Today's Horoscope
Monday, May 22, 2017
By Tarot.com's Rick Levine

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General

New challenges confront us, but it’s nearly impossible to focus on any one task while we’re distracted by so many interesting possibilities. The enterprising Aries Moon fills us with excitement as she opposes opulent Jupiter, dances with sensual Venus and battles passionate Pluto. Our emotions are all over the map and the fickle Gemini Sun makes it even tougher to hold onto a position. We prefer to bend in the wind rather than to resist it.

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Aries
(Mar 21 - Apr 20)

You’re not shy about telling someone exactly what you need now, but you might be surprised by the intensity of the response. It’s as if you kicked a hornet’s nest and woke a sleeping giant. Nevertheless, running isn’t an option; you must stand and face the energy you stirred. Thankfully, holding your ground isn’t nearly as difficult as you think. Keep in mind that today’s struggles develop tomorrow’s strength.

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Taurus
(Apr 21 - May 21)

An attraction to someone at work might prompt you to fire on all cylinders today. There’s a twinkle in your eye and an extra bounce in your step. Unfortunately, the other person may not share your emotional state of mind, which could create an awkward dynamic of imbalanced energy. The good news is you probably won’t say anything if you sense an unhappy ending to your potential disclosure. Sometimes it’s better to stay silent than to tell others how you feel. Wait until you get a green light before revealing your heart.

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Gemini
(May 22 - Jun 22)

You love being a part of a social group, especially when everyone shares common interests. But try as you might, you don’t seem to fit in today, triggering insecurities which isolate you even more. It’s as if you’re standing with one foot in the circle now, waiting for an invitation, and the other aimed away, poised for your escape. Nevertheless, there may be other options between the extremes of all and nothing. Being yourself doesn’t mean you have to be alone.

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Cancer
(Jun23 - Jul 23)

A new opportunity at work might catch your interest now and send you spinning out possibilities in every direction. However, it’s too soon to know how it might affect your career trajectory. One thing is for certain: your time is limited and you may need to step back from some commitments at home or with family to devote your energy to this project. Although you don’t have to decide today, it’s healthy to begin your process by surveying all the alternative paths until you find one that stands out from the rest.

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Leo
(Jul 24 - Aug 23)

Your response to stress at work is to dream about an exotic adventure. However, it may be too early to set dates and make airline reservations. But it’s not too soon to narrow down your potential destinations. In fact, during this phase of planning, worrying about mundane logistics like cost or time is just a waste of energy. It doesn’t matter whether or not your journey is even feasible. Simply, exploring your fantasies about being free to travel anywhere you want can be enough to vastly improve your attitude.

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Virgo
(Aug 24 - Sep 23)

You’re motivated to solidify your professional position but circumstantial factors make settling down a bit more problematic today. Additionally, you’re driven by the desire to increase your net worth. However, you cannot do it alone now. Consider who might share similar goals and what skills they would bring to the party. Don’t try to persuade anyone to join your cause. If it isn’t in their heart, they’re not the one for this venture. True collaboration requires mutual commitment.

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Libra
(Sep 24 - Oct 23)

You’re eager to please those who treat you with respect. In fact, you like the idea of returning compliments as a way of acknowledging them from others. You excel in making people feel comfortable by responding to their minor needs. Unfortunately, your well-intended behavior may be misunderstood today, especially if someone thinks you’re being condescending in your attempts to help. Don’t get caught up in the noise in your head, trying to untangle every paranoid suspicion. When in doubt, take the high road and avoid the traffic.

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Scorpio
(Oct 24 - Nov 22)

Your attention is on the details of one particular job today and you’re doing your best not to look up. You really don’t want to blow your current task, for it’s a valuable stepping stone to other opportunities that are still looming in the distance. But you could be so intent on giving a perfect performance that you fill your sails with a bit of extra wind. At first, people notice you cruising along like a pro. However, the waters grow choppy if you’re unkind to anyone you might view as competition. Robert Ingersoll wrote, "We rise by lifting others."

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Sagittarius
(Nov 23 - Dec 21)

Theoretically, you should be able to fly through the day, unobstructed by the annoyances of everyday life. Unfortunately, one thing after another distracts you from your work. But simply ignoring the interference only makes it stronger. Creatively engaging in the lives of others might slow your progress in the short run, but interactions with your peers ultimately enrich your world. Psychologist Rollo May wrote, "Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing."

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Capricorn
(Dec 22 - Jan 20)

You may be considering a career move to increase your autonomy, but striking out on your own isn’t such a good idea now. Although minor emotional clashes can trigger your flight mechanism, it’s to your advantage to slow down and iron out any differences you have with others. You don’t need to be one-hundred percent independent; you only need enough leeway to make crucial decisions on your own. Author Virginia Burden wrote, "Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there."

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Aquarius
(Jan 21 - Feb 19)

You might secretly believe that your calendar is stretchable and that time, too, is like rubber. However, in reality, you can only fit so much into one day, even if you continue to say yes to every intriguing idea that comes your way. Don’t push yourself too hard or you could exhaust your resources before you fulfill your very real obligations. Oscar Wilde wrote, "Life is too important to be taken seriously."

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Pisces
(Feb 20 - Mar 20)

Waking up to a fresh beginning would be ideal, but nothing is as simple now as it appears. Nevertheless, if you can’t start all over again from scratch, at least you can wipe sections of the slate clean. But don’t set out on a course of action that takes you down the same path that didn’t work last time. If you want different results, you must try something you’ve never done. Poet Tuli Kupferberg wrote, "When patterns are broken, new worlds can emerge."

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