Your Horoscope This Week

Illustrated by Alia Penner. Photographed by Jason Rodgers.
Come a little closer — they're not going to bite! (And even if they do...) Love planet Venus is making moves this week, getting in bed with sexy Pluto on Wednesday and landing next to her celestial soulmate Mars on Thursday for a rare, exact connection. These heart-opening transits will make it hard to resist Cupid's arrows. But thankfully, we won't lose our good sense in the process. With both Venus and Mars in virtuous Virgo, standards should remain high.
And good luck to the lazy lover who gets a little too comfortable. (To the left, to the left...) On Thursday, the annual full moon in Aries brings an epic surge of self-esteem. From body-shamers to Betsy DeVos, the trolls make it hard out here for a modern-day woman. But with fierce warrior queen Aries helming this full moon, we'll all get our fight back. In fact, all the world is a talent show under these potent moonbeams. Let your superpowers be seen! Independence and originality will be rewarded this week. Just avoid any reckless or daredevil moves. And wear a helmet when riding your bike or that "just for tonight" Tinder date.
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Libra
September 23 to October 22

Surrendering can be sexy this week, Libra, so let go of a little control as your cosmic ruler Venus floats through your 12th house of fantasy. It's not that you should totally take your hands off the wheel. But with dashing Mars and sultry Pluto flirting with Venus midweek, a captivating copilot (or three) could show up. Coupled Libras, get some nightlife on the shared calendar, like dressing up for a fancy dinner and a live show.

Double down on Thursday! The annual full moon in Aries rockets through your relationship zone and you'll get to do one of your favorite things as a Libra — pair up! Your ruler Venus makes a rare, exact meetup with Mars that day, too, which only amplifies your case of the butterflies. In the two weeks to follow, you could be talking commitment in a more serious way, even sharing the spare set of your apartment keys or setting up a ring-sizing appointment. On the flip side, some Libras may realize that you’re ready to move on from the sweet soul you adore who, alas, isn’t your ultimate match. This full moon could also bring a promising business offer or a contract that changes your life for the better. Lawyer up before signing to make sure the terms are favorable for you.
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Scorpio
October 23 to November 21

It's okay to be extra this week, Scorpio, as long as you do it with an original flair. Creatrix Venus is on a weird and wonderful journey through your refreshingly eccentric 11th house. And on Wednesday, she'll get some divine downloads from Pluto's deep well. All things indie, underground, and undiscovered will draw you in. Make time for some cultural exploration — IRL and via some new apps. Make new playlists and let that be your excuse for hosting a party or sharing them as an icebreaker with new friends. On Thursday, Venus mashes up against her planetary partner (and your other ruling planet) red-hot Mars. Love is in the air — and you might just find it through the introduction of mutual friends or a very well-timed right swipe. Coupled Scorpios should make a point of getting out for some weeknight cultural activities, like seeing a friend's band or checking out a restaurant opening. Have you been like two ships passing in the night? Under this tech-savvy Venus-Mars duo, sync up with a shared calendar app.

On Thursday, think about investing in a classic pair of Adidas Gazelles or a fancy, filtered water bottle. This year's only full moon in Aries activates your sixth house of wellness, putting workouts back on your priority list. Find a fitness modality that's challenging, but also fun. With warrior spirit Aries helming this zone of your chart, you could work off some Trump-era rage on the boxing bag or by learning a martial art. Have you been judging yourself by the size of your thighs instead of the content of your character? This body-loving full moon reminds you that there are wide categories for beauty, so embrace the skin that you're in!
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Sagittarius
November 22 to December 21

Ready to see your name in lights — or maybe on a plaque in an executive wing? Those Cookie Lyon visions could come to life this week as enchanting Venus in your career corner syncs up with potent Pluto in your money zone. Make a bold move in the professional realm, even one that would fall into the "competitive" category. (Just stop short of "cutthroat," Sag, because burning bridges is never worth it.) Are you undercharging for your talents? Time to raise your rates or sit down with your boss for a performance review and a discussion about a pay increase. Midweek, you could get a strong and clear vision about what you want to do with your life. If someone else has been taking credit for your hard work, enough's enough. Start strategically stamping your name on all that you do and being much more vocal in the morning meeting.

