Here's Your Weekly Horoscope For April 18-24

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 18-24.

So, here's the overview:

A couple of planets go retrograde this week (which is kind of like a hibernation), which includes Mars; the planet in charge of action and momentum, so expect to go slow. Adding to this energy will be the beginning of Taurus season (April 19) and a cathartic Full Moon in Scorpio (April 22). With the earthiness and grounded feel of Taurus season, the focus turns to physical comfort, quality vs. quantity, and slow, deliberate action; while Full Moons, represent an emotional need to let go or a culmination of something that was already in the works. This means that this week won’t be the time to start major initiatives or take risks. Remember to slow down, take your time, and look before you leap.

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Aries (March 21 - April 19)

This week you’ll be called to temper your impulsive nature and take time out to think a decision through before acting on it, which is actually good for you Aries, as you’re learning to be more intentional and strategic about how, where, and with whom you spend your energy. Towards the end of the week, your finances take the spotlight. Focus on ways you can draw in more cash and save it.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Happy Birthday, Taurus! You’ll be so charming, confident, and engaging this week that potential partners (either in business or in love) will be falling over themselves to get to you, so don’t be afraid to shine your own light. And speaking of partnerships, this week you could decide to take one to the next level or end one entirely. Take your time but don’t be afraid of change.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

This week will be the perfect time for you to juice up your self-care routine. Receiving bodywork, exploring the power of the sacred feminine or sacred sex, engaging dance therapy (like belly dancing), or using/creating art as a form of therapy are all examples of how you take charge of your well-being. Be intentional about breaking a bad habit or begin a detox or cleanse.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

This week, love is on the menu as information you may need to take a love affair to the next level (or dump it entirely) is revealed to you. Creatively you’re also on fire as a project near and dear to your heart could come to fruition near the end of the week. Though proper self-care is still on the agenda for you. Don’t push yourself too hard.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

This is your week to level up as your hard work and talent could garner recognition from some influential people in your circle or industry. A promotion could come through or, you could be motivated step up your game in your current position. If you’ve been losing momentum lately, the slow down this week could help you cut out unnecessary distractions.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Relationships take the spotlight this week as you could be motivated to have a much needed heart to heart with a friend or sibling, or be motivated to shake up your friend’s list. Choose only to keep those in your life who empower you and support your vision. Keep in mind that real friends/allies don’t drain you.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Your money and possessions take center stage this week as the stars could help you finalize a financial agreement or terminate one for something better. Under the influence of this week’s planetary power, you could also come to the realization on where you’ve been selling yourself short and decide to stop settling once and for all.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

This is your week to simplify your life. Revisit or review ways that you can declutter your environment, explore how the power of your thoughts and words can attract what you want (and don’t) to you, or improve your professional presence or message (re-doing your website?). If you have something to get off your chest, there’s no better time than now.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

This is your week to begin exploring if the current trajectory you’re on is where you should be. The planets will be encouraging you to review issues around your self-motivation and personal boundaries. Have you been allowing yourself to play a little too small lately or overextending yourself to others? This is your time to put yourself first.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

The bounty of dates and potential mates will be abundant so make sure to get out and schmooze if single. If taken, Try an erotic writing course together, a BDSM or Tantra workshop, or incorporate some erotic game-play into your one-on-one time. If you have a talent, it’s time to let it shine.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Home and family take the spotlight this week. A parent or parental figure could require your attention at this time while you’re encouraged to bring a little more beauty and comfort to your living space. Career wise, you could land a role that speaks to your soul or decide to abandon one that doesn’t.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Use this week to renegotiate your current salary, reassess your current career path, revive a missed opportunity, or redistribute your current workload in a way that makes sense for you right now. Think along the lines of travel, media, or education for opportunities that can help you beef up your resume.

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