Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
2016 May 16
Clouds of the Carina Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: John Ebersole
Explanation: What forms lurk in the mists of the Carina Nebula? The dark ominous figures are actually molecular clouds, knots of molecular gas and dust so thick they have become opaque. In comparison, however, these clouds are typically much less dense than Earth’s atmosphere. Featured here is a detailed image of the core of the Carina Nebula, a part where both dark and colorful clouds of gas and dust are particularly prominent. The image was captured last month from Siding Spring Observatory in Australia. Although the nebula is predominantly composed of hydrogen gas — here colored green, the image was assigned colors so that light emitted by trace amounts of sulfur and oxygen appear red and blue, respectively. The entire Carina Nebula, cataloged as NGC 3372, spans over 300 light years and lies about 7,500 light-years away in the constellation of Carina. Eta Carinae, the most energetic star in the nebula, was one of the brightest stars in the sky in the 1830s, but then faded dramatically.
The green flash image at the top of this post was taken by Jim Grant, our friend on Facebook. He captured it off the coast of Ocean Beach, California. He called it a mock mirage green flash.
You can see green flashes with the eye, when sky conditions are just right, if you are looking toward a very clear and very distant horizon. That’s why those who see green flashes most often see them over a sea horizon. You also must be looking just at sunset, at the last moment before the sun disappears below the horizon. And you have to be careful not to look too soon. Wait until just the thinnest rim of the sun appears above the horizon. If you look too soon, the light of the sunset will dazzle (or damage) your eyes, and you’ll miss your green flash chance that day.
There are many different types of green flash. Some describe a streak or ray of the color green … like a green flame shooting up from the sunrise or sunset horizon. The most common green flash, which many people describe, is a flash of the color green seen when the sun is nearly entirely below the horizon.
If you’re interested in green flashes, Andrew Young’s green flash page is great. He also has a page of links to pictures of green flashes taken by people from around the globe.You need a distant horizon to see any of these phenomena, and you need a distinct edge to the horizon. So these green flashes, streaks, and rays are often seen over the ocean – but you can see them over land, too, if your horizon is far enough away. Pollution or haze on the horizon will hide this instantaneous flash of the color green.
Here’s another good article about the green flash by Peter Michaud.
And here’s a rather subtle green flash video here. I had to watch it several times to convince myself I saw any green.
Bottom line: The green flash is legendary, and some people have told us they thought it was a myth, like a unicorn or a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. But green flashes are very real. You need a distant and very clear horizon to see them at the last moment before the sun disappears below the horizon at sunset.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded the website EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website and blogs frequently about astrophysics, the night sky and other topics related to Earth, space and the human world. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. “Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers,” she says.
A lover of tradition and ceremony, The Hierophant needs social approval and appreciates the positive aspects of conformity.
Naudhiz reversed may tell of needs met and harmonious relationships. Your passions for someone or something may be at their pinnacle.
Pisces the Fishes
This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is escapist and idealistic, secretive and vague, weak-willed and easily led. This person probably relies to heavily upon you to make decisions for them.
Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.
Meaning: The Romance rune is also a symbol of connection, just like the Rings rune. But differently from the latter, the former implies a deeper sort of connection. While in the Rings we have two (or more) people joining to reach a similar goal, here we have two people joining for reasons they can’t quite explain.
Hence this rune is related to love, passion, emotional bonds, sexual chemistry and sudden attraction. Any strong bond can be symbolized by this rune, including the unconditional parental love or a very strong friendship. And it’s not limited to the emotions that sparkle between individuals – the love can be also directed to an object, a subject or even a work.
It’s important to not limit this rune to the emotional field. It can be quite physical, representing sexual relations, arousal and irresistible magnetism. This rune is powerful, and often gives an extra impulse to any rune that is close it. Charismatic and seductive people are represented by the Romance rune as well.
Outside from the field of romance and sex, this rune is concerned with any act of creation. If you have any ongoing projects, you can be sure an extra impulse will come and spur you on. The Romance rune can also represent the reconciliation of opposite forces or tendencies, and the resolution of conflicts. Obsessive thoughts, stubbornness in pursuing a person or a goal and lack of objectivity are the downfalls of this rune.
Aeon deals with our journey and constant transformation through time. It denotes both endings and beginnings, our ability to redeem ourselves through action, and hope for the future. Aeon teaches us to accept our past–embrace it as an essential component of our being–but not to allow it to keep our spirits from moving towards the future and finding our personal utopia.
