On Thursday, communication planet Mercury enters Cancer. Here, your thoughts might become deeper, more emotional, more yearning. Here, your communication might be less sparkling and brightly curious, more serious and probing. You might stop feeling like your attention is so scattered, and be able to focus on your home, or your roots, or the people you love. This can be a welcome change.
Aries Weekly Horoscope
This week, it’s important to be aware that your instincts might turn out to be wrong, that the first answer you land on might not be the right one. Be mindful that your impulses may not always steer you right. This doesn’t mean that you’re doing anything wrong — you’re as smart as you’ve ever been, your mind as powerful and quick. It just means that this week, you’ll benefit from sitting with your decisions before you commit to them. You’ll be rewarded for being careful and deliberate.
Taurus Weekly Horoscope
Right now, you might feel like you have to spend all your energy keeping up with the rapidly changing world — as though you’re expected to be an expert in every discipline at once, to have an opinion about each new event before it’s even over. This is an obviously impossible task, but that doesn’t mean the pressure you’ve been feeling isn’t real. This week, remind yourself that you don’t need to maintain a constant awareness of every corner of the world at once. It’s just as valuable to devote yourself deeply to one small facet of it.
Gemini Weekly Horoscope
You might feel a strange contrast this week: Your own power feels as full and bright as it’s ever been, but the world has become small and cramped. It might feel like there’s nowhere for all this energy to go, like it’s all trapped inside your head. But just because the world is in a place of strange stasis, that doesn’t mean your energy is worthless, or that it’s too much. This is a week for learning how to hold onto your power, no matter the circumstances — how to keep building, to keep seeking, to trust that you’re slowly building the kind of world where you can shine.
Cancer Weekly Horoscope
When the future is so uncertain, it can feel as though it’s your duty to be solid and steady, to be always consistent and true. But this week, it’s so important to remind yourself that you’re allowed to experiment, to do your thinking out loud, to focus on the process and not the end. It’s okay to test out your ideas until you know what you really believe, okay to test out your words until you know what you really mean. Let yourself inhabit your uncertainty. Let yourself inhabit the wild space of potential that exists before clarity arrives.
Leo Weekly Horoscope
This week, you might find yourself wrestling with a lonely boredom that feels all-encompassing and overpowering. And under its influence, you might be tempted to take wild and drastic measures. You might find yourself wanting to pick a fight, to reach out for the people you know aren’t good for you — anything that’ll let you feel a momentary spark of connection. Just remind yourself that you can spark connections without wrecking your own life. Remind yourself that you can use this confrontational spirit to fight for the people you love, instead of acting impulsively to find temporary release.
Virgo Weekly Horoscope
If you’ve been finding it hard to believe in the future, this is a week to remind yourself that you don’t have to keep being the same person you’ve always been. You don’t have to keep traveling the same gently curving path you’ve always been on. Realizing this can be upsetting; it can trigger a profound sense of nostalgia for the best and sweetest parts of the past. But this is a week to focus on possibility and change. It’s a week to imagine yourself into a different future, into a different world, into a place better than anywhere that’s existed in your lifetime.
Libra Weekly Horoscope
This week, you might feel a sense of reinvigorated generosity, a renewed commitment to the world you live in. It’s a magic kind of feeling — to know that your presence and your actions matter, to know that you have the power to make someone else’s world less grim. It’s important to let this feeling move you, but just as important not to let it sweep you so far away that you overextend yourself, that you forget your own boundaries. You don’t have to lose yourself among other people and their needs; you can reject selflessness and choose solidarity instead.
Scorpio Weekly Horoscope
This week, you might find yourself haunted by the belief that you just haven’t tried hard enough — that if only you just work a little harder, a little better, a little longer, then the love or success or comfort you’re searching for is bound to appear. But thinking like this will only lead to frustration, to exhaustion. Life isn’t a logical, linear thing; there’s no reason to expect logical, linear results. This is a week for being a little gentler with yourself. Eventually, you’ll find what you’re looking for. For now, give yourself permission to rest, to move slowly, to dream.
Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope
There are so many heavy, unbearable pressures weighing on you right now, and it can feel as though everything depends on finding an escape, a secret door, a hidden passageway out of here. You might feel like you’re struggling all alone, but it’s so important to remember that this isn’t the case. You’re not the only one buckling under all of this weight, and you’re not the only one looking for an exit. This week, think about how to work with other people, how to ask them for help, how to share whatever sweetness you find.
Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
You can tend to be unforgiving — with other people, of course, but with yourself even more. You know what your standards are, and you know when they’re not met, and you’re unwilling to pretend that something is okay when it’s not. This can be a brave and noble way of living, but sometimes it leaves you with a deficit of gentleness toward yourself — and gentleness isn’t a luxury, but a necessary thing. So this week, work on restoring the balance. You can offer yourself forgiveness, understanding, more kindness than you think you deserve — because you do, in the end, deserve it.
Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
This is a week for resisting the impulse to approach the world, and all the people in it, as your adversaries. This isn’t necessarily an easy task — other people can be so vexing, their choices so strange and so wrong. But this doesn’t mean you should see them as enemies, and it doesn’t mean that they’re the ones standing between you and the world you want. To think that way can make your everyday life unbearable. If, instead, you seek out sites of solidarity and connection, your world will begin to open up, to feel bright and alive and full of joy.
Pisces Weekly Horoscope
This is a week for being a little careful about who you share your brightest energy with, who you tell your secret ideas to, who you’re willing to show your best self. This isn’t because you need to be suspicious of other people — they’re just doing their best, the same as you are — but because you’re likely to overextend yourself, to want to do more than you really can, to give more than you actually have right now. You can’t be everything and you can’t save everyone, and it’s okay. You’re doing what you can.
Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of May 18. The weekly horoscopes for the week of June 1 will be online next Sunday.
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