Your financial horoscope: Week of April 4

What's Really Going On When Mercury Is In Retrograde

Early this week, Mercury moves in to Taurus until June 12 (through the end of Mercury's retrograde).

This starts a period of time which will be all about detail--deep introspection and strategic planning are key for all signs. It's important to reflect and use what we discover as a basis for where we decide to continue investing our time and money.

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The cycle involving Taurus also means an attraction for signs to all things luxury. Staying practical and grounded will help with making sure you don't blow all of your savings on those amazing shoes you've been eyeing all month.

Here's what this all means for your sign specifically, based on information we learned from top-notch astrologers:

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Your financial horoscope: Week of April 4

(Mar 21-Apr 19)
This week will kick off Mercury moving in to Taurus, which will illuminate your second house of finances until June 12.

It's time to close gaps and finish all those projects you never quite got around to sealing up. Plan, prioritize, and commit to funding to finish up the ones that are most important, whether it's a home renovation project or a cultural travel trip.

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(Apr 20 - May 20)
Invest in quiet time to reflect on all those weird dreams and intuitive signs you've been having lately.

A new journal to keep by your bedside is your best bet for recording exactly what you're tuning into.

If words aren't your thing, a brand new set of paints and art supplies will let you express what you're feeling without having to say it.

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(May 21 - Jun 21)
Your planetary alignment calls for an intersection of romance and social activity. Spend a little extra to go to that trendy, always-crowded bar with your significant other.

If you're single, try a new class or new Happy Hour with your friends--you never know who you might meet.

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(June 22 - July 22)

Venus moves into your tenth house of professional ambition this week, giving big potential for career growth.

Invest in whatever you need to get you in the mindset to be your most confident and polished business self, whether it's a new suit, career coaching or even a new agenda.

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(July 23 – Aug 22)
You'll feel a surge of creative confidence this week, Leo.

Promote yourself shamelessly and fine-tune whatever creative endeavor or project you've been working on. It's time to fuel your financial resources to gain visibility. 

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(Aug 23 - Sept 22)

This week, Mercury moves into your ninth house of travel until June 12.

Plan that long desired beach week and say yes to that friend who last-minute invites you for a weekend getaway. Start looking at plane tickets to anywhere and everywhere. 

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(Sept 23 – Oct 22)

This week's new moon will focus on balancing relationships in your life and make you aware of whether or not you, or the other person, is carrying the bulk of the weight.

Spend time honing in on your most treasured relationships and make sure you're doing your part. Buy all the materials and cook your significant other an amazing dinner, or surprise your friend with tickets to that show she's been dying to go to.

Pulling your weight in your relationships is always a smart investment.

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(Oct 23 - Nov 21)

This week's new moon will ignite your sixth-house of health and hard work.

Stop slacking, lace-up your sneakers and get to the gym. It's time to focus on healthy habits and bettering yourself physically. 

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(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Slow down this week and really take a look at the little habits that can be adding up to hinder your growth.

Make those appointments you've been avoiding, track what your spending has been going towards and make a plan for future savings.

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(Dec 22 - Jan 19)

Venus enters Aries for you this week, which illuminates your fourth-house of domesticity. The combination of the two means it's time for a home makeover.

Repaint your walls or flip your living room completely--either way, a fresh new look for your home can transform your mental state tremendously.

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(Jan 20 - Feb 19)
This week is all about your closest and most favorite relationships. 

Avoid going out in big groups and crowded places. Instead, spend your time and money doing things with your people that promotes closeness.

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(Feb 20 - Mar 20)
You'll have an eye for all things luxurious this week, Pisces. Resist the urge to pick up and purchase everything you find appealing--keep yourself in check.

Of course, expensive purchases are validated if you truly think it'll be a worthwhile investment. But if you have any doubt, it's best to pass on it.

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