Your horoscope for April 13 to 19, 2017

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      For many, Thursday marks the end of a short workweek, but rather than hit Stop, sun/Uranus hits fresh flint. Don’t expect to call it an early night or to settle down to a good night’s rest with ease. In fact, while you sleep, the world continues to be a busy place. One way or another, Good Friday keeps the action on the go.

      The end of Venus retrograde on Saturday sets an appropriate backdrop for a weekend devoted to religious tradition, a family gathering, or a spiritual sojourn. If none of the above are on your list, you’ll still make the most of it. A long weekend getaway or relaxation track is ideal.

      Ending her six-week backtrack, Venus resumes direct motion in Pisces. This planetary switch is reviving and advancing for all of us, but you may see more significant mobilization if you were born in the last few days of Pisces, or the other mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, and Sagittarius). The past six weeks have turned up the heat on critical and key issues pertaining to our relationships, money, survival, material, and physical well-being. You may have witnessed a striking sense of a karmic destiny or replay.

      Easter Sunday, Venus and Mars, the relationship duo, connect with ease. On Easter Monday, sun/Saturn work it out quite well. Venus won’t move through its final checkpoint with Saturn until the end of next week, so the brakes will not hit full release until at least then. Be reminded that Mercury retrograde is also now in full swing, so aim to stay mindful and vigilant.

      March 20 - April 20

      You’ll have no problem making the most of your free time. Sun/Uranus provides a fresh refuel Thursday/Friday. The end of Venus retrograde on Saturday puts you on the resolution upswing, but there’s still more time to put in and more to work through. It’s under good control on Easter and Easter Monday. Tuesday/Wednesday, your plate is full. Tackle it head-on.

      April 20 - May 21

      It’s time to plug into something fresh and new. Thursday’s sun/Uranus can spark it, but that’s not all you have going for you. The end of Venus retrograde and Mars on the move in Taurus also help you to make better headway. Sunday/Monday are your best take-charge days. Tuesday/Wednesday, it’s a matter of timing. You can’t choose the moment; it chooses you.

      May 21 - June 21

      Friday’s on a carryover from Thursday. Giving you something extra to go on, a late-night conversation or last-minute brainstorm makes for a great perk-me-up. Saturday, don’t plan too much; go with the flow. Easter Sunday/Monday are on a straightforward go. Tuesday’s duty call can be labelled work, but the net gain is worth the effort. Wednesday, touch base; talk it out.

      June 21 - July 22

      One way or another, Friday keeps you on the go. Saturday, ditch the plans and take it as it comes. No matter what you get up to, Easter Sunday/Monday places you on a just-right track. Back-to-it Tuesday requires you to put good effort into it. Wednesday can also stretch you, but, overall, you should feel that you are making decent progress.

      July 22 - August 23

      As of the end of Thursday’s workday, the stars give you the all-clear signal. Whether you have major plans or no plans for Easter weekend, it’s all good. If you have a complaint, it’s likely that the long weekend isn’t long enough. Venus is back on track but she has farther to go before she’s up to full speed. Tuesday/Wednesday, stay sharp.

      August 23 - September 23

      Thursday’s late wind carries over to Friday. Seize the opportunity to get something off your chest or try something new. Friday/Saturday, cater to the moment; let time roll on its own. Home is the place to be for Easter weekend. Family bonds and communication tracks can be strengthened. Sunday/Monday, good timing is on your side. One way or another, Tuesday/Wednesday are productive.

      September 23 - October 23

      As of Thursday, you should see a good turnaround regarding a job, health, or a matter that has plagued you as of late. Sun/Uranus infuses fresh life into a relationship or communication track. Venus ends retrograde on Saturday, but the process of clearing, upgrading, and resolving continues. Take your time, use your time, and savour your time this long weekend. Tuesday/Wednesday, the stars hit Go.

      October 23 - November 22

      The spotlight is on you Thursday. There’s no need for late-night caffeine; watch for sun/Uranus to keep you buzzed up. Friday keeps you well-occupied. Saturday, chill out; indulge yourself or another. Spend for the added convenience; don’t scrimp on pleasure. Whether you observe Easter or not, Sunday/Monday delivers the goods. Tuesday/Wednesday, take it one step at a time.

      November 22 - December 21

      You may want to keep a low profile on Thursday, but come Friday, you’re ready to take on more. Even so, through holiday Monday, the stars opt for rolling with it rather than wearing yourself out. Relax, enjoy. No matter how you spend it, Easter Sunday/Monday are built just right. Tuesday’s push can be a productive one. Wednesday can stir up something fresh.

      December 21 - January 20

      How great if you have Friday booked off too! If you haven’t, try to avoid overloading your day as best you can. You deserve as much free time as you can muster. If you are religious or spiritually inclined, Easter weekend provides wonderful replenishment. Even if you aren’t, Sunday/Monday fulfills its side of the bargain very well.

      January 20 - February 18

      Stick to it; ambition pays off Thursday. The more you get out of the way, the freer the next couple of days can be. Sun/Uranus keeps the spark well lit through Friday. Mercury continues in retrograde, but as of Saturday, Venus is ready for her next phase. Easter Sunday/Monday relationship accord and good timing prevails.

      February 18 - March 20

      The end of Venus retrograde on Saturday coincides very well with Easter and the long weekend shift of pace/attention. Whether subtle or obvious, Venus lends you a sense that you are finally on the move-along, despite knowing that there’s still more to get through. Easter Sunday/Monday, spend your time; enjoy the reward.