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Horoscopes: April 17-23

ARIES: March 21 - April 20
The master plan never looks the way we expect it to. If you think you've got this all figured out, guess again. Right now, your life is about letting go and letting God show you that it's easier to stay in the moment if you want to stay current with what's going on. The things that looked a Hell of a lot worse a few months ago have arranged themselves into a 'neater' sort of mess and you seem to be OK with all of it; including whatever it takes to be accountable for the part you played in all of this. An open heart is crucial to every aspect of your growth process. Keep it up.

TAURUS: April 21 - May 20
The bloom is on the rose and you've got a whiff of romance blowing in the wind. These things are always so entrancing, no one could tell you to cut it out, and a cold shower won't do. It looks like many of you are about to find out if this is for real. Whether it is, or it isn't, it really doesn't matter - because this lesson is about love and how you relate to yourself when you are in it. For those of you to which none of this applies, the message is more about due diligence and clearing enough lumber off the pile to see the light in your heart, and the light at the end of the tunnel.

GEMINI: May 21 - June 20
It's always the same in your neck of the woods. At the moment, seeing the forest for the trees and having enough foresight to sense that creating perfection calls for a lot more than superficial cures will make it easier for you to get ahead. So many things have gotten swept under the rug, half of what's weighing you down wouldn't be there if you weren't so good at making believe that everything's totally OK. The harder truths, and the things that make you question yourself are nothing to ignore. Don't be stupid. Nothing's going to work until you dig a little deeper.

CANCER: June 21 - July 20
A trip to the movies would be less interesting than the one you're in. How things got this crazy is hard to figure but, as long as you're willing to roll with the punches it'll work out just fine. For the next few months life is going to be about noticing your behavior in situations that involve invasive people and over the top expectations. The tendency to be a soft touch could see you falling prey to those who can't take care of themselves, or who use you as a means to an end. It's time to consider your own worth and  be clear about where you stop and other people begin.

LEO: July 21 - August 20
You have to approach everything you do with tenderness and compassion. No matter how hard this is at times, the main thing right now is to always find a way to do it from the heart. Others are not going to change just because you want them to. There is a way to be with life that allows us to see and accept the beauty in all of it. Little by little, this experience is showing you how to be the person who can go there with a full heart and enough wisdom to see that all of us are perfect and the cross we bear is nothing more than a gift, that makes what we do precious.

VIRGO: August 21 - September 20
You have no way of knowing what'll happen next because things have shifted into a neutral zone that disallows any sense of certainty. This is feeling either good or bad, depending on how you roll. The tendency to have a problem with life whenever your pictures aren't perfect has many of you whining about the fact that they aren't looking the way you want them to at the moment. If that's how it is, it's time to start looking at what's in front of you instead of what you had in mind. Get over the need to control everything. Letting it go is always where things are at for you guys.

LIBRA: September 21 - October 20
The idea that anything in this life is fair is totally debatable. Keeping things balanced is never what it seems and what's going on right now has you wishing you had more sympathy for the other side of the story - because what isn't working makes absolutely no sense at all. There is no sense trying to state your case when nobody in the room wants to hear it. Sometimes all you can do is shut up and keep working - or keep doing the best you can. Underneath all of this the message seems to be about acceptance, and learning to consider the uses of adversity.

SCORPIO: October 21 - November 20
This moment in time is fraught with tension that feels a little too non-stop. You wonder if things are really working because there doesn't seem to be enough time to absorb an experience before you're in the middle of the next thing. The deeper issues that lie at the heart of all of this require more attention than you have to give them. If a few days of retreat is at all possible, and if you're in the mood to get to the bottom of it, take some time off. If life has you by the Clock, the best you can do is to pay the Piper only what he deserves and give whatever's left to your Self.

SAGITTARIUS: November 21 - December 20
Knowing for sure how people feel is something you can't ascertain with the mind. Stop trying to figure out what your heart already knows and get on with the show. This is easier said than done. Too many developmental issues, along with all the water under the bridge make it hard to see what the Truth is. Underneath all of our stuff, life is always so simple. You, of all people have an easier time getting to that place than the rest of us. Right now, the need to go 'home' to the place that knows how easy things are, and how much you are loved, is absolutely essential.

CAPRICORN: December 21 - January 20
You have a huge amount of stuff going on. What it consists of is less important than how you deal with it. The idea that anything is under your control is illusory. If fate and free will are at odds with each other, what's going on right now seems to indicate that they have come together in a moment of Truth upon which everything seems to be riding. It doesn't matter if you have a Global Mission, or if you're sitting in front of the TV, totally unemployed: life is begging you to come to heel, for better or worse, and stand or fall based on what's come to pass up to now.

AQUARIUS: January 21 - February 20
The act of coming into your own isn't necessarily a walk in the park. Watching the layers peel off, you notice that others are confused by this change you're going through. They don't teach us how to deal with these things in school, and the things that make us smart often have more to do with the emotional component than they do with our resume or our credentials. You can't figure out why this is so hard. That's OK. As you get closer to the truth of what's going on you will start to unravel some of the deeper mysteries that surround the feeling that you're about to explode.

PISCES: February 21 - March 20
Living in someone else's shadow could be a huge theme for many of you. Underneath this cloud, who do you get to be and how much is it costing you to stay in the shade. Recent changes have brought you out in the open far enough for you to see that whoever's holding power over you needs a boot in the ass - or something to remind them that the only way to increase their power is to SHARE it! You have fish of your own to fry and need to get into things that have come into being to further your own interests. Start believing in yourself as much as you believe in them.