Your Weekly Horoscopes: May 14 to 20, 2023

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You wanted change? Well, a lot is changing this week. Mercury stations direct on the 14th bringing three weeks of communication errors, technical snafus and transportation delays to a close. Mercury remains slow for another week or two though so don’t try to rush into anything just yet. Instead focus on tying up loose ends from early April through the present before moving on.

Jupiter enters Taurus on the 16th for the first time since 2012 (for reference, the last time Jupiter was in Taurus, everyone was thirsting over Ryan Gosling in Drive.) Jupiter will be in Taurus through May 2024, and with this transit we get to focus on finding joy, meaning and growth through simple pleasures. The new moon in Taurus on the 19th is for setting intentions to feel more solid and secure over the next year.

To cap off the week, Mars leaves sensitive Cancer for fiery Leo on the 20th, immediately facing off with transformative Pluto. That change that’s felt hard to come by and harder to maneuver is finally here. Embrace the growing pains!

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

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(March 21 - April 19)

Things have felt so heavy and urgent for you Aries, and this week’s astrology helps you feel more confident in your own worth. Connecting with friends, having fun and taking every opportunity to treat yourself is what you deserve. Trust things will work out if you just keep going.

This week’s mantra: “Build.”

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(April 20 - May 20)

You might feel overwhelmed with gratitude this week, Taurus, as one thing after another aligns. It’s felt so impossible to find sturdy ground over the last year. So now that things are finally working out, you’re feeling emotional about other times when you took this solidity for granted. Trust the process of your becoming and don’t apologize for your glow.

This week’s mantra: “Align.”

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(May 21 - June 20)

You’re getting lots of signs from the universe this week, Gemini. Take these glimmers of hope as promises that you’re on the right track, even if you can’t explain exactly what any of these signs mean! It’s OK to keep them as your own little secret. Privacy is key! You’ll know when you’re ready to share. Wait it out.

This week’s mantra: “Shhhhhhhh.”

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(June 21 - July 22)

For this week’s new moon on the 19th, you know exactly what intentions must be set. This is a time to make a grounded, intentional plan toward reaching your dreams and to inform your friends and community about what you really desire. The payoff won’t come easy, but it’s worth it when you’re reaching toward something sustainable. Live the process.

This week’s mantra: “Grounded.”

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(July 23 - Aug 22)

As the moon wanes toward her new cycle at the end of this week, take some time to unwind and review your successes and failures over the last six months. Your professional life has been especially chaotic since November, but now it’s time to let go of resentment and take matters into your own hands. Commit to taking things one step at a time.

This week’s mantra: “Progress.”

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(August 23 - September 23)

After endless delays and way too many mistakes, you get to pick up the pieces and fix everything (your favorite!) when Mercury stations direct on the 14th. But with all this building momentum, make sure you’re also on top of maintaining your mental health as well. Mars moves into your unconscious sector on the 20th, a transit that can point to added stress, worry and anxiety if not treated with awareness.

This week’s mantra: “Relax.”

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(September 23 - October 21)

Whether doing it out of pride or necessity, you’ve gotten into the mindset that it’s better to do everything on your own. But this week’s transits are here to remind you that leaning into community, support and collective creativity is what actually fills your cup. Why are you hesitant to ask for help? Showing awareness for where you’re at in life is actually a sign of strength.

This week’s mantra: “Receive.”

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(October 22 - November 21)

Since November 2021, you’ve experienced so many shakeups in your closest relationships as well as in your business partnerships, contracts and agreements. As you take stock this week, you realize that you may finally be settling into something meant to last. The new moon on the 19th is a chance to set intentions both by yourself and with a partner about how you’re going to move forward together.

This week’s mantra: “Team.”

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(November 22 - December 21)

Things are about to get very busy for you, Sagittarius! Your ruling planet Jupiter enters Taurus and your daily grind sector on the 16th. For the next year (through May 2024), you will find more joy and meaning in your work, health and routine than you thought was possible! Use the new moon on the 19th to set intentions and priorities so you don’t get overwhelmed by all the exciting opportunities to come.

This week’s mantra: “Nourish.”

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(December 22 - January 19)

Life is about to get a lot more fun, Capricorn! Over the last year or so, you’ve struggled a lot with finding a community and fitting in. But this week, you realize that if you just follow your instincts and do what makes you happy, the connections you crave fall into your lap. The new moon on the 19th is an excellent time to set intentions around prioritizing pleasure in your life. You deserve to feel satisfied!

This week’s mantra: “Simple pleasure.”

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(January 20 - February 18)

There has been so much change and upheaval in not only your home life, but in your career and personal identity over the last few years. This week, you get a comforting sign that staying put and finding joy at home helps everything else fall into place. The new moon on the 19th is your moment to set intentions around how you want to connect with family and your roots over the next year.

This week’s mantra: “Foundation.”

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(February 19 - March 20)

Things are about to improve in your little corner of the world! Your ruling planet Jupiter enters Taurus on the 16th kicking off a year of finding meaning and purpose in cultivating hobbies, close friendships and local community. This is also your moment to start journaling again, or maybe writing songs or taking photographs. Use the new moon on the 19th to develop a roll of film, do some scrapbooking and set some intentions for all close relationships and communications.

This week’s mantra: “Share.”

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



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...