
Aries: Watch your temper. The explosion could be in your home territory. Are you seeking independence? Think carefully about the consequences of making demands. It is possible that you are in the center while others all around are readying for a scrap. Concentrate on modeling mature behavior and others will follow.
Taurus: Venus, your ruling planet, travels with you into the territory of friendships, community and organizational affairs. Over the next three weeks she will enhance your presence at any activity in this sphere. Romance may brighten. Your romantic side is cooperating well with your nurturing side.
Gemini: The sector of life related to romance, children and personal creativity is on hold. Meanwhile your ability to concentrate on projects that require details is strong. Organizing files, closets and cabinets will clear the clutter from your mind.
Cancer: You may not be feeling comfortable with yourself. It appears your mind is in conflict with your feelings. Do the best you can to deal with this issue up front. Keep in mind that settling upon a decision right now is not a mandate.
Leo: Everything is heating up for you. Sudden changes may occur related to legal, travel and educational interests. Drive and handle tools cautiously. You may be subject to accidents now. It is possible that this has just happened in recent days.
Virgo: You may be concentrating on giving practical help to your significant other or to someone else of importance to you. This is a good time to contribute your organizing talent to those who need it. Now is also a fine time to share thoughts with your partner and negotiate an amicable agreement.
Libra: Examine your motives carefully before taking any initiatives this week. An action may cost you more than it is worth, especially in relation to other people. The people whose path you cross may have sudden shifts of intention that confuse you, or you may be the one to shock others.
Scorpio: Gossip may be following you around. Absolutely do not directly attack the perpetrator, lest the tales grow. If you are innocent, the hidden enemy will be proven a liar, sooner or later. Attend to matters that you can effectively handle for best results.
Sagittarius: You want to go everywhere and do everything at once. You feel generous to others and they to you. If money is an issue, then you would be better off to leave credit cards at home. This period may be difficult for those on a diet or other self-improvement programs. You are prone to self-indulgence right now.
Capricorn: There appears to be considerable pressure on you in the arenas of home, hearth and family. Mechanical items may break down, seemingly everywhere in your life. Fortunately, you are able to make mindful decisions. If information is needed, you can find it readily. The week favors education in practical skills.
Aquarius: Your sign is known as an "upside-down" thinker. You are a natural at seeing problems from a different point of view than the pack. This is a gift you always bring to any circumstance. This week your opportunity to share comes from your career or life direction. Your vision of the future is utterly brilliant.
Pisces: Your reflexes are off-kilter. Use caution while driving, exercising or handling tools. One or more debts may be paid. Over the weekend Venus moves into your sign. The goddess of love brings complements, small gifts, romance or other pleasures.
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