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Virgo Monthly Horoscope

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Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

VIRGO May 2015

A NOTE FOR ALL THE SIGNS
So here we go – it’s safe to say that life is setting down. Regular readers and probably nearly all human beings everywhere will remember that March. Some strong planetary energies were peaking – three long years of pressure came to a climax. Hopefully any explosions were good for you! But if not, hopefully what you are dealing with now is easier to handle. And then we had April which brought an eclipse. It was in the sign of Libra so for many, partnership issues and problems with Important Others came up. If you happen to be Libra, Aries, or Libra or Aries Rising, you would have felt this more than most. If you want to change your life, the time is now!

And now here we are looking at May. Hard to believe but we are nearly at the middle of the year! But let’s not skip ahead. This month will be easier again, calming even. There are five major astro events and influences I would like to talk about this month, both with regard to their overall effect and what they mean for you and your sign.

The first is the move of the planet of love and abundance, Venus, into the sign of Cancer. This sets the tone for some happier times, at home and with loved ones, this month. Venus in Cancer is caring and sentimental. It wants to take care of the people it loves and can be quite protective.

In other words, if there is someone you care a lot about and you perceive them to be under any kind of threat during this cycle, chances are you will run to their aid, no matter what your Star sign.

Venus in Cancer is also about home and family and being closer to people we love will be more important this month. It’s a great time to take a walk down memory lane, see people you used to know and to have people over to yours to feed and entertainment.

Lovers are more vulnerable at this time. But that’s ok. Because as Leonard Cohen sang:

Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.

It could be a slightly rocky ride around May 22 to 28. The main thing is to keep talking and also to draw boundaries. Financially, things look good if you’re spending money on your home or family. Lavishing people you love when Venus is in Cancer is v appropriate, as it decorating you house so you love spending time there.
Venus is now moving into your eleventh house of wishes and friends, where she’ll stay for around four weeks. This Venus cycle sprinkles some magic love dust over you and your friends. OK that might sound a bit ridiculous but watch over the next few weeks. It should start to become pretty obvious which of your friends are worth keeping for life, as your relationships grow warmer and lovelier. Anyone who makes you feel less than great about yourself could be cut off your Christmas card list now. Even if life has been tough of late, being with people you love will be extra rewarding over the next four weeks. Expect to find it easier than usual to meet new people, if you know the time has come to expand your circle. If there’s something you’re keen to accomplish now and you need a friend’s help, just ask. If you’re sexy but single and looking for love, this is the ideal time to either go to as many parties as you’re invited to, or to throw a party or dinner part of your own and see what happens. Anywhere that you have to spend time with lots of people rather than one on one is best for you over the new few weeks.
Next up for consideration is the move of Mars from Taurus into Gemini. This brings about quite a strong change of energy and means anyone who has been dragging their heels a bit about getting started and DOING stuff should start to feel a whole lot more motivated. Gemini is a so-called mutable and very moveable sign. Mars is the planet of action and drive. And Taurus is the sign that sometimes cannot be moved! So having Mars moving from more sedentary Taurus into speedy Gemini usually means things are going to speed up all round. And it will do that to an extent. However we have to remember that right now, anything which happens in Gemini triggers Sagittarius and Sagittarius is where we currently find old grump, old stickler, old immovable object Saturn. Suffice to say there will be a bit of push me/pull you going on.

Here’s what Mars in Gemini is going to mean for your sign… overall.
Expect to start feeling a whole lot more motivated re your career and its general direction. If you know there are changes needed, you are not likely to sit around thinking about them much longer – Mars should fire you up sufficiently so that you Act. Now. Mars in this part of your chart arouses your ambitions – if you’re looking for work, expect to feel a new surge of motivation. The caution: Remember that Mars is the hot head of the zodiac and try not to lose your cool with co-workers and clients during this phase.
And then we have yet another Mercury retrograde to contend with! I say yet another because in all truth, it feels like there was one five minutes ago, doesn’t it? Actually there are about four of these reverse cycles a year and the last one was in the sign of February and ran from January to February.

