Virgo Weekly Horoscope from May 16 to May 22
As the week gets underway, a total lunar eclipse in Scorpio is activating your communication sector and filling your head with thoughts about your self-expression. We want you to feel empowered, Virgo, so we’re sharing this tip for Wednesday, May 18: Apologizing when you have a difference of opinion with your S.O., declining an absurd offer or “treating yourself” to something beyond your budget is not the path to self-love. As warrior Mars makes its biennial connection to selfless Neptune in your interpersonal zone, take that as your cue to strengthen your backbone. If you’re wavering about the right next move, practice the pregnant pause. Wait an hour (or even a day) before attempting to clear the air from a supposed conflict. People aren’t as sensitive as you may assume they are. Your silence affords them time to reflect on their own behavior—and maybe even think about how THEY affected YOU. Under this starmap, a lover’s spat could spin out of control, especially if you’re being snide instead of direct. Don’t veer into Mars-Neptune passive-aggressive territory. If you have a legit complaint, go ahead and bring it up, but remember that timing is everything. Especially when it comes to discussing touchy topics!
Your "high pro glow" returns with a vengeance on Friday as the Sun sails into Gemini, powering up your tenth house of success until June 21. Obsess over your career unapologetically, Virgo. Taking care of your peeps—including Numero Uno—requires a healthy bank balance. If you’ve had a hard time achieving your goals recently, be sure you’re not scattering your energy in too many directions. Focus like a laser beam, sharp and direct during this monthlong transit. Zero in on the main objectives (no more than three, but ideally just one) that you’d like to nail by June 21. Then, devote all your energy to accomplishing those.
On a more personal note, if you have issues to work out with your father (and who doesn’t?), get thee to the therapist's couch. (And play Virgo Beyonce's Daddy Issues on loop.) It’s possible that your interactions with men—personal and professional—are colored by your past, and when the Sun cruises through your tenth house, it’s prime time to assess. Becoming more aware now of your own reflexive reactions will enable you to make better choices when dealing with fellas. And when that happens, you can stop rebuffing the good guys who simply want to support you.
Mercury retrograde steps out of Gemini and your tenth house of ambition on Sunday, landing back in Taurus and your ninth house of spontaneity. Now you can get a fresh perspective on something that’s perplexed you. But with the messenger planet backspinning here, be careful that your mic drops aren’t a little TOO blunt. From now until June 3 (when Mercury gets back in gear), keep a close eye on strong waves of emotion that are likely to wash over you. You don’t want to risk alienating an important ally or friend with a rash email or text. Double whammy alert: Since Mercury is in charge of transportation and it’s in your travel house, take the time to check all reservations and tickets AGAIN before you leave the house. The longer your trip is, the more flexibility you should build into your plans!