Messages and moods may be mixed in relationships this week as passionate Mars turns cautious when entering protective Cancer on Wednesday. This energetic change is in stark contrast with vivacious Venus’ presence in outgoing Leo, which encourages taking romantic risks. Make sure your signals are clear so that others know when you want to play hard and when you want to play it safe.
Your passionate ruling planet Mars’ shift into sensitive Cancer softens your pursuit of romance this week. Instead of being the hard-charging, spontaneous type, you’re more likely to approach people with caution. You could be feeling a bit insecure, but this kind of vulnerability reduces your air of independence, allows you to receive support and makes you more accessible to others.
Your emotional temperature is on the rise this weekend with the Moon’s presence in mysterious Scorpio and your 7th House of Relationships on Friday and Saturday. The desire to connect in very deep ways is powerful, but so is your concern about being manipulated or controlled. A high level of trust needs to be established before you can comfortably open your heart and let others in.
Your personal life may be complicated by work and other responsibilities for most of the weekend. However, handing these obligations with total commitment can make you more attractive in a non-social setting. A lunar shift into risk-taking Sagittarius and your 7th House of Partners on Sunday supplies a spirit of adventure and openness, stretching your boundaries in playful ways.
Mars, the planet of action and aggression, enters your tender sign on Wednesday, which can spur you to be more active in pursuing your personal goals. If you’re feeling edgy, don’t complain, blame or stress out. Channel your excess energy into physical activity and doubts will quickly fade away. This confidence boost will make it easier to take the initiative with your present partner or make a move toward someone new.
Alluring Venus in your sign warms you with a newfound appreciation of yourself. But the enthusiasm that this inspires may not be expressed as boldly as you might expect. Aggressive Mars is hiding in your private 12th house, making it uncomfortable to come on strong or expose your feelings openly. Ironically, a more indirect approach could get you exactly who and what you want.
Sharing intimate secrets and speaking in measured tones could be especially sexy this weekend. The mood-setting Moon is visiting confidential Scorpio and your 3rd House of Communication, which favors subtle ways of talking that will draw others closer to you. Discretion is a must as telling tales out of turn will undermine trust and could damage a relationship.
Strategy is a key to romantic success this weekend with the Moon’s presence in subtle Scorpio on Friday and Saturday. Being just a little bit mysterious and less available can make you more captivating. Besides, you’re allowed to withhold your thoughts and affections while you assess others to determine whether they are worthy of your attention. Hold back a bit and you might receive more in return.
The Moon’s presence in your emotionally intense sign on Friday and Saturday can make this a personally powerful weekend. You’re not into playing games or taking halfway measures, you need the company of a serious contender. A complex person willing to dive into the depths of his or her feelings is much more desirable than an easygoing individual who keeps everything on the surface.
Your time to shine this weekend might not come until Sunday. Sure, you can have fun before then, but the Moon’s visit to your ultra-private 12th house on Friday and Saturday could keep you out of the spotlight. Use that time to get away from it all, either alone or with someone in whom you have total confidence. Rest, relax and nourish your soul instead of pushing yourself socially. You will be glad you did once the Moon moves into your sign on Sunday morning and you are the life of the party once again.
Friends and organizations bring both social opportunities and responsibilities this weekend. One pal could introduce you to someone who could become the love of your life, while another one might drain you with unceasing demands. Finding the right balance between responding to others and taking care of yourself requires a deeper understanding of how to incorporate your desires and your obligations into your life.
Personal matters could get a little sticky this week as assertive Mars splashes into sensitive Cancer on Wednesday and the Moon swims into complex Scorpio on Friday and Saturday. These Water signs emphasize feelings, which don’t always align with your intellectual view of reality. Relaxing your rational perspective and accepting the uncertainty and mystery of emotions will make you more tolerant and loveable now. Follow your heart for a while and see what happens.
Passionate Mars slips into cuddly Cancer and your 5th House of Romance on Wednesday, increasing your chances of experiencing pleasure and love. The Moon in sister Water sign Scorpio colors the weekend with the emotional and spiritual realms where you feel so much at home. Trusting your instincts more than reason isn’t always a great idea, but your psychic powers should be right on target now.
