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April 23 in the stars: The moon is in Gemini all weekend and Mercury is retrograde. What does this mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Sunday April 23.
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Read more about the Spring Mercury retrograde here.
Your daily horoscopes for Sunday April 23, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Sunday April 23
Sometimes the greatest lessons come not from your successes but your mistakes. We realize that’s not an Aries’ favorite thing to hear, but you ARE human, which means it’s inevitable that not every pitch you swing at is going to be a home run. With the moon in free-thinking Gemini all weekend, see what valuable teaching can be gleaned from a recent misstep. You may have to humble yourself, but the breakthrough insight will be worth its weight in gold.
Speaking of which, if your cash flow’s a little low, take a proactive stance to fix your finances during this first full weekend of Mercury retrograde. Ask a savvy friend or adviser to help you draw up a budget for the remainder of the year (or at least the summer). Are there certain areas where splurging has been purging your reserves? Cut back on those excessive expenses. With a little belt-tightening, you’ll be back on track in no time!
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Sunday April 23
It’s hard to gauge a proper excitement level this weekend as the Gemini moon hits a speed bump in your pragmatic second house. Take a little extra time to really think through your next move. You might feel like you’ve got this completely nailed down, yet one final review could reveal where you’ve actually overlooked an important detail. If you recheck and still don’t see anything, ask an informed person to run one last pair of eyeballs over it. Better safe than sorry!
Communication could easily go awry this weekend with Mercury officially retrograde in your sign from April 21 to May 14. Choose your words carefully, even while in the company of your brunch buds. With Mercury amuck, fairly innocent statements could be taken out of context and misconstrued, and the cleanup could take a while!
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Sunday April 23
You have the floor, Gemini, as the moon hangs in your sign all weekend. But for maximum impact, deliver your message with a sense of thoughtful deliberateness. It’s not like you should water down what you have to say. But DO think about how it will sound to people who are new to the subject matter or might not have the full back story of how you arrived at your conclusion. Sharing the “why” behind your sentiment can be a great translation tool.
Plus, with Mercury retrograde in your murky twelfth house, it might not be QUITE so easy to rally support for a mission. Instead of spinning your wheels, could you take a timeout? A little respite from this could help you recharge your batteries and gain some perspective on the situation. Even if you can’t jet off to a fabulous destination, surely you could arrange for some weekend downtime!
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Sunday April 23
Careful not to let facts blur with fiction this weekend as the moon sinks into the deep dark waters of your esoteric twelfth house. Although YOU might not care if you’re brokering in reality or not, participating in any sort of deception could come back to bite you. If you don’t feel equipped to face any uncomfortable music, step back from situations that have any sort of sketchiness attached. The slope is just too slippery right now. If you need a weekend project, how about a digital maintenance check?
With Mercury retrograde in your tech sector from April 21 to May 14, you want to make sure your sensitive data is protected with a strong enough (and new enough) password—and maybe backed up to an external hard drive. Misunderstandings could also gum up the works on a joint plan, so check in to get all parties involved on the same page.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Sunday April 23
You’re ready to take the bull by the horns this weekend. But before you rush headlong into something that’s a little above your pay grade, stop and get the lay of the land. This isn’t about your vision—that’s rock-solid. But you also should have a mapped-out game plan for accomplishing it. On top of that, reaching out to others for needed support isn’t a sign of weakness but of wisdom! Fortunately, with the Gemini moon gracing your teamwork sector all weekend, you’ll know just what to say to rally an inspired team. Many hands WILL make light work—AND make the project a whole lot more fun!
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Sunday April 23
Sitting still won’t be easy under this weekend’s restless Gemini moon. But since it rises in your tenth house of achievement, you might feel the urge to accomplish something more meaningful than brunch and mani-pedis. (Not that there’s ANYTHING wrong with those activities!)
