YOUR HOROSCOPE BY SUSAN MILLER
Although this month will start slowly, you will immediately notice May is a far cry from the previous two months, when you may have had a plethora of frustrations. Mercury, your ruler, was retrograde, and will turn direct on May 3. You will notice a burst of energy around you at that time. Finally, you can say goodbye to the build-up of delays, changes, and VIPs’ indecision. Give Mercury a few days to straighten out its orbit before you pounce on all the things you wanted to do.
It will take Mercury until May 20 to be back to full power, but you don’t have to wait that long if you want to buy an electronic item – you can do it by May 12, but if you are desperate, you can act on May 7. If you want to buy something very expensive, like a car or major desk top computer for design work, then wait as long as you can. The same is true if you are signing major paperwork, or making a major product or service launch. It is always better to have a strong Mercury behind you when you make big announcements, decisions, purchases, or commitments.
The new moon of late last month, April 26, was good for setting strategy or for seeing about improving your health in any way you like, whether in terms of your mind, body, or spirit. If you want to have a talk with a therapist to take care of a problem you’ve tried to face alone (such as trying to stop smoking or ending a dependence on pain pills), this new moon, active thru the first week of May, will show you that there are caring professionals who are near you and ready to help you. There are also therapists, coaches, agents, and managers who help you with career matters, too, and this might interest you now too – Neptune in your house of fame and honors will be very active and friendly, so it might be that you are discussing a secret publicity campaign, a TV show, movie, or another still-confidential project that will put your name, and your face, in lights.
May will be an important time for you, for Mars will be in Gemini for the first time in two years. This will put you in the driver’s seat, and you will enjoy having much control over your proposals, projects, and talks. You will have an extraordinary day, Friday, May 12, when sexy Mars in Gemini will reach out to Jupiter, the good fortune planet, now based in your fifth house of true love – this is a day to circulate socially, for sure. If you hope for a baby but have had problems, see a doctor on this day who may be able to help you find a way to conceive the child you so dearly want.
Venus will be in divinely compatible Aries for you all month, and moving through your house of friends, fun, social events, and eleventh house of hopes and wishes. Venus will remain in Aries all month, so this is great news. Venus was retrograde in March and won’t be back to full power until May 18, but if you are anxious to give yourself a fresh new look, you can act a little earlier – May 12 would be your day.
Another great day for love and socializing comes at month’s end, on May 30 when Mars in Gemini will reach out to the planet of surprise, Uranus, making for an action-packed day for fun. In the US, Memorial Day, a three-day holiday, falls on Monday, May 29, when people enjoy traveling with family or to see friends. You might travel too, for Mars in Gemini will give you opportunities to go out of town. May 30 would be a gold-star day, so if you can take an extra day off to make your holiday weekend longer, do so. If you are living in the US (statistics show me that 51 percent of my readers live in international countries), then see if you can take a little time off to have a fun. The transiting moon on May 30 will be in Leo, ensuring this day sparkle brightly for you.
Let’s go back up the month to take a look at the full moon, May 10, falling in Scorpio at 20 degrees. This full moon will help you finish up a project to perfection, and because financial Pluto will be so friendly, it appears you will make a one-time generous sum of money as a result of this project. If you are self-employed, that’s easy to see how that would happen, but this favor also holds for you if you work for others. You would have to have the assignment wrapped up by May 12, or at the latest, over the weekend.
Neptune will reach out to this full moon, May 10 too, so you will have plenty of room for creative input, and after you get the project done, you may be lauded in the newspapers, the Internet, or TV. Neptune is in your tenth house of fame and honors, so the fine work that you do will likely receive publicity.
If you have been working out at the gym, this full moon May 10, lighting your sixth house of work and health, may help you see a personal best in your fitness efforts. You might have a series of medical exams done, and if you have had problems getting an accurate diagnosis from your doctors, the right one is likely to come mid-month.
Now I want to tell you about something wonderful that has been happening in the heavens all year and will continue to the end of 2017. Uranus, the planet of innovation, invention, and surprise, has been in the best possible alignment to Saturn. Uranus is in your eleventh house of friendship and hopes and wishes, and Saturn, planet of stability and security, is now in your seventh house of romantic partner, or, business partners such as your agent, manager, publicist, or other collaborator. (If you are the agent, then it’s your talent that you represent who will be lucky for you.) This aspect almost never happens, as it takes Saturn 29 years to revolve around the Sun, and Uranus takes 84 years to make the same trip. Saturn and Uranus will buddy up in what astrologers call a “trine” position (120 degrees apart, the side of a triangle, considered heavenly). This won’t happen in the same way until 2047.
Mars will be in Gemini for the first time in two years. This will put you in the driver’s seat, and you will enjoy having much control over your proposals, projects, and talks.
This aspect involving Saturn and Uranus will reach perfection on May 18, and then again on November 11 this year, but they will be close enough to help you throughout 2017. That is because these planets move so slowly that they will be within significant orb all the year. It appears that a person who represents you (or that you represent) will be very fortunate for you in a wildly noticeable way. Trust those who are trying to help you – amazing results that you may have never imagined. Have faith, dear Gemini – your time in the Sun is coming.
Your big moment in May will come at the new moon in Gemini, May 25, at 6 degrees. This is the one and only new moon in your own sign that will come by in 2017, and it is meant to be your birthday gift from a loving universe. You can use it for anything you please – this is not a normal new moon where I tell you how to use it best. This one will give you the choice to use it any way you please – in any area you would like to see a boost.
