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Astrology Hub's Weekly Horoscope with Christopher Renstrom
Dear Astrology Lover,
Horoscope forecasts used to be about good days, bad days, and when to fall in love. Nowadays people are more knowledgeable about the Stars. They want to know about eclipses, retrogrades, and how long will Saturn be spoiling all the fun. The aim of this weekly horoscope column is to provide a cosmic forecast, timely insight and guidance. Astrology's job has always been to tell you about the “clear skies” and the “stormfronts”; times when the energy supports you moving forward and times when it's best to retreat. But my intent isn't to leave you hanging when things get tough! I’m here to provide awareness and foresight... so you can ultimately CHOOSE how you would like to respond to the energies.
It is my hope that you find the advice helpful and if you’re in a challenging time, that it serves to remind you that this is what the heavens look like right now and whatever's difficult will eventually pass. Astrology was never about some fixed Fate or preordained Destiny. It was always meant to be a calendar aimed at telling you not what to do, but the best time to do it.
FAMILY MATTERS (April 19-25)
On April 23rd Mars enters Cancer. Cancer is the zodiac sign most associated with hearth, home, and family. Many people equate it with an idealized past, giving it the rumpled folksiness of a Norman Rockwell painting, but not all families are the Waltons. Sometimes they're the Sopranos and Mars traveling through this sign is bound to bring up conflicts with the outside world. Cancer is tribal by nature. Blood ties will always supersede social ones, so don't be surprised if you find yourself torn between family and friends, tradition and love, or facing some kind of upset in your personal life. This may fly in the face of what feels comfortable and familiar but we don't live in a world of white picket fences and manicured lawns anymore. "Family" has evolved in both meaning and reality. It may feel strange having to make certain adjustments and sacrifices over the next few weeks but it's meant to expand your understanding of family and not diminish it. Mars will be in Cancer from April 23rd to June 10th.
Mars, the planet of conflict and strife, enters that part of your solar chart that pertains to hearth and home on April 23rd. This could transform that peaceful sanctuary you come home to at the end of the day into an occupied territory. Mars will be here through June 10th so expect to put out fires raging between loved ones, in-laws, and/or aggressive neighborhood pets. The good news about Mars in Cancer is that it favors the culinary arts. If there was ever a time to enroll in a cooking class or test-drive a recipe you watched on the Food Network - it's now!
High hopes may be dashed this week when Ruling Planet Venus squares Saturn on April 25th. What should have been a successful score or breakthrough is followed by a higher-up putting the brakes on your advancement. At first you'll feel betrayed but there's more going on than you think. You may have ignored inconvenient technicalities or breached certain protocols without meaning to. These are sticking points you definitely have to keep in mind when there are so many planets traveling through Aquarius nowadays. In any case this person is trying to help you navigate your way through this maze without losing what you gained.
Your natural inclination when you get a "yes" is to shop around for another buyer. Maybe you can use this to score a better deal or parlay it into a more lucrative situation. Geminis love bidding wars, but that's not the way Uranus in Taurus works. You get one shot when the planet of revolution and change conjoins Mercury on April 24th and if you don't take it then it will be gone in the blink of an eye. You won't like seeing your options hamstrung but you'll think better of it when you realize that what you landed is the best thing out there.
You can expect a lot of family drama during the time that Mars will be in Cancer (April 23rd to June 10th). This will involve some querulous sibling, rancorous in-law, or bleating black sheep. Naturally you will want to steer clear of any conflict, but this may not be an option. The best thing would be to try to listen to what this person has to say with an open mind and a sympathetic heart. Just because the delivery is wrong (this person is notoriously brusque or whiny) doesn't mean that the message isn't right and that could wind up being a message worth listening to.
Few things make your heart sink like a broken promise. You were told that you had a superior's encouragement, a lover's support, or that your family was squarely in your corner. To hear that they are walking that back on April 25th feels like a betrayal. However the fault is not with them but with their Stars. You have Saturn in Aquarius square Mercury and Venus to blame for being the spoiler. Either the timing is off now or circumstances have become unexpectedly challenging. It's understandable that you'd feel terribly disappointed, but wait until early June and you'll see them make it up to you.
