* weekly * horoscopes - may 24 / may 30, 2016
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
On Friday, the red planet Mars, currently at its brightest and most visible for a couple of years, retreats into the sign of Scorpio. This matters, because both the Scorpion and the Ram used to share this planet as their joint ruler, while a number still consider the visible planets to have a greater significance than those you never will spot without a telescope. Certain issues that you thought you’d laid to rest reappear and demand a resolution over the next couple of months. These primarily revolve around how much you are prepared to compromise and cooperate. It is not a process that comes easily, so you’ll need to persevere.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Mercury has resumed direct motion. Meanwhile, it remains in your constellation until mid-June, so you can expect life to be busy as ever and for developments to continue at a rapid rate. However, the momentous import of events has diminished a little, leaving you to cross the t’s and dot the i’s, as you sort out the minutiae of what you’ve already decided. Every idea you come up with, needs to be tested in reality, since threatening your security is not a course of action you’d voluntarily pursue. Although you are by nature quite conventional, this is not a moment to accept further obligations or to hide your light under a bushel…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
The entry of Venus into your region of the heavens this week, where it ultimately conjoins the Sun already there, is an excellent turn of events. The planet of love is never more than one or two signs away from the solar centre, but for these two to meet exactly is a powerful portent. Where there have been troublesome circumstances beforehand they’ll start to ease, while others notice your presence more than they have for some time. Venus is often good for money matters too, not in terms of any staggering good fortune that takes you by surprise, but a gentle and fortuitous trend that underlies your finances generally.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Mars leaves Sagittarius and your health starts to improve. This planet’s departure, takes the edge off some of the acute aches and pains you have been suffering, even though the underlying cause of what troubles you, still simmers in the background. As you’re feeling fitter, this is a good point to look again at your health habits, to see whether these issues cannot be eradicated entirely. Those that are definitely harmful should be minimised, like smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol to excess. Others could feature more than they do right now, taking regular exercise for instance, or paying greater attention to your diet.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Domestic issues that were a focal point, did seem to have quietened down. But there is a difference between a temporary hold, while your attention is diverted and reaching a resolution that is acceptable to everyone. Perhaps there is a certain amount of work to be done, restoring your surroundings to a pristine condition. Or household equipment breaks down suddenly and wears out, demanding your immediate intervention. Maybe the atmosphere at home is tense and fractious, pointing to a frank exchange of views that may or might not, clear the air. It could be you need to move, to escape the strife surrounding you…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
It is hard to ignore the effect of Jupiter in your constellation. A harbinger of growth and success under normal circumstances, it’s influence this week is both a challenge and a bonus. In some ways you are prevented, or at least significantly deterred from taking full advantage, of the broadened horizons and greater freedoms that this planet suggests. Your responsibilities at home are a major factor and the obligation you feel, towards those who have helped you in the past, or who’ll find it hard to cope alone. At the same time, you are inspired to move forward with important objectives, on another quantifiable basis…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
The realities of your situation seem poles apart, from what you would wish for in ideal circumstances. Intriguing concepts and philosophies are fun to read about or even study, but you feel they have no place in the real world, where your course of action is tightly prescribed. Everyone faces disappointment occasionally and these are bound to be salutary experiences, causing you to become more cautious and circumspect in future. But there is much to be said for a positive attitude and an optimistic appraisal of your abilities. Setting your sights too low to avoid further heartache, means missing out on opportunities…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Mars returns to your constellation and remains until August. From the first week of January through to early March the red planet was similarly in your region of the sky, so if you cast your mind back to the events that characterised the first two months of this year, you will know roughly what to expect this time. The main difference is that Mars is retrograde, entering your sign in reverse motion and not moving forwards until the end of June. You will be facing prior issues rather than breaking new ground, so any restrictions you had previously managed to free yourself from, begin creeping back into the frame again…
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Mars leaves your sign for a few weeks and returns in early August. This has both a good side and less favourable connotations, that are more or less evenly balanced. As a plus, you’ll find the pace of life gradually slows to more manageable levels, although you’ll still be at the limit of your capabilities keeping pace with what is expected of you. And while the demands on you reduce, you have time to think things over and perhaps to grow resentful and irate about any perceived injustice. Just as your anger steps up a gear, it seems harder than normal to explain how you feel, or even to pinpoint why you are so infuriated…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
You are growing on a developmental level, with more of a chance to be yourself and to express your full potential than you’ve seen in years. But you will notice the benefits by doing something other than working or following your usual routines, as you indulge a few hobbies and recreational interests for example. Spending time with your children proves surprisingly educational, while dealing with pets or other animals, has a similarly therapeutic effect. Since your eyes are being opened to a whole range of possibilities and different ways of doing things, it would be pointless to stick with old habits and to stay trapped in the past.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
You have never much cared for money, but a certain amount is needed to survive nowadays. Plus, in many instances economic superiority means power, so those who lack the wherewithal to compete or to defend themselves, become marginalised by others who are able to wield more clout. You believe your progress is being hampered by a number who for whatever reason, hold the financial advantage and you cannot help but feel this would not be the case, if you were judged on merit instead. Yet on a personal level nothing binds folk together like adversity, making the upshot almost worth all the trouble in the end.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
A combination of tough and more helpful trends for the next week or two, presents a positive picture. At first glance it appears intimidating, having so much focus in so many different areas of your experience, making you wonder how it can all fit together and causing you to doubt your ability to ensure everything works out well, with no facet of your existence left to chance or playing catch-up with the remainder. But the key is to remember that you are not alone. There are people ready to help you; either informally as friends, acquaintances or something closer, or formally in terms of professionals who you’d ask for advice.
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