Hello sweethearts, and welcome to the reading for the week beginning the 17th of April.
This week there’s a general sense that things are winding down, Mercury is slowing down in Taurus and getting ready to go retrograde, and this week we have the waning crescent ahead of the new moon on Saturday, meaning this week you need to take a step back, relax and recuperate.
It’s quite natural to want to take a rain check or delay things; in many cases, you may be feeling a little bit empty, almost as if you are waiting for the next shoe to drop and you lack impetus. It’s quite OK to give yourself a break. You do not have to be decisive, and you may want to take a wait-and-see approach because with Mercury going retrograde, the next few weeks are going to be up in the air, and a lot of new information will come to light.
You shouldn’t stress about things that are outside of your control; remember to take it easy and finalize any admin, paperwork or learning before the retrograde period.
Sun entering Taurus is nearing a square with Pluto, so it’s especially important to use your emotional intelligence and be aware of what is being said between the lines. What is important is often obscure, so be a detective and use your intuition because it will be needed to navigate relationships.
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Aries – I’ve got you under my skin
This week with Sun entering Taurus Square Pluto, you are lightly to have very strong, passionate feelings about things. Aries are people who like to be on a crusade; you like to know that your life it means something, and right now, it’s very important for you to be purposeful. The planets are challenging you to be determined, so say what you mean and mean what you say.
In terms of relationships and love, it’s possible to develop very strong feelings towards something. Love relationships can be a little bit love-hate because opposites definitely do attract. So, if you find that your partner is aggravating you, it may be a little bit of sexual tension, and if you find that you’ve met a new guy and he really gets under your skin, that could mean there’s actually potential for a relationship there.
It’s very important to think quickly and be decisive in terms of finances so you’re less likely to want to run things by with your partner. You want to take matters into your own hands. You also have lower impulse control, so if something grabs your eye, you’re probably going to go for it and buy it in spite of any ructions it might cause in a relationship.
Taurus – Mystic Meg
This week is an especially psychic week for Taurus, you are more aware of undercurrents in your relationship, and if there’s any subtle controlling behavior or manipulation, you are more likely to be wise to it. However, it’s best to avoid confrontation in relationships, so observe, take note and carefully redraw your boundaries to ensure that there is an adequate balance of give and take in relationships from now.
It’s quite important for you to be free-thinking and independent this week. Resist saying ‘yes: for the sake of it, form your own opinions independent of your partner. It could be the case that there’s a lot of coercive or subtle control going on, and thus whether you express your opinions out loud or keep them to yourself, it’s very important for you to be aware of where your mind starts and your partner’s mind ends. You don’t want to be subtly absorbing your partner’s opinions his toxicity, or his issues. Therefore good relationships right now are about you maintaining your independence of spirit, and this also means having some free time away with your friends, without your partner, to make sure you have a perspective.
Gemini – Undecided
Gemini are having a lot of internal confusion, there’s a constant debate raging in your mind, and you’re finding it less easy to settle and relax. You tend to have a lot of dilemmas in love right now, and you should make it clear to your partner that you are keeping your options open as changing your mind is your prerogative.
With Mercury conjunction Uranus in your 12th solar house, there may be a sense of inner conflict or tension in your emotional and romantic life.
In terms of love, this week can indicate a challenge in finding harmony and balance between your need for self-expression and your desire for a stable emotional connection with a partner. There may be a tendency to project your inner conflicts onto your relationships, leading to misunderstandings, arguments, or emotional distance.
However, with self-awareness and conscious effort, this aspect can also provide an opportunity for beautiful spiritual growth and self-discovery. By acknowledging and embracing your emotional needs while remaining true to your core identity, Gemini can find a deeper sense of fulfilment and connection in your romantic relationships.
Strive for compromise and understanding in relationships as with work, you and your partner can find a balance between your individual priorities and hopes and your shared goals and values.
Cancer – The dam wall is breaking
This week is set to be ready special when it comes to romance, and you are in for a treat. Sun entering Taurus Square Pluto generates an atmosphere of passion, and romance has extra intensity and meaning. If you’re single, it’s the perfect time to put yourself out there and explore new relationships. You may find that someone special, although quite unusual, catches your eye and gets your heart pumping.
If you’re in a relationship, prepare for a week when the extent of your loyalty and commitment to each other is more apparent. You and your partner will connect on a deeper level, and you’ll be reassured that your relationship is stronger than before and also more resilient. Use this time to focus on each other, and don’t be afraid to express your feelings openly and honestly.
