Horoscopes: May 7 – 13, 2021

Illustration by Ash Cheshire

Aries: This week Mercury, in it’s home dominion of the active and dynamic air sign of Gemini, means communication, especially of the superficial variety, is a top priority. This happens in alignment with Venus in Gemini, where we are more likely to act on curiosity as our main motivator for the pursuit of love and relationships. We seek amusement and distraction in these placements. Variety keeps things interesting but it’s important to still place value where it is due and remain consistent in our behaviors. 

Taurus: This week, on May 8th lasting until June 2nd, your ruling planet Venus will be in the intellectual and sociable sign of Gemini. You require great mental stimulation to keep you interested in your love affairs during this time and words seem to mean more than usual. You may find yourself seeking more cheap thrills and less emotional commitment, which can feel very out of character for you. The new moon in your sign on the 11th begins a new cycle, you feel your best when you unplug and find ways to connect yourself with nature.

Gemini: This week there are two major planets in your sign, Gemini, both Mercury and Venus! There is an electric and kinetic energy in the air. You seek variety in your love life and you seek instant gratification in your social interactions. You are not short on charm, but you may find yourself short on patience. It can be easy to let this excitable energy lead you but as long as you keep it in check it should be fun. The new moon in Taurus on the 11th helps to cool things off a bit. Clear your plate if you find yourself saying “yes” to too many activities.

Cancer: This week Venus, in the charming and slightly chaotic sign of Gemini, means that people may be acting somewhat unpredictably in the romance department. It can be easier these days, to get swept up in fickle notions, which indeed can be fun on occasion, but it’s also important to keep delusions of grandeur at bay. The new moon in Taurus on the 11th is a great way to diffuse some of the more wild aspects of the influence of Venus in Gemini. The new moon tells us to reset, re-evaluate, seek comfort in ourselves, and reconnect with nature, even if it’s just the planter box in the park.

Leo: This week, with two major planetary aspects in Gemini, it can be hard to focus on one thing at a time. We may find ourselves agreeing to too many things or saying things just to appease others and establish superficial connections. Due to Venus in Gemini you seek to innovate and invent new ways of approaching your romantic relationships. Your mental involvement deepens before the emotional or physical at this time, but don’t rule out things getting a little freaky. The new moon in Taurus on the 11th helps to tamper this wild streak. It’s a fine time to unwind, set intentions and find yourself in nature. Time alone over the weekend clears your head. 

Virgo: This week, with both Mercury and Venus in Gemini, it can be hard to make decisions. You may find yourself biting off more than you can chew socially or romantically. You’ll want to create your own predictability and stability this week, since it is not promised from anyone else at the moment. The new moon in Taurus on the 11th is a good evening to indulge your senses. Light some candles, buy yourself a hearty snack, and pursue some personal pleasure and comfort. 

Libra: Your ruling planet Venus enters the energetic and curious sign of Gemini, highlighting your social and intellectual sector. You may be feeling more outgoing in social and romantic settings but you may also be quite fickle with your intentions and feelings, and this can have some people around you quite confused if you are not communicating clearly. The new moon in Taurus on the 11th is a good opportunity to take a step back from all the fuss, set some simple, attainable, short term goals that will make you feel gratified, find a patch of grass to walk on, or catch some fresh air.

Scorpio: This week, with both Mercury in Venus in curious and dynamic Gemini, you may be seeking intrigue and thrills on both the social and romantic fronts. You are quick and sharp with your words and your passions run hot and cold, you may be taking one (or more) people for a ride this month if you keep this energy up. The new moon in Taurus in your opposite sign of Taurus is a good chance to cool yourself off a little, light some candles, buy yourself something nice, and turn off your phone.

Sagittarius: This week, with both Mercury and Vemus in your opposite sign of Gemini, you may be feeling out of sorts in a good way that breaks up the monotony. Trying something new can open up previously unexplored avenues and you may have success in learning new skills and integrating new information. Your romance sector can be a little chaotic and unclear, and the details may be fuzzy at the moment. By the 11th, the new moon in Taurus is a cool and relaxing breeze that can help you visualize your goals and get a better read on those around you.

Capricorn: This week Venus and Mercury in Gemini tempt you to step out of your comfort zone in social and romantic settings. During this almost month-long period your attention span demands to be intellectually stimulated, you simply can’t pay attention to something that you do not care about. The new moon in fellow earth sign of Taurus on the 11th is more your speed. It’s a good time to unplug, unwind, and indulge in something you normally wouldn’t afford yourself. 

Aquarius: This week, with Venus and Mercury in Gemini, your mind is moving one hundred miles per hour. Your social, romantic, and creative sectors are operating full steam ahead, your senses are sharp, and you are able to convey your ideas clearly and concisely. This may come along with a few side effects, however, since your mind has so much momentum. It may be hard to keep our impulses in check or summon the patience to do things like waiting in line or waiting your turn to speak. The new moon in Taurus on the 11th asks us to slow down, take a deep breath, and reconnect to ourselves through nature.

Pisces: This week with both Venus and Mercury in Gemini, you may find yourself being unexpectedly bold in romantic and social scenarios. You are inspired to try new things, meet new people, and talk about some taboo topics.You crave mental stimulation and are more likely to follow where your curiosity leads you. The new moon in Taurus on the 11th is a good reprieve from all this truth or dare you’ve been up to. LIght some candles and have a night in, spend a little extra on yourself, or find a place to touch some grass or enjoy some fresh air, you may discover something much simpler that suits your style when you are not looking so hard.

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