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Your Weekly Horoscopes: April 18 to 24, 2021

This week’s astrology will pull all of us out of a rut. On the 19th, both the sun and Mercury move into Taurus. Yes, we’re leaving behind the chutzpah of Aries season, but the luxury of Taurus season awaits! Perhaps the change we need is taking things at a slower pace and with both Venus and Mercury meeting up with innovative Uranus, things certainly won’t be boring. Then on the 23rd, Mars moves into Cancer where the action planet leads with emotion rather than intellect. Conflicts lead to tears, but couldn’t we all use a bit of catharsis?

(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)

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12 Aries  

Though your season has come to an end, your ruling planet, Mars, moves into Cancer on the 23rd to assure us that your life is nothing but boring. With the action planet now in your home sector through June 10, family or apartment drama is boiling to the surface. Are you avoiding a confrontation with your sister? Tiptoeing around a disrespectful roommate? This shift brings you some emotional clarity and courage to finally speak up for yourself.

This week’s mantra: Avoiding it won’t make it go away.

1 Taurus  

It’s finally your season, Taurus! And with your ruling planet Venus in your sign and meeting up with eccentric Uranus on the 22nd, you’re wondering if it’s time to make an earth-shattering change to your look. Get the pixie cut! Dye your hair pink! This could be something you later regret, but how will you know unless you try? Skip the cheap bottle of rosé and try out that fancy natural wine while you’re at it. This is the week for experimentation!

This week’s mantra: Live a little.

2 Gemini  

On the 18th, your ruling planet, Mercury, meets the sun and a conversation with a friend brings a breakthrough or at least a small moment of clarity. You’re tired of certain people wasting your time. As Taurus season begins and the planets pile into your unconscious sector, it’s necessary for you to step away from a draining situation (or draining people). Leave that ex-coworker on read and skip the post-vaccination hang with an acquaintance who tries way too hard to be your BFF, but something ust isn’t clicking.

This week’s mantra: Go solo.

3 Cancer  

Aries season burned you out—especially in regards to work. So, as Taurus season begins on the 19th, give yourself a break. With the sun, Mercury and Venus now all in your friendship sector, it’s a wonderful time to schedule lazy hangs in the park and catch-up phone calls with no time limit (except, ya know, for screaming kids). Mars enters your sign on the 23rd which could bring out your workaholic tendencies. Check in and pace yourself.

This week’s mantra: Laziness is godliness.

4 Leo  

This is the week you have been waiting for all year! On the 19th, the sun and Mercury enter your career sector, and you get some amazing news about a promotion you’ve been vying for at work. Don’t question whether you deserve it or not. Savor the moment! With Mars moving into your unconscious sector on the 23rd, it’s possible that your new responsibilities could amp up anxiety and stress. As you work on your leadership style, be sure to prioritize a work/life balance.

This week’s mantra: Savor the accomplishment.

5 Virgo  

As detail-oriented Mercury (your ruling planet) meets the sun on the 18th, you’re able to reverse a sticky financial situation that’s been hanging over your head for weeks (or years). Your debt is cleared so now it’s time to focus on your long-term plans! Taurus season is all about expanding your mind and thinking ahead. As Mercury meets shocking Uranus on the 24th, you get an opportunity for study or travel that you didn’t see coming.

This week’s mantra: Everything’s clear ahead.

6 Libra  

Taurus season kicks off on the 19th and as a lover of all things beautiful, you’re thrilled for the season’s delicious meals and cozy hangs on the couch. Your sweet ruling planet, Venus, meets up with radical Uranus on the 22nd: a transit that brings you some unexpected cash. Whether it’s a surprise inheritance or a rush of new clients, you’re in the money! Action planet Mars moves into Cancer and your public image sector on the 23rd, putting a new era for your career into motion.

This week’s mantra: When it rains, it pours.

7 Scorpio  

Taurus season begins on the 19th, which lights up your partnership sector (a relief after all the busy work of Aries season). If you’re single, a surprise new lover could enter your life on the 22nd as Venus meets inventive Uranus. Sure, he lives in a different city and has a way more active lifestyle (as compared to your couch potato status) but don’t you think it’s time to dream big when it comes to relationships? This week, you’re pulled toward someone who lets you take a walk on your wilder side.

This week’s mantra: Grow together.

8 Sagittarius  

Taurus season arrives on the19th, and it feels like everyone around you is ready to take things a whole lot slower. So why are you still so busy? Well, Taurus is your sixth house of repetitive tasks and daily work—not the most glamorous part of your chart. You’re learning this week that the errands are never going to do themselves. Try to put self-care on the schedule along with all the chores.

This week’s mantra: Maintenance is necessary.

CAPBANNER  

You’ve worked so hard all year, Capricorn. Let Taurus season (from the 19th) be about indulgence and pleasure. On the 22nd, sweet Venus meets up with shocking Uranus (a once annual event) and ignites a surprising romantic encounter. Even if you weren’t planning to reactivate your dating apps, why not let your curiosity get the best of you? Getting back into a musical or artistic practice is also very rewarding this week.

This week’s mantra: If you put yourself out there, the hotties will come.

10 Aquarius  

Taurus season begins on the 19th and is your opportunity to work on improvements to your home or just hibernate in comfort. With both Venus and Mercury meeting up with innovative Uranus this week though, you’re going to want to switch up your style. You thought that magenta shag rug wasn’t for you, but what if it’s just the splash of color you need? When it comes to indulgence, think outside the box.

This week’s mantra: Make a statement.

11 Pisces  

Mars—the planet that governs our sex drive—shifts into Cancer and your romance sector on the 23rd. If you’ve been in a bit of a dry spell, let’s just say: Those days are over. For the past few months, you’ve felt like you don’t deserve the love you crave but passion wins you over this week. You can’t help yourself! With communication planet Mercury meeting up with shocking Uranus on the 24th, don’t be afraid to get creative with those flirtatious DMs.

This week’s mantra: Flirting is never a waste of time.

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can follow her on Instagram @jaimeallycewright or subscribe to her newsletter.

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