Aquarius in May
Home, Household, Family
May is concentrated, like orange juice. Everything about the house, flat, household, family or home turf will seem sharper and stronger. There is an urgency about your situation thanks to Mars, and very quickly, changes will occur, thanks to the kind of news via the real world (or the internet) that could alter your 2012 ideas.
The South Node is in Taurus in your home zone. There will also be profound repetition and familiarity in your life. The blast from the past may be from this life or another.
What happens near Tuesday 7th May is familiar. You’ve been here before, perhaps in a previous life, perhaps in this one, but the sense of déjà vu is remarkable. The eclipse on Friday 10th May is crucial, and you will get more done in two weeks than you have in two months. This will turn things around with a relative, flatmate, house, apartment or home town/homeland matter.
Repetition? C’est la vie. It’s your approach, your attitude, your mindset that is under your control. That can alter as you wish.
Uranus Your Ruling Planet
Uranus your ruling planet squares Pluto near Tuesday 21st May. The situation forced upon you in April made you realise that you could be far more free and much more independent – at least in terms of the internet, publishing, media (or other ways to connect). Perhaps it was about your hearing, voice, writing or language ability. Every Aquarian is on her own path.
What you deal with in May is the reality. You just won’t be heard or read as you were, say, in 2012 or before. You adjusted too rapidly in April – in fact, you almost rushed the change through. Now you must deal with what is actually there.
Pluto in Capricorn tells you that you have been dominated or overwhelmed by someone (or something) which affects what you hide, or what is profoundly hidden in your world. This situation will crack wide open in May and the people or situation in question will be much diminished.
Career, University, Charity
Saturn in Scorpio has been clanging a loud bell about your career, university or charity role – and the volume increases near Wednesday 1st May, Sunday 5th May, Wednesday 15th May, Sunday 19th May. This gives you an opportunity to build your core strength in response to the challenges. The answer may take some time to emerge. What worked for other people may also work for you. Maybe not – but you must find out.
There is always a Sod’s Law feeling about this cycle. It has a heavy feeling of inevitability about it – there is also the sense that something/someone is utterly unavoidable. In fact it is part of being human.
Knowing you share this with other humans helps. But do return to the point of view you adopted last month. You did this to cope, in your own way. Is it still working for you?
The Next Generation
From Thursday 9th May the children, godchildren or young relatives increase in importance and you stand to gain. This also applies to a work or charity connection to younger people, and to relationships which may bring younger people closer, via parenthood or other connections.
From Wednesday 15th May the talking begins, and the weekend of 18th-19th May finds you preparing for a real surge from Monday 20th May, when it all becomes public, so you’ll receive feedback you always needed. Adoption? Pregnancy? Children’s charity? These are just three items on the menu of cosmic possibilities now.
Jupiter’s opposition to Cupid on Thursday 23rd May reminds you that there is still time to plant, plot and plan. To ponder and peruse. To be passionate about the possibilities. Find that date on your calendar and write the letter P on it, to remind yourself.
The penumbral lunar eclipse on Saturday 25th May, and the Mercury-Cupid opposition on Sunday 26th May, show you what might work best.
What happens near Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th should vindicate your faith and from Friday 31st May, you will go full-tilt into June.
Those born 20 years or more after you manifest Jupiter in your life in May and June. Jupiter is the ultimate Roman god. The chief god, who created abundance and ‘bigger, better’ answers. Nothing small about your month. Go with the (vast) flow.
Friends and Groups
Your old or new friends are in focus now. So is a group of people. A team. Near Thursday 23rd May, the situation begins to build in intensity, followed by a decisive eclipse on the weekend of Saturday 25th May. Decision time. Born of passion – nothing more, nothing less!
It’s very likely that the Venus-Cupid opposition on Monday 27th May will prove to you how poets and musicians were right all along. When it comes to particular friends or groups, you simply have to feel the emotion and tune into the soundtrack. To try and make sense of this, or channel it into something practical or logical, is not going to work. I believe, however, that this friendship or tribe will make you feel fully alive.
If there is passion in the mix do not be surprised. Someone in the group or your circle of friends will either throw Cupid’s arrow or be impaled by it. That’s life.
You can read my five-minute summary of the five most important May predictions at Get The Gloss, named by The Times as one of the top ten beauty websites on the web. If you have a Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries or Taurus Rising Sign – do read your birthday report at Harper’s Bazaar.
Pisces in May
The Big Push – Communication and Information
There is an urgency and heat around your projects and plans this month, either on the internet or in the real world. From Wednesday 1st May the stage is set for the kind of e-mail or phone call that could reshape your immediate future. Reduce the pace if you can. There may be a temporary sense of urgency about what is going on, but it is unlikely to be helpful, as you must ensure the message and the medium are absolutely right, for what you want to say or write.
What happens near Tuesday 7th May brings a firm sense of ‘Here we go again.’ Also known as ‘Round and round the mulberry bush.’ These are utterly familiar issues you are facing about the internet, publishing, media, your voice and all forms of communication, either digital or traditional. That entire week (from Monday 6th May through Sunday 12th May) is loaded with the kind of decisions about communication and information that peak around Friday 10th May – and I believe you will still be inking in the details until as late as Wednesday 15th May.
If you dislike the repetition in your situation or the over-familiarity, alter your take. Change the way you approach it and see it, every time it happens. It’s the best way!
The Uranus-Pluto square in your zone of friends and money, on Tuesday 21st May, may link one story together with both issues – or you could be dealing with separate episodes. One will be about what you own, earn or owe. The other will be about a group commitment or a friend. There are questions to answer about the balance of power within the group, or with the friend – and to be very clear-cut about what/who has been taking, or taking over.
And the financial, property or business side of your life? The charity? Accept a revolution is always a good thing if it liberates you and those around you. Eventually this liberation will. You may have no idea just how much banks and a material society have cramped your style.
Family, Property, Home Base NEW
Saturn in Scorpio makes its presence felt near Wednesday 1st May, Sunday 5th May, Wednesday 15th May, Sunday 19th May. This gives you an opportunity to build your core strength in response to the challenges. It may be a relative, flat, house, flatmate, tenant, landlord issue – or deeper questions about your sense of place and belonging. Where Saturn goes, there is always an answer. The answer may take some time to emerge but never assume that there is no resolution (or even a genuinely happy ending). For now, though, the emphasis is on tried, trusted and tested ways of managing. What worked for other people may also work for you. What they learned, you can learn too.
Friends, Groups, Social Media
From Thursday 9th May the friendship, group or online network becomes so much closer, so much more important. From Wednesday 15th May the talking begins, and news begins to pour in, either online, via the media or in person. The weekend of 18th-19th May finds you hanging on the telephone like Debbie Harry, or just covering all the questions you had about a particular friend or group.
From Monday 20th May, it all becomes public, so you’ll receive feedback and reaction from other people, allowing you to see your social life, friendships or networks as the outside world views them too. Jupiter’s opposition to Cupid on Thursday 23rd May reminds you that there is still time to plant promising initiatives. All that potential you saw last year is still there.
