Lucky Days: 4, 5, 14, 15, 24
Yucky Days: 11, 12, 19, 20, 25
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Sometimes even fire signs need to take a break, Leo. Apply this logic to April and you'll sail through the messy miasma of retrogrades just fine. The stars are at something of a standstill this month, with Jupiter and Venus already moving backwards, Saturn joining the party on the 6th, Mercury on the 9th (that's the one to watch for), and Pluto on the 20th. Even though Venus will turn direct at midmonth, the overall sensation is that of a stoppage. In the midst of it all there is a deeply romantic and dramatic Full Moon on the 11th. This is your ideal "express yourself" moment – don't hold back, Ms. Lion. The Sun (your ruling luminary) shifts into your career zone on the 19th, but since this is the part of your horoscope that Mercury is currently playing around with, it's a bit of a sticky wicket. In some respects you'll be like a professional rock star, sussing out ambitious goals like a laser beam. On the other hand, thanks to the retro, you'll have to remember to take it slow and pace yourself – and wait until at least the first week of May for any major launches. Get your professional ducks in a neat little row at the New Moon on the 26th – this is when you write down your plans for the next six months. Whatever you do for a living, envision yourself in a red power suit now, because when there's a will, there is a way for you to be CEO.
Lucky Days: 8, 9, 17, 18, 28
Yucky Days: 1, 2, 15, 22, 23
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The pressure is finally off, Leo – take a deep breath and relax. Eclipse season, which you were right at the center of, is officially over as March begins. It's time to get your renewal on because spring will be here in a few weeks – and life will be completely brand new again. But before you get there there's much astro-activity to attend to, starting with Venus Retrograde on the 4th. This relatively rare phase is nothing to freak out about – it won't bring the kinds of breakdown and reversals that Mercury Retrograde can bring. It can, however, toss your love life about in a serious way. The good news is that it's temporary (until mid-April) but the not-so-good news is that it can be quite confusing. Past lovers can crawl out of the woodwork – especially those from far away. Think about people you've connected with while on holiday or boyfriends you took spectacular vacations with abroad. You might hear from the guy who got away – all the way to another continent, that is. Just be sure not to take it terribly seriously because relationships that re-start now probably have a "past due" sticker on them – they might just go south again by later this spring. The Full Moon arrives on the 12th, bringing financial issues to a boil, or possibly bringing some cash you've been waiting for since late last summer. Spring finally arrives on the 20th, making you long for travel and adventure – don't sit around and do the same old thing because you'll be instantly bored. The New Moon (on the 27th) is ideal for planning all your travel for the next six months: ready, set, jet.
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