Aries: May 2018
YOUR VALUES - ALL CHANGE
The bottom line, of your bottom line at the bank, will be your own value system now. By that I mean who and what you consider is up for sale. Negotiable. Also, who and what you consider is precious, or even priceless. No deal, no matter what. No backing down on price. You have never experienced Uranus (the revolution) in your lifetime, in Taurus, which rules the world’s financial situation - the global economy - in relation to your own. This is the broadest of ‘big picture’ readings of your chart this month. Essentially you are going to have to figure out who/what you can do without - and who/what you think is worth it. Uranus entering your Second House of values, cash, income, debts, possessions, houses, charity donations, apartments, shopping, shares, business - in the sign of Taurus the Bull - is probably going to leave you breathless. It may be breathless with excitement at the new, new, new possibilities you’re hearing about online. It may also be that feeling you get when you jump a fence and realise it’s electric. I did that years ago and felt a kick. Your personal birth chart will really tell the whole story, Aries, as the factors you have in Taurus and/or Scorpio in your unique natal horoscope will let you know what to expect. Yet, history and astrology tell us, that with Uranus in Taurus, you always expect the unexpected! So, you have to be pretty open and flexible. Most of all, you must be prepared to stand back from your old way of using a credit card, or the bank, or your old way of earning a living, or even thinking about rent, mortgages, investments and the rest. The faster you can do this and the more completely open to ‘the new’ you can be, the better of you will be. I mean that in full sense of the phrase. Better off, not so much financially, but in terms of the aspects of your life which money cannot buy. Feeling genuinely free is incredible. Being truly independent is amazing. All this is now on offer, but you do need to assume the position. It’s really like doing Salute to the Sun in your mind. You’ll have to move this way, that way, up, down, sideways - and keep on doing it for years. Yet, if you master your salute to the new money world, you’ll feel the Incredible Lightness of Being.
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt brought in The Reciprocal Tariff Act, The Communications Act and The Securities Exchange Act - all in the same month - the American economy shook. It was part of his New Deal. In May 2018 you will also see a version of a New Deal which may involve Brexit (for example) or Bitcoin - or the internet itself. This is like the gigantic cosmic hand which reaches down to shake the planet, with banks rattling left, right and centre - and your own piggy bank, jumping up and down on your desk. In other words, from big shakes, little tremors come. You are not the only person who has your hands on the piggy bank, as you obviously split or share this on some level with your former or current partner, the family, or those in a business marriage with you. Perhaps your bank manager has his or her stake in the piggy bank too. Essentially, with Jupiter here, you are being thrown one solution, breakthrough or advantage after another - but you do need to realise that the shaking will not stop for many years. In other words, don’t assume it’s always going to be like this. Get the best advice you can afford. Sometimes the outcome of this transit is that your husband (for example) is affected by what goes down on the share markets and this, in turn, affects his view of your mortgage.
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Taurus: May 2018
YOU, YOU, YOU
Uranus in your sign for the first time (probably) in your adult life needs special attention in May. Uranus, the planet of shock, upheaval, revolution, independence and freedom will move into your First House. Your First House rules your image, profile, reputation, face, title, name and appearance. Any situation or person which has prevented you from feeling at liberty, where ‘me, me, me’ is concerned, will now have to go. For some of you, this will be your married status, as divorce will allow you to be yourself - without the ‘Mr.’ or ‘Mrs.’ so much. In other cases, a blessed relief from some aspect of your portrait, identity or likeness which has always bothered you, may vanish. Facebook, perhaps? (The Facebook chart and Mark Zuckerberg chart are both under extreme stress in May). Maybe it’s Google - that experience of being Googled may have made you feel as if you were tied down by something, or someone, bigger than you. Taurus, you have your own personal birth chart and perhaps this is just about weight loss, cosmetic surgery, contact lenses or hair transplants. And sometimes - the issue is more serious, in image or reputation terms. It really depends on your natal horoscope. All that they say and write about you, could be the core concern here. I have to say, you are strongly identified with your values. You may preach socialism, for example, but be very rich. You may be averagely wealthy but devote yourself to charity. You could be hugely wealthy but live a modest ‘budget’ existence. It’s hard to separate your ideas about business, charity, property, shopping, the environment and so on - from who you are. Now, all that is about to open up for change in a brand-new way. The best way to work with this cycle is to stay open, too. You are a fixed sign, but if ever there was a time to move your feet and get ready to dance around, this is it. There are often questions about selling out, or selling your soul, if you’re a Sun Taurus. Uranus in your own sign may give you some big questions about what’s true and real. A few Taurus types will come out on this transit. The excitement and release will be astonishing, but you’ll need to find a way to ground yourself.
