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Your Weekly Horoscopes: May 1 to 7, 2022

Though this week’s cosmic forecast speaks of a relentless hurry to get things done, it’s necessary to slow down and remain patient—as frustrating as that advice may seem! The impact of last week’s solar eclipse in Taurus has us all scrambling for a fresh strategy, a new approach or an alternate lifestyle, but take some time to let the dust settle before trying again. Venus leaves lush, romantic Pisces for bold, ambitious Aries on the 2nd, a placement found in the charts of impish charmers like Jack Nicholson and Helena Bonham Carter, as well as Good Girl Gone Bad Rihanna. Venus in Aries inspires more heat and aggression—or at least directness—in all forms of connection. Then on the 5th, the sun makes its annual conjunction with shocking Uranus, reminding us of the necessity and inevitably of change.

(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)


Love planet Venus moves into your sign on the 2nd, encouraging you to up your beauty and glamor game. If you’ve been contemplating a major change to your hair (some red highlights perhaps?) or a shift in your wardrobe, now’s the time to make a bold statement. Don a red lip! Treat yourself to a manicure! Over the next few weeks, Jupiter and Mars both make an entrance into your sign as well, so this is just the overture to an extended period of you coming into your prime.

This week’s mantra: “Yeah, I look good!”

As much as the instability of this moment is super uncomfortable for you, you’re learning so much about who you really are. As your sense of self expands (thank you, shadow work prompts!), so do your opportunities. The sun meets up with innovative Uranus on the 5th, pushing you to advocate for yourself or a family member who’s facing adversity. It’s scary to speak your mind, vulnerable to cause a stir, but forcing yourself out of your comfort zone leads to invaluable growth.

This week’s mantra: “If I don’t speak, who will?”

This week brings many lovely opportunities to connect with friends and coworkers. Spring social season is kicking off with a bang, and your networking skills are at a high. As Mercury connects Venus on the 6th, you get an especially sweet invite from a friend, reminding you that though you can do it alone, it feels so much better to be supported in community. The abundance of friendship is a theme that continues throughout the rest of Spring so enjoy these blessings as they come.

This week’s mantra: “Life is better with friends.”

Venus enters Aries and your career sector on the 2nd welcoming a period of increased visibility and expanded reputation. Whether you’re finally gaining traction in your industry, feeling freshly inspired at your current company, or ready to pursue new career opportunities, this week’s supportive aspects allow you to pull many working parts together as you plan for your next move. On the 5th, you may get a lucky break when a friend helps you out with a loan or tips you off to a job offer that would increase your cash.

This week’s mantra: “No one stands in my way.”

Challenges at work, or with someone who works for you, reached their breaking point during last week’s solar eclipse on the 30th. Now, the task is to figure out how to move forward without further bruising anyone’s ego. As the sun meets up with innovative Uranus on the 5th, you find courage to embrace the path you’ve chosen, even if it’s one that not all of your friends and family think is best for you. Change is the only constant these days, and not embracing that means being left behind.

This week’s mantra: “I can’t please everyone.”

Whether you’re planning some joint investments with your spouse, leveling up your entrepreneurial ventures with a business partner or looking for guidance to get out of debt, this week offers supportive aspects so you can work toward solutions. A last-minute opportunity for a loan or financial relief comes when Mercury connects with Venus on the 6th, but you need to act fast if you want to take advantage of it. Though there’s a lot of confusing information to sort through, the reward is worth expending the energy.

This week’s mantra: “The only way out is through!”

Your ruling planet Venus moves into Aries on the 2nd inspiring a bold—dare we say aggressive—approach to love. Though you usually wait for someone else to pursue you, you’re now the one sliding into DMs, flirting at the bar and pushing for a second date before the first has even begun. This approach shocks some close friends and family who seem to prefer when you act demure. Why listen to the criticism though when it’s much more fun to explore your wild side?

This week’s mantra: “I get what I want.”

After last week’s solar eclipse in Taurus brought some unexpected developments in your relationships, the revelations keep coming as the sun meets up with Uranus on the 5th. It’s OK that the relationships you’re building don’t look like what your parents, or your sister, or your BFF have. It’s also OK that you only recently figured out that this is what you want. Tomorrow, you could want something different. What matters is that you’re coming together with lovers who make you excited to be alive.

This week’s mantra: “I accept the power of my shifting desires.”

With Venus entering your romance sector, and your ruling planet Jupiter spending his final week in your home sector, this is the week to bring a date back to your house for a super cozy night on the couch, what the kids used to call Netflix and chill. You’ve had the opportunity to expand your idea of home so much since December, and now you can really enjoy the ways you’ve upgraded your space. Your dating life is about to get very exciting and possibly tumultuous so enjoy the quieter moments while you still can.

This week’s mantra: “Simplicity is sexy.”

House beautification is under way as sweet Venus enters your home sector on the 2nd. Whether you’re planting a garden, putting up shelves so you can store your liquor bottles properly or finally installing that bidet, these home improvements are bringing you a lot of joy. Splurge on those tulips you see on the checkout line at Trader Joe’s while you’re at it. This is the week for appreciating all the tiny ways you can experience delight.

This week’s mantra: “Happiness starts at home.”

As the sun meets up with Uranus in your home sector on the 5th, you may get an unexpected technological upgrade for your living space. How long have you wanted a nicer dishwasher? Or a refrigerator that can make crushed ice for those homemade daiquiris? Or just some simple reading lights so you can stop bothering your partner at night by switching on the lamps? Though these improvements might be no big deal to someone else, for you, it’s life changing! Take the opportunity to futurize your space.

This week’s mantra: “Little changes make a huge difference!”

Your ruling planet Jupiter is spending its last week in your sign so it’s time to soak up all the remaining blessings this transit has to offer. Take a personal day from work, drop your kids off with the in-laws and head to the spa for a day of relaxation and restoration. Though much of the progress you’ve made in the last year has felt slower than expected or bittersweet, you’ve developed so much resilience and emotional strength.

This week’s mantra: “I’m here to soak up my blessings.”

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.