Your weekly horoscope for May 6-12, 2024

Here's what's in store for your zodiac sign this week.

This week’s assertive Mars and impetuous Mercury in flammable Aries encountering the Sun, Venus and midweek new moon in the solid sign of the Bull evoke the old-time Johnny Mercer song: When an irresistible force meets an immovable object, something’s gotta give. Here’s your weekly horoscope May 6-12, 2024.

Taurus, Apr 20 – May 20

Not only are the Sun and Jupiter making this year’s annual alignment in your sign, the annual new moon in Taurus on 8 May is bringing plenty of positive momentum to Taurus world for making a fresh start. Forgiveness is likely to be easier this week than it may have been in the past.

Gemini, May 21 – Jun 20

The pioneering ideas generated by Mercury in recent weeks continue sparking interesting new connections and directions, so enjoy them while they arrive and thrive. There’ll be plenty of time to assess what’s viable and what’s not when your guiding planet shifts into practical mode next week.

Cancer, Jun 21 – Jul 22

The energetics of this week’s Uranus/new moon alignment and how they affect you are possibly best expressed by Cancerian author Elizabeth Gilbert: The point is not for you to do something that’s never been done before. The point is for you to do something you’ve never done before…

Leo, Jul 23 – Aug 22

With impatient Mars turning basic interactions into a battle of wills, let’s not pretend this isn’t looking like a challenging week. Which is all the more reason to stay focused on its blessings, which are the strength and self-control to not immediately react when triggered, to stay calm when provoked.

Virgo, Aug 23 – Sep 22

This week Mercury’s stimulating different ways of thinking, inviting you to explore beyond the borders of what you know, to investigate innovative ways of maintaining stability during the ongoing dance of change. So go ahead and experiment with new ideas – practical reality checks will arrive next week.

Libra, Sep 23 – Oct 22

Venus in her current transit is both indulgent and value-savvy, a combination which makes this week’s Libran balancing act to find a workable compromise between must-have and sensible spending – because if anyone knows how to make budgeting look like the new black, it’s you Venusians.

Scorpio, Oct 23 – Nov 21

Your natural talents of discrimination and discretion come into their own this week, as Mercury and Pluto clash. Beware of temper flares, and also be selective about who you share information with, because the silicate communication planet is currently in its most unfiltered mode.

Sagittarius, Nov 22 – Dec 21

What does this week’s yes/no, stop/go, push/pull scenario of impulsive Mars in overdrive and the celestial threesome of Sun/Venus/new moon in cautious, Taurus mean for Archers? A lesson in assessing when it’s profitable to advance, and when it’s smarter to rein in that Sagittarian horse.

Capricorn, Dec 22 – Jan 19

This week’s material-minded new moon on 8 May suggests connecting with like-minded people who share your values, to consider taking the next step to firm new possibilities into something more solid. Pro tip: in the current earthy cycle, all business meetings will proceed more agreeably over food.

Aquarius, Jan 20 – Feb 18

An unexpected plot twist could arrive this week when the Sun and radical changemaker Uranus bring the combined energy of their once-a-year alignment to your workplace and health sector. It’s worthwhile being proactive by initiating any changes you already wanted to make. 

Pisces, Feb 18 – Mar 20

The gift of Neptune currently in your sign? Flexibility in the face of gridlocked situations. Empathy for the sensitivities of complex personalities. And the gift of tuning into Saturn in your sign? Assistance with finding the most ethical passage through this week’s complicated maze.

Aries, Mar 21 – Apr 19

If this week brings altered relationship or work-related issues and fiery Mars in your sign has you wanting to respond forcefully, be advised that reactive behaviour will only deepen rifts and widen divides. Step back, take a breath and focus instead on finding areas of mutual agreement. 

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