Into the Stars — Your Weekly Horoscope (April 18–24, 2016)

This week we say goodbye to Aries sun, which initiated an astrological new year. And we welcome the Taurus solar cycle on Tuesday when the sun enters the steady and earthy sign of Taurus (8:29 a.m. PDT).

We will be inspired by art, music, relaxation, beauty, and more groundedness should permeate our lives now under the Taurus sun.

On Sunday morning, the planet of action, Mars, turned retrograde in Sagittarius. And this week on Monday Pluto, planet of death and rebirth turns retrograde in Capricorn. When a planet turns retrograde, its energies and qualities are expressed and felt differently. It’s as if the planet goes into its own underworld or has a sort of sleep cycle, and while the energies will be exaggerated, they are felt mostly within rather than externalized. With Pluto we will be encouraged to do some deep inner work on our psyches, to eliminate and purge whatever is no longer helpful to have, to connect with our subconscious and to work on some form or rebirth or regeneration.

On Thursday night, we have a full moon in Scorpio. All full moons bring a little lunacy, or moon madness, and the moon in Scorpio can reveal or emphasize feelings of jealousy, resentfulness, intensity, determination, and idealism.

Enjoy your week.

For more personalized insight and attention, email KK to sign up for a Kosmic Koaching session (wildmoonwisdom@gmail.com). Charts and tarot readings are also available.


Discover Your Weekly Horoscope


Aries & Aries Rising: It has been a good run, Aries, but now it’s time for the sun to leave your sign and move to earthy Taurus. It happens on Tuesday morning and in your house of money. For the next four weeks your focus will be on getting more grounded and taking care of the practical things in life; get your finances in order, plan for ways to increase your income and financial security, and focus on your career.

The planet of transformation, Pluto, turns retrograde in Capricorn on Monday, your house of success. From now until June you may experience some deep work around power struggles, father issues, and material success. Pluto is the lord of the underworld, planet of transformation, and functions in the deep psyche.

On Thursday, we have a full moon in Scorpio landing in your house of death and rebirth, intimacy and privacy. Some potential types of scenarios initiated by this potent moon include deepening your commitment with a lover or calling it quits, inheriting money or receiving a financial gift, or maybe having a sexual or spiritual epiphany.

*Your essential oil recommendation: Grounding

Taurus & Taurus Rising: On Tuesday morning we welcome the sun in your sign, Taurus. It’s your time to shine! While the sun is in your first house for the next four weeks you are encouraged to make yourself your top priority, which means whatever you want or need to do, go for it. Any of your projects or ideas that got placed on the backburner during the intense eclipse season of March should be revisited.

The planet of transformation, Pluto, turns retrograde in Capricorn on Monday in your house of mental exploration making this a good time to get out your old notebooks or journals on esoteric or spiritual subjects and re-read them. You may take a trip to a place from your past that has spiritual significance.

We have a full moon in Scorpio this week in your house of love, turning all of your attention to your partner or mate or closest relationship.

*Your flower recommendation: Violets

Gemini & Gemini Rising: Tuesday morning we shift from Aries into Taurus sun, which is your house of secrets and closure. This is your cycle to rest, review and release before the sun enters your sign next month. You will be looking inside to investigate your sorrows and karma and contemplate the meaning of life. You’ll be able to get some closure and healing before moving forward.

Pluto, the planet of transformation, turns retrograde on Monday in your house of intensity and intimacy. You may notice some old issues from your past arise now regarding sex, money or power. In your current relationships, if you’re finding yourself dealing with power struggles often it could be good to take a break and reassess things.

We have a full moon in Scorpio this week in your house of service and health, so if you’ve gotten off track, feel disorganized, are dealing with stress-induced illness, this is the boost you need to make some changes. You should get rest and restoration in your body, heart and mind now so that you’ll have your full power for your solar return coming soon.

*Your gemstone recommendation: Onyx

Cancer & Cancer Rising: Tuesday morning we shift from Aries into Taurus sun, which is your house of friendship and collaboration. These next four weeks are perfect for working with others toward goals. Focus on your friendships and alliances and clarify your long-term dreams. Working and dreaming together can bring good fortune your way now.

Pluto, the planet of transformation, turns retrograde on Monday in your partnership house. Be aware of unconscious patterns surfacing, power struggles with your partner, or an ex (or exes) coming back onto the scene. If an ex-lover returns and is trying to reconnect, you may find it hard to resist even if your relationship ended because it was destructive or unhealthy. Stay aware and don’t do something you’ll regret later.

We have a full moon in Scorpio this week in your house of creativity and sex, bringing anything from fame to passion to a creative outpouring to pregnancy news. A new love affair could begin now with this moon in the house of your heart.

*Your gemstone recommendation: Rose Quartz

Leo & Leo Rising: Tuesday morning we shift from Aries into Taurus sun, which is your house of success. For the next four weeks, dive into your work, focus on your career and aspirations. It’s the perfect time to get back to work and accomplish some of your goals.

Pluto, the planet of rebirth and transformation, turns retrograde on Monday in your house of health and organization. You may need to rethink your habits and health and notice where deep psychology comes into play to influence your current behavior. For the next couple of months, it will be good to review and understand your past and look at any unfinished business. See how repressed emotions and stress affect your health and wellbeing.

Thursday’s full moon in Scorpio in your house of home invites you to focus on self-care and comfort. Spend the day at home and with loved ones, have a picnic or do some activity together outside. An important woman or mother-figure may be an essential part of this moon for you.

