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Horoscope By Triana J. Elan April 17 - 23, 2023 New Moon in Taurus on Thursday, Mercury Retrograde in Taurus on Saturday, Mercury Sextile Mars in Cancer, Sun in Late Aries/Early Taurus Square Pluto in Aquarius

  • Written by Triana Elan

This is a quiet week; Mercury is in a lovely alignment to Mars and this bodes well for everyone in terms of getting things done quickly and efficiently. It may prompt some to impulsiveness, but even that is likely to have a good outcome with this alignment.

We have a New Moon on Thursday in Taurus on Thursday; hopefully the skies will be clear for some good stargazing!

Pluto in Aquarius is in a difficult alignment to the Sun in late Aries/Early Taurus right now; this mostly affects the masses. This has to do with bucking authority, enormous pressure to make changes and let go of old and unhealthy habits or methods of doing things that are not useful. There should be headlines along these lines this week.

Other than that, not much to report…

Keep looking up, stay healthy, and…

Keep looking after each other! 

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Aries (March 21- April 19): Your Ruler Mars in Cancer is in a lovely alignment to Mercury in Taurus (your sector of Finances/Resources). If you’re negotiating deals, get it done early in the week since Mercury will retrograde on Saturday and cause hiccups. You’ll have to work twice as hard after that, and take extreme care of even avoid signing documents for the next three weeks. Other than that, the planets are pretty quiet other than Pluto in Aquarius in a difficult alignment with the Sun but this affects the collective more than individuals. All in all, use caution with your money after this week and be sure to check your credit/debit cards. It will also be a good time to change passwords (don’t forget to write them down)!


Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Mercury in your sign is in a lovely alignment to Mars in Cancer (your sector of Thinking/Communication). This is good in terms of quickening your ability to respond to what’s going on around you and your ability to make decisions more quickly and decisively. However, Mercury will retrograde on Saturday for three weeks, so if at the end of the week you suddenly feel discombobulated, that’s why. Mars will still be there to help you, but may convert your decision making to impulsiveness (unusual for you but not out of the question). Once this week has finished, use your usual method of considering carefully before making decisions and you’ll be fine.


Gemini (May 21-June 20):   Your Ruler Mercury in Taurus is nicely aligned with Mars in Cancer (your financial sector). This indicates you may be in the process of collecting or paying money with regard to a past event (insurance money, for example). Do try to button things up this week if possible, because Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday for three weeks and since Mercury is your Ruler, you will feel it profoundly. The planets are pretty quiet otherwise; Pluto in Aquarius is in a difficult alignment with the Sun but this affects masses of people rather than individuals. It does, however, give you the ability to gain sudden insights in unusual ways. Use it to your advantage, especially during the retrograde.


Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Mars in your sign is in a lovely alignment to Mercury in Taurus (your sector of Friends/Goals). This indicates a lot of socializing and commiserating about future goals and projects. Mercury will retrograde on Saturday; you know the drill. Don’t sign anything, make any major decisions or do anything rash for those three weeks. The planets are otherwise pretty quiet, giving you the freedom to reflect and look at your life in retrospect in order to create a better today and future. You may think that some things are insurmountable, but most of the times chipping away bit by bit yields a big result over time. Patience and persistence is the key.


Leo (July 23 – August 22):  Mars in Cancer is in a lovely alignment to Mercury in Taurus (your sector of Career/Social Standing). You may be in touch with people you haven’t heard from in a long time, or you may be working on something that you pulled off the shelf. Mars gives you the energy to make new beginnings now, whatever you are involved in. Be aware that Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday for three weeks. This may interrupt plans, disrupt appointments and in general bring some chaos and misunderstandings. You’ll need to slow down and double check everything as is the protocol with a retrograde Mercury. The other planets are quiet now, giving you the space to breathe and regain some sense of equilibrium.


