Your Horoscope This Week — Apr 17 2016

Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
It's #TaurusSeason, a time for fixating on all things green — environmental issues, eco-friendly products, and the bills resting in our wallets. From Wednesday until May 20, the sun blazes a trail through the bull's zone and blesses the world with practical magic. Taurus is the first of the earth signs — and there's no coincidence that Earth Day, April 22, dovetails with this solar spell. Mother Nature wants a piece of our time now: Sign up for a shift at the community garden, wander through a farmers' market, check out a hiking meet-up. And let’s talk about those greenbacks: sensible Taurus governs both budgeting and our materialistic desires, which is a bit of a paradox. Instead of blowing your tax return on a fast-fashion fix, plop a chunk into your savings account (or better yet, open a Roth IRA) and invest the rest in a practical, luxurious object that will stand the test of time. Bonus points if this splurge is sustainably manufactured, locally grown, or consciously raised!

Get ready for a seductive weekend! On Friday, the full moon in Scorpio perfumes the air with mystery, enchantment, and erotic vibes. Simmering attractions could boil over into a white-hot weekend love-fest. But as lusty and passionate as Scorpio energy is, a full moon in this sign reminds us that intimacy is far more than skin deep. Talks about "our future" could be sublime on Friday, or sadly, could bring closure to relationships that just can't make it out of the superficial zone. Trust us: It's better to know the real deal than labor in delusion. That way, you can move ahead together or just move on.
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Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
Aries
March 21 to April 19
Tighten up that belt a little, Aries. With the sun cruising through your sign since March 20, you may have blown the bank on those birthday-season indulgences. But on Wednesday, the sun moves on to Taurus, commanding you to scale back and (cough) budget. Living simply and sustainably can be a rewarding undertaking. For example, shop in your closet before you scour the sale racks. Who knows what original styles you'll churn out when you upcycle and repurpose what you already own. Your work life heats up, too, and you could field a new offer over the coming weeks. If you're feeling bored, create a challenging project for yourself. Even if it doesn't bring extra pay right away, it will be a résumé-builder.

Friday's full moon in Scorpio and your erotic eighth house brings some sizzle to the weekend. An unspoken attraction could finally turn into a legit thing or you could upgrade a casual dating situation to a more exclusive status. Privacy, please! The magic happens behind closed doors this weekend, whether you're having pillow talk about "our future" or sexing from dusk 'til dawn. If your mojo’s been in slow-mo, kickstart it with a 101 workout. Moving your body gets the endorphins pumping, the serotonin flowing, and your glow illuminated. Refresh your spring wardrobe with some sexy additions; pop by the salon and pamper yourself into a sultry spring awakening.
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Taurus
April 20 to May 20
Happy birth month to you! Taurus season is officially underway as the sun blazes through your sign from Wednesday until May 20. Reclaim your independent spirit, Taurus, because the next 30 days are all about doing you and upgrading to Taurus 2016. Put your money where your mouth is by investing in workshops, trainings, and experiences that help you grow. Coupled Bulls might feel the need for a longer leash over the coming four weeks. Just don’t pull SO far away that you snap a sacred connection.

This weekend will be especially promising in the romantic arena as Friday's full moon in Scorpio moon lights up your seventh house of partnerships. Keep the talkers at bay and save your final rose for someone who is looking for more than a spring fling. Already attached? Balance out the give and take in your relationship. Remember, everything doesn't have to be split down the middle to be fair. Play to your individual strengths, instead. Feeling weighed down by the daily grind? Slip off for some “just the two of us” time out of town.
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Gemini
May 21 to June 20
Too. Much. Stuff! This Wednesday, the sun embarks on a monthlong tour through Taurus and your 12th house of completions. All you can think about now is lightening your load — physically, emotionally and spiritually — before Gemini season begins on May 20. Sort like a boss: Show zero mercy for sentimental objects that are long past their prime. (Just don’t get carried away and dump your great-grandmother’s hand-embroidered linens at the Goodwill.) Give your emotional landscape a similar treatment. The next four weeks are a time for parsing through those frustrating emotions that are blocking you from your highest good. Working with a therapist, coach, holistic healer, or shaman could be seriously game-changing. A meditation practice, even for five minutes each day, could be life-changing, too. If you have trouble sitting still, try a moving meditation, listening to soothing tracks while you walk or jog.

Plan for an active, outdoorsy weekend — one that veers more towards “healthy” than “hedonistic.” Friday's full moon in Scorpio lights up your house of well-being. If you want to go bar hopping, start at a ballet barre class then head to one that serves organic juices. Get out into nature, too: a hike or bike ride with friends could be the perfect pre-party to a night of dancing. Stop by a farmers' market to restock your fridge with greens so you can get back into that revitalizing morning smoothie habit.
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Cancer
June 21 to July 22
Quaking at the thought of an incoming Trumpnado (or plotting a relocation to Oz)? This Wednesday, the sun heads into Taurus and your socially conscious 11th house, awakening your activist nature. Yes, you CAN change the world, Cancer, or at least your corner of it. Find ways to get involved, whether you're campaigning for the 2016 presidential hopeful or lending some brushstrokes to a community mural project. The 11th house is the also the zodiac's tech sector. This solar-powered month is perfect for sprucing up your web presence and social media profiles. You might even hire a photographer to do the shots for you. Cue up the blog posts, YouTube vids, and Tumblr pics, too. Friends, collaborators, romantic prospects, and more could via the virtually network now between now and May 20: Your “click-through rate” is high!

