Weekly Astrology Horoscopes for May 18 to 24, 2015 and the New Moon in Taurus, May 18, 2015

Weekly Horoscope Overview
Weekly Horoscopes for each Sign are listed below after the overview:

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It’s officially a New Moon in Taurus on May 18, 2015 at 12:13 a.m. ET. This New Moon is the foundation of the week. New Moon’s symbolize new beginnings in our lives, and can be a new starting point of intention.

With a New Moon in Taurus finding our footing in the security of the earth element is with us. It’s a time to become conscious of our connection to the earth, the fragrance of flowers, the majesty of trees in bloom, the comfort of grass under our feet, the warmth of stones and sand between our toes.

Environmental awareness is increased as we become more conscious of our connection to the world. Our sensitivity to the impact we make on the environment around us can give us pause. It’s a great time to bring more plants into your life and to appreciate the ones you have already. A green thumb is a great skill to have. To have a personal bond with the earth and nature is a special gift. Cherish being present and aware of the holistic interconnection of your life with all that is material around you. Stop and smell the roses and never be embarrassed to hug a tree.

In your immediate environment you may want to make your space feel more organic and earthy with emphasis on the beauty of woods, stones and flowers. Fragrant flowers like lilac, apple blossom, lavender and the like will bring positive energy to your life. An environment that has presence and feels supportive will enhance your energy for the week. Being more attentive to valuing what you have is recommended.

The Moon enters Gemini just about 5 hours after the New Moon in Taurus. Does this mean the energy of the New Moon in Taurus fades away? No. The New Moon is the beginning. It sets the stage for growth over the next two weeks. Taurus is about what we want in life and is also associated with love and money. To allow these to grow in your life, share. Sharing creates. Gemini is the sign of communications, and communications is all about sharing.

The Moon in Gemini also stands across the sky from Saturn, reminding us to be responsible in what we think and say. Words and thoughts are energy, and what we send out there, will have an impact. Energy is always changing as well, so they can come back to us after being interpreted and transformed by another. That’s the magic of communication.

Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Mercury goes retrograde on Monday at 9:49 pm ET. Over the next few weeks we will experience a shift in our perspectives as Mercury retrogrades until June 11.

Mercury retrograde has us rethink many things, and much of that goes on with the dialogues in our own heads. Be sure to not overanalyze things about yourself, which can lead to doubts. “What did they think I meant? Did I say something wrong? Did they misinterpret what I meant?” are types of questions can arise that point to self esteem. With the New Moon in Taurus, there can be a tendency for us to need to work through self-worth issues, so pay attention to your self-talk - the things you repeat and think about yourself. The dialogue you often repeat to yourself speaks volumes about what you think and believe about yourself. You have the power to change that habit and replace your thoughts with better, more supportive ideas.

If you have any types of doubts that arise when you communicate with others, it’s a good idea to correct yourself and give further clarification. It’s important to remember that how you interpret something can be miles away from how someone else is interpreting it, especially when Mercury is retrograde.

Remember that communication is a process, and it can take additional explanations for people to tap into what is really meant. Communication is all about layers, and a Mercury retrograde is a good time to uncover those layers to ensure there is greater clarity.

With Mercury retrograde in Gemini, it is actually a great time to learn from the past. Old books are a great choice, with their texture and reminiscent smell of aging pages bringing you into a different frame of mind. Reading is a great past time to get your mind exploring different modes. It’s also a good time to enjoy nostalgia by thinking about your past and the things you love about years gone by. It’s a great time to look into vintage interests. Pick up a vintage record player and put on some of your favorite vinyl. Listening to music from years ago can kindle memories. Vintage clothing styles as well will be more popular as people get into communicating how they feel and what they represent. The texture of the materials, the quality of the accessories, all these material things in their shape and form represent a connection to the earth while also communicating a message.

Paying attention to messages that you pick up from various areas of life will stand out more readily now. How you dress and how you present yourself and hold yourself will send a message of it’s own. Messages could be subtle and unspoken, but they are there. Deja vu will certainly increase. Moments of synchronicity will certainly increase. Pay closer attention to the numbers that pop up and repeat themselves in your life as well. They may have a message for you, especially if they keep showing up at key moments. Write down the circumstances of what was happening when you notice repeating numbers reveal themselves.

