Holidays Around the World for April 15: Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson Day

ackie Robinson Day is celebrated throughout Major League Baseball (MLB) in honor of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play professional baseball in the MLB. In the first half of the 20th century, baseball was segregated. Robinson and other African Americans played in the Negro Leagues, but discrimination prevented them from playing in the MLB. On April 15, 1947, Robinson played his fJirst professional game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. In addition to breaking the color barrier, he went on to be named Rookie of the Year and later the National League’s Most Valuable Player. A six-time All-Star, he was elected in 1962 to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

 

To commemorate Robinson’s achievements, activities are planned each year at all MLB stadiums on April 15th, or the date closest to that on which a baseball game is scheduled. Home teams coordinate activities for the tribute, which may include pregame award presentations, special guests throwing the first pitch, prizes for fans in attendance, and appearances by other legendary baseball stars. Jackie Robinson Day has been celebrated each year since 2004, with Robinson’s widow, Rachel, and other family members taking part in the annual ceremonies. To honor Robinson in 2007, many players donned special jerseys emblazoned with the number 42, which was Robinson’s number and which was permanently retired from baseball in 1997 on the 50th anniversary of his first game as a Dodger.

CONTACTS:
Jackie Robinson Day
Major League Baseball
c/o MLB Advanced Media, L.P.
75 Ninth Ave., 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/jrd/index_07.jsp
Jackie Robinson Foundation
One Hudson Sq.
75 Varick St., 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10013-1917
212-290-8600; fax: 212-290-8081
http://www.jackierobinson.org
SOURCES:
AAH-2007, p. 233
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This Day in History, April 15th: Hillsborough Disaster (1989)

Hillsborough Disaster (1989)

Here is a look at the Hillsborough Disaster, a 1989 tragedy at a British soccer stadium. Overcrowding in the stands led to the deaths of 96 fans in a crush. Another 162 were hospitalized with injuries. It was the worst sports disaster in British history, according to the BBC.