Cupid is in your corner this weekend as Friday's full moon in Scorpio lights up your fifth house of amour. Forget about being anyone’s groupie! (As if.) Shine your pink neon light and you’ll attract someone who appreciates you for the strong individual you are. In the two weeks that follow this lunation, you could attract both amorous attention AND some fame, especially if you've been hustling to get your name out there for the past six months. A style upgrade is also sanctioned by the stars. If you're thinking of inking or doing something edgy with your hair, hop to it now, before Mercury turns retrograde on the 28th!
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Leo
July 23 to August 22
Started from the bottom, now you're here! Your career could become your obsession for the next four weeks as the sun blazes a trail through Taurus and your ambitious 10th house. You love to be surrounded by the movers and shakers, and a prestigious leadership position has your name written all over it. Remember: Being in charge doesn't mean doing everything by yourself. Learning to delegate could be one of your biggest lessons between now and May 20. The 10th house is the “boys’ club” of the zodiac wheel, so you could be hanging tight with the fellas for the coming four weeks. This is a great time for bonding with your brother, father, BF, or the other important dudes in your life.

Stick close to home this weekend. On Friday, the full moon in Scorpio illuminates your cozy fourth house, activating your nesting instincts. The muse will stop by for a visit, so work some DIY magic on your space. It’s possible to be both festive and domestic at once, obviously, so put a leaf in the table, light some candles, and host a stylish dinner party for your six closest friends. Need to get out? Couchsurf with a BFF in another city or go visit family that you haven’t seen for a while. If you're in the market for a move, the full moon could beam on a dream listing in the two weeks to follow!
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Virgo
August 23 to September 22
London calling! Or is that Croatia? Shanghai? With the sun blazing an adventurous trail through Taurus and your ninth house of travel until May 20, wanderlust hits you hard. Dig out your passport, because you could soon be hopping an international flight or festival-hopping (via Airstream) with friends. You can be fussy, but there’s also a boho babe living inside of you. A glamping trip could be just the thing, especially if a music festival, yoga retreat, or even a teacher training is involved. Your mind will be hungry for knowledge, so jump into a spring workshop or weekend seminar that’s calling your name, perhaps one that has to do with writing or publishing digital media.

Friday's full moon in Scorpio moon helps you radar in on someone with BFF potential. A trusty acquaintance could be upgraded to the homegirl category or you could find the perfect songwriting partner or co-host for an upcoming event. With Scorpio vibes in the air, you’ll be supersensitive to people’s energy, so curate your weekend guest list with care. Surround yourself with compassionate, clearheaded friends who listen well and never fail to inspire. Energy vampires, demanding divas, and the annoying babytalkers, however, need not apply.
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Libra
September 23 to October 22
Mojo rising! This Wednesday, the sun slinks into Taurus and your erotic eighth house for a month. No need to reach for the statement shoes. You'll have them before hello with one seductive glance or gesture. But just because you've got it like that doesn't mean you'll swoon for any old charmer. Lust and trust are a package deal between now and May 20, so hold out for someone who makes you feel both sexy AND secure. They're close at hand if you stop overlooking the obvious. Already attached? Talks could turn to cohabitation, proposals, joint checking accounts, or other ways to perma-bond. The eighth house governs “big money,” the kind you make in lump sums like royalties, inheritances, commissions, and real estate deals. If you’re not exactly the Wolf of Wall Street yet, use the next four weeks to raise your financial IQ. You never know, Libra: You could come across a project worth investing in. If you have plans drafted for world domination, shop them around. A financial backer could put dollars behind your dreams.

Friday's full moon in Scorpio lingers in your sensual, steady second house. Take time to stop and smell the roses. A relaxing spa treatment or picnic in the park would be perfection. This full moon could flood the coffers too. If you're ready for more gainful employment, circulate your résumé or ask friends for leads. You could land a new gig or be handed a promotion in the two weeks that follow. Not quite there yet? Sign up for a training that will add more marketable skills to your arsenal.
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Scorpio
October 23 to November 21
Make it a double, Scorpio! This Wednesday, the sun heads into Taurus and your seventh house of relationships until May 20. Tag teams are the way to go now, whether you’re falling madly in love or joining forces on a collaborative business venture. There could even be a proposal in the stars for Scorpios who are ready to trek down the aisle. For business duos, draft a more formal agreement. Handshake deals just won't do. Since you can be rather particular about the way you like things done — not to mention kinda territorial about your space (we’re not judging!) — make sure your other half is aware of your requirements and expectations. It's a two-way street, so initiate dialogues to find out what others need in return. Some compromising may be necessary, naturally, but if that feels like a power struggle, you might discover some fundamental incompatibilities. This doesn't have to be the end of the road, though. Maybe what you need is a little more space and autonomy.

