Your Weekly Horoscopes: May 15 to 22, 2022
Time to let go. The lunar eclipse in Scorpio on the 15th (or just after midnight on the 16th for the East Coast) brings a major release. This eclipse is a direct response to the lunar eclipse in Taurus that occurred on November 19, 2021, so whatever can of worms was opened back then is about to reach a conclusion. For now at least. Lunar eclipses are extra potent full moons and with this one in Scorpio, vulnerability is at a high. This is the perfect time for purges of all kinds and you might even want to temper some of this intense energy by cleaning out your closet, detailing your car or shredding all those old office files. Saturn, Neptune and Pluto all make aspects to this eclipse ensuring that whatever is getting wrapped up is heavy, confusing and life changing at the same time (nbd!).
Though much of the week is spent in the eclipse fog, a bit of clarity arrives on the 19th when Mercury retrograde connects with Jupiter, and again on the 21st when the Mercury meets the sun, marking a breakthrough at the middle of the retrograde. The purifying moment of the communication planet going into the heart of the sun—an aspect found in the chart of the succinct queen, Paris “That’s hot!” Hilton—is an “aha!” moment and encouragement to reach out to loved ones to talk through all this change.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)
A big deal comes together as the lunar eclipse in Scorpio lights up your shared resources sector on the 15th. Whether you’re getting divorced, closing out a freelance contract or rushing to finish grant applications, this eclipse lets you know what money, assets and energy you have available. But stay cautious because things might actually be too good to be true. After the 19th (when your ruling planet Mars finally separates from hazy Neptune in your unconscious sector), you’ll have more details to make your final decision.
This week’s mantra: “I’m weighing my options.”
Partnerships of all kinds are put to the test at the lunar eclipse on the 15th. As you’ve grown into a more confident version of yourself, it’s become painfully clear who’s meant to support you in this next phase and who’s meant to fade with the previous season of your life. Though it might seem dramatic (and is a bit against your nature) to walk away from relationship drama without putting up a fight, your loyalty isn’t going to win over someone who was never on your side in the first place. Trust that your remaining bonds will only grow stronger.
This week’s mantra: “I deserve the best.”
You can’t catch a break at work this week as the lunar eclipse in Scorpio lights up your daily grind sector. Sure, you felt so flattered when your boss originally gave you this assignment, but the longer you work on it, the more you realize that it’s less of an accomplishment and more of an endless slog. Try to delegate what you can and wrap things up before you and the rest of your team burn out from the stress. Wait until the 21st to express your frustrations though as Mercury’s conjunction with the sun helps you find more generous words.
This week’s mantra: “I know what deserves my attention.”
If you’ve been struggling to make a date with someone or get started on a creative project, the lunar eclipse on the 15th brings a pleasant surprise. Schedules align and inspiration strikes. With the eclipse falling in the part of your chart that deals with pleasure, desire and fun, you’re being nudged to let go of the things you don’t want so you can make space for what you do want. If you have kids, this eclipse may also resolve some tensions between you so that you can communicate better in the future. Sometimes when it comes to pleasure, less is more.
This week’s mantra: “I know what I want.”
After the solar eclipse on April 30th brought shake ups to your career or public image, this week’s lunar eclipse on the 15th is here to get you back in touch with your foundation. Whether you’re leaving town for a series of work trips, moving out of state or clearing out the garage, your idea of home might be shrinking at the moment. Try to think of this less as losing something and more as allowing your space to be more defined, even if the definition is still in a state of chaos. Community connections you make as Mercury meets the sun on the 21st clarify that you’re on the right path.
This week’s mantra: “I’m happy with what I have.”
Brace yourself for communication and transportation difficulties this week as the lunar eclipse on the 15th brings stress to that part of your chart. Whether it’s an argument with your sister, a heated encounter with a noisy neighbor or construction blocking your usual route to get groceries, you’re feeling a lack of support in your immediate environment that’s not only disrupting your day, it’s making you feel things. If you need guidance from a mentor, family member or your building manager, Mercury’s conjunction with the sun on the 21st brings clarity to your side of the story.
This week’s mantra: “I’m allowed to have feelings.”
The lunar eclipse on the 15th brings an abrupt—and possibly confusing—end to a work agreement (for you or someone who works for you) that you thought would carry you through the rest of the year. Your gardener is moving out of town, your babysitter is going back to school and your boss is rearranging your shifts. Though it’s easy to immediately go into panic mode over what this means for your income, your energy or your overall standing, this loss may be a blessing in disguise. Something much more aligned and satisfying can fill the space once you make room for it.
This week’s mantra: “I face change with grace.”
After the eclipse on April 30th opened up a can of worms for your relationships, contracts and partnerships of all kinds, you’re realizing more and more that you need to define your energetic boundaries. Everyone wants a piece of you right now but the truth is: you only have so much to give. As your ruling planet Mars connects with Neptune on the 19th, you’re both caught up in a blissful romantic fantasy and worried that this relationship won’t last. Don’t let this get away. Tell them how wonderful you feel. It’s OK to get lost in a moment when you know how to return to yourself.
This week’s mantra: “I create boundaries so my relationships will grow.”
The lunar eclipse in Scorpio on the 15th, for you, is about releasing what you can’t control. It’s no longer an option to carry other people’s worry and grief. You must let go of pain that isn’t yours. Clearing this space is what makes room for all the blessings that are ready to enter your life. As Mercury meets the sun on the 21st, you may hear from a former lover, BFF or business partner who’s ready to make amends after years apart. If it would bring you joy to re-enter their orbit, why not see what they have to say?
This week’s mantra: “My mind and heart are ready and open.”
The solar eclipse on April 30th clued you into the romances, hobbies and pleasures that are worth pursuing. This week’s lunar eclipse on the 15th sends a strong message about who you need to surround yourself with to cultivate those things that you love. You don’t have to spend every weekday evening at happy hour with the coworkers who bore you to death or go out to dinner with college friends who aren’t on the same page anymore. Though your calendar might not be as full, it’s much more rewarding to spend time only with those who really see you.
This week’s mantra: “Sorry. I’m busy.”
The lunar eclipse on the 15th brings some major news for your career and public image. For you, this release is less about losing out on something, and more about coming to terms with a change in title or status. Think of it as a defining level up. Whether you’re being promoted, switching departments or going back to WFH, this moment is for accepting that you don’t have to be good at everything. As Mercury meets the sun on the 21st, you’re more excited than usual to celebrate this milestone. Now’s not a time to be modest. Let your partner and kids take you out for a fancy dinner and enjoy every moment.
This week’s mantra: “I level up by letting go.”
The lunar eclipse in Scorpio on the 15th is about releasing beliefs and values that are holding you back, Pisces. Though you’re possibly letting go of a dream—that trip to Italy! That continuing education class at the local college! That meditation retreat!—there’s plenty of opportunity to find more of what you’re looking for closer to home. Your energy is boundless right now so even if one door closes, another is just about to open. As Jupiter connects with Mercury retrograde on the 19th, you get some good news about your home or family that’s been up in the air for a few weeks.
This week’s mantra: “I accept that not everything is for me.”
Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.