This week is shaping up to be a busy week for all, in both life and love. With many signs still experiencing retrograde, a little knowledge can go a long way. Check out your weekly love horoscope from astrology expert Krystal Smith.
Aries (March 2–April 19)
As the sun moves out of your sign and Venus is now direct, you might feel much wiser when it comes to the actions you take in love. But the universe is throwing in a couple more homework assignments with Mercury being retrograde until May 21. Remember to use your newfound wisdom and be careful not to jump to conclusions or let your temper get the best of you when communicating with your partner. Try to be extra gentle and forgiving this week, and remember that your significant other is going through retrograde lessons of his or her own.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
Your planetary ruler Venus is no longer retrograde. Hallelujah! Soak up this energy while you can, and dose your partner with as much love and affection as you’d like. After all, everyone could use a little extra TLC after the long retrograde period. Don’t be afraid to treat yourself either. Just make sure not to over indulge, because Venus, the planet of love and beauty, also wants us to look fresh for spring and gives us the extra boost of motivation to get ready for bikini season.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Mercury has now gone retrograde, Gemini! You may be feeling out of sorts this week, so remember to slow down and take plenty of me time. Try a nice guided meditation, or put some extra effort into your beauty routine. Small things like adding a few rose petals and some candles to your bath or making time for that mani-pedi may make all the difference.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
The week starts out with the moon opposite your sign in Capricorn. These oppositions teach us how to find balance and harmony in our lives, so try to take this opportunity to come out of your shell and do something outside of your comfort zone.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
Leo, the sun is still in your fellow fire sign of Aries conjunct Uranus—the unorthodox planet of rebellion! So go ahead and mark something off of your bucket list this week or do something new and exciting with your partner! The sky’s the limit with both of these planets, so don’t be afraid to be bold this week.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Mercury has gone retrograde once again, Virgo. Mercury rules the mind and communication, so this week wouldn’t be a great time to have any serious conversations with your partner. Instead, do something fun and physical together (wink, wink)! There will be plenty of time to have serious conversations when Mercury goes direct in a few weeks, on May 21.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Your planetary ruler, Venus, has finally gone direct. What a relief! With all of the lessons this current Venus in retrograde has taught you in matters of the heart, now is a great time to move forward and take the next step with your significant other. Venus retrograde can be hard on relationships because it forces us to look inward and re-evaluate how we give and receive love, but if you did the work, then you will have some brand-new insight to apply to your relationship, strengthening the bond between you and your partner.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Pluto, your planetary ruler, goes retrograde this week, on April 20, until September 28. During this transit, it will be beneficial to do some internal spring cleaning. Now is a great time to let go of those thoughts that no longer serve you in your personal life and your relationship.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
Saturn is retrograde in your sign until August 25, so if you’ve been holding back in your relationship due to fear, now is a great time to do some internal work. Take this time to heal any past traumas that may be affecting your current relationship.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
This week will start off with the moon in your sign, bringing some emotion and sentiment into your life. Give yourself permission to take a break from your to-do list, relax, and cozy up with your partner this week.
Aquarius (January 19–February 18)
Planetary ruler Uranus is conjunct with your fellow air sign of Mercury this week. Mercury, the planet of communication, is retrograde until May 21, which may have your intellectual sign feeling a bit off. It would be beneficial to stimulate your mind in new ways this week by visiting an art gallery or taking up a new hobby. Don’t be afraid to do something solo either, because Uranus is still in the independent sign of Aries. Sometimes time apart from our partner really does make the heart grow fonder.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Venus retrograde is officially over and is now direct in your sign—phew! Venus is the planet of love and beauty, so soak up this energy and spread the love by nurturing your partner with a home-cooked meal or surprise couples massage.