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Will the Northern Lights Affect Your Zodiac Sign? What to Know



Keep your eyes on the sky this weekend! The northern lights are said to cast their luminous glow across parts of the United States, which raises the question: Could this colorful spectacle affect your zodiac sign?

Also known as the aurora borealis, the northern lights have captivated people for centuries with their mesmerizing display of colorful lights. This celestial phenomenon occurs when supercharged particles from the sun collide with the Earth’s upper atmosphere, causing bursts of light. However, thanks to our planet’s protective magnetic field, these energized particles — which “slam into Earth’s upper atmosphere at speeds of up to 45 million mph,” as per — are redirected toward the North and South poles.

According to NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center, space weather forecasters have been monitoring the sun since May 8 following a series of solar flares and have now issued a Severe (G4) Geomagnetic Storm Watch for the first time since 2005. Given the storm’s severity, space weather experts said an aurora could be “seen as far south as Alabama and Northern California.”

Although there is no direct correlation with the zodiac signs, the northern lights are triggered by solar activity (such as solar flares), with the sun being our greatest source of energy on the planet. In astrology, the sun symbolizes one’s ego, life force and physical identity, fundamentally influencing individual and collective expressions. The intensity of these magnetic storms could impact us energetically, potentially heightening our emotional sensitivity, but there is no guarantee.

Wondering what the cosmos has in store for you this weekend as the northern lights will be visible? Read on for what to expect, according to your zodiac sign.

Aries (March 21-April 19)


If this weekend feels like an emotional rollercoaster, don’t fret — try to keep an open mind instead. In addition to an emotionally driven Cancer Moon, potentially triggering some unexpected mood swings, Luna will square red-hot Mars in your sign on May 11.

Confrontations in your immediate environment are likely, but you never shy away from a challenge. Fortunately, a harmonious Moon-Uranus aspect the following day could bring an influx of unexpected opportunities. Consider this a well-deserved refresh and a break from monotonous routines.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)


You may experience a tug-of-war between your desire for stability and the urge for change this weekend, Taurus. Leave it to a tricky square between the Cancer Moon and Mars in Aries to stir up tension on the homefront on May 11. Take a minute to ground your energy; there is no need to overthink your restlessness. Staying adaptable is key, as Luna will meet with Uranus in your sign the following day, offering surprising flashes of insight and new perspectives.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)


Brace yourself for an intensity-filled weekend, Gemini. If you’re experiencing conflict within your close relationships on May 11, a square between the Cancer Moon and Mars in Aries could be the reason hidden tensions are suddenly rising to the surface.

On a brighter note, Luna will form an exhilarating sextile with Uranus the following day, urging you to think outside the box and take the unconventional route, as this could present you with a much-needed breath of fresh air and perspective.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)


Take a deep breath, Cancer. Emotions are running high early in the weekend as Luna goes head-to-head with aggressive Mars, all while transiting your sign. If you experience friction with loved ones, you could feel the need to set firm boundaries and assert your needs, which may catch others off guard.

Luckily, Luna will meet with Uranus in a supportive sextile on May 12, offering solutions that could lead toward an emotional breakthrough. Embrace these moments of insight, as they can help you navigate the emotional turbulence.

Leo (July 12-Aug. 22)


Take a step back from the hustle and bustle this weekend, Leo. With the Cancer Moon squaring Mars in Aries on May 11, it’s important to practice patience and avoid impulsive decision-making, as tensions could run unexpectedly high.

The good news is you’ll have an opportunity to reflect and recalibrate the following day, thanks to Luna’s sextile with Uranus, offering you a chance to harmonize your personal desires with the needs of those around you.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)


This weekend, you may feel like you’re balancing your peace of mind and desire to assert yourself. On May 11, the Cancer Moon will square Mars in Aries, intensifying feelings and triggering conflicts simultaneously. While urging you to honor your personal boundaries, the tension could spark necessary changes. This is especially true the following day when Luna meets with Uranus in harmonious sextile, bringing a silver lining to the situation. It’s not a problem if there’s a solution.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)


Underlying tensions are bound to rise in your relationships this weekend, Libra. While transiting the sentimental sign of Cancer, Luna will square Mars in Aries on May 11, which will likely challenge you to address a personal conflict head-on. Although this has never been your strong suit, the discomfort could be more fruitful than you realize.

The following day, the Cancer Moon will meet with Uranus, inspiring innovative solutions that could lead to greater understanding within your personal relationships.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)


Expectations surrounding your routine could challenge your desire for adventure this weekend, Scorpio. While occupying your sixth house of responsibility, Mars in Aries will challenge the moon, creating tension between your belief systems and your practical obligations.

Fortunately, a productive Moon-Uranus sextile on May 12 brings supportive solutions where you can integrate your desires with the demands of your daily routine.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)


If you’re torn between the depth of your emotions and the desire for something more fun and lighthearted this weekend, you can thank the cosmos. On May 11, a square between the Cancer Moon and Mars in Aries highlights this internal conflict, which may challenge you to discern between what you consider serious vs. something casual.

Fortunately, an uplifting sextile between Luna and Uranus the following day presents you with the opportunity to flip the script and change an outdated narrative.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)


This weekend, tensions between your home life and previous commitments could pull you in different directions, Capricorn. On May 11, the Cancer Moon will square Mars in Aries, so you may find yourself grappling between family dynamics and relationship needs, which could heighten emotions in your immediate surroundings.

On a brighter note, Luna will form a supportive sextile to Uranus the next day, introducing new ways to cultivate stability and explore your heart’s desires.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)


Perspective is everything this weekend, Aquarius. On May 11, friction and misunderstandings within your inner circles are likely, thanks to a challenging square between the Cancer Moon and Mars in Aries.

However, tensions could begin to fade the following day as Luna forms a liberating sextile to your modern ruler, Uranus, activating your fourth house of home and family. Don’t hesitate to lean on your loved ones for support and perspective. You’re not alone.

Pisces (Feb 19-March 20)


Steer away from mixing business with pleasure, Pisces. On May 11, the Cancer Moon will square Mars in Aries, creating friction between emotional and financial matters. This could explain the tension regarding your personal desires and the need to tend to your monetary responsibilities this weekend.

Luckily, Luna’s sextile to Uranus the following day could serve as a much-needed pick-me-up, as you are encouraged to consider creative solutions and partake in insightful conversation.

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