Your Horoscope This Week

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So fresh and so clean! Monday's new moon in Aries brings a surge of springtime renewal. As the buds start forming on trees and tulips poke out of the ground, think about ways that you could turn over a new leaf yourself. Maybe you want to break a semi-alarming trend (social smoking, for example) before it spirals into something addictive. Or perhaps you've been wanting to get more involved in community activism. This Aries new moon brings major motivation. It also ignites your warrior spirit. Fight the power or step into a leadership role and turn your world in a more positive direction.
In addition to standing up for your own rights, summon the courage to cross an invisible line and stand beside people who could use some support. This weekend, benevolent Venus — who is retrograde from March 4 to April 15 — slips back into Pisces for the rest of her backspin. Compassion comes flooding in, and in places that we probably overlooked. Romantically, this Venus rewind warns against rocking the rose-colored glasses. If you see a red flag, do your research instead of trying to rewrite reality!
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Aries
March 21 to April 19


The celebration rages on! Your cosmic new year is in full swing this Monday, as 2017's only new moon in Aries brings another boost to your make-it-happen momentum. Set your intentions — not just for this month, but for the next six. What are your goals and dreams? Start planting the seeds now in order to see results down the road. Your plans could come to fruition at the October 5 full moon (make a note of that date in your calendar). This is an exciting moment to really cultivate your talents and deep passions — especially since the new moon is keeping company with four other heavenly bodies in your sign. Focus on "me, myself, and I" and make no apologies. A bold new chapter of your life begins now. Go!

On Sunday, love planet Venus, which has been retrograde since March 4, rewinds from Aries into Pisces for the remainder of its backspin (until April 15). Closure and forgiveness are your focus for the next two weeks. While a past pain could resurface, confront it and really deal. You can’t move forward until you make peace with your past. Are there fences to mend with a frenemy or an ex you're no longer fuming at? Maybe it's time for a sit-down, maybe not. Even if you never speak to the person again, stop dwelling on how you were wronged and find gratitude in the lessons you learned from the experience. No, Aries, you'll never do that again. Amen! Don't become the toxic friend by refusing to let go of the grudge. Use this reflective period to bring more compassion and clarity to the situation. Coupled Aries, stop sweeping discord under the rug! It's time to discuss all your hidden needs and desires so your partner has a fighting chance at pleasing you.
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Taurus
April 20 to May 20


How about a little R&R, Taurus? With Monday's new moon in Aries nestled firmly in your 12th house of rejuvenation, you could use a personal day or two. Soothe your weary body with naps, massages, and spa pedicures. Then, adopt new creative or spiritual practices to hydrate your soul: painting (or adult coloring), reading and writing poetry, meditation, even a little modern witchcraft if you're the mystical type. La luna is pushing you to let go of past pain and set your intentions for a healing six-month cycle. What are you holding onto that’s no longer in your best interest? Stop being so stubborn, Bull! Make your mental and physical well-being a top priority. Utilize self-care, especially when it comes to preventives like vitamins and healthy eating. You'll soon be glowing from the inside out!

On Sunday, your cosmic ruler Venus — who is retrograde from March 4 to April 15 — rewinds into Pisces and your 11th house of community. Retrogrades bring on re’s: reevaluate, reassess, reinvent. This current shift puts your squad in Venus' crosshairs. Do the members of your team really have your back? Are they offering you equal support? Prune your friend list, creating clear space on the calendar for people who are givers, just like you. Friction could crackle with a collaborative effort — especially if someone has become the self-appointed queen bee. You may have to stage an intervention to keep things democratic, or even find another group to work with. Don't freak out if you need to bounce. Venus could reunite you with collaborators from your past. Hit sequel coming right up!
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Gemini
May 21 to June 20


Big Bird filter: on! Your Snapchat will be buzzing this Monday as the Aries new moon amps up your 11th house of friendships and connection. Looking to find new friends and followers? Expand beyond your usual network, whether online or IRL. Get out of your comfort zone and break into a new scene. It won't be long until people embrace you — and maybe even appoint you the coven's Supreme. Dating apps are percolating with promise too, while coupled Geminis should heed the call to build a stronger shared friend group so you can socialize more as a pair. If you’ve been pondering a digital venture, this new moon gives you the go-ahead to launch. Get things rolling now, whether you're teaching yourself the 101s of Wordpress or raising a round of capital to beta test an app. By the corresponding October 5 full moon you could give those Silicon Valley types a run for their money.

