Horoscopes (May 21-28) 

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ARIES: March 21 – April 20

You are about to get a break. After a pile of stress, putting up with people and things that have been driving you nuts, an opening has occurred that could be your ticket to ride. Everything depends on your ability to go out on a limb, at a time when any risk might scare you to death. No one can tell you what to do. Some of you will go for it, and what happens next will be a game changer that takes you into parts unknown. If you decide to play it safe, things will continue in the same groove. Either way, it comes down to trusting your instincts beyond a shadow of a doubt.



TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

You're borrowing trouble where there is none. Stop pushing the river. It would help for you to relax and figure out how to be totally OK with the way things are. Anytime we start thinking too far ahead, we not only miss out on what's right there in front of us, we start worrying about how it's all going to turn out. You need to connect with the fact that all things happen in their own good time. What you want and are currently aiming for is already written in the stars. The present moment is contributing more to it than you know. Keep your attention where it counts.



GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

Too many things have piled up. Your mind is having a field day overanalyzing a situation that would work better if you just stopped all the noise and gave yourself a break. Part of the problem lies in your tendency to try too hard to be a perfect version of whoever you think you are. Too critical of your flaws, in these efforts to morph into something other than yourself, you miss the point. It is our imperfections that make us who we are. Stop apologizing for the truth. Others will love you to pieces and respond more to you once you let go and start being OK with the real you.



CANCER: June 21 – July 20

You are in a situation where there is a lot of "playing both ends to the middle." In some cases it's about biding your time, knowing that things will explode if you're too quick on the trigger. For others this is about doing what's expedient; sometimes self-preservation requires us to suck it up and go along with the program. As you try to figure out how you ended up here, go easy on yourself. All things are subject to change. In the end, all this compromise will yield great things. What's going on right now is what's needed in order to bridge the gap between the past and the future.



LEO: July 21 – August 20

I could scold you for going off half-cocked, but you would have a fleet of excuses for everything that you've said and/or done, and I'm pretty sure you feel totally justified about all of it. One of your strong suits is your willingness to be there when it's time to stand up for what's right. Recent alterations in the way you've decided to handle things have shown you how much better life goes when you lose the need to get righteous. As the next few weeks unfold, your ability to remain detached about things that rub you the wrong way will enable you to turn this situation around.



VIRGO: August 21 – Sept. 20

You have been through more than your share of tests. How those experiences are shaping up inside you is a long story; God knows how you're making sense of things. The need to devote your energy to something you love can't be overemphasized. People and their stuff have blocked too many possibilities for far too long for more patience to be the appropriate M.O. In your shoes I would be inclined to just say "Fuck it." Ask yourself if any of this belongs to you, and cut loose long enough to look at what it might mean to pour your heart into things that matter to you.



LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20

Whatever this is about, something good will come of it. You have so much to give, the things that have made it difficult for you to stay balanced are no longer an issue. If it's hard to know which way to go, it's because this is the first time in your life you've been free to choose. If your faith has been restored, thank God and make the most of it. External pressure and the weight of expectation is on the increase. You learned a long time ago that whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. What lies up on the road ahead will prove that point. You are more than ready for it.



SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20

You can keep asking the same old questions, but you're not going to get the answers you seek from those whose intentions are cloaked, or from those who have no way to address the truth without coming unglued. In many ways, you would be better off leaving well enough alone. This is one of those times when what's eating away at you has too much to do with what others can't face, for you to be pressing their buttons. In situations like this, it's wise to let time cool things off and postpone the conversation to occasions when you are willing to enter them with no ax to grind.



SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20

If there have been limitations, they are about to be lifted. As you begin to feel more confident about things, the path will open to a whole new way of being. You have more support than you realize, much of which stems from all the good karma you've sown. Others have changed their tune and are ready to be there for you 100 percent. If the next few months are a little more intense than usual, this is what always happens when we turn our life around. Keep smiling. The next phase of your journey will turn out to be more gratifying or rewarding than anything you can imagine.



CAPRICORN: Dec. 21 – Jan. 20

You knew what you were getting into when you signed up for this. It's kind of funny that you're acting like you didn't call it in. And whether you're OK with things or not, you've got to admit, life is interesting. Don't worry too much about how these entanglements are going to unravel. It's not your job, and the best you can do in any situation is to stay grounded and take care of your own little piece of the cosmos. Keep it up. Holding steady for others who are too wound up, messed up, or stressed out to stay on course will continue to take up most of your time.



AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb.20

You are going through the motions. The sense of being missing in action when it comes to your own life could ring a bell for a lot of you. When things lose their meaning, it helps to review our reasons for attaching so much importance to whatever has outlived its purpose. You don't need to know what's going on as much as you need to relax and take a good long look at where you'd like to see yourself. It could be anywhere but here. Keep in mind that you'e not tied to this spot, but if you decide to stick around you need to pump some life into your routine or you'll go nuts.



PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20

It's time to snap out of it. I don't know what you're obsessed with, but your rose-colored glasses are making it really hard to call a spade a spade. If this is about a person, the idea that "They are the only one who gets where you're coming from" could easily translate as "They are playing you like a fiddle." If it's more about a situation, keep an eye on people who appear to be just what the doctor ordered. You are a really high-minded spirit, surrounded by wolves in sheep's clothing. Turn on your shit detector, and don't assume that others are capable of the same brand of idealism.

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