Horoscope, Monday, April 28, 2014

By From page A8 | April 28, 2014

Solar Eclipse and New Moon

Sometimes stick-to-it-ness is called stubbornness, and other times it’s called determination. Much depends on who benefits from the immobile attitude. The solar eclipse and the new moon in Taurus put tenacity on tap, and successful people will apply it to a focus that helps many.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Even seemingly immutable circumstances can be changed when you have the right attitude, and boy, do you have it. You’ll be filled with belief enough for several people.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You see, recognize and accept the way things are. You may not like things the way they are, but your willingness to be present with them anyway speaks to your inner fortitude.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Though you are educated enough on a subject to be considered an expert, you’ll happily be stymied by today’s puzzle. You’ll take comfort in the fact that there is still much to learn.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You can try to impose a structure on emotional chaos, or you can just let it be chaotic for a time, and the emotions eventually will settle themselves into more manageable feelings.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Handle problems as they occur. If you have to kick the problem to a higher authority, the full reality of the situation will be lost. It’s better to have a partial solution in the moment than a full solution never.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You have a healthy, thriving inner life. While the time you spend on hypotheticals isn’t exactly a waste, practical knowledge will trump intellectual knowledge at the end of the day.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you’re not sure how much luck you’ll have at your disposal (and who could ever be sure about that?), diligence and confidence will stand in as able substitutes.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Someone you’re interested in is becoming more and more interested in you with time. The door isn’t standing wide open, but it’s ajar. This is your day to walk through.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). For now, stop thinking big so you can focus small. In order to build on minor successes and turn them into larger ones, you must first create those minor successes.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The songs about getting out of this town are usually rock songs. You’ll consider the idea, even if it’s a bad one for you, and will have fun reveling in the rockin’ spirit of escapism.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your first idea will be to kindly, politely get your way. Your next idea (and the next and the one after that) still will involve getting your way. You will have many, many ideas before you consider a compromise.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Multitasking doesn’t really work for the vast majority of people, and even if it did work, it doesn’t look as cool as doing one thing really well and with full attention.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 28). Give your imagination a regular and disciplined workout, because this year will often be as you imagine it. Spoil yourself over the next five weeks. You’ll need to be relaxed and in good form for the opportunity that comes in June. Friends help you make more money in July. New relationships thrive in August. Libra and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 4, 33, 19 and 27.

NEW MOON WISHES: There’s an art to good wish making. This is why there are folk stories in so many cultures having to do with people who are granted wishes by a magical entity only to squander those wishes away in foolishness and selfishness. The solar eclipse and the new moon in Taurus mark an excellent time to make a wish and start anew. How can you best apply this fortunate energy? ARIES: Wish for something that will help your family as much as it will help you. TAURUS: Wish for help in making a change inside yourself. GEMINI: Wish for the rise of a cause you believe in deeply. CANCER: Wish for a second chance. LEO: Wish for happy, positive feelings without a worry as to what brings them on. VIRGO: Wish for deeper knowledge about the subject that inspires you. LIBRA: Wish for timing to be on your side. SCORPIO: Wish for peace that will make a difference in your world and the world at large. SAGITTARIUS: Wish for resolution of a matter that’s been hard to accept. CAPRICORN: Wish for new levels of good health. AQUARIUS: Wish for beautiful experiences. PISCES: Wish to learn the heart of another.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: It’s been a busy year for Jessica Alba, with multiple projects on the schedule including the highly anticipated “Sin City” sequel in which she co-stars with Bruce Willis and Lady Gaga. Alba was born under the Venus-ruled sign of the bull and has Mercury, Venus and Mars in Taurus, too, amplifying the sensual qualities of the sign.

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