Facts:
On April 15, 1989, more than 50,000 people gathered at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, for the FA Cup Semi-Final football (soccer) match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. In order to relieve a bottleneck of Liverpool fans trying to enter the venue before kickoff, police opened an exit gate and people rushed to get inside. More than 3,000 fans were funneled into a standing-room-only area with a safe capacity of just 1,600. The obvious crush in the stands prompted organizers to stop the game after six minutes.
Police initially concluded the crush was an attempt by rowdy fans to surge onto the field, according to the Taylor Interim Report, a 1989 government investigation led by Justice Peter Taylor. As officers approached the stands, it became apparent people were suffocating and trying to escape by climbing the fence.
The Taylor Interim Report describes the scene: “The dead, the dying and the desperate became interwoven in the sump at the front of the pens, especially by the gates. Those with strength left clambered over others submerged in the human heap and tried to climb out over the fence…The victims were blue…incontinent; their mouths open, vomiting; their eyes staring. A pile of dead bodies lay and grew outside gate 3.”
The emergency response was slow, according to the Hillsborough Independent Panel, a 2012 follow-up investigation. The problems were rooted in poor communication between police and ambulance dispatchers, according to the panel.
Fans tried to help each other by tearing up pieces of advertising hoardings, creating improvised stretchers and carrying injured spectators away from the throngs, according to the Taylor Interim Report. People who had no first aid training attempted to revive the fallen. From the report: “Mouth to mouth respiration and cardiac massage were applied by the skilled and the unskilled but usually in vain. Those capable of survival mostly came round of their own accord. The rest were mostly doomed before they could be brought out and treated.” It took nearly 30 minutes for organizers to call for doctors and nurses via the public address system.
South Yorkshire Police Supervisor David Duckenfield was in charge of public safety at the event. He was promoted to match commander weeks before the game and was unfamiliar with the venue, according to his testimony at a hearing in 2015. He acknowledged that he did not initiate the police department’s major incident plan for mass casualty disasters, even as the situation spiraled out of control. Duckenfield had originally blamed Liverpool fans for forcing the exit gate open, a crucial detail that he later admitted was a lie. He retired in 1990, conceding he was probably “not the best man for the job on the day.”
Timeline:
August 1989 – The Taylor Interim Report is released, offering a detailed overview of how the tragedy unfolded. The report is named for Justice Peter Taylor, who is leading the investigation.
January 1990 – The Taylor Final Report is published, proposing a number of reforms for soccer venues. Among the recommendations: football stadiums should replace standing room terraces with seated areas to prevent overcrowding.
August 1990 – Although the Taylor Interim Report faulted police for poor planning and an inadequate response, the Director of Public Prosecutions announces that no officers will face criminal charges.
1991 – The deaths of the fans are ruled accidental by a jury during an inquest. The members of the jury could have returned a verdict of unlawful killing, faulting the police for acting recklessly and compromising the safety of fans. Their other option was an open verdict, an inconclusive ruling.
August 1998 – A group of victims’ families files civil manslaughter charges against South Yorkshire Police supervisors Duckenfield and Bernard Murray.
2000 – The case goes to trial. The jury deadlocks on Duckenfield and finds Murray not guilty of manslaughter. Murray dies of cancer in 2006.
April 2009 – As England observes the 20th anniversary of the tragedy, a new investigation is launched by a group called the Hillsborough Independent Panel.
September 2012 – The panel releases its findings, detailing the numerous failings of authorities on the day of the tragedy and a subsequent cover up that shifted the blame from police to fans. The panel also proclaims that 41 of the 96 victims could have been saved if police responded to the crisis more rapidly. The findings prompt Prime Minister David Cameron to issue an apology to the victims’ families.
December 2012 – The High Court quashes the accidental death ruling for the victims, setting the stage for a new investigation and possible criminal charges.
March 31, 2014 – A new round of inquests begins in a courtroom in Warrington, England, built specifically for the case. There are nine members of the jury. They will consider a number of issues relating to the incident, including whether Duckenfield was responsible for manslaughter by gross negligence.
April 2016 – After hearing testimony from more than 800 witnesses, the jury retires to deliberate.
April 26, 2016 – The verdict is delivered, in what is called the longest case heard by a jury in British legal history. The jury finds, by a 7-2 vote, the 96 fans were unlawfully killed due to crushing, following the admission of a large number of fans through an exit gate. It is decided Duckenfield’s actions amounted to “gross negligence,” and both the police and the ambulance service caused or contributed to the loss of life by error or omission after the crush began. Criminal charges will now be considered.
June 28, 2017 – Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service announces that it has charged six people, including Duckenfield, with criminal offenses related to the disaster.
March 14, 2018 – The BBC and other British media report that police officers would not be charged who were alleged to have submitted a misleading or incomplete report on the disaster to prosecutors in 1990.
September 10, 2018 – Duckenfield pleads not guilty to the charges of manslaughter by gross negligence.
January 14, 2019 – Duckenfield’s trial begins. Graham Mackrell, a safety officer at the time of the disaster, also stands trial.
March 13, 2019 – The BBC and other media report that Duckenfield will not be called to present evidence during his trial.

Inspiration of the Day for April 15th – Poetry as Meditation

 

 

Poetry as Meditation

BY MADISYN TAYLOR

Sculpting your thoughts into a poem can take you on a journey where your conscious mind is momentarily cast adrift.

The creation of any kind of art can be as much a form of meditation as a vehicle for self-expression. Energetically splashing colors of paint onto a canvas can be like casting the weight of the world off your shoulders, while raising your voice to hit the high notes of a song can inspire you to release your fears so you can reach new heights in your own life. And then there is the act of meditation that can take place when you create poetry. Sculpting your thoughts and emotions into a poem can take you on a journey into your inner universe where your conscious mind is momentarily cast adrift.

Like other forms of meditation, writing poetry requires that you stay fully present during the process, rather than focusing on any outcome. In doing so, you release any inhibitions or ideas of “what needs to happen,” so that your thoughts can flow freely through you. When you write poetry, you are able to see the reflections of your innermost self imprinted on a page.

If you’d like to experience poetry as a meditation practice, you might want to try this exercise: Set aside twenty minutes where you can be alone in a quiet space. You may want to look at poems other people have written to see if there is a style of poetry you would like to try. You can also try writing in freeform. The structure of the poem will then organically reveal itself to you. When you are ready, sit down with pen and paper and let the words flow. Don’t think about what you are going to say next, and don’t worry about spelling, grammar, or logic. Instead, be as descriptive, visually precise, rhythmic, or lyrical as you want to be. When you feel complete, put the pen down, and read over what you’ve written. Appreciate this work of art you have created. You may even find that thoughts and emotions you had repressed before are now making themselves known so you can process and release them. Writing poetry as a form of meditation lets you slow down your mind long enough for you to get out of your own way, so that your soul can freely express its deepest yearnings.

