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MONTHLY HOROSCOPE COLUMN
- May 1999 -
t's a wild and wooly May with
40% of the planets in retrograde motion (Mars, Uranus, Neptune,
and Pluto). We finally get a chance to catch our collective celestial
breath. Mars retrograding back into Libra gives us another chance
to mend fences with our closest allies. Neptune retrograde is
suited to time spent on meditation, contemplation, and prayer.
Reconsidering spiritual issues and trusting to a Higher Power
all work to great advantage now. Uranus retrograding reminds
us to expect the unexpected. New Moon in earthy Taurus on the
15th encourages appreciation of our precious planet and resources.
The festival of Wesak falls annually in May, and commemorates
the birth, enlightenment, and passing way of the Buddha. Think
loving, enlightened thoughts. Full moon in Sagittarius on the
30th provides many choices for adventure, escapade, and bathing
in bliss--truly a memorable Memorial Day weekend! For those traveling,
do avoid the temptation to speed. If you know your rising sign,
please read that too.
Mars your feisty ruling planet moves back through your eighth
house of joint property, financial issues may need to be rehashed
and dealt with once and for all. Don't let delays and minor annoyances
get you down. Practice detachment and patience. It's time to
pull back from outward ambition and seek inner harmony. New job
offers, pay raises, or bonuses may manifest. New Moon on the
15th in your second house brings clarity and knowledge on all
financial questions and investments. Venus moves into your fourth
house on the 8th, offering money from property, parents or family
members. Additionally, this is a superb time to beautify home
birthday to May bulls! You may be inclined to celebrate in a
big way as Venus, your benevolent ruler, graces your second house
of finances. Enjoy abundance and bounty, but resist the temptation
to overindulge. Always a savvy shopper and investor, there is
much buying, selling, and trading going on, especially with the
New Moon in your thrifty sign. Retrograde Uranus and Neptune
in the tenth house of career signifies changes in life direction.
Rethink everything carefully and take your time. This is a time
span for reevaluating and perfecting career plans and your public
image, but not for executing them.
your restless ruler, moves through three different signs this
month, making if very difficult to keep up with you and those
ever-changing plans. Always the "busy bee of the zodiac",
this month finds you on the move- confidant, racing towards your
goals, covering lots of territory. Venus's shift into your second
house resounds with financial improvement. Women are instrumental
in achievement of these monetary goals. You have greater ability
to attract what you desire in your life. The Full Moon on the
30th provides extra energy to target social and romantic desires.
many planets adorning your eleventh and twelfth houses, prominent
interests are career, friendships, group activities, and spirituality.
Your natural ability to interpret psychic signals is greatly
enhanced. This is a good time to review the past year and set
new goals for the coming year (beginning on your birthday). Mars
retrograde in your fifth house brings former issues concerning
romance, children and creative projects back to the foreground.
Mars then moves back into your fourth house-- a perfect opportunity
to address lingering domestic issues. Ceres, the earth mother
asteroid enters Cancer, adding her own special blend of concern.
Venus moves into your nurturing sign on the 8th, bringing more
suitable romantic prospects and a notable increase in self-appreciation.
is the time to make your move upon the world. Emanating a dramatic
and radiant warmth, push forward boldly towards your career goals.
Home and domestic issues can be put on the back burner. With
the Sun transiting through your tenth house, joined by Mercury,
expect recognition for your executive qualities. Thrust into
the spotlight, you're sharper and more efficient, projects you
begin now will succeed. Making a persuasive speech, writing business
letters, will further your professional goals. By investing energy
into your career, you'll satisfy a deeper need for inner satisfaction.
Love proves a bit more complicated, as recognition and achievement
clash with partnership obligations.
in the month, after the 8th, Venus moves into your eleventh house.
This is your time of year for attending parties; meetings and
other community oriented events. Your social calendar fills up
quickly. Whether renewing an old friendship or forging new bonds,
friendships add meaning to your life. With Uranus and Neptune
retrograding in your house of well being, old health issues may
resurface. Team up with a buddy to stay on track with your exercise
routine. You'll likely take two steps forward, and one step back.
A strong ninth house emphasizes educational pursuits, publishing,
travel, and psychological transformation. Make money to repay
debts, but don't neglect an urge to philosophize--it'll round
out a busy month.
Sun goes through your eighth house of sex, death and transformation.
Conserve strength and money. Avoid being too possessive or secretive.
Mars retrograding back in your appreciative sign heightens self-awareness
and strengthens personal goals. The New Moon focuses attention
on investments relating to long term financial security. Venus,
your companionable ruler, in the ninth house until the 8th, can
bring a fascinating romantic prospect from a faraway land. After
the 8th, Venus visits your tenth house of career, adding a dash
of glamour and magic to career and business opportunities. Get
ready to climb the ladder of success, as you draw favor from
the high and mighty.
and teamwork are the ways to go, as the Sun, Mercury and Saturn
take up residence in your seventh house of partnerships. The
New Moon in your seventh house focuses attention on partnership
concerns and contractual matters. Look before you leap, and be
aware of undercurrents. Keep a low profile to avoid power struggles,
and undue self-assertion. Career activities that interfere with
your domestic life or daily routine should be avoided at all
costs. Learn to delegate more work to co-workers and managers.
Remember that it's wise to be closemouthed regarding office affairs.
Master rest and relaxation. Postpone elective surgery till after
June 4th when Mars goes direct.
Cosmos is asking for a balance between family and career, between
achievements and inner knowing. Full Moon in your demonstrative
sign promises exciting developments in the romance department.
Jupiter, your expansive ruler, in the fifth house, is certainly
a plus for your love life, as well as for leisure, recreational
activities, speculations and sporting events. Some will even
be planning an addition to the family. Relationship options ranging
from fun and games to more serious commitments present themselves.
On a more mundane level, your job may improve- you could even
qualify for a new position. Pay attention to health and diet
as highflying Archers often times need reminders of such earthly
time to lighten up, as the Sun visits your fifth house of pleasures,
activity recreation, and hobbies. In fact, personal pleasures
may distract from the more serious business of moneymaking. Finances
may be a bit stressful while Neptune and Uranus retrograde in
your second house of money. You may become a bit confused and
impatient, but refrain from iniating hasty changes. On a more
positive note, a unique or unusual approach can actually amend
finances. Your health is excellent all month; with added focus
on diet and exercise. It's a superior time for an annual checkup.
The New Moon on the 15th brings the latest knowledge about healing
retrograde Mars puts pressure on your career-- be on guard for
problems at work. There is potential for betrayal, so stick with
the moral high ground to prevail. Family, domestic, and psychological
issues also vie for attention. Physical moves, settling family
disputes, dealing with past traumas, and resolving depressions
are all major focal points. The New Moon on the 15th enables
you to make great strides in your emotional comfort zone. These
inner discoveries can greatly enhance your health and well being.
Wear the gems, colors, and scents of your sign as an added affirmation.
With your unconventional ruler Uranus retrograding, sudden illuminating
celestial changes have an opportunity for integration onto your
in your fifth house highlights creative self-expression. Listen
to the inner muse and indulge your fantasies. Embrace spring
fever by experiencing a sense of excitement for someone new,
or revitalize an existing relationship. This month brings a welcome
psychological boost, with headway in personal projects as well
as increased confidence in faith and love. Let your intuition
be your guide as mental interests, ideas and creative writing
hold sway. As your ruler Neptune retrogrades, try meditation
or self-hypnosis (or any of the new age disciplines you find
yourself drawn to). While meetings and conferences tend to take
up time, deep inner reflection can supply balance. Becoming more
grounded is a wonderful way to stride into springtime.
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