Weekly Horoscopes for each Sign are listed below after the overview:
|Venus is active this week. |
Pay attention to reminders that affirm love for yourself.
With Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius, both retrograde as well, we are entering a period of exploring our motivations to do whatever it is that we personally decide is worth the time and effort so that we have greater meaning to how we are living our lives.
Pluto retrograde in connection with Mercury and Jupiter, also has to do with establishing a stronger mind-body connection and a deeper appreciation of relating to the physical world. It’s a great time to purge your life of unwanted habits and gear your thoughts towards healthier lifestyle.
With Mercury in Taurus, awareness of your body and your senses is heightened. Pluto retrograde in Capricorn encourages us to pay closer attention to the structure of our bodies. It would be wise to practice moving meditation, such as Tai Chi, to get your body and mind better aligned. Stretching and experiencing the sensations and the structure of your body can help you to release old patterns that have been creating resistance and restriction for a long time.
Wherever you have tightness in your body it is often due to unconscious holding patterns, where your repetitive habits place your body in positions for long periods (such as sitting at a computer at work all day). If you’re stressed you may hold your shoulders up. It’s easy to forget about the body when we are living so much in the mind these days with so many online, cerebral distractions. Mercury in Taurus asks you to become more aware of your mind-body connection. Wherever it is that you are holding tension in your body, this is a great week to start changing your patterns. Your mind and body will thank you.
It’s a great time to prioritize your connection to the earth and the physical world, bringing your thoughts in alignment with nature to help ground you and give you more solid understanding of yourself. By getting more grounded and present in the moment wherever you are, you create a stronger foundation from which you can better define your goals going forward.
Paying closer attention to natural stones, earth, plants, trees, flowers and natural foods is recommended to promote mental clarity.
Venus and Saturn are in harmony on Monday as well. This is great for getting in touch with creative inspiration. Wherever you feel like you’re holding yourself back, this is a great time to admit whatever those fears are. The point is to get going in a new direction, with new vitality and reconfiguring your karma. Let the obstacles and restrictions be the catalyst to new aspirations. This speaks to your creativity as well as your relationships. A test of faith in love, can bring you a renewed sense of purpose for yourself.
What matters most is that you follow your heart and do what you love. Follow your heart inward and you will know the answer.
Use what you’ve got and start from where you’re at. For instance, say you wanted to start exploring photography. You could hold yourself back waiting to save up for a great camera. But the camera itself is not the real point, and putting off photography and all the experiences it brings while waiting to save up, or go into debt for a better camera is simply an obstacle you could place on yourself. It is the action that matters. You may have a lower quality camera on your phone, but at least you can still take pictures.They may not be the best quality compared to the fancy, expensive camera, but at least you get to start playing with angles and exploring new places in nature. And if you don’t have even a camera on your phone, you can still go out, explore and soak up all the beauty around you with greater interest and attention.
So, don’t get stuck on the gadget or focus so much on acquiring an item you think you need. Think bigger. Focus on doing the action with whatever you have now. That’s creativity. That’s how you grow. Don’t worry about the obstacles. Work around them. With Venus in Aries, it speaks to initiating creative acts, doing what you love, and finding yourself in the process. Just because Saturn is retrograde, it doesn’t mean you have to hold yourself back. Instead, find creative ways to work around obstacles. Chances are, you’ll explore new ways of doing things you wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. This is the blessing in disguise now.
The Sun enters Taurus on Tuesday, April 18, 2016 at 11:29 am EDT. Happy Birthday month to all Taureans!
This brings more focus to nature, which is already a theme that is increasing with spring here and Mercury already in Taurus. The delights of your senses should start to light up more than usual this week. Enjoyment of fragrances, sights, sounds, sensations, and flavors all deserve your respect and gratitude. More time in nature is good for mental clarity.
This also puts emphasis on money matters. With Mercury in Taurus we already have our minds on money a bit more than usual, in a good way. This is where we use our intelligence and our intuition to make better financial decisions and come up with ideas to make money so we can have a more comfortable sense of personal security.
Jupiter and Pluto in harmony in fellow earth signs, has us considering how to restructure our lives, to get rid of what is wasted, so the energy is focused more on accomplishing the goals we really want. This would be a great week to discuss business plans in more detail and consider all that is not working, so you can make room for new approaches.
It's a great time to walk barefoot in the grass under the sunshine. All the pleasures the physical world offers deserves your gratitude.
Venus and Pluto are at odds on Tuesday. This is a good opportunity to have an honest look at the types of people that may have an air of authority and to see how your heart lines up with their intentions. From there, you will know much more clearly who it is that you really do admire, look up to and are inspired by. Those who are ambitious may not always the most honest people. Some try to get to the top of the ladder or the front of the line in a less than kind, self-centered way. It’s easier to recognize this now in people and can help you define which way your heart is leading you towards.