Before sending your emails give them a double check before sending. If you must sign on the dotted line, be sure you have read the details thoroughly. Ask for clarity if you are unsure of what something means so you can be fully aware of what you’re getting into. If you think someone has misunderstood you, be sure to kindly clarify.

Know that everyone, in their own way, is working through the Mercury retrograde period, and so if there is misconceptions, the best way to improve the flow of understanding is by following up with either a further explanation when necessary, or a more minimalist explanation that isn’t clouded by unnecessary, confusing information.

Body language, eye contact, tone and inflection are all very important aspects of the communication process as well. How you present yourself makes a world of difference to how the message is received and interpreted. Mercury retrograde is a great time to become more aware of all these aspects of communication.

Remember as well that Mercury retrograde brings out the trickster archetype, so if you aren’t sure about the level of honesty you are receiving from someone, take a step back and take your time to consider the information and how you’ll respond or react to it.

It’s also a good time to take another look at your investments and your bank account. Mercury is number and trade oriented, and the New Moon in Taurus connects us with finances as well, so it’s a good time to rethink your financial picture and ponder the possibilities.

Mercury retrograde in Gemini especially can also indicate getting reacquainted with people from your past. Don't be surprised if you get a phone call, a text message, an online message or randomly meet up with someone from your past. Reminiscing on the way things were can be great for your perspective on life. A trip down memory lane is recommended.

Short trips by car and bicycle can re-energize you as well. Do be careful when you're driving. Be sure to check your mirrors and pay closer attention to how others are signaling. Old cars, motorcycles and new unique styles of transportation will be on the roads more frequently now.

The Moon joins Mercury in Gemini on Tuesday, bringing us an emotional attachment to all our communications. It can be a great time to write some poetry and personal messages to yourself in your diary.

On Thursday, the Sun enters Gemini as well, bringing us into the last stage of spring before summer arrives. Our minds get lit up further and so this is a great time to reconsider how our communications represents who we are. A quote by Eleanor Roosevelt comes to mind, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

Since life is only so long, and we only have so much time to do, think and say all the things we can, it’s wise to consider just how you are spending your time. This hearkens back to Monday when Mercury entered Gemini then stood across the sky from Saturn in Sagittarius. Saturn rules time and limits. How much time do you spend thinking about this or that? Is that a really valuable way to spend your limited amount of time here on earth? Could you be thinking about other, better things? What occupies your mind and how can you change that for the betterment of yourself and the rest of the world around you?

Venus stands across the sky from Pluto as well on Thursday. Love can transform not only us on personal levels, but it can also transform the world, the structure of society, the system of governance. Do you think it’s possible? Kindness and affection can transform life. When transformation is subtle, it can be a slower process, but have a long term impact that grows. Set love and kindness as your goal in all you interact with and you can shift the world around you to a higher vibration.

On Friday, the Sun freshly in Gemini stands across the sky from Saturn in Sagittarius. This is when we can recieve insights in how to develop, quite possibly through trial and error, greater ideas on how to impact our reality.

Having confidence and thinking positively may not be the easiest things to do on Friday, but with effort and dedication you can push through to achieve a more uplifting attitude. It is by overcoming the negative thoughts, that you are able to see from a higher vantage point and recognize your higher purpose.

All that we manifest in the world comes from an idea, a thought, and a level of consciousness. This can be a great opportunity to see where you limit yourself and where your frame of mind limits you from seeing greater and grander purpose in your life. It can be a deeply philosophical day where you can realize that you don't have to hold yourself back by limiting beliefs. Wherever you are restricting yourself from a grander vision for your life, your ideas you hold on to can go through a major reconsideration on Friday.

This can also be a day where you are reminded that your karma from the past is part of the process of who you are becoming. As well, if you are in financial debt, this is a day to think about where your past decisions and level of knowledge at the time has played a role in you getting to where you are now. Are you wiser now? Has time taught you well how to make better financial choices? This wouldn't be the best day to make an agreement of any kind as information could be lacking and you'd need to learn much more thoroughly before signing off. It's best to wait and think about matters for a while.

With the Moon in Leo, the weekend can be a time where you realize that your most unique qualities deserve to be shared. Just be yourself and allow yourself to shine above your inhibitions and you'll develop positive karma for honoring your true self.

