Sun Signs for May ’18
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The information in this column is limited. It does not replace your seeing your astrologer. If you know the sign of your Moon and your Ascending sign, read those sections also. This information is helpful because it mentions planets passing through your sign. These do bring opportunities.
Special note: Here’s wishing all of you the best in May. The emphasis this month is on the signs Capricorn, Aquarius, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Capricorn sets & achieves goals, Aquarius knows, Aries acts, Taurus calms, Gemini communicates, and Cancer feels. Mars is in Capricorn in weeks 1 and 2, and shows us acting on goals. It joins Saturn and Pluto and brings events. We should be at our best to attract good things. In weeks 3 and 4 it is in Aquarius and shows stress and/or activity for humanity. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 is in young Aries. This makes us enthusiastic and active. While in Aries, Mercury squares Mars, Saturn, Pluto, and Uranus. This brings events. To attract good, we should be circumspect in thought, word, and deed. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 are in Taurus. This promotes beauty, pleasure, comfort, and calm. The Sun in week 4 and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 are in Gemini, and add flexibility to our repertoire. Mercury joins them on the 29th and makes us glib. Venus is in Cancer in weeks 3 and 4 and brings feelings of love. Jupiter continues in Scorpio and promotes intense issues like sex and money. (Look at what has happened since Weinstein, Sexual missteps by men are being exposed and judged and this may improve male female relationships in the future after a bit of tension.) Taxes and insurance will get special attention. (The tax bill has passed.) Saturn has moved into its own sign, Capricorn. It stays through 2020, and becomes very strong. Saturn here is about being practical and realistic. It represents setting and achieving goals and is climbing the mountain of accomplishment. Capricorns, Taurus, and Virgos should become more practical. Capricorns, Aries, Cancer, and Libra need to get rest, avoid overwork, and remember to seek joy. Uranus is going to change sign and move from late Aries to early Taurus. As it makes this change it squares Mars. The sign change shows major shifts and the Mars square is troublesome. And the New Moon happens. Let’s promote security, especially in finances.
A New Moon in Taurus later on the 13th, the 14th, and much of the 15th is a new start in areas of beauty and money. A Full Moon in Sagittarius later on the 28th, the 29th, and 30th focuses on talk and opinions.
Remember that new, full, and quarter moons are powerful times during the month. Actions taken at these times should be positive and well thought out. The quarter moons are in Aquarius on the 6th, 7th, and 8th and in Virgo late on the 21st, the 22nd, and 23rd.
Israel continues in the news. In their birth chart, early Scorpio rises, a Taurus Sun is in the 7th, and Moon, Pluto, Saturn, and Mars are in Leo in the 10th. Iran has three planets in Aquarius forming a grand cross with Israel’s planets. This is a tense relationship.
The Pluto Uranus square is weakening. It makes the extreme unpredictable and the unpredictable more extreme. When you hear about events that are unusually bad, like tornadoes ( Moore OK.) and earthquakes, Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Colorado floods, the Philippines typhoon, the Washington mudslide, the IL F4, the Ca. Drought, and the recent floods in Texas, the floods and fires in Ca. In ’17, and the hurricanes of ’17, this is one of the culprits. This aspect existed in the early 30s. I have concluded that this square also represents among other conflicts, the conflict between the left (Uranus) and the right (Capricorn). I have finally resolved it in my own mind. With so much news coverage of the conflicting positions, I see it as an opportunity to see the good that the left has to offer and to see the good that the right has to offer. I’ll be writing a paper on the Uranus/Pluto square soon and posting on facebook. Friend me. I’ll include the good things that are coming from this square like new discoveries about death and the afterlife. This long term square ends at mid-month.
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 2, 3, 9, 10, 14, 15 and 17 before evening, 22, 23, & 27. For really important events, it requires a deeper look. Part of the magic of Astrology is how much better things go when we start things on good days.
Extra special note: I’m recommending that people read Covey, Dyer, and Chopra during their birth month. They write about achieving success and happiness and this is what the Sun is about in our charts. During the birth month we have the opportunity to start a new cycle of success and these authors have great ideas on how to do it. For those who want to get in on the ground floor of understanding existence and self-improvement, C.C. Zain’s Church of Light books will make you an astrologer and a metaphysician. These books teach us that there is a supernatural dimension in and around us that makes life subtle and interesting. And that Astrology gives us helpful information in innumerable situations. And finally, that we have the power to change our lives through Astrology and by harmonizing our feelings and our thinking.
