Your Horoscope This Week

How strong are your relationships? This week is all about nurturing the bonds that matter most as the moon flows through Libra and Scorpio, the Two zodiac signs associated with partnerships. With Mercury retrograde from December 3 to 22, we wouldn't be surprised if communications have been a little, er, strained. The balanced Libra moon gifts us with a sense of fairness and diplomacy on Monday and Tuesday — optimal days to meet for a cup of strong coffee (or a dirty martini) and talk your way to a compromise. When the Scorpio moon takes the wheel from Wednesday to Friday, sharing secrets will help us all bond. Have you been keeping your cards too close to your vest? That might be the reason a relationship is spinning its wheels. If trust has been established, then open up the vault. Need to build credit in the loyalty points department? Share something more personal — but not your tabloid-worthy tales — and dare to ask more probing questions of people in conversation.

The weekend is ripe for adventure and experimentation as the Sagittarius sun gets in formation with wild child Uranus in Aries. Living it up — and living on the edge — will be a thing under this once-per-year alignment. But heed that Mercury retrograde warning label: If you're going to be a daredevil, please read all the directions and safety precautions first. Some things are best left in the "forever fantasy" category instead of turning them into a reality. Uranus rules activism, so why not be a daring agent of social change? A global cause, like disaster relief or protecting the right to choose could certainly use a signal boost now.

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November 22 to December 21

Remember this as you start your week, Archer: There is no “I” in team. When you’re breaking a sweat trying to figure it out all by yourself, hit the brakes on that frustrating route. With the moon in your communal 11th house until early hump day, help is only a status update or a text away. From Wednesday to Friday, the moon in Scorpio illuminates your 12th house of mentors. Reach up the ladder for support. An experienced guide can show you the ropes. Under this mystical influence, pay attention to signs, serendipities, and omens. The universe may be speaking to you in code or just alerting you to pay attention to what's going on in that particular moment. Do you need to find closure with a certain someone? Have a heart-to-heart with a wise friend instead of sending a regrettable message to the "offending party." It may be most healing to write that person a letter — and then burn it!

Your eyes are roaming the horizon this weekend, Sagittarius, as the sun and indie-spirited Uranus sync up on Saturday. No one can hold you back, Archer — not that anyone would dare try. Save practical matters for another time. It’ll take superhuman effort to stay focused on anything task-related. Instead, devote the weekend to unbridled self-expression. Wear the most flamboyant pieces in your closet and flirt like no one's watching. Mercury is still retrograde though, so hold off on the tats and hair chops until early 2018. Romantically, this transit is like a cosmic cup of courage. If the mood is conducive, be bold and vocalize your loving feelings.
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December 22 to January 19

Network, network, network! Early this week, the Libra moon lights up your ambitious 10th house and you’ll be in full-on mover and shaker mode. If there's a project that's floundering for leadership, take the helm, Capricorn. Your willingness to step up — even if no one asks you to — will peg you as the rising star. From Wednesday to Friday, the Scorpio moon activates your ultra-social 11th house. Use the holiday party circuit to connect with influencers or get to know the office higher-ups in a more casual setting. Hey, it's all about who you know, right?

Indulge in some serious R & R this weekend, Capricorn. The sun is dozing in your 12th house of rest and on Saturday it will sync up with Uranus in your domestic corner. Putter around the house and sleep in, if you can. Do you need to coordinate anything for the holidays? Get on a Google Hangout with family and close friends to figure out menus, gifting plans, decor, and all the details. With future-forward Uranus in the mix, you might put a modern-day spin on a stuffy tradition and breathe new life into the celebrations.
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January 20 to February 18

You’ve never been one to sweat the small stuff, Aquarius, so why start now? Early this week, a forward-thinking moon in your expansive ninth house helps you see the big picture. If a mission isn’t going as planned, don’t try to force it along. Pause and take inventory of the situation. Something needs to change in your action (or, perhaps, your attitude) about the whole situation. Don’t take this "failure" personally. Instead, look at it as a chance to strengthen and grow in a powerful new direction. On Wednesday, the moon heads into Scorpio and your driven 10th house until Friday. Put pride aside and ping a more experienced person for advice. The expert guidance can save you hours of struggle!

It's a "say anything" weekend for you as the expressive sun syncs up with your ruler, shock jock Uranus. You’re the zodiac’s charming and quick-witted mad scientist and your wild ideas cannot be contained. The only issue? Choosing the right audience for your downloads. Your radical notions could be too much for certain ears to hear — for now. Keep the convo strictly professional with coworkers or family members with whom this topic could incite a pre-holiday meltdown. Itching to share something important on social? Use that handy “save drafts” feature and let it marinate for at least half a day before you post. If you're involved with a humanitarian cause (as many Aquarians are), your mission could gain traction. Just triple check any stats you’re using. The last thing this world needs is more false reporting.
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February 19 to March 20

Trash or treasure? Early this week, use your intuitive powers to find potential where others can't see it. Restore a piece of thrift shop furniture or mentor someone whose talents have yet to be recognized. An existing relationship could benefit from a heart to heart, so book some private time to catch up or clear the air. From Wednesday to Friday, the moon in Scorpio could elicit an untamable case of wanderlust. Are your What’s App notifications enabled? Reconnect to a long-distance friend and get some couchsurfing plans in motion. No matter your GPS coordinates, make a point of checking out new venues and offerings in the second half of the week. A cross-cultural connection could bring the heartwarming click you've been craving.