Monday and Thursday are the power days this week, and of course it is all a process that continues and evolves as we progress through time.

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 enters Gemini on Thursday, May 21 at 4:45 a.m. ET.
The Moon travels from Taurus to Leo this week
Mercury stations retrograde in Gemini on Monday, May 18 at 9:49 p.m. ET until June 11, 2015
Venus is in Cancer
Mars is in Gemini

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 18 to 24, 2015:

Aries: It’s a good time to be thinking about new ways to look at your money matters so you feel secure. Take hints from the past to guide you to make better choices. It’s not a time to sign on the dotted line, but you are encouraged to look at the fine print. Short trips will be a lot of fun for you. To feel like you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you have to travel thousands of miles away.

Taurus: It’s time to give yourself a pat on the back and appreciate yourself more authentically for all that you are. Remember your self worth. Value yourself. It’s a great time to rethink your financial situation and revamp your approach. Tap into the earth element and feel that reconnection with nature. Smell the flowers. Hug the trees. Appreciate all that is. It is beautiful.

Gemini: Gossip is your forte, but it’s not the petty points that count. You’ve got the gift of understanding human characteristics. By being aware of the way people present themselves and interact in life, you have the ability to respond with greater awareness. You remind people of their inherent gifts and talents by setting the example. Use your intelligence to create empowerment within and around you.

Cancer: To love yourself is one of the highest aims in life. Your kindness can change lives. Each life you change, you spark a wave of transformation that flows and ripples into existence. That’s a beautiful thing. Be kind and loving to yourself first and foremost and that will naturally expand to the world around you. A new vision for your future starts within.

Leo: Your goals in life are awakened. This is a time to set new goals and aims that are ultimately guided by the need for security. It’s a great time to be more conscious of how you talk to coworkers, colleagues, peers and friends. Pay attention to who you are around, and what kind of messages you share with one another. It is those that hold a common vision you should interact with more personally now.

Virgo: Spending time in nature will help you find new, valuable wisdom. You may find the same message keeps coming up regarding your career and aims in life. Pay attention to that. Write about it in your journal, and reconsider your options. This isn’t time to decide, but it is a great time to rethink your situation. Take other people’s perspectives lightly as they’ll likely change their minds, as will you.

Libra: It’s an important time for you to consider your finances, especially your debts. Is it possible to negotiate a lower interest rate or find another option? Although it’s not the best time to decide for sure or sign papers, you can still look for ways to feel secure now. It’s also a great time for you to read from a philosophical perspective and find gems of wisdom hidden in old books. Approach your goals in life with kindness and softness and you’ll create better circumstances.

Scorpio: Finding new ways to feel secure in your relationships is suggested. The common bond you hold with others helps ground you, and know which relationships matter most. You should take another look at your financial situation. If you invest, it’s important that you are diligent and pay closer attention to the details of exchanges. You may get mixed messages from others. It’s up to you to decipher what is said.

Sagittarius: If you feel insecure or unsure of yourself, this is a great time to start a new routine to build self confidence. Health and wellness should be prioritized. Spend time in nature to reconnect with your body. Communication in relationships could be off now. Misperceptions are likely, so you’ll need to take extra care ensuring you get your message across with all the pertinent details spelled out.

Capricorn: Softness, empathy and love in your relationships changes you deep to your core. Love breaks down barriers. You are going through a long process of metamorphoses and this week it is beauty, love and softness you experience with others that transforms you deeply. It’s a great time to reconsider how your mind usually works day to day. A new way to express your values should be nurtured now. Short road trips are a great way for you to gain a different perspective.

Aquarius: If you want a new home or apartment this can be a tricky time. Although it would be nice to have a new place, you need to make sure that you aren’t missing the details. If you’re settled, new plants will provide you with a sense of renewal and enhance your comfort zone. You may reconnect with old friends now. Reminiscing on the good ol’ days and reminders from your past can bring out your creativity.

Pisces: The New Moon works well with you. The earth element gives you a sense of security and allows you to live more authentically as you share more of what you value and cherish. Communication with the earth can be as simple as standing barefoot on the grass. Interactions with family and those at home can go through a process of renewal that can take time now. Whenever anyone is misunderstood, clearer communication is needed.

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