The final week of April ushers in a cloud of uncertainty as Mercury begins its backspin into retrograde on Thursday. Start making amends and clearing the air with friends or collaborators who might have done you wrong in previous weeks. Avoid any pesky financial snafus due to Mercury being in retrograde by curbing your spending habits and creating a long-term budget. If you prepare for the worst, you’ll have absolutely nothing to worry about! Gear up for any upcoming Cinco de Mayo festivities with these cactus party essentials and scroll down to see what the stars have in store for you in this week’s AstroStyle horoscope.
Taurus: April 20 – May 20
Your infectious and bubbly personality makes it easy for you to attract potential suitors. As you find yourself striking up spontaneous convos with mysterious strangers, it’ll be up to you to weed out any too-good-to-be-true-types from your Prince or Princess Charming. Wait until post-retrograde to make sure that your love is the real deal before handing out any final roses to the “the one.” You’re in it for the long haul, Taurus!
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Gemini: May 21 – June 20
While mercury retrograde may be returning with a vengeance, it’s not all bad news this time around. In the coming weeks, you’ll be revisiting a number of projects (from home renovations to Kickstarter ventures) that either got put on the back burner or rejected by the higher-ups. Start burning the midnight oil, and you’ll be pleased by the creative outbursts that result from a little outside-the-box thinking.
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Cancer: June 21 – July 22
Spring is the perfect time to have a get-together with your squad. With retrograde on the horizon, you’ll be feeling more anxious than ever to reunite with old friends and new (the occasional FaceTime sesh and string of group texts can only go so far!). Better yet, make it a big sleepover at Chateau Cancer, complete with vino, a DIY beauty bar and a night of girl talk.
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Leo: July 23 – August 22
Retrograde ain’t got nothing on you, Leo! If anything, your professional life is about to soar. Steer clear of any sudden career changes that could leave you unemployed for the unforeseeable future. Instead, pull out your snazziest power suit and have those calling cards on hand, ‘cause you’re the man (or woman) of the hour that everyone wants to talk to. Start networking with the big shots now, and you’ll be THAT much closer to your dream job.
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Virgo: August 23 – September 22
Whatever you do, think before you speak this week. Even with the very best intentions, an innocent comment (or even a lighthearted joke) could rub a colleague or BFF the wrong way. Despite what you may believe, honesty is not always the best policy. Avoid tension in the boardroom or home front by evaluating all sides of an argument and offering constructive criticism.
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Libra: September 23 – October 22
Between an ex from your past showing up on a whim and a sudden desire to have more space in a relationship, retrograde is pulling you in a million different directions these next few weeks. When it comes to previous lovers — just say no! There’s a reason that things didn’t pan out the first go-around. Avoid any roommate drama with your current S.O. by holding off on signing any leases that could result in a major breakup down the road.
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Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
Repeat after us: Friends (and googly-eyed lovers) who do stuff together stay together. With Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo on the horizon, there’s no time like RN to start planning an epic springtime bash with your partner in crime. Coupled up Scorpios: Have a one-on-one with your boo about potentially starting a business or collaborating on an upcoming project.
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Those lingering to-do’s have got to get done sometime, Sag! Between scheduling a long overdue doctor’s appointment, joining a local gym (or yoga studio) and finally cleaning out your closet, it’s time to get ‘er done. Remember that the first step is always getting started. Make a vow to become more active or consider holding a closet sale or swap party with your closest gal pals before tossing any old threads.
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Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
Your shy side takes a backseat all this week,Capricorn, as you can’t help but want to show off your glamorous side. If you’ve ever had the urge to launch a style blog or a beauty YouTube channel, the time is now. Get the ball rolling by hiring a photographer or signing up for some online branding workshops that will get you one step closer to your 15 seconds of fame.
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Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Your inner domestic goddess comes out to play this week as you start toying with the idea of a home renovation. While you’re not so keen on doing any of the actual heavy lifting, you’re so down for picking color samples and surfing the web for some contemporary wall art. Meet with an interior designer and start pinning photos of your dream abode before tearing down any walls.
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Pisces: February 19 – March 20
Whatever you do, don’t hit send on any emails or text messages until you’ve proofed them not once, not twice, but three times. As wonderful as technology can be, during retrograde it can lead to your downfall. One wrong tweet or incriminating photo on Instagram could leave you in major hot water with your boss, boo or bestie. Tread carefully, Pisces.
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Aries: March 21 – April 19
With so many spring functions on the horizon, you’ll be feeling more tempted than ever to splurge on a new dress (or three). Word to the wise: DON’T! Before spending big bucks on a runway-inspired gown, shop your closet for a hidden gem (your prom dress or an old bridesmaid dress, perhaps?) that will save you from having to fork over the moolah.
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What are you planning to do this week? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to check out your full AstroStyle horoscope!