Horoscope for March 30-April 5, 2009

Aries (March 21- April 19): Venus still retrograde in your sign isn’t doing you any favors…some of your efforts are frustrated but you can’t take that personally. As we move into April, Friday will be the day to watch as Venus squares up with transformative Pluto. This is in effect now but will be exact on Friday. Sometimes it’s difficult to maintain optimism when your head is bruised from running into walls. If you feel the need, just have a good tantrum and try not to wreck property or people.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Your Ruler Venus is retrograde and at odds with powerful, silent Pluto. This leaves you with an uneasy feeling, but most likely the transformative process you are undertaking is in your subconscious and the results will come to light much later. Try not to become inflexible, because adaptability is the key to survival now. It’s time to act like a virus and mutate! If those little horrid things can mutate, we can too! Watch what others are doing that seems to work and try it out.

Gemini (May 21- June 20): You are such a flibbidygibbit right now, it’s difficult to pin you down for much of anything! Spring has sprung and you are out and about, refusing to land. When you do land, be sure to check where you are stepping because you don’t want to land in a pile of something stinky! Learn, learn, learn everything you can now to adapt and survive in these ever changing times. You are inventive and clever, you can do it! Engage that noggin and walk your talk.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): You are about ready to let the entire world know what a bad mood you’re in, since your efforts for control are thwarted by others. This would be a good time to turn inward and have a good look at what it is you are really aiming for. Others won’t do it for you and you obviously feel frustrated. If you’ve already turned inward and figured it out, you are armed with what it takes to sort out what has gone awry and take positive action. Stress is everywhere and of course you are picking up on it, but you also need to toss out what isn’t yours to stress over.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): As retrograde Venus approaches a difficult angle with powerful but quiet Pluto, you are feeling the effects of the kinks in the works inside of yourself. These times are yanking folks out of their comfort zones and throwing them over the cliff to either crash or learn to fly on the way down. You may be feeling very frustrated, as if all you have learned has no use. That’s not true. What is true is that some things have to go on the back burner for now and other skills need to be learned. Ease into it.

Virgo (August 23 – September 21): Retrograde Venus forms a difficult angle with transformative Pluto now, but in your case a good outcome is on the horizon as long as you don’t martyr yourself. You have the opportunity to change lenses now, or to look through different filters. In the same vein, you can look at what is really happening dead on and deal with it decisively. This is an amazing time. Don’t waste it procrastinating!

Libra (September 22 – October 23): This particular period of time sees your scales flipping out of balance in a heartbeat due to retrograde Venus’ difficult angle with transformative Pluto. Your relationships with others are likely to be on the stormy side right now, and probably feel it’s not fair. You’re right, it isn’t. But buck up and take responsibility for whatever failures you have contributed and back off. This is a wait and see time so instant results won’t be seen. Patience, patience!

Scorpio (October 24- November 22): This is a difficult time in terms of passionate expression since retrograde Venus is at odds with transformative Pluto. Venus is backing into an aggressive stance, trying to level the playing field. Unfortunately, this playing field can’t be leveled, so you would be wise to observe and record rather than participate too much. Your solar chart is very active right now, and you need to prioritize and spend your energy wisely. You can do that, it is in your nature anyway!

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 20): We blow into April with a lot to think about, but take heed that retrograde Venus is flying into a nasty angle with transformative Pluto, who is occupying your sector of money. Venus is sailing through your sector of creativity. This conflict will have an interesting outcome, for you will be encouraged to make adjustments and find creative solutions to a closed door in terms of income. Fortunately, your Ruler Jupiter is still holding strong in your sector of travel and communication, so put your head together with a trusted other and make a plan, then test it out.

Capricorn (December 21 – January 20): Pluto in your sign is now at odds with retrograde Venus, and you will feel this effect more strongly than most. In this case, you are the one holding the cards, so play them with grace and don’t get full of yourself. An issue will come up (or is continuing) on the home or career front, and you may feel that someone else is horning in on your territory. Check to see whether the threat is real or imagined before you take action in any way. We’re all pretty touchy right now so take that into consideration.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 20): You are playing the role of observer and analyst now, but not everyone wants an analysis; they want empathy and comfort. This is difficult for you since you’re not hardwired to be that way, but try. Retrograde Venus is backing into a very difficult angle with quiet and secretive Pluto, demanding that things become visible. Pluto won’t give up his secrets, though. Watch how our spend your energy now in order not to chase shadows and waste your time.

Pisces (February 21 – March 20): Venus retrograde in your sector of money forms a difficult angle to transformative Pluto. This could signal a friend in need, or a repair or some expenditure that you really don’t want and can’t afford. However, you’ll have to be creative because it’s for your own good. You are good at assessing your own level, but in this period you may find yourself in over your head. Take it one step at a time.