Astrology Forecast for April 2012
FOR EVERYONE ~ Option rich. Our lives are full of challenges and opportunities. There are seemingly countless options, too, but standing still isn’t one of them. Nor is lingering endlessly among familiar faces and comfortable pastimes. We need to embrace the new, the unfamiliar and the foreign. To bring them closer than ever before. The planets are also clear on one thing. We need to forget about finding a soul-mate for now and concentrate on finding a true help-mate. Perhaps someone from a far off land.
♈ ARIES (March 21–April 19) ~ Tough sell. A new inclusiveness is required of you and those you depend on. Financial survival requires this new tolerance. Personal preferences, familiar faces and, um, ulterior romantic motives, must give way. People can best serve their own interests and the interests of those close to them by forming long-term, practical alliances with those they might consider foreign. There’s a spirit of exploration abroad in the land. If that spirit isn’t enough, though, explain what people lose tomorrow if they aren’t more inclusive today.
♉ TAURUS (April 20–May 20) ~ Abide. A new dynamic is governing events. People are scrambling frantically for advantage in strange new situations. The non-stop turmoil is actually favoring your interests. You can afford to delay decisive commitments. Meanwhile, do what’s needed to further your long-term financial goals. The planets strongly suggest that you consider foreign investments. Alternatively, embrace foreign investments in enterprises close to home. Familiar faces may tempt you with impractical ideas and promises of romance. Go instead with the unfamiliar bidder who promises a practical, down-to-earth approach.
♊ GEMINI (May 21–June 20) ~ Foreign suitors. Gemini must begin making a lot of important choices with long-term consequences. You won’t finalize these difficult decisions for many months. The planets recommend a uniformly objective, impersonal and practical approach. Be careful to respect the needs and expectations of long-time partners and allies. But the planets also say you should favor productive, long-term partnerships that challenge you to expand your horizons. Pay special attention to proposals from unfamiliar, foreign sources. Familiar pleasures in comfortable surroundings among familiar faces will hinder progress.
♋ CANCER (June 21–July 22) ~ Advise the unfamiliar. Cancer’s justly famous intuitive powers are working overtime sorting through the choices friends and family must make. People seek the best option in an unfamiliar and fast-changing situation. They seek the sweet spot, where all their goals intersect magically and all their needs are met with minimal risk and inconvenience. They’ll take the first opportunity to return to familiar ways and familiar places. Be prepared to advise them that they must instead embrace the unfamiliar solution, and often the unfamiliar person.
♌ LEO (July 23–August 22) ~ Synergy. You sense the financial potential in unfolding events. But you could end up stepping on a lot of toes in pursuit of it. A creative, experimental and, above all, inclusive approach is best. Allow others to contribute freely and openly. Support long-term, positive bonds between yourself and those who are helping you. Avoid falling into familiar patterns with familiar people for the usual (romantic) reasons. A willingness to embrace the unknown and unfamiliar person, and to delay gratification, is a prerequisite for success now.
♍ VIRGO (August 23–September 22) ~ Responsibility. Virgo is well-positioned to benefit from emerging opportunities. You can also control the pace and direction of events. This imposes greater responsibility than you might realize, though. Everybody is making difficult decisions and your choices will seriously affect their options. You’ll need to guide things for the benefit of all. Doing the right thing will require some soul searching and a willingness to change some things about yourself. You’ll also need to accept new, unfamiliar ideas in long-term relationships and close family ties.
♎ LIBRA (September 23–October 22) ~ Practicality. Many in your life are seriously confused. They’re making frantic efforts to cope with too-rapid change. Librans are well-suited to help with decision-making, especially when it comes to finding the path that leads most directly to the desired goal. Help others make lasting, productive connections close to home that integrate new and unfamiliar ideas and people. Focus on practical, day-to-day issues. Avoid glowing but empty abstractions and discourage seductive, pie-in-the-sky schemes. Romantic involvements or reviving old romantic ties is counter-productive, especially if travel is involved.
♏ SCORPIO (October 23–November 21) ~ Partnerships. The stars are putting tremendous emphasis on relationship and community issues in Scorpio’s life. Your success will depend strongly on your support of new partnerships and groups in your local community. Rise above personal emotional preferences and convince others to do the same. This isn’t about fulfilling personal emotional needs. The goal is lasting and productive partnerships that transcend individual likes and dislikes. You should also avoid idealistic but rash impulses that could send you or someone else on a wild goose chase.
♐ SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21) ~ Quandaries. Sorting through an encouraging but confusing range of options isn’t easy. Partnership issues especially are foregrounded for Sagittarians, more than for other signs. You sense the romantic attraction of partners or potential partners, but unconventional, extra-curricular ties are a temptation, too. Impulsive behavior is also potential threat to relationship stability. The best way to fulfill your needs and avoid trouble is to honor your higher commitments. Respect for your idealistic involvements should also be the cost of admission to new relationships with you.
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♑ CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) ~ Fine tuning. Recently, the importance and urgency of the situation forced you to stay on a particular course. You couldn’t change direction even when you thought there were solutions that would have been more fair to everyone. You needed to go with what you had. Conditions are still a bit frantic, but they offer more flexibility than you have enjoyed in a long while. This would be a good time to go back and make some of the adjustments your conscience has been urging.
♒ AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) ~ Against the grain. Aquarians should recognize their native Uranian energy tearing up the landscape. Lives are in flux. People are in constant motion. Life-changing decisions are being made. People are understandably confused and conflicted. The key for Aquarians and non-Aquarians alike is actually the same. For the time being, at least, people need to favor selfless, idealistic relationships with new people and unfamiliar ideas to solve pressing problems. Romantic interests and personal preferences really must take a back seat. The future depends on it.
♓ PISCES (February 19–March 20) ~ Duty first. Pisceans are being tempted in too many ways. Seductive, intoxicating, impulsive vibes are hitting you from every angle. Even established family relationships have a mischievous feel to them, now. You could get away with an awful lot in the present confusion, but you would certainly live to regret it. Your best option is the one you might find least appealing. Align your actions with the priorities of authority figures. They aren’t always right, but, for now, their priorities should be yours too.