Devote part of the weekend to polishing up your professional presentation. On Sunday, image-obsessed Venus slips back from Aries into Pisces for the remainder of her March 4 to April 15 retrograde. Your career zone is in Venus' crosshairs for the next couple weeks and that means paying attention to visual cues and personal relations. Whether you're working in reception or in the executive suites, dress for the job you want to have. An influential person could take note, even taking you under their wing. Granted, power dressing alone is not enough. Attitude is also key — and with gracious Venus going rogue, you may have to tweak yours a bit. Hold back the biting remarks and instead, project an open and cooperative vibe at the office. Doors that previously felt barricaded could swing right open by April 15.
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Cancer
June 21 to July 22


The ceiling can't hold you, Cancer — not with Monday’s new moon in Aries revving into your ambitious 10th house. A six-month cycle of success and starpower kicks off now, one that could see you spending more time in the public eye. Plant seeds for your loftiest career goals, whether you're angling for a leadership role, promotion that comes with an expense account, or transitioning into a work-from-home arrangement (A.K.A. living the Cancer dream). Efforts you spin up now will spawn results by the corresponding full moon on October 5. In the meanwhile, hit all the industry mixers and polish up your "branding" so it gleams with a high pro glow. Make a budget for chic, but affordable, workwear. And yes, set those drunk vacation pics to private.

On Sunday, gracious Venus — who is retrograde from March 4 to April 15, retreats from Aries into Pisces and your outspoken ninth house. For the coming two weeks be hypervigilant about your words. Anything you text, tweet, or tout could be misconstrued. Even your witty jokes could come across as judge-y or arrogant. So not your intention, but try explaining it to the concern trolls in your feed (who might have grabbed a screenshot to use against you by then, ugh). If you’re traveling to a new country, don’t walk around with a stereotypical tourist’s attitude. Even if you get bad service or a side-eye from one of the locals, why let yourself be bothered by such minor issues? Instead, enjoy your time off. Think twice about that holiday fling — it could get far too complicated for a fun time away. But if there's chemistry there, opt for the long walk on the beach instead of the "Wanna come back to my cabaña?" pickup. Attached? Consider revisiting a romantic spot from your shared history to stoke the embers this spring.
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Leo
July 23 to August 22


Tokyo, Prague, or Goa? Monday's new moon in Aries and your worldly ninth house will fill you with wanderlust. What’s a bucket list locale you’ve never been to, Leo? It’s time to scratch it off the list — and even do so on a budget. Can't hop a flight? Seek out new terrain within ten miles of home base. An intriguing scene awaits, ideally one that involves multicultural mingling and genuine activism (not just slacktivism). Entrepreneurial endeavors and media projects also get a charge from these moonbeams. Start writing that novel that keeps unspooling in your mind or map out a business plan for your dance company or cold-pressed juice bar. Whatever the dream, your efforts could pay major dividends by the corresponding October 5 full moon.

On Sunday, love planet Venus, which is retrograde from March 4 to April 15, backspins from Aries into Pisces and your erotic eighth house. An unexpected menage-a-trois with the green-eyed monster could disrupt the harmonious vibes between you and bae. Don't even let yourself go there, Leo — not without probable cause. If you have a reason to feel distrustful, sleuth discreetly. Venus retrograde can mask the true story and you will regret jumping to conclusions. If you glossed over a betrayal — or even hurt feelings — chances are you’re going to have to deal with it now. Meditate, breathe, and don’t send the first draft of that angry email. Couple's therapy can be game-changing, especially if you're at a loss for how to express your upset emotions without starting a giant war. Romance could get fired up — especially with an old flame — but move slowly. You two ended things for a reason, after all.
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Virgo
August 23 to September 22


Romance! Seduction! Intrigue! It's all coming your way, courtesy of Monday's new moon in Aries and your erotic eighth house. This burst of beams will certainly get spring fever in motion, even if it all feels a little bit like a soap opera at times. Time to spice things up behind closed doors — and make sure your cuddling positions are on lock, along with the sexual ones. You'll be craving closeness in the emotional arena too, and this new moon helps you attract the total package. Some new lingerie, orgasmic breathing techniques, and even yoga can help you get your mojo flowing. The Aries new moon also streamlines your long-term finances. Ideas for a side hustle could pop up this week — take note! These could spell money in the bank by the corresponding full moon on October 5.

