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Posted: May 18, 2018

Horoscope for the week beginning May 18

By Michael O’Connor

Tip of the week

The next big phase of change has officially begun.

Uranus will transit through Taurus until Spring 2026! It will retrograde back into Aries from early November 2018 to early March 2019 and that does count, yet the official entry has occurred activating the transit cycle. Interestingly, 2026 is also the year that Neptune enters Aries.

The most fundamental impact will be on the economy as the internet enters into its next major phase of development. This is revealing the steady growth of 5G in the background and now its implementation which is occurring right now whether we know it, like it, believe ‘in’ it, or not.

Over the course of this eight-year span of time, Jupiter will have transited from Scorpio to Cancer or eight signs. Saturn will have completed its transit through Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces and will be in Aries itself. Remember, a planet in its own sign and when it transits Aries marks the beginning of important cycles. Thus, with Saturn in Capricorn, the sign it rules, we are experiencing the beginnings of such a major cycle right now and the signs of it can best be recognized in the usurping power of governments pushing through new laws and reforms despite popular opposition.

Pluto will also change signs entering Aquarius in 2024 and will likely manifest as the progressive implementation of the all-encompassing scope of the Internet and the likelihood of a cashless society.

There is much to say about the implications of these transits and I will do so over the coming weeks, months and years. The main point is that we are currently in the next major turn of our collective evolution, which might better be described as a complex series of hairpin turns. Although Taurus is generally regarded as slow, sure and somewhat predictable, this is certainly not always the case. Uranus in Taurus can better be understood as a bull and one that will likely run wildly through the streets.

May 18-24

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

It may feel as though you have taken a sudden sharp turn. And the setting at least feels like the city as opposed to the relaxed pace of the country. Positively, you have been able to get a lot done and even scratch some itches too. This turn is leading you to really get down to business. As though embarking on a journey, you are exiting the city and beginning to accelerate.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

Can you feel it? The feeling may be compared to that of entering a new country. In any case, circumstances and an inner resolve are pushing you to breach barriers. While these might appear to be external, that is probably more internal than you may realize. Breaking through fear, resistance, procrastination… are examples of it. Name it and you are 51% there.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)

A breakthrough of some kind is indicated. The impact may be especially on your financial status. It could manifest as shifting into higher gear and taking big action. It could be a good time to play a lottery or two, even though leaning on such a bet is seldom wise. The better bet both materially and spiritually is to have a plan and mobilize your focus.

Cancer (Jun 22 – Jul 22)

The current planetary alignments indicate an interest in new investments and creative ventures. These will likely include invention and innovation. Taking an alternative route is likely. One thing seems certain; you are in the mood to take a risk, or two. However, you will likely want to be as sure of success as you can and will not take a casual approach.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 23)

A series of activations in your public and/or professional life are pushing you to take new strides and initiatives. These will include practical approaches subject to a constructively critical approach. Improvement and refinement are key themes. This focus also includes social outreach. However, you may again soon want to focus behind the scenes for a while.

Virgo (Aug 24 – Sep 22)

You are learning to see and integrate a larger perspective on reality. This includes how to reach out to successfully engage and communicate with others. Gathering tools and learning skills to this end is likely, and ideal. You are also busy on a variety of fronts and this may include inner work. Acknowledging and confronting obvious or hidden fears is highlighted.

Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your focus on financial considerations is getting deeper by the day now. Positively, you are either identifying or literally receiving new streams of income and these may be coming from unexpected sources. Negatively, the reverse could be true and paying taxes, for example, could be presenting a challenge. Yet, it is likely that the scales are tipped in your favor.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Expansion and increase is often a reason to celebrate, yet it can also come with costs. As well, unexpected changes in your financial situation are indicated. How you are handling these is the main question. Circumstances are likely pushing you to rise to meet the challenge. Doing so will likely require that you dig deeper than you have for a while.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

A steady flow of change in your daily rhythm and routine continues. In fact, you can expect that these are leading you to a new norm. Success may depend on your ability to breakthrough habitual perspectives. The first key to overcoming these is to recognize and acknowledge them. The second key is to accept that they may have worked before but probably won’t now.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

The stellium of planets in Taurus is destined to activate your creative impulses and inventiveness is highlighted. Fortunately, your ambitions are on the rise to engage these inspirations. These may well include new attractions and love interests. These need not necessarily be romantic and might otherwise include hobbies, but they could be.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 19)

Although a steady flow of change has been brewing, it should by now be very evident. Yet, in some respects it still all may seem like a dream due to a variety of unknowns. As well, circumstances will push you to give more than you have for a while. Positively, doing so will push you to draw on your resources, talents and hidden reserves of faith.

Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)

This New Moon cycle is pushing you to new realizations and perspectives. These include the need to take a more proactive approach, perhaps especially towards your financial situation. To this end, you will likely have to do as much inner work as outer, perhaps more. Be open to any and all tools and resources that can support you to realize greater succe$$.

– Michael O’Connor is a professional astrologer with an international clientele.  He has 30 years of study in Astrology, Numerology 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. or (250) 352-6871 or [email protected]

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