*ARIES
It’s time to solidify a problem around the house on the 21st and 22nd. Someone is angry and is standing his/her ground, much to your consternation. Really listen to your partner and you’ll realize that there is a habit you never think about, but is very aggravating to another. A hunch as to what that might be can be found in the so-called “negative” traits each sign possesses. The Ram is inclined to be impulsive, with a “leap first, ask questions later” attitude. Foster patience and you’ll be a better person.

TAURUS
Now that the Sun is traversing your sign, you may feel a strong sense of entitlement. Go ahead and flex those Taurean muscles and enjoy the spotlight for the next month. Until the 25th, you truly are at the top of your game, but then a wandering eye my cause a rift – but the money is too good to pass up. You’ll be at peak mental abilities from the 23rd through the 25th, as your reasoning faculties solve a huge dilemma others thought too complex to tackle.

GEMINI
With a smooth financial picture ahead this forecast period, there is little to worry about, although you may not feel others can handle problems better than you can. On the 21st and 22nd, communications are razor sharp, and with a touch of show business to your presentation or idea, you will be far more effective in winning them to your side. Go over details over the weekend, and you will end the forecast period feeling far more balanced than when it began.

CANCER
A bit of moodiness on the 20th tends to make you feel as if the world is against you. It lasts just that day, as the following two days turn out to be financial bonanzas. You have the resources and energy to try a new approach, but be sure to look into a situation with eyes wide open. Goals are near completion, and you are advised to go over details on the 23rd and 24th. By the end of this forecast, a little bit of meditation will allow you to feel a calm that is needed right about now.

LEO
With a bit of flair – a natural thing for the Lion – a career move points to a freedom that will allow you to better express yourself. When the Moon is in your sign on the 21st and the 22nd, you will feel a burst of energy that pushes you to show the real intentions behind your grand plan. Have fun throughout the weekend without financial restraints. When the 26th rolls around, you are urged to then go ahead with that getaway you’ve been wanting for some time.

VIRGO
Astrologically speaking, you are in for a smooth ride, should you have any travel plans up your sleeve. Don’t wait for the masses to beat you to bargains that may pass you by. Instead, use your amazing powers to simply outwork others to bring the rewards that are justly yours. By all reckoning, the weekend appears to be the time to tap into your inner self and plot your course. By the 26th, chill out, knowing you did a job well done.

LIBRA
If others are bothering you about a little loan you may owe, don’t ignore it. Your credibility is on the line, and you don’t want to rock the boat of financial stability at this time. You bring a sense of calm to pretty much everything you do; giving off the aura of confidence others seem to lack. Use that trait to point out to others that selfish ways are counter-productive. By valuing teamwork, you will find that you were right all along on the 25th and 26th.

SCORPIO
You are suddenly called upon to deal with matters in a very public way. Normally, you like to keep things secretive and to not let too many know of your plans. That all goes by the wayside on the 21st and 22nd, when a show-off in your circle of friends, you know, the “know-it-all,” blurts out things you are not comfortable revealing. Not to worry, as others see through this person’s plans and side with you. You will know who they are by the 26th, and love them for their loyalty.

SAGITTARIUS
As much as you like for others to tell the truth about any and all things in life, you cannot have things go your way until you abide by the rules. The tendency is to take matters in stride this week, but by the weekend, you will have so many loose ends to tie up that you will pretty much be a reclusive. Don’t fret, as work is just the thing you need to focus on. On the 26th, career goals are met, despite a few money issues.

CAPRICORN
You are naturally the boss, whether others want to admit it or not, they rely on your innate sense of proper business direction. Your position is strengthened this period by evidence that you are materially taken care of. The 20th is a particularly gifted day, as others hang on words of wisdom you espouse. The following two days bring a positive bonus you just were not expecting. And by the weekend, you are in your element as you show that you can listen as well as bark out orders.

AQUARIUS
If your home life seems to be tumultuous, get used to it, as the focus – for a long period – is on your living quarters. Are you planning a move? You’re surely thinking about it on the 20th. My advice is to wait until Mercury resumes its forward motion in several weeks. Then, you can think with a clear head. However, over the weekend, you may want to go over the details, especially if you are planning on being with the one who is requesting the move.

PISCES
Kick out the roadblocks that are impeding your forward progress. This is the period when you are quite sure of what you speak and of where you are coming from. Stand your ground, especially on the 23rd and 24th as others tug at you for your attention. This is a time for action, because if you don’t get the point over that you’re not a pushover, well, others will bring the pain. By the 26th, a financial matter receives a favorable ruling.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY: Cedric The Entertainer – Born April 24, 1964

Cedric Antonio Kyles, a.k.a. Cedric the Entertainer, has been making audiences laugh since 1992, when he appeared on Def Comedy Jam, a show he would later host.

With the Sun in Taurus and the Moon in Libra, this comedic titan balances a stubborn streak with an inclination to give into whatever will work best for a laugh.

Cedric’s Sun is joined by jolly Jupiter, the oversized planet that never fails to make a grand stand wherever it is deposited. This actually heightens Cedric’s killer sense of observation when coupled with Mercury. In actuality, with all those Earth elements, it seems that his home life was one of fun and laughter. But with Mars in its home sign of Aries, sleep does not come easily, as Cedric’s mind races far ahead of others. In fact, you will not find a tougher competitor with this combination. With a direct opposite to his Moon in Libra, he simply will not give in. If not for Venus in his sign, Cedric might just have grown to be an unlovable bully. But his intuition knows what’s best for a situation, and his diplomacy shines through.

And with conservative Saturn in Pisces aspecting his Sun in a very positive way, Cedric is an excellent reasoner. Just know you are not in a position to win against a man who naturally knows where he stands in life.