Your Horoscope This Week

Illustrated by Rachel Jo.
It’s that time again. Our first retrograde of 2019 arrives on Tuesday, throwing our communication and technology askew. But instead of cursing Mercury retrograde every time something goes wrong, we can reduce the opportunity for chaos by simplifying our schedules. We get it. It is fun to blame the mischievous messenger planet, but we have to take responsibility for our actions.
So what do we do? Mercury retrograde is an excellent time for you to work on your fact checking skills. Avoid rushing through anything, as it is much easier to make mistakes. On Wednesday, radical Uranus leaves fiery Aries and enters hardworking Taurus. We will be experiencing a collective shift with regard to the things we want to change over the next seven years. This slow-moving planet will require us to focus on money and financial institutions — so are you ready to make the shift? Take the time to educate yourself, as it’s the best way to prepare for uncertain circumstances.
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We’re also preparing ourselves for a fresh start as the moon wanes in Aquarius from Sunday until early Tuesday morning. Our new moon in Pisces arrives at 11:03 a.m. EST on Wednesday, putting our feelings at the forefront of our plans. And on Thursday afternoon, we’re ready for action, as the moon waxes in Aries until Saturday at 12:13 PM EST. Take a well-needed break on Saturday afternoon as the moon goes void-of-course for the rest of the day. If you’re trying to start a big project or make a big move, Saturday’s moon won’t do you any favors.
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Celia Jacobs.
Aries
March 21 to April 19


Getting to know yourself is a joyful process this week, Aries. The sun, your planetary ruler of creativity, fun, and entertainment is illuminating your 12th house of spirituality. This is the perfect opportunity to trust yourself and your intuition as Mercury retrograde arrives on Tuesday. The messenger planet is Aries’ personal planetary ruler of health and work, and it will be slowing this sector down, and he begins to move backward mid-week. Consider what you can do to maximize your time and minimize your efforts. A big shift is happening on Wednesday with Uranus this week as he leaves your sign and moves into Taurus. The planet of innovation is leaving your first house of self-image, and moving into your second house of finances. Think about the changes that you’ve made over the past seven years. You’re prepared to take on the next chapter. If you need help managing your money, look to advisors in your network or financial institution. It’s time to take control. The moon, your personal planet of home and family is beginning a new cycle in Pisces on Wednesday, rejuvenating your love for your space. Connect with your closest family members to help guide your decisions through the week.
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Cachetejack.
Taurus
April 20 to May 20


Your friends can’t get enough of you, Taurus. The sun, your personal planet of home and family highlights your 11th house of friendship this week, creating the perfect elements to host great get-togethers. Your pals would rather trudge out in this end-of-winter sludge to connect with you than head to a bar. Lead a new group chat this week before Mercury retrograde hits, and make plans with your best buds. The messenger planet’s first reverse trip begins on Tuesday, testing your ability to manage your finances. Mercury is Taurus’s personal ruler of finances, which is why you’re such a pro at handling them! You have to overcome specific struggles to learn new lessons, and this period will help you learn even more. Avoid complications by staying on top of your finances, checking your bank and credit card statements, and making sure that you’re keeping a budget. Your career planet, Uranus is going to contribute to creating a more financial mind as he leaves Aries and enters Taurus, aka your first house of self. The planet of innovation will help you to create some major waves over the next seven years, both publicly and privately. This planet will be shaking up your usually steady path, so why not get into the habit of experimenting with new ideas? You could come up with something great!
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Amber Vittoria.
Gemini
May 21 to June 20


You’ve got a laser focus on your professional life, Gemini. The sun is brightening your 10th house of career this week, encouraging you to take special pride in your work. Pat yourself on the back for hustling hard. Slow down on Tuesday, when your ruling planet Mercury goes retrograde. It’s time for you to double check everything that you write, text and email. If you need some extra help, ask your friends and colleagues to check your work. You’ll be sound of mind knowing that you took every necessary step during this retrograde. On Wednesday, innovator Uranus moves from your 11th house of friendship into your 12th house of spirituality. The next seven years will help you to confront any metaphysical concerns you have. The moon, your financial ruler, enters a new moon in Pisces on Wednesday, connecting your spending habits to your feelings. Are there any patterns that you can identify that you’d like to remove? You’ve been pushing your nose to the grindstone at work, It may be time for you to explore pay negotiations to gain more value.
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Ariel Davis.
Cancer
June 21 to July 22


