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Work Through the Struggles

Work Through the Struggles Donna Taylor

Sometimes an astrologer's job is a pleasure and a delight, such as when we deliver good news, we reveal positive predictions, we're able to help people see the truth of who they are, or we enable people to make empowering changes. Some days, though, we can feel that this job is a burden, such as when we look to the skies for guidance and think, "How the heck do we work with this?" That's when the really hard stuff begins. It is easy to impart good news, but sometimes it's not so easy to find the silver linings or to see something positive.

You might be able to guess from this information that April will likely not be a breeze and will require us to search for the good things in our encounters. For starters, Mercury will be retrograde, which on its own is one thing, but it will also be squaring Mars, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn throughout April. The full moon at the beginning of the month in Libra also squares the not so jolly trio in Capricorn. The first week of the month, therefore, will require much patience and acceptance, especially from Geminis, Virgos, and Aries and to a lesser extent, from Capricorns, Libras, and Cancers.

In fact, the cardinal signs are experiencing a testing time, so people with these signs might as well accept whatever is happening in their lives with as much grace as they can muster. Keep in mind that this too shall pass. For Geminis and Virgos, this is a short-lived period of frustration when the need to be patient and not push for personal needs will be apparent. Mercury retrograde in square formation to the karmic planets will give some people ideas about where life is going, so if you experience a series of frustrations and blocks in the first week of April, perhaps there is something else you'd be better off doing.