Aries: March 20 to April 20. (Iran’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Moon) Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. It’s very important to harmonize your career and reputation. But also, try to get enough rest, avoid overwork, and set sensible goals. You can have success if you work this right. Mars in weeks 1 and 2, joins Saturn and adds to this. Remember to manage conflict and stress. Uranus is in your sign until May 15th after a 7 year stay. This brings unusual things and people and a desire to be original. Try to add good sense to this and seek those who are reliable. Mercury is in your sign in weeks 1 and 2 and brings interesting things and people with opportunity. Venus squares you in weeks 3 and 4; try to get along with women & be confident at social events. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Again, try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. Moon in your sign on the 11th, 12th, and morning if the 13th brings people and events.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 are in your sign; this brings important and interesting things and people, along with opportunity. While the Sun is in your sign, try to increase success and happiness. Jupiter entered Scorpio in October and opposes you for a year. People and things bringing opportunity are lining up with you. But you need to project real respect for those you encounter and for the law to stimulate this. Uranus enters your sign on May 15th and stays for 7 years with the exception of Nov ’18 to Mar ’19. This is huge and brings very interesting things and people to you. New vistas will open up for you. Plan for the unexpected; you will be managing it. And be a good judge of character to avoid the influence of unreliable people. Pluto in Capricorn trines you; this shows practical methods promoting success and finances. Saturn is also trining you from Capricorn for 3 years; it increases your organization. Mars joins Pluto in weeks 1 and 2 and adds energy to this. In weeks 3 and 4 Mars squares you from Aquarius. Take care with friends and money and manage conflict and stress. New Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 13th, the 14th, and much of the 15th brings people and events, and a new start.
Gemini May 22 to June 21. (Kanye West’s Sun. Obama’s Moon, Charlie Sheen’s Rising Sign, Gingrich’s Sun, Giuliani’s Sun, Trump’s Sun, Angelina Jolie’s Sun) The Sun in week 4, Venus in weeks 1 and 2, and 3 and Mercury from the 29th are in your sign ; this brings important, pleasant, and interesting things and people, and vitality and opportunity. While the Sun is in your sign, try to increase success and happiness; the energy is right for this. Mars in weeks 3 and 4 trines you from Aquarius; this brings energetic interactions with people. Neptune is in Pisces squaring you until ’25. Imagination but also problems of will can come to you. If you value discipline and being realistic, you can get some intellectual and spiritual good out of this. Stay on good terms with those above you. Moon in your sign later on the 15th, the 16th, and much of the 17th brings people and events.
Cancer: June 22 to July 23. (Kanye West’s Asc., Bush’s Sun and the Sun of the U.S., Casey’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Asc.) Venus from the 19th is in your sign; this brings nice people and things. Jupiter entered Scorpio on October 10th and stays for a year; it trines you. This brings support, opportunity, and luck. Be ready for it by doing your part. Your part is being qualified for the opportunity and having contacts. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and trines you. This benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and philosophical. A square from Uranus until May 15th brings the unexpected, especially from those above you, so be ready. A great defense is being sensible and associating with sensible people. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 joins Uranus and adds to this, so, try to build self esteem. A long term opposition from Pluto in Capricorn requires good use of power. Build self esteem before dealing with anything threatening. Saturn has entered Capricorn and stays until ’21 and is especially important, It will oppose you, so you are attracting Saturn. Try to set sensible goals, get enough rest, build self esteem, give mate special attention, and have fun for therapy. In weeks 1 and 2 Mars joins Saturn and Pluto and adds energy and or stress to this. Manage this if necessary. Moon in your sign later on the 17th, the 18th, and much of the 19th brings people and events.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s Moon, Trump’s Ascendant) Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct 10th and stays for a year; it squares you. Try to get along, especially with family and the law. Leo and Scorpio are power signs, so avoid power struggles. Uranus trines you until May 15th from Aries and brings ingenuity, the unexpected that supports, and new ideas. After this and until Nov. it will square you from Taurus. Do power and money well. Value all that is reliable. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 trines you from Aries. This brings good news and support. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 square you from Taurus; take care with money and have a plan for interference, if it happens. Mars in weeks 3 and 4 opposes you from Aquarius. This can bring stress and trouble with people. It can also bring opportunity if you can get along with all that you meet. Moon in your sign later on the 19th, the 20th, and most of the 21st brings people and events.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 trine you from Taurus. This brings support and is good for work and money. The Sun in week 4, Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3, and Mercury from the 29th square you from Gemini; stay on good terms socially and speak well. Saturn is now in Capricorn where it trines you and brings support through using practical methods for 3 years. Expect recognition for work. Mars joins Saturn in weeks 1 and 2 and adds energy to this. Uranus enters Taurus on May 15th and stays until Nov.; it trines you and brings support. It sets up a nice connection between work and money. Neptune is opposing you from Pisces until ’25. This will make you more imaginative but value building discipline. See mate clearly. A positive attitude towards imaginative people will bring beneficial contacts. Pluto is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. First Quarter Moon Moon in your sign late on the 21st, the 22nd, and 23rd brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Libra: Sept 24 to Oct 23. (Kim Kardashian’s Sun, McCain’s rising Sign, Mel Gibson’s Moon, Ryan’s Moon, Zimmerman’s Sun & Moon, Cruz’s Moon) Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. Watch for this to see how it’s going and try solutions. Get enough rest, set doable goals, and seek joy. Try to harmonize your public life and your private life. Mars joins Saturn in weeks 1 and 2 and may add stress, conflict, and energy to this, so manage this energy well. In weeks 3 and 4 Mars trines you from Aquarius where it brings support and stimulates your social life. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 opposes you from Aries; this brings opportunity if you can get along with energetic types. The Sun in week 4, Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3, and Mercury from the 29th trine you from Gemini and bring support and people. Venus squares you from Cancer in weeks 3 and 4; try to stay on good terms with women. Uranus opposes you from Aries through mid-May of ’18. This brings those who can open up new vistas for you, but do seek out the reliable to offset upsets and also give mate special attention. Continue to do your Tai Chi or Yoga. This will get you on good terms with Pluto, which is squaring you and shows you dealing with imponderable forces. This helps you meet any kind of force with positive force. Moon in your sign on the 24th, 25th, and early morning of the 26th brings people and events.