Othala represents a solid, immovable home, prosperity and safety. Good fortune based on your heritage and character is yours to enjoy.
The Present Situation You will Find Yourself In Ansuz
Ansuz represents mankind’s spiritual connection to God and the universe. It is often referred to as the “God Rune.” This Rune embodies reason, truth and justice. It denotes the coming of knowledge and true counsel from a higher authority.
A Glimpse of the Future Will Appear Hagalaz
Hagalaz is the hail Rune. It denotes chaos, destruction and disruption on a primal level. You may experience delays in moving toward your goals.
The Emperor is blessed with the skills to successfully lead others. He can turn chaos into order and provide structure to that which is unbound. He is quick of mind and confident in his power and right to rule, and does so in a just manner. Although stern by nature, he truly is the ultimate father figure. He will provide as needed, teach those with unanswered questions, protect the vulnerable, set and maintain boundaries. His perfect world runs on schedule and is free of any disturbances. What the Emperor must be wary of is setting boundaries and rules where none are needed. If he isn’t careful not to over use his powers he may well become a tyrant.
The Moon continues to transit your partnership sector all day today and tomorrow, dear Aries. This is a time of the lunar month for considering areas of your life that require more balance, as well as your needs for companionship. It’s generally a good time for making compromises and small changes in order to better accommodate the needs and plans of people you care about. Despite possible worries about income this morning, the day is good for realistic thinking. You are considering the practical side of making your relationships, and your life in general, run more smoothly.
There is continued focus on your daily affairs, work, routines, and health today, dear Taurus, and this will follow you into tomorrow as the Moon pays its monthly visit to your solar sixth house. There can be an emphasis on service, organization, and routine today. The Moon finds support in Saturn, and this boosts your ability to prioritize and meet responsibilities with a good attitude. You are rather content, for now, to be working under the radar as you need the time and space to get everything you want to accomplish done. Responsibilities are more readily accepted today.
This is a good day for relating well with others, dear Gemini, not in an especially flashy way, but with mutual respect firmly in place. In fact, you’re attracting others by showing your reliable and dependable qualities right now. Even so, this can be a fine time to amuse yourself or to pour your energies into a creative project, hobby, or pastime. There can be focus on organizing and structuring activities nonetheless, and you can be very productive, even in your “play” time. You are looking for some kind of proof that your efforts are worthwhile, and this draws you to the practical side of things.
The Moon transits your home and family sector all day, dear Cancer, stimulating your need to connect or reconnect with your emotional core and/or your family or close loved ones. It’s a brief but helpful transit that reminds you of the importance of finding your emotional center and your very real need to feel comfortable and safe. This can be thought of as a “checkpoint” of sorts. The Moon’s easy connection to Saturn in your work and health sector points to benefits from channeling some of your energy into getting organized and establishing better routines. There is also comfortable energy for relating to a partner.
The Moon is in your communications sector all day, dear Leo, stimulating your curiosity. This can motivate you — more than usual — to connect, learn, and venture out and about. This can be refreshing after days of increased focus on your practical affairs, as variety is craved now. A good relationship between the Moon and Saturn today points to comfort with rules and responsibilities, and for you, it’s likely to motivate you to work on creative or communications projects, particularly in areas of design and structure or organization. It’s also a good time to think up good business strategies, particularly along promotional lines.
This is a potentially strong day for getting your bearings, dear Virgo, with the Moon in your stable solar second house in pleasant relationship with Saturn in your sector of home and family. It’s a good time for coming up with practical ideas for improving domestic and financial affairs, as well as for finding ways to make yourself feel more secure and safe. Taking care of dependents can also be in focus and enjoyable. Emotional intelligence is with you today, and your patience and foresight can benefit you in most areas of life.
Today and tomorrow, the Moon is in your sign all day, dear Libra. Emotional needs tend to be in the foreground, and while there is a temptation to fill every whim, Saturn’s connection to the Moon today can help round you out and ground you, reminding you that sustained effort pays off most. Today is good for bringing more structure to your daily life and to your projects, although you’ll want to leave some room for spontaneity. You may be asked for advice or turned to as an authority on a matter. Mentoring and guiding others can be satisfying, and you tend to learn something as you do – organizing your thoughts well enough to share them benefits you as well as others.
