Forecast for April 10-23

An energizing (and irritating) dance involving the sun, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter on the 10th-16th facilitates brainstorming sessions and promoting your ideas, if you can tolerate the competitive vibe. Communications come down to earth when Mercury and the sun transit into practical Taurus on the 17th and 19th. An empowering Mercury-Saturn-Pluto grand trine on the 18th assists communications and business/financial transactions, especially for earth signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Next, passionate trysts get down and dirty during the full moon in lusty Scorpio on the 20th. Earth Day is favored by a Mars-Uranus trine on the 22nd, which promotes enlightened action. Finally, feminine and masculine energies battle it out during a stimulating Venus-Mars-Jupiter triad on the 22nd-23rd.

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

Aries (March 21-April 19)

The full moon energizes intimate trysts, if you keep argumentativeness in check. A bundle of earth influences assist in promoting your business ventures and boosts your moneymaking talents after the 17th.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Your personal power kicks into high gear, so now is the time to promote your ideas and projects. Romance is revved up as well, especially during the full moon, which energizes your partnership sector.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Socializing skyrockets, but not without some complications from those who push their own agenda, making your short fuse for fools even shorter. The full moon energizes your ideas and work projects, which should take flight around the 23rd.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Your life may seem energized beyond your control, with your relationship, family and career activities vying for your attention. The full moon takes romance to new heights, which means you’ll need some alone time to recharge.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Your personal power in the work arena draws others who will assist you-if you’re practical and organized. On a more personal note, the full moon inspires some home entertaining for friends and family.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Your hard work is about to pay off, probably around the 23rd, so now is the time to go for the brass ring! However, others who would override your plans may test your resolve. On a better note, the full moon energizes romance and communications.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Your social butterfly persona is in full swing and attracts others who will assist you, but you’ll need to set your priorities or else run the risk of appearing insincere. In the business arena, the full moon boosts your moneymaking skills.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

The full moon in your sign amplifies your charisma as well as your desire for a fulfilling personal life. Relationship activities soar after the 17th. Networking to advance your career is favored too, especially around the 23rd.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Finances are energized around the 23rd, so look for moneymaking opportunities. Romance is revved up as well, with a dash of over-optimism. And the full moon heightens your intuition and helps resolve the past.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Both your personal life and career get a burst of cosmic good fortune, if you can stay centered and avoid being influenced by what others think you should do. The full moon shines a light on activities with friends.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Communications are energized and can provide opportunities, but you’ll need to use your talent for objectivity when discussions at work get prickly. The full moon boosts your career but will test your patience as well.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Your way with words brings both personal and professional opportunities after the 17th. Travel is indicated as well. The full moon heightens your power to perceive a new path that will provide additional fulfillment.