Astrology GIFs for the Week of April 28, 2014

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April 2014's extraterrestrial brouhaha ends with a solar eclipse in Taurus on Tuesday. Stargazers may finally enjoy a deep sigh of relief as May begins with peaceful awareness, as the workings of the universe simplify once again. 

A solar eclipse in Taurus usually brings agricultural problems and threatens high mortality for oxen, cows, and horses — especially since Venus, the ruler of Taurus, shifts uncomfortably into Aries on Friday, May 2. Restful Venus is in detriment when she inhabits war-driven Aries; romances may turn tempestuous this May. Transform passionate sexual energy into a playful romp. Spring fevers boil over if things heat up too quickly. Some other things that an eclipse in Taurus will affect: business, trade, grand buildings, and men (like solicitors and agents) who negotiate in others' affairs. Tread lightly this week when it comes to making major decisions, but by next week, you'll be in the clear.

(And congratulations! You have survived April 2014. Buy the T-shirt.)

Aries (March 21–April 19)

The solar eclipse occurs in your sector of assets — this means that you're sure to see changes in money flow this week. Things that have been in progress may finally start to show results. Keep your eye on the prize and never falter; your efforts will pay off soon (even though that prospect may seem miles away).  

 

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

The solar eclipse occurs in your sign, so be prepared for major surprises — perhaps regarding a man in your life. You may receive news that contradicts your current beliefs about an important situation. It’s likely that this news will be favorable to you; be optimistic.

 

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Something that’s been going on for some time will finally draw to a close this week. Past karmic accumulation could release during the eclipse — if you can shed the thick skin you’ve built up over the years, you'll begin spring baby-soft and renewed. This is a favorable time for your career. If you are thinking about making a vocational change or a serious move in your work, it may happen this week. 

 

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

You are in touch with your emotions and spirituality, and you may want to retreat from the tumult that certain friends (or groups of friends) bring to your life. Reevaluate what it means to belong to a group. You are better off alone than with the wrong people who don’t really add joy to your life. 

 

Leo (July 23–August 22)

This week you will receive news you’ve been waiting for regarding your career. It may come unexpectedly. It’s most likely regarding a male superior, or else it's a message that will be delivered to you by a male associate. You may be able to receive more money now. 

 

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

You'll find pleasure in any hobby or activity that engages your imaginative and childlike self. You may want to journal, paint, or write: This week, you're able to let your divine muse manifest in whatever you create. You may surprise yourself and discover new tasks or talents that will enrich your life and make you happier. 

 

Libra (September 23–October 22)

If there is a relationship that needs to come to an end or has been strained lately, don’t let it worry you to the point of sickness. You will only be able to overcome this feeling with a clear head and strong body. Take the time you need to rest and think about what will make you happy. Don’t settle for anything less. 

 

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

It’s time for fun and celebration. Relationships and partnerships of all kinds flourish under this influence. Expect and embrace good tidings. Any changes will be mutually beneficial, which is the key to a loving relationship.

 

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Speak to your family and let them know how much you care for them (by family, I mean your support system). It’s a wonderful time to share intimate, emotionally charged (but also pleasant and constructive) conversations with people you love. In addition, address any health issues that you have been putting off lately, especially those involving the throat. Take special care of your health and well-being this week.  

 

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Siblings are of great help to you now (if you have any). Ask them for help or guidance involving an issue or problem. Time spent together is sure to yield great results. Also, expect to have lots of fun while socializing, and to get a surprise (or two) at a party. 

 

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

There may be troubles with close family members — or necessary conversations required to promote emotional healing. Although this may not be the week that concerns are addressed and solved, identifying what’s wrong is the first step toward resolution. 

 

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

Take a vacation, if possible — perhaps to someplace you’ve already been. You may notice something different and have a refreshing perspective on a beloved getaway spot. If romance or friendship has seemed like a chore lately, it’s possible that you would get a refreshing reward from time spent exploring alone. Moments by yourself will be peaceful. 

 

David Scoroposki is a professional astrologer working in New York City. GIF reporting by Maggie Lange