Your Weekly Horoscopes: April 7 to 13, 2024

It’s been building to this for months

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There’s no way to sugarcoat this—astrologically, this week is perhaps the most difficult one of 2024. But it’s also the most profound! There’s just no way to avoid the tension and stress that comes with change and new beginnings. The astrology of May and June is much more supportive. Take it slow and stay hydrated. It will get better! 

The solar eclipse in Aries on the 8th is a crisis of healing that has been building for months. What happens this week is intense and climactic, but it also isn’t surprising. Like tiny sprouts bursting from the earth, we’re no longer seeds of pure potential. This solar eclipse exposes us to the elements. We must decide what’s next. At the same time, Mars (action) conjoins Saturn (delay) in Pisces on the 10th. The good news with Mars conjunct Saturn is that what’s troubled us for the past two years finally comes to an end. The bad news with Mars conjunct Saturn is that it delivers a whole new set of problems. Hey, at least we’re done with the old problems!

Mercury is still retrograde adding extra delays and miscommunications to an already difficult week. But on the 11th, Mercury retrograde meets up with the sun bringing a brief moment of clarity in an otherwise dizzying time.

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

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Aries (March 21 - April 19)

The solar eclipse on April 8th is in your sign, making you the undeniable main character of this week. If you’ve felt forced into a box—professionally or in a relationship—this eclipse breaks you out of it. This transformation you’re going through isn’t quite clear to you yet, but it's very obvious to everyone around you. So though you might not feel this power yet, trust that you’re in the process.

This week’s mantra: “Bloom.”

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

If you’re not already prioritizing rest, the solar eclipse in Aries on the 8th brings a reality check. You’ve been grinding away for months, but your best inspiration comes when you give yourself a break. Focus on clearing your mind. Five minutes of meditation a day can do wonders. Soon you’ll have opportunities galore to put yourself out there, but for now, deactivate Instagram and take a nap.

This week’s mantra: “Still.”

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Last month you gained clarity around your desires and inspirations, and with this week’s solar eclipse on the 8th, you’re ready to start making some of those dreams into a reality. Putting yourself out there is scary and you’re feeling the pressure to succeed (especially on the 10th). But some kind words from a friend or colleague on the 11th remind you why you’re doing this in the first place.

This week’s mantra: “Expand.”

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

The solar eclipse in Aries on the 8th marks a turning point for your career and public image. You’ve felt extreme pressure around clarifying agreements, collaborations and your values system so far this year, and this week brings an opportunity to declare a new mission, both personally and professionally. It takes courage to choose a different path and redefine success. You’re doing great. 

This week’s mantra: “Center.”

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)

As someone who is ruled by the sun, solar eclipses are especially exhausting for you, Leo. Though your energy levels are low, you’re feeling more inspired than ever. New ideas for travel, education and spiritual practice flood in around the solar eclipse on the 8th. Now all you have to do is figure out how you’re going to pay for it! Clearing out last year’s debts adjusts your expectations for the future.

This week’s mantra: “Guide.”

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Virgo (August 23 - September 23)

Cash has been tight over the last few weeks and the solar eclipse in Aries on the 8th brings yet another surprise around debts, taxes or anything else you might owe. Though liabilities are up, so are opportunities for grants, loans and kind favors from friends. Clarity around where to find resources comes as Mercury meets the sun on the 11th.

This week’s mantra: “Fuse.”

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Libra (September 23 - October 21)

Conflicts in relationships and over contracts and agreements have defined your past few weeks as Mercury went retrograde in your relationship sector. The solar eclipse in Aries on the 8th is a not-so-gentle push toward healing the part of you that’s been closed off to gentleness and compassion for far too long. Breakthroughs around what you want from a connection and who you want to connect with start here and will only grow stronger.

This week’s mantra: “Join.”

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Scorpio (October 22 - November 21)

The solar eclipse in Aries on the 8th is both a hard stop and a fresh start. You’ve been wrestling with the idea of change for a long time, especially at work and in your daily routines. Creative solutions that reveal your next move are available this week. It feels almost impossible to initiate something new right now, but you can’t keep fighting the same battles. Take a risk on what’s next.

This week’s mantra: “Choose.”

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

The solar eclipse in Aries on the 8th brings a provocative romance or creative project to the forefront of your life. At the same time, you’re struggling to find comfort and grounding at home. Think of this week like those first moments of bringing a baby home from the hospital. Your house is in chaos, your sleep is nonexistent, but there’s a whole new life to fall in love with.

This week’s mantra: “Hold.”

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

This is the week that you finally leave behind a sense of scarcity or worry around finances that has troubled you for the last two years. Your problems now are less about not having enough and more about who you want to share your resources with. Communication breakdowns this week reveal a difference in values in some of your closest relationships. This isn’t a dealbreaker, but it is good information.

This week’s mantra: “Share.”

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

After two years of feeling constant pressure to prove yourself, to work harder, and to show up as a source of strength for everyone around you, you’re feeling like that tension is finally fading. At the same time, you’re also getting serious about money and the pressure to save toward a big goal feels almost insurmountable. Notice what’s available in your immediate surroundings and through your close friends. Now it’s their turn to lift you up.

This week’s mantra: “Available.”

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

The solar eclipse in Aries on the 8th brings a surprise gift. You thought you’d have to save another six months for a new couch but it turns out your friend wants to give you one. That said, you’re also feeling heavy, under pressure, and like you can’t quite enjoy this moment for what it is. Take a step back and take care of yourself. The boon will still be there after your nap.

This week’s mantra: “Receive.”

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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...