Horoscopes (April 12-18)

Apr 12, 2017 at 1:00 am

ARIES (March 21- April 20):

You can't be expected to know how to manage this. When life looks like the "52-Pick-Up Olympics," hardly anything rests in our hands. The laws of serendipity are about to release you from this craziness, long enough to grab a hold of yourself. Certain things will never improve. You can learn to live with that or walk away. There is no right way to handle anything. Your story is too unique to diagnose here. For now, spend less energy trying to uphold the status quo and put the emphasis on trying to understand that what is unique about you came here to shine.

TAURUS (April 21 -May 20):

Putting on a happy face is where it's at right now. It's a good thing your friends love you enough to let you vent and get real. They can't believe what you are going through. Somewhere in all of this there is a silver lining. You are blessed with a lot of patience. You have a powerful will. What happens next hinges on your ability to block out every ounce of toxic input and focus on what your current situation needs from you. This is one of those times when your creative gifts are being forged in a cauldron of adversity. When the dust settles, you will come shining through.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

If you knew things would go this way you might have thought twice. Even so, the one thing that seems to be working is your connection to your instinctive/intuitive responses. The need to be flexible, and simultaneously totally strong, is what you're being called to come up with right now. Any level of dishonesty — in yourself, or through affiliations with the wrong people — is something you need to be vigilant about. There are bound to be distractions. That's OK. As long as you stay in the zone, and stay on top of your own BS well enough to ride this wave all the way in.

CANCER (June 21-July 20):

Nobody expects you to be perfect. You're so freaked out about missing the boat, or missing your chance, you're going nuts trying to cover all of your bases, all of the time. God knows what you're so wound up about. If it has anything to do with losing your position, you need to take a look at why you're so quick to sell yourself short. So much is about to come together the last thing you need is to screw it up by tossing your worst fears into the cauldron. Give yourself a break. It's time to start trusting the fact that your gifts and abilities are actually worth something.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20):

Striking out on your own could be a strong theme for many of you. Wondering how it will go if you take that leap is on your mind. Others are trying to wrap their mind around the fact that you are more than ready to go for whatever you're after. Getting to the place where they are OK with it could take time. This is one of those moments where you're about to find out what love is. At the point where nothing can stop us, those who truly care find a way to make it work. What looks like a roadblock is about to turn into a win-win situation that opens possibilities for both of you.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20):

You have been waiting for some inspiration. For too long, the same old thing has been a bit of a chore. When we forget why we love what we do it's time for a break — or at least a little time out to replenish our souls. Those of you who are geared toward workaholism have good reasons for staying close to the grindstone. Knowing when to call it quits is crucial. Lots of things hang on tenterhooks. It might make more sense to lighten up with this much pressure squishing you down. Pay attention to the inner and the outer connection. Your inspiration lies there.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20):

The light at the end of the tunnel is looking pretty good right now. So much of what you've been dreaming about has come to pass. This opening will take you anywhere — not that everything's all set from here on out, but after a long period of trial you've reached an oasis of hope. The future is wide open. Opportunities for love, along with trips here and there are tweaking your life with a hit of something new and exciting. It won't last forever, but you are moving through a time where the fruits of your labors will add up to whatever it takes to make your life worth living.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20):

It would be easy to wonder why all of this had to happen, but you can't let it interfere with all the goodness that's showing up on the screen these days. The door is opening and whatever has been outgrown is either gone, or half-way out the door. It will be easier to reflect upon the past once you're settled into the next thing. News from afar, and a chance to get involved with business interests at a distance could surface as themes. I see a chance to study or teach is part of this. You are in good shape all the way around. Stay tuned, remain in the moment, and don't overanalyze things.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20):

Don't be too sure about how things are going to wind up. You've done everything that you can and you've put your faith into what counts. Guided by what feels right to you, instead of getting caught up in the form that things are supposed to take, you are using a new approach to your life, to your work, and to your relationships. If there is uncertainty, you are learning to trust the fact that it is there to open the way to possibilities that you would never be able to see if you were sure about everything. Open your life up and let yourself continue to be guided from within.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20):

You go a little overboard when sometimes it's best to hold your horses and think twice about it. It is also extremely important for you to keep your own counsel and refrain from putting too much stock in what those who claim to know better have to say. Part of this experience has to do with learning to trust your own gifts, and your own intuition. The deeper part of you has come into your own. Your truer gifts are in arms reach. Those who care keep inviting you to join them. It's up to you to decide what you can handle. The signs are friendly, for whatever you decide to do.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20):

You've been around the barn enough times to know what's going on here. Don't worry about a thing. As long as you know more about other people's "stuff" than they do, nobody will be able to pull the wool over your eyes. Surrounded by people whose motives are less than clear, your street smarts have got you covered. In and around all of this you the next few weeks will be fast and furious. It will be another month before things settle down. Keep yourself centered. Don't get caught up in other people's dramas, and above all else, don't forget to take care of yourself

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20):

You're totally on your own — at least that's how it feels. Underneath it all, you've got everything covered, and at least one person watching your back. Close others are dealing with their own stuff. They do what they can to be there for you, but their priorities keep them preoccupied with issues that have nothing to do with you. As the next few weeks play out expect changes that will get you to rethink your plans. Getting someone you trust to keep an eye on the things that can't be handled in person, and/or needing to check in with distant relations will fill up the next three weeks.