Georgia Nicols Horoscopes April 29 – May 5, 2012

The Full Moon on the 5th will be challenging! It’s the only Full Moon in Scorpio all year and this Taurus/Scorpio opposition is rigid.

  • Apr. 26, 2012 8:00 p.m.

All Signs: Every Full Moon is an opposition of the Sun and the Moon. However, the characteristics of each Full Moon are different because each Full Moon takes place in a different sign every month, plus other planets are in different positions. The Full Moon on Saturday, the 5th, will be challenging! (Gotta love that euphemism.) It’s the only Full Moon in Scorpio all year and this Taurus/Scorpio opposition is rigid. (Snap!) In addition, that same day, Mercury, the planet that rules communications, will oppose stern Saturn, which doesn’t promote chuckles or laughter. Ah well, they say patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet. (Speaking of fruit, was it the apple on the tree that tempted Adam or the tomato on the ground?)

Aries March 21-April 19

Your focus continues to be on money, earnings, spending and making an inventory of your wealth and possessions. (It’s always good to know what you own, especially when you have as many projects on the go as you do!) Don’t forget to look under the bed. Ironically, it’s your preoccupation with your cash flow, earnings or something you own that could trigger problems at the end of the week with others. Arguments with partners and close friends (probably about money or who owns what or who should repair what or how to divide something) could ensue. You will definitely have to demonstrate patience and rein in your Aries impulse to bluntly speak your mind. After all, who wants egg on their face? (It’s happened.)

Taurus April 20-May 20

You’ll notice the Full Moon this week because it’s opposite your sign. Around Wednesday you’ll feel tension building up between you and others. There is nothing you can do about this except to be patient and tolerant. By the weekend you might be snarling at others, which is not like you. (Like Libra, you need peace and harmony.) Since forewarned is forearmed, you can approach this week knowing you have to act with more patience than usual and resist the urge to be critical or discouraging. By Sunday, difficulties will start to resolve themselves. (Hey, with so much good fortune happening in your sign, it’s easy to cut others some slack, isn’t it?)

Gemini May 21-June 20

The Full Moon at the end of this week could trigger a buildup of tension within you that actually negatively impacts your health. (Obviously, all stress and tension is bad for your health and good for the pharmaceutical industries.) As this unusually long sojourn of Mars (until July/August) provokes conflict at home and with family members – chill out! The tension related to the buildup of the Full Moon this week will also add to the stress. (Oy!) Accept this reality. Send out for dark chocolate. Pamper yourself and, especially, don’t burden yourself with too much to do. In other words, your motto this week is, “I’m going to be good to me.”

Cancer June 21-July 22

Since the Moon is your ruler, you feel the emotional roller-coaster of every Full Moon. And I’m sure you’ll agree with All Signs above that each Full Moon is different. This one could create tension with friends or members of groups. It could also create tension with your kids and romantic prospects. Meanwhile, as this tension with others increases, ironically you might take it out on authority figures: bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. (Whaaat?) Hey, this is just a map of what is potentially possible. It doesn’t have to happen. After all, you control what comes out of your mouth. So you can set the tone in all these relationships if you have the self-discipline. (Good luck.)

Leo July 23-Aug 22

This is going to be a relatively tough Full Moon for your sign because the Full Moon in Scorpio is mathematically at odds with Leo. You might be frustrated dealing with people in authority and family members, especially parents. By the weekend, this could make you feel emotionally badgered to the point you are critical of the media, plans for travel and dealings with others in publishing, the law and medicine. (Grrr.) Remind yourself this is a short-lived squeeze play. Why incur the wrath of others when by next week it’s all history? Skillful means is about timing. You gotta know when to hold and when to fold. (You know this.)

Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22

You will have to be careful this week because the Full Moon, which occurs at the end of the week, will gradually create tension that builds up within you – and this tension could easily provoke accidents (verbal or physical). Who wants an accident? “Not I,” said the cat. Yes, be like the Little Red Hen and maintain your course with heads-down perseverance. Don’t get hung up on quarrels about taxes, debt, inheritances and shared property. Postpone these discussions until the following week. Alice Walker said, “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

Libra Sept 23-Oct 22

Disputes with others could definitely build up this week as you get closer to the Full Moon on Saturday. These disputes will be with partners and close friends and will probably focus on shared property or how the cost of something is divided or how a specific amount of money should be spent. Mercury is in Aries, which is directly opposite your sign. This means you feel quarrelsome with others! And as the Full Moon nears, you’ll feel more emotional! (An explosive combo, as you can see.) But you don’t have to be victimized by this. You’re in charge of your reactions to others, aren’t you? Demonstrate grace under pressure. Be the smooth Libran you truly are..

Scorpio Oct 23-Nov 21

The only Full Moon in your sign all year occurs this week. (It peaks on Saturday.) This will easily set up tension between you and others, especially partners, family members, bosses, parents and authority figures. (Have I left anyone out?) You might sublimate this tension into quarrels with co-workers or possibly even health issues. Not the ideal solution, is it? Instead, channel some of this aggression into competitive sports. Sex is also very sweet and promising right now. Use Jupiter’s lovely influence to enhance your relationship with partners and close friends. In other words, you have a choice. Choose wisely!.

Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21

Several areas could be potentially contentious for you this week. One of them is definitely job-related because this is where the stress of this week’s Full Moon will hit you. You might feel that an all-or-nothing situation is at hand. “It’s my way or the highway!” (Hard to get a win/win solution with this attitude.) Criticism might also put a damper on romantic relationships and dealings with sports or children. This kind of negative thinking is always a bummer, as you well know. Remember Goethe’s advice about dealing with kids: “Criticism does much but encouragement does more.” Actually, this applies to almost all relationships, doesn’t it

Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19

Things are going pretty well at work and this is good. Your desire to travel and explore life is also just as strong as ever. But something to do with sports, romance, vacations and children will be a source of tension for you this week. Furthermore, this tension will spill over into your private life and your relationship with family members. (“I was raised by wolves!”) For your own happiness (and the happiness of others), refrain from being judgmental or critical of parents, relatives and family members. If you can act with patience and tolerance, your life will be so much easier! And isn’t that what you really want? After all, the purpose of life is to be happy.

Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18

I’m not going to sugarcoat this. The Full Moon this week is tough for Aquarius, Leo, Taurus and Scorpio. Factoid. (In truth, it’s tough for everyone!) Therefore, please note this is an accident-prone week for you. This does not mean there’s an accident out there with your name on it waiting to happen. Not at all. You have some say in this matter. It means you could be frustrated, annoyed, angry or distracted and that is why you might do or say something you regret. I’m simply pointing out the potential and what you must guard against. It’s the classic situation that happens when you feel angry with bosses, parents or family members. Focus instead on romance, vacations and playful escapes because these DO have your name on them!

Pisces Feb 19-March 20

Take extra precautions this week. Guard against accidents or impulsively doing or saying something out of anger. A good rule of thumb is: If you act with discipline you’ll have no regrets. So if you do something and you regret it, you didn’t act with discipline; and if you do something and you don’t regret it, then you did act with discipline. (And if you don’t do something and you regret it, then you didn’t act with discipline; and if you don’t do something and you don’t regret it, then you did act with discipline.) Remembering this has kept me out of a few jams. Squabbles about money and possessions will just be a bummer. Let them go. Try not to react if people who are older or more experienced rain on your parade. Cut them some slack.