Horoscope for April 17 to 23, 2011
By EUGENIA LAST
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Pull in all your resources on the 17th and reconfigure what you want to do to improve your relationships and ease any stress that you've been undergoing. A deal that will help you budget sensibly and make your life a little simpler can be obtained on the 18th and 19th if you negotiate ruthlessly. Focus on the end result and it will be easier to reach your desired goal. Situations involving institutions, settlements, contracts or legal matters can be cleared up on the 20th and 21st. Don't wait to be approached; it's up to you to make the first move. Someone is likely to put obstacles in your way on the 22nd and 23rd. Do your best to counteract and move on.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): What you need is a little peace and quiet on the 17th. Visit your local spa or curl up with a good book and you will soothe your nerves. Put greater emphasis on both your business and personal relationships on the 18th and 19th and you can come to an agreement regarding what's expected of you and what you want in return. Don't hesitate to sign on the dotted line on the 20th and 21st if you feel confident that you are getting a good deal. An investment made now will pay off in the future. A financial gain due to a professional change is apparent. Put a little extra effort into the way you express your point of view on the 22nd and 23rd and you will get a favourable response.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Step things up a bit on the 17th and you will astonish everyone with the amount you accomplish. If you feel uneasy about someone you are working with on the 18th and 19th, you should follow your intuition and not reveal too much about your personal life or your professional plans. Doing a favour for someone you don't work with will bring you high returns. Focus on your relationships on the 20th and 21st and you will set the stage for interesting, personal opportunities that will allow you greater freedom. You don't have to overspend to get what you want on the 22nd and 23rd. In fact, sticking to a budget will leave a much greater impression and win you respect.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be content to listen to what concerns the people around you on the 17th. It will give you a better sense of what you should do to avoid a similar situation. Trust your own judgment on the 18th and 19th. Taking someone else's word for it will be a mistake that can lead to job loss or an unexpected turn of events. An added burden is likely if you aren't quick to say no. Do your best to finish whatever jobs have been left undone on the 20th and 21st and you will avoid criticism and complaints. Personal problems will develop on the 22nd and 23rd if you aren't considerate. Not everyone will want to do things your way. Cut your losses and compromise.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Time spent with family or fixing up your residence on the 17th will pay off. Make a contribution that will put you in good standing in your community. Do a little extra to put someone you care about at ease on the 18th and 19th and you will avoid a scene. Give everyone the option to take part in your plans or you may be blamed for going behind someone's back. Networking and socializing on the 20th and 21st will lead to knowledge that will help you get ahead personally and professionally and give you some positive input as to how you can improve your lifestyle. Keep a lid on your opinions on the 22nd and 23rd or you will come across as a meddler or a complainer.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): An opportunity to eliminate a financial burden is apparent on the 17th if you make some critical changes to your savings plan. Family expenses can be reduced if everyone pitches in and helps. Someone you have been or still are close to will enable you to make critical alterations to your living arrangements on the 18th and 19th that will open up opportunities to pick up additional skills and knowledge. A new lease on life will develop on the 20th and 21st if you reconnect with someone who inspired you in the past. If you socialize on the 22nd and 23rd, don't go overboard or you will end up making someone you care about angry. Moderation in every aspect will be necessary.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Lighten up and take advantage of any opportunity you get to have some fun on the 17th. A serious attitude will stifle positive possibilities. Someone from your past will come to mind or contact you on the 18th and 19th. Before you make a move, be sure that it won't cause a problem for you at work or in your personal life. A chance to partner with someone on the 20th and 21st will enable you to accomplish more and will bring about an ongoing opportunity to use your skills to full capacity. Problems will develop on the 22nd and 23rd if you meddle or dump responsibilities you don't care to do on someone else. Do what's expected of you without complaining and avoid a dispute.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take care of any legal, medical or financial paperwork on the 17th and it will put your mind at ease. An opening that allows you to put your talent to good use - and network socially at the same time - will lead to a pleasant change on the 18th and 19th that will point you in a new direction. Old friends will want to be part of whatever you are doing on the 20th and 21st. Introduce your plan to the people you want to collaborate with and who you feel have something worthwhile to contribute. Taking on too much on the 22nd and 23rd or being careless or overindulgent will lead to difficulties with authority figures because of rules and regulations you are supposed to abide by.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Entertain friends and relatives on the 17th and you will drum up support regarding a personal change that will help position you better for the future. A secret encounter with someone you know through work will entice you on the 18th and 19th but, before you get involved with someone, make sure your motives are honourable. Changes you make at home will be well received on the 20th and 21st. Don't waste time when there is so much you can do to make your surroundings more comfortable and user-friendly. Don't let someone's negativity get you down on the 22nd and 23rd. Carry on with your plans and don't stop until you are satisfied with the results.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Double-check everything you do on the 17th. You are likely to make mistakes as well as upset someone who depends on you. Concentrate on what you can do to improve your performance or to how you can offer more than anyone you are in competition with on the 18th and 19th. Your timing will have to be impeccable if you want to get ahead. Offer favours on the 20th and 21st to ensure that you will get the help you need in the future. Honesty and integrity will be what count in any presentation you give. Emotional troubles will arise on the 22nd and 23rd with friends, relatives or neighbours if you are pushy or demanding. Be willing to do your fair share.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You'll be questioning your future on the 17th, if you are disappointed with your past performance. Get your finances in order. A love relationship is apparent on the 18th and 19th, but make sure you know what you are getting into before you make promises you may not be able to keep. Put more time and energy into a job on the 20th and 21st that can help turn your financial situation around. An opportunity that allows you to use your skills to the maximum will lead to advancement. Don't wait to see what others do on the 22nd and 23rd. Being a self-starter will impress the people who can influence your future. A favourable change is heading your way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A partnership will limit what you can do on the 17th if you aren't careful what you offer to do or to be responsible for. Don't take on unnecessary burdens. A financial commitment may be required on the 18th and 19th if you want to move forward with plans that will affect your home environment. A budget will have to be put in place before you proceed. Don't let what someone insinuates on the 20th and 21st cause emotional stress. Prepare to explain what you are doing and why. Your status will be affected on the 22nd and 23rd if you don't live up to a promise you made. Take action quickly and do whatever it takes to ensure you honour your word.