Coming off an action-packed week, there's no real sign of a slowdown. Your April 17 weekly horoscope will emphasize the energetic transitions we're continuing to experience, both individually and as a collective. For instance, the sun enters sensually driven Taurus on April 19, and though we'd typically associate the essence of this fixed earth sign with comfort, pleasure, and stability, there's nothing slow, let alone steady, about eclipse season. If things feel chaotic or unstable, it's because change isn't far behind. But let's not get ahead of ourselves, we still have a couple of weeks before April's partial solar eclipse in Taurus.
In the meantime, the sun's shift into this Venus-ruled sign can serve as a prelude for something that has the potential to be fulfilling and hopeful, especially as Venus moves through Pisces. This enchanting Venusian transit is here to enrich our lives with creativity, spirituality, and infinite love, whether we channel it into our personal lives or the planet at large. When entering Scorpio on April 17, the moon will harmonize with seductive Venus, adorning daydreams with fantasies that may seem impossible to resist. Emotionally charged connections and taboo musings are likely at this time. However, just in time for US tax day (April 18), the moon will make an opposition to Mercury and Uranus in Taurus. This is incredibly fitting with the rise of cryptocurrency, as Uranus rules technology. While Mercury sits alongside rebel Uranus, Venus will sextile the change-maker planet, triggering sudden and unexpected events surrounding themes of finances, relationships, and values.
Again, April 19 marks the beginning of Taurus season, so if your Uranian surprise doesn't revolve around money, then be sure to check the news and/or your social media feeds for shocking developments. This news may pertain to the stock market or any disruption of sorts, as the rebel planet never ceases to catch us off guard. Uranus is also the planet of innovation, so inventions and unconventional discoveries are more likely to surface at this time. Then moon's transit through Sagittarius on April 19 and 20 will only add to the chaos, as it will square Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune in Pisces. Complex feelings much? Thankfully, the sun in Taurus helps us find grounding, and the moon's shift into Capricorn on April 21 will alleviate some of the tension. But don't get too relaxed: the last quarter moon in Aquarius on April 23 will shake things up again, as it will square off with the sun in Taurus. Keep your balance.
If you're wondering what this week has in store for you, read on for your weekly horoscope for April 17 through April 23, according to your zodiac sign and your rising sign. For a look at the whole month, check out your April horoscope, and for a greater look at your year overall, read your 2022 horoscope.
Aries (March 21-April 19) Weekly Horoscope For April 17, 2022
You're being called to reflect on your sense of security at this time, Aries. The week of April 17 will begin with the moon glimmering through smoldering Scorpio and your eighth house of mergers. While you may be gaining clarity on a significant other's needs and/or the emotional foundation of your connection, the moon will also harmonize with Venus (via your 12th house of closure, dreams, and unconscious patterns) and sit in opposition with Mercury-Uranus in your stability-seeking second house of comfort, finances, and value systems. Maybe this pertains to your tax return or another financial contract. Either way, you can expect some sort of development around income.
On April 19, when the sun debuts in Taurus, it brings energy and vitality to your second house of income and sense of self-worth. Keep in mind, your money sector and eighth house of mergers will continue to be highlighted throughout eclipse season, so pay attention to reoccurring themes. If things feel confusing with regard to your sense of direction, the moon's shift into Capricorn on April 21 will bring much-needed clarity, especially when it comes to career matters as well as your sense of authority. Will you nurture this or leave it up to the universe? On April 23, the last quarter moon will square the sun, challenging you to discern between staying in your comfort zone vs. exploring other horizons.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Weekly Horoscope For April 17, 2022
It's your solar season, Taurus. Here's to another magical journey around the sun! Now, in addition to eclipse season, emotional themes of "me vs. we" will be of great importance at this time, as the week of April 17 kicks off with the moon glimmering through Scorpio and your committed seventh house of one-on-one relationships. In harmony with Mars and your planetary ruler, Venus, the cosmos is urging you to explore other avenues and social networks when it comes to connections you crave. Keep in mind, the moon will oppose Mercury and Uranus in your sign, which could potentially catch you off guard surrounding matters with a significant other or love interest's feelings. Maybe you decide to have an impromptu conversation, or you receive an unexpected message. Keep your eyes peeled.
