What the Zodiac Has in Store for You This Week: Your Horoscope for May 23–29

What the Zodiac Has in Store for You This Week: Your Horoscope for May 23–29
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Mars moonwalks its way into Scorpio this week, complicating our efforts to get ’er did. Instead of rushing forward with your plans, take a pause that’s long enough to remember what was going on January through March—was it awesome or tiresome?

Either way, the themes you were working with then are liable to return now and stick with you through August. This isn’t the time to play games because those games are likely to backfire against your ambitions, babe. You can make meaningful progress if you avoid underhanded or manipulative moves—even if you think you have a right.

The good news is that Mercury is now direct, and that marks the end of wylin’ communication, and plans get back on track. On the 29th, Mercury will trine transformative Pluto, which will deepen your thinking and help you figure out whatever’s on your plate.

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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Gemini: May 21–June 21

What you do now counts, but why you do it is even more important. This week, Mars gets off your jock and gives you some breathing room for a few months. What that means is that you’re freed up to mobilize on the plans that you’ve been feeling stuck around so far this year.

To use this time wisely, you need to be willing to make decisions and stick with them. You’re done, Twin Star, and that doesn’t mean you’re gonna let go—it just means that if you do, things will flow from there. The choice is yours, Gem.

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Cancer: June 22–July 22

Everything is going your way, so why are you so stressed, Moonchild? Let the love in this week. Look for sources of support, and for evidence of the power of love and kindness in the world around you.

Fill yourself up with random acts of goodness from both the people in your life and strangers too. Let yourself be inspired by the beautiful things, and the ways in which humanity, your community, and your loved ones are trying to be their best.

If you look for evidence of anything, you can find it, so challenge yourself to look for what’ll inspire you.

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Leo: July 23–August 22

What you’ll do in the name of love is a beautiful thing, Leo. The problems you’re encountering this week have to do with misplaced energy, not bad vibes.

If you make yourself vulnerable to the wrong person/people, then it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy when things don’t work out, and that hurts.

You’ve taken on too much, and while you may have done it for good reasons, that doesn’t mean it’ll work out in anyone’s favor. Rein it in and redirect before you have to.

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Virgo: August 23–September 22

People are so awkward, you included. It’s one thing to decide to go to a party and talk to people, but a whole other thing to actually do it. Your ideas about what’s right may be totally on point, but that doesn’t mean that you’re ready to handle those truths on an emo level.

Your heart tends to be a few paces behind your head, so give it some time to catch up, Virgo. This week you’d be wise to listen to your heart so that your mouth doesn’t get ahead of you and make promises you can’t follow through on, my love.

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Libra: September 23–October 22

How you show up for others is an expression of your integrity, Libra. You don’t owe anybody anything, except the truth and whatever you’ve promised to give them.

You may feel like making grand proclamations of love, like, and enterprise, but I wouldn’t scream anything from the rooftops just yet.

Make sure you want to do the things you’re saying yes to, and don’t get wrapped up with people you don’t want to deal with. Otherwise, you may end up feeling overwhelmed by the commitments that you make this week.

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Scorpio: October 23–November 21

There are many levels to every project, and now’s the time to commit to the passive action layer of your development.

That doesn’t mean that I’m encouraging you to do nothing—far from it! It’s time to do some serious soul searching and reassessing now that Mars—the planet of action and passion—is moonwalking back through your sign.

Don’t act impulsively or jump to conclusions, even if you’re totally itching to. Wait out your first responses, and see what you’re left with this week.

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Sagittarius: November 22–December 21

Don’t be so assertive that you push your own self outside of your comfort zone, Sag. This week you may be riding high, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t conserve your energies for a rainy day.

Foster collaboration in your life, even if you don’t technically need others to get the job done. You’re ready for anything now, but you risk alienating yourself this week.

Don’t be stingy with your good vibes, and you won’t have to circle back to this moment and craft a redo.

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Capricorn: December 22–January 19

Motivating yourself away from negativity with your ego has its time and place, but it’s not here and now, Cappy. Slow down and feed yourself what you need in order to be right with you.

Catch up on sleep, balance your diet, and schedule a much-needed vacation. The thing that you shouldn’t do is make a big deal about simply feeling off your game. Everyone has their meh times, and this week you may have yours. Manage your self-care, and you’ll be just fine.

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Aquarius: January 20–February 18

You’re so emo, Aquarius. Don’t deny it and stop trying to hide it. You are full of feeling, and those feels are distracting you from the rest of life.

This week, Mars gains momentum in its backward motion and throws an uncomfortable glance in your direction. Don’t fall for it by getting all defensive and reactive, my friend.

Use every annoyance as an opportunity to understand why a thing bugs you instead of focusing on the irritant itself. Explore your ego to gain greater control and flexibility with it.

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Pisces: February 19–March 20

You’re in a really safe and stable place from which to make change, Pisces. Let the things that you don’t like in your life, your community, or the world at large inspire you to your next steps this week. You need some meaningful revolution, and the less that those changes are influenced by fear and scarcity, the better. Hold up what you’ve got going for you in order to feel inspired and ready for what still needs your help. You’ve got this.

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Aries: March 21–April 19

Your friendships are reaching a point of equilibrium, but that doesn’t mean you’re happy with them. This week, you’ll be enjoying the fruits of your efforts, and if you’re not in a good place, it’s time for you to take a serious time-out to look at what you’ve been doing and with whom.

Get real about your squad, and make goals that aren’t overly concerned with surfacey things. If you can’t be yourself with your homies, you’ve got major changes to make—and it’s best to start now.

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­Taurus: April 20–May 20

It’s hella hard to get what you want when your vision for your desires is fuzzy. You know that you want work that feeds you and love that holds you up, but you may not know what that actually breaks down to.

Don’t shy away from deep conversations and soul searches, especially over the weekend. This week, it’ll be easy to introspect productively and firm up your picture of what you want, which will help you get one step closer to it.

Don’t wait for calamity to motivate you out of your rut; get to improving your life now, Taurus.

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