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Your weekly horoscope for April 1-7, 2024

Here's what's in store for your zodiac sign this week.

As if the Sun, Venus, Mercury and Chiron in fiery, eruptive Aries aren’t enough, Mercury, galactic guardian of communication, technology and travel backs into feisty, signal-jamming mode for the next three weeks on Planet Text Message. Meaning? Best pause before pressing Send. Here’s your weekly horoscope April 1-7, 2024.

Aries, Mar 21 – Apr 21

Yes, retrograde Mercury in Aries gives this year’s birthday cycle an additional stretch, but don’t you of all signs relish a challenge?  It mightn’t be what you’d have ordered, but you probably know the drill by now: Tread carefully. Think before you speak and look before you leap.

Taurus, Apr 22 – May 21

This week, planet Mercury’s slowdown is about tapping the brakes and taking time out to ask the necessary and relevant questions about your progress so far this year, with a view to possibly craft a new combination of classic and cutting edge before pressing pedal to the metal again.

Gemini, May 22 – Jun 22

Just as you were getting nicely into the year’s stride, Mercury your mentor planet embarks on the first of its three annual retrograde reversals. So be prepared to downshift, even go back to the drawing board to review, revise and reshape. And check everything before sending.

Cancer, Jun 23 – Jul 23

With so many planets in the sign of new beginnings, this week starts a fresh cycle in some aspect of your life. And for you lunar creatures, highlights the many benefits available from embracing the concept of pronoia: the belief that the cosmos is always conspiring in your favour.

Leo, Jul 24 – Aug 23

With Mercury backpedalling, expect technical setbacks, missed messages and delayed responses.  Best sanity-saving strategies? Slow down and keep taking care of whatever business you can. Check the fine print before signing. Get reference numbers. Try not to lose your temper when buttons get pushed.

Virgo, Aug 24 – Sep 23

Only say yes to what sparks joy this week, which might actually be saying no. Surround yourself with people who have no agenda for your reform. While it’s normal to be cautious during Mercury retrogrades, taking a graceful initiative could pay off, so go ahead and extend that invitation.  

Libra, Sep 24 – Oct 23

There’s astral support this week to experiment, investigate and explore, and if the overtures you make don’t pan out in quite the way you might have liked, then it’s definitely worth following Libran actor Carrie Fisher’s creative Venusian advice: Take your broken heart and make it into art.

Scorpio, Oct 24 – Nov 22

As Mercury in trickster mode sends messages astray and communications into disarray, passionate opinions could be entirely misinformed during this week’s inflammatory transit. Smartest way for Scorpios to navigate this potential minefield? Your stars say don’t get hooked into engaging: stay away from the fray.

Sagittarius, Nov 23 – Dec 21

If this week’s flammable Sun/Pluto clash brings tempestuous emotions to the surface and you choose to challenge something, demonstrate your strength by remaining composed. Exercise your best and most refined negotiating skills by standing up for your beliefs without making others wrong. 

Capricorn, Dec 22 – Jan 20

This week’s planetary sizzle session could feature unexpected setbacks, maddening interactions with machines, interpersonal misunderstandings and/or frustrating delays. So confirm everything. Make backup plans, and others are likely to applaud your foresight. The upside of all this? New and improved ways of operating.

Aquarius, Jan 21 – Feb 19

Current planetary perambulations announce that it’s time to courageously blaze your own way, even if this means diverging from a job, group or relationship. Trust yourself to share whatever knowledge you’ve amassed and distilled, because your innovative mindset could produce a solution nobody’s thought of yet.

Pisces, Feb 20 – Mar 20

This week’s astrological options for Pisces are absorbing the courage of Mars into your compassionate nature. Observing taskmaster Saturn highlighting growth areas where you need to work at polishing your skills and knowledge. Holding off making binding decisions till after Mercury moves forward again on 26 April.

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