Gwendolyn Brooks, a twin.
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This week the Moon is waxing as it transits Virgo, Libra and Scorpio. Your emotions about your life and the people in it develop. Your questions about the next steps are not yet answered. You sense something new on the horizon, but you don’t know what it will look like. You know deep down that your life is about to change, but you don’t know when or how. It’s uncomfortable to sit in this state of uncertainty, but that’s what you have to do. Change unfolds on a schedule you cannot control; Your job right now isn’t to try to slow it down (or speed it up), but to watch, wait and see what happens next.
It is not in your nature to avoid difficult situations: you bravely run towards (not away from) an emergency and plunge headlong into the fray. You know that ignoring problems won’t make them go away forever, so it’s best to act now—waiting only increases your stress. But lately life has imposed unwanted delays and necessitated bouts of frustrating inactivity. You may have worried that you are complicit, that your strength and determination have deserted you. But this week, they’ll resurface, and you’ll finally feel like your brave self again: ready to move and fight, and make decisions with confidence.
Lately you’ve been feeling overwhelmed by your obligations. Your boss, your family, your social environment – everyone wants it So a lot of from you. Your first instinct might be to withdraw, turn down invitations, or burrow into the privacy of your home until you’re all left alone. But keep in mind that you may not need less activity overall, but more of the kind it actually is holds She. Lean into the events and interactions that fill you up this week. Don’t just focus on the stresses. Engage with the beauty and magic in the world outside of you.
They don’t believe that someone has only one soul mate or one true calling; They know that there are countless paths to true happiness. But that doesn’t mean you can be happy with every person, or that every job opportunity can be equally fulfilling. You are adept at adapting to whatever conditions you find yourself in, but remember you don’t always do this to have be accommodating. Some people, professions and cities just don’t go together. This week you can find a surprising amount of joy in saying no to what is not right for you.
If you have even the tiniest bit of time, effort, or love within you, you feel obligated to share it. Maybe it’s because others make you feel guilty or you have a strong natural sense of generosity. In any case, this constant giving is possible in the short term, but not in the long term. You can’t exhaust yourself forever. One of the nicest things you can do for yourself this week is admit when you’re exhausted and base your decisions on that knowledge. Keep some of your energy to yourself. Otherwise you probably won’t have any.
Maybe there’s a part of you that’s ready to give up everything you’ve worked towards. Whether it’s a personal project or a broader, collective struggle, you struggle to see progress and wonder if all that effort will be worth it in the end. But even if everything feels insurmountably difficult these days, don’t give up just yet. You’re on the verge of a breakthrough – despite your worry that nothing much will happen. Your efforts are already having a greater impact than you can see from where you are now. Keep going.
Sometimes when you choose not to express your feelings, it’s a matter of avoidance, not wanting to risk conflict. But more often it’s because you have a good reason not to share. They’ve had too much experience making themselves vulnerable only to be met with anger, awkwardness, or an unwillingness to listen with an open mind. Still, it’s worth speaking clearly about your feelings, needs, and interests this week. In the end, you may still be misunderstood, and you may not walk out of every conversation completely satisfied, but you will at least feel lighter because you spoke up.
Kindness and a simple willingness to show up and listen can get you far in life, but at some point you reach a point where being nice wears off. Eventually you will meet an opponent who will not be moved by your generosity – a problem that cannot be overcome by negotiation alone. If you’re experiencing this right now, don’t make the mistake of thinking you need to double down on your kindness. Rather, it is time for a new approach: show strength. Others may have underestimated you for your softness in the past, but they won’t anymore.
You are incredibly perceptive. You can see behind the stories people tell and the masks they wear, to the fears and insecurities that hide beneath. But no matter how adept you are at seeing others clearly—acknowledging their weaknesses and loving them anyway—you’ve had to work a lot harder to treat yourself with the same honesty and care. This week is your chance to see how far you’ve come. The hard work of loving yourself was neither pointless nor impractical. Already, it lights a new way forward.
Most people are afraid of starting over – but not you. In work and in life you know how to generate new ideas and fresh approaches and you are brave enough to pull out when a project or relationship is not working. However, this week it’s important to make sure you don’t stop too soon. When you know in your heart it’s time to move on, there’s nothing else to say. Just remember that sometimes it can be useful to play the hand you’ve been dealt in order to overcome the weirdness and see what magic might be waiting on the other side.
The higher your expectations of your coworkers, friends, and romantic partners, the more opportunities they have to disappoint you. The frustrating truth is that nobody can be their best self Everyone the time. Everyone (including those you love and respect most) experiences moments of imperfection, laziness, and unreliability. Even she can’t always live up to his own ideals, no matter how hard you try. Try to keep believing in people. It’s only natural that they disappoint you at times, but if you give them a chance this week, they’ll surprise you at how principled, brave, and wonderful they can be.
As fascinating and endearing as you find the people in your life, and as much as you genuinely enjoy spending time with them, you don’t fully trust them to give in to you she the same generous open-mindedness. You assume that if you show others your depths, they will find you too different too a lot of. But that is always a risk in this life; it cannot be avoided. While some will turn away from you when you open up, many others will respond with acceptance and joy. If you hide your truest, weirdest self this week, you’ll only miss out on the human connection you need. Trusting your friends enough to show them who you really are is a risk, but it’s worth taking.
You’ve been hyper-focused lately on all that’s missing—on all the experiences, accomplishments, and relationships that others have had that you haven’t. It is understandable. The universe of possibilities is vast, and a single human life can only contain so much. You can’t help but mourn the paths not taken, the potential versions of yourself that never had the opportunity to be realized. But this week try not to lose yourself in longing contemplation of what you are not. It is both more useful and more joyful to focus on who you are areto this wondrous life that no one but you will ever experience.
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