You are better able to combine practical vision with intuition today, dear Scorpio, making it a good time to come up with strong plans and strategies, along both material and emotional lines. Recognition for past accomplishments could come now, or you may be drawing on past experience and wisdom in order to solve practical problems today. The Moon is in your soul sector all day today and tomorrow, and you’re inclined to observe more than participate. It’s an important time for healing through rest and a healthy attitude towards letting go of those things that are dragging you down.
There is continued focus on your social life, ideals, and progressive ideas today and tomorrow, dear Sagittarius, as the Moon makes its monthly visit to your solar eleventh house. You readily support the people you care about, backing up their visions and dreams with practical solutions. It’s rather easy now to hone in and intuit others’ needs, which you can match with the right kind of support. With friends and loved ones, your timing is on mark today, and you’re more emotionally tuned in and invested in them. It’s a strong day for mapping out long-term plans rather than implementing them.
This can be a good day for applying intuition to work or practical affairs, dear Capricorn. You can be in the position to manage others, and you do it especially well right now. Your common sense is always strong, and in focus for others to notice more than usual now. You’re in a good position to fortify and build, even if major forward action is not yet advised. Older or more mature company may be favored for now. Tending to your responsibilities and getting them out of the way is most satisfying with the Moon at the top of your chart. However, this is also a good time to look for ways to better balance work and play.
The Moon has moved into your sector of spirit and life experience, dear Aquarius, and will transit here all of today and tomorrow. While this position tends to incline you to see the bigger picture, today’s Moon-Saturn connection helps to tame some of the more impractical sides of this transit. You can be especially focused on long-term goals now, and it’s a strong time for making preparations or laying down foundations rather than embarking on all-new adventures. You might also be looking at old friendships in a new light today.
The Moon continues to transit your intimacy and sharing sector all day today and tomorrow, dear Pisces, drawing your attention to the hidden elements of life, and of yourself. You are more interested in motivations and intentions than you are of what appears to be on the surface of things. While you may be worrying about income or resources this morning, a realistic mindset takes hold as the day advances. A Moon-Saturn connection helps you to find practical solutions to problems, particularly related to debts, shared income, and career matters. It’s also a good time for research – digging more deeply into a subject can be especially satisfying now.
Exceptionally talented in the creative arts, including music, you are very able to focus your energies enough to make a success out of yourself in the arts. Your personality is colorful, yet somewhat reserved and very poised. At times you can be so one-track minded that you can get into a rut. Charming and romantic by nature, you are likeable and personable.
Famous people born today: Liberace, Janet Jackson, Megan Fox, Henry Fonda, Pierce Brosnan, Debra Winger, Tori Spelling.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
With the Sun and Moon in harmony in your Solar Return chart, the year ahead should be satisfying and balanced overall. You are in comfortable demand and personally popular, and you are able to achieve a decent balance between work and play; personal and professional life. For the most part, you are on top of your game this year, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there is less stress on both your mind and body. Your self-confidence and positive attitude will reward you!
Calm emotional reactions to everyday problems tend to help you to attract positive energy and cooperative people into your experience this year. Nurturing connections to others may be made.
Mercury conjunct Venus adds charm to the way you present your ideas this year, certainly helping to smooth over differences in your personal relationships. This influence also helps you to express yourself more creatively. You are more cooperative than usual, and attract the same kind of energy with others.
You are likely to form new relationships or connections that further your spiritual growth, or to enhance existing relationships with a spirit of camaraderie. People in authority regard you favorably. Events take place in which you feel that you are moving forward and growing into a new phase of your life.
You might also renew and deepen love commitments or social connections. Strong and stimulating–even motivating–attractions to others are likely. Secret loves or attractions may develop and existing relationships tend to rise to a higher level of insight and understanding.
This could be a year when you fall in love, and this could be with a person, an activity, or a cause! Meeting someone who transforms your life, and more specifically your values and attitude towards love, is possible. Strong existing relationships are likely to grow and transform in rewarding ways, as you are more open than usual to intensity and passion. Your finances could also improve dramatically this year, generally due to your increased ability to strategize and cut out frivolous expenses.
With Mars-Pluto energy in your Solar Return chart, channeled positively, you could move mountains when it comes to pushing your projects ahead. If mishandled, however, there could be some obsessive or compulsive behavior. Avoid taking extreme measures to make things happen your way, and avoid people who might be doing same. Deliberately trying to maneuver things in order to get the upper hand will likely be a lesson in frustration.
