For the week ending April 4

By Milton Black

Published: Fri 29 Mar 2013, 9:55 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 8:34 PM

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)

During this week you have the potential to establish interesting and mentally stimulating contacts. Your way of thinking will undergo change and transformation. You have the capability to appreciate new ideas and ways of looking at things. You are not interested in light and trivial matters now; instead you feel driven to gain a deeper understanding of life. As a communicator, your powers of persuasion are accentuated now and successes as a speaker or writer are possible during this period. Subtle shifts in power can work to your advantage now. Be alert to the dynamics between you and those in influential positions. You can assert yourself as a leader and organiser. Finances improve through careful speculation and investment. Personal relationships bring much happiness and satisfaction, you will gain greater empathy.

Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)

The power of positive thinking makes anything possible for you now. Opportunities are there for the taking and it is up to you to show what you are made of. Communications seem effortless and are bound to go well, especially in regard to meetings and conferences. Short journeys are favoured and profitability can result through good negotiations. You are well-aspected for commercial activity, negotiation and settling contracts, providing the necessary groundwork has been done properly. The only thing that might spoil this period is irritability and impatience, your own or another's. There may also be friction in the home or family, or with women. Compromise is your key to success where your personal emotional side is concerned. Good news may greet you concerning your business or career.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

This is a no-nonsense cycle you are in and now is the time to deal with aspects of your life that need your attention. There are issues that you need to address and some of them may not be pleasant. You may be accompanied by an unsettling external event that rocks your foundations and forces you to make radical changes in your life. Other people or circumstances may inhibit your ability to carry on living in the manner to which you've been accustomed. For instance, you could experience financial restrictions or hardships caused through others. For example, someone may owe you money but won't pay, or you may have debts you can't repay easily. There can be breakdowns in relationships or associations caused through irreconcilable differences. Stay positive.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

You have a desire to achieve things now, coupled with the drive to succeed. Expect an energy boost, but be careful and guard against over-exerting yourself physically, as it could lead to stress and strain. There is a risk of injury-proneness or conflicts with others. You won't take kindly to having your independence and freedom challenged and you are inclined to be more wilful than usual. Your physical and competitive drives are more competitive at the moment. Take some time out in quiet and tranquil surroundings. Spend some time in reflection, go to a spiritual retreat, fishing lodge or similar. You may find enjoyment and relaxation reading a new book title. Family matters may need your attention, especially on the financial scene, you may need to renew your home budget.

Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)

Your powers of judgement may prove to be faulty under this week’s influence. You are prone to unrealistic thinking now and will have to guard against exposure to upsets or deceptions. When communicating, you need to be very sure that others understand exactly what you mean, as there is a risk of misunderstandings. You have a retentive memory. "What is felt is what is remembered" describes the way your mind works and your intellect and thinking processes will be influenced by your feelings. You are highly intuitive and perceptive at this moment and your thinking will be centred on the business scene and where you are headed. If you are not happy with your present position, now is the time to make a change. Finances improve.

Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)

This could be a lucky time for you, successes are likely and the more effort you put into things the greater the rewards. Travel is favoured and financial and business affairs can prosper now. This is an excellent period for social integration and you may join a group or organisation. This can be a very pleasant and enjoyable social cycle and you are able to relax and gain respite from the pressures of modern living. Treat yourself or another to a small gift or outing; it will make you feel good. A social setting could bring you into contact with someone influential or significant. You like yourself at the moment and, in general, others do too. This is a good time for social interaction and for catching up with friends.

Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

This is an excellent time for achieving business and personal goals. You can move forward in your career now by focussing on getting positive results. You are as sharp as a tack during this period and have the ability to influence others through persuasive speaking or writing. However, if you express extreme or fanatical opinions you will tend to turn people off. Your communications with others could be strained at times and misunderstandings are possible. Negotiations in business can be difficult and you may have to encourage objective thinking to get you through the difficult days. You have the potential to establish social, artistic or romantic contacts with some interesting people who will encouragingly influence your destiny for some time in the future. Money matters need your attention.

Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)

Expect a busy cycle ahead with plenty of variety and change. You will have an assertive and direct nature, with the urge to be constantly doing something. Self-motivated and enterprising, you like being where the action is and taking the initiative. Naturally bold and courageous by nature, you may often take risks this week and attempt things that others find daunting. You will have a competitive spirit and may like to challenge others mentally and physically, and you also like to set challenges for yourself. Be careful however, at times, you could be self-orientated and even selfish. You may also display recklessness and experience difficulties through may react emotionally if a lover or partner attempts to restrict you in any way. Compromise is your key to success.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)

Social interaction and communication with others is easy for you now. A courteous and pleasant manner can win you many friends and influence people. This can also be a good time for discussing matters of the heart, or making a permanent commitment. You have strong personal powers of attraction and desires with deep and long lasting feelings of emotional constancy, loyalty and stability. However, difficulties in love can come about from possessiveness or jealousy if you try to rule the roost. Watch diet, there can be a tendency to over-indulge in the good life and to risk weight gain. Artistic appreciation and talent is possible in tactile creative expressions such as music, theatre, art, sculpture or ceramics. Short journeys also tend to go well now especially for pleasure.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)

Throughout this week you will have a practical and down-to-earth nature, coupled with a strong desire to create secure and stable circumstances in life. Possessions and financial matters are important to you and, generally, you like to manage your own finances. You are thrifty now and will have a knack for recognising bargains. You will be in touch with your physical senses and you will know how to enjoy yourself and on occasion, indulge in sensuality. You are generally a patient and conservative person that doesn't anger easily; however you may become a force to be reckoned with when pushed too far. You tend to prefer the status quo to change this week and can be quite inflexible and stubborn when you want to be. An artistic talent is possible.

Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)

You will feel more emotionally secure and optimistic than usual and find you can express your feelings to others more easily. Family and domestic matters seem to go well at this time and buying or selling real-estate, or moving home is favoured. Even if you don't move house or invest in property, this is an excellent time for making improvements to your home, such as alterations and redecorating. On the personal front, you can expect to relate well to people; you will seem to have an instinct for others' needs. Friends in particular, can be beneficial in your life at the moment. This is one of the best times for travelling overseas, or having visitors from far-off places come to stay. You may have to watch your budget?

Pisces (Feb 19- Mar 20)

A somewhat dreamy and romantic mood influences your thinking at the moment. You are at risk of being mentally lax and careless now, but equally, there is the possibility of inspired and imaginative thinking too. Music, poetry, film and artistic creativity can flourish during this week. You will have a quick and agile mind, with the capability to hold more than one train of thought at a time. You will be a versatile thinker and communicator. Through applied learning, you can now become knowledgeable in many subjects. Curious and inquisitive, you may take an interest in what's going on around you. Equally, however, you can be intellectually superficial and inclined to gossip. During this week you have the potential to establish physical or sporting interests that could benefit you.

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