May/June 2009 Astrology Forecast
Oh Mercury Retrograde!
by Alicia Katz Pollock
Mercury is in retrograde again, from May 6 to May 30. It starts in Gemini and moves back into Taurus before turning direct again. Be sure your words are accurate, and take care of your home's infrastructure. On May 27, Jupiter, Neptune and Chiron enter the first of three conjunctions in 2009. Together they offer a remarkable opportunity for transformation into the new world we want to live in. The new moon in Cancer right on the Summer Solstice on June 22 while Mercury is in Gemini offers a wonderful chance for communication with home and family.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
New friends, new dreams for the future and new artistic urges: be creative with your every word and action and your friends will look at you in a new light. Spend time with original people who inspire you to try something new. During the Mercury retrograde, stay close to home, but tread carefully: an accident may cause you to scuff a wall, break a vase or otherwise mar your decor. You'll have the mess cleaned up by the end of June.
- Symbol: Bull
- Element: Earth
- House: Second (material possessions)
Planet: Venus (love and beauty)
- Healing stone: Rose quartz
- Symbol: Twins
- Element: Air
- House: Third (communication)
Planet: Mercury (communication and travel)
- Color: Yellow
- Healing stone: Agate
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Now that you're in the process of taking a realistic look at your financial security, you can let go of your discipline just a little and fantasize. What do you want to do when you grow up (since you're always growing onward and upward)? How can you earn an income off of the things you love to do in your spare time? New ideas based on your solid foundation have a good chance of fulfillment if you plan in May and implement in June.
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Open your mind and your heart will follow. This month you'll learn something new about yourself by watching the reactions of your friends. Read a book or do some research about the issue to gain some perspective. Facing reality can sometimes generate tears, but as you peel the onion that makes your eyes water, you come closer to your truest self, deepening your self-concept and self-confidence.
Cancer (June 22 - July 22)
In the roller coaster of life, you're on an upswing. You have to chug up the hill, but the ride down is fast and exhilarating. Despite the economic downturn, it's a good time for you to invest in a business or partnership. If you need to borrow money from a friend to jumpstart an endeavor, or are thinking about teaming up with a partner, this is a good time to ask. Do the legwork in May and sign the papers in June.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
During this Mercury retrograde, you'll be spending a lot of time with friends or colleagues in order to further your career and your high standard of living, but don't wear out your welcome. You have a great team around you to work miracles, but if you insist that everyone share your point of view, you'll become stubborn and irritable. Instead of gaining willing assistance, you'll receive it grudgingly.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Anything you can do to help will make all the difference in - and to - the world. Your can-do attitude will make you a star in the workplace. The more you can learn about what goes on behind-the-scenes, the more effective you will be. However, don't let the stress of achievement affect your wellbeing. "Done" is better than "perfect."
Libra (September 23 - October 23)
Grab your best pals and head out on an adventure! What have you always wanted to do but never had the guts to make happen? Find someone who's already been there/done that, grab them by the hand and go, go, go. Do a little prep ahead of time so you know what to expect, and then enjoy the ride. To avoid (metaphorically) hurling on your pals, here's advice I gleaned from an old sea captain - relax and rock with the waves.
Scorpio (October 24 - November 22)
If your parents aren't already your best friends, it's time to start treating them that way. If your family has skeletons rattling around in the closet, find a counselor or trusted guide and work through them. It may take time to work through and heal, but once you're on the other side, you'll have gained the safety and security of a warm embrace with the people who love you most.
Sagittarius (November 23 - December 21)
If you haven't seen your brother or sister for a while, make arrangements in May to visit with them in June, or better yet, go on a trip together. You've got to stop holding each other up to your personal standards - you're two different people and that makes you strong. Not only will you have a great time, but you'll share unexpectedly good advice that will improve your physical strength as well.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 20)
If you've had the urge to splurge on a big purchase for your home, especially one that fosters entertainment and social interaction, do thorough research in May and buy it in June. When working with others, choose your words carefully - what you intend as a compliment can reinforce the opposite (for example, complimenting someone on their weight loss may make them feel you think they're fat).
Aquarius (January 21 - February 19)
Break out of your shell and indulge in creative public self-expression. Redecorate a room, go sing karaoke, or just do what you always do, just backward and in high heels. You'll have the support of your family as long as you can explain yourself (or at least you'll give them a good story you'll have to live down). The important part is that you'll be that much more comfortable with your ability to share your ideas and make them tangible.
Pisces (February 20 - March 20)
Are you deeply insecure even though your friends love you? If so, this is a good month to pretend you're confident and stand up to your inner voice. Why pretend? If you wait until you feel confident you'll never get going. If you let yourself be the center of attention despite your tendency to second-guess your every word and action, you'll find that you really can hold your own in public.
Alicia Katz Pollock is the artist and visionary behind Wandering Star Astrology Jewelry (www.wearyouruniverse.com), and the media director for the Oregon Astrological Association (www.oregonastrology.org). Want to rate her horoscopes, and let her know if yours was right or wrong? Become a Fan on Facebook Page: Astrology Jewelry by Wandering Star.