YOUR FORMER, CURRENT, POTENTIAL PARTNERS - OR ENEMIES
Jupiter is the planet now passing through your opposite sign of Scorpio, which rules your opposite number in life, or your opposition. Jupiter was the great-great-grandfather of a huge family of healers. Thus, he is associated with repair work, solutions and big answers. In fact, Jupiter has been at large since late last year, no matter if you were aware of it at the time or not. There is a tremendous need for ‘something better’ and perhaps ‘something bigger’ showing up in your chart now. This may be about your former, current or potential partner. It may be about your opponent, enemy or rival. All these faces show up as the other person/the other side on the scales. It’s really the scales that are being rebalanced in this game for two players in May 2018. Jupiter is really a supplier of what is required for a situation to grow, thrive and prosper. That supply process can be on and off. It can take time! Yet, it is also a given in astrology that eventually things work out. This month is likely to be one of the high points, spikes or peaks in the process. You may be proceeding towards a relationship. You may be backing out of a bad marriage. Maybe your issue is a professional partner. A political opponent. An old professional rival. Jupiter tends to arrive with thunderbolts and then offer up what is needed. There may be a characteristic BOOM feeling (the kind of BOOM they use on Twitter a lot) and then you will be given what you need to make things better - maybe, better than just ‘better’ - where the world of partnership or conflict is concerned.
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Gemini: May 2018
YOUR SECRET LIFE, YOUR HIDDEN SELF
Unless you were born in the 1930’s, Gemini, you have never experienced a cycle like this before. It is Uranus, the planet of revolution, entering your Twelfth House of secrets, mysteries and all that is hidden. You will be offered new, astonishing ways to feel free. This may be about a phobia or a mental health issue you hide. It may be about classified information or confidential concerns that surround your work. It really depends on how you play the Twelfth House of your chart. I know that some of you are involved with mediumship or the occult. (The occult itself translates as ‘hidden knowledge.’) The Twelfth House is basically everything about yourself and your life that is below the service. If you have been harbouring a secret which is a very great burden to you, then it may come to light in May and, although there will be shockwaves, there will also be a sense of release. Free at last. Gemini, there is a direct connection between the unconscious mind and the body, as you may know, and it is also possible that a ‘rumble’ which frees every aspect of your unconscious helps you consciously sort out issues affecting your physical condition and physical state. This cycle may sound baffling. The Twelfth House is easily the least understood, the most mysterious and, yet also, one of the most important areas of your chart. Put it this way, if there is anything or anybody that exists far below what can be seen, or known, in your personality or your life - and it has been tying you down for years - the lightning strikes of May 2018 will very suddenly set you free.
LIFESTYLE, WORKLOAD, BODY, DAILY ROUTINE
Jupiter is a problem-solver in astrology and he does even better than that. He fixes even the most difficult issue and then opens everything up, so it becomes bigger and better than anyone had ever dreamed. This welcome cycle is now at work in your zone of lifestyle, workload, paid work, unpaid work, routine and - crucially - your body. I mention the last issue first, not because it is least important, but because the connection between your body, your mind and your spirit are the most complex. Now, at last, you are in the right place, at the right time, with the right people to tackle this. You may be looking at what you eat or drink, for example, or the prescribed or even illegal drugs you take. Perhaps the issue is sleep or exercise. Jupiter will throw you one option after another in May 2018 and it is up to you to grab something with both hands and go with it. The results could make a fantastic difference to how you are, physically. There is also a role here, a project or a goal, which involves duty and service. You would be putting others first, above yourself. You would also realise that, if you can be of service, you can be invaluable. There is a real art to perfecting the small things that make everybody else’s lives work and you will be shown how to do this in the most rewarding way. Trust Jupiter. What gets you there could be anything at all. Yet, if your body has held you back (obesity?) or your job has weighed you down (no connection to the work?) there are answers, even if they come from unlikely places.
