The Bull (April 20-May 19):
This is not the time to display your work or your goals. You may not be feeling your best, and that makes it hard to present things in the finest possible light. You need some extra rest during this period.
For All Signs: Long-term aspects continue to look challenging and combative in some cases. Many of us in the western world are shielded from broad-spectrum hostilities. However, we tend to spend a lot of energy attending to the news menu presented by the media. Think carefully about how you feel after an hour of the morning or evening news. Do you feel uplifted? Are you better equipped to manage your day? The style of many media presentations these days is intended to shock the audience. If we repeatedly see these displays, we are leaving ourselves open to vicarious emotional trauma. It is a responsible act of self care to protect our personal emotional health in these trying times.
Aries: Your attention continues to be invested in the creative side of life. You may be particularly interested in things you can build or cultivate. More extroverted types will be out and about, active among friends, enjoying children.
Gemini: This is an unusually quiet period for the Twins. It appears that you have completed one thing and are more or less waiting for the next thing to start, later in the month. Meanwhile you can catch up on your reading and handle routine matters in peace.
Cancer: A friend or an associate with whom you have shared sumptuous and sensual pleasures enters the picture. He/she tempts you to break away from the promises you made to yourself in late February, early March. The pleasure, whether food, spending or sex, is only temporary.
Leo: Early in the week you might feel depleted, but the episode is short. Mars, the warrior planet, will be traveling with you for seven weeks. This energy is best used to handle physically heavy projects.
Virgo: You may not know what to do with yourself this week. There are no new aspects to drag you off into new things before you've finished with the old things. You could actually get routine projects done without multitasking or pressuring yourself.
Libra: You may be looking for a beautiful object to have around you at home or at work. It is possible you will simply walk right into it. Speak and act with conscious intention around children or with romantic partners. Don't allow a misperception to ruin a day.
Scorpio: Issues that have been brewing for awhile in relationship(s) are heading toward a turning point this summer. You and another may be vying for emotional control. This can be very subtle and create long-term issues that occasionally explode to the surface. Concentrate upon open communications.
Sagittarius: Your optimistic and happy attitude causes others to join your bandwagon and support your projects. You can envision a grand result and are able to share that with others. The reward will be great enough that everyone will benefit.
Capricorn: You are in an especially cordial frame of mind at this time and likely to invite people to your home or to share whatever you have to offer. Your spirits are high, and you have a need to be social. You are interested in whatever feels luxurious, looks beautiful or tickles the senses.
Aquarius: Your creative and idealistic side has really blossomed over the spring. It is possible that your family simply does not understand what is happening with you. This has happened before and will probably happen again. The Waterbearers are often way ahead of their time.
Pisces: You may be feel disappointed with the development of your ideals at this time. Sometimes when we cannot convey the depth of a message, we become discouraged. Be still and let your creative imagination determine how to tweak the communication so others may share your understanding.
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