Astro Advice Weekly for April 14, 2013

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Refuse to let a bully stand between you and what you want on the 14th and 15th. Rely on your expertise, past experience, wit and expression of speech to handle pushy people. Making changes at home may be necessary if you want to maintain balance and peace on the 16th, 17th and 18th. You can make someone happy by incorporating a suggestion into your original plans. Sharing and compromise will allow you to reach your goals faster. Don't let an emotional issues take priority. It will dissipate in due time. You'll feel anxious on the 19th and 20th if you have too much downtime. A physical or mental challenge will keep you out of trouble.

TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Creativity and self-improvement should be your target on the 14th and 15th. Learn all you can about subjects, strategies and new skills that will help you expand what you have to offer. Communication must be handled with care on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Someone may take offense if you are too demanding or emotional. Travel with caution, as mishaps are likely to occur. Listen carefully, respond with diplomacy and do as much of your communicating via phone and Internet as possible. Nurture important relationships. Include everyone in your plans on the 19th and 20th. If you try to bypass someone or keep your plans a secret, you will face controversy.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Emotions will be strong and the need to express the way you feel will be intense on the 14th and 15th. A demonstrative display will help you get your point across and should bring you a clear-cut response. Someone from your past will confuse you on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Face facts and refuse to let fast talk lead you down the wrong path. Wager the pros and cons before you make a decision that can alter your life forever. Back away from anyone trying to push you in a direction that doesn't feel quite right. Spend downtime with friends or family on the 19th and 20th. Take on a domestic project that will improve your living space and enhance your personal relationships.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): On the 14th and 15th, let your vivid imagination and your creative input lead to interesting new concepts and plans. Forget about your worries and embrace what you enjoy doing most, and you will find your niche. Follow your intuition on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Getting upset over emotional issues will lead to setbacks. Discipline will be your saving grace, and doing your best to avoid impulsive or unpredictable people will help you stay on track. Don't let anger take over, causing you to miss out on something important. Don't keep secrets on the 19th and 20th. If you are open about the way you feel and what you want to do, you will be successful.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Share ideas and offer suggestions, solutions and hands-on help on the 14th and 15th, and you will boost your reputation. Do whatever it takes to do an outstanding job, and you will receive recognition and rewards. Get your work or chores out of the way before anyone has a chance to complain on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Arguments due to uncontrolled emotions will not produce a winner. Avoid disagreements until you are certain you have factual information to back up any accusations you make. Keep the peace on the 19th and 20th. Limitation and frustration will prevail if you put demands on someone or you take on more than you can handle.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Stay calm on the 14th and 15th. Focus on making personal changes that make you feel good about you. Updating your look, picking up a new skill or honing one of your talents will build confidence. You can offer help if that's what you want to do on the 16th, 17th and 18th, but don't hand over your hard-earned cash. An impulsive move involving investments, donations or purchasing an item you don't need must be avoided. Networking, socializing and mini-vacations will lead to new friendships and knowledge on the 19th and 20th. Share your thoughts and you'll make a great impression. A physical challenge will do you good.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): On the 14th and 15th, make whatever you do or say count. You can make moves that will allow you to follow your dreams, hopes and wishes. Expand your friendships and knowledge and you will increase the possibilities available to you. Emotions will intervene if you aren't careful what you say on the 16th, 17th and 18th. You will upset a peer or loved one if you are not diplomatic. Stick to suggestions instead of making demands or changes without running your plans by those your decision will influence. Keep your money, credit cards and anything you value in a safe place on the 19th and 20th. Misplacing or lending something you cherish can be expected.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Spend time at home on the 14th and 15th. Fixing up your place or entertaining relatives, friends or your lover will motivate you to do more for your community and the people you care about most. An emotional issue regarding the health of a friend, colleague or pet will keep you busy on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Don't dismiss what needs to be done. Get your chores and deadlines out of the way before you concentrate on the health and well-being of someone you care about. Let your intuition guide you to make the right decision. Home is your salvation on the 19th and 20th; spending time relaxing and enjoying your space will rejuvenate and motivate you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put your energy to good use on the 14th and 15th. Do something that challenges you physically or that will result in positive changes in the way you live your life. Moving your residence or rearranging your space will motivate you. Don't lend or borrow money or possessions on the 16th, 17th and 18th. You are likely to end up in an emotional argument with someone if you share or get involved in a joint venture. A pitch someone gives you will not be based on fact. Do your research before making a decision. Confusion will lead to mishaps, misunderstandings and mistakes on the 19th and 20th. Emotional deception is apparent.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take a step back on the 14th and 15th. Not everyone will have your best interest at heart. Too much of anything will lead to trouble. Moderation is key, and keeping a low profile will pay off. Problems with partners, authority figures and other people trying to get something from you can be expected on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Stick close to home and avoid large crowds and destinations that could be dangerous. Keep your thoughts private and your actions understated. You'll get a much clearer picture of a situation you face on the 19th and 20th. You should be able to make changes that will counter any trouble you face.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): On the 14th and 15th, set your sights on educational pursuits or picking up skills and knowledge that will help you reach your goals. Added discipline coupled with drive, innovation and an expansive outlook will help you excel. An apprenticeship or learning on the job will have it's ups and downs on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Don't get discouraged -- do your best and put in extra hours to sharpen your skills. Get an old friend to help you. Partnerships will play an important role in your life on the 19th and 20th. Altering the way or the place you live will help you build confidence and gain stability. Old ideas will come in handy now.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep busy flushing out your ideas and getting your strategy in order on the 14th and 15th. Don't get caught up in emotional issues with someone looking for an argument. Concentrate on what needs to be done in order for you to advance. You may feel like interacting with others on the 16th, 17th and 18th, but keeping your personal life a secret will be necessary if you don't want to get dragged into a conversation or situation that will hurt your reputation or leave you in a vulnerable position. Building a comfortable place to relax and enjoy socializing with family and friends will pay off on the 19th and 20th. Personal investment is your best option.

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