Your horoscope from May 8 to 14, 2014

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      Venus in Aries turns up the heat between Mother’s Day and Victoria Day. It’s a pivotal action time for relationships and economic matters at all levels.

      Saturday’s sun/Saturn opposition sheds light on a fermenting reality or a time-has-come moment. We can meet with result, reward, or consequences. There may be difficult options to weigh, the inevitable to face. The sun/Saturn finishes a phase, process, or chapter that was launched about six months ago. Professional, financial, or karmic contracts now end, begin, or renew.

      Mother’s Day is stacked. Early Sunday morning, Venus opposes Mars, reaching the halfway mark of a relationship cycle that began last spring. Venus/Mars comes to a breakthrough or tipping point. It’s time to come together and be one. You can’t do that if you remain divided within yourself. Mercury square Neptune can spark romance or creativity, but it’s also an influence of seeing what you want to see, or of not seeing what’s coming at you. Creating an uneven, all-over-the-map day, the Libra moon triggers Mars, Pluto, Uranus, and Jupiter.

      Shortly before Wednesday’s Scorpio full moon, Venus squares off with Pluto. This adds more force, urgency, and emotional intensity to power plays and independence initiatives.

      Venus in Aries creates value in the act, especially when passion, instinct, and impulse are born from seasoned wisdom—rather than punitive, fearful, or volatile reactions. Wednesday and Thursday are high-impact, full-of-advantage, get-it-going days.

      March 20 - April 19

      Life and luck can turn on a dime. Something exceptionally lucrative, perhaps long awaited, even life-altering can come to fruition now. A result, a reward, an ending but more importantly a beginning: the next couple of weeks can set a major paving stone in place regarding finances, professional matters, or a relationship status. Next Thursday could be the “it” day.

      April 19 - May 20

      It’s been a battle every step of the way, and you’ve had no choice but to rise to the challenge. This is where the gift lies—to test you and sharpen you, to force you to stand present for yourself and fight for what matters. Thursday, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday are productive, optimizing, work-it-out days. Wednesday/Thursday is exceptionally fruitful.

      May 20 - June 21

      Mercury, newly in Gemini, boosts you with plenty of fresh get-up-and-go. Mother’s Day weekend removes a doubt or barrier. It could also dish up something more to shoot for. Monday/Tuesday keeps you working at it. Wednesday onward thrusts things into full tilt. Next Thursday, the timing, words, luck, and opportunity couldn’t be better.

      June 21 - July 22

      Something significant is in the works. If you don’t already know what it is, you will soon enough. Saturday/Sunday shows you the facts. Monday/Tuesday, your stars put you in a good power-play position. Use these days to negotiate a deal, impress a VIP, or force the envelope. Whether planned or sprung on you, Wednesday/Thursday could thrust you into a whole new reality.

      July 22 - August 22

      A major professional contract, real-estate deal, or financial transaction appears to be in the works. Your family life, or perhaps a particular family member, could also face a significant change or milestone. Saturday can seal the deal. Use Monday/Tuesday to strategize, organize, bank, or revise as necessary. On Wednesday, seize advantage or control. Next Thursday is your big luck, opportunity, or “take-off” day.

      August 22 - September 22

      It’s called getting your act together. So far, so good, but Saturday’s sun/Saturn draws your attention to what’s still weighing you down. This combo keeps you goal-focused and driven. Sunday could set you back, but Monday/Tuesday, you’re back in the saddle. Wednesday’s full moon thrusts you over
      a major threshold or hurdle and onto a fresh, perhaps unexpected track.

      September 22 - October 23

      A gangbuster, pinnacle, life-altering week or two lies ahead. Regarding finances, a relationship, or your social profile, get ready for Venus in Aries to strike flint and set you onto a much faster track. Watch for a rapid-fire chain of events to dictate your choices and point the way. Next Thursday’s stars keep the action and excitement going strong.

      October 23 - November 22

      By Sunday, you won’t be able to keep it under wraps any longer. It’s time to confront what’s been jamming you up or staring you down. Look for a new angle or option to appear. The days leading up to the full moon are productive for talks and working the kinks out of the system. On Wednesday, plunge right in, take it further.

      November 22 - December 21

      Thursday/Friday, the details, fine print, or nuances are as important as the rest; don’t skip the small stuff. Saturday/Sunday, catering to someone may be required, but it will net a payoff. Monday/Tuesday, keep observant and watch for hidden opportunity. Use these days to plan your strategy or submerge yourself right where you are. Next Thursday launches you on your way; your timing is excellent.

      December 21 - January 19

      Through Saturday, you should find it falls into place for you readily. On Mother’s Day, family relationships can be strained. You could be in conflict with yourself too, but with a little extra give and take, things should smooth out okay. Beyond this, an eventful, milestone week lies ahead. Wednesday/Thursday thrusts life into full steam ahead.

      January 19 - February 18

      Beyond the family pressure that Mother’s Day can dish up, Saturday/Sunday brings you to a decision or finish line that sets the course for your long-term future. It’s been weighing heavily on you, but once it’s official, you’ll instantly see how great the timing is. Next Thursday throws the action switch. It’s your moneymaker day.

      February 18 - March 19

      The future is shaping up in no uncertain terms. By Saturday/Sunday, you’ll know better where you stand. Use Monday/Tuesday to tie up loose ends. Wednesday/Thursday couldn’t be more ideal for risk-taking and full steam ahead. Next week throws the switch on a new financial, professional, or relationship status. It’s the start of so much more to come.