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April 17 - 23, 2013


For All Signs: Both Mars (the Warrior) and Venus (the Lover) are being challenged by Saturn, the god of time, practical reality, and authority figures. It is likely that numerous sun signs will feel the pressure of rules and requirements, which interfere with personal relationships. These aspects often reflect a tendency toward accidents. It is like driving with the gas pedal and the break on at the same time. Be aware that this time is reasonably short, no more than two weeks. Use special care if you are driving, handling tools, or resolving conflicts in a relationship.

Aries: You are entering a new phase of attention which will continue until end-May. Issues of money and resources, or matters of personal values will be prominent as motivators. Be aware of the temptation to identify with things that you deem important, whether it is a material object or an idea. Do not confuse your individual identity with these things of the world.
Taurus: Mars, the warrior, enters your sign this week and will be traveling with you for seven weeks. This energy is especially helpful in defining our boundaries. Periodically we need to examine who we are and also who we are not. Often something is eliminated. In general, it increases your courage and physical strength.

Gemini: This month, and in particular, this week, is loaded with surprises. Issues around debt, your estate, and your connection to community are in some way bringing up secrets that are enlightening. You might not have been ready for that, but here it is. Use your wits to come up with good solutions. Don’t let others press you to conclusions before you are ready.

Cancer: We are approaching an eclipse season again. It begins roughly now and continues for the next six weeks. Your emotional antennae will be much more acute during this period. Avoid brooding. If you find this happening, get up and move around. Do something so that your attention shifts. Concerns about love life and children are highlighted.

Leo: Your general attention is shifting for the next month into the arena of your career and overall life direction. Whatever you have created thus far will be noticed and perhaps applauded. As a talented leader (LEO), you may attract an invitation to manage an upcoming project.

Virgo: A sudden revelation concerning joint resources, debt, taxes, or insurance matters may cause you to reel wildly for a bit. There could be a certain amount of drama in this department, such as a sudden need to access a large sum of money. Hold onto your natural caution. Think about this before you accept the drama at face value. Is it your drama or that of someone else?

Libra: Necessary expenses (those not of the "fun" type) may develop this week. If not that, you could be just having a little blue mood. It is one of those times when we operate better in solitude. This is an existential dilemma that everyone encounters now and then. It will pass quickly.

Scorpio: Your partner may take on an uncharacteristic manner of self-assertion. He or she is not so likely to back down from a fight. Life will be generally more harmonious if you stay off the hot topics. If it is important to tackle them, seek a counselor, a trusted friend, or a negotiator to keep things fair.

Sagittarius: You have a desire to reach outward to others. You want to share ideas and express yourself in a larger framework. Circumstances on the romantic front are favorable with one who shares intellectual interests. Activities involving teaching/ learning are favored, along with good aspects for travel.

Capricorn: There may be sudden developments concerning your home, your property, or your family. For a time things will feel out of control and maybe difficult to understand on any rational level. This struggle may be internal and of the ego. Go with the deepest truth for the best outcome.

Aquarius: Information is hard to gather. Contracts may be stalled or delayed. Even your car may fail you temporarily. Avoid the blame game because it serves no real purpose. These are just a collection of circumstances and probably not really preventable, given the same factors in repetition. Next week it will be all over.

Pisces: Sometimes we are pressed to see the flaws, even in those things and people we love the most. You are not at fault in this situation, though you may be looking for what you "could-a/ would-a/, should-a/" done. You did the best you could at the time.

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