There may be a project, idea, or person that demands much of your attention or occupies much of your thoughts. It’s a strong year for any project or studies that require concentrated effort. You are especially resourceful. You are willing to put in the effort and dedication to a mental interest or project. Business and promotional efforts can thrive. You can experience a strong desire to master a subject or deepen your knowledge and skillset.
This can be a strong year for enjoying friendships and connections with others. It’s a fine period for teaching and learning, and is excellent for seeking advanced training or for furthering your education. You are likely to make good contacts with others, particularly in love and friendship. Positive plans and lifestyle changes can be made at this time in your life. Your popularity soars this year, and your love or social life is especially meaningful and rich.
2016 is a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time, when it is easy to enjoy life and other people. Focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure. It is likely to be a rather lighthearted year, when opportunities for “play” time are greater than usual. It’s also a good year for expressing your creativity. Advice – reach out, but avoid scattering your energies.
2017 will be a Number Four year for you. Ruled by Uranus. This is a year of work and development. It’s “nose to the grindstone” time. It’s a time to deal with practical matters, and it’s not a time to be lazy or especially gregarious. Sometimes, it can be a year that feels hard, monotonous and routine, and/or lonely. Positive new relationships are generally not formed in a Four personal year. Advice – get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy.
The first half of the day is good for tending to practical matters, dear Aries, as you are inclined to want to settle things before moving on to other activities. From early afternoon forward, relationships come into sharper focus. Activities with a companion fare best. You are entering a ten-week cycle today in which you have a building interest in projects, learning, and communications. While you may be a little detached on social levels as you throw a lot of attention into your interests and work, this is a strong period for making significant headway. Others are also drawn to your advice and intelligence during this cycle — you are taken seriously!
The first half of the day tends to support your personal appeal and visibility, dear Taurus. Expressing yourself in creative ways tends to win over using words right now! From early afternoon forward, you are more inclined to want to do something practical, useful, or helpful. You can have a call to service now. A new ten-week cycle begins today that brings a stronger focus on making your life more secure. You can be especially focused on earthy, comforting, and natural activities that help you to heal and cleanse. Good energy is with you for applying yourself to recent projects and money-making goals. This theme will continue to build as planets begin moving out of your sign and into your resources sector, beginning with the Sun on Friday.
The Moon continues to transit an introspective, play-it-safe sector of your chart until early afternoon, dear Gemini, after which you’re far more ready to come out of your shell and take some small personal risks. Vesta enters your sign today, and the coming ten weeks will be strong for work, particularly of the independent variety. This is also a good period for commitment to a personal project or goal. This is a time for going your own way and for independent work – your heart is truly into your work and projects. Your dedication and commitment are more obvious to others, and you may be recognized for these traits, although there can be times when you’re so focused on your needs and projects that people in your life feel a little left out.
The day can begin busily, dear Cancer, but pleasantly so. Even thoughMercury is retrograde, you’re getting your message across well right now. Early afternoon, the homebody in you emerges, and you’re likely to crave some comfort. Even so, you are inclined to stay busy. You are entering a ten-week cycle today that can bring benefits from working behind the scenes, or in which you are working more determinedly and happily on your own. You may need more solitude in order to get an important project done, and you have a stronger need to regroup and recoup your energy. What you do in private, the services and support you provide, and the emotions you feel are all powerful and in fact are at the heart of much of the things you do in the rest of the world. This is certain to increase later in May and into June.
This morning is good for applying intuition quite successfully to business, financial thinking, or a pet project, dear Leo. Later today is stronger for connecting, sharing, and creating. Today, Vesta enters your solar eleventh house, where it will transit for the next ten weeks. This is a good cycle for working with others towards a common goal, or simply for working towards a cherished dream independently. Focusing on long-term happiness goals is, in fact, healing at this time. There is a slight risk that you might become a little too wrapped up in these projects at the expense of other life “departments”. However, this is a good time for working on revived plans and dreams. Take the time to reflect about priorities in terms of time spent networking.
Today, the Moon continues to transit your sign until early afternoon, dear Virgo, harmonizing with the Sun and supporting your ability to express your energies in a flowing manner. People tend to cooperate with you. The Moon’s move into your resources sector brings a more practical outlook to the second half of the day. Vesta begins influencing the sector of your chart that is in charge of your work and responsibilities today, and will continue to do so for ten weeks. This can serve to boost motivation levels and improve your focus on satisfying work and goals. You are more patient, focused, and persistent in the pursuit of your goals during this cycle, and you could be doing a lot of organizing, leading, and managing.
