Weekly Horoscopes: May 14 – May 20

by Kimberly Peta Dewhirst
May 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Mercury moves into Taurus on Tuesday, joining the sun in the zodiac’s gentle earth sign, but on Saturday, Gemini season begins. In the interim, take a practical approach; use the stars to tackle real-life issues on your plate and slow the pace.

On Friday, two important planets harmonize in fire signs: Aries and Sagittarius. Uranus and Saturn align perfectly, providing a springboard for personal agendas. Let enthusiasms breathe, and fan the flame while acknowledging the stability that’s been put in place.

Lovely Venus knows what she wants on Friday but could also have insatiable desires. Beware of overindulgence in all manner of delights — from food and spending to lusty pursuits…

1/12 :Aries: March 21 – April 19

You can be money-minded or at least supremely practical starting on Tuesday. Call on close friends for help, bringing calm into every corner, from your closet to your checking account.

While you’re taking care of business, genius flashes of insight can prove compelling, pulling you toward a venture of great personal significance.

There’s an impulsive quality to your brainwaves, so be sure to check in with others while you’re lit with enthusiasm — they might not be able to see the fireworks, but they'll hold your hand.

2/12 :Taurus: April 20 – May 20

It becomes easier to tackle tasks on your agenda and connect starting on Tuesday as clever Mercury sails into your sign. Revisit personal matters from early April without hesitation, and gain solid momentum.

The long-term bonds you’ve cemented are ultimately supportive this week, and you might be pleasantly surprised by the arrival of resources or simply solid reassurance, which helps with future projects.

Just be mindful during the weekend, as there’s a propensity to overdo it, or overpromise and underdeliver. Instead, aim for balance, Bull.

3/12 :Gemini: May 21 – June 21

Take it easy this week, Gemini. Your governing planet, Mercury, is heading into the most serene section of your horoscope, which best lends itself to introversion. The cosmic weather is ideally suited to quiet closure, so release any niggles before your birthday season arrives on Saturday.

Relationships hit a sweet spot this week, and teaming up with a bright spark is highly favored. However exciting, alliances might experience a temporary roadblock as ideals clash momentarily — you might experience hot and cold, so dress for fluctuations.

4/12 :Cancer: June 22 – July 22

Mercury steps into your networking zone on Tuesday, emphasizing your circle of friends and broader web of contacts. Reach out and make the call to members of the community before Saturday, after which you’re less inclined to prioritize socializing.

It’s important to leverage your hard-won efforts by taking a bold step in self-promotion this week. Now is a great time to assert yourself, using the structure you’ve put in place as your platform. However, home life and domestic duties tug at your hemline, so careful balance is key.

5/12 :Leo: July 23 – Aug. 22

Step into a confident stride. Switched-on Mercury puts your goals and career front of mind, presenting a more alert, agile side of you in professional circles. It’s easy to focus on ambitions — and to achieve them now!

Your creative side also shines this week. The foundations you’ve laid through sheer passion and your talents provide the perfect platform for an innovative vision. There could be success for you on a broader stage, so balance your more intimate circle of friends with newfound successes.

6/12 :Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

Starting on Tuesday, you’re revisiting a topic that was on your agenda early in April. Consider this venture broadly and be at liberty to expand. It’s a wonderful time to think big and steadily broaden your horizons.

With a solid sense of security, it’s tempting to inject a dash of excitement, and you might feel compelled to spice up a private matter toward the weekend.

However, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, so don’t let intimate liaisons rock your world or more important, the ample progress you’ve made in it.

7/12 :Libra: Sept. 23 – Oct. 22

Conversations become more intimate starting on Tuesday, and you can hone your focus toward private matters. Whether you’re dealing with legalities or love, finances or flirtation, share your thoughts with a select few.

Toward Friday, an exchange could prove overwhelming, so take your time, Libra. Your journey counts, and it might be necessary to pause and restrategize relationship rules.

Use your skills to create balance, implementing change with a friend, co-worker, sibling or partner in crime — perhaps a shake-up in the connection will work in your favor.

8/12 :Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

Communicating and collaborating comes into sharper focus starting on Tuesday when alert Mercury brings heightened awareness to your partnerships. With more emphasis on others, it’s easier to concentrate on current activities that require your attention... plus the ability to balance and relate.

You’re in a stable position to shake up everyday dealings and could feel compelled to bring about dynamic change in your workplace or routine. It’s a good time to embrace different methods; however, implement plans with a delicate touch, as it’s easy to overdo it on Friday.

9 /12: Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

9/12 :Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

Mercury joins the sun in the busiest area of your horoscope on Tuesday, making it easier to concentrate on the tasks at hand and power through productively. Use this week to organize your schedule, as it’s more appealing to focus on others starting on Saturday.

There’s strength and stability fueling your passions now, and you have the tools to express yourself radically! The stars support your unique creativity, encompassing pet projects, romantic encounters and even children! Your network could pose resistance to your cause toward the weekend, so temper your enthusiasm.

10 /12: Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

10/12 :Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

If you’ve been feeling flirty, amorous or simply indulging in life’s simple pleasures, you can turn your thoughts solidly toward the passions that bring you smiles. It’s a busy week, but thankfully, you’re full of energy, so have fun!

Good news for your sense of security: You can gain your footing now as a harmonizing influence soothes your surroundings and your sense of belonging. It’s a fortuitous time to look at home innovations and confidently assert domestic changes; you’ve laid solid foundations, Capricorn.

11 /12: Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

11/12 :Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

Tuesday sees your thoughts turn inward. This week is particularly favorable for focusing on your family nest or domestic spaces, so connect with emotional sensitivity to home. Think of your roots and creating strong foundations.

Your closest circle and social network are beautifully and harmoniously aligned now, bringing about good fortune in a group. Though conversations around plans can go well, be mindful of exaggeration — there’s great potential and reliability, but plans can quickly elevate to outrageous proportions, so be a grounding force among friends.

12/12 :Pisces: Feb. 19 – March 20

It’s an exceptional cycle for communications. The sun and Mercury are hanging out in your most connected zone, bringing clarity to ideas and thinking. Use this week to reach out to peers and close community with intention.

Stars align around career and the changes you’d like to see in your role. If you’ve been waiting to shake things up, this week could see you take practical action toward a better outcome for your position. Strike a balance between your desires and teamwork, as tension could arise toward Friday.