Your Horoscope This Week

Illustrated by Alia Penner. Photographed by Jason Rodgers.
Practical magic is in the air as Wednesday's new moon in Taurus showers the world with its pixie dust. This is 2017's first supermoon, which means la luna is sitting at her closest proximity (or perigee in astrospeak) to planet Earth. As such, we'll all feel a bit more motivated to tackle those Taurean goals — budgeting, organizing, and simplifying all the complicated areas of life. But please don't mistake basic for boring. Taurus is also a decadent sign, opting for high quality over excessive quantity. Instead of scooping up piles of this and that, research the best that's out there and buy only one.
On Friday, Venus is on the move, heading into fiery, flamboyant Aries until June 6. If you haven't felt the siren's song of spring hit yet, there may be a fire in the old loins before the weekend is through. This is actually Venus' rare second visit to the Ram's realm in 2017. She first popped by from February 4 to April 2. Trouble is, she also turned retrograde from March 4 to April 15, which snuffed out some of her seductive mojo. Now, the world gets a do-over, pun intended. Aries energy can be impulsive and restless, however, so try not to make any snap decisions in the game of love! You don't want to bolt from a good thing in the heat of the moment — or write someone off too soon.
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Taurus
April 20 to May 20


Break out the sparklers and champagne! On Wednesday, 2017's first supermoon arrives and it happens to be the year's only new moon in Taurus. Consider this your astrological New Year — to the fifth power. These closer-than-usual moonbeams can motivate you to make lasting, positive changes in your life. Not a bad gift, eh? If you’ve weathered painful dramas, you can now leave them in the past. The way to move on? Stop cursing the situation and embrace the lessons and growth it brings. Clean house of commitments you've outgrown and say sayonara to people who have failed to have your back. Then, set some six-month resolutions that are all about you. What dreams do you want to tick off the bucket list by 2017's full moon in Taurus this coming November 4? Go ahead, ask for whatever you want, and make sure there’s a big red bow on top.

If any fake friendships or bad romances make it past the new moon, Friday could bring a second social sweep. Your ruler, warmhearted Venus, slips into your transitional 12th house until June 6. You don't have to cut people off, but set better boundaries. Fair-weather types should not occupy so much time on your calendar, nor should the drama mamas. If you've been a non-stop shoulder for your BFF, point her to a great therapist instead of letting her lean too heavily on you. (Here's how.) If you've let a toxic Tinder date back into your life, swipe left. And give yourself a chance to mourn any breakups instead of rebounding to avoid your feelings. Coupled? A long weekend getaway before June 6 could be a sweet escape, as long as you aren't sweeping important issues under the rug. Discuss!
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Gemini
May 21 to June 20


Inhale. Exhale. Now repeat, deeply, three times. Wednesday's new moon in Taurus — the first supermoon of 2017 — is lighting up your 12th house of closure and healing. Although new moons bring fresh starts, the 12th house is all about endings. Use this week to honor the transitions in your life and the emotions that come along with the inevitable goodbyes. You know the saying, "When life closes a door, a window opens." As you let go of outmoded situations, you clear space for something better to flow in. It may take a minute for your next adventure to reveal itself, but have faith. And be gentle and kind to yourself while you do so, even if your efforts at a loving farewell were a fail. Download a meditation app or try out a new, quicker modality of yoga that works for your distractible sign. Creativity is catharsis now, too, and this new moon could bring some incredible momentum for your artistic or spiritual passions!

On Friday, a tried-and-true friend could start giving you tingles. Or, you could swoon for someone who you would have sworn last week was so not your type. Thank love planet Venus for this, as she twirls into Aries and your experimental and eccentric 11th house until June 6. If no one's lighting your fire, ask friends to play Cupid. Since the 11th house rules technology, try a new dating app. Don't be cynical, Gem. All you need is one lucky swipe. Already attached? Leave your cozy nest and socialize as a pair. Team up at trivia night, have dinners out, and even plan a weekend away with your squad. The couple that plays together, slays together.
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Cancer
June 21 to July 22


All hands on deck! Wednesday's new moon in Taurus and your 11th house (a potent supermoon) charges up your activist spirit. Lend your caring energy to a cause: Intersectional women's rights, keeping sanctuary cities safe, protecting the water — all matters that speak to a Cancer. Seek out organizations and community groups. As a bonus, you'll meet likeminded people in the process. Already met your dream team? Kick off a collaborative effort with the magic of these moonbeams. The 11th house rules technology, so developing a website or app could be part of the game plan. The end result could change the world — and that's not hyperbole. Think of key apps that launched the last decade that have transformed how we live life, from Lyft to Spotify to Snapchat. Need to upgrade your devices? Start researching new models, then spring for the right gadget after Mercury snaps out of retrograde on May 3.

