* weekly * horoscopes - may 26 / june 1, 2015
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
This week holds a few challenges, as the universe aligns to form a tense configuration, involving those signs most associated with getting things done. This makes it harder to achieve whatever you had in mind; there seem to be obstacles at every turn and while you’d usually consider a test of your abilities to be both stimulating and exciting, everything feels so much more rewarding when you finally surmount these difficulties and witness some obvious successes in the end. That is not to suggest you won’t get anywhere now, but the long-haul never was your ideal timescale and compares rather poorly to watching paint dry…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
There is a focus on your financial affairs and you are keen to safeguard your position. Money goes out more quickly than it comes in and while to some degree this is simply an annoying coincidence, it is clear that you need sufficient cash to cover such eventualities whenever they arise. Direct action in this regard yields less promising results than you had hoped, while using your intuition and feeling your way, following any hunches you have while keeping your feet on the floor, pays out dividends in the end. This will always be a balancing act though, staying grounded while at the same time, allowing your aspirations a free rein…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Mars in your sign implies it would be better if you could keep yourself busy. The red planet rules action but also aggression after all, so if you don’t use the impetus at your disposal proactively, you are likely to face more arguments than usual. The principles behind this straightforward choice are not hugely complicated; since on the positive and constructive side the vigour of the red planet suggests numerous possibilities you can pursue and develop to your advantage. However, inactivity is not an option, since the opposite of keeping busy won’t be tranquillity and harmony, as you will likely precipitate a less encouraging outcome…
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
You’d think with Venus in your sign that everything would be peace and love. However, you are struggling to keep a lid on a number of disruptive undercurrents that threaten to destabilise the interplay, between you and those you care most about. Whether this is acknowledged overtly or left unspoken and potentially unrecognised between the pair of you, there is a struggle for dominance occurring that runs entirely counter to your professed intentions. This may have a place in your professional affairs and when it comes to dealing with authority. But close to home such trends prove destructive, as matters can escalate swiftly.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
You are the cosmic flavour of the month, or more precisely for more than a year. Jupiter has been in your sign since last July and remains until mid-August, soon to be joined by Venus for one of the most brilliant and spectacular conjunctions in recent years. If you are not spoilt for opportunities to travel, to broaden your horizons and sphere of influence, to meet new people who expand your world view and to learn more about your place within the big scheme of things, then you have some months still to make this happen. You must seize the initiative though while there is no use imagining, you can continue in your familiar rut…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Three planets in conjunction at the apex of your horoscope have you thinking about making a palpable impact. This doesn’t so much mean impressing people when they first meet you, but has its roots in wanting to create a few lasting consequences to be your legacy. For many there is a career focus, as you struggle to ensure your continuing progress at work. Your friends might pull a few strings from behind the scenes, while you shouldn’t hesitate to capitalise on the credentials of any groups or societies to which you belong. But those in authority may see you as a threat, which is not an impression you ought to cultivate…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
Your relationships are in the spotlight and although it is hard, your best course of action is to detach yourself from several complicated scenarios. Try to look at the entire picture from a dispassionate point of view, bearing in mind that as your associates veer between the unreliable and the controlling, with some manifesting a desire for space and others a need for greater closeness, it is the looser and less convoluted links you will find rather easier to handle. The company of independent and unusual folk, with unique ideas and a progressive attitude, feels more in harmony with your own mood than do brooding and silent types.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Allen Saunders, an American author and cartoonist coined the axiom, “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans”, later paraphrased in a song by John Lennon. If you aren’t careful it could have more than a passing relevance, as you ponder how difficult it is, living according to elevated principles and real-world expectations simultaneously, when both are viewed in the context of the compromises you’ll need to make. On the one hand there are those philosophical criteria, you’re finding hard to integrate into your regular outlook. On the other there is the need to escape a situation, that is increasingly restrictive…
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
With three planets in Gemini and directly across the sky from you, your attention is on the other people in your life. Mars suggests an element of conflict could be hard to avoid, while a retrograde Mercury comes back to meet the Sun and shows you are struggling to reach a few conclusions. Still, where those closest to you are concerned the picture remains so fluid, you are confident one minute about a certain set of outcomes, only to feel convinced of the complete opposite a matter of hours later. You are driven by the need to affirm your economic independence, but the potential fallout and downside looks harder to accept.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Pluto in your sign gets embroiled in two tricky alignments, both of which need careful handling. The first, lasting until Friday, sees a number of disruptions threaten in your partnership affairs and around family matters especially. Sometimes, you are right to prioritise these issues and to do your best to sort them out, but on this occasion you’re better throwing yourself into your work and commitments elsewhere, while forgetting about these distractions. The only trouble may be, these domestic issues are keeping you too busy. Later in the week it is clear that despite all your transformations so far, more change is in the stars…
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Jupiter is in your opposite sign, while three planets occupy the celestial sector representing romance. How could your love life be anything other than a picture of perfection with trends like these around? Jupiter signals abundance, but maybe therein lies the rub, as multiple instances are not necessarily what you’d anticipate in a lasting relationship scenario, unless you were knowingly looking for love and were currently unattached. This combination spells happiness and success for basically worthwhile associations, but can also mean an easier exit than you expected, from relationships that have shown they’re in serious trouble.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Plenty of planetary activity, surrounds the domestic sphere and your family environment. It’s mixed messages all over, as on the one hand Mars demands that you are able to express yourself and on the other, the Sun dictates that you can only entirely do so, via your connection and interaction with a strong personality other than your own. What you will make of this in the shorter term depends very much on your approach, but the chance of a few fireworks is high. In the future, however, these are replaced by a sense of achievement. Life is not only about concrete results; since intangible factors matter just as much.
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