If the month of May 2020 were a movie, this week would be the action sequence. Mercury enters Gemini. Venus retrogrades. And then Jupiter copies that. The omens suggest excellent and fast communication, which we'll need as relationships and passions swing in an assessing and introspective direction. It's review time for love, and this will be graded. Then Jupiter backs up, too, which will be felt more strongly in weeks to come.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are wired for growth. This is why you get bored sometimes. Boredom is not a sign of a weak mind, as some believe. Rather, it's a signal for change and challenge. Following this signal elevates you this week. It has you seeking the attainment of skills and knowledge, the thrill of interpersonal closeness and more.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Someone else has already walked this path and all you have to do is put your foot in the imprints. There will come a time when you'll need to blaze the trail. But to do so now, when the way is clearly worn, would be a waste. Your week goes so much better when you follow your hero and save the innovations for later.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). This week brings relief. With the pressure off, you regain a sense of control followed by a reassessment — a new way of thinking about yourself. You'll decide to change a few things and prioritize differently. You'll find that you may care about different things — or about the same things but in different amounts.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Stress, money and relationships are all knotted together in one ball that would be impossible to untangle. So you may as well bounce the ball off a balcony or toss it to a pet. In other words, let it go. Accept that these things are tricky, and sometimes the only way to win is to not play the game.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). We don't constantly think about what our values are, and yet they are always present in our behavior. One of the great surprises of the week will be your own reaction to things. Whether this surprise is pleasant or unpleasant, it will be a cause to pause, reassess and reorder priorities and get set up for success.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). So, what is it you want to master? Remembering this, you'll be well on your way: Once you get used to doing a thing, it warms your muscles up to the task, which becomes easier and easier to execute. You know this, but sometimes you forget that after the initial discomfort, the process will start to feel good to you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your need for harmony goes deep. Even when you are striving for seemingly unrelated things like respect, justice and social position, the underlying goal is to get what you need in order to live peaceably and exchange equitably with those around you. What's good in the moment will build bonds and prevent regret.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Diversity is strength. It's true for everything from financial portfolios to city populations, companies, gardens, gene pools and even your own identity. You're one person, not one identity. You can derive self-esteem from a number of roles including familial, community, social, philanthropic, romantic and more.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There are cues in your environment to behave in certain ways, some of which are preferred, others not so much. Instead of punishing yourself for a behavior, change the cues. Observe how things are laid out to make it easy or difficult to succeed. Celebrate and reinforce the good, shuffle and fix the bad.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The one thing that makes it easier to achieve goals is to achieve goals. The goal matters little — it could be the silliest thing — what does matter is that you do what you say you'll do. There will be nothing stopping you. It's a productive week because you decide it will be.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Relating to others isn't a logical process. In fact, it's mostly completely irrational. Each person has unique criteria for deciding whom to know, like and trust. Those rules are arbitrary, genetic and contextual. It would be pointless to try to be likable to all. By being likable to you, you have a running head start.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your history has shaped you, and profoundly so. You will be surprised when life shows you the great extent to which the past is still with you, even as you feel like you're reacting to the present. It's a wonderful discovery, as it allows for awareness than most never come to. You can overcome anything you set your mind to.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Your cosmic birthday gift is a clarity like none you've experienced before. This is born of health and perpetuates health as well. You'll figure out how to lead yourself to an achievement you've longed for. Realizing the addictive nature of emotions, you'll use their attractive power in your favor, deciding what feeling you want to radiate and getting yourself "hooked" on that emotion to the point that you're able to create it everywhere you go, enacting it in numerous areas of your life.
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