This can also speak to higher authorities such as governments, banks, and corporations. Your heart will know which to trust and which is not really as it seems.
Happy Full Moon in Scorpio!
It’s officially a Full Moon in Scorpio on Friday April 22, 2016 at 1:24 am EDT.
The Sun is in Taurus, the Full Moon is in Scorpio, this is self worth, empowerment and money matters in focus. When there’s a Full Moon in Scorpio, feelings can get quite intense, especially if you have strong issues in relationships. The emotional ups and downs of life can come to a head with a Full Moon in Scorpio. For some this can be a time of purging what you no longer need, like a realization hits that what has been, just isn’t helping your life radiate, bloom and blossom the way you want it to.
The need to feel more grounded and secure, can be highlighted by intense emotions. This can also be a time where you take a look at your financial debts and realize that your goals and priorities are changing - especially thanks to Pluto now retrograde in Capricorn. If you were reaching out for resources, whether they be financial, spiritual or emotional, answers you seek can arrive near the Full Moon. An awareness of what needs to change is available.
It’s a great time to ask questions. Diving into your financial picture, taking a look at your budget, plans and desired outcomes can reveal much about your feelings. The power to change, to get yourself on the course you really want and need to be on is on offer. Motivations in how you make money are changing.
The five senses play an important role here as well. Pay attention to what your senses are telling you. Heightened intuition and intelligence should help you to make better decisions so you can have a more empowered week.
Concepts of life, death and rebirth are likely to have move the emotions and have a spotlight leading to deeper contemplation.
Venus and Uranus connect in Aries on Friday after the Full Moon. Love, inspiration, and desire all benefit from a spontaneous approach to life. Love is supposed to make you feel like your heart is open and free. Synchronicities will show up that motivate and inspire you. Attractiveness and magnetism will be heightened. Sudden sights of beauty can catch you off guard and in awe. A whiff of a fragrance can lead to inspired ideas and memories. This is a great day for artists to explore whatever inspiration comes up out of the blue and see where it takes you.
Give yourself reminders of what you love about yourself this week, every day to start your day on the right foot.
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Quick Overview of where the planets are this week:
The Sun enters Taurus on Tuesday April 19, 2016 at 11:29 am EDT
The Moon travels from Virgo to Sagittarius this week
Mercury is in Taurus
Venus is in Aries
Mars is retrograde in Sagittarius
Jupiter is retrograde in Virgo
Saturn is retrograde in Sagittarius
Uranus is in Aries
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto stations retrograde Capricorn on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 3:26 am EDT
What Does Your Astrology Chart Reveal For You?
Weekly Astro-Tarot Horoscopes - Insights and Advice for each Sign for April 18 to 24, 2016
Aries: Situations are likely to show up for you this week that instigate a need to have greater self worth. To love yourself doesn’t mean you put yourself above others as a means of stroking your ego. Self-love creates harmony within yourself that is shared with others. But, sometimes self-worth also means not putting up with others putting you down with their own power issues. You’ll know when to hold on and when to walk away. The Full Moon has you considering what your options are, and how you can reach out to resources that awaken in you a passion to be at your best. With business, career and money matters in focus for you this week, along with self worth, it’s time to explore your aspirations and motivations that are closer to your heart.
Taurus: A dreamy quality with you this week can have you reflecting more deeply on how you’re being held back from the good things you want in life. It’s a good time to get serious about your financial resources available to you. Reassess your motivations that guide your actions. If you want to travel, you’ll have to make a concrete plan, plotting out the time and dollars required, otherwise it will likely remain only a wish. You’re changing the way you think about yourself, and your philosophy on life is starting a metamorphosis. Intentionally changing your thoughts for the better can work out well now. The Full Moon sheds light on how your goals are changing, particularly in relationships. Admit what is and isn’t working and important changes will come.
Gemini: The intelligence of nature is all around us. There is a code of information expressed throughout the natural world that governs the experience of life. We are discovering now that DNA code can be edited, like computer code. How magical is it that the world we live in does what it does with the laws of physics underlying all we experience. Nature has a mystical, magical quality asking for your attention now. It is a resource you can turn to again and again, and connection to it leaves you transformed. Enjoy the brilliant imaginings that show up for you this week. The Full Moon will wake you up to how your lifestyle can be transformed and it begins with your imagination and intelligence looking deeper into the mysteries of life.
Cancer: The Full Moon this week puts a spotlight on love and romance in your life. Power roles could switch for you this week in your relationships. You may find that wherever there have been issues of power in your relationships, the need for reconsideration and a deeper look at motivations comes up. A question of mutual goals can show up. Are you on the same page as your romantic partner? Taking a look at what hasn’t been working will help you find freedom. Though power struggles in life can get in the way, ultimately, we know that love is priority. Spending time exploring your creativity is recommended this week. It can help you clear away issues that have been buried in your psyche.
