Planets Challenge Preconceptions

By Holiday Mathis

April 15, 2018 6 min read

Preconception is a shortcut of the mind that allows us to get more proficient in our daily work, lending ease and automation to many tasks, and freeing the mental power to expand into uncharted areas. Preconception is also the enemy of creativity, play and being fully present. The new moon challenges our preconceptions, and Mercury direct offers the cosmic light to perceive things as they are, not as we'd prefer them to be.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You've been known to come up with systems that create order in chaotic situations. This week, you'll reprise your role as a solutions provider. This time around will be like before in that you'll need to act quickly and decisively. But once the initial moves are made, take a step back, ask more questions, and listen hard.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It is better to be fragile like a flower than fragile like a bomb. The flower is probably more resilient than it looks. It gives beauty in its vulnerable state. Disable your anger to avoid being the ticking time bomb. Rewire your thoughts. Once connected differently, your power will be directed to a creative purpose.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Love gurus suggest that the infatuation stage of a relationship (or a specialized interest) can last up to two years. You'll notice some of the "extra" attraction energy has worn off. What takes its place is either the feeling it's time to move on, or the satisfaction, integrity and reward that comes from making a real investment.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Someone is adding to your happiness this week. You are still a whole person without his or her contribution, but it sure is a secure, powerful feeling to know you have the energy and intention of others flowing toward the same goal. This is what will push your project to the next level. Show appreciation and it just keeps coming.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You don't have to do everything alone, but there is a great deal of pride and power to be mined in solo efforts for the next week or so. As you take on greater responsibilities and expect yourself to do the lion's share, you'll build your own trust and your ability to succeed on your own merits. The seeds of power take root.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). One way would be to go on thinking that everything will be so good very soon, and all you have to do is hang in there and try not to worry. But that way is a robber. It steals from you all that's happening now, which is the moment of opportunity. What's good, beautiful or fascinating now? What action can be taken now?

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You might miss, but you'll never know if you don't take your shot. Also, in this week's case, no one will tell you it's your turn. There will be no flashing light, no crossing guard, no number called that matches the one on your ticket. Keep your eyes open. Be ready for the opening; look both ways, and when it's clear, go!

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Quite often, you don't realize what you need until you're not getting it. So learning will occur as it usually does: through mistakes and mishaps. It's hard to see these occurrences as blessings, but of course they are hugely beneficial, even essential, to living your best life.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Undiscovered truths have power, and so do undiscovered lies. Just as the heat from the earth's interior causes the tectonic plates to move (and makes for earthquakes and volcanoes along the way), the energy of information plays out in our lives in eventful ways, both predictable and unpredictable.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Inventors create things that didn't exist before. Innovators improve upon, or create new uses for, what already exists. This week you'll do both, in big and small ways. This is the given. What's uncertain is who will get the credit. It's why it will be important to keep track of what happens with documentation.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). What is commonly assumed to be a design is often not a design at all; rather, it's the product of a series of adaptations — changes made to take advantage of an opportunity or to defend or flee from a threat. You've adapted to your environment, too, and you're different because of it. One change is solidifying now.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Social science suggests that it only takes about seven seconds to form a first impression. You'll probably do it in half that this week! Your intuition is working harder in order to compensate for information that's not getting to you as fast as you'd like. A big opportunity can be safely determined with your gut.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: You will enjoy a productive, challenging and fruitful partnership in which you will learn and grow rapidly in a desired direction. As you gain skills and confidence, you will also be taking more risks. Just know that you don't have to put a lot of money into your ventures to know which ones are success-bound. The definition of success will at first apply outside of financial terms. You'll be awarded in June. Your vitality and energy will soar as you make a few changes to your daily routines.

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