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Too many choices? That would be the price you're paying for having magnetic
Venus in your sign, attracting a range of people and their flattering propositions.
If you're feeling overwhelmed by these options, take a minute on the 16th,
when the Aries sun and well-informed Mercury convene, to pay attention to the
messages you're receiving. They should help you eliminate the least feasible
or least financially viable. However, the conflict between your career and a romance
or feeling content at home could last through the 23rd.
A surge in self-esteem begins with Mercury's entrance into Taurus on the 17th and the realization that you're a lot smarter than people give you credit for. While you might not have predicted the ebb and flow of global markets, you seem to have a handle on how to use other people's money (loans) and tax write-offs. Look for more insights into where and with whom you want to spend your birthday during the Scorpio full moon the weekend of the 19th. That's the time deeply buried desires tend to surface.
Not only is more happening than meets the eye, there's more activity going on that depends on your well-connected Mercury ruler than there's been in a while. You're likely to be extremely busy while the Messenger speeds through Aries and most of Taurus before this month ends. But don't think this frantic pace means that you'll do a half-ass job or jump from pillar to post, person to person. Cultivate the inspiration (and information) you receive during the sun-Mercury merger on the 16th with care so you can maximize long-range results.
Is that a chip on your shoulder? Assertive Mars crossing in and out of your sign for the past six months may have given the Crab a bigger set of balls and a harder shell than we're used to seeing. Have you been lifting weights as well? You'll get to watch your independent attitude play out over the next two weeks, because the god of war forms an alliance with innovative Uranus in time for Earth Day. Then Mars manages to provoke Venus, the goddess figure who's keeping the peace at work. Where is the love, the romance, the apology?
More constructive results than you figured you'd achieve in this short a time. Congratulations for integrating the imagination and divine inspiration a partner brings to the table with uncommon common sense and consistency. This is the first spring in a while that your sun ruler is forming beneficial trines to Saturn and Pluto, the planets responsible for governmental rules and regulations and the powerful people who make and break them. For the next four weeks, these agents and agencies shouldn't present any problems.
You might feel you're going too far out on a limb as expansive and educated Jupiter tests your Mercury ruler by broadening your expectations. But as the month ends, you're more likely to land in the lap of luxury than flat on your ass. There's a lot of cautious advice being offered right now, so if you need to wrap yourself in a security blanket for a while, you probably should heed it. However, the payoff for playing it safe isn't due to show up until your birthday, and for most antsy Virgos, that's too long to wait.
Until solar Aries ends on the 19th, your partner's activities could be the energy lighting up your life. Not that your interest is due to expire on that date, but the main focus could easily shift to what this person, or the relationship you've forged, can do for you personally. As long as your amenable Venus ruler is still in your Aries marriage house, i.e., until April 30, why not use its position, and the social benefits the goddess bestows, to attract whatever is currently near and dear to your own heart?
Anticipate receiving affirmation as newsworthy Mercury, followed by the creative sun, favors your Pluto co-ruler's efforts at fixing a financial matter. This show of support from the cosmos can also improve your standing with your employer, a parent or a familiar pack of critics-at-large. Simultaneously, your impulsive Mars co-ruler is urging you to decide ASAP where you should spend your next vacation, also how you should get there. Isn't it time for a new set of wheels? A mountain bike for touring or a hybrid for the road?
Your participation in the daily grind could be dulling the healthy glow the Archer likes to exude, but there are rewards in store for toeing that line. Nonetheless, there's also a fine line between fulfilling your obligations and feeling put upon. Pressure is mounting for a major confrontation in another week between pushy Mars in Cancer and your generous Jupiter ruler, fairly content in your Capricorn money house. Knowing that soon you could be under the gun, start now to protect your position. Court an ally.
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