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Get ready for full-moon magic this week (AKA sexytimes ahead…)


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Rockstar astrologer Jennifer Racioppi is here with weekly predictions that go beyond your daily sun sign info. She’s looking at the celestial movements that will be affecting all of us—offered up with a wellness twist. And since this week ends with a full moon, there’s a lot to unpack. Here’s her best advice on how to make your best love, career, fitness, food, and self-care choices for the next seven days. 

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Monday, April 23

This ain’t your average Monday! The week kicks off with Mars, the planet of action, who currently travels in Capricorn, making a luscious angle (known as a sextile) to Jupiter, the planet of good luck. This combination presents support for salary negotiations, and/or setting boundaries with others. At the same time, Mars, on his way to join forces with powerhouse Pluto, activates a raw hunger for progress. With the moon in playful Leo, watch out for drama. Channel your energy on behalf of your goals instead. You can go this distance.

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Tuesday, April 24

Venus, the planet of love, exits her home turf (Taurus) today, heading into Gemini, where she’ll stay until May 19. Venus, in air sign Gemini, amps up the volume on the desire to socialize. Stay open to invitations over the next few weeks. As Venus commences her journey in Gemini, she makes a sextile to Chiron, the wounded healer. Translation: Healing vibes are strong today. If you feel you need it, take your friend’s offer for the reiki treatment, check out some new essential oils, or book a session with a therapist or coach.

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Wednesday, April 25

Mercury, who’s leaving its retrograde shadow, makes an awkward angle known as a square to retrograde Saturn. Ouch. Since Mercury governs communication and Saturn is connected to life lessons, this square indicates that blind spots may reveal themselves. As you give feedback to others, stay kind. And if you receive unkind feedback, allow yourself to accept it without falling prey to feeling triggered. Lean into what leading researcher Carol Dweck refers to as a growth mindset: the ability to learn from failures and mistakes, allowing them to fuel determination for growth. Everything that happens today supports the development of maturity.

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Thursday, April 26

Action-oriented Mars conjoins powerhouse Pluto at the 21 degrees of Capricorn today, while both planets sextile Jupiter. This astrological configuration packs a powerful punch. Highlighting determination, tenacity, resilience, and strength—today may feel like a dirty chai; spicy and intense. Channel the potential of the moment wisely and stay on the lookout for abuses of power, too. When it comes to fitness plans, hit the gym, or your favorite class. With the moon waxing toward full and the stars aligned, exercise remains a must. Move your body. (You won’t regret it.)

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Friday, April 27

Still feeling the strength of yesterday’s transits? Use it for the good of others. With the waxing gibbous moon now in relationship-oriented Libra, your sense of justice may feel activated too. Pay attention to the causes calling to you, and stand up for what you believe in. Donating, volunteering and getting involved with a cause you believe in increases your capacity to feel both fulfilled and productive. Pledge support to those in need. Consider social justice, environmental justice, and humanitarian rights. Remember we are all in this together, and generously giving to others opens the heart, facilitating the healing process.

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Saturday, April 28

This Saturday (aka Saturn’s day) has the potential for incredible productivity. Saturn, the planet of discipline and structure, makes a sweet trine to the sun as the moon waxes full. Use it to knock things off the to-do list. And don’t forget a few rounds of squats in between. With tomorrow’s full moon in Scorpio amplifying the capacity for sensual and sexual chemistry; tune into your body today to see what she needs. Offer her the movement she desires. Doing so encourages embodiment and freedom.

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Sunday, April 29

With the full moon in Scorpio occurring at 8:58 p.m. Eastern, Sunday may feel more provocative than normal. Allow your sensuality to shine through. Want to tap into moon magic? Host or attend a full-moon ritual. Not feeling social—you might not want to socialize with the full moon in Scorpio—stay at home and do a ritual yourself. Space clearing, crystal charging, salt baths, and orgasm prove to heal now. Enjoy the provoking powers this Scorpio full moon promises. Saturn continues to form a perfect angle of support to the sun in Taurus amplifying groundedness (and embodiment). However, the full moon squares the nodes of fate, indicating that this sensual (and sexual) lunar moment invites you to shed what you no longer need too.

Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women’s health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success. 

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