Mid-summer romance starts to heat up this weekend when the Sun enters heartfelt Leo. However, the bold and courageous style of this sign may be subdued by the emotional Moon’s move into placid and play-it-safe Taurus on Friday. One person is ready to gamble on love while the other might be resistant to taking chances, leading to a stubborn showdown. Flexibility is the key to avoiding relationship gridlock now.
The Sun fires into lively Leo and your 5th House of Romance late on Friday, kicking off an exciting month of play and creativity. This is a time to cut loose and take risks in expressing your feelings, but be careful of crossing the line and overwhelming sensitive people. Knowing when to move in close and when to back off could be critical to creating the love connection you seek.
The Moon enters your sensual sign very late on Friday, which brings your emotions to the surface for everyone to see. While this sudden vulnerability attracts attention and can feed your desire for pleasure, it may also bring out the stubborn side of your personality. A little generosity on your part will go a long way to avoid conflict, demonstrating what an openhearted and loving person you really are when it counts the most.
The mood-setting Moon dives into your secretive 12th house late on Friday, drawing you away from the spotlight as you seek some much-needed peace and quiet. This is a perfect time to enjoy a low-key weekend alone or with an undemanding partner. Getting away from it all and communing with nature will be more satisfying now than being the life of the party. Even a busy Gemini like you needs to recharge your battery now and then.
Spending some money on yourself is a good way to increase your confidence this weekend. The Sun is entering flashy Leo and your 2nd House of Self-Worth on Friday night, encouraging you to pamper yourself for a change. Trying a more dramatic approach to your appearance can turn the serious business of relationships into a playful game. Expressing yourself creatively allows others to see you in a new and captivating light.
This dynamic weekend is kicked off by the Sun’s entry into your fearless sign on Friday evening. This return of the Sun to your 1st House of Physicality infuses you with a playful spirit that has you searching for adventure. Doing something special with your partner can reignite the passion in your relationship, or taking chances might open the door to love with someone new.
The Moon’s move into your adventurous 9th house late on Friday expands your horizons in matters of the heart. Instead of sticking to familiar places, it’s time to seek out new people and explore places where nobody knows your name. But instead of feeling isolated in unknown territory, you will be more likely to speak and act freely without feeling the need to protect your old image. Stepping out of your comfort zone is exactly the right move this weekend.
The Moon’s shift into your 8th House of Intimacy late on Friday night could deepen an important relationship. Being honest about your own needs is essential for success. If having different values and desires is a major issue, take your time to sort things out. It’s going to require a good deal of patience before a constructive compromise can be found.
This could be a yummy weekend with the Moon moving into sensual Taurus late on Friday night. This lunar transit occurs in your 7th House of Relationships, opening the way to a deeper connection with your current partner or encouraging you to start something with someone new. Slow and steady is so much sexier than being emotionally needy or in a hurry, so take your time and see what develops.
Do your best to stay on a steady emotional course this weekend. The Moon is hanging out in easygoing Taurus where your ability to stay calm in a crisis is especially valuable. Taking care of business may not sound sexy, but this lunar transit is activating your 6th House of Work, triggering romantic feelings when you’re dealing with an otherwise unglamorous task. Love can find you in the most unexpected places.
The Moon’s shift into pleasure-loving Taurus late on Friday night is an invitation to open your heart and take romance as a game. This delicious transit occurs in your 5th House of Play and Creativity, which helps you to relax and have fun. Acting without premeditation and going with the flow makes you more desirable to others. A little spontaneity adds a lot of joy to your life.
Entertaining at your place or returning to familiar territory can give you the security you need to feel comfortable this weekend. The Taurus Moon is traveling through your domestic 4th house to warm your heart, but could also give you less motivation to seek out new people or experiences. Lower the social pressure by keeping things as simple as possible now. There’s nothing wrong with returning to your roots when you are seeking emotional support.
The Moon’s move into mellow Taurus and your 3rd House of Communication late on Friday is great for sweet and sensual conversations. Your tone of voice can be used as an instrument of romance this weekend. Express yourself in a tender and poetic way as your words seem to have a magical power now that turns a simple phrase into a seductive moment.
