* monthly * horoscopes - april 2014
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
April isn’t the easiest month for anyone, with the resurgence of a number of issues from earlier this year and perhaps, some increase in their intensity. So keep reminding yourself about how fond you are of a challenge, remembering times like these are the chance to prove your worth and capabilities, along with how exceptional you are when compared to everybody else. Three planets grace your sign for much of this period and it is your birthday, now or shortly beforehand during March. Some of your most ambitious ideas may need to go on hold, but the developments in your private life, can compensate for any delays.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
After a lengthy period away from the cosmic spotlight, everything changes during April. Not only does the Sun arrive in your constellation but Mercury conjoins it too, plus you’re host to a solar eclipse you might catch from anywhere in Australia, with the best seats to be had the further south you go and with a grandstand view from the Antarctic. There are advantages to being behind the scenes as you’ll find out, since the issues rumbling along in the background come to a head, once you’re at the fulcrum of events. Still, nothing is singled out for attention that doesn’t need it. The outcomes leave you happier in the end…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
You are fortunate, because much of planetary activity giving so many others such a hard time, bypasses you entirely. Issues you do encounter can be sidestepped, since searching for alternative solutions and other ways of doing things is one of your greatest skills. The fallout of a complicated planetary pattern, simply brings to the forefront of your personal situation the need for freedom and self-determination, versus a fondness for company and in particular, your intention to enjoy life with your soulmate. Money, your outgoings and your financial status, should not intrude on any sense of mutual admiration and love.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Jupiter, traditionally exalted in your sign, gets tied into a complex arrangement of planets during April. While this in no way diminishes the benefits with which the largest planet has been linked, it does make them harder to come by and puts more obstacles in the path towards their realisation. But you will have heard the axiom about good things coming to those who wait? In lots of ways you’ll see this panning out, as those born under the water signs like you are, find solace at the instant of most intense difficulty. The third week of the month is an especially memorable period and can prove a very productive one as well.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
You could handle a troubled situation, if it felt like you were at the epicentre of what was going on, or if it seemed like anybody truly cared about the impact of these tribulations on you still. It is being consigned to a supporting role that you cannot stand and while you are eager to get noticed on a worldwide scale, sticking closer to home proves a safer bet when you are looking for the feedback that you want. On an emotional level, folk often tolerate and probably buy into, all sorts of complexities in the name of love. With colleagues and even social contacts though, you must expect their responses to seem more muted…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
An intense planetary alignment emphasising regions of the sky distant from yours, can be analysed variously from your perspective. The focus is on those around about you, including your methods of dealing with others lately and how successful these have proven, both from your perspective and theirs. Later on this month, an auspicious configuration comes together, suggesting if you throw aside the cares of the material universe, your relationships will flourish on every level and reward the time you’ve spent on them. So for now, rather than counting costs, consider your position from a longer term point of view.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
The total lunar eclipse on April 15, should be seen best from both North and South America in particular. But you might also catch it from the Pacific; Australia as the Moon rises, or across Western Europe as the Moon sets. It takes place in your sign and is the first in a tetrad of four total lunar eclipses in a row, firing off roughly every six months or so, between now and September 2015. These highlight your sign and its polarity, so push relationship issues to the fore. Sometimes, you are right placing other’s requirements above your own. Only for the next few months or so, you will be better off putting your own needs first…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Over the eighteen months Saturn has occupied your sign, you have come to recognise although maybe not to appreciate, the limitations and restrictions of the situation in which you find yourself and where you have little scope to move. Maybe these pressures are financial, or they could be connected with your responsibilities at work and elsewhere. It is important, however, not to give up hope or to believe you have no room for manoeuvre. Consider how some of the finest creative writing has complied with strict poetic forms. Much inventiveness characterised the first days of the Web, when speed limited everything.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
You have every right to do what you like and to defend that principle to the death. Those who dare to criticise can expect the roughest edges of your tongue, as you point this out to them plainly and without compromise. However, the same latitude you expect for yourself must also be extended to those around you, which can be a hard balance to strike. Similarly, where you have benefited from the financial and material resources of others in the recent past, you should extend the same generosity in return not just once or twice with extravagant and showy gestures, but honestly and in a fashion that really will assist…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
The changes Pluto has put you through for several years now, could not be described as easy. Nonetheless, sometimes matters run more smoothly than others and unfortunately during April, you will notice it is harder than ever to ensure that is true. Your desires and schedule, what others expect from you, the demands of your career and the goals you’ve set for yourself, plus your changing circumstances at home, all compete for a proportion of your time. Though you are not alone when it comes to dealing with the items on your list, the times you are truly on top of them all, prove rather few and far between.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Recently you have been mainly focussed on your professional affairs, along with other tangible ambitions if career matters don’t feature at the top of your list. For those in employment and especially in business for themselves, Jupiter promises no shortage of opportunity for new projects, while Saturn suggests the longer you’ve been working towards an overarching goal in the background, the more successful you are likely to be. Venus boosts your income, so with confidence in a positive outcome and lashings of hard work, you stand an excellent chance of furthering your own interests through a spirit of service to others.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Venus enters your sign early in April where it mingles with idealistic Neptune. Perhaps your relationships have not always been the happiest, which has forced you to embrace some tough decisions and maybe settle for less than you had hoped. Although April is a month fraught with difficulties for many, the most obvious fallout where you’re concerned is how other’s experiences subsequently impact on you. Left to yourself you’re mulling over, what you want from your relationships going forwards, while if your work or obligations take you away from home, you may be surprised at the cosmos playing Cupid for a change…
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