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Your Weekly Horoscopes: March 31 to April 6

Saying goodbye to March means saying hello to a sweet new moon in Aries on the 5th. New moons signify beginnings, and Aries is the sign of fresh starts and no looking back. That’s a powerful combination that means it’s time to try something new this week. With no planets in retrograde to hold you back (not even Mercury!), you’ll have no excuse.

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12 Aries  

You probably have a few collaborative endeavors going right now: a podcast with your business partner on networking, mentoring interns with coworkers, playing the titular character in your local theater’s production of Pippin. But make sure you use the new moon’s energy on the 5th to do something just for you—even if it’s simply not sharing the good chocolates you brought home on Thursday. No one needs to know your secret bounty.

1 Taurus  

The secret to figuring out how you really feel about that Tinder date who keeps messaging you is through your own quiet mind. If you’re having trouble meditating or finding a moment to process your feelings, make sure you’re getting enough sleep this week. Your recurring dreams about throwing away your phone will tell you the truth.

2 Gemini  

If you find yourself repeating anecdotes so often that your friends know your “coffee stain Laundromat” story by heart, you may need to meet some new people. Not only because they’ll actually appreciate hearing how you managed to stain a sweater from inside the wash cycle, but because freshening up your social circle means you’ll create new tales to bring home to your old crew.

3 Cancer  

The new moon on the 5th is the most powerful day of the month for goal-setting around your career. Even if you’re comfortable, you may want to connect with recruiters and see what’s out there. The best time to look for a job is when you already have one, so use your leverage and find out just how hot a commodity you are in the marketplace.

4 Leo  

If you’re in school, this week bodes well for your final grade. The new moon on the 5th will be auspicious for any academic endeavor, and if you’re nailing down a thesis, finalizing research or practicing complex statistics problems, you’ll find yourself getting the hang of it sooner than expected. Just make sure to talk to your friends about something other than your new subject of expertise—not everyone wants to nerd out over Catalan art history 24/7 (for some reason).

5 Virgo  

Use the new moon energy on the 5th to combine finances with a partner—or at least have a frank discussion about money. Chances are, even if you’re on the same page, it’s not something you talk about very often, therefore leaving a lot open to interpretation. Sitting down and getting explicit about spending, combined income and goals for your future will help you align in a tangible way. You can use (some of) your joint surplus on a treat for the other.

6 Libra  

Shower your partner with affection this week and you’ll get a whole lot of the same in return, Libra. You’re already inclined toward big romantic gestures, and this new moon is one of the friendliest for partnership. If you’re married, you may be past the (literal) honeymoon phase, but treat the 5th like an anniversary or a birthday. They’ll wonder what they did to deserve you, and they’ll want to do it again and again.

7 Scorpio  

If your morning routine is not doing it for you (you’re rushing out the door with wet hair ten minutes behind schedule with a half-eaten bowl of oatmeal in your sink), then let the new moon energy switch it up for you. Take a shower at night and meditate before beginning your day. With a pinch of mindfulness and a little time saved, you’ll be able to eat your whole breakfast at a leisurely pace and catch the bus.

8 Sagittarius  

This is an ideal week to bond with your kids, especially around the 5th. Whether or not they’re off for spring break, plan a little outing that’s one-part educational and one-part fun for you, too, like swimming or visiting a zoo. A little fresh air and a lot of all-day play will tire them out but energize you (until you go home and crash, of course).


To rent or to buy? To move or to renew the lease? Use this week to re-think the real estate in your life, even down to where you want to live. Are you settled in St. Louis but thinking about finding more acreage further out of the city? Curious about whether or not the traffic really is so bad in Los Angeles? (Yes, it is.) You don’t have to complete all your due diligence on the 5th, but the new moon will help you start.

10 Aquarius  

Don’t worry that you’re spending too much time looking up every fact about hummingbirds (they can fly backwards!), or whatever subject has captivated your elusive attention. The new moon on the 5th invites you to nerd out, dig deep and pursue your curiosity. You may come away with a new passion or possibly having solved a hometown murder.

11 Pisces  

You’ve been hard at work cleaning up your finances (paying down credit cards, easing up on seconds at brunch), and this week is one of the absolute luckiest for setting up some structure around your money goals. Whatever you put into practice—or already have begun—will pay some dividends right away. Keep it up all month, and you may be in the black by May.

Kiki O'Keeffe is an astrology writer in Brooklyn. You can sign up for her newsletter, I don't believe in astrology, or follow her Twitter @alexkiki.

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