Astrology GIFs for the Week of May 19, 2014

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Today Mars stations direct in Libra. Off-kilter situations may begin to steady — but Mars and Libra are not well paired (Mars is the planet of aggression, and Libra is the sign of peace). In July, Mars marches with dignity into Scorpio; so use the cosmic aggression Mars delivers constructively. Do not allow yourself to be ruled completely by emotions. Keep this in mind when summer romance transpires. Scorpio can get intense in the wrong ways unless we are conscious of working with its energies productively.

As the sun enters Gemini on Tuesday the 20th, all things related to travel, work, or communication will take off. With Mercury in Gemini as well, parties or visits (especially with family) will pop up frequently. The moon interacts nicely with other heavenly bodies on this day, so you’ll be in a good mood.

As Jupiter and Saturn interact harmoniously on Saturday the 24th, you can expect results from your hard work. A wonderful, new opportunity may be offered, even if you don’t expect it. 

The night of Sunday the 25th is a perfect time to plan a get-together. The moon enters Taurus that evening, and cooperates joyously with both Venus and Mercury. This is the perfect evening to arrange a romantic date or to express your feelings to someone you love. Aspects are favorable for romance and communication into the long weekend.

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Now is the time to make money. After April’s tumult of change, May is all about getting more cash, especially when Venus enters your sector of finances in Taurus on the 28th. This date is also a new moon, so keep an open mind and look to new ways to make more money. Since Venus rules Taurus, ideas will surely bear fruit by summer if you tend to them adequately. The universe will take care of the rest.

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

You are busier than ever and your social calendar is packed with appointments. Tauruses like to keep lists, so be diligent about scheduling, and be sure not to overbook. Get ready for a beautiful June when Venus enters your sign of rulership on the 28th. Romance, sex, and friendship will all be at your fingertips to enjoy.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

With both the sun and Mercury (your ruler) in your sign, embrace socializing, networking, parties, and social media. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards with you to such events, as you have the opportunity now to meet people who could have a valuable influence on your career. There is definitely the possibility of making more money this month with Jupiter in your sector of finances.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Your home will begin to settle down soon if domestic situations have left you frazzled, but be careful about communicating a secret unintentionally. Sharing your ideas with others before you’ve begun to work on them can diminish their power. And remember that people are often envious without even realizing what they are projecting. As a water sign, it’s important for you to keep yourself around positive, upbeat people — you’re highly receptive.

Leo (July 23–August 22)

If you are trying to finalize plans for a new home or apartment and nothing seems to be going how you imagined, don’t worry: By the end of the month, you will get an extra boost in your finances from bountiful Venus as she sashays into your sector of business, fame, and money. Your social life is very busy now, but be careful not to get run down. Be sure to make time to enjoy the peaceful respite you deserve.

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Legal issues that have been in a state of limbo for quite some time will finally begin to show progress as Mars stations directly in your sector of money. Benevolent Venus also lends a helping hand when she enters Taurus at the end of the month, in your celestial zone of justice and court cases. With the sun and Mercury in your sector of business and career, you have the winning formula. Roads that were once closed will open.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

With Mars stationed direct in your sign, things will improve, especially with regard to your emotional well-being. It’s possible that last month’s drama has left you exhausted and with a battle wound (or two) that may need tending to. Look to your spirituality and imagination to work through tough times and find the answers you need to make positive changes.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

If you have been suffering from headaches lately or have had some sort of a head injury, symptoms should improve by the end of the month. It’s quite possible that these headaches (or general malaise) are stress-induced. Eliminate this cause by putting your mind to rest: Worrying about your troubles all the time will not make them go away. Plan a time to journal once a day to get everything out of your head; this will help you think clearly and make decisions.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

By the end of the month you will be feeling strong, healthy, and alive again. You have the ability to make lasting partnerships at this time, through business or romantically, and it is also a good time to schedule wedding dates or other important summer plans involving pairs, since both the sun and Mercury are in your sector of couplings. 

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

If you are feeling frustrated romantically, by the end of the month you’ll be having a ball — Venus reigns in Taurus in your sector of amusement and romance. Be sure to embrace your inner child and beware of being too serious. No one likes a grumpy goat, but everyone enjoys a playful one who revels in springtime frolics. June will be stunning.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Socializing with friends, family, and especially children this week will prove a rewarding experience for everyone. Your curiosity is piqued, so visit a museum, art show, or other exhibit that will inspire you. If you have a child or are close to one, take him or her along and simply have fun.

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

Invite siblings or close friends over if you’re in the mood; conversations are sure to be pleasant and worthwhile, with both the sun and Mercury lighting up your sectors of home and family life. Since Gemini — the chattiest of signs — occupies this sector now, make sure the music is low if you do host such a soirée, because your guests will want to share opinions. But don’t start any scandalous rumors: Mean-spirited gossip is never a good idea.

David Scoroposki is a professional astrologer working in New York City. GIF reporting by Maggie Lange.

Astrology GIFs for the Week of May 19, 2014