On Friday, take all those polished work clothes to the dry cleaner. They'll soon be in heavy wardrobe rotation, as charming Venus dances into your career zone until June 6. Pitch, perform, present — and power lunch! With this planet powering up your charisma, you could sign a deal before you've gotten to the second Powerpoint slide (or finished your salad). Are you projecting "success," Cancer? Image consultant Venus sounds the call for a little rebranding. Dress for the job you want to have. And how about sprucing up your bios and business cards with sleeker fonts and graphics? Venus rules love and a work crush could heat up. Coupled Cancers might even start a joint venture from your love nest.
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Leo
July 23 to August 22


Got goals? You wouldn't be a Leo with out them. And thanks to Wednesday's potent new (super)moon in your 10th house of success, you're about to get a gust of strong wind beneath your wings. Instead of scattering in ten directions, focus on the top two to three quests you'd like to nail by the corresponding full moon on November 4. And make sure you're spreading the word about your existing efforts. You could position yourself as the one to watch or even start attracting job offers and attention for a pet project. Finally! The energy from new moons can take up to six months to pan out, so aim for a steady climb. Ultimate success might not come overnight, but keep on pushing and you'll get there. As you ascend the ladder, radar in on key players you want on your side. Build relationships with loyalty and solid work and soon, you’ll be one of the top cats to reckoned with.

Your love tanks may soon be fueled with "alternative energy" as Venus swoops into Aries and your broad-minded ninth house until June 6. A sexy accent could make you swoon (mon dieu!) or you could be whispering sweet nothings in a new language. A vacation fling could be the mojo-booster you need to ramp up for something a bit more serious. Don't rule out a long-distance relationship without trying. These tips can help you maintain love across area codes. If you’re already paired, plan a couple's holiday before June 6 — maybe over the long Memorial Day weekend? A little exploring, indulging and taking in sights can set the stage for passion and the honest talks you've been dying to have.
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Virgo
August 23 to September 22


Throw on your red trench and matching hat. It's time to do your best Carmen Sandiego impression as Wednesday's new (super)moon lands in Taurus and your jet-setting ninth house. The world beckons and it's time to start planning your next exploration. (Maybe one of these affordable, yet unforgettable, locales?) Branch out more on your home turf, too. Mingling multiculturally could bring a powerful new dimension to your life this week. These moonbeams rev up your visionary and venturesome vibes. This is a good time launch a startup (even as a side hustle) or enroll in coursework that can bring you closer to your dream job. These efforts could bloom by the Taurus full moon on November 4. Who knows? By then, you might even be teaching your own workshop or leading a retreat in Costa Rica or Bali.

Your charms will be oh-so-disarming when, on Friday, amorous Venus slinks into Aries and your seductive eighth house until June 6. So much mojo, so little time. Instead of randomly right swiping, become more discerning about who shares your table for two. Anything less than a mind-body-soul connection will be a fail. Already attached? Simplify your schedule to create more space for sexy-time. Have you been wanting to put a ring on it or deepen your bond? There’s an official vibe in the air and you might just see you partner on bended knee before June 6. If Venus’ retrograde spin from March 4 to April 15 mucked up your relationship, you should get back on track now. Clear the air, forgive, and move on!
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Libra
September 23 to October 22


Total transformation time has arrived! With 2017's only new moon in Taurus (a charged up supermoon) hitting your alchemical eighth house, you're ready to spring clean all the unworkable parts of your life. Has a certain friendship or relationship felt more like a burden than a joy? Something's gotta give. It might be a breakup or a radical change in the way you do "us." Stay open to creative possibilities — even try long-distance for a while. This new moon highlights your long-term money and investments. Set up a savvier savings plan for yourself where you start tucking away money in mutual funds instead of just putting it all in your checking account. Google "compounding interest" and you'll understand why. Got a nest egg? This moon brings momentum for house hunting and you could find that owning a starter apartment is actually less costly than paying rent.

