Your Horoscope This Week

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Have you been flying by the seat of your pants, relying on luck to get you by? Better switch up that strategy, stargazers. This Monday, February 6, fortuitous Jupiter slips into his annual retrograde, putting our gamblers' instincts in the time-out chair. Until June 9, the red-spotted planet will be driving in reverse through Libra, the sign of relationships, diplomacy and peaceful partnerships. In some ways, this will be a blessing: With all the clashes the world has seen since Inauguration Day, this slower window might force the disparate factions to sit down at the negotiating table. Outspoken Jupiter won't stand for self-censorship, of course. But over the next four months, how can we make sure our candid communications actually get through? With Jupiter in big-hearted Libra, we should follow Leo Madonna's #WomensMarch directive and welcome "the revolution of love."

Speaking of the Zodiac's lion, Friday will be a major day on the calendar. 2017's first eclipse lights up the skies — an electrifying lunar eclipse in passionate, theatrical Leo. Lean in to the lion's noble qualities (think Leo Barack Obama) instead of falling prey to this sign's ego-driven traits. Eclipses reveal shadows and this one could expose scandals and dramas — especially amongst the "royal ranks." (Cough, Trump Tower?) And while competitive urges will be aroused, remember that winning can be a shared proposition, not a cutthroat game of thrones!

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Aquarius
January 20 to February 18
Back away from the tarmac, Aquarius. You’ve been quite the intrepid soul since Jupiter moved into your ninth house of travel and expansion this past September 9. Whew! Have you even had a moment to breathe or get your feet planted on solid ground? With Jupiter turning retrograde from Monday until June 9, you'll get some relief from the habit of running here, there, and everywhere on an insane timeline. Stay put and put down roots (or a root). You might even sign up for a class — or teacher training — that will expand your earning options by the summer. If you do hop a plane, consider revisiting a place that is familiar and even a sacred chapter of your personal history.

Friday’s Leo lunar eclipse lights up your seventh house of relationships. No need to wait until V-Day to capitalize on Cupid's magic. Before the weekend strikes, you’ll be ready to make some romantic waves. Single? A new admirer could show serious potential this weekend — with this supersonic eclipse, the connection could go straight to the commitment zone. If you're already attached, express yourself with a grand gesture. Matching tattoos or maybe a trip to the courthouse? Whatever leveling up looks like, you could achieve it in record time. If your relationship has lost its magic, Friday's eclipse helps you move on. Don't worry! With a Leo solar eclipse coming on August 21, a better fit will be on its way.
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Pisces
February 19 to March 20
How do I love thee? Time to count the ways, Pisces. And make sure that list is actually long enough to qualify as a relationship worth pursuing. This Monday, adventurous Jupiter turns retrograde in your eighth house of intimacy until June 9. Have you been feeling true heat or faking the flames of desires? No, chemistry; no bueno. (Bye!) Or, if you feel like you're constantly begging for a piece of you-know-who's time and attention, grab your dignity back and move on. For couples, Jupiter's retrograde can bring a deeper sexiness back. To truly connect, stop avoiding those conversations — the ones that might require compromising or discussing touchy subjects like sex, time and money. Working together on finances can be a bonding experience during Jupiter's backspin. What would be worth saving for as a pair: a backpacking trip in Peru, a summer-share in a beach house, a festival road trip? Oh, and don't forget the rent and cable bill. Jupiter's backspin can help you sort it out — even if that means keeping separate accounts and splitting things down the middle for a while longer.

Friday’s solar eclipse highlights your sixth house of career. Work, work, work, work, work, Pisces! If you’ve been giving it your all for the past six months, a big reward could land in your lap. Whether a promotion, raise, or a benefits package, negotiate something better for yourself. Still proving your merit? Step up to the plate and take on a project that can put your name on the map in 2017. The eclipse also brings a wellness wakeup call. If your energy is sluggish, don't ignore it. Clean up your eating habits, take your Vitamin D, hit the gym, and schedule those annual checkups.
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Aries
March 21 to April 19
What do you want, Aries? Equality! When do you want it? Now! This isn’t just a protest slogan; it’s your mantra for the next four months. On Monday, take a look at how you interact with your nearest and dearest, as expansive Jupiter turns retrograde in your relationship house until June 9. Not every partnership is a perfect 50/50 — and if that imbalance works, fab! But if you have a hanger-on dragging you down, hit the brakes. It's time to restore your relationship equilibrium so the connection feels fair and square. While this might be a romantic relationship, it could also be a friendship or work union that's swung out of bounds. And while you’ll want to help your people succeed, you can't do the heavy lifting for them. Uh, what was that about equality again?

