Libra: May 2018
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE
The best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and bees, just give me money - that’s what I want. Money changes everything. Money, money, money (boom! Thank you, ABBA!) Libra, there are a ton of songs written about money, and we haven’t even begun to cover Pink Floyd. You will personally be affected by the larger changes affecting big business, treasurers, banks, crypto currency, property, taxes and the rest in May 2018. Think of it as your micro-economy affected by the macro-economy. This may be your superannuation shares or pension, for example. Your solar chart, based on the Solar Sign house system, is a trustworthy guide to what is going on. Your Second House of cash flow, shopping, ownership and credit cards reveals Jupiter the problem-solver. Your Eighth House of complex finance (marriage and mortgage, for example, or the property you leave to your children, or the property that is left to you by your parents) shows shockwaves. Your personal birth chart will tell a bigger story, because if you were born with factors in Taurus or Scorpio (Scorpio seems most likely) and particularly at 0, 1 degrees of those signs, May 2018 will change your life. Libra, in all cases, you are going to have to adjust and adapt to rapidly changing circumstances as the larger national and global economic and financial picture affects what you are painting in your life - and creating. Throw out the old palette. Get new brushes. Think about a different technique. What is coming your way is like the shift from 19th century art to Cubism or Surrealism. The art historian Robert Hughes had a memorable book and television series called The Shock of the New and that is an opposite term for Uranus in Taurus. You’ve not seen this in your lifetime unless you were born in the 1930s. Back then, Roosevelt had a New Deal for everybody. There is also a new deal for you in May and you need the best advice you can afford, Libra. Uranus has a reputation for turning the world upside-down. The best example I can give you is the end of AT&T in America. That massive company, which monopolised telephones in the U.S.A. for years, ended abruptly on a similar cycle to this one. The obvious counterpart now is Facebook, Google, Twitter and the rest. Particularly Google and Facebook, whose ‘foundation’ company charts are hit hard in May and June. When we talk about Uranus cycles, and Jupiter cycles, we are really talking about art again. Cubism began with just one man, Pablo Picasso, experimenting in a small way at first - and it then became a movement. Nobody really wanted the crazy new art coming out of France at that time, except a group of English eccentrics called The Bloomsbury Group. They bought it cheaply and it is now worth millions. I mention this because something radical is coming in May and it goes beyond the Bitcoin you think you know (or likely, you vaguely know). Talk as much as you can, to as many experts as you can, and read as widely as you can, about something which is as wild as Cubism but will eventually come to seem as commonplace as a poster in a student’s bedroom. Essentially, we are moving towards one-world currency with no more notes or coins, and May is the first lighting strike in the storm that rolls on for many years to come. Phew. Find out as much as you can now!
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Scorpio: May 2018
YOUR FORMER, CURRENT OR POTENTIAL PARTNER
Uranus, the planet of revolution and freedom, now moves into your Seventh House which describes the relationship you have with your former, current or potential partner. All change. This also applies to your enemy, rival or opponent. Essentially, the scales are about two people. You and him. You and her. The balancing act may be about justice, fairness, right and wrong - if you are in conflict. It may also be about marriage and mortgage (very common) or sex and sexual equality (also quite common). The changeover from old to new will happen with lightning speed and if your personal chart shows a lot of placements in Scorpio, apart from your Sun, there may be the prospect of a major decision about the house, money, possessions or apartment. Uranus is a symbol for independence. When he turns up, people break away from situations - or individuals - and often, organisations - that have tied them down. The extremity of May really depends on how extremely trapped or stuck you, he or she has been to date. Scorpio is a fixed sign and of course you have a vested interest in financial, property or business agreements with others - marriage or common law marriage being the usual expression of that. Yet, along comes Uranus and if there has been a long-running situation which has trapped or confined anybody, it simply must go. Less dramatically, Scorpio, Uranus is about the birth of a new order. So, if the rules have to be thrown out, or substantially changed, between the two of you - so be it. This can apply to the game of enmity and opposition, as much as the game of partnership. When I say ‘partnership’ it can sometimes be professional too, like a Prime Minister and her Deputy Prime Minister. In any case, this is a set of scales for two. When a lightning bolt hits the scales and they swing wildly in the storm, that is the moment at which you look long and hard at what you have - what you had - and what your soul needs, to be free. Sometimes we can be released from a set-up we thought spelled security, when in fact it was at the core of what made us feel so confined. It takes insight to see that but use the sheets and forks of lightning in the middle of May to illuminate the sky, the better to perceive what is actually going on.
