DIY Astro Guide: What Your Horoscope Means This Week, 5/16/2016
Work hard, play harder: Allow this to be your mantra for the week as you start tackling your monthly to-do list. Between creative endeavors and not-so-fun projects at work, there’s no time like right now to make some major breakthroughs. Keep your eye on the prize and Memorial Day weekend will be here before you know it. In the meantime, gear up for the upcoming holiday by finalizing any travel plans and surfing the web for a cozy and quaint Airbnb that fits your budget and needs. Combat a case of the Mondays with a homemade red velvet iced coffee and scroll down to see what the stars have in store for you in this week’s AstroStyle horoscope.
As the birthday celebrations start winding down, devote some time for personal reflection. Jot down a list of goals or milestones that you would like to accomplish within the next year, and don’t forget to treat yo’ self to a cocktail for being another year older (and wiser). You’ve earned it, Taurus!
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
It’s time to cut ties with any bad seeds in your life and start cherishing the healthy relationships that you do have. Between daily meditation and journaling, there’s no shortage of ways to become the glass-half-full kind of person that you’ve always wanted to be. The end of retrograde on Sunday will have you feeling more inspired than ever to leave your mark on the world.
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Cancer: June 21 – July 22
After many dormant weeks spent indoors, you’re feeling more pumped than ever to hit the track running. This Saturday’s full moon marks the beginning of your fitness journey, as you trade in your lounge clothes for some cool new kicks. From racking up the steps on your Fitbit to going on a health cleanse (kale smoothies! acai bowls!), it won’t be long before you’ve reached fitness nut status.
Leo: July 23 – August 22
Don’t take “no” for an answer, Leo! If you haven’t heard back about your dream summer internship, or received a text from that cutie at the coffee shop, give it time! Persistence is one of your strongest qualities after all. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again by sending a follow-up email or being the one to text back first. What’s the worst that could happen?!
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Virgo: August 23 – September 22
You’re not the type of person to stay put for long, Virgo! As retrograde comes to an end, you’ll be feeling more antsy than ever to book a trip to paradise. And why not — the coast is finally clear to fuel your wanderlust. Can’t get away? Bring the beach to you with a backyard pool party complete with Hawaiian-inspired drinks.
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Libra: September 23 – October 22
Patience, Libra! Between launching your side hustle and finding a travel buddy for the summer, everything always has a way of working itself out. Along with uncertainty, this week also brings a union of kindred spirits in the most unlikely of places. Don’t be surprised if you hit things off with a friend of a friend or find a collaborator in your next-door neighbor. Crazier things are said to have happened!
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Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
Both romantic and professional relationships reign supreme all this week as you put forth an effort to get things back on track. You’d be amazed at what a heart-to-heart with your boo or a serious convo with a co-collaborator can do for the soul. Steer clear of unworthy exes or frenemies from your past, and this week will be off to an auspicious start.
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Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Retrograde did a number on your personal wellness, and you’re more than ready to get back on the clean-eating bandwagon. See ya later, tacos and margs on the daily! With the exception of the occasional “cheat day,” it’s time to swap out the sweets for garden salads and embrace an all-around healthier lifestyle.
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Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
This is not the week to play it safe, Cap! Take a crazy chance — be it asking your crush out on a date or going skydiving — and live a little. Enlist in a friend or partner in crime to partake in some spontaneous thrill-seeking for double the fun (or shall we say trouble?!).
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Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Keep the bad vibes away all this week by treating yo’ self to a massage, splurging on your favorite bottle of vino or debuting a daring new ‘do. Combine that with some PG-rated “Netflix and chill,” and you’ll be so ready to conquer next week with a vengeance.
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Pisces: February 19 – March 20
You’ve done all the pinning and have the dream abode of your dreams all sketched out (right down to the color swatches, no less!). It’s time to turn your Pinterest boards into a reality by giving Chateau Pisces the facelift that it deserves. Go beyond some strategic feng shui: You’re this close to tearing down some walls — or at least making major headway on your first gallery wall.
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Aries: March 21 – April 19
No matter where you’re located, it’s time to make the most of what your city has to offer. You don’t have to be living in NYC to make big things happen! Find any kindred spirits or like-minded entrepreneurial types who will inspire you to tap into your creativity. Or better yet, form a local meetup group of your own to get the ball rolling.
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What are you planning to do this week? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to check out your full AstroStyle horoscope!
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