On April 18, your planetary ruler, Venus, will sextile Uranus, which continues to emphasize the general "shock value" of the astro-weather, more so when it comes to your finances, relationships, and values. Never judge an opportunity by its original packaging; don't be afraid to peel back the layers. Use your discernment on April 19 and 20, when the moon clashes with Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune, as you are prone to losing sight of the bigger picture at this time. Fortunately, the moon's shift into Capricorn on April 21 and 22 brings ease and clarity, as it will complement the current planetary energies and bring momentum to your worldly pursuits and belief systems. On April 23, however, the last quarter moon in Aquarius (career and authority) will clash with the sun in your sign; something's gotta give.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) Weekly Horoscope For April 17, 2022
Your peace of mind comes first, Gemini. Honoring your sacred space is definitely something to consider all throughout eclipse season. In the meantime, the week of April 17 begins with the moon transiting through Scorpio and your health-conscious sixth house of daily rituals while at odds with your planetary ruler, Mercury, and Uranus in Taurus. It's important to be mindful of your intuitive downloads as well as the sudden urge to retreat. If you're investing your time and energy into something that isn't aligned with your purpose, your higher self will make it known. The same goes for those who need to take a closer look at their habits, whether physically or with regarding career matters (think: coping mechanisms and patterns of self-sabotage).
Expect the unexpected as Venus will also harmonize change-maker Uranus, all while glimmering through your 10th house of boss moves. Have you been working on something quietly behind the scenes? One of your female superiors or supervisors may catch you off guard congratulating you on a job well done. You could be feeling the need to hide upon the sun's shift into Taurus on April 19, but you could always opt for a long-overdue vacation. It's important to be discerning on April 19 and 20, as your personal and professional partnerships will likely be tested. You already know the drill, so don't be discouraged. It's make-or-break time, and the moon's shift into pragmatic Capricorn on April 21 and 22 comes with some much-needed clarity. The last quarter moon on April 23, however, will require an important decision.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Weekly Horoscope For April 17, 2022
It's about time you start surrounding yourself with energies that inspire and motivate you, Cancer. Having said that, the week of April 17 kicks off with the moon in Scorpio, bringing emphasis and intuitive clarity to emotional themes surrounding your heart's desires, passion projects, and unique authenticity. In harmony with Mars and Venus in Pisces, you're not only vibing high but also manifesting opportunities of a lifetime. However, the moon will sit in opposition to Mercury and Uranus, so be sure to check your email, comments, and direct messages, as you are bound to receive some unexpected news. Planning a trip with a group of friends or an entrepreneurial venture? Embark on this journey with an open mind. Speaking of, Venus will harmonize with Uranus, inspiring a changed belief system and/or sudden relocation.
If the logistics of your new venture don't make sense right away, find an outlet to transmute the fear and restlessness. This is especially true when considering the moon's shift into Sagittarius (your sixth house) on April 19 and 20, as it will simultaneously face off with a stellium of planets in Pisces, creating confusion with regards to your sense of direction. Need to talk things through with a lover, and/or potential business partner? On April 21 and 22, the moon will bring clarity and grounding to your seventh house of contracts and committed relationships, which helps you come to terms with a clear decision. The last quarter moon on April 23, however, will likely require a choice between two worlds. The good thing is, deep down, you know the answer.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Weekly Horoscope For April 17, 2022
If it doesn't feel like home, then chances are it's not for you, Leo. And though you're more likely to work with this energetic theme throughout the upcoming eclipses, the week of April 17 will be no exception, as it begins with the moon in Scorpio bringing emotional emphasis and intuitive clarity to your domestic fourth house of home. This is happening in harmony with Mars and Venus in your intimate eighth house of mergers, highlighting everything from your inheritances to your mutual investments with a significant other. The moon will, however, make an opposition to Mercury and Uranus, potentially bringing some unexpected news with regards to your finances.
Venus will also harmonize with change-maker Uranus on April 18, so expect the unexpected when it comes to a career matter or investment. The following day, the sun (your celestial ruler) will debut in Taurus, bringing energy and vitality to your 10th house of authority in the world. Contemplating whether to venture elsewhere in your professional life? If your confidence levels are low on April 19 and 20, it's all thanks to the moon's shift into Sagittarius, as it will clash with the stellium of energies hovering over your intimate eighth house. Keep your eyes on the prize and the bigger picture. Relationship dynamics are bound to be the focus towards the end of the week, when the last quarter moon (in your relationship sector) squares off with the sun. Whether personally or professionally, chapters are soon coming to a close.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Weekly Horoscope For April 17, 2022
Don't be afraid to do extra research for the answers you seek, Virgo. The week of April 17 will kick off with the moon roaming through suspicious Scorpio (via your third house of communication) bringing greater emphasis to emotional themes surrounding your siblings, neighbors, and perhaps some important conversations that have yet to occur. This is in harmony with Mars and Venus in your relationship sector, which could present you with the opportunity to compromise or make amends with someone you care for. Cultivating compassion for yourself and your significant other(s) is important during this time, but the moon's opposition to your planetary ruler, Mercury, and Uranus (via your expansive ninth house of the unknown) is where things get interesting. Opinions are subjective; sometimes all it takes is for someone to put themselves in another person's shoes. This will definitely be an ongoing theme throughout eclipse season, but in the meantime, the cosmos is urging you to venture into the unknown so you can see the truth for yourself.