NAME, TITLE, IDENTITY, IMAGE, PROFILE, REPUTATION, APPEARANCE
Jupiter in Scorpio comes around every 12 years to throw you unique and very welcome opportunities to take everything up to the next level, in terms of ‘Me’ so do use it. This cycle ends in November and it spikes in May. You have already been thrown a couple of really useful people (or chances you didn’t know about, involving familiar faces). You have also seen at least one clear case of ‘under construction’ or ‘necessary renovation’ and of course this situation is ongoing - your reinvention and relaunch is a work in progress. Sheer luck has visited you thrice, and I hope you took all three chances over the last few months, Scorpio. Even if you didn’t recognise something amazing when it was staring you in the face, May is still going to be a revelation in terms of what is possible for yourself. This may be online or in the real world but as you are judged so much by how you appear - how you look and seem - don’t pass this up. In some cases, the image shift is down to a new partner, or the farewelling of an old partner. The trigger can even be someone you call the enemy. He or she is a catalyst for some kind of relaunch or rebirth, with all flags flying. It may be an open door to a different kind of reputation. Or, a different Google entry. That’s a name change for some of you; a profile change for others. You can’t really separate Uranus in Taurus from Jupiter in Scorpio this month. They’re tied. In general, take the raw materials surrounding photographs, film footage, your name, title, brand or portrait - and see how you can work up this clay into a dazzling new bust. I’m not talking Lionel Richie here, I’m talking you as a Sun Scorpio with Jupiter in Scorpio!
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Sagittarius: May 2018
LIFESTYLE, WORKLOAD, BODY, ROUTINE
The entry of Uranus, the planet of radical change, into the zodiac sign of Taurus, puts him in your Sixth House. The Sixth House of your chart describes the tiny details of daily life, from the smallest pill you pop, to the extra half hour you sleep (or do not sleep). It is very much about the division of your 24-hour day, into three groups of 8 hours. Sleep. Work. Play. The Sixth House is associated with regular housework, a routine and a familiar relationship with your body and the shape you are in. Uranus is going to come along and change that, not just for a month, but for years. You take the small, electrifying first step in May. This planet takes years to do its work, and its work is to release you from situations, people or organisations which tie you down and keep you small. Often you don’t realise it’s happening. You have no idea how restricted you are, or how chained you are! The Sixth House is about paid and unpaid work. Your college or university degree. Volunteering and housework, care taking and caring - as well as obvious professional roles. It’s so easy to get into a loop, for years at a time, and then this planet comes along and plugs you into a different pinball machine. That is exactly what it may feel like, especially if you are taking up a new job or project, leaving a position, or figuring out some aspect of business, retirement, downsizing, a pay rise and the rest. This is more likely if your personal birth chart reveals factors in Scorpio, Sagittarius. In all cases, across the board, you also need to look at your body and the way your physical condition and physical state dictates what kind of work you are given or sign up for. That is probably the biggest revolution of all and history and astrology tell us, when the wave begins, get on the wave and surf.
WHAT LIES BENEATH
Buried treasure, sunken gold, submerged pearls and rubies. These are all good images to hold in your mind. This may be your unconscious. It may be the occult activities you hide. It may be your dreams. It may be your classified files or confidential work. Nobody else can see or know what is down there! That’s the score. Thus, there is an element of mystery or enigma about what is so rich in potential for you this month. If you are in counselling or therapy, you are on the right path - in fact this will change your life. If you are working within intelligence agencies or the police, that may also change your life, specifically because what you are covering up is so very precious and valuable. Jupiter is a terrific problem solver and if there are any remaining issues which are holding you up on the way to something truly great, they will be dealt with in May. This may be a private habit you cover up, like alcoholism, or a knotty issue you are dealing with in your profession, which must be kept quiet. The Twelfth House of your chart, where we find useful Jupiter, is really about the other side of you. The other side of your life. Everyone can see and know the surface you! So, do you. Very well. What is more confusing, and confused, is the other life. The other self. The other person. The other world. There may be a fair bit of denial going on here, or maybe just a bit of blindness. Yet, this other self/other life is very much there, and it is gleaming with the most wonderful potential, like a piece of silver in a pirate’s chest, sunk in the English Channel in the 17th century.
