Today's Horoscope
Friday 21 April 2017
By's Rick Levine

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    Our lives are like multiple choice quizzes today and we must decide on the best answers if we want to pass the test. Paradoxically, we prefer to keep our options open now that assertive Mars is pushing through dualistic Gemini. Unfortunately, a constrictive Venus-Saturn square demands austerity and self-restraint, placing limits on our joy. Thankfully, we’re able to pursue a spiritual path once the Moon shifts into dreamy Pisces at 3:42 pm EDT.

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  • Aries
    Mar 21 - Apr 20

    You might start your day with the greatest of intentions only to run into a wall that stops you dead in your tracks. Your initial reaction is to do an end run around the obstacle, but it turns out to be more substantial than you thought. Your fallback strategy takes longer to execute but is more reliable now than other flashier approaches. Methodical hard work enables you to overcome nearly any impediment to success. Mark Cuban said, "Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is."

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  • Taurus
    Apr 21 - May 21

    You wish you could take it easy today, but you have prior commitments you want to honor. Although you might rather carve out some time for rest and relaxation, you’re fully capable of delaying satisfaction in the name of productivity. Nevertheless, your acceptance of the present situation still can turn to resentment if you see others make their exit. Don’t be tempted by the illusion of immediate gratification. Abraham Lincoln said, "You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."

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  • Gemini
    May 22 - Jun 22

    It’s as if a new power plant came online today and all the electricity is being delivered to your door. Suddenly, you possess a seemingly inexhaustible supply of energy as physical Mars recharges your sign. But you might not have a stable enough infrastructure to handle the upgrade. Exercising self-discipline is your most effective strategy now; saying no gives you time to reinforce your foundation. The harder you work for something, the greater your sense of accomplishment when you achieve it.

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  • Cancer
    Jun23 - Jul 23

    Working long hours isn’t very much fun, yet it may lead to personal satisfaction when you reflect on the minor sacrifices you made in the name of success. In fact, meeting deadlines can be turned into a game that you actually win today. But instead of crossing one item at a time off your list, make optimal use of enterprising Mars by jumping all around on your agenda. Shaking up your work schedule keeps your energy reserves high and prevents you from getting bored. Hank Williams, Jr. sang, "Go on and do things your own way." There’s nothing to be gained by conforming to mediocrity.

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  • Leo
    Jul 24 - Aug 23

    You’re eager to slip away from work early so you can hang out with your friends today. But you’re afraid that you might get caught and the results won’t be pretty. Further analysis of the situation doesn’t help; reconsidering your options is useless now because your heart still says do it while your brain says no. There’s almost nothing so urgent it’s worth losing your credibility. Inaction may seem easier on the surface but it grows harder as time passes. C.S. Lewis wrote, "Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching."

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  • Virgo
    Aug 24 - Sep 23

    You have plenty of fresh ideas about how to further your career objectives. However, your innovative thoughts come quickly in clusters today, like schools of fish, making them nearly impossible to record. Your desire to capture a transitory moment could turn into an obsession now, making you emotionally unavailable to those close to you. Nevertheless, your current isolation is most likely a product of your own decisions. Letting go of your need to achieve results in the outer world can enrich your personal life. The choices you make determine your destiny.

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  • Libra
    Sep 24 - Oct 23

    Your efforts at work might seem rather ineffectual today, but you probably are making more of an impact than you realize. Austere Saturn is blocking your key planet Venus, preventing you from experiencing the joy that is present in your life. Just because you’re not as connected to people now doesn’t mean the gulf is permanent or even real. It helps to employ the Golden Rule: treat others as you wish to be treated. The fear of losing love can be enough to push it away. Nelson Mandela claimed, "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it."

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  • Scorpio
    Oct 24 - Nov 22

    You may be bitten by a playful bug, leaving you with a repetitive happy tune in your head today. Your key planet Mars flies into breezy Gemini, enticing you to overcome your caution and assume a more flirtatious attitude with life in general. Simultaneously, a heavy Venus-Saturn square weighs on your heart, admonishing your emotions and warning you about the consequences of sharing your feelings indiscriminately. You are a master of the words you don’t say and a slave to the ones you do.

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  • Sagittarius
    Nov 23 - Dec 21

    Rigid expectations can prove to be your downfall in a relationship now. Thankfully, a friend or lover might teach you something very important about the benefits of flexibility. But this may not be an easy lesson while contentious Mars is camped out in your 7th House of Others. Resist the urge to overreact and erect boundaries; your walls protect your heart but they also keep those you love at a distance. Charles Darwin wrote, "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change."

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  • Capricorn
    Dec 22 - Jan 20

    You’re most content when you’re in control of your environment, yet you tend to withdraw emotionally when you find yourself standing in the midst of uncertainty. Anxiety builds when your sensory input conflicts with the facts as you know them. You don’t know what to do when you can’t resolve the differences, so you often quit before you even start. Unfortunately, this is like a self-fulfilling prophesy; results turn sour because you assume they will. Terrell Owens says, "If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed."

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  • Aquarius
    Jan 21 - Feb 19

    The further into your future you can imagine, the greater the chances for your success. However, your vision might be constricted now as naysaying Saturn blocks your view and frustrates your efforts to keep your eye on the distant prize. Instead of pushing up against an impenetrable barrier, exercise your strategic intelligence and temporarily halt your operation. Use this valuable time to reconsider your methods until the sky clears. Finnish journalist Erno Paasilinna wrote, "It is also a victory to know when to retreat."

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  • Pisces
    Feb 20 - Mar 20

    Your emotions are subdued today but your actions are not. There is a disconnect between your desires and what you are willing to do to achieve satisfaction. Paradoxically, you seem to be spinning a lot of wheels, especially if you’re unsure of what you want now. You might set a goal early in the day and head out in that direction, only to change your mind later. Postpone important decisions while you continue to explore your options. Voltaire wrote, "Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one."

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