Free People Horoscope by Tracy Allen, Week of May 9–15

See how the stars are aligning this week and what it means for you….

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April 20–May 20

Venus in Taurus is clicking with several other planets this week, enhancing your mood and your interactions. You should feel quite sociable and be able to relate to others with little or no effort. Friendships and group activities will have a sense of natural flow, while romance, creativity, time with children and playfulness will inspire you and bring out the best in you. Mercury is meeting up with the sun and Venus, encouraging you to try to convey your emotions, your artistic sensibility and your personality despite the challenges that Mercury retrograde presents. Hard-earned wisdom, powerful convictions and compelling principles can fuel your self-expression now. You may have the opportunity to connect on a deep level with people, ideas, cultures or beliefs that are unfamiliar to you, so extend yourself beyond your comfort zone.




May 21–June 20

A planetary gathering in the last house of your chart lures you to slow down and engage with life on a different level this week. Creative work can give you a sense of accomplishment, especially if you do it behind the scenes in a low-key setting. Your imagination and intuition are dovetailing, possibly bringing insights and artistic breakthroughs. You need peace and quiet, so spend time by yourself daydreaming, reflecting on the past, journaling, meditating, letting go of something or someone that no longer serves your growth—and anything else you think will put you at ease. This is also a good time for taking care of another person or making a sacrifice for a loved one. You’re feeling very private, and sexual intimacy, confiding in somebody you trust or processing psychological turmoil will be cathartic.




June 21–July 22

With the sun, Mercury and Venus interacting in your group zone, you’re in a gregarious mood this week. A trip, an adventure, a spiritual or educational experience or an effort to serve others will be enjoyable if shared with friends. Common interests, goals and views can bring you together with people, and you’ll be able to learn a lot from each other. Professional networking should go well, as a Venus-Jupiter collaboration favors expanding your contacts. An open mind and a positive attitude will allow you to easily connect with others who lie outside your everyday circle. Although Mercury is retrograde, communication with a wide range of people could bring a power player into your life — or facilitate a powerful attraction. Don’t spend too much time alone now, because dialogue and socializing will enliven and satisfy you.




July 23–August 22

You shouldn’t have much trouble shining in public or in your profession this week, with three planets in your ambition angle clicking with each other and a few other planets. Outside resources or a partner’s support could facilitate creative work. In spite of Mercury being retrograde, you’ll be able to project a positive image and convey your true aims to someone in authority. Your appeal with higher-ups could be strong enough to earn you a raise, or the quality of your work may lead you to develop an additional source of income. You might get involved in something related to beauty, fashion, the arts, communication or PR. Hard work and a determination to build up your résumé will make you look good, and enjoying what you do will give you a happy glow.




August 23–September 22

After four months retrograde, Jupiter is turning direct in your sign this week, giving you a sense of anticipation and excitement, though you may feel overstimulated. In the next four months, maintain your focus on self-awareness, learning and expansion. If you’ve been incubating anything related to this mission since January, start considering how you can put your plans in motion. With Mars retrograde through June, jumping into action isn’t feasible just yet. A planetary pow-wow in your exploration sector underscores this theme of broadening your horizons. In your quest for personal growth, seek out topics, beliefs, people, experiences and places that are foreign to you. Such encounters can change you and change your relationships as well. Take a chance for the sake of happiness, love, knowledge or creativity; it’s likely to pay off.




September 23–October 22

The sun, Mercury and Venus are placing a great deal of emphasis on sharing this week, and you’re encouraged to go beyond superficial inquiry and relating and delve deeply into something or someone. Spending time with a confidant or sexual partner will have a healing effect, helping you to release stress and feel more at peace. Any form of intimacy can regenerate you and bring you comfort. Introspection will enable you to process your emotions, understand where you’re coming from and be more aware of what drives you and how you operate. Closeness, trust, investigation, research, psychological probing and profound dialogue are all apt to yield positive results at this time. Don’t skim the surface. Make a choice to dive into the complexities of a subject, a relationship or your own soul.




