Your Daily Horoscope for Monday, April 9

You’re unruly these days. You’re not exactly a security risk, but you seem to have a lot of inconvenient questions for the powers that be. Well, good for you. Somebody has to speak up. But first cease all lust, gluttony and other marginal behavior ASAP. It could hurt your case and make you a target for character assaults. There’s a lot to be said for clean living, anyway. You’ll gain self-respect, and that can only help you swim against the tide and speak the truth to power.

Gemini

May 21-June 21

It’s time to diverge from the mainstream. Today, your best course is to do what you do best: check out your options and weigh all possible actions. The moment isn’t yet right for striking out in a particular direction, but it’s perfect for being impartial as you wait for more information. The facts are still coming in, and you want them all. That way, you can use your considerable intelligence to make a good decision. Who knows? You might even come up with a truly ingenious solution to the current problem.

Cancer

June 22-July 22

There’s no reason for you to spend time with friends or family if human company makes you queasy. Maybe you’d rather be alone today. Just make sure you use your alone-time well. Don’t stew over injustices that frustrated you, or lament how short this little break will be. Instead, try something different. Go outside for a long walk or a solo visit to a museum. That will enable you to be near people without having to interact, which might be the perfect compromise.

Leo

July 23-August 22

Now more than ever, it’s important to include other people in your efforts. Work closely with someone — a friend, a colleague, someone you love — and bounce ideas off each other. Don’t be afraid to try some unusual methods, either. This period is perfect for experimenting with new types of genius. At the very least, keep the folks in your life informed of what you’re up to. They care a lot, you know. Plus, checking in with them will help you streamline your perspective. Remember, people are the key to your success.

Virgo

August 23-September 22

Specialising in particular interests is one of your strengths. You have a great eye for detail and a particular talent for analysis. Concentrating on certain subjects or areas comes naturally to you. Does that make you a tiresome nerd? No. Even if it did — which it doesn’t — you don’t need that kind of judgment. There are a lot of people in this world who appreciate you the way you are. Seek them out and spend today with them.

Libra

September 23-October 22

Form a coalition of like-minded people so you can share your ideas today. This can be as informal as a group of your favorite friends chatting over dinner, or as official as a meeting with business associates. It could even be a political rally intended to drum up a sense of purpose and excitement. Whatever you want to make happen and whomever you want to connect with, your business ideas and your friendships are ready to take off — perhaps at long last. The power is yours.

Scorpio

October 23 – November 22

Your way is clearly the best. Isn’t that how it always works? You may feel contempt for those who are different, and you may get a wild hair to provoke or needle them. No matter how you spin it, there’s little question in anyone’s mind that it totally floats your boat. Just don’t push them too hard or too far, or it won’t be a teaching moment. Keep all your lessons positive today. Force and fear don’t always have to be the answer, especially when you make the questions a lot friendlier.

Sagittarius

November 23-December 20

Your interests are variable, which is okay. Wouldn’t it be boring to always focus on the same old thing? But even as your attention flickers all over the map, don’t let your loyalties waver. Stay true to your word. Be there for your friends. Loved ones could use a demonstration of how much you care. Be a one-person fountain of family spirit today. Call it insurance for the times when you’ll need their sympathetic ear. If you didn’t already have an understanding with your people, you’ll make one today.

Capricorn

December 21-January 19

Your practical, grounded nature is coming into question as you figure out how to wrap up something you’ve been working on for a while. You’re scientific and even iron-fisted about some things. And you’re gooey and misty eyed about others. Which facet does your current project inspire? You’re probably putting plenty of pressure on yourself regarding this task, but it’s okay to relax and be permissive today. Don’t force yourself to be driven if that’s not how you’re feeling. You have time to get serious about your plans.

Aquarius

January 20-February 18

Take a break from modern life and all this geeking around on the material plane. Transcend all the gadgets and gizmos you now own or are planning to buy soon. Catch up on your sleep, go to a mediation retreat, or leave home for the nearest empty mountaintop. Do something unusual by earthly standards, like following the stars for a day. It’s not that hard. In fact, if you didn’t believe in astrology, at least a little bit, you wouldn’t even be interested in your horoscope, now would you? Caught you looking!

Pisces

February 19-March 20

It’s wonderful that you’ve come up with such incredible ideas for the future, but you’re using too much flowery language to describe these visions. People don’t respond to abstract phrases. They’d prefer you get to the point with brief, concrete information. If you want to get through to people and gain support for a future project, simplify your message. If you cut to the chase, they’ll get it. Then you can work as a team to select ways to turn this vision of yours into reality.

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