On Saturday, an ambitious alignment of the sun and innovative Uranus elevates your career goals. Research industry meetups where you can mingle with people who are already working your dream job — or who can inspire you to take your own professional aspirations higher. Ready to scout out new opportunities? Fortune favors the bold! Ask friends if they've heard of any openings. You might even learn of an opportunity this weekend. Spruce up your résumé and LinkedIn profile so you're ready to circulate. Remember: First impressions are last impressions. Make it your mission to slay from the first day.
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March 21 to April 19

With the moon in diplomatic Libra, you're craving harmony on Monday and Tuesday. But in your quest for peace, don't make promises you can't keep, Aries. Sure, you want to be cooperative and make everyone happy — but at what price? Alas, those uber-generous vibes will wind down by Wednesday morning when the moon enters self-possessed Scorpio. If you make too many sacrifices, you'll wind up feeling cranky and resentful. Prevent those complicated feelings by negotiating a happy medium instead — one that's realistic for the life you lead.

No fidget spinner can take away your restless edge this weekend, Ram. With Saturday's impulsive Sun-Uranus trine, you're daydreaming of a wild weekend in Miami Beach or a jaunt down to Austin to scoop up vintage threads. If you have the time and means, set a fare alert for your top five locales and keep your options open. Or, satisfy your wanderlust with an adventure that’s a little closer to home. Maybe a new neighborhood has an art walk happening on Friday night, or is there a roller rink with a guest DJ or a band you have to see? Expand your horizons and go anywhere but "the usual places."
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April 20 to May 20

Got work to wrap up before the year ends, Taurus? While the moon hovers in your industrious sixth house early this week, you can be an unstoppable force of productivity. Slip on the noise-canceling headphones and install an app that stops you from checking social media on your computer. Then, focus like a hawk. On Wednesday, you’ll tire of being a party of one as the moon heads into Scorpio and your dynamic duo zone until Friday. Scout out project partners and scroll through messages that got backlogged while you were powering through the beginning of the week. There could be a weekend invitation waiting in your inbox that's too good to miss.

Whatever you get up to this weekend, one thing's for sure: It won’t be superficial under Saturday's emotionally charged stars. The sun in your eighth house of mergers (financial and physical) is aligned with trailblazing Uranus in your mystical 12th house. This is a perfect moment to delve into soul-stirring sex, sign up for a meditation workshop, or launch a potentially profitable joint venture. Or just turn your prodigious energy to any area of life that could benefit from a little Taurean TLC and watch the glow grow.
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May 21 to June 20

The week is off to a flamboyant start as the splashy Libra moon rolls out the red carpet for Geminis. Good luck keeping your admiring fans away; in fact, don't even bother. Just entertain them with your wild stories and irresistible ideas. Ready for your close-up? Hit record on that soon-to-be viral video or set up a legit photo shoot. This is an auspicious time to promote your talents and offerings. By Wednesday, you’ll be primed for prosperity as the moon moves into Scorpio and your zone of work for a few days. Ready for a change in your career path? Write up a slightly modified job description — one that better plays to your strengths. Share it with your boss at an opportune moment before the weekend — or treat for an end-of-year power lunch where you can review your achievements of the past year in a more casual setting. Sure, it will cost a little money, but consider that plate of pasta and glass of vino an investment in your future.

Synergies abound this weekend as the confidence-boosting sun beams unconventional Uranus in your relationship house. Get ready to have some conversations that are hella intéressant, as the French say. Make the most of your silver tongue and set things right with a frenemy. (Because you actually do care about this person, if you're being honest with yourself, Gemini.) Apologize for ghosting and meet for brunch or drinks. And while you're at it, make plans with a new friend, too — someone who has potential to be part of your inner circle or possibly a creative collaborator.
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June 21 to July 22

How can you create more peace in your life, Cancer? That’s the goal early this week. As the Zodiac's hardcore nester, you need your everyday spaces (home, work, and play) to feel calm and nurturing. Get the Pinterest boards going if you need help visualizing your ideal environments or call a friend with a knack for interior decorating. But first, do a visual scan of your space. Remove anything that triggers stress or unwelcome thoughts. Replace with objects that "spark joy," like photos of your favorite moments or treasures you collected on your travels. On Wednesday, chill a bottle of bubbly as the moon heads into Scorpio and your fifth house of celebration and romance. Invite some friends over for a dinner party at your revamped chateau — or maybe just that one special friend. Ooh, la la!

