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Posted: April 24, 2015

Horoscope for the week beginning April 24

Michael OConnorBy Michael O’Connor

Tip of the week

Sun, Mercury and Mars are currently in Taurus. As we gaze upon the beauty and colour of flowers in bloom and absorb the sweet scent of trees in blossom and rejoice in the return of birds and of honey bees (we hope) busy and buzzing in the warm sun, the pleasure of Taurus time reveals that of the sign. The ruling planet for Taurus is Venus, which is currently in the Gemini.

Venus is that bright and beautiful planet that hovers like a jewel in the morning and evening skies. Beauty, values, wants, desires, priorities, affections, pleasures and sensuality are all aspects of love. Yet, in the deepest sense, love transcends all planets and signs and emerges from source, that higher, inner place which echoes with the song of divinity.

Taurus is the farmer and the builder and the baker and, yes, the banker too. It’s polar opposite sign Scorpio in its higher reaches symbolizes the merging and sharing of our wealth, gifts and treasures. The other reflection is of vast public parks that reveal the joys of leisure and of enjoying quality time – the real fruit of our labours.

Taurus is also the sign of talents, values, priorities, wants, desires, personal possessions and money. In light of the world we now live in, the Taurus theme is prominent. On a deeper note Taurus is about values and priorities. What Astrology can provide is clarification of what we truly need whereby living authentically and with purpose means more than the endless game of getting and maintaining more possessions.

When we live authentically less can quickly become more. In a world with over seven billion people and counting this is a good time to break away from the herd to assess what constitutes your higher values and priorities. I can assist you to bring these to light.

April 24 – 30

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

Tending to things on a variety of fronts continues. You remain in an industrious mood. Yet you would like to save your energy as well, to get as much done with as little effort as you can. This sort of thinking produces its own genius. See where your tasks overlap to minimize repeated moves. In the deeper end, conversations about relationships, personal and professional, look to the future.

horotaurusTaurus (Apr 20 – May 21)

A new wave of ambition and drive has kicked into gear. You have been conceiving and gestating plans for weeks now with added concentration. You began putting out feelers and even taking preliminary steps a while back as well. But now all lights are green and you are keen to accelerate. Fortunately, your confidences are rising. The real challenge is that you must change to advance.

Gemini (May 21 – June 21)

This New Moon in Aries will serve to activate many new innovative ideas for you. Many of these will occur at subconscious levels and/or behind the scenes. Thus this is an ideal time to engage in a brainstorming process. Focus to generate new ideas and possibilities for a while. This includes reaching out to key people and new ideas. Gather ideas and contacts now to act upon soon.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

The momentum of an already dynamic cycle continues to build. Already some lively interactions spliced with a few unexpected turns are keeping you busy. Building upon new foundations requiring innovative and strategic planning is featured. These have likely produced some mixed feelings and interpretations. This trend will continue for a few weeks yet.

Leo (July 22 – Aug 23)

You are entering the next leg or a power cycle. So far it has included connections with key contacts and the acquisition of tools, skills and strategic formulas. Now the flow will lead you to test these for their authenticity and quality. Generally, this is an expansive time yet you may feel a little uncertain of your direction. Take it slow enough to be sure.

horovirgoVirgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Some writing on the wall has already begun to direct your focus to see a bigger picture. In certain respects it is pushing you to re-invent yourself to adapt to the changing times. At worst, these realizations are stirring your fears. They are destined to push you to lay claim to some hidden reserves of power. Take command of your imagination and get it working for you.

Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

Spring-cleaning probably began weeks ago for you, at least in your mind. If it is not actual clutter you need to clear or corners and closets to clean… it could be dated self-concepts, attitudes and approaches. Nothing personal, change is the law and adaptation is the key. Opportunities to increase your friend list are available as well. However you can, clear the way.

Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)

Your world has begun to open again. Already you are meeting new people and exchanging proposals. As much as this probably includes personal life stimulations, business prospects are also likely. The more willing you are now to ‘pay your dues’ the better. This could simply include putting in the time required. Other investments are favored now as well.

Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)

Making some key adjustments to your usual rhythm, routine and perhaps lifestyle in general is likely now. There is reason to say you have been diligent over the past two to three weeks in this regard and really thinking about what you want, need and feel you therefore have to do. Meanwhile, satisfying social connections are inspiring and perhaps challenging you to reach for new levels of health.

Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)

horocapricornYou are beginning to see the bigger picture again. This shift of perspective began several weeks ago. But now the energy for change is really beginning to move. Your home and family is a likely arena. You have been and continue to push hard, to address matters at root and foundational levels. Circumstances are making you give a lot to on a variety of fronts.

Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)

Many shifts and changes close to home are underway. At best, these are inspiring you to new modes of creative self-expression. You may also feel more confident to enter new territory. This is an expansive time for you overall so remain alert and open to opportunities for travel, meeting new people and possibly new employment opportunities as well.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

However you are doing it, you are shifting and shaking people and environments as well. It is important that you keep an open mind about how to approach people and situations these days. Fortunately, your energy levels should be running higher than usual. This is a support to create beauty in all the ways you can and not merely get things done. Aim to balance the two.

Michael O’Connor is a professional astrologer with an international clientele.  He has 30 years of study in Astrology, Numerology and related metaphysical and spiritual modalities, over 20 years of full-time practice, is an entertaining and inspirational speaker, and writes a popular New Moon Newsletter and Horoscope Column. To learn more about Booking an Appointment, attending one of Michael’s Workshops or Webinars or one of his inspiring Visual Presentations, please visit his website or contact Michael directly. or (250) 352-6871 or [email protected]

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