May 16 through 22


General Forecast

If you know your ascendant, read it too.

Wishful thinking, carried over from Wednesday’s delusional sun-Neptune square, can factor into your desire to spend like the proverbial drunken sailor. However, the urge to indulge way beyond the bounds of good sense or good taste is more the work of the rewarding trine on Sunday between appreciative Venus and enthusiastic Jupiter, the planets serving up good fortune and great desserts. This year’s second Scorpio full moon on Monday might make you uncomfortable, but so can the overly romantic Venus-Neptune square. Solar Gemini begins on Tuesday; the first hurdle, setting limits demanded by the difficult sun-Saturday square.


Mar. 20 – Apr. 19

Wondering how the second of the two Scorpio full moons this spring will affect your finances? Will #2 relate to what you were concerned with around Earth Day, or will it deal with an entirely different matter, e.g., one that was introduced at the Taurus new moon on Cinco de Mayo? Should you feel compelled to go on a spending spree this weekend because Venus in your house of values is attending to your spiritual, psychological and material needs just go. While the goddess and generous Jupiter are mutually supportive, there’s no saying “no.”


Apr. 20 – May 20

(April 20-May 20)
Read for Aries. While you may be co-starring in the second Taurus-Scorpio full moon, chances are there’ll also be a financial matter competing for attention. Not to mention a significant other who looks particularly good in moonlight. However, if you have faith in your Venus ruler, the goddess will ensure that you are blessed with good fortune, good cheer and an assortment of good friends. And if you’re willing, some of these adventurous folks may come up with something new to amaze and delight you. From the family, same-old, same-old.


May 21 – Jun. 20

Much of what happens this weekend is preparation for the start of solar Gemini on Tuesday. Therefore if you don’t feel involved in the passing parade, if your dream life is more interesting than your social life, the fault, this time, may well lie in your stars. Primarily, in a pervasive, problematic square from the Gemini sun to stolid Saturn in perfectionist Virgo, a sign that’s been known to drive you to distraction. A resourceful air sign such as yours should find a way to rise above whatever crap the square comes up with. Remember, your Mercury ruler flips on the 26th.


Jun. 21 – Jul. 22

Any astrological event that features your moon ruler can have a greater impact on the Crab than anyone is aware of, including you, your nearest and your dearest. So if the second of the Scorpio full moons, exact Monday night, reinforces your feelings about a romantic interest, there’s not much to do but go with the flow. Don’t try to analyze what is basically a deep emotional current between water signs that eschews explanations. It’s like trying to track where creativity comes from; either you recognize and appreciate it or you don’t.


Jul. 23 – Aug. 22

This is the time of year when your career zone receives a lot of attention from the astral plane. Add the boost of physical energy you’re getting from Mars’ entry into your sign and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be doing your damnedest to achieve all that you think you deserve. Before sociable Venus moves on to chatty Gemini and indulges in the joys of gossip, take advantage of the artistry the goddess supports while she is still in Taurus, the productive earth sign she rules. There’s a significant assignment waiting as the week ends.


Aug. 23 – Sep. 22

The second full moon of the year across the Taurus-Scorpio axis could reinforce your yearning to get away before all hell (also known as summer, 2008) breaks out. Perhaps the Olympics are calling? Or is it Denali? Just remember that the window of opportunity is fast closing: On Memorial Day your Mercury ruler turns retrograde in Gemini, the sign governing the airlines, and won’t be back in fully functional mode until the July Fourth weekend. By which time athletic Mars will have just begun its seven-week trek through Virgo.


Sep. 23 – Oct. 22

If it’s not one money matter, it’s another. The second full moon in your Scorpio second house suggests, in true Scorpionic cloak-and-dagger style, that something related to dollars and cents is going to occupy your weekend. Let’s hope it’s nothing more complicated than bidding on an item you hope to snatch from under some other bidder’s less vigil eye. Or perhaps you have a surprise in the works that’ll convey how much you value someone else. Your affectionate Venus ruler is in a generous mood, and she’s spreading it on thick. Enjoy.


Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

Make no mistake, Scorpio doesn’t mind being in the spotlight as long as the attention comes in the form and by way of the source you approve of. So, how did the first full moon in your sign on April 20th, the Passover full moon, strike you?
Want a repeat, or would you prefer that the second full moon, exact on Monday, but in effect the entire weekend, highlight another aspect of your inimitable charms. Maybe it’ll just concentrate on your innate talents? A word to the wise: Mercury’s retrogression takes place in your Gemini house of sex and taxes.


Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

Keep a notepad by the bed. The second full moon in your Scorpio house of dreams and other altered consciousnesses might be more significant than you realize. Although there is rarely anything blatant about this submerged water sign, in dreams, there are revelations. Otherwise there’s not much to look forward to once the Gemini sun starts loading you up with Saturnian duties that have to be carried out no matter how onerous or boring. Or worse; accomplished before Mercury flips in your Gemini house of significant others on Memorial Day.


Dec. 22 – Jan. 20

Goats can have a good time during the second, not so weird Scorpio full moon of the year, especially if a not-so-weird acquaintance is along for the ride. There’s a romantic element to the weekend forecast, as well as jolly good entertainment value. Plus, the last few days of earthy Taurus can be memorable if only for the heightened awareness of the five senses it brings. Once the sun and Venus move on to literate, loquacious Gemini, those physical pleasures, while not quite gone, might not be as satisfying. ‘Tis a pity.


Jan. 21 – Feb. 18

Go know! In the week before the unofficial beginning of the summer season, it’s your career zone that’s being scrutinized by the Scorpio full moon! For the second time! There’s nothing to do except wait and see what your boss or a government department wants and then try and get it done before restrictive Saturn puts a roadblock in your path. Also factor in the fact that Mercury in your Gemini house of romance, entertainment and risky ventures will turn retrograde on Memorial Day. Where did you think you were going and how were you planning on getting there?


Feb. 19 – Mar. 19

Like the Crab, a fellow water sign, the Fish could also be deeply affected by the mysterious ways of the Scorpio full moon. Try to remember how you felt just before Earth Day, during the first Taurus-Scorpio lunation. That should give you a clue about what can surface this weekend. But if what you sense instead is trepidation due to the impending square between the Gemini sun and stern Saturn in your Virgo complement, then you might be as psychic as everyone says you are. Or maybe it’s simply pre-Mercury retrograde jitters.

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