Your Horoscope This Week

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It's the most sensual time of the year! This Tuesday, celestial seductress Venus slinks into Scorpio, stoking the erotic embers everywhere. Subtlety is an art form during this Venus cycle. Allow attractions to warm up slowly and keep a firm sense of privacy in place. It's nobody's business what's going on with you and bae — and no, you don't even have to share the deets with your best friend. This is a time for sexual healing. Seek partners who are as trustworthy as they are lustworthy. True love can wash the pain away!
Since Venus is also the stylist of the skies, tap into Scorpio's mystique when picking your OOTDs. Lingerie as outerwear? Black leather everything? Noir nails and lipstick? Yes, please. This edgy energy defines punk rock, so let the hunt begin for the perfect pair of combat boots.
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October 23 to November 21

Lights, camera, Scorpio! You'll steal every scene starting Tuesday, as radiant Venus sweeps into your sign until December 1. No more slinking around in the cover of night. This annual cycle is here to illuminate your amazing qualities and help put your name on the map. If you prefer to work your magic behind the scenes, that's fine, of course. But do find a way to put your work on display. Would a local gallery or coffeehouse hang your art? Could you submit your poetry to a journal? Creative Scorps will get a motivating beam from arty Venus. Romantically, this is one of the hottest times of the year for you. If you're a solo act, hang on to your single status. This sultry phase is fun for dabbling, dating around, and hooking up. Already taken? Make time to pursue your independent interests — your relationship will benefit from your inner growth.

Money is anything but a taboo topic this weekend — in fact, you could talk your way into a business deal over brunch! Unstoppable Saturn and collaborative Uranus are combining their magic in your work and money zones, bringing surprising developments on the fiscal front. Don't be so quick to say, "I can't afford that." People may be open to creative financing arrangements, like bartering services for products or a work-study arrangement. It's worth investigating before you brush off a great opportunity.
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November 22 to December 21

Enter the love bubble. A fantasy-fueled chapter opens up for Archers this Tuesday as heartthrob Venus embarks on an enchanted voyage through Scorpio and your dreamy 12th house until December 1. Even if you're not sure where a relationship is heading, you'll probably still be willing to explore and experiment. Hey, Sagittarius, a sweet escape with a short-term lover can be worth every scorching moment. For some Archers, this Venus cycle could be bittersweet, forcing you to deal with the fact that you’ve outgrown a relationship. But if you're unclear, don't do anything rash now. You might just need better boundaries with bae so that the relationship doesn't overtake your much-needed me time. Try a little space before breaking up: Absence can make the heart grow fonder.

Your comedic chops will come in handy this weekend as shock jock Uranus sends a naughty beam to stuffy Saturn. Break up tension at a group hang with a well-timed joke. Just make sure it's savvy, not insensitive. Humor can be an effective entry point for discussing a more serious topic that's been on everyone's mind. Witty banter can also help you break the ice with a new group of people — and things could even get (rapidly) romantic with a fellow raconteur.
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December 22 to January 19

Warm up those swiping fingers! You'll be the darling of the dating apps starting Tuesday as love planet Venus cruises into Scorpio and your 11th house of technology until December 1. Not that you'll need to rely on Tinder, Bumble, or Hinge to get your fix. You could meet your match through the introduction of mutual friends or while dabbling in winter activities like a ski club or home brewing workshop. When it comes to appearances, your tastes could fluctuate wildly for the coming few weeks, but a beautiful mind is a must during this intellectually curious cosmic phase. Coupled Caps could get turned on by feeding your minds together. Make a date to see a live TED talk or wander through an AI showcase. The geeky bonding can be refreshingly romantic as you celebrate the meeting of your minds.

This weekend brings another lure away from the usual places, spaces, and faces. Your ruler, routine-driven Saturn, gets a shakeup from radical Uranus which reminds you how fun it can be to try new things. Make yourself "purposefully uncomfortable" in the name of growth. If you feel like a fish out of water, you're on the right track. While you may or may not become a card carrying Trekkie or member of the BDSM club, your walk on the wild side will stretch your horizons at least by an inch or two.
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January 20 to February 18

Let power couple fantasies dance through your head. This Tuesday, charming Venus pounces into Scorpio and your 10th house of prestige and amps up your high pro glow until December 1. Dress to impress and ready your elevator pitch. Beyond just looking like a million bucks, show the people who sign your paychecks that, "Yeah baby, I'm worth it." Compile your greatest hits into a presentation and make sure your name is stamped on all your hard work. If you don't wind up with a legit raise or promotion by December, you'll at least get the ball in motion. A coworker crush could turn into a real deal romance in the coming few weeks. Attached? You could test the waters of a business venture with your S.O. or find creative ways to support each other's careers.

