HAPPY BIRTHDAY & SOLAR RETURN! You’re the star of the show this month, so express yourself and share your scintillating light with us. You’ll be especially magnetic on 5/20-21, 23, 30 (New Moon), 6/13, 16 & 20. Put some effort into enhancing your appearance, self-image and lifestyle; it could be a good time to get a facial, try a new hairdo, renew your wardrobe or update your media profile or photo. A partnership or teamwork situation could need to be acknowledged on the Full Moon (6/14); strive for honesty, mutuality and clear communication. Pay attention to any feedback you get from your one-on-one relationships — increased self-awareness could be the result!
Mercury—your planet—is in GEMINI as this solar month begins. However, Mercury retrogrades back into TAURUS on the evening of 5/22, staying there through 6/12. During this transit, you’ll want to re-focus on home, family & property matters. Take the time to put your domestic scene in comfortable, secure condition: tie up any loose ends, clean, sort and eliminate clutter and excess. Work & health matters may also need some attention. Once Mercury re-enters GEMINI on 6/13, you’ll be polished up and ready to shine. Your wit, versatility & flexibility will be valued & enjoyed by those around you.
While Mercury is in retrograde (5/10—6/2), you’ll want to take a second look at yourself and your modes of operation. This is the time to go back over things, so instead of skipping ahead and taking the first shortcut, utilize this time to review your personal life in great detail. Clear up any unresolved issues, face yourself with courage and clarify your priorities.
For the past month, your social life has been active & lively. By 5/24, you’ll be clear about who your valued friends & companions are. However, there could be a situation that arises on 5/26 that makes you question the longevity of a particular relationship. Financial issues could be at the root of the problem; avoid mixing business with friendship at this time, including loaning or borrowing. From 5/28 on, you’ll want to take some time out from your social activities and refocus on putting your life in order. This will bring you increased peace & inner harmony, especially on 6/11, 16, 18 & 21.
At the same time, take advantage of any opportunities to join up with like-minded individuals, especially on 5/23-24, 29 & 6/20. Collaborative efforts and shared creativity will be major highlights of the upcoming year. Knowledgeable, fun-loving friends will brighten up your life, and you’ll find yourself sharing aesthetic pleasures and cultural events more than usual. From 6/4 on, put some serious efforts into enhancing your financial situation; resolve any joint financial matters, tax or legal matters during the upcoming 4-1/2 months. Take care of business! This will put you on a more solid footing and prepare you for some major expansion or long-distance travels this fall.
LONG-TERM FORECAST: You’ll be actively exploring new and creative ways to take care of business while Pluto transits CAPRICORN (2008–2024). During this 16-year cycle, you’ll be eliminating outworn structures, habits & relationships from your life, making way for new joint ventures and resurrected possibilities. Business partnerships, financial & parental obligations, insurance, taxes and legal matters could require periodic attention & follow-through. You could find yourself managing other people’s money & resources, setting up corporations, trusts, wills or retirement plans, receiving an inheritance or renewing vows.
A subtle, yet significant shift in your personal & professional goals will occur while Neptune is in PISCES (2012–2026). You’re highly charismatic now and could achieve career success in such fields as politics, film-making, photography, health, spiritual healing, music or the arts. By aligning with your spiritual purpose & honoring your vision, your dreams can become realized!
With Uranus now in TAURUS (5/15/18–4/26/26), you are developing new skills & techniques, inventing unique methodologies and researching offbeat subjects. During this 7-year cycle, it’s the time for redefining priorities, clarifying your motives and clearing away any self-defeating behavior patterns or emotional debris.
You’ll be taking travel, education, writing, publishing, philosophy & religion, politics, international affairs & marketing more seriously while Saturn transits AQUARIUS (3/21/20–3/7/23). Foreign destinations may have a special appeal for you, as well as serious studies, perhaps involving different religions, cultures or languages. You may choose to incorporate yoga, meditation, tai chi or acupuncture into your regimen, and you’ll have more inclination to read books, take workshops or attend conferences.
With Jupiter in PISCES (12/28/21—5/10/22 and 10/27—12/20/22), it’s time to take your personal & professional goals to new heights. You can look forward to career opportunities and advancement, so develop your leadership skills and get prepared for increased public visibility and professional success! You may find yourself surrounded with powerful, ambitious people who will encourage you to shoot for the stars!
Once Jupiter moves on to ARIES (5/10—10/27/22), your social scene will become more active, exciting & interesting. Positive, knowledgeable individuals will be coming into your life, and you’ll be inspired to join up with those who share your interests & ideals. Collaboration is the key!
©2022 Diane Elizabeth Clarke