Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day. That sing-song childhood song expresses a simple desire to have the perfect time under the sun without the threat of showers. But even if that song had the power to disperse the clouds and bring the sun out in its full glory, it would only be putting off the inevitable.
You have been putting off the inevitable in some area of your life, Libra, and this is your day - or your month - of reckoning. That is not as foreboding as it may sound. In fact, you will have a few excellent weeks coming up that will offer you the perfect climate and conditions to accomplish something you have been putting off.
That's a very lucky break for you, even if you can't see it yet. Not only will you resolve that one big issue, you will also tie up a wide array of loose ends, close a few gaps, and rebuild a few burnt bridges. The theme of this month is repair and restore, and once you work through it, you'll feel elated and renewed.
In some areas of your life you have limited yourself. You do like order, Scorpio, and sometimes that makes your life easier and more organized. But sometimes, a need for extreme order can paint you into a corner. When you have too many rules and regulations to follow, you get lost in remembering the details, and you veer away from using your mind and imagination to be more creative. Well, the stars are urging you to get messy this month. You need to toss your plans into the air and see where they land. While this directive is not meant to impose a state of chaos in your life, you may be anxious even thinking about it. But it could actually be quite freeing for you. If you can adapt to a looser, less cloying outlook this month, you will be pleasantly surprised by the new people you meet and the new opportunities that come to you almost magically.
Libra: May 2017
CHILDREN AND LOVERS
This is unusual. Libra, your zone of children and lovers brings repetition – quite striking repetition - from 9th May until 6th November 2018 . The reason for this is a flurry of activity in the sign of Aquarius, which rules babies, children and young adults who share a generation gap with you. This same chart zone also rules lovers, courtship and bed (temporary or permanent). Libra, you will experience karma from many years ago, as well as previous lifetimes. The True South Node enters Aquarius on 9th May, joining the crucial asteroids Ops, Diana and Aesculapius (also in Aquarius) this month. Aesculapius can bring someone/something back from the brink so there may be an old face on the pillow, or a past-life issue involving children, or younger people per se, returning.
Many of you who went through epic episodes with sons, daughters, lovers, partners across I999, 2000 will see a replay of that in a specific way, as you will need to pay a debt and collect a credit. Sometimes the issue is younger people who have a professional link to you; you may be a teacher. More usually it is about your son or daughter. This is karma at work and you will notice it this month, certainly no later than 11th May. The trick with this transit is to work on your own response and reaction to the repetition! In other words, you craft your soul. When others just go through the motions, or you hit past-life stuck record situations, you can always choose how you are going to react. And that’s utterly within your control.
FINANCE, PROPERTY, BUSINESS, CHARITY
Well, at last some action and conclusion – this has been about three or four months of stuckness for you, Libra, as a couple of financial, house, apartment, business or charity questions have lingered longer. The Full Moon across 9th, 10th, 11th May will bring everything to a head. The Wheel of Fortune (the powerful little asteroid Fortuna) will also spin at that time, so expect flux. In fact, there will be a replay or rewind of one situation after Tuesday 16th May, when you realise that April was just a dress rehearsal and there was no way that February was going to resolve anything. It won’t be until 21st May that you know the full and final story. That is the reality of Mercury Retrograde Shadow and its impact on contracts, deals, the bank and so on.
There is a higher purpose behind all this flux. I have been giving a few talks about this lately, but in May 2018 you are going to see a massive revolution affecting your budget, house, expenditure, apartment, land, business, income, contracts, pension/superannuation, legacy, insurance and the rest. Nothing comes from nothing in astrology. There is no big Monty Python foot that just plonks on your head in May 2018, one year from now. A lot of the trace elements of the change to come have been whirling around February through April. I reckon you’ll have a good idea of what/who is going to begin the revolution for you, by the final week.
ME, ME, ME (YOU, YOU, YOU)
Libra, go for it near Wednesday 17th May, especially online, as the worldwide web will bring the largest image rewards. This whole period is about your face, reputation, title, name, shape, style and profile. Jupiter will quincunx Neptune and that hardly ever happens. Allow a day or two either side, but this is an epic story for you, in terms of a relaunch. Whatever is on offer then will add lustre to your name or face and by all the laws of astrology you should take it further. There is also a separate story developing with your workload, lifestyle, body and daily routine.
This is also worth tracking near 17th May. You’re being shown a way out. What we have here, is a parallel universe to drift and float in. A separate and special area of life, sectioned off (rather as theme parks are sectioned off) so that you can wallow and plunge. A spa springs to mind. So does a project that feels like a spa. You’ll make it happen. Just ring-fence it, because if whatever is going down with work, housework, volunteering, doctors, drugs, drink, study, healers or fitness spills over into the rest of your life – it will become pretty wobbly. A little bit of random is lovely if you can control it.
URANUS IN ARIES AND HIM (OR HER)
On Friday 19th May Saturn trines Uranus. This is about he or she, who counts so much. Your former, current or potential partner. Perhaps, your enemy. I know that since 2011 the whole area of sex, commitment, separation, love and the rest has been one grand experiment. You have been given one open door after another and taken every one of them. Sometimes the door has slammed in your face, but that has just led you to something else, either with this person, or quite another!
Libra, near 19th May you will be given a chance to put the last half-dozen years in context, in terms of how you mate, date and relate. Also – how you fight. What goes down at that point will also help you earth things. This is rather like having a live electrical cable on the ground. Saturn does the grounding. Uranus does the electricity.
I know this is all madly exciting and you are at your most inventive and free, as May rolls on – yet the trine to Saturn does suggest you have to get real. No point in fizzing and flapping about what excites you (or who excites you). Without grounding and some kind of plan, you have zip.
