Illustrations: Dani Pendergast

Conquer Your Week by Learning the Language of Your Emotions

ZORAscope May 24–31: Weekly astrology centering women of color

After feeling stuck in place for so long, we find ourselves this week having to stretch and develop new mental muscles as Mercury the messenger moves forward. On Monday — Memorial Day in the United States — Mercury negotiates with Pluto to adjust our conversation and mindset to handle the transformations in our society. Later on, Mars collaborates with Uranus and provides energy (at last) for you to go with the flow or delivers a breakthrough to a new flow. You could add new physical, musical, or creative activities to your spiritual practice. Tap into the connection between mind, body, and spirit. Prepare for more news around the pandemic regarding infection rates.

On Tuesday, Mercury in Gemini has an awkward exit interview with Jupiter in Capricorn, leading you to renegotiate your expectations of opportunities based on the effort you’ve put in. There’s an advantage in having the humility to remain curious and hungry in your pursuits. This transit could also provide more news stories showcasing how other nations do business and what we can learn and implement.

On Thursday, Mercury enters Cancer at 1:09 p.m. CDT, which helps us explore the underlying messages of the moon. This is a great time to focus on things like women, motherhood, nurturing, family, our emotions, and our audience. Keep in mind that the moon changes signs about every two and a half days, so our collective communication styles are going to shift rapidly over the next several weeks.

Keep a journal handy in order to catch everything that will be flying around. If you’ve ever wanted to take a deep dive into emotional intelligence, this is your moment.

On Friday, the sun connects with Chiron, which shines a light on the wounds inflicted on us or by us out of anger. Take a moment to rethink your impulses and how they may have come from a place of ego or pride. In the spirit of breaking down where our reactions are coming from, Mercury has an uncomfortable conversation with Saturn in Aquarius about how we understand and process our emotions. In this instance, Saturn wants us to rethink how we bring healthy detachment to our emotional process.

Moons of the week

Don’t forget to record how you feel as the moon changes signs. In a month or two, you will see a pattern. Take note!

Moon enters Cancer — since May 24 at 6:09 p.m. CDT

Moon enters Leo — May 27 at 1:33 a.m. CDT

Moon enters Virgo — May 29 at 6:40 a.m. CDT

Moon enters Libra — May 31 at 9:38 a.m. CDT

May 21–June 20

Regardless of your romantic situation, you could be doing some heavy tweaking around what intimacy and union truly mean to you. You may find that you’re developing a new relationship with consistency as the things you once depended on are no longer in place. As your planetary ruler (Mercury) moves forward, you could be reconsidering how emotionally and financially intelligent you truly are.

June 21–July 22

The last week could’ve felt like you were folding into a weird version of yourself. This week will help you begin to sort out what belongs where. You could find yourself struggling with things unsaid between you and a partner or friend. Take a breath, step back, and share a little bit of your angst with a close friend. The conversation may help you come right back to center.

July 23–August 22

If you’ve been preoccupied with business or pleasure, you may be in the mood to reconnect with your network. You may also find that you want to add some ambition to your daily efforts. Revamp your vision board. Mercury’s trip into Cancer can turn your attention to repressed emotions or hidden enemies. Think about how freedom (or the lack thereof) has affected your view and experience of relationships.

August 23–September 22

It’s hard to find motivation for anything fun, especially when you’re so focused on survival. Do your best to define and maintain a standard of pleasure in your life. As your planetary ruler (Mercury) moves into Cancer, your focus is on your hopes, wishes, friendships, and benefactors. Who do you want to be around when you win? Who can you trust to have your back?

September 23–October 22

Your beliefs and your family could be at odds at the start of this week. You may find that it’s harder to get your message across to those you love. Thanks to Mars collaborating with Uranus, you may find you’re a bit more emotional and agitated by needs that go unmet. Career endeavors move to the forefront as you begin to think of what’s possible and what’s comfortable.

October 23–November 21

This week you’re making an adjustment around the things that make you feel bonded to a person or place. Notice the traditions, conversations, and standards that make you feel comfortable in an environment. Later in the week, you may find you’re willing to learn and are ready to have a deeper spiritual experience. The way forward will become clear as you master and honor your emotions.

November 22–December 21

You could find yourself tested on your beliefs about your personal resources in relation to your partner or a family member. As you make moves to beautify your home and build a more satisfying schedule, you can find that the things that once soothed you no longer work. Take a look at the importance of reciprocity in your partnerships. Do you feel nurtured by your bonds?

December 22–January 19

You may find yourself feeling antsy now that we’re further along in quarantine. Early in the week, a spark of energy helps you to find fulfilling things to do in your neighborhood. You could discover a new grocery store or hidden shop with great deals on necessities and luxuries. Mercury in Cancer sets your mind on relationships and the sense of duty you may feel toward your partner as well as your family.

January 20–February 18

This week, you could be confronting how not honoring your creative, pleasure-seeking side could be a form of self-sabotage. Where have you been disciplined about the wrong things? Mercury entering Cancer sets your mind on your sense of wellness, especially when it comes to managing your emotions. You could be thinking about the role of children in your life. The ability to nurture is not limited by biology.

February 19–March 20

Not having a solid foundation at home could have an effect on how you perceive opportunities in front of you. You could also find that a friend says something that brings up a weird memory. Journal through any confusion. After you’ve washed out that murky energy, begin focusing on what soothes you and makes you feel nourished. Give yourself the attention you usually give others.

March 21–April 19

If there were a story you’ve told yourself since you were a kid about what you’d be when you grew up, you may find that it’s different than you imagined. What do you wish to learn that you’re not learning right now? Now that so many social structures have shifted, you could realize that you want to be a different person in relation to your family. It’s okay to soften up.

April 20–May 20

With your ruling planet (Venus) currently retrograde in a sign that is not known for stability (Gemini), you can feel frustrated with everything being up in the air. The gift of being in the air is that you can see what’s happening at a distance. The key is to remember what you saw when your feet return to the ground. Connect with your siblings or relatives that get you. Get rooted in what’s familiar.

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