This weekend, your living room could turn into a dance floor — or you quickly book a table for 10 as your party of friends swells. With your cosmic ruler, spontaneous Uranus, and traditional Saturn in sync, you'll want to celebrate life with your "chosen family" of BFFs. Impromptu soirees are no problem for you, but take some of the work off your shoulders if you're hosting and make it a potluck. Sparks could fly with a friend's plus-one or you could unwittingly play matchmaker for two of your favorite people.
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February 19 to March 20

Ready for a fantastic — and incredibly romantic — voyage? This Tuesday, love queen Venus sweeps into Scorpio and sets off sparks in your worldly ninth house until December 1. Any vacation you take over the next few weeks could bring the bonus of a little lovin'. Whether you're playing Meet The Parents with your new sweetheart over Thanksgiving or hooking up with your high school crush just because you can, stay open to Cupid's slings. But you don't actually have to travel to experience these amorous gifts. Cross-cultural connections could heat up on your home turf. That's good reason to skip the dive bar and have drinks at that chic hotel bar or go dancing at the Brazilian club instead.

Don't shy away from shop talk this weekend. On Saturday, rock-solid Saturn and revolutionary Uranus sync up in your work and money houses. You could meet someone with the coolest job ever and get inspired to rejig your own professional trajectory. Maybe it's time to sign up for that specialized certification program or look for an apprenticeship with a master in the field you'd like to break into. You don't have to quit your day job to make it happen. Tech-savvy Uranus might even point you to a web-based degree program that you can do on weekends and evenings.
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March 21 to April 19

Hand the keys to your inner vixen, Aries, and let her drive for a while. This Tuesday, seductive Venus slinks into Scorpio, lighting a bonfire in your erotic eighth house until December 1. The mysterious type will turn you on, so dig a little and find out what's going on behind that enigmatic allure. One catch: Don't let the cat and mouse games stretch on forever. You actually want to make it to the bedroom for some fun and games while Venus is here. Also: make sure there's trust to accompany the lust, otherwise, the green-eyed monster could take you down. If you're in a relationship, Venus may level things up to a more committed status before November is through. Don't avoid intense topics. Just time them strategically, like, say, after you've had an amazing round of marathon sex.

Don't be surprised if you need a longer leash this weekend — not to play the field, but to do you. Radical Uranus in Aries gets in formation with structured Saturn and helps you turn one of your independent projects into a smash hit. This is the third and final time since Christmas 2016 that these two planets are connecting like this. As such, you've probably been developing this idea for a while. Or, you may finally get the confidence boost you need to tick a big one off the bucket list, like a trip overseas, or launching that business idea. Roll the dice, Ram — you'll never know how good this can be until you try.
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April 20 to May 20

Open heart, insert love arrows! Cupid's crossbow is pointing right at you starting Tuesday, as Venus beams into Scorpio and your relationship house until December 1. A real-deal romance could heat up; one that can stand the test of time. But it takes two to tango, Taurus. Enough with the basic flirting and endless messaging. It's time to set up a legit date and see where the rubber meets the road. Already spoken for? This Venus cycle can deepen your bond in soulful ways. Scorpio rules the night, so enjoy more after-dark cultural events. Who knows? You could decide to move in together while you're waiting for your mutually favorite band to set up for their encore.

This weekend, make sure there's plenty of blank space on your calendar. With innovative Uranus and industrious Saturn synced up in the most creative and spiritual zones of your chart, you could wake up with the muse whispering in your ear. As a luxuriating Bull, you do not work well under pressure. Cancel brunch so you can work at your own pace and let the genius unfold. Some Taureans might devote this weekend to doing soulfully enriching activities like yoga with a sound bath meditation or a live lecture from your favorite motivational author. And, if you happen to book a spa treatment along the way, the planets heartily approve!
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May 21 to June 20

Don't wait for someone else to worship your body, Gemini. Handle that yourself. This Tuesday, love goddess Venus beams into Scorpio and your sixth house of self-care until the December 1. The more you treat your physique like a temple, the more you'll find that others respond in kind. It’s not that you have to pass on the pumpkin spice goodies or holiday treats. Just keep things balanced with nourishing meals and exercise that feels sensual, not punishing. When it comes to love, Venus in Scorpio helps you make the practical decisions you've been putting off. If that means moving on, so be it. But that's not necessarily the case. You just want a healthier dynamic. Could you transform your bedroom buddy into your gym buddy? It's worth trying since those feel-good endorphins only make sex, like, a thousand times hotter.

