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Metroscopes: What the stars have in store for you this Aries season

"While everyone else is upstairs at the party, you’re down in the basement". Prescient.

Metroscopes: What the stars have in store for you this Aries season

Apr 1, 2020 Society

It’s horoscopes, by Metro. Metroscopes! What the stars are telling you for April. 

Read last issue’s Metroscopes: What the stars are telling you for 2020?

Feb 19 ? Mar 20
Remember the David Foster Wallace keynote address “Fishtown 101” (alternative title: “This Is Water”)? It’s an evocative and beautiful reminder about the importance of retaining empathy and awareness during difficult times. It’s also a bit rich, coming from someone who threw tables at women whenever his feelings got hurt. DFW may have been a sensitive Pisces, but that didn’t stop him from using his vulnerability as a weapon. 2020 is a great time to cast aside that bandanna, figure out what cruelties are disguised as kindnesses, and what forms of control are masquerading as freedom. Ask yourself: is this water, or is it fish piss and microbeads?

Mar 21 ? Apr 19
Famous Aries Hans Christian Andersen once visited Charles Dickens and overstayed his welcome so badly Dickens wrote on the mirror; “Hans Andersen slept in this room for five weeks – which seemed to the family AGES!” Determination, stubbornness and relentless optimism are all very well if you’re busy punishing fictional mermaids, but a little emotional intelligence wouldn’t go astray. Read the room, Aries.

This piece originally appeared in the March-April 2020 issue of Metro magazine.


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