We may face a dose of reality in relationships this week as amorous Venus tangles in a tense 90-degree square with restrictive Saturn on Wednesday. Demonstrating patience and maturity while remaining painfully honest can clarify what’s needed to repair a wounded partnership, or do what’s necessary to help create a new one.
The cool, quirky and innovative Aquarius Moon lights up your 11th House of Groups this weekend. This lunar transit is excellent for going out with friends to a new destination or connecting with someone special while working on an important cause. Experimenting with different people and unusual experiences is better than spending all of your time with familiar faces in the same old places.
No matter how cautious you feel early in the week, it’s time to take some chances this weekend. The unconventional Aquarius Moon may push you out of your emotional comfort zone, but it makes more sense to loosen up and play than to get too serious. A lighter attitude will also keep you from going to extremes, which you might appreciate when the party is over.
Plans can change in an instant this weekend, which should suit your curious and adaptable personality. But try to maintain a bit of self-control, especially on Friday when your brainy ruling planet Mercury hooks up with wild and crazy Uranus. Whatever goes through your head could pop out of your mouth and undermine your romantic intentions. Think twice before you say something you can’t take back.
It’s going to take a good deal of tolerance to appreciate and understand others this weekend. A desire to retreat to safe and familiar territory is understandable, but that’s unlikely to serve your romantic interests now. Opening up to discover new ways to share your heart and mind can take you on a thrilling ride. Let your love light shine and you might be pleasantly surprised by what happens next.
Expect an exciting weekend with the inventive and spirited Aquarius Moon lighting up your 7th House of Relationships. Emotions will be high, but fortunately, you can also remain objective enough to keep your feelings from going overboard. Spending time with open-minded people will help you discover joy and mental stimulation, making this an entertaining time.
Keeping order can be quite difficult this weekend as your logical ruling planet Mercury crashes into chaotic Uranus on Friday. Stress is lowered if you’re willing to adapt to sudden changes instead of trying to stubbornly stick to a pre-determined schedule or plan. The Moon’s move into your 6th House of Service could connect you with someone special through work or as a helpful volunteer. Romance can show up in the unlikeliest places, so keep your heart open just in case.
Don’t despair if you feel underappreciated early this week when stern Saturn scolds your ruling planet Venus. Thankfully, the Moon dances into your 5th House of Fun and Games on Friday afternoon, which should make for a playful weekend. Letting loose to express yourself is not only healthy, but may also be the best way to attract romantic attention. Creating your own special brand of entertainment allows you to focus on your needs for change, inadvertently captivating your audience in the process.
The Moon is in quirky Aquarius this weekend, reflecting a strange quality that may be hard for you to grasp. People need room to breathe, making it difficult to feel close or stick to commitments. Instead of working against this changing tide, get in the flow by letting go of any expectations or judgments about your behavior. Explore uncharted territory instead of trying to control everything in your environment. Romance happens when you least expect it.
You may not have to stray far from home to find some fun this weekend. The Moon is traveling through your 3rd House of Nearby Places, which can connect you to interesting people and experiences in the course of your daily activities. Conversation comes easily now, making your gift for expression even more valuable. As long as you don’t get preachy, almost anything you say can captivate your audience.
Friday’s early morning Full Moon in your sign could bring relationship issues to a head, but the intensity quickly cools with a lunar shift into chilly Aquarius in the afternoon. Expressing strong emotions could push buttons, but your ability to regain objectivity can turn a potential crisis into a breakthrough — helping you get a fresh start with someone new or putting a current partnership on a more flexible foundation.
Ghosts from the past can rattle relationships with Friday’s early morning Full Moon shining in your 12th House of Secrets. Sudden revelations and awakened memories might make you feel less certain about yourself, or perhaps shake your trust in a partner. But if you can keep your mind open and your emotions from overheating, the Moon’s entry into rational Aquarius in the afternoon can free you to move ahead with a lighter load. Celebrate what makes you unique with those who know you best.
It’s understandable if you want to stay away from busy places this weekend. The Moon is hanging out in your secretive 12th House where your need for privacy grows stronger. Quiet time with one gentle person is all the entertainment you want, unless you’re so much in need of some rest that you’ll be even happier if everyone leaves you alone.