With the Moon continuing to transit your private solar twelfth house until early afternoon, dear Libra, you are inclined to need to hide away or take a pause that refreshes on an emotional level, after which the Moon emerges in your sign, stimulating a strong need to be acknowledged and connected. Expressing yourself can be especially satisfying in the second half of the day. You are entering a cycle today that lasts ten weeks and that helps you to focus and concentrate on what truly matters. Prioritizing comes a little more easily during this cycle. This can be an excellent cycle in which to pursue educational and cultural interests with more commitment and passion.
There is continued focus on relating and connecting today, dear Scorpio, but from early afternoon forward, you’re in need of some down time with the Moon moving into your soul sector for a couple of days. Take any opportunity to heal, renew, and refresh on emotional levels before you begin a new lunar cycle on Thursday. A cycle that begins today and runs for ten weeks brings wonderful energy for work, research, and self-renewal. This can be a time of strong dedication to a special project or pursuit, and you may find that you’re so motivated and intrigued with what you’re doing that you work tirelessly. There might also be a strong commitment to understanding yourself and your inner motivations during this cycle, and healing energy is brought to your intimate world. Counseling or therapy can be especially rewarding now.
Good energy is with you for dealing with work and routine matters in the first half of the day, dear Sagittarius. You are likely to feel better about yourself once you’ve taken care of a responsibility or two. From early afternoon forward, you’re more inclined to want to relax, although you can also enjoy time with friends. You are entering a cycle today that puts a lot of focus on taking special care of your relationships, and this trend lasts ten weeks. There can be someone special who helps motivate you to set important work or projects in motion. It will be important that you stay active in a partnership, or you could feel frustrated. An active purpose or focus can help improve your relationships. Try not to put so much time and energy into relationships that you ignore other life departments, or your own needs.
You thrive on a feeling of freedom in the first half of the day, dear Capricorn, after which you’re inclined to seek out the comfort of rules. It’s a good day for getting a better sense of your priorities –and enjoying doing it! A new influence with you today and for the coming ten weeks is strong for bringing more order and structure to your daily routines, for committing to a work project or to a health and wellness program, and for truly enjoying the work you do or services you provide. There may be a new and improved health plan, routine, or work focus coming together as you go forward. Watch for over-work, which can be counterproductive.
There is continued focus on your deeper needs and feelings until early afternoon, dear Aquarius, after which you begin to crave more light and space on an emotional level. It’s a good time to reach out to others, learn, and expand your mind. With Vesta moving into your creative sector today, and staying there for ten weeks, you can benefit from a more dedicated, committed approach to creative projects, love relationships, children, and hobbies. Deep satisfaction can come through your dedication to a creative project or relationship, and you can find yourself putting a lot of energy into these things. As long as you stop short of doing this to the point of obsession, this can be a great time for feeling focused and purposeful. Creative pursuits, and time alone spent on expressive or leisure activities, can be felt to be healing.
There is continued favorable energy for connecting, learning, and sharing in the first half of the day, dear Pisces. You tend to crave more intimate connections or a deeper understanding of things from early afternoon forward with the Moon transiting your intimacy and sharing sector. A cycle in which more dedicated focus to home and family can be very healing and satisfying begins today and continues for ten weeks. You might be working from home, or working on the home, and this can be rewarding. Building your closest relationships and dedicating yourself to family or domestic concerns can help you feel more secure and confident. With the Sun moving into your home and family sector on Friday, you’ll have even more reason to turn your stronger attention to your domestic and personal life.
With a Full Moon in Sagittarius on Saturday, it’s possible that you’ll gain new perspective on what’s really important to you in life and love. As Mercury turns direct on Sunday, you’ll slowly gain the ability to convey your most practical thoughts to your mate. The problem on Sunday however, is that the Sun will oppose Mars. There could be a battle of wills between you and your lover that goes nowhere fast.
Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19
With the Moon in relationship-sign Libra on Monday through Wednesday, it’s likely that you’ll feel more of a need to connect with your partner. There will be a greater emotional bond possible between the two of you since you’ll both be more sensitive to each other’s moods. Nurture what’s good, and for this week at least, decide to shelve any disputes you may have. You’ll be glad you did.
Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20
There will be a highlight on the resources you share with your mate this week. Although you’ll gain a new perspective about where you stand financially, there might be some full disclosure that leads to great frustration. If your partner has not been as responsible as you with handling money, this will be more of a problem. In fact, it could be a deal-breaker. Emotions run high, but don’t make any firm decisions just yet.
Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20
The keen awareness you gain about a relationship situation this week probably won’t make dealing with it any easier. In fact, sometimes the more you know, the harder it is to decide what to do about it. Figuring out where to go from here with your partner might not happen all at once, but the good news is that you’ll be motivated to keep moving forward even if you don’t have a sound plan. Sometimes, that’s enough.
Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22
The Moon will be in your true love sector all day on Thursday and Friday. As a result, you will find it easier to wear your heart on your sleeve and show your sweetheart more of your vulnerable side. Once Mercury turns direct on Sunday, you’ll gain clarity about a situation between you and a pal. If your friend has been offering misguided advice about your love life, you’ll be able to pick it apart. Take what’s valuable and discard the rest.
Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22
A Full Moon in your romance sector this weekend might offer fulfillment in the love department. If you’re dating someone, it’s possible that you’ll realize you’ve fallen head over heels in love. If you’re single however, you might feel tempted to date someone just for the sake of dating. Resist. Remember that you’re more sensitive than usual in matters of the heart right now and as a result, you might leap into something that is less than you deserve.
Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22
Family drama might leave little room this week for romance. It appears that someone in your clan will have news to share that’s emotionally charged. What’s more, it might affect your family dynamic for some time. Another possibility is that you and your partner will be in the middle of a domestic transition together. A move is possible. Or, one of your parents might be under the weather and need your help more than usual.
Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22
If there’s a decision you need to make with your partner connected to investments, joint finances, or budgeting, wait it out this week. On Sunday, Mercury will turn direct in the area of your chart that rules shared resources. Once Mercury regulates his orbit, you and your love will realize that you see eye-to-eye on what really matters. Compromise will be much easier as the common ground between you will reveal itself once more.
Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21
If you and your partner have been stumbling on your words to each other lately, take heart: things are about to get much better. On Sunday, Mercury will turn direct in your relationship sector after having been retrograde since April 28. Soon, you’ll notice how much easier it is to make decisions together and have conversations that finally get somewhere. Until then, patience will be required.
Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21
A Full Moon in your sign this Saturday signals that emotions are out in the open. If there’s anything your partner needs to know, he or she will just feel your vibes without you having to say a word. There might be a hint of an argument brewing between you on Sunday if you start to feel you’re not getting your way. If this happens, take a step back and consider whether or not you’re overreacting. There’s a good chance you are!
Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19
If your love life has been in shambles lately, Mercury Retrograde might be the culprit. Since April 28, he has been out of phase in your romance sector. As a result, you might have endured miscommunication with your lover, or mixed signals from someone you have a crush on. Another possibility is that an ex reached out to you asking for a second chance. Hold off on a firm decision until after Sunday when Mercury turns direct. Then, clarity will resume.
Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18
If you haven’t been paying much attention to your love life, this week that might change. On Friday the Sun will move into your romance sector, shining a light on all things that give you joy — including matters of the heart. Your passions might be aroused by someone you meet with whom you have a clear mental connection. The only potential trouble is that your friends might begin to offer unwanted guidance. Tell them to back off!
Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20
Communication might be unsteady this week in all areas of your life — including romance. Mercury will continue to travel retrograde in your message sector until Sunday. As a result, if you have a significant decision to make about your love life, it’ll be best to put it off until next week. Same goes if you and your lover need to have a vital conversation. Minds can’t be made up until Mercury is back on track. Be patient.
There’s a major light shining on communication and curiosity this week — but that doesn’t mean it’s all good news! Learn to navigate the waters here…
Friday, May 20: Sun enters Gemini
First, the Sun enters chatty Gemini on Friday, opening up a world of curiosity for you to explore. It’s definitely time to learn something new!
Saturday, May 21: Full Moon in Sagittarius
On Saturday, the Full Moon in Sagittarius will give you full awareness about a matter that requires deep understanding. You might also find yourself defending your opinion on a moral matter that is vital to you. Do so delicately if possible, since you might come across as self-righteous without meaning to.
Sunday, May 22: Mercury Direct; Sun opposite Mars
On Sunday, Mercury turns direct and you’ll notice that conversations and decisions about money and the physical side of life begin to make sense again.
Also Sunday however, the Sun will be at a tricky opposition to Mars, currently still retrograde. You might push too hard to be heard. Your agenda is important, but remember: You can’t force others to listen to you and automatically agree. Sanctimonious, pious, or haughty communication is possible. Don’t be that person.