Russell Grant's horoscopes April 9 - 15By Russell Grant
April 10, 2012
Aries (Mar21/Apr20) Just three little words for you to bear in mind today: 'keep on trying'! You're up against some heavy challenges and there will be moments when you will wonder whether it's worth the effort. You will never find out if you give up now. For as long as you think the potential reward could be worth the effort, stay with it. Others will give up and they will expect you to do the same. Prove them wrong. Keep going when the going gets tough.
Taurus (Apr21/May21) Someone isn't listening to a word you say; recognise the wisdom of giving up. Wait until you have their attention before you bring up important subjects. If this isn't the first time you've had problems with them, ask yourself why they appear to misunderstand you so often. Is it that they are being deliberately obtuse or could it be the way you relate to them that is rubbing them the wrong way?
Gemini (May22/June21) You could be scratching your head at the rather peculiar behaviour of a relative or in-law. It's tempting to discuss your observations with loved ones but it's also too early to be able to work out what's going on. Continue to play the role of observer for the time being. Seeing all and saying nothing will eventually reveal the true reason behind their actions. A technical appliance or piece of machinery needs some urgent attention.
Cancer (June22/July23) You aren't just keeping an eye on what people around you are up to, you're observing your own habits and reactions. You are trying to see yourself as others see you to work out how they might interpret your behaviour. This could lead to you having some interesting thoughts about yourself. As a consequence, you might make some slight changes to the way you handle your relationships. Aim to improve on what you already have.
Leo (July24/Aug23) You're inclined to let the gregarious side of your nature come to the fore in a situation that is too formal for your liking. With the air so thick with formality, you can sense the competition and even intimidation that's causing everyone to watch their step so carefully. You respect the need for a degree of professionalism but some are taking it far too far. Throwing in a few jokes might attract disapproving looks from some but immense relief from others.
Virgo (Aug24/Sept23) Someone who is a little strange, secretive or mysterious will approach you for your advice. Listen carefully to their dilemma as you will have the solution to help put their problems in perspective. There's little to be gained from hiding yourself away out of reach of those who want your company. When you're relaxed and just being yourself, it will be easier to establish rapport with others. You aren't distracted with your own ideas about what you should be saying or doing, next.
Libra (Sept24/Oct23) Finding happiness isn't always easy especially if you don't know what you're really looking for. Having a lot of money and buying everything you ever wanted is no guarantee it will bring you pleasure. Everlasting happiness is only a fairy tale. There will be times when life is challenging and you don't have a lot of control. Occasionally this is a good thing because there is a lot you can learn from failure and pain. Don't expect every moment of the day to be easy.
Scorpio (Oct24/Nov22) Others will respond positively to the more outgoing side of your personality. You're in greater demand for parties, social events and outings; this gives you more opportunity to bring the easy going side of your nature to the fore. Lately you've been far too serious and you've spent too much time on your own. Although something of a retiring mood will linger, you know the importance of not going to extremes. A lot of your joy today will come from other people.
Sagittarius (Nov23/Dec21) Petty people irritate you; arrange your day with this in mind. If there's someone you don't want to bump into, find out where they'll be and when. Then make sure you don't happen to be around at the same time. Trivial pursuits are a waste of effort when you want to be doing something useful. If you've got to decide on an important issue, your judgement could be impaired. Delay important decisions until a later date if this is at all possible.
Capricorn (Dec22/Jan20) You are lying to yourself and to others if you think you are happy being miserable. You've always had a habit of looking on the dark side. You might live with the expectation that being positive only means something unwanted will happen to intrude on your happiness. Occasionally, taking a risk can bring fortunate consequences. Be extra resolute about issues that are important to you. Try to look on the bright side.
Aquarius (Jan21/Feb19) Going out of your way to help a friend will mean sacrificing previously made arrangements. They were always there for you when you needed them so you won't think about the sacrifice or the cost. A relative may be outspoken but you already know they feel you're being taken for granted. If they don't start keeping their thoughts to themselves, you will end up in an argument. You make your own decisions and choose your own friends. Others should accept this.
Pisces (Feb20/Mar20) You need to spend quality time with a new partner to make sure you're both on the same page. Once you discover how compatible you are, the rest will naturally fall into place. If an existing relationship is full of contention and you feel you have to work at it all the time, consider the possibility it's a mismatch. Romance should not be hard work. True love flows harmoniously and freely; it shouldn't be like pulling teeth!