Feel like you're still behind the 8 ball with end-of-year tasks? You may have to bring some work home this weekend. The good news is you’re unstoppable on Saturday as the sun marches through your sixth house of productivity and teams up with genius Uranus in your ambitious 10th house. You don’t need to go it alone, Cancer! Enlist the support of a few trusted friends or colleagues who owe you a favor. (Many hands, right?) This edgy alignment could have you worried you’re not getting the props you deserve. Take a deep breath and make a list of all your 2017 accomplishments and successes. When you get back to the office next week, schedule a meeting with your boss to share your greatest hits. You could end up celebrating a well-deserved raise or promotion before the year is through.
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July 23 to August 22

Good luck sitting still early this week, Leo — heck, don’t bother trying! With the moon swirling through your social third house on Monday and Tuesday, you have places to go and people to see. Reconfigure your schedule to prioritize tasks that involve human beings instead of data. Take time to read through messages that have been sitting in your inbox and answer forgotten voicemails. If there are assignments you can’t avoid, don’t. Just bring your laptop to a café where you can people-watch while you work. From Wednesday to Friday, the Scorpio moon nestles into your domestic zone and you won't mind tucking away. No guilt if you want to bail on a holiday party so you can head straight home from work to dine on takeout and finally watch season 2 of Stranger Things.

On Saturday, the sun teams up with ingenious Uranus and puts some rocket fuel in your dream tank. Promoting yourself unapologetically can give you the edge. Uranus rules technology and social media: Could you be the next Snapchat superstar? Upload and see. Meanwhile, in the non-virtual realm, expand your reach with some face-to-face networking. Your party banter could grab the attention of a legit BFD in the industry. But stay true to your core values, Leo. Selling out (yes, even if the money is insane) might bring a short-term spike but could cost you respect in the end.
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August 23 to September 22

Slow and steady wins the race, Virgo. Early this week, a productive moon in the second house sets the pace for progress — the kind that is won through persistence. No shortcuts! Make a list of tasks and tick them off, one by one. Take regular breaks in between so you don't burn out. And how about a mid-morning walk and an hourly stretch to break up those computer-hunched muscles? By hump day you can relax a little as the moon slips into Scorpio and your social third house. A casual chat with a friend, sibling, or savvy colleague could lead to a future collab. But socialize without an agenda, too. Nourish your inner culture vulture with gallery openings, films, and dancing to live music — and stay open to meeting people while you're out and about.

They say if you’re lucky, you’ll have a handful of truly good friends in your life. But are you letting people really get to know you, Virgo? If you've been keeping it "too cool for school," we're guessing not. On Saturday, as the bold sun syncs up with communal Uranus in the friendliest parts of your chart, you can't help but drop your guard. Someone’s been trying to break into your inner circle — why not give them a chance? Let them see who you really are and get interested in their personal details, too. Already overloaded in the friend department? Turn on those Virgo research skills and lead your squad somewhere totally off the beaten path. No one can scout out an underground scene better than you.
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September 23 to October 22

You’re numero uno early this week, Libra — and don’t let anyone forget it! With the moon in your sign until Wednesday, you have carte blanche to be self-focused, self-authorized, and self-possessed — just don't cross the line into "selfish" territory. You are not an island, Libra, so be aware of how your actions impact people who are depending on you. You're also a fount of inspiration. Speak up when you have a brilliant idea. People are likely to hop on board — even for the wild hares! From Wednesday through Friday, the moon in Scorpio illuminates your second house of work and money. You could get news about a job offer or maybe it’s time to invest in an experience you’ve always dreamed of. Check your bucket list and see what you might tick off (or take a step towards ticking off) even before the weekend.

You're charm personified this weekend, thanks to a magnetic matchup between the radiant sun and vibrant Uranus. People will hang on to your every word, so use this charismatic power for good — something humanitarian Uranus would surely give the thumbs-up. Signal-boost a thought leader or activist; raise money for a holiday charity. Your enchanting vibes will go a long way in the romance department, but be mindful here, too. If you're not feeling the "happily ever after" vibes, don't mess with people who are looking for you to be their queen.
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October 23 to November 21

That end-of-year pressure is on, Scorpio, but before you can be productive, you need to organize your space. On Monday and Tuesday, the Libra moon brings the serene vibes you need to clean up, declutter, and de-chaos your life. While you’re at it, get friendly with the “unfollow” button on Facebook and clear out those toxic posters that have been bringing your newsfeed down. Cancel plans with energy vampires that have been stalking your social cal. No need for garlic — this might be one of those moments when it's best to just ghost. From Wednesday to Friday, the moon heads into Scorpio, renewing your energy. A personal goal could come to fruition before the weekend. Clear the space so you have time to celebrate that victory!

This weekend's daring sun-Uranus formation reminds you that without risk, there can be no reward. Though you prefer a sure thing, you could miss a sweet opportunity by holding back when you actually need to make a move. By all means, have a safety net in place and don't put yourself in the line of danger. Just be willing to leap a little outside your comfort zone. This might not yield a guaranteed win, but you'll grow from the process in an unexpected way. Progress is better than stagnation, Scorpio!
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