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Daily Forecast: April 18 to 24


General Forecast

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Mercury kicks off this week’s “take care of business” Grand Earth Trine by reaching out to Pluto in early Capricorn and Saturn in early Virgo on Friday and alerting us to what’s coming. The sun begins its trip through Taurus on Saturday and by early Sunday morning, opposes the moon. Under a Scorpio full moon, this Passover could be intense. The sun-Pluto-Saturn triumvirate should shepherd us through to Earth Day, at which point we’ll find out what the rewarding trine between militant Mars and aeronautic Uranus has wrought. Flirtatious Venus gets into the act on Wednesday by first testing the extent of Mars’ interest, and later, how much generous Jupiter will spend. Thursday pits assertive Mars in maternal Cancer against protective Jupiter in paternal Capricorn, a contest that’s been many months in the making. Good luck.


Mar. 20 – Apr. 19

Tribute will be paid. Well-meaning folks who inadvertently missed, forgot or simply neglected to give you a gift on your birthday could be enticed to lay significant goodies at your feel this week, and not because of Administrative Assistant’s Day. Irresistible Venus in Aries is fueling the competition between prosperous Jupiter in your career sector and your Mars ruler. While a provocative Venus-Mars square is famous for heightening sexual desire, a prominent personality is likely to be involved this time as well. Flame on.


Apr. 20 – May 20

(April 20-May 20)
You seem to be one step ahead of the crowd, so pay attention to what you learn and follow through ASAP. Over the weekend Mercury passes along critical info that gets confirmed by the Taurus sun a day or two later. For some Bulls, the ideal birthday present, for others, a way to ensure that the powers that be won’t interfere with your good time. Serious family business is also favored, especially if it concerns a well-respected relative and/or old money. Attracting new money from a foreign source could be your Venus ruler’s prime objective for Earth Day. Give it the old college try.


May 21 – Jun. 20

This week your mind can be even quicker than usual. Before you take the time to mull the thought over, it’s already being implemented. Is it because your Mercury ruler is in productive Taurus and as close to the sun as the Messenger gets? Probably. But how to account for the financial rewards you might receive when independent Mars in your Cancer money house finds favor with barrier-breaking Uranus in your Pisces career zone. Are you promoting an ingenious water filtration system for Earth Day? Looking for investors?


Jun. 21 – Jul. 22

The last six months have been leading up to the coup you now have an excellent chance of pulling off: This week courageous Mars in Cancer finally confronts expansive Jupiter in your Capricorn house of partners. At the same time, irresistible Venus in your career zone is urging them (and you) to act because, once this moment passes, it’s gone. Eventually, you’ll have other opportunities to put such a dynamic package together. However, Mars moves on to Leo in three weeks and doesn’t return for another 2 years. By then, far-sighted Jupiter won’t represent your partner anymore.


Jul. 23 – Aug. 22

Isn’t there a contest this week you want to win? We know that Obama is a sun-sign Leo with Scorpio rising and that Scorpio Clinton’s ruling planets, Mars and Pluto, are conjunct in Leo. Which of these two fixed (i.e., determined) signs will benefit the most from the sun’s transit through Taurus, the fixed earth sign ruling the Lion’s career house? How about you? Will the sun’s favorable trine to Saturn in your Virgo house of assets add to your stash? Or will your sun ruler reward “Never say die!” Pluto in your house of romance instead? Maybe both.


Aug. 23 – Sep. 22

A grand earth trine is an awesome thing to experience. Especially when this phenomenon consists of the pleasure-seeking Taurus sun, powerful Pluto in Capricorn and steady-as-she-goes Saturn in Virgo. Rarely does the Virgin have this amount of stability at your disposal, so before you go ahead and blow a valuable resource during the workweek, think twice. Which is something you can easily do because, on Friday, your Mercury ruler also plays a vital part in the grand trine. Unexpected support on Earth Day for a partnership.


Sep. 23 – Oct. 22

You’re right in the middle of the discussion or, if the contest heats up as expected, the confrontation between adventurous Mars in your career house and extravagant Jupiter at home. Input from a partner can tip the balance you’re trying to maintain, so until the issue is resolved, don’t make promises you know you can’t keep. Spur of the moment decisions could also get you in trouble. However, while your accommodating Venus ruler is transiting impetuous Aries, it won’t be easy to think things through before you act.


Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

Much of what happens this week depends on hard-working co-workers and allies. Having efficient Saturn in well-organized Virgo at the top of your solar chart is a plus, but hardly a guarantee of success. You’re likely to enjoy financial benefits because your Pluto co-ruler in your money house finds favor with the practical Taurus sun. However, your Mars co-ruler is an integral part of a challenging T-square that’s testing the alleged appeal of enthusiastic Jupiter and popular Venus. Read for Leo.


Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

Unless spending time reviving the garden is your idea of fun and games, you’re liable to be working harder this week than you imagined. That’s because the fertile Taurus sun, still in your house of recreation, is sending its life-affirming vibe to Capricorn and Virgo, the other productive earth signs. But if you still crave an adventure to remember, you could accept the challenge presented by affectionate Venus to both your Jupiter ruler and Mars in Cancer, an opposition that might test the limits of your emotional and financial resources.


Dec. 22 – Jan. 20

It’s all good. If you were born in December then you have the warmth of the Taurus sun affirming your Saturn ruler’s contribution to what you and your significant other share: resources, attitudes, and sex. If you were born in January then growth-oriented Jupiter in your sign is being challenged by an energetic partner to give more of yourself to the relationship, and while you’re at it, to show more appreciation for what you find particularly beautiful or harmonious about your home environment. “More” is the key.


Jan. 21 – Feb. 18

The dynamic energy field underscoring this weekend’s activities is more likely to be felt by January Aquarians. They are the ones who’ll absorb the tension created by the Taurus sun opposing the Scorpio full moon, who may be motivated to climb a mountain. The rest of the clan waits until Earth Day to feel the full effect of impulsive Mars’ hitting (in a good way) on your “up for anything” Uranus ruler. No matter if the experience is sexual or monetary, perhaps a combination of the two, make sure you do your best to seal the deal.


Feb. 19 – Mar. 19

Einstein is the classic example of the spaced out Pisces, a brilliant scientific mind at work. If you fall into this category, you’ll be glad to know that the impetus for discovery, the flash of “brilliance” due this week should arrive on Earth Day when innovative Uranus in Pisces and Mars, the explorer, in your house of risk-taking support each other’s efforts. However, if you’re more “a fool for love” kind of Fish, before it’s too costly, remind yourself that Mars is being tested by both pleasure-loving Venus in your money house and “spend more” Jupiter in your house of friends.

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