The penumbral lunar eclipse on Saturday 25th May, and the Mercury-Cupid opposition on Sunday 26th May, show you what is almost impossible to pull together about the people or the situation. At that point you’re aware of the complexity, not the answers.
What happens near Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th should vindicate your faith, though. Some remarkable news, discussions and exchanges of trust will turn everything around, and once Mars changes signs on Friday 31st May, you are set for a high-speed series of developments, resulting in a major new beginning in June, and a dazzling moment best described as a peak experience, and a substantial reward for everything you have put in.
The Next Generation
The next generation (or a relationship which could bring it closer) triggers choices in the second half of May. Look at the irrational passion involved near Thursday 23rd May, then consider what you are being shown at the eclipse on the weekend of Saturday 25th May.
This may be about your children, godchildren or younger relatives. It may be about a professional or philanthropic involvement with the next generation. A relationship which might end in pregnancy, adoption or step-parenting is also a contender. It’s very likely that the Venus-Cupid opposition on Monday 27th May will reveal an important truth; there is nothing logical about feelings. A computer does not run your emotions, or anybody else’s! This is living, though. And there is no right or wrong way, as you will see. Just something that feels authentic and hopefully comes with a happy ending.
You can read my five-minute summary of the five most important May predictions at Get The Gloss, named by The Times as one of the top ten beauty websites on the web. If you have a Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries or Taurus Rising Sign – do read your birthday report at Harper’s Bazaar.
Aries June Horoscope
IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS THE WORD
Everyone wants to read your stuff or listen to you – either in person or online. And of course, there may be more than one project or plan, no matter if you live on the internet or prefer to project your voice in the flesh. You should be feeling pretty happy about what transpired in late May. Just keep pushing this. The New Moon in Gemini on Saturday 8th June is the channel you have been looking for. On that day, or very close to it, you can launch a new version of your old idea, or an entirely fresh plan. When the Sun joins Jupiter on Wednesday 19th June you could hit a peak – depending on the amount of time and energy you put into your ‘voice’ over the last 12 months. You have until Tuesday 25th June to follow up the new connections and contacts which have arrived since April, but also to really milk the plans which have been around you for the longest time! Aries is an impatient sign so you should be delighted with the rapid results you achieve in June. From start to finish, I would not be surprised if you get what you want within three weeks – or a superior alternative. You will not have a chance like this again for 12 years, so no matter if you want to blog, podcast, lecture, write, animate, make films, explore multimedia, learn a language – do not hesitate. There are no accidents in astrology and the people who are around you now have been sent to support you and encourage you in your quest to be heard or read in the biggest and best way for years.
YOUR STUNNING NEW PROPERTY CYCLE
This is going to be good. You will successfully renovate or revamp the apartment or house within months and achieve so much more light, space and comfort than you had before. If you really want to move, though, the path is being cleared and between August and Christmas you could be in a much better area and/or in a superior living space. If your priority is money (and it may be, because you are in the toughest financial cycle in 29 years) then it may well be a particular house or apartment that offers you a solution. It won’t be perfect, but it could help considerably. For example – you may be offered a house-sitting opportunity (saving on rent) or a glittering home exchange which makes you feel richer and more abundant on your holiday. You could also find the gap between the sale price of your last home and your new one helps you deal with some of the unavoidable realities at the bank. There are many options but all of them will assist you.
On the people side of things, the Fourth House, where Jupiter is about to take up residence, also rules your live-in partner, your family and close relatives, and your clan (flatmates or even companion animals). Jupiter will fix issues, offer win-win solutions and bring all kinds of advantages and benefits through one of these people. One example might be welcoming a family member’s new girlfriend into the clan – she may well change everything for the better!
Play with this cycle as creatively and productively as you can. As a rule of thumb start watching property websites for bargains or price rises in your area and keep tabs on mortgage interest rates as these may well benefit you.
Be aware of your timing, though. Things are looking up hugely from June, but if you are signing or in negotiations before August, allow for Mercury Retrograde. What appears to be fixed, firm or final news may change shape after Monday 10th June, when the planet of communication, information and negotiation goes shadow retrograde. Please read the fine print so carefully to see what would happen if there was a change of mind or delay. The basic benefits of this cycle will be there, but if you want the best result from your horoscope, wait until Mercury is out of shadow, and firmly direct, from at least Sunday 4th August. The chapter which has been rewritten many times over will then be final.
THE NEXT GENERATION
Venus moves into Leo from Thursday 27th June so the next generation, or a relationship which brings it your way, suddenly becomes a win-win situation for you. The conjunction from Venus to Ceres in Leo on Sunday 30th June lets you know that a certain amount of compromise and sharing will be crucial as the situation looks intensely emotional, from the point of view of one player. Your children, grandchildren, godchildren or young relatives may be the source. So might a work or charity commitment to younger people. Finally, the Fifth House, where we now find Venus, the planet of partnerships, is very much about relationships which may end in pregnancy, adoption or step-parenting. Sometimes one acquires younger relatives or godchildren in the mix, thanks to a new partner too. Your own personal horoscope will tell the full story, but from the final week of June, you are being set up for July and the next generation (or a relationship which delivers it to your door) will be absolutely key to your peace of mind and happiness.
Basically, if your Sun Sign or Rising Sign is Aries, then June 2013 is about the turning of the tide in your favour with the house or flat, or broader questions about your home town or homeland. You will see why, no later than 2014 when this new story is complete. Please allow for delays or changes until August, though. Read the fine print.
Taurus June Horoscope
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ABUNDANCE
You should be feeling content the solutions or opportunities for abundance which manifested in late May. Now keep the momentum going, no matter if you are saving money, making it or gaining from ‘cash in kind’ benefits (the universe doesn’t ring a cash register but favours, loans or free access to what you need is still so likely). The New Moon in Gemini on Saturday 8th June is the path forward that you have been looking for. When the Sun joins Jupiter on Wednesday 19th there is a glittering, public moment of truth when you will receive rewards for having ploughed in time, energy, faith and hope since 2012. You have until Tuesday 25th June to follow up the new connections and contacts which have been swirling around you since April, but you should also squeeze the most out of old associations or structures. You will not have a chance like this again for 12 years, so take even the smallest piece of encouragement and go with it. Banks are obvious places to begin but anything from eBay to a car boot sale may hold what you want. Taurus is the sign to be associated with charity and philanthropy at its highest vibration so perhaps this is where your rewards will come. This is a grand finale for Jupiter in the last stages of his cycle through your finance, property, business, possessions, charity and business zone. Use it or lose it.
WEB, MEDIA, PUBLISHING, VOICE
If you really want to move on particular projects and plans revolving around web, media, publishing – or just your voice – the path is being cleared and between August and Christmas and you could be in a much better situation than you can remember, for some years. If you are one of the Taurus people who have planets in Gemini (check at www.astro.com) then part of you is a natural speaker or writer and perhaps your time is fast approaching – a chance to fly past even your own best achievements by 2014.