On Friday, relationships get another cosmic current, courtesy of love planet Venus (your ruler). Until June 6, she'll take her second pass of 2017 through Aries and your seventh house of commitments. If the words "I do" make your feet feel like they've just done the ice bucket challenge, it's time to do some inner work. Pairing up doesn't mean being trapped, Libra! Venus already visited Aries from February 3 to April 2, but since she turned retrograde from March 4 to April 15, relationships may have been equal parts rocky and romantic. Now, you get a do-over — or a sequel if the situation pushed you that far apart. If your radar currently has no beeps, use the adventurous Aries energy to check out new scenes and try a different dating app. While you want to play it cool, don't hide the fact that you want something real!
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Scorpio
October 23 to November 21


Your party of one could turn into a sexy twosome this week, Scorpio. Wednesday marks the annual new moon in Taurus, which will activate your seventh house of partnerships. This happens to be the year's first supermoon, which adds extra motivation to find (or celebrate) your other half. Pairing is caring now — whether for business or personal purposes. But don’t go casting for your twin; you won’t find happiness on that road. You’re better off looking for a complementary force, the yang to your mysterious yin. Already taken? Drum up new ways to create magic for you and bae. Your semi-casual connection could turn seriously exclusive this week, or at least start moving that way at a faster clip. Before you take any next steps, make sure you're both on the same page about the future. Spell out duties and compensation if you’re working on anything business related. Clarity will keep the peace.

Have you been stuck in a cycle of unhealthy relationships? Or maybe you just want to stop doing that self-defeating thing over and over again in love. On Friday, heart-centric Venus moving through your sixth house of wellbeing until June 6, helping you break out of bad patterns. Get clear, Scorpio: What would make you feel more secure? You have certain needs — loyalty, words of affirmation, steady communication. But are some of your expectations a little, er, demanding? Work on building up your inner confidence by letting go and allowing your date or S.O. to make a move. Though you may be freaking out inside as you wait for them to text, you'll never build trust unless you let go and see what they're willing to do. If you’re already attached, double down on supporting each other's health and organizational habits. Okay, it’s not the sexiest thing in the world, but wouldn’t it be great to work out together, cook, and fall asleep at the same time? Try it, Scorpio.
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Sagittarius
November 22 to December 21


Hold that plank pose, Sagittarius! On Wednesday, the annual new moon in Taurus — a powerful supermoon— heats up your house of work and wellness. After a month of lounging (no judgment!), you'll feel ready to kick up some spring training energy again. Grab a ClassPass and check out some new studios. Just because you're a Pilates freak doesn't mean you can't mix it up with some dance classes or bouldering. In your zeal, however, you could overdo things. Set manageable goals that are more of a lifestyle shift than a (gag) diet. Work opportunities could flow in and you'll be inspired to make your daily processes more efficient. Nab new apps and try some lifehacks, but know when it's time to call for backup too. A great assistant or intern could lighten your load.

On Friday, romantic Venus turns up the heat when she dances back into Aries and your passionate fifth house until June 6. This is Venus’ rare second trip to Aries in 2017. She first visited from February 3 to April 2. But thanks to a retrograde from March 4 to April 15, you didn't exactly get to enjoy her vibes. But now, you do! Single Archers, dive back into the dating pool. You'll enjoy the sampler platter for the next five weeks, so no need to commit to anyone too quickly. If you’re already partnered up, dial down the Netflix nights in favor of activity dates and fancy nights on the town. Playful, physical activity can help you burn off some of the drama this Venus cycle may churn up. And while you're at it, splurge on a few glamorous pieces to add to your date night wardrobe.
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Capricorn
December 22 to January 19


Ready for a romantic reboot? Wednesday's new moon in Taurus activates your fifth house of passion, desire, and fertility. This is 2017's first supermoon, which makes its energy a bit stronger than average. Take advantage of the lunar liftoff and set clear intentions and goals for your love life. What and who do you want to manifest? Focus on the next six months and see what magic you can create by the Taurus full moon on November 4. Of course, you also need to meet the universe halfway. Repost your dating profile, go to meetups and trivia nights, and mingle! Coupled Caps could be ready to talk about a serious next step, from engagements to baby-making. You could also rediscover your muse and fall back in love with the creative spirit. Take your talents seriously and you could have a genuine showpiece on your hands by November!