October 23–November 21

A planetary summit in your one-on-one angle nudges you to connect with other individuals this week. Since Venus is rendezvousing with dreamy Neptune in your love sector, romance is favored, but that meeting could also indicate a creative collaboration. Venus is meshing with Jupiter in your group house as well, so interactions with friends, professional contacts and other peers should be pleasant and beneficial to you. Compromise, team spirit, mutual support and shared interests are emphasized. Both Mercury and Venus are syncing with Pluto — your ruling planet — in your thinking-and-talking corner, alluding to penetrating conversations that could shift your mindset. Plus the depth of your own communication can enhance a relationship now. Even though Mercury is retrograde, you should have a good rapport with others and enjoy companionship and group interactions.




November 22–December 21

After four months of backtracking, Jupiter — your ruling planet —goes direct this week, stimulating your aspirations and reinvigorating your quest to succeed. As Jupiter gets back up to speed in the coming weeks, your intention to achieve your goals should return, but with Mars still retrograde in your sign, you probably won’t feel inclined to spring into action. The sun, Mercury and Venus are gathered in your productivity sector, so you might want to revise your game plan and focus on whatever you decide is most doable at this time. Factoring in your resources, attending to practical matters and fostering good relationships with colleagues will increase your odds of success. A willingness to cooperate will be beneficial, and a chance to be both creative and useful can make what you’re doing deeply satisfying.




December 22–January 19

The planets continue to encourage you to enjoy life this week as they assemble in your happiness zone. A Venus-Neptune connection favors expressing romantic feelings and affection, while a Venus-Jupiter link alludes to creative vision, fun adventure, traveling for pleasure and faith in love. You need to express your personality and tell your story. You’ve been going through a lot, and it will feel good to let it out in some way. An experience of love or creativity can expand your awareness. Both Mercury and Venus are gelling with Pluto in Capricorn, so you’re likely to pour a great deal of yourself into such experiences and to in turn be changed by them. So ultimately, love and creativity can be transformative. If you take a risk now, chances are it will be worth it.




January 20–February 18

With three planets hanging out at the bottom of your chart, your focus is drawn to home, family and your inner life. Venus is collaborating with releasing Neptune in your resources zone, making this a good week to consider what you want in your space and get rid of some stuff. She’s also vibing with enhancing Jupiter in your depth house, suggesting that connecting with family or spending quiet time at home will be good for your psyche and may enlighten you. Getting close to another person in the privacy of your home is also favored. Mercury and Venus are both in sync with Pluto in your subconscious corner, encouraging you to reflect on the past, tune into your emotions and process a memory, loss or wound that is still affecting you.




February 19–March 20

Venus in your thinking-and-talking corner is jibing with Neptune in Pisces this week, helping you to perceive love and beauty and convey what’s inside you. Venus is also meshing with Jupiter in your one-on-one angle, promoting positive relationships and warm communication. Your interactions should be pleasant and maybe even uplifting. Socializing and networking are favored, as Mercury and Venus are both clicking with Pluto in your group zone. And you’ll feel better able to express yourself to your friends and peers, even though Mercury is still retrograde. You’ll especially appreciate being in contact with others who share your interests or goals. To take advantage of this week’s planetary activity, you should make an effort to reach out to people. And don’t hesitate to ask questions; someone will be keen to share their knowledge.




March 21–April 19

A few planets are congregating in your worth house, putting extra focus on your resources and self-confidence this week. Since covetous Venus is collaborating with releasing Neptune, this would probably be a good time to get rid of some stuff. Mercury is retrograde there, helping you to review what you have and reassess what you need. The sun’s presence in that house may introduce a tendency to identify with your possessions, but as an Aries, you like to simplify matters and move on. Venus is also meshing with Jupiter in your job sector, suggesting that taking on more work and being enthusiastic about what you’re doing can boost your finances or your self-esteem. Appraising your assets such as natural talents and sorting out your priorities will enable you to generate more earning power in the long run.

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