Say "yes" to the group hang this weekend — especially if that means hanging with a high-vibe tribe. Thanks to an auspicious formation between woke Uranus and well-intentioned Saturn, you could meet some inspiring thought leaders. Seek out organizations of people who care about making the world a better place through activism, art, and even technology. Before the week is through, you could be planning a holiday party that doubles as a hurricane relief fundraiser.
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June 21 to July 22

Stop! Don't even think about sashaying away from center stage, Cancer. With amorous, glamorous Venus moving through Scorpio and your fierce fifth house from Tuesday until November 1, all the world is your catwalk. Since you never know when the urge to snap a selfie will strike (or a style blogger will stop you on the street), wake up a little earlier during this cycle so you can leave the house Instagram-ready and shining bright like a diamond. Romantically, this is your high season. Don't walk around in a Tinder trance or you could miss the IRL connections that let you test the chemistry in real time. Attached? Fill the shared calendar with dress up dates and cultural activities. The couple that plays together slays together.

This weekend, you may feel like bending the rules a little as rabble rouser Uranus gets in a frisky formation with uptight Saturn. You've been following a certain routine for so long that you might not even remember why. Shake things up, Crab, or at least question why you've chosen to stick with this same groove. You love your comforts, but you might realize that you're limiting yourself. Summon a brave friend (maybe a Sagittarius or Aquarius) who won't mind leading you onto unfamiliar terrain. Switching it up, even just a little, could introduce you to an amazing part of your personality that you didn't even know existed.
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July 23 to August 22

There's no disputing your title as Den Mother in the Haus of Leo, but, starting this week, you might feel like running a membership drive for some fresh recruits. Glamour-queen Venus sashays into Scorpio and your female-friendly fourth house. Surrounding yourself with other powerful women should not challenge your sense of security, Leo — you'll only grow stronger as a girl gang.

Between now and December 1, some incredible ladies could enter your sphere and you could level up an acquaintance to bona fide BFF status. Already found your sister squad? Organize more group hangs and even a pre-holiday weekend trip. Looking for love? With romantic Venus here, you could meet your match through the introduction of a female friend.

Loose lips won't sink ships this weekend, Leo; in fact, your honesty could anchor a budding friendship in a beautiful way. With radical Uranus in sweet synchronicity to thoughtful Saturn, you can discuss more intense topics in a way that creates connection instead of burning bridges. But that doesn't mean you can't get fired up! If you're passionate about a subject, people will see that and wonder why. This is your long-awaited chance to educate them without getting preachy. The key: Ask questions, listen with an open mind, then address what comes up in the moment instead of preparing a response while they're still talking.
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August 23 to September 22

Go ahead and bat those mink lashes, Virgo. Your week ignites with a code red flirt alert as Venus, the cosmic coquette, zips into Scorpio and your expressive third house until December 1. You’ll have them at hello, Virgo — and maybe even before that — but you might not want to keep them there for long. Variety is the spice of life this Venus cycle and there's no need to add anyone to your favorites list before you've thoroughly checked out your options. (And if you happen to pick up a booty call along the way, hey, hey now.) If you're in a relationship, work on being your S.O.'s best friend for the next few weeks. Sure, that might mean listening to a few things you'd rather not hear, but it will be worth it: That level of honesty can make your bond unshakeable.

Over the weekend, you may have a huge epiphany about an area of life that's in need of change. A powerful connection between structured Saturn and radical Uranus can help you take the first, brave step (which is always the hardest one). Perhaps the most important rule of all here is this: Don't take this on alone! Communal Uranus helps you find your support squad, either through friends or "strangers" who are working toward a common goal. There's strength in numbers, Virgo.
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September 23 to October 22

Reduce your speed, Libra, and revel in the moment. This Tuesday, decadent Venus slips into Scorpio and starts a slow-burning fire in your sensual second house. Although this also signals the end of Venus' tour through your sign, you're (secretly) ready to settle down a little. Cue the Adele, slip on your comfy lounging gear, and cuddle up behind closed doors with the one you adore. Single? The cutie next door could win your heart, even if a week ago you barely noticed 'em. This Venus cycle whets your appetite for the finer things in life. Make a budget for original purchases, like these Tictail originals — but go easy on the fast fashion splurges that lose their luster after the first wear (and wash).

The weekend could bring some changes to your social circle as shock jock Uranus gets a reality check from serious Saturn. You've been willing to look the other way for a friend up until now, but some information could come to light that's impossible to sweep under the rug. While you don't necessarily have to turn your back on a homie, some realer-than-real talk is in order. Don't mince words, Libra. Tough as it can be to go there, this is what it means to be a true friend.

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