What the Zodiac Has in Store for You This Week: Your Horoscope for May 16–22

What the Zodiac Has in Store for You This Week: Your Horoscope for May 16–22
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This week’s full Moon in Scorpio is likely to give you all the feels, but don’t worry! Scorpio may be intense, but it’s a misunderstood sign. The full Moon on the 21st is likely to trigger deep reactions and emotions, so while you should listen to your heart, you shouldn’t take your feels at face value.

On the 20th, try not to take it personally if people blurt things out to you or act awkward, as the emo Moon will be forming an opposition to chatty-Cathy Mercury in all its retrograde glory. But don’t despair! Mercury goes direct on the 22nd, making communication so much easier and more fluid.

Sadly, that day is likely to be super agitating though, so be kind, lover. You want to get your way very badly, but being a team player will help everything along. There’s no need to push, rush, or panic; adopt a pace that allows you to take care of yourself in tandem with the needs of your neighbor.

Astrologer and psychic medium Jessica Lanyadoo loves cats, matte lipsticks, and kindness. When she’s not helping people help themselves, you can find her singing way too loudly in convertible cars. Find out more about her work and schedule a private reading at lovelanyadoo.com.

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­Taurus: April 20–May 20

You’re ready for deep and meaningful change, Taurus, so here’s a pro tip: If you allow your fears to guide you, you’re on the wrong path.

There’s no way to avoid a certain amount of fear because the more you have, the more you’ve got to lose. The trick is to not let your instincts get overridden by that nagging ‘what if’ in your head.

Embrace the most optimistic version of what seems possible this week, and you’re likely to be very happy with the outcome.

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Gemini: May 21–June 21

Things are unlikely to be quite where you’d like them, Twin Star, and that’s no fun. The good news is that there’s a larger plan. What seems like a stalled situation is the Universe holding a mirror up to your face, begging you to stop and really look at yourself.

You’ve made some awesome progress, and some really good decisions. You’ve also been putting off some introspection because of what you pretty much know you’ll find. Don’t let being uncomfortable in the short-term stop you from long-term success, my love.

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Cancer: June 22–July 22

When you feel like crap, it’s easy to imagine that everything is awful, even when it’s not. Pay attention to the difference between your feelings and your situation, Moonchild. Your feelings totally and completely matter!

But when they blind you, the danger is that you’ll start weaving narratives to match your feels. Honor your inner world without needing to defend or project it out onto the people and situations you’re experiencing this week.

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Leo: July 23–August 22

What you do matters, Leo, and if you try and cut corners on the truth this week, it’s gonna catch up with you, big time.

You know what you need and that may not be lining up with what you want, which totally sucks. Instead of backpedaling away from inner-conflict, commit to getting present with yourself this week.

Peace will come from being here in your body now, and so you are cordially invited to Leo Times, party of one. Get right with yourself and gently redirect your efforts, kitten.

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Virgo: August 23–September 22

Come to a decision and follow through with it this week. I’m not referring to you making a light or topical choice because there’s a need for a deep directional shift in your life.

You’ve been doing things that make you sad, and even though you know it, you keep doing it. Your ruling planet, Mercury, goes direct on the 22nd, and in the final days of this retrograde cycle, it’s a great time for making sense of what you’ve been doing and where it’s brought you. Step up and honor your heart, Virgo.

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Libra: September 23–October 22

Try something new this week! Opportunity is all around you, so don’t hold back, Libra. Take the time to reflect on your past to gleam your patterns.

We’re in retrograde season and that means that it’s a great time to review so that you can renew your attitudes and approach. Just don’t get so caught up in responding to people and situations that you lose track of your own needs, wants, and limits, and you’ll be Gucci, my love.

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Scorpio: October 23–November 21

The full Moon in your sign may bring you the bout of emotional catharsis that you’ve been needing this week, so buckle up, Scorpio! You are totally ready to let go of that relationship, cruddy habit, or attitude that’s been intense and giving you the sads.

Full Moons are always an awesome time to release built-up energy; when your vibes get backed up, it can make you emotional in ways that feel both mystifying and real AF. There’s something better for you just around the corner, Puppy.

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Sagittarius: November 22–December 21

In order to invest in what you really want, you need to be willing to let go of the things that are not adding to your quality of life.

There’s a power in knowing yourself well enough to know what is right for you, but it takes conviction, patience, and faith to act on that knowledge.

Be brave in the face of your habits this week. You’re more than capable of improving them, even if it’s a little scary at first, Sag.

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Capricorn: December 22–January 19

In order to get to the other side, you’ve first gotta go through it, Cappy. There’s no way to scale this wall you’ve been hiding behind without climbing outside of your shell, even if it’s been cozy and getting you fine results.

It’s time to expand your ability and willingness to love, and the place to start is with yourself. Show yourself compassion as you struggle through your fears and blind spots this week. Stay emotionally present, even when it’s hard.

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Aquarius: January 20–February 18

It’s easy to get an idea in your head that feels hopeful and exciting, but it’s another thing to maintain those positive vibes when the going gets tough.

Don’t just look for evidence of your progress. Practice reinforcing optimistic thoughts, and maybe take a break from asking your most critical friends their feedback this week.

Faith is the thing you need when you are feeling scared and aimless, so cultivate it by looking for different ways that growth can play itself out, Aquarius.

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Pisces: February 19–March 20

It’s not realistic to trust yourself when you don’t live up to your own promises, Pisces. Take time out this week to review the intentions you’ve set so far this year.

Have you followed through with your goals? Pay special attention to the contrast between what you do for others and what you do for yourself because you need to regain balance.

Don’t ask others to respect a boundary that you’re not maintaining, or take care of feelings that you’ve been repressing.

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Aries: March 21–April 19

Things change, and even when those changes are desired growths, it can feel more upsetting than expansive. Differentiate between growing pains and real-deal pain, Aries.

Even creation hurts, and it’s on you to take the best from the worst, and not let fear or discomfort stop or shape your progress.

This week will present you with situations that seem on the surface like they suck but are in fact just opportunities to act on your highest good in the face of your old-school fears.

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