Horoscope for the week beginning May 22
Tip of the week
Gemini time, which also qualifies as the last month of spring, begins with Mercury retrograde in the selfsame sign of the twins. At the exact time of the Sun’s entry, Mars was also in Gemini positioned at almost the exact mid-point. Altogether this line-up suggests an emphasis on the air element. The fire of Sun and Mars will provide plenty of ignition power to produce a veritable conflagration of excitement. The emphasis will be upon debate as ideas and opinions are exchanged with spurious effect.
Jupiter in Leo in trine aspect to Uranus in Aries (both fire signs) will synchronize with added friction, heat and rapid expansion as well while Saturn in Sagittarius, the third of the three fire signs serves to dampen the fervor enough to cause people to listen more and think twice before committing thoughts to actual speech.
Moon and Venus in Cancer brings emphasis to themes of protection and security. The recent passing of Bill C-51 comes to mind as a central theme of focus. Since it is paralleled by similar such laws being passed already, recently and/or soon all over the world it is quite likely that the vote was already decided prior to objections voiced and ballots cast.
Uranus in Aries especially indicates rapid and revolutionary momentums and on many fronts and by social segments not bound by the political process. Before the week is out Mercury, Mars and the Sun will be conjunct and this will coincide with the official gunshot announcing the next round in the games. Tune-in, this one stands to be a real nail biter.
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May 22 -28
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
Enjoying some added verve and tempo is likely now. Your focus is sharp, your energy levels high and your ability to multi-task at a peak. All of this in the midst of some rather deep changes occurring both within and without indicates the task of strong paddling within the context of powerful currents. Yet, the goal is to produce a new state of beauty, harmony and security.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)
Yours is the A to Z sign, as in you are keen to be able to do all tasks or at least are interested in all the steps required. Although you may be characterized as slow by some, many also recognize just how sure you can be. Although change is seldom your favorite thing you should at least be able to say that some of it these days is actually flowing your way.
You are determined to enter new territory. Yet to succeed you will have to tend to a variety of fronts and with added emphasis on the details. In some respects this implies bringing matters to completion. You may feel as though the efforts required have and will prove heroic. Overall, you yearn to enjoy a new state and quality of security, but you will have to earn it.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Doing the inner work implies identifying and overcoming inner fears, doubts, blocks and negativity in general. The next several weeks will require extra effort in this regard. Circumstances may arise producing the need, yet you may not be so interested in doing the work. Entertaining the unfamiliar and entering the unknown will be the hidden price of this success.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)
Circumstances now and over the coming weeks will require the full measure of your individuality and ingenuity. Among these will be your ability to weave grace, patience and diplomacy. Avoiding expectations and trusting the flow will help. Yet, you could feel rebellious and may find yourself heading down roads you have not travelled before.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
A lot of energy and excitement in your public and professional sphere will rise to the next level this week. While your energy and enthusiasm will be high, your confidences may not be. However, by way of a more empathetic and humane attitude towards yourself and others you stand to win hearts and the day too. Sometimes feeling vulnerable is the key to overcoming our fears.
Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)
You are entering an exciting cycle. It will activate new levels of enthusiasm and inspiration to explore new ways of looking at things. At worst, you could feel a little lost for a while. Yet, you also feel a bit bolder than usual supporting you to forge ahead. Gathering new skills and tools implies an important if short and sharp learning curve.
Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)
You have arrived at a point of decision. It may otherwise be described as a crossroads. Often, this produces some degree of indecision. While you will be eager to hear the opinions of others on the matter, you will likely be less inclined to reveal your own rationalizations. Decipher between what constitutes an expense versus an investment.
Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)
New relationship opportunities are available to you now. Since you are in an adventurous mood the likelihood of forging new, meaningful and lasting connections is higher yet. As ever, the deeper reaches of your destiny plan would have to support this. Still, you are ready and willing to expand your overall social outreach. Balance proactive strategy with risk.
Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)
A busy, work cycle has begun. The focus will be as much inner work as outer. This may be as simple as activating your imagination, brainstorming and making plans. Your powers of critical analysis will be fully operational. Deciphering between dreams and fantasies, on one hand, and pressing practical realities on the other, is the main point.
Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)
Are you ready to have a bit more fun? This is your invitation. The pace will accelerate in a few weeks so do what you can to tuck it in now. But it might prove wise to enjoy some quality time without telling everyone what you are up to. Speaking about what you are doing versus just doing it can make you miss the moment. Say yes and allow yourself some space to love, laugh and play.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Digging deep to access your deepest thoughts, truths and priorities is on your mind. As much as you would like to change your usual rhythm, the existing momentum will likely prevail. However, you have arrived at an important juncture. A change of perspective and approach is brewing. Trust this flow and enjoy the last hurrahs of old rhythms and reserve some energy to prepare for the new.
– Michael O’Connor is a professional astrologer with an international clientele. He has 30 years of study in and related metaphysical and spiritual modalities, over 20 years of full-time practice, is an entertaining and inspirational speaker, and writes a popular New Moon Newsletter and Horoscope Column. To learn more about Booking an Appointment, attending one of Michael’s Workshops or Webinars or one of his inspiring Visual Presentations, please visit his website or contact Michael directly. www.sunstarastrology.com or (250) 352-6871 or[email protected]