Astrology GIFs for the Week of May 25, 2015

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The heavens favor love, friendship, creativity, and romance on Thursday, May 28. A peace-loving Libra moon aspects the sun, Mars, and Mercury on this day to promote kindhearted communication. Use the power of these gentle lunar aspects to smooth over past grievances or lingering emotional issues with loved ones.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Your physical energy level is quite high, and you should be able to accomplish a great deal now. This is a period of upbeat, independent activity: You are able to work through past issues that have been holding you back. Work hard to further your own interests and assert yourself among others, because you’re likely to make a good impression. Your individuality will show in whatever you do.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

This can be a time of frustration and self-denial, when you do not seem to get credit for anything you do. You may feel vaguely irritable and uneasy during this transit. Past behaviors may now come into play without your realizing it. Do not allow your efforts to be undermined by these negative patterns. If you feel emotionally upset, refrain from confrontations with others; instead, confront yourself.

Leo (July 23–August 22)

This is a time to formulate your goals and actively pursue them. You identify your basic ego energies very much with the future now, and you want to work today for the sake of what you can bring about tomorrow. You will be able to achieve your goals most effectively by working cooperatively. You must create a balance between your own self-interest and the interests of others. But you should not deny your ego or subordinate yourself to the others. Rather, you have to coordinate your needs. Part of the problem may be finding people with whom you can work — but once you have found them, this will be a productive time.

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

More than any other, this transit arouses your ambition to achieve. If you can identify with a certain project, you will work extremely hard at it until it is done. It is especially important now that you find an independent project that requires your individual effort. Try to gain independence in your work, because you are not likely to be very tolerant of others’ authority. Your energy will make an impression on people who are in a position to help you, as long as you do not challenge them too aggressively.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

You will assert and defend your values wherever necessary. Obviously, this is useful if you have to influence other people and make an impression on them, but it can also be a danger if you try to beat people over the head with your opinions and ideas. Avoid identifying your ego with what you believe. Other people do not have to feel and believe exactly what you do. Instead, put your energy into expanding your mind.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Your ego’s drive will create a confrontation, which will force a transformation of some kind in your life. For example, you may encounter someone who has a powerful effect upon you and causes you to change. This may happen through conflict with this person, or he or she may gain influence over you and thereby affect you strongly. Both literally and figuratively, there will be the death of an old order and the birth of a new one.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

There is tension in your life, but it can be used creatively if you are conscious of what you are doing. If you are not, this transit can signify a time of conflict, especially with those closest to you, such as your spouse and others whom you must cooperate with — partners or fellow workers. The problem is that you will find it difficult to give in and compromise as necessary. However, grievances can be brought out into the open now, which should result in really clearing the air. As soon as you realize this and make the required adjustments, things will go smoothly.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Throw your energy into working hard and getting things done. Now you are able to defer tomorrow’s pleasure for today’s work. In fact, you are likely to take considerable pride in how much you can do during this transit. The best way to channel this energy is to find plenty of work and do it. However, you may not want to work for someone else; instead, you want the credit for your accomplishments yourself, so that you are identified with what you do. This can lead to conflict with your superiors and general difficulty in your work situation. But do not keep your frustrations bottled up in silent patience, for you are likely to become ill if you do.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Athletic activity, if you are so inclined, is an excellent outlet for this transit. In love relationships, this transit signifies that your desire is rather strong — you know what you want and will try to get it. Physical lovemaking will be more important than usual. The only real flaw to this transit is that you lack discipline in doing things that you really do not want to do. You find it hard to get down to a task that is unappealing, so avoid procrastination and find ways to make work engaging and playful.

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

This transit tends to stir up energies from the deepest unconscious level and activate attitudes and behavior patterns from the past. This can result in compulsive behavior and acting inappropriately. Also you may find yourself fighting about something that you do not even understand. It is very important to be quite conscious of what you are doing; otherwise, you will behave in petty ways that no one around you will be able to understand, let alone deal with. A more thorough understanding of your past will help you to know who you have become, and thereby facilitate a brighter future.

Aries (March 21–April 19)

The tempo of your everyday life will pick up considerably during this transit. Your vigor will be high, and there is considerable danger of conflict with immediate neighbors, relatives, or other persons whom you encounter daily. However, you may be able to get together with these people and collectively accomplish something.

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Your desire to have possessions is strong at this time, and you may be inclined to make impulsive purchases. But you do this to gratify your ego, not to get something you need. This transit is often a portent of wasteful spending. Do not consider your financial position or material possessions to be indicative of your personal worth and you will avoid fiscal difficulties later on.

David Scoroposki is a professional astrologer working in New York City. GIF reporting by Leah Rodriguez.

Astrology GIFs for the Week of May 25, 2015