 

–Daily OM

Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Tuesday, April 16th

Moon Alert

We have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Moon is in Virgo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today you feel compelled to pull your act together because you want to get better organized and feel you’re on top of your game. This is why you will choose to do routine, orderly work that “tidies up” stuff. (Reward yourself this evening.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

If you’re involved with younger people today, this is a good day to teach them something so they know how to do it. Ironically, it’s also a good day to train yourself by honing your skills or practising something, so that you know how to do it. By evening, you want to party!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You will take a practical approach to matters related to family and home today, which is why you will clean, tidy and tackle jobs you might usually avoid. You will especially focus on recycling, garbage and laundry areas. (Be open to entertaining this evening.)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Except for some initial fog in the morning, you will be in an orderly frame of mind. (Trust me.) This is why you will make some plans and lists, and start to think about how to do things in the future. You will be convincing, if you have to. By evening, you’re happy!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

In the early morning, you have some doubts or you feel fuzzy. Soon, you will click into action and want to attack financial matters. You might want to buy something that is practical. You might want to organize how you earn your money better. (By evening, you’re ready to spend it!)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You will go through a gamut of emotions today because the Moon is in your sign. Initially you might feel second doubts about something. Then as the day wears on, you will feel more determined and keen to make improvements. By evening, you’re partying!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

On the whole, this is a feel-good day. You might be doubtful about something in the early morning but that will pass. Later in the day, you might want to do research or work on something behind the scenes. Address practical issues in a conversation with a friend or partner.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Don’t worry if you feel initially confused when talking to a friend this morning – that is par for the course. As the day wears on, you will take the reins and be mentally in charge of things. Advice from someone older or more experienced might be helpful. By evening – you will love to socialize.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Do not push issues with bosses and parents in the morning because things are confusing. Ironically, later in the day you will be confident about what you want to do. (Who knew?) By evening, you will be pleased with how things turn out.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Steer clear of important discussions about politics and religion this morning because things are fuzzy. However, once you get your bearings, as the day wears on, you know what you want and your confidence increases. Good day to travel and explore the world!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

In financial matters or dealing with shared property, don’t give away the farm this morning. Later in the day, you will see the boundaries you want to respect. By evening, you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Make plans to socialize with others this evening; however, this morning, play things by ear. Listen to the advice of someone older or more experienced midday because it might very well benefit you.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Anya Taylor-Joy (1996) shares your birthday today. You are a creative, artistic optimist who wants to share your views with others. You have a great sense of humour. This is a year of fast action, change and new opportunities! Expect to meet adventure and stimulating situations. You will have chances to travel and expand your world plus learn new things. Embrace change. Let your personal freedom be your goal this year

 

–GeorgiaNicols

If You Were Born on April 15th, Happy Birthday Aries!

Happy Birthday, Aries!

 

IF YOU ARE BORN ON APRIL 15, you are an intelligent Aries but can be impulsive. Your wisdom comes from yours or someone else’s experiences, trials, and errors. You have the ability to learn from observation. Your perception of the world is usually practical and levelheaded.

What the 15 April birthday horoscope says about you is that you can be a hot mess sometimes, Aries. Yes, you get angry and you do not care who knows it or who sees you act out.

To say the least, you are hot-headed and headstrong. Is this typical of a Ram or what? Arians may give the impression of being a timid person, but that is a common misconception.

You do not have to put up a front with those that love you! Everyone respects your independence and knows that you are relatively uncomplicated deep down.

The April 15th birthday personality may have many skills and talents that have gone unnoticed and untouched. Those born on this day perhaps would benefit from realizing and cultivating those gifts. You certainly have the energy for it.

If today is your birthday, you understand and appreciate the needs of others largely because of your upbringing. You as an Arian, deal with situations rather than complain about things you cannot control.

You are likely to choose your battles carefully eliminating the small and insignificant disruptions. As a parent, those born on this zodiac birthday, are likely to be fair but a bit too generous with your children. Discipline is not your strong suit. Your focus is on making their lives brighter. You could be guilty of spoiling your children.

The 15 April birthday analysis shows that you want love and companionship. The perfect or ideal partner for you is one who has the same qualities as you. The rapport would hopefully be one that is filled with enthusiasm for romance and love. You like someone who is not afraid of being the aggressive one.

