Weekly Astrology for May 21, 2018 by Chris Flisher
A rather fractious week lies ahead as we see planets moving into difficult and challenging aspect to each other. While that, in and of itself, is not overly unusual, what is jarring is the number of angles that exist at the same time. Primarily, in this case we see two sets of oppositions that set the stage for the dialog of the week. We have seen conjunctions in the past few weeks and now we see oppositions. The first set will be Mercury standing opposite to Jupiter. While each planet has desirable attributes when taken singularly, it is when they oppose each other that we can see an array of outcomes. Mercury represents communications and all that comes under that umbrella, whereas Jupiter encompasses largesse and amplification. When opposed these two can herald a bevy of exaggerations, bluffing, tactlessness, and even conflict as words (Mercury) become explosive (Jupiter.) Of course there is also the possibility of optimism, and constructive communications, however, given the current climate of the planet this is likely to go in the other direction, unfortunately.
The other notable challenge comes from Venus standing in opposition to Saturn. Just as with the aforementioned alignment, there is a positive and a negative aspect to this combination, but given the geo-political climate that seems to be pervasive, the likelihood that this will go unnoticed is rare. Generally speaking, Venus represents beauty, harmony, and a sense of refinement. Meanwhile, Saturn stands for structure, order, responsibility and conservation. Just on the face value we can see a disjointed pairing, but given the tone of the planet, we are likely to witness a sense of dissatisfaction, hard heartedness, isolation, and perhaps a chilling effect on diplomacy and a general lack of repartee. This seems far more likely than some of the other outcomes that could arise from this pairing such as sobriety, thriftiness, and a sense of reality. Since we are lost in a fog of general confusion and disorientation, the fact that reality is so far removed from our daily dialog the outcome seems to bend more towards the negative unfortunately. However, if the times were not difficult, we would not move. In that regard we are being awoken to the reality in an attempt to force us to respond accordingly.
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ARIES (March 21- April 19)
Your long turn towards a new and fulfilling occupation continues this week as Saturn urges you to take the responsible route. You may decide that it is better to cut your bottom line in an effort to regain stability while looking to increase income at the same time. The topic of money may dominate your conversations this week.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
Relationships become a primary concern for you this week as discussions turn towards planning for the future. The onus may be on you to try and expand in some constructive manner. Travel and education are areas that may test you as you try and decide the right direction to aim. Remain optimistic and open to possibilities.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Ideas that fill your head this week may surface in a surprising fashion. Your ability to communicate may point to a transition of sorts that places new emphasis on your daily role. A conservative drive to reign in expenses and reevaluate your financial future. Stringent and reserved you might find comfort in stability over all.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Reality may be sinking in and that may put you in a position of stepping up to come to the aid of someone close to you. You may be considering shoring up your defences so that you can accommodate a shifting landscape. Look to creative projects to fill the void left by the added burden of support for another.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
A onerous responsibility may be falling into your hands this week. While that may sound to be a bit overwhelming consider what a successful embrace of such an accountability might deliver to you in the end. You may be pushing your agenda and rationale for the right way. Your ideas may be from a home-based experience and quite convincing.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Children and creative projects may weigh on you this week. A situation that might be considered fun usually takes on the weight of responsibility instead. Connections with business associates may provide relief and encouragement despite. Take a larger view of the potential and try to make it feasible in your plans going forward. Optimisation.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Much of your attention may be pulled towards the responsibility of your domestic scene this week. While that might not appear to be problem expect to be spending some time resolving a disparity there. It may be rewarding but you have to slog through it first. Conversations with elders might get inflated and overblown so be aware.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov 21)
You may continue to be feeling quite expansive and optimistic as Jupiter continues to shine a supportive light on you. However you may be prone to exaggeration and empty hubris so be aware of the impact on your partner. Siblings may draw your attention and sidetrack your best efforts. Reality has its place and cannot be ignored.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
A financial weight may be upon you that involves a large organization. You may be facing a short-falling of some sort which might tempt you towards a more thrifty attitude. Be aware of negligence or thoughtlessness on the account of others. You may be seen as being self-indulgent, selfish or unreliable when it comes to others.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Loyalty to your own self-improvement may be seen as boon to others who admire your tenacity and reserve and self-control. By the same token some of those qualities may be misinterpreted by your significant partner or close friend. This should be a good time to consider group projects that are expansive and creative.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You may be approaching a significant deadline that is rapidly unfolding before your eyes. While you have the tools to resolve you may find the process is a dose of reality that is unavoidable. Try to be forgiving on yourself and try and adopt self-control as you wrestle with business transactions that may be somewhat sketchy.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
You may be immersed in a period of intense negotiations that test your transactional skills. Spend time delving into details for answers. Once you grasp the nature of the reality you may be better equipped to adopt a more pragmatic attitude that underscores your intentions with a degree of reserve. Self-control and dignity.