BC-holiday-horoscopes 04/24/10

Today, Lady Venus enters Gemini, the sign of the twins. This can spice things up quite a bit in our personal lives, as the twins make a hobby of creating mischief. Over the next four weeks, you could notice a side of your loved ones that you haven't experienced before, which in turn brings out a different facet of your own personality.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Being stoic and denying how you really feel won't help anyone, especially not you. Identify your emotions so that you can use them to your advantage. Let your feelings fuel your passion.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll be paying close attention to the power dynamics of a group. You'll recognize who is in charge -- it's not always the one with the title. You'll see a way to meet your agenda and the group's all at once.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There's a difference between learning a skill and applying it to your life. Just because you know what to do doesn't mean you'll do it, especially if you're tense. Relaxation will be the key to making a change.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Intense feelings are a gift. Not everyone feels comfortable letting emotional currents run through them. But you'll manage feelings that are strong enough to motivate you and others.


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your humor and playfulness will make others feel comfortable around you. That's why you'll wind up traveling with a small entourage, creating a stir of interest wherever you go.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll be a terrific friend. When a loved one experiences a setback, you will come up with clever, lighthearted ways to help this person overcome the problem or at least forget about it for a while.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You don't need a push from anyone in order to be motivated. You motivate yourself because you have clear goals that excite and empower you. You might need a memory refresher about those goals today, though.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll probably be a bit preoccupied thinking about an upcoming performance of sorts. You'd like to find a way to guarantee that you'll do well when the pressure is on. The answer is to practice as much as humanly possible.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll have a balanced point of view that could help defuse the tension that may be building around you. If you act like everything is normal, others might follow your lead.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When you understand your own feelings, you'll be able to help others work through their feelings, too. Talk to a trusted friend about your concerns, or write in your journal.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Begin with the end in mind -- but not the end that you don't want. Avoiding pain won't work half as well as aiming for pleasure. Picture the best possible outcome, and then get to work.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Too much input and investigation will make small problems into big issues. Sometimes the best way to deal with trifling emotional matters is to do something else until things cool down a bit.


TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 24). Your creativity blossoms this year, and you will enjoy applying yourself to a variety of disciplines. Love deepens over the next 10 weeks, as you become more daring in your expression of who you are. You will attract a kindred spirit in July. Family support will help you make an important investment in August. Sagittarius and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 20, 15, 44 and 29.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I'm a Leo. When I was in my 20s and 30s, I enjoyed socializing and going to parties, and had easy conversations with most of the people I met. Now I'm in my 40s, and I'm seriously considering becoming a recluse. I don't like being in a crowd, and I find most conversation to be either boring because I'm not interested, or stressful because I can't think of how to keep things bouncing along. I'm frequently disappointed by my own social abilities, and I have no interest in making new friends. I don't even have time for the friends I already have. I thought Leos were supposed to be outgoing. What's going on with me?"

Generally, Leos have something important and heartfelt to express, and the lion is most comfortable when there is a proper outlet for putting that expression into the world. Think of this turn in your social behavior and appetite as merely a phase to help you focus yourself differently. Do you enjoy writing, painting, music or another form of artistic expression? Channeling your innate creativity into such an endeavor might be a fun way for you to connect and communicate.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: According to her tour schedule, America's first "Idol" Kelly Clarkson will spend her birthday far from home -- perhaps in Perth, Australia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, or somewhere in between? Being adored by fans all over the world doesn't seem to have gone to her head. Though she's lauded as having one of the best voices in pop music, she's a down-to-earth diva and a typically grounded Taurus.

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