Love horoscopes: May 26 – June 1
Just about everyone you know is going to need a hug this week when the new moon squares Neptune in effusive Pisces on May 28. This planetary combination brings out people’s private anxieties and emotional insecurities putting them on show for the entire world to see. People will feel like they’re wearing their clothes inside out, psychically speaking. They’ll be uncharacteristically weepy, needy and hopelessly self-confessional. This will be OK when dealing with loved ones and friends because they’re comfortable saying and doing just about anything in front of you; however, it may prove awkward if you’re dating someone new because he could divulge a lot of things about himself before he meant to. The unexpected intimacy could prove to be a wonderful icebreaker.
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ARIES (March 20 – April 18)
A sensational sun/Mars trine on May 31 shows you finally making that love connection that's eluded you for so long. You're not used to working this hard to get a man and that's good. His ambivalence taught you to back off, to listen and to take your cues from him. In exchange you've won his trust, faith and heart. This whole experience has shown you how to love in a totally different way and it will make you appreciate him all the more. You won't be so quick to move on to the next conquest.
TAURUS (April 19 – May 19)
Ruling planet Venus enters your sign on May 28 and you'll feel enormous relief right away. No more self-sabotaging behavior, fights for fights' sake or tweaked out reactions to every little thing that people say. Venus in Taurus for the next four weeks will make you feel centered, grounded and at peace with yourself. It will also lead you to revisit a certain romantic decision that you made in haste. It won't be easy apologizing and asking him if he'd like to try again, but if you speak from your heart he'll answer from his.
GEMINI (May 20 – June 19)
Geminis are often accused of playing mind games. That's because the brain is the sexiest part of the body as far as you're concerned. You'll tease him with riddles, hypothetical situations and even the occasional “scene” just to see how he'll react. It's fine if it's done in fun, but there are times when you're not even sure if you're playing for laughs or playing for keeps. Events around the new moon on May 28 could lead you to take things too far. Have the good sense to dial it down before somebody's feelings get hurt.
CANCER (June 20 – July 21)
This is going to be an intense week. You thought you knew the reasons for a lover's or spouse's emotional withdrawal and your response was to give him space and let him come talk to you when he felt ready. Well, he'll be ready on May 28 and what he says could leave you floored. Give yourself time to process it. You'll come to see that he wasn't trying to hurt you, but rather protect you from an ugly truth. Chances are you would have done something similar had you been in his shoes.
LEO (July 22 – Aug. 21)
Flattery has always been your weakness. You say you're immune to such things but the truth is you're putty in the hands of anyone who pays you a compliment. Be wary of what goes down on May 28 when the New Moon squares illusory Neptune. That person you're sweet on is leading you up the garden path with perfumed words and flowery phrases. It will be no fun pulling off the rose-colored glasses but better to do it now before you become entangled in a thorny situation that you can't pull yourself free from.
VIRGO (Aug. 22 – Sept. 21)
Everyone wants to be swept away and that gushing love energy coursing through your horoscope from May 29 through June 7 will prove irresistible. But don't be too hasty. This cautionary note stems from the fact that your ruling planet Mercury is chasing Jupiter across the sky but Mercury's retrograde motion on June 7 means that it won't catch up. Translation? You may be vaulting over hurdles in pursuit of someone who won't be in the picture for very long. Enjoy your amour du jour but don't count on it lasting for much longer than that.
LIBRA (Sept. 22 – Oct. 21)
You're feeling bold thanks to the sun/Mars trine on May 31 and you should definitely pursue what you like. Not only will you get it, but you'll wind up with more. Beware sowing the seeds of future retaliation. For instance it's OK to go after the most eligible bachelor in the room, but it's not OK to walk off with someone's boyfriend or husband because it will come back to bite you in the derriere. Follow this simple rule and you'll have the time of your life with no regrets over the next four weeks.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22 – Nov. 20)
It's hard to stay out of other people's private affairs. You can tell when something's up and when this hits home you can be a like a bloodhound tracking a scent. You need to get to the bottom of things and you won't stop until you do. However, this relentless pursuit of the truth could get you in a lot of trouble this week with a loved one if you're not careful. It doesn't matter if you think you've got the answer to his problems — you need to respect his boundaries. He'll ask if he needs help.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21 – Dec. 20)
Can like turn into love? That's what you'll be asking yourself on May 28 when the new moon squares nebulous Neptune. It appears as if you really enjoy the guy you're seeing, but you're not really blown away by him in the passion department. Part of you feels like you should just be honest with him while the other part knows that you would miss him if he left. What to do? Part company if he's not the one for you. Otherwise you'll always wonder if you stayed with him for the wrong reasons.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 – Jan. 18)
Thank heavens Venus moves into profit-making Taurus on May 28. This will bring good news regarding finances which in turn will put you in the mood for love as love and money often go hand in hand with you. This isn't because you're materialistic. It's just that you tend to shut down when you're going through a silent money panic like the one you've been experiencing over the past few weeks. Thankfully you can put all of that behind you and say yes to things like dining out and getaway weekends with your man.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 – Feb. 17)
It's not quite a total eclipse of the heart, but it will sure feel like one on May 28 when the new moon squares Neptune. It looks like you'll be falling apart at the emotional seams and all you'll want to do is crawl into your lover's arms and be cradled like a baby. As an Aquarian, you'll find this a tad embarrassing. Aquarians don't do vulnerable and needy. However, your lover couldn't be happier. It's been a while since you've needed him like this. It's a nice reminder of why he's in your life.
PISCES (Feb. 18 – March 19)
A loved one may be at sea, but you've never been clearer about what lies ahead. That's why it's up to you to take the rudder in your relationship. You're better versed than he is at reading the sea changes and the underlying shifts in current. As a child of Neptune (Neptune's your ruling planet) you learned long ago that it's not about where you want to go; it's about where you need to go that makes a relationship enriching. This spirit of adventure and trust in a higher power will bring you to a safe harbor.