With a full moon in Scorpio on Friday, the weekend is all about you! Opt out of draining obligations so you can fly free. If people can’t keep up with your pace, roll solo — or bounce around making cameos, never staying at any one soiree for a second longer than you feel like being there. You may even tuck away to finish a creative project. Be shameless with your self-promotion in the two weeks that follow this full moon and ask friends to start a buzz on your behalf. Getting your name out there requires some hustle, but this full moon could bring overdue recognition for your hard work of the past six months.
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Sagittarius
November 22 to December 21
Drop and give us 20, Sagittarius grasshopper. After a month of unapologetic excess, the sun moves into Taurus and systematic sixth house until May 20. Revamp your schedule, clearing space for regular workouts, organizing the house, and handling all those errands you've blown off since late March. Load up on green smoothie recipes, too. Staying energized with nourishing food will be a must, since work will be busier than usual now. Alas, the tasks on your plate are going to be a little “lather, rinse, repeat” until later in May, but trust that your daily efforts at the office (and the gym) will bring major rewards before the summer even starts.

This weekend is an ideal time for an escape, so silence your ringer and post that Away message. With Friday's full moon hovering in Scorpio and your dreamy, flowy 12th house, you're ready to relax. Recharge your batteries with a spa day or take your sketchbook, tablet, and a blanket to the park. The muse comes a-knocking and you could dream up some true gems while you're soaking up the springtime sun. If you do hang out with friends, keep the itinerary chill and give yourself permission to bounce if you're not feeling the vibes.
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Capricorn
December 22 to January 19
All work and no play makes Capricorn a dull goat. So, you'll be happy to hear that this Wednesday, the sun heads into Taurus and your festive, flamboyant fifth house for a month. Empire Polo Club tickets or not, every day feels like Coachella between now and May 20. Romantically, you top Cupid's favorites list. If you open your heart (and mind), a spring fling could morph into a summer love — and beyond. Coupled Caps, enjoy more dress-up dates and culture vulture flights of fancy. Nothing wrong with stirring up a little envy as the local It couple, right? For some of you, a proposal or pregnancy could be in the offing. Not feeling the baby fever? You could give birth to a creative brainchild now, one with strong potential to make you famous.

This weekend, the moon hangs in Scorpio and your 11th house of community. The more is most definitely the merrier, so keep the guest list open. Sparks could fly with a friend of a friend or a "random person" who tags along. A collaborative effort could hit a high note within two weeks of this full moon. Rest that Champagne on ice, because you may be popping the cork before the month is through. If you're in the market for a new computer or digital device, hit the tech store ASAP. Mercury's going retrograde on April 28, so you want to get that purchase in now, before the signal scrambling cosmic transit strikes!
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Aquarius
January 20 to February 18
Blow up the air mattress and put a leaf in the table. With the sun nesting in Taurus and your homey fourth house from Wednesday until May 20, you'll be in full-on domestic mode. Slumber parties, dinner parties, cocktail hours at yours — you'll love playing host to your motley crew of friends. Does your space support your current lifestyle and interests? Feather and feng shui your nest so it works for Aquarius 2016. If it's time to relocate, you could be renting the U-Haul before April is through. The fourth house rules the feminine, bringing a month of amazing bonding time with your girls. You might even head back home to spend time with family — especially female relatives. You’ll be rather sentimental during this time and the boy- or girl-next-door type could make you swoon. Maybe those nice ones DON'T have to finish last, after all.

This weekend, you won't be able to leave work at the office entirely. Friday's full moon in Scorpio lights up your 10th house of success and could bring a fresh wave of job offers and prestigious opportunities in the two weeks that follow. If you're not thrilled about your current work situation, polish up your résumé and start circulating next week. Socialize strategically this weekend: You could charm a few A-listers or even make some killer work contacts while you’re out mingling. Spend time in the company of your favorite fellas this weekend, too. Hearing the male perspective can clear up some major confusion for you. Sweet relief!
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Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
Pisces
February 19 to March 20
Ross, Rachel, Monica, and Chandler...your life could feel like a Friends redux this week as the sun blazes into Taurus and your third house of amigos until May 20. Flex your social butterfly wings, Pisces, but don't flutter too far from the cocoon. The local scene is where the action's at over the coming four weeks. If you’re feeling “meh” about your current zip code, start scoping out other places to hang your fedora. You might just move to the neighborhood you’re always commuting to OR turn things around and get a weekly event going where you currently reside. This is a stellar time to reconnect to siblings or take some potential BFFs out of the "casual acquaintance" category. You’ll be an unapologetic flirt now, too. Enjoy the rush of spring fever and see where it takes you.

Keep your schedule as open as possible this weekend. Friday's full moon in Scorpio activates your wanderlust and all you'll want to do is go with the flow. With this moon lighting up your travel sector, it’s anyone’s guess where you’ll wind up. Hopping a flight from SF to Austin or NYC to Berlin is not at all out of the question. If you’re tethered to home base, talk to strangers! Sparks could fly with a cutie visiting from out of town or someone from a different culture than your own.
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