* monthly * horoscopes - may 2016
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Probably the best thing about the coming month is its impact on your material affairs. The weeks ahead are not without their share of tribulation, while for some the fallout is considerable, especially towards the end of May. Nonetheless, proceedings throughout are moderated and tempered by a harmonious and auspicious configuration, occupying a substantial region of the heavens and focussed on the three earth signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. This bodes extremely well for boosting your income and earning ability, especially if you’re ready to work hard and to alter ingrained habits in your profession and career…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Much is being made about the transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun, due on May 9. For those who study the physical characteristics of the planets this is an important event, as Mercury is very small and usually lost in the solar glare, so often extremely hard to spot. In ideal circumstances, you’ll need a good telescope and a solar filter too, assuming you are in the right location. Equally, from an interpretative perspective its symbolism is rather subtle, far more than the hype suggests. It marks a watershed in your development nevertheless, as you implement certain updates that impact on your dealings with the world.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
It seems strange as you’re such a mercurial creature, renowned for your quicksilver thinking and cerebral dexterity, that the transit of Mercury widely reported in the media won’t be happening in your sign. Still, there is plenty of other activity inextricably connected with your region of the sky that dwarfs this event from a symbolic point of view. Much of it, isn’t entirely easy and takes a major shift of attitude to get your head around, with some complicated mental gymnastics to ensure a positive outcome. Throughout this process the most important point to remember is, rather like the twins of your symbol, you are not alone…
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Although there is some change in the planets that comprise them, two contrasting configurations dominate the sky. One is stressful, challenging and dynamic while the second is harmonious, enjoyable and very welcome. Given the option, you’d naturally prefer the latter, yet in the scheme of things some of the most favourable consequences arise, from tackling life’s difficulties and the strength of character this builds. The juxtaposition of obstacles and dilemmas with simplicity and serenity, in fact adds up to an excellent mix. The drive to take action on whatever makes you unhappy, has a higher than usual likelihood of success…
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
It is easy to blame others for the uncertainty you feel. You believe you ought to have more support and shouldn’t have to shoulder all the burdens that you do. Nonetheless, there are advantages to standing on your own two feet. Financial independence for one thing and control of your ambitions and objectives, as another. You will be giving up the safety net of having someone there to catch you if you fall and more importantly, a helping hand when it comes to the next step up the ladder. But how many relationships you’ve cultivated lately, have lived up to expectations? Isn’t it time to stop imagining, they invariably will?
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Jupiter is a point of shared contact, between a challenging configuration becoming more complex as the month goes on, versus a fortuitous planetary pattern linking Pluto to the new moon and a total of four planets in Taurus, at one point or another. You might wish that the former, involving issues at home and within your family, wasn’t in evidence to spoil your fun. Yet experience has shown that without some problems to spur you on towards a resolution, the beneficial trends within your horoscope don’t fulfil their potential. Tackle any obstacles and you’ll discover, they are more flexible and malleable than you thought.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
Independence is an acquired behaviour. The earliest human remains are found in East Africa, which in its wilder regions has changed little in the past few million years. A solitary lifestyle is not sustainable in such an unforgiving environment: food is scare and the predators too numerous, for anybody to survive without a support network. Even nowadays, people there have their tribe, with a predetermined social structure and where everybody knows their role. Western society by contrast has allowed even the weak and frail, a shot at self-determinism. Doubtless this is right and proper, but didn’t some things get lost in translation?
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
You have a reason during May to be grateful for those you know. Friends, siblings, business partners or somebody far closer, distract you from your anxieties and show you an alternative view. The bonds you are forging and the discussions that lead on from these, may one day see the resolution of what would otherwise have appeared intractable. There are a number of hurdles to overcome though, before this can be considered more than an exercise in self-preservation. Not least, the process is about lowering your defences and learning to trust again, since dreams sometimes do come true, if you let yourself believe so.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
A number of celestial developments during May, help you accept things aren’t so bad. With Saturn in your constellation for some while to come you have known easier junctures, but its visit represents a constructive process that everybody needs to go through. Saturn enables you to cut back on whatever you no longer need, that is perhaps soaking up your energy and time, without offering commensurate rewards for the effort you are expending. Yet this month Jupiter moves forward again and you can see a point to the sacrifice. The full moon helps you to review your progress, as the Sun hits your opposite sign.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
During May, you’ll enjoy the best facets of Pluto. An exceptionally fortuitous alignment favours your sign, along with others also born under the element of earth. This allows you to broaden your perspective, to take another view on issues that have been eating away at you, to leave the past behind where this is fitting and appropriate, before stepping into a brighter future without prior resentments holding you back. On an archetypal level, Pluto is strongly placed in Leo, a constellation connected with a sense of selfhood. By breaking down unproductive patterns of conditioned behaviour, you help promote Pluto’s finest traits…
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Some call themselves unusual and individualistic, but their rebellion has parameters that look limited and alien to you. Others kick against the system more reactively than proactively, with an outcome that is a consequence of contrariness and negativity, rather than the pursuit of any definite strategy, plan or purpose. You though, genuinely care about the collective; while at the same time insisting on your right to personal freedom, so long as this won’t interfere or conflict with the reasonable needs of others. In theory, others stay supportive of your desires and intentions. In practice, they are unsettled by such a free spirit…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
When two planets form a right angle to each other across the sky, it is considered a stressful link with the potential to blend favourably, providing there is some conscious intent on the part of whoever experiences these trends. Presently Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest bodies in our solar system bar the Sun form such a contact, reaching exactitude for the third and final time in a series of three events, that also highlighted March and last August. The challenge is to enjoy satisfactory relationships that do not impinge on your ambitions, especially at work. Getting these energies to integrate satisfactorily, is quite a journey.
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