Free People Horoscope by Tracy Allen, Week of April 23–29
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April 20–May 20
Your ruler, Venus, is exiting Taurus to make herself at home in your worth zone, so watch for financial opportunities and cravings for pretty things (even more than usual!) in the next few weeks. Borrowing and investing is favored, as long as you resist the temptation to overdo it. Mars is still entrenched in your exploration corner, and his encounters with Jupiter and Pluto inspire you to take calculated risks for the best possible reasons. Sharing an adventure with another person can enrich your relationship and teach you things about each other, while pursuing an attraction to someone foreign — or at least foreign to you — is also likely to be a positive experience. Just be sure not to go too far out on a limb, because the Mars-Pluto combo has the potential to be destructive. An amazing use of this vibe would be to fight for a cause you believe in and bring about change in the world. And you needn’t go to battle all on your own; join up with people who share your convictions and avoid arguments with those who don’t. With the sun in Taurus supporting Saturn, if you channel your energy properly, you can make a real difference. A major growth experience is at hand, but you need to put yourself out there in order to reap the full benefits. This week’s full moon occurs in your one-one-one angle, bringing a relationship to the boiling point or making everyone seem extra emo to you. You may have to juggle your needs and theirs, finding a workable compromise. And if you’re due to take things to the next level with your S.O. or take a break, this lunation will force your hand.
May 21–June 20
Coquettish Venus sashays into your sign this week, putting you in the mood to see people, enjoy life and flirt shamelessly (who, you?) Mars is still camped out in your depth zone, and his run-in with Pluto is bound to turn up the heat wherever you’re directing your passion now. An intense encounter in a close relationship could be incredibly erotic or explosive — and either way, sparks will be flying. If you’re focused intently on a specific endeavor or investigation, you’ll really roll up your sleeves now and make substantial headway. Control is likely to be a problem where intimacy or sharing are concerned, so try to dodge power plays rather than locking horns. You can turn an important emotional corner under this influence if you’re brave enough to face what you find hidden in the dark corners of your psyche. Mars is also collaborating with Jupiter, suggesting that working on a partnership or private matter will improve your overall wellbeing. Plus the sun in your spirit corner is gelling with Saturn, cuing you to navigate the inner workings of a relationship or your own wiring and deal with the emotions that come up. Understanding and growth are within reach, but you can’t shy away from the heavy stuff. This week’s full moon in your efficiency house might produce a health or job crisis that grabs your attention, and it’s a good time to drop something from your schedule in an effort to streamline. And fyi, once a year, you get a kick-in-the-pants lunation that compels you to pull the plug on a negative habit that doesn’t contribute to the quality of your daily life and maybe even detracts from it. This is the one!
June 21–July 22
After Venus slips into your release corner this week, you’ll start to feel a bit less social and more inclined to spend time by yourself or with someone special. During her nearly four-week visit, you might nurse a secret crush or savor intimate moments behind closed doors. Your fantasy life is likely to be vivid, and you might long for someone unattainable. But selfless compassion can move you to make a heartfelt gesture to help another person — a beautiful manifestation of this energy. With Mars in your one-on-one angle sidling up to Jupiter in your fulfillment zone, two is definitely more fun than one. Share a trip or some other exciting new experience with another individual, and your pleasure will multiply. Or partner with someone on a creative endeavor, and your imaginations are bound to take flight together. A romantic encounter is also favored during this transit, so it’s important to put yourself out there. Mars and Pluto are assembling, though, ratcheting up tension and increasing the odds of a power struggle. Jockeying for position won’t do any good, but if you can join forces with another person to work hard and affect change, you’ll be on the right track. A sun-Saturn conference restates the upside of cooperation, inviting you to learn what you’re capable of by teaming up others to achieve something of substance. This transit can help you figure out where you stand with people and understand your role in the scheme of things. A full moon brings an urge to play, and you won’t be able to hide what you’re feeling. A love affair could burst into bloom or wither on the vine, depending on how healthy it is. Trust that it’s for the best!
