We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible, the best sex positions for each sign, or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based Astrologer of MyLifeCreated.com to tell us all about how astrology is affecting our lives each week. This week's topic: your weekly horoscope for the week of April 11-17.
So what's in store for each sign in the upcoming week?
Expect passions to run high this week as up to six planets will be in fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius), fueling us with inspiration, adventure, and a whole lotta heart! Mars, our cosmic action hero, will be the star of the show; egging us on and motivating us to go, go, go, especially in matters of love and money. However, with Mercury the planet of communication, information, and movement moving through slow and steady Taurus, we’ll need to be very deliberate about where we choose to focus our energies (especially since Mars is going retrograde on the 17th, slowing things down). The mantra this week? If your heart’s not in it, don’t do it.
And, remember to tune into Bustle's weekly horoscopes video live on Facebook each Monday for a rundown of your weekly horoscope.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Regardless of what you choose to do this week, you’ll find yourself craving new experiences. You could find yourself booking a trip to Bali, starting the book you’ve always wanted to write or experimenting with a new form of media (hello, TED Talk), taking a crash course in coding, or finding love with someone very different from what you’re used to. In money matters, a contract or agreement could come your way, take some time to mull it over.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
This week you have the power to magnetize what you desire, but to do so, your head and heart must align. Here’s a tip: try feeling into what you desire as opposed to only thinking or speaking on it. When you think about what you want does it make you feel good? Afraid? Anxious? Jealous? Your emotions have power, be intentional with them. A note: you could be tempted to take on secret or taboo love affair. To quote the immortal words of Dora The Explorer: “Swiper, no swiping!”
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Team Gemini is the focus this week as you’ll want to make it your mission to connect with kindred souls and key people to help you boost your brand or your network. Carry plenty of business cards, make sure your LinkedIn page, website, and social media accounts are on point as people will be knocking on your door wanting to know more about you and what you do. Though, use discretion when choosing to share your personal info with others. Loose lips can sink ships.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
If you’ve been lacking a work-life balance, enduring a counterproductive work environment, or it’s been way too long since you’ve seen your doctor, use this week to get yourself on track. Though you’ll be so on fire with the higher ups at the office, it will be hard to tear you away from your desk. If taking a day off or knocking off a little early this week isn’t an option, try to switch up your surroundings a bit by telecommuting or taking your office outdoors. Also, if you need help: just ask.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
All right Leos, let’s get in formation! This week it’s all about your favorite subject: you. As if you’ve ever needed an excuse to skip out on boring, this week the cosmos gives you a hall pass. Take a weekend trip to the Caribbean, make out with a sexy stranger on the dance floor, sign up for The Color Run, and get your wig snatched to the gods as it will be all about making the most of the new experiences coming your way. At work, use Thursday and Friday as your days schedule a major meeting or presentation, people will love what you have to say.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
This week, you’re asked to give some serious thought to where you’re going. If you’ve been feeling like 2016 hasn’t taken off exactly as you hoped it would, this is your time to step back and adjust your focus. Taking a class (or teaching one) that expands your worldview, connecting with people of different backgrounds, or exploring a new spiritual faith or philosophy could be things that both interest and feed you now. Trust your gut and listen to your intuition.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Your love life heats up this week. If single, you could meet someone worthwhile through a friend, sibling, or online profile (listen, plenty of people have met through Twitter). If taken, romance will be in the air, so make sure to grab your love and try something new. Professionally, this week will also be perfect for launching a blog, working with a web designer, or brainstorming online ideas that could generate you some cash. Take your time with planning though. Slow and steady wins the race.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
If you’ve been looking for work, make this week your week to send out resumes, complete applications and pitch proposals to potential clients. Then for Thursday and Friday, mark those days as gold star days for interviews, meetings, or presentations as the cosmos will ensure that you have a captive audience. Overall, this should be a good work week for you which will turn out to be a good money week, just try not to spend it as fast as you make it. Watch your budget.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
If I were to ask someone what’s hot in the streets right now, people would definitely say you. That’s right kiddo, you’re sexy and you know it. So, how do you make the most of it? Step up your wardrobe, maybe get yourself a new power suit, try out a new ‘do or a new shade of lipstick, and make this your week to get out, mingle, and wow the crowd as you will be absolutely magnetic (both in business and in love). Just remember, it’s ok to be a little choosy. Know your worth.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
The week may start out a little slow with you still craving, or matter of fact, needing some downtime, but things begin to pick up a bit near the end of the week. If you’ve been looking to promote a project near and dear to your heart or get a creative venture off the ground, mark Thursday and Friday as your days to introduce it to the public. Though let this period be more of a trial run with any new ideas or initiatives. You’re going to review whatever feedback you get and make improvements as necessary.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
If you’ve been feeling down lately and in need of a spark, you’ll get by with a little help from your friends. Call up 50-11 of your closest peeps, and allow them to support you for a change. Everything from parties and gatherings to brainstorming meetings will be just what you need to get your juices going again as the company you keep now will have some wise counsel for you. Love could be sweet near the end of the week. Watch your money.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Is the Justice League taking applications? Because this week you’ll be in the mood to create your own band of superheroes. Look to collaborations and team initiatives as your ticket to get where you need to go. And thanks to the way, the stars are aligning for you, you could uncover a stream of income in the process. Just remember to be strategic about who you chose to align with, as not everyone is on your level.
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