Horoscope for the Week: April 24, 2014

Michael O'Connor's horoscope for the week of April 24

  • Apr. 24, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Tip of the Week:

The Sun entered Taurus on April 18 at 8:55 pm PDT. It did so in the wake of the now virtually infamous Cardinal Grand Cross. Over the coming four weeks the overall dynamic will take on a particularly practical, sober and business oriented focus. Our ‘business’ is not necessarily specific to commerce here. It implies whatever is especially important in our lives and there are usually a variety of fronts.


As much as a practical and industrious theme is implied, the focus is also upon healing, psychological, emotional and spiritual healing in particular. Empathy, compassion and forgiveness for self and others are often if not always where to begin. The intellect/ego aspect our mind is the dividing, sorting, categorizing, differentiating and separating function of the mind. And it certainly has its place. However, when this function of the mind is over emphasized, it produces states of imbalance, separation and essentially fragmentation. The basic symptoms are projected anger, judgement, blame and demonization (seeing another or others in general as wrong, bad or even evil while blindly dismissing our own limitations, issues and imbalances and so on).


So, amidst the usual daily tasks and those linked to this time of the year, like gardening and spring cleaning, this other, deeper and equally valid layer of focus is woven into the game plan for this time. Seeing healers and therapists of all kinds, opening to new, positive and empowering wisdom knowledge or at least intentionally doing the inner work yourself are good and wise choices that represent alignment with this overall energy pattern. This inner work can begin by simply saying ‘thank you’ and/or ‘I forgive you’ with genuine sincerity. Morals and ethics aside, these actions are keys to centering in the heart which is a golden key to health and happiness.


Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

The time has come to really get down to business. By now you have probably activated a series of fresh leads and starts. Now it is time to build upon them, to take them to the next effective level. This includes digging-in even deeper. Becoming aware of subconscious patterns that are perpetuating certain fixed attitudes is a feature of this deep-end work.


Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)

You are in a pioneering mood. Entering new territory now implies nurturing important friendships. Aspiring to achieve what may be deemed higher ideals is featured. While you have likely been and are willing to work hard, key collaborations will save you a lot of time, energy and money. Reach out to strike win/win deals with warm leads.


Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)

Focusing on what constitutes your best and most important ‘home work’ is in focus. This can literally include you home residence. Yet, it can also include studies, self-improvement and research for important projects and so on. Look to the future and decipher now what you can do to initiate realistic and wise momentums.


Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Deciphering who are truly the most important people in your life is on you radar. There may be more than one category: friends, family, colleagues and other such allies. Yet, these may be spiritual sources as well, Jesus, Buddha, angels…. Ideally, your focus will include your own inner power and authority as well.


Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)

Stepping into the limelight is destined to be all part of the job for you. Gaining added attention from fans and admirers and from authority figures too is part of the plot. Your light will shine even brighter when any expectations are replaced with a genuine intention to be of service. This is especially important now. Put people before profits.


Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Expanding your vision and focus on all fronts continues. This includes looking forward to future probabilities. Establishing a foundation for a whole new round of strategies and expressions is implied. New experiences, lessons and angles of approach beckon. This is a call to innovate and if necessary to re-invent yourself altogether.


Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

Attending to financial interests, issues and/or responsibilities is likely now. Savings, earning and perhaps especially investments are on your mind. Yet, you may also be dealing with liabilities and paying off debts of some kind as well. These may not specifically be financial. Either way, you are probably wise to trust the flow and pay your dues.


Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)

A recent twist and turn towards relationships finds you feeling the love, or longing to. While romance is implied, it may be woven with spiritual threads as well. Either way, there is reason to say you feel inspired. This trend will increase over the coming weeks. Though you may not go chasing it, prayers for it are streaming through your heart and mind.


Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)

Doing the work to clear, purge and downsize continues. Yet now you are prepared to really roll-up your sleeves. It and other thoughts, discussions and actions center upon new perspectives on security. Sometimes, less truly is more. How you relate and directing your focus to serve a higher purpose are interwoven themes replacing the urge to acquire more stuff.


Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)

You have entered a creative cycle. It will lead you over the coming weeks especially to innovate and invent. Given all the dynamics and shake-ups likely occurring in your world, circumstances may be demanding it. At best you feel inspired and confident to forge ahead. Yet, stay alert because the spark of genius and ingenuity stands to be triggered by others now.


Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)

A long awaited breakthrough is set to occur over the coming few weeks. Both a deepened sense of material stability and emotional fulfillment is likely. You have perhaps been patiently waiting for this for some months now. So, it is important that you be focused and alert. This will be an important initial step followed by a series of others over the next few months especially.


Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

New thoughts, ideas and concepts are beginning to really take form in your mind. You are at least determined to consider and even experiment with them. Yet, you will have to focus more intently than you may realize to succeed. Like moving through fog you are wise to proceed slowly yet surely. Outline a plan with a timeline and watch for the signs.


Michael O’Connor




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