Virgo (August 23 – September 21):Mercury in your sector of Expansion is in a fine alignment to Mars in your sector of Friends/Goals. If you’re planning a road trip or long distance travel with friends/family, get the details buttoned up this week; Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday for three weeks and will make things difficult. You do tend to be the perfectionist sometimes and a retrograde doesn’t do you any favors, so best you don’t procrastinate. The planets are pretty quiet this week, creating the space for you to iron out details and fine tune anything that isn’t finished. Libra (September 22 – October 23):


Libra (September 22 – October 23): Mercury in your sector of Partnership is in a nice alignment to Mars in your sector of Career/Social Standing. This denotes socializing, commiserating and consulting. Looks like good progress as well. Get as much done this week as you can; Mercury will go retrograde on Saturday for three weeks and, as usual will find a way to wreak some havoc. Pluto in Aquarius is working on your subconscious and you may be experiencing dreams, sudden spurts of creativity or inspiration. You may feel like you have little control over this since it is coming from a very deep place, but pay attention to it.


Scorpio (October 24- November 22): Mars in your sector of Expansion is nicely aligned with Mercury in your sector of Relationships so you may be planning a trip of some sorts with your SO. Button thins up this week because Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday and you know how that is…for three weeks, expect delays, hiccups and miscommunications. Be sure you and your SO are on the same page beginning this weekend. Other than that, the planets are fairly quiet; Pluto in your sector of Home is in a difficult alignment to the Sun this week which mostly affects masses of people rather than individuals but since Pluto is your Ruler you may be experiencing stresses that you don’t understand/know where they are coming from.


Sagittarius (November 23 – December 20): Mars in your sector of Partnership is in a lovely alignment with Mercury in your sector of Creative Expression. This is giving you the impetus to get downright domestic and create all kinds of delights for yourself and anyone you are close to. You may even be spurred to redecorate. If so, get things done this week due to Mercury going retrograde on Saturday for three weeks. You know the drill…no big decisions, no signing big contracts…it’s time to research, reviews and reassess after this week. The other planets are quiet this week, clearing the decks for you to make some real headway unencumbered. .


Capricorn (December 21 – January 20): Mars in your sector of Relationship is in a lovely alignment to Mercury in your sector of Home. This highlights a sense of ease and harmony in your home life now as well as your home being a place of comfort for you where you cn fully be yourself and communicate freely. Mercury will retrograde on Saturday for three weeks, so this may cause disruptions beginning this weekend. If you are making changes to your home, get as much done as possible this week before the retrograde starts. Once next week arrives you may experience difficulty in making headway due to scheduling conflicts, miscommunication and all the other kinks that retrograde Mercury brings with it.


Aquarius (January 21 - February 20): Mars in your sector of Work/Health is in a fine alignment to Mercury in your sector of Thinking/Communication. Since your sector of Work/Health also deals with your sense of purpose, you’re on a roll in terms of your place in the bigger scheme of things. Mercury will retrograde on Saturday, so be sure to get things buttoned up this week to ensure a good outcome. The planets are quiet now so you have the space to tend to business and wrap things up. With Pluto in your sign in conflict with the Sun (this mostly affects the masses rather than individuals), there may be a disturbance in your home life of some sort that is difficult to understand.


Pisces (February 21 – March 20): Mars in your sector of Creative Expression is nicely aligned with Mercury in your sector of Finances/Resources. This may indicate you’re creating something for financial gain, which is good! Get as much done this week as you can because Mercury will retrograde on Saturday for three weeks. You know the drill there. The planets are quiet this week, giving you the chance to get caught up on things, get some rest, have a clear head and kick back a little. Pluto in your sector of Finances/Resources may be activating your higher mind in terms of considering resources you hadn’t uncovered before. At the moment, Pluto is in a difficult alignment to the Sun, but this mostly affects the masses rather than individuals. You still may want to watch your spending now, especially with the impending retrograde Mercury.

Last modified onMonday, 17 April 2023 16:00

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