Astrology Forecast for May 2012

FOR EVERYONE—Pathfinding. May opens the floodgates of possibility for many. For others, what May will not do is present an obvious, unobstructed path from point A to point B. However, the planets are helping. They will support improvisation, as long as you think big and plan carefully. Resilience and possibility lie beneath the chaos. Maybe you can only see to the next bend in the road, but the sense is strong that when you reach it, there’ll be a way to go from there.

♉ TAURUS  (April 20-May 20)—Doorways. It is tempting to keep moving in old, well-established patterns, but you need to make a move. Some helpful doors will open in May. The planets are offering encouragement and support. And they are definitely pushing you in a certain direction. Still, given present stresses and confusion, I can see why you’d hesitate, a little. Conditions are uncertain and you need to choose carefully. Avoid unnecessary or frivolous expenses, no matter how tempting, especially those that involve debt. Don’t let others manipulate you.

♊ GEMINI (May 21-June 20)—Release. Gemini is on the threshold of change. You’ll need to let go of much that comes naturally to you. Avoid the path of least resistance. Don’t act impulsively. Your personal charisma might be high. You might feel passionately attracted to other people and impatient to launch new projects. But mature partners and associates who take the long view have a better sense of what needs to be done and how to go about it. Accept their guidance and quietly draw on their support.

♋ CANCER (June 21-July 22)—Do the work. The planets, and ongoing events, offer hope for the fulfillment of a long-held dream. There are unresolved issues. Tensions and anxieties are running high. One big danger is the temptation to achieve some goals through petty, behind-the-scenes intrigue. Straightforward negotiations are best. You need to remain focused. Distractions relieve tensions. But too many distractions can put you behind the curve and lead to missed opportunities. Focus on the important tasks and do whatever is needed to complete them.

♌ LEO July 23-Aug. 22)—Down to earth. Leo has two ways forward. One seems high-minded and idealistic; the other seems, well, average. You should pick the humbler path. You’ll probably find that your reasons for preferring the high-minded route are mixed, most of them having to do with romance, ego and the admiration of others. Instead, get into the trenches. Rub elbows. Do the hands on stuff. Stuff that comes naturally to Leos. The humbler route will bring the experience and opportunities you need to fulfill your ideals.

♍ VIRGO  (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)—Carrots and sticks. Virgos are reorganizing their lives. It might be a surprise to some Virgos. It might be slow and complicated and involve tough decisions and unintended consequences. But that’s what’s happening and it will accelerate in May. The planets want you to spend more time with family and more time nurturing and developing yourself. In fact, the planets will undermine efforts to get more involved at work. They will reward efforts to spend more time with family, restoring and exploring your self.

♎ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)—Meet and greet. You will experience an increase in relationships and an expansion of relationship stuff generally. Everything you’ve learned about relationships, all your Libran instincts about relationships, will explode into relevance and be pressed into immediate service. You’ll be highly motivated and not always able to control your feelings.  The stakes will be high and so will the levels of confusion and uncertainty.  Focus your efforts at the community level.  Emphasize the one-on-one, hands on approach. The planets will provide guidance and practical support.

♏ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.21)—Traffic cop. Many people close to you are a little frantic, trying to keep their lives on course. There are opportunities but it’s tough making the right connections, now. You can’t influence things behind the scenes. Power and influence are flowing in unpredictable ways. Things are too tense and weird. They could easily get out of control. You can best help everyone along by sharing your insights clearly, honestly and considerately.  Delay decisions on long-term finances. Spend on small things that make life enjoyable.

♐ SAGITTARIUS  (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)—Seismic shift. Your personal life will undergo a huge, irreversible adjustment.  It’s happening for good reasons and it will go well. There isn’t much you can do to prevent it. The planets are telling you to focus primarily on your own needs – on what you really need and want.  Set aside the interests of partners, no matter how attractive or needy.  Don’t be spooked, tricked or seduced into doing something you know isn’t right for you, by anyone. Finances are especially well-aspected now.

♑ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)—Awakening. This is one of those rare times in life when inner and outer changes work well together.  You will experience major inner changes, deep personal revelations and spiritual insight. Your situation will readily shift to reflect these inner changes and help you make needed adjustments. Let events draw you away from work or active involvement in the world. The planets will reward you for taking more personal time. They’ll also tax you if you don’t back away from the work world a bit.

♒ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)—Redirect. This month, the planets are taking direct aim at life-goals that need updating. Aquarians need a new vision of possibilities to guide the rest of their lives, starting right away. Old friendships, social ties or love-interests could suddenly heat up. Hobbies or leisure time activities could intensify. Right now, though, any of the above could drag you deeper into old patterns or sidetrack you, delaying or preventing needed change. Take advantage of supportive, facilitating aspects. Re-imagine your future and begin changing course accordingly.

♓ PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)—Restoration. Pisceans are being drawn to distant places, toward new, more stimulating careers. Expansive and inspiring ideas are taking root in their minds. Increasingly, current circumstances will have an impermanent feel. They need to change. For some, the goal may be escape from the many things weighing on them. For many, the big changes must start close to home.  Such transitions can seem complicated and demanding. However, the planets will provide a lot of support and guidance. Ultimately, these changes will bring needed healing.

♈ ARIES (Mar. 21-April 19)—Undercurrents. Financial opportunities beckon.  It’s true that conditions are wild and crazy. There are countless reasons to hold back, but you should probably move ahead anyway. Your luck is running high and there’s a cosmic safety-net in place. There is one thing. You need to seek advice from experienced people. Look at the big picture. Think long-term. You need to synchronize your efforts with broader trends. Information at the local level is not reliable. Conditions there are uncertain and more turbulent than they appear.