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April Horoscope for Designers
Aries MARCH 21 – APRIL 20 Don’t be fooled by the stability of your client base, it’s time to look towards the horizon. Embrace opportunities to meet new people: a total stranger could turn out to be the million-dollar contract you need to help finance the recent G5 upgrade for your office. And when it comes to climbing the ranks, just be patient. Your ideas will be heard sooner or later, although you may have to rely on your dapper wardrobe to get attention.

Cancer JUNE 22 – JULY 23 If you feel like the studio is your home, keep telling yourself that it’s all about achieving professional success so that you can one day have personal freedom. Your artistic gifts should not be pushed to the rear, and you must look towards your colleagues for inspiration. If you feel weighed down by high-maintenance clients, remember why you’ve been able to tolerate them this long and consider what you’d lose by dumping them.

Libra SEPTEMBER 24 – OCTOBER 23 Being a good listener will enable you to get on your creative director’s good side. Don’t turn down their advice and don’t question their intentions. When mingling with peers outside of work, remember that they will play a significant role in your future, but don’t take it beyond the office. Romantic moments will present themselves through other avenues. Professional development is about knowing where to draw the line between business and pleasure.

Capricorn DECEMBER 23 – JANUARY 20 Your overconfidence could be your undoing near the end of the month, so focus on pleasing your clients and don’t let external factors stifle your career. Family members will require greater attention, so be clear about their needs especially when it comes to scheduling issues. When the 19th rolls around, it’s party time—buy yourself a new pair of high-polished black shoes even though summer’s on the way.

Taurus APRIL 21 – MAY 21 Remain firm. Economic plans and romance may be clouded by your peers, but remember that they work with you, they don’t live with you. When it comes time for that important presentation, don’t let emotions get in the way. Back up your PowerPoint files on a CD and removable drive because you want to be prepared at all costs. Look forward to the 24th, when you will get compensated for the pro bono work you did for your cousin.

Leo JULY 24 – AUGUST 23 Plans for a business trip will be finalized—pack extra CD-Rs so you can swap some good tunes. If you have doubts about your qualifications, understand that going back to school will satisfy your hunger for design, but it could also set you back professionally by being out of the design community for an extended period of time. Moods will shift and things will change. You will be captivated by Apple’s latest hardware, but make sure you purchase AppleCare.

Scorpio OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 22 Clean your studio and clear your mind. Doing so will allow you to gain a new perspective on your design decisions, and may reveal personal projects that have been sitting under your piles of paper and CDs. When considering some new software, research the pluses and  minuses. Your lack of consideration may cause you to regret the decision later, like when you bought the TiBook on sale before new PowerBooks came out.

Aquarius JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 19 If your co-workers seem more adept at InDesign than you are, let it pass. Trust your insight, and have confidence in your abilities with Freehand and Quark. You already know their quick keys. When you see an opportunity to advance your career, jump on it, but wait until the 12th to commit. Your strong-heart will enable you to win over all client presentations this month, freeing yourself of tiresome revisions that would cost the client thousands of dollars. One of them may grant you an unusual gift.

Gemini MAY 22 – JUNE 21 After the 12th, all deadlines will be complete, allowing you to focus your energies on watercolor painting and other illustrative activities. Rendezvous with your co-workers, and know they will help with advice to shape your hobbies into something meaningful. Go on and live it up, but do so economically because you won’t have a steady stream of cash. The sale of some old computer equipment and used CDs will help you pay for laser toner; stretch your paper supply by printing on both sides.

Virgo AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 23 Sacrifice your own ideals to benefit your client, and you will be rewarded. Do not pressure your designers to show you comps before the 12th. You may envy a rich client’s possessions, but realize that by working with them you will shape your own financial future. Overseas connections will broaden your client base and spark new romance just in time for the sunny months.

Sagittarius NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 22 Let your creative abilities shine, but do not discount your potential for leadership. You can do both. Plan a party at the office to embrace this line of thinking, and impress your boss too. If you feel too attached to work, take time out during the day to surf the web and introduce yourself to new design forums, but understand that others may not be as sociable. Prepare for a friendship that will blossom into something more than a designer / art director relationship.

Pisces FEBRUARY 20 – MARCH 20 Hard work will pay off for you now; you will have new clients banging on your door. Remember how you got there, and consider those less fortunate than you. Only through tolerance and patience will you help those in need of your visual guidance and design wisdom. Stay optimistic during meetings and conferences, your mojo will lead you to overcome any obstacle that comes in your way, no matter how difficult it seems.
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PUBLISHED ON Mar.29.2005 BY Jason A. Tselentis
Rob’s comment is:

Now that's a great horoscope for me. Is it legally binding? : ^ )

On Mar.29.2005 at 06:07 AM
jose’s comment is:

hey! not fair. what about for the other signs. =(

On Mar.29.2005 at 07:33 AM
Armin’s comment is:

> Leo: You will be captivated by Apple’s latest hardware, but make sure you purchase AppleCare.

Wow, Jason, you are, like, so, like, totally right. Like, O-M-G!

Seriously though, I've been having laptop problems and I didn't buy the AppleCare package when I bought my laptop… sigh.

On Mar.29.2005 at 08:39 AM
Jason Tselentis’s comment is:

Armin, my feelings tell me that you will come upon new operating system that solves all your problems.

On Mar.29.2005 at 10:56 AM
Rob’s comment is:

Pisces FEBRUARY 20 — MARCH 20 Hard work will pay off for you now; you will have new clients banging on your door.

Jason, so this is good for the ENTIRE month of April, CORRECT?

On Mar.29.2005 at 11:09 AM
von K’s comment is:

I knew my wardrobe was dapper...

On Mar.29.2005 at 11:59 AM
Tan’s comment is:

>Aquarius...but wait until the 12th to commit.

>Gemini...After the 12th, all deadlines will be complete

What's with the 12th? Tax day is the 15th — that should've been the hump day.

These are fun.

On Mar.29.2005 at 12:31 PM
monkeyinabox’s comment is:

That's great! I'm going to cheat and use them all. They are too good!

On Mar.29.2005 at 01:08 PM
Jason Tselentis’s comment is:

I assume you're a Pisces too.

Rob, yes, you are right. All of April. However, I do a weekly one too, we'll see how the monthly's received.

On Mar.29.2005 at 02:51 PM
Jason Tselentis’s comment is:

What's with the 12th? Tax day is the 15th — that should've been the hump day.

Only if you're a procrastinator.

On Mar.29.2005 at 02:55 PM
Michael Holdren’s comment is:

Ha! These are great! Go Pisces!

On Mar.29.2005 at 05:27 PM
Jason Tselentis’s comment is:

Another Pisces, I love it. I knew we had some connection, Michael.

On Apr.05.2005 at 10:28 PM