Weekly Horoscopes: April 16 – April 22

by Kimberly Peta Dewhirst
Apr 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET

There’s harmony in the skies early in the week. Venus aligns with Mars on Monday, which is excellent for personal relations, and on the same day, Saturn aligns with the sun, emphasizing pride and discipline in our personal ventures.

Despite lots of favorable action, the ingredients don’t mix so well together, and by Friday, a strong, disciplined approach creates tension. We’ve all had a touch of heartache lately, and by Saturday, these sensitive notions need some TLC. Thankfully, the moon meets Neptune and joins Venus in Pisces, so dive into the senses and use all the therapeutic tools at your disposal.

Mercury is presently retrograde, so be extra wary of words spoken in haste.

1/12 :Aries: March 21 – April 19

You’ve been working out past hurts behind the scenes, and now it’s time to let go — taking practical action early in the week helps you rise above the most painful notions.

Personal expansion is supported; however, it doesn’t quite sit well with all you’re tackling, and on Friday, something’s got to give. You’re well-equipped to tackle practical matters, yet personal issues might need refining. Allow your drives to steer you toward your closest circle — be curious, learn and explore. Connect and talk it out.

2/12 :Taurus: April 20 – May 20

It’s a great time to dig deep and really get to work behind closed doors — you’ll have plenty of opportunities to rethink and refine; however, you’re pushed to reveal your hand and shine starting on Wednesday.

Friendships have featured significantly this month, and you’re now in a far more enlightened position within your crowd. Monday is a choice day to assert yourself, while Friday could raise concerns that you’re lacking group support. Soothe any angst by getting together with your squad over the weekend.

3/12 :Gemini: May 21 – June 21

There’s a unity about your key partnerships early in the week and a supportive group dynamic; however, the harmony in personal relations doesn’t necessarily extend toward your outward position. There’s a tension around certain exchanges — particularly on Friday — and this might not elevate how you’re seen at large. Think about how you want to come across over the weekend.

Thursday provides an opportune moment for deep reflection before your thoughts turn fully toward friendships. You might be inclined to retrace very recent significant interactions.

4/12 :Cancer: June 22 – July 22

Work matters progress nicely on Monday, and you could really get into your stride. However, fulfilling your day-to-day duties creates tension elsewhere; powerful realizations have surfaced this month, and as Friday presents a busy pace, you’re urged to take time out on Saturday to tune into broader dreams.

Community becomes a prominent focus on Wednesday — an area that already holds momentum with you. Despite attending to matters around your public role, you could be inclined toward passivity, aligning your interests more seamlessly with the group.

5/12 :Leo: July 23 – Aug. 22

The week begins with support. There’s the capacity to get ahead when you harness your hard-won efforts — make a bold statement about your intentions and you’ll be heard. Out of your struggle blossoms wonderful achievement.

There’s a shift on Wednesday as your focus turns from learning the ropes to stepping into a more authoritative position. Embrace your place in the world — there’s still some promoting to do, and that’s something you can revisit on Thursday.

Friday might trigger frustrations; spend Saturday contemplating intimate issues.

6/12 :Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

There’s support available on Monday — perhaps offered by the sanctity of home or your closest comrades. They’ll provide great stability toward private matters. On Thursday, your focus is fully directed toward this intimate notion for further investigation. Simultaneously, helpful insight can be delivered around your journey that’s now clearly in view.

Recent exchanges might have come close to the bone; this week, you still might find it hard to satiate your needs. If Friday proves challenging, spend the weekend together to increase the good feelings.

7/12 :Libra: Sept. 23 – Oct. 22

The week begins well. Conversations are constructive and exchanges run far more smoothly than they have in weeks gone by. You’ll begin exploring a private matter more openly — there’s still more research to be done. It will take time; however, you can pursue your investigation.

Friday is the one to watch. A tough situation from a couple of weeks ago can play out, though it’s now on its way to resolution. Adventure and optimism breeze in Friday, clearing the path ahead.

8/12 :Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

Your tenacity and discipline pay off early in the week, as others see how well you’re performing in your current role. You’re given food for thought, which you'll be busy chewing on in weeks to come.

There’s sunshine after the rain in matters of the heart right now — there might have been some tensions lately that didn’t feel so great; however, relationships are steered into deeper territory. There are still boundaries to emphasize, and Friday’s full of tension, but you’re rewarded with romance on Saturday.

9 /12: Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

9/12 :Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

Your foundations and work align beautifully on Monday; however, the authoritative position you’ve grown into this past couple of years might create tension at home or within the family folds.

Your domestic setup is highlighted throughout April, with some pretty significant items on the table. The tension peaks on Friday, while the weekend presents gorgeous opportunities to rest in your nest, recuperating from any setbacks.

A busy spell commences Wednesday, and relationships are set to become more dynamic in the weeks ahead too.

10 /12: Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

10/12 :Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

There’s progress at home early in the week as your steady efforts pay off. There’s an excellent rapport in your exchanges too. Conversations might be a little hard, yet they can go well for you, especially around matters of the heart. Don’t doubt your progress, Capricorn.

There’s still some ironing-out to be done across domestic matters, which you can revisit on Thursday, but remember to have fun! Wednesday welcomes in a pleasure phase, so be sure to embrace the things that feel good to you.

11 /12: Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

11/12 :Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

Your community supports you early in the week, so stay connected and among friends. It’s also a time to steer focus toward domestic issues, which presently have a steady momentum — you have a clearer idea of your position now and can forge ahead, though recent realizations might have left you feeling shortchanged. Try not to have great expectations, especially on Friday when the sensation repeats itself.

You’re entering a time of stamina and passion. Enter the weekend with renewed enthusiasm, welcoming fun and pleasure into your heart.

12/12 :Pisces: Feb. 19 – March 20

Your role and how you’re compensated has been a hot topic lately. Early in the week, there’ll be support and possibly clarity around how you progress from here, though the matter’s not totally settled. On Thursday, you’ll be prompted to revisit the surrounding practicalities — take a second look at finances, savings and income.

It’s easier to focus on connection and community starting on Wednesday, but there are still some rough spots to navigate — namely Friday — so treat yourself with care and make Saturday in particular all about you. Indulge.