STARGAZING — Week of April 23rd – April 29th, 2012

Apr 26, 2012 | Monthly Astrology|Stargazing


Week of April 23rd – April 29th, 2012


This week we are ready to jump at the possibility of change. We may be confused by alternating waves of certainty and doubt as mental Mercury prompts us to act and speak without thinking. Although our perceptions are sharp, boundaries are fuzzy. Feisty Mars is casting a fire under you, so it’s time to get moving!

On April 24th, the Sun in Taurus will activate Mars in Virgo sending your energy levels sky-high. Mars is all set to have you grab the bull by the horns, leap without looking, and talk first then think. Fortunately, both Virgo and Taurus will add their earthy influences, so you’ll have just the grounding you need to remain focused and get the job done. As an extra bonus, whatever you accomplish now is likely have long-term, lasting effects. Meditate and move slow and sure, just like the Taurus Bull.

Try to focus and work with the energies of the 24th so that you can keep them going on April 25th, when Mercury and Pluto come along with a typical Plutonian challenge. Everyone is going to want things to go their way, and no one will be willing to budge. Adding to that will be a tendency to dig so deep for answers that all you see is darkness, which can lead to negativity and anxiety. If you feel yourself heading in that direction, just remember that this is a short-term effect, and not representative of reality. Force yourself to think positively, and you’ll come out of this unscathed!

This contrast in energies may leave you wondering if you’re heading in the right direction. You will know by the New Moon Eclipse on May 20th.

The Air Signs
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Although your social life is still very much in full swing, there’s a focus on matters that might not usually draw too much attention. These include your spirituality and inner life. It’s time to take a realistic look at your achievements and think about your goals for the future, Air Signs. You seem to be living on your nerves, which means your brain could be badly in need of a rest. However, you probably have so much to do that you can’t even consider stopping. You can’t be busy all the time. This is your chance to slow down and recharge your batteries. Jupiter in Taurus suggests that you might have much better luck getting credit or a loan now. The Sun and Jupiter help you to focus on your money goals, and they may give you a desire to increase your wealth by quite a bit. If your job entails working in the financial sector or is linked with real estate, you could do very well. This week you get a chance to make some decisive business choices and, hopefully, come out on top. You could do with a well-deserved break. No need to go away. Just relax and putter about at home and meditate regularly. Even if you only manage this for a short time, it will make at world of difference. Don’t allow yourself to get low on energy or blow a fuse.

Your Love Week—Air Signs: Expect a serious conversation or two this week as your talkative ruling planet Mercury tangles with tough-guy Pluto on Wednesday. Your willingness to face facts can restore trust in a shaky alliance, or show you where a change of perspective enhances your personal life. This type of honesty is bound to enrich your conversations and increase your chances for making new connections with more outgoing individuals this weekend. Don’t worry if you’re busy with so many tasks that you don’t have much time for fun during the week, Air Signs, because the mood will change dramatically on Saturday. The theatrical Leo enlivens a current relationship with passion or attracts an enthusiastic person as a new companion. In fact, you might wind up with someone who comes on too strong or seems too self-involved. His or her self-confidence can be sexy unless it turns to arrogance. Friends and groups are keys to your social success this weekend. Connecting with someone while working for a cause or meeting someone through an organization offers interesting opportunities now. If you’re already in a romantic relationship, working together on a project, especially one that serves the community, can restore some sizzle to your partnership.

The Fire Signs
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

You love to spend your days relaxing, but this week you might need to get a move on. You seem to have a lot on your plate, especially in your career. Your efforts seem to be focused on practical matters, such as career issues, your job, and your finances. What you might be looking for are opportunities that add to your overall sense of security and bring you closer to the prosperous future you desire. As Mercury squares Pluto, make sure you don’t get on the wrong side of someone who’s only trying to be helpful. You might have to attend to matters that need decisive and perhaps urgent action. One thing you should particularly be aware of is taking a financial gamble that may not pay off. This isn’t a good time to take such a risk. The sooner you make a certain choice, the better you will feel. If you have found it hard to make headway at work, you’re about to see a lot more action. A powerful set of aspects may compel you to take a risk or make a move that you’ve been contemplating for some time. You might still be inclined to say and do things impulsively. Make sure you don’t put someone’s nose out of joint midweek, especially if you hope to ask him or her for a favor later. Venus in Gemini the weekend is perfect for networking and flirting. Get out and have fun!