This one will be in the sign of Gemini and run from May and into next month. You might have noticed that Gemini is the active sign again. What does that mean? For one thing, it means a lot of action for Geminis and Sagittarians. For another it means a lot of attention on what we are meant to be doing. For another Mercury reversing in Gemini can be about

• Having to go over an old idea again – perhaps it needs more discussion
• Rehashing old ideas
• Having to relearn or restudy something
• Feeling as though someone wants to shut you down from speaking
• There is a risk of feeling a bit depressed under this transit
• The best use of the Mercury reverse cycle will be to make some long range plans

Here’s a run down of how the Mercury reverse cycle will affect your sign.

It’s time to rehash a work idea or reframe your career strategies: Mercury will be going backwards in your 10th House. This is the part of your chart that is connected to your career and social standing. When Mercury goes backwards here you can expect to be doing some rethinking and reconsidering re your public face and your career and professional standing – and there could also be some confusion. Take extra care around the office (or wherever you work) and be sure that silly mistakes don’t mar your performance. That’s the possible downside of this cycle – little errors. The upside is that you are in a position to rethink your ambitions now. Are you happy with your job direction or is it time to start looking around for something new, with more benefits which suit you? For some, there are career advancement delays. Some of you will be able to renegotiate your work terms and conditions – eg: adding flextime to your arrangements. For others there will be long overdue rewards for a job well done, be they financial, a welcome pat on the back, or even a tempting job offer from elsewhere. The key with Mercury retrograde is always to let the cycle unfold without making any major decisions, if you can. Mercury retrograde usually leads to more information being sent your way so it’s best to way and see what transpires before you act.

Note that whichever part of your life is being affected, there is a choice, really. Either you can allow life to swallow you up or you can decide to be your own boss and to make some executive decisions about what needs to happen.
YOU ALSO NEED TO KNOW THAT
This month gives you a chance to start all over again when it comes to your career. It’s never too late for a complete career change, if that’s what you think you need. Or take a long look at where you are professionally and use the power of the New Moon in your Career Zone on May 18 to reboot things.
Which only leaves a short mention of the Full and New Moons this month. These are the times.
Full Moon 14 degrees Scorpio
SYDNEY: May 4, 1.43pm AEST
LONDON: May 4, 4.43am BST
MONTREAL/NEW YORK: May 3, 11.43pm EDT
AUCKLAND: May 4, 3.43pm NZT
PARIS: May 4, 5.43am CEDT

New Moon 27 degrees Taurus
SYDNEY: May 18, 2.14pm AEST
LONDON: May 18, 5.14am BST
MONTREAL/NEW YORK: May 18, 12.14am EDT
AUCKLAND: May 18, 4.14pm NZT
PARIS: May 18, 6.14am CEDT

The New Moon brings your monthly chance to start all over again AND to make some wishes/set some intentions. Here’s a quick guide to how to do that. We may have put it up here before but when Mercury is retrograde, it’s the ideal time to repost!

1. If you have a Wish List from last month, read it over, to see which came true – then thank the Universe. If it’s clear one or two wishes are no closer to coming true, consider revising them. What on your list have you edged closer to?
2. Decide on your Top Ten Wishes or Intentions for the coming four weeks.
3. Be as specific or vague as you want to be, (and please include World Peace, for the good of the planet!)
4. Write your wishes and/or intentions down – either on a sheet of paper with a pen, or with coloured pens, pencils and so on. The more energy you invest, the better your results are likely to be.
5. Read them out to the Universe then either bury or burn your list, or set it aside so you can check it this time next month, to see how your wishes worked out.
THIS IS THE CRUCIAL BIT: Really really FEEL how you would/will feel if and when the wishes come true. Hold those feelings.
6. Get on with your week, safe in the knowledge that you’ve expressed your wishes to the Universe. Do all you can to make them come true.
7. Important: If you wish and wish and wish and your wish doesn’t come true and you don’t actually even seem to be edging in the right direction, then it’s time to contemplate if it’s the right thing for you.

FINAL THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH… This month, turn you attention to your career. Whether you’re on your way up the ladder or already at the top, you have amazing Stars for doing well professionally. Use current energies by going over things you’ve done before and doing them better. Reconsider your career trajectory. Use any confusion as a chance to work longer and harder on one project.

Have a wonderful month, and remember you can read your daily Astro guidance every day here

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