Romance shifts into high gear on Friday thanks to the Leo lunar eclipse lighting up your fifth house of amour. These dramatic moonbeams turn the temperature up to scorching for the next two weeks. Single Rams: Get ready for Cupid’s arrow to strike. A long-distance hookup or someone you met during your holiday vacay could pop up on your phone. (Oh, hello!) And with gift-giving Jupiter in retrograde, it might even be an old love returning. Remember your college crush, Aries? Mmmhmm. If you're in an LTR, this eclipse could rile up a few annoying issues you've swept under the rug. Stop avoiding! If you create solid solutions now, you’ll see sustainable results down the road. Down the truth serum: A saucy Leo eclipse wants you to ditch the filters and share from the heart. Fame could also come a-knocking with this attention-grabbing eclipse. Nothing to prep for here, Aries: You were born ready for the spotlight!
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Taurus
April 20 to May 20
Vitals check, stat! How is your stress level these days, Taurus? Your very essence has been ruled by luck bearing Jupiter since last September 9 — and hopefully this has brought you stellar health and more energy than you've had in years. That also means work has been go-go-go and you’re on the top of everyone’s must-call lists. But are you doing too much and saying, “Hell yeah!” far too often? Don't become another millennial burnout statistic. On Monday, Jupiter turns retrograde and all that action will slow way down, giving you a much-needed breather until June 9. Work smarter, not harder in this period, doing less, but doing the things you love. Try to avoid all things stressful (impossible, we know) and prioritize more chill time and self-care.

Friday’s Leo full moon eclipse in your 10th house highlights your castle. Hello, domestic goddess! Channel your inner Martha Stewart (and Snoop Dogg) and get some of your pent-up energy out. (Baking cookies always helps — if only so you can eat them after.) Your living sitch could see an upheaval, but if so, this change is no doubt overdue. An excellent real estate deal may fall into your lap (starter apartment, here you come!) or you could unleash some makeover magic on a neglected area of your crib. Your roommate or family drama may hit a breaking point. Avoid the passive-aggressive comments and actions — no slamming plates while cleaning the kitchen. Be open, honest, and do the adulting thing. Even if you decide to pursue new living arrangements, you can let go with love. A powerful woman could also pop up near the weekend — and open major doors to opportunity for you before February is through!
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Gemini
May 21 to June 20
They love you, they really, really love you. Now that you’ve basked in the applause, Gemini, take your bow and head backstage for some much needed downtime. With gift-giving Jupiter turning retrograde in your fifth house of fame from Monday until June 9, don’t consider this a curtain call. It's more of a rehearsal for what’s coming next. Your star is only going to rise, Gemini. Use the next four months for refining. Revise your concepts, your masterpieces, even your personal presentation. You don’t want to burn so brightly that your light blows a fuse. Downtime will help you move to the next step in your journey to ascent. If flying solo is hard, look for support like a coach or private teacher. Practice makes you pitch perfect!

You've always known that it takes two to make a thing go right, Gemini. Friday’s lunar eclipse in Leo and your third house of kindred spirits will reboot your most important platonic partnerships. How are your business alliances? Have you and your BFFs been in sync lately? Reinvesting in key relationships could move you up that ladder and into the corner office. Clear your social calendar to leave room for exploring new scenes. The next two weeks will have you buzzing from group to group until you find the one that fits. Reconnect with likeminded people, and focus on forging new friendships with people who will genuinely have your back.
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Cancer
June 21 to July 22
Put a GPS tracker on your heart, Cancer. Chances are, your loyalties will be split between home and the frontier of your personal passions. On Monday, expansive Jupiter turns retrograde in Libra and your fourth house of domestic affairs. Between now and June 9, family matters will capture a good portion of your attention — especially when it comes to the women closest to you. If inner circle drama has been getting to you, it might be time to get yourself a pet (studies show we like them better than our siblings.) If you’ve been doing your best impression of a hermit crab, be warned: Cabin fever may strike. This is a time for nesting, but be sure to get out for some fresh air and fun while you’re at it. Jupiter also oversees education, so personal growth could come in the form of a webinar or certification you can earn from the comfort of Chateau Cancer.

