By Holiday Mathis

April 21, 2012 6 min read

Happy Taurus new moon! There will be an emphasis on possessions and what they say about you. You'll be comparing what you have to what you want, and this comparison says much about who you think you are versus who you want to become. Good fortune comes from taking care of what you have and knowing the blessing of it.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The one you didn't appreciate will now get a little more of your attention. What could have been? That can be a painful question or an inspiring one, depending on your attitude.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll be in a position to protect others from the harshness of the world, to shield loved ones from rejection or soften the hard edges of reality. You'll succeed in this matter.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). What happens to you is always far less important than what you take from the experience. Extrapolating meaning from your life is a highly personal choice. It means what you think it means, so think something good!

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's a lot of good that can be said of being on autopilot. It gets you to the destination with little effort. The problem with it arises when you want to go somewhere other than where you're programmed to go.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Success won't happen overnight, but it will happen over night after night after night. A month of nights will bring you to a place you can be proud of. So keep making the effort.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Does it seem that things are getting simultaneously better and worse? Nothing can stay the same. You'll be able to turn things in your favor, though. You're the great improver of the zodiac, after all.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). However you feel, it's an acceptable feeling. Furthermore, you won't be able to move through the feelings until you first accept them for what they are. Your emotional intelligence will expand.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have a process for decision-making. First you feel things through; then you think them through. Take it one step further, and visualize your way through. These three processes will produce magic results.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your method for measuring value differs from that of the others you'll be dealing with today. Try to see things the way they do. It doesn't mean you have to agree with them, but you'll deal more effectively if you at least understand them.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Though you'd prefer to be even-tempered and experience a stable level of feeling throughout the day, there will be passionate fluctuations you just can't avoid. You'll be cleansed by these emotions.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You don't have to put a positive spin on everything that unfolds. You choose to do so because you know it will allow you to see more options and to be pleasant company, too.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Heated exchanges are on the menu. You don't want to dish it out, and you don't want to get served. And yet you may still find yourself in the middle of the argument. Back away slowly.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 21). Your professional and personal lives intersect in interesting ways and will at times merge to increase your luck on both fronts. The next 10 weeks bring intense focus. Set concrete goals. You'll travel to be with loved ones in June and July and will find adventure in your own town, too. Those you've taught will make you proud in August. Cancer and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 50, 3, 13, 39 and 16.

STRESS AND YOUR SIGN: Each sign is different when it comes to stress. What one sign considers taxing another finds exciting, and tension remedies vary from sign to sign, as well. How does your sign deal with the more unnerving aspects of life?

LIBRA: GOOD STRESS: "Social pressure" is a term that often has a negative connotation, even though much of what happens through social pressure is actually for the good of society. In a civilized culture, people are encouraged to treat one another with courtesy and respect and to honor each person's need for space and self-expression. Libra is a natural diplomat and deals well with social pressure in whatever form it comes.

BAD STRESS: Non-decision can produce varying degrees of anxiety in Libra. The sign of the scales loves to carefully weigh the options, and yet there comes a point when doing so is detrimental to Libra.

STRESS BUSTER: Know that it's OK to make the wrong choice; people do it every day. Fearing the wrong choice is paralyzing and robs you of life experience. It may be helpful for Libra to keep in mind that the spirit in which you make a choice is more important than the choice. "How" trumps "what" in that how you live is more important than what you actually do.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Carmen Electra exemplifies the charms of Venus-ruled Taurus. Whether dancing with the Pussycat Dolls or starring in her own exercise videos and calendars, Electra puts forward a lovely, sensual energy. Her moon in Leo promises that she loves the spotlight and has a natural instinct for how to command attention and entertain an audience.

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