Predictions for the week of April 28
All Signs: “It never rains but it pours” happens in astrology when a bunch of planets are clustered together. This energy is like the little girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead. “When she was good, she was very very good, but when she was bad she was horrid.” The Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars are all in Taurus and Taurus is the most dominant sign in the zodiac, so this is a real punch of energy! Meanwhile, for the first time since the mid-80s, Saturn in Scorpio opposes Taurus. Crrrunch. This creates tension in the world. And the tension is like the little girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead — when it’s good, it’s very very good, and when it’s bad, it’s horrid.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This package of intense energy impacts your sign in a financial way. That’s why you’re focused on cash flow, earnings, your job and possibly, major purchases. You’re watching your money or doing deals right now or changing jobs — whatever. But in the midst of your plans, some kind of obstruction or obstacle from another source might block you. Perhaps a loan is turned down or you can’t get a mortgage. You might be disappointed in your share of how something is divided, perhaps an inheritance or your share of property or even what you expect from your partner’s assets. This will stay in place until all this Taurus energy shifts, which will be about mid-May. Until then, when the smoke alarm goes off, dinner’s ready.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
These are momentous times for you. There’s an enormous amount of energy bouncing around in your life and you feel it. You’re eager to talk to others because you have something to say. You have lots of aggressive energy and yet you also feel warm and loving to others. Nevertheless, whatever you try to do seems to meet with opposition. Things should be easy but they’re not. (Whaaat?) Partnerships and close friendships are stymied and difficult, even to the point where you wonder if a relationship is worth the trouble. In truth, some of you will end important partnerships now because it’s time. But once you regroup, you will be heading for a fantastic career peak in about seven years.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
These are disconcerting times because all this concentrated energy is taking place in a hidden part of your chart. To put it another way, you might feel ill at ease, mildly troubled and perplexed because you don’t really know what’s going on. And you don’t. Possibly, someone is working against your best interests. (Possible but not necessarily.) This is certainly an excellent time for research to discover answers to problems and solutions you seek. But difficulties at work have got you tied up. You feel you can’t even protest or complain. You have to just tough it out. Fear not. Within a few weeks, you are going to feel a lot better. Just hang in there.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Lots of energy is floating all around you attracting people to you and encouraging you to interact, perhaps even to the point of joining classes, clubs or organizations. You’re involved with others and some of you are competitively involved as well. Of course, it’s not all about competition. New friendships will begin now, especially with someone older or of an age difference or someone more established. Some of you have increased responsibilities with children and friends are ready to help. Despite the obstacles you face now, accept help from others because why do otherwise? After all, when opportunity knocks at the door — open it!
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
A gaggle of planets at high noon in your chart makes you ambitious to achieve something. You’re setting the bar quite high. You might even be making a timeline for yourself so that you can watch your achievements click by like moving telephone poles. Did that, did that, did that. (“I’m so good!”) Meanwhile, relations with bosses, parents and VIPs are good (and at the same time, a bit testy). Some of you might develop a crush on your boss or begin a relationship with someone who is in a position of power or perhaps just older. What is being tested is your ability to secure your home base in such a way you know you can rely on it. It’s finished. Done. Now you have a refuge. (At least, that is your objective.)
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Your urge to travel, seek adventure and be stimulated by new experiences is strong! You want to get outta Dodge and you want more out of life. If you can sign up for a course, get further education, travel someplace different or at least meet people who are fascinating and stimulating, this will help you feel that you’re tapping into something bigger than yourself. (And this is what you want and need.) Naturally, this restlessness could be a prelude to a decision to change jobs or residences or both because frankly, these are likely events the next two years. (It’s always darkest before it gets pitch black.)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
It’s unusual that you’re so focused on inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt and how to divide or share things with others. Nevertheless, that’s what has gripped you now. There’s good feelings and bad feelings. Competition and disputes and yet, support and loving conversations are all going on at the same time. Because most of this is centred on property — i.e. inanimate objects — just worry about the big things, not the little things. Don’t get caught up in the drama. This too, shall pass (especially if you drink lots of water). Soon you will want to travel and get away from all this. Yes!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
There’s an interesting dynamic taking place now with Saturn in your sign opposing a handful of planets across the room in Taurus. It’s like the gunfight at the OK Corral (which actually took place at 3 p.m. on Oct. 26, 1881, in Tombstone, Ariz.). Before you get too embroiled with others, remember: You are setting off on a whole new path. You’re beginning a process of reinventing yourself, which is going to take about six or seven years. Don’t get hung up on what you can’t do. Instead, focus on what you can do. Don’t worry about whether your glass is half-empty or half-full, just grab the bottle. By July, your life is going to be much better. (Would I kid you?)
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You’re busting your buns trying to do so much on so many levels and, because you’re a high-energy person, you can do this — at least for a while. But even you can run out of gas. As you work hard to get better organized (which is what you want), keep in mind that in the bigger picture, you are going to dismantle much of what you have created since around 2001. This is inevitable. It might take a few years but you’re going to divest yourself of everything that is no longer relevant in your life. (Well, that doesn’t include nachos. Especially nachos supreme with guacamole and sour cream on the side.)
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You continue to focus on parties, vacations, fun and chances to express your creative talents because that’s where it’s at for you. Many of you will be unusually involved in sports and playful times with children. However, despite your efforts to kick up your heels and have fun, something or someone (could be an older person or an authority figure) might be critical of you. Or they could be creating extra responsibilities for you and putting a damper on your joy. Some people think you’re not supposed to have “too much” fun. How Puritanical. I believe joy should be cultivated to a limitless degree.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Family, home, parents, relatives and all things domestic are your focus now. Family gatherings, home repairs, renovations and redecorating projects are on the agenda for many. But some kind of tension or dispute with authority figures is in the picture as well. It looks like lovely things are happening that please you and, at the same time, something or someone agitates you. The good with the bad. Because you are entering a three- to five-year window where your responsibilities are great and you will receive recognition for your past efforts (it’s a time of harvest), it will behoove you to take the high road. Because all eyes are on you, summon the respect and praise you deserve.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
You might be exhausted because your pace has accelerated to the point where you’re spread too thin. Short trips, increased reading and writing, discussions with everyone plus busy demanding details are a lot to handle. Your eagerness to show what you can do (possibly you’re competing with someone) might blur the pleasure you get from your achievements. Step back and take a breath. You’re no good to anyone if you burn out. Focus on enjoyment and your ability to replenish your energy within your family and at home because you can do this. In fact, home and family will provide a wonderful sense of joy and comfort for the rest of this year.