Weekly horoscopes: May 11 – May 17


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The zodiac signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces) illustrated in a chalkboard style.

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Chief Copy Editor

Congrats to all graduating seniors! Mercury has officially gone retrograde and will remain so until June 3. Many of us will feel unsettled or struggle showing our emotions for a time. Don’t be afraid; eventually the storm will pass, and we will emerge on the other side feeling confident and powerful after surviving it.

Aries (March 20 to April 19)

There are benefits to vulnerability. Right now, you’ve been presenting a fake version of yourself to protect your own feelings. Even if you’re already a direct person, you’re still holding back. Try to get out of that habit. It’s not going to help you in the end to hide your true feelings. You deserve to feel the full range of emotions without shame.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

Happy birth season! You’ve been feeling everyone’s expectations weighing on you, and you’re probably overwhelmed. This is understandable! Nobody should have to feel so much pressure. There’s a lot to look forward to as the school year closes out; don’t let your anxiety blind you to the boundless opportunities in front of you.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

Don’t give in to peer pressure. You’re a strong and capable person, so this is simply a reminder that you can stand in your power and tell people “no” this week. If you don’t want to do something, you do not have to. Let others do all the heavy lifting and planning that you usually burden yourself with. Sit down and relax whenever you can.

Cancer (June 21 to July 21)

Feed yourself a steady diet of kind words. You’re fantastic at showing other people you care, and you’re a good friend to many, but how often do you extend the same kindness to yourself? Give yourself an affirmation every now and then and see how your own self-image shifts to better reflect the amazing person everyone else sees that you are.

Leo (July 22 to Aug. 22)

Be proud of yourself. You’ve done a lot for others in the past, and now you’re doing a lot to better yourself. That takes courage and insight into how your own mind and body operate. That’s a talent. Give yourself more credit, especially now that you’re about to enter a new, exciting phase of life which requires confidence.

Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)

Don’t fear the future. You’re a natural worrier, and worrying has served you in the past, but don’t forget how many times it has also been a hindrance. If you struggle with letting go of your worries, that’s fine, but try to consciously make an effort to release. Breathe. Your muscles, and your mental health, will thank you.

Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)

You’re at a turning point. Don’t be surprised if you’re suddenly getting recognized for your hard work. This will ultimately be a good thing for you, as long as you don’t let it get to your head. Don’t lose sight of why people like you, and don’t forget to celebrate your achievements. Daily life is too tragic to not party once in a while.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)

A major figure in your life is probably about to leave you. Bid them adieu and move on. There are other people and places to look forward to; there are other experiences you have yet to have. Maybe saying goodbye to this figure is the key to an entirely new world of happiness you never knew was possible.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21 to Dec. 20)

Stay cautiously optimistic. Things are kicking into high gear now that you have a plan in place for the near future. It will be tempting to fall into old habits, but you must exercise restraint. The new mindsets you set for yourself will be worth it in the end. Remember that there is a bright side to virtually every situation.

Capricorn (Dec. 21 to Jan. 19)

Are you ready for what’s to come? You’ve been handed massive opportunities, and now all that’s left is to take them in your stride or run away in fear. You have it in you to succeed, but you don’t have faith in yourself. Once you begin to believe in yourself, your natural preparedness will appear.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 17)

Deflate your ego. You are an inspiration to many and you encourage so many people without even knowing it. However, sometimes this means you don’t take chances on people or experiences because you can’t afford to “fail.” Swallow your pride and let yourself fall on your face. Getting back up is the rewarding part.

Pisces (Feb. 18 to March 19)

Be on alert. Things are quiet right now, and there’s something within the silence that you have to pay attention to. Whether that’s good or bad has yet to be seen, but there is a kind of poetry and cruelty within this silence that you have to look out for. Hush your mind and find out what it is that’s calling out to you.