Your horoscope for May 17 to 23, 2018

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      Uranus, the mover-and-shaker (and earthquake) planet, has just begun an eight-year tour of Taurus, the sign of money, values, and survival. When Uranus takes the lead, change is inevitable; reinvention is desirable, necessary, and smart. It can set out of the ordinary or out of the blue into play. Now and in the years to come, watch for Uranus in Taurus to alter everyday reality in some striking, life-altering, abrupt, or radical way. The last transit of Uranus in Taurus (1934 to 1942) coincided with famine, the Great Depression, and the Second World War.

      While the excitable duo of Mars and Uranus are still on a high charge from happenings earlier in the week, Thursday/Friday, Mercury/Saturn assist you to stay on task and on target, and to achieve good results. Friday night, reward yourself; chill out. Aim for sweet romance or enjoy a getaway. It’s the best the long weekend has to offer.

      Despite the Hawaii volcano and other happenings around the world, Harry and Meghan’s wedding can dominate the weekend news. Whether you are a royal watcher or not, a reprieve from politics and senseless tragedy is something we all can use.

      Venus treks into home- and family-oriented Cancer early Saturday. Emotional responsiveness and the social spark stay on a ready dial-up thanks to Venus and the pleasure-seeking Leo moon.

      Back-to-work Tuesday can be as productive as you make it. By evening, Mercury/Jupiter are good to go for game night or for putting your best moves on your lover. Building to Wednesday, sun/Mars keep the energy, ambition, and action in good running order.

      March 20 - April 19

      Start to finish, Thursday’s flow is good. Friday/Saturday, give yourself an extra cushion; go by feel. Home—with family or reviewing the past—is where the heart is once Venus enters Cancer on Saturday. The sun in Gemini, starting Sunday evening, supplies fresh fuel. Get going on the plan, conversation, or your next step. Back-to-work Tuesday is a busy one.

      April 20 - May 20

      The week finishes out smoother than it started. Even if life has thrown a curve ball at you recently, you’ll feel that things are working out for the best. Venus in Cancer, starting Saturday, loans you more support. While the sun tours Gemini, you’ll be more articulate and expressive. Others will readily relate and empathize. Tuesday/Wednesday put you on the move.

      May 21 - June 21

      Things have an interesting way of working out. Thursday/Friday should prove mostly smooth-running. The stars set up a good backdrop for the long weekend. For the next three weeks, Venus in Cancer puts added attention on your comfort zone, especially regarding money, family, and home-related matters. Tuesday/Wednesday, you’ll gain an energy and action boost from Mercury/Jupiter and sun/Mars.

      June 21 - July 22

      Starting Saturday, Venus will shine her light your way for the next three weeks. Enhancements of all kinds are worth the time or money. Added attention and good feedback come your way. The sun in Gemini, starting late Sunday, gives you more to consider and explore. Tuesday, you could feel swamped. Give in to the process or the day. Wednesday, put your feelers out.

      July 22 - August 22

      Thursday/Friday finishes the week on a smooth track. Venus moves out of social Gemini on Saturday, but you aren’t likely to skip a beat thanks to the sun entering this sign on Sunday. Expect to stay active and on the go, especially mid–next week. Places to go, things to do, people to meet: Mercury/Jupiter sets back-to-work Tuesday onto full swing.

      August 22 - September 22

      The stars set a smooth-sail backdrop for the long weekend. The good momentum continues through the week ahead. Venus in Cancer, starting Saturday, can strengthen relationship bonds. You’ll easily get the goods out of interactions and activities. Midweek can bring good news. Wednesday, sun/Mars set a lucrative backdrop for work, working it out, official steps, and setting plans in motion.

      September 22 - October 23

      By the end of the week, you should feel you have worked it out well. Saturday/Sunday, less is more. The start of Venus in Cancer can test coping skills and/or ignite worry, especially if you feel you lack control or resources. If so, know you’ll make better headway once the sun treks into Gemini (late Sunday) and teams up with Mars (late Wednesday).

      October 23 - November 21

      Even with an adjustment required or preferences to accommodate, you’ll have no trouble making the most of the long weekend. Venus in Cancer, starting Saturday, and the sun in Gemini, starting late Sunday, set heart and mind on a fresh-track move-along. Tuesday, the stars are on a buildup curve. Let it flow; let it go. Wednesday, success and satisfaction come readily.

      November 21 - December 21

      What a week! The stress is mostly out of the way as of Thursday. Friday, Mercury/Saturn bring the workweek to a smooth and productive wrap-up. Friday evening is the best of the long weekend for entertainment, romance, or relaxation. Saturday/Sunday, Venus in Cancer can stir up raw emotions. Sunday through Thursday puts a fresh spin on the conversation, the plan, or the get-go.

      December 21 - January 19

      Mercury/Saturn loan you good control, staying power, and follow-through on Friday. Saturday/Sunday, Venus keeps sensitive emotions on the ready dial-up, allergies too. Tuesday/Wednesday, you may have a point to prove or something important to discuss. By the end of the day and into Thursday, sun/Mars make for good sorting out and a successful wrap-up.

      January 20 - February 18

      As of Thursday, Mars in Aquarius is just past a stress point with Uranus. Friday, Mercury/Saturn help you to gain a better handle and to put it all in perspective. Saturday/Sunday, Venus continues to trigger sensitive emotions. Tuesday, your plate is full. Knock it off the list; simplify as best you can. Wednesday/Thursday are optimal for action-taking.

      February 18 - March 20

      Early Friday is your most productive time to tackle the conversation or get at the work. Friday evening through Sunday, replenish in whatever way soothes the emotions and heals the soul. For the next three weeks, Venus boosts your intuition, creativity, and love-life prospects. Tuesday, you can get swept up or take on too much.