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May 24 in the stars: The moon is conjunct Mars in Leo. What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Wednesday May 24.
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Your daily horoscopes for Wednesday May 24, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 24
There’s no tamping down your flamboyant energy today, as the Leo moon steps onstage with your ruler, show-stopping Mars. Who needs minimalism when you’re got unbridled maximalism? Whether in your choice of outfit, a creative project or your love life, more will be more as these heavenly bodies hook up in your innovative fifth house. You will turn heads without even trying, so if you’re single, be selective about where you shine your beams. Just be mindful that you aren’t stealing someone else’s well-deserved thunder.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 24
You might be cruising on an even keel, but someone in your inner circle is intent on making tsunami-sized waves on the emotion ocean! With the moon aligned with muckraking Mars in your domestic zone, this could be a tough thing to weather. Today is probably not the day to try to talk reason with this person. It’s not rude to steer clear of them—it’s self-protective. To the best of your abilities, remove yourself from the eye of their hurricane, and ride out the storm in a safe shelter.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 24
There’ll be no going through the motions today, Gemini! Your curious mind is thirsty for new people, places and ideas thanks to a stimulating meetup of the moon and passionate Mars in your thoughtful third house. Whip through your to-do list so you have time to go exploring, on foot or online. If you’ve been putting off a research project, this is a perfect day for some deep diving, including checking out weekend listings. Keep your schedule open so you can seize the serendipities when they arise.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 24
As a sensitive water sign, you set a lot of rules and boundaries for yourself, which can be helpful when it comes to keeping your indulgent side from overdoing it. But under today’s mashup of the moon and insistent Mars in your house of personal values, don’t impose your belief system on others. They enjoy being told what they “should” do about as much as you do, Cancer, so try to imagine how your bossiness feels to them. Of course, if someone is totally out of line, don’t silence yourself. Some rules are NOT meant to be broken.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 24
If at first you don’t succeed, find a way around the roadblock. You will be full of infinite energy and inventiveness today as the moon and unstoppable Mars sync up in your sign and load you with confidence. No matter how fierce the competition is—or how bleak your prospects may look at the moment—channel your regal spirit and persevere. If nothing else, have a Plan B in mind and see if there’s room for negotiation.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 24
Are you unconsciously undoing your own best efforts, Virgo? Sometimes we THINK we want one outcome, but deep down, on a very subterranean level, our thoughts are holding us back. Today, as the intuitive moon teams up with powerful Mars in your introspection zone, engage in a little self-analysis. Where are you hesitant to move ahead? Ask yourself what benefit you might be deriving from NOT getting there. Then challenge yourself to take one baby step in that direction. Slow and steady—and with awareness—will get you there.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 24
Don’t keep your dreams to yourself, Libra. Holding back doesn’t give them any power—in fact, sharing with people who are in a position to help you, or at least support you, is what will strengthen them. Today, as the moon and powerful Mars align in your eleventh house of community AND hopes and wishes, you have a direct means of signaling your requests to the world. Do one thing today that can inch you closer to realizing your goals, to show the universe—and yourself—that you mean business.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 24
Is that feather in your cap a fashion statement, or are you just clueing the world in on your latest, greatest success? You could reach a milestone moment in your career today as the moon and ambitious Mars sync up in your professional tenth house. Follow your vision, and your instincts, and don’t worry what others think. (As they say, it’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission.) Need a pep talk? Reach out to someone who’s successfully navigated this path herself.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 24
You could catch a case of seriously itchy feet, Sagittarius, making it impossible to wait out the workweek. (So what else ISN’T new?) Blame it on a mashup of the moon and restless Mars in your expansive ninth house. If you can play hooky for all or part of the day, go for it! You could be out of town before rush-hour traffic peaks. Can’t slip away? Raise your excitement level (and your personal bar) by adding a challenging component to your work. Novelty is such a rush!
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 24
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more intense, the stars align to crank up the heat on a certain relationship. Today the emotional moon mashes up with hot-blooded Mars in your eighth house of eroticism and intimacy. A simmering attraction could burst into flames, and you might feel unable to control your reaction. If this is something you know you want to pursue, then by all means go for it. Just bear in mind that this could fizzle out as quickly as it sizzled up.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 24
Forget about playing the cool cucumber today, Aquarius. You’ll be wearing your feelings on your sleeve—and won’t be able to mask your passions. The moon is aligned with fervent Mars in expressive Leo and your relationship house all day, and the tiniest molehill of emotions could quickly turn into a volcano. This can make for some exciting seduction and foreplay! Enjoy the rush, but realize that it may not be an accurate reflection of the situation (so manage your expectations accordingly).
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday May 24
Minimize stress before it blows out of proportion by finishing one task before racing on to the next. Multitasking will be your undoing as the moon and rash Mars meet up in your organized sixth house. Close your door, slip on noise-canceling headphones—or whatever it takes to screen out distractions. After work, sweat off the last remnants of stress at the gym or yoga studio. Then meet your friends or partner for an evening where you can totally focus on having fun, not on the work you left unfinished!