Weekly Horoscopes for each Sign are listed below after the overview:
Written by Symbolic Living
|Mars leaves Taurus & enters Gemini this week.|
The Sun is in Taurus now and next week the Moon will meet up with the Sun in Taurus for the New Moon which I’ll talk more about in detail next Monday.
This week we are still integrating the lessons of the Scorpio Full Moon from last week, and the wisdom gained from those experiences and insights is slowly percolating into our lives in a receptive way, like the drip of coffee. The transformations we are going through are like absorptive wake-up moments we have when we inhale the fragrance of a morning cup of java. This is the sensory gifts the Sun in Taurus brings.
This week there is determination to fulfill our needs and wants in life. The Sun in Taurus reminds us that we do enjoy the tangible abundance that life allows us to experience. It is the real and the true that matters most now.
Taurus is highly associated with money and the material, physical world. Cash, silver, gold, and the like are more in tune with Taurus as they are physical items that are tangible and real. Taurus is about value as well, so although money is very much a conceptual idea, it is the value we attach to the concept that brings it down to earth and use the idea to impact our experience in the real world. Taurus is slow, methodical, patient and grounded, so whatever you may be purchasing now, it is best to make decisions that are designed to ensure you feel secure and sure about that which you buy. This isn’t frivolous spending time, this is time to spend on what matters and is long lasting.
It is also important to have a healthier connection to our physical world through our bodies and nature, to get a stronger dose of grounding in the here and now. With the flower centers now open, it’s a great time to buy plants that beautify your space and provide fragrance to enliven your senses and bring you a sense of well being.
This week is a great time to start thinking about the garden you’d like to create. Next week will be a fantastic time to plant new bushes, flowers and trees symbolizing new beginnings.
Try to learn more about the symbolism of the flowers and trees that you gravitate towards most. It’s a great idea to consider what each type of plant means in a philosophical sense and how they can represent supportive concepts and ideas to your surroundings.
Mars enters Gemini on Monday this week. What a great week to get motivated. The urge and enjoyment of talking a lot will increase. Many will feel unafraid to say what they want when they want. Be aware that conversations and debates can escalate, especially if someone holds a strong stance.
If you are into exercising, it’s best to choose something that also stimulates your mind. Repetitive practices like weight lifting could be too boring and difficult to follow through with and continue. Sports and activities that stimulate your thinking faculties will be more enjoyable. Don't be hard on yourself though if you are starting a new exercise routine and you're not motivated to follow through. Mars in mutable Gemini can have us changing our minds a lot about what we want to do. However, it's not an excuse to be lazy. If you find something that is fun and stimulating to do, it will likely be something that has enough variation to keep you interested. A hike out in the wilderness, especially if you’re in the company of others that like to chat, is a great combination of our current Sun in Taurus atmosphere with Mars in Gemini. New, changing scenery will keep you interested in the journey.
If your car is tuned up, short trips on the open road will be a nice way to enjoy the sunshine and the seasonal growth.
Decision making this week could be direct and consequential. Assertiveness can be a good thing to get your point across, but be sure to not be too self centered and egotistical in your approach or someone is libel to put a halt to that soon enough. There can be a war-of-words this week especially if there is a disagreement and lack of wisdom infused in the debate.
If you’re working in the garden, or doing laborious chores protect your hands with gloves as they could be more vulnerable or prone to accidents now. As well, with Mercury in shadow in Gemini, there could be a bit of klutziness associated with activities, especially if you’re chatting a lot and are distracted from what you’re doing with your hands. If you’re off in la-la land when the Moon enters Pisces and squares Mars and later squares Mercury, you should try to put in the extra effort to come back to reality and pay good attention to what you’re doing, especially if working with tools. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Tuesday and Wednesday is a good time to use your creative, imaginative, intuitive side to come up with interesting solutions. It’s a great time to get poetic, enjoy music and the arts to tap into the creative right-brain aspect of yourself. It’s a great time to ponder the possibilities from a more abstract point of view. There is also greater likelihood that you could change the way you feel about political and social structures in the middle of the week. Insights of higher wisdom could help you realize how to solve some of society's more important issues.
Feeling enthusiastic on Thursday helps enliven the body and mind. A get up and go attitude will help you see how your limitations are gifts in disguise prodding you to reach above and beyond what you thought you couldn’t do. Too much luxury and food will put out the fire and lead to feeling more lazy, passive and less inspired. It’s a good idea to read at night to stimulate ideas.
Mars opposes Saturn on Friday. Maybe you’ll be feeling less humorous and more serious, but that could be great for focusing on getting the work done. Maybe you don’t want to do the task at hand, but real progress can be made. Remember, if you’re doing laborious work or working with tools, be sure to wear gloves and try to be alert. If you rush and try to get things done too fast, you’ll be granted many opportunities to realize that slow and steady can be much more effective. Pushing too hard will only make resistance stronger and lead to frustration. This is also true in terms of conversations and interactions; if someone doesn’t want to talk about a certain topic, leave it alone for now.
Saturday the Moon enters Taurus, and we’re just about ready for the New Moon. Venus and Neptune are in trine, which is awesome for creativity. Cooking or simply enjoying fabulous dishes and desserts is recommended. The more color, fragrance and texture the better. Stimulating the senses with beautiful, flavorful food is so good for your well being and will help you feel relaxed, comfortable and cared for. Movie night at home with those close to you, especially those films that draw on fantasy and mysticism would be perfection.