Starting Sunday, things could get a little choppy in the relationship department. Venus is retrograde from March 4 to April 15, which is scrambling signals in your closest connections. But on Sunday, she slips back into Pisces and your partnership zone. You and a significant other — or a key business collaborator — could butt heads during the rest of this backspin, which lasts until April 15. Is it a stumbling block or a full-on deal breaker? Only time will tell, so maybe don’t bolt in haste. If you argue, fight clean and fair. No low blows or underhanded jabs that you can’t take back. Ironically, having more autonomy might be the very thing that brings you closer. You know, absence makes the heart grow fonder and all. See what happens if you take your hands off the wheel instead of rushing to plan every inch of free time on your shared calendar. A negligent lover could suddenly wake up and start pursuing you. An old flame could also spark up now, but don't rush to stoke those embers unless you're sure things actually are different this time around.
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Libra
September 23 to October 22


What is the state of your unions, Libra? With Monday’s new moon in Aries activating your relationship house, put the focus on partnerships. Prioritize your BFFs, and if you’re in search of a romantic partner, be more assertive. Yes, you, go-with-the-flow-Libra! If you want to bump your connection to the next level, let it be known. Seriously, spell it out — dropping hints is just a recipe for frustration. Whatever you initiate now will culminate at the corresponding Aries full moon October 5. Be patient with the process. But use your judgement — if something feels off and your needs are being neglected, try to negotiate better terms before you split for good. You could benefit from establishing boundaries or changing the way you divvy up shared finances and duties now. Do what it takes to restore equilibrium. While awkward at first, your efforts could set both parties up for happiness and success.

On Sunday, luxe-loving Venus retrograde spins into Pisces, retreating through your wellness zone before correcting her course on April 15. Your body is a temple — and for the next two weeks, devote more time to worship. In addition to eating clean and exercising, cut the self-criticisms and comparisons. Feed your body and soul a steady diet of compliments instead. We’ll start: You’re brilliant, gorgeous, and simply perfect. Repeat after us — and try this mirror meditation to shut down any negative thoughts about yourself. Your quirks aren’t flaws; they’re part of your charm and what make you so darn attractive! Beware turning that nitpicky lens on other people, especially your romantic interest, or they could bolt for the door to spare their self-esteem.
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Scorpio
October 23 to November 21


What’s your poison, Scorpio? This week, try a healthy kale smoothie with chia seeds — and don't forget the wheatgrass shot! Monday’s new moon in Aries activates your sixth house of work and wellness, rebooting your fitness goals. Maybe you’ve already started a spring training regimen, or at least picked out some new athleisure for the cause. These moonbeams prompt you to go full-on with your exercise program, whether you're crushing it at Crossfit or doing hip dips in your apartment. Focus on strengthening your core, which can help you stand up straighter and, by extension, bring positive effects for your self-esteem. And while you’re at it, get some fresh air. A run in the park or a hike with friends can revitalize you!

On Sunday, beauty queen Venus — who is retrograde from March 4 to April 15 — slips back into Pisces and your fifth house of fame and romance. Postpone that tattoo appointment — and hold off on any major hair chops. This is not the time to do anything drastic, Scorpio. For the next two weeks, your tastes will fluctuate wildly — in style and seduction. Cupid's arrows could misfire or timing might just be off for you and your spring crush. Stretch out the courtship phase as much as possible to make sure the person you’re investing in is actually dateable. Then again, did an old spark get snuffed out prematurely? You could get a second chance to stoke those embers with someone from your past. If you're in a relationship, beware a tendency to pick fights just to keep things "interesting." Under these complicated skies, you could sting below the belt.
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Sagittarius
November 22 to December 21


Life keeps heating up for Archers this week as Monday’s new moon in Aries bursts through your fifth house of fame and romance. Hello, spring awakening! New moons mean fresh starts. Even a long-term relationship will have a rebirth! And like signmate Nicki Minaj, you'll be "feeling myself," a confidence that makes single Sagittarians more attractive than ever. Look ahead six months: What’s your ideal scenario? Are you single and happily mingling or paired up blissfully with an S.O? Since this new moon activates your fertility zone, you may decide to talk bambinos — or the birth of a business venture. Whatever you choose, get ready for your close up. The spotlight is swinging your way now. You might just point it there yourself, setting up a home studio to record on Facebook Live and YouTube. Book salon appointments and bring more maximalism to your style. Pink hair could be in the stars — just wait until Venus ends her retrograde on April 15 before making any mega changes.

