Straight Stars

The Georgia Straight - - Contents - > BY ROSE MAR­CUS

May 17 to 23, 2018

Uranus, the mover-and­shaker (and earth­quake) planet, has just be­gun an eight-year tour of Taurus, the sign of money, val­ues, and sur­vival. When Uranus takes the lead, change is in­evitable; rein­ven­tion is de­sir­able, nec­es­sary, and smart. It can set out of the or­di­nary or out of the blue into play. Now and in the years to come, watch for Uranus in Taurus to al­ter ev­ery­day re­al­ity in some strik­ing, life-al­ter­ing, abrupt, or rad­i­cal way. The last tran­sit of Uranus in Taurus (1934 to 1942) co­in­cided with famine, the Great De­pres­sion, and the Sec­ond World War.

While the ex­citable duo of Mars and Uranus are still on a high charge from hap­pen­ings ear­lier in the week, Thurs­day/fri­day, Mer­cury/saturn as­sist you to stay on task and on tar­get, and to achieve good re­sults. Fri­day night, re­ward your­self; chill out. Aim for sweet ro­mance or en­joy a get­away. It’s the best the long week­end has to of­fer.

De­spite the Hawaii vol­cano and other hap­pen­ings around the world, Harry and Meghan’s wed­ding can dom­i­nate the week­end news. Whether you are a royal watcher or not, a re­prieve from pol­i­tics and sense­less tragedy is some­thing we all can use.

Venus treks into home- and fam­ily-ori­ented Can­cer early Satur­day. Emo­tional re­spon­sive­ness and the so­cial spark stay on a ready di­alup thanks to Venus and the plea­sure­seek­ing Leo moon.

Back-to-work Tues­day can be as pro­duc­tive as you make it. By evening, Mer­cury/jupiter are good to go for game night or for putting your best moves on your lover. Build­ing to Wed­nes­day, sun/mars keep the en­ergy, am­bi­tion, and ac­tion in good run­ning or­der.


March 20–April 19

Start to fin­ish, Thurs­day’s flow is good. Fri­day/satur­day, give your­self an ex­tra cush­ion; go by feel. Home—with fam­ily or re­view­ing the past—is where the heart is once Venus en­ters Can­cer on Satur­day. The sun in Gem­ini, start­ing Sun­day evening, sup­plies fresh fuel. Get go­ing on the plan, con­ver­sa­tion, or your next step. Back-to-work Tues­day is a busy one.

TAURUS April 20–May 20

The week fin­ishes out smoother than it started. Even if life has thrown a curve ball at you re­cently, you’ll feel that things are work­ing out for the best. Venus in Can­cer, start­ing Satur­day, loans you more sup­port. While the sun tours Gem­ini, you’ll be more ar­tic­u­late and ex­pres­sive. Oth­ers will read­ily re­late and em­pathize. Tues­day/wed­nes­day put you on the move.


May 21–June 21

Things have an in­ter­est­ing way of work­ing out. Thurs­day/ Fri­day should prove mostly smoothrun­ning. The stars set up a good back­drop for the long week­end. For the next three weeks, Venus in Can­cer puts added at­ten­tion on your com­fort zone, es­pe­cially re­gard­ing money, fam­ily, and home-re­lated mat­ters. Tues­day/wed­nes­day, you’ll gain an en­ergy and ac­tion boost from Mer­cury/jupiter and sun/mars.

CAN­CER June 21–July 22

Start­ing Satur­day, Venus will shine her light your way for the next three weeks. En­hance­ments of all kinds are worth the time or money. Added at­ten­tion and good feed­back come your way. The sun in Gem­ini, start­ing late Sun­day, gives you more to con­sider and explore. Tues­day, you could feel swamped. Give in to the process or the day. Wed­nes­day, put your feel­ers out.


July 22–Au­gust 22

Thurs­day/fri­day fin­ishes the week on a smooth track. Venus moves out of so­cial Gem­ini on Satur­day, but you aren’t likely to skip a beat thanks to the sun en­ter­ing this sign on Sun­day. Ex­pect to stay ac­tive and on the go, es­pe­cially mid–next week. Places to go, things to do, peo­ple to meet: Mer­cury/jupiter sets back-to-work Tues­day onto full swing.


Au­gust 22–Septem­ber 22

The stars set a smooth-sail back­drop for the long week­end. The good mo­men­tum con­tin­ues through the week ahead. Venus in Can­cer, start­ing Satur­day, can strengthen re­la­tion­ship bonds. You’ll eas­ily get the goods out of in­ter­ac­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties. Mid­week can bring good news. Wed­nes­day, sun/mars set a lu­cra­tive back­drop for work, work­ing it out, of­fi­cial steps, and set­ting plans in mo­tion.


Septem­ber 22–Oc­to­ber 23

By the end of the week, you should feel you have worked it out well. Satur­day/sun­day, less is more. The start of Venus in Can­cer can test cop­ing skills and/or ig­nite worry, es­pe­cially if you feel you lack con­trol or re­sources. If so, know you’ll make bet­ter head­way once the sun treks into Gem­ini (late Sun­day) and teams up with Mars (late Wed­nes­day).


Oc­to­ber 23–Novem­ber 21

Even with an ad­just­ment re­quired or pref­er­ences to ac­com­mo­date, you’ll have no trou­ble mak­ing the most of the long week­end. Venus in Can­cer, start­ing Satur­day, and the sun in Gem­ini, start­ing late Sun­day, set heart and mind on a fresh-track move-along. Tues­day, the stars are on a buildup curve. Let it flow; let it go. Wed­nes­day, suc­cess and sat­is­fac­tion come read­ily.

SAGITTARIUS Novem­ber 21–De­cem­ber 21

What a week! The stress is mostly out of the way as of Thurs­day. Fri­day, Mer­cury/saturn bring the work­week to a smooth and pro­duc­tive wrap-up. Fri­day evening is the best of the long week­end for en­ter­tain­ment, ro­mance, or re­lax­ation. Satur­day/sun­day, Venus in Can­cer can stir up raw emotions. Sun­day through Thurs­day puts a fresh spin on the con­ver­sa­tion, the plan, or the get-go.

CAPRICORN De­cem­ber 21–Jan­uary 19

Mer­cury/saturn loan you good con­trol, stay­ing power, and fol­low-through on Fri­day. Satur­day/sun­day, Venus keeps sen­si­tive emotions on the ready dial-up, al­ler­gies too. Tues­day/wed­nes­day, you may have a point to prove or some­thing im­por­tant to dis­cuss. By the end of the day and into Thurs­day, sun/mars make for good sort­ing out and a suc­cess­ful wrap-up.


Jan­uary 20–Feb­ru­ary 18

As of Thurs­day, Mars in Aquarius is just past a stress point with Uranus. Fri­day, Mer­cury/saturn help you to gain a bet­ter han­dle and to put it all in perspective. Satur­day/sun­day, Venus con­tin­ues to trig­ger sen­si­tive emotions. Tues­day, your plate is full. Knock it off the list; sim­plify as best you can. Wed­nes­day/thurs­day are op­ti­mal for ac­tion-tak­ing.


Feb­ru­ary 18–March 20

Early Fri­day is your most pro­duc­tive time to tackle the con­ver­sa­tion or get at the work. Fri­day evening through Sun­day, re­plen­ish in what­ever way soothes the emotions and heals the soul. For the next three weeks, Venus boosts your in­tu­ition, cre­ativ­ity, and love-life prospects. Tues­day, you can get swept up or take on too much.

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