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Georgia Nicols weekly horoscopes for May 24

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Mercury is now retrograde. It’s official. It will stay retrograde until the 12th, but the safer outer date will be June 27. So right off the bat, this is in the mix this week. In addition, fair Venus is at odds with Uranus (sudden infatuation), followed by Mars at odds with Neptune. (Who am I really?) Then while Mercury itself is retrograde it, too, becomes at odds with fuzzy Neptune. Oy! Too much! (Is this the party to whom I am speaking?) This opens the door wide — too wide — for disappointments and feeling let down by someone plus confused communications. Hot tip: If you write drunk, edit sober.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Confused communications and misunderstandings make this a tricky week. Fortunately, something pleasant and unexpected, like a surprise gift, might come to you at home. Or you might buy something beautiful for where you live. Or a fun party might break out. Nevertheless, deep inside you, something is eroding your self-confidence. “I’m navel lint.” When I was a freshman in college, in our first week of hazing, we had to get on our knees before any senior student and say, “I’m a member of the most pernicious race of odious little vermin that ever nature suffered to crawl upon the face of this earth.” I still remember it. I was that terrified.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Keep your guard up when it comes to financial matters and cash flow. In other words, count your change, check your bills and invoices, and stay on top of your banking. If there was ever a time when you might be cheated out of money because of a simple error — it would be this week. In addition, you will also feel nervous or reluctant to stand up for yourself in a dispute about possessions or money. You’re not sure you are entitled to do so. On the upside, expect to meet someone new who is quirky and fascinating! In fact, surprise daily encounters and unexpected experiences will be fun! Meanwhile, continue to be on the lookout for real estate opportunities. (Unless things are so bad you have no belt to tighten.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Here’s the skinny: Your ruler is Mercury. Right now Mercury is retrograde (going backward) in your sign, causing mistakes, errors and transportation delays. This will last until June 12; however, wait until June 27 to buy a car or a computer. (Big bucks.) As if this weren’t enough (and I know you have noticed the insanity already); this week, Mercury, the planet the rules daily contacts and how you talk and think — is also (in addition to being retrograde) at odds with fuzzy Neptune. Oy! Think Ginger Rogers who, while dancing with Fred Astaire, had to do everything backward and in high heels! But ta da! An unexpected raise, gift or financial favor will come your way this week. Ka-ching!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Fortunately for you, most of the insanity connected with Mercury retrograde, as well as Mars opposing Neptune this week, is taking place behind the scenes. This means it might not be an outward, apparent thing in your life — but you will feel it in your gut. You might feel nervous, anxious or unsure of things. You might even feel that someone is working against your best interests but you’re not sure quite, and anyhow, you don’t want to confront them because what would you say to them? “Help!” There is one lovely little blessing. An unexpected favor will come to you. You might meet someone who is unusual and intriguing. You might buy something unusual to wear. You might do something that shocks others but pleases you. An interesting week.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Through various clubs, oranizations and groups, you are meeting faces from your past. (Don’t you wish you had lost 10 pounds?) This week however, you will encounter trouble with one of your contacts. It might be an invitation you don’t want to accept. Something or someone has you cornered (at least, you feel this way) and you don’t know how to handle it. You simply want to avoid interaction. (Where is that invisible cape when you really need it?) Don’t worry about feeling you can’t stand up for yourself. So what. No biggie. But — in your private world, you will receive a gift or experience a spiritual blessing that uplifts and inspires, which is why you’re singing, “They can’t take that way from me.”

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Conversations and interactions with authority figures continue to be plagued by errors and misunderstandings. Yes, this can leave you with egg on your face. (Ketchup helps.) Unfortunately, this week, even Mars is in the picture adding to this confusion. It makes you question your authority. It erodes your self-confidence. Fortunately, it’s a brief influence. Don’t take it seriously — just let it pass. The time to encounter powerful people is when you feel strong, not weak. Fortunately, someone out of the blue will help you, or at the least, pick your spirits up. A new friend, possibly a new lover, will come to you in a thrilling, exciting way. This person will make you feel younger and more alive! Yes!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Travel plans will be the source of errors, delays and confusion. These might even crop after you have completed your travel. Weird but true. (I’m experiencing this right now and I am Libra Rising.) Just bluster through this as best you can to sort things out. Meanwhile, you might have second guesses about politics, religion or political, religious or racial issues. Something creates doubt here. Fortunately, a lovely boon comes to you this week from someone in a position of authority — parents, boss, teacher or a VIP. It could be a favor, an award, a promotion, or even a relationship (probably kinky and romantic). Kinda interesting. Hmmm.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Do whatever you can to be extra clear in all your dealings about shared property, inheritances, insurance issues or anything to do with shared debt because these areas are subject to confusion and mistakes. Factoid. However, in addition to this handicap this week, it appears you feel shy, reluctant or hesitant to defend your own best interests in discussions about boundaries, or your financial rights, or your debts or something to do with shared property. Wait until you feel stronger to gird your loins. Why go into battle with this handicap? Instead, focus on an unexpected opportunity for a fun trip somewhere. Or perhaps it’s a surprise opportunity in publishing, the media, medicine and the law.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Difficulties with partners, close friends and even members of the general public are driving you crazy right now. In addition to this, friends and partners from the past are back on the scene. It’s all too much! Because Mars is opposite you, you are annoyed and disappointed with someone. But for some reason, this week you feel paralyzed to speak up, which you would generally do. Don’t worry about this. Just grin and bear it because the next few weeks are a bit crazy and there’s nothing you can do about it, except to demonstrate grace under pressure. Be a class act. Meanwhile, a surprise gift or goodie or benefit will come your way from someone else or even the government or a banking institution. Ka-ching!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

It seems like so many issues at work seem to be sabotaged. Fortunately, much of them are silly, little errors — but they are there! It’s maddening. This week will be worse than usual because of erroneous assumptions and confusion. Just grin and bear it. What is particularly debilitating is you feel you cannot defend yourself. In fact, this is humiliating and it’s really not your fault. Grrr. Fortunately, something lovely — a surprise event or a special moment will occur with a friend or partner. You might meet someone new or perhaps a casual relationship will spark into something exciting and romantic? What fun!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Not only are the next several weeks confusing when it comes to romance, sports and anything to do with children; this week, in particular, is exasperating. Because of some kind of confusion or an incorrect assumption (especially an unexpressed expectation) you might be disappointed in a lover, or a sports colleague or even one of your kids. Do not be quick to chastise this person because much of this is based on a misunderstanding. And remember: Unexpressed expectations almost always lead to disappointment. Meanwhile, a sweet reward that is connected to your work (or even your health) will delight you. Could be money, praise or both.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

My advice for you is to be patient with family members at this time because confusion and misunderstandings are rampant. Do not assume anything. Home repairs and family discussions require your attention; nevertheless, they are subject to errors and mistakes. Even your efforts to correct something will blow up. It’s so unfair! Personally, your fairy godmother has your best interests at heart. A delightful invitation to a social event will please you. Or it could be an unexpected, hot date. It might also be a thrilling flirtation; a surprise little vacation; or something related to sports that is a great boon. You can count on this unexpected delight coming your way this week. And you deserve it!