The word is the thing when Jupiter is in your Third House of communication. This cycle begins in the closing days of June. The technology may be there to support you soon after this (computers, phones, microphones and so on) but be aware that Mercury is shadow retrograde so you may prefer to have Plan B or alternatives – or even wait until August to fully commit. The outlook is excellent but there may be a wobbly situation if you rush it; try to either read the fine print or have some back-ups available.
Play with this cycle as creatively and productively as you can. Be aware of your timing, though. Things are looking up hugely from June, but if you are signing or in negotiations before August, especially with the media, web-based organisations, publishing and so on – allow for news or ‘commitments’ which may change shape after Monday 10th June, when the planet of communication, information and negotiation goes shadow retrograde.
What is your message? That’s key. What do you have to say? So many times between now and the middle of 2014 the universe will provide you with the right medium to massage that message. And you will be given access to some incredible tools and resources, no matter if you want to speak a foreign language, achieve a bestselling book or make a documentary. Even something as basic as speech therapy or sign language could be part of your toolkit if it is required. Taurus, release your voice. But just prepare for a wobbly take-off until Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods, can safely assist you with your own message.
FAMILY, HOUSEHOLD, PROPERTY
You’ll have co-operation and collaboration over the house, flat, family, household or hometown/homeland issue within weeks. Venus moves into Leo from Thursday 27th June so this becomes a win-win situation for you. Think of it like balancing the scales with someone or meeting them halfway on a high-wire. The conjunction from Venus to Ceres in Leo on Sunday 30th June lets you know that a fair balancing act for all those involved is necessary. Nobody likes giving up, giving in or letting go but it will be required as July comes closer, no matter if this is the property or the people. Your own personal horoscope will tell the full story, but from the final week of June, you are being set up for July and August in terms of your plans for the household, family, house or flat. On a broader level there may be issues about your nationality, country or neighbourhood. One individual or organisation will want to be taken seriously from late June into July. If you or anyone else wants an easy life, this request will also be taken seriously. The outcome will have a lasting impact on the way you rent or own property, renovate it, relate to family members or share with flatmates or live-in partners. Ultimately, there will need to be a change in the stakes between you, he, she or they – in terms of the amount of power you all feel you have in the situation. It all builds in the final week of June.
ESCAPE THROUGH YOUR TRIBE
Your tribal involvement is like a spa for the soul. Or is this just about a two-way friendship? Social media, social life, social acquaintances all encourage you to break away from what is normal, real and ordinary and plunge into something utterly different.
The issues with your former, current or potential partner are ongoing. You may have a professional rival too or a personal enemy. With Saturn in your opposite sign of Scorpio, your opposite number (or opposition) is unlikely to produce much in your life other than challenges. What happens in June, though, enables you to elevate yourself past this and to descend comfortably into another universe. It’s called Planet Friendship and thanks to this particular social space you can now leave earth behind – though you are undoubtedly one of the most grounded and down-to-earth zodiac signs!
If your Sun Sign or Rising Sign is Taurus, then essentially June is about a major project or achievement for 2014, being seeded now. Even though the time is not yet right (that comes after the first week of August) there is nothing wrong with having high hopes and big goals. Your voice – online, on paper or in person – will find the biggest and best outlets after Jupiter changes signs in late June.
Gemini June Horoscope
THE NEW MOON IN GEMINI
Onwards and upwards. Follow the trajectory and keep aiming higher and further. Your name, voice, face, style and general me-ness are in the best possible place, astrologically speaking, until the third week of June, as Jupiter in Gemini is joined by the New Moon in your sign. You should be very pleased about what transpired in late May when your ruler Mercury formed a conjunction to Jupiter in Gemini too. Your brand and aura seemed to ping on a cosmic tuning fork set at just the right pitch. The New Moon in Gemini on Saturday 8th June is day one of a rapid two-week chain of events that will help you face July knowing that you did everything within your power to relaunch yourself over the last 12 months. When the Sun joins Jupiter on Wednesday 19th June you could really reach your own personal Everest – depending on the amount of time and energy you put into being more visible over the last 12 months. You have until Tuesday 25th June to follow up amazing offers and opportunities (some of which arrived very casually) since April. Within three weeks a standing goal for yourself – or a superior alternative – is within reach. You may have been focussed on the physical (your face, shape, hair, body) or the external (your social media profile, fifteen minutes of fame, reputation, name). In all cases, though, you will not have a chance like this again for 12 years. If you were handed something on a plate a few months ago and did nothing about it, hurry up. This New Moon is potent and June is your last chance to scoop up the benefits and solutions for Brand Me, that this cycle automatically delivers.
LIFE-CHANGING FINANCIAL TRENDS
Jupiter will fix issues, offer win-win solutions and bring all kinds of advantages and benefits through everything you own, earn or owe, in the second half of this year and first half of 2014. The atmosphere lifts and life turns you in a completely new direction from the third week of June, then after a period of backwards-and-forwards developments, from the first week of August you are completely on track.
Play with this cycle as creatively and productively as you can. As a rule of thumb start watching property websites for bargains or price rises. Track changes involving your own bank – and also rival organisations. Look for a second source of income or lucrative offers within your own professional sphere.
If your priority is charity, then you will be astonished at just how much is possible in the second half of 2013.
Be aware of your timing, though. Things are looking up hugely from June, but if you are signing or in negotiations before August, allow for Mercury Retrograde. This is personalised because you are ruled by this planet, which is the quicksilver Messenger of the Gods. When Mercury is retrograde, put ‘re’ in front of everything. So from Monday 10th June, Sunday 4th August, there will be renegotiation, revision, retraction, recall. The chapter which has been rewritten many times over will not be final until you are into the second week of August, so be aware of that. One example might be a lucrative offer for some work you did, that does not actually become as real as the paper it’s printed on, until August. Or – news of a legacy reaching you, but with some twists and turns in the tale until the money, possessions or property is actually yours, in August.
There are many more examples. Basically, what you need to know is that Pluto is in your zone of shared property, financial, business or material arrangements. The money you make or save by yourself, though (or cash in kind) is set to be boosted enormously by the arrival of Jupiter in Cancer. After a slow or circuitous beginning, by August you will be on your way. The Jupiter-Pluto opposition to come is a watershed when you will need to look seriously at how money, property, business, charity or possessions can empower you, and how to balance that so the price is not too high.
CUPID IN SAGITTARIUS
Cupido, or Cupid, is the asteroid which describes longing, desire and deep, irrational passion. This asteroid (in mythology he was the son of Venus) is now in your zone of marriage, engagement, sex and love. This is also where we find partners you loved and lost, or ex-soulmates. Finally, Cupid is stirring up potential new relationships. Do not be surprised if common-sense has to take a back seat. Cupid is especially potent now because you recently had an eclipse in this same zone of your horoscope.
