April 3-9

By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  April 4, 2014

This waxing moon cycle should bring twists and turns to projects that may have seemed simple a month ago. As the earth thaws, and the sun's rays work their magic, even the most discouraged Eeyore-like reader may feel invigorated. So what to do and where to start? The first-quarter lunar cycle means you go faster as well as being more deliberate about your direction. This is the time when others may try to deflect you — so be on-guard, particularly Libra who are having their “half-birthday” cycle (and are cheerfully changeable anyway). For more, visit moonsigns.net.

Thursday, April 3, waxing moon in Gemini (moon void-of-course 2:43 am until 7:48 am). Excuses, excuses — the more creative the better. Gemini moons favor enterprises involving words, so if you’re in the business of persuasion, the sky’s the limit. Social butterflies: Gemini, Taurus, Cancer, Aquarius, and Libra. Grub-stage: Leo, Scorpio, and Capricorn. Grudge stage: Virgo, Pisces, and Sagittarius.

Friday, April 4, waxing moon in Gemini. This lunar phase encourages elaborate social gatherings with — perhaps — a multitude of locales. Virgo, Pisces, and Sagittarius could be in a combative mood, so take politics and religion off the conversational table (diplomacy should be a goal for Capricorn, Scorpio, and Leo). Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Taurus, and Gemini are more focused on alternatives than staying the course.

Saturday, April 5, waxing moon in Gemini, moon void-of-course 10:55 am until 5:40 pm when it moves into Cancer. Venus moves into Pisces. The planet of Love and the moon are at odds, so “strange bedfellows” is this week’s leitmotif. If you’re attracted to someone totally outside your comfort zone, you’re in tune with the moon. Most vulnerable: Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Scorpio.

Sunday, April 6, waxing moon in Cancer. A fine day for fishing and planting, as well as baking and domestic wizardry. Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, Virgo, Gemini, and Leo have ingenious insights into others, while Libra, Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius, and Capricorn are looking for emotional turmoil (guys, get out of the house).

Monday, April 7, first quarter moon in Cancer, moon void-of-course 2:14 pm until 5:50 am Tuesday. Mercury moves into Aries. A turning point for events that began at the end of March. Today and tomorrow, the moon is at odds with Mercury, the planet of short messages and journeys. Be skeptical about “the best laid plans” (especially Libra, Aries, Aquarius,  and Capricorn). Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, Virgo, Gemini, and Leo: say it twice.

Tuesday, April 8, waxing moon in Leo. Joy in the morning! Leo moons encourage childlike wonder, tantrums and entertainment. Those in sales should push themselves until next Tuesday’s full moon. Confident and creative: Gemini, Leo, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Aries, and Sagittarius. Inclined to hissy fits: Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius, Pisces, and Capricorn.

Wednesday, April 9, waxing moon in Leo. I hate the term “hump day” but Leo moons definitely help push a project that needed some oomph (or a defender) over the edge. Change your coiffure, or buy something red and flaunt it. Leo moons aren’t for the shy.

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