* monthly * horoscopes - may 2015
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
A challenging configuration set to characterise much of the second half of May, suggests the need for tact and diplomacy where your closest relationships are concerned, especially when these involve important family matters or people you would count as such. It is possible to alter the basis of these liaisons to fit your expectations better, but any attempts at coercion provoke an entrenched response and may stir up more opposition than you’re prepared to handle. Similarly, not bearing the needs of others in mind and acting selfishly or like you don’t care, only serves to alienate you and undermine people’s faith and trust.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Your attention shifts increasingly towards your financial affairs. But don’t start worrying problems are on the way; even though you will need to deal with some substantial bills and a number of outgoings, your efforts at keeping your income up to the mark, leave you more than capable of covering them. Instead, the cosmic climate suggests that you’ll be thinking and planning how to keep things this way, to ensure you remain secure in future and cannot be unsettled by any unpleasant surprises. This is also a case of getting your priorities straight, so whatever you are spending your money on, is what you want the most.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
It seems no sooner, does the cosmos get over one period of Mercury retrograde than another is on the way. Named after the god of commerce, communication and eloquence, Mercury symbolically connects with a similar theme that encompasses travel, contracts and education too. Times when due to its short orbital period, this planet appears to head backwards through the zodiac, are associated with mix-ups in communication, transport chaos, regrettable purchases and assorted delays. Mercury is traditionally your ruling planet; so with the first retrograde wholly in your sign for seven years, it is as well to be prepared.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Nobody is ever sad, to have Venus in their part of the heavens. This planet is one of the most fortunate, so if you’re wondering about that very bright star in the western sky after sunset, apparently following the Sun downwards and towards the horizon, remind yourself that it isn’t actually a star at all, but Venus highlighting your sign. From this vantage point it augurs love, luck, good fortune generally and material rewards from the second week of May in particular, right through until early June. Its influence is gentle and almost voluntarily, so go with the flow but remain proactive, when it comes to creating opportunities.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
While Jupiter encourages you to expand your sphere of influence, to visit places you have never been before and try experiences you have only dreamed about, Saturn urges a note of caution and commends you to remember times when a devil-may-care attitude lead to a fall from grace. It is arguable that after ten months in your sign, the greatest benefits of Jupiter’s visit still lie ahead, once Venus conjoins this planet in your region of the zodiac from early June. Only perhaps the moral of your story is, that where you once were longing for meteoric change, the biggest advances actually arise from one step at a time.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Events this month encourage you to stand on your two feet. But there is no compulsion to this process; it is more a decision to make for yourself and that improves your situation thereafter. It represents a fresh start; after a period during which if you are honest, you were alternately searching for someone to save you from yourself, versus other occasions when you were devastated and dismayed by the actions of those you’d imagined to be trustworthy. As issues at home convince you that the outside world deserves more of your attention, you are not prepared to be undermined by folk who ought to be supporting you…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
The second half of May, sees you tasked with making your own decisions. This is unfamiliar territory, since as the most partnership orientated individual in the entire zodiac, you are used to bouncing ideas off those around you in order to make up your own mind. But what makes you think those you’re using as a sounding board are any better informed than you are, a capable and confident person with many achievements under your belt? You are coming to question, a number of those tenets that previously you had held to be sacrosanct, so the best company to keep won’t be troubled by the dictates of convention.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
An increasing focus on shared resources and a growing reliance on other people, doesn’t do wonders for your sense of security or self-esteem. Your instinct prompts that you’d be wiser, keeping the company of those who are financially secure as some kind of safety net, in case the bottom falls out of your world again, as it once did so memorably in the past. Yet knowing you are dependent on these people, even if they don’t keep you dangling by a thread like they could do, somehow makes the situation worse. Your vulnerability is obvious only to you, as you are driven to extremes ensuring nobody else is alert to this…
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
The arrival of one planet after another places a focus directly across the sky. This impacts specifically on your closest relationships both professionally and more personally, including anyone you ask for advice and highlighting your most intimate affairs especially. The picture is a complicated one that starts off on a happy and even romantic note, before a degree of stress you hadn’t noticed lurking in the background, begins to feature more prominently from the middle of the month. Although you are often in two minds about the future of certain associations, it seems during May at least you’re better off not going it alone…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Pluto’s grind through your sign lasts sixteen years. If that sounds a long while consider yourself lucky; some signs at the other extreme of Pluto’s elliptical orbit, endure almost twice as long. At the end of this period you will be a different person from the fresh-faced greenhorn that with hindsight, you appreciate you were when this journey began, though you doubtless thought you were worldly-wise, knowledgeable and experienced already by that stage. Pluto’s visit has been an education, and several of its lessons can be tough. Where relationships and your home life are concerned, you aren’t out of the woods yet, either.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Your professional ambitions and career affairs have monopolised your attention lately, along with other objectives and important goals you needed to put behind you. Gradually though, you have come to acknowledge that even if not for yourself, then certainly in terms of those closest to you and who have stuck with you through thick and thin, that a decent quality of life and a happy existence don’t equal a 24/7 schedule. Although it is easy from your side, to see the additional tasks remaining, you have largely achieved what you set out to do. These outcomes need to work for you instead of the other way around…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Your ruler Neptune, remains in your sign and creates a couple of challenging configurations during May that involve Saturn, Mercury and Mars in turn. These three planets do not mix easily with the ethereal, sensitive and intuitive nature of Neptune, dealing rather with practicalities, logic and action instead. Yet it is not impossible to put your ideals in practice, to plan how you’re going to do this and act accordingly for example, but it takes determination and hard work, plus it rather goes against your natural inclination. This is where one or two special people come in, who’ll struggle to keep you on the straight and narrow…
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