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KMay 10 to 16, 2018

eep on watch for Tues­day. The new moon in Tau­rus fu­els all mat­ters to do with money, self-worth, own­er­ship, re­sources, and sur­vival. In­vig­o­rated by two plan­ets on sig­nif­i­cant sign changes, it is no or­di­nary new moon. The big news of the day is the ingress of Uranus into Tau­rus, a tran­sit we haven’t seen in 84 years. Any­one born from 1934 to 1942 will have Uranus in Tau­rus as a na­tal signature.

Uranus in Tau­rus, a tran­sit that will ex­tend to 2026, rev­o­lu­tion­izes every­thing we con­sider of value, from ac­tual money to the worth we place on per­son, place, con­cept, or thing. The pro­lif­er­a­tion of the bit­coin in­dus­try and the le­gal­iza­tion of recre­ational pot are well aligned with this tran­sit. The re­new­able-en­ergy in­dus­try is also; it is one of the most fruit­ful abun­dance-gen­er­at­ing po­ten­tials of for­ward thinker Uranus in Tau­rus.

Uranus in Tau­rus is also a desta­bi­liz­ing in­flu­ence. As the shock-and­trauma planet makes its way through the sign of the Earth, it also de­scribes what we’ll face if the de­ci­sion mak­ers con­tinue to stub­bornly in­sist on bury­ing their heads in Al­berta oil­sands.

Also, on new-moon Tues­day Mars be­gins an ex­tended tour of Aquar­ius. Mars on the move is usu­ally a six-week tran­sit, but due to a ret­ro­grade cy­cle (end of June through end of August), Mars will ten­ant Aquar­ius through to the mid­dle of Novem­ber. So­cial trends, rev­o­lu­tions, and pol­i­tics will stay di­alled up. Ex­plore more; ex­per­i­ment; lib­er­ate your­self. Per­sonal and life­style rein­ven­tion is well timed.


March 20– April 19

Sat­ur­day/sun­day and Tues­day/ Wed­nes­day can jet­ti­son you some­place un­ex­pected. Mer­cury, Mars, and Uranus prompt a quick re­ac­tion or snap de­ci­sion. A key some­one could play cat­a­lyst or in­sti­ga­tor. What is it worth? Uranus in Tau­rus and Mars in Aquar­ius cat­a­pult you into a new line of think­ing and feel­ing your way along. They’ll prompt a ma­jor shift re­gard­ing how you process, re­late, and cre­ate.

TAU­RUS April 20– May 20

A new chap­ter be­gins now. Some­thing sud­den, un­ex­pected, ex­cep­tional, or even life-al­ter­ing could be headed your way. You’ll feel the fullest ef­fect of Uranus en­ter­ing Tau­rus if you are born on or near April 20. Sat­ur­day/sun­day can be in­sti­gat­ing. Tues­day/ Wed­nes­day hits Go on a new ca­reer path or life­style, a sev­er­ing of ties, a ma­jor shift of pri­or­i­ties, or an­other im­por­tant up­grade.


May 21–June 21

Mer­cury, Uranus, and Mars aim to shake, not stir, es­pe­cially on Sat­ur­day/sun­day and Tues­day/ Wed­nes­day. All three are good for clear­ing the air, set­ting the record straight, free­ing your­self of it, and ex­plor­ing more. All three add more tan­gi­bil­ity to the ripe-and-ready po­ten­tials. Take a risk on some­thing or some­one new. In­tu­ition, cre­ativ­ity, courage, and ini­tia­tive serve you well.

CAN­CER June 21–July 22

This next week or so can jet­ti­son you some­place in a way you did not an­tic­i­pate. Uranus and Mars can fast-track a cir­cum­stance and/or per­sonal rein­ven­tion. Both can rad­i­cally al­ter your fi­nances or re­la­tion­ship sta­tus. To the plus, Tues­day/wed­nes­day can spark fresh in­cen­tive and op­por­tu­nity. Now or soon, watch for new prospects, peo­ple, clients—or per­haps a spe­cial some­one—to en­ter your life.