Speaking of Venus, on Sunday, the retrograde planet drifts back from Aries into Pisces for the last two weeks of her rewind, which began on March 4. Now, your domestic fourth house is in her crosshairs. Could your humble abode use a little more pop and style? Start the Pinterest boards, but be patient with your process. Your tastes could fluctuate from Swedish modern (uh, IKEA) to shabby chic (upcycled thrift and salvage) in a matter of minutes. Before you bring in anything new, do a purge of furniture that's dominating your space — and go to town on your closets and clutter. Is there any friction in the familia? Use this cycle to increase the peace, even if that means showing a disruptive houseguest or roommate the door. Reunions are favored, particularly with a woman from your past. A girls' getaway before April 15 — even for one or two nights — could be total nourishment for your soul.
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Capricorn
December 22 to January 19


Monday's new moon in Aries rocks your domestic zone, inspiring a massive spring cleaning — which, by the way, can actually be exciting. If you get the sudden urge to purge, start decluttering those closets. You know, the ones you can barely get into anymore? Roll up your sleeves and mix up a few chemical-free baking soda scrubs — and make your house sparkle and shine. If you’re feeling cramped in your current space, start your quest for a new abode. Browse listings and manifest your dream space, whether you're renting or buying (more possible than you might believe). If you've had problems with a family member, Monday's moonbeams may help you find a resolution. Take the high road, Capricorn — even if your extended olive branch is not received. At least you can say that you tried.

Peacekeeper Venus, who is in the midst of a retrograde from March 4 to April 15, falls back into Pisces and your third house of communication this Sunday. When it comes to the most basic of negotiations, things may go awry. But perhaps this is a moment to pause and reassess. Were you about to give away too much, too soon? If a dating situation or creative collab isn't clicking, Venus might actually be protecting you from a raw deal. Regardless, be extra patient in your interactions for the coming two weeks. Give yourself and others extra time to sort things, and watch what you say or post online. A joke could very easily be taken the wrong way. A relationship with a sibling or friend might hit a rough patch. Take a solid step back (and breathe) before you try talking it out. A cooling off period may be in order until Venus goes direct again. In the meanwhile, how about reconnecting to a cherished amiga from your past?
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Aquarius
January 20 to February 18


Get ready to soar! Monday's new moon in Aries and your expressive third house jailbreaks the Aquarius social butterfly from the cocoon. You won’t even need to go far to get your people fix. The local scene will be popping with promise — from yoga studios to makers fairs to live performances from your friends' bands. Nothing happening in your 'hood? Maybe you should ghost — or how about spearheading some activities yourself? Take charge and plan a neighborhood block party or team up with a local biz to host an open mic or trivia night (which you can totally nail with these tips). For bonus karma points, have all the funds raised go to a local charity. Six months from now, by the Aries full moon on October 5, your hometown could be a designated hotspot thanks to you.

On Sunday, aesthetic Venus — who is retrograde from March 4 to April 15 — spools back into Pisces and your second house of luxuries. Your perfectly impeccable taste may suddenly go on hiatus as retail therapy takes hold. To ward off buyer's remorse, don't make any bigger buys before you've done thorough research — and check that return policy! Interactions with coworkers and clients could be a little terse for the next two weeks. Go out of your way to be patient and proactive about creating compromises that don't feel like a sacrifice to anyone involved. Keep your eyes focused on the work, not the interpersonal dynamics, otherwise you can sucked into the undertow of drama.
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Pisces
February 19 to March 20


Monday's new moon in Aries shakes your money maker. Embrace those April showers because you're ready to make it rain yourself. With your second house of financial planning on fire, you're at the apex of a new, six-month cycle of earning. Have you been considering a job change or even a brand new career path? If so, polish up that LinkedIn profile and circulate your résumé. Lay the groundwork now and you'll be prospering by the corresponding full moon in Aries on October 5. (Get inspired by this famous magazine editor's advice on landing your dream job. You have to do the work to see results, however. If you have some spare cash in your disposable fund, think about funneling it towards a webinar or specialized training that can bump you into a new pay grade. And if there's any left over, upgrade to a chic work bag or new shoes that are both precious and practical.

On Sunday, love planet Venus — who is retrograde from March 4 until April 15 — slips back into Pisces for the rest of her backspin. Have you rushed into a relationship or swept a situation with your S.O. under the rug? Hit the brakes, Pisces, before the situation spins into a crisis. Dealing, on the other hand, means healing. You’ll need more "me time" for the next two weeks, but don't go AWOL on your inner circle or push people so far away from you they feel abandoned. Nonetheless, this Venus cycle is meant for self-love above all else. Nourish yourself with soulful and creative pursuits, make time for your hobbies, even do a session with a therapist or coach. Invest in yourself now and you'll enjoy bountiful returns before spring is through.


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