Your horoscope from May 15 to 21, 2014
If Wednesday’s full moon didn’t do the trick, watch for Thursday’s Venus/Uranus in Aries to crack it wide open. This is an excitable, spontaneous-combustion influence. Once it sparks, expect it to catch on like wildfire. The transiting Sagittarius moon keeps it pumped right up while Mercury keeps it lively and mobilized. It could be a high-volume day for sales, trading, news, and people on the move.
Take a load off, catch up with yourself, or stay ambitious: the long weekend is ideal for making the most of it. On Sunday, Venus in Aries squares Jupiter in Cancer. Emotional sensitivity and “I want; I need; me first” are on the dial-up. This can be an indulgent influence. It’s easy to consume or take on more than is wise. On the other hand, follow your intuitive wisdom and you’ll make great gains. All in or all out—take your best shot. The gift of this Venus/Jupiter transit is one of recognizing that you’ve taken all you can take, or that you’re now sufficiently fuelled and ready to go for it.
Mars in Libra ends a two-month retrograde tour on Monday night. It’s been far from inactive, though. Since the beginning of March, Mars retrograde has staged a pull-back, peel-it-back, heat-it-up time. Stuck or held up no longer, look to Mars and the Gemini sun starting Tuesday for an easier, more natural move-along.
March 20 - April 19
Thursday is an auspicious, off-to-the-races, fresh-start, break-new-ground day. Try your luck, try it or them on for size—it could be an instant hit. Venus/Uranus now breathes new life into you. Sunday onward, you’ll gain a better sense of how it’s shaping up. Waylaid no longer, as of Monday evening, Mars in Libra regains full steam ahead.
April 19 - May 20
A lot, perhaps everything, can change in a flash. Thursday could crack it wide open or provide the break you’ve been waiting for. Saturday/Sunday, feel your way along. Relax or push it; either way, it’s a full-value day. Once Mars turns direct, you’ll see more visible progress regarding those nagging trouble spots, i.e., a health, work, financial, or legal matter.
May 20 - June 21
Whether it’s planned or spontaneity delivers, Thursday keeps the excitement going strong. The long weekend couldn’t be better timed for getting away from it all, but even so, you may not feel completely off the hook. Try not to let the emotional or financial pressure chip away at you. By Monday/Tuesday, you’re revitalized and on top of your game again.
June 21 - July 22
With Mars in retrograde these past two months, you’ve had an opportunity to see how it’s shaping up, test the waters, reflect on your past, and reassess priorities. Perhaps you’ve had to bide time or make do. For the next two months, Mars will help you or force you to gain better ground. To the end of May, Jupiter in Cancer gifts you with optimal timing.
July 22 - August 22
Venus/Uranus gives you a jump-start on the long weekend. Thursday and Friday are your best travel, party, rock it, or love ’em up days. Saturday/Sunday, aim for quality over quantity, and make the most of your time. The end of Mars retrograde finishes a two-month staging or evaluation cycle. Prospects, profits, and options will increase from here. Watch for something new and exciting to shoot for.
August 22 - September 22
A more independent and feistier you chapter has been in the works for a while now. Thursday onward thrusts this developing initiative into its next phase. The end of Mars retrograde says “Enough of looking in the rear-view mirror!” Why look back when there’s so much to look forward to? It’s blaze-a-trail time. Fresh opportunity is right in front of you.
September 22 - October 23
Thursday/Friday keeps a good buzz going strong. You’ll pick up an even better wind as of Monday, when Mars in Libra turns direct. This isn’t the time to back down or make do; it’s time to choose and do. Haven’t figured it out yet? Trust your instincts and your destiny. Just get on the
bike and start riding—you’ll find your way.
October 23 - November 22
Thursday/Friday can heap on the extras, but you’re likely to say it’s worth it. Something unexpected could get you moving in a whole new direction. Mars ends retrograde on Monday, but it will continue to keep the goods under wraps until the end of July. Use this time to test the waters and/or get your ducks in a row.
November 22 - December 21
Can’t tie you down—and we wouldn’t want to anyway. Thursday/Friday keeps you stoked. These are great days to let your inner genius come out to play, travel, shine, or try your luck with someone or something. As of next week, it’s time to plug back in and get yourself better connected. Mars boosts your social life, as well as romantic and financial prospects.
December 21 - January 19
The big push is on. While there’s still further to go to reach that treasured goal post, you’ll make great headway over the next week or so. Venus in Aries keeps you fighting the good fight. Saturday/Sunday is yours to call. As of Monday, Mars helps you gain better balance and surer footing.
January 19 - February 18
If it’s fresh or new, it’s got your name written all over it. Give it or them a shot; it could prove to be a perfect fit. Through the month’s end, your instincts are right on the money. Venus in Aries gifts you with excellent timing. Thursday, Monday, and Tuesday, it comes easily, readily, fast, and natural.
February 18 - March 19
You’ll find yourself on a much faster track now and through month’s end. Venus in Aries keeps financial prospects and new interests on percolate. Look to the end of Mars retrograde to end an uncertainty and get the ball rolling on an important decision or transaction. As early as next week, you could sign important papers.