Weekly Horoscopes: April 9 – 15, 2018

Mercury ends its retrograde this week, thank goddess.

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Apr 9 2018, 8:18pm

Illustration by Lili Emtiaz

April has been very rough so far, but things will finally ease up by the end of the week! Before that, though, the Sun will square Pluto on Wednesday, bringing up power struggles or making us painfully aware of situations that are no longer working. Venus harmonizes with Mars on Wednesday, too, making it easier to know how to act in light of the Sun squaring Pluto. Sunday will be a big day: There's an exciting new moon in Aries, which will bring a much-needed fresh start, and Mercury will finally end its retrograde.

Aries

This is a big week for confronting your fears: On Sunday, there’s a new moon in your sign, bringing the potential for huge transformations and shifts. On the same day, Mercury ends its retrograde (blessed be) in your sign, putting your personal projects back into motion.

Taurus

If you can keep your mind clear this week, you’ll be able to make some profound creative work. Looking to schedule a date? Do it on Wednesday, April 11—you’ll be magnetic as your planetary ruler, lovely and sensual Venus, connects with forceful Mars. There’s a new moon in Aries on Sunday, which will ask you to reconnect with your inner voice.

Gemini

There’s a new moon in fire sign Aries on Sunday, bringing a fresh start to your social life. On the same day, your planetary ruler Mercury ends its retrograde, propelling you forward and putting an end to some of the frustrations and delays that have been plaguing you this past few weeks.

Cancer

A confrontation earlier this week will push you to move onto better things. On Sunday, Mercury ends its retrograde in the career sector of your chart—yay! You’ll finally be able to move forward on some of the larger projects that have been held up over the past few weeks.

Leo

Something will rock your world when taboo Pluto squares off with your planetary ruler on Wednesday. Schedule a meeting with your boss on or near Wednesday, when career conflicts can be resolved in your favor.

Virgo

Your planetary ruler Mercury ends its retrograde this week, allowing you to finally make headway on a big project. There’s a new moon in Aries on the same day, encouraging you to go deeper in your intimate relationships.

Libra

Plan a date night on April 11 or April 15: Your planetary ruler Venus will make a very sexy connection with Mars on the 11th, and Mercury will go direct on the 15th, ending a few weeks of frustrations and miscommunications. There’s also a new moon in Aries on the 15th, which will bring a fresh start to your relationships.

Scorpio

Early in the week, power struggles and confrontations will arise; you’ll be struggling with some scheduling conflicts and arguments over shared responsibilities. Fortunately, there’s a new moon in Aries on Sunday, which will bring a fresh start around all these issues—and Mercury ends its retrograde on the same day!

Sagittarius

This is a good time to start a new creative project: Mercury ends its retrograde on Sunday, so ideas will begin to flow better and creative blocks will lift. There’s a new moon in fiery Aries on the same day—expect to feel a flirtatious energy in the air!

Capricorn

You’ll feel inspired and productive this week, and flirtation is in the air—especially on Wednesday, when seductive Venus makes a sensual connection with fiery Mars. On Sunday, Mercury ends its retrograde, and there’s a new moon in Aries, which will encourage you to energetically cleanse your home.

Aquarius

Expect some power struggles midweek, but things should improve towards the end! Mercury ends its retrograde on Sunday, pushing conversations that have been stuck or under review forward. There’s a new moon in Aries on the same day, which will find you in the mood to connect and communicate.

Pisces

Some conversations midweek might be frustrating, or even aggressive, but the air will clear come Sunday: Mercury finally ends its retrograde, and there’s a new moon in Aries, giving a burst of momentum to any financial projects you’ve been struggling with.

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