Have you been thinking outside of the box when it comes to creating more abundance in your life, Cancer? Your financial planet, the sun is currently setting up camp in your ninth house of education and travel. If you’ve ever wanted to learn a new skill or explore a new career path, getting out of your regular routine could inspire some fantastic options. On Tuesday, your spiritual ruler Mercury enters his first retrograde of the year. It may seem counterintuitive to lean more into your spirituality during this period, but if you can spend more time alone to connect to your inner self, you’ll be happier for it. You’ve got a shell for a reason — use it. Get ready to breathe a sigh of relief as Uranus, the planet of ingenuity, shifts from your 10th house of career into your 11th house of friendships on Wednesday. Take a look at the past 7 years of your professional life, and thank yourself for the challenges that you’ve overcome. The next seven years will focus on the people that you invite into your life, and your ability to manage time properly. A new moon in Pisces arrives on Wednesday, helping you to restore your emotional energy. Consider how your emotions affect you, and how you can control them this week.
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Lynnie Z.
Leo
July 23 to August 22


You’ve got your focus on the bigger picture this week, Leo. Your ruling planet the sun is touring your eighth house of sex, death, and rebirth. You’re not sweating the small stuff, which will help you as Mercury retrograde arrives on Tuesday. The messenger planet helps to rule Leo’s finances and keen business sense. Take a look at your books during this period, and make sure that you’re not overspending while your planetary ruler of cash is moving backward. On Wednesday, your personal love planet Uranus leaves your ninth house of expansion into your 10th house of career and social standing. You’re ready to level up at work after gathering knowledge, it’s time to put it to use! The next seven years will forge your career ahead and into the spotlight that you crave. Make sure that you consider each move that you make, and accept challenges for their learning opportunities. If you’re in a relationship, the new moon in Pisces on Wednesday could inspire a heart to heart. Build each other up as everyone will be feeling a little tender.
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Simone Noronha.
Virgo
August 23 to September 22


It’s time for you to strengthen your network, Virgo. Have you ever noticed that people reflect the behaviors of their favorites? Surround yourself with people who inspire you this week as the sun lights up your 7th house of relationships. If you’re in a relationship, this week will help you connect with your partner by embracing each other’s vulnerability. Single Virgos will glow when they don’t hold back in creating new relationships. Your ruling planet goes retrograde on Tuesday, throwing the balance off of your tightly run ship. Weather the storm by exercising your attention to detail and slowing your pace at work. You’re used to these periods meant for pausing as the messenger planet is responsible for managing Virgo’s career zone. On Wednesday, your health and work ruler Uranus is changing houses. He’s leaving your 8th house of sex, death, and rebirth, and advancing into your ninth house of education, expansion, and travel. Is it time for you to go back to school? Is there a part of the world that you’ve been dying to visit? Make learning a priority and seek enlightenment. Uranus will remain in your ninth house for the next seven years, who do you want to be at the end of that trip?
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Sarah Mazzeti.
Libra
September 23 to October 22


If you’ve been removing toxicity from your life, you’ve got the sun to thank, Libra. Our shining star is passing through your sixth house of health this week. Are there any bad habits that you’ve been making excuses for? Kick ‘em to the curb for the next two weeks, and you could free yourself from bad behavior. On Tuesday, your planetary ruler of spirituality and good fortune begins his first retrograde of the year. Mercury is asking you to take a breather and work on your internal thoughts. Reducing your pace can help you manage the obstacles that this backward motion throws your way. Upgrade your cell phone case, check all details before checking out online and make sure you’ve got clarity on your travel plans. Now is the time to triple-check everything to avoid setbacks. Your career ruler begins a new moon in Pisces on Wednesday, connecting your emotions to your work. Reflect on how your job affects your feelings as the moon waxes this week until Thursday afternoon when she enters Aries. You’ll be ready to take on any task.
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Kelsey Wrotten.
Scorpio
October 23 to November 21


You can find joy in everything that you do this week, Scorpio. Positivity shines through the sun, as he ignites your fifth house of pleasure. This motion will make your office a destination for elation as the sun rules your career sector. Make the most of this energy by bouncing ideas off of your co-workers, and inviting them to networking events. You could create some great relationships that inspire you. At the very least, your productivity will soar, making tasks easy breezy. Keep a compassionate ear on Tuesday, when Mercury retrograde hits. Other signs will be more affected by this backward motion, and that will impact you. Help out by offering an eye to look over your coworker’s projects and presentation. They’ll be thankful for your keen eye! On Wednesday, Uranus your personal planet of home and family life make a move from your 6th house of health to your 7th house of relationships. This innovative planet instigates both opportunities and challenges, are you ready to tackle them? The next seven years will help you to become a more emotionally intelligent person. Exercise your listening skills, open yourself up to criticism and check your standards.
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Kissi Ussuki.
Sagittarius
November 22 to December 21