Scorpio: May 2017
YOUR APARTMENT, FAMILY, HOUSE, HOUSEHOLD, HOME
Some serious déjà vu is about to occur in your life, Scorpio. In fact, from 9th May until 6th November 2018 you will experience karma from many years ago, as well as previous lifetimes, with your live-in partner, children, parents, siblings, and perhaps some other branch on the family tree. This applies to tenants, builders, lodgers or landlords too – and of course, flatmates.
The True South Node enters Aquarius on 9th May, joining the crucial asteroids Ops, Diana and Aesculapius (also in Aquarius) this month. The trick to this cycle which will take you into 2018, is to realise that it’s how you process and perceive the situation , that counts. Others are very unlikely to change their scripts, no matter what you say and do, as the Node is all about repetition, karma and the recycling of the past. You can select whatever you want to think or feel, though.
YOUR FORMER, CURRENT OR POTENTIAL PARTNER
The Full Moon across 9th, 10th, 11th May will bring everything to a head, Scorpio. This applies to enemies, too. The Wheel of Fortune (the powerful little asteroid Fortuna) will also spin at that time, so every high is a low, ultimately – and every low is a high, sooner or later. This should make you philosophical about what is going on. Very close to Tuesday 16th May, and 21st May, you will be able to gather everything together. You were actually ‘supposed’ to commit, split or pursue the big goals with, or without, this person back in February. This applies to enemies, too.
February was when it was all supposed to happen. Since then, Mercury Retrograde has taken over, and it won’t be until the final ten day sor so of May that you feel the communication is watertight, the paper trail is in place and so on. Scorpio, if you are intuitive, you will realise that in about one year’s time you are poised for the biggest revolution with your former, current or potential partners in years. Enemies, too. Even if you feel clueless about the future, what happens as May resolves and finalises your questions, is laying the foundations for future change. What kind of change? Extreme. Liberating.
PSYCHIC OR PSYCHOLOGICAL? SECRET OR CLASSIFIED?
Matters which are occult, hidden, psychic, psychological, secret or classified are big near Wednesday 17th May, which works so well for you. This also applies to whatever you do behind the scenes, as Miss or Mr. Invisible. On that date, Jupiter will quincunx Neptune. This is pretty rare and rather helpful. I’ve been talking for months about how buried treasure rests far below the surface. You may be hand-in-hand with the FBI. Maybe you’ve disappeared and are allowing others to be the face or name of a situation. Maybe you have just been hibernating, engaging in therapy or meditating! Essentially, Scorpio, it’s all good. However, it is particularly good in mid-May. Around that time you also have this major statement in your chart from Neptune. The escape from the real world you long to plunge into, is available through younger people, or a lover. Through babies, children or young adults. Through courtship or your bedroom. It really depends on what you’ve set up for yourself, but as you go towards mid-May you can really wake up in a different kind of world. And you need it.
WORKLOAD AND BODY
Uranus trines Saturn on Friday 19th May. If you think back to the unbelievable progress you have made with your workload, body, doctors, service, duty, housework, healers, drug, food, drink, fitness, daily routine and lifestyle since 2011, you’ll see the pattern. Progress has been born out of rejection, perhaps. Maybe out of frustration or impatience with the old. Uranus transits typically mean you cover an awful lot of ground in just a few years, then wake up (as you will in 2019) and realise what an extraordinary thing you just achieved! There is more near 19th May. I would describe this as the next logical step in an ongoing revolution which excites and liberates others as much as it excites and liberates you. Yet, Saturn means you have to take it seriously. Okay? Do the homework. Ground this. What you might assume is just a passing new development or discovery could actually be for the long haul.
The Month Ahead for Libra
Money and love occupy centre stage – and in a good way. The Venus-Jupiter opposition of the 19th is joy in a bottle, and the weeks on either side of this date have the capacity to change your fortunes. There’s no need to bust the bank or push yourself beyond your limits in any way, but you should succeed in your labours and it may become very clear that you are loved and admired. As always, there are some clouds to watch out for, and these are most likely to appear on or near the 25th. Passion can be a wonderful thing directed in a loving way but if you have an adversarial situation on your hands, the result could be explosive. Still, relieving yourself of a burden can be exhilarating.
The Month Ahead for Scorpio
Full moons inspire closure and completion but when they are in your sign this process is magnified fourfold. And, on or near the 10th you can expect an impressive conclusion. For some Scorpios, a relationship will be ready to go to the next level – a wedding or engagement, for instance – while for others it is the reverse and a parting of the ways may seem inevitable. Before you cut the ties that bind, however, you may want to give the relationship just a little more time – you know what you’re like in the heat of the moment. Time will also prove helpful regarding a love affair that is in its infancy. Don’t press for commitment. Not only might your feelings change but your opinion about your lover.
Communication within partnerships becomes smoother and more productive and if a barrier has prevented you and a certain person from making progress or a joint decision, then exchanges become more productive from early May. A Full Moon on the 10th brings a positive development where earnings or finances are concerned. A new source of income – or generous payout – is likely. With focus then occurring between mid-May and early June on joint finances and investments, you and someone close might come up with a clever moneymaking scheme.
Whatever frustrating stop-start-stop scenarios have occurred where work or career are concerned look set to ease as May commences. Whether this involves a delayed project or ways in which communication with a co-worker could be improved, you’ll start to see progress made. A Full Moon in your sign on the 10th enhances your feel-good factor and feeling more at ease and confident within yourself will have a delightful knock-on effect to a close partnership. Feelings of vulnerability could increase - but perhaps it’s time someone saw ‘the real you’?