Now, once you have found this incredible person, do not damage it by your tendency for unwarranted jealousy. That is only insecurity and you have no justification for it. Just as you adore your freedom, so will your like-minded partner. What is good for the goose, has to be good for the gander.

This Aries birthday person being bold is capable of solving any obstacles. You tackle problems head-on and with surety. It is a pleasure to work with those born on this day. Aries, you are creative and are capable of working as a harmonious team member.

The 15 April birthday meanings show that you have leadership qualities and generally have good public standing. Some of you are interested in technology, research or something scientific.

There is a potential for work in the electronics field. If you are interested in adventure, the military is where you should be. You could easily be assigned to various departments of law enforcement.

Most of you with an April 15th birthday are lucky in money. You are fortunate, Aries, not to have any money concerns. Typically, the 15 April birthday personality is concerned with financial security. But before making any final decisions, you are likely to want the approval of your family or closest friends. Whatever you decide, you will find gratification and organization.

If today is your birthday, you rarely have health problems. You have a healthy appetite as you eat constantly but hardly gain a pound. It takes a commitment to exercise. But you will be able to continue to have good health long after your retirement years.

Some born on this day, however, are subject to suffer with fatigue. Eat foods that are rich in protein and low in carbohydrates. A good dose of exercise as a routine can ultimately boost your metabolism. So you will have more energy.

The 15 April birthday astrology analysis shows that certain influences can have bearing on your character. Mainly though you represent an Aries who can be quick to react to situations but are capable of solving problems. You were born with leadership talents.

Those born on this day are good in areas of technology and those positions that can provide mystery and action. You may seem complicated but in reality, you are selfless and secretively, you can be a big baby. If you were born on April 15, you are strong-willed, ambitious and adventurous. Aries, you are interesting!

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On April 15

Flex Alexander, Roy Clark, Ester Dean, Elizabeth Montgomery, Bessie Smith, Emma Thompson, Leonardo Da Vinci, Emma Watson, Damien Wayans

 

This Day That Year – April 15 In History

1689 – War is declared on Spain; French king Louis XIV
1817 – Harford, Connecticut opens the first school for the deaf
1877 – Boston-Somerville, Mass installs its first telephone
1878 – Ivory Soap is introduced to the public by Harley Procter
1952 – Franklin National Bank issues the first credit card

April 15  Mesha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
April 15  Chinese Zodiac DRAGON

April 15 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mars that symbolizes courage, passion, energy, actions, and willpower.

April 15 Birthday Symbols

The Ram Is The Symbol For The Aries Zodiac Sign

April 15 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birth Day Tarot Card is The Devil. This card symbolizes the strong urge to indulge in bad deeds to make quick money or gain easy power. The Minor Arcana cards are Four of Wands and Knight of Pentacles

April 15 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Leo: This is a hot and magnetic love match.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Cancer: This relationship will be unsatisfactory and full of conflicts.

April 15 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number is symbolic of a leader who has the courage and ambition to fulfill his goals.
Number 6 – This number symbolizes patience, peace, love, balance, and harmony.

Lucky Colors For April 15 Birthday

Scarlet: This color signifies strength, courage, power, and competition.
Yellow: This color signifies enthusiasm, vigor, brightness, and durability.

Lucky Days For April 15 Birthday

Tuesday – This day is ruled by Mars and symbolizes action, revenge, zeal, and determination.
Friday – This day ruled by Venus and signifies relationships, beauty, creativity, and kindness.

April 15 Birthstone Diamond

Diamond is a healing gemstone that can be used to protect yourself from evil.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On The 15th Of April:

A barbecue grill for the Aries man and a personal digital assistant for the woman.

 

–SunSigns.org

 

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, April 15th

Moon Alert

After 6:30 AM EDT today (3:30 AM PDT) we have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Moon is in Virgo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a happy, pleasant day! Enjoy your own company, or enjoy the company of others – it’s that simple. Of course, with the Sun in your sign, you are empowered and confident, while Mars empowers all your communications. It’s a winning day!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a great day to schmooze and enjoy the company of good friends. You will also be successful dealing with groups, clubs and organizations or large conferences because you truly enjoy the company of others today. It’s a great day to do fundraising or drum up money from a bank. Ka-ching!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Bosses, parents and people in authority are impressed with you today, which is why this is an excellent day to ask for approval or permission if there’s something you want. Quite likely, bosses will say yes. You might also feel attracted to a boss or someone in authority.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Do something different today because you yearn for a chance to expand your horizons. You want to travel, study and talk to people from different backgrounds and other cultures. In fact, a romance with someone “different” might begin.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a great day to ask for a loan or a mortgage or to borrow something from someone because people will be generous to you. Keep your pockets open! This is also a passionate, sexual day for those in the mood. “Anyone, anyone? Bueller?”

