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April 2012 Career Horoscope

Plan and prepare for change

The impulse to make a bold professional move is strong this month. April begins with the Sun in pioneering Aries, a sign that doesn't like to sit still for too long. Routine jobs and dead-end situations may grow less and less tolerable. Thinking of changing professions or starting one's own business both are understandable desires now.

However, caution is recommended because Aries' assertive ruling planet Mars is still moving retrograde until April 13. This backward cycle often makes it harder to get traction, so planning and preparing for change are highly recommended before heading in a new direction. The warrior planet is in Virgo, where precision, technical skill and high levels of training are needed to succeed. If you're hungry for change, a very useful first step is to get the best education you can.

Fortunately, information may start to flow more freely as of April 4, when communicative Mercury shifts into forward gear. This ends three weeks of delays and confusion of data and critical information. The Full Moon on April 6 is in accommodating Libra, which is a reminder to find a healthy balance between independent action and making compromises to get along well with others.

The Sun enters earthy Taurus on April 19, followed by the New Moon in this patient and practical sign on April 21. This is an excellent time to assess resources, and do some financial planning for the year ahead. Persistence applied in a reasonable way will produce better results than flash without follow up.