Scorpio: Oct 24 to Nov 22. (Fallon’s Moon, Hillary’s Sun and Romney’s Moon and Biden’s Sun and Gingrich’s Moon, Israel’s Rising Sign) Jupiter entered your sign on October 10th and stays for a year. Each sign gets a year of opportunity and yours has just started. Be ready to respond. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 oppose you from Taurus; this brings important and interesting people with opportunity if you can get along with practical types. Uranus enters Taurus on May 15th and stays until Nov. It opposes you and brings unusual things and people. Value all that is reliable to get some good out of this. Venus in weeks 3 and 4 trines you from Cancer and brings support. Mars in weeks 3 and 4 squares you from Aquarius. Try to get along, manage stress and conflict, and avoid power struggles. Moon in your sign on the morning of the 1st and the 26th, 27th, and much of the 28th brings people and events.
Sagittarius: Nov 23 to Dec 21. (Timberlake’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Ascendant, Biden’s Rising Sign, Charlie Sheen’s Moon, Trump’s Moon) . Saturn has left your sign. It could have been a successful and a difficult time. Heal if necessary, learn from recent events, and forge ahead. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Uranus trines you from Aries until May 15th. This increases luck, success, creativity, and adventure. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 joins Uranus and adds to this. The Sun in week 4, and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3, and Mercury from the 29th oppose you from Gemini; this brings important, pleasant, and interesting people if you can get along with factual types. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 1st, the 2nd, and 3rd brings people and events. And Full Moon later on the 28th, the 29th, and 30th brings people and events, and a focus on you.
Capricorn: Dec 22 to Jan 20. (McCain’s Moon and Michelle Obama’s Sun, Tiger Wood’s Sun, Mel Gibson’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Moon, Jeb’s Moon, Cruz’s Sun) Uranus is squaring you until mid-May ’18. Remember how sensible you are and reject all that is unreliable. Do expect new vistas to open up for you. Give domestic life special attention. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 join Uranus and add to this. From mid-May until Nov. Uranus is trining you from Taurus; this brings unexpected support. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 trine you from Taurus and bring support, interesting people and things, and possibly money. Venus in weeks 3 and 4 oppose you from Cancer. Opportunity can come to you if you can get along with emotional types. Pluto is in your sign for years and brings intense and forceful things, people, and events. You can meet the force with positive action and become dynamic. Groups bring opportunities. Saturn moved into your sign and stays until ’21. This is major. New goals and work will come to you. Make sure that you get enough rest, and fun is necessary therapy. Mars joins Saturn and Pluto in weeks 1 and 2 and brings energy to you. With 3 planets in your sign, you are attracting events; try to be positive in all things. Moon in your sign on the 4, 5, early morning of the 6th, and 31st brings people and events.
Aquarius: Jan 21 to Feb 19. (Timberlake’s Sun, Palin’s Sun, Obama’s Rising Sign, Iran’s Sun, Trayvon’s Sun, Jeb’s Sun) Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct. 10th , and stays for a year, and squares you. It is necessary to keep rules, regulations, and the law very well. Mars is in your sign in weeks 3 and 4. This brings energy and possibly conflict and stress. Manage these things well to get good out of this. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 square you from Taurus, Build self esteem and keep friends and money separate. The Sun in week 4 and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury from the 29th trine you from Gemini. This brings important, nice, and interesting people and conversation. Last quarter Moon in your sign from late morning of the 6th through the 8th brings people and events, and requires positive behavior.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct. 10th and stays for a year; it trines you. This is very good and brings optimism and support. The Sun in week 4 and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3, and Mercury from the 29th square you from Gemini. Build self esteem and take care with women and communication. In weeks 3 and 4 Venus trines you from Cancer and brings support. Neptune is in your sign and will be there until ’25. This is huge. It can make or break you. Insight and imagination will guide you to success. Addictions and dysfunction will undo. Moon in your sign on the 9th and 10th brings people and events.