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Horoscopes: May 19th thru 26th

Posted by Lauren on May 18, 2017 at 7:15 PM

For the week of May 19th thru the 26th, be sure to read your Rising Sign as well:



There are a number of forces afoot this week conniving to be something of a distraction, or an outright obstacle. It may be difficult to focus or stay on point this weekend, only because there seems to be so much else that you would much rather be doing, and it will be difficult to set limits. Unfortunately, it might be even more difficult to get things done later on, so plan accordingly. Schedule in time to digress, perhaps even indulge yourself, but also be aware of your limits and when you need to set appropriate boundaries. You will want to conserve your energy and resources for after the New Moon, when you are bound to be dealing with more formidable and energy-consuming challenges.



It will be particularly difficult to say no this weekend, especially if it is lathered in chocolate, or has sprinkles on top. There is a general atmosphere of celebration and a modicum of self-indulgence. But knowing when enough is enough will forestall any regrets later on, when the bills come in. Tensions could begin to rise after the weekend, and this will only be aggravated if any boundaries have been crossed. Even so, someone may successfully push your buttons or stir up trouble. The best way to handle this weather is objectively, and not allowing yourself to get drawn into the impending dramas.



We enter Gemini season this weekend as the Sun moves into your sign. This will be fully inaugurated next Thursday with the Gemini New Moon. This weekend could prove to be rather busy, but as the Moon begins to wane, prepare the field for that New Moon. Turn down the noise, avoid distractions, and find time in the week to connect with yourself. It is helpful to purify and recharge your batteries at this time: walk, meditate, or do whatever it is that allows you to find that connection. Then take into consideration those things that you would like to see improved. The upcoming New Moon is the perfect time for you to set intentions, for the Gemini Moon not only sets the tone for the month, but for the whole year ahead.



After the busyness of the weekend, we approach the last phase of the Moon, the intuitive, sacred, Balsamic Moon. This moon phase is best used for any sort of purification, reflection, introspection and dreaming. The veils between the waking and dreaming world are thinned at this time, allowing us access to the inner recesses of our subconscious and even into the most subtle light of our minds. But in order to access this treasure trove of insight and understanding, you will need to make some space: turn down the noise, allow time for much needed reflection and contemplation. Making these deep connections each month are essential for our mental and emotional development.



Your ruling orb, the Sun, moves into Gemini this weekend bringing you right along with him, opening your heart and mind to a broader vision and understanding. This is a good time of year for Leo, for it helps to orient you towards those hopes and dreams that you would like to see fulfilled. In order to do so, you might want to join forces with others, or further expand your influence. Gemini is a sign that wishes to connect with others: join a group, form a group, band together with friends. You have something to accomplish right now, and so much more can be achieved in the company of others, than you could on your own.



As the Sun moves into the sign of Gemini this weekend you are going to find yourself thinking more about the future. Before you set anything into stone, take some time out from your otherwise busy schedule, and pause. You will want to reorient yourself and replenish your energy for the challenges ahead. See if you can make time to turn down the noise and any external distractions, and reacquaint yourself with yourself and the goals that you would like to achieve in the foreseeable future. It may be that you will come to recognize those goals which are worthwhile, and those which are only leading to a dead end. In the weeks ahead, you may need to make a decision, but for now, you might want to just pause.



You are going to be hard pressed to find the motivation and energy to stay focussed and on point this weekend. These are lazy, hazy days most suited for partying, relaxing and decadent self-indulgence, which is fine if you have the free time and resources to do so. Not so great when you’re trying to meet a deadline, or are stuck paying the bills at the end of the week. Note that it will probably take a great deal more effort than usual to get things done. Plan accordingly. Things could get a little tense as the week wears on. Manipulative behaviors will be hard to ignore. Set the example, and avoid getting drawn into unnecessary dramas.



This week it would be helpful to be mindful of those things, people and circumstances over which you do have control, and those which you can simply release. This may require you to have to let go just when you most want to hold on and persist. If you need to be tying up any loose ends, paying up debts, or clearing up any other obstacles, you may want to try and get some of that done this week, in preparation for the New Moon on the 25th. This will allow you to focus on your future. you may find yourself confronted with a few obstacles over the next few weeks, but there’s nothing that a little creative thinking won’t be able to solve.



This may feel like something of a transition week between the old and the new, as you stand poised in the balance between where you came from, and where you see yourself going from here on. There is both a longing to hold on to those things that are swiftly changing, as well as those things that you are anticipating. It won’t help to try and rush things though. You will find that the harder you push, the more resistance you will meet. Everything will unfold in its own way in its own time. This week is more of a preparatory week. Re-charge your batteries, and reserve your energy whichever way you can, for later on you are going to be needing it all the more.



One thing to pay attention to this week, is being able to settle for the bird in the hand, no matter how much you may long for those two in the bush. A lot depends on what you can honestly and realistically afford. You may have been glimpsing a new path, one that shows you that you don’t have to keep doing things the way you have in the past. Don’t be discouraged over the next few weeks, if you find that there are certain obstacles getting in the way, or that circumstances prove to be somewhat frustrating. Anger and frustration can even arise. There may be a few hurdles to be overcome, but these can be handled with a certain amount of creative maneuvering.



Gemini season is usually a pleasant season for Aquarius: a time to play, let down your hair, doing what Aquarius does, but with joy. But as the week wears on someone or something could prove to be a bit of a challenge to deal with. Perhaps they’re being a bit reckless. Perhaps annoying. But it’s nothing you can’t handle. However, if they push you beyond your endurance, you will not hesitate to let them know. As with all challenges coming up towards the end of this month, see if you can find a clever or creative way of dealing with them, instead of plowing through.



The general weather is trending towards kicking back, and indulging, so it will be difficult to get motivated. This is fine and dandy if you don’t have anything else on the agenda, and you aren’t burning the candle at both ends, however you might still want to be mindful of boundaries. Generosity and carefree abandon is fine, provided you have enough to cover it when the bills start rolling in. That being said, this is a great time to have a great time. But, it is also the dark of the Moon, and you will want to turn down the noise a bit after the weekend in order to recharge your batteries, and center yourself. Think of this as a brief pause, before the New Moon next week, in which to purify, cleanse and release.

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Reply Jen Mulvaney-Hitchens
5:40 AM on May 20, 2017 
Thank you, Lauren! I'm so grateful for your work and for your invaluable astrological insights! Blessings to you this coming week and all the weeks ahead. Namaste! ???
Reply Lauren
9:41 AM on May 20, 2017 
[Jen Mulvaney-Hitchens]
Thank you Jen.. and many blessings to you as well!