IF WE RELAX, WE CAN ENJOY A HEARTFELT and aesthetically intriguing week. Strive to be understood. On this auspicious and interesting Friday the 13th, under a melodramatic and friendly Leo moon, our sense of romance is strong and fed by the burgeoning lilacs and the beauty of new leaves. Gremlins may trigger unexpected delays or lost items as Mercury retrogrades, but it also conjuncts Venus in earthy Taurus and warms our hearts. Old things surface, and we get a chance to release a weight on our soul.
It’s a good weekend to reconnect with old friends and family and see how much people have changed since the last time we checked in. We may take this retrospection to a deeper level and have a substantial conversation about our worst fears: concerns about financial instability, job, self-worth, war, or a territorial possession of person, place, or thing, which is the shadow side of Taurus. And once we start on politics, we can rant and rail with stubborn abandon. The moon heads into more thoughtful, introspective, and chore-oriented Virgo over the weekend.
Early next week brings a generally friendly atmosphere, but we may get our feelings hurt by an unfairness that turns out to be a misunderstanding. Build up goodwill with one another before the moon enters Scorpio on Thursday. Romantic expectations and a possessive streak build as the week goes on. It’s easy to blame an outsider, but we really need to nurture the strength of our connections instead.
FRIDAY, MAY 13: After an early morning burst of experimental energy, a lazy or self-indulgent streak can really interfere with our efficiency. Watch unusual stubbornness midday. Words can take on dramatic beauty this afternoon as Mercury conjuncts Venus under a Leo moon. Early evening is sociable; let’s just go to sleep if we get edgy later as the moon enters Virgo.
SATURDAY, MAY 14: Enjoy a thoughtful and productive, if slightly touchy day after a cranky early morning. Work on unfinished projects and things that need healing from the past. It helps relationships to set a small common goal. Notice that everyone’s a bit irritable and will take helpful suggestions as criticism.
SUNDAY, MAY 15: It’s a lovely, earthy day to weed in the garden and fix whatever needs to be fixed — homes, souls, or relationships.
MONDAY, MAY 16: We may grow more sociable, but can still feel lonely, really missing people who are far away. Nurture connections already present and look for some lovely new beginnings at work.
TUESDAY, MAY 17: The day is generally pleasant and productive, though a low-level irritation around delays can rise up like seeping water. We can organize our resources more comfortably this afternoon as the moon sextiles Saturn. Tonight we may feel tempted to inflict emotional pain on others as the moon squares Pluto, but we are not the problem.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18: We’re feeling a little quirky and want to be stimulated by beauty. Our usual opinions and preferences may be challenged and even changed. Be open to new friendships. A restlessness may strain ongoing relationships; boldly go forth and explore together.
THURSDAY, MAY 19: Look out for stormy conditions and watch the chip on the shoulder as the moon waxes into Scorpio. Desires and frustrations are intensified. We get seriously focused about our passions and territorial about what we value. Some will be looking for a fight. Do not believe nasty comments; they’re random lightning bolts. If storm clouds swirl, remember the calm in the center of the soul.