With many planets still in retrograde, you may have a hard time figuring out what’s going on in your sign as this brand new week filled with surprises, adventure, love, and risk is just beginning. For some guidance, here’s a look at your horoscopes for the week ahead, courtesy of astrology expert Krystal Smith.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
This week starts off with the moon and Mercury (retrograde…ugh!) in Aries, which may have you feeling extra sentimental but unsure how to express your emotions. That’s ok, though—stick to doing what an Aries does best and show the ones you love how much you adore them with your actions. There will be plenty time for words of admiration when Mercury turns direct on May 3rd.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
With the sun in Taurus and your planetary ruler Venus exalted in Pisces this week, you’re probably feeling yourself a little bit more than usual, Taurus. Use the extra boost in confidence to your advantage because this attracting power may just help you manifest that thing (or someone) you’ve been seeking.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Mars, the fiery planet of motivation, has officially entered your sign and is giving you some much needed inspiration to finish that list of things you’ve been putting off. Whether it’s planning your wedding or redecorating the master bedroom, this week will be a good time to get things started. That being said, it would be wise to only work on things that have been well thought out because it’s not recommended to start new projects during Mercury retrograde.
Cancer (June 21–July22)
The moon (your ruler) starts out in fiery Aries then enters the sensual sign of Taurus this week, bringing with it an extra dose of passion to your love life. Your sign can be a bit introverted at times, but go ahead and tell that special someone how you feel. If you’re already taken this step, this would be a great week to add some excitement into your relationship, whether you decide to get outside and do something adventurous with your partner, or stay inside and try something new in the bedroom. (Or both?!) Either way you can’t go wrong.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
The sun (which rules Leo) has officially left Aries and is now in the sexy earth sign of Taurus, giving you permission to indulge a little this week. Whether it’s buying those shoes you’ve been eyeing for a while or going on a fancy dinner date with your love, try your best to find a way to slow down and treat yourself this week.
Virgo (August 23–September 21)
Venus and Neptune opposite your sign may be causing increased activity in your love life this week, leaving you inclined to dream a little more than usual. If you’ve been thinking of going somewhere special with your partner or taking your relationship to the next step, this could be a great time to start the process. Just remember not to push too hard and be gentle in your approach, because Mercury, the sign of communication, is indeed still retrograde!
Libra (September 22–October 23)
Jupiter remains retrograde this week while the moon and Uranus are opposite your sign. This may bring some unorthodox emotions and new ways of thinking into your love life, so don’t be afraid to branch out and try something new.
Scorpio (October 24–November 21)
With your planetary ruler Pluto retrograde and the sun opposite your sign in Taurus this week, you may feel inspired to transform your wardrobe or get a makeover just in time for spring. Go ahead and get that new haircut you’ve been wanting. Just make sure to bring lots of pictures if you don’t want those short layers you requested turning into a pixie cut—Mercury, the sign of communication, is still retrograde!
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
Saturn remains retrograde in your sign this week while Jupiter (your ruler) is still retrograde in the sign of Libra until June 9th. Libra is the sign of partnerships and Saturn is the sign of status and career, so pay extra attention to these areas this week. Retrogrades can get a bad reputation sometimes but they can also bring us some unexpected luck and make us much wiser if we pay attention and learn from our past mistakes.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Pluto has gone retrograde in your sign until September 28th. Pluto is the planet of transformation and when it goes retrograde it makes us become much more reflective. Take time this week to go inward and ask yourself what areas in your life are in need of a little transformation.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Your planetary ruler is conjunct the moon this week, bringing some emotion to your somewhat detached sign. Make some time for some one-on-one time with your love, whether it be staying up late to look at the stars or going to bed early for some extra cuddle time. This additional TLC can help remind you both of how much to mean to each other.
Pisces (February 16–March 20)
Venus is still in your sign this week and it’s sextile (sextiles are good!) Mars—the fiery planet of sex and motivation! You may be feeling like falling in love with your partner all over again and showering them with affection. Your actions will speak louder than your words this week while Mercury is still retrograde until May 3rd, potentially causing miscommunications in daily conversations. So, take this time to show your partner how much you love them rather than telling them.