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is a great day to socialize with partners, friends and members of the general public because everyone is upbeat and in a good mood. Not only that, there’s a feeling of camaraderie and mutual generosity that elevates the tone of your interactions with others. It’s a happy day!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Yes, it’s Monday but this is a pleasant workday – lucky you! Coworkers will be supportive. Many of you will receive praise from others and perhaps even a raise. Work-related travel will please you and this day will flow smoothly. You won’t want to rush but that’s okay.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today favours the arts, movies, the entertainment world, the hospitality industry, anything to do with professional or amateur sports plus playful activities with children. Perhaps most of all it favours romance! That’s why this is a playful, pleasant day!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a great day to explore real-estate negotiations or check out new apartments or new homes. Likewise, it’s a marvellous day to invite family and friends over to entertain at home. If shopping for lovely things for your home – be careful about going overboard. Keep your receipts.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today you are so charming and charismatic, you could sell anyone the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s a great day for writers, editors and those in sales, marketing, teaching and acting because you can make money from your words. Short trips will please you.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Business and commerce are favoured today because you can discover many opportunities to boost your income or explore moneymaking enterprises. It’s possible that something might look better than it is, so remember this, but on the whole, this is a solid day.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You feel happy and joyful today, especially if you have the time to please yourself and do what you want. Personal relationships are blessed today because your good feelings rub off onto those around you. Be careful about buying anything unnecessary or spending too much money.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Seth Rogan (1982) shares your birthday today. You are ethical, mature and realistic. You do want to be loved and appreciated. This year, your hard work will begin to pay off. Therefore, start to simplify your life and focus on how to build solid foundations. Work with purpose. Physical exercise will be important, which is why you might explore yoga, martial arts or jogging — any physical discipline that you enjoy.

 

–GeorgiaNicols

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of April 15

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of April 15

Sarah Bartlett, Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

Waxing moons are when the lunar energy is right for starting new projects, being pro-active or simply indulging in a new romance. As we reach the culmination of the full moon this week, it will pay to have begun to create the kind of love style that suits you best.

With Mercury moving into fiery Aries, this could be one of those weeks when all it takes is a few impulsive, and seemingly risqué words to bring you the kind of joy your are seeking.

 

ARIES

With the full moon in your opposite sign, you may feel a little emotional, sad or nostalgic this week, but yet also more laid-back as the energy passes and you see yourself with a more objective outlook again. By the end of this week, you’re ready to relax and enjoy some light-hearted banter with new romantic interests. In fact, suddenly it seems you’re in demand again. Funny, isn’t it, how, as soon as you stop trying too hard, you end up being desired?

 

TAURUS

It’s getting to a point where there’s not so much a lack of love, but a feeling you’re missing out on something romantic and unforgettable. In fact, you are beginning to wonder if all that stuff about couples and longterm commitment is all it’s cracked up to be. Isn’t there more? Luckily, there is.

 

GEMINI

This week, you really do want to have your say and get it out of your system. But take a long hard look at what you are getting miffed about. Is it simply that the truth often does hurt, and you need to defend yourself? Be kindly to your lover or admirer, and they will be gentle with you too.

 

CANCER

This week, you’ll be bumping into fascinating new characters if single, and if attached, you begin to let your partner know that you may be unpredictable, but you are also full of depth, desire and love. It’s time to unleash all those feelings, and let someone know that you’re a human being too.

 

LEO

You’re now on the road to a more true and joyous kind of loving without giving up on your independence. You are generous, loving and loyal, but don’t rob your partner their right to be individual either. Trust works both ways, so trust in that, and then you won’t feel you need to own someone, just love them.

 

VIRGO

Although a loved one seems to be more interested in themselves than in your plans, don’t take it personally. If you’re getting out and about, and they’re working like demons, then you’re right to do your own thing. In a few weeks time they will see that your laid back attitude may appear to be merely a philosophical way to look at love and life, but it works.

