Weekly Horoscopes for April 12 - 18
These horoscopes are written for and published by The Mountain Times, Vermont USA
What is one area of your life that is so solid, you could never imagine it going wrong? Is it your relationship? Your career? Or maybe it’s something you’ve cultivated within yourself, such as a spiritual relationship with the divine or an unshakeable belief in yourself. The opposite can also be true. What if you’re so caught up in what could go wrong, you never indulge the script of what could actually go right? Even if your faith is all but lost, I think it’s safe to say that we all can believe that the sun will rise again tomorrow. From that point, we can believe that your cat, if you have one, will be sure to find itself a piece of sunny real estate to laze about. Where in your life would you like to be a proverbial cat? Comforted. Fed. Whiskers scratched. And maybe even a cuddle on the couch in the evening. Wanting for nothing. This week, spend some time indulging what it would feel like to be truly safe, loved, secure and comforted. Be sure to honor that feeling with an indulgence to mark the moment – it could be a lavish meal, a glass of wine, a bunch of roses. Whatever makes you feel abundant, solid and safe.
If you know your ascending sign (rising sign) then read that one first!
Your relationship to security, particularly financial, has undergone a few changes in recent years – to say the least. As you learn to redefine what security means, whether that is self-esteem, cash flow or the support you receive from others – never be shy in expecting more. I know you like to be independent, but allowing yourself to receive will actually make you even more so. This week, slow down the pace just enough to allow yourself to smell the roses a little bit too!
Many moons ago, there used to be a brand of cigarettes available here in Australia called Benson & Hedges – they were probably in the USA too! I always remember them because their slogan was, “when only the best will do.” As a Taurus, you innately know what is best for you, even though you’ve been experimenting with that recently. This week, it may be wise to re-establish what is best, now you’re more familiar with what isn’t.
How do you know when you’ve had too much of a good thing? We get told all the time ‘everything in moderation.’ However, recently, the only thing you’ve had in moderation is moderation! What is it that you know deep within yourself you need to eliminate, even for just a little while? Is it too much indulgence – like wine and chocolate. Maybe it’s social media. Whatever it is, acknowledge the need to moderate it.
A great philosopher, Epictetus, once said, “wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” When it comes to your social circle, quality counts. You may become increasingly aware of who you want to be investing your energy in, or not. In addition, you’re in a fortunate cycle of luck and abundance too – and that will likely come in the form of a friend or professional peer.
Feelings of restlessness, or even resentment may inspire a change in direction regarding major life plans, or your career. This week is ideal for putting your best foot forward and call in your ideal life. Spruce up your resume, update your online profiles and start engaging your connections. Consider dressing for the job you want, rather than the one you have. A good impression will be sure to attract the attention of those well-positioned to help you.
It’s a sign of intelligence, wisdom and humility to change one’s perspectives. A part of this process is a natural part of growing old and experiencing life. Another part is to actually recognize one’s cognitive dissonance and be willing to change one’s mind. Being open to possibilities is always a choice we make. You’re ready to see life, the world and something significant from a new perspective. Don’t allow the details get in the way of something meaningful or magical.
It may be time for you to do a stock take on the energy exchanges going on in your life. This may be personal, financial or both. Where are you giving more than you’re receiving? How are you compromising your happiness for the sake of someone else’s? Conversely, you may be the lucky recipient of someone else’s’ stroke of luck. Either way, enter any agreements feeling solid and certain about what works for you.
A new cycle of closeness, togetherness and connection are possible in a key relationship. Any recent cracks may now be covered over by something more enduring than paper! You may discover that other people are more willing to support you or you may attract someone worth getting to know better. If love routines have grown stagnant or stale, then be open to switching things up and trying something new. Variety is the spice of life, after all!
Sometimes, the only option is to buckle down and put one’s nose to the grindstone. Your time for play is over and now there is work to be done. If you’ve got a tight schedule, you may need to prioritize what’s important or, move the needle towards the goals that count. Extra time spent taking care of your health may be called for too. More exercise and foods that nourish and energize will be a must to stay at your exuberant best.
You are renowned for being a hard worker, but you also like to play too! You’re about to enter an annual cycle of joy and happiness. This might mean doing more of what you love, with whom you love. Having more time for fun, romance and the simple pleasures of life will remind you of the very reason you work as hard as you do. Be open to a sudden invite, changes of plans or the opportunity to do something fun, unique or different.
You might enjoy more time at home this week and in the upcoming weeks. Why not make it more beautiful by buying flowers, replacing cushions or any other touches that may help you feel more grounded and at peace. Time with whomever you call family will be well spent now too. If some of those relationships have been under pressure recently, an olive branch would go a long way.
You’ve got some great astrology ahead of you. Before that happens though, you’re entering quite a busy phase. An influx of information may leave you feeling perplexed or confused. Stay calm, take your time. No choices need to be made now. However, grounding yourself in non-negotiable rituals and routines this week will create steady habits that will serve you well now, and in the coming months.