Venus will sextile Uranus on April 18, triggering some unexpected developments with regards to your money, relationships, and value systems. On April 19 and 20, you're prone to being in your feelings about a particular collaboration, so try to focus on the bigger picture. The good news: the moon's shift into Capricorn on April 21 will ease the tension and relieve some of the confusion that came with it. While lighting up your fifth house of passion on April 22, the moon will harmonize with your celestial ruler, Mercury, along with a stellium of planets in your relationship sector. Interesting what a significant piece of information can do, right? The last quarter moon on April 23 means it's time to take action.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Weekly Horoscope For April 17, 2022
The shadow side of your "comfort zone" is being brought to the forefront, Libra. For instance, the week of April 17 will begin with the moon glimmering through taboo-loving Scorpio and your stability-seeking second house of finances, possessions, and value systems, which brings greater emphasis to matters surrounding your sense of security. However, despite harmonizing with Mars and your celestial ruler, Venus, the moon's opposition to Mercury and Uranus - via your intimate eighth house of mergers - will likely bring forth an unexpected message or piece of information. Did you fill out your tax return? Venus will sextile change-maker Uranus the following day, adding to the surprising energy that continues to dominate the week. Maybe it's a new job opportunity, or you're deciding to pay it forward and lend someone a helping hand.
The sun will debut in Taurus on April 19, energizing and revitalizing your eighth house of transactions, which will shed light on prominent themes you will work with throughout this eclipse season. Having said that, if you're wanting to relocate or approach a situation from a different perspective, the moon's journey through Sagittarius on April 19 and 20 could trigger feelings of confusion and general restlessness. Don't make any hasty decisions just yet. Fortunately, you can expect more clarity upon the moon's shift into Capricorn on April 21 and 22 - though it may be short-lived. The last quarter moon in Aquarius (in your fifth house of love, pleasure, and self-expression) will square off with the sun on April 23, creating friction between staying true to your prior commitments vs. breaking free and following your heart.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Weekly Horoscope For April 17, 2022
You're a detective at heart, and if there's one thing you're good at, it's the ability to smell change from miles away, Scorpio. And with the South Node in your sign, there's no denying the facts: you're being called to let go of the people, places, and situations that no longer align with your sense of security. In the meantime, the week of April 17 begins wit the moon glimmering through your sign, all the while harmonizing Mars and Venus via your passionate fifth house of love and pleasure. This is urging you to surrender to your heart's desires and have more compassion for yourself in the process. This, however, is easier said than done, as the moon will directly oppose Mercury and Uranus in your relationship sector, bringing forth an unexpected message or triggering a change of heart.
On April 18, Venus will harmonize with rebel Uranus, which means the spontaneous developments continue, namely when it comes to themes surrounding your love life, creative talents, and desire for recognition. This could be the collaboration of a lifetime, but only if there's an equal amount of give and take. Now, if things feel wishy washy on April 19 and 20, take some time to retreat and gather your thoughts. This could have something to do with travel, or perhaps a risky investment of sorts. The good news is the moon will shift into Capricorn (your communication sector) the following day, bringing some much-needed clarity and grounding to the situation. The challenge, however, will likely stem from the last quarter moon on April 23, as it will face off with the sun. Are these partnerships aligned with your sense of security and individual freedom?
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Weekly Horoscope For April 17, 2022
Take a step back to gather your thoughts, and take as much time as you need, Sagittarius. The week of April 17 begins with the moon (celestial ruler of your intimate eighth house of mergers) roaming through Scorpio and your secretive 12th house of closure, dreams, and unconscious patterns, while harmonizing with Mars and Venus via your domestic fourth house of home. Taking a well-deserved break to spend time with your loved ones? Don't get too comfortable, as the moon will directly oppose Mercury and Uranus in the process, which means impromptu responsibilities could come out of the woodwork. Also, this may have something to do with a female relative, as Venus will harmonize with change-maker Uranus on April 18. Either that, or it may be you having the sudden urge to redecorate your humble abode.
