Let’s go merrily into May as a parade of planets bump, jostle and set their energies off into the stratosphere. Mars opposes Neptune. The Sun conjuncts Jupiter. Mars trines Pluto. Venus retrogrades and trines retrograde Saturn. Whew! There is a lot of energy seeking an outlet. What path will you choose?
(Cher has Sun in Taurus)
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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Much of the next week could be spent trying to catch up on the nitty gritty leftovers of the day. While this seems like a waste of time, you will soon notice that hum drum tasks actually enable you to space out and free think to expand your creative vision. Inspiration strikes in unusual and welcome ways. You know, sometimes we attain Nirvana while scrubbing the tub, Aries.
TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Friends encourage you to spend time with them. But they can lead you on wasteful tangents and squander your resources and energies. Lucky Taurus!. You have been very diligent and serious as of late. Why not let loose and gave life a spin around the park? Don’t sit in your cave tending your personal fire. Venture out and see who is cooking what next door.
GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
If you find yourself daydreaming at work, chalk it up to too much going on at home and give your brain room to roam. Geminis have the urge to purge, paint and push some furniture around. See how inspired your home environment can become with a few creative touches. When all else fails to impress, enlist some savvy pals to help you re-decorate.
CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
You are bursting with a loud opinion followed by a caustic commentary. And what good timing, Cancer! Now your words can be used like weapons to cut to the chase and get things moving in the correct direction. For the greatest impact be sure that you have carefully crafted your message and know what you want to say before you say it. Then just say it.
LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Money and its impact on your life will be a consistent theme for the next few weeks. Are you getting ready for your comfortable future? Leos who have done their fiscal homework can now feel the benefits while those who need more time to work on their foundation will get the right building materials. It’s only a matter of discipline... and a couple of bucks.
VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
This is a time of romance, connection and possible commitment... but only if you really want it. Virgos currently ensconced in a relationship need to focus on balance - yours vs their needs. If you are searching for your dreamboat, it may be time to pull up anchor and set sail for different waters. You never know where you will wash ashore.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
There is so much going on in the background that it may spill out into the foreground. Libras are not only more cognizant of scuttlebutt, they are also part of the behind-the-scenes action. While you are unearthing secrets, clean out your own cache and rid yourself of excess psychological spam. Remember, those who live in glass houses must dress in the basement.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
You are poised to become a social force and need to rally the troops. How creative can you get? Let’s just see. Romance, art, drama and passion are all possible. Scorpios can enlist a group of like minded compadres and mix it all up to a frothy lather. Just don’t overdo and bury yourself in the whipped cream. Or maybe that is part of the dramatic plan?
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
This is not the time to suffer from low ambition and lack of interest, Sagittarius. Get your head and heart focused on your future plans. The week delivers a plethora of interesting and profitable opportunities to your door. Projects mean money. Who knows what else is possible in the next few months? You need to rake it in while there is something valuable to rake in.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Capricorns can plan some wonderful escapes now that expand their horizons. Book yourself a vacation or try your hand at something new and exotic closer to home. The most important thing is to open yourself up to new stimuli and experiences that can possibly change or modify your long held and set opinions. Will it be evolution or revolution?
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Romance and its glorious possibilities move to the frontburner for you. Even aloof Aquarians can’t help but feel loosie, goosie and a bit smoochie. Don’t get hung up in appearances. Let yourself go and take a chance on a certain alluring someone. Of course, love may cost more than you think. Champagne baths don’t flow from the spouts, you know.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Concentrate on improving current relationships - for both business and pleasure. And find some new important folks to meet and greet. Pisces find that connections and good communication help them overcome any obstacle. You make a fabulous first impression. Don’t let all that personal magnetism dissipate. By June you will want to relax and recharge. Zap!