 

 

LIBRA

With the full moon in your sign, you may be filled with mixed feelings about various love regrets. ‘Moving on’ has become in vogue. We are expected to get on with our lives, and live for the future. But think carefully right now in the present about what are your true desires and dreams? After all, the past will never catch up with who you will be tomorrow, will it?

 

SCORPIO

Sometimes life feels empty or filled with psychological foes. Your fears and longings seem to take up your waking moments, the negative thoughts impossible to escape, the positive ones, well, seemingly impossible – yet they are not. This week, it’s time to fill your life with love for yourself and the universe, then the beneficial changes will begin.

 

SAGITTARIUS

OK, Jupiter is still plaguing you with reflective thoughts, but it’s time to put an end to stupid over-thinking in the love department. However, the only thing which may hinder you is your imagination. Luckily, Mercury’s move into fire sign Aries, will bring you a breath of fresh air, and you realise that things are about to change for the better.

 

CAPRICORN

This week, be honest about what you want. It’s often what we don’t say that gets taken the wrong way. If you really believe that your love life needs a little tender loving care, then there’s no time like the present to do so. This week, you really have no excuse but to say to someone what you really want, and romance will truly blossom.

 

AQUARIUS

Pretending you don’t care isn’t the answer. In fact, you need to make it clear to your partner or someone new if single, that your independence is sacred, but you do have feelings. It’s also timely to ask yourself a question: do you love your life enough to change it? If the answer is yes, then the planets are giving you carte blanche to do so.

 

PISCES

You know what you must give up in order to be who you truly are and want to be. If you understand this part of yourself and see how you can climb the ladder to relationship happiness, then another part of you will have to be relinquished. Whether that’s a lifestyle, habit, people or attitude, you are about to go through a massively important but positive transformation.

 

 

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Your Horoscopes for the Week of April 15th

Your Horoscopes for the Week of April 15th

Claire Petulengro, Celebrity Astrologer

From The Astrology Room

 

 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

Long term planning, works best in the short term. I know you’re excited by the here and now, but I see, and you will too soon enough, that fair-weather friends are not worth putting long term investments into. Family prove demanding and you have to decide how far you’re willing to go for one in particular. Ring to hear how Venus gives you the gift of the gab.

 

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. This is a fact you see, with a harsh reality today. However, I know, (and you do too deep down inside!) that you can do this. Your sign can do anything they make up their mind to. Minor niggles could well turn into big ones if you don’t address them by Wednesday. Ring now to develop your best traits.

 

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

If you want to succeed, then first you have to believe you can. Your ruling planet Mercury, makes you hard to deal with in business. Make sure you are working towards what works for everyone and not just what will give you immediate gratification. Scorpios link to the next important step you take in your personal life this week. Ring now to excel.

 

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

The emotional journey you have been through has been exhausting, but if you look around, then you’ll see that you’ve made it out the other side Cancer! New flirtations could put a friendship at risk. Make sure you know how far is too far to go. Don’t let petty arguments turn into major problems on Friday. Ring now so I can mediate.

 

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

It’s like a light has gone on and you finally see your life through clear vision. Certain people in your life, may be upset you no longer text or call them as you did, but you’ve grown up and moved alone, as they’re about to find out. A great week to apply for new avenues in your work. You’re ready to move up in the world. Ring to continue your journey.

 

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

Family have not been much good to you lately and you may have been left feeling as if you have the short end of the straw with deals or agreements that were made. This is not so, as this week is about to reveal you hold ALL the aces. Try to be fair in love, as someone is questioning your loyalty towards them. Ring me right now for details.

 

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

The need to get more done than normal is strong in your chart. It’s as if you are preparing for a busier period than usual, but it is only your instincts you have to trust, as proof of all that needs doing. The gods gave you gifts for a reason. Your instincts are strongest on Tuesday and Thursday. Ring me right now to trust them more.

 

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

Work you do at this time, may not leave you feeling flush, but is certainly going to earn you contacts which you can use for years and not just months to come. The need to find cash is evident too, so prepare accordingly. You’ll be trying to resist calling someone you know would be opening up a can of worms. Ring now for some astral help.

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

I know you’re tired, but that should tell you that it’s time to change your schedule and to think of things you can do, to wind down, rather than focusing on what is winding you up. Strange sounding names can do wonders for your finances. You have the feeling there is something you should cancel. Follow your gut instinct please. Ring now to reveal all.

