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DIY Astro Guide: What Your Horoscope Means This Week, 4/11/2016

Don’t back down now: This is your week to be a boss in accomplishing all of your goals. Be it training for a 5K, launching your side hustle or interviewing for a new job, you’ve got nothing to lose! With retrograde striking back with a vengeance this weekend (mark your calendars for April 17), now’s the time to take a crazy chance that could pay off BIG in the coming weeks. Start planning your festival style and scroll down to see what the stars have in store for you in this week’s AstroStyle horoscope.


Use this week to tackle any lingering projects that got put on the back burner or to pitch an innovative business plan that could bring in the moolah. Between launching a Kickstarter campaign and unveiling an up-and-coming lifestyle website, it won’t be long before the top execs are calling you.

Read This: As you start planning for your next entrepreneurial endeavor, check out these 10 awesome Kickstarter + Indiegogo campaigns you’ll want to back this month. We’re pretty sure that this is the happiest raincoat EVER. (Photo via Kær)

Taurus: April 20 – May 20


This week is all about opening up and expressing your true feelings with those in your inner circle. Rather than sweep things under the rug, lean on a best friend or a sister for unconditional support. The sooner you get things out in the open, the better off you’ll be in the long run.

Read This: This is what you should do when you find out your coworkers make more money than you.

Gemini: May 21 – June 20


You know what they say: Friends who hang out together stay together. Put on your hostessing dress and start coordinating the shindig of the season, complete with tasty cocktails and fancy finger foods. Play matchmaker by introducing your friends to any eligible bachelors who could hit it off big before the end of the night.

Read This: Be it a surprise birthday bash or Sunday brunch, we’ve got you covered with 20 spring party favors to up your hosting game. Your guests are going to be so impressed. (Photo via Paper + Stitch)

Cancer: June 21 – July 22


Channel your inner girl boss all this week by calling the shots as you see fit. From taking on an extra assignment (or two) to meeting up with the execs to discuss a promotion, don’t back down. If you’re still not feeling happy at your current position, then it may be time to offer your services elsewhere.

Read This: Not feeling your current job situation? Check out these six unconventional ways to get a job fast. (Photo via Getty)

Leo: July 23 – August 22


Creativity rules supreme all this week as you find yourself wanting to get your hands dirty and just make stuff. Get in touch with your creative side by painting a masterpiece, planting a garden or meeting up with your boo for a fun ceramics workshop. Not feeling artsy? Hit up an art museum for a day of exploring and becoming immersed in culture.

Read This: Better yet, check out these five easy ways to be creative every day. Can you say game-changing?! (Photo via Hannah Mode)

Virgo: August 23 – September 22

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After one too many episodes of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, you’ve been feeling more inspired than ever to make some changes to Chateau Virgo. Whether you want to completely redo your spare bedroom, or better yet, transform it into your very own photography studio, some big decor changes are in order.

Read This: But first, live out your childhood dreams with this new PBteen collection that will make all your indoor glamping dreams come true. Can you say grown-up slumber party for the win?! (Photo via PBteen)

Libra: September 23 – October 22


After weeks of butting heads with co-workers and not seeing eye to eye with your S.O., everything’s finally starting to come together. With shy Libra on the back burner, your true self is ready to come out and play. Embrace open communication and who knows, certain engagements and proposals (business and romantic) may not be too far behind.

Read This: Not so fast! Before you go tying the knot, read on for the six things all couples should do before getting married. You’ll thank us later. (Photo via Getty)

Scorpio: October 23 – November 21


Being the hopeless romantic type that you are, this week is going to be a game changer for you. When you’re least expecting it, the Prince (or Princess) Charming of your dreams will materialize before your eyes. Be it the Sunday farmers market, the DMV or — you guessed it — the produce aisle, you’re this close to finding love.

Read This: Cue the awws: This museum proposal looks like a scene from your favorite romantic movie. (Photo via @MelissaKlotz)

Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21


You were born to stand out, Sag! Because blending in really isn’t even an option, there’s no time like RN to test drive a scene-stealing new look or to switch up your makeup routine with some next-level contouring. Whatever you do, be sure to document it on Insta for your 15 seconds of fame.

Read This: This just in — the rainbow cat undercut is the most creative hair look you’ll ever see. We’re so down. (Photo via @laserb.kate)

Capricorn: December 22 – January 19

Auckland City from the air

Before retrograde has a chance to wreak havoc on all of your relationships, set aside some time to clear the air. Man (or woman) up to any mistakes that you might have made, and let go of longtime grudges with distant relatives and friends. Seeking forgiveness is the only way to move forward with a clear conscience.

Read This: Make amends and then plan an epic family reunion to one of these five cold weather spots you HAVE to visit this summer. Just be sure to wait until post-retrograde before booking any getaways. (Photo via Getty)

Aquarius: January 20 – February 18


This week is all about showering your #girlgang with love. From sending an anonymous bouquet of blooms to your bestie in celebration of her recent promotion to hosting a girls-only garden party-themed brunch, a gathering of all your besties is in order.

Read This: Speaking of showering your gal pals with love, look no further than these 12 perfect “just because” gifts for all your besties. Now, that’s what friends are for.

Pisces: February 19 – March 20


Don’t be intimidated to start thinking about your future — you’ve got this, Pisces! Whether you like it or not, big changes are on the way in both your professional and romantic life. From moving abroad for work to uttering those three little words (in Bachelor-speak, “you’re my person”), don’t be scared to make life-altering changes once retrograde has run its course.

Read This: The world is your oyster, Pisces! Check out these 11 things to do in your 20s that will benefit you for a lifetime. (Photo via Getty)

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!

(h/t AstroStyle)

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)