Astrology forecast for April 10-23

    By Cortney Litwin/Staff Writer

    This week starts off with a powerful burst of energy from the Sun’s connection with dynamic Pluto, giving us the gusto and creativity to overcome just about anything. But it’s all downhill from there after Mercury messes with Jupiter and Neptune on the 10th through 13th, creating communication inaccuracies and exaggerations. Then love gets the Cosmic Boot when Venus collides with controlling Pluto and fearful Saturn on the 12th through 17th, making us look at how we’re limiting ourselves in relationships. On the positive side, it can be a time of heartbreaks transforming into heart breakthroughs. The Full Moon on the 16th in Libra also emphasizes one-on-one exchanges.

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

    Aries (March 21-April 19)

    Be careful of those impulsive

    tendencies when your impatient Mars ruler clashes with the Sun. And any hidden relationship issues may surface during the Venus- Pluto-Saturn rendezvous, and are magnified during the Full Moon.

    Taurus (April 20-May 20)

    Take a deep look at your heart’s desires and stand your ground-or bend with the wind-whichever is necessary to stay spiritually balanced when your Venus ruler struggles with Pluto and Saturn. Take care of your health during the Full Moon.

    Gemini (May 21-June 21)

    There’s a sign on your forehead reading “dazed and confused” when your Mercury ruler clashes with dizzy (but inspired) Neptune and overblown Jupiter. On the positive side, your creativity soars. The Full Moon emphasizes romance.

    Cancer (June 22-July 22)

    A friend in need may come to you for advice when Mercury, in your friendship area, collides with Pluto and Saturn. This could also inspire you to focus on a charity close to your heart. The Full Moon highlights family activities.

    Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

    The confidence and creativity you’ve felt during your Sun ruler’s dance with Pluto could turn into an irritating encounter when your Sun later collides with angry Mars. The Full Moon heightens communications and could bring about a trip.

    Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

    Neptune and Jupiter scatter your energies and cause confusion during their encounter with your Mercury ruler. Try not to finalize plans then. And be wary of the “too good to be true” financial opportunity during the Full Moon.

    Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

    The Full Moon in your sign could bring out the beast in you, especially with the added energies of abrasive Pluto and Saturn bombarding your Venus ruler. You’ll go to extremes where love is concerned, so take some time out to get centered.

    Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

    You’ll be a bit unhinged in the relationship department when your Pluto ruler overpowers gentle Venus. Are you feeling abandoned? It’s only temporary. The Full Moon says it’s time for a time out, so focus on emotional healing.

    Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

    Squelch your impulsiveness and need to overindulge during your Jupiter ruler’s clash with sensuous Venus. And don’t make promises, promises. The Full Moon says take the lead in a cause that excites you.

    Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

    A relationship flare-up throws you off balance when your Saturn ruler tries to constrain loving Venus. What are you afraid of? You’ll be tempted to ignore your partner altogether during the Full Moon, concentrating instead on career activities.

    Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

    Those around you may seem edgy during the assorted upcoming planetary influences, so be the good friend you are and help others see enlightenment at the end of the tunnel. The Full Moon helps you share your wisdom.

    Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

    Communicating is the challenge when your nebulous Neptune ruler casts a haze over talkative Mercury. Read the fine print before signing anything. However, feel free to explore your creativity. And sensuality is heightened during the Full Moon.