Solar eclipses are famous for ushering in dramatic life changes and the one on May 20th will be a doozey. If you were born under Gemini or Sagittarius, then you will experience a radical shift in your relationship. Whether you’re breaking up or making up, the point is to get you together with the person that you are meant to be with. If you were born under Virgo or Pisces, then you will experience upheavals at home or at work. Again, this is meant to get you to live the life you like rather than settle for having to like the life you live. It may feel like your world is being shaken to its foundations, but eclipses have a job to do in Astrology and that’s to get you off the road leading nowhere and back on course to realizing your highest hopes, dreams and ambitions.
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
You won’t know who to believe this week — especially when people keep changing their stories with each fresh telling. Now this isn’t because they’re trying to lie to you or to lead you on. It’s just that Neptune — the planet of illusion — will be messing around with everyone’s heads on Wednesday and Friday. The problem with Neptune is that people really do believe what they’re saying no matter how absurd their claims. That’s why it would be a good idea to take everything you hear with a grain of salt and postpone any important meetings or get-togethers until after Memorial Day when the psychic haze lifts. Meanwhile, something you do on a lark this weekend — like a hike or excursion or spiritual retreat — will take wing and fly. This serves as a soaring reminder that you were born under an adventurer’s sign and that you need to pursue new experiences that will broaden your horizons. It’s important for you to feed the mind and enrich the spirit. Otherwise, you get cranky.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
You’re on top of the world as Jupiter, the planet of good luck and higher purpose, begins to wrap up its yearlong stay in your zodiac sign. You’ve had your share of headaches, but it’s clear that your gains outweigh your losses and you’re probably more flush now than you have been in a long time. This is why you will need to adopt a more beneficent attitude towards the rise in costs this week. It will begin on Monday when someone who works for you announces that they will be raising their rates. Wednesday will bring news that you were mistakenly undercharged and you will have to pay the difference. Pay it, don’t dispute it. And on Friday you will be asked to share the credit for something you did on your own. This will strike you as ludicrous, but say yes. This may sound like a cosmic shakedown, but it’s actually the Stars’ way of getting you to give back. You’re in a position where you can be generous and Jupiter teaches that the more you give the more you will gain in return. But you have to give first.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Loved ones and friends will question what side of the brain you woke up on this Wednesday when you float out the idea of taking back someone who did you wrong. And on Friday they may be aghast by your decision to pursue this based on a change in feelings rather than on historical facts. Now, it’s true that Neptune will be exerting a powerful pull this week and you will be under its influence as both the Sun and your Ruling Planet Mercury will be squaring it. Neptune is the planet of illusion, deception and scandal; however, Neptune is also the planet of empathy and compassion, which is why you will want to extend your hand in friendship rather than withdraw it. Go ahead and follow your feelings. You could benefit from more right brain thinking nowadays as you’ve gotten set in your cerebral ways. You will also discover that you’re a lot more emotionally intelligent about people than you ever gave yourself credit for.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
As far as you are concerned, you have carried the burden of a one-sided relationship, money draining business or family obligation for too long and you have a right to happiness. This is why you will want to break ranks and go your own way this week. However, the solar eclipse in that part of your chart that pertains to self-undoing shows that you’re in danger of sabotaging your own efforts. Now, it’s not your decision to break with the past that could prove to be your undoing, it’s the way that you go about it. You were born under the sign of the good mother, which means that you can’t just pick up your toys and depart the sandbox in a huff. You have to take the time to settle accounts, to tie up loose ends and to make sure that you aren’t leaving anyone hanging. Only when you know that everything has been taken care of will you be free to do as you please. This won’t take as long, nor will it be as hard, as you think. In fact, if you start now, you could be free to embark on your new life path as early as June 29th.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
As a Leo, you believe in being authentic, in expressing yourself as honestly and as candidly as possible. This is why you will always speak your mind and why what you say comes straight from the heart. However, things can get complicated when the Sun squares Neptune as you will discover on Wednesday when you rush headlong into a situation with the best of intentions and then feel like you are being punished for stepping out of line. There is such a thing as being right, but at the wrong time — and this is something that you should keep in mind. Instead of jamming your solution down loved ones’ throats, you might consider waiting until they’re in a place where they can listen, which could be as soon as next Monday. Meanwhile, things will be revealed in a friendship over the weekend that you suspected were true but secretly hoped would remain unspoken. This puts you in an awkward position. Talk to this person in the way that you would want to be spoken to if roles were reversed and everything will work out for the best.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
