Your Weekly Horoscopes: April 28 to May 4

April was a long month, it’s OK to fall apart

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The moon reaches her last quarter phase this week, signaling that it’s time to slow down and process everything that’s happened since the beginning of the month. Mars meets Neptune in Pisces on the 29th, giving us clear intuitive insights as we reach peak exhaustion and burnout. April was a long month! It’s OK to fall apart. Energy is renewed on the 30th as Mars enters his home sign of Aries, where conflicts are handled decisively.

Venus also gets an upgrade this week as she enters her home sign of Taurus on the 29th. Venus in Taurus is lush and romantic. Hot flirtations at the bar become lazy Netflix and chill dates. Like Lana Del Rey (who was born with Venus in Taurus), we have a lust for life. 

Venus and Mars also both connect with life-changing Pluto this week, making it clear that though it’s a relief to return to basics, the point isn’t to go back, but to have an easier way forward. 

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


Aries (March 21 – April 19)

With your ruling planet Mars meeting up with nebulous Neptune on the 29th, life might feel more magical while also feeling incredibly diffuse. If you’re feeling stressed or burned out, or like it’s impossible to stay grounded, you’re right on schedule. Time is better spent sunbathing than grinding away at your laptop this week. The vibe dramatically shifts on the 30th though when Mars comes back home to Aries and you get your groove back.

This week’s mantra: “Persistence.”


Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

After a few weeks of your head in the clouds, it’s time to come back down to earth. Your ruling planet Venus comes home to Taurus on the 29th, ushering in a period of self-love and beauty. You’re tempted to make a big transformation on the 1st, but with power planet Pluto in the mix, things might feel more urgent than they actually are. Wait until next week to book with your stylist or click buy.

This week’s mantra: “Patience.”


Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Your best work right now is being done behind the scenes. Taking a step back and prioritizing rest this week and for most of May will prepare you for a more dynamic period that awaits you in June. You don’t need to hide, but you also don’t need to text the group chat every detail of your Tuesday night date. This is a good week to journal, process the past in therapy or cook a beautiful meal just for yourself.

This week’s mantra: “Still.”


Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Clear insights around your desires, and whether or not you’ve been honoring them, arrived with last week’s full moon in Scorpio. Integrating those revelations requires some courage. How can you assert these needs? Are you OK with ruffling some feathers in the process? A difficult conversation with a friend or coworker on the 1st clarifies your next steps.

This week’s mantra: “Guts.”


Leo (July 23 – August 22)

The pressure to make peace with your ex, get an invoice paid or settle a debt has been high over the past few weeks. This process reaches an overwhelming climax on the 29th when you must decide whether it’s worth losing yourself to make someone else happy. Things turn around toward the end of the week when a new opportunity comes your way and you make sure to look over all the terms and conditions before signing yourself away.

This week’s mantra: “Trust.”


Virgo (August 23 – September 23)

You’re still coming out of the Mercury retrograde haze this week, and might be feeling especially intense about getting your health, fitness and schedule back on track. Your mind is spinning with so many goals and visions, but how are you going to meet any of them if you aren’t making the time? On the other hand, do you need to rush into an opportunity just because it’s there? Pause and consider your options.

This week’s mantra: “Consider.”


Libra (September 23 – October 21)

Relationships of all kinds have been your main focus over the last month in both exciting and deeply exhausting ways. A new connection is tested on the 29th. Are you caught in a fairy tale? Are you getting mixed signals? Once Mars enters succinct Aries on the 30th, you can clear up questions about where you stand. Relief comes when you ask for what you want this week.

This week’s mantra: “Confess.”


Scorpio (October 22 – November 21)

The week begins with you caught up in a romantic fantasy or a creative project, peaking on the 29th. Then on the 30th, your ruling planet Mars moves from spacey Pisces to dynamic Aries, and you go from brainstorming to creating, from dating to committed, from birthing to caring. You’re now entering the maintenance phase. Life is about to get very busy. Discipline is what keeps your head above water.

This week’s mantra: “Move.”


Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Your bender is about to come to an end as Venus leaves Aries and your party sector for Taurus and your work sector on the 29th. All those assignments you put on the back burner? They’re all due at the end of the week. Despite the pressure, Venus helps you feel more “in the zone” as you get it all done. Satisfaction comes through discipline, eating your vegetables and getting a good night’s sleep.

This week’s mantra: “Simple.”


Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Venus enters Taurus and your pleasure sector on the 29th, ushering in your most romantic and creative time of year. Whether you’re single or taken, there’s no better time to take yourself on a date. Take a nature walk! Bake sourdough bread! Start an herb garden on your fire escape! Though you’re also tempted to splurge on treats, remember that there’s so much to explore that’s absolutely free.

This week’s mantra: “Moderation.”


Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Things might feel especially heavy for you this week as Pluto slows down and stations retrograde in your sign. Since January, you’ve experienced rapid transformations, and big wins alongside major losses. The life-changing events stop coming so fast from here (thank goddess!), and this week is all about taking a pause to reflect on what’s happened so far. Power struggles, especially with family and roommates, are possible. Stop resisting what needs to be uprooted. Time for renovations.

This week’s mantra: “Hold.”


Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Venus enters Taurus on the 29th and ushers in a period of simple joys. This week is for afternoon trips to the coffee shop, flirting with the bartender and stopping to smell the (actual) roses on your afternoon jog. Romanticize your everyday life. Whether you’re single or partnered, it’s important to make every part of your life sweeter, especially your relationship to yourself.

This week’s mantra: “Sweet.”

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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...