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May 23 in the stars: The moon is conjunct Venus in Cancer. What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Tuesday May 23.
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Your daily horoscopes for Tuesday May 23, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Tuesday May 23
Fierce warrior and trailblazer? Yes, of course that’s you, Aries, but you can step out of your armor and lay down your sword. The tender moon is canoodling with loving Venus in your nurturing fourth house, making it easier—and preferable—to lead with your softer side. Be willing to say yes more than no, and let other people finish their sentences before you chime in. In the PM, devote time to your inner circle, ideally in a place that’s private enough to have a REAL conversation.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Tuesday May 23
Tone check! It’s not so much WHAT you say but HOW you communicate it today. That could prove to be the tipping point today with the intuitive moon teamed up with your ruler, tactful Venus, in your expressive third house. You’ll be keenly aware that conversations are not one-way streets and if you listen intently, you could become a VIP’s indispensable sounding board. That’s not to say you should remain silent, but rather than dishing out advice, draw out people’s natural wisdom by asking savvy questions.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Tuesday May 23
Your willpower is weak for shoppable Instagrams and sidewalk sample sales today, as the reactive moon and luxury-loving Venus team up in Cancer and your second house of money and possessions. It’ll be all too easy to “fall in love” with silky spring tops fluttering in the breeze as you walk by to pick up a coffee. While there’s nothing wrong with indulging in luxury, check your budget before you so much as pull a hanger off a rack. Speaking of which, how about starting with a closet audit? Some of those “missing” pieces could already be in your possession.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday May 23
Did you do it again, Cancer? Put everyone else’s needs above your own and wind up stewing in a jambalaya of resentment? All that is set to change today, when your cosmic custodian, the tuned-in moon, aligns with self-loving Venus in your sign and bumps YOUR desires to the top of the list. But first, you need to shift a dicey dynamic. You’re a master at sensing others’ needs, but unfortunately, most people don’t share your superpower. In fact, some of them probably wish you’d come out and say what’s on your mind. See what happens if you express a wish directly and allow someone to fulfill it.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday May 23
Does it feel like something’s blocking your forward momentum, Leo? This “I’m stuck” feeling could be the result of an old grudge or resentment that’s weighing you down. You’ve dealt with this, Leo…to a certain degree; yet some remnant is kicking up dust in your unconscious twelfth house and making it hard to let go and move on completely. Today, the compassionate moon aligns with loving Venus in your zone of healing and closure. Take advantage of this golden opportunity to jettison old baggage. You might still need to forgive someone (and that someone could be you) or maybe cut ’em loose. Talk it out with a friend or healer if you still can’t get past it.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday May 23
Why are you hustling so hard when people are practically begging to join forces with you, Virgo? As the moon merges with social Venus in your eleventh house of group activities today, networking and project-sharing is the key to your success. By joining forces with like-minded, ambitious friends and associates, you can cut your task list significantly while doubling the fun and creativity that comes with being part of a successful team. Your contact database is your best friend, so make sure you connect on an authentic, personal level—that’s what powerful partnerships are predicated on.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday May 23
For super-social Libras, the border between personal and professional isn’t always super sharp. There’s nothing wrong with that—provided you’re constantly aware of where the red line is. That boundary might get a little blurred today, as an emotional Cancer moon syncs up with your ruler, coquettish Venus. If you’re having a business lunch, don’t veer TOO far off topic, even if a personal synergy becomes obvious. You might not realize that you’re being scrutinized or that an innocent or mildly flirtatious comment could be totally misconstrued. Err on the side of professionalism, at least for today.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Tuesday May 23
Your intense sign might not be everyone’s cup of chai, but being the flavor of the month is the last thing you’re even interested in! Today be loud and proud of your quirks and preferences. Should you find yourself surrounded by straight-laced types, you don’t have to run for the nearest exit. Maybe don’t hit ’em up with your wildest stories or MOST cutting opinions. But if you can find common ground and put them at ease, you could get on better than you’d imagined—and even ignite the spark of an unconventional bond.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Tuesday May 23
Despite your free-spirited nature, you could wake up in an uncharacteristically possessive mood. Don’t just brush it off, Sagittarius. While you don’t want to fling unfounded accusations, you also should not ignore anything that sets off a red flag. For best results, ask open-ended questions and really LISTEN to the answer instead of crafting a clapback while the other person is still responding. Maybe you’ve been afraid to express your desire for commitment. This is the perfect time to speak from the heart. You might be surprised to hear a similar true confession from the object of your affection.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Tuesday May 23
Step away from a solo mission, and devote a couple of hours to fostering dynamic duos. Today, the moon unites with seductive Venus Cancer and your seventh house of relationships making “collaboration” your buzzword. Whether you’re looking for someone to co-host an event or hoping to nudge a situationship into committed territory, be proactive—but NOT pushy. How can you make an offer more attractive, Capricorn? That starts by getting clear. Draft a “job description” and outline the benefits. The right person will literally jump at the opportunity.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Tuesday May 23
Activity tracker on, trainers laced tight: Time to get moving! The moon kicks into high gear as it aligns with up-for-anything Venus in your sixth house of wellbeing. Take a break from the taco truck and pick up an energizing lunch of leafy greens and lean protein. Get your heart rate—and endorphins—pumping with a cardio class or evening bike ride. This transit also inspires some reorganization and perhaps a cleanup mission. But rather than stuffing things into a junk drawer, create a savvier storage system.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Tuesday May 23
Siri: play me some slow jams. Love is in the air—and on your mind and in your heart—as the emo moon makes eyes at flirtatious Venus in nurturing Cancer and your fifth house of romance and creativity. If you’re single, it’s a great day to meet prospects with a lot of potential. But you might need to make the first move, Pisces. Even a lingering gaze can get the ball rolling with all the charm you’re oozing today! Already attached? Get the good vibes rolling by sending your S.O. a sweet and encouraging text. Then, follow up with something spicier!