Simultaneously, Mercury is retrograde in your ninth house of travel and wisdom, which could leave you spinning your wheels if you get TOO ambitious. Here’s an idea, Virgo: Rather than pressuring yourself to manifest something, make it your mission to learn something that you can put into practice later. Maybe you take a book to the park or listen to a podcast while you get a pedicure. The key is to approach the world with a wide-open mind and be prepared to discover something (or someone) that’s been completely off your radar.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Sunday April 23
If you want to be supportive, follow this rule: No preaching! Start by validating other people’s lived experiences. Then, share a personal anecdote instead that illustrates how you dealt with a similar situation. You’ll come across as relatable rather than holier than thou. But how many graphic details SHOULD you include? Every situation calls for its own level of transparency, Libra, and you should think about how your confessions will impact other characters in the tale.
Not only is Mercury retrograde this weekend, but the impulsive Gemini moon is loosening your lips, making you prone to spilling someone else’s oolong. When you’re not sure if you’re verging on TMI terrain, think how YOU’D feel if the tables were turned.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Sunday April 23
Burning the candle at both ends? Regenerative Scorpios seem to have an endless fuel supply, but even YOU need to stop and refill your tanks. Treat Saturday and Sunday like an extended self-care break. Not only is Mercury retrograde on retreat through your wellness zone, but the Gemini moon is weekending in your introspective eighth house. This is a cue to stop trying to take care of everyone else’s needs and focus on your own.
Sure, it’s nice to support your loved ones, but not if you have to sacrifice your own well-being to do so. Utilize this transit as an excuse to get into a new routine. Start a regular meditation practice, sign up for weekly workout classes and revamp your eating habits with some clean, green alternatives.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Sunday April 23
As eager as you are to forge ahead, you might have to tap the brakes on an ambitious mission this weekend. Thanks to Mercury retrograde, plans that were green-lit become bound up in red tape. Slowing down is irritating, but you know what’s worse? Having to undo all your hard work later because you didn’t get the proper permits or sign-offs.
Forget going rogue, Archer, and embrace the process! With the moon shining in partnership-powered Gemini all weekend, the best way to move things along is by connecting with people who could play a co-starring role in your future success story. For now, ditch the agenda and just get to know them better. The synergies will reveal themselves naturally.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Sunday April 23
You say you hate drama, Cap, but make sure you aren’t inadvertently stirring it up this weekend. Not only is the moon spending Saturday and Sunday in snarky Gemini and your critical sixth house, but Mercury is retrograde, which can make you speak before you think. It’s a little TOO easy to spot flaws and even easier to vocally point them out.
Unfortunately, even the most well-meaning pro tip could cut like a knife through someone’s pride. That doesn’t mean you should silence yourself. But timing and delivery are everything. Burn off your own irritation before you even think about offering support. Best way to do that? Jump into a fitness class or go for a fun bike ride or hike.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Sunday April 23
Communication complications might intensify with Mercury in its first full weekend retrograde. A simple misunderstanding could spiral into a major conflict if you’re too forceful in your approach. Is it possible that someone is embroidering the truth? Dive beneath the surface to uncover what’s really going on. This situation will likely clear up by May 14, when Mercury finally resumes forward motion. But until that date, you may need to do a little detective work to get the REAL story.
Then again, you might lure the truth right out of people by being transparent yourself. With the moon in Gemini all weekend, you’ve got a way with words. So if you want to butter people up, you certainly can. Just make sure those compliments are genuine!
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Sunday April 23
Matters close to home take top billing this weekend as the moon lingers in Gemini and your domestic fourth house. But with Mercury retrograde skewing communications, tensions may arise with a family member or close friend as you try to hammer out details of a plan. Instead of unleashing a powder keg of resentment, just take a minute to consider YOUR needs; then, weave them into the equation.
You don’t have to spring into action just because someone asked for your help. (And in all reality, were they actually expecting you to put on a superhero’s cape?) To keep things on the level, ease into the weekend at a luxuriating pace. Once you’ve filled your tanks, supporting your people comes naturally and joyfully.