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April 2012 Capricorn Career Horoscope

Refine your strategy

If you feel like you've been pedaling like crazy and not getting very far, that could change this month. First, mental Mercury, the planet of communication, shifts into forward gear on April 4. This ends its three-week retrograde period when messages are muddled and details unclear. Conversations that have gone off-track and information you've been waiting for may finally begin to flow with this change.

You should get even more wind in your sails as of April 13, when Mars also begins moving forward again. The energetic planet has been floating in your 9th House of Big Ideas since late January, bringing in a series of complications that could delay or derail your plans. Tying up loose ends and refining your strategy should bring you closer to achieving your goals.

April starts with the Sun in impetuous Aries and your 10th House of Career. The good news is that it might garner you attention for your leadership skills. This transit can also fire you up to take on a new project or seek out new employment. You might, however, feel isolated and burdened by fresh tasks for which you feel unprepared. Having to make spontaneous decisions is not your favorite way to act, but it could be necessary now.

You'll begin to gain more support from colleagues and friends, though, when the Sun ambles into earthy Taurus and your 11th House of Groups on April 19. Keep your mind open to unusual ideas, because even a crazy sounding one can have a very useful germ of truth in it.