Friday's full moon — also a energizing lunar eclipse — lands in Leo and your second house of income. A new job offer could be yours for the taking — don't be afraid of making a change! Likewise, a raise or promotion could be in the works. If your 9-5 has been stifling your life force energy, you have the lunar green light to bid that soul-sucking gig adieu. It may be that you’ve wanted to quit and then something happens to force your hand. Don’t worry, this is the universe assisting you with your transformation — as a security-loving Cancer, you might have been hanging on for too long out of fear. Eclipses can bring events out of the blue. Think of any surprises now as gifts from the heavens, even if you have to forge ahead at a faster pace than you're comfortable with.
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Leo
July 23 to August 22
Put down the megaphone, Leo, and give that twitchy texting finger a break. Candid Jupiter turns retrograde in Libra and your third house of communication from Monday until June 9, citing a temporary gag order. While you normally can talk anyone’s ear off — and charm them all the while — are you actually getting your point across? And are you sending out the right message? This four-month phase could teach you about temperance and finding your audience. Just because you have something to say doesn't mean you should tweet it out, or regale anyone within earshot. Instead, channel your ideas into a more thought-out medium, like a book, podcast, or blog. (Where to start? Try this blog guide!) You’ll win more applause this way — and immortalize your brilliant gems for a far longer time. Old friends could pop up on your radar and you'll be eager to reconnect. Bonus: With worldly Jupiter hanging around, you could be racking up those frequent flier miles to visit each other; or doing your own Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants thing.

You're glowing more than usual on Friday — and it's not just because of your bronzer. Give thanks to the annual full moon in Leo, which is also a game-changing lunar eclipse. Brakes off, it’s time to move full steam ahead, Leo! Jump into the spotlight (your favorite place to be) and show off your innumerable talents. While it’s always good to have a pinch of humility, skip it this weekend and just let your awesomeness flow. One of your passion projects could finally get the green light; or, you could find yourself cast in the lead role of a project. Buckle up and ride the ride: Your reinvention tour begins now.
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Virgo
August 23 to September 22
Lock up the plastic, Virgo and stop making "budget" a dirty word. Clearance or sample sale or not, your finances are on lockdown for the next four months, thanks to Jupiter turning retrograde in your money zone until June 9. Take a fresh look at your expenses and see if you can find new ways to save pennies. Perhaps you can lower your credit card interest rate, or increase your savings each month? Moderation can be sexy, believe it or not, especially when it ups your credit score and makes you eligible for VIP perks a couple years from now. Retrogrades rule the past, so flip back through those LinkedIn archives. A colleague from your past could have an exciting job offer or you could pitch a collaboration. Jupiter also rules global relations: You may be hopping planes for work more frequently or interfacing with the Mumbai office. Make sure you schedule is manageable so you don't risk burnout with those early hour airport runs.

On Friday, it's out with the old, Virgo! A lunar eclipse in your 12th house of endings brings a situation to its natural completion. Saying farewell is never easy, but holding on will only delay the inevitable. The best thing for your spirit is closure: let it go. You're surrounded with support, Virgo. Just ask. How are your friendships right now? If they’re not in top shape, it may be time to focus on forgiveness. Swallow your pride and clear up the resentment that's been bottled up inside of you. Then, the love will start to flow.
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Libra
September 23 to October 22
Have you been going a mile a minute, Libra? If you’re feeling worn down, you can rest easy soon. With boundary-pushing Jupiter in Libra since September 9, your entire life has been moving upwards and at an unbeatable pace. This Monday, however, Jupiter dips into his annual retrograde slowing things down and giving you a much-needed chance to revise and assess. Did you throw out the baby with the bathwater? Have your goals shifted? Is your current path the right one for you? Use the retrograde — which lasts until June 9 — to figure out if you’re traveling in the right direction. Develop your grandest visions behind the scenes — but don't resist progress when it comes. When Jupiter stops its backward spin on June 9, you’ll be ready for a grand “Ta da!” moment.

