Horoscopes – Long
April 3 – April 17, 2013
Vol. 44, Issue 14
Last Nav horoscopes
Be prepared to fall in love. Be prepared to have your heart thrown wide open and to experience new facets of being through shared experience with others. The thing with love, is it’s tricky. You think I’m only talking about finding your “soul mate” or having a passionate love affair and finding a friend for life. Don’t be so limited in your thinking. Many of you will be graduating and heading off into new directions on your life’s path, and love comes in many different forms. You could fall in love with a place, a career path, an idea or muse. You get the picture. This kind of love is no less vulnerable and full of exploration of the unknown than the love shared between two human beings. So strap in and enjoy the ride.
Aries – Mar. 21 to Apr. 19
The daily routine of work, eat, sleep is starting to wear on you. You feel as though life is dull and uneventful, for you anyway. Everyone else is having all the fun. However, you are aware that the work you do now is a form of sacrifice for future goals, and if you just hold on and don’t give up, things will change. Your hard work will pay off in the form of new connections, a sense of community and the ecstasy that can be experienced with finally realizing your goals.
Taurus – Apr. 20 to May 20
What is it you really want to do? Are you on track with this dream? I tend to think so, as life, at almost every corner, is presenting you with magic and possibilities that could lead to harmonious and joyful outcomes if you allow it. However, it doesn’t hurt to check every once in a while. If life is shitty for you right now, you might want to reassess your goals and priorities and own up to what calls you above anything else.
Gemini – May 21 to Jun. 20
You’re one of those people who tends to still think, even as an adult, that the world doesn’t understand you. You are all alone in your experience. Thus you remain stuck, and often you find that you cannot move in any direction even if you know it will make you happier. Open to the understanding of others and widen your perception to the ways in which humanity is, in fact, homogenous in many of its characteristics. Your artistic self wants to bloom, but it can only do so if you to take a strong and affirmative step onto whatever road you choose.
Cancer – Jun. 21 to Jul. 22
It’s OK to protect the tender shoots of new understanding and self-awareness. If you need to retreat from the world for a while, that’s just part of the process. However, though you may be tempted, try not to follow old, self-destructive patterns and thus perpetuate your notion that you are not worthy or that no one cares. You have an opportunity to tap your own creative and intellectual reservoir and gift others around you in the long run through moments of self-reflective epiphany.
Leo – Jul. 23 to Aug. 22
Don’t be afraid to take things in stride this summer. If you plan too much, you will miss opportunities that are waiting to knock on your door. The fact that you are unsure about exactly what you want to do is an indicator that you should not jump on any band wagon just yet. Follow your heart, your feet, your spur-of-the-moment impulses and see where the day takes you. There is no wrong path here. You will only find what you are looking for by not looking. Ha!
Virgo – Aug. 23 to Sept. 22
If you ever want to truly understand what patience really feels like, ask an expectant mother. Little does this mother know, however, how much more patience she will have to exercise once the child is actually born. Now, I’m not asking you to be patient with others, or with the world around you. I’m asking you to be patient with yourself. You are like that newborn child, or even better, a two-year-old. You are learning about new aspects of life all over again. You are exploring and you might fall down and skin your knee. There’s no need to get mad at yourself. You are learning from your own mistakes.
Libra – Sept. 23 to Oct. 22
You’ve been given an opportunity. In some form or another, someone has handed you the means to accomplish your goals, or to make your life easier. Think of it this way: you are standing at the top of a long staircase, your hand on a doorknob. The door you are about to open looms in your mind as some kind of insurmountable task. But you are making a mountain out of a molehill. If you just turn the knob, you will actually experience less stress than you are now. In other words: it’s OK to ask for help.
Scorpio – Oct. 23 to Nov. 21
You are like a monk coming down from the mountain. Life feels a little surreal as you adjust to the outside world. Be deliberate in your actions, weigh them against your inner integrity meter and don’t be hasty in your decision making. By doing so, you will find that your responses to life will be more holistic and thus more truly representative of who you are. This kind of deliberate action will yield success and signal an end to the long string of “bad luck” you’ve been experiencing.
Sagittarius – Nov. 22 to Dec. 21
As your heart cracks open and you learn to allow yourself to expose your vulnerability to those people who have helped you feel a sense of safety, remember that love is also one of the many tools used by life to teach valuable lessons. This does not mean that you should shut down and return to a stance of mistrust. Rather, it means keep plunging forward and embrace all that life has to offer. The underlying message here? Life is complicated and unpredictable. But that’s why it’s so glorious. I assure you, you don’t want to miss out.
Capricorn – Dec. 22 to Jan. 19
The feeling that we are separate from each other and from nature is largely a Western world view. In many indigenous societies, there is no separation between the individual and the group and the landscape in which they reside. It might help you to remember this in the coming weeks. Your belief that you are alone is an illusion, one that you are only helping to reinforce by pushing loved ones away. Seek out what inspires you. Go after it like your life depends on it. Don’t let anything stand in your way. In doing so you will find others with whom you feel a kindred connection.
Aquarius – Jan. 20 to Feb. 18
What is your idea of a moral person? Now, now, don’t assume you know what others deem to be moral. Though we like to think morality is universal we all have very different ideas about what constitutes a moral person depending on personal life circumstances and cultural influence. It is noble to stand up for what you feel is right, but make sure you do some soul searching before you decide to condemn those who hold your attention.
Pisces – Feb. 19 to Mar. 20
You are like a projection screen, upon which the goals and ambitions of others endeavor to display themselves. Don’t fall for it, Pisces. You have a unique path, one which only you can tread. If you allow the needs, wants, and desires of others to become your story, or be the burden you bear, how will you have time and energy to project your own story out into the universe? Seize opportunities as they arise, but don’t feel obligated to any particular one, especially if your gut tells you that it is not furthering your intent. And no, this is not equal to being selfish. The integrity with which you handle yourself will make the distinction for you.