So many Retrogrades these days! Curveballs and delays can be a total bummer or take you to unanticipated heights, and while this brings great opportunity for revising and perfecting your plans, it also brings up the need to actually follow through.
Luckily, this week will also create a well-deserved break. From the 11th through 15th, revolutionary Pluto will bring meaningful insights to your past through Mercury Retrograde—look out especially for revelations about past relationships from the 13th through 15th.
The Moon in Cancer on the 10th is gonna bring up all the feels, so be gentle with yourself and the people around you (even if they’re being exceptionally high-maintenance). Take a much-needed break this weekend, and spend time in places and with people who make you feel secure and happy.
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Taurus: April 20–May 20
All eyes are on you, kid. There are lots of planets in your sign, and while that should be right up your alley, it’s likely to feel kinda intense this week.
You can’t know what’s coming next, Taurus, and it’s not realistic to fully understand all the details right now. The only thing that’s for sure is that you’ve got to change. It’s not possible to have your life be different while you stay the same; be the change you want to see, and let things catch up with you instead of the other way around.
Gemini: May 21–June 21
While you can’t turn back time, you can learn from your past, Twin Star. This week is an excellent one to reflect on the situations and relationships that you’ve been in before that can help you make sense of your current struggles.
How you deal with feeling trapped is about you and you alone. It’s easy to focus on the external things that are "making you feel" whatever you’re feeling, but it’s really just an elaborate distraction from your own patterns. Own your part and you can be free.
Cancer: June 22–July 22
Fear is a beast. It’ll tell you that there’s not enough love, time, or security for you. It’ll convince you that the worst is the most realistic, and that the best is far, far away.
Don’t feed your fears and tell yourself that you’re being practical, Moonchild. Buoy yourself up with positive and life-affirming attitudes while in the stuff you can’t control, and take small but proactive steps toward what you desire with the stuff you can. You’ve got this!
Leo: July 23–August 22
The difficult part of being so capable and tough is that you can handle whatever is put in front of you, even when you totally shouldn’t, Leo. Don’t take on anything new until you feel ready for it. Just because you can doesn’t mean that you have to or that things will be better for it.
This week may bring you some gut instinct that would stall you in a frustrating way, but listen to your inner-knowing, kitten-cat! Your limits are an important part of your potential.
Virgo: August 23–September 22
Your relationships are hella important. You can strive to appease the people you care about by telling them what you think they want to hear and feeding them the bonbons that they want to nosh on, but where do you fit in within all of that attentive service?
Don’t focus so much on what to tell or give others before you figure out what you really think and feel, Virgo. Invest in your intimacies with self-reflection instead of self-sacrifice this week.
Libra: September 23–October 22
Free will is a bitch. It’s all you want when you can’t use it, but when you can do whatever you damn well please, it’s easy to stall up and not do what your heart wants you to.
Make sure that the choices you make are a reflection of who and what you really are, Libra. In order to say yes to yourself, you need to say no to others from time to time. Don’t let that stop you from being true to yourself! There are new things for you on the horizon, so stay open this week.
Scorpio: October 23–November 21
You have choices, Scorpio. You can go home early, make time for the gym, only hang out with the people who make you feel happy and safe. It’s easy to choose to do things that make you feel bad while there are so many things—big and small—that can help you through your days.
Prioritize the things that help you feel good. There’s so much change and upset at play in your life that those little improvements will make a huge difference for your well-being this week.
Sagittarius: November 22–December 21
When you’re overwhelmed, it’s easy to obsess about all the things that brought you to where you are. It’s time to let go, Sag. You can’t undo what’s been done; all you can do is find the truest way to cope with it.
Manage your mind, and you’ll be halfway there. That means you should avoid indulging in thinking that is self-destructive and circular. Redirect your energy until your attitude is adjusted, even if it takes you a Netflix marathon to get there.
Capricorn: December 22–January 19
You’re done. You’ve gone down this road before and you know the pattern of what goes down and how you handle yourself here. What you don’t know is what would happen if you actually acted on the wisdom that you have inside of you.
Don’t take the road most traveled to make others more comfortable this week. Your bottom line won’t shift, and so it shouldn’t be ignored. Be willing to have awkward conversations this week to avoid bad-vibes drama in the weeks to come.
Aquarius: January 20–February 18
You don’t get to go backwards, my dearest one. It’s not fair to tell people off without giving them fair warning. It’s your responsibility to not only verbalize your boundaries but to be able to follow through on honoring them for yourself.
Hold firm to your limits and needs without forgoing patience with people’s processes. Let your relationships adjust to the changes you’re bringing to them this week.
Pisces: February 19–March 20
You’ve got this moment—this beautiful, precious, and fleeting moment—and it’s yours to do whatever you want with, Pisces.
Honor your needs in balance with your wants. Take a breath and then another one, and then do whatever feels good. Embrace the best parts of your day, especially if they’re fleeting or small. Life is what you make it, so take on the challenge of making it the best it can possibly be this week.
Aries: March 21–April 19
Pick your battles wisely, Aries. You can fight all you want, but you need to be clear about what you’re actually fighting for. If you’re trying to prove your value to yourself or anyone else, you’ll end up feeling like crap.
This week is a great time to push things ahead, but as you do so, you may end up ruffling some feathers. If you’re acting in integrity with yourself and your word, it won’t be a big deal; but if you cross those lines, things will seem fine for a while and end up biting you in the ass later. Honor the truth above all else, even when it’s hard, my love.