Astrology Forecast and Horoscopes for Week of May 17, 2021 – May 23, 2021
This week’s astrology forecast has the Sun moving into airy Gemini. Gemini is the season of the social butterfly, so our focus shifts from the physical world of money, individual values, and resources to social activities, ideas, and mingling with others. While the Sun is in the sign of the twins, expect insightful conversations, the sharing of ideas and concepts, and the need to learn new things that keep the mind stimulated and refreshed. Since Gemini has to do with the mind, the thing to be cautious of is mental constructs that may limit and curtail personal growth. Stay focused on the positive and the future, rather than ruminating on the past.
In other astrological news, Saturn turns retrograde in Aquarius. Saturn is the planet of responsibility and discipline. He reflects what we do when we are ‘adulting’ — you know, that minor issue of taking care of business. Saturn also reflects the planetary parental overlord that governs us, teaches us lessons, and rewards us for a job well done.
In astrology, when a planet is retrograde, it weakens the planets ability to function efficiently. In transformational astrology, retrograde planets operate on the inner level rather than experienced in the outer world. So, essentially, Saturn turning retrograde reflects a four-and-a-half-month period where we need to look at our lives and discover what needs structure and discipline. Often this is painfully obvious, because ‘daddy’ Saturn doesn’t step in and restrict us as usual, but instead lets us fall on our face so that we can discover ways in which we can learn lessons the hard way. Furthermore, it’s probably best when problems occur we handle them when they arise, because they become progressively more challenging if we ignore them.
Mercury square Neptune:
Finally, on Saturday, Mercury forms a challenging square to Neptune in Pisces. Mercury square Neptune is a highly confusing aspect. You need to be cautious of what you say, and be as clear and concise as possible. If an opportunity seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Check and recheck everything before making a firm decision.
Ordinarily, Mercury square Neptune only affects us for a few days, but with Mercury’s retrograde motion that begins next week, this aspect will be in orb for a while. Proceed with caution!
Now, on with the weekly horoscopes…
This week, the Sun, Mercury, and Venus move through your solar 3rd house, giving you plenty to talk about and a need to share ideas and information with others. Opportunities to learn something new that helps you achieve your goals may occur midweek. However, this weekend pay close attention to what people say; someone may not be telling the truth.
This week, the Sun moves into your solar second house, and you couldn’t be happier because your mind will be on your favorite subject – money! Conversations about improving your financial standing may occur midweek when Venus trines Saturn in your solar 10th house. However, avoid signing contracts or becoming overly obligated until after Mercury turns direct in the middle of June.
At long last, it’s your season and time to shine, so spread those social butterfly wings and fly. This week, conversations with others will help you understand yourself on a deeper level. Also, new opportunities may be presented towards the end of the week that help you level up. Stay focused on your goals!
Conserve your energy this week because the Sun is moving into your solar 12th house, leaving you feeling burnt out and exhausted. Try to get as much rest as possible to recharge your batteries, so you have an ample amount of energy to use when needed. Resolution of unresolved financial matters may need to be your focus at the end of the week before they become too stressful to manage.
The week begins with a focus on work-related matters. Opportunities to take your career to the next level will come through friends and associates that see your true potential. Avoid getting involved with other people’s financial issues because their situation may not be as bad as they portray it to be. You may need to say no when pressured.
People that do not understand your grand vision may question your motives, especially in career-related matters. The good news is that despite the Negative Nancy’s barking at your workplace, positive financial news will arrive midweek that puts your self-doubts to rest. There may be a wolf in sheep’s clothing around you; try to root out the culprit as quickly as possible.
This week begins with a beneficial aspect between the Sun and Pluto that helps you release the emotional traumas you have experienced in your life. Releasing the past allows you to concentrate your efforts on expanding your belief system and acquiring a more positive outlook on life. Later this week, your creative talents may prove lucrative, so take advantage of opportunities while the irons are hot.
This week begins a month-long process of inner change and transformation as the Sun moves into your solar 8th house. Difficulties in relationships have a better than average chance of being resolved, because you and your partner have enough emotional feelings for one another to face the underlying issues. Single Scorpios, be careful of investing heavily in people who are only in your life for a season.
You may need to escape the real world this week and focus on what makes you happy and brings you joy. Relationships will be a conduit that inspires new ideas that get your creative juices flowing once again. Towards the end of the week, avoid signing contracts or legal documents with Mercury in your 7th house, squaring deceptive Neptune.
Although you may want to focus on issues that matter to you, daily annoyances and problematic people may threaten to knock you off your game. Projects you have invested in may not work out as expected, leaving you feeling emotionally depleted. Since the Sun is now moving through your solar 6th house, take extra care of your body and make choices that benefit your well-being.
This week, the Sun begins its month-long trek through your solar 5th house, bringing out your need to connect with others and have some fun. It’s a great time to take a step back from the daily grind and take some me-time to become conscious of your current goals and what you are currently seeking in life. However, try to avoid overspending, because your decision-making might not be the best with Mercury squaring Neptune in your financial second house.
This week, the Sun moves through your solar 4th house, putting family matters in the proverbial hot seat. Issues from the past may resurface that need resolution once and for all. Getting in touch with your deeper feelings about life will positively impact your personal growth and career matters. This coming weekend, avoid shady people.
See you next week!