May 1 2017

May 2017 – Aries Horoscope

This month will be better than March and April. When I looked at the year ahead last year, I could see the toughest months were coming early on, but by now, May, you will be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Mercury was retrograde last month in your workaday sector, so delays and miscommunication were rampant. Mercury will go direct on May 3, but because Mercury acts the wildest and the most out of control at the start and end points of the retrograde, you would be wise not to jump on that end date of May 3. Leave a space of as many days as possible before you voice or sign an agreement. All planets ramp up to former strength after a retrograde is over, and for Mercury that magical date will be May 20. You don’t have to wait quite that long, not unless you have something of earth-shattering importance to set in motion, such as to open the doors of a new business or to launch an expensive new product you’ve worked on for months or years, as two examples. You can start to buy electronic items soon too, but I would hold off doing so until May 15 or so if you can wait.

On top of having a weak Mercury out of phase, you also had Venus retrograde, March 4 to April 15, and Venus has been gradually making it back to her full strength, to happen on May 18. (As you see, both Venus and Mercury get strong the same week.) Venus retrograde may have caused a financial deal to be mired in legal haywire or endless rounds of talks, leading nowhere. This is because for Aries, Venus is the natural ruler of your second house of earned income. If anyone owed you money, you may have had to wait a long time for that payment. The month of May is so much better for you.

Most of this month will have a financial tone. The emphasis on money started late last month on the new moon, April 26, in Taurus. This one will be unlike the full moon last month. Five hundred readers responded to my Facebook question: How did you fare at the full moon, April 11, plus or minus five days? The answer most was mostly terrible. Not everyone reported difficulties – for example, Jupiter was in a good position and helped Aquarius – but most people did feel tension. You can read those reader’s responses on my Facebook page, “Susan Miller.” Thank you, readers – you make me a better astrologer with your feedback.

Now you have a friendly new moon that will carry you into the start of May. The new moon that appeared April 26 received a strong beam from Neptune, planet of creativity, ruling such areas as music, art, poetry, dance, and other expressions, so if you are artistic or work with artistic talent, then you are doubly favored to see a jump in salary now. If you work in real estate, agriculture, housing or commercial development, you too will be extra favored. If you don’t have a creative role or work in a land-oriented profession, you can still see an increase in your paycheck.

You seem to have had an expensive six weeks behind you, but happily, the planet that caused that higher-than-usual spending, Mars, has moved out of his tricky spot for you, Taurus, and on to Gemini. Your credit card balances should now start to drop as you are able to catch up and pay back some of the balance on the cards.

The emphasis on financial matters will continue at the full moon in Scorpio, May 10. Again, Neptune will be acting like your fairy godfather, showering you with vibrations that relate to creativity, and from your work in this realm, lead to payment to you. Or, it may be that you purchase something expensive and beautiful or your apartment or house at the full moon. (In fact, you might close on a house).

Pluto, the powerhouse planet, will also send help to you at the full moon May 10, and that’s significant because Pluto is based in your tenth house of honors, awards, and achievement. It appears a VIP, who will be the personification of Pluto, will see to it that you are paid well. If you have a meeting the day before the full moon, May 9, that day will also bring good news. You seem to be in line for a large lump sum, and that might be a bonus, commission, royalty, or back pay that has accumulated until you signed papers (and you put that signing off due to Mercury retrograde). If you needed an extension to get your taxes done, they will be sent in within four days of May 10. No matter, whatever happens within four days of May 10, the financial discussions will end, and you will know where you stand. I think you will be happy.

Mars, your ruler, went into Gemini late last month, and Gemini is an air sign that is so compatible to your fire-sign element. Suddenly life will seem lighter, breezier, and so much more fun. The sign your ruling planet tours (in this case Mars) is always important to note. In Taurus, an earth sign, you may have felt a bit smothered (earth and fire are not at all compatible), but that’s over and done, and better days are due for you. You will get a chance to travel this month and next, and you may be excited about enjoying a change of scene. Gemini rules your sisters and brothers, so you may be traveling to see your sibling at some point in May, and if so, you’ll enjoy the time you spend together very much.

