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04-06-2020 to 04-12-2020
This Tuesday, April 7, you might want to keep yourself on a short leash—yes, even if you’re not leaving your own four walls. Aggro Mars in your sign swings into its annual testy square with unruly Uranus in your domestic fourth house, causing tempers to flare. Even your emotionally even-keeled sign has its tipping point, Water Bearer, and the past few weeks have turned up the heat in your pressure cooker. During this rare but activating transit, your most beloved friends or family members may get to you, either because they’re actually trying to emotionally manipulate you or just because you can’t get enough private space. And “talking it out” may not work because everyone’s locked into their own tunnel vision. The best thing to do might be to step back from the fray and throw yourself into a project that’s all-consuming, whether getting your Inbox down to zero, cleaning out the garage or organizing the last decade of photos.
Later on Tuesday, the year’s only full moon in Libra electrifies your ninth house of expansion, adventure and, ironically, travel. While you probably aren’t up for researching your (eventual) next trip, there are plenty of ways to make the most of this annual lunation, including “traveling” metaphorically. You can create a win-win in this department by thinking about far-away friends and arrange video chats where you situate yourselves to reveal the most interesting or exotic view behind yourselves. Left to your own devices, you can throw yourself into travel books or blogs or make a vision board of the places you plan to visit when it becomes safe again. This is also your entrepreneurial zone, so if you’ve been toiling away on a side hustle for the past six months (since the last Libra new moon) or dreaming about how to make your mark in the post-Covid economy, this lunar lift could accelerate your efforts. One thing to watch for: Full moons can illuminate what's been lurking in the shadows. Even if you feel an irresistible urge to let loose a torrent of "honest feelings," think before you blurt. It’ll be hard to anticipate where the other person’s head—and heart—are right now.
As the workweek draws to a close on Friday, articulate Mercury wings into Aries and your communication corner, helping you express things you’ve been bottling up or find an outlet for swirling creative notions. Between now and April 27, give extra time to any venture that involves communication, from memoir-writing to recording your own podcast. While you might be sheltered in place, you can still find ways to support—and entertain—one another. Start a virtual book club or stream the same movie and then hop on a Zoom call to discuss. And if you’re safe and healthy, you can drop off care packages for each other, too.