Good News Ahead! May flowers are sprouting even without April showers. A beautiful, grand trine between Jupiter, Pluto, Venus and Mars in the Earth signs is most flattering for Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, with enough goodness to flow throughout the zodiac family.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Take initiative in April. Lead the work pack or ask for a raise. Perks or bennies are extended. You have achieved professional status; high caliber clients and vocational training soak up overtime hours. And by the way … where is your partner? Time apart needs to be balanced with an ocean cruise or a hide-away weekend.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Feel confident in accepting invites and opportunities. Extra monies are in the works. Step up and out. Recognition is finally arriving. Kudos for your patience! Others comment on your new show of confidence. Throw out the therapist’s card—you have just had your own breakthrough!

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
The Social Register wants you! Your social life is enviable. Between nieces, neighbors, partners and friends, time is found for wonderful travel. Keep an open mind about men, particularly those with a foreign flair. Work is shifting … but you knew that already. Enjoy life’s upgrades. The office will be there when you get back.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Feeling is believing. A co-worker needs to be addressed, corrected or sent packing. Why not you? Health questions get answers after May, meanwhile spare everyone the grisly details. And if home is feeling like the loony bin, start watching reruns of “The Twilight Zone.” Rod Serling puts household zaniness in perspective.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Stability is the new envy. Practicality rules in home and lifestyle changes this spring. Money loosens up and love is evident, but the Leo bravado needs to be tempered. A new life is calling—one you can better afford. Negotiations go smoothly and perks or benefits are approved.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Do you believe in luck? If not, claim full credit for developing news in April and June. Life is getting better, measurably. By mid-year, work is motivating, maybe even fun! Take on those daunting domestic chores, keep tabs on parents and take note of alcohol, chemical and drug sensitivities.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Spring forward with a new commitment. It is time to pack up and move on. A new frontier awaits. Even more charming than usual, your contributions are embraced from afar; you cannot be a prophet in your own land. Vocational skills are honed or taught. Fiscal responsibility still dominates.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Walk in with a BIG smile as you celebrate the accomplishments of children. Forget the back story or struggle. You too deserve a toast for your recent metamorphosis. Take care of health issues—a regimen is required. Focus on a simple marketing plan. Partners or joint accounts bring home extra bucks.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Where are you going? If you do not tell them, you do not have to justify your actions. Better to just do it, and THEN talk about it! Money-generating ideas are valid. Build slowly and consistently to prove yourself in a new arena. Minority status still plays to your favor; be the odd one. Partnerships blossom by Flag Day!

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
The end is near-er. Excitement builds as you explore work options. You are in full-blown pioneer mode. Westward Ho! Forge ahead confidently in a new role. Rethink home and real estate. It is time to live a new life. New groups are required.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Get comfortable with leadership! And let the guys down gently. They mean well, but their strategies cannot compete. Make room in your schedule for professional classes. Get home improvement projects going ASAP, as home time evaporates after June. Friendships need a critical eye in May; thereafter new relations blossom.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Where have you been hiding? Yes, you have. Distance from loved ones has been difficult. Time to get in the mix. Start by taking a class and then tackling home issues mid-year. Make some changes on the south wall of your home and see a new opportunity emerge. Take the shroud off your reputation.

Mary Swick is an astrologer and feng shui consultant in Las Vegas. She can be reached at or 702.339.9207.