If you have been more emotionally engaged with a professional or personal rival, or locked in war with someone you are firmly against, then it may be this man or woman who is at the core of Cupid’s highly emotional, deeply felt cycle. Again, common-sense takes a back seat.
Cupid is just passing through. His arrows also leave temporary wounds. This madness for you, he or she may not last beyond a few months. Just in case your personal horoscope says otherwise, though, remember that Cupid is the son of Venus, and the goddess herself is most interested in long and complicated partnerships.
YOUR TWIN IDENTITIES AT WORK
Your daily workload is hard. The people, place or situation is under Saturn’s influence which is why 2013 has delivered you with a heavy reality check that probably knocked you sideways. This is the transit known as ‘Sorry, but this is the way the real world is.’ Consequently you have been leaping towards a professional, voluntary or academic niche which I can only describe as The Great Escape.
This is perfectly fine. Don’t knock escapism. This is like your own theme park or day at the beach. This strange other world, within your overall sphere of ambition and achievement, is also going to provide you with the relief and release you need in June. Just remember it’s not remotely real. And perhaps you need to touch base with your twin identities (Castor and Pollux are the heavenly twins in the Gemini constellation) in order to cope. One of you should be stoic, sensible, serious and strategic. The other should be like John Lennon in the Sixties when he was driving a psychedelic Rolls Royce and wearing satin. If you can juggle both these sides of yourself then you should find it balances out beautifully.
Basically, if your Sun Sign or Rising Sign is Gemini then you are on track for the most profound changes with money, property, charity or business in years. By the middle of 2014 you will have had more to own, earn or exchange. There will also be key moments of empowerment, when you realise you must take your fair share of the reins. From June, it’s clear that money or the material world really is power. And that story will be played out for some months to come.
THE FULL MOON AND YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
The Full Moon on Sunday 23rd June lays everything on the line with your former, current or potential partner. If you have a professional rival or personal enemy (and you put more energy into this person, than you do into love) then this person (who always holds up a mirror to you) will be at the centre of the crossroads. The reason this Full Moon is so important is its placement; the Moon (your ruler) will occupy the same zone of your astrological chart as Pluto, so the moment of truth some weeks before (near Friday 7th June) leads you to its logical conclusion a fortnight later. By the way – try not to engage in crucial discussions, e-mails or signatures with this man or woman near 7th June; we have an opposition from Mercury to Pluto that day which is unlikely to make your life any easier. The same applies to the Venus-Pluto opposition on Tuesday 11th June; that is not the time to try and ‘fix’ things.
You must proceed to a more balanced or whole existence, though, as the Full Moon will make everything so abundantly clear. Throughout this entire period, the focus is obviously on this person and the alchemy you have with them. Don’t be fooled, though. It’s also about your image, reputation and identity, out there in the world. You’ll see why after Jupiter enters Cancer on Wednesday 26th June. It’s not actually about him (or her). It’s about you, you, you – and what the world sees, when it looks your way.
The issue may be resolution with your former partner, a budding new relationship or the state of play with your existing soulmate. Maybe it’s about fierce rivalry or enmity. In all cases, though, June holds up a mirror and what you see reflected there is invaluable. If your birthday falls on (or close to) 23rd June then the Full Moon is personal for you. Sharper self-awareness and a greater sensitivity to your reputation or public image (or your physical appearance) reveal what is working – or clearly not working – in 2013. Because Vesta in Cancer, your own sign, is conjunct Venus just one day before, you may want to look at the part one particular male is playing in terms of all those ‘me’ issues about your packaging, presentation and profile. Here is an astrological snapshot showing you Vesta in your sign, and also the path of the Full Moon itself – crucial if your reputation is an ongoing issue. (Click to enlarge the chart).
FAR HORIZONS, BIG THINKING
The Magical Mystery Tour arrives this month as the planets move slowly into position, facing Neptune in your house of big thinking and distant journeys. The person who is at the heart of this may have a different passport or accent. Alternatively you may be looking at an extraordinary move, either temporarily or permanently, to a place which you believe is an escape from the real world. It may lie across your country or across the world but you are right – this is your Alice In Wonderland rabbit hole.
There will be no Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the other end, but this connection is a genuine way for you to take both feet off the ground, wave goodbye to terra firma and explore a mysterious ‘other’ world which is a genuine alternative. Follow the white rabbit.
If you can’t travel, emigrate or welcome other nationalities into your world, you may try other options. Publishing (digital or traditional) and all kinds of education, from workshops to academia, suggest themselves. Once Jupiter enters Cancer on Wednesday 26th June you can peer into 2014 – and you should – with a greater sense of the compass points being set. It’s going to be quite a journey. Neptune was discovered in the same year they publicly trialled anaesthetic; this cycle describes a ‘comfortably numb’ outlet which takes you away from the rawness of reality and all the hard edges. Remember that famous Pink Floyd song as you explore the trip, unfamiliar culture, foreign nationality, website, book or course in June. It’s lovely to be comfortably numb for a while but if you stay there, you’re gone. Make sure you come back to the real world once your trip (or head-trip) is over.
RENAISSANCE, REBIRTH, RELAUNCH
It has been 12 years since Jupiter was in your own sign and even though there is a wobbly and prolonged beginning to your renaissance, you will constantly find yourself being encouraged by supportive people and opportunities. For the best results, though (especially if you are putting things online, in print or on the record) focus on yourself exclusively from Sunday 4th August when Mercury will be out of shadow and moving swiftly through Cancer, where the news, commitments and confirmations will benefit you. Please be very careful with Mercury’s shadow period which begins on Monday 10th June as although it would be tempting to launch the website, order the business cards, sign up for the fitness program and so on – all your ‘me’ priorities may swing backwards and forwards from that point. Maintain the faith though and keep juggling that ping pong ball of possibility. When the time is right, as it absolutely will be, from August 2013 through the middle of 2014 is your relaunch. You’ll shed a skin and emerge like a butterfly from the chrysalis – or just remind us all who you are and why you matter.
You can’t get through the Jupiter in Cancer cycle without an opposition to Pluto in your Seventh House. This ongoing cycle reminds you (periodically) that a former, current or potential partner will always raise issues about how empowered you are and how much control you have. If you invest more time and energy into competing with a professional rival or opponent, or just hating someone on a personal level, then the Seventh House will serve this person up, as the living embodiment of your Pluto transit!
The Jupiter-Pluto opposition to come, on Thursday 8th August, signals a moment of truth about this. At a time of expansion and high hopes for your image, name, reputation and public profile – there will also be a crossroads connected to the one person who can teach you about power. That’s almost two months away as you read this but it is worth bearing in mind.
If your Sun Sign or Rising Sign is Cancer then the most you need to know about June is this – as the month comes to an end, Jupiter enters your sign for the first time in 12 years, allowing you to have more, do more and become more. This strongly applies to your social media profile, your reputation, your brand and your personal appearance. Like an Easter Egg, you are all shell and silver foil once this transit begins, and although Mercury Shadow Retrograde will hold you up at the beginning, from the first week of August you will see how right you were to think big and ask the universe for more.
