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Daily Horoscope for May 17, 2024

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General Daily Insight for May 17, 2024

Focused thought could currently be necessary. When mental Mercury squares disruptive Pluto at 3:44 am EDT, it might become apparent that some of our cherished ideas don’t perform well under the pressure of reality. While the nervous Virgo Moon opposes restrained Saturn, reacting emotionally won’t make our problems go away. Even so, as Luna goes on to trine both cooperative Venus and innovative Uranus, creative solutions are possible if we keep our minds open. We can learn a lot from our experiences!

Aries

March 21 – April 19

Perceived judgment from your peers could shake your sense of current self-worth. There may be some practical steps you can take to address a specific issue that seems to be the focus of the criticism. Still, as the impressionable Moon in your productive 6th house opposes gloomy Saturn in your 12th House of Self-Undoing, there’s a risk that you’ll let perfect be the enemy of good. Do what you can to improve your conditions, but keep in mind that you can’t always control others’ opinions.

Taurus

April 20 – May 20

Asserting yourself puts you in danger of conflict with someone powerful. As the vulnerable Moon in your expressive 5th house clashes with frustrating Saturn in your social zone, your peers won’t necessarily take your side, either. Maybe they don’t share your view of the situation — or maybe they sympathize with you but don’t want to poke the bear. You’ll need to be the one who comes to terms with your decision. Some fights are worth having, but that doesn’t make them easy!

Gemini

May 21 – June 20

You may feel held back by your beginnings in life. Perhaps you’re interested in a new philosophy or field of study, but it’s very different from what you were brought up to find acceptable. As curious Mercury in your 12th House of Secrets aggravates intense Pluto in your intellectual 9th house, it’s okay to keep your explorations to yourself for the time being. Holding information inside isn’t always comfortable, but it should give your ideas the time they need to grow.

Cancer

June 21 – July 22

Your friends could seem to want an unreasonable level of control over your personal choices at the moment. The most obnoxious person might be easy to spot as chatty Mercury in your social 11th house agitates deep Pluto in your intimacy sector. Still, you may benefit from looking at whether you’re fueling the conflict by giving them information they don’t really need. If you already know that someone disagrees with you on the issue in question, you don’t have to tell them everything.

Leo

July 23 – August 22

Power struggles in a relationship are presently possible. As verbal Mercury in your public 10th house challenges seething Pluto in your partnership sector, perhaps you’re the more vocal party, making it sound like you’re the only one with a problem. The way out may involve learning to do without some resource belonging to the other person that you’ve grown accustomed to using. You might feel deprived at first, but on the bright side, you should have increased freedom to chart your own course.

Virgo

August 23 – September 22

Testing out an interesting idea in the real world could have its challenges. As brainy Mercury in your adventure sector stumbles over subtle Pluto in your practical 6th house, you’re not guaranteed to get the results you want. You might be tempted to blame someone else’s negative opinion for a bad outcome. Whatever you did, it either worked or it didn’t. Accepting defeat, at least for the moment, and retreating to think more deeply has the potential to bring the breakthrough you need.

Libra

September 23 – October 22

You may be afraid to fully give yourself to a promising collaboration at the moment. As communicative Mercury in your intimacy zone disturbs withholding Pluto in your 5th House of Self-Expression, you could be worried that there won’t be room for your needs and desires if you let anyone else into your world. On the other hand, an arrangement that gives you an unusual level of freedom might make your heart sing. Try asking for that, but think through the practical details first.

Scorpio

October 23 – November 21

You may want more control over your home environment at this time — and it’s possible that someone who keeps peppering you with helpful suggestions isn’t getting that. This person is probably too close for comfort overall, regardless of the specific issue they’re talking to you about. How would you respond to a friendly acquaintance who made the same observations regarding your domestic life, though? Separate your need for the bothersome individual to back off from the actual idea they’re proposing.

Sagittarius

November 22 – December 21

Dropping hints about chores has the potential to blow up in your face at any moment. While clever Mercury in your responsible 6th house winds up resentful Pluto in your communication sector, a display of martyrdom won’t go unnoticed, but it’s more likely to provoke a blowup than solve the problem. Has presenting your opinions honestly led to bad outcomes for you before? Thankfully, if you keep the focus on getting things done instead of trying to prove you’re right, you can genuinely get somewhere.

Capricorn

December 22 – January 19

Your current budget is a potential target of sabotage. When busy Mercury in your 5th House of Pleasure tempts unconscious Pluto in your finance zone, you might splurge on a fun item you hadn’t accounted for. On the other hand, should you have seen it coming? A plan that’s aspirational rather than based on reality isn’t likely to succeed. Acknowledging that your longing for fun is a normal part of life may give you room to deal with it in a less expensive way.

Aquarius

January 20 – February 18

Holding everything inside isn’t an ideal path to success today. While fretful Mercury in your domestic zone rattles controlling Pluto in your sign, obvious evidence of turmoil in your family life could thwart your effort to maintain a cool and mysterious image. Although you might be embarrassed to have this information known, don’t worry — there could be a bright side. You’re probably not the only person to have experienced similar problems, so opening up to the right confidant may offer incredibly valuable insights.

Pisces

February 19 – March 20

A big secret may weigh heavily on your mind at present. While talkative Mercury in your conversation sector squares domineering Pluto in your privacy zone, you might be totally focused on what you can’t say when you try to connect with others. This could make you come off as cold, even when that’s not what you intended. Your expectations are possibly making this harder than it needs to be! Perfect candor generally isn’t realistic for anyone, so throw yourself into keeping things light without guilt.

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