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Horoscope, Wednesday, April 4, 2012

By From page A9 | April 04, 2012

Mercury makes up his mind to fly straight today, insisting that he’s finished pulling his mischievous pranks on us, at least for the time being. He’ll begin his change of heart in intuitive Pisces and keep energizing us with his forward momentum through July 14. This is a good time to make plans for the gorgeous Libra full moon on Friday.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Ideas inspire you, command your full attention and propel you forward. You’ll feel like diving in without testing the waters first, and this may actually work well for you, provided you’re reasonably familiar with this particular “pool.”

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Don’t worry about finishing what you started. Organize your project for completion at a later date. The process of taking stock, categorizing and figuring out where things stand will illuminate an important piece of the puzzle.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Venus newly gracing your sign decides to lend you a cloak of charm. All you have to do is wrap it around yourself (visualize this in great detail), and suddenly the world finds you enchanting.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Getting too involved in the lives of others can be, simply stated, a drag. When you are careful to identify problems as “yours” and “mine,” life becomes rather manageable, if not downright enjoyable.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You enjoy learning new things quite a lot more than you’ll enjoy repeating the same old tasks. And yet, it’s the same old tasks that need your attention. A mid-morning attitude adjustment will help you soldier on with a smile.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The moon in your sign casts a glow of intrigue on your life, and you may field more attention, questions and curious stares than you’re used to. You can’t help it that you’re so fascinating!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You can never know everything about a person. Even if the other person is your twin who shares the same DNA, there still will be a world to discover. New questions breathe life into old relationships.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Special projects are so enthralling that you wish you could spend all of your time and energy on them. Even if you can’t make that happen given your current situation, you’re lucky to feel so strongly about your interests.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have an important point to make today, and there’s no use in being subtle. Sing it from the rooftops. You’ll attract like minds, and together you can progress.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll be a master of free association now, so feel free to go off on a conversational riff. Chances are, you’ll hit on the topic that your counterpart most enjoys. You raise conversation to an art form.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll go on a shopping spree, but what you’re after is probably something other than tangible goods. You’re looking for the inspiration or information that will lead you to the next great adventure.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It was this day in 1939 that your sign mate Glenn Miller recorded “Moonlight Serenade,” which quickly became a popular standard. You’ll be similarly creatively inspired, so remember to record your ideas!

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 4). You are charismatic and popular this year, and you’ll use your powers for good, elevating the mood of those around you. Over the next four weeks, you’ll be proud to see your brainchild develop and walk on its own. Family makes you proud in August. Plan a trip to where you’ve always wanted to go. October is ideal for travel. Leo and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 39, 2, 12, 34 and 28.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I feel like I’m in a dead-end job, though there are others who have been promoted, so it’s possible. I will note that anyone who has been promoted has been a man. I’m an Aries woman born in 1969, and I’ve been a loyal and hard worker for the same company for 10 years. There are very few positions above me. Have I hit the glass ceiling? And if so, what should I do about it?”

Have you ever considered going into business for yourself? Maybe you’ve secretly dreamt of this before. Aries people have the amazing drive and energy required for starting a business from scratch. You may derive great satisfaction from doing some research and development on this idea this month. It will take your focus off of the issues at work and will likely make the situation better there. Higher-ups will sense you pulling back in some way, and this will make them reach forward to keep you involved and happy. The energetic shift could be just what’s needed for them to recognize the value you bring to the company.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: In addition to being a highly respected movie star, Robert Downey Jr. plays the piano, writes songs and has been praised for his earthy singing voice, too. This Renaissance man was born when the sun, Mercury and Venus were all in Aries, and the emotional moon and the good-fortune planet Jupiter were in Taurus, the sign that rules the voice.

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