July 23–August 22
Your social life is bound to pick up after Venus dances into your network house for a three-and-a-half-week stay. Make a point of seeing your friends and RSVPing yes to large gatherings, where you’ll thrive on group energy. Mars in your efficiency corner is vibing with Jupiter in your foundation angle, convincing you to stay in at some point, though, because you can get tons done at Chez Leo. Whether you’re bringing work home from the office or tackling a domestic project like a reno, you’re fired up to see it through. Mars is also meeting up with Pluto, increasing the likelihood of pushing yourself to the point of burnout. Monitor your stress level and heed your body’s signals. You’re capable of performing rigorous, detailed work, and if you need to blow off some extra steam, try a challenging workout. This isn’t the ideal planetary combo for good-natured cooperation with colleagues, as someone’s apt to become a bit of a control freak — and it might even be you! Fortunately, your ruling planet is vibing with mature Saturn, so you’ll be able to shine and keep your cool at the same time. You could get noticed for all the effort you’ve been putting in at your job, plus anything else you’ve been toiling away at can earn you accolades now. If you’ve learned a new skill this year or have taken on a new responsibility, this is a chance to prove yourself. The full moon could bring private feelings bubbling to the surface, and you may get touchy. Set aside time for soothing self-care and figure out what else you can do to make yourself more comfortable in your space and in your own skin.
August 23–September 22
You can turn on the charm with people in power and get along swimmingly with colleagues in the next few weeks after Venus climbs to the peak of your chart, blending magnetism and ambition. You’ll have the ability to do noteworthy creative work and attract favorable circumstances in your professional life, so keep a high profile. You’re still in the mood to do as you please, though, with Mars in your joy sector giving Jupiter a boost. This would be an appropriate time to declare your feelings or take another risk that you’ve given some thought to. An optimistic attitude will allow you to go after what you want and make good things happen, while an open mind can get you into a new hobby, romantic relationship or another source of personal fulfillment. Since Mars has a rendezvous with forceful Pluto, your love life could get super intense. This combo is quite combustible and can generate great sex or major obsession, calling for you to draw the line between stan and stalker! Lucky for you, the sun in your exploration corner is gelling with Saturn, enabling you to gauge just how far out on that limb you should venture. You might be drawn to someone older and wiser, learn something important about yourself or take a trip that works out according to plan. This week’s full moon lights up the part of your chart that rules thinking and talking, among other things. So you might be flooded with emotions you want to articulate or receive a lot of info you need to process. Chances are you’ll be pulled in at least a few different directions; don’t feel like you have to attend to everything all at once.
September 23–October 22
Your ruling planet sails into your exploration corner this week, taking the blinders off and highlighting the appeal of difference. You’ve probably been focused on a particular person or a few close bonds, and now you want to branch out and meet new people who can show you different sides of life. Your interactions and cultural experiences can expand your consciousness in the next few weeks, so meander into the unknown and sample pleasures you’re not acquainted with. Mars is still parked at the base of your chart, keeping you occupied with matters closer to home, and his link with Jupiter in your resources zone hints at the possibility of a decorating spree, spring cleaning or profitable venture undertaken in the comfort of your own home. Whether you splurge on new furniture, whip your place into shape or open an Etsy storefront, you’ll feel good about what you’ve accomplished. Mars is also meeting with Pluto, which is bound to conjure up powerful emotions you may have pushed down inside you. Unpacking emotional baggage can help you make a big shift in your psyche and move on from the past, so don’t keep sweeping the dirt under the rug. Watch out for tension with roomies and family, and don’t try to get the upper hand. You might need alone time to escape the fallout from this transit. A sun-Saturn confab also favors solo introspection or confiding in someone you trust; either can facilitate emotional growth. You just need to be willing to dig deep and work on yourself. The full moon can trigger impulse spending or an influx of cash, and it’s also a fantastic excuse to make sure you’re feeding all five of your senses!
