April will be a frustrating time for those under the sign of Taurus

aries sign

My Stars by Madame Zzaj, Romanian Queen of All Queens

Aries (March 21-April 20): Well, the New Moon that starts off April certainly puts a bee in your bonnet (does anyone wear those anymore)? Anyway, Saturn, more than your ruling planet, Mars, certainly has you focused on taking care of business — and you will! Switch your stilettos for flats, there’s a lot of ground to cover. A new business may be in the offing!

Taurus sign

Taurus (April 21-May20): April is a crueler month for you, mostly because the planets pen you in. It’s frustrating to not be able to shove obstacles out of the way but all those situations you’ve put off dealing with have to be confronted. If you do, you should be unburdened by May Day.

Gemini sign

Gemini (May 21-June 20): Time for bringing your most persuasive lines into play; not that you can sweet talk yourself out of the circumstances you’ll face in April. It’s more that you need to have an honest conversation with yourself and make some decisions. Things should turn around the end of May.

Cancer sign

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Mercury and Uranus, in relation to your Moon, are working overtime to allow you greater self-confidence in your abilities. Take heart that others value your input, and you should as well. This might be a good time to start volunteer work or even run for office!

Leo sign

Leo (July 23-August 22): You might want to consider cooling your heels this April; find a new hobby, or work on self-improvement as Uranus and Saturn seem positioned to pummel you if you try to step out of a very small circumference of activity. Please don’t wear a hole in the carpets pacing back and forth fretting. This isn’t forever.

Virgo sign

Virgo (August 23-September 22): You might want to consider working smart rather than working hard as a personal motto, as we (and your Moon) swing into the middle of April. It’s not a crime to re-group you know. There are worse things than taking it easy, particularly when Mars wants to trip you up.

Libra sign

Libra (September 23-October22): It looks like some leaner times are in the forecast for you, at least in your own mind. There’s a bit of drift, of listlessness in your chart this Spring. Even if it’s still nippy out, it’s easy to picture you sitting on the veranda, dwelling on past glories, rather than facing the present.

Scorpio sign

Scorpio (October 23-November 21): Mars certainly has your back this season, which is nice; first, because it is your ruling planet, and secondly, because the positions Uranus and Saturn occupy in the sky hindering you, naturally, requires a stronger champion to come to your aid. It’s nice to have backup.

Sagittarius sign

Sagittarius (November 22-December 22): Yours is another sign which is teed up for a reversal of fortune this spring, alas. Don’t become a conspiracy theorist, as it’s nothing personal; the heavens seem aligned to send petty annoyances your way so use this season to regroup and pare down expectations.

Capricorn sign

Capricorn (December 22-January 19): With Saturn running interference against so many signs right now it appears to be clearing the way for you to run the field without hinderance. As your ruling planet (and best buddy), you are partnered with the perfect wingman; make the most of the time available.

aquarius sign

Aquarius (January 20-February 18): Oh dear, another aimless wanderer joins the list this season.
There just doesn’t seem a way forward right now, so get comfortable treading water. Needlepoint is a fine way to pass the time while dreaming of a better future. Go sit on the veranda with any Libra friends and commiserate. Cocktails might be involved.

Pisces sign

Pisces (February 19-March 20): This is a time for you to shine, your scales are shiny bright, as you navigate an easy course. You might want to team up with Capricorns of your acquaintance! Savor every good fortune that comes your way and don’t neglect your friends!