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Happy birthday Aries!
Happy birthday Aries!

Several planets line up to form a ‘cosmic cross’ in the sky.
by Lilly Roddy

This “cosmic cross” tends to push people to the edge, and sometimes it forces decision-making. There are several days in April that will feel especially intense. With the lunar eclipse on the 15th, the 14th through the 16th could bring a lot of new information to light. Conditions can change quickly, and you need to be ready to respond. The cosmic cross will produce another strong surge from the 19th through the 23rd. We haven’t seen the planets line up like this in a while, and it is very likely that we will see some global changes taking place. The solar eclipse on the 29th will continue to raise anxiety levels. • The intensity of this planetary alignment will remain strong through the first week of May. As a side note, the big storms we are seeing in the northern part of the country will continue right along with this cosmic cross. • Good days this month are the 17th, 18th, 25th, 26th, and the 30th. Days to stay on your toes are the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and the 29th.

Aries (March 21–April 19). Happy birthday to the Rams and Ewes! This is an especially busy birthday month. You could easily feel pulled in several directions at once this month. You may feel trapped by your circumstances and be forced to make some decisions during April. Relationship energies continue to be tense if you’re not getting to the core of your problems. This is also a great time to renew your relationship bonds. Work and career opportunities continue to expand. Take your time, and don’t jump the gun. Illustration by David Eduardo Flores Perez.

Taurus (April 20–May 20). You continue your long-term planning process. You’ve been working on your boundaries, so you’re doing a much better job of saying no. Relationships with coworkers and those in your immediate circle continue to be tense, especially from the 14th to the 16th and again from the 21st to the 23rd. Normally, you are the peace keeper here. Just be sure that this is really your responsibility. After the 23rd, you’ll be communicating much more clearly and will feel much more stable. Make sure that you take time for some rest and retreat this month.

Gemini (May 21–June 21). The first half of the month should be a busy time for the Geminis’ social lives. If you are socially minded, this is a great time to get involved with a community organization and become connected with a cause. In your professional lives, you are cleaning up and restructuring your work environment. On the 10th and the 11th, you are more sensitive than usual, so keep the drama to a minimum. This is an especially good time to restart some kind of exercise program. By the end of the month, you’ll need some time to yourself.

Cancer (June 22–July 22). Like those born in the other cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, and Capricorn), this is a high-powered month for you. This is a very innovative time in your life when you’re really feeling driven to step out and express yourself more authentically than you’ve done in the past. Remain centered to avoid being pulled in many different directions at once. This is a time of action for you, so just accept your fears and move forward. The intensity will ease up somewhat during May.

Leo (July 23–August 22). Leos are really working to make their foundations more stable during April. You are carefully considering your plans in detail before taking any action. You are much more socially active this month, so be careful that you don’t overload yourself, especially around mid month. Toward the end of the month, your focus shifts to your career and work. At the end of April and the beginning of May, you are going to be making some decisions about your work and the direction it’s taking.

Virgo (August 23–September 22). You are paying a lot of attention to your financial situation this month. You are continuing to work on getting your financial affairs in order and freeing yourself from past debts or financial mishaps. You are especially motivated this month to work on that so you can really set yourself free. Friends, groups, and business associates are especially beneficial to you this month. Relationship energies are a bit tense from the 10th through the 12th. You or your partner will just need some time for yourselves.

Libra (September 23–October 23). With Mars continuing to visit your sign this month, you are certainly more direct and authentic in your actions and your speech. With the “cosmic cross” lining up during April, you have to be careful that you don’t overload your schedule by trying to make everyone happy. You are very busy at work, and that’s likely to continue for the next couple of months. Relationships can seem very demanding, so you just have to be clearer about your boundaries. Be sure to get out and do some exercise so this “Mars effect” can have some release.

Scorpio (October 24–November 21). With Saturn continuing to make a strong impact in your sign, you are busy completing some of the projects you’ve been working on. You are concerned with the best possible use of your personal resources—time, love, money, and talent. You will not allow other people to waste those resources. You continue to reorganize at work and update some existing systems, so things will seem hectic during the middle of the month. Personal relationships are more the focus as we get to the end of the month, when there’s a better sense of stability. New adventures open up with the New Moon on April 29.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21). You are in a more playful mood this month, despite the tensions that are going on. It’s a creative time for you, and you’re in the mood for some sort of adventure. That desire could even be projected onto your children. You are reconsidering your membership in social organizations. Make sure you take some time to yourself from the 10th through the 12th. Your motivation to change your health and diet regimen gets stronger as we get to the end of the month.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19). There is a lot of focus this month on your career. You are either cleaning up and reorganizing your work situation, or you’re considering starting your own business. This is a major time of overhauling the career area of your life. Your family will be demanding a lot of your time this month, so don’t be afraid to say what you feel. You are not feeling like making sacrifices. Your partners will be much more supportive, and that will certainly help.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18). You’re in a very creative mood this month, and you’re able to communicate new ideas equally well. You are feeling very energetic, taking on lots of small projects around your home throughout April. You are also taking on some new challenges and leadership roles at work this month. You’ll feel a lot more stable about that as we get to the end of the month. This is a time for you to make decisions and move forward.

Pisces (February 18–March 20). You are really focused on getting yourself financially free. You could really be capitalizing on some of your special and unique talents. This can be a good time for you to consider doing something more on your own. Be sure and take some time for yourself from the 10th through the 12th. Otherwise, your lack of patience will be obvious to others. By the end of the month you are feeling a bit more stable. Be ready to move forward with your plans as we enter May.

Read Lilly Roddy’s year-long forecast at “What does 2014 have in store?.” For more astro-insight, go to to Hermes Foot.

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Lilly Roddy

Lilly Roddy has been an Astrologer for the last 25 years. She counsels individuals in personal, business and financial matters as well as teaches classes in Astrology. She is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.

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