April showers may indeed bring May flowers, but there is no raining on your parade. It's show-of-confidence time, never letting them see you sweat. That's the whole of the theme for this week's column. Decision time, though: Who are they, the "them," who ought not see you sweat?
Taurus, April 20-May 20, concentrating earth (physical)
You're beginning to get it. You're beginning to understand how much we depend on you. The current planetary mix is there, beaming up parts of you that no longer work down here on Earth. Sure, your consistency can turn to predictability, which can make you seem less exciting than the fire signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Who said comfort was a bad thing? You have all the tools to be supportive of others, but you cannot take yourself and what you have to offer for granted, nor can you feel entitled to receiving our help. If anyone can walk that tightrope between confidence and arrogance, it is you.
Virgo, August 23-September 22, adapting earth (physical)
Your life is like a small country breaking away from a larger one. You want self-determination. You are marshaling your internal forces to become recognized on a larger stage. The work you've been doing since last November has begun to come to fruition. You have the right stuff to complete the right tasks at the right time. That's a lot of rights. Continue your quest for passionate self-actualization. Even if you have to stage a coup or two, these ends will justify your means. Check to make sure that you have all of your allies onboard before you act from the Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive strike onto another country whom you believe has weapons of mass destruction. Do your oppositional research on those who've wronged you before you begin a war that is entirely more difficult to end than it was to begin. The simple answer is make and think love, not war.
Capricorn, December 22-January 20, initiating earth (physical)
Your common-sense self knows the philosophy of something not being right or fair, but it is OK. You are more of peacemaker than we realize. And where there are skirmishes, there is also a need for your brand of luxurious diplomacy. It is a luxury to consider other points of view, because if survival weighs on your mind, there are certain things you must do, and considering how someone else thinks about something does not enter into the equation. Hopefully, you are not at this level. Realize that you are being called to court your inner mercenary. But, like Virgo's message, do not awaken war if you can still have peace. But, unlike Virgo, your war rages within. Can you cease your negativity long enough to actualize your highest potential? Can you place limitations on excessive discipline and self-judgment? How can you learn to accept more without compromising your principles?
Gemini, May 21-June 20, adapting intellectual, the changing mind
It's an excellent planetary thing that Venus (purveyor of love and joy) is in your sign until August 7. She gives you an attractiveness that tones down the warrior energy that is fighting in your deep subconscious. To the casual observer (and do you like any other kind?), you appear to be flexible and lighthearted. However, those who have been on the receiving end of your silent treatment know that you have a long long-term memory. Let Venus rain down her pleasurable energies onto you. In a wave of rapturous delight, continue to make yourself over in an image that demonstrates what's happening in your deep and wondrous soul. You possess talents that you've just begun to realize, much less know how to demonstrate to the rest of us. We be having the time because really, time cannot truly be wasted.