YOUR SERIOUSLY SOCIABLE MONTH
All eyes are on your tribe in June. And of course, there may be more than one tribal involvement. The societies, teams, networks, groups, clubs and other clusters around you promise so much – even beyond the great news you had in late May. Just keep pushing this. The New Moon in Gemini on Saturday 8th June shows you the way forward. When your ruler the Sun joins Jupiter, also in Gemini, on Wednesday 19th June there is simply no stopping you. It’s fair to stay that particular friends or tribes in your life are worth their weight in glittering jewels. You have until Tuesday 25th June to follow up every single person and possibility which promises so much. Of course your social life (and social media) will be bigger and better as a result, but that’s not the point. There are some truly vast hopes, wishes and ambitions that will come off as a result of these friends and acquaintances. Call it Team Leo. It’s potent and it’s instant gratification. When you retrace your steps, though, you may even find the energy and effort you put into people 12 or 13 years ago is now being returned. By the end of June you should be extremely happy with a major coup or turning point for a team project or group venture – and perhaps more than one. Gemini rules your Eleventh House of friends and groups, so people with personal planets in this sign (hint: they live online, or on the phone) may be a major part of the story. One more thing. If you are a regular astrology reader then you will have consciously been building a tribal project, or deliberately joining networks, since 2012 as you are well aware of Jupiter’s rewards. What you don’t know, though, is that this planet always manages to deliver something extra. Look at the new friends you have made since April. And some acquaintances who have become friends. These people are there for a reason. They will show you, in quite an unexpected way, why friendship is often more important than partnership, in terms of its stunning impact on your life.
YOUR SECRET TREASURE
Nobody else will be able to see or touch what is so deeply hidden below the surface. It may be that part of your personality which you only access through dreams, diaries or meditation. Alternatively this may be a big secret which is rather like a treasure chest thrown onto the bottom of the ocean. After Venus changes signs on Monday 3rd June it becomes clear this is going to send you on a major journey until 2014. Just remember that the ‘firm’ plans or ‘absolutely final’ arrangements you are making will go backwards and forwards after Monday 10th June, as Mercury is retrograde shadow. That should not stop your basic faith, hope and optimism in what you are covering up – or what is basically inner work. However, reserve judgement and concrete arrangements until Mercury is out of shadow on Sunday 4th August. From that point on, though – yes, it’s big. The Twelfth House of your horoscope describes everything which is submerged. It reveals that part of yourself which shows up in dreams, meditation, therapy or diary entries. It also (traditionally) points to plans, plots and projects which you deliberately cover up or hide from others. In either or both cases, this profoundly important new Jupiter cycle will change your life. Expect small hints now, and a wobbly start. From August, however, the submerged aspects of yourself or your life will become increasingly rewarding and important to your happiness.
YOUR ESCAPE FROM REALITY
The apartment, money, business, house, charity or precious possessions offers you the most sublime escape from reality, very close to the Neptune-Saturn trine on Wednesday 12th June. After Jupiter changes signs on Wednesday 26th June, the future is being set up all around you, as by 2014 the planet of solutions, growth, opportunity and expansion will form a perfect connection in your horoscope, in the zone of your astrological chart associated with property, finances, philanthropy and material assets . You’ll almost hear the ‘click’ of the cosmic clockwork as Jupiter arrives in Cancer in the closing days of June and takes up his new position, forming a building trine to Neptune. Close to Thursday 18th July, when the Jupiter-Neptune trine becomes exact, you will see the results of this sea change. You are hovering on the edge of an altered state, thanks to a forthcoming turning point involving the material world. As always, keep it real. There is no Leo person on earth who wouldn’t welcome this cycle, given the hell that arrived with Saturn in Virgo a few years ago, in your financial sector. Nevertheless, don’t disappear into some kind of Nag Champa haze. Stay grounded.
IT’S ALL ABOUT ME
Venus moves into Leo from Thursday 27th June so your image, brand and look become a priority for someone else as well – this person will take the journey with you. The conjunction from Venus to Ceres in Leo on Sunday 30th June lets you know that a certain amount of compromise and sharing will be necessary in July. It’s been quite a long time since you had a cluster of heavenly bodies in your own sign like this, so halfway through 2013 you will suddenly become aware of how you look, and how you are seen. It’s all about you, but why shouldn’t it be? Your name, face, reputation or style really matters. The shell leads people to the kernel.
CUPID IN SAGITTARIUS
The asteroid Cupido (Cupid) is in the horoscope zone ruling children, godchildren and young relatives – plus any children connected to you through work or charity. The Sun-Cupid opposition on Wednesday 12th June shows you exactly why strong feelings and powerful passions sometimes matter more than what is sensible or logical. The Fifth House of your horoscope, where you find Cupid until October, is also where you attract lovers who either bring pregnancy, adoption or stepchildren – or pass their own younger nieces, nephews, godchildren onto you. One way or another Leo, you are going to find the generation born 20 years or more after you (or the relationships which bring them closer) a potent source. Cupid is the son of Venus. He’s just as you imagine – armed with a bow and arrow. He describes all the sudden, powerful emotional magnets in your life and you’re really going to feel this in June, or see a particular person manifest Cupid in quite a classic way.
Basically if your Sun Sign or Rising Sign is Leo then all you need to know about June is this – you have three weeks to push everything as far as you can, as fast as you can, with your friend – or the group. This offer will not last. The closing days of June also mark a sea change with your money, property, charity or business for July, when an escape from the real world will swim into view.
YOUR PERSONAL EVEREST
You are Sir Edmund Hillary and you are scaling your own personal Everest with the assistance of Jupiter, the planet associated with the big picture and an eagle-eye view of the world. The New Moon in Gemini on Saturday 8th June and another Jupiter peak near Wednesday 19th June lets you know you have a limited offer in your horoscope. Until Tuesday 25th June follow up every person and possibility which has appeared, like magic, since April. Then go back and retrace your steps with that never-ending journey which began in 2012. Back then it was all high hopes and big plans. So why has it been no delivery? Answer – timing. But the timing is right now. You have the unconditional support, enthusiasm and encouragement of particular people or organisations which will make a lasting difference to your daily workload, studies or charity role. Then there are purely vocational pursuits, connected to your place in the world, your personal definition of success and status, and so on. There will not be a chance like this again for another 12 years. Use it or lose it. Tip – help the helper! That abundant individual, department or company which is the gift that goes on giving, actually needs your input. Unless you plug in properly the electricity can’t begin. When you do – you will move mountains. Sometimes Jupiter manifests quite literally. So the person in question may live in a high-rise apartment or work in a space with vast views. This person may also have Jupiter’s eagle-eyed view of the world via constant flights. You may be looking at someone who is noticeably taller (thus giving him/her the long view of the room). Corporations and companies which also fit this bill (think vast horizons, the big picture, elevated views) could easily bring Jupiter to life for you. The planet of solutions, growth and empire-building has precisely three weeks left in your house of success and achievement so if you didn’t push big buttons since April, push them now!