However, as Pluto magnifies desire, be cautious of letting your emotions get the best of you or becoming controlling. As a Cancer, you tend to be sensitive and emotional, which can sometimes lead to crossed wires with your partner. Remember not to communicate unless you feel able to be clear and calm, try and recognize when you getting ahead of yourself and reading too much into things, either in a positive or negative way.
This week is a time to breathe life into your relationship, and while the energies can be a little turbulent, embrace whatever emerges from the passions, as it’s not just about love and romance, it’s about the true extent to which you reveal yourselves to each other.
Leo – Pride and Passion
This week the Sun enters Taurus while squaring Pluto indicating a week of heightened emotional pressure and sometimes confrontation in relationships. If you’re single, it’s a very fruitful time to meet someone new in bizarre circumstances connected to work.
You may find yourself drawn to someone who shares your same enthusiasm for their career or for politics are yourself. Don’t be afraid to take the first step in approaching a potential new beau and let them know how you feel because this may well pay off.
If you’re in a relationship, this is an important time to let your partner know what you really think, as it’s impossible to put up and shut up. In many cases, your partner will be pleased that you are opening the way for some debate and renewed honesty after a period where you both may have been bottling things up.
You and your partner may decide to try a slightly different approach to a problem or sexual issue you have been facing for a while. While it’s a good time to do something that excites you both, it’s important to be pragmatic, as it’s not a good idea to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Be careful not to let your pride get in the way of good decision-making. As a Leo, you can sometimes come across as arrogant, especially when you have strong feelings about a subject, which can often cause your partner to hold back and not be totally forthcoming. So good decision-making and teamwork in your relationship is all about getting that ego under control.
Virgo – Rainbow after the shower
With Uranus and Mercury conjunct in your solar 9th house, there can be a significant shift in your beliefs, perspectives and worldview, and this may cause you to want to backtrack on recent decisions or commitments related to love.
This week you will feel a sudden desire to break free from old patterns and start looking at things in a different way. You may experience a sudden urge to travel, study a new subject, or engage in spiritual practices that are different from your usual rig morale. These feelings are strongly related to a pressing desire for personal development and greater fulfilment, you are more concerned about what’s missing in your life, and you want to go in search of answers. You will encourage your partner to step outside of your comfort zone and embrace new experiences and perspectives, but sometimes it can be hard getting him onto the same page as yourself.
Sudden events, even if they throw you a curve ball, are actually a part of your subconscious, speaking to you through fate and nudging you to step into a different phase of personal challenge.
In relationships, this week is characterized by a burning need for greater freedom and independence. You may feel a need to explore radically different relationships or seek out partners who share your newfound interests and beliefs. It’s important to communicate openly with your partner and avoid making sudden, impulsive decisions that could negatively impact the relationship.
Libra – Thunder only happens when it’s raining
With Mercury conjunction with Uranus in Taurus, there can be a sudden surge of turbulent emotions that arise within you. Your subconscious is alerting you to something that’s just not right, and you may need to ponder recent events or decisions to ensure they sit right with you.
Sun in Taurus square Pluto can bring up issues related to power struggles and control in relationships. You may feel a strong need to have discussions and engage with your partner about sensitive matters, but this can also lead to conflict in the short run, even though it’s necessary to move things forward. It’s important to be mindful of how you use your personal power and not to tackle sensitive issues too directly. However, I’m not suggesting sweeping things under the carpet either, so gently but firmly does it.
This week can rake up concealed emotions and desires that may be causing inner conflict. You may feel a strong need to release pent-up emotions or express yourself in a way that feels authentic and true to yourself. It’s important to honor your feelings and find healthy outlets for emotional expression, such as journaling, talking to a trusted friend, or engaging in creative activities.
In relationships, events this week can bring up intense emotions and so it’s important to communicate honestly and openly with your partner, while also respecting their aspirations and red lines.
Scorpio – Sew Saw, Jaw Jaw
With Pluto, your ruler square Sun in Taurus, your relationship house, as well as Mercury conjunct Uranus in Taurus, your partner’s behavior can be challenging, but in a strange way, although you may not initially agree with him, you kinda know he’s onto something.
There can be powerful clashes between the desire for change and transformation within you and the need for stability in your marriage. This week can bring significant upheaval and transformation via your partner or the significant others in your life, but this is only reflecting a need for change within yourself that you aren’t fully aware of.
Communication in your relationship is really important, but it should be totally free and random. Allow yourself and your partner to throw ideas around fearlessly, brainstorm and don’t take offence, as the key right now is thinking out of the box and not self-censoring. It’s liberating to be totally honest and not to hold back, you may not like everything you hear, but you could also be pleasantly surprised at some of the creative solutions and different personalities that emerge.
