Your Horoscopes for Thursday, April 9th
Once again we face a juxtaposition of opposite cosmic forces tugging at our lives. The inspirational Sagittarius Moon lifts our spirits above the noise of the day. In fact, the Moon forms a Grand Fire Trine which smooths the path ahead and encourages action over analysis. Meanwhile, a talkative Sun-Mercury conjunction in impulsive Aries runs into restrictive judgment from Saturn who demands thorough preparation before we swing into motion.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You might believe that you can zip through your day without encountering any problems at all, but it won’t take long for your imagination to run into reality. Luckily, it will take more than a minor setback to eat away at your confidence. Unfortunately, having a brilliant idea doesn’t mean you can turn it into a successful plan unless you’re committed to giving it hundred percent. Nevertheless, creative pursuits can be the source of great pleasure now if you’re willing to work within the scope of your current limitations.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
Your previous responsibilities take precedence over everything else today, so don’t take on more chores unless it’s absolutely necessary. If you promise to do something simply because of social or family pressure, you may end up regretting ever saying yes. However, everything should fall into place if your heart is fully engaged — even if it’s a struggle at the beginning. Don’t bother trying to assess your progress for several days; paradoxically, your short-term prognosis improves if you just concentrate on the long-term picture.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
Focusing on relationships is top priority now that the evocative Moon is visiting your 7th House of Partners. The adventurous Sagittarius Moon might inspire you to set lofty goals, especially if you encounter someone who embodies the spirit of big thinking. Nevertheless, don’t get so excited about a project that you inflate each other’s expectations. Unfortunately, dreams are less useful if they’re impossible to reach. Sharing your enthusiasm is a great place to start as long as you also have a practical plan in mind.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You start the day believing you can finish everything you start without realizing that the Moon’s short stay in your 6th House of Employment could actually double your workload. Unfortunately, you might be very impractical with your optimistic assessment today. Luckily, amazing friends come to your rescue when you need it the most. But leaning on them too much isn’t a great idea now since they may not be as reliable as you expect. Demonstrate your self-sufficiency by rising to the challenges of the day with a positive attitude.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Your friends may be moving too quickly for your liking today. It’s not that you can’t keep up with them; it’s just that you are bored of engaging in clever conversations or trivial pursuits without anything meaningful to show for the time spent. Unfortunately, going along with the group can backfire now, prompting you to express your dissatisfaction. Balancing your blunt words with a little sensitivity is wise since you don’t fully realize the power of your message. In any event, you might have to fly solo at some point if you want to follow your heart.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Your optimistic expectations won’t guarantee that people will deliver exactly what you want. It might even be your boss or someone in power that lets you down today. Although you are quick to sort out the complex dynamics, it’s still challenging to let go of your previous expectations. Distance yourself from disappointment by remembering that the actions of others are beyond your control. The good news is that you can always change your response. Satisfaction ultimately comes from within.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
A current relationship may hit a speed bump today when it becomes apparent that you each want something different. Even if you both talk about compromise, neither of you are in the mood to negotiate now. Unfortunately, it’s tough to sustain a heart connection while you are disagreeing about basic values. Don’t make matters worse by trying to force a resolution where there is none. Sometimes a gentle nudge in the right direction works better than anything else. If you both take a step toward the middle, you will be standing on common ground before you know it.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
A coworker’s erratic behavior today may be enough to drive you to the edge of crazy. Although a friend is only trying to offer support, everyone’s solutions are so far off target that enlisting assistance is not worth the effort. You might be left feeling like no one truly understands your needs now. Don’t bother trying to justify what you want; just retreat long enough to find your center of gravity and then try again. The courageous Sagittarius Moon motivates you to get back on your feet once you realize that you’re the only one in control of your destiny.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You wish you could set logic aside to chase your dreams, but it’s smarter to use any tools available now to resist the temptation to overreact to every single whim. The Moon’s current visit to your enthusiastic sign might be overwhelming if you are flooded with contradictory emotional messages. Instead of responding irrationally, carefully observe your changing moods until they reveal a larger theme. Being patient with your process allows you to honor your feelings while also acting in a responsible manner.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
The pursuit of love won’t be very satisfying today if an unobtainable goal leads you around like a carrot on a stick. You could waste precious time running down an unreachable dream if you don’t pay attention to the bigger picture, too. However, the world becomes a friendlier place when your heart is aligned with the messages you are sending others. You don’t have to lower your standards, but you can’t expect perfection when it comes to relationships.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You need to socialize today because your connections with others nurture your soul. However, previous commitments require so much energy that you might not have enough time to cultivate your friendships. Your quiet frustration could morph into anger, but there doesn’t seem to be any sensible outlet for your emotions now. In spite of your current longing to be with the ones you love, a temporary retreat could be all that’s needed to shift the dynamics in a positive direction.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Professional demands require logical planning, yet your heart’s wishes could get left out of the equation today. You water-loving Fish may feel as if you have been suddenly dropped off in the desert with no way home. Nevertheless, there is a significant flurry of activity in your life now, and your individual desires might have to be put on hold so you can manage the complexity of your job. This uneasy state of emotional suppression is temporary; give it a few days to see where your current strategy leads before giving up hope. Let your intuition work its magic and all will be fine.