By Holiday Mathis

April 1, 2019 6 min read

Some historians believe that April Fools' Day is linked to the Roman holiday Hilaria, celebrated at the end of March. During Hilaria, no one was allowed to show grief or sorrow. The Pisces moon promises that however we are feeling, we are not alone in it. Emotions are contagious. Most people will try to cultivate and share a happy mood.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). People won't remember what you tell them or show them. It's the feeling they got; that's always what sticks. From there, they'll create their own stories.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Work you did last week will already show signs of paying off in small but measurable ways. Keep the trend going and you'll soon see the sort of marked changes you've been wishing for.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's your turn to present an idea, make an introduction or execute a sales pitch. Also, you'll have to do it more than once. After each interaction, decide what went well and what didn't and you'll constantly improve.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're short on team support. You're going to need that in order to reach your full potential. Just remember that the first member of your team whom you need to recruit is you. From there, the rest will come easy.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The line between self-examination and self-obsession is a thin one. Reflection is only one way to become wise. It is also possible to become wise through experience, a route that is both more difficult and more dependable.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Be all-embracing. This is the way of beauty and love, to be nonpartial. To accept others is to accept yourself. The more room you can make in your heart the more there will be.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It's natural to assume that everyone thinks like you. It will take only a few conversations to realize this isn't so. You're unique. Sometimes you have to witness what you're not to understand more fully what you are.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You're getting really good at making plans you'll actually want to stick to. This has come out of a process of trial and error. Your latest plan has a really excellent shot at unfolding pretty close to how it looks on paper.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Trust silence. Silence will be your true friend. It will stand in, taking up the right amount of space, meaning exactly what's projected onto it — no more, no less.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're fully aware that people do not completely share the same reality. Everyone involved in the scene has a different experience of it. You're practical about this, and you stay on the lookout for common ground.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Faithfulness and sincerity are the qualities you get the chance to display only when there's something to set right. So in a weird way, you'll be happy for the drama that needs your reaction. It's your shining moment.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're in charge of your story, though it can get out of your hands from time to time. Pull back to see the bigger picture. What are your points of power and leverage? How could you better set yourself up for success?

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 1). The next three weeks will bust up a routine that's become unsuitable. You'll redesign your days to better reflect new goals and purposes. The summer gets more sociable, and you'll find it easy to meet people and enjoy your loved ones. July connections open your creativity and spirit of innovation. Libra and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 20, 14 and 33.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I have such a horrible, gut-wrenching, wretched crush on someone who is utterly out of my league. This person is practically famous — or at least very popular in my town. He is gorgeous in every way, physically and in his heart. He is talented and is on the verge of being very successful. I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about him, and I can't go back to sleep. He's turned me into a distracted zombie. But he'll never love me back. I just know it. I'm not his type. Is there anything I could do to win him? He's a Pisces, and I'm a Libra."

I have good news for you, Libra. This isn't love, and it will pass. I encourage you to get to know this fantasy Pisces so that you can bring him into a more realistic perspective. He's just a person, not a god. You can use your infatuation to teach you more about whom you want to become. Take note of the qualities you ascribe to your Pisces, because these are the same qualities you want to embody and are growing toward in your own journey.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: "Britain's Got Talent" finalist Susan Boyle went from a quiet life of caring for her mother to worldwide fame and record-breaking superstardom as a recording artist. Her Aries sun and Venus show that Boyle has great wells of enthusiasm and adaptability to aid her transition. Her having Jupiter in Aquarius indicates that Boyle's good luck comes from her own generous heart. This year brings a new album, "Ten."

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