Horoscopes (April 11-17) 

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ARIES: March 21 – April 20

The usual tricks don't seem to be working. To keep relying on them makes no sense at all. If you haven't already, it's time to revamp your take on what makes you happy; because you can't expect to keep drinking from the same well. Those of you who understand that inner peace is what you're really after, know that it doesn't take much to get there — but if you're still looking for answers outside of yourself, you're probably ready to snap. A good reality check will show you that you've got to undo a few things — or at least find a more satisfying way to make them happen.

TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

You want to know how long it will take for things to gel? Get out of here! You are on a roll, and the only thing that can screw things up is your need to question it. Any fears of what might come back to haunt you, along with the idea that you could be wasting your time, need to be closely monitored. Whatever happens from here on out comes down to the basics of reaping what you sow; this is obviously a different story for each of you. Your success in any endeavor, be it in love, or with money, will be your reward for remaining true to yourself and hanging in there no matter what.

GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

You've come to the conclusion that you have to rearrange your perspective on things that have gotten to be too much about money. This about face has brought you back to a simpler place. It has also reminded you so much of some "long-ago" stuff and rekindled a desire for love, and truth, and simplicity. I have a feeling you're about to get reacquainted with more than just your memories. Keep a candle burning in the window; old ghosts, flames, and partners in crime will be back to remind you that it's what money can't buy that keeps us real and gets us through the night.

CANCER: June 21 – July 20

Extended periods of tension are always challenging us to wonder why we have to grin and bear it. Even if you've made peace with this aspect of your experience, in cycles you have to face the fact that it doesn't have to be this hard. Stepping back far enough, you will see that it is less about your situation than it is about beliefs that have orphaned you to certain things. Out here in the cold, a deep, spiritual connection is what's needed now. Other forms of closeness might do the trick but only if the people involved love you enough to hear you out and let you be yourself.

LEO: July 21 – Aug. 20

You need a chance to regroup. The cosmic 2x4 has whacked you with a series of setbacks that have forced you to review everything about yourself. Just when you thought you had it together, life came along and showed you what happens when you overlook, overspend, or lose sight of what works in "real time." Adjusting to setbacks is never as bad as it looks or seems; any crisis is a signal that you're on your way to healing whatever the problem is. You might as well use this part of your journey to get grounded and meditate on what you really want to do with your life.

VIRGO: Aug. 21 – Sept. 20

The sky just opened up and brought rain. Something has lifted and your survival no longer depends on resigning yourself to restrictions that have been eclipsed by things that have shown you otherwise. Now that anything is possible, it's time to expand your consciousness, and every other possibility. If you feel overwhelmed by the raft of choices that lie at your feet, don't get too hung up on which one you decide upon. In these moments, it's the heart that directs us 100 perfect. Remain connected to things that keep it open, and avoid situations and people that drag you down.

LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20

Lots of old garbage has gotten stirred up. You're at the point where you're starting to wonder what to do about it. On some level this is akin to what happens to a load of wash; when it hits the rinse cycle all the soil has to be washed away before everything comes clean. The beginning of the rest of your life starts here. Being born again will feel strange until you realize that whoever you were before your soul got heaped with garbage is ready to come alive. Lots of things will emerge. Don't let anything about the past limit your willingness to embrace your true and total self.

SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20

You're on your way somewhere. It could be out of town, or you could be on your way up. This change is the end result of a series of choices that have altered you to the core. As you shift from one mode to another don't be surprised if older issues flare up. This is always the case whenever we decide to move on. Don't let the weight of the past derail your sense of hope, or let any of these challenges draw you back into things that no longer need your input. The dead wood will disappear eventually, and the old story will release you when you decide to put the past to rest.

SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20

You weren't expecting this. It's such a far cry from what you had in mind, even with your amazing ability to let go, this particular state of affairs has you flummoxed. So much is being triggered by other people's choices and their actions, at a time when all of your deepest wounds are being dredged up, the usual remedies won't apply. It's hard to say how you're going to play this. For some it will be much easier to keep shoving things under the rug. For others? It's time to get out on the tip of your arrow and aim for solutions that have something to do with the truth.

CAPRICORN: Dec. 21 - Jan. 20

The opportunities are beating the door down, and you are feeling like a deer in the headlights. Those who see you as a commodity know that you're not 100% clear about what you want right now. Whether you realize it or not, you are coming to terms with a huge amount of old baggage. People will show up to remind you that you can only listen to the voice that speaks to you from within. Give it about six months and be conscious enough to see that these things will be cleared once you are willing to reckon with the part of your being that knows where your purpose lies.

AQUARIUS: Jan.21 – Feb. 20

It's time to put the pedal to the metal. Thank God you're in the mood. The next few weeks will be intense. Whatever this applies to, and it could be in the personal realm or have more to do with your career, you've got to get in touch with your guts and stay centered enough to manage what for anyone else would be impossible. You've been here before, so no need to worry about whether you'll pass or fail. Within a wealth of difficulty there will be lights, in the form of people who care, and surprise inspirations that serve to empower your spirit with strength and optimism.

PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20

You're in a situation that's going up and down. It's hard to tell where you're at with it. If the need to draw boundaries has become an issue it's because you don't have any! For now, you need to do whatever it takes to draw a line between where you stop and other people begin — because the tendency to lose yourself in a situation that has too much of someone else and their stuff in it doesn't leave much room for you. You've been around the barn enough times to know what this pattern is all about. Pull yourself together. This will work if you can reclaim yourself.


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