Your Weekly Horoscopes: April 26 to May 2, 2020
Restless energy abounds this week as both the sun (our ego) and Mercury (our communication style) meet up with rebellious Uranus, on the 26th and 28th respectively. Mercury—which shifted into stubborn Taurus on the 27th—becomes very “practice makes perfect” when traveling through the bull’s sign. (Think the relentless work ethic of Lizzo, who has Mercury in Taurus in her birth chart.) But with Uranus in the mix, we have to not only give things our all, but we also have to shake things up. So, let’s try a challenging new recipe, take a sweatier Pilates class or at the very least, stir some collagen into our morning coffee. If we’re open to change, we can handle all the surprises that come our way.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)
You are the most stubborn sign in the zodiac, but this week, you are forced out of your mold. On the 26th, laugh it off when a Zoom blooper—your kid barging into the room wearing nothing but a crown perhaps?—derails a meeting with your favorite client. Take it in stride and remember that not only could this happen to anyone, but your quirks are charming! The next few weeks are all about introducing your authentic self into your career. On the 30th, why not propose every single one of your craziest ideas?
This week’s mantra: Be yourself.
Last week’s new moon sent you on a meditative journey. As this week begins, you want nothing more than to continue further down this path. But on the 26th, you’re roped into pulling together an epic virtual birthday party for your BFF’s 30th at the last minute. Though the plan goes off without a hitch, it takes you until Friday to recover from the stress. Spend the weekend getting intimate with your neglected reading list. Go for something light. No one’s judging your Kindle screen during quarantine.
This week’s mantra: Only you can bring yourself peace.
It’s the time to connect with earthly delights. Though you can’t see Lizzo live or indulge in the tasting menu at your favorite restaurant, you can appreciate art from home. Though a fight with your partner or too many responsibilities at work has you stressed on the 26th, by the 30th, you are relieved when you can finally get together with your friends. Relax with the glorious group of women that joins you for a call to discuss a book, screen a film or do a virtual tour of the Met. No pandemic talk allowed during these art chats and chills.
This week’s mantra: Make time for what you love.
This week, you’re less concerned with the drudgery of daily life and are more attuned with the progress of it all. If on the 26th, you want to use a FaceTime hangout with a potential love interest as an excuse to debut a sexy look, go for it. There’s not much to lose when you’re being yourself. On the 30th, you feel called to speak out about something you believe in and, even if it’s something no one’s heard you talk about before, don’t let that deter you. Surprise someone with how much you care about something as serious as the environment or as silly as the healing power of puzzles. Those who listen certainly hear you.
This week’s mantra: Sing out.
On the 26th, you’re feeling like you’ve bitten off way more than you can chew on a creative endeavor or a homeschooling assignment with your kid. As the week progresses, though, you get more and more OK with not knowing the outcome. Try to take one small step toward the goal each day and, by the 30th, you’ll see what’s slowly coming together with fresh eyes. There are signs pointing you in the right direction. Don’t ignore them.
This week’s mantra: Look up.
Is your boyfriend—yet again!— playing Fortnite while you’re trying to take a conference call? Has your roommate been stealing all of your quarantine snacks? Though you’ve tried to avoid it, conflict comes to a head on the 26th. Let it all out so both of you can feel better. On the same day, an intriguing financial offer comes your way. Consider how generative it feels before saying yes. Is this something that will grow into something? Or is it just noise? Spend some time really thinking it over (seriously, why the rush?) and by week’s end you’re more prepared to take the deal or leave it.
This week’s mantra: Go with growth.
You’re in for a surprise this week, Scorpio. On the 26th, your BFF (or a coworker you’ve always admired) announces that she wants to shift gears and go back to school for public health or that she’s ready to singlehandedly save the composting program in your city. You’re super inspired by this energy, so much so that you might want to take up her cause for yourself! Be careful before committing to someone else’s dream though. Instead of joining her, spend time meditating on what you would like to innovate. Even if it’s something as small as shopping local rather than from Amazon. Make all the room you can for change.
This week’s mantra: Change is good.
When’s the last time you did something a little naughty? Cheat on your keto diet? Read a book simply for pleasure? Order delivery? You’ve been so strict with yourself during quarantine. But on the 26th, it’s OK to be bad. Let this mischievousness inspire new routines like a cupcake baking contest with your roommate, a daily bike ride to a new neighborhood or joining a YA book club! Don’t keep doing things the same old way (especially if you aren’t even liking the results!). By the end of the week, you really start to wonder why you were set on giving yourself restrictions. Enjoy the freedom.
This week’s mantra: Reset the rules.
On the 26th, you get a hint that you’re taking up too much space at home. Whether it’s a passive aggressive comment from your roommate or a note from your parents reminding you that their living room isn’t only your home gym, don’t let this blip ruin the potential for romance and fun that this week contains. On the 30th especially, shake up a cocktail, blast some Beyoncé and send a flirty message to your crush. Take a risk and do something fun. You might just make someone else’s day.
This week’s mantra: You can still have fun.
On the 21st, the subtle ways in which you self-sabotage become obvious. You've sat back and accepted the situation, but now it's time to make tiny improvements. How can you create more privacy for yourself? How can you find more joy? At the new moon on the 22nd, set intentions about your home and family situation. As you begin to rebuild your life this month ask yourself: Who do you want supporting you? What do you need to get cozy? If something out of your control leaves you feeling anxious on the 25th, call a close friend to talk it out. It will bring relief.
This week’s mantra: Breathe.
Taurus season is all about communication for you, dear Pisces. If on the 21st you’re still feeling tongue tied, release your need for perfection and let the words flow. This week’s new moon on the 22nd is the moment to start a new journaling practice or reconnect—via email or handwritten letter—with an old friend. Don’t let a “failure” trick you into thinking your ideas aren’t worth it on the 25th. When you find the right place, you’ll know to stay.
This week’s mantra: Write it out.
What starts as a chill office check-in via Zoom on the 26th quickly escalates to an argument with your coworkers when you realize that someone hasn’t been pulling their weight. If you remain calm, the disagreement could dissolve into laughter without anyone raising their voice. As the week continues and you collect yourself, you’re tasked with establishing a new workflow process so that similar misunderstanding doesn’t happen in the future. You are particularly in-tune with the best way to problem solve right now—and that goes for all parts of your life, not just work. Follow your gut and start building better routines and stronger foundations.
This week’s mantra: Shake it off and shake it up.