What the Zodiac Has in Store for You This Week: Your Horoscope for May 2–8

What the Zodiac Has in Store for You This Week: Your Horoscope for May 2–8
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Emotions are running high this week, so take care of your side of the street above all else, kiddos!

On the 4th, the Moon will be sitting on top of Uranus, making for a great time to innovate ideas or start something new, but it can also reveal secrets you’re trying to keep on the DL. It’s likely to bring explosive moods all around, and if you’re not careful, you may snap at someone who gets caught in your crosshairs.

Luckily, the supportive energies of the Sun trining transformational Pluto are there for you to lean on from the 6th through 8th. This is deep can-do energy that’ll help you follow through with plans and deal with any annoying miscommunications that arise from the ongoing Mercury Retrograde.

From the 7th through 9th, the Sun in Taurus will chill with chatty Mercury, putting a highlight on friendship and communication just in time for the freakin’ weekend, ya’ll. Hang with your friends and go places where you can connect with new people. Every imperfection is perfect—embrace each stumble on your path as an opportunity for growth this week, lover.

To find out exactly what’s in store for your sign this week, click through the gallery above.

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

Having healthy boundaries requires that you know who you are, what you need, and that you deserve to get it. I know it sounds simple, but it’s really hard for most of us a lot of the time.

This week you will need to stand up for yourself and speak your mind. Make sure that your words and actions reflect your values. Make today a solid foundation to where you wanna be tomorrow, even if it’s totally imperfect for right now. Being able to express yourself when things get real is an invaluable tool, Taurus.

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Gemini: May 21–June 21

There’s reacting and then there’s enacting: The first is about acting or feeling in response to other people, while the latter is about responding to your own inner self.

This week, trouble will set in if you go for the path of least resistance instead of the path of greatest realness. You’ll get far if you honor your truest, realest, and most inner self, though, Twin Star.

There’s no point in building success on a plateau you don’t enjoy. True success brings joy with all of its other sparkly gifts.

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Cancer: June 22–July 22

This is an excellent time for solving old problems, Moonchild. You’ve got enough perspective to see things clearly if you’re willing to slow down and reflect.

There’s the story that your emotions are telling, and then there are the facts—and you may find some contradictions there. You don’t need to pick one lane over the other because the truth is closer to a merging of the two. Respect your emotional truth even when it doesn’t make perfect sense this week.

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Leo: July 23–August 22

Invest in yourself, sweetness. There’s no way to rush it because there’s no real end in sight. You’re meant to be your own BFF, and to do so you’ve gotta treat yourself right.

Protect your tender spots and nurture your vulnerabilities, Leo. Lean on your fam to help you make healing choices that make you happy. It’s on you to create the gold standard for how you deserve to be treated. Make lemonade from your lemons, and make it taste delicious AF.

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Virgo: August 23–September 22

You don’t have all the information you need to really know what’s going on, and there’s no way you’re going to intuit the 411 either. You need to let things play out in their own timeline, Virgo, even as your brain would rather go on overdrive and predict the future.

Honor your present, especially when you’re tempted to be off in your head with your yesterdays and tomorrows. All you’ve gotta do is be true to the you that you are now in the life you’re currently living.

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Libra: September 23–October 22

Sometimes it all comes down to choice. It doesn’t always feel like it, but you have the choice to focus on your worst fears or your highest hopes and everything in between. Where you repetitively return to in your mind is a lot like prayer. What are you praying for, Libra?

If you’re obsessing on negative things, you may unwittingly be bringing them into being. Be firm with yourself about where and how you’re willing to put your precious energy. If you make the decision, you’ll be halfway there.

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Scorpio: October 23–November 21

This week will give you chances at real happiness, Scorpio. The question is whether or not you can see them for what they are, or if you’ll be too busy chasing ideas to be able to see what’s going on right in front of your nose, IRL.

Embrace all things body in the here and now. Go dancing, take long walks, and buy clothes that don’t just look good but also feel awesome when you wear them. Take on the deliciously sensual experience that being a messy, high-maintenance human can yield, and let the haters and the joiners work themselves out.

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Sagittarius: November 22–December 21

There’s a lot of work ahead of you, so it’s time to get yourself centered and focus your intention. What you want can be yours, but you’ve gotta be willing to go the distance.

This week is a great time to take a step back from the business of your life and check in with how it’s going. Make whatever changes you see fit because it’s not gonna get easier if you let things veer off in the wrong direction. Make your life a reflection of your most deeply held and heartfelt truth, Sag.

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Capricorn: December 22–January 19

Make it happen, Captain. Now is time to make your vision come to bear in the material world. It’d be easy to simply have a lovely week where nothing much happens but with effort, you can have a spectacular time of it, Cappy.

Put yourself out there and in the way of your desires. Follow through with your goals, rework old problems, or start new projects—you’re able to manifest success this week if you put the effort in. Live up to your potential, pal.

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Aquarius: January 20–February 18

The accumulative power of negative thinking is the absolute worst. What may start off as a grumpy opinion can cycle out of control and eat at your ability to reason, even with your own self.

Don’t let your most negative voices dominate your inner chatter, Aquarius. Redirect your attention to the things that you can appreciate and feel grateful for in order to counteract your impulses toward your worst-case thinking this week.

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Pisces: February 19–March 20

There’s no peace in blame, Pisces. It’s important that you figure out what you need and how you can give it to yourself. Don’t waste all your energy defending your right to be who you are and to want whatever you want.

Be self-protective without the self-defense. Accept your own needs and limits, and then model those boundaries with others this week. Don’t let your old habits incite you to obsess on how everyone except you feels about your needs.

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Aries: March 21–April 19

You’re making big and sweeping changes, Aries, but if you want your life to change, you’re gonna have to change too.

It’s easy to keep your eyes on the prize and get super excited about where you’ll be when you hit your goal, but there’s an inevitable stage of discomfort that comes with all transformations.

Don’t let getting stalled or thrown off course be a bigger deal than it has to be. Manage your learning curves with humor this week.

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