Thursday’s full moon in Aries lands in your house of fame, romance, and self-expression. And it's doubly potent, since cosmic canoodlers Venus and Mars are having a rare, exact meetup that very same day. If you feel like Cardi B grabbing the number-one spot from Billboard frontrunner T-Swift, we wouldn't be surprised. The talents you've been developing over the past six months are ready to shine! When you leave the house this week, be Instagram-ready. Snap your selfies, but think about setting up an actual shoot. Having stunning profile pics that also show your personality is the best way to attract people who are on the same page as you — for finance and romance. A simmering attraction could reach a rolling boil — or, a combustible coup de gras. Either way, you'll be glad to have clarity. If you're already attached, this full moon will nudge your bond to a deeper level — which could even include a proposal, pregnancy, or an exciting new travel plan.
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Capricorn
December 22 to January 19

If you think you have a type, Capricorn, guess again. With Venus pulsing through your expansive ninth house, some surprising attractions could emerge this week. And when her planetary partner, passionate Mars, arrives by her side on Thursday, you could get caught up in the heat of the moment. So unlike you! Or maybe not. As the Zodiac's sea goat, you can ascend to the highest levels of ambition — but you can also get down and dirty when it comes to love. You might even explore a secret kink this week or just switch up the scenery for a fun little sexcapade. Venus also gets some smoke signals from seductive Pluto in Capricorn your daring first house. Take a gamble or take the lead...your willingness to make the first move makes all the difference.

Matters under your roof demand your attention near Thursday when the full moon in Aries drops down into your domestic zone. Call a house meeting to discuss Dirty Dishgate; or work up the nerve to serve a good-for-nothin' roomie an eviction notice. Or, maybe, Capricorn, you just need to remember that you actually have a home base — and not just a throughway where you drop your suitcases between business trips. Feathering your nest could become your autumn obsession, so start the pinning of decor inspo. A relative could require a little extra time or TLC near this full moon. How about a weekend visit or a bonding getaway in an Airbnb?
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Aquarius
January 20 to February 18

The power of your purr will be legendary this week, Aquarius, as celestial sexpots Venus and Mars mingle in your erotic eighth house. Flirting is fun, but it's time to close the deal. That might mean ending a going-nowhere pseudo-relationship or leaving a trail of clothes from the front door to the bedroom. You'll know for sure what to do by Thursday, when the two planets make a rare, exact meetup. On Wednesday, mysterious Pluto will also be in the picture, sending Venus some extra heat. Someone could open up to you with a secret, which draws the two of you much closer. Attached? Plan to stay in with bae for some humpday bonding. You could start talking next steps, which could include moving in together or even starting a family.

Ready to upgrade an acquaintance to the genuine friend category? Thursday's full moon in Aries lights up your kindred spirit zone and separates the real from the fake. You might even bestow the "best friend" title to someone you've been getting to know for the past six months — or turn a talented colleague into a legit partner-in-crime. Move forward or move on: There’s no room for indecision after this. If you’re in the market for a new set of wheels, let the test-driving commence. Or, look into mobile gadgets that can make your commutes more enjoyable and edifying. Who says you don't have time to be part of that book club? The audio version counts, too!
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Pisces
February 19 to March 20

Table plans to catch up on your personal projects or slip off in solitude. This week is all about dynamic duos, Pisces, and you won't want to miss this astrological assist. Romantic Venus is pulsing through your partnership house all week and on Wednesday, she'll make an electrifying connection with seductive Pluto. An attraction could erupt out of the blue — quite possibly with someone you've only seen as a friend until now. Group hangs and dating apps will also give your inner pickup artist a hand. If you're already spoken for, you might meet a dream collaborator who wants to connect for a creative project. And when Mars makes a rare and exact meetup to Venus on Thursday, an undefined attraction could finally get a proper label. Don't be shy about initiating that conversation about "what's next for the two of us."

