Weekly Horoscope: May 1–7, 2023
New month, who ‘dis? May starts with more questions than answers, especially as Monday serves up more fallout from the current Mercury (the great communicator) retrograde cycle. And at the same time, deep thinker Pluto (the cosmic secret-keeper) goes retrograde in offbeat Aquarius, causing some weird retrospective “what if” moments that can really mess with you.
Friday’s full moon (our intuitive cosmic mother) and lunar eclipse are in intense Scorpio, a sign that is fully capable of lashing out and stinging without any notice, which can lead to some pretty serious fights with people you’re usually in tune with. So, try to stay calm amid this potentially vicious energy because being confrontational now can cause long-term pain and resentment that won’t go away with a simple apology.
The universe becomes a more nurturing place on Sunday when loving Venus (the planet associated with pleasure) pairs up with caring Cancer and finally gives us some of the comfort we’ve been looking for all week. It won’t solve all your problems, but being wrapped up in the warmth of this tender transit makes you forget about your cares for just a little while.
Your Zodiac Sign’s Weekly Horoscope
You hate to be tripped up on details, but there are a million little things that will get in your way this week if you let them. Focus on crossing the finish line instead of worrying about how you’re going to get over every potential obstacle, Aries. And most of all, keep your temper in check.
Taking things slow and steady is your jam, and it’s that patient attitude that will get you through the week. You can’t predict what’s going to happen, so why even try? The less you focus on the things you can’t control, the more successful you’ll be, Taurus.
With your leader Mercury still creating difficulties for you, it’s hard to stay focused on what matters. Your mind is scattered, so you have a much more challenging time than other signs do when it comes to staying on task. Take lots of little breaks and ask for help when you need it. Success this week will probably be more of a team effort than a solo mission, Gemini.
Keep hope alive, Cancer. If you can make it to the weekend, a lot of your problems should melt away. Don’t let your extreme moods prevent you from making goals and sticking to them. You have to have a vision of what you want your life to be like before you can start to make your dreams come true.
Situations can easily get out of control this week if you let them, Leo. You like drama, but creating too much of it now can lead to negative consequences. Calling too much attention to yourself can backfire, especially on social media.
With your home planet still spinning backward, you feel completely unbalanced. And the more you try to grasp onto something, the more out of control you feel. Just what is going on here, Virgo? When being logical fails, you might want to consider some more out-there ideas. A lot of answers can be found when you’re willing to read between the lines.
People depend on you to be balanced and level-headed, Libra, so when they see you lose your sh*t this week, they don’t know what to think. It might not be fair to have so many friends, coworkers, and relatives relying on you to be the voice of reason, but it is what it is. Think about what kind of example you’re setting before you totally lose it.
The full moon and lunar eclipse are in your first house this week, Scorpio, so naturally, they affect your sign more intensely than others. You have the capacity to do things in the extremes during this lunation, so you’ll either be coming across amazingly well or incredibly bad. One thing is for sure: If you don’t find a healthy way to deal with either the massive positive or negative attention you get now, things will not turn out the way you want them to.
This week’s energy can be unsettling, Sagittarius, which tends to bring out your unhealthy tendencies. If you feel a bad habit or destructive behavioral pattern starting to come out, do whatever you can to prevent it from developing any further. You can rise above it, but you’ll have to work hard to overcome your strong urge to act without thinking.
You pride yourself on putting your head down and coming up with answers, so when your usual hardworking, determined methods don’t work this week, you’re stumped — and disappointed. And maybe even a little angry. Do your best to take those negative emotions and turn them into something positive, Capricorn. Your efforts aren’t going unnoticed, even if it seems like they are.
You really feel like you’ve got the answers this week, Aquarius, so why won’t anyone listen to you? It’s like you have the keys to unlock the mysteries of the universe, and other people are standing around like it doesn’t even matter. Write down your amazingly insightful thoughts and inventive ideas and save them for later. The time will come when everyone wants to hear what you have to say.
There’s enough stressful energy around you this week to make you want to pull the covers up over your head and just stay in bed. That would be nice, but most of us have things to do. If you have a list of things you need to accomplish, just take them one at a time. Getting stressed about deadlines and lashing out at others about your problems won’t help you, Pisces. Doing your best will have to be good enough for now.