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Capricorn: May 2018
LOVERS, BABIES, CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE, MILLENNIALS, GENERATION Z
Capricorn, you have not seen a line-up like this in your lifetime. Apollo, Bacchus, the Sun, the New Moon, Uranus, Panacea, Mercury and Ops are all gathering in Taurus, the sign which rules your royal bedchamber and also your heirs to the throne. Your royal bedchamber may be a futon, of course! And sometimes those who inherit your guidance, leadership, influence and example are not your own children, but godchildren, nieces, nephews, grandchildren - and sometimes younger people as a large group. The latter is more likely if you have paid or unpaid efforts involving Millennials, or Generation Z. I am sure you know that you are an earth sign, so prefer to keep your feet on the ground, so that you know where you stand. You also tend to move cautiously, steadily and slowly through life. What happens very close to the arrival of Uranus in Taurus on Tuesday 15th May will flip your universe. I hesitate to give you any predictions because by his nature, Uranus is unpredictable! You may have a surprise unplanned pregnancy, for example - or be asked to serve as a godfather. You may begin or recommence a relationship where the outcome might be (if a commitment occurs) a whole generation of younger faces from your lover’s side of the family. Uranus is neither good nor bad, Capricorn. It is just the revolution that comes when people need to be free, and it is also possible that you may find yourself dealing with a snowdome which is being shaken up by an unseen hand. The plastic figures inside the snowdome may be yourself; a partner; a lover; the children. It takes great insight to step back from this kind of event and see it as a release from some kind of confinement or entrapment, for one of you, both of you or all of you. Yet, sometimes this kind of ‘shaken snowdome’ can also occur on this cycle. The discussion, news or paperwork near Wednesday 23rd May is very important. Speak your truth then. Ask the questions you need to ask. May launches you on a new path.
FRIENDS AND GROUPS
Every Capricorn has a tribe. It may be the Democrats. It may be a group of female friends you have known since adolescence. It may be a band. A yacht club or football team also qualify, but the label matters less than the story. The story is richly rewarding, like a book you started last year, which now begins to fascinate you. In fact, very close to the historic Neptune-Jupiter trine on Friday 25th May, you will realise just how lucky you are. On this cycle, a group project or team effort can often be the open door to tremendous success, advantages or benefits. It is also true that the new friends you make, as well as the old friends in your life, can expand your horizons in the most wonderful way. Jupiter and Psyche (a symbol of eternity) suggest something very special is about to develop. It may be connected to a project, plan or concept you are pursuing, which feels like a holiday from the real world. This is probably online although it may involve multimedia, literature or languages. Capricorn, however this pattern plays out for you in May, it is really true that one of your friends is worth his or her weight in gold. This month may not be straightforward, smooth or easy-peasy, but it is completely worth your investment in people power, in an unforgettable community.
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Aquarius: May 2018
HOME AND FAMILY, HOUSEHOLD AND APARTMENT
Aquarius, you no doubt thought you knew where things stood - absolutely - with your house, apartment, property investment, family, household, builders and the rest. We could extend this to your town or country. You have been trotting along since April with a pretty clear idea of where things were headed, in terms of agreements or discussion. Uranus in Taurus will come blazing in from the margins in the middle of May to change that. In fact, Uranus is your ruling planet, so this is personal. It always makes me laugh when people ask me ‘But what is going to happen to me?’ because the whole point of Uranus is the total lack of predictability. Essentially the world turns upside down, with no warning. Then, what was there - changes - and may even go for good. What arrives in its place is utterly new, very shiny, quite unprecedented and it leaves everything open to experiment. So many people say in response ‘I don’t like that’ but actually, what’s not to like? The trick is to embrace the new and understand that you are being released from a place, person, situation or circumstance that was either trapping you, or trapping others. Independence is a glorious thing, and everybody deserves to be free. Some of you will find that an expensive mortgage on an overpriced house needs to be questioned. Others will find the flat mate who ran the place like Summer Camp has to go. Your personal chart will show the story. If you have factors in Taurus, Scorpio, Cancer then May 2018 may even change your life, with a massive rethink of the family, the flat mates, the house, apartment, property investment or map location by 2019. Home is where the heart is. Actually, home is where you should feel free. The level of drama in May reflects the extent to which you have not been free, or the way others have felt about being confined or held back in some way. Dance in the storm and welcome the creative tension in mid-May as the act of creating what ‘home’ or ‘clan’ should mean - in a brand-new way - reminds you that life is all about the experiment and the invention.