Sun in Gemini
Saturday, May 21, 2:22 am PDT, 5:22 am EDT
The mutable air sign Gemini is a welcome invitation to lighten up and take ourselves less seriously. There is no single right path, correct answer or absolute truth to limit us now. Life is about exploring potential options and multiple perspectives that vary according to where we stand and how we choose to see things. Greater flexiblity permits us to discover alternative methods that we are more open to try now. We can be less judgmental when we recognize the many different ways of interpreting reality. Communication tends to flow more easily as each idea can breathe freely without being weighed, measured, tested and compared to determine its validity.
We are still experiencing the excitement of what’s new in our lives since five planets are in pioneering Aries. However, the Sun is in practical Taurus, motivating us to finish what we start. But today’s jittery Gemini Moon speeds up our thinking so much that we may become too scattered to stay focused. Thankfully, a midday lunar trine to realistic Saturn might help us temporarily filter out the excess noise so we can actually get some work done.
It seems as if your hectic life keeps getting busier and busier. As much as you enjoy the hustle and bustle, you are looking forward to a quieter time. However, it won’t likely happen today. Fortunately, the fast pace feels good; you don’t have time now to worry about what’s not going right. Nevertheless, pick one task out of everything that’s on your plate and focus on it with all the determination that you have. The results may be more satisfying than you expect.
You may feel as if your finances are a bit uneven today, even if nothing much has changed recently. But you probably won’t share your insecurities with others now, for you might believe that giving a voice to your fears will only make them worse. You don’t have to dwell on the negatives; take positive action instead — even if it’s as minor as paying a few bills. Anything that gives you a sense of control will help to ease your stress.
Your friends may think that you’re not very grounded now that the Moon is moving through restless Gemini, but you are more stable than you appear. Nevertheless, your moods can fluctuate at a rapid rate today, so try keeping your opinions to yourself for a while before sharing them. Instead of running all over the map, speak your piece later on once you’re sure of what you want.
There’s no need for you to push so hard at work now, especially if you have been focused on your career ambitions all week. It’s not that you can just take the day off, but you can keep your best ideas to yourself for a few more days, giving them a chance to mature. If you share too much of your current thinking today, others may stop listening. Let your patience work in your favor and give your strategy time to develop.
It’s nearly impossible for you to concentrate on the present moment with the Moon in your 11th House of Long-Term Goals plus five planets traveling through your 9th House of Adventure. Although you are looking forward with great anticipation, you must demonstrate your reliability today by putting in extra effort, because important events are unfolding at work. If you handle the immediate situation with integrity, the future will take care of itself.
You might have mixed feelings about a new project at work as the Moon moves through your 10th House of Career. Others are pushing you to make a decision today, yet you’re probably unwilling to make a commitment just yet — you may learn new facts that could motivate you to change your mind, or something better could come along. However, you can reduce the uncertainty and increase the stability in your life by choosing now.
You may be thinking about pursuing a new course of study that isn’t related to your career. Even if you have many choices before you, it’s logistically impossible to follow more than one path. Thankfully, the Moon’s harmonious trine to Saturn in your sign today can give you the clarity you need in order to make the smartest decision. After considering all your options, trust your intuition, pick your direction and get going.
You are tempted to talk about your feelings today, even if you’ve been holding them back for a reason. You don’t intend to hurt anyone, but your direct approach might sound insensitive. It’s not what you say that can stir up ill will; it’s how you say it. Think twice before you blurt out the truth. You can still express yourself honestly while also treating others with kindness and respect.
You may be more curious than usual today as you seek other people’s opinions to help you clarify your own. It takes extra effort on your part now to pin someone down who continues to evade responding to your questions. Unfortunately, the more you push for resolution, the less likely you will get it. Step back and allow others to have some elbow room. You’ll become more confident of your perspective by looking within, rather than listening to anyone else.
As a general rule, information isn’t something you collect unless you have a way to make use of it as you work toward your goals. You may be learning a lot at work now with the clever Gemini Moon moving through your 6th House of Employment, but you are hard-pressed to apply your new knowledge. Nevertheless, the tools you’re gathering can help you to express yourself in ways you haven’t yet imagined.