Leo: Your career is highlighted this week. Money making endeavors come in focus. Well thought out goals, leads to smart plans. You could find yourself feeling more grounded and empowered when your focus is on the rewards you gain from climbing the mountain towards your highest ambitions. Home and family is in focus as well. The Full Moon brings attention to the way you are doing things at home, your routine and lifestyle. What is working will be obvious and what isn’t work will also be clear to see. The motivation to create real changes in your habits will come when you take the time to explore better ways of doing things. A closer, honest look at your reality is the catalyst that leads to perfection. Your feelings will guide you.
Virgo: This is one of the best years for you to come to major realizations about yourself, particularly benefiting your self esteem. All that happens will prompt you to think bigger and better of yourself. This week your thoughts are both grounded and aspirational. A healthy mix of creativity and intelligence is with you to explore. Being conscious of your creative process helps you to reimagine your personality. The act of creating anything at all has a way of readjusting your perceptions this week, and gives you a deeper sense of what your purpose is. Enjoy tapping into the power of the earth element. Big ideas on money matters should be explored. Talking about your feelings has a way of bringing up big realizations that can be life changing. Enjoy the process of transformation with each new idea.
Libra: The Full Moon highlights how you acquire income for yourself. If you have a home-based business especially, it’s a good idea to have an honest look at what isn’t working so you can make the necessary changes. Smart questions lead to productive answers. You are likely to have a wake-up call in at least one of your relationships this week - romantic, platonic or business wise. An authority figure at home may ask you to reconsider underlying issues in romantic relationships especially if you’re with someone new. Moving in together is not a great idea at this time as it will change the dynamics and is likely to show you a side to someone that you hadn’t considered before. It’s a great time to clean out unnecessary junk from your home.
Scorpio: Happy Full Moon in Scorpio this week. Intelligent conversations with a significant other can help you feel more grounded. Well thought out questions, lead to answers that matter. Discussing business matters is recommended, particular on issues of productivity. New approaches are inspired by looking at what needs to be fixed. Natural surroundings, walks in the park or through a forest trail are recommended for clearer thinking. You have the power of thinking strategically on your side. Identifying priorities can help you get more motivated to improve your income and increase your self esteem. Your changing responsibilities are helping you figure out what your aspirations really are.
Sagittarius: Mars and Saturn are both retrograde in your sign now. If you’ve been pushing yourself too hard, you may feel a bit tired or run down. It’s not a bad idea to take some me-time to recharge your batteries. Your priorities are likely changing, particularly in how you identify with what you’re doing with your life. The Full Moon can enhance your understanding of the karma you’ve built for your life, particularly over the past 6 months. Does the fantasy you had match-up with the reality you are now experiencing? Money matters ask for you to dig deep to discover your real, honest goals. A dose of creative inspiration early in the week can give you energy and comfort. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Give yourself some time to feel free to enjoy the pleasures and entertainment life has to offer to help you remember how lovely life can be.
Capricorn: Pluto is now retrograde in your sign. Self exploration is recommended. Asking yourself lots of questions, filling out a self-assessment form, or going deep into meditation can help you get real with yourself. LIfe is about becoming true to yourself. Now you’re asked to look within to see who you really are. Looking at your shadow ultimately leads you to become more enlightened. An excellent way to encourage self discovery is through creativity now. Particularly, interaction with nature can stimulate your thoughts. Meditation under a tree would do you well. It is also suggested that your social life can wake you up to a truth now, that may have been hidden for some time. If you’re imagination leads to assumptions that are out of character, try to step away for a moment to gain clarity before reacting.
Aquarius: Random conversations with those you adore can bring up inspiring ideas that you’ll love. Be open to the ideas others have to share. The most brilliant and beautiful insights are just a discussion away. The goals you have are highlighted by the Full Moon this week. Whether they are personal goals or career ambitions, you are asked to wake up to what’s possible. To discover what potential there is, meditation can lead to light bulb moments that bring you great clarity and insight. Changes in your sleep patterns may occur this week. Your dreams can transform you on subconscious levels, that ultimately lead to more grounded, solid, practical ideas. The comfort of home is well suited to your smartest ideas taking shape.
Pisces: This Full Moon can highlight great wisdom arriving for you this week. Taking a look at the reality of life you’ve created has a way of changing your direction. Sometimes slowing down is precisely what you need to make solid gains. Go within when you can, meditate, and tap into your inner resources of wisdom. Your social life is in need of a transformation too. Whether you change the groups you associate with or you take a step back from those that have too much baggage, you are ready to find yourself in a different setting. Politics can either consume you or be totally off your radar, it’s your choice. Vacation time could be precisely what you need for a change of pace that helps you see more clearly what your passions in life are.
The Sun enters Taurus Today. Enjoy the Pleasures of the Earth. pic.twitter.com/9ZNeRttTH4— Symbolic Living (@SymbolicLiving) April 19, 2016