Astrology GIFs for the Week of April 27, 2015

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Mercury enters Gemini, its natural sign, on Thursday, April 30, and here the planet of communication remains until the start of June. Now people are inclined to travel and learn, embracing many subjects and perhaps carrying on two different occupations or studies at the same time. Minds and opinions will change quickly, and attention spans are cut short. Multitasking is favored under this transit. Collaborate with others for maximum effect.

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

You will enter negotiations with others concerning property or money. You may have to define your values so that others know where you stand. This transit may mean that you are much more concerned with commercial affairs than usual — whether shopping or entering into important business negotiations. You will put a great deal of planning and consideration into such transactions, and as a result, you should be able to make the situation work out the way you want.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Mercury, your planetary ruler, is in your sign. This means that you will feel its energies much more strongly than usual. You will have many conversations with others; you will meet new people, possibly travel, and certainly have more contact with relatives and immediate neighbors. The tempo of events in your environment is likely to be fast, and it will be difficult to avoid getting caught up in it. Put aside some time to disconnect yourself from this frantic pace, so you can think without distraction. Use this time to gather information rather than to reach conclusions.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

This is a time of intellectual withdrawal, but not in a negative way. You’re not avoiding confrontation; you’re reflecting on all the ideas you have encountered recently. Examine your personal and domestic lives and evaluate whether they are meeting your needs. You are able to voice your opinions and thoughts at this time. Do not allow pressures to build up within you that you do not express toward the people around you.

Leo (July 23–August 22)

During conversations with others you may be a very poor listener at this time, but you will gain great pleasure through conversations and correspondence. You’ll be inclined to use your mind for amusement — reading, writing, and playing games that require mental agility. Do not feel that you have to justify everything with a practical motive. Later experience will no doubt show you the usefulness of these activities, but don’t worry about that now.

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

This is an excellent time for all kinds of mental work. You are attentive to detail and concerned with technique. You want everything you do to be as perfect as possible, so you plan carefully and work out every detail in advance. There is practical work to be done, and you’re willing to devote your attention to getting it done properly.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

Clarify issues for someone with whom you are intimately associated in daily life, such as your spouse or business partner. You need another person’s response to get a clear perspective on your thoughts. Together you will be able to accomplish much more than either of you could separately. It’s also time to discuss difficulties that have come up in your intimate relationships. You are capable of taking a much more detached view than usual, and you can reach conclusions objectively, which might be difficult during other times.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Look inward. Your rational intellect is closer now to the areas of your being that are usually hidden, even from yourself. Use this time to get more in touch with your emotions. This transit is conducive to very deep thinking, sometimes including thoughts of your own or your loved one’s mortality. This transit can coincide with discussions and negotiations concerning finances or property, particularly those that you hold jointly with someone else. Now is a favorable time for such negotiations.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

This is a good time for any kind of studying or education: You’re intellectually eager for knowledge and new experiences. Subjects relating to foreign places, law, or philosophy will engage your attention. It is possible that you may have some dealings with officials connected with the law, although you should not fear this possibility particularly.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Think about what you have been doing professionally and whether it’s going the way you want it to. If necessary, plan to make changes that will improve things. Communications on the job may assume greater importance than usual now, but be careful not to get all tangled up in red tape. This transit can make you so concerned with petty procedural aspects of the job — paperwork, filing, and so forth — that you do not have time for the important and rewarding aspects of your work.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Mercury in this transit inclines you to think about your goals and expectations. You will examine your ideals to find out how they have served you. You should also think about whether your goals are really your own, or whether they are others’ that you have adopted.

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

Keeping secrets will undermine others’ confidence in you. It is likely that what you do not say will be held against you, so say everything that has to be said. If necessary, don’t be afraid to confront someone.

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Your mind is more active now. Keep occupied with useful projects, because you can accomplish a great deal at this time. One effect of Mercury is that your mind and consciousness jump from issue to issue very rapidly, which may confuse the people around you. Try to control this tendency, which can be a waste of energy. If you’re anxious, it probably means that you are becoming too involved in some mental problem. Relax and do something fun.

David Scoroposki is a professional astrologer working in New York City. GIF reporting by Leah Rodriguez.

Astrology GIFs for the Week of April 27, 2015