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FOR RELEASE: SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012
The harmonious angle of the sun and Pluto pushes for beautiful transformations and fortuitous fateful encounters. The Leo moon is a cheerleader for the action, reminding us that we are but players on the stage of life — and so we may as well be playful. Change doesn't have to be such a serious matter. Let go and see who you become.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You will leap into your life with new passion and creativity. You're not fearless, but you use your fear with grace. Like a trapeze artist, you will throw your heart over the bar, and your body will follow.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Some days it's easy to be optimistic, but right now you'll have to work harder at it. You'll willfully push negativity out of your head and create some positive thoughts to guide you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You may think your life is a bit messy right about now, but another person looking in on it is thinking it looks pretty neat. Either way, the judgments don't help matters as much as getting in there and handling things does.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Just because something looks cool doesn't make it cool — but it's half the battle. You'll be working on a presentation, and you'll draw people in and keep them there if you give equal weight to style and content.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You seldom miss the opportunity to tell someone how awesome he or she is. Because you are looking for reasons and ways to support people, you will find many.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may be asked to wait longer than you think is needed. There's nothing wrong with asking, "Why so long?" If there's a legitimate reason, you'll feel more at ease, and if not, you'll know it's time to explore other options.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You want to say "no" to something or someone, but you don't know how. The shortest, most direct way is best. You don't owe anyone a long explanation. You have a right to keep your innermost feelings to yourself.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll be tempted to take on a task that is as challenging as it is ridiculous. Remember the old saying, and don't teach a pig to sing; it frustrates you and annoys the pig.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Be careful not to relinquish ownership of your ideas too soon. There will be people around who are far too eager to take credit for what you come up with and run with it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You've been generous, and that generosity is about to boomerang back to you. Unexpected help will help you accomplish more with this day than you thought you could.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You will not suffer fools lightly. When someone's body language and words do not match, you'll wisely believe the body language and make your move accordingly.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll be comfortable expressing your feelings, and those around you will emulate this ease. Your communicative style paves the way for smooth, open relations.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 29). You'll complete a project in the next four weeks, and you'll celebrate with your nearest and dearest. New people appreciate the work you've done, and you'll be hired to create similar results in another situation. Your popularity rises through February and March. June brings passion into your life. Aries and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 4, 44, 29 and 16.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: What do you think the world of tomorrow will look like? Will it be like today only with different technology, or will change occur on deeper and more basic levels so that the entire picture seems foreign and new? Your ideas about the future will influence where you wind up at the end of the week. Pluto, the planet of transformation and unseen powerful forces, works with the sun to draw those changes that are in your heart into the real world. Buds become flowers, children become teenagers, friends become partners in life. Though not all of these changes occur in one week's time, the blur of time makes it seem like this is the case.
Tuesday brings the height of the season and the Old World celebration known as Beltane, or May Day. Traditional Beltane activities include dancing around a Maypole decorated with ribbons and flowers or doing a "ding-dong-dash" and leaving a bouquet at the door of your beloved, your neighbor or a random stranger. Gathering around a nighttime fire pit with friends is sure to build a sense of kinship and connectedness under the nurturing Virgo moon.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Jerry Seinfeld has a well-rounded astrological chart with all of the elements (earth, fire, water and air) represented and balanced. But make no mistake: The king of observational humor is undeniably Taurus. Taurus rules the material world, and many Taurus people are avid collectors. Seinfeld and Taurus talk-show host Jay Leno both have an extensive automobile collection.
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