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Fasten your seatbelts! With eclipse season in full swing (kicking off 30 April GMT, 1 May AEST) the skies are poised to usher in some radical shifts. While last weekend’s eclipse begins a new six-month chapter, its influence over the next few weeks will be especially noticeable.

Eclipses often equate to change, but this series in particular has a major wildcard flavour due to Uranus’s involvement. Beginnings and endings, climax and action, surprises and change are all common themes. Expect plot twists, random hook-ups and left-field job offers you never thought possible. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to let peace, ease and steadiness be your priority. Making choices that help you prioritise pleasure, beauty and stability is key. Remember, sometimes we make life more complicated than it needs to be.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

Feeling indulgent? It’s not just you…it’s in the stars. With Venus moving into your home sign (2 May GMT, 3 May AEST) just try to fight the urge for a Sephora binge. And with eclipse season pulling focus on your finances and serving up some big surprises – don’t stress, they needn’t be nasty! – a little beauty blowout might just be the perfect escape.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

Are you ready for a reset? Your sign is set to score the most significant control + alt + delete from eclipse season, forcing you to rethink how you, do you. Although you’re not usually an advocate for dramatic changes, the inspiration to do something totally leftfield will peak mid-week (5 May GMT and AEST). Don’t be surprised if you book a fringe trim and come out with a Zoe Kravitz crop. You have been warned!

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

What is your relationship to stillness? While ‘low-key’ may not feature on your IG bio, it’s exactly what you need rn. Eclipse season triggers events that act as a mindfulness bell to slow right down. But sitting still and being quiet will be easier said than done, as Venus moves into your social sector promising plenty of reasons to party. Your homework this week is to at least try to not to say “yes” to every invite that comes your way.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

The first in a series of spicy changes for Cancerian folks kicks off this week as Venus moves into your career sector (2 May GMT, 3 May AEST). The shift should ignite your confidence to get out there and schmooze, or at the very least, refresh your LinkedIn. With eclipse season promising shifts in your professional and social network, the potential for big changes and surprise developments is epic.

LEO AND LEO RISING

There’s some light bulb moments coming your way this week as the Sun and Uranus bring the inspiration to your work life. Keep your eyes peeled for new opportunities and your mind open to “why-didn’t-I-think-of-this-sooner?” strokes of genius, especially mid-week (5 May GMT and AEST). It’s exciting, dynamic energy; your only real challenge will be trying to adapt quickly to change. Stay flexible, you’ve got this.

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

Travel – or at the least the idea of it – is a focus for you this Taurus season, as the eclipses promise inspiration (and possibly a little disruption) to your movements. As Uranus evokes a yearning to spread your wings and fly, exactly where you’re headed could change dramatically. Micromanaging can be an occupational hazard for Virgos, especially in times of stress but trust this is not a moment to take the reins. There are larger forces at work, save your energy and practice your pivot instead.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

Feeling frisky? While the world around you may seem a little crazy right now (thank eclipse season), your closest relationships are set to get a boost courtesy of Venus moving into Aries. Sexy spontaneity is the perfect way to sashay through this week. Book a last-minute weekend away, say “yes” to a match outside your usual type or plan a “wherever-we-end-up” roadtrip with your best mate.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

Intimacy and love are making headlines for you this week as the eclipses stir the pot in your most important relationships. Patience is a virtue you could definitely use right now. Hard as it may be, try to let things unfold in their own time. With Venus moving into Aries, a refresh of your workspace or workout could prove a welcome distraction from those big eclipse feels.

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

It’s all eyes on your calendar this week. Take notice of the space being spontaneously cleared in your schedule and ask yourself, “What could I use this time for that will help me prioritise simplicity?” Maybe it’s food prep for the week ahead, an extra yoga class or setting your alarm earlier to fit in a morning meditation. Resist the urge to busy yourself with life admin. Now is the time to come back to your body and slow down.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

While eclipse season could be stirring up all kinds of epic questions around partying, hook-ups – even your fertility if you’re in that headspace – there’s a sweet escape courtesy of Venus this week. As the planet of aesthetics moves into your home sector, it’s the perfect moment for a spontaneous living room glow-up. Let candles and cushions distract you from the drama outside.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

Change is in the air for Aquarians as eclipse season asks you to reconsider your relationship to simplicity, beauty and calm. When decisions arise, experiment how life would change if you asked, “Will this opportunity/situation/invite improve or erode my sense of inner peace?” Only saying yes to things that won’t threaten your reserves at calm – rather than being driven by fear-based logic – will help you break old patterns, especially at work.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

There’s a waning of Pisces energy this week as Venus slides out of your home sign. But all is not lost; as she shimmies into Aries, a surge in energy, especially when it comes to the day-to-day hustle, should have you feeling inspired. As opportunities to earn more come your way, so too will the desire to spend more. Meanwhile the eclipses could trigger some leftfield developments, especially with siblings or extended family. Hang back and lay low to avoid being caught up in the drama.

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