Mercury Retrograde Is Here Again… Here’s Your Horoscope for the Week of May 9

Weekly Horoscope

Mercury is retrograding once again this coming week (on Tuesday, May 10) and it will be in the sign of Gemini before moving to the sign of Taurus on May 22.

This planet which rules communication retrograding in the sign that rules relationships means that your ties with people near and dear to you may be put at risk due to petty squabbles, miscommunication, and misunderstandings. So be more wary of how you say things to them during this time! Remember that your words can hurt, but it can also heal too—so be kind.

At the same time, you’ll want to protect yourself from the negative effects of this Mercury Retrograde by practicing self-care. Take a much-needed break, watch some shows you’ve been meaning to see, read a book, or relax at home with a loved one. Just take it slow and easy, especially when everything around you just seems overwhelming, hectic, and stressful.

Find out how the energies of this retrograde will affect you this week:

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

You are struggling to control your emotions at the moment and, although it’s good to ~feel~ whatever you’re feeling, it shouldn’t hinder you from taking action in your life. Believe in yourself and your vision, overcome this inner turmoil, and see your ideas through. You are stronger than you know!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) 

Your visions aren’t going to plan at the moment, causing you frustration and disappointment. Find out what went wrong and revise your plans of action. Remember that success happens through patience and hard work! So be kind to yourself and take it step by step. Remember that there are plenty of people who are willing to help you along the way.

Gemini (May 21 – June 21)

Anxieties and negative thinking are clouding your mind and judgement at the moment. You need to stop yourself from spiraling and find a place of calm. In short: it’s time for some self-care! Give yourself a break to recharge your energies. Once you’re ready, focus on working hard to improve your skills, learn more, and grow.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

It’s time to stop your people-pleasing habits and prioritize your own wants and needs. There’s no benefit to changing who you are for the sake of other people—in fact, that will only veer you away from your goals. Be your true, authentic self and follow where your heart leads! 

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Change is happening around you and though it’s unnerving, understand that all of it is necessary and can only lead to something good. So do yourself a favor and discover new paths that will lead you to better opportunities to learn and grow. Don’t wait for them to come to you.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Lately, you’ve been feeling like you’ve been putting so much energy into something and not seeing any return. Reflect on whether this is still worth pursuing and if you really, ~really~ want to see it through. One must never give up, but one mustn’t waste time on things that don’t bring joy either.

(In case you missed it: Venus Enters Aries: Here’s Your Horoscope for the Week of May 2)

Libra (September 23 – October 21)

If you’re worrying that all your effort is going to waste because nothing has happened yet, you need to shake off these doubts and trust yourself more. Remind yourself what you’re doing all this for. Don’t let your lack of external validation stop you from moving forward—just stay level-headed and committed to your journey.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Don’t let the bad experiences you’ve been having lately stop you from moving forward and embracing changes. Continuously playing it safe won’t get you to where you need to be. So let go of your fears, doubts, and pains that are holding you back and see all that life has to offer!

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Despite the negative thoughts that fill your mind, you know that you are much stronger than them and understand that things will always be okay in the end. Let go of your need to control situations and just allow them to happen. After all, without pain and failure, you will not grow and learn.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

With so many responsibilities on your plate, you feel that you have lost sight of where you want to go and what you want to do in your life. You need to remember where your passion lies so you can let go of the things that won’t benefit you in the long run. Be willing to put in the work and persevere through these obstacles!

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

In every conflict you face, remember that objective thinking is all it takes to solve these issues. Try your best to see things in all different angles and to use your logic when making decisions. Don’t forget, though, that you shouldn’t waste your energy on people who won’t listen to you. Protect your power.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

You’re convinced that people and things are out to get you, and so you’re struggling with making long-term decisions even if the benefits are clear. You need to learn to make peace with your fears and bravely chase your creative dreams! Get in touch with your truest self so that you may inspire others to do the same.

(In case you missed it: Venus Enters Aries: Here’s Your Horoscope for the Week of May 2)

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