Cancer Weekly Horoscope from May 16 to May 22
At the beginning of the week, it may seem like you’re the only one who’s noticed that the emperor has no clothes. Due to the total lunar eclipse in Scorpio that kicks off before midnight this Monday, May 16, you could be dreaming up fashionable “lewks” for yourself. But when direct Mars collides with dubious Neptune in your candid ninth house on Wednesday, May 18, you can’t keep biting your tongue. There’s a part of you that would like to keep sweeping this under the rug. But you realize deep down that getting it out in the open sooner rather than later is the right move. There’s only one way to find out where everybody stands, and that’s to TALK. Then you can figure out whether it’s best to stick together as a team or move on by yourself. A word of warning: No matter how justified your feelings are, be sure you’re not coming off heavyhanded. That’s a surefire way to turn people off—after which getting them onboard will become an uphill battle. Take guilt trips off the table, too. They might work, but they’re a low blow.
As the Sun sneaks into Gemini and your twelfth house of transitions and healing on Friday, you may find yourself nodding off. This period, which lasts until June 21, represents the last four weeks of your annual solar cycle. After the Sun blasts into Cancer for a month, you’ll be fired up to get back in the game. Until then, put big goals on pause and reflect on the past year of your life. Keep it or let go of it? It’s “out with the old” this month so you can make space for next month’s new, new, new. Do some spring cleaning and decide what to pass on to friends and what’s worth selling on Poshmark. Next, proceed to emotional baggage claim.
If you accidently hurt someone or took them for granted, this is the time to make it up to them. Were you the wounded party? You might get all your feelings out in a looong journal entry and then have a ritual to release any residual pain or anger. Your imagination is on fire for the next four weeks, so be ready to record brilliant insights on your phone or in a notebook. Dreams will be chock-full of messages, too, and you’ll want to keep track of them in the moment, even if they don’t make sense to you yet. Since cerebral Mercury has been reversing through Gemini and your contemplative twelfth house as of May 10, you’ve been doing a lot of mulling.
On Sunday, Mercury backs into Taurus and your communal eleventh house, where it will complete its retrograde on June 3. If you’re finding it impossible to make a decision or commitment, gather the troops and solicit everyone’s two cents. You don’t want to do the wrong thing because your judgment is off. If it’s possible to wait a couple of weeks, postponing should be your first choice. But if you’re under pressure, try taking it slow and proceeding with caution. Feel your way forward, in Crab-like fashion. You’ll get there! And while the superconnector planet is in this friendly sector, you’ll enjoy getting back in touch with people from the past. You might pull together a small reunion of old pals or coworkers. Nothing fancy—you don’t need the stress!