Horoscopes (May 23-29)

May 23, 2018 at 1:00 am

ARIES: March 21 – April 20

It's hard to say for sure where you all are at. In some cases your bridges have burned and there's no going back. For others the picture is bright, and there is newness and change, along with a desire to grow and evolve. In the former case, coming to terms with what it took to let so much goodness go down the tubes has got to be difficult, and seemingly nearly impossible to reconcile. Everything depends on your willingness to atone or make amends. In the latter case, this is a wide open, positive period of healing and change that is about to lay the foundation for the rest of your life.

TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

You are in a situation that could require a lighter hand. Don't be too quick to assume that you need to be in charge, and don't think that everything has to go your way. You will have way more control over all of this if you are willing to detach and let God handle the details. If this is hard for you to grasp, in a few months it will be more than obvious why it's time to step back and drop the reins. You don't need any hassles and you don't need to be saddled with too much responsibility. Your health, your serenity, and your peace of mind are what matter right now.

GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

This is a defining moment, in the middle of what has been a period of intensity and questioning. How it turns out is still anyone's guess. You are good at rolling with things, which is a Godsend, but right now, the ability to see the forest for the trees would help you immensely. What appears to be happening on the surface is rarely the way it is. What's going on underneath the covers is where the answers usually lie. Your perspective on your situation is limited by your expectations and by what you think someone like you "ought" to be doing. Don't get trapped by your beliefs.

CANCER: June 21 – July 20

Before you make any final judgments check all of this out for yourself. What other people have to say about it is laced with too much prejudice. In some cases, people have an agenda that should make you question everything they say. In the midst of a shift that feels, at times, like it might get the best of you, you need to be a lot more attentive to the ways in which, even you can be manipulated. So much of what needs to happen right now has to do with surrounding yourself with people you can trust. Pay close attention and don't let anyone pull the wool over your eyes.

LEO: July 21 – August 20

Something has come at you like gang-busters and you're not quite sure what to make of it. Don't over analyze that which is beyond comprehension; This is one of those lessons that has to be lived and seen in retrospect before you will ever understand it. Whatever comes out of this will depend on how you respond to the unexpected. It looks to me like you have to find a way to pull away from everything long enough to get your bearings and recognize that this is a huge turning point, upon which hinges the rest of your life. Take a deep breath and let your spirit show you the way.

VIRGO: Aug. 21 – Sept. 20

In the middle of a defining moment the pressure to go one way or another is always the issue. If you decide to stick with the program there is an outside chance that you will be rewarded, but the question is: What will it cost you? If you decide to drop everything and liberate yourself from the pressures that this situation imposes on you, will it isolate you from your nearest and dearest, and will you regret it in the long run? I have got no right to advise you on this one. Big chances require honesty, clarity, and the ability to trust your gut. Get in touch with that piece and this will be easy.

LIBRA: Sept. 21 – October 20

The way things are going you've come to the point where it almost doesn't matter how things turn out. The pressure of expectation, and the need to have all of your bases covered will feel like it's over the top until you let go of the need to have it all under control. Others have their own issues to contend with. Don't be too quick to get upset with anyone who knows what you're up against and is honest enough to tell you that they can't be there for it; not now anyway. Coming to terms with things will be easier if you are cool about it and stop taking yourself so seriously.

SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20

Recent shocks have brought you back to center. The part of you that thought it was immune to this stuff is suddenly aware of how vulnerable you are. With a central issue taking up most of the room on your plate, the need to resolve it is your job right now. There is a solution to everything, and always more than one way to skin a cat. With this in mind it will be easier for you to get around the fears that plague all of us when we wind up facing issues that have the capacity to make us or break us. The question now is: Where did this come from and what will it take to heal it?

SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20

The impact of other people's choices, and/or, their problems appears to be making it hard for you to keep it together. In some cases, the desire to move on is being hampered by feelings of guilt and obligation. In other scenarios, the problem comes down to matters of pride that cause you to hang on to people and things that need to be released. Whatever the story is, you're at a change point that is meant to carry your spirit forward. Letting yourself, other people, or outworn situations off the hook is part of the deal. The sooner you lighten up and leave the past behind the better.

CAPRICORN: Dec. 21 - Jan. 20

No one prepares us for the tough stuff. Finding our way through it produces a form of painful magic that transforms us. You knew you would have to face this before you were born — and you knew that you needed whatever the lesson happens to be. Considering the uses of adversity is the only way to get through things like this. If this rings a bell, and you can find the beauty in it, you'll have it made. If all of the above makes no sense at all, chances are you are on an upswing. That being the case, now that you can see the light, the future is wide open and it's safe to go for it.

AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 20

You are torn between things that give you a sense of security and things that make your heart sing. Eventually all of us have to choose between the two. The commonly held belief that life works better when we stick to the old programs is an illusion. At this point you are clear that the new direction lies in a realm that will require you to shift gears and follow your own path. Don't let fear interfere with taking a maverick stance. You've spent half of your life being a good doobie. The rest of it won't bear fruit if you don't break the mold and follow your bliss.

PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20

It may be time to change the scenery. For too long the idea that you are chained to this post has prevented you from experiencing life from a different perspective. Some of you may need to go back to people and things that you left behind. Others are in need of something totally new. This goes for more mundane stuff as well — like maybe it's time to reconnect with old friends, or sign up for a class just to put your head into something that opens your mind. Whatever it is, the willingness to go beyond yourself long enough to break past your limits is all over the place, right now.

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