YOUR FRIENDS, SOCIAL MEDIA AND TRIBE
Just remember that the ‘firm’ plans or ‘absolutely final’ arrangements you are making with friends, social media or a group project will go backwards and forwards after Monday 10th June, as Mercury is retrograde shadow. That should not stop your basic faith, yet until Mercury is out of shadow on Sunday 4th August there could be scrapped plans, changed schedules or hollow verbal agreements. This is perfectly fine and nothing will stick – but for an organised life just hold on until August is here before you go toasting your brand new social life or an exceptional and extraordinary group venture.
The tribe may be based around a work project, a feelgood event, a shared ambition or something more nebulous. Yet repeatedly until 2014 you are going to find that a group of people bring your dreams closer. Within this group there will be at least one firm new friend, possibly more.
Another friend, who has been with you for years, will be worth his or her weight in gold starting in late June, with obvious signs throughout the next 12 months. True friendship is an incredible thing, equal to, or better than, a partnership. This person expects nothing and gives everything and all you have to do is be yourself.
Your social media will explode if you feed it in this cycle. Twitter followers could become real friends and your numbers will increase – if that matters to you. Explore new and alternative social media too as this could be a goldmine for you once Jupiter makes the ingress into Cancer at the end of June.
YOUR ESCAPE FROM REALITY
The man or woman in question (and you know exactly who I am talking about) is your Disneyland Paris, your Glastonbury and your Nirvana in pyjamas. The Neptune-Saturn trine on Wednesday 12th June helps firm up this outlet. How can a relationship with a former, current or potential partner be so other-worldly, when the person in question is flesh and blood? The answer lies in this Neptune cycle which allows you to float and drift on the tides of your own longing for escape. Reality has absolutely nothing to do with this relationship. It’s like an anaesthetic from being alive and that’s why June is so intriguing; as long as you pledge to return to planet earth after these periodic escapes, you can appreciate them for all they are. Outlets! It is extremely common for people to meet Neptune manifestations in human form in this cycle so by 2014 you could be entwined with someone who has heavenly bodies in Pisces (for example) or a serious addiction to meditation, drugs, alcohol, the ocean, fantasy fiction, alternative worlds on the internet and so on. They’re not quite…here. But that’s half the appeal, non?
HOUSE, FLAT, FAMILY, HOUSEHOLD
The asteroid Cupido (Cupid) is at large near the Sun-Cupid opposition on Wednesday 12th June and powerful feelings influence outcomes with the house, flat, family or household. Logic has nothing to do with it. Cupido is all about irrational emotion! Cupid is the son of Venus. He’s just as you imagine – armed with a bow and arrow. Thus the characteristic ‘sting’ which you have already felt, or may be about to feel. This is living. It is about your lust for life. Therefore suspend all critical judgement or intellectualisation of what is going on. You, he, she or they are under the influence of Cupid and this cycle is all about what does not make sense, but is very hard to resist. Falling in love with a house? A whole town? An entire family tree? Sure. On a smaller scale if you find your decorator getting worked up about kitchen paint colour you’ll know for sure that this person is manifesting Cupid.
If your Sun Sign or Rising Sign is Virgo then use the first three weeks of June to pursue every job offer, award, competition, new business option, scholarship, professional opening or other success doorway you can. The door won’t stay open forever.
Libra in May
Your Money, House, Flat, Charity or Business
It’s now game on. From Wednesday 1st May the stage is for number-crunching and more serious discussion.
What happens near Tuesday 7th May is familiar. You’ve been here before, perhaps in a previous life, perhaps in this one, but the sense of déjà vu is remarkable. Monday 6th May through Sunday 12th May is loaded with decisions and the eclipse on Friday 10th May is crucial. I don’t think you’ll be able to lift your head up from the computer or the paperwork until Wednesday 15th May. However, it is completely worth it. You can concentrate your efforts and power on through a very challenging situation.
A great deal will go down, in a very short space of time. And about time too!
Your Horoscope Patterns in May
The Uranus-Pluto square is in signs which hit hard edges in your horoscope, in Aries and Capricorn, on Tuesday 21st May. Nothing new here. You have been through a sequence of questions about who (or what) is in charge of your family or home life since 2008. Yet every time it becomes easier. The intensity is much reduced when you realise that you have actually worked through similar questions before. This applies to your house, flat, family, household or home turf. This is a promise – the person, situation or organisation which you recently felt so dominated by, will be dwarfed. It’s just what happened to Pluto back in 2006 and it’s happening to you now.
There is power available to you, and the art of sharing this power, and playing your part in a compromise is what May is ultimately all about.
Uranus in Aries
You also know Uranus in Aries very well by now. Of course you do, given the impact on your former, current or potential partner. Or your enemy! What alters in May is meant to happen, as it is the only way you could be released from unnecessary ties and shackles that have done more to restrict you, than you may realise.
Does that sound too hard, in the context of a relationship, or even a conflict? It’s just astrology, which is all basic facts and hard edges at the moment. Trust the process of independence, though. You’re already so far down the road you can’t turn back anyway. And this will work. It will be exhilarating, more than once this year.
Money (That’s What I Want).
What is free may be the best thing in life, but you have no interest in that, and no wonder. Saturn in Scorpio makes its presence felt near Wednesday 1st May, Sunday 5th May, Wednesday 15th May, Sunday 19th May. This gives you an opportunity to build your core strength in response to the challenges. What worked for other people may also work for you. What they learned, you can learn too.
Beyond that, acceptance is useful. You are not the only one. This isn’t just about you, it is about a wider economic or legal framework, which everyone has to live with and deal with. You can call this the recession, or the legal profession and its demands, or something else – the property market? The banks, with all their greed? The employment market?
Take a deep breath and feel the community of people around you, who are already going through a similar situation, or have dealt with something rather like this in the past. It’s not just you. And this won’t last. It really won’t.
The issue now is, how do you steadily control your response in a way that makes you feel most in control, most calm and most comfortable? That’s what May is about.
The Biggest Picture of All
From Thursday 9th May the biggest picture of all is being filled in, with colourful brushstrokes. It involves enormous concepts and subjects, fit for Oxford or Cambridge. It may also involve vast vistas, either on the other side of your country, or across the world. Structures in your life which attempt to contain huge ideas or beliefs may also matter more and promise more, too.
Mercury is at large. From Wednesday 15th May the talking begins, and news begins to pour in, either online, via the media or in person. The weekend of 18th-19th May finds you pinging replies all over the place, or framing your questions for the following week.
From Monday 20th May, it all becomes public, and that is invaluable as you need feedback before you travel, move, publish, teach, study or write in a more meaningful and committed way. Jupiter’s opposition to Cupid on Thursday 23rd May reminds you that there is still time to plant good seeds too. Even this late in the year!
