Oscar Cainer – Astrologist
Under the cover of May’s New Moon, stormy, revolutionary Uranus will move from fiery Aries into earthy Taurus for the first since 1935. Upon arrival it links with Mars, newly in Aquarius, forming a ‘minor T-Square’ that focuses on dreamy Neptune. While that doesn’t necessarily presuppose a rude awakening, it makes a bolt from the blue highly likely. This looks likely to be one of 2018’s key astrological challenges. The fusion of Mercury’s involvement will inspire the vision to drive forward with positive progress.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20) As Uranus leaves Aries in May, the upheaval in your life will begin to ease. Of course, ease isn’t the same as the end! And at first, it might be difficult to reconcile the difference this makes to your life. If all you’ve known for a while is the stop-start motion of a bus ride, it might be unnerving to experience the smoothness of a cruise down the motorway. There will still be moments of disruption and inspiration that have the potential to change your direction, but they’re likely to come to assist you, as you redefine your goals and your dreams.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21) As revolutionary Uranus enters Taurus during a New Moon in your sign, you can surpass expectations and confound even your own misgivings. You’re awakening from a state of unconsciousness, with a hidden power you barely knew existed. It will help you to manifest many of the things you’ve long wanted but struggled to obtain. That doesn’t mean that there won’t be some opposition to your plans. But each step forward will bring more progress than much of your previous journeying. This month, it’s time to put your best foot forward. May is a powerful month for you.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22) An ethereal side of you awakens this month, which might lead you to question your level of involvement in institutions that you’ve previously regarded as sacrosanct. This will make space for a new, improved version of yourself. A faster, sleeker, more efficient Gemini is in beta mode and will soon be ready for download! Of course, none of this comes without hard work… and as anyone who’s upgraded their operating system knows, it’s rarely a straightforward process. But as we move towards your birthday, a gremlin or two will be easy to deal with. In May, the power of the planets can change your life.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23) Uranus, the planet of change and progress, turns its focus from your ambitions and your reputation and concentrates on your alliances and your motivation. You may find that your social circle is disrupted. But rather than being a breakdown in your support networks, it signals the dawning of new understanding about what you stand for. With Jupiter making a supportive link to Neptune, and Venus entering your sign, you’ll possess the creativity and the emotional sensitivity to turn even the humblest chances into opportunities. May brings great potential for change.
LEO (July 24 – August 23) Uranus’ change of signs signals a potential breakthrough that will widen the scope of your ambition. It suggests the emergence of an idea that will reveal your real potential. Taking place at the New Moon, it indicates that you’re ready to turn something that’s been difficult into a part of your past. Mars moving opposite your sign suggests that you’ll find the courage you need to deal with any challenges. With an inspiring outlook, you’ll have a spring in your step and feel motivated and inspired by the strength at your disposal. Four minutes on the phone can make May special.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23) As Uranus arrives in a new sign it awakens forces in you that have been hibernating. We often feel as if we’re stabbing in the dark when we’re looking for clarity and purpose. It’s as if we manage to establish a rhythm, then someone (or something) forces us to re-evaluate. The month ahead contains plenty of surprises. But these change from stormy squalls to fair winds that will fill your sails. New understandings will be fostered which develop into positive new ideas. You can translate these into real-world successes. Inspiring times await you in May.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23) As Uranus changes signs this month, much of what you’ve experienced as contrariness starts to make sense. Of course, some people will always be impetuous. But you’re realising that a degree of unorthodoxy in your nearest and dearest livens things up. You’ll find ways to combine your talents to deal with shared challenges. Your creativity and enthusiasm are highly valued. This month, don’t sell yourself short, or question the value of all that you bring to the table… especially when success is so close to becoming a reality. Be ready for the magic on offer to you in May.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22) As Uranus moves opposite your sign in May, what starts as a brilliant firework display will continue to light your way forward. Neptune’s encouraging link to Jupiter indicates that the fire will stay under control and reveal the true potential in a situation that has felt impossible to move on from. As Mars forms a creative angle with Uranus and Neptune, it brings opportunities for success. The faith you have in yourself, and in a key partner, will enable you to take important steps towards the fulfilment of a long-held goal. May brings a rare cosmic opportunity for change.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21) The winds of change are blowing in your direction this month, bringing a revolution that you’ve been waiting for. If you feel more inclined to take shelter rather than put up your sail it’s because you’ve been waiting for so long that you’ve almost run out of faith. There’s been a lull in your creative energy which has weakened your resolve. But with your ruler Jupiter making a wonderfully supportive link to inspiring Neptune, and the Full Moon in your sign, it’s time to set up the biggest sail you can muster and set forth on an adventure. Don’t miss your inspiring in-depth forecast for May.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20) There are eight Star Wars films in the official storyline, as well as a few spin-offs. But I’m still looking forward to all the future episodes. I suppose that one day, probably far into the future, they’ll finally decide that they’ve made the definitive film and the series will end. Somewhere in your life, it’s time to stop reinventing the wheel and create something new instead. As Uranus moves into a new home this month it brings a creative breakthrough. So, even when Mars causes a desire for stability, make sure that you embrace change. Your in-depth forecast for May is ready.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19) Uranus, whose change of signs is the highlight of the month, is your modern ruler. But with your traditional ruler, Saturn, placed in Capricorn, you may find that a desire to fit in is giving you less freedom to express your individuality. You just need to alter your approach, then you can lay the building blocks for great success. Mars’ move into Aquarius will encourage you to look differently at what you have, and see the potential to foster change. Be uniquely you this month, and you’ll experience exceptional new perspective. Discover why May has so many opportunities.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20) This month Uranus begins a sojourn that will last for several years in the sector of the sky that governs your ideas, inventions and innovations. With both your rulers also forming a trine configuration, you’re about to start feeling as if you’re really making great progress. You’re beginning a phase which brings the chance to overcome obstacles, reach out to new people and alter habits that have built up over a lifetime. If you’ve been thinking about a plan or a possibility… or even if suddenly, this month, you come up with one… run with it! There is inspiring news in your in-depth May forecast.
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