 

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

Things you’re supposed to do this week, are unlikely to go to plan, so try to have your mind ready for alternative plans, which can suit difficult faces. The good news, is that you are the one who comes out smelling of roses. Try not to say things you know you will regret, especially when you’ve come so far with close ones. Ring for a message from Mars.

 

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

The need to spend time with those you think have answers to your future, could see you travelling out of your way more than once this week. Truth be told you need to talk to the ONE person, who can answer your questions, not third parties. Mars makes you push for something you don’t really want or need. Careful! Ring me right now to be inspired.

 

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

Your element of water, is pushing you to ask more than you should about new faces, but this only seems to have left you feeling more vulnerable and exposed about your own situation. Focus on one thing and one day at a time and success is yours. You’re forgetting how to make time for you. Change this and now. Ring now for answers.

 

 

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Your Weekly Karmic Forecast for April 14 – 20

Weekly Forecast: April 14 – 20, 2019

The video version of this forecast, as read by Kelly, is available here.

The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.

*NOTE*  There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.

Weekly Forecast: April 14 – 20, 2019

4/14 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~trine~ Jupiter (expansion):
This is a blessing of Source energy fueling your biggest dreams & visions for your life, this lifetime. You are encouraged to take advantage of the good *vibe* available when these two get together to expand your life’s direction in a big way. This activation is often blessings from previous dedication. You’ve been moving in a certain direction, and it’s like the Path is wider & deeper now, allowing you to connect some huge pieces of your personal Story *together* in a new way. It’s great for learning & exploring anything that will support your forward movement. Some may use the good vibe to veg-out and relax, which for some, may be best. However, if you are stepping up to new levels of your own consciousness, this energy totally supports you as you integrate it all. It is an enthusiastic, optimistic energy that can open doors for you, depending on your attitude. It will allow you to see the big picture and the next necessary step toward your goals at this time.

4/14 ~ Venus (relationships) ~sextile~ Pluto (transformation):
This energy deepens all emotions and strengthens bonds & attachments. Friendships & love relationships become much deeper and, sometimes more intense, not to mention any physical, sexual experiences. Being fake or superficial is never possible when Pluto is involved, and because Venus is involved, we’re talking relationships or how you relate in general, so if you are needing to dig a little deeper with someone, you are supported. This energy can facilitate positive transformation in your relationships, partnerships or collaborations. It will give you added power to help you change what needs changing or at least get it on the table for a deeper discussion or a clearing conversation. Your emotional intensity may be at an unusually high level, so be sure to surround yourself with people who love you unconditionally or try to be alone and just reflect on what you’re feeling.

4/15 ~ Venus (love, finances & relationships) ~square~ Jupiter (expansion & consciousness):
This energy is a happy-go-lucky kind of energy that doesn’t really want to be bothered with the mundane, however, you must not allow that passing energy to get you so off track that it costs you more than it is worth. If you don’t have any pressing obligations, then this can be a fun, relaxing time, possibly with friends. However, if you have work to do, make sure it gets done first so you can truly enjoy yourself without the worry of the pile being bigger when you return. Watch the excesses as well, food, drink and/or spending. On a deeper level, you may have to make some adjustments in your relationships or finances. Jupiter always reveals how we make things ‘bigger’ (consciously or not) and this activation usually helps us be more realistic, so we can align our true priorities with our grand vision of the future.

4/19 ~ LIBRA Full Moon #2 of 2:
This is our second chance within one month to release imbalances within and around us as individuals. We also happen to be right between Jupiter Retro (4/10) and Pluto Retro (4/24) – those two indicate it’s time to review & edit the Story you’re telling with the choices & decisions you are making and it’s also time to throw out old structures & fundamental ways of living that no longer work in the new paradigm. It’s important for you to assume the authority in your own life, cut ties with burdensome entities and learn to live without draining relationships. Life is too short! And our individual energy is a precious resource that we cannot afford to squander and leak all over the place. We are 6-months out from relationships, collaborations & partnerships that you seeded with the Libra New Moon (10.8.2018). If you have journals you can check, do it and see how far you’ve come in a very short time. You will see how your relationships have utterly changed over that time or your awareness of them has. Use this month of double-release of imbalance to usher in a New You that is sovereign & self-sufficient.