Your astral or zodiac gemstone is based on ancient correspondences – unlike birthstones, which take into account popularity and cultural preferences. Find the stone that matches your zodiac sign to see what’s in store for you this week.
Aquarius, expect to feel a tad sensitive this week thanks to Mercury in retrograde. Keep this in mind before reacting…or over reacting to your loved ones. If you’re not careful, you could say things that you don’t mean and will regret when you’re feeling more like yourself again. Spend this week being good to yourself. Put off any serious talks or decisions until May, and schedule a spa day with an old friend. All will return to normal soon.
Pisces, watch your words carefully this week. You could end up putting your foot in it if you’re not careful. Also pay attention to who you say it to. In other words avoid a text-astrophe by double checking the recipient line, and avoid trash talk to be on the safe side. Toward the end of the week, you’ll be all about getting your flirt on. Go ahead and enjoy yourself, but remember past relationship lessons to avoid negative patterns.
Aries, this week pay attention to your budget. Fire up the spreadsheet and do it right. Notice what you’re spending on and ask yourself if that new purchase will be one that you can use and enjoy for the long term. Mercury in retrograde will have some signs out of sorts this week, so if you notice tempers flaring between coworkers you’ll want to play the diplomat. Don’t involve yourself unless absolutely necessary!
Taurus, you may have been experiencing a personal transition lately that you’re eager to show the world. Before debuting this whole new you, spend this week reflecting on what you want the world to perceive about you, and the best way to broadcast your new ideas and attitudes. If you put yourself out there before you’re ready, you may find that the message you want to send is a bit jumbled.
Gemini, this week is all about creative energy. You might find your head a little further in the clouds than normal. If there’s a creative project that was sidelined last year, it may be time to pick it up again. If you find an old hurt cropping up, it may be time to stop blaming the other party and start looking at how you can heal and improve yourself. Facing pain is always hard, but once you do you’ll find enormous opportunities for growth.
Cancers put a lot of stock in the loyalty of old friends, and this week you’ll be feeling especially nostalgic. Remember the days before Facebook and Twitter? Remember when catching up with an old friend meant spending hours dishing on the sofa with a bottle of wine…instead of thumb cramps from texting? This week make old school plans with an old school friend. You’ll be glad you did.
It’s time to take a serious look at your career this week, Leo. If you’ve been drifting along letting success happen if it happens, now is the time to sit down and hash out real plan. What is your strategy for getting ahead? You always want to maintain your integrity, but that doesn’t mean being a pushover. You may need to get a little more aggressive when it comes to getting what you want out of life.
This week your mantra should be think before you speak. Though you’re normally reserved and diplomatic about what you say, Mercury in retrograde might just have you blurting out thoughts before you run them through your filter. This could lead to hurt feelings and arguments that you’d prefer to avoid. Upcoming travel plans may need to be put on the back burner for a bit.
Libra, you may be in for a roller coaster while Mercury is in retrograde. Avoid making any rash decisions with long-term consequences this week because what seems intriguing now may just be scary later. Don’t lose sight of your level headed nature when it comes to new people in your life. Leopards rarely change their spots, and even if they do, you can’t force it. Watch out for out of character jealousy.
Scorpio, caution is the word during this Mercury retrograde. You’ll want to be careful in word and deed. Thoughtlessly expressed opinions could spell trouble for a partnership – romantic or professional. If you plan to sign any legal documents, go over them with a fine-tooth comb to avoid unexpected problems in the future. Spend some time reminiscing with a loved one.
Sagittarius, if you’ve been feeling a little disorganized lately, now is the time to rectify that. Sit down and make to do lists for all aspects of your life, and start marking them off one by one. Catch up on correspondence, make that dentist appointment, get the car serviced. Spend a few weeks doing all the adulting that you’ve been putting off, and you’ll find yourself set up for success in the near future.
Capricorn, you may find that an old flame (or someone who reminds you of one) pops back up in your life this week. Careful that you’re not fooled by the same old tricks. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to give them the brush off, but look for meaningful change – not just pretty words and flowers. If you’re in a committed relationship, you could hit a bump in the road. Make the effort to work through it you’ll come out stronger in the end.