On Friday, collaborative efforts heat up, courtesy of an electrifying lunar eclipse. This one lands in Leo and your 11th house of teamwork. You're judged by the company you keep, Libra, so assess: Are you digging the flow of give-and-take with your squad — at home, work, band practice, everywhere? Some casting changes may be in order. If you've been making magic together over the last six months, this eclipse could bring true cause for celebration. Chill the Veuve and celebrate. Don't dial down your sparkle just to make teammates feel comfortable. If you're naturally the Beyonce to their Destiny’s Child, you might as well own it. It's not like you can really hide this anyway!
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Scorpio
October 23 to November 21
Take a load off, Scorpio. You’ve earned it. On Monday, expansive Jupiter turns retrograde in your 12th house of healing until June 9. Time to decompress and maybe escape the global chaos and live news streams periodically (without burying your head in the sand, of course). Dreaming of a tropical getaway in a thatched hut — or maybe a yoga retreat? Bring on those seaside asanas! Or maybe you need a staycation, checking in to a local boutique hotel and unplugging for a long weekend. Whatever you choose, you have the universe’s full permission to veg out and take a breather. This four-month phase is a wonderful time to delve into more esoteric matters — which your mystical sign has a knack for. Learn to read tarot or your own astrology chart. Or maybe work with a shaman who can teach you about your past life karma. Find a great coach or therapist if you keep hitting the same old wall. Take the plunge and get unstuck — your inner self will thank you.

Keep your game face on from 9-5 though! With Friday’s lunar eclipse in Leo and your ambitious 10th house, your career could leap forward dramatically. These kudos will be well-deserved — you've been toiling away since last summer, laying the groundwork for this upcoming victory. You could score some major props over the next two weeks, along with financial rewards. Make sure the key decision makers are aware of your contributions and capabilities. Ready to find a more fulfilling professional path? This eclipse could bring a swift opportunity to shift gears. Polish up your LinkedIn profile and have that interview outfit pressed and ready. There's no room for deliberating with an eclipse-fueled leap!
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Sagittarius
November 22 to December 21
Are those social butterfly wings getting a little exhausted, Archer? You’ve been the most popular sign in the room ever since Jupiter danced into Libra and your 11th house last September 9. As your friend group swelled, did QT with your core squad suffer? Time to reshuffle the decks. Until June 9, you'll have some blessed downtime to refocus on key relationships and patch up any holes in your friendships. If you still feel spread too thin, try combining a couple different crews — both offline and in Facebook groups. You never know what fateful matchups your Superconnector powers can yield, even if it all feels like a giant social experiment. Group projects will also enjoy the slower pace now, which is a good thing. Why rush, when a longer timeline leaves room for creativity and innovation?

On Friday, the Leo lunar eclipse sets your candid ninth house ablaze. Ready to speak your truth? You couldn’t keep it to yourself if you tried! But it could benefit you to try to layer on a filter all the same. Don’t dilute your message; just soften the delivery a touch. You know, flies, honey, vinegar. This eclipse could also lead to a publishing or public speaking opportunity — more ways to use your voice! Or, it could activate your entrepreneurial streak. Get that side-hustle on! A thrilling travel opportunity could pop up out of the blue near the weekend. Live beyond borders: It's the Sagittarius way!
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Capricorn
December 22 to January 19
It's great to have a lofty to-do list, Capricorn, but have you piled too many goals onto your plate? Time to streamline and prioritize. On Monday, expansive Jupiter turns retrograde in your career zone for four months, tapping the brakes on your "can't stop, won't stop" ambition. This slower pace will help you find a workflow that won’t drive you insane. Overwhelmed by the sheer amount you need to get done? Start delegating! Letting go will cause you to confront a few of your control-freak issues. But remember: You can train people in your tried-and-true methods and gain managerial skills in the process. While you're at it, tear a page from the Danish playbook with these tips on how to be happier at work. Retrogrades rev up the past, so swipe through your LinkedIn contacts. A former boss or colleague may blast in with an offer you can't refuse.

Cupid’s arrow could strike early for you, Capricorn — and you have Friday’s lunar eclipse in your sexy eighth house to thank for that. Start the weekend off the right way: in a swirl of erotic energy. If you’re casually dating, you could suddenly see a way forward (either to commitment or singlehood). There's no room for lukewarm feelings under these moonbeams. If a dating situation isn't making your mojo rise, move on! You're looking for trust along with the lust, Capricorn, so save that final rose for someone who can go the distance. You might just meet 'em near Friday; or take a bigger, bolder leap with the love who already shares your bed.
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