An outstandingly special time to travel this month will be May 11-12 when Mars and Jupiter will be beautifully angled, supporting you for travel, for signing a contract, or for getting engaged or married. (This aspect’s sparkling glow will spill over the weekend of May 13-14 as well).

“One of your most romantic days of May will be when Jupiter aligns with Mars (just like in the song called Aquarius), May 11-12. You will benefit in a big way if you are attached, but singles will have fun too. Plan something special for one of those days.”

Writing, speaking, editing, research, translating, and broadcasting projects will all be on the agenda in the days following the new moon, May 25. By this time, Mercury will be strong, and so will Venus, and you will have come to end of the difficult period that has stretched back to March. You may be asked to sign a contract, and you can at this time – go right ahead. To me, this your ideal date. If you have a communications-oriented project to launch, such as a new app, software, blog, or website, or a new radio or TV show, this would be an ideal time to do it. This is also a great time to launch an advertising or publicity campaign.

Travel at month’s end will be growing in importance, so get ready to enjoy fresh air, fun, and a change of scene. Travel at the end of May or early June will do the trick to energize you and bring you back refreshed. It does appear you may need to travel for business, but that’s fine – you will still enjoy the accommodations and how smoothly things go when you reach your destination. In fact, you may feel you fell into a parallel universe, where everyone is happy and congenial and who thinks your ideas are brilliant.

If your birthday falls March 25, you will benefit with a double dip of luck at this new moon in Gemini. The same is true if you have Gemini rising or the natal moon in Gemini at 5 degrees, plus or minus five degrees, or a natal planet in Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius, Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, with the same tolerance of five degrees plus or minus.

Now let’s turn to love – you are the cherubs’ favorite. Venus, the love planet, will be in Aries all month. You will be popular, and you’ll have more than your usual share of invitations. Treat yourself to new clothes, and find other ways to make pleasing changes to your appearance. It’s your time to shine, so don’t hide inside your apartment – be out and about all month. If you are single, you can meet someone you’ll want to know better.

One of your most romantic days of the month will be when Jupiter aligns with Mars (just like in the song “Aquarius”), May 11-12, especially if you are attached. The moon will be in Sagittarius, so you may get a chance to travel.

There is another great day! Mars, your ruler, will make another supportive aspect on May 30, when Mars reaches out in a friendly way to surprise-a-minute Uranus. This day will add spontaneous, playful note. This day comes one day after Memorial Day weekend (May 29) in the US, a holiday that many people have time off. See if you can take not only the Monday holiday off, but Tuesday too, for it is sure to be a fun day.

Before I go, I would like to tell you what is happening in deep space that might have an effect on you. If you have a birthday that falls near the end of Aries, say, April 14 to 19, moving quietly in deep space, Uranus in Aries is hovering over your Sun. This will be the only time in your life that this will happen, for Uranus takes 84 years to revolve around the Sun and match the degrees of your birthday. If you are born late in the sign, near the border of Aries and Taurus, this could bring some amazing results. Your need to express your creativity will become very strong, as will your need for autonomy and freedom. By August 3, 2017, Uranus will travel to 29 degrees Aries (those born April 19) and then, on that same day, retrograde back as it travels to 25 degrees Aries by January 2, 2018 (touching directly those born April 14). As you see, if you were born at the end of your sign in Aries, April 14 to 19, you will be making some very creative choices this year, and certainly be in the family news if not the news worldwide, too.

Uranus will then bolt forward, covering all the birthdays from April 14-19 again. By May 15, 2018, Uranus will move into your second house of earned income for the coming seven years. However, in 2018 Uranus will move back and forth between Aries and Taurus, for a while, to get you used to this major shift, until March 6, 2019, when he will move to Taurus, never to return to Aries again in your lifetime. Uranus in Taurus will cause volatility in finances, so you will have to keep a conservative course. You may lose a million dollars, but you may see a windfall of one too. All kinds of crazy things can happen during those coming seven years. Ask a Pisces, who has been dealing with this energy for years and is almost done.

If you are an Aries born April 14-19, this year and next, Uranus may now make your famous or bring changes in your lifestyle that surprise your family and friends. You may go from single to married with children in the space of months or a year or two. Or, you may move to a new city – something will be new. Use this period, starting this month, to express your deepest creativity.