Although you may have plenty to do at work, you could get antsy enough that you want to begin your weekend a couple of days too soon. You are able to come up with sufficient reasons to justify your restlessness, but all the talk in the world won’t make your busy schedule any less demanding. Fortunately, managing your calendar becomes easier once you decide to have fun with it, instead of worrying about fitting everything in.
Your personal business could keep you hopping today as the light-footed Gemini Moon visits your 4th House of Home and Family. Unfortunately, it may take you longer than you expect to complete each and every task that’s now on your plate. Thankfully, your self-esteem is running high these days, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble responding to the current demands. Set your priorities by making a list to help you be more efficient.
An opposition from restrictive Saturn to loving Venus on Friday could take some of the steam out of romance this weekend. Yet even if we encounter obstacles, rejection or self-doubt, the fiery Aries Moon keeps pumping us up with fresh hope and bringing surprises that can turn social darkness into light and laughter.
The Moon in your impulsive sign makes you itchy for action this weekend. But there’s some unfinished personal business to complete before you’re free to play. A serious conversation on Friday will test your commitment toward a relationship. Dealing with the consequences of past actions might not be fun, but is a necessary step to building trust.
Do your best to stay out of the line of fire this weekend since explosive emotions can create unsettling conditions. The restless Aries Moon in your 12th House of Escapism is better suited for avoiding the spotlight than being in the middle of a crowd. Just take some time out to rest and relax instead of overloading your social calendar or pushing for romance.
Going out with friends should make your social life especially entertaining this weekend. The Aries Moon lights up your 11th House of Groups and puts you in the middle of the action, which is both exciting and risky. The downside is that you could get caught up in someone else’s conflict. Avoid getting involved in others’ craziness if you want to have a good time.
You might think that you’re the only adult in a world filled with bratty children this weekend. The mood-setting Moon is in rambunctious Aries and your 10th House of Public Responsibility, making you feel like you have to control those around you. But if you want to enjoy yourself, let others do what they want as long as it doesn’t affect you directly.
Heading into unfamiliar social territory could be the key to making your romantic life more interesting this weekend. The Moon is traveling through your 9th House of Faraway Places, which arouses restless feelings and intense wanderlust. Broadening your horizons with cultural events and people from different countries can provide the spice you need to capture your attention.
Surprises are likely this weekend. In spite of your careful planning, it’s almost certain that you will encounter unpredictable people and situations that upset your expectations. While conflicts are possible, a flexible attitude and open mind can invite delight where you least expect to find it, including an attraction to someone who’s not your usual type.
The enthusiastic Aries Moon visits your 7th House of Partners this weekend, which should energize your social life. But you may be too hard on yourself to take advantage of the romantic opportunities. Be clear about what (and who) you want and don’t want, instead of simply shutting up and accepting circumstances that aren’t meeting your needs. You are entitled to be happy just as much as anyone else.
Caution is recommended in personal matters this weekend with the Aries Moon speeding through your 6th House of Adjustments. A minor misunderstanding could flame up into a major conflict if you don’t keep your cool. On the plus side, romantic sparks could fly when you’re working with someone and have zero expectations of the fun to come. Keep your options open and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Suit up for a stupendous weekend with the adventurous Aries Moon firing through your 5th House of Romance. Fun and games are to be expected when you allow your spontaneous side to lead the way. You’re bound to make a splash now, but be sensitive if you’re around someone who feels knocked down by life and needs a little tenderness. Consider your audience before you accidentally hurt anyone’s feelings.
You may have to deal with some serious relationship or self-worth issues on Friday when your hyper-responsible ruling planet Saturn makes a challenging opposition to lovable Venus. But if you can get the hard work out of the way, you will earn the right to party. Play must come after work, which fits your usual mode of operation, anyway.
Excitement could await around every corner this weekend. The Moon in high-energy Aries is heating up your 3rd House of Nearby Places and can turn a little trip to the store into a significant social event. Chatty strangers want to tell you their life stories, which is fine only if they,re very interesting, since you may not be especially patient for small talk now.
Set aside the tender side of your personality and show some toughness this weekend. The Moon is in rough and ready Aries, which is more about acting first and thinking later than carefully preparing every move. Being bolder in your attitude and appearance may shock those who know you well, but are excellent ways to earn the attention you desire.