Updated: April 20, 2013 9:45PM
Predictions for the week of April 14
All Signs: This week the Sun, Venus and Mars move into Taurus. The Sun and Venus will stay there for four weeks and Mars will stay for six weeks, which means the world is having a Taurus hit. Taurus is sensuous, tactile and tangible. So this is the time of year when we experience that rich, luscious Garden of Eden feeling. Cherry blossoms and signs of fresh growth delight us. As the weather warms, we’re reminded of the promise of summer. This is the time to be in the moment. Enjoy the Sun on your face, the smell of fresh air, feel your body. Look around and be glad you’re here! Appreciate planet Earth and resolve to take care of it because others might want to use it, too.
Aries (March 21-April 19)For Aries people, this heavy concentration of planets in Taurus activates everything related to financial matters, cash flow and your possessions. In the next four to six weeks, you will try to organize, maintain and repair things to establish better control over your life through what you own. On top of this, you will have the power to attract money to you. (Yes!) This means you will buy beautiful treasures, perhaps something you want to show off. Your focus on money and possessions might be so strong that you will argue with others or dispute the ownership of property. But you will definitely defend your values. (Oh yeah.)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)In the next month, things are coming up roses! With the Sun in your sign, it’s your turn to energize and recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. The Sun will also attract people and fortunate circumstances to you. Venus in your sign will pave the way for friendships and warm partnerships. Since Venus is all about fun and pleasure, you’ll want to get away on a vacation. You will certainly want to party. It’s also a good time to look in the mirror and assess your image. What can you do to look better? Meanwhile, Mars will pump your energy making you forthright and direct. You will go after what you want quite aggressively. Naturally, this is a good time for physical exercise. (“Hut two, three, four!”)
Gemini (May 21-June 20) Two different influences are at play during the next month. The Sun, Venus and Mars are hiding in your chart, which makes you want to be low-key and work behind the scenes or work alone. You’re hatching secret plans. Indeed, the coming month is an excellent time to strategize what you want your new year (birthday to birthday) to be. Why not write down some goals? However, this subterranean “hidden” influence is counteracted by lucky Jupiter still in your sign until July. By contrast, Jupiter boosts your confidence and draws people and resources to you. It also deepens the spiritual dimension of your life. Use this good fortune to your advantage.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)In the next six weeks, you will focus on groups and friends more than usual. It’s a highly social time so accept invitations, join clubs and be willing to schmooze with everyone. Study your friends because they are a reflection of who you are. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. And yet, work with others because team efforts will pay off. Competition with someone is likely, and you could be involved in sports competitions. Meanwhile, people are so friendly that a friend might become a lover. Talk about your goals to others because they can help you. Jupiter will soon enter your sign (July) heralding a fantastic year ahead!
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) This is an amazing time for you because this bundle of planets in Taurus is at the top of your chart. The Sun now acts like a spotlight on you. People notice you! Furthermore, this lighting is flattering, so everyone thinks you’re the cat’s meow. (Purrrr.) Mars arouses your ambition and makes you want to achieve something significant. It also makes you independent! You’re not too keen about being a team player, you want to be your own boss and you want the credit for what you do. Meanwhile, fair Venus might attract someone older or richer to you in a romantic sense. Even in a general way, many people are attracted to you now because “Lighting is everything.”
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)You’re attracted to the arts and beautiful places in the next month. Recognize this need to satisfy your interest in beauty by visiting beautiful parks. Drive or hike through pristine nature. Visit museums, art galleries and gorgeous architectural buildings. Study the handicrafts and artwork of other cultures. In fact, you might even strike up a romance with someone who is “different.” You have a lot of energy now to expand your horizons by learning new things and meeting people from other cultures. You want to grab life by the throat because you don’t want anything to pass you by. Obviously, if you can travel anywhere it will delight you. “All aboard!”
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)The Sun, Venus and Mars now heighten your interest in shared property, inheritances and anything you own jointly with others. In the month ahead, you’ll focus on taxes and debt more than usual. You will certainly want to reduce your debt, but you might also dispute the ownership of something or the boundaries of shared property. Others might be generous to you (a strong likelihood). For sure, your sex drive will be pumped! Sexual relationships that are intense will attract you. Meanwhile, your desire to travel is still there and you will continue to have opportunities to explore in publishing, the media, medicine and the law. A lot to think about!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Life is going to be getting better for you. This will happen when Jupiter enters Cancer, your fellow water sign, at the end of June to stay for a year. This is a highly supportive and fortunate phenomenon for you. (But I digress.) Meanwhile, this month you’re dealing with three planets opposing your sign: the Sun, Venus and Mars. This forces you to focus on partnerships and close friendships. The Sun and Venus will warm these friendships and even attract new ones, while Mars creates problems, disputes and competition with others. Oh well. This is a good time to be honest with friends and lay your cards on the table. Lucky Jupiter continues to bring benefits to you from other people and other situations. You have a strong year ahead.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) After enjoying a playful vacation, you’re ready to get better organized. It’s time. (It’s just that simple.) In fact, you are on such a kick, you are ready to turn over a new leaf because not only do you want to organize your home and personal life as well as everything to do with your job, you want to get healthier as well! This is why you’re jogging, biking, hiking and pumping iron. Romance with a co-worker plus some disputes are likely. Something is almost completed and you feel impatient to see the job done. You’re taking great pride in whatever you accomplish now, and naturally you want the credit!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) A delightful six weeks ahead promises a chance to get out and have a good time. You want the freedom to express yourself and do your own thing. You feel lighter and more playful. In fact, many of you will be involved with children more than usual. In addition, make sure you grab every opportunity to enjoy the arts or express your own creative talents. One reason you’re happy is romantic relationships are favored. Your sex drive is high now. You’re relaxed and feel no need to pretend to be what you are not. Sports (especially competitive) will amuse you. Of course, you will continue to be responsible and hard-working, but in the next month you want to kick up your heels, flirt and have fun.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Home, family, and real estate matters will be your focus for the next six weeks. Some of you will cocoon more at home, others will be involved in redecorating projects or renovations. All this plus visiting guests might be why there’s increased activity and chaos at home. Family squabbles might break out. Yet, ironically, good feelings within the family abound as well. Relations with parents will be challenging. To be more precise, they will blow hot and cold, very good and very sour, perhaps both extremes in one day. That frustrating family roller coaster. Ah yes, your hard drive is full and your server is slow. (Real estate opportunities look good.)
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) All this hustle and bustle has suddenly arrived. Like, what’s with that? Well, the details will vary for each of you but the pace of your days is definitely accelerating with short trips, dealing with busy To Do lists, engaging in increased reading and writing and interacting more with siblings. Yup, you’re singing “On the Road Again.” You’re enjoying talking to everyone because you have a strong need to communicate. You’re also noticing how much beauty there is in your daily surroundings as well as how much love and affection. (Gosh.) This is all very revealing, like a little epiphany about your everyday world. In fact, it excites you so much you want to share your views with others.