You'll be making money move on Thursday as the full moon in Aries hits your finance zone and heats up your earning power. Keep your interview outfit dry cleaned and ready to go. In the two weeks that follow, you could be tapped by a hiring agent or notified of a cool position opening up at your current 9-5. Need more experience? Design a challenging assignment that builds your career cred, even if it's something you do on the side, like learning web design or taking a workshop in digital marketing. If it’s time to ghost a dead-end gig, this full moon hastens your departure. Have you been saving diligently? A luxurious, but practical, upgrade gets the thumbs up. Splurge on something scintillating and sensible.
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Aries
March 21 to April 19

When it comes to love, you're pickier than most. What can you say, Aries? You have specific tastes and know that you're worthy of the best. So what if most mortals just can't live up to your nosebleed-section standards? Please, don't ever, ever lower them. (Okay, maybe for one night here and there). Some might call it entitlement, but we call it pure inspiration. This week as your ruling planet, lusty Mars, spoons Venus in Virgo, holding out for your idea of perfection could truly pay off. And if there are some improvements you'd like bae to make, find a diplomatically direct way of addressing. Just remember: If you can dish it out, you also have to be ready to get some feedback in return.

On Thursday, 2017's only full moon in Aries lights up the skies and crowns you zodiac royalty. If you've been hustling away on a personal project, consider this your personal ribbon-cutting ceremony. Get your work into the public eye and make sure the influencers are aware of your talents and offerings. If you're not sure what's next, the full moon could illuminate a promising path that is worth exploring in the final quarter of 2017. Do you need to be released from confining circumstances? This full moon jailbreaks you, setting you free to explore more lucrative opportunities. No looking back!
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Taurus
April 20 to May 20

Step up your style game! Venus the astral fashionista is flowing through your fifth haus of fierce all week, drawing inspiration from sexed-up Mars and power-dresser Pluto. Red lips seem like a no-brainer, but push the envelope with the season's red eye shadow trend. The trench coat has been reinvented for 2017, so buckle into one that's anything but boring khaki. Romantically, this week could be one for the highlights reel, whether you're giving a totally new type a try (and loving it) or finally having that conversation about the future with the one you adore. Take the lead, Taurus! Fortune favors the boldest Bull.

On Thursday, let go so that you can grow. Clutching on to an expired past is simply futile as the annual full moon in Aries lands in your 12th house of healing and completions. Maybe it's a soul-sucking job, a crush who keeps ghosting, or those self-deprecating things you say about your own body…regardless, you know this is no longer serving you. Give it up, Taurus, and you’ll clear space for a life that brings you bliss. Although change can be scary and sad, don't hang on out of habit or you'll only wind up stuck in a rut. Cry, scream, break a few dishes if you must — but, please, don’t go running after something that's bringing you down.
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Gemini
May 21 to June 20

Your sentimental side is showing, Gemini — and this week, make no effort to hide it. Warm-hearted Venus is flowing through your touchy-feely fourth house, making contact with intuitive Pluto on Wednesday and her dance partner, Mars, on Thursday. When you get a gut feeling that you should talk to someone or ask a question, follow it! A beautiful and connecting conversation could open up — and this is what you, the sign of kinship and communication, basically live for. Romantically, you could skip all the fancy-schmancy date nights and just stay in for some cozy Netflix-and-chill time. Ready to talk cohabitation or clear out a drawer for bae? The Mars-Venus conjunction will make nesting feel romantic. If you're single, the sweet, family-oriented type could make you swoon.