October 23–November 21
Your co-ruler, Mars, is syncing with Jupiter in Scorpio this week, nudging you to assert yourself with confidence and pursue learning experiences. Let your curiosity lead you into your next exciting adventure. It’s a great time for travel, but if you can’t pull off a getaway, make an effort to explore your surroundings and be active in your community. Move beyond habitual patterns in the way you think, communicate and get around, and you’ll discover life has more to offer. Mars is also convening with your other ruling planet, Pluto, which might cause you to become obsessed by an idea or to dominate a conversation. Your interactions can be volatile now, but you can use this energy constructively if you set your mind to. Take your ego out of the equation, avoid power struggles and aim to generate meaningful change. This is a useful transit for doing very challenging mental work. With Venus ducking into your depth-and-sharing zone, your craving for closeness will increase in the coming weeks, and an intimate relationship may warm up. This is a favorable period for getting emotional support from a loved one or financial aid. The sun is linked with Saturn, facilitating mature, honest communication, and you could have a Big Talk with your S.O. to clear the air. The Scorpio full moon gives you permission to put your needs and feelings first, as long as you don’t infringe on the rights of others. Explain what you’re going through if you have an urge to vent; people are likely to empathize. And note what — or whom — is pushing you over the edge because this is the perfect chance to release something or someone from your life if it/he/she truly isn’t good for you.
November 22–December 21
Once Venus crosses your one-on-one angle this week, you’ll feel more in tune with people and able to strike a good balance between me and we. You’ll be in the mood for companionship and won’t have any trouble expressing your affection for others. If you’ve contemplated extending the olive branch to someone you’ve had a falling-out with, the amiable vibe of the next three and a half weeks lends itself to making peace. Mars in your worth house is clicking with your ruling planet, Jupiter, coaxing you to be more proactive in dealing with your finances or possessions so you can gain an inner sense of wellbeing. And under this transit, you should be able to rely on your instincts to act on your true values and priorities. Listen to that honest voice in your head telling you the right thing to do. Mars is also aligned with Pluto, and since this blend of planetary energy can sometimes be harmful, there’s a danger of doing something that damages your bottom line. So avoid self-destructive splurges! You might even regret a possession purge later if you’re too heavy-handed and toss something precious. However, this extreme drive can fuel you to overhaul your budget, tackle a major reorganizing project or work like crazy to bring in more income. The sun in your productivity corner is in cahoots with Saturn, which also suggests your admirable efforts will pay off and improve your security, so keep your nose to the grindstone. A full moon at the end of your chart draws your attention to your dreams, spirituality, imagination, intuition and subconscious. You may feel a need to retreat from the world to replenish your soul and rest your body.
December 22–January 19
With Mars plowing through your sign, you’re on a roll getting things done, and his collaboration with Jupiter this week could boost your productivity even further. Since Jupiter is hanging out in your network sector, the key is to team up with others to accomplish something. You’ll have success rallying the troops to join you, especially if you share common ideals. Don’t make the mistake of limiting yourself to working alone and focusing solely on your personal agenda. Link arms with like-minded people to improve the world around you and create a brighter future. A Mars-Pluto coalition in Capricorn can be a very good thing or a very bad thing, given the intensity of these two planets! You have tremendous willpower now and can move mountains. Channel this force into doing something that can transform your life, and don’t let your determination spill over into bullying. You’re changing on a very deep level that most people can’t see. A bold move in the right direction will fuel this process. The sun’s harmony with Saturn in Cap implies you can get past any isolation you’ve been feeling by letting down your guard and being yourself. Express your feelings, creativity and personality, and don’t worry about taking it too far because Saturn sets limits. You might plan an adventure now or enjoy one you’ve already mapped out. And you’re bound to balance out any indulgences, thanks to Venus’s arrival in your efficiency corner. The next few weeks are a fruitful period for showing your creative flair on the job or working on a relationship. Over the weekend, a full moon hints at an epic GNO, a chance to expand your network or the climax of a group effort.