Jupiter in Libra will be just close enough to the new moon to be significant, ensuring love, romance, fun, and leisure is due just after that new moon arrives. All new moons give you ten days of strong energy, and the actions you take within that period will have weight and favor. You may travel a short distance too at month’s end, as a new moon in Gemini will encourage a short trip (actually two, as Gemini is the sign of twins). If you do go, you’ll love the accommodations and experiences you have while you are away. Note: June 3 will be heavenly.
If your birthday falls within four days of May 25, before or after, your birthday year will be filled with exciting starts. The same is true if you have Gemini rising at 6 degrees, plus or minus five degrees. If you know your custom horoscope chart, see if you have a natal moon or natal planet in early degrees, say, 6 degrees, plus or minus five degrees, in Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius, or Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius. You, too, will benefit from this new moon.
You start May in fine form. Mars, the energy planet, is now in Gemini for the first time in two years. This is a sure sign you are feeling energetic, confident, and ready to take on the world. Mars first entered your sign on April 21 to stay until June 4. This makes May one of your most vital months of the year for stating what is important to you and taking steps to make a dream happen. Choose a goal that is dear to you, and one that you’d need a competitive edge or element of luck to make this dream materialize. Mars will help you overcome barriers, as long as you concentrate and focus intently on your goals.
Adding to your powerful, persuasive presence will be the powerful new moon in Gemini, May 25, made ever stronger by its nod to powerhouse Pluto and good fortune Jupiter. Pluto is in your house of commissions, loans, mortgage, taxes, and similar financial matters, and Jupiter will brighten your house of true love, which also rules pregnancy, children, and creative efforts. If you need a special loan or influx of cash, Pluto will help you in term of matters of your fifth house. Note that that both Pluto and Jupiter will be somewhat distant from the new moon in a mathematical sense, but still within degree tolerance. This means that these planet’s gifts being received by the new moon, are “within orb” and therefore due to be helpful.
Because this new moon is in Gemini, all sorts of communications will be favored. Launch an advertising or publicity campaign, an app, a website or a redesigned page for social media. Travel at month’s end also seems very likely and lots of fun, even if you can only go a short distance (likely). Writing, speaking, and teaching will also be favored, so if you are asked to hand in a report or do a speech, you’ll do well. This is your forte, dear Gemini, and if you haven’t discovered these talents yet, you can if you reach inside. They are there for you to develop.
Mercury, your ruling planet, was retrograde in April, but will turn direct on May 3, giving you the open road to move forward. Mercury will take time to reach former strength, so wait until the new moon May 25 to launch your biggest initiations. You can buy electronics earlier than that – I am waiting until May 12, but if you are desperate, you can act by May 7. If it is a car or very expensive electronic you need, then wait as long as you can. The same goes for signing contracts.
Another major theme of May has to do with your health. The lovely new moon that appeared at the end of last month, April 26, was in Taurus and will open a portal to help you find ways to bring a peaceful, calming vibe to your outlook. If you have become dependent on any substance, this new moon is so friendly, it can give you a helping hand to help you kick the habit.
The twelfth house, where this new moon arrived, rules the subconscious mind and what my mother, who taught me astrology, would call, “the house of self-undoing.” When I first heard about this concept I told her that this was impossible, that a person would do things to harm themselves. I was 12 at the time, and I asked my mother, are you saying that sometimes people would hurt or damage their health in some way? I doubted anyone would do that. My mother nodded gently and looked at me with her big blue eyes and said, Susan, this happens all the time. There is an entire place of the horoscope for self-undoing, but it is also a house tied to suffering. Sometimes the person is aware that they are hurting themselves but need help to overcome the habit. Others may be unaware that certain habits could do harm to them. Either way, if you would like to overcome a habit, the new moon in the twelfth house of April 26, still strong in early May, can help you find the right therapist, medical person, or coach to give you a hand.
This is an ideal month to get your annual medical exams done, from seeing the eye doctor, having your yearly physical, to certain exams that should take place occasionally. See your dentist too, of course, and is a professional you will want to do more often. As they say, if you don’t take care of your teeth, in time, you won’t have any. I go four times a year, with my theory that if I keep going, nothing terrible will happen. You can’t control everything in life (if you read me on Twitter, I did have a root canal lately, out of the blue), but it helps to show up in medical offices at regular intervals. This new moon will give you the impetus to do so. Never be scared – new ways of doing tests or treatments are so advanced, they are painless.
The full moon on May 10, and influential for four days plus or minus this date, will continue the theme of improving your mind-body-spirit. The full moon of May 10 will bring a health or fitness matter to a high point or finish within four days of this date. You may experience a personal best in your fitness goals, and feel like a million dollars when you do.
This is a peach of a full moon, May 10, in perfect angle to Pluto, suggesting you will have a chance to improve your finances, either by earning more money or being given money or valuable gift, possibly for your birthday.
Jupiter will also be beautifully aligned, so you have a great chance of enjoying outstanding romance near that full moon May 10, so much so that you may become engaged or even married over the ensuing weekend, May 13-14. Make plans for that weekend no matter what you have on your agenda.
Finally, one of the sweetest aspects of the month involves the stellar harmony between Mars in Gemini and Jupiter in Libra, both air signs that are divine for you. This Friday, May 12, should be magnificent fun, filled with friends, celebration, and joy. You have so much to look forward to in May, dear Gemini.