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.
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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.
Virgo: August 23 – September 22
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.
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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.
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Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
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!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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