The penumbral lunar eclipse on Saturday 25th May, and the Mercury-Cupid opposition on Sunday 26th May, show you solutions, even if they are partial compromises.
What happens near Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th should vindicate your faith, though. And Libra, there is a major new beginning in June, and a glorious moment ahead, thanks to a Sun-Jupiter conjunction in Gemini not possible for 12 years.
Communication and Information
The Third House of your chart rules your life as a voice or talking head. As a sequence of ideas on the internet. As a channel for opinion. Near Thursday 23rd May, you’ll feel this more. From there, consider what you are being shown at the eclipse on the weekend of Saturday 25th May – or what is being covered up. That is a key turning point for communication and information.
It’s very likely that the Venus-Cupid opposition on Monday 27th May will put you at a crossroads, as you are ruled by Venus and Cupid is her son. If you are to be heard or read as you wish this year, then May is decision time.
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Scorpio in May
Past, Present, Potential Partners
Thanks to Mars, and his two-year cycle through your zone of former, current and potential partners – there is an urgency and heat around this man or woman, as May begins. From Wednesday 1st May the stage is set for the kind of news that could change everything, too – Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods is running towards you.
What happens near Tuesday 7th May is familiar. You’ve been here before, perhaps in a previous life, perhaps in this one, but the sense of déjà vu is remarkable with this person. That entire week (from Monday 6th May through Sunday 12th May) is loaded with the kind of choices that make the eclipse near Friday 10th May even more potent.
The Moon’s South Node in this same horoscope zone brings repetition that enables you to remove yourself from proceedings and make a conscious choice to be happier about the situation, or at the very least, philosophical. There is nothing new under the sun.
Important – if you have an enemy, rival or opponent then there may also be a sense of déjà vu and utter familiarity in May. And, of course, an intense decision-making process that is over almost as soon as it begins. The key here is to control how you respond and how you think about this person. You can turn your eyes skyward because of the repetition or (because you know what is going to happen next) you can anticipate it in an entirely different way. One that makes you feel secure and oddly ahead of the game.
The Fire-Earth Clash
The fire-earth clash in your chart unfolds as Uranus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn near Tuesday 21st May. There are questions to answer about the balance of power in a matter affecting how you write or speak – and how you use the internet.
Something or someone has dominated for too long. This will not last. Pluto is about to be hit by Uranus and there will be a shakedown. Whatever person, organisation or situation loomed over you and had such a powerful impact on the way you connect or communicate, now becomes much reduced in size and potency. Good! Any amount of trouble or complication is worth it, just to reach the point where there is greater balance. Working towards that balance is the dominant theme of 2013.
Uranus in Aries is a continuing presence, which is why you feel you will never work, follow a particular routine or attend to your general health in the same way again. This is correct and it is to be welcomed, not held at bay. You made that choice in April and it was the right one. In 2014 you will shake your head at the way you conducted your life in 2011 and 2012 and wonder why on earth you didn’t make the same choice before.
You must be free to work, live and look after yourself in a new way.
You, You, You
Saturn in Scorpio is so personal to you, for obvious reasons, and you’ll feel the impact of this planet near Wednesday 1st May, Sunday 5th May, Wednesday 15th May, Sunday 19th May. This gives you an opportunity to build your core strength in response to the challenges. What worked for other people may also work for you. What they learned, you can learn too. You are not the only person who has been grappling with image and identity issues. Whatever or whomever confronts you about your profile on the internet, or even your looks, suggests nothing particularly unique. Others also struggle with the same challenges even if they are wrapped in different packaging.
Your name or face will no longer be a big deal in the end. This is a temporary cycle. Live through this. Better still, find a point of view which makes you feel far more secure about the reality of what is going on. A perspective which is a safety net or cushion. This too shall pass.
You can choose how you wish to respond to people, organisations or situations which seem loaded with negativity, in respect to yourself. That may take some plotting and planning, but once you have your own particular answer, stick to it like glue.
The Money, Charity, Property, Business
From Thursday 9th May you know that it’s all going to come together, at last. From Wednesday 15th May the talking or influx of information begins, and news begins to pour in, with some most interesting numbers too. The weekend of 18th-19th May is pivotal then after Monday 20th May, it all becomes public, so you’ll receive feedback and reaction with a reminder at Jupiter’s opposition to Cupid on Thursday 23rd May to keep pushing your chances.
The penumbral lunar eclipse on Saturday 25th May, and the Mercury-Cupid opposition on Sunday 26th May, show you what is almost impossible to pull together and yet your instinct tells you that this is meant to be. Even the challenges help you get what you want, on a core level.
What happens near Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th should help turn everything around, and once Mars changes signs on Friday 31st May, you are set some remarkable moments when you realise you inhabit an abundant universe with more than enough for you and everyone else. This is a breakthrough in terms of your money, house, flat, charity, possessions or business and you are making it.
Sagittarius in May
Your Daily Workload or Health
The Sixth House of your horoscope is ruled by Taurus the Bull and it describes your daily workload, no matter if you are a professional, a volunteer or a student. This same horoscope house also reveals a great deal about your basic health and wellbeing – particularly if a medical condition prevents you from working.
From Wednesday 1st May expect news, online or offline, which alters your ideas. What happens near Tuesday 7th May is familiar. You’ve been here before, perhaps in a previous life, perhaps in this one, but from Monday 6th May through Sunday 12th May you must make your choices – and the planetary patterns near Friday 10th May will concentrate your mind. Sure, this is intense. But without that intensity you wouldn’t make a big leap.
Remember that although the situation is as stuck as an old record, you can decide which parts of the orchestra should be turned up or down. It’s your tune, not the universe’s! Why? Because you can utterly control every aspect of your reaction, perspective and attitude, no matter how repetitive life becomes.
Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn
Near Tuesday 21st May every astrologer on the internet will be talking about the Uranus-Pluto square. But what does it mean for you?
Firstly – you will never look at the next generation, or relationships which bring it closer, in the same way again. Something which has been building steadily for years hit a climax in April and exclamation marks hung over your head. Questions were answered, very quickly, because you had no choice.
Cry Freedom. That is the only thing that matters. Your Independence Day has been and gone, and in May you must pursue the basic truth – that you have every right to be liberated, no matter how this manifests with children, godchildren or young relatives (there may also be a work or charity connection to younger people). Even a relationship which is merely pregnant with possibility, or loaded with the promise of another generation coming in, suggests deep change. You can’t go back to the way you played this before. It just doesn’t fit any more!
There are questions to answer about the balance of power between yourself and particular people or organisations, in the context of your cash, house, charity, business, possessions or flat. Who/what dominated will no longer do so. That gives you greater control so play the carve-up very thoughtfully. What do you want and need and how you will you guarantee this from now on? If you feel Pluto as a situation rather than a face (the climate is overwhelming, in terms of your money, for example) that situation will fragment and alter by June – the overwhelm will vanish.
