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Mercury moves into the constellation Taurus on the 15th and will remain there until its departure on May 2nd. This placement has some advantages that mustn’t be overlooked especially when money matters are concerned. Taurus is a sign that represents practicality and common sense and if applied to areas of your life that require serious decisions you can come out on top.

Although this particular Mercury journey can lack in originality it does make up for it in terms of completing pending problems or tying up loose ends so get busy and put your unfinished business to rest so that you can enjoy a little play time when the planet of thought and communication heads into the versatile talkative sign Gemini.

Venus the planet of love, health and the arts moves into the constellation Gemini today (12th). This transit will give rise to allocating more time to play and enjoying what life has to offer. It will help broaden your interests when it comes to creative endeavors and encourage you to look for more adventurous and exciting ways to spend time with someone you love.

A greater feeling of freedom will entice you into situations that can disrupt your personal life if you aren’t careful so before you decide to see if the grass truly is greener on the other side of the fence consider what you might be giving up. Look before you leap.

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DEAR EUGENIA: I was born under the sign Libra on Oct. 7, 1959, at 1:05 p.m. It is my understanding that those born under my sign are well-balanced and have a level head, and we get along with just about everyone. My dilemma is that I have been married to the same man for 37 years. He was born July 17, 1951, 1:30 p.m. He is a crabby Cancer, and something is making him crabbier lately, making him hard to live with.

I understand it takes two to hold a relationship together, but after all these years, it seems like the love and the bond between us is disappearing each day. When we speak to each other, it is always with smart remarks and a bad attitude. I do still love him; it doesn’t seem like he feels the same love for me. Still, I know it is not about me — this is about us as a married couple.

I try to see the better side of him … until he starts being mean and saying hurtful words. I admit I have said my share of hurtful things as well.

Is this relationship worth salvaging after all these years? Will it get better? At our age, I am tried of crying inside and knowing that his love for us is disappearing each day. Please help. — Libra

DEAR LIBRA: The past four years have not been good for either one of you when it comes to emotional matters and your personal relationship; however, that doesn’t mean that you don’t belong with each other. The shift that is taking place in the universe over the next couple of years can help you salvage your relationship if you are both willing to be civil and discuss what is at the root of all the dissatisfaction you are harboring.

My first suggestion is counseling because I think you need someone to mediate. However, if this is not something you can afford, what I suggest to my clients who are experiencing a similar crisis is to take a week where you do not converse. Make a list of the pros and cons of the relationship, set a date to go out to dinner (where you cannot make a scene, name call or be offensive), share your lists and discuss how you feel and what you can both do to make this relationship work. Repeat the process until you come to a better understanding of each other’s needs, as well as a solution to the nightmare you are experiencing right now.

Your comparison suggests that what you have is worth saving.

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DEAR EUGENIA: I was born Feb. 7, 1981, at 7:40 p.m. I would like to know your opinion about my love life. I’m working as teacher, and I fell in love with one of my ex-students. She also loves me very much, yet she is too young for me. She is only 13 years old. I never felt so much love from anyone before. Even for my ex-wife.

Is there any good or bright future for both of us with our age difference being so far apart?

Her family rejects our relationship. We have never done anything wrong. There has been no sexual intimacy. I do not have any bad intentions at all, but her parents still don’t trust us being together and want to separate us.

My love toward my little princess is pure, and her love to me also innocent and pure. I am willing to wait for her to grow a bit older. I truly want to marry her. So please tell me: Are there lots of obstacles ahead? Will there be a happy ending for us? I can’t live without her, and she is in tears every day we do not see each other. To me, she is the sweetest and the best thing that has ever happened in my life. I don’t want to lose her. Please, I need some answers and advice. What should I do to make this work? Her birthday is May 16, 2002. I don’t know her time of birth. — Desperate Aquarius

DEAR DESPERATE AQUARIUS: The comparison between you and your young friend is riddled with sorrow and confusion. Although there is a connection between you, what you want is not likely to lead to a happy ending.

You fall in an area of her natal chart that deals with being her mentor/teacher/life lesson, not her lover or husband. Given the transits she is experiencing this year and next, it is likely she will try to be with you at all costs. She could even run away in order to be with you, but this would be a grave mistake on both her part and yours. Without having her time of birth, I cannot say where you fall in her chart, but what I can tell you is that eventually she will become dissatisfied with what you have to offer her.

Be a man and move on. This is one connection that is best left alone. You match up best to the signs Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius.

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DEAR EUGENIA: I am having a real hard time. I’m a Pisces born Feb. 25, 1989, at 6 a.m. I was with my daughter’s dad for two years on and off. His date of birth is Nov. 22, 1989. Our baby girl was born Nov. 10, 2013. I have another daughter from a previous marriage. Her date of birth is April 15, 2007. I’m Asian, and he is mixed.

He left me on the March 16, 2014, when the baby was only 4 months old. He’s been playing games ever since. He did cheat a lot in the time we were together. I did so much for him. He’s the only person I’ve loved this deeply. I put my heart into this relationship, and now he has had a son who was born at the beginning of this year from a one-night stand.

He has physically abused me, and says he doesn’t even care. He’s always emotionally abusing me and saying vile things to me. I have stopped him from seeing his daughter because right now I don’t feel comfortable allowing him to take her out of my care. He has now refused to come see her because he doesn’t want me to be there. He used to take her last summer, but it got to a point where he was being sly and lying about where he would take her.

I just can’t cope anymore. One minute he says he will come back, but he is always playing games. I don’t want him back after everything he has done. I don’t know what he has become. He has no heart. What do I do? I’m so confused. I mean, where am I going? I don’t want to live like this. I’ve had enough. We are perfectly happy when he’s not around, and when he is, it gets nasty. I just wish he wasn’t like this with me because I do miss him, but I feel he’s selfish. It’s like he’s a totally different person than the man I fell in love with. Please, I need insight. — Distressed Pisces

DEAR DISTRESSED PISCES: Physically, the two of you connect; however, that’s about as far as it goes. Your daughter’s chart indicates that her parents will not be together. As for the two of you, this man will always cheat on you — or whomever he is with. He lands on his feet, and he gets away with the abuse he dishes out. Someone will always be willing to put up with him; therefore, it’s in your best interest to walk away now.

Take legal action to ensure that he cannot have access to your daughter without guidelines. This will prevent him from taking her places where you do not want her to be.

As for you, it’s time to move on. You are coming into a high cycle regarding love between June and September. Do not waste this period of time trying to make things work with this man. Look for someone who is stable and can offer you and your children a better life. You match up best to those born under the signs Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces.

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