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May 17 in the stars: Jupiter is in Taurus, square Pluto retrograde in Aquarius. What does this mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Wednesday May 17.
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Your daily horoscopes for Wednesday May 17, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 17
Clash over cash? Today, control-freak Pluto (retrograde) in Aquarius and your team zone forms a challenging square to optimistic Jupiter, possibly causing some friction with a friend over money matters. It could be that your crew wants to plan a pricey vacay or go in on a group gift that exceeds your means. Or maybe the question of “value” is more metaphorical—are you and your squad out of step? If so, do some self-reflecting today. What is the basis of this bond?
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 17
Who’s the boss? Today, you want the answer to that question to be “me!” but an authority figure might have other ideas. Power-hungry Pluto is retrograde in Aquarius and your ambitious tenth house—and today it forms a tricky square to excessive Jupiter, who just moved into your sign yesterday. You could be overconfident in a leadership role, thinking it’s a grand idea to bite off way more than you can chew. (Helpful hint: It’s not.) Or maybe you are so insistent on doing things your way that you turn off some key players in the process. You can’t afford to alienate anyone. Whether or not you claim victory, chalk this experience up to a lesson—an important one.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 17
Clipped wings? Your freedom is tested today as controlling Pluto (retrograde) in Aquarius and your ninth house of expansion clashes with abundant Jupiter. If you’ve been feeling confined lately—in a job, a relationship or another restrictive situation—you could catch a glimpse into the subconscious block that’s kept you there this long. Guess what, Gemini? The one person with the key to your self-imposed prison is YOU. Now that you’ve been pushed to your limit, you may come up with a creative or divinely inspired solution. Jailbreak!
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 17
Don’t stray too far from your comfort zone, Cancer. Cutthroat Pluto is retrograde in Aquarius and your eighth house of joint resources—and today it’s forming a tricky square to overconfident Jupiter. A friend could push your buttons as you deal with an intense intimacy or money matter. No need to keep up with the Joneses. Your relationship-oriented sign tends to put more stock in the opinions of others than you sometimes should. Now you could encounter a dicey conflict that reminds you that your own truth matters above all.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 17
Partnership pickle? Today, stormy Pluto (retrograde) in Aquarius and your seventh house of relationships gets in a dust-up with expansive Jupiter. The needs of a close one-on-one bond could be at odds with your professional responsibilities, which puts you in a quandary around your work-life balance. Maybe a supervisor calls you away from an important obligation to your mate, or a new leadership responsibility cuts into your self-care time. Either way, you have to strike a balance between your lofty ambitions and your emotional needs.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 17
Reboot those healthy habits! Today, obsessive Pluto in Aquarius and your sixth house of wellness locks into a tricky square to indulgent Jupiter, putting your diet and exercise needs at odds with your desires to indulge. It might feel satisfying in the moment to down those cheese-laden nachos, sneak a couple cigarettes or drain the margarita pitcher. But too much decadence doesn’t pay in the long run. Your body (and sanity) will swiftly deliver that message. Think twice before completely giving yourself over to the devil-may-care attitude.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 17
Free as a bird? Not so fast, Libra. Vice-gripping Pluto is retrograde in Aquarius and your lusty and playful fifth house—and today the icy dwarf planet locks into a tricky square with freewheeling Jupiter. A fun romance could suddenly feel laden with agendas and emotional blackmail. Maybe you told yourself you wouldn’t get attached, but you’re starting to develop stronger feelings for someone. Uh-oh! With Jupiter in your long-term-finance zone, coupled Libras may realize a need to balance luxury with saving for the future.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 17
Home sweet home? Things could feel stressful at Chateau Scorpio, thanks to a tricky square between your icy ruler Pluto (currently retrograde in Aquarius and your domestic fourth house) and excessive Jupiter. Maybe a loved one or roommate is meddling too much in your love life, or perhaps your S.O. isn’t integrating so seamlessly with your crazy, lovable brood. You can’t please everyone. Err on the side of good boundaries. If you need to set limits with family, now is the time to draw some firm lines.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 17
Big talking Sagittarius, get ready to put your money where your mouth is. Commanding Pluto is spinning retrograde in Aquarius and your third house of communications—and today it’s clashing with your ruler, maximalist Jupiter. If you can’t produce tangible results, what good are flowery words? Perhaps your own overly optimistic nature is thwarting your ability to engage in a productive dialogue or problem-solving session. You could just be way too philosophical about this one. Do yourself (and your colleagues) a favor, and come back down to earth.
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Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 17
Got the urge to play high roller today? Your confidence, especially in the realm of money, might not be well founded as furtive Pluto in Aquarius and your financial second house forms a tricky square to risk-taking Jupiter. You could get swept away by your own optimism, perhaps believing it’s time to leave your day job or put all your eggs in one bold (but uncertain) basket. While you do need more room for self-expression, you can’t forget the basics, like paying your bills, minding your budget and performing on the job.
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Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 17
Defensive much? Prickly Pluto is retrograde in Aquarius and your first house of self and identity, which alone can set your teeth on edge. But today, the icy dwarf is locked into a tricky square with candid Jupiter, making you prone to blurting out insensitive comments in your own “defense.” Maybe you feel an urge to take charge or further your own agenda, only to realize that it comes at a price. Domestic demands might also seem to be thwarting your independence. Whatever happens, don’t get bent out of shape. If you have to, say, give up a little of your own autonomy to deal with a family matter, so be it. Everything will even out soon.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 17
The pressure is on, Pisces! Today you could struggle to perform on the job, especially when it comes to a writing project or another intellectual endeavor. Thank (or blame) the crossed swords of Pluto in Aquarius and your foggy twelfth house and scattered Jupiter in your mental third. First and foremost, think before you speak. You could be motivated by an old ego wound and not the situation at hand. If you’re trying to prove yourself in conversation or a sales meeting, this lower-energy vibe will come across. Take it easy and if possible, reschedule any big presentations for later this week.
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