April 2016 Horoscope by Alex

April 2016 Horoscope by Alex

Here is my April 2016 Horoscope offering, enjoy

Hello people. We’ve just passed the equinox and the lunar eclipse in Libra, a few days after it. In mid-April, Mars commences its retrograde stint from Sagittarius and back into Scorpio. Humans are creatures of habit and astrological cycles speak to us of phases of our journey from new to old. Retrogrades encourage us to revisit – very much like a retracing of steps, or taking a temporary diversion, in order to explore a side path. The contrast we encounter has the potential to shift us from our treadmill experience and to freshen up our perspective. Here’s wishing you an exciting spring season, alive with invigorating twists and turns that show you, just like the new plants coming through and the animals courting and mating, that you are truly living in a moment of vitality. Hope you enjoy your April 2016 horoscope ?

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Horoscopes

Aries April 2016 HoroscopeARIES: The question I would like to ask you this month is one about how you have tended to approach relationships – by which I mean, being invested in them. It is easy to be disconnected by virtue of our modern society being so fragmented. It is natural for many people to live lives in compartments. You have a primeval force about you which helps you ‘paint outside the lines’ but when it comes to structuring your everyday life you can be dogmatic. Perhaps you have tended to fit your relationships around your core structures, somewhat non-negotiably, instead of your relationships being an outgrowth from your core raison d’être? This approach can lead to power imbalance that is incompatible with true erotic flow of energy. It is time to explore your motivations around how relationships fit into your life. It may even be that there is a new prospect on the horizon, which is focusing the issue. The past is the past only if you leave it behind. A more ‘spiritual’ take would involve you becoming more conscious of how you exchange feelings with others and how attentive you are to their frame of reference. It is this which can make all the difference. Consider being more emotionally generous this month. The heartaches of the past no longer need define you!

Taurus April 2016 HoroscopeTAURUS: You can be quite the dreamer can you not? Ask yourself something, however, about your dreaming tendencies. When are they truly creative processes that lead naturally into output and productivity and when are they forms of escapism, via which you procrastinate and avoid making concrete moves, in line with your vision? I ask this because it seems like issues of trust are holding back your commitment to creative collaboration. This might otherwise have been fine, were it not for the fact that it appears you are facing some kind of decision point, wherein you can no longer sit upon that ‘comfortable’ (quite the opposite in reality) fence. It is time to come out of hiding and shine your light, to call time on those ancient fears that hold back the launch. “It’s not quite ready yet…” Will it ever be? Is perfection a virtue? You are being called out into an adventure which transcends notions of disappointment. Of course, things have gone badly wrong at times for everyone, but if that fear of loss motivates your key decisions then you will never break through into truly new pastures. Yes, you will have to go deeper with other people than may at first feel comfortable but what are you so afraid of? Rejection? Let me tell you, that is HIGHLY unlikely. Tis time to fly…

Gemini April 2016 HoroscopeGEMINI: It is quite comforting to indulge in ideals (and even downright fantasies) when reality seems so often not to live up to our expectations. Of course, in truth, this is merely a clear invitation to explore the basis (and often origins) of said expectations. Sadly, romance often leaves little room for realism. Realism destroys that pristine vision. It seems to me that the recent eclipse was a prompt to you saying goodbye to some of these loftier notions, by which you appear to have conceived of a workable love life. I’d just gently bring to your attention that one of the ways the mind obscures the realism question is by tempting your imagination to parody this as complete realism, minus any romantic content – which is completely unappealing and virtually nobody would choose. But you must FINALLY choose… something REAL. When our real feelings are allowed room to breathe, rather than the fictions we allow ourselves to indulge (and that incarcerate us in a fake persona), we suddenly have to deal with all those fears we’ve been side lining, all those which can surface and make us deeply vulnerable and maybe even a little paranoid. Real relationships are often a source of pain. And it is time to examine your relationship to such pain. Is avoiding pain really less painful?