This week’s transits can unearth hidden desires and fears that may be causing you to fail in romance. This week you will have an AHA moment of clarity which helps you to understand how to go forward in your romantic endeavors. Remember, you are most successful in dating when you are true to yourself and when you date people who challenge you on an intellectual level.
Sagittarius – Thinking your way to success
Sun in Taurus square Pluto in your solar third house represents a very important, even landmark week, in terms of how you understand life and communicate with your partner. It’s important to expand your awareness and be mindful because deep psychological insights will occur, which will be transformative in terms of how you understand your relationship dynamics.
This is an outstanding week to use positive thinking to wash away any negative or limiting thoughts that might pervade your love life or even your work relationships. Remember, the power is yours, and it all starts with adapting and rewiring your thoughts for success in romance.
So, take a moment to reflect and then begin to use positive affirmations and new, proactive mantras, and you will project optimism and renewal into your relationship, which can have a significant impact on the outcome of your communication in marriage or your dating success.
This week, a deep and penetrating understanding of yourself will help you tackle bad attitudes, and any tendency to paranoia, fear or suspicion can be arrested and turned into a more positive emotion.
Positive transformations in thinking and communication can supercharge love.
Aquarius – Aiming for the stars
Mercury and Uranus, the planets of innovation, independence, and communication, are conjunct in your tenth solar house, and this can bring about some unexpected and rather curious experiences in the area of your career and public life. However, this placement can also impact love and relationships, particularly in terms of the type of partner that you are attracted to and the way that you approach relationships. It’s certainly a time where you are drawn to powerful people who could totally disrupt your life, but to whom you are deeply and magnetically drawn.
There may be a tendency towards seeking partners who are unconventional or rebellious in terms of societal norms. You may be attracted to partners who are very intelligent, highly strung or unconventional, or who have unique and innovative careers or lifestyles. You may also find that your own career or public image is a key factor in your attraction to others, and you may seek partners who support your professional goals or who share similar aspirations.
You are quite independent and reluctant to want conform to traditional relationship structures or the expectations of others and you may be more interested in open or non-traditional relationships. Marriage partners have to adapt to your quickly changing ideas and ambitions, as this is a highly dynamic time when you require flexibility.
Capricorn – Love Explosion
Uranus and Mercury will conjunct in your fifth solar house, meaning there may be a significant shake-up in terms of your romantic life. It’s time for a reboot in communication in your marriage, and possibly a new relationship could be formed with the help of social media.
The fifth house is associated with pleasure, leisure, and fun, and Uranus is the planet of change; Mercury the planet of variety and so it’s a week that promises a kaleidoscope of interesting experiences for you to enjoy, but hold onto your hat because it’s also going to be a bumpy road, as you tend to attract quite bizarre experiences romantically.
The key in new romance and in restoring romance in your marriage is about thinking radically and having a love revolution that can bring a vital energy that was missing before.
You will experience a strong urge to break free from routines and explore new ways of expressing yourself. You may feel more confident in your artistic talents and will come up with fresh ideas for creative projects.
It’s essential to keep an open mind during this transit and embrace the opportunities that arise, as overall, this week can be a time of excitement and growth as you explore new avenues of self-expression and personal fulfilment through quite thrilling love adventures.
Pisces – Honesty is the best policy
With Mercury Conjunct Uranus in Taurus, there may be a tendency for communication to be unclear, confusing, or inconsistent in romantic relationships. Mercury represents communication, intellect, and rational thought, while Uranus is about lateral thought and inspiration or rebellion.
This week brings a challenge in expressing emotions and feelings clearly and directly with your partner. There may be a tendency to avoid confrontation or difficult conversations, leading to misunderstandings and miscommunications. There may also be a tendency to idealize a new romantic partner or overlook red flags in the relationship.
However, with awareness and effort, the energies this week can also provide an opportunity for more honesty and thus, a more authentic and dynamic connection in your relationships. Developing your intuition and ability to think on your feet, as well as learning to communicate your ideas more effectively, is important. Be honest and open with your partner, even when it is uncomfortable or difficult.
With Mercury conjunct Uranus this week, you should keep and open mind and get ready to go, as everything will happen quickly.
Sun enters Taurus square Pluto in Aquarius, bringing a vibrant and rather revealing edge to relationships. This is a fabulous week for problem-solving in career and love.
Whatever your star sign, remember that this week is powerful for:
- spontaneous travel
- social media romance and also business
- learning new things
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