This week has “mullet” written all over it: Business in the front; party in the back. With the sun and your ruling planet, Mars, working hard in your money house, you could make significant progress — and serious bank — before the week is halfway through. On Thursday, rolled up sleeves could morph into a tearaway shirt thanks to the seductive potency of the Scorpio lunar eclipse. Chemistry that’s been bubbling for months now could explode! Please, Aries, get a room.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Cue the wedding bells and baby-making music. This week’s potent lunar eclipse in your relationship house can transform a union into a happily ever after. A business partnership could also solidify, so call the lawyers and ink that major deal. But, the reverse might also hold true. If you’ve been caught in a bad romance or wrapped up in red tape, the eclipse brings a swift verdict: Sorry, but this is the end of the ride.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
New developments in your work life are percolating behind the scenes, and Thursday’s lunar eclipse could bring these major changes to light. Get ready to switch departments, accept a new offer, or otherwise reshuffle the decks on your previously programmed daily routines. There could also be a change of guard at work, which can test your loyalties. Remain as close to “Switzerland” as possible, even though the temptation to form alliances will be strong. At the end of the day, you’ve gotta protect your own neck…and your paycheck.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Why be a sleeper hit when you could light it up like a diamond in the sky? A lunar eclipse in your fifth house of fame gives you permission to promote your latest offerings like Beyoncé's Pepsi endorsement deal. Wouldn’t it be nice to have that kind of budget? Good thing the Interwebs exist, right? You can start a major blaze using social media. Blog it, Pin it, Tweet it. You might just become the next YouTube sensation or local legend before the week is through.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Move over Daisy Buchanan; there’s a new socialite in town. But unlike the flimsy Gatsby grand dame, you’ve got substance to go along with all that style — and you require friends who can bring the same. Welcome some fresh blood into your inner circle this week. You’re likely to meet them through a work function or another prestigious gathering. Besides boasting impressive credentials, these are people who are warm, unpretentious, and family-oriented — the types who will understand the full range of you.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
The ceiling can’t hold you this week, Virgo, so keep climbing higher. Although this fearless ambition may give your steady-as-you-go sign a little vertigo, it’s too late to turn back. Fortunately, a hand reaches out to you near Thursday, when the lunar eclipse brings an unexpected partner into the fold. What's even more surprising than who this person, is the fact that s/he has been in close proximity all along. Yep, Virgo, sometimes even the observant (you) overlook the obvious.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
All things “extreme” appeal to you this week, but before you hurl yourself through a parkour course, torch your spring '12 wardrobe or lop your long tresses into a Miley Cyrus pixie, do take a pause. These flights of fancy don’t have the longest legs, Libra, especially with rash Mars in the mix. A slower burn is advisable when it comes to releasing that which no longer serves you. Besides that, a “respectable” client or job offer may arrive near Thursday’s lunar eclipse, requiring a more polished presentation. Alas, boasting stitches from trying to cat leap over that Central Park monument will not impress.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Early this week, devote your energy to relationship building. A few key partnerships are materializing — ones that can really go the distance. From Thursday on, it’s all about you. A rare lunar eclipse in Scorpio brings your individual talents and efforts to center stage. Get ready for some media attention! A project you’ve been developing for the past six months could gain major recognition. P.S. All this exposure can make a Scorpio want to bolt for the hills. Keep your entourage close at all times to avoid any such self-sabotaging moves.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
If Thomas Edison was right about a genius being 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, well, we suppose that makes you a 1%'er this week. Lift your nose from the grindstone and absorb some fresh ideas. There are easier ways to do what you’re doing, ones that have a more favorable sweat-to-profit ratio. Thursday’s eclipse sends a life-enhancing Yoda figure your way, someone whose wise guidance illuminates the path to working smarter, not harder. Phew!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Membership has its privileges. And you’ve been working overtime to prove that you belong with them. The tipping point arrives this week, as a lunar eclipse sends you a gilded invitation into the upper echelons. Some Caps may have a tough epiphany: It seems you’re no longer compatible with your go-to crew, or at least a faction of it. Breaking up is hard to do, but confining yourself to this community will be too claustrophobic. Give yourself some air and begin the search for a more fitting tribe.
Aquarius (January 20-February 19)
You start the week off in the isolation chamber, but this self-imposed exile is exactly what you need. With the sun and Mars aligned in your under-the-radar fourth house early this week, you’ll do your best work in private, without other people’s “helpful hints” or meddling curiosity. But forget about keeping things under wraps too long. Thursday’s lunar eclipse in your career house yanks back the curtain and demands a big reveal. Put your hard work on display, Aquarius, even if it’s still unfinished. You’ll create a big buzz, if not an all-out frenzy.
Pisces (February 20-March 20)
This week could find you up 'til the wee hours, scribbling furiously in your journal or crafting your magnum opus. You’re basically an idea factory now, and while not all of your visions will make it to production, at least one could bear the seeds of a profitable product. Thursday’s eclipse in your entrepreneurship zone encourages you to take action on your most promising vision. And do register the domain name of your future biz before someone else snaps it up. This eclipse also brings opportunity from afar, perhaps in the form of a long-distance lover or a chance to travel (passport required) for work. Get packing!
Identical twin sisters Tali and Ophira Edut — known as The AstroTwins — are professional astrologers with over 15 years experience in astrology, publishing, and coaching. Their columns and predictions reach millions every month.
The AstroTwins are the authors of The AstroTwins' Love Zodiac: The Essential Astrology Guide for Women (Sourcebooks) and Shoestrology: Discover Your Birthday Shoe (Random House). Tali and Ophira have read charts for celebrities including Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, and Sting. Their astrological insight has been featured by MTV, The New York Times, The Style Network, and E! News. They also appear as regular guests on SIRIUS/XM Radio, giving advice to callers each month.
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