*Your asana recommendation: Trikonasana

Virgo & Virgo Rising: Tuesday morning we shift from Aries into Taurus sun, which is your house of mental exploration. These next four weeks are for you to have some brilliant ideas, share them, collaborate, communicate and get your point across in a potent and precise way. Travel, study, and take some risks now because it will all pay off.

Pluto, the planet of transformation, turns retrograde on Monday in your house of creativity and sex. You may need to dive way beneath the surface of your relationships and look at recurring patterns and the deep psychology of how you relate to love, romance, sex, passion, power, and creativity.

Thursday’s full moon in Scorpio in your house of communication encourages you to reach out to siblings and extended family, to have the talks you’ve been meaning to have, and to maybe take a trip for educational purposes.

*Your gemstone recommendation: Lapis

Libra & Libra Rising: Tuesday morning we shift from Aries into Taurus sun, which is your house of intensity and intimacy; your focus for the next four weeks will be on your closest relationships, sex, and shared resources. You may increase intimacy and connection with your intimate or decide to merge emotionally or financially.  

Pluto, the planet of transformation, turns retrograde on Monday in your house of home. There may be some psychology to look at from childhood or some issues to process that have been working unconsciously until now. A mother figure or important woman in your life may bring up some issues and require some attention or work.

Thursday’s full moon is in Scorpio in your second house of money and stability. You may experience a change with regard to your career or income. You may make a move and begin a new career that will increase your income. Self-worth is also a big theme.

*Your asana recommendation: Virabhadrasana I

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising: Tuesday morning we shift from Aries into Taurus sun, your house of partnerships. For the next four weeks, your focus will be on creating harmony in your relationships. This is the house of commitment.

Pluto, the planet of transformation and your ruler turns retrograde on Monday in your house of communication. The planet of shadows and transformation in this area  means you may need to contemplate your relationships with family, how you communicate with, manipulate or coerce others. Pluto brings up our deepest psyche and issues.

The full moon in your sign on Thursday is the completion of a cycle that began six months ago at the new moon in Scorpio. Make yourself a priority today and do something you’ve been wanting to do.

*Your essential oil recommendation: Jasmine

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising: Tuesday morning we shift from Aries into Taurus sun, which is your house of health. For the next four week, your attention will turn to organization clarity, your work relationships, and getting your health on track. Fitness, healthy habits, and wellbeing need to be addressed now.

Pluto, planet of transformation and rebirth turns retrograde on Monday. In your house of money, the Pluto retrograde will be about old traumas and beliefs about money, security, and worth. Hidden motivations and power struggles around these things should be looked at to get some perspective and to move forward.

The full moon in Scorpio in your house of endings and karma can bring some healing, rest, and closure. In this part of your chart you think about compassion, the subconscious, self-defeat and the limitations you place on yourself, so there’s some deep work you can do.

*Your asana recommendation: Virasana

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising: Tuesday morning we shift from Aries into Taurus sun, which is your house of sex and creativity. For these next four weeks, your attention will be attuned to your creative and sexual impulses and how to express these.

Pluto, the planet of transformation, turns retrograde on Monday in your first house. Pluto’s been in your sign since 2008, and you’re likely familiar with the transformation, death and rebirth energy that has been unfolding. An existential or spiritual or identity crisis may be potential probable experiences during this time.

The full moon in Sagittarius lands in your house of friendship and groups. Use your resources and reconnect with everyone—exchange information, collaborate, and clarify your long-term dreams. Working with others during this time will only be beneficial and productive for you.

*Your essential oil recommendation: Grounding

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising: Tuesday morning we shift from Aries into Taurus sun, which is your house of home. This is a good time for you to rest, renew and rejuvenate. Stay in and nest. Invite your closest confidants over for a cocktail party and maybe paint murals on your walls. An important woman or mother-figure will likely be a component in this cycle, maybe as a mentor or maybe a reunion or reconnection.

The planet of death and rebirth, Pluto, turns retrograde on Monday in your intense house of sorrows and self-undoing. For these several months (until September) you’ll feel compelled to end toxic relationships, address self-limiting and undoing behaviors, explore in great depth your shadows and demons, and work with karma. You’re able to get some closure and healing on deep issues from the past. Rest will be important too while doing this heavy but necessary work.

The full moon in Scorpio lands in your house of achievement. You could make the decision to leave one career path for another, or you could get some recognition or accolades for your current work.

*Your essential oil recommendation: White Angelica

Pisces & Pisces Rising: Tuesday morning we shift from Aries into Taurus sun, which is your house of communication. These next four weeks will be your time to share and communicate your ideas and opinions with clarity and confidence, and everyone will be listening. If you’ve needed to have a particular conversation with someone, now is the time. Reconnect with friends and family members during this time and even take a trip to visit someone you miss talking to.

Pluto, the planet of transformation, turns retrograde on Monday in your house of alliances and teamwork. For these several months until September, be on alert for people who presented themselves as a friend but had ulterior motives. Trust your strong intuition about who you want to surround yourself with and don’t feel bad for saying no or keeping some people away. Technology could be part of this transit also, protect against identity theft and other online scams.

*Your gemstone recommendation: Tiger’s eye


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KK, an astrologer and teacher, has devoted two decades of study to esoteric and embodied spiritual practices and the mysteries of consciousness, bringing to her work a Master's degree in Feminist Theology. For eighteen years she has merged astrology with yoga in her teaching. Wildmoonwisdom is where astrology, esoteric and occult studies, Tantrik philosophy and women’s spirituality, myth and...READ MORE