Horoscope for the Week: April 18, 2014

Michael O'Connor's horoscope for the week of April 18

  • Apr. 22, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Tip of the Week:

The tsunami of energy indicated by the Cardinal Grand Cross continues to roll in and in fact will reach its next peak on Easter Sunday (April 20). This energy wave pattern is sure to be stirring and shaking people in all kinds of ways. The effects may occur physically, materially, psychologically or spiritually. Either way, the more flexible or cooperative one is with the ebbs and flows of life, the better.

The deeper dynamics of how Astrology works is a reminder of the weave of our own consciousness, both individually and collectively, as an extension of the cosmic reality as illustrated by the planetary inter-relationships. This is the deeper meaning of the grand continuum. It may all sound a bit ‘out there’, yet, it is a simple reminder that we exist on a planet and are very much ‘one with’ it and by extension, it is one with the solar system, the galaxy and the universe.

Speaking of planets, April 22nd is Earth Day. This grass roots movement which originated in 1970 and founded by some visionary, spirited and environmentally minded people is now recognized all over the world. Unfortunately, the exploits of big business and even governments, like the Canadian, seem not to be so moved by its visionary message.

Perhaps the powerful Grand Cross will have the effect is shaking us all a bit more awake to look more closely and further down the road and make some needed adjustments in our attitude and actions. Astrology with its leaning to appreciate the notion of destiny and freewill are not in contradiction, it is part of ‘the plan’ that they too are part of the same weave of consciousness.


Happy Easter and Earth Day too!


Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

With each new day you are steadily changing regarding your perspectives, attitude and approach to relationships. Unless you are resisting, the change implies realizing more equality in one or more of your most significant relationships. Moved by love and perhaps compassion too, you feel determined to make sincere efforts. Don’t ask why, just ask how.


Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)

A busy time behind the scenes continues. Yet, you will take more deliberate and assertive actions this week. Paying strict attention to the details has been an important theme. Meanwhile, a process of healing relationships is featured. The one you have with your own self may be the most important one to consider first though. Peace without begins within.


Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)

Learning to be your own best friend is a current theme. Good friendships include harmony, honesty, acknowledgement, respect, support, constructive criticism and quality time shared. Directing these attributes to your own inner state and dialogue process is ever ideal, especially now. Decipher for yourself what makes you special and affirm it, all of it.


Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Some big shifts and changes continue to shake your world. These are pushing you to get to the bottom of things. Spring cleaning and renovation projects are distinct possibilities. In the bigger picture you have likely be gearing-up for many months to make some important moves. Contending with some major power players is likely. Persevere to win.


Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)

The time has arrived for you to take to the stage somehow. A more serious and work oriented focus is now required. Where you were preparing and perhaps rehearsing over the past several weeks, now it is time to perform. Trust that people value your talents and abilities and do your part by making your presence known.


Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Circumstances have been pushing you to dig deep over the past several weeks. Now it is time to broaden your scope. While collaboration is often effective, be careful not to lean too much on people and situations. Continue to remain as flexible as you can. Your energy levels may not match your ambitions these days so establish an even, steady pace.


Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

A deepened desire and focus upon money and finances in general will become apparent this week. Yet to succeed, you may have to give more than you would usually. While this is generally an expansive time, you are also wise to exercise a healthy measure of restraint. In the bigger picture, this includes paying closer attention to your health.


Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)

Not only your entire lifestyle but your habitual mode of perception as well, have and continue to be challenged. All being well, you are doing the inner work and adapting proactively. Negatively, you may be contending with self-doubt demons. Decipher how you can best give to people and situations, more than to receive, then do it and those doubts will dissolve.


Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)

After a few playful weeks, you will now enter into a more serious and sober work mode. The transition will be somewhat gradual, yet steady. Creating beauty in your home environment is featured. Deciphering more fully who you are and what you want to have and do next in your life is on your mind. You have already entered new territory so keep going.


Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)

Your life may be described as a steady march of power these days. This is very much in alignment with your nature and destiny. However, how you express and assert your power is important. ‘What does it gain a person to forsake heaven for earth?’ how you define heaven is up to you. A hint: heaven on earth is realized as loving, harmonious relationships.


Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)

The desire to establish a more reliable home base is coming to the fore. Balancing a peaceful environment with one that supports your practical needs is extra important. Focus to experience inner peace to feel free for worry, impatience and the like. It may take another month anyway and up to three before you experience the breakthrough and expansion that you seek.


Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Focusing to produce positive changes in your overall mode of approach and perhaps your income stream as well continues. Your ambitions are strong and you are willing to do the work. Yet, it may feel like you are a fish swimming up-stream. Fortunately, your focus will get stronger over the coming weeks. Even three steps forward and two steps back is one step ahead. Persevere!


Michael O’Connor




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