The solar eclipse at the top of your solar chart will rock your world this week. You can expect to see a radical change in life direction, a sudden lifting (or lowering) of your career status or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will fall into your lap. This would be analogous to winning the lottery where you see your fortunes transformed overnight. And, like any lottery winner knows, you can be blindsided by the consequences of that good fortune if you aren’t careful. This is why you will want to make a point of gathering as much information as you can on May 21 and May 23 and to confer with friends. You will discover that prospects are as solid as they appear, but that they also have a short shelf life. In fact, you may be expected to give your answer as to whether you’re in or out between May 28 and June 4. Be choosey about your life choice because there’s no going back to the way things were when the solar eclipse energy is this strong. Once you’ve closed the door behind you, that door is closed for good.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Are you running towards your destiny or are you running from it? It’s hard to tell because you’re unmaking decisions as fast as you’re making them these days. This has been taxing the patience of loved ones and friends and you’re probably starting to feel pressured into finalizing your plans for the future. Nevertheless, this is how you process information. It’s like shopping. You need to try things on first. And just because you disappear into the dressing room with a collection of possibilities, it doesn’t mean that you are going to purchase any one of them. That’s what shopping is all about. That said, you still have until June 29 to make up your mind about what the next step on your life path will be. This is when Saturn will come out of retrograde (it’s been retrograde in Libra since February) and this is when you will be ready to take action. Meanwhile, trust in your process because you will know what looks right on you when you see it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You always want to check under the covers to see who you’re getting into bed with (either romantically or financially) when there’s a solar eclipse in that part of your solar chart that relates to sex and other people’s money. Remember that it’s the Moon that hides the Sun in a solar eclipse, which means that you are turning a blind eye to certain details that you should be paying attention to. This is why it would be a good idea to run a background check of your own on Tuesday and to let Facebook, Google and/or credit reports do the talking. To clarify: The stars aren’t saying that you’re making a mistake; the stars are saying that you should know what you’re getting into ahead of time so that there are no rude awakenings. Meanwhile, it looks as if a certain hanger-on didn’t get the memo about your not being an ATM machine. Don’t think twice about freezing their funds on Friday. The sooner you stop bankrolling their daytime television habit, the sooner they’ll get off the couch and get a J-O-B.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
There are going to be so many changes in your relationships over the next few weeks that it will be hard to tell who’s in and who’s out. It will feel as if the stars have put a revolving door in front of you and, in some ways, they have. The nice part about this is that you get to sit back and enjoy the show. You don’t have to go running after anyone or try to sell people on why you’re a good person or prove that you are the best thing that’s happened since sliced bread (or gluten-free bagels) because it will be other people who will be clamoring to be a part of your life — and not the other way around. All of this attention could be embarrassing, but then again it’s the kind of embarrassment that you could get used to. Meanwhile, you will want to review the final draft of any contract, lease or sale with a fine-tooth comb on Friday. It looks as if some of the language was changed without your knowledge and you’ll want to change it back. You can’t blame a vendor for pushing his luck, but, then again, said vendor can’t blame you for putting the kibosh on it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Be ready to drop what you’re doing at a moment’s notice in order to pursue not one — but three — golden opportunities. This will wreak havoc on your day planner, but don’t worry because they will all be worth it. The wonderful thing about Mercury (the messenger planet) passing under the rays of Jupiter (the planet of good fortune) on Monday is that these opportunities will come winging their way to you rather than vice-versa, so you’ll want to check your texts, emails and even your spam folder. Carry your phone with you at all times and you won’t miss out. Meanwhile, you can look for big developments at the workplace itself. An unexpected shake-up on Thursday (it could be the surprise departure of a coworker or supervisor) moves you to the top of the short list of candidates for a new position. There will be some wrangling for this coveted spot, but you’re in it for the long haul, which means that you will emerge the victor when Saturn comes out retrograde near the end of June.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You’ve probably already noticed the surge in craziness that began over the weekend. Take this as your cosmic cue to wrap things up in a business venture (if you’re going to buy then buy now) and to get things signed, sealed and delivered before Thursday. You want to batten down the hatches because the Universe will be tossing you some curve balls from out of left field. This is nothing new. You’re used to dealing with life’s unexpected twists and turns. However, even you will find yourself caught off guard (not to mention in shock and awe) by the bombshell that a sibling or child drops on either Friday or Sunday, don’t worry. It’s not bad news. But it will completely change the way that you look at things. Just remember that you don’t have to answer right away. You can take all the time that you need to absorb the information and to regain your equilibrium. You will also want to bear in mind that this is just the beginning of what will prove to be a wild and wooly two weeks.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
The solar eclipse in Gemini presages family upheavals this week. However, you will experience this more as an upset in the lives of loved ones (like a sibling perhaps or even your father) rather than anything taking place under your own roof. Nevertheless, you should be prepared to stop what you’re doing on Wednesday or Friday and rush to this person’s side. They will need your love and support and wise counsel. Ironically, the planets that herald a change in family dynamics also signal a potential change in residence — if that’s what you’re in the market for. If you’re looking to move, then this would be the perfect week to put out feelers. Scan the listings and put out the word and you should find something of interest by the end of next week. If you like what you see (and there’s every reason to expect that you will), then you could move and set yourself up in an entirely new environment by June 11.