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April Horoscope

Aries (March 21 to April 19)
Your confidence and willingness to run ahead and take chances proves costly this month, when an investment you saw as a sure thing hits a snag. These things happen, so don’t give up like you want to. Tune in to that optimism that made you so excited in the first place.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Your birthday is coming up, and you stumble upon the fact that your best friends are throwing you a surprise party. You’re really not on board with this, and it puts a strain in one of your friendships. Strive to get past your fear of the unknown, enjoy yourself and mend some fences.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
When things aren’t quite going your way at work, you use your innovation skills to make things easier for yourself, and other people take notice. What started off as bending the rules has now become the new rule. Yea, people are stealing your idea, but that’s cool I guess…

Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
You’ve decided to take the big leap, fly the nest and embrace newer, younger roommates who aren’t related to you. Yes, while you’ll be leaving behind Mom and Dad, you’ll find new opportunities to adapt to this new world of independence. You can always see them on weekends.

Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)
Good news, you’re going to come into some money! Now, while some people would quietly donate to charity and just go about their anonymous life, that doesn’t quite suit your Leo personality. Arrange a press conference, and let everybody see just how generous you are!

Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
A friend in need may not be willing to come forward to get the help they need, so deciding to help them on your own you take action. Your analysis of the situation proves to be spot on, and the situation resolves itself thanks to your actions.

Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
Your tendency to show up late bites you this month, as your tardiness does not sit well with someone very close to you. While you handle the situation well, you fail to take the necessary steps to resolve the issue, and the strong friendship you once had is now strained going forward.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
You’re finally able to get away for that romantic vacation with your sweetheart. Sure, you had to wait longer than you wanted, but now you’ve gotten the location and price you wanted, and can now focus on more important things.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
You’ve been told before that you’re too detached, but you really don’t see that as a bad thing. Your independence is what makes you who you are, and you’re more than ok with that. You are still capable of making friends and having a laugh, so why can’t you just be yourself?

Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
This month, even you in your unrelenting way will be tempted to make changes at work when you see something just isn’t working. Your subordinates will be thankful for the much needed change, that was probably more overdue than you would like to admit.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
Things are dragging around the office, as people seem down in the dumps. It’s spring, and people seem anxious to finally get outside after too much time indoors. Find a fun and imaginative way to reignite your coworkers and bring some fun back to the workplace!

Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)
A friend comes to you with a problem, and you offer your support and compassion. Remember that while it’s nice to help, do not completely immerse yourself in the problem and let it consume your life. You know, like last time. It’s important to be caring, but you also can’t let it get you down.

March Horoscopes: what’s in store for you this month?

Aries (March 21 to April 19)
So your New Year’s resolutions are now completely by the wayside and you’re back to spending your free time with your two best friends: Netflix and your cat. Time to re-evaluate and prioritize, to get yourself off the couch and out into the world. It’ll be good for you.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
A new person enters your life, and with them comes the opportunity to break out of your shell like never before! But do you want to? Staying true to yourself and your beliefs will help you stay in a good light to the person whose opinion matters the most: you.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
Business is booming, to the point that it has taken up a larger part of your day than it used to. Time to take stock and prioritize where your time is best served in your busy work and social life. There will be tough decisions, but it’s for the best.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
It’s time to treat yourself to a vacation. Whether it’s skiing down mountains, relaxing on a beach, or a staycation at home, take this time to recharge and unwind. Don’t be afraid to put down your electronic devices for a few minutes either.

Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)
You look great, have you been working out? No? Well, it’s never too late to start. Whether it’s lifting waits, running on the treadmill or hitting the local pool, there are many ways to ensure that you keep on looking good, and feeling good too!

Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
It’s spring-time! Sure, there’s still snow, your windows are frozen shut and your car won’t start because of the cold, but March 20 means Spring. So while everyone else is still thinking about winter, you can take steps to prep for new growth!

Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
It’s not too early to start spring cleaning, and that doesn’t just mean going through your old clothes and things. Rid yourselves of the things/people/jobs in your life that drag you down. Life is too short to spend another day doing things you just don’t want to do.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
The good news will start at the start of the month and it will just keep on coming. New contracts, jobs and houses await and things have aligned for you. Seize the most of this good run of fortune and enjoy yourself this month.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
You find yourself increasingly jealous of a coworker who seems to find themselves in better favour than you are. Turn this negative energy into some positive motivation and work to bring yourself the accolades you know you deserve.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
The sudden loss of a loved one in one’s life can be very difficult to cope with. Whether it’s a sudden death, or a move to a far away locale, their absence can create a void. Use the support of those closest to you to get through this difficult time.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
Don’t be one of the grumpy people. There is more than enough negativity out there to go around, why not be the one who puts a smile on the face of others. Life is too short to waste time being unpleasant. Remember: you’re good enough, you’re smart enough and, doggone it, people like you!

Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)
This is your month to take chances, make mistakes and get messy! Nobody said success would be easy, but nobody said it couldn’t be fun either. It’ll be a long and trying road to your ultimate goal, but you can be sure to enjoy the journey along the way.

Astrology 101: knowing your natal chart can lead to self-discovery

Rogue Wood - Vanessa Kunderman
Rogue Wood – Vanessa Kunderman

Fact: when I was working in finance before I had my financial column, I often secretly found out my client’s astrological chart to get a better understanding of who they were as a human being. It helped me understand their motives so I could use an approach that worked for them.
I know; it’s not too many times you hear about something left-brained like finance co-mingle with something abstract like astrology. But our natal charts can be shockingly informative, even silencing some of those people who think horoscopes are sheer and utter bologna.
As soon as we comprehend that we’re not just ONE sign, the whole practice of astrology begins to make some rather sound sense.
Below are the three most important signs in your natal chart when beginning to learn about your astrological profile:
What is a natal chart?
Most importantly, what the heck is a natal chart? When we are born, we are immersed into the centre of a complex map. Astrology credits the planets, constellations and universe itself for providing the mapped framework to dictate information about who we are as individuals. By using the exact time we were born, we can track where specific planets and stars were at that moment and how their position around us affects who we are.
You know how the Earth’s moon affects the ocean tides? Well, think of yourself like an ocean, and all the moons, planets and stardust are factors that affect you in the same way. I recommend picking up the book “The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need” to find out your entire chart.
Sun sign
You’ve heard this before – it’s that tired pick-up line used on you when you wear your favourite lipstick. “What’s your sign? Oh really? I’m a Libra. We’re so compatible.”
Your sun sign is depicted by which day of the month you were born. There are twelve zodiac signs, as many as there are months. A lot of babies born in December are the sign of Sagittarius, just like a lot of August babies are the sign of Leo the lion. Yes, these signs typically have specific traits, but our natal charts are comprised of multiple signs. That’s why not every Gemini you know is just like the other.
Our varying signs shape who we are, and though we may have a lot of Taurus in our chart, we will undoubtedly have other signs mixed in there as well.
Your sun sign is who you are as a person when you’re not thinking about it – when you’re mindlessly being you.
Moon sign
This one might be new to you. It’s a personal favourite of mine – I love learning a person’s moon sign. Your moon sign is that secret part of yourself that only a couple people get to know.
You don’t show it to everyone. It is your undertone, your morals – that undercurrent of who you are and why you do things. Learning a person’s moon sign is a huge advantage to understanding how they work.
While I’m a Libra and am always striving for peace and balance, my moon sign is Aries, an incredibly motivated and driven sign that can often cause conflict without trying. Aries moon signs can put a lot of pressure on themselves and even come off harsher than they mean to.
A harsh Libra? There’s no such thing! But there is when you read a person’s whole chart. These two signs are practically opposites, and learning that hugely helped me in my understanding of myself. Reading your sun sign and moon sign together is a great way to really discover how a person ticks, and you might just have an epiphany about yourself.
Ascendant sign
This is sometimes called your Rising Sign, and it’s another important one to know because of what it doesn’t show. Your ascendant sign is the mask you wear when you first meet someone. It is the impression you give and how you carry yourself – though it might not be who you really are.
Do people ever misread you or say you come off differently? I have a friend who always leaves others with the impression that she is this mysterious creature who keeps to herself, with a wildly attractive sexual undertone to her nature.
She has a Scorpio ascendant sign, but she’s really just a bubbly Gemini! But in new situations and experiences, she is unsure, so she defaults to her ascendant sign, Scorpio. I’m a Leo Ascendant, which means I charge into a room, ready to shake everyone’s hand and introduce myself. I come off confident even if I’m feeling a little insecure, busy wondering if everyone in the room is having a good time (Libra).
Finding out your ascendant sign can help you understand the first impression you give off, helping you become more aware of how those around you are reacting to you.
While there are many aspects to your natal chart, each sign giving you valuable information about yourself and even the generation you were born in – learning these three signs can be a great first start to learning more about who you are. And how you tick!
So, baby, what’re your three signs?
Rogue Wood is a mindful resource for curious individuals looking for modern satisfaction when it comes to spirituality. For more, visit http://www.roguewoodblog.com.