Weekly Astro Forecast — May 29, 2016 – June 4, 2016

Astro Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of May 29, 2016 – June 4, 2016:

This week starts out on Sunday with a “bang,” starting with Mars having retrograded back into Scorpio, and Saturn and Jupiter involved in a tense square. Mars is at home in Scorpio — a sign it co-rules with Pluto — and is especially powerful there, but because it’s retrograde and at an anaretic degree, the potential for that power to be misused is strong. Hidden resentments — or long-forgotten slights — can come bubbling back up to the surface and if so, they will need to be dealt with during this time.

Venus in Gemini — May 24, 2016 — June 17, 2016

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Venus enters Gemini on May 24, 2016 at 10:44 UT (5:44 am EDT). Venus is the esoteric ruler of Gemini, as the catalyst through which the concept of “Love” first emerges — through connecting, interacting and most importantly communicating with others.

Venus in Gemini people are charming and flirtatious. They’re playful, light-hearted and charismatic with a natural appreciation for the give-and-take that goes hand-in-hand in any relationship. They’re insatiably curious, wanting to know everything there is to know about the people they’re interested in, and as long as there’s always something left to learn that interest doesn’t wane.

But since Gemini is a mutable sign, there’s also a tendency toward restlessness and boredom. They like to keep things moving and to not get bogged down in tedium or routine. They’re easily distracted and require a lot of mental and verbal stimulation in order to maintain their interest.

When it comes to romance, Venus in Gemini people are said to run hot and cold. They’re notorious for ardently pursuing whatever they have their hearts set on one moment and detaching from it completely the next.

Weekly Astro Forecast — May 8, 2016 – May 14, 2016

Astro Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of May 8, 2016 – May 14, 2016:

This week starts with a relatively uneventful Sunday and a jam-packed Monday, as far as transits go. First of all the Sun conjuncts Mercury in Taurus. This is a recurrence of an earlier conjunction (in Aries) when Mercury was still moving forward, but now it’s retrograde and making a second pass. The third pass — once Mercury turns direct again — will occur two months from now (on July 6th) and then will repeat this cycle in the fall.

May 2016 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

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ARIES: Five of Cups

You may be dealing with relationship issues this month that force you to face some difficult realities. You could be struck by a sense of discontent and disillusionment over what once seemed like a “magical” union but is now developing cracks. Misunderstandings or miscommunications can abound, sending you hurdling back to earth and back to the reality of your situation.

Look at the imagery in this card. We see a mythical Unicorn seated atop an old-fashioned wishing well. At first glance it looks like something you’d expect to come across in a fairy-tale. But if you look closer, you can see that the Unicorn is not seated at all. He’s trapped in the well and has been hobbled, immobilized by his unfortunate circumstances.

The water flowing from the sides of the well has slowed down to a trickle. He looks away from the set of withering vines on the left and toward those that are lush and plentiful on the right. The skeleton key symbol over his heart is reminiscent of the astrological glyph used for Greek Mythology’s wounded healer, Chiron.

How might this imagery apply to you? And what can you learn from the circumstances that make this card now relevant in your life?

The Five of Cups — this version from the Mary-el Tarot — can refer to heartache, disillusionment and lost love. You could be stuck in rut, reeling from a rejection or coming to terms with a relationship that was never meant to be. You may also—just like the Unicorn in this card—be refusing to see what no longer sustains you. There is as much danger in not learning from your mistakes as there is in focusing only on what might be.

But there are positive aspects of this card as well. There are messages to be unraveled and lessons to be learned. Perhaps the “wounded healer” aspect provides you with an insider’s understanding of what it’s like to hurt, to be alone, and to be denied the very thing you’ve so desperately wanted.

Your heartache becomes a powerful conduit for healing. It can also become a gift that you pass onto others: the gift of empathy. Your own experiences lead to a deeper understanding of what others may be dealing with, and can translate into compassion, understanding, forgiveness and unconditional love.

 

Weekly Astro Forecast — May 1, 2016 – May 7, 2016

Astro Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of May 1, 2016 – May 7, 2016:

We start the week with a Sun / Neptune sextile — in Taurus and Pisces respectively — on Sunday. This aspect can increase your sensitivity to outside influences and leave you feeling more susceptible to psychic impressions. It can be just what you needed to start your week on a mellow note — so mellow in fact that you may decide to sleep in and lounge around the house rather than rushing to prepare for a new work week. 

Venus in Taurus — April 30, 2016 – May 24, 2016

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Venus enters April 30, 2016 at 1:35 UT (April 29, 2016 at 8:36 pm EDT).  Venus is exalted in Taurus, meaning that it is in its own ruling sign, that it’s comfortable in that sign, and that it is likely to express its highest most powerful vibration there.

If you were lucky enough to have been born with this placement, you probably have a natural appreciation for the beauty and the arts, for love and romance, and for anything that stimulates the 5 senses: a breath-taking sunset for example, a soft ocean breeze, a haunting melody, fine wine, gourmet foods, exotic spices, fragrant flowers, etc. The list goes on and on.

While they do appreciate luxury, Venus in Taurus people prefer comfort over extravagance and natural over synthetic.

They’re earthy, practical and sensuous. They long for stability and consistency and will shy away from drama in relationships.They’re better at balancing head and heart than most signs, most often leaning toward sensible choices that don’t involve risk.

May 2016 Monthly Horoscopes

May Monthly Horoscopes

Happy Birthday Taurus! Here are highlights for the month ahead.

Lunations: Moon Phases for the entire month:

New Moon: The New Moon occurs on May 6th at 16° Taurus 41″.

Full Moon: This month’s Full Moon occurs on may 21st at 1° Sagittarius 13″.

Retrogrades: Jupiter turns direct on May 9th; Mercury turns direct on May 22nd; Mars, Saturn and Pluto are retrograde for the entire month of May.

Ingresses: The Sun enters Gemini on the 20th, Venus enters Gemini on the 24th, Mars retrogrades back into Scorpio on the 27th.

Continue reading for complete scopes for each sign: