Updated: April 21, 2013 11:26PM
Predictions for the week of April 21
All Signs: This week there is a Full Moon in Scorpio on Thursday. (Look out world!) Each sign has a different “energy” but four signs have a strong driving force: Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius and Leo. (Leo being the lightest and Taurus being the most dominant.) This means a Full Moon in Taurus or a Full Moon in Scorpio are the most intense Full Moons of the year. (The Full Moon in Taurus is when the Moon is in Taurus and the Sun is in the opposite sign of Scorpio, whereas the Full Moon in Scorpio is the flip with the Sun in Taurus and the Moon in Scorpio.) Capice? And hey, Venus and Pluto intensify everything. Ah yes, it will be a hot, sexy time for many! (But not for those who think sex is between five and seven.)
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Your focus is strong on money, earnings, cash flow and, possibly, something to do with your possessions. Some issues related to these areas will come to a head this week, especially by Thursday’s Full Moon. It could involve debt, taxes, inheritances or disputes about shared property. Although it could be unpleasant, it will also be a culmination of something. Things will finally come to a head and, hopefully, be resolved. Meanwhile, look for ways to get a new job, earn money in a new way, or see new uses for something you already own. You are the most resourceful sign in the zodiac, which means you might take something and modify it or find a new use for it.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Well, this is a powerful time for you. The Sun, Mars and Venus are in Taurus (soon to be joined by Mercury) and not only are they opposed by the Full Moon on Thursday, this week Saturn stares across the universe asking for the final score. It is sometimes discouraging when Saturn stares us right in the face. We feel blocked or thwarted, as well as physically tired. Life seems to be too much of a burden. We feel world-weary, even to the extent that our health is challenged. That’s because this is the end of a 29-year cycle. From here on, you begin a new, fresh cycle full of new opportunities with new adventures and promising new achievements. Bon voyage! Safe journey.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
All your energy is being held in reserve now because you are treading water, as it were. You’re behind the scenes, waiting in the wings for something to happen, very soon. Reserve your strength. Get your ducks lined up in a row. Because your power is cloaked now, you will feel challenged at work and possibly even challenged with health issues. Fortunately, an influence exists now that will help you improve all your close relationships. Despite the work and health challenges this week, conversations with others, especially in groups, are upbeat and optimistic. “Anyone for tennis?”
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
This is a popular time for you and you’re enjoying such warm friendships with others, a friend could become a lover. Competitive sports or some kind of physical, competitive activity with others is also likely. Your relationship with a group might change for the better. You might start to play a new role or be viewed differently by others. You might become more powerful. Nevertheless, relations with your kids (no matter what their age) could be challenging this week. You might butt heads or disagree. This kind of disagreement could arise between romantic lovers. Because things are coming to a head, a new course of action has to materialize.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
This is a powerful time because a strong dynamic is taking place between your private life (home and family) and your public life (career and job). It’s a time of testing. Since around 2005, you have reinvented yourself. But now you have a good sense of who you are. This means you have to move forward and figure out what you’re going to do with the “new you.” What will it be? Do you have a plan? Naturally, you have to solidify your home base and secure a home to support you so you can sally forth into the world with Leo panache and confidence. You can do this. In July 2014, lucky Jupiter enters your sign to stay for a year. This will be the cherry on the cake.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You’re exploring so many areas right now; some are traveling, others are seeking opportunities in publishing and the media, yet others are breaking ground in medicine and the law. It looks good. Travel for pleasure will especially delight. Disputes about legal matters or shared property are likely. But in the midst of all this, something is blocking you. It might even be your own fears and worries. Ah, the paralysis of the negative! Once Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile, within months other runners did it. Why? Because they knew it was possible! Do not fall prey to negative thinking. Instead, flip a switch by focusing on your achievements.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Planetary activity now hones your focus on inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt and anything you own jointly with others. Within these areas, certain issues are coming to a head. This was inevitable. The time has arrived. Although you are well aware of guarding and protecting your own self-interests, they will be challenged. Heed this advice: Don’t worry about the silly little details that are so irksome. Just focus on the big stuff. In the last analysis, that’s all that matters. This is also a passionate, sexy time for your sign. Gather ye daisies while ye may. “If music be the food of love, play on.”
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
The only Full Moon in your sign this year takes place this Thursday. This could put you at odds with others, especially partners and close friends. Most likely you will feel this tension building up on Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s going to exist but, of course, you have a choice. Your choice is your reaction to whatever triggers annoyance or impatience within you. You can be harsh-spoken and a demon, or you can use this as an opportunity to practice patience and be a role model for others, demonstrating grace under pressure. This is the win/win choice. This also signifies that you are setting out on a whole new cycle for the next 30 years. In fact, in seven years from now, your life will be surprisingly different!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You’re busting thy buns to get better organized on all fronts — your private life, your work and even your health. Naturally, you will succeed because motivation is everything. If you set your cap for something, your chances of getting it are far better because you have determination, focus and resolve. (Natch.) Now here’s the tricky part: Although obstacles might threaten your health or your job, at the same time, you have a chance to improve them. It all comes down to how you handle things and make your choices. You have to know when to hold and when to fold. Remember that partnerships are favoured now and can support you. (“Spare change?”)
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
This is a playful time when many of you are focused on vacations, sports events, romance, the performing arts, creative activities and busy times with children. Romance looms big. (Be still my beating heart.) Some of you might meet a new lover, someone powerful and unforgettable; it’s quite a thrilling time. However, someone older or more experienced or perhaps even a particular group could be standing in your way. You can’t shake them loose. If this is the case, then face them squarely and deal with whatever arises. Your first loss is your cheapest loss. (That’s a very good rule of thumb to remember.) Then — move on.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You are totally focused on home, family and domestic matters. There is so much busy-ness — you’re surrounded by chaos and increased activity where you live. Some of you are entertaining at home, others are busy with renovations and redecorating projects because you’re keen to introduce improvements where you live. But relationships with parents and authority figures, especially within the family, are challenging, to say the least. (Don’t you love that euphemism?) Now you know why George Burns always said, “Happiness is a warm, loving, caring family in another city.” Don’t get caught up in petty details and ego trips. Take the high road.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This is a busy time for you, possibly hectic. Your daily pace is accelerating and your To Do list is growing. Fortunately, you have a lot of energy to do this right now, and you also have a lot of charm and diplomacy to bring to the busy tempo of your life. Use this to talk your way into and out of things because you can. But do be aware — all this high energy this week makes you accident prone. You might say or do something and later regret it. Watch what you say and do. You might be tempted to overreact because someone is going to block you, with their hand right in your face. Don’t argue or give in to petty reactions. Be regal, classy and above all this.