Taurus: relax and smell the roses, particularly at the end of April

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My Stars by Madame Zzaj, Romanian queen of all queens

Aries (March 21-April 20): Bravado, braggadocio, thy name is Aries, who, in April, full of rising sap, vim and vigor, is ready to go on the offensive, all out of proportion to the perceived offense. This will only take you so far, until May 19, actually, when the universe starts hitting back, blocking you by having your Moon squaring Jupiter and Saturn, which will counter your bad behavior.

Taurus signTaurus (April 21-May20): For you to get anywhere, now that we have entered the fullness of spring, your Taurine nature needs to shade more towards that of Ferdinand the Bull. Turning away from that which others expect of you, you will relax and smell the roses, particularly at the end of April. In May, you may safely pursue a more aggressive tack.

Gemini signGemini (May 21-June 20): To start off the season, it might be best to pursue your goals by indirect means, as your Moon being square Mars has a tendency to bring you aches and pains. Don’t expect a whole lot out of May either, when your Moon is square Neptune. Expectations, while running home, are unlikely to be met.


Cancer signCancer (June 21-July 22): Everything will be a scramble this spring. As you attempt to leave your sandy lair, the walls keep collapsing as you attempt to claw your way out. Your Moon maintains an adversarial stance to most planets, especially Jupiter; your efforts will go unappreciated and you’ll find what rewards you do receive to be unsatisfying.

Leo signLeo (July 23-August 22): April finds you reassessing personal relationships in the right way, for all the right reasons. While not feeling smothered, it is time to allow yourself a certain space, a degree of autonomy. While it may be a bit bumpy, the beginning of May should find you on a new and more satisfying footing.


Virgo signVirgo (August 23-September 22): The season starts off with you directing all your considerable abilities and focus into unreasonable goals. Your Moon being in opposition to Neptune will encourage you to strive towards the unobtainable, such as achieving levitation, or otherwise defying common sense. This continues through May but you’ll be able to con others into buying into your illusions.

Libra signLibra (September 23-October22): You stumble out of the gate at the beginning of April. Intentions are wonderful things but your mental and physical reserves are at a low ebb. May finds you in a more upright position but contorting yourself in uncomfortable ways to avoid contact with the many obstacles standing in your way.


Scorpio signScorpio (October 23- November 21): Unlike your Libran friends, simply applying yourself to a problem or situation seems to carry the day. It’s exhausting and debilitating, but doable. What you assay on April 10 will bring dividends. However, moving towards May, resist the urge to gloat or explain. You will undo your achievements talking about them.

Sagittarius signSagittarius (November 22-December 22): Desires get the better of you on Good Friday, it being not so good for you. What you want you want, damn the consequences. Despite your missteps, it would seem that you get it all properly sorted in mid-May by re-asserting the better aspect of your nature.


Capricorn signCapricorn (December 22-January 19): Yours is another sign afflicted by bad aspects, where Uranus is concerned. This can be liberating. But you, dear reader, are among those for whom, this spring, nothing seems to be happening quickly enough. Trying to move things along will bring more grief than profit.


aquarius signAquarius (January 20-February 18): While others around you may be seeming to struggle with personal goals, or inner demons, you, lovely Aquarians, should go far by not stressing. Your chart contains no stressors these next two months. Water finds its own level easily and so do you.


Pisces signPisces (February 19-March 20): Neptune, your ruling planet, has you falling into a very comfortable, and comforting pattern of action, following directly from sharp and sudden insights into the behaviors of others. No one can read a room quite like you, seemingly. It’s easy to navigate around pitfalls that hinder others and easy to make it to the finish line.