THIS WEEK – May 2, 2016 – Mercury, the planet of chat, now retrograde in Taurus, and Mars continues its retrograde in Sagittarius. Both communication and energy are affected as we see ourselves being pulled in so many directions. In addition to all of this, confusion sets in. Relationships may have an undercurrent of angst, while money matters can either shut down or excel. Either way it feels as though we traveling in circles.
This all emphasizes the changes that are taking place. With Venus in the picture in the sign of Aries, we can expect to see changes in our relationships as it transits in a Mars-ruled sign. We want more freedom, equality, love and compassion in our relationships and we seek it out no matter what the cost. Our human, receptive, emotional and heart centered nature is getting a lot of different messages from the universe.
It is up to us to stay the course.
The New Moon in Taurus on May 5, is a fixed Moon, digging its heals in. Once we decide on what we need to work on, or change within ourselves, we actually make it happen. Or a sudden bout of stubbornness occurs and we feel very stuck. Change is a motivator for growth, so get moving.
Aries – Time to focus on where your money is going as the Sun and this weeks New Moon takes place in your area of finance. Good time to sit back and secure yourself financially. In fact it may do you well to seek the advice of a financial expert.
Taurus –With the Sun and the transiting New Moon in your own sign this is your week to finish up projects that have been bothersome A good time to actually make it happen. Also those that are closest to you may be noticing some good happening as your desire for work recognition is well indicated.
Gemini – As the Sun, Mercury and New Moon occupyyour area of thought, you may begin to feel a sense of nostalgia, more feeling less apathy. A good solid week to create some resolution for yourself. Also, partners may be going through a shift with you. Better to keep a low profile.
Cancer – Though you are a nester at heart, this is the time with the planets including the New Moon in you area of friends, you may feel compelled to get out and socialize, to be actually surrounded by friends and co-workers for a change. You may find yourself actually feeling a sense of clarity as you seek to create some personal resolution.
Leo – As the transiting Sun hovers over the zenith part of your chart, your desire to place your best foot forward is well indicated. nonetheless, you may be feeling a bit uneasy with work related matters as Mercury retrograde forces self doubt. Realize perception plays a key role in how you interact with yourself and others.
Virgo – This week you may see yourself more analytical than ever as the Sun, Mercury and New Moon takes place in your 9th house of higher gain. Know that you may become more in tuned to what is going on around you this week as your instincts are sharper than ever. A good solid week to just let things settle before jumping in to unsteady waters.
Libra – Time to watch your money, pay very close attention to details, and know that every penny counts. This is a period where your objective should be to save, not spend. Also, with the planets still in retrograde specifically Mars, your words may be miss directed. So pay attention. Also with the New Moon taking place in your area of money, you may find yourself in a lucky cycle.
Scorpio – As this week planets, including the New Moon occupies your area of partnerships, both work and personal, may feel flustered this week as emotions and logic fly right out the window. A good time for keeping the peace while maintaining a good solid stance. In addition, love can be crazy at this time, however always remember you’re in the drivers seat.
Sagittarius – Your desire to gain control over eating habits and self indulgence is indicated this week with the New Moon in your health house . It’s up to you to stay on path. Also, know that your intensity to follow through is strong at the start, however it is up to you to maintain. Also with Mars in retrograde your own sign, you may be feeling bit out of sorts. Go with the flow, and try not to ruffle too many feathers.
Cap – This may be your lucky week, or is it? With major influences more so the New Moon in your 5th, anything goes. Also, as Mars transits your area of thought your instincts are stronger than ever. Relationships can be unpredictable, but as always you maintain a certain level of calm. So it’s time to take control, and let the chips fall where they may.
Aquarius – You may feel compelled to nest as the Sun, Mercury and New Moon in your area of home has you pulled between work and play. Know that this is a time for some let down time,also a strong and fun cycle for accomplishing some left over tasks.
Pisces – You may feel more intuitive and insightful than ever this week as your desire to expand on your already keen awareness is well indicated. Also, as your artistic juices brew, this is your time to be more creative. With the New Moon, Sun and Mercury in your area of chatter, you would do well to sit this one out. Less is good.
Janet Amid is a columnist that writes for Sylvania Advantage, The Stars Speak and Grazing with the Stars, and can be heard on 92.5 KISS FM Monday Mornings between 8:15 and 8:45 AM. She can reached at 419-882-5510 or by e-mail at JanetAmid@aol.com. Check out ou