Family comes first, Sagittarius. The sun makes his way through your fourth house, putting your priorities on your household and family. Keep this in mind as we enter our first Mercury retrograde on Tuesday. The messenger planet is responsible for both your career and love life, astrologically. If you’re in a relationship, pay close attention to how you communicate with your partner. Unless they’re a Scorpio or an Aquarius, they’ll be affected by this movement, too. Single Sags may want to take a step back from the dating game, getting to know themselves better before diving back in. Guard your heart — it’s precious. Mercury also affects your career, so if you’ve been stumped on a particular career path, make a list of what your wildest dream jobs are, and explore in and around that industry. You never know where you could end up. Work on your resume until the 28th, and wait until the messenger planet is direct before you start sending it off. On Wednesday, innovative Uranus leaves your fifth house of pleasure and moves into your sixth house of health and work. This slow moving planet will inhabit this house for the next seven years, bringing you on a journey of creating strength and well-being.
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Loveis Wise.
Capricorn
December 22 to January 19


You’ve got a secret weapon this week against Mercury’s retrograde, Capricorn. Our glorious sun is lighting up your third house of communication this week, keeping you sharp as a tack. The messenger planet will begin his backward motion on Tuesday, slowing down your health and work sectors. It’s not unusual for you to pace yourself so that you can climb the mountain, sea goat. Use this retrograde to be thoughtful about how your workload affects you. Sometimes, what doesn’t kill you, is actually hurting you more. Be wise about where you spend your energy, it is invaluable. On Wednesday, your financial planet Uranus leaves your fourth house of home and family and enters your fifth house of pleasure and children. Consider how the challenges of the past seven years in your personal life have increased your tenacity. The next seven could offer you the opportunity to invite more small people into your life. This movement might change the way that you find pleasure in activity, so why not sign up for some new group sports or outdoor activities? Your romantic planet begins a new moon in Pisces, helping you to let your guard down with new and old partners.
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Hilda Palafox.
Aquarius
January 20 to February 18


You’ve got money on your mind this week, Aquarius. The sun, your personal planetary ruler of love is brightening your second house of finances. If you’re in a relationship, you might be inclined to have a serious talk about sharing your cash, creating or managing a joint account. Make time to connect with your partner and clear up any concerns around debt, savings, and future plans. If you’re single, you may want to think about the cash that you’re spending in order to find the right person. At what point is, do your belongings and outward upkeep of appearance define you? Find a happy medium, and let your inner glow shine! Your ruling planet Uranus changes houses on Wednesday, shifting from your 3rd house of communication to your 4th house of home and family. The last seven years have been focused on finessing your communication skills, while the next seven will help you mold your foundation. The planet of innovation will help you to place your priorities on creating a safe space for yourself and improving your family dynamic. Gather emotional insight into your habits as we enter a new moon in Pisces on Wednesday. As Aquarius’s personal ruler of health and work, the moon will help you connect with your emotions.
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Rachel Jo.
Pisces
February 19 to March 20


The sun is helping you to construct confidence in your habits this week, Pisces. He lights up your first house of self this week, influencing you to step up your game. When you take care of yourself, you feel better. Take this new found attitude into Mercury’s retrograde on Tuesday, as he moves backward through your romantic, home and family sectors. The messenger planet is here to help you take a look at the bigger picture of your life. In a relationship? Use this retrograde to step out of yourself and look at your partnership through the other person’s eyes. This new perspective could help you find comfort. If you’re single, you may want to take a page from fellow water sign Cancer, and hang out at home while the storm passes. When it comes to your home, keep an eye out for home improvement projects that pop up. If you decide to take any of them on, ask for a helping hand. Ingenious Uranus leaves your 2nd house of finances on Wednesday and makes his way into your 3rd house of communication for the next seven years. You’ll learn about the intricacies of connection, so take note. Inspiration strikes on Wednesday as the moon begins a new cycle in your sign. So, don’t sleep on it. The moon will wax in your sign until Thursday afternoon at 2:08 p.m. EST, so keep a pen and paper ready, and exercise those screencapping muscles.
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