Three Planets Are in Retrograde This Week… Here’s Your Horoscope for the Week of May 11

Weekly Horoscope

Brace yourselves: three planets are in retrograde this week.

Although we can rest easy knowing that Mercury won’t be in retrograde until the following month, the planets Saturn, Venus, and Jupiter will be—and this grand celestial event will certainly have an intense effect on our energies.

The first retrograde will be Saturn (May 11) which rules our inner authority, self-discipline, focus on our long-term goals. As a result, we’ll be feeling more disorganized and doubtful of ourselves. To combat this, we must stay focused on the end goal and properly reflect on each step we take to get there.

The second will be a Venus Retrograde (May 13) which will annoyingly toy with our emotions. During this time, expect your love life to be in disarray, old wounds to reopen, and to not be able to spot red flags while virtually dating. This retrograde will also affect how we feel about the way we look and, if we’re not careful, it may lead us to make bad hair decisions. (Like cutting your own bangs.)

The final one will be a Jupiter Retrograde (May 14) which will influence our growth, our confidence, and our positive mindset. It’s actually not going to be as bad as you may think it is because, during this period, you are encouraged to take a step back and reflect on how your life has been going thus far, what you’ve learned, and what you should be grateful for. Make the most out of this opportunity to gain a new perspective on life and be inspired to learn more, explore more, and be more.

Here’s how the energies of these retrogrades will affect you this week:

Aries (March 20 to April 19)

Obstacles keep getting in the way of your plans and you’re worried that all the time you’ve spent working hard has become a waste. Though it may seem difficult to adjust to these setbacks, you must not let it crush your spirit. Have confidence and faith in your capabilities, and strength to accept that things won’t always go according to plan. Keep moving forward!

Taurus (April 19 – May 20) 

Always know where you’re investing your time and efforts so that they don’t go to waste. Acting on impulse is not a risk you should be taking right now. Take it one step at a time; you’re bound to make mistakes along the way, but don’t let it completely overwhelm you. Be open to failing so that you may learn and grow, and don’t forget to ask for help when you need it.

Gemini (May 20 – June 21)

Through all the challenges you may face in the coming days, you must not let your emotions get the better of you. Acting on your feelings may not be the best right now, so keep cool and stay levelheaded so that you may make good decisions with clarity. This doesn’t mean that you should lead with an iron fist, however. Always remember these three things: compassion, kindness, and patience.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

You feel so out of luck lately and it’s causing your self-esteem and motivation to plummet. During times like this, you need to analyze your situation, see what had caused these hurdles to happen, and find out if they could have been prevented. Take responsibility over your situation and adopt a more positive mindset. Remember, too, that you can always ask for help when you need to.

Leo (July 22 – August 23)

Bright days are ahead of you this week. Use these positive vibes to further push you towards your goals. Be proud of all that you’ve done so far—you brought yourself here with hard work, perseverance, and passion. Appreciate the good that’s happening at this time and take pleasure in the simple moments.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

After a period of self-doubt, you are now prepared to rise above your emotions and deal with situations with maturity and clarity. You have now come to believe that everything will be okay and that your time is much better spent creating and starting something new, rather than questioning when things will go back to “normal.” Stop dwelling on your negativities; live inspired and free!

(In case you missed it: A Supermoon in Scorpio is Coming! Here’s Your Horoscope for the Week of May 4)

Libra (September 22 – October 23)

With all the free time you keep thinking you have, you’re probably pressuring yourself too much to “stay productive” by doing so many things at once. Take it one step at a time! Don’t compare yourself with others because everyone else is struggling to find their own ways to cope with the current situation. Listen to your intuition and trust what it tells you.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)

The ongoing changes happening all around you is leaving you paralyzed with fear as you feel lost and overwhelmed by situations beyond your control. However, you can choose to complain about them or adapt. Trust that you are strong and capable of pushing through these challenges. Trust, too, that these changes will help you grow into the person you’re meant to be. Obstacles will always be a part of life, so don’t lose your heart over them.

Sagittarius (November 21 – December 21)

Take this time to do some soul-searching and separate yourself from negative thinking. Things may not be going as well as you’d hoped, but there’s no use obsessively thinking about it. Break free from your inner demons and tune into your inner voice—disengage, unwind, and let yourself breathe.

Capricorn (December 21 – January 19)

When the forces surrounding you are making you feel powerless, you must trust in your strength and capability to take control of your actions, your decisions, and your attitude to life. Remember that only you can dictate where your life leads you. Stand up for yourself and what you believe in.

Aquarius (January 19 – February 18)

There may be things that are weighing heavy in your heart which are preventing you from moving forward. However, you can’t keep hurting yourself like this. Allow yourself to feel the pain—express it, cry it out—and, with all the strength you can muster, forgive and move on. Rely on the comfort and support of your friends and family to make you believe that you aren’t alone. Only then will you find inner peace.

Pisces (February 18 – March 20)

You may be feeling stuck in place and lost, not knowing where to go from here. During times like this, it’s best to look at the big picture to gain clarity on what you should do. Understand, also, that your life is based on your own choices—so steer it towards the path you are meant to be on. Believe in yourself and stay focused on the goal.

(In case you missed it: A Supermoon in Scorpio is Coming! Here’s Your Horoscope for the Week of May 4)

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