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The term Blue Moon refers to the second full moon in one month or the fourth in one season, a phenomenon that occurs every two and a half to three years. The full moon on May 31 at 10+ Sagittarius is one of those celestial events, so prepare to celebrate in true Sag party animal style. If theres a way to extend the Memorial Day holiday, by all means go for it. Memorial Day is significant itself because Mercury switches signs from Gemini, where its been busy disseminating information, to Cancer, the intuitive, compassionate water sign that relies more on what the heart says than the mouth. Mercury will be retrograde from June 15 until July 9th, at which point, 2 degrees of Cancer, it starts retracing its steps until finally on August 4, the Messenger moves on to Leo. FYI: Mercury hits 2 Cancer on Wednesday, May 30. Were in for a long, hot summer.
Aries: Mar. 20 - Apr. 19
Just how blissful "domestic bliss" will be depends on what happens while Mercury is in Cancer, the sign in which your family tree took root. Rams have until early August, which is when the Messenger moves on to Leo, to track the development of an issue raised by a relative and resolve it. But for the time being, good news delivered around the Blue Moon on the 31st could become the justification for extending your vacation or adding more dates to your summer tour. Not to mention having a lot more fun, more money, too.
Taurus: Apr. 20 - May 20
Your concern about a current career matter may seem like its already been tabled. Thats because idealistic Neptune, nebulous at best, is in retrograde and wont face forward again until Halloween. Between now and then would be an excellent time to retrieve a project, the more visual the better, thats been filed away and see if its time has finally come. Relevance is relative; what failed to float when first introduced might gather momentum while Mercury, the communicator, drifts back and forth through Cancer for the next ten weeks.
Gemini: May 21 - Jun. 20
One of the advantages of being an up-to-date, well-connected Gemini is getting a taste from your Mercury ruler of whats going on a week or so before the sun confirms your suspicions. This perk could be particularly useful as you prepare to celebrate yet another birthday. Right about now it might help to know that, instead of its typical three-week sojourn, Mercury will meander through your Cancer house of assets until August 4, long after the sun has finished its transit. If a money matter cant be resolved quickly, that may be why.
Cancer: Jun. 21 - Jul. 22
Mercurys upcoming retrograde (June 15-July 9) will affect everyone, but because it occurs in your sign, Moon Children should prepare themselves for the ensuing snafus. Starting on Memorial Day remind yourself to keep track of all the paperwork, e.g., messages, notes, receipts, confirmation codes, thatll pile up before Mercury exits on August 4. If the shit does fly, those scraps could be your first line of defense. But at the moment, the full moon in your work zone points to a bigger, more prestigious assignment than you anticipated.
Leo: Jul. 23 - Aug. 22
Not quite as rare as a blue moon, but not frequent enough to take for granted. What is it? The full moon on the 31st in your Sagittarius house of romance and recreation, an annual phenomenon reinforcing your belief that summer should be dedicated to having fun. Verify your plans fairly soon, before Mercury turns retrograde, mixes up reservations and misplaces tickets. To help put you and keep you in the mood for love, Venus will be in Leo from the first week in June until mid-July. Need more spending money? Apply by the 5th.
Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sep. 22
At the moment the Virgin may be riding the crest of a wave bound for shore, one that will get you there eventually. However, because your Mercury ruler is cruising through cautious Cancer for the next ten weeks, you might want to have water wings on hand to keep you afloat in the interim. Mercurys three-week retrograde trip down memory lane occurs in the area of your chart where colleagues, social circles and political groups congregate. Despite impending delays, misunderstandings and revisions, youd best go with the flow.
Libra: Sep. 23 - Oct. 22
As long as friendly overtures are still being extended, i.e., as long as your Venus ruler is in your Cancer midheaven, accept them. Although some invitations may come with an unwritten set of rules or conflict with another date, it doesnt matter. Once Venus enters Leo on June 5th, the aftermath of attending these events can be more rewarding and more entertaining than expected. Meanwhile your partner, instead of shooting from the hip, might be methodically lining up influential backing for your project. Good deal.1
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