Dr. Star's Astrology Forecast: May 2009

FOR EVERYONE: Bittersweet change. Permanent, irreversible change will come to all of us this month. Events will partly force us and partly allow us to break out of an old, limiting situation and into a new one with much greater promise. Some will have to abandon old expectations for new ones. But the changes will also release healing and expansive energies into our lives. We might feel sadness as we let go of familiar habits, or people and places. But we will also experience joy as we awaken to the new possibilities. Also, we will have a comfortable cushion of time before we have to put the changes fully into effect.


ARIES: Simplicity and patience are best. Aries faces a complicated and fast-moving situation. Significant lifestyle adjustments will be needed. Patience and simplicity are the absolute best ways to cope. Avoid letting confusion and impatience take over. Don’t paint yourself into a corner by changing too much too fast. Save some options for the future. More changes will be required down the road. The changes will release deep healing energies into your life. Those who gossip, scheme and manipulate are especially annoying right now. Tune them out as completely as you can.

TAURUS: Withhold judgment. Your relations with higher ups continue to be confusing and worrisome. Authority figures are experiencing significant turbulence. It might not show on the surface, but they are learning the error of their ways. They are sincerely looking for better, genuine solutions. Withhold judgment until they have had a chance to think things through on their level and come up with workable ideas. Meanwhile, your influence in your own sphere is running high. Use your heightened influence in constructive ways. Discourage grumbling. Financial decisions continue to demand great care.

GEMINI: Go-between. Friends and associates are in the midst of complex, high-stakes planning. You don’t have the answers, nobody does right now. But you have an intuitive grasp of the issues and you know the people. You can communicate intelligently and effectively with everyone involved. You can also keep the discussion on track. Many of the players outrank you, but your expertise and communication skills give you considerable influence. They make you a welcome and valued participant. This is the beginning of a process, not the end, so conserve your resources.

CANCER: Stand firm. You are in a confusing and vulnerable position. Finances are in flux. Trends are unclear. Negotiations are tough. People can easily overlook your interests. Remain firm and polite. Hold your ground. Play for time. Don’t let others manipulate you with guilt or fear or take advantage of your need. You can regain the advantage. Conditions will firm up over time and your bargaining position will firm up too. Intuition, experience and, occasionally, luck will make up for your opponents’ seeming advantage. Adjustments made now will liberate your potential.

LEO: Boundaries. Partners and other key associates are at loose ends. Those in authority are stymied. This situation is deep, complicated and confusing, all around. Rushing in with good intentions will only make things more complicated and confusing. You can help yourself and others best by maintaining your personal boundaries and tending your own garden. Don’t get swept into the drama. You must trust others and help them trust each other. Quietly tending to your assigned duties will have a healing effect. The benefits you bring will help your bottom line.

VIRGO: Choose carefully. People you encounter in your work life will be coping with change or demanding change. You aren’t exempt from the pressures of change either. Choose carefully and leave some wiggle room. Choices made now will be hard to reverse. If you apply hard-learned lessons your decisions will stand the test of time. Agree only to the wisest ideas. Your rapport with those in charge is strong and helpful. Honor and recognition will flow from travel and educational efforts. Be wary of manipulation by youngsters, friends or romantic interests.

LIBRA: Pressures ease. The issues and challenges are still there. Conditions are complicated and subject to forces beyond anyone’s control. You might also be experiencing a complex transformation in social, romantic or creative areas. However, the pressure and tensions have eased. You can now find sustainable solutions in a more relaxed and cooperative atmosphere. The underlying planetary energy is supportive and protective. Even changes you want to avoid will have a healing effect. The forces of change are mixed with healing energies. Women in your life might be experiencing heightened anxiety.

SCORPIO: Smaller, steadier steps. Others expect you to take the initiative in a delicate and complex situation. However, you know it isn’t the right time to make a move. You should step back and take a more gradual and thoughtful approach. From deep within comes a sense of increasing personal empowerment. Changes you might have been hesitant to make will release healing, uplifting forces. These will clear away old obstacles to emotional growth in family-related areas. Budgetary concerns won’t ease completely for a while. Don’t let manipulative people interfere with community activities.

SAGITTARIUS: Healing and change. There is much to be gained this month by networking. Many people will be experiencing rapid, complicated, confusing and potentially depressing changes. You will be in the middle of the action, clarifying, encouraging, inspiring and helping everyone heal. It will be difficult to control the situation, and unwise. Go with the flow. You will now find it easier to make any needed financial adjustments. Don’t take anything at face value in financial matters, though. There are those who would mislead or manipulate you on important financial issues.

CAPRICORN: Redo. Now’s the right time to plan changes that will bring your lifestyle into line with new realities. But it could be some months before you can follow through. It’s also a good time to focus on your own needs, to hone your sense of what you need to nurture yourself. There could be a spike in health-related expenses that will enhance your well-being significantly. Fight an inclination to worry too much. However, complex and changeful your financial situation might appear right now, protective planetary forces are in place.

AQUARIUS: Don’t get overwhelmed. You are a key part of a healing and transformative process now taking place in almost everyone’s life. Your heart and mind overflow. Your ideas are of real help to real people now making tough and important choices. You must take time to understand where others are coming from. Also, be sure that you understand your own boundaries and make others respect them. This will all take a toll unless you allot time for yourself. People bring economic opportunities that challenge and uplift you in unexpected ways.

PISCES: Personal transformation. Pisceans are at ground zero as a powerful and profound healing energy strikes the world. This energy hits deep in your mind as a lengthy cycle of change reaches its peak. The energy will help you finally work through many difficult issues that have piled up in your mind unresolved. You will be able to achieve a gratifying, long sought understanding with friends, neighbors and family about these changes and the challenges you’ve had to overcome. Don’t let anyone manipulate you as you plan for the future.

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