Horoscopes (April 15 - 21)

Apr 15, 2015 at 1:00 am

ARIES (March 21-April 20): You are going for it regardless of what it takes. The devil in this situation is less of an issue than the fact that your blind spots make it hard to see. There are ultimatums coming in from the outer reality and there are deadlines of a more karmic nature that have all of you wishing you had more of a clue. And while you're making a good show of being on top of things, the idea that you are in over your head is lost. Between what's up with your ego and the part of you that isn't all that confident, the next few months will most likely be spent finding a balance between the two.

TAURUS (April 21-May 20): You think this'll work out just because you want it to: Guess again. The problem with your powers of manifestation is you have yet to figure out that it's about creating what's in the best interests of your higher self; what your personality wants is always a totally different story. Your father trips hold you in a pattern that keeps you thinking Daddy owes you something, and/or your mother trips keep echoing sounds that tell you nothing's going to fly if Mommy can't take care of you. Good luck with this one, sweetheart. All your "stuff" is right in your face.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You're such a good soul, it's hard to figure out why you keep running into all these problems. Between the shit that is hitting the fan and the things that have yet to pass through it, you're not sure you want to know. One has to ask: Why have you been chosen for it? I think it has to do with the idea that everything is easier for you than it is for the rest of us. When it comes to stress, you make it seem easy. When it comes to trouble and pain, you glide through it like water. With yet another challenge to face, let's hope the best of what you've got is ready to make the best of it.

CANCER (June 21-July 20): The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter by the minute. After all, god knows how you are finally ready to move on to the next thing. All kinds of stuff is bound to get lit up during this process. Be mindful of the ways in which your relationships react in the face of change. You've been in the same groove for such a long time this will probably feel a little strange at first. The next month or two will be nuts, but your wings will work fine once you get used to the fact that they are no longer clipped. After that you will be amazed at how good it feels to be free.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20): You have found your way through stuff that looks a hell of a lot worse than whatever's hitting you right now. If you think about it, this is nothing compared to what was in your face a few years ago. In your quieter moments it may help to reflect upon what got you here and what all of this has taught you. Regardless of the conditions in your outer reality, it's the internal scenery that gives definition to our lives. Keep the light burning and your heart open to the possibility that your purpose for living involves finding the cure for the issues that are assailing you now.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20): Waking up to the awful truth has its good points. At least you know where you stand — and from that position it becomes possible to make realistic choices about what to do with your life. That question has been on the loudspeaker for quite some time. You aren't sure who you are these days. And the whole matter of where to go and what to do is wide open. If it bothers you to have very little to cling to it will help you to realize that it is at these points that we light up like fireflies and begin to reckon with what lies at the crux of the issue and the real fabric of our lives.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20): The internal mechanism that expects everything to be sweetness and light isn't pleased with the way things are going. You were hoping for something that doesn't look anything like this. Now you're wondering how to reconcile the discrepancy with the belief that you create your own reality. It comes down to loving all of it — even Oprah knows this. Going back over all of the choices and people that got you here, it boils down to using what's right in front of you to find your way. In time you will reflect on all of this as the point where you really began to wake up.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20): Oh boy! When you guys get taken for a ride, you wind up going all the way. This is either looking absolutely wonderful, or it is the weirdest set of circumstances that you have ever been in. In the former case, I see opportunities galore and openings that invite you to make the best of whatever they contain. In the latter case the pitfall seems to be your craving for significance and your addiction to intensity. Some of you are here by choice, others wound up here by default. Finding your way out will require all of your best insight and a round or two of spiritual alchemy.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20): Seeing the forest for the trees is your strong suit. You have a clear line on the big picture, that's for sure. The way it looks to me, you are also convinced that this is the only way to see it, and this is what you have to keep an eye on. All of us are limited by what we can't see about ourselves. In your current situation be as mindful as you can about the ways in which your primary issues keep you blind. I say this because you will get hung up in your own stuff if you don't, and too much is at stake for any lack of awareness to mess this up and drag you down.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20): Walking this line has been a total bitch for some of you. Others are getting an easier ride, or have found a way to reckon with the issues that pop up when life skewers us with more than one thing at a time. There is no recipe for what goes on in this neck of the woods. It's what I call a "free will moment." And because the right thing to do is always whatever it is that allows you to look in the mirror and feel OK about whoever's looking back at you, the only choice is the one that rings true, in your unique case. To ask for advice might help. Just be careful whom you talk to.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20): You are at one of those critical points in your development where everything is in your hands. Life comes along and tests us in cycles and you are smack dab in the middle of a big one, one that is challenging all of your best defenses. At times like this there is no one and nothing that can tell you how it's going to go because the "free will factor" is loose as a goose and totally in the hands of the individual. Your test appears to be one of those things that's begging you to lose the need to keep being goody two-shoes, and let your inner child break out and break a few rules.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20): After an extended period of care-giving and running around like a chicken with your head cut off, you are back on the ground and wondering what your life is really about. Coming back to center will be easy or hard, depending on what you find when you get there. At the end of the day all of us come down to nothing. The drama of your outer life isn't where you live. At the moment the swirl of people and energies is distracting you from the truth, or bringing you closer to it. Check in at regular intervals, just to make sure you haven't lost yourself, or your power, to others.