Horoscopes (April 18-24)

Apr 18, 2018 at 1:00 am
click to enlarge Horoscopes (April 18-24)

ARIES: March 21 – April 20

Digging up the past is always tricky. Before you go nuts thinking that you're going to heal yourself by bringing it all back, remind yourself that nothing is ever the way we remember it. If anything, this chain of events should prompt you to think twice before you decide to go down that road. Whoever or whatever is on the other end of this self-realization experiment may have no interest in getting involved. On the other hand, there may be something to it. Let your instincts tell you where to go with this and be sure to 86 all of your expectations before you dive into it.

TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

No one expects you to stop being yourself. You've got it all wrong if you think that's what this is about. What you don't seem to understand is that others are more interested in making things work than they are with whether or not you get to do everything your way. It never hurts to bend a little, especially in situations where everyone has to adjust. If you can open your mind to the idea that someone else's way of doing things might work just as well as yours, instead of making this have to be all about you, it could be about what will do the most good for everyone involved.

GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

You can't worry too much about keeping everything under control. At times like this it's enough to show up and keep the light on. The influx of changes that have come down in the last two years will not let up. If you think this is all going to settle down and get back to normal you aren't paying attention to the way things are. You are not alone; all of us are going nuts trying to maintain. Instead of thinking you're the only one in the room who hasn't figured out how to weather the winds of change, it might be time to relax and figure out how to go with the flow.

CANCER: June 21 – July 20

What seemed like the most important thing in the world isn't as much of a big deal these days. And you're at that place where it's time to start wondering why you need to keep putting it back on its pedestal. This theme filters through every aspect of your experience. Should I stay or should I go is the question that makes you wish you could figure out how to play this. How are you going to pretend to not give a damn when everything about this situation has your wildest dream written all over it? It'll be six months before you will know if it's worth it to keep the faith.

LEO: July 21 – Aug. 20

The last thing we want to do is often the best thing for us. There's no hard and fast rule for this, but it's always good to look at whether or not what we avoid like the plague might be just what the doctor ordered. At the moment you may not be entirely OK with this. At the same time, you're smart enough to see that it presents you with a way out that wasn't there before. If I were you I would try to picture where things will end up if you say no to this, and then take a good look at what could unfold if you're willing to get over yourself and try something new this time.

VIRGO: Aug. 21 – Sept. 20

If you feel like you're riding the fine line that keeps life on the edge of one extreme or another, you can take comfort in the fact that you've had enough experience to know how to do this. Getting through anything is usually just a matter of accepting whatever the situation demands and doing whatever it takes to find the lesson in it. There's some big stuff on the line for many of you. In all things it's going to come down to your ability to weather the storm and use your inner intelligence to transform all this intensity into something new and miraculous.

LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20

This is one of those times when nothing has to be a certain way. If you approach your situation with the thought that anything goes, you will get more out of it. Before you can let yourself believe this, you're going to have to redefine your sense of what it means to be responsible. At this point it would be irresponsible of you too stick to close to the straight and narrow. And it would be wrong to keep leading yourself to believe that you have to suffer to get anywhere in this world. Give yourself a break. It's time to invest your heart and soul into things that matter.

SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20

Nobody said you have to be perfect. Your own expectations could be more of a problem than whatever it is you're projecting onto someone else. Maybe it's time to step back and talk to yourself about what needs to happen now that you've decided to sign up for this. If you look at things objectively, nothing has really changed. Slow down when it comes to expecting too much. Take more time to be human and don't think that you're going to get booted out the door if you're not super psychic when it comes to making sure everyone's getting their needs met.

SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20

Other things have intervened to bring you down to earth. It looks like you were gifted with an emergency to force you to get real. And whatever this current wrinkle is about, it has opened the space for you to stop living from the surface and touch down in the core that is common to us all. With a newfound sense of clarity, and a resolve to be there for those you love, you finally realize that you can be there for them and still be whoever you want and need to be. It's amazing how things have turned around since you made up your mind to stop chasing your tail.

CAPRICORN: Dec. 21 – Jan. 20

Things feel a little strange. You can't tell if it's the magnetic field or if you're slipping but you are having a hard time finding a way to make your influence felt. Before you go too far trying to analyze this weirdness, remind yourself that it's probably coming from things that are bigger than both of us and stop thinking that it's your job to manage it. If anything, you need to get yourself into a more receptive groove and find a way to let those things be of no consequence. Life would feel way less strange if you could just find a way to breathe and be OK with it.

AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 20

You didn't realize that this was just the beginning. Just when you thought it was time to slow down it looks like you need more of whatever it takes to keep this going. For some of you this means you've got to crawl over your truer needs to meet your ambitions and/or your responsibilities. For others, your goals and your inner needs might be one and the same thing. Either way, and no matter what comes of it, you can only apply yourself fully to the task at hand and trust that whatever needs to happen will fall into place in a way that allows you to have it all.

PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20

Others could be driving you nuts trying to get you to see things their way. Who knows? They could very well have the right idea. You aren't too sure what all of this is about but it will keep rearing its head until you find a way to see it differently. It may help to recall that you didn't keep your promises and/or you abused someone's trust in ways that have made them feel abandoned and betrayed. Yes, it could definitely be "their problem." Whatever the deal is, nothing about it will change until you feel what it feels like to be them and find a way to make amends.