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Cancer: May 2018
FRIENDS AND GROUPS
The time has come to be honest about how social media, friendships and particularly important groups - networks, circles, teams - feel to you. If there is any face in there, or any set-up, which you know is tying you down, then May 2018 will cut the ropes. Uranus works in mysterious ways, like the U2 song, and one can never predict the ‘what’ that gets you to that new place. Sometimes friends move away. Sometimes a group project you have put time and energy into - anything from a political party to an online business - can be broken up, as people leave. The other obvious scenario, Cancer, is that you decide you have had quite enough of one hive in your life and buzz off. I don’t think anyone really welcomes Uranus transits, especially when they are accompanied by the crackling, white-hot atmosphere that surrounds the middle of the month. Yet, you would also have to admit that some things come as a relief and a release. Your social life and social media will never be the same again. I have written elsewhere on this website about the Facebook and Zuckerberg horoscopes showing massive pressure. As I write this for you on 26th April it’s business as usual, but nobody’s reckoned on Uranus (the shock, the revolution) entering Taurus halfway through May! However, this cycle manifests for you, the trick with Uranus in your Eleventh House is to move with the times. Embrace the change. Dance in the storm. Make it up as you go along, with these people, or perhaps without them. There will be a tremendous new focus on independence which you haven’t seen before, in the context of your friends, or the others in the group. Maybe an online network was a massive part of your social life, maybe it wasn’t, but you can’t knock change if it sets people free.
BABIES, CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND LOVERS
Jupiter is at large in your Fifth House in May, Cancer. This fascinating part of your chart is about pregnancy, IVF, adoption and fostering. It is about the education of children to adulthood. It is about godparents and grandparents, aunts and uncles. Babysitters and nannies. It is about children and their welfare at all levels, but also about young faces (Millennials across to teenagers) who might have a big impact on you, no matter if you are a parent or not. Lovers also fall under this category as the relationship can result in pregnancy, step-parenting, or if it leads to marriage, the acquisition of younger in-laws. Jupiter is about improvement on every level, no matter how hard things might have been in the past. I know this planet has been stumbling around in your chart so although you have seen two or three wow-factor breakthroughs since last year - assuming you took the opportunities - nothing is smooth. Even if you ignored the obvious chances to grab something amazing in your life, there is still a chance now. And if you did, but you’re wondering why things aren’t better? Fear not. You were thrown a couple of obvious helping hands a few weeks ago and you need to grab them all and use the support. Your personal chart will really tell you more, as obviously a Solar Sign chart can’t tell if you are married, single, child-free, a parent, gay, straight, transgender…or welcome to wherever you are! Yet, in general, the idea is to seize the moment, take the opportunity, welcome the help, thank the world and do all you can to shift this area of your life forward. For some of you it will be about a paid or unpaid role involving children or teenagers which now seems to be the best and biggest gateway you’ve seen in years.
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Leo: May 2018
YOUR MISSION, POSITION AND AMBITION
The weekend of Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th sets you up for the new month, in terms of your career, unpaid work or university degree. The person or organisation, so widely admired and imitated, that has the biggest impact on you, will make a new chapter easy to begin by Tuesday, 15th May. This is actually not just a new chapter, Leo, it is a whole new book. Many people born under your sign will start new projects or positions; receive promotion; accept a new role; begin crucial new plans for success. You may (or may not) call yourself ambitious, but by Wednesday, 16th May you are being called to take a radically different approach to success - whatever that means to you, in terms of your status or achievements. From the 22nd of May there will be powerful solutions, remedies and career ‘cures’ available but only you can decide what is right or wrong, ethically and morally. By Thursday 24th May one of the key conversations, agreements or contracts of the year is on the table, or on your laptop. What you are being offered is basically a revolution, or maybe reinvention. You can be the former President of the United States (and there are two Leo people on that list) and still experience May 2018 as the chance for an entirely fresh start. It really doesn’t matter what you have achieved to date, Leo, this month is astonishing. For some of you it will be shocking. The known world, in your chosen field, profession or business may turn upside-down. If you are a full-time career, volunteer, student or unpaid worker on any level, we could also say that about your chosen sphere. Leo, the key to May is to let go of the past. We are about to see a dramatic shift in the world economy, Wall Street and currency. It is possible that your own company, business or trade union will be directly affected, which might also spell drama. If there is anything about your position, mission or ambition which has confined you, it will have to go. For that reason, although I have mentioned new roles, projects or promotions - if the only way to independence for you is an ending, that may be what comes to pass. Take a deep breath. This is what freedom feels like. No compromises.