Cancer April 2016 HoroscopeCANCER: It’s time to rethink your notions of ‘a job’ in terms of notions of a career that is more suited to your emotional well-being. It seems to me that you have perhaps been trying to fit square pegs into round holes for a considerable period of time now. Part of this quest involves you getting clear with yourself on questions of your fundamental values. We all face tension in areas of work/life balance and it can seem as if the decisions to be made all exist in some ideal or perfect form ‘out there’ – if only I could crack the code! It only seems that way, however. The real struggle you face is with your values – which is pure and simple about what you want. First of all, do you believe that you would be accepted by the significant people in your life IF you were truly honest about what you want? Or, do you believe you would be judged and possibly even dismissed as a person lacking virtue or realism? This social censure is one of the primary obstacles we must deal with before we can find our voice. The big clue I can offer you is that you should not focus on perceptions/expectations, so much as being clear with yourself on WHY you desire what you desire. What makes it so important to you? That my friend, is your passion! Show THAT to the world in April.

Leo April 2016 HoroscopeLEO: What is denial? A rather large question to be confronting right now, I know. But it is definitive for you, these coming weeks. We encounter all kinds of social programming from being very small. The time at which the world is the most malleable thing possible (as our neurons can fire in any direction imaginable) is the time when governing forces seek to petrify our dreams into their prefabricated moulds – and there we live, within the confines of other people’s expectations and often with a heavy dose of religion to sanctify these sacred cows of ‘shoulds’. Let me ask you where your creativity comes from. Is it, I wonder, your act of rebellion? Is it your ‘two fingers’ to that overbearing and controlling influence that has chained you to its obelisk? WHY do you do what you do? It seems many choices have been made that were never really aligned with your wants. Have you done several of those things that were expected of you, as concessions you felt you could live with, but that turned out to be soul destroying sacrifices? There was something about siblings in this matter, indicated by the recent lunar eclipse. Have you always felt in the shade, Leo? Do you have a sibling who can do no wrong? All this is in the mix. Well, it’s finally time to step up as ‘top dog’.

Virgo April 2016 HoroscopeVIRGO: When you were very young you were exposed to the key templates that construct (for all of us) our basic picture of how men and women relate to each other, how families function, how people jostle and get pigeon-holed into fixed roles that they can spend most of their adult life, trying to escape. There can be a pronounced wound that develops as a result. We can continually ‘act out’ these patterns as a karmic legacy, a signature which easily may come to embody dysfunction. It can be very tough confronting these patterns, hid deeply within our psyche as they are and often dressed up as something quite different. Well, it is time for you this month, after the recent lunar eclipse, to give serious attention to the foundations you were provided with, as a basis for constructing your own family life. Different choices ARE possible. Yes, you may be staring a great deal of uncertainty in the face, when it comes to your most significant relationships. It may even appear that the structures are in serious jeopardy. Regardless of appearances, it is time to conduct a review. How is the basic energy feeling within your home life? Start there and be real about your feelings. Such appraisal of the feeling tone of your deepest commitments offers promise of a healing experience.

Check out my annual year ahead part 1

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Check out my March/April tarotscope

Libra April 2016 HoroscopeLIBRA: Why do you do the work that you do every single day? Is the goal we should all aspire to in life really just to pay the bills? Moreover, do you see your role simply as that of being some sort of servant of others? What would happen if you ditched all that sense of responsibility finally and instead began to explore your truest passion. It can be tough even identifying what we want to do, after it gets buried under layers of other people’s expectations of us. But I think you have likely always kept a little flame burning around your most deeply satisfying aspirations. You may not be perceived by others as particularly creative, with that shrewd intelligence of yours always near the surface but why not surprise a few people? Perhaps breaking the mould of their expectations is the greatest kindness you could possibly show them! By being yourself you carry the best possible chance of positive influence. People need to see who you are, not who you are supposed to be. The lunar eclipse last week has ushered in a turning point for you. Whenever you get the urge to rationalise WHY something is supposed to be happening, resist and instead ask why what you want isn’t the thing which should in fact be happening. Also, re-think the neighbourhood you live in. Does it serve your highest vision?

Scorpio April 2016 HoroscopeSCORPIO: There is a message this month about the rebirth of hope. You don’t need me to tell you that struggle can grind folk down. We know it, but at points we can come close to the brink of surrender (yes, even the mighty Scorpio). When this is happening it feels as if life is somehow perpetrating tests and trials not of our own making and yet, if we peer closely into some of our (deeply hidden) drivers, we catch a glimpse of our self-undoing. The eclipse last week highlighted such matters. The question really that has needed exploring is “What investment have I been making in my own indecision?” It is not always easy to get to the bottom of such questions because we erect defences. I get the feeling that perhaps some ancient security issues have been driving a reticence in you to strike out and conquer territory. “What if it all goes wrong?” For me, this is a secondary matter and what that is driven by is deep-seated fears. Much more important to ask is the question of your values. Why DO you do what you do? What truly drives the positive aspects of what you are trying to put in place? How far are notions of success and failure determined by you, or instead by other people (living or dead)? We make sustainable decisions based upon conviction. Let that be based on your highest vision.

