Will you get a bee in your bonnet as retrograde Venus falls back and squares retrograde Pluto? Hold off on any over-reaction unless you want to get stung. Things move fast and furious based on mere emotions. Don’t make changes (or promises) that you can’t keep.

ARIES (03.21-04.20) You want recognition now. And, you are prepared to make threats if you don’t get what you want. After all, you’ve worked very hard and have shown the bosses that you are not afraid to take on more and more responsibility. It all sounds reasonable and logical…only to you. Gay Rams need to learn to count to 10 before they bleat their wants. Okay, make it 20.

TAURUS (04.21-05.21) While April sounds like the perfect month to plan your perfect getaway, there are things moving behind the scenes that can scuttle all perfect plans. Maybe your budget shrinks or your travel mate bails out. Don’t over-react. This is not to say that you shouldn’t travel now. But, you should remain flexible and full of good humor about any outcome. Uh-oh.

GEMINI (05.22-06.21) Pink Twins may undergo some transformations in certain partnerships. Things may reach a fevered pitch should a disagreement occur. Tone it down and try to find common ground this April before well meaning pals get into the act. If you are on the prowl, these same friends may try to play matchmaker. Remain full of good humor and see who they unearth for you.

CANCER (06.22-07.23) Partners may begin to feel ignored as your job heats up this April and draws your attention away from domesticity. Gay Crabs might feel torn between home and office. Try to remain calm and in harmony. There may be work projects that you can defer or delegate. If you are trawling for a catch, you might snare one in an unexpected venue. So act surprised.

LEO (07.24-08.23) Proud Lions would do well to seek calming environments and serene company. April helps you release the stresses and strains of everyday life so you can better focus on the big picture and make solid future plans. Check out a local spa or find time to decompress at the health club. Every good effort will pay off. It is never too early to prepare for cruise season.

VIRGO (08.24-09.23) April delivers fun, frolic and lots of exotic stimuli. You have ample charisma and can attract anyone you desire. How to choose? How to choose? Will you be able to handle everything that life has to offer? You should certainly try. Queer Virgins will burn their candle at both ends all through the month. And, this makes for a very short wick. But, who cares.

LIBRA (09.24-10.23) Expect your home life to be in a bit of an upheaval as certain relationships intrude, upend or otherwise change your status quo. Proud Libras strive for harmony, but as much as you may try, things may still feel skewed and imbalanced. Maybe there is a lesson to be learned in all of this? Whatever the cosmos is trying to tell you, anticipate this shift and maintain focus.

SCORPIO (10.24-11.22) It may be tiring to have to keep explaining yourself to those that do not understand. Queer Scorps are quick studies, often quicker and sharper than most. They can plan ahead and see events before they fully unfold. Others are not as strategic. But, you still need them on your side so exert extreme patience this April and do what you need to do to make yourself understood. Er, yell?

SAGITTARIUS (11.23-12.22) Life must seem like one big party fest this April and why not? Gay Archers are let off their leash and are ready and raring to party down. But, there is a price to pay for all this frivolity. Watch your purchasing power decline as the weeks progress. Or, you can decide to carefully manage your loot while still enjoying yourself. We can only hope.

CAPRICORN (12.23-01.20)
Take the advice of well-meaning relatives and find ways of sprucing up your appearance. Pink Caps find that they can better advance their personal agendas by improving their overall package. Be careful of overdoing in the “sell” now. Hone your presentation skills and modify (tone down!) your sales pitch. Before you know it you will sell anyone on anything. Oh, dear.

AQUARIUS (01.21-02.19)
Aqueerians think that they know just what to say to put folks at ease and make them putty. But your instinctive ideas may miss the mark this April because you are trying too hard to please. The more you try, the harder it is to convince the fence sitters. Keeping just a little bit above the crowd may make you more attractive and compelling. Cool is hot — or something like that.

PISCES (02.20-03.20) Friendships have a price tag and may cost much more than they are worth now. Guppies find that a friend in need is a pest. Not only do you find them a bottomless pit of need, you also may find that they drag you down the well with them, should you allow it. But, there are ways to help without hurting your bottom line. Good advice is worth its weight in gold. Or, so I am told.

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