Weekly Horoscopes

May 16th-22nd


 ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Let the facts and figures speak.
Full moon starts to the week are a paradox — full moons are about closure and completion. Of course, on Monday, you could be signing papers or performing some other action that amounts to an ending. This, however, is a total lunar eclipse, so that process of closure and completion is more profound. Money and self-worth are in the frame, making this an ideal time to end a financial commitment or reach a big decision about your finances. It is always good to feel positive about yourself and your offerings, but that doesn’t mean being blindly optimistic. Base your actions on facts and figures, not hopes or fears.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
The sense of an ending
Here comes another drum roll. Why? Monday’s total lunar eclipse packs a powerful punch, especially if you have a birthday on or around the 16th. This eclipse is the partner to April 30th’s solar eclipse, so there could be a connection between these two time periods, or you may find a link between the developments of last November and now. Saturn is in the mix, so the actions you take and the events that happen will prove long-lasting, and, perhaps a little difficult to handle. There can be no new beginnings without an ending, and making a conscious decision to bring a close to an aspect of your existence is appropriate.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
The weird and not-so-wonderful.
Did you really see that? Is that for real? These are questions you may well find yourself asking in this week of weird and often inexplicable developments. Mars and Neptune are conjoined at the Midheaven of your solar chart, bringing more than an element of smoke and mirrors into life and love. For the time being, it would be better to sleep on any response you feel you should make: wait until the dust has settled and the fog cleared. There’s also a chance you could be a little under the weather, and therefore not in the best place to make rational decisions.


CANCER (June 21- July 22)
Nothing is stagnant.
As a lunar creature in a solar world, the tides of your emotions play a huge part on the way events impact you. With this in mind, Monday’s total lunar eclipse could coincide with a period of peak happiness or quite the reverse. The eclipse straddles the creative axis of your solar chart, so you could be bringing something beautiful into the world or struggling with a situation that seems to be on its way out. Endings and beginnings: always the theme of a full moon. While some Cancerians will indeed be having a dream of a time, others will feel lost and confused. It’s not a permanent state of affairs.


LEO (July 23-August 23)
Doing the right thing.
Go back in your mind to mid-November last year when a lunar eclipse flanked your life-direction axis because it may well have a relevance to current events. Perhaps an endeavour or relationship began six months ago or a significant development occurred, so that now you are able to consider the results. It is a time of closure, and of opening a new chapter in the wake of your understandings and experience. Joy may be a little bit too much to ask for, even if good things are taking place — the cosmic gods are in bad odour — but there is much of value to take away from your experiences.


VIRGO (Aug 24-Sept22)
Unreal.
There may seem to be little design behind random events, but there is both meaning and purpose. You may need time to discover what they are, but rather than allow the cosmic storms to toss you this way and that, find your still centre and wait until calm is restored. Not only a total lunar eclipse but also a Mars-Neptune conjunction makes the going uncertain and uncomfortable. Has someone let you down? Does something you believed was rock solid developed cracks? It will be difficult to make a clear assessment now — lies and distortion are clouding the picture — so trust only what you can rely on: your good self.


LIBRA (Sept 23 - Oct 22)
Deal only in the currency of truth.
You may believe you are living in a topsy-turvy world, and the astrology would agree with you. It’s all very confusing. Monday’s total lunar eclipse presided over the weekend’s events as well as those of the week ahead, so it is entirely possible that you have reached or will reach a conclusion of sorts, whether that implies an ending or an understanding that will impact where you go from here. Finances may well be in the mix, and while a contract or deal could be in play, it is also possible that your monetary situation is hanging in the balance.


SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21)
Choices.
Monday’s total lunar eclipse is a mirror image of the eclipse that took place in mid-November last year, and it enables you to rethink actions you took then or actions you failed to take. As with all full moon eclipses, you’ll be drawing a line in the sand, whether you do so because you feel it is time or through events you were not anticipating. On Saturday, the Sun’s entry into Gemini marks the beginning of a new phase in which you can focus on new activities or regroup — maybe both. For many Scorpios, it may feel as though fate is leading you by the hand, but, as always, it is the choices you make thereafter that count.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21)

Get the facts
On Saturday, the Sun enters the seventh house beginning a short season of important relationship developments. It is time to listen to other people’s stories and pay attention to their needs and feelings: you can do much to grow and strengthen established relationships at this time. However, for some Sagittarians the moment has come to make a commitment or to meet someone who has the potential to be a partner. Quite how this week’s complex planetary cocktail plays into these scenarios will vary from person to person, but you must be sure the information you have is correct and that what you think you see is real.


CAPRICORN (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
There is no growth without change.
There has been a string of important planetary alignments since the middle of April, and for most Capricorns this has brought unexpected changes and inspired shifts in your thinking. And it’s a good thing. In order to function and succeed in the new world that is being shaped, old belief systems and certain aspects of your existence need to change. However, this cannot be achieved with ease. Monday’s total lunar eclipse could bring a situation to a tipping point: it may signal the completion of an enterprise or the fulfilment of a promise. And, one way or another, you’ll be ending a proverbial chapter.


AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18)
Understanding the process.
On Monday, the second of three eclipses on the axis of life-direction takes place. The first occurred six months ago and the third will happen in early November. So, you could see this as a twelve-month period in which you will be reoriented and aligned with your destiny. Some decisions you will make, and others will be forced upon you, but as long as you recognize that fundamental process driving events you will be on top of them. Not everything is crystal clear at the moment, so you must treat information with a healthy dose of scepticism. Don’t go chasing rainbows or sabotaging perfectly legitimate situations.


PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20)

Integrity has rarely mattered more.

Your kind heart is being called upon, but you must make sure the object of your compassion is worthy. This is not the time to deplete your resources or go against your own best interests in order to help people who are taking advantage of you or deliberately misrepresenting themselves. Of course, you should live a divine experience to the full — and this is sometimes offered by a Mars-Neptune conjunction — but if you feel all is lost or your heart broken, this same magical influence is inspiring a sense of hopelessness. You will recover. Keep moving and believing.