Sagittarius April 2016 HoroscopeSAGITTARIUS: Your soul path is the highest expression possible of your career. There is in fact no separation of the two, if you are to be truly content. You have had to firm up your sense of who you are, in terms of what you do. And, you have invested a lot of energy these past nine months in laying foundations around what exactly you wish to do with this open road ahead of you. You have made considerable progress with these matters. Yet now, it is time to embark upon the inner journey that will enable you to connect the dots between the outer path and your reason for actually travelling it. The whole point of this journey is to notice that simply placing one foot in front of the other and ending up somewhere, is not really the point. You are here to achieve something very specific and I get the sense that while much has fallen into place, much remains to be unpacked around how what you are doing is ultimately going to be in line with your soul’s purpose. What you need to tune out of is mental noise and what you need to tune into is the persistent urgings of what is truly the deepest aspect of who you are. You may have indulged a narrative your whole life about ‘not belonging’ but I am here to remind you that such is old material. Ditch the defences and open your heart to your true kin.

Capricorn April 2016 HoroscopeCAPRICORN: The time has arrived finally to ditch your pain. Saturn has been helping to make it more tangible for you by manifesting new structures all around you to match the ones in your unconscious. This means you can see the previously buried material in every structure. As a Capricorn, you are now in your element building these structures and you are the one who is having to diagnose problems and faults in the blueprints. These bear a remarkable similarity to some of your deficits of parenting you experienced in your childhood. This month, as you extend your reach further, ask yourself how your fears and doubts have led you to build tentatively and/or apologetically (as if you didn’t have the right to build, or should first seek permission from others for what you do, getting a green light). I have the feeling that your confidence has been growing hugely as you have started to come into the power of making decisions that secure respect for you and recognition, based on what you know that others don’t. Still, you may yet feel you need something called ‘acceptance’. But who is that really required from? The parent that never gave it may be gone. It’s time to let go of that wound of ‘never being good enough’. The evidence is in plain sight. Your achievements cannot be denied…

Aquarius April 2016 HoroscopeAQUARIUS: Your old theories and philosophies of ‘community’ have, over the past year or so, been stripped bare. As a result, the way that you engage with people, especially within your locality, has become less cerebral and more grounded in how people actually are (not how they ideally might be in your world). It is likely that you have been going with the flow somewhat on this voyage of discovery, without any particular direction or plan… and that was necessary – just as the chrysalis phase makes safe space for the transformation from one state of being into another. Now, however, the time has arrived for you to come out into the light with your new focus. In order to move forward however, you may need to keep in close contact with your past. How did you engage with people previously and on what basis? How have things altered? There are many ways to build (in a metaphorical sense). In the past, you may have had an intellectual blueprint that somehow allowed you to hide away from the world – offering a shield to your sensitive nature, thus reducing any pain felt from relating with the more base side of human personalities. Now, you are called into a phase of acceptance of others, warts and all. It is imperfection we are dealing with in this scene of time and I suggest you make friends with that!

Pisces April 2016 HoroscopePISCES: It looks as though an old fear around deep commitment was brought into the light at around the time of the equinox. There has always been a choice involved and your clear preference seems to have been to avoid the messiness that often comes from deeper involvements with people, not to mention that loss of freedom that you quietly dread. Still, it looks to me as if new emotional stirrings have begun to develop deep within you. Perhaps I wouldn’t go so far as to say ‘longings’, but there has been a shift. In the end, if you do not wish to end up lonely, the bullet must be bitten at some point. See this as a maturation process, as making friends with a deeper shade of yourself – a self that does not need to equate commitment with entrapment or loss. This is truly about comfort in one’s own skin. Any love-related endeavours you embark on from now should be seen as experiments with exploring depth. Allow your imagination to fly as you stretch yourself into new opportunities. On this theme of stretching and freedom, now would be a good time to look at recent career moves you may have made and how they feel when measured on the satisfaction scale. You’ve had to give attention to becoming established. Now comes a little wiggle room to see how adventurous you can be! Remain open-hearted.

Check out my annual year ahead part 1

Check out my annual year ahead part 2

Check out my March/April tarotscope

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