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Your horoscope for the week ahead: An electric alignment brings a buzz of inspiration and inventiveness

Plus, Friday marks the magical mid-point between March’s Equinox and June’s Summer Solstice.

Plus, Friday marks the magical mid-point between March’s Equinox and June’s Summer Solstice

The week gets rolling with Mercury moving into the sensual sign of Taurus on Monday. The emphasis will be on finding practical solutions to remedy earthly matters. Watch out for delays and glitches, though, as Mercury meets up in a caustic angle with Saturn on Tuesday. With a sense of humour and an optimistic air of confidence you will come through this as a winner. 

Keep in touch with the Lunar Month as the Moon reaches the First Quarter phase on Thursday when she becomes a right-sided Half Moon. The seeds of last week's New Moon are blossoming. Your hard work gets a nice boost as Mercury meets up with innovative Uranus on the same day. This electric alignment will bring a buzz of inspiration and inventiveness.

The highlight this week will come on Friday, May 1st with the ancient Celtic festival of Beltane. This magical day marks the mid-point between March's Equinox and June's Summer Solstice. It will give you a taste of June's Mid-Summer's Night. Indulge in imaginal flights of fancy.

Beltane tilts our attention forward in time and gives us a glimmer of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. Traditionally, special fires were kindled for Beltane. Fires symbolize the divine and a time of cleansing and renewal. Beltane is offering you a fresh start — a new beginning. It will give your spirits the tonic you need to take command of your destiny. And most opportunely, the Moon will be in the creative sign of Leo. To manifest your dreams, light a candle and make your wishes!

Here is your horoscope for the week of Monday, April 27, 2020.

Aries

It would be nice to slip into an old way of life and do things the way you used to back in the old days, which wasn't that long ago. If you really want to solve a problem, you won't pursue a course of action that's likely to lead to more problems. The wiser course of action is harder, but you're capable of sticking to it. This week will ease your fears of what is to come. Your vision of happiness is real and concrete. Progress may not be moving ahead as quickly as you'd like, but it's assuredly moving in the right direction. What matters most is that the tide is rapidly rising in your favour.

Taurus

You've been feeling far from your best, but you're still doing far better than you're consciously aware. This week will help you recognize your tendency to underestimate your potential. You'll become aware of your power and influence in a certain crucial situation. Unbeknownst to you, you give the impression of being a Rock of Gibraltar. Forget the should-bes and the could-bes. Look at what you've got and count the reasons you have to be grateful for it. You have a great deal of power and influence in a certain crucial situation. If anyone can produce a miracle now, it has to be you. 

Gemini

There's a reason why difficulties are now emerging in your life. They're doing you a favour by helping you to identify factors that are in need of change. Issues must be addressed that have been ignored for far too long. You may not be entirely enjoying the challenges you face, but you're rising to them and it won't be long before you start to see the tangible benefits of your hard work. This week will encourage you to count your blessings and think about things that make you laugh. A lighthearted approach will inevitably lead to a most fortuitous development. Feel good and your future will unfold in the best way possible.

Cancer

You need to calm a tense situation this week, but you have your doubts on how to do it. It's through the wise recognition and graceful acceptance of the inevitable that you'll now gain the most strength and make the most progress. The stars advise you to not get drawn into arguments and stressful situations. When you feel the pull, be sure to rise above it. Life is complicated enough, as it is. You don't need to exacerbate it further. The day of Beltane will advise you to step back and relax as best you can. This will help you adopt an objective viewpoint. You'll straddle your complications like the Colossus of Rhodes. 

Leo

An emotional tornado that swept through your life recently has stirred up worries about what the future holds. What once seemed so certain is in the process of being re-evaluated. This will prove to be a very good development. You now have the freedom to make a bold move. With just a modicum of courage, you'll create and then seize an opportunity. The festival of Beltane will teach you valuable lessons and guide you toward making a decision that you will never regret. There are plenty of earthly reasons to feel concerned or uncomfortable, but you can rest assured that a certain drama is due to have a happy ending. 

Virgo

As soon as one person suffers from anxiety, it spreads to others. It rarely matters whether there's a genuine reason to be concerned. When fear takes hold, it's hard to free yourself from it. We become unable to visit certain places or perform particular activities without being reminded of a dark possibility. This week will show you that happiness can and will be achieved as long as you pursue a course of action that's based on being true to your principles. Listen carefully to your instincts. They never lie. You'll realize that there's nothing to worry about. You're in the right place, doing the right thing. 

Libra

There's a sense that you're up creek without a paddle. There's something you've long wanted to do, but you're missing something important that would help you achieve it. In addition, you fear that you must face a high degree of upheaval. It's causing you to doubt your path. The festival of Beltane will assure you that all will be well, so you needn't worry as much as you are. You're following the right path. Where there's a will, there's a way. Your vision of happiness can be expedited with far greater ease than is apparent. With a little ingenuity and determination, you'll achieve what you're after. 

Scorpio

If things aren't working out the way you want them to now, it could be because the Universe is guiding you away from what you think you want and leading you instead to what you really need. Things will move fast for you once you realize this. You'll soon meet up with an exciting array of opportunities. The festival of Beltane marks a point when an arrangement you are working on can and will work. Every problem no matter how complex has a simple resolution. You're on the verge of finding a clever way of resolving a most pressing, but what will prove to be an easily beatable challenge.

Sagittarius

Even if you come against what seems like a disappointment or an unfair development, treat it as a blessing in disguise. This week marks a point when powerful astrological factors will turn the tide in your favour. If you penetrate deeply enough into the unfathomable depths of your soul, you'll enter the inner alembic of pure distilled thought. Once you get in there, your burgeoning powers of perception will light up the darkness and bring joy into your life and those you love. The Universe is now a lot more benevolently disposed toward granting your wishes than you may imagine.  

Capricorn

Worry and anxiety block our connection to celestial guidance. At times like this, the Universe will use every trick in the book to get you to where you need to be. The festival of Beltane will calm your heart, so that you can recognize and seize a magnificent opportunity. Try not to overthink and complicate a certain issue. Just take it at face value without trying to read a hundred layers of hidden meaning into it. Have the confidence to move boldly forward. With a little push here and nudge there, you will soon find yourself in the right place at the right time to get exactly what you need.

Aquarius

A certain development isn't exactly what you had in mind, but don't let that worry you. The Universe works in strange ways. The future is an inscrutable mystery. Something now just doesn't make sense. The changes that are happening all around you are happening for a good reason. The festival of Beltane will open your eyes so that you can see how lucky you are. A sweet zephyr is guiding your ship away from stormy weather and into calm seas. You'll begin to feel much more convinced that the Universe is on your side. Your many special talents are leading you to a great adventure. 

Pisces

If you don't like the answers you're getting, it's probably because you're asking the wrong questions. If you're not content with what you're hearing, try talking to other people. There are more options and alternatives available than the one you can currently see. Use your intelligence and imagination and do some research. This week will impress upon you that where there is a will, there is a way. Stay focused. Be passionate. Your vision of happiness can be expedited with far greater ease than is apparent. Remain open-minded and willing to experiment with different ideas. 

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