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May 4, 2016
The Moon is in pioneering, enterprising Aries all day.
While this influence can be a little impatient and lacking in staying power,
it's also very independent, open, and brave. We are more inclined to stand up
for ourselves if necessary. Some self-focus is healthy now as we need to
understand our needs. Later today, the Sun in Taurus and Saturn in Sagittarius
approach a quincunx, perfecting very early into tomorrow. This can indicate
temporary doubts. Lack of faith in what we are doing can temporarily hinder our
movements and initiatives. We might now see the need to adjust our plans based
on new responsibilities or a reality check.
You continue to be drawn to your inner world this month, dear Libra, and to making inner changes that have strong impact on your life. You are tuned in to the deeper issues and looking beyond the surface of matters for answers. We are encouraged to slow down and possibly back up in some areas of life this month with Mars retrograde all month and Mercury until the 22nd. You may tune in to this pace faster than most with the help of the concentration of planetary energy in your succedent and cadent houses, as you're naturally inclined to adjust, build, and observe in May.
There is plenty of planetary support for your ruminations and discoveries, particularly in the first half of the month. Things, ideas, and people tend to surface from your past and draw your attention back to projects and endeavors that might benefit from a new perspective. There can be a healing process going on now - you are building your inner faith. Charity, giving/donating anonymously, volunteering, and helping others without expectation of reward can be especially fulfilling as well. Self-improvement endeavors are highly favored, and you may be striking up conversations about private or personal matters, purging, and unburdening.
This is also an excellent time for researching, editing, or otherwise going over business, health, and financial matters. There may be a need to redo or revise finances and pay stronger attention to what's owed. Financial support matters may need sorting. You are likely to feel especially motivated to do things that you've been letting slide. The trick now is to avoid pushing things that need some more time. Brand-new endeavors may not get off the ground, but work in progress can benefit greatly from your attention now.
Jupiter turns direct after several months of retrograde motion on the 9th, and this can feel quite refreshing. There can be a rekindling of interest in studies or other communications projects. You are nevertheless in a development stage as Jupiter finishes up in your privacy sector until
September, when this happy planet enters your own sign. The need for some privacy and down time is natural now as you prepare for more outgoing and visible times. Jupiter's direct motion can help you let go of resentment and difficult problems of the past.
The 21-22 can be tricky with the Sun and retrograde Mars in opposition at the time of a Full Moon and Mercury at its direct station. Disorder in your daily affairs, as well as with communications and transportation, can be disruptive now. Watch for impatience that can lead you to trip over yourself. Minor issues can be the trigger, but major issues may be at the root. Consciously try to slow down and to tame your desires, which can seem very immediate and urgent now, but may not seem as important later on.
While time spent behind the scenes has been encouraged and beneficial, the Jupiter-Saturn square in the last week of May reminds you that too much time spent in this manner will cause you to miss out in other areas of life. Look for ways to better balance your life. While your tendency is to play a supportive role to others and this is mostly without incident, you can feel the need to draw the line as you become aware of the limits on your time and energy. The key now is to simplify as much as possible.
From May 27th, Mars spends its last month of retrograde motion in your sector of money and resources, and this points to further need to focus on sorting out your finances. Money and security matters require some revising and reorganizing. This period involves coming to a greater understanding of how the way you manage your resources impacts your confidence.
The year ahead continues to emphasize your emotional life, behind the scenes
activities, and detail work, dear Libra. In September, however, Jupiter moves
into your sign, kicking off a thirteen-month stay. This lucky transit occurs
only every twelve years, and it's a time for rediscovering your enthusiasm and
zest for life. Use the first eight months of the year well by exploring your
deeper needs, tying up loose ends, and working on boosting karma. This way, you
can bring a clean slate to your Jupiter-blessed year, ready to get the most out
If you feel indebted, work on coming to a better balance of give-and-take.
With Jupiter in your spiritual house until September: forgive, apologize, heal,
and help! Clear your conscience, resolve matters from the past, and get in touch
with what truly motivates you. From May 10th until September 9th, you're in a
good position to clear out the deadweight in your life, and to put an end to
projects, situations, and attitudes that no longer support your spiritual
growth. The Solar Eclipse on September 1st will give you the necessary push to
put difficult situations behind you.
You're in an especially good position to resolve problems with family from
March to June. An eclipse in March stimulates a need to attend to neglected
emotions. This is an important time when many of you will be coming to important
conclusions about partnerships and matters of independence. While you may
revisit decisions made then while Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29, you
are nevertheless listening to your heart.
Money matters can be tricky in the first half of the year, but there are
wonderful opportunities to sort out your income situation after some review.
Motivation to increase your own income is strong now. Many benefits can come
through working towards some level of financial independence this year. Despite
all of this, spiritual needs are the most pressing in 2016. Of course,
organizing your practical affairs can help ease your mind and calm your
Love matters can be on the heavy side in the first half of 2016. Many of you
will be doing some serious thinking about what you truly need from partnership.
You can also be a little withdrawn and rather loaded with work or personal
interests that keep you busy, often at the expense of your personal life. Strong
romantic feelings may emerge in August, and they can stir up all sorts of
desires that motivate you to make plans for a little more excitement in your
life. The last week of September through November find you more confident about
pursuing your desires and putting your plans into motion.
With Jupiter in your privacy sector much of the year and Saturn stimulating
more mindfulness with your communications all of 2016, you can be noticeably
more introverted and less sociable until the last quarter. Projects can take up
a lot of your time, and many of you will be working on important endeavors
behind the scenes. Be sure to get some fresh air from time to time, both
literally and figuratively.
This can be an important time for developing your skills and, for some,
formal training. You may be working on projects that require a lot of attention to
detail, or could be involved in demanding but satisfying learning endeavors. Students
are in a strong position for applying themselves and taking on responsibility this year, but there
can be times when they feel a little overwhelmed. Particularly in the last few
months of the year, you are gaining more credibility and may be considered an
authority in your field.
The last quarter of 2016 finds you coming out of your shell - not in all
ways, but in significant ways. You can find yourself in high demand - people
want to be around you, tend to extend you help or offers, and seek out your
advice. Your desire to move forward is powerful now - you want to start fresh
and enjoy brand new experiences now. It's an important time for personal
presence. Be sure to scope out opportunities to grow, improve, connect, and
learn, as they're likely to be enriching.
From February 20-March 16, both Venus and Mars are moving through your
partnership zone, and partnerships really begin to heat up. You have added
courage to make changes, to innovate, and to get things going, and some of you
may be in hot pursuit of exactly what you want in a relationship. You are
especially willing to take a few risks, with your heart especially. Attractions
and desires can come on suddenly and forcefully, and you won't accept anything
less than pure sparkle in your associations. It can be difficult to think of
much else. You can be especially impulsive, but by the 24-25, you're ready to
bring everything back down to earth. This is a strong time for coming up with a
solid plan with someone special.
Venus is in your partnership sector from February 20-March 16. This acts
to soften your disposition, helping to enhance a partnership or smooth over
differences in same, and it may bring helpful, warm, and loving people into your
experience. Even so, Mars is in the same sector during this transit, adding
desire, impulsiveness, and fire to the equation.
Mars is in your partnership sector from February 19-March 31, 2015. There can
be some fireworks in your partnerships now. You can be more ardent in your
pursuit of a person or a relationship, or someone could be ardently pursuing
Note: Read the
sections for both your Sun Sign and Ascendant for a better
picture of what lies ahead for the day. For example, if you are
an Aries with a Leo Ascendant, read the forecast for both
Aries and Leo.