Flaunt for April

Planet Waves by Eric Francis
FLAUNT, April 2006

Aries (March 20-April 19)
Now you know what it feels like to be a cosmic phenomenon: something that many people marvel at, that can be interpreted many ways, and that nobody really understands. You, however, have finally come up with a theory to explain yourself, and if they gave Nobel prizes for this kind of thing, you would get one.

Taurus (April 19-May 20)
Are you free in your dreams? Ah, that is the paradox of dreams. We can be free, but they are contained in our imagination. Only those who are a little weird, or whose beliefs don’t quite fit in the world, dare to take their dreams beyond images and feelings and make them real and tangible. Lately you have begun to dare like never before. Don’t stop.

Gemini (May 20-June 21)
Aspiration should be reserved for excellence, not mediocrity. I don’t need to tell you this. But you may need to remind a few people around you, and you may need to give yourself a pep talk about keeping your attitude in excellent shape. It is true that more is being expected of you, and you are expecting more of yourself.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
How many times did you hit your head on that glass ceiling? So many times that it became a method of prayer and devotion. Now that it’s no longer there, you will need something else to worship. You will need a way to orient your reality other than a limit on what you cannot do. This will be confusing until you realize you’re a lot happier being something other than trapped.

Leo (July 22-August 23)
I see you in a remote land far in the distant future, where they speak a language that has not yet been invented. But closer to the present, I see you taking a long journey by yourself where you make a major discovery you would never have otherwise stumbled onto. How long is long? It has to be at least overnight. But a week would be better.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
You’re ready for the kind of treatment it would have never dawned on you to expect or even hope for. You can trade in that digital girlfriend or boyfriend for an actual flesh and blood model. But now you will have to talk, not chat. You’ll need to feel, not process. And you’ll have to deal with an unpredictability factor, which I am sure you will eventually decide you love.

Libra (September 22-October 23)
Rest is not merely ceasing from activity, but rather, doing what you want, or at least more of what you want. Be as specific as you can when determining what that is. Desire has that quality. If you’re hungry you need food. If you’re hungry for Cracker Jacks, remember, ordinary popcorn will simply not do.

Scorpio (October 23-November 22)
Fortunately, you drive a hard bargain, otherwise you would have given up on a challenging relationship or complicated business negotiations long ago. Certain individuals have seemed determined to use your own strength against you. It’s a good thing you stopped doing that yourself; this way, anyone who tries it has less cooperation.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 22)
You obviously know something the rest of us don’t know. Your only problem is that you’re not quite sure if it’s true. Every now and then you’re absolutely sure that it is true; then you panic, and you’re sure that it’s either too good to be true, or too horrid to be true. Here is your clue of the month: it cannot be both — and that should narrow down the possibilities.

Capricorn (December 22-January 20)
Okay, you’ve changed your mind a few dozen times lately, but at least you have a mind to change. Rearranged your feelings over and over, but at least you can sense what feels safe and what does not, and respond to it. Now you can feel free to redecorate with impunity. But don’t waste your cash on that new burglar alarm. Your psychic powers will protect you.

Aquarius (January 20-February 19)
You have been through so much lately. In fact, what haven’t you been through? It’s like you’ve lived a lifetime in a week and a year in a day — many times over. Have you left everyone else in the dust, or have you just barely caught up with where they were long ago? This is a very interesting question. You had better ask.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Note the difference between gossip and stating how you feel. In fact the two are opposites, and the minor and inconsequential bits of data we trade with others amounts to little other than a cover-up for what we truly want or need to say the most. But hey, the funny part is that when you want to say nothing, nonsense works a lot better than silence.

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