Week May 7-13
(Read your rising sign, too, if you know it)
Aries (Mar 21 - April 20) A surprising new identity could spring forth, seemingly out of nowhere this week for those born the 4th or 5th of April, any year. (Some of you have already had it, others not yet.) Uranus, the planet of the revolutionary, is passing over your Sun. Jupiter, the planet of expansion, is also involved and might inflate your initiative with an extra burst of enthusiasm; or a sudden stroke of good luck could find you in a very nice new circumstance. Freedom from the past is also a distinct possibility.
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20) Your ruler Venus changed signs on the 3rd and is now in lusty Aries. No more contemplative musings but forceful action, going after what you want, being assertive and initiating events is the modus operandi this week until the end of the month. Saturday and Sunday are the most stressful days this week. You get confronted by an authority figure on Saturday or an old lover on Mother's Day. Best not to argue, but listen to what they have to say and see the issue in a larger context.
Gemini (May20 - Jun 21) Things pick up for you this week as your ruler Mercury changes signs today and moves into Gemini -- until the 29th -- its favorite place. You can run around, talk all you want, write voraciously, ride your bike, take a trip to the city, network, teach, and communicate well and quickly. It is all a matter of deciding among all the options in your head. What is the most important to dwell on and impart?
Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 21) Blessings are upon you this week, especially for those born the 6th or 7th of July any year. There is an opportunity in your vicinity that will further enhance your life, although these days no opportunity comes to anybody without some inconvenience. The gods are working overtime to get us all into positions that promote our highest good. Watch that your enthusiasm doesn't extend to promoting your waistline.
Leo (Jul 21 - Aug 20) Your normally sunny disposition will be tested this weekend. You will have to mediate between two control freaks, possibly over money. Your way out is to suggest something new and innovative. Your open heartedness will win them over and get them to work together instead of locking horns.
Virgo (Aug 20 - Sep 21) Early Virgos born at the end of August are experiencing Neptune across your Sun and life purpose, creating situations where you are not sure where you stand in regard to relationships. You might feel abandoned, disillusioned, cheated, or realize that someone is not as they appeared to be. The confusion is that you are not sure whether it is real or imaginary. As long as you are reacting to those impressions, they are real. Best not to act on them until the cloud moves past.
Libra (Sep 21 - Oct 20) If you have been wondering why relationships have been so difficult for you the last few months, then you'll be happy to hear that relief is at hand. The obstacles and wrinkles in reciprocity and equality that you cherish, will begin to iron out as Mars has now entered the degree where he will station on the 20th. Any lessons you have learned from the difficulties can be practiced now, especially this weekend.
Scorpio (Oct 20 - Nov 22) We all feel sorry for the sign where Saturn is passing. This 2.5-year period affects each sign in turn, but most especially you now. Not only is Saturn in your sign, but your ruler Mars has been retrograding since the beginning of March. Both situations at the same time will be rather rare in your life. (Thank God.) You are born with determination and perseverance and have the benevolent Jupiter looking on, so all is not quite as bad as it appears.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21) Find someone to talk to this week; it could be a younger person. If you are in sales, pay attention to the details and clues right in front of you. Your ruler Jupiter is still in the feeling sign Cancer, so home concerns are on the front burner. Neither feelings nor home concerns are in your comfort zone, but it will only last a few more months and won't return for another 12 years.
Capricorn (Dec 21 - Jan 20) Long-term commitments in housing or business arrangements are favored for a few more months now. This week sees your ruler Saturn opposing the Sun in Taurus on Saturday the 10th. You might have to defend yourself, or feel you have to. You have a tendency to assume you have the only right opinion, that you are always right, and others should acknowledge that. Really listen and try to feel the other point of view. It will only hurt a little in the beginning, but is the right thing to do.
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 19) These weeks are preparing you for big, uncomfortable adjustments to come in July. Prepare yourself by making smaller daily adjustments in your life now. You might need to balance home and career more satisfactorily than is your habit of late. Progress often means lovingly loosening unnecessary ties that keep us from moving forward. Practice changing outworn habits now.
Pisces (Feb 19 - March 21) We are in the week after the New Moon when the new beginnings really have a chance to get off the ground. Expect these new beginnings in the area of life where your relative and neighbor relationships, mental outlook, travel, and education are. You will be confronted on the weekend and see the need for more clarity and focus in one or more of these areas. A long-term legal dispute could also get resolved.
Kate Plumb, "cycles scientist," is a certified NCGR counseling astrologer who teaches monthly at Joshua's Place in Southampton and sees clients in her home office. She is also certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy-finding beneficial locations to live. Website: www.kateplumbastrology.com Blog: www.offtheplumbtree.com. Kate can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-725-9133.