July 22– August 22

Mother’s Day could be event­ful. Do some­thing spe­cial; go out of your way to make it so. Through mid–next week, Mer­cury, Uranus, and Mars can kick-start some­thing un­ex­pected. Im­pulse or re­ac­tive emo­tions can get the bet­ter of you. A con­ver­sa­tion can touch a nerve or strike flint on a great idea. Think out­side of the box; seize op­por­tu­nity.


Uranus in Tau­rus can be good news for your sign. Look around; there’s fresh op­por­tu­nity for the tak­ing. A new job is well-timed. Ex­plore al­ter­na­tive heal­ing or seek the help of a spe­cial­ist. Uranus and Mars can rein­vent your day-to-day and your fu­ture. A growth spurt starts now; even so, there are rough spots to iron out over this next week.


Septem­ber 22– Oc­to­ber 23

Mer­cury, Uranus, and the new moon in Tau­rus can boost fi­nan­cial prospects. All three can en­hance prospects in the in­ti­macy depart­ment, too. Good­bye and hello is in the mix; Uranus will con­tinue to help you break new ground in af­fairs of heart and wal­let for a good length of time to come. Mars in Aquar­ius pushes Re­fresh on cre­ativ­ity, love life, and so­cial in­volve­ment.


Oc­to­ber 23– Novem­ber 21

Wants, needs, and in­ter­ests are chang­ing. Uranus in Tau­rus will prompt you to rein­vent the way you show up for your­self and forge your way in the world. There are new mar­kets to ex­plore, new ways of do­ing busi­ness and mak­ing money, and also new peo­ple to meet. The week­end could bring some­thing to hash out/work out. Tues­day/ Wed­nes­day sets a new re­al­ity into play.

SAGIT­TAR­IUS Novem­ber 21– De­cem­ber 21

Mer­cury, Mars, Uranus, and Tues­day’s new moon favour all new ini­tia­tives, un­der­tak­ings, and projects, es­pe­cially those that up­grade your health or wealth. Ex­per­i­men­ta­tion is in the mix, but you should feel that the learn­ing curve is worth­while. Sat­ur­day/sun­day and Tues­day/ Wed­nes­day, an im­pulse, ex­change of words, discovery, or sud­den flash could get you mov­ing and/or fast-track you. Some­one could sur­prise you.


Uranus in Tau­rus sets you up for an ex­cep­tional jour­ney of the heart, this re­gard­ing love life, chil­dren, your fu­ture—in other words, the big­ger-pic­ture stuff. De­spite the un­cer­tain times ahead, the tran­sit can boost your ca­reer prospects and fi­nan­cial suc­cess. Through Novem­ber, Mars in Aquar­ius also pri­or­i­tizes fi­nan­cial and per­sonal rein­ven­tion.


You’ve reached break­through: it’s shat­ter-the-si­lence or bust-up-the-con­crete time. Uranus, your ruler, is on the move. Mars is too. Sat­ur­day/sun­day and Tues­day/ Wed­nes­day can set you full-thrust into some­thing sud­den or un­ex­pected. Mo­ment-to-mo­ment is your best play. As best you can, keep tabs on im­pul­sive­ness, anger, or re­ac­tive emo­tions. Stay cool-headed.


Fe­bru­ary 18– March 20

Uranus in Tau­rus prompts a new way of see­ing, eval­u­at­ing, and com­mu­ni­cat­ing. Along with fresh in­sights, in­spi­ra­tions, and at­ti­tude, you can find a new ap­pre­ci­a­tion or in­ter­est level for things or folks you have pre­vi­ously nixed. Mars in Aquar­ius keeps you feisty and en­er­gized, per­haps a bit cranky or moody, too, es­pe­cially Sat­ur­day/ Sun­day and Tues­day/ Wed­nes­day.

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