Astrology forecast for April 24-May 8



    By Cortney Litwin/Staff Writer

    Retrograde Mercury begins the week by wrecking havoc on communications from April 26 through May 20. On the bright side, the Taurus influence says it’s a fine time to review your finances-just be careful when signing on the dotted line. May Day is accompanied by the New Moon, also in Taurus, which will usher in new projects for the next two weeks, especially regarding environmental activities and cash flow. Love is also emphasized, with a focus on simple sensuality. Illusive Neptune around May 3, however, will cast an overly rosy glow on activities, so keep a clear head when making important heart or business decisions.

    If you know your rising sign from your time of birth, read that also.

    Aries (March 21-April 19)

    With your Mars ruler traveling through Aquarius, it’s time to strike out toward out-of-the-ordinary activities. A high-tech venture may present itself, or perhaps a humanitarian urge will overtake you. The New Moon highlights spirituality.

    Taurus (April 20-May 20)

    Your Venus ruler in fiery Aries, along with Jupiter, urge normally complacent bulls to take action toward a much-desired goal. Just be careful to communicate clearly. The New Moon in your sign signals a new cycle in your personal life.

    Gemini (May 21-June 21)

    All the Taurus activity, including the New Moon, inspires you to take time out for a spiritual tune-up. Also, review past activities and relationships and see what needs clearing out-or merely cleaning up.

    Cancer (June 22-July 22)

    Friends haul you off for an adventure during the New Moon. And perhaps it’s time to lead a fundraiser for your favorite charity. Venus in Aries urges you to promote yourself at work, where a friendly coworker may assist you.

    Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

    The New Moon activates a promising new project, which could be derailed by retrograde Mercury if you don’t communicate clearly. Staying focused may be challenging during the Sun’s collision with Jupiter and Neptune from April 29-May 3.

    Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

    Get out of the nitty-gritty details and look at the bigger picture of your life during the New Moon. Foreign connections and/or education will play a role in decisions you make now. Tune in to your inner voice for guidance.

    Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

    The New Moon and a Venus-Jupiter connection emphasize intimate encounters. A financial opportunity may come your way through an intermediary. And it’s time to clear out what-and who-you no longer need.

    Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

    A relationship energizes you during the New Moon-if you don’t misstep through a miscommunication along the way. Venus brings out your creativity and provides satisfaction in a project you’ve been working on.

    Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

    Your Jupiter ruler’s rendezvous with Venus assures that romance is in the air for archers. And working on a project with a close partner during the New Moon brings satisfaction, if retrograde Mercury doesn’t mess up communications.

    Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

    The New Moon awakens Aphrodite in even the most stoic of Capricorns. Let go and play. The goddess of love also influences your homelife, so make your abode entertainment central-for this weekend, at least.

    Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

    Focus on creating harmony in your home, or at least redecorating your abode during the New Moon. However, watch out for irritating a family member through a misspoken work while Mercury is retrograde.

    Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

    Fish may get thrown temporarily off balance when their Neptune ruler knocks out the Sun on May 3. Fortunately, communications prove the key to success during Full Moon, if you don’t let retrograde Mercury’s escapades get the better of you.