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Horoscope: April 16, 2018

Astrologer Shelly von Strunckel reveals what’s in the stars for you today

Shelley Von Strunckel, Special to tabloid!
00:00 April 16, 2018

IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY

The Aries New Moon marks a time of both reflection and renewal for everybody born under your sign. However, because it’s today, your birthday is very special. Take time to think about what you’re happy with, both in terms of longstanding activities and alliances, and those that are newer. Then consider your future plans and goals. In every case, consider whether they still excite you, need attention or, possibly, should be reviewed. While this will take time, the resulting insights will more than justify the effort required.

Aries March 20 – April 19

Mercury, which has been retrograde in Aries, so triggering a range of personal and practical problems, may once again be moving forward. But it will take a few days for life to get back to normal. While things may get a bit worse before they get better, you’ll learn a lot.

Taurus April 20 – May 20

Logically speaking, you should really raise and discuss potentially tricky differences with those you see or work with regularly. Yet your instincts tell you this would only complicate matters. At the moment, it’s true. Wait a few days. Several of those issues will get cleared up, and of their own accord.

Gemini May 21 – June 20

Every New Moon is about a fresh perspective. But because this one accents everybody from friends and colleagues, to neighbours, it may well be that someone who’s been difficult, if not just plain stubborn, will have a change of heart. Judging by the swift pace, you’ll want to respond right away.

Cancer June 21 – July 21

Long ago you learnt that while some issues need to be dealt with right away, as many can wait if not be ignored. At the moment, however, this strategy requires both tact and courage, since others could easily misunderstand your intentions. The less you say, the less likely it is they’ll be dramas.

Leo July 22 – August 22

Tempting as it is to tackle one particularly tricky matter now, hoping that charm mixed with frank discussion will resolve difficulties, you’re unlikely to be successful. Or, worse, you’ll neglect certain serious issues because you were unaware of them. Take things slowly, deal with them once and they’ll be dealt with for good.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

The complaints about the increase in mistakes and errors that arise as a result of Mercury’s retrograde cycle influence every sign, but because it’s your ruling planet, you sometimes feel responsible for those problems, even those you couldn’t possibly have caused. This means the fact it’s now over is a real relief.

Libra September 23 – October 22

Ordinarily, when you make a plan or, especially an agreement, that is that. But with your ruler Venus having formed a serious of exciting if unsettling alliances with several of the planetary heavyweights, events have shaken up those plans. Waste no time trying to restore them. Move on to the next best option.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

There’s no getting around the influence of last week’s powerful clash between the Sun and your ruler Pluto. But now that the mood is calmer, you’ll be better able to discern solid fact from the feelings stirred by those events. This also means you’ll finally know how best to respond to what took place.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 20

It’s not that you’re a control freak. Actually, you often wish others would take over decision-making in situations you find dull or overly detailed. However, you’ve left things to them before, and realised that not everybody shares your perspective on life. That’s the case now. Tackle those details while you can.

Capricorn December 21 – January 19

Worrying as last week’s clashes on the domestic front seemed, you’re now beginning to realise that they prompted discussions of issues you’d been unable to get others to even recognise. Tempting as it is to focus on resolving these, take it slowly. Certain individuals are far more anxious about these than you realise.

Aquarius January 20 – February 17

As much as you enjoy exploring new ideas, being cornered into taking advantage of them is quite another matter. Whatever your misgivings about what’s being suggested or discussed, at least consider it. At minimum, what you learn will be informative. But you may just reverse your views and decide it’s a good idea.

Pisces February 18 – March 19

Long ago you developed a philosophical approach towards those individuals who put themselves and their interests first, and everybody else second. However, now that you’re actually dealing with somebody of that nature, you’ll need to develop another approach. One that doesn’t come naturally to you, and one that’s both tough and uncompromising clear.