STARCATCHER: Astrology for the week of April 18, 2014

TIP FOR THE WEEK: This is the week for reality rather than fantasy.

astrology (photo credit: yael yitzchaki)
(photo credit: yael yitzchaki)
TAURUS---EARTH APRIL 20-MAY 20 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! A surge of energy and self-confidence is expected towards the beginning of this week. Not is the perfect time for you to focus on what makes YOU happy for a change. Always striving for perfection, this week you can begin to put some of your hard-earned knowledge and experience to good use. Friends and friendships are extremely important to you and this week you should get out and socialize. The people you meet in the coming weeks may not all become part of your inner circle, but new relationships are on the horizon. HINT: Be patient with a co-worker. Better to walk away than to say something you might regret later.
GEMINI---AIR MAY 21-JUNE 21 You may have the feeling this week that you are being pulled in two different directions. On the one hand, you need a quiet corner where you can think and unwind. But, on the other hand work and responsibilities beckon. This time do what is right and best for you and walk away for a few hours or days. You will be far more productive once you are back up on your feet again. A conversation with a fire sign may not be as satisfactory as you would wish, but it certainly won’t be boring. HINT: Try to curb your need for buying, spending and picking up the tab. Unexpected expenses are on the way and you will need the cash.
CANCER---WATER JUNE 22-JULY 22 This is the week for you to finally focus on your independence in order to achieve what you want and need and for the time being you need to feel free rather than tied down to anyone or anything. For far too long you have put your own needs aside and this is the week to concentrate on the goals you have set for yourself. That also includes making certain that your partner and/or mate understands that you will not be available 24/7 for the next few weeks. Once boundaries are established you will be happy to note how smoothly you both move into a new routine. HINT: Money and finances need watching as you continue putting funds aside for a trip or major purchase for your home.
LEO---FIRE JULY 23-AUGUST 22 By the middle portion of this week you begin to concentrate on how your life is unfolding and how close you are to achieving your goals. You will feel your energy shifting from taking care of others to taking care of your own needs. You will soon discover whether or not you are on the right path and if not what needs adjusting in your life in order to point you in the right direction. Over the course of this week you will find yourself becoming more practical and dedicated and all your hard work from the past as well as experience will stand you in good stead. HINT: You enjoy spending time with people who are serious, intense and have little patience for anyone who is reckless or superficial.
VIRGO---EARTH AUGUST 23-SEPTEMBER 22 You need to feel in control and unhindered and the people who attract you are individuals who help you to expand your mind and broaden your horizons. Take advantage of this opportunity as it doesn’t happen often. You continue spending more than you had anticipated, but by being frugal and cautious over the past few months, you have the funds you need. Although you don’t always see eye-to-eye with your partner and/or mate, this week finds you not only on the same page, but definitely enjoying working together. HINT: You can easily end a conflict between yourself and a family member y being a little more understanding and flexible.
LIBRA---AIR SEPTEMBER 23-OCTOBER 23 Lately you have had the feeling that some fine-tuning is needed in order to adjust some aspects of your life. You know what you have to do and when the time is right you will make your move. Right now you are focusing on property and financial matters. When in doubt, call in the experts rather than relying on the advice of friends and family. The conflict you felt in the past between your home and your career is beginning to disappear as you work to put more balance in your life. HINT: The people who mean the most to you right now must be structured in order to help you put some order back into your life.
SCORPIO---WATER OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 21 This is the week for being creative and artistic and the people who attract you the most are those who are extraordinary and show you how to look at things from a different perspective. Your intuition will steer you away from people who don’t have your best interests at heart, so don’t worry reach for the stars! For those of you who have begun a course of study or who are contemplating signing up for a class or two, double check your schedule as the heart may be willing but your calendar could simply be overloaded. HINT: A conversation with a fire sign could heat up very quickly causing a few hurt feelings.
SAGITTARIUS---FIRE NOVEMBER 22-DECEMBER 21 Protective and loyal, this week finds you preferring an evening at home with family rather than sitting in a place with strangers. Now is the perfect time for you to seriously consider making some changes in your home. Not a major overhaul, although you would love to tear everything down and begin again, but rather a few tasteful improvements which will make your time at home even more appreciated. HINT: For the time being rely on your own earning ability rather than depending on money expected from another source.
CAPRICORN---EARTH DECEMBER 22-JANUARY 19 Right now you are in tune with people who can stimulate your mind and relate to you on a professional and intellectual level. This is a good week for getting away from the office and socializing with some of the people you care the most about. You may find yourself torn between what you want personally and what you need to do professionally. As the week progresses you will be able to eliminate most of the conflict until a sense of equilibrium is established. HINT: When dealing with a water sign remember there is only so much prodding and pushing this person will take before either lashing out or disappearing all together.
AQUARIUS---AIR JANUARY 20-FEBRUARY 18 Although you do love being surrounded by beautiful objects and familiar pieces from your past, this week you will discover a need to splurge and buy something that simply makes you feel good. Indulge…you’ve earned it! You may find it difficult sleeping as your mind is working overtime planning and dealing with immediate work as well as considering long-term projects which are always on your mind. All forms of communication are accented at this time. HINT: Tuesday and Wednesday are perfect days for pampering yourself and some special person in your life.
PISCES---WATER FEBRUARY 19-MARCH 20 This is the week for dealing with personal issues and taking care of business. The time has come for you to realize that all work and no play definitely is not what you need in order to feel happy and fulfilled. Take a break. Nothing will happen if you don’t put in those extra hours, or spend your free time taking care of family members. Walk away and find a quiet place where there is water and a light breeze. HINT: Wednesday evening and all day Thursday you may find yourself needing to be alone with your thoughts. This is a perfect time for working on a project which requires patience and a great deal of creativity.
ARIES---FIRE MARCH 21-APRIL 19 You may feel some conflict between your professional obligations and your personal responsibilities. It will be up to you to make a few minor changes which will allow you to get more balance and order into your life. You will be surprised at how easy everything falls into place once you put things into motion. Problems from the past are not nearly as important as they were so relax and move on. HINT: Be patient with your partner and/or mate. This person just needs a little time and space and after all they have done for you, they deserve your understanding.