Your Love Week—Fire Signs: Your itch for travel revs up on Saturday. Activities involving foreign cultures spice up your current alliance or could lead to a special connection with someone new. Lofty ideas can dominate conversations, which is great fun, if you don’t get sidetracked by political arguments. If resistance to your opinions occurs, it’s better to move on to other topics than to keep pushing the wrong buttons. The Moon strides into dramatic Leo to heat up your personal life this weekend. The fun starts on Saturday when the Moon enters Leo. Your emotions rise to the surface where they are bright enough to light up a stadium. Attracting attention is easy as eyes naturally turn in your direction. Yet anyone who desires your affection better show appreciation for your many talents. Expressing your feelings more boldly garners plenty of attention, yet coming on too strong can run off a sensitive individual. It’s great to be playful as long as you balance your childlike enthusiasm with respect for the feelings of others. Opening your heart to give more generously will get you more back in return. You love feeling like the star of the show, Fire Signs, but the real measure of your self-worth is when you’re willing to give even more than you get.

The Water Signs
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

You get the most out of this week when you decide to get your message out there where others can hear it. If you have a website, you might want to tweak it. If you’ve been thinking about a marketing campaign, go for it. Blow your own horn and more opportunities will come your way. Communicating and socializing could be high on the your agenda. With a focus on achievement, this is your opportunity to reach out to those with whom you need to connect. The more willing you are to join new social circles and networks, the more chances you have of inviting success into your life. You may even want to join with someone else to get a great idea off the ground. You might also be tempted to splurge in order to impress someone, but don’t be too risqué. It could have the opposite effect. Get advice if necessary! You have a lot going for you, but try not to clash with someone in authority. Be careful of your words. Friendships and partnerships are important, too. The people you meet, talk to, and interact with could help you more easily get what you want. You might go out of your way to get to know someone who could be useful. There’s also an element of intense determination. If there is something you really want to know, you’ll stop at nothing to find out what it is. Wanting to spill the beans could conflict with a need for silence, so respect others secrets as they respect yours.

Your Love Week—Water Signs: Your emotions grow stronger late this week with the Moon traveling through Cancer. You should be in a playful mood on Thursday and Friday. Nostalgia about love from the past can catch your emotions, making you interested in visiting familiar places. Comfort foods and calming music provide a peaceful backdrop that helps you to trust your heart. Feelings can be extreme or erratic on Thursday, so do your best to remain flexible unless you are ready to make radical changes. Friday’s energy should be less stressful with a midday lunar aspect to buoyant Jupiter that’s likely to lift your spirits. If you encounter a pushy person on Saturday after the Moon moves into proud Leo, don’t be afraid to push back. Staying in the shadows to hide your intentions is not the way to make progress in your romantic life this weekend. The emotional Moon casts you in the spotlight and encouraging you to be a social organizer. Taking risks to entertain others has little downside now since even if your plan fizzles, you should get some love and attention for your honest efforts. The rest of the weekend is perfect for enjoying art, crafts and hobbies that bring out your creative side.

The Earth Signs
Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn

You finally feel as though your plans are bearing fruit and your efforts are worthwhile. This week you can change gears and go up a few notches, which will make your journey to success even more interesting and exciting. But you may have an additional desire to transform one area of your life and take it to new levels. If something isn’t working quite the way you want it to, you could decide to ditch it. Doing so could make all the difference. You’re powerful, Earth Signs, but make sure that you aren’t too ruthless in your determination to get what you desire. Whether it’s a creative project you want to get off the ground or a love affair, it helps to be sensitive and think about the impact you might have on others. You’re still exploring your options. This week is all about taking action and listening to your intuition. It pays to notice your gut feelings while Jupiter remains in your sign. You love projects that help you create more security, and you have many opportunities to do just that and be creative, too. By exploring new ideas, you could transform your current situation and do even better. There are romantic options around, just don’t try to be too picky. Stepping out of your comfort zone helps, but somewhere along the line you could get into an argument with a family member. Beware! Take care of any health issues.

Your Love Week—Earth Signs: Relationships take priority this week with the Moon’s presence in sensitive Cancer on Thursday and Friday. Treating others gently and asking for tenderness in return help to create trust and an emotional closeness that can’t be put into words. Quiet time spent alone or with a calm person provides the escape that your heart needs now. Find a way to retreat, relax and rest so you can recharge your batteries. Try to be forgiving if people seem a little immature or superficial. Sticking to familiar places makes sense on Friday with the Moon hanging out in comfort-seeking Cancer. But a lunar shift into affectionate Leo on Saturday is a signal to take some chances and pick up the pace socially. This lunar shift puts more romance into your life if you don’t hold back and open your heart as wide as you can. Hard work and a serious attitude give way to fun and flirtation. Entertaining at your place is a good way to celebrate this ray of generosity. It’s also helpful to be less measured in your close relationships and allow your emotions to run free. What comfort and thrills this brings, as well as a strong feeling of peace.