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Horoscopes for April 6, 2014

By From page C4 | April 06, 2014

The Cancer moon insists on finding relaxation inside the safe confines of home, sweet home. If that is not a relaxing place, the day is likely to be dedicated to making it more so. What needs to change? The feng shui? Houseguests? The attitude of family members or habits of the pets? Whatever it is, you’ll be lucky because you took it on.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll have the realization that someone you admire is not very different from you, and in fact, you may have more talent and ability in a certain area than this person does.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). However refined your tastes may become, there is still a rabble-rouser inside you who will emerge among kindred spirits. Expect that you’ll get caught up in the riotous fun, and plan for that.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You will be in the mood to argue, but not necessarily to argue your own side. You appreciate the game of making a case for different points of view and will learn through this kind of play.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’re not a natural self-promoter, but when you sense that people really need what only you can offer, telling them seems like the only kind thing to do.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll get an opportunity to spend time with someone you ideally would like to see more often. Restraint will be key. If you want a second meeting, don’t bring everything you have to the first one.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Of course you are more likely to be taken by surprise when you are engaged in a task with which you have very little experience. You’ll rather enjoy the excitement, so seeking new endeavors is favored.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Someone you mentor is growing up fast and making you very proud in the process. Tonight, ask for what you need. Being direct is not only effective; it’s also the only thing that will work.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Use kind, gentle words, but speak them firmly and with confidence. It is more powerful to be calm, gentle and clear than it is to be passionate and unclear.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You officially have analyzed a situation to death, and the only thing left to do is follow your gut. You don’t need a reason why now, because “why not?” is the best reason there is now.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Love has many incarnations, and you experience a wide range of them within one relationship. There is much to be gained from an easy-going attitude. Love and freedom go hand-in-hand now.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your influence will be strongest when it is wordless. Leading silently and by example has real power. It takes a confident person to do this. Note: Experience is one way to gain confidence, but it’s not the only way.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The person who is not saying “yes” is saying “no.” This is hard for some people to understand because they equate “no” with rejection. You wisely translate “no” into “my winning path lies elsewhere.”

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. You’ll build good will that you’ll cash in on at a much later date. Your intent is noble, but it just so happens that you’ll also be rewarded for it. Prospects turn to gold this month. Love and a promise come in May. Family business is settled in June, and you’ll help some of your kin in a big way. Gemini and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 5, 17, 38 and 14.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: The prevalent fire energy gives this week a passionate tone. Retrograde Mars is lining up across the sky from the Aries sun, inviting confrontation and conflict, and there’s an overall sense that it’s best to bring things out into the open.

Mercury changes suit on Monday, joining the party in Aries and encouraging a change in our communication style. Instead of bandying about ideas and using conversation for social bonding, artistic inspiration and collective dreaming, we’ll want to get right to the point. This transit features plain facts and calling it like it is. Mercury in Aries has a child-like quality, and people are likely to blurt out what comes to mind without filtering it first. Most people won’t mind, simply because most things are best understood when stated directly. Dare to be frank, and you’ll find that people are tolerant of what you have to say even if they don’t particularly like or agree with it. Honesty earns friends and fans.

Of course, there are always those folks who would rather be lied to or at least hear a gentler, flowerier version of the story. There is good news for those folks, too: This transit only lasts about two weeks.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: In his pre-movie star era, Paul Rudd was a DJ at bar mitzvahs, which proved an excellent training ground for learning how to please a crowd. Rudd’s crowd-pleasing career includes comedy mega-hits like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” ”This Is 40″ and “Anchorman.” Rudd was born when four luminaries were in energetic and ever-young Aries.

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