Weekly Horoscope: April 17–23, 2023
Take a deep breath, because everything’s going to be okay. The aggressive Aries sun (our planetary ego booster) gets calmed by its harmonious sextile to gentle Neptune (the cosmic dreamer) in sensitive Pisces on Tuesday, reminding you how important it is to get in touch with your sensitive side. Your long to-do list can wait until you get your mind right. Meditate, do some yoga, or get a Tarot reading to start the week off centered and ready to take on whatever comes your way.
A new moon (the cosmic force driving our emotions) and solar eclipse in powerful Aries arrives on Wednesday, renewing your inner fire and sending you spinning off in a lot of different directions. You’re excellent at starting things now but not so great at finishing them. Luckily, you’re smart enough to surround yourself with people who can help you get the job done and still manage to give you most of the credit.
The sun pairs up with steady Taurus on Thursday, giving you the logical mindset to deal with the upcoming Mercury (the thinking planet) retrograde cycle, which starts on Friday. At the same time, Mercury is also matched with Taurus. Doing some detailed work can help get your mind off the things that might start to go wrong now. As long as you have more W’s than L’s, you’re going to be okay. Like we promised at the start of the week, remember? You’ve got this.
Your Zodiac Sign’s Weekly Horoscope
Your fierceness isn’t in doubt this week, Aries. Taking control of the situation puts you in a powerful place where you can be the leader you were always meant to be. Remember, though, that there’s a time and place for everything. Certain moments and situations this week will call for you to be a little more muted and tactful than usual.
It’s time for a spiritual refresh, Taurus, whatever that means to you. Getting a fresh start by recharging your mental/emotional batteries makes a world of difference this week, so don’t be afraid to do some important soul-searching. Retreating into your own mind or going on an actual retreat can free you of some personal burdens you’ve been carrying for a long time. Finally letting go is amazingly freeing.
Making new connections is what this week is all about for you, Gemini. Reaching out to other people might not always be met with the same enthusiasm you put out there, but as long as your intentions are good, you have nothing to worry about. You thrive in groups rather than solo missions now and are an excellent team player. Anyone whose side you end up on won’t
You’re more concerned with how your own community and society as a whole see you this week, Cancer, which puts a lot of pressure on you to perform at your highest level. You never know who’s keeping tabs on you at your job or while volunteering, so always do your best. Reaching your potential is a nice goal, but right now, the universe encourages you to exceed it whenever possible!
It’s time to expand beyond what you’re normally capable of, Leo. Stretching your mind in new ways allows you to see things from a whole new perspective, and you’ll probably find that you really like the view from up there. You always knew you could soar. This week, the universe gives you the wings to do it. Go out and find the adventure of a lifetime.
You feel empowered this week, Virgo, and it’s about time. Your skills and talents deserve to be noticed even though you don’t ever brag about them or show them off. Being in the right place at the right time results in someone finally discovering what you’re capable of. Your star is on the rise. Accept the applause you’re about to get without making excuses for why you don’t deserve it, dismissing it, or feeling embarrassed by it.
Your relationships are targeted this week, Libra, and this energy is suggesting that it’s time to start a new friendship/partnership or redefine an old one. One thing is for sure — things can’t stay the same. They’ve been stagnant for way too long, and this is the right time to make a change. Preferably together, but if you have to branch out on your own, you’re confident enough to do just that.
You’re always thinking about taking care of others, but this week the best way to do that is to help yourself. Paying attention to nagging little health issues is necessary so that they don’t turn into more serious problems later. Use that famous Scorpio dedication to follow through with preventive care and/or maintenance now instead of having to go in for a major overhaul in the future.
You’re really craving positive feedback this week, which is unusual for you. What’s going on, Sag? When your IDGAF attitude does a 180, and you start asking for other people’s approval, they’re going to notice. Luckily, your lowkey personality helps you phrase little calls for help in a way that doesn’t alarm others. Still, when your confidence suffers, and you need that reassurance, don’t be afraid to ask for it more directly if necessary.
Your job becomes a lower priority when your close friends or family are in need this week, Capricorn. Slowing down, listening to your gut, and paying attention to your emotions leads you to where you need to be. How could you have ignored someone who needed you for this long? No worries, you’re here now, exactly where you should be.
When things get tough, you get busy. Any way you can find to distract yourself — especially with tech gadgets — this week is welcome, but what will escaping from your problems really accomplish? Communication is important now, and it’s one of the things you’re very good at. Find a way to engage instead of checking out. You won’t be sorry, Aquarius.
Your senses are heightened, and you have a strong attachment to the physical world around you. Finding ways to connect with the earth — like running barefoot on the beach or gardening, for example — literally keeps you grounded and relieves your stress. A new start is yours when you’re ready to take that next big step, but there’s no rush.
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