What Mercury Retrograde Means For YOU This Week, Based On Your Sign

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Fun, Free Weekly Work & Love Horoscope For April 9 - 15
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Free horoscope for April 9-15. Plus, your sign's weekly theme song!

Aries (March 21 - April 19): You're still shining in all your birthday glory. Opportunities flow like a champagne fountain at a fancy birthday party. But it's up to you to take your well-known determination to REALLY make things happen. Sunday, Mercury goes retrograde so keep that in mind when you're making choices throughout the week. Give everything a little more time and try to review details more than usual.

Tuesday's full moon may have you longing for love and coupled Aries will find that it's a romantic week where things deepen between you. But single Aries? BEWARE! Don't rush into anything new because the moonlight provides the best Insta filter over a less-than-perfect pairing. Enjoy, but don't say any I do's just yet. Try to balance your new love with your career because you definitely don't want to lose out on that momentum right now.

Aries's weekly theme songCan I (Tez Cadey Remix)  — Aline Baraz & Galimatias

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20): You might feel like your emotions are all over the place this week. But if anyone can keep it together, it's YOU! Mercury goes retrograde on Sunday so you may have to allow yourself more time in the mornings for your regular commute. Venus, your ruling planet, has been retrograde for a while now but will go direct this weekend. That means you'll feel a new zest for life — and if you've been craving any changes to your hair or wardrobe, you can finally move on it!

Tuesday's full moon highlights your career and you may be feeling like you can take a little breather from all the hard work as something reaches its final stages. Still, much of the week you'll spend trying to find a home/work balance. You're in need of some me-time to just reset and recharge your batteries. You can do it! It sounds like a lot to juggle, but you've got strong arms!

Taurus's weekly theme song: Elastic Heart —Sia

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Your ruling planet Mercury is going retrograde on Sunday. It hits you harder because it is your ruling planet, but because of this you also know how to deal with it better than most other signs. Review details well to insure work and travel plans still go as smooth as possible. Your flexible nature helps you adjust to last minute inconveniences that may come up at this time.

Tuesday's full moon propels you to be out and about. You want to be social and this may even bring some romantic opportunities your way. Take your time with things as Venus is also retrograde — but beginning this weekend, you'll feel communication and relationships improve. Whatever happens, you can handle it. Your energetic, sharp, and social nature will get you through the week smoothly!

Gemini's weekly theme song: Bust A Move —Young MC

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22): With Mercury going retrograde on Sunday, you might find yourself reuniting with old friends this week. Though the usual delays and frustrations may occur, if you can just ride the waves you'll enjoy reconnecting with those you haven't seen in a while. Midweek also highlights romance and you'll feel like a little social butterfly.

The challenge after Tuesday's full moon will be finding the balance between work and home life. Of course, as a Cancer, you love being cozy and nestled in at home with loved ones — but if you want to keep that nice abode, you still need to venture out for work. Try not to let the stress of any new or intense projects bring you down. You can power through it all, knowing you have a nice place to retreat to at the end of the day.

Cancer's weekly theme song: Three Little Birds —Bob Marley

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Leo (July 23 - August 22): You've exercised a lot of patience these last few weeks. Though you feel like you're about to run out, you need to know that you're in the home stretch. The full moon on Tuesday brings some work/career discussions to a high point. You may have been negotiating for a raise or new position and now you're seeing what you want. But keep in mind, Mercury goes retrograde on Sunday (yikes!) so it would be wise to hold off on signing anything until it goes direct May 3rd. If you can't wait, just be sure to review things carefully before committing to anything.

Despite some tension around all this, the weekend brings some romantic days so make time to bask in the sun and release some stress. Things will work out soon enough, in a very satisfactory way for you.

Leo's weekly theme song: Sugar —Maroon 5

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Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Your ruler Mercury is at it again and going retrograde starting Sunday. Though it may cause some miscommunications and delays, you have the skills to survive this well. Your attention to detail, intuitive nature, and flexibility help you navigate this retrograde.

