Horoscope for the Week: May 23, 2014

Michael O'Connor's horoscope for the week of May 23

Tip of the Week:

The last month of spring has officially begun. This is the month of Gemini which naturally is about completions. A social, communicative and witty sign, these qualities should already be more apparent and this trend will continue for the next few weeks anyway. Yet, when Mercury enters the sign of Cancer on May 29th, we all may experience the more temperamental side of Gemini. People will be more inclined to express their feelings and rather quickly changing moods.

Mercury turns retrograde again on June 7th and it will take 10 days before it re-enters Gemini on June 17th. Then it will turn Direct again on July 1st and re-enter Cancer on July 12 where it will remain until July 31st when it enters Leo. This entire cycle is likely to synchronize with reunions and trigger old memories. As is true of the drama of life, this could produce the good, the bad and perhaps the ugly. As ever, awareness is the key. During this cycle, especially with Mercury in Cancer, aim to not take what people say too personally. As well, if old and especially unpleasant memories are triggered, taking personal responsibility for having them at all will deflect blaming attitudes and the opening of old hurts, regrets and wounds.

In Chinese Astrology Gemini is symbolically linked to the Horse. This is the year of the Wood Horse and it is predicted to produce a good deal of excitement and controversy. People and larger social trends will advance undaunted by opinions to the contrary. This stands to prove particularly true over the coming months and throughout the summer in general. Get ready, this horse is about to shift from a steady trot to a full blown gallop.

 

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

Many new thoughts and ideas are pouring in. These are stimulated by a rich exchange of incoming and outgoing communication. A busier social agenda is featured as well. Developing a more mature and responsible perspective and communication style with partners is woven into the plot. Great leadership is based on leading by example.

 

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)

Tending to many fronts and streams has become the new norm in your life. This will prove especially apparent now and over the coming weeks. At best you are covering a lot of ground on any given day. At worst you feel stretched and scattered and have to work overtime to keep-up with the pace and demand. The prospects of new plans and modes of approach are on your mind.

 

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)

The Sun in your sign indicates the sparks of new initiatives. Thoughts and communications about what constitutes your next big hurrah started a few weeks ago. But now it is time to shift into action mode. At least take your ideas to the actual planning stage. To succeed you may have to look farther, over the longer term, take a few risks and commitment.

 

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Many thoughts are brewing in the back of your mind. Some of these include practical action while others are quite theoretical and perhaps philosophical. A good deal of discernment, critical analysis and strategic thinking are at play. This is hardly a lighthearted and frivolous cycle. You need to make some important choices and you need solid answers.

 

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)

Meetings with new people stand to be the foundation of new friendships and alliances in general. The time is right to cast your visionary focus to the future. Doors have and are opening for you. Your main job is to acknowledge these connections, follow through on the proposals offered and persevere. In the bigger picture you are in a process of overcoming old fears to realize deeper potentials.

 

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Doors are knocking in your career/employment world and you are doing your fair share. The time is right to focus this way. Now is a good time to show your colors and credentials. Asking for recognition, earned rewards and favours if necessary will likely yield positive results. Your give includes pushing through inertia and a willingness to try new things.

 

Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

The time has come to expand your point of view to the next level. This is generally a very expansive time in your life. Yet it may also be an expensive one. Focusing to maximize the investment quotient and minimize expenditures is ever ideal and especially important these days. The basic challenge includes deciphering which is which.

 

Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)

You have entered the garden of the forking paths. Should you go left or right? One of the directions will lead you to the high road but it will be a harder journey at first though more rewarding later. Following it includes following your better judgment based on what is true, good and right. Short-term ego satisfaction has its place but eventually a higher price.

 

Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)

Increasing the scope and quality of your connections and communications is important now. People and circumstances are contributing to help you to be more realistic. The key now is to decipher the difference between your dreams and illusions, goals and fantasies. Aim for mutuality, win/win deals and practical wisdom.

 

Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)

Making needed improvements and adjustments to your perspectives, dreams and visions is the call now. This may require a healthy measure of constructive, critical analysis. As important as it is to learn, sometimes the bigger and more important task is the ‘unlearn’. This can also apply to undo, remake, renovate and anything else that clears the clutter.

 

Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)

Many new creative ideas are pouring in. These are both the result of the cause of new modes of perception. You are eager to push through and beyond lingering circumstances and perhaps certain people as well. A new day is dawning and it promises to expand your world and network. Yet you have to be willing and proactive to make all the first moves.

 

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

A busy time close to home has begun. This includes the generation of new ideas and perspectives. As well, you will be challenged to draw upon a wider spectrum of your talents. You may not even know yet what some of them are. Fortunately, you are in the mood for new twists and turns in your talent repertoire. But get ready to work for it.

 

Michael O’Connor

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