* monthly * horoscopes - may 2018
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Chiron’s arrival in your sign last month, sets a pattern for the next nine years. Chiron is a diminutive and distant body, only discovered in 1977, but which has revolutionised modern astrology in the decades since and paved the way for further discoveries, as our telescopes improve and outlook on the universe updates. As Uranus leaves your constellation for a few months now, you can see how recent years have transformed your hopes and wishes. Yet despite all the upheaval, everything is curiously for the best. Your confidence tempts you to take risks, but only venture what you wouldn’t miss, where money is concerned.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
The arrival of Uranus in your sector of the sky, is a unique experience for most people. This planet last stopped by your region of heavens on May 15, 1942: ending a stay that started in 1934. On May 15, 2018 exactly 76 years after it departed, Uranus returns for a similar sojourn, but it is only octogenarians and their seniors, who will have any recollection of its previous tour. You belong to the earth element and your attitudes are fixed. Therefore, the planet of progress, individuality and change has a few tricks in store. Rather than fearing what will transpire, remind yourself where some room for improvement looks obvious.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
The Sun enters your sign on May 21, followed nine days later by your traditional ruler, Mercury. The arrival of Venus in your money sector slightly precedes both, helping to ameliorate a financial situation that has often felt limiting and out of your control. Doubtless, the more you rely on your own resources the happier you will be, even if in the meantime your cash flow seems to be more constrained. For many this means depending less on your partner, loans, your savings, credit, or the government. Nine out of ten people inhabit the Northern Hemisphere, so for them the warmer weather makes it imperative to meet and greet.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Close relationships are in the spotlight. Pluto has been in your partnership zone for over a decade, so comparing those halcyon days of yore with the way things are nowadays, emphasises the contrast. Many associations on a personal and business level have ended, often in less than pleasant circumstances and sometimes against your will. Those that for reasons of habit, anxiety or inertia have persisted past their sell-by date, feel the full force of Mars and Saturn: assuming you haven’t heard what the cosmos is trying to say. Any link worth maintaining, survives the bumpy ride. Others you discover, aren’t worth the trouble.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Jupiter retrograde at the base of your horoscope, means May is not the ideal month to pursue an ambitious inclination, further your career or cultivate a higher profile. It is possible you’ve spent too much time already, chasing rainbows that don’t reflect your predilections and capabilities. Any apparent lack of progress or justifiable reward is not a signal then, to channel more of your finite resources the same way; but rather to consider a radical change of trajectory, no matter how unthinkable this was beforehand. Focus on reaffirming your domestic situation: there are so many blessings, for which you can be grateful…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
You are determined to be yourself and are not ready, to compromise unnecessarily. As a more caring person than many would imagine from appearances, you certainly wouldn’t want to hurt anyone, or prey on their vulnerabilities. But you feel you’ve been disadvantaged and misled too many times; while trying to live up to expectations proves complicated, when you have only the vaguest outline of what these comprise. So you are thrown back on your own judgement; which is actually a good thing. Physical activity and competitive sport, serve as outlets for impassioned emotions, that are too intense to vocalise.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
Money isn’t everything, but for such a famously laid-back character, it’s a subject you take more seriously than folk might think at first. The transit of Jupiter over an area of your horoscope linked with your financial interests, began last October and continues until November, putting you at roughly the halfway mark this month. With Jupiter also retrograde between March and July, you can cast your eye backwards and forwards with alacrity. Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System. It signifies prosperity and good fortune in all your financial dealings, with your return directly proportionate to the effort you expend.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Jupiter’s passage through your constellation, happens once in a dozen years. This means seven or eight separate occurrences in an average lifetime, each lasting in the region of about one year. Jupiter is linked with abundance, affluence, advantage; luck, happiness and well-being. It suggests broadened horizons, an inclusive outlook, fresh vistas and tolerance. Travel and education, both play a part in opening your mind; as will people from different backgrounds, cultures, age groups and ethnicities. Your existing mindset is also influential. You can wallow in misery if you prefer, or embrace the possibilities of a brighter tomorrow.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
On the face of it, May isn’t the merriest month. You cannot ignore the numerous financial pressures, nor the need for urgent action when addressing these and ensuring, more pleasing outcomes predominate. The nature of your schedule is punishing and harsh on you physically and emotionally. Pay particular attention to any strange ailments that arise and have no obvious diagnosis, or that have been lurking in the background and suddenly intensify. Stress is behind these curious complaints: that may range from strains and backache through to rashes, cuts, bumps, bruises, accidents and all manner of inflammation…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
The combination of Mars, Saturn and Pluto in your sign continues until May 16; while the Moon adds an emotional component to this already awesome stellium from May 4-6. If you have a goal or project that proves sufficiently demanding, the power of these three and even four auguries together gives you the motivation, strength and stamina to see this either reach fruition, or at least to overcome the obstacles ahead. If you feel in the second half of May there is still further for you to go, you’ll have the opportunity for another shot between August and September. Remain resolute, but also diplomatic for the best results.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Life has been so hectic behind the scenes. Whether you have purposely kept these activities to yourself, or it was the nature of the tasks in hand that meant you dealing with them in private; you have certainly not been idle, despite any rumours that have been circulating. In essence, you are preparing for a time when you’ll no longer have the luxury of setting your own schedule, once your timetable becomes less forgiving. There may be a date you are aiming for or just a vague intuition in the recesses of your consciousness. Either way, once Mars lands in Aquarius on May 16, you’ll start to find yourself returning to the public eye…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
The influence of Neptune is intangible and nebulous. Some folk find this hard to handle; give them the constraints of Saturn or the wrath of Mars: both seem a more straightforward proposition. Neptune in classical mythology, was the Roman god of freshwater and the sea. Brother of Jupiter and Pluto, Neptune’s influence reflected by the ocean means anything from an idyllic vacation on a palm-fringed beach, to the destruction caused by a tsunami that might obliterate a civilisation. Yet the twin fish of your asterism, understand such duality. Intuition; compassion and harmony predominate, during the closing days of May…
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