CAREER, STATUS, SUCCESS, POSITION, AMBITION
The standard interpretation of Jupiter in the Tenth House is promotion or a wonderful new job. An award. A social status move, like a good marriage, or becoming a parent. Beyond this, your personal birth horoscope is very much your own. If you have factors in Capricorn, Aquarius, then 2018 is clearly about a massive change in the balance of power in your chosen organisation, field, industry, profession or business. You can gain. You can find a new chair in the game of musical chairs and become enthroned and empowered. May will focus you on that! Aquarius, in all cases, this month is very much about trusting the process. You are on the road to a vastly improved situation with your success in life and even if you glance back at the way things were 2-3 years ago, you would have to admit you’ve already been moved on up and along…so much! I know that you probably wanted a better outcome in March or April, but the fact is - even something which got in your way, forced you to reach for a rather wonderful option. This is typical of Jupiter cycles. You have been given a couple of people who you should talk to more, and make more effort with, if you want success. They are there to help in a really obvious way.
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Pisces: May 2018
THE WORLDWIDE WEB, MULTIMEDIA, PUBLISHING, EDUCATION
Uranus in Taurus comes along but once in your lifetime, unless you were born in the Thirties, and so May is likely to be historic and life-changing. Where? Online, on paper, or behind a microphone. How? Because you had no idea how restricted you were. I know some people who feel Facebook is like a second job. The rules. The regulations. The pecking order. The popularity game. Facebook will not last as you remember it, according to its corporate chart. Maybe that’s your out! There are so many examples, Pisces. You could embrace a blog, website, book, script or similar and begin to see what it means to be free. Perhaps the medium or media you were operating with before kept you small, creatively. This extends to education and academia. If there is any aspect of what you are doing which confines you, it just won’t last the distance once Uranus changes signs. We associate this planet with new inventions, so you may well find that a very different way to use a computer, telephone or the web itself is on offer. It’s going to transform everything about how you communicate. In fact, Stephen Hawking had this cycle when he came across the voice technology that allowed him to break free. That is a really good analogy for what you are set to experience, in your own way, in your own life. You can be a media master like Murdoch on this cycle (he is a Pisces) and find that whatever aspect of your empire kept things too tight, or too small, is taken away in the blink of an eye. It takes great insight to stand back from your situation with communication and see exactly where and how you have been kept on a leash, by other people, projects, particular organisations or circumstances. Yet - you have to do that, to some extent, when Uranus enters your Third House.
ACADEMIA, KNOWLEDGE, FOREIGN PLACES AND FACES
Jupiter in Scorpio works at the same time as Uranus in Taurus, and both have something to say about how you travel, and travel in the mind. How you take real journeys, but also how you take intellectual or spiritual journeys. This is the most tremendous cycle for knowledge exchange. That is why it is associated so much with websites, paperbacks, hardbacks, universities, colleges, seminars, workshops, evening classes, blogs, journals and the rest. Have you been watching The Durrells? You suspect Larry or Gerry Durrell must have had this cycle when the family left England for Corfu and both boys began their lives as writers, but also as honorary Greeks - shaped by Greece - just as much as they helped to affect the locals with their eccentric British ways. Pisces, there is so much on offer for you at the moment. I know that you have not had a perfect result (far from it) so far with your trip, move, course, book, website - or with a particular foreign nationality! Yet, Jupiter works in quite clunky ways, sometimes, and if there is a lot of problem solving to be done, the process can be irregular. It really depends on your personal chart. If your heart’s desire is to achieve something special in another part of the world, or with that nationality, then it’s out there for you, one way or another, this year. May could be part of the climb.
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