Your Weekly Horoscopes: April 30 to May 6, 2023

It’s the week of another eclipse y’all! The lunar eclipse in Scorpio on the 5th wraps up not only this current eclipse season, but a series of major changes and developments that have been shaking up our lives since May 15, 2022. Other major events this week include Pluto stationing retrograde (secrets revealed) and Mercury retrograde meeting the sun (an “a-ha!” moment in the midst of the storm) on the 1st; Venus squaring Neptune (romantic illusions and creative inspiration) on the 4th; and Venus connecting with Jupiter on the 5th at the same time as the eclipse. Despite the turmoil and chaos, there’s plenty of sweetness available at the same time. None of us has to go through this alone.

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

Your Monthly Horoscopes: April 2023

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(March 21 - April 19)

The lunar eclipse on the 5th allows you to release some shame around what feels like a mountain of debt. A cathartic conversation with a close friend or family member gives you some perspective about how your situation isn’t as terrible as you thought it was. Paying off that credit card could be as easy as getting a simple weekend job or temporary extra gig.

This week’s mantra: “Solutions.”

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(April 20 - May 20)

The lunar eclipse on the 5th is a turning point in one of your closest relationships. This could be an engagement, a break up or an exciting new era for your client work. Knowing where you stand in partnership allows you to explore your own identity with openness and fluidity. Stop putting yourself into a box and explore all that you are!

This week’s mantra: “Commitment.”

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(May 21 - June 20)

This week is one of the busiest weeks you’ve had in a long time. The lunar eclipse on the 5th highlights how much extra responsibility you’ve taken on in the past several months. How can you do a better job with delegating so that you don’t get so burnt out in the future? Remember: burn out is a physical state but also an emotional one, so make time to do something this week that feeds your soul.

This week’s mantra: “Do less.”

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(June 21 - July 22)

The lunar eclipse on the 5th brings a calming breakthrough to your romantic or creative life. Maybe everything doesn’t have to be so complicated. Maybe you can just write one poem or song. Maybe you make an extremely simple profile on the apps. Just showing up with your own heart and desires is enough. You don’t have to prove anything.

This week’s mantra: “Enough.”

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(July 23 - Aug 22)

The lunar eclipse on the 5th brings some unsettling news in your home and family life. Whether your parents are ready to sell your childhood home, your landlord is selling your building or your bathroom needs gut renovation, it’s time to move on from something you thought would last forever. It’s time to simplify your living space so you can have some peace.

This week’s mantra: “Sanctuary.”

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(August 23 - September 23)

The lunar eclipse on the 5th brings some major news to a close friend or sibling. It’s not about you, but it majorly impacts you. Whether it’s a boost: your brother lands a major business deal and is willing to share some of the cash, or a burden: your sister gets engaged and you’re brought on for endless MOH duties, you’re about to add something major to your schedule.

This week’s mantra: “Acceptance.”

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(September 23 - October 21)

The lunar eclipse on the 5th is the end of a long and chaotic period for your cash flow. Since May 2022, you’ve faced many ups and downs in your finances and as you hit rock bottom, you finally reach a turning point. Things can’t get worse, but they certainly can get a lot better. That improvement begins with small steps this week.

This week’s mantra: “Flow.”

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(October 22 - November 21)

The lunar eclipse on the 5th is in your sign and marks the end of a tumultuous period for your image and identity. Over the last year or so, you’ve made many conscious improvements to both your mental and physical health, but this has come with feeling limited in your self-expression. Over the next few weeks, you’re going to find more freedom—get that Gemini haircut and let your freak flag fly!

This week’s mantra: “Self-love.”

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(November 22 - December 21)

The lunar eclipse on the 5th is one that might feel particularly existential for you. While everyone around you is dealing with more immediate and material situations (breakups, financial woes, annoying roommates), you’re being forced to accept what’s out of your control. Take some extra time to rest and meditate this week. Keep your schedule light and choose naps over lunch dates.

This week’s mantra: “Slow.”

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(December 22 - January 19)

The lunar eclipse on the 5th brings a friend breakup that wasn’t unexpected but is sudden, nonetheless. You’ve been feeling underappreciated for a long time now, and it’s better to walk away than to keep trying to make it work. You might be able to reconcile in the future but for now take your peace and let it go.

This week’s mantra: “Alone not lonely.”

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(January 20 - February 18)

The lunar eclipse on the 5th marks an exciting breakthrough moment for your career or public image. This is less about taking on a promotion or larger role at your company and more about simplifying your job so you can be a better leader. You may also be walking away from one industry toward a different field. You’ve spent a long time pushing but now it’s time to follow the path of least resistance.

This week’s mantra: “Rise.”

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(February 19 - March 20)

The lunar eclipse on the 5th brings an unexpected opportunity to study, travel or gain spiritual insight. Over the past year, you’ve already learned so much that’s affected your vision and long-term goals. This is a great week to connect with a mentor or teacher and affirm that you’re on the right track.

This week’s mantra: “Process.”

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.



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...