The sun will debut in Taurus on April 19, which brings energy and vitality to your sixth house of daily rituals, due diligence, and acts of service. Your health and mindfulness is also of great importance throughout this celestial season. So, if you're feeling restless or irritable on April 19 and 20 when the moon journeys through your sign, do your best to stay grounded and focus on your bliss. It's also important to set firm boundaries, namely when it comes to your emotions and peace of mind. The good news is, your priorities become clear upon the moon's shift into Capricorn on April 21, as it will shed light on the foundation of your sense of security and what is needed from you to obtain that. This, however, will require a judgment call, especially when considering the last quarter moon on April 23. What's the plan?
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Weekly Horoscope For April 17, 2022
Capricorn, is it time to clean house in the friend department? Don't get it twisted - maybe it's just via social media - but you're being called to inspect your connections all the same during the week of April 17, which begins with the moon (celestial ruler of your relationship sector) glimmering through suspicious Scorpio, and your socially conscious 11th house of community affairs and individual freedom. People outgrow things, and you know this better than anyone. That said, while in harmony with Mars and Venus in your communication sector, the cosmos is urging you to have compassion and empathy while conversing with others. The moon's opposition to Mercury and Uranus will likely spark some unexpected energy, whether a surprise run-in with someone from your past or the sudden urge to express your feelings.
Whatever the case may be, it's bound to resurface again on April 18, when Venus harmonizes with change-maker Uranus, as there will likely be a spontaneous decision or epiphany surrounding your finances, relationships, or value systems. Take some time to contemplate on your own while the moon wanders through Sagittarius on April 19 and 20, as you are more prone to being easily influenced by the opinions of others at this time. Then the moon enters your sign on April 21, where it will eventually link up with Mercury on April 22, which is a plus for the momentum and mental clarity you seek. Something's coming full circle, but the last quarter moon in Aquarius on April 23 will likely require a decision sooner than you were anticipating.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Weekly Horoscope For April 17, 2022
Do you feel comfortable taking the lead, Aquarius? Similar to prominent themes throughout the upcoming eclipse season, the week of April 17 will kick off with the moon (celestial ruler of your sixth house of daily duties) glimmering through transformative Scorpio and your 10th house of ambition, career, and reputation in the world. Is there a professional chapter that's about to come to a close? The moon will harmonize with Mars and Venus in your money sector, reminding you to have compassion for yourself and your self-worth, especially those of you overworking yourselves and not being properly compensated in return. In direct opposition to Mercury and Uranus, you could find yourself having an unexpected change of heart, or perhaps the urge to revolutionize something surrounding your sense of security.
Whether personally or with regards to your home life, Venus's sextile to your ruler, Uranus, the following day will add to this impromptu decision, especially when it comes to your comfort, finances, and value systems. Maybe it's a family member who decides to help you out financially, or a family business you're in charge of. The sun will also debut in Taurus (your fourth house of home and family) on April 19, which encourages you to go inward. However, if things feel chaotic and/or overwhelming on April 19 and 20, be sure to stay in your lane, as you're prone to responding to outside influences at this time. If you're looking forward to retreating into your safe space, the moon's shift into Capricorn on April 21 is the perfect time to do so. Feel free to lean on your loved ones for support, too. After all, there's no denying the effects of this week's last quarter moon in your sign. At odds with the sun, chances are you're being called to make an important life change.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Weekly Horoscope For April 17, 2022
Do you fear the idea of venturing into the unknown, Pisces? This is definitely something you'll contemplate throughout the upcoming eclipses, but in the meantime, the week of April 17 will kick off with the moon (celestial ruler of your passionate fifth house of love and self-expression) glimmering through Scorpio and your expansive ninth house of adventure, all the while harmonizing with Mars and Venus in your sign. Whether personally or professionally, you're likely feeling the call to take some necessary risks, if not a completely different direction with regards to a goal. In direct opposition to Mercury and Uranus, you could receive some unexpected news about relocating for work, or perhaps discover the same about a neighbor or sibling.
Transformation could be headed your way, too - and it's being brought to your attention this week. Given the moon's journey through Sagittarius (and your 10th house of career) on April 19 and 20, this could have something to do with your professional life; although, the moon's square to the stellium of energies in your sign could be what is stifling your sense of direction, or perhaps inspiring a sense of "stage fright" when it comes to taking a leading role in your life. Some of the confusion clears up upon the moon's shift into Capricorn on April 21, especially now that the sun is energizing your communication sector. Where to next? Are you ready to leave the past behind? If your answer is no, the last quarter moon in Aquarius on April 23 begs to differ.