ARIES Mar 21 | Apr 19 “Choconiverous” is an English slang word that’s defined as having the tendency, when eating a chocolate Easter bunny, to bite the head off first. I recommend that you adopt this -direct approach in everything you do in the coming weeks. Don’t get bogged down in preliminaries. Don’t get sidetracked by minor details, trivial distractions or peripheral concerns. It’s your duty to swoop straight into the centre of the action. Be clear about what you want and unapologetic about getting it.
TAURUS Apr 20 | May 20 The American snack cake known as a Twinkie is 68 per cent air. Among its 37 other mostly worth-less ingredients are sugar, water, cornstarch, the emulsifier polysorbate 60, the filler sodium stearoyl lactylate and food colouring. You can’t get a lot of -nutritious value by eating it. Now let’s consider the fruit known as the watermelon. It’s 91 per cent water and 6 per cent sugar. And yet it also contains a good amount of -vitamin C, lycopene and antioxidants, all of which are healthy for you. So if you are going to eat a whole lot of nothing, water-melon is a far better nothing than a Twinkie. Let that serve as an apt metaphor for you in the coming week.
GEMINI May 21 | Jun 20 You may be as close as you have ever gotten to finding the long-lost Holy Grail – or Captain Kidd’s pirate treasure, for that matter, or Marie Antoinette’s jewels, or Tinkerbell’s magical fairy dust, or the smoking-gun evidence that Shakespeare’s plays were written by Francis Bacon. At the very least, I suspect you are ever so near to your personal equivalent of those precious goods. Is there anything you can do to increase your chances of actually getting it? Here’s one tip: visualize in detail how acquiring the prize would inspire you to become even more generous and magnanimous than you already are.
CANCER Jun 21 | Jul 22 People are paying attention to you in new ways. That’s what you wanted, right? You’ve been emanating subliminal signals that convey messages like “Gaze into my eternal eyes” and “Bask in the cozy glow of my crafty empathy.” So now what? Here’s one possi-bility: Go to the next level. Show the even more interesting beauty that you’re hiding below the surface. You may not think you’re ready to offer the gifts you have been “saving for later.” But you always think that. I dare you to reveal more of your deep secret power.
Leo Jul 23 | Aug 22 Some people believe unquestioningly in the truth and power of astrology. They imagine it’s an exact -science that can unfailingly discern character and predict the future. Other people believe all astrology is nonsense. They think everyone who uses it is deluded or stupid. I say that both of these groups are wrong. Both have a simplistic, uninformed perspective. The more correct view is that some astrology is nonsense and some is a potent psychological tool. Some of it’s based on superstition, and some is rooted in a robust mythopoetic understanding of archetypes. I encourage you to employ a similar appreciation for paradox as you evaluate a certain influence that is currently making a big splash in your life. In one sense this influence is like snake oil, and you should be skeptical about it. But in another sense it’s good medicine that can truly heal.
VIRGO Aug 23 | Sep 22 According to the Biblical stories, Peter was Christ’s closest disciple but acted like a traitor when trou-ble came. After Christ was arrested, in the hours before the trial, Peter denied knowing his cherished teacher three different times. His fear trumped his love, leading him to violate his sacred commitment. Is there anything remotely comparable to that scenario developing in your own sphere, Virgo? If you recognize any tendencies in yourself to shrink from your -devotion or violate your highest principles, I urge you to root them out. Be brave. Stay strong and true in your duty to a person or place or cause that you love.
LIBRA Sep 23 | Oct 22 Marketing experts say consumers need persistent prodding before they will open their minds to possibilities that are outside their entrenched habits. The average person has to be exposed to a new product at least eight times before it fully registers on his or her awareness. Remember this rule of thumb as you seek attention and support for your brainstorms. Make use of the art of repetition. Not just any old boring, tedious kind of repetition, though. You’ve got to be as sincere and fresh about present-ing your goodies the eighth time as you were the first.
SCORPIO Oct 23 | Nov 21 In Cole Porter’s song I Get A Kick Out Of You, he testifies that he gets no kick from champagne. In fact, “Mere alcohol doesn’t thrill me at all,” he sings. The same is true about cocaine. “I’m sure that if I took even one sniff that would bore me terrifically, too,” Porter declares. With this as your nudge, Scorpio, and in accordance with the astrological omens, I encourage you to identify the titillations that no longer provide you with the pleasurable jolt they once did. Acknowledge the joys that have grown stale and the adventures whose rewards have waned. It’s time for you to go in search of a new array of provocative fun and games.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 | Dec 21 The English writer William Wordsworth (1770-1830) wrote hundreds of poems. Among his most famous was I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud, which is also known as Daffodils. The poem sprang from him after a walk he took with his sister around Lake Ullswater in the Lake District. There they were delighted to find a long, thick belt of daffodils growing close to the water. In his poem, Wordsworth praises the “ten thousand” flowers that were “Continuous as the stars that shine / And twinkle on the milky way.” If you are ever going to have your own version of a daffodil explosion that inspires a burst of creativity, Sagittarius, it will come in the coming weeks.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 | Jan 19 Your subconscious desires and your conscious desires seem to be at odds. What you say you want is not in precise alignment with what your deep self wants. That’s why I’m worried that “Don’t! Stop!” might be close to morphing into “Don’t stop!” – or vice versa. It’s all pretty confusing. Who’s in charge here? Your false self or your true self? Your wounded, conditioned, habit-bound personality or your wise, eternal, ever-growing soul? I’d say it’s a good time to retreat into your sanctuary and get back in touch with your primal purpose.
AQUARIUS Jan 20 | Feb 18 Sometimes you’re cool, but other times you’re hot. You veer from acting aloof and distracted to being friendly and attentive. You careen from bouts of laziness to bursts of disciplined efficiency. It seems that you’re always either building bridges or burning them, and on occasion you are building and burning them at the same time. In short, Aquarius, you are a master of vacillation and a slippery lover of the in-between-. When you’re not completely off-target and out of touch, you’ve got a knack for wild-guessing the future and seeing through the false appearances that everyone else regards as the gospel truth. I, for one, am thoroughly entertained!
PISCES Feb 19| Mar 20 How can you ripen the initiatives you have set in motion in recent weeks? Of the good new trends you have launched, which can you now install as permanent enhancements in your daily rhythm? Is there anything you might do to cash in on the quantum leaps that have occurred, maybe even figure out a way to make money from them? It’s time for you to shift from being lyrically dreamy to fiercely practical. You’re ready to convert lucky breaks into enduring -opportunities.
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