On Thursday, embrace the spirit of collaboration as the full moon in Aries electrifies your 11th house of teamwork and technology. There's strength in numbers, Gemini, and we're talking about a number that's greater than two. Success is in the stars — if you pick the right people to be part of your hive mind. Screen people on a stricter set of criteria instead of handing out all-access passes. Style matters, yes, but do they have substance and a solid work ethic to back it up? Run the background checks before letting them in to your inner circle. If you can’t find your squad in real time, search virtually. A status update could connect you to a group of people working toward similar goals.
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Cancer
June 21 to July 22

Is that you, Cancer, Instagram cameoing (Instagrameoing?) across every damn feed? With charming Venus buzzing through your ultra-social third house all week, your name could be the hashtag du jour. And on Wednesday, when the love planet makes eyes at sultry Pluto in your relationship house, a casual connection could make a move out of the platonic realm. There may be more blurred lines on Thursday when she mashes up against lusty Mars. But don't clam up in the face of the attraction! With Venus and Mars in your communication zone, you want to talk about what's happening, ideally before your crewneck is crumpled up next to your bra on the floor. Nothing feels sexier — and sweeter — than discovering that you're legit on the same page. And if you're not, well, be glad that you dodged a dramatic bullet.

Dress for success on Thursday when 2017's only full moon in Aries electrifies your 10th house of professional prestige. You could be pulled into an impromptu meeting or wind up on the elevator with an exec you admire. And, if you've been hustling like nobody's business for the past six months, it's manifestation time! In the two weeks that follow, you could lock down a game-changing gig or rise through the ranks at your current 9-5. Ready to change lanes — and make money move? Consider this full moon your launching pad. Not sure what's next (but you know you're ready for something different)? Invest in a session with a career coach who can help you radar in on the intersection of your innate skills and the activities you love.
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Leo
July 23 to August 22

Put a little luxe in your life! Stylista Venus is weaving through your sensual-yet-sensible second house all week, whetting your appetite for the finer things in life. But before you start entering your credit card information anywhere, do a closet inventory. You could discover a forgotten pair of black ankle booties or a denim skirt. Once you see what pieces might be missing, add a few well-made basics to the racks. Make sure they are office appropriate, too! You could get called in to give an impromptu presentation or status update during Wednesday's trine between Venus and powerhouse Pluto. You've got this, Leo, but it won't hurt to put a polished foot forward. On Thursday, Venus makes a rare, exact conjunction to her dance partner, Mars. Spotify those slow jams and plan some time in with the one you adore. Talks could turn to money management and how you split the bills. Be honest (but direct) and create an agreement that works for both of you. Single? You could suddenly swoon for the hottie next door after brushing them off as boring last week.

Have you been suffocating from your own politeness lately? On Thursday, the full moon in Aries and your call-it-like-it-is ninth house will dose you with truth serum. All your covert thoughts, opinions, bottled-up rants, and feelings could rush out in an uncensored rush. Warning: This could get messy, so try to use a few filters. But don't fail to point out the neon pink elephant in the room — especially if said elephant has been mansplaining ad nauseum or otherwise dominating everyone else in its midst. Make sure your suitcase is in good shape: An opportunity to travel could pop up over the next two weeks and you shouldn't even think twice about saying "yes!"
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Virgo
August 23 to September 22

Hello, luminous! Your gorgeous glow is beaming, Virgo, whether you believe it or not. With radiant Venus flowing through your sign all week, your powers of attraction are dialed up. And she's getting some extra voltage this week from sultry Pluto and lusty Mars. Someone you hoisted up on a pedestal (hey, we all have our fangirl moments) could suddenly start charming you near Wednesday. Totally flattering, but hang on to that upper hand and make them work for it. This is also a stellar week to launch one of your creative projects into the public eye. A Snapchat story of you playing guitar or showing off your crafts could go viral and even put some money in your pocket.

Circle Thursday as one of the sexiest days of 2017! The Virgo vixen takes the wheel (or maybe the pole) as the full moon in Aries lights up your erotic eighth house. Love planets Mars and Venus are also making a rare, exact connection in Virgo that day, which makes you simply irresistible. A simmering attraction could go full boil. Just try to close the blinds before clothes wind up strewn all over the floor. Attached Virgos could take a more permanent plunge together within two weeks of this lunation. But if you just can't get past that "bored with bae" feeling no matter how hard you try, you might have to make the sad decision to move on — or at least take a little break to figure out if it's them or you.
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