Sunday gets us closer to the New Moon. It would be a great day to consider what you want to change and to make a practical plan forward you can start to implement and look forward to at the start of next week.
Also, be aware that Mercury will station retrograde next Monday on May 18 so this week you want to be paying extra close attention to details to prepare for the period coming up ahead. Organizing your emails and contact information, updating your to-do list this week will help prepare you for the next few weeks when Mercury is retrograde. It will be a great time to renegotiate, renovate, rethink and reconsider when we head into the next few weeks.
The New Moon is about 21 hours before the Mercury stations retrograde next Monday. Soon after you start planting seeds for the new beginnings you wish to put your energy into, you may find you’ll need to revise your approach. I’ll talk more about this next week.
I hope you all have a wonderful, abundant week. Thank you for reading and sharing the love. Namaste.
Quick Overview of where the planets are this week:
The Sun is in Taurus
The Moon travels from Aquarius to Taurus this week
Mercury is in Gemini
Venus is in Cancer
Mars enters Gemini on Monday, May 11, at 10:40 p.m. ET
Longer term trends:
Jupiter is direct in Leo
Saturn is retrograde in Sagittarius
Uranus is in Aries
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is retrograde in Capricorn
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Weekly Astro-Tarot Horoscopes for each Sign - Insights and Advice for May 11 to 17, 2015:
Aries: This week your perspective changes and you look forward to the new beginnings getting ready to take place next week. You may find yourself feeling more compelled to speak up and present different ideas to help change the old ways of thinking in your circle. More movement is good for your body. Short car trips expose you to new perspectives. Prepare to get rid of the old and welcome the new.
Taurus: Be sure you do not overlook important details this week especially in terms of dollars and cents. If you’re feeling disorganized the only remedy is to put in the time and effort to get things in order. It won’t happen by itself. Whatever you put your money towards, consider it an investment of your time and energy. Debts need to be paid back eventually.
Gemini: With Mars in your sign your personality could get a little more aggressive and domineering than usual. To calm this tendency consider how others feel. Try to be more receptive to other people’s point of view. If you’re feeling anxious, exercise can be your rescue remedy to diffuse the excess energy. You may be more talkative than usual. Take a moment to catch your breath.
Cancer: If you’re drawn into the past, be sure to give it a nostalgic twist with happy feelings. It can be easy to feel like you’re clinging to pain from long ago, but you can shift that simply enough by how you filter your memories. It’s a good time to love yourself, including who you once were, so you can heal and move forward. Motivation comes from a higher spiritual purpose now.
Leo: If you are going to get where you want to go you need to plan. It can feel nice to have faith and hope that everything will be wonderfully abundant and fall into your lap, but you actually need to make concrete moves towards your goals if you’re going to get there. The law of attraction is merely a passive thought if you don’t act. You need to shine the light on your goals in a practical ways. Don’t take foolish risks based on hopefulness this week.
Virgo: If you’re afraid to grow, you’ll slow yourself down to a crawl. But this week you should have some tenacity on your side to reach your goals. If you overcome fear of the unknown you will find the passion and instinct to do and say what needs to be so you can take charge. Avoid stagnation and procrastination so you can make progress. Great thoughts accomplish great things.
Libra: You’re all about balance, and balance is always a dance. If you’re caught off guard this week and have your hands full it could make you feel a little anxious. However, if you access the softer side of your heart, you can face the changes with gratitude and openness. You are destined to evolve, and that happens best when you use your skills of finding the balance in any situation. Release rigidity to find your flow.
Scorpio: An active mind puts you in tune with yourself. Have an opinion. Debate the issues. Gather the facts. Strategize. You can get yourself in good order by using your intellect to attract and manifest the situations you want. Finding out the truth is essential to you now. Use your inborn skills to discover what is between the lines and you’ll figure out how to make it happen.
Sagittarius: Self doubt, insecurity and fear, let’s face it, we all feel those aspects of the human condition at one time or another. One of the best ways to get rid of any such thoughts and feelings is by talking it out with others. Conversations will point the way to enthusiasm to help you get past any overly serious tones. Your mode of thinking will improve significantly the more you talk and listen to others, instead of keeping things to yourself.
Capricorn: Irresponsibility feeds itself. The less you do, the less you want to do until you hit that tipping point. This week it’s so much better for you to get active and pursue work. Daily routines and chores help clear your mind. Exercise is going to be so good for your energy levels and will help you feel more alert. Switch up your day to day patterns for the most effective use of your energy.
Aquarius: Imagine the most positive outcome. This will help you set the stage for yourself this week. You may have messages in your dreams, or daydreams can give you the insight you need. Introspection is good for you. Sensations in your body can be heightened this week, along with your sensitivity to natural surroundings. Be sure to have fun and talk with friends this week. This will awaken new, creative passions in you.
Pisces: Your home life can get pretty busy this week. Talking on the phone, watching TV, reading articles and books, writing, chatting online and exercising are all indicated now. It is in your home where you will find an increased motivation to set goals and create greater well-being. You’ll find your inspiration and your contentment by pursuing an active and interesting lifestyle.