Forecast for April 7-20

By Cortney Litwin / Special to The Malibu Times

Retrograde Pluto from April 9-Sept. 15 encourages healing emotional issues and evaluating/reorganizing debt. But the main focus is on groundbreaking, daring ideas, which are energized by some intense Aries influences, including the sun-Mercury conjunction on the 9th, the Mercury-Jupiter conjunction on the 11th and the Mercury-Mars conjunction on the 19th. However, Mars colliding with Pluto on the 11th can produce impulsiveness or a clash of wills, making cooperation difficult. The full moon in Libra on the 17th energizes shared activities, collaboration and fairness, but Saturn opposing Mars the next day can create a conflict between what you want and the needs of someone else. Taking action will be challenging. Finally, the sun moving into earthy Taurus on the 20th favors getting in touch with all things sensual or focusing on all things practical.

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

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Creative brainpower should be your forte now, although Saturn is still holding the reins and thus slowing things down a bit. Watch out for conflicts on the 11th and 18th. The full moon energizes activities with your sweetie or business partner.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

An array of influences stirring up your unconscious makes you unusually intuitive. The past will be on your mind, and a former lover or friend may reappear in your life. The full moon brings out your creativity at work and energizes your health regimen.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

The tremendous focus on networking fires up your way with words to bring influential people into your life, widen your circle of friends or bring people together for a cause. The full moon energizes romance and may solidify a creative opportunity.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Networking for work opportunities now will pay off in the long run, but you may need to be patient. A stressful situation with your boss or family member may arise on the 11th or 18th. The full moon energizes home and family activities.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

The accelerated focus on teaching and learning may prompt you to share your knowledge or take a class. Cultural activities can bring satisfaction. Getting in touch with your spiritual life will bring fulfillment as well.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Reorganizing your business, taking out a loan or dealing with debt can make you feel a bit strapped financially, but the roadblock may prove to be a blessing when a better moneymaking opportunity opens up shortly thereafter.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

The intense focus on communications with your mate or business partner energizes shared activities. The full moon in your sign intensifies the balancing act you’re experiencing that involves a collaboration or commitment.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Communications are the key to securing a job or getting a work project off the ground. Networking will bring opportunities to expand your business, but you’ll need to stay centered if your will is thwarted around the 11th.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

An (online?) romance may take flight-if a problem with time or distance doesn’t derail the connection. Communications with children are also energized. And networking will accelerate a creative project, especially around the time of the full moon.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Discussions involving your home and/or family are energized. The full moon will boost your career and reputation-if you can sidestep a conflict with someone in authority around the 11th or 18th, when you’re feeling less than cooperative.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Communications continue to accelerate, but a discussion or agreement may hit a temporary stalemate around the 11th or 18th. The full moon intensifies your desire to widen your spiritual, intellectual or cultural horizons.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Now is the time to seek out contacts who can open a financial door for you. It’s all about meeting the right people and saying the right things. Timing is crucial as well. On a personal note, the full moon energizes intimate encounters.