Your horoscope for April 18 to 24, 2019

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      The holiday long weekend launches on a full moon. Happening at the very last degree of Libra (just 28 minutes off Scorpio!), it can have a sneak-up-on-you punch. This extra kick is due to the influence of Uranus in opposition to the full moon. Relationship and/or financial strain can take a toll. Then again, you may feel it as simply an opportunity to switch off the workweek just past and to log on elsewhere.

      The sun enters Taurus just after midnight on Friday evening. While Taurus is a slower-moving archetype, there is no slowdown when it comes to facing front on the critical issues of the day. The stars will continue to keep pressure on us to confront what’s necessary until we can figure out a better way to cross the road.

      Early Saturday, Venus, ruler of Taurus, leaves Pisces for Aries. Mercury, the communication and commerce planet, made the switch just a few days ago. They set the stage for something fresh and new to “go live”. Both gain extra turbo from Chiron, the no pain, no gain archetype: Mercury/Chiron (Friday) places emphasis on key people, making the connection, and getting the message straight; and Venus/Chiron (Monday, Tuesday) dials up money, survival, and relationship matters. Chiron intensifies a sense of fate, destiny, or karmic replay.

      Monday ends the long weekend with the sun on a fresh perk-it-up with Uranus. Back-to-work Tuesday should see the week off to a good start. Watch for a block or obstacle to move out of the way on Wednesday as Pluto in Capricorn begins a four-month retrograde (restructuring) cycle.

      Happy Easter/Happy Passover!

      March 20 - April 20

      Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and say it, do it, pay for it, or accept it for what it is. Thursday/Friday can trigger something thought-provoking, sudden, or inflaming, perhaps regarding the communication track or health. Monday to Wednesday can extract a price or make it worth your while. Friday’s full moon and Monday/Tuesday dish up the unexpected or opportune.

      April 20 - May 21

      Friday’s full moon kick-starts more than the holiday long weekend. Watch for something unexpected (perhaps with karmic tone) to crack it open. You could find yourself with more work to do, in greater need, or required to give or give in more. On the other hand, you could find yourself (it or them) suddenly revived. Saturday through Tuesday, you’ll hit an upswing.

      May 21 - June 21

      Beyond a well-deserved long weekend, now through mid–next week could trigger a breakthrough regarding someone or something. Spontaneity delivers. Mercury, freshly into Aries, could speed up the process or the conversation or produce a great find, a stroke-of-genius moment, or a chain reaction. Saturday through Tuesday, Venus in Aries fires up something fresh or extra regarding gifting yourself or one you love.

      June 21 - July 22

      Launching on a full moon, Good Friday can start with an energy boost, a phone call, or something unexpected. You could get going earlier or faster than you planned. The holiday weekend can mark a milestone or a cutoff point. Despite challenge in the mix Saturday/Sunday and Tuesday, you’ll get the goods out of your time. Monday, you need a change.

      July 22 - August 23

      With Chiron and Uranus adding an extra edge, Friday’s full moon can come on sudden and strong, especially so if you are born on or near July 22. Then again, the stars might be just timing it right for a well-deserved switch-track long weekend. Monday, sun/Uranus can deliver a second punch or a second wind. Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday, take your best shot.

      August 23 - September 23

      Friday’s start could push the refresh button, perhaps unexpectedly. Watch for a fresh idea, insight, or incentive to get you going. Saturday through Tuesday, your stars loan you good sway and swagger. Despite Monday’s edgy stars and Chiron adding a price to the mix through the long weekend, overall you’ll find yourself on a positive upswing. Next Wednesday/Thursday keeps you driven and going strong.

      September 23 - October 23

      The full-moon action could sneak up on you. Watch for the start and end of the long weekend to deliver the goods. You can feel that fate is pulling the strings, especially so if you are born on or near September 26. Thanks to sun/Uranus, Monday could produce a second wave, but it can strike in a completely different way than on Friday.

      October 23 - November 22

      Friday’s full moon can feel more Scorpio than Libra. In other words, feelings run deep. Don’t ignore your intuition or your body’s signals. Stay ready to spring into action on a moment’s notice or pounce on it when the opportunity appears. On Good Friday and Earth Day Monday, the stars can stir it up unexpectedly. Emotions, passion, and impulsiveness are easily triggered.

      November 22 - December 21

      Unplug yourself Friday and let the world spin without you for a temporary spell. Friday’s illuminating full moon could spark a creative breakthrough or pull you deeper into reflection and soul-searching. Passover and Easter Sunday keep you in good flow. Earth Monday can fire it up, then fizzle it quick. What’s next? It’s time to start actively thinking and planning.

      December 21 - January 20

      Although it is good to get away from the work, the holiday long weekend requires that you show up for it—or, rather, that you show up for yourself. While on a changing moment-to-moment basis, Friday’s full-moon off/on fast-track triggers extend through Easter Monday. Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday, you’ll net your best gains.

      January 20 - February 18

      Apt for a long-weekend break from the routine, Uranus opposes the full moon on Good Friday and conjuncts the sun on Easter Monday. Between these two trigger points, Mercury and Venus in Aries stoke the refresh-it fire. Make the most of your time and conversations. As of Tuesday, you’ll gain better ground.

      February 18 - March 20

      Ideal for a change of scenery and a fresh energy infusion, Friday’s full moon opposite Uranus and Monday’s sun/Uranus conjunction bookend the holiday long weekend. You aren’t likely to be sitting still on either day. Saturday/Sunday, soak up the good stuff. A special one tugs on the heart. Tuesday, the getting is good.

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