Your Weekly Horoscopes: April, 21 to 27, 2024

It's time to face what you've been hiding from

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The rollercoaster ride of April 2024 reaches its final culmination with the full moon in Scorpio on the 23rd. Arriving just as the sun squares off with life-changing Pluto, this full moon is here to reveal what’s been long repressed. Though it’s painful to face with the mess of it all, it’s also very healing. Better to spend your energy sorting through the muck than suppressing the inevitable.

Mercury retrograde ends on the 25th and conversations that stalled in mid-March pick up again. Communication is still slow and frazzled for now, but soon will be back to “normal” (whatever that means these days).

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

Your Zodiac Sign's Love Language

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Aries (March 21 - April 19)

The full moon in Scorpio on the 23rd reveals the ugly truth about an agreement, contract or close relationship. That conversation you’ve been avoiding can no longer be swept to the side or postponed until next week. If things are going to move forward, you have to get real about what you really want. Your worth is not negotiable, and maybe part of living authentically is about moving on without them.

This week’s mantra: “Separate.”

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

The full moon in Scorpio on the 23rd is a do-or-die moment for one of your closest relationships. “Should I stay or should I go?” is the question. Maybe you’re about to propose to your girlfriend, or confess your feelings to a friend, or sign a lease with your business partner. Festina lente, a Latin adage which means “make haste slowly,” is a phrase to keep in mind this week. Your assignment is to act decisively, but also with grace, discernment and compassion.

This week’s mantra: “Intent.”

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

The full moon in Scorpio on the 23rd is here to show how you have (or haven’t) been taking care of yourself over the past six months. It’s not easy to get back into a routine, especially when life has been hectic and all your energy has been going into making big changes. As Mercury stations retrograde on the 25th, you’re forced to slow down and take things one step at a time to get back on track.

This week’s mantra: “Slow and steady.”

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

This week’s full moon in Scorpio on the 23rd pushes some deep-held desires to the surface. After months of dating someone new under the guise of, “yeah I don’t really care whether or not I have kids,” this lunation makes it crystal clear whether starting a family is something you want or you don’t. Same thing goes for your creative projects, romantic needs and sexuality. Don’t hold back.

This week’s mantra: “Desire.”

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)

The full moon in Scorpio on the 23rd brings a culmination to family or housing drama that’s been brewing since last fall. You can no longer suppress your true feelings about the situation and though what you have to say might fracture a relationship, it will bring some personal peace. Trust your gut instincts about what you really need in a support system and foundation, and don’t accept anything less.

This week’s mantra: “Foundation.”

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Virgo (August 23 - September 23)

The last few years have brought many shifts to your inner circle and modes of communication. As your little corner of the world got smaller in 2022 and 2023, your dreams, visions and educational pursuits got bigger. The full moon in Scorpio on the 23rd reveals what you can count on close to home. Conversations with your barista or friends at the local bar bring some profound insights and are much more than idle ways to pass the time.

This week’s mantra: “Stay.”

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Libra (September 23 - October 21)

The full moon in Scorpio on the 23rd reveals that your worst fears around money, resources and security aren’t as bad as you think. In fact, they might be blessings in disguise. When you go to the ATM, do you cover the screen that shows your account balance or can you look at it without blinking an eye? Facing what makes you uncomfortable leads you toward abundance.

This week’s mantra: “Accept.”

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Scorpio (October 22 - November 21)

This is an emotional week for you, Scorpio. The full moon on the 23rd is in your sign and may bring some of your more private sensitivities around your style, health or appearance to the surface. This is a good week to take it slow, pause for some tears in therapy, or treat yourself to a massage or facial. Whether it’s blackheads or bad feelings, the more you face, the more you’re able to let it go.

This week’s mantra: “Exfoliate.”

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

The full moon in Scorpio on the 23rd is pushing you to let something go. Whether it’s a toxic relationship, bad habit or pattern of self-sabotage, there are no more excuses for holding onto what isn’t good for you. This is a great week to leave work early, take a break from social media and put your phone in a drawer. It’s time to get back into healthy habits that lead you back to nature and let you connect with the real world.

This week’s mantra: “Clear.”

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

The full moon in Scorpio on the 23rd lights up the part of your chart that speaks to your community, audience and influence. You set goals last fall around putting yourself out there more and this lunation lets you see how those goals have panned out. If you’re not feeling supported, now’s the time to reflect on what it is you really want from a community. Do you want to lead your own project or join someone else’s?

This week’s mantra: “Participate.”

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

The full moon in Scorpio on the 23rd is the year’s biggest moment for your career and public image. This week is for doing the big presentation, applying for a dream job, or taking stock of your idols and influences. You also might be feeling sensitive about what you share online right now. Take this as a sign to clear up your feeds, archive some posts, and share images that reflect who you are now.

This week’s mantra: “Frame.”

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

The full moon in Scorpio on the 23rd is an important marker on a travel or education journey you’ve been on since the fall. Whether you’re getting ready for grad school finals, putting down a deposit for a trip or dream school or reaching new levels on Duolingo, it’s a great time to celebrate what you’ve accomplished so far. Now the question is: how can you take what you’re learning and experiencing and apply it to your everyday life?

This week’s mantra: “Practical.”

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Jaime Wright is an astrologer and writer based in NYC. She has been writing PureWow’s weekly and monthly horoscope columns since 2019, and also authors the cult favorite...