The Hidden World
Saturn in Scorpio makes its presence felt near Wednesday 1st May, Sunday 5th May, Wednesday 15th May, Sunday 19th May. Time to get real and get clear. No matter what is lying deeply below the surface, you are not the first person to go through this issue and you will not be the last. There are ways to manage this. One is to understand that this will be almost forgotten within five years. There will also be developments out there in the real world that minimise what is currently so magnified.
How do you make yourself feel more comfortable and secure now? You get this in perspective. Draw every compartment of your life on paper in squares. Label each square. Now, re-size the square which describes what is so invisible, hidden or submerged about yourself or your life. Why on earth did it become any bigger than the others?
Partners – Past, Present, Potential
From Thursday 9th May it’s looking extremely interesting with this man or woman – then from Wednesday 15th May the talking begins, and news begins to come in, leading you straight to the weekend of 18th-19th May when you go on The Knowledge Quest. If you want more of life – or if you just want something bigger and better – this person is the key. You will not have the same opportunity for a long time to come and you know it. Your past, present or potential partner is the gateway to a wider world of possibility, very probably involving travel – and at the least, travel in the mind. Be lucky and, to quote Elvis Costello, Get Happy!
As freedom is so important for you as a parent (if you chose children) then perhaps you are reshaping a marriage or relationship to encourage that. You may also be looking at a split if that is the only solution. Some Sagittarians are very firmly in this camp. If this sounds like you, then May-June is the answer you were always hoping for. The resolution is coming. This will be a win-win.
Even if you are single, or in a steady relationship – from Monday 20th May, it all becomes public, which is useful – then Jupiter’s opposition to Cupid on Thursday 23rd May reminds you that there is still time to pursue potential with this person.
The penumbral lunar eclipse on Saturday 25th May, and the Mercury-Cupid opposition on Sunday 26th May, reveal a great truth. Only an imperfect situation can produce great solutions.
What happens near Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th should vindicate your faith, though. Then, from Friday 31st May, you are set for a rapid chain of events, resulting in a major new beginning in June. This person is meant to be in your life, and this situation is also fated. Reach out for what/who is bigger and better.
Enemies, Rivals, Opponents
One of the curious truths about Baroness Thatcher during her time in power, was that her enemies made her stronger and more powerful. This also applies to you in May. Should anybody be against you, he or she will be a potent blessing. A real advantage. The cycle that Baroness Thatcher had in the Eighties, you are having now. Enjoy it.
You, You, You
It’s all about you and the way you look, and are seen. Asteroids in Sagittarius promise it! Make some useful choices near Thursday 23rd May, then consider what you are being shown at the eclipse on the weekend of Saturday 25th May.
It’s very likely that the Venus-Cupid opposition on Monday 27th May will reveal an important truth; there is nothing logical about this. And yet, when was life ever logical?
Capricorn in May
The Next Generation and You
Children, godchildren or young relatives? Work or charity connection to those born twenty years or more, after you? From Wednesday 1st May there will be fresh news. Very, very fresh news – the kind that alters your plans. Strategy is your friend now.
The South Node in Taurus is in your Fifth House, which rules your offspring, but also the next generation as a whole. What happens near Tuesday 7th May is familiar. You’ve been down this road before, in this life or another one. That entire week (from Monday 6th May through Sunday 12th May) is loaded by a pivotal eclipse on Friday 10th May with more talking or paperwork ahead, right up until Mercury finally changes signs on Wednesday 15th May. Intense? Undeniably so. Useful? Absolutely. This was a choice you always had to make. Selecting your handpicked response is part of the challenge but the reward. When the universe serves up the same thing repeatedly, what else must you do, except deliberately construct your reaction to it, in order to serve yourself best?
Pluto in Capricorn
The big May story is the Uranus-Pluto square from Aries to Capricorn, near Tuesday 21st May. Since 2011 you have been well aware of the amazing new opportunities to lead a far more independent life in terms of your house, family, flat, household or home turf. The issue has been your own time, space and motivation. And perhaps your resources.
What happened in April turned your life upside-down but it also forced you to see a choice that had bypassed you before. If you took that choice, then by now you will be dealing with the impact. That is what May is all about. Don’t sweat the temporary or fleeting conditions, though. By 2014 you will be glad you jumped, because you will have tremendous freedom, space and independence that simply was not there before.
Pluto in Capricorn, your own sign, reminds you of an old 2012 lesson. If you give other people an inch, when it comes to your profile, brand or appearance – they will take a mile. The person or organisation in question is about to shrink, though. You stand to gain control, so do all you can to claim it.
If it is a situation or atmosphere that has loomed over you, in matters of reputation or physical appearance, let it go down the gurgler. It will. Remember how empowered you felt on a previous occasion and return to that empowerment now.
Your Friend, Your Group
Your ruling planet Saturn has a lot to answer for as it continues to impact a group commitment, a friendship, social media – or just a group which is very much affecting you from the outside. Saturn in Scorpio makes its presence felt near Wednesday 1st May, Sunday 5th May, Wednesday 15th May, Sunday 19th May. Where Saturn goes, there is always an answer. The answer may take some time to emerge but never assume that this is it, for the rest of your life! Sure, it’s a lengthy cycle, but it’s not here to stay. This too will pass. In the meantime, construct a mental attitude that serves you well. This person or group will never change. Not short-term, anyway. And if this is an atmosphere or situation, rather than a face? That too can be dealt with. Create a response. Lean on it hard and often. Whatever works!
Lifestyle, Workload, Health
Potential translates into possibility, translates into reward. Start your engine with lifestyle, workload or health options and do not let up until June, if you want abundant gains. From Thursday 9th May it all leaps into view. From Wednesday 15th May the talking begins, and 18th-19th May finds you online or on the phone, asking the right questions.
From Monday 20th May, the outside world takes a keen interest. Jupiter’s opposition to Cupid on Thursday 23rd May reminds you that there is still time to plant promising initiatives.
The penumbral lunar eclipse on Saturday 25th May, and the Mercury-Cupid opposition on Sunday 26th May, allows you to take what does not work, or does not fit, and come up with something intriguing. It’s a road-hump you needed to face, in order to get a more interesting result by June.
What happens near Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th should vindicate your faith, as Jupiter aligns with the inner planets in patterns you have not seen for 12 years. You believed and trusted in a bigger and better lifestyle, workload or health situation last year. You put in time, energy, effort. Trust in Jupiter too. This cycle rewards you.
What You Hide – What Is Hidden
Nobody can see, smell, touch or even guess at this. Yet in May, it’s highly important. What you hide, or what is hidden, brings you to a crucial decision.
Near Thursday 23rd May, there is a conversation with yourself worth remembering – then consider what you are being shown at the eclipse on the weekend of Saturday 25th May.
It’s very likely that the Venus-Cupid opposition on Monday 27th May will reveal an important truth; passion, emotion, desire and longing (for anything or anybody) never run to a schedule, never follow the rules – but should always be let in the door.