04-24-2017 to 04-30-2017
Bring on the team spirit! On Wednesday, April 26 the year's only new moon in Taurus powers up your eclectic eleventh house of group activities. Not only that, but it's the first supermoon of 2017 and can lay tracks for some exceptional collaborative work. If you've been testing the waters with a new organization, this could be your prompt to apply for formal membership and take your participation to the next level. This also kicks off a six-month cycle of increased socializing—with work friends as well as your usual crew. But no need to compartmentalize! Grab the entertainment director's whistle and clipboard and pull together pals from different areas of your life. Under these egalitarian moonbeams, limiting beliefs about people and potential partnerships won't hold water. Let people form their own connections! You might be in for a pleasant surprise when your investment-banker bud finds common ground with your radical-leftie college roommate. In your tech center, this new moon may awaken your inner geek. Check to see if you're eligible for a deep discount on a new device. Update software as prompted and buy or download the latest versions. This cosmic cycle is a perfect time to update and strengthen all your stored passwords. Investigate "wallets" and vaults that automatically generate virtually unhackable passwords. Don't wait until it's too late! Do your research now, but if possible, wait until Mercury snaps out of retrograde on May 3 before you actually shell out the bucks.
Your focus returns to work on Friday—with a charming vengeance! Effusive Venus has been back on track after an upsetting six-week retrograde that ended April 15. And now she's blasting forward in Aries and sprinkling pixie dust all over your career corner. This is her second visit to the area this year: The first was from February 3 to April 2, but that included a wrench-throwing retrograde that began on March 4. Over the coming six weeks, you'll be golden—provided you don't do anything too wild. This is a highly creative and connected time, and ripe for networking. Even if you don't feel like going out and "working it," push yourself. Opportunities are out there, and you don't want to miss out on a juicy opportunity because you'd rather catch up on the final season of Girls than challenge yourself to talk to a stranger at an industry mixer. There will be plenty of time for passive activity in a few months. For now, you want to be a spottable (and Instagrammable) fixture on the scene. Have fun getting more dolled up than usual (think "costuming" rather than "dressing for success"). Cast an artist's eye over all your presentations, including your social media logos and business cards. Need a little help in that department? Hire—or barter with—a branding consultant who can update and polish your image. And because Venus is never NOT the love planet, single Cancers should pay attention to potential partners at work. Yes, you'll need to tread carefully here, but if there's an indisputable spark, it pays to pursue it—outside of the office, that is. Coupled Crabs should investigate potential ventures with your S.O., especially if you never seem to have enough time together.