Things rarely materialize out of the blue for you, but Mercury conjunct Uranus on April 24th promises to turn prospects on their head. You may receive an incredible offer, an invite to travel, or news that you'll be accepted to the university of your choice now that someone who tried to buy their way in has been expelled. Can you trust it? Mercury may not be Jupiter when it comes to good fortune, but it has been known to send the occasional windfall, godsend, or lucky break your way. Go ahead and say "yes". It's the first step in the adventure of a lifetime.
You’ll be surprised to learn on April 22nd that someone who rejected you before has had a remarkable change of heart and wants you back. It’s astonishing, distressing, and even a bit gratifying because you warned him at the time that he was making a mistake and now he has to admit it. But how do you know that he won’t change his mind again in the weeks to come? The easy response would be to say thanks, but no thanks however the Stars show that he really is sincere. There are worse things you can do in life than give people a second chance.
You love a good gotcha – especially when you catch the culprit red-handed. For weeks you've lain in wait knowing that a certain someone would eventually mess up. And they will on April 22nd or 24th. But something you didn't take into account was the difficult circumstances they’ve had to contend with. It wasn't that long ago when you faced a similar financial hardship or personal dilemma and even though you made different choices, you can see how they arrived at where they’re at now. Obviously you can't let them off the hook but you can show them the way back to the path they strayed from.
You're always restless. Born under the sign whose motto is "anywhere but here" you can't help feeling like your real life is happening somewhere else. This sensation will increase and become more pronounced in the run-up to Jupiter's entrance into Pisces on May 13th. Loved ones and friends will say you're just suffering from another bout of wanderlust, but there's more going on than that. You really are moving on to something different – whether it's a new career path, home, or tax bracket. But don't expect this to happen overnight. Like all changes that are meant to last it will be introduced slowly and incrementally.
You've gotten self-absorbed lately - putting in long hours at the office while chasing after the almighty dollar. It happens to the best of workaholics. And this would be fine if you lived alone, but you don't which is why you need to listen to loved ones when they say that they miss spending time with you. You will also want to take associates up on their offer to take some of the burden off your shoulders. Life doesn't have to be lonely at the top. Take this opportunity to change the order of things and you won't wind up living a self-fulfilling prophecy.
You have a couple of more rude awakenings in store on April 22nd and April 24th. This will likely involve another upset apple cart. You've had more than your fill of these lately but if anyone's become an expert at salvaging spoiled expectations – it's you. This same planetary pattern also presages the return of someone you thought had quit the scene for good. Whether that's good or bad is hard to tell, yet the fact that this person is reaching out to you is pretty important. It looks like you'll finally get closure on a matter that has rankled you for a long time.
It's time to inform certain friends (who aren't really friends) that they are overdrawn at the bank of goodwill and that you do not offer overdraft protection. Feel free to scroll down your mobile device and hit delete repeatedly. But there's more to this than purging your life of people who aren't on your side. You also need to show more appreciation for those who believe in your wholeheartedly. You need to stop taking their support for granted and show them the love and appreciation that they deserve. They're here to help you to make the changes that you've been longing to make.
About Your Astrologer:
Christopher is the creator of Rulingplanets.com, an online astrology site based on his bestselling book, Ruling Planets, which was published by HarperCollins in 2002 and has sold out its print run. He currently writes the daily horoscopes for the San Francisco Chronicle (replacing Jeane Dixon) and SFGate.com. Renstrom also lectures on the history of astrology in America from pre-Revolution to modern times, which is his specialty, and runs Ruling Planet workshops around the country. Christopher is happy to announce that his latest book, The Cosmic Calendar: Using Astrology to Get in Sync with Your Best Life will be published by TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in October 2020. You can pre-order now on Amazon.