Your Weekly Horoscopes: May 12 to 18, 2024

Mark down the 18th as the luckiest day of year

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This week brings influences both surprising and stabilizing. The moon waxes to its first quarter phase and we too gain momentum on the intentions set at last week’s new moon in Taurus. Taurus energy is usually slow and steady, but as the sun meets up with shocking Uranus on the 13th, sudden changes are presented and life moves fast. Love planet Venus connects with steady Saturn on the same day bringing a sense of stability to this otherwise turbulent moment.

Mercury enters Taurus on the 15th. Here the communication planet doesn’t rush to conclusions, and instead takes all the time it needs (sometimes too much time) to sculpt an argument. Watch out for perfectionism and obsession under this influence, especially on the 17th when Mercury squares off with investigative Pluto.

The 18th is in theory “the luckiest day of the year” as it’s the once annual meeting of the sun and expansive Jupiter (what astrologers call the Jupiter cazimi, meaning in the heart of the sun). This aspect brings hope, relief and a renewed sense of faith. Venus conjoins unsettling Uranus on the 18th too, bringing shake ups to romantic connections, art practices and beauty standards. Follow your gut and go with the flow.

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

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Aries (March 21 - April 19)

You reach a breakthrough in the struggles you’ve had with money and self-worth this week, but not in the way you were expecting. Of course it would be wonderful to get a sudden raise or unexpected windfall, but real stability arrives in the form of a mindset shift. It may sound woo-woo, but feeling abundant begins with gratitude and positive affirmations. You can’t mantra your way out of debt but you can change a lot just by focusing on what’s going right instead of what’s going wrong.

This week’s mantra: “Positive.”

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

It takes a lot of courage to change your mind. Whether you’re pivoting careers, questioning whether you want to have kids, or going back to blonde, the change of heart you have this week is radical. What allows you to get to this place is the support of friends, coworkers and community members who have made their own big changes and seen results. What you decide this week will have an impact beyond your own personal life so choose your words carefully as you speak it into existence.

This week’s mantra: “Ground.”

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

What you’ve been craving more than anything over the past few weeks is peace. While last week’s new moon felt like an afternoon walk in the zen garden, this week’s Jupiter cazimi is an overnight stay at a luxury spa resort. Get cozy in your robe, do a clay mask, and cue up your guilty pleasure reality tv. Once your season begins next week, it will be harder to find moments like this for yourself. Soak up the solo calm while you can.

This week’s mantra: “Peace.”

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Your social life has majorly expanded over the last few weeks as you’ve gone back to book club, started a new job or committed to a volunteer shift in the neighborhood. So far it’s been rewarding to put yourself out there more. This week you’re surprised with yet another party invite or job offer that switches up your schedule once again. When Gemini season begins next week you’ll crave more alone time, so take advantage of these opportunities to connect while they’re still a top priority.

This week’s mantra: “Circulate.”

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Last week’s new moon allowed you to set some solid goals for your public image, and this week, momentum builds as an unexpected offer comes your way. Perhaps you never saw your career going in this exact direction, but doesn’t this trajectory kind of make sense? The risks you take this week are going to shape the kind of leadership you bring to the table in the long-term. Consider how much of your journey you want to share with others vs. how much you want to keep to yourself.

This week’s mantra: “Rise.”

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Virgo (August 23 - September 23)

What you’re discovering right now is that the best teachers are lifelong students. To master something doesn’t mean you have to know everything about it. What’s more important is knowing when to ask questions. Though you’re aware you have so much left to learn, and despite your perfectionist tendencies, you’re asked to step up as a teacher or mentor this week. What do you have to share? This catapult into expertise may bring even more exciting opportunities in the future.

This week’s mantra: “Share.”

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Libra (September 23 - October 21)

You love the initial chase in relationships. But you often lose interest once it gets to the part where you have to be vulnerable and build intimacy. You love learning about other people, but tend to deflect when it’s time to share about yourself. You thought you were just bored, but there’s actually some fear there. This month is challenging you to take a new relationship slowly, to get to know someone from the ground up. This week you learn that something very unexpected turns you on.

This week’s mantra: “Subtle.”

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Scorpio (October 22 - November 21)

Some relationships are for a reason while others are for a season, and this week, you’re experiencing both. Good luck and great opportunities arrive via the most important people in your life. As you sign off on contracts, go on coffee dates with new collaborators and agree to take a once casual connection to the next level, you learn about yourself by growing together. If you’ve been putting off a hard conversation, one that would bring clarity and boundaries, now’s the time to have it.

This week’s mantra: “Honesty.”

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

The 18th is the luckiest day of the year, and as a Jupiter-ruled being, it’s extra special for you. You’ve grown so much through cultivating routines, committing to better health and even grounding down at your day job this year. This week brings a sense of renewal and opportunity to recalibrate your focus. You’re in such a different place than you were last spring. Where do you want to expand next? Let yourself slow down and enjoy all that you’ve built.

This week’s mantra: “Ground.”

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Last week’s new moon brought a grounding fresh start for romantic and creative pursuits, and this week, you’re building even more momentum. Look at you, booked and busy with artistic meetings and just for fun dates! As much as you’ve cultivated these hobbies and pleasures over the past year, it still feels strange to not be constantly hustling. Gemini season starts next week and is going to be all about finding more ease in your work life and routines. Are you prioritizing what brings you joy everyday?

This week’s mantra: “Leisure.”

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

The last year has brought you so much joy and fulfillment in your home and family life, and this week puts a celebratory button on all that growth. Whether you’re flying home to visit your sister’s new baby, hosting a housewarming party or planting your first garden, this week is a commencement that brings major renewal. Now that you’ve learned how to ground and take up space, your next challenge is to develop your hobbies and leisure activities. Enjoy the moment while looking forward to what’s ahead.

This week’s mantra: “Comfort.”

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

The 18th is the luckiest day of the year, and as a child of Jupiter, it’s especially auspicious for you, Pisces! This whole week brings all the good vibes right to your front door. You’re able to easily connect with neighbors, make progress on writing projects and make plans with your siblings and close friends. There are also surprises in store this week, so keep your eyes peeled for the new neighborhood bar or unexpected text from an old acquaintance that leads to an exciting opportunity.

This week’s mantra: “Follow.”

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Jaime Wright is an astrologer and writer based in NYC. She has been writing PureWow’s weekly and monthly horoscope columns since 2019, and also authors the cult favorite...