Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, April 23rd
by Rick Levine
We grow moody today and don’t want to say anything that could agitate someone’s emotions once the Moon enters self-protective Cancer at 12:25 am EDT. Nevertheless, we still might be provoked into volatile behavior as the Moon aspects verbal Mercury and warrior Mars early this morning. Meanwhile, a serious Sun-Saturn alignment indicates we can be dissatisfied with what’s happening, yet can’t seem to fix what’s wrong even if we take remedial action.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Although you try to keep your emotions contained, someone’s innocent actions could inadvertently trigger a spontaneous reaction of suppressed anger. Even if you’re convinced that everything will turn out well in the long run, you still might forget and lose your temper in an impulsive flash of passion. Blowing off a little steam feels good in the moment, but it won’t help you find a lasting solution. Nevertheless, sharing your feelings in a caring manner helps to alleviate the tension and makes the best of an uncomfortable situation.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You long to enjoy the fruits of your recent labor, but you might have to postpone the fun to handle a minor emergency first. Nevertheless, you have a detailed mental picture of how you expect to enjoy yourself, but achieving satisfactory results could be delayed a while longer. Don’t struggle to escape your responsibilities or panic about your apparent lack of progress. Focusing too much energy on the outcome could push your dreams further away, instead. Assuming a more laid-back attitude enables you to find pleasure in the present moment
(May 21 – Jun 20)
A friend or partner’s criticism plays an important role in your success today. You could be lost in dreams of the finer things in life, only to be confronted by people who aren’t playing by your rules. Someone may rain on your parade by showing you where your current plan is lacking. Although you don’t want to confront anyone now, burying your discouragement only makes it grow. Avoid the trap of thinking others want to stop you when, in fact, they might actually have your best interests at heart. Keeping an open mind to the feedback you receive cultivates an atmosphere of cooperation and respect.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You’re feeling the need to reassess your long-term goals at work but, unfortunately, they might not fit into your current career trajectory. Still, you enjoy discussing the variety of possibilities ahead, even if you’re not ready to actively pursue any one specific idea yet. Don’t worry about meeting other people’s expectations today; just take time to thoroughly explore your options. Regardless of your next move, you might be surprised by what you learn in the process. Exercising a bit of caution makes sense, but waiting too long is counterproductive to your growing momentum.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Your psychic powers are running at full tilt while the hypersensitive Cancer Moon camps out in your 12th House of Spirituality. However, you have a gnawing concern that comes and goes throughout the day, telling you that you’re not on the right path. Although you don’t have to make any major decisions yet, there’s no reason to stick to your previous plan if it isn’t working. If you’re not sure which way to turn, rest assured the passage of time will be enough to change your perspective. Cut your losses and move on to something else only after you have taken the time to weigh out all of the pros and cons.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Making definitive plans for your next adventure isn’t as easy as you expected. You may believe that you have all the various puzzle pieces in place only to suddenly discover that your basic assumption is incorrect. Just remember that some ideas are not worth salvaging. It’s wise to know when to simply walk away and start over. Nevertheless, everything probably seems more complex now than it will in just a couple of days, so practicing patience is smarter than overreacting. The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Your hopes and dreams color your thought process today. You could even realize that your logic isn’t very sound, but it’s advisable to go through the motions anyhow by visualizing exactly what you want. Keep in mind that the cosmic energy is unstable now and your master plan will likely continue to change over the days ahead. Don’t wait for others to decide where you’re going or your destiny will be left in their hands. Paradoxically, you may feel as if you’re being blown around by the winds of fate, but you’re really the master of your own ship.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Just when you think everything is going well, you could run into a minor setback involving a clash of wills between you and an authority figure. Although a financial disagreement may play into the picture, it’s more likely that one person’s rigid values are upsetting to the other. You might even think that someone is plotting against you, motivating you to overcompensate by acting in a self-righteous manner. Ultimately, adopting a flexible approach inspires everyone to work together for a higher cause.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You might be able to justify your position on a serious matter today, but your decision could have unforeseen consequences down the road. Everything appears more complicated than you prefer, making it all-too-easy to grow befuddled by the conflicting information. It’s not that you can’t see clearly; it’s just that conflicting facts increase the difficulty of choosing one path over another. Take your time; forcing a final answer now creates more problems than it’s worth. Dance with the unknown for a little while longer until your clarity returns.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You see a relationship issue from both sides now, but you’re not ready to commit to either point of view. Thankfully, you can navigate your way through this tricky territory by moving toward the center of the potential storm rather than away from it. Staying in touch with your feelings helps you to avoid an unnecessary meltdown as long as you remember that your moods are still in flux. Try not to make any sudden moves; keeping your balance is more important than anything else today.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You often take pride in your unorthodox point of view, but you might not be able to rationalize your eccentricities today. Furthermore, expressing a rebellious opinion could generate chaos now because you aren’t clear when explaining how you reach your conclusions. Don’t force your assumptions onto anyone else; there’s no logical reason to escalate the current situation into an open conflict. Keep the conversation friendly while biding your time until the energy stabilizes. Be a lover, not a fighter.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Although you can normally spin yarns by following the meandering currents in your imagination, there’s no room for daydreaming today. In fact, it’s best to keep it real by avoiding speculative thinking now that the Sun is activating stern Saturn in your 10th House of Authority. Even if you find the right words to describe your feelings, your actions may be out of sync with your message. The easiest way to stay out of trouble is to keep your thoughts to yourself until your behavior is more in step with your heart.
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