With certain things slowing down, take the opportunity to review things in your life. You may be thinking about taking a new course or furthering your education. This might even mean trips to appease your curious mind — and it couldn't hurt to get some relaxation in! Financial matters may have been weighing heavily on you lately so you can also look at budgets and new ways to bring in more income. Put your thinking cap on and you'll get through this with flying colors.

Virgo's weekly theme song: Oh Me —Nirvana

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Libra (September 23 - October 22): It's looking like an intense week for you since the full moon on Tuesday is in your sign. Intense isn't necessarily bad. It could be that something you've been waiting for comes to fruition this week.

You and those close to you might feel a bit more emo than usual, and with Venus and Mercury retrograde right now it's best not to make any rash decisions or come to any big conclusions just yet. Try to be patient with everyone around you, including yourself, until things level out. You will see that things begin to go more smoothly in your relationships after this weekend. Hold on tight, and know that soon things will be much more harmonious — just as you like them.

Libra's weekly theme song: 100% —Chromeo

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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): You might feel challenged on many fronts this week, but know it won't last forever. You like being the boss but this Tuesday's full moon is more about teamwork. With Mercury going retrograde on the 9th, you might find communication harder than usual. Being bossy isn't the answer, so try acting more like a leader who inspires and less like a commander shouting out orders.

Venus has also been retrograde so you might've noticed some tension in love. Luckily, the smoke starts clearing starting this weekend — so just hold off on tying the knot or jumping ship just yet! Things will become clearer with time.

Scorpio's weekly theme song: You Better Listen —Sublime With Rome

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Things might feel a little volatile right now, but just hold on tight. Starting Sunday, Mercury goes retrograde so it’s not a time to put your bow and arrow into action yet. You’re better off reviewing and reassessing situations — especially when it comes to finances.

The full moon on Tuesday hopefully brings some cheer your way through friends you haven't seen in a while. If things at work or in your romantic life have you feeling a little fed up, this is a good week to spend time with friends who will inevitably cheer you up. So take heart! What feels like a rollercoaster now turns into a much more pleasant ride than you thought.

Sagittarius's weekly theme song: Save A Prayer —Duran Duran

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): It seems a lot is percolating for you right now, especially around your career. Tuesday’s full moon puts a new offer or opportunity in front of you. Of course, you’re always a hard worker and moving up that ladder — but with Mercury going retrograde Sunday, it may not be the best time to jump into a new agreement. Take some time to decide if this is the right move for you and if it has all the elements you want.

The full moon also brings up needs in those around you, so you may have a hard time finding time for everything and everyone. Of course, you'll handle it just fine as long as you keep calm and carry on!

Capricorn's weekly theme song: Young Americans —David Bowie

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): You're usually really great at keeping your cool, and this week you'll totally need to make use of that quality. With Mercury going retrograde starting on Sunday and the intense full moon on Tuesday, you'll feel pulled in many directions. You might even need to travel for work or to visit someone who needs you.

Whatever you do, remember to allow extra time for all travel and to review any details before you make any big purchase or sign on to a new job. The opportunities are there (and won’t disappear overnight!) so make sure this is all the right fit for you. And no matter what is going on, make sure you make time for self –care and doing what feels right for you.

Aquarius's weekly theme song: Tiny Dancer —Elton John

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20): You’re going to have to really go with the flow this week. With Mercury retrograde starting Sunday and a somewhat unpredictable full moon on Tuesday, you have to be ready for the best (and worst) in any scenario. It’s very likely positive things start happening in your career, but you may have other unexpected issues elsewhere.

As long as you go with the waves like the little fish you are, you'll be fine. As we all know, the only constant is change — so keep that in mind, have your usual compassion for others, and you’ll come out better for it by the end of the week.

Pisces's weekly theme song: Up On High —Daniel Rossen

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