* monthly * horoscopes - may 2017
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
A great contact between Uranus and Saturn, helps to blend their symbolism, when this interplay is so often antagonistic. These planets resemble polar opposites, since Saturn is connected with the established order: tradition, conservatism, respect for your elders, knowing your place and doing things how they’ve always been done. Uranus is modernising, progressive and forward thinking; sometimes revolutionary and radical, so you’ll understand why they often clash. Only now this pairing pulls together rather than apart. You might venture to change the system from the inside, or make measured updates within its framework.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Mercury heads forward from May 3, having begun its retrograde phase, twenty-four days beforehand during early April. There is nothing unusual about these events, except this cycle started in your sign and Mercury heads back there on May 16. It doesn’t take stunning intuition to surmise, that two visits so close together when a year apart would be more usual, mean the fundamental wisdom of the universe is trying to point something out to you. The full moon in your opposite sign only adds to this impression; as you are challenged to ensure that others have the clearest idea you can possibly convey, of what you’re all about…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Mars in your sign throughout May means a busy period. Actually, you’d be advised to embrace and even encourage this trend, until you fall into bed at night totally shattered but happy with what you have accomplished. Although you’re tired and your immediate response, will be to try and take things a little easier while you recuperate, you will only end up fretting over all there is still left for you to do and that you aren’t dealing with or haven’t addressed yet. This can cause some irritability; so really you have a choice. Either use this energy to move mountains, or argue with everyone and make yourself miserable…
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
You thought you had consigned to the past, several unpleasant issues that have caused you heartache. However, the second half of May proves otherwise and a recurrence of similar events is in the stars, although its duration proves far shorter and its fallout less severe. You should be asking yourself the same question, you haven’t been able to face up to yet. Independence, versus home and family, has been a tough call for an age. When you’ve been so firmly focussed on one particular trajectory; you can’t expect folk to put this history behind them, just because you are drawn towards a temporary togetherness again.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
There have been a number of surprises lately that have helped you see your situation from a different angle. The requirement to do so isn’t welcome, yet this doesn’t make a positive outcome any less likely. Challenges are often simply opportunities in disguise, as the need to resolve a particular problem, forces you to become more ingenious and inventive. Sometimes, it will prove necessary to regroup and to take a different stance on your predicament. No one can be at the top of their game and in the spotlight, forever. Obviously those who have tasted the greatest glory, are the ones that in the end have the furthest to fall…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Neptune is in your partnership zone. Mercury heads into a region ruling enlightenment, understanding and a knowledge of where you stand, along with an inner wisdom and your spiritual development. Jupiter is in a part of the sky that exerts a massive impact on your material well-being, not forgetting numerous trends that influence where you’re heading. The planet that is deemed your current ruler, is up to its old tricks throughout this month. Just because you made a sensible decision once, doesn’t mean sticking with it forever. Add the benefits of 20/20 retrodiction and you always have the prerogative to change your mind…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
The combination of Venus and Uranus in your opposite sign represents a curious mixture. Astrologers used to see things in black and white; so Venus as the planet of love was among the most auspicious influences where personal relationships are concerned, while Uranus was potentially the most difficult. This planet has such a forceful reputation for independence and upheaval, its presence in your partnership zone was bound to precipitate a sharp intake of breath. Nowadays, we appreciate it is possible for these two factors to work together; but if you’re after a conventional association, you have another think ahead.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
The full moon in your sign happens only once a year. Very rarely, one such event follows another but this is exceptional. The full moon in your sign on May 10, adds to the new moon in your constellation towards the end of last October. Where you stand with other people has been a recurring theme, echoed by the arrival of Mercury and the Sun in your partnership zone, on May 16 and May 20. These planets represent the key to unlocking any relationship issues you have been facing. Even if you’re absolutely right, could you be less strident and more open to discussion? Or try to be more relaxed; even less blunt and intense?
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
With Mars in your relationship sector and opposing Saturn exactly on May 29, it will be hard sometimes to stop yourself from blaming others for your woes. You could have a point; yet you also have free will, so you can probably extract yourself from a limited and deadening scenario more easily than you’d think. This trend doesn’t necessarily apply to those you know socially or who you’d count as friends. But where others you’re involved with more intimately and feel a sense of responsibility towards are concerned; be ready to clear the air once their needs and demands become overly habitual, excessive or unreasonable…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
The demands of your home life and domestic situation remain to the fore. You believe these detract from what you’d be doing otherwise, with your professional interests and working life, especially important to a number. Also, you may suspect that somebody is deliberately trying to control your options and choices. Any impression this might be so, inclines you to restore the balance of power; often in complex subtle and unspoken ways that seem to undermine your credibility. A link between your ruler Saturn and the planet Uranus means it is possible to render the time you spend with your relatives and children, less of a chore…
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Saturn and your ruler Uranus, form a helpful link to one another. These two planets share a long and often inharmonious history, stretching back to the days of classical mythology and an unfortunate incident with a sickle. They are currently four signs apart, with Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries, both fire signs and creating the potential for them to combine. This is the second time their contact has been exact, in a cycle of three hits last seen during 2003. Uranus means change and the chance for freedom and greater individuality. Saturn suggests any adjustments, have been thought through carefully and prove enduring…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Neptune continues its slow passage through your sign. For a few days later during May, it is embroiled in an unusual, yet significant showdown involving Mercury in Taurus and Jupiter in Libra. Where there seems to be a clash of values between you and another in terms of what you hold to be most important, the key to its resolution lies in thinking dispassionately what you liked about each other and where there remains some common ground. The same may apply to any disparity between your own views and those of a cultural or educational institution, even a business. Similarities, are the first step to fixing any differences…
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