Funnel some of that romantic energy toward your nest on Friday, as decadent Venus heads into Aries and your domestic zone until June 6. Feathering your nest could become an obsession — and while you do, think about ways you can make your space feel a little sexier. (Venus is the love planet, after all.) Add some seductive artwork and set up lots of pillows and soft places for getting frisky. Coupled Capricorns will crave more private time with your other half and home, sweet home will be one of your favorite places to land together. Unattached? Look to the women in your life for potential mate ideas. They may know your type better than you do. Surprise!
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Aquarius
January 20 to February 18


Plug in the slow cooker and burn a little sage. Home is where your heart is as Wednesday’s new moon (a powerful supermoon) in Taurus lights up your domestic fourth house. Freshen up your space with some new decor — or start the hunt for a sweeter place to hang your hat. Finding a new home can take months, especially if you’re buying. But by the corresponding full moon in Taurus on November 4, you should see results. Ready to reboot a relationship with a relative or an important female friend? Schedule some face time (or FaceTime, if you're long distance). You’ll feel the desire for more maternal energy, so make plans with your mom and up the self-nurturing. Stopping to eat a decent lunch and booking a massage are not luxuries. They are necessities!

On Friday, enchanting Venus heads into Aries and your communicative third house until June 6, turning you into an unapologetic flirt. You can't help but bat your lashes when you know you have an audience, but be careful not to step into any drama! Subtly check for rings and make sure this "friend" your amiga has brought along to the party isn't actually her secret crush. Is there a friend who could be more? A platonic pal could reveal a seductive side over the coming five weeks. Keep an open mind. Coupled Aquarians should keep the calendar brimming with playdates. Without variety, you could feel fenced in now.
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Pisces
February 19 to March 20


Say what? Wednesday's new moon in Taurus — a charged-up supermoon — electrifies your third house of communication. You're already charming and witty, but with this lunar lift, your words pack an even greater punch. If you have a message or talent to share, like writing, blogging, or teaching, this is great news. Not only will you wield the power of the pen but you are poised to reach a wider audience. Find places to publish your work — and maybe turn up at an open-mic night. And a happenstance conversation with a friend could lead to a collaborative project. Today's wild idea can be tomorrow’s genius startup venture. But if you're going to mix business and friendship, clarify roles, responsibilities, and how you'll divvy up profits before you get started. Lay it all out on the table and even draft a contract so your bond stays intact.

Tighten up those purse strings on Friday, as decadent Venus heads into Aries and your budget-conscious second house until June 6. You enjoy the good life, Pisces, and who can blame you? But the instant gratification fix could drain your accounts — and that's money you'd be better off setting aside for more meaningful purchases and your nest egg. If you can’t hold back, create a discretionary spending account for your extra odds and ends. That way, your main account will be untouched by your itchy trigger finger. This might be a good time to sign up for these free money coaching sessions and learn how to better manage your cash. In love, slow down and enjoy some romantic rituals before rushing to hop in the sack. The buildup just makes it hotter.
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Aries
March 21 to April 19


Vote with your dollar, Aries — and make every penny count. Wednesday's new moon in Taurus — 2017's first supermoon — lands in your second house of work and income. Finding clever ways to save doesn't mean sacrificing a social life. But maybe make a beer budget (or a champagne one) before you go buying everyone's round? With this new moon in eco-chic Taurus, this is also a good opportunity to switch to more ethical brands. (Download the Good On You app to see how your favorite fashion and beauty companies source their goods.) Give your résumé and LinkedIn some polish, too. These moonbeams could magnetize an amazing job offer, even one that comes from within the company you already work for.

On Friday, the greatest love of all is...staring right back at you in the mirror. Radiant, romantic Venus heads into Aries until June 6. Fall madly back in love with the person that matters most: you! This is actually the second time Venus will visit your sign in 2017. The first round was from February 3 to April 2, but thanks to a mojo-dulling retrograde that started on March 4, you didn't get to fully enjoy her gifts. But now, go! Book the massage, sign up for coaching sessions, start pinning hairstyles to try when Mercury snaps out of retrograde on May 3. Confidence-boosters come from loving yourself up, Ram. When you do, you'll magnetize the same from other people. P.S.: With enchanting Venus in your sign, attracting amour is the easy part. Staying interested is another story!
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