What the Zodiac Has in Store for You This Week: Your Horoscope for April 25–May 1

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Mercury goes Retrograde on the 28th through May 22nd, but you’ll be feeling it all week. It’s another planet on the puppy pile of stalled or backwards-feeling energy these days, and it can make for some serious murkiness or unexpected breakthroughs.

With this many Retrogrades—but especially now that the planet of communication got involved—it’s wise to assume that you don’t have all the 411 yet or to expect surprises. It’s always wise to double check plans and contracts when Mercury Moonwalks because miscommunications are more likely in this period.

If you work with computers, this can be especially annoying, as Mercury Retrograde gives glitches that slow you down. Keep in mind this is happening to everyone, so don’t take it on as a personal tragedy! Be patient and clear in your dealings with others—and if you make a mistake, just own it and move on, and you’ll be just fine, lover.

To find out exactly what’s in store for your sign this week—and to discover which Prince power ballad is aligned with your ‘scope, in honor of the legendary musician’s passing—click through the gallery above.

Astrologer and psychic medium Jessica Lanyadoo loves cats, matte lipsticks, and kindness. When she’s not helping people help themselves, you can find her singing way too loudly in convertible cars. Find out more about her work and schedule a private reading at lovelanyadoo.com.

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­Taurus: April 20–May 20

When you’re feeling insecure or vulnerable, it’s easy to shut others out in efforts to protect yourself without even realizing it. Don’t alienate yourself, Taurus, especially when people who care about you make efforts to connect with you this week.

Mercury is Retrograde in your sign, and that may feel like slipping backwards to a stressful place in your thinking. Only look back at things when you can see them constructively. If you’re stressing, you’re not in the right frame of mind to have helpful new insights this week.

Your Prince power ballad: "I Wanna Be Your Lover"

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Gemini: May 21–June 21

While your ruling planet, Mercury, goes and starts its second retrograde of the year, it’s a perfect time for you to check in and look at what you’re doing, Twin Star. You had a plan not long ago, but are you following through with it?

If you’ve been feeling stuck, this week is a good one to look at how you’ve been keeping your own self in a rut. You don’t need to become a new person, but you do need to make sure that you’re behaving like the one you want to be. Do what you came here to do, Gem.

Your Prince power ballad: "Raspberry Beret"

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Cancer: June 22–July 22

There’s so much intense energy in the world around you right now that it’d be all too easy to get caught up in other people’s drama and weird vibes. How other people feel, what they think, and even what they do is not about you.

In fact, all that stuff is not a reflection of you; it’s a mirror in front of them. Don’t get so caught up in what everyone is or isn’t doing that you end up acting outside of your integrity. Just do you this week, and let things reveal themselves in their own time.

Your Prince power ballad: "Crimson & Clover"

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Leo: July 23–August 22

What are you waiting for, Leo? Change can be terrifying, and what you’re wrestling with is something that you don’t want to let go of but really need to. The problem is that fear is making you feel awful and uncertain of which way to go.

Take your time but not so much time that you are secretly making a passive choice. It’s time to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get to the next playing level, Leo. When in doubt, ask your friends for perspective (but not for answers!) this week.

Your Prince power ballad: "Love Song (with Madonna)"

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Virgo: August 23–September 22

The choices you make this week will have long-term consequences, Virgo—some intended ones and others that you aren’t planning for. All you can do now is make sure that you’re acting with integrity.

Don’t let yourself react out of defensiveness or weird power plays; enact your will in the most honest way you can. While you can’t make things perfect, you can make sure that your actions and words are a true reflection of where you’re at this week.

Your Prince power ballad: "When Doves Cry"

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Libra: September 23–October 22

You’re not allowed to disappear from your commitments just because you’re feeling helly overwhelmed, Libra. If you need a timeout, tell people that directly.

You don’t need to come up with excuses or even an explanation—but ghosting is never the kindest option, even when you’re doing it to yourself. Don’t let work pile up in one corner while you wring your hands about all your other problems in another. Strive for simple and direct solutions this week.

Your Prince power ballad: "Another Love"

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Scorpio: October 23–November 21

It’s time to confront your sads, Scorpio. Not just your sads, all your feelings really—but it’s your vulnerable feels that need a little something extra from you. This is a great time to look back at recent events with more compassion then you were able to hold when you were in them.

Inner peace comes not from having a peaceful life but from being able to make choices with which you can remain present, kind, and responsive. Be the person you wanna be, especially when it’s hard.

Your Prince power ballad: "Cream"

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Sagittarius: November 22–December 21

Feeling blocked and in a rut sucks. This isn’t a great time to push yourself forward with new projects unless they feel really lovely to you, Sag. You need a break.

You’ve been staring at the same problems for so long now that your neck hurts, your eyes are sleepy, and what you’re seeing doesn’t make sense anymore. Quit it with the self-accusation and self-degradation. Take a break that rejuvenates you so that you are open to the growth you’re seeking.

Your Prince power ballad: "I Would Die 4 U"

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Capricorn: December 22–January 19

Even if you get exactly what you want, you may not be happy. The trouble with happiness is that it’s easy to evade it, miss it, or snub your nose at it without realizing you’re doing it.

Don’t fritter away your time staring in the mirror, looking for imperfections. Manage your obsessive thinking this week. Find something you like about yourself. Choose to focus your thoughts on the abundance you already have and let your heart be inspired from there.

Your Prince power ballad: "Let's Go Crazy"

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Aquarius: January 20–February 18

You have more power and creativity when you’re not pretending that you live in a vacuum. Connect with people, Aquarius. Let them see you sweat—you don’t have to always be on point in order for people to like you.

Make some meaningful friend time this week, and be present and honest when you do. How you connect to others is a reflection of you, so make sure it’s a good one this week.

Your Prince power ballad: "KISS"

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Pisces: February 19–March 20

Between Mercury going Retrograde and all the other madness in the heavens, it’d be real easy for you to push yourself towards answers or hide away under the covers this week. Both extremes won’t make you happy, so may I humbly suggest just letting go?

Don’t worry about what other folks are thinking or saying, and don’t lose energy worrying over things that you can’t possibly have the answers to yet. Point yourself towards what you do know, and let the certainty of that fill you up and lead you wherever you need to go.

Your Prince power ballad: "Creep"

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Aries: March 21–April 19

If you allow fear to dominate your thinking, then you’ll be so seduced by its logic, you might not even realize you’re slipping under it’s spell. Listen to the wisdom of your worries without falling for their feelings of scarcity.

You can have an abundance of what you want if you are kind and patient to yourself during the process of getting it, Aries. Write a list of all the things you’re worried about, and for each point, name one to three small things you can execute on this week. It won’t solve your problems, but it will make you feel way better.

Your Prince power ballad: "Purple Rain"

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