YOUR HOME, PROPERTY, HOUSEHOLD, TOWN, COUNTRY, FAMILY
What comes to pass with your house, apartment, property investment, flat mates, live-in partner, home town, homeland or close relatives in May has a ‘forever’ quality about it. This will be obvious as early as Monday, 7th May, following a major pattern in your chart involving Psyche, a symbol of all that is eternal and evergreen. There are opportunities, solutions, big outcomes and genuine blessings all month. Your ruler the Sun opposes Jupiter on Wednesday, 9th May and this sets the tone for the next few weeks. Very close to Wednesday, 23rd May you’ll be able to inspect the fine print or ask for everything to be put in writing, then at the historic Jupiter-Neptune trine near Friday, 25th May you’ll be in a position to take a holiday from financial reality - at the same time that you grab an opportunity with both hands. I suspect this will be about a specific residence, or some aspect of a family inheritance, no matter if you are giving or receiving. It will all be clear just as May comes to an end. You only have this cycle once every 12 years, Leo, and even though there is a lot of pushing and pulling to get there, what you ultimately achieve with your people and your place is a good thing. How good? Well it depends how many seeds you have been planting since the final quarter of 2017, but everything in your garden, on your land, or in your kitchen flower pot should be lovely, if you just keep your eyes on what you want, need and deserve.
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Virgo: May 2018
EUROPE, AUSTRALASIA, AMERICA, THE WORLD
Virgo, you could easily take one of your most ambitious journeys yet, or even move, after the middle of May 2018, with plans firmly in place by 2019. Unless you were born in the Thirties, you have not experienced this brand-new cycle before. Your ‘reach’ and connection with some decidedly foreign part of the world will snap into place with sudden timing, very close to May 15th. The reason for this is that Uranus is entering your Ninth House of exploration. This works on every level as you will see by next year, Virgo. It is not just about booking a flight or a long voyage on a sturdy yacht. It is not even about packing your boxes or sorting out your visa. This is about an intellectual, spiritual and philosophical journey too. Understanding the way particular cultures and nationalities understand what other people call God, is part of the deal. There is a sense here that you will be educating, as much as you are educated. So, when you do travel or move, there will be a two-way street. Virgo, it is also true that there may be aspects of your involvement with foreign countries or foreign people which have tied your hands. If you have consciously felt trapped by those obligations, Uranus may come along in a flash of lightning to liberate you. Your known world might turn upside-down, but that has to be part of the process. The worldwide web itself is a source of lightning strikes in May. I have written elsewhere about changes for Google and particularly Facebook, and to a lesser extent Twitter. That may all be part of what comes to pass. The revolution is here. Travel light, drop any baggage you do not need and embrace the adventure. It may be geographical in part, as you will see by next year, but it is just as likely to be in your head. A Revolution in the Head, just like the book. In fact, there is something just a little bit Sixties about what you are encountering, from this month on - and for many years to come. A head trip. Feed your head. Take a Jefferson Starship or Magical Mystery Tour.
THE WORLDWIDE WEB, MULTIMEDIA, PUBLISHING, EDUCATION
You may, or may not, call yourself a speechmaker. You may, or may not, particularly enjoy the media, or the other media, which exists on Twitter, Facebook and websites. Your personal birth chart will show how you deal with the business of communication; particularly if you have factors in Gemini in your natal horoscope. Virgo, whatever state your Communication Headquarters is in, there is always room for renovation and decoration at H.Q. There may be question marks about a new laptop or phone this month. More seriously, about a new relationship with the web itself, or media. At the deepest core of this cycle we find possibilities for your speech, hearing, sight, understanding and literacy - and your language skills. Jupiter is really about heaven-sent opportunities which often come disguised as casual offers. Subtle, background assistance if required. That would be grossly underplaying what is possible, though. You need to invest more time and energy into people, possibilities and prospects which have been swelling up all around you since March. Sit down and look again. What have you not really thought through, or followed up properly? It’s a pile of little goldmines, if you have your sights set on particular goals involving publishing, the media and the rest.
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