Here's Your Weekly Horoscope for April 25-May 1
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 25-May 1.
Ok, so here's the deal: the biggest event for the week? Mercury Retrograde.
About four times a year, Mercury — the planet that represents communication and correspondence in astrology — goes "backwards" or retrograde for three weeks at a time. Because of Mercury's correlation with writing, reading, speaking, thinking, travel (and vehicles), we'll find that doing these kinds of things during a retrograde period gets trickier and more difficult to do than in a non-retro period. Here's where things get interesting:
- Messages or words are more likely to be misconstrued or taken out of context
- Emails, letters, documents, text messages, etc. either get lost or disappear
- Event and travel plans are delayed or get cancelled
- Machines like computers, cell phones, ATMs, cars or other vehicles break down and need repair or replacement
- Contracts or agreements get broken or renegotiated, or people go back on their word
- People from our past (like exes or old friends) seemingly pop up out of the blue
Now, before you get worried, understand that Mercury Retrograde can be an asset and an ally, by helping us to slow down and reevaluate what's important. So, while April 25-May 22 won't be the ideal time to start anything brand spanking new (or purchase new tech toys), it will be a good time to:
Rest. Review. Repeat. Rethink. Refocus. Renegotiate. Revisit. Repair. Reserve. Research. Re-read. Rewrite. Relaunch. Restructure. Remember. Reflect.
That said, let's get into what this means for each sign this week.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Your income comes up for review this week. If you’ve found a discrepancy between what you believe you should be making versus what you’re actually making, then it may be time to reassess your personal values and stop selling yourself short. Overall, this will be a good time to review your budget, bank statements, and other financial documents to make sure you’re getting the most for your hard work and your dollar.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
This week it’s all about you as the cosmos encourages you to review your personal style. Perhaps your hair or wardrobe could use a little reboot? As first impressions are everything, this is your week to reassess what kind of impression you want to leave on others. Adding a few staple, yet quality pieces to your wardrobe could work magic, while putting yourself first could renew you.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You may be finding yourself craving more solitude and downtime than usual. But this is OK, as you’re learning how to find power in being still. Take this time out to keep your schedule light and commitments few as you’ll want to pay attention to the insight and spot on hunches that come your way. A meditative practice (like Tai Chi) could help alleviate anxiety and feed your soul.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Your friendships and alliances come up for review this week and the biggest question of the moment is: who’s got your back? You may find yourself reconnecting or spending time with old friends while you evaluate whether or not your current circle of friends reflect the person you’re becoming. Always remember, your friends should push you forward, not hold you back.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
You’ll need to be on top of your game at work. Mercury retrograde is notorious for causing misunderstandings and delays, so make sure you: give yourself ample time to complete tasks, give yourself ample commuting/travel time, make proofreading your religion, follow-up by phone, email, and in person, back up your files, and watch what you say around the office or post on social media.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Retrace your steps in order to move forward. This is your motto for now. You could find reward with going back to school or revisiting a place you’ve traveled to before. Speaking of travel, make sure to allow yourself room for last minute delays or cancellations. If you’ve been working on a piece of writing or something media related, rewrites and edits can save you the trouble of a big mess down the road.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Prepare for delays or possible misunderstandings with others where your finances are concerned. If you have money owed to you or you owe out money, stay on top of dates and details to avoid anything getting lost in the shuffle. Keep copies/backups of important documents and don't throw away your receipts. Reassess your spending habits for better ways to save money and try not to count on money owed to you until you actually have it in hand.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
When Mercury goes retrograde in your zone of partnerships, nostalgia will hit you hard. If someone pops up from your past, think seriously about whether they have a place in your life now. When it comes to an existing relationship, this could be a great time to walk down memory lane or reevaluate your commitment. Get agreements in writing.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
If you’ve been feeling run-down and haggard, this is your week to reconnect with your body and your sensuality to help raise your energy level and your attractive power. Use this time to receive bodywork, pampering, eat good food, get good sleep, and get in an orgasm or two. Giving extra special attention to your body will help your inner light to sparkle and shine.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Your love life gets an extra boost this week whether you’re single or not. Try an erotic writing course, a BDSM or Tantra workshop, or incorporate some sensual or erotic gameplay (edible body paint?) in the bedroom to get your motor humming. However, with Mercury retrograde afoot, be cautious of former lovers coming back for a replay.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
While this week won’t be the ideal time to splurge on expensive electronics, you may heed the call to purchase some new furniture or rearrange a room or two in your living space. In contracts over property, take your time in signing, read the terms carefully or enlist the services of a lawyer to assist you in making the best deal. Lastly, review ways that you could make money working from home.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Follow-up, follow-up, follow-up, follow-up. Make this your mantra this week and things should go rather smoothly. When it comes to dates, meetings, or agreements with others, don’t rely on text or email alone to confirm. Have backups of important files and documents. Allow room for travel delays. Reconnecting with old acquaintances could bring opportunities for fun or money.
In the New York City area? Join Mecca at SHAG Brooklyn on May 8, for a workshop on engaging astrology, sex-positivity, and sensuality for feminine well-being.
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