Horoscope: April 23, 2016

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April 23, 2016

Aries | March 20 – April 19

Every sign is influenced by the Full Moon. However, the recent one accented the wise use of your resources, from your money and time, to your affections. While the latter may not seem anything you’d keep track of, when you care about somebody, that support can be magical, if not life-changing.

Taurus | April 20 – May 20

To you, as a Taurus, the best plan is one that has been discussed at length at the outset. That done and dealt with, you can settle into an arrangement free from concerns about unexpected twists and turns. Now, however, shakeups are leading to yet more discussions and, probably, changes.

Gemini | May 21 – June 20

One of the best solutions for the anxieties you’re experiencing is to distract yourself. Go someplace that will keep that active mind of yours busy. Spend time with those who make you laugh. While your concerns won’t vanish, by the time you’re next thinking about them, they won’t seem as overwhelming.

Cancer | June 21 – July 22

Somebody seems almost determined to annoy you. Bizarrely, it’s the reverse. The individual in question is anxious and is seeking reassurance from you. But they’re unaware of their own feelings, so don’t realise why they’re being provocative. All they need is for you to encourage them. Once you do, they’ll calm down.

Leo | July 23 – August 22

Unsettling as sudden changes can be, sometimes it’s the only way to overcome a resistance to breaking longstanding habits. They may be familiar and because of that, reassuring, but they’re also holding you back. Forget about discussion and plunge in. You’ll soon wonder why you hesitated for even a moment.

Virgo | August 23 – September 22

There are many ways to say the word ‘no’. While you rarely say it without meaning exactly that, with things moving so swiftly you’re urged to adopt a more flexible attitude. The trick is to take a stand but continue to explore various options. You’ll be amazed how many ideas you hear.

Libra | September 23 – October 22

Although the Full Moon has already taken place, you’re still wrestling with the heightened feelings it triggered. Unsettling as some were, others gave you a clear sense of how much certain activities and, indeed, certain passions mean to you. This is important now but will influence crucial decisions in the future.

Scorpio | October 23 – November 21

Planning ahead may be a virtue. But it’s worth keeping in mind that the communication planet Mercury goes retrograde on the 28th, triggering changes. While some will be so minor you’ll barely notice them, others will be more disruptive. Ironically, annoying as the latter are, they’ll often prove amazingly informative.

Sagittarius | November 22 – December 21

Even during the most complex of periods, wonderful ideas or offers can appear. Not only will that be the case for you, the suggestions or offers that come your way between now and early May could be some of the best of the year. Knowing that, explore absolutely everything you encounter.

Capricorn | December 22 – January 19

Sometimes a bad mood is just that, a temporary dip in your spirits. It’s worth noting, however, that the recent and powerful Full Moon highlighted issues you’ve been ignoring. Discuss them now, and frankly. They’re not as complex as you feared. You will, in fact, be amazed how swiftly you resolve them.

Aquarius | January 20 – February 17

The recent encounter between Venus and your ruler Uranus will have triggered an analysis of a surprising range of elements in your life. That’s because Venus accents all forms of close relationships but, also, what’s of value to you, from money to your possessions, ideas and even your time.

Pisces | February 18 – March 19

As a water sign, you’re aware how the tides of emotion influence the lives of others, and your own. But not everybody notices these feelings, rather, they tend to blame the ups and downs of their moods on circumstances alone. Discuss this with them. They’ll learn something and so will you.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 23rd,  2016.