January 20–February 18
Even though Mars is hiding out in your seclusion sector, he’s due to have a pretty eventful week. First, he connects with Jupiter in your ambition angle, suggesting your best bet for achieving something significant is to work behind the scenes without fanfare. It’s difficult to assert yourself directly and feel like you’re making the impression you intend, but your private efforts to get things done — and perhaps serve a higher purpose — won’t be for naught. Mars is on a collision course with Pluto, and their meet-up could prove explosive or transformative. Possibly both! Do everything you can to be aware of your behavior patterns and what’s going on inside you. There may be some dark, heavy stuff in your psyche, and when you bury it, it has a way of showing up at the worst moments. You could do something self-destructive unless you make a concerted effort to harness this energy. Face a difficult emotional issue head-on, and you’ll grow stronger. Or do something to empower those less fortunate than you. A sun-Saturn collaboration also indicates working on yourself will help you lay the past to rest and accept where you’re at in your life. You’ll definitely need more alone time than usual this week. However, with Venus showing up in your joy sector, part of you still wants to get out and enjoy life! When the spirit moves you, show off your creativity, wear your heart on your sleeve and be very much yourself. A full moon at the top of your chart might bring a goal to fruition or trigger drama with higher-ups. If you’re at a crossroads in your career, releasing old objectives that no longer resonate with you will do you good
February 19–March 20
As Venus glides down to the base of your chart, the pleasures of home and family take on added appeal. In the next few weeks, you’ll be in the mood to decorate, cook, entertain or spend quality time with your couch. You’re apt to choose relaxing in familiar surroundings over going out sometimes and shouldn’t feel guilty about it. In contrast, Mars is still activating your network zone, and he’s meshing with Jupiter in your exploration corner at the moment. So sharing an adventure or learning experience with a group can inspire and energize you. You might also join forces with others in an effort to stand up for your beliefs and support a cause, and you’ll get farther with teamwork than you could fighting your fight alone. Speaking of fighting, Mars and Pluto are meeting up, and their volatility could cause power struggles in a group. If all of you can manage to work together, this planetary combo has the potential to produce substantial change in the world. Do everything you can to pull off a collaboration — and find a worthwhile aim for this potent energy. The sun in your thinking-and-talking corner is harmonizing with Saturn (who’s also hanging out in your network zone), hinting that you can get your message across to others quite effectively and may even be the one to organize the troops. But note that this transit also points to a good opportunity for learning from people who are senior to you. With a full moon illuminating your exploration corner, wanderlust could strike, or a crisis of faith could lead you to question what’s true. Think of this moon as your once-a-year excuse to discard a personal belief that’s limiting your growth.
March 21–April 19
Your ruling planet is still poised at top of your chart, driving you to chase after your goals, and his current chemistry with Jupiter in your depth-and-sharing sector can convince you not to go it alone. Your S.O.’s support or an outside resource like a grant would be a big boon to you, or you might opt to form a partnership in order to achieve a specific objective. Tapping into someone else’s knowledge will also help you to make strides. Another winning strategy: Do your homework! Exhaustive research and investigation are highly favored by this planetary configuration. But be careful when Mars meets up with intense Pluto later in the week because you’re likely to come on too strong and might rub higher-ups the wrong way. If you play your cards right, you could connect with a power player or make plenty of headway in the name of change. It’s important to align yourself with the metamorphosis of your career path if you want to have a lot to show for this transit. A sun-Saturn collaboration implies you can bolster your finances by shouldering responsibility and working hard. Plus it’s an indicator that self-confidence is essential if you’re to attain the success you’re after. This isn’t about “fake it ‘til you make it” however. It’s about knowing what you bring to the table and believing you have what it takes to succeed. The full moon could stir up strong emotions in a close relationship and possibly test its limits. Do your best to balance your needs and another individual’s, finding a fair blend of give and take. And on a different note, you could pay off a debt, or a loan could finally come through.
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