Something else is going on now at the very same time that is very exciting. Saturn in Sagittarius is helping Uranus in Aries in a powerful way. It is exceedingly rare to see Saturn and Uranus working together in friendly form. The last time, before this year, it was 2003. Again, if you were born late in the sign (April 14-19), you are being named in this configuration. These two planets will help you all year, and because they move so slowly, they don’t have to hit an exact mathematical angle. They will hit a perfect alignment on May 18 and again later, November 11, in 2017. Uranus is about innovation, and Saturn, stability – creativity leads to a feeling of security. Uranus is a brave planet intellectually, and Saturn is a cautious one, so together they cook up quite a wonderful support for you.

Saturn is nearing the end of his visit to Sagittarius, where he has toured your ninth house of higher education, the law and courts system, and the media (publishing and broadcasting). You will be under Saturn’s tutelage in this area until December 19, 2017. Since December 2014 you have had Saturn teaching you the ropes in a new area, and although he never rewards while he is working with you, he always leaves a gift by the door when he leaves. Your reward may come at that time.

The end of December and early January will be a massively important time for your career, because you will have six heavenly bodies (!) crowded into your tenth house of fame and honors: the Sun (influence), and new moon of January 16, 2018 (opportunity), plus Saturn (authority), Mercury (news), Pluto (power), and Venus (popularity). All that you have learned over the past three years, including the things you are learning now, from May through December 2017, will count toward a massive promotion and step up in your industry. At the same time, Mars and Jupiter will be conjunct in Scorpio in your house of bonus, commission, and other lump sum windfalls. You’ve never seen anything quite like this, and it will be very exciting when it happens.


You will like May far better than March and April. Venus is now moving direct, and by May 3, Mercury will also be moving forward in strong sure orbit. This means the delays that may have plagued you in March and April are now dissolving, and you can make future plans, confident that nothing is likely to pop up to derail them.

In early May, conjure up the courage to ask for a raise. Your timing will be ideal, especially near May 9 when the Sun and Pluto will work together, helping you garner favor from VIPs. The past two months have brought you many expenses. They are simmering down now, but you may feel the need to refill your coffers again with a fresh influx of cash. Let Mars’ recent drain on your bank account motivate you to present reasons to your boss or client about why you are justified to be given an increase, based on your contributions to the firm.

Financial matters will be settled within four days of the full moon, May 10. You will get your answer about a raise then, and also be able to pay bills and if you like, make a plan for an investment. If your job is to represent or hire talent, or to sell artistic, imaginative creations, then Neptune’s beam to this full moon will help you crystallize the sale. Pluto’s powerful beam to the full moon will allow you to negotiate a deal that pleases you. You have the support of higher ups, so forge full steam ahead.

Your career is going incredibly well, for Saturn, the planet ruling your house of fame, has been in ideal angle to Uranus all year. Uranus just happens to be in Aries, a place Uranus entered in May 2010, and will leave in March 2019. These two planets, Uranus and Saturn, don’t need to reach exact mathematical communication as they will on May 18, and then again on November 11, to be of glittering help – they are close enough all year. Both of these planets move ever-so-slowly and you will feel this trend all year. After this year, Saturn and Uranus will not collaborate in the same way again until March 2047.

Uranus is the planet of innovation and experimentation, and is considered the planet genius. Saturn is the planet of stability and permanence, linking to planets in a rare, ideal state. Your creativity will be running at all-time highs all month, especially on May 18, so put forth a well-conceived concept while these two planets are protecting you and twinkling above.

By month’s end, plan a quick trip, if only for a long weekend. The new moon in Gemini May 25 will make you a bit restless for change. If you take a long drive in the country, that may hit the spot. Choose to stay overnight in a beautiful settling, perhaps on a mountaintop, that afford you a sweeping view. If you have a partner, bring with you, for Jupiter is coaxing you to take time for each other. This is a worthy idea, for the planets are coaxing you to fall in love with your partner all over again. The greatest gift you can give anyone is your full attention – this is your ideal time to do so.

At work, you will be very busy all month, as Mars in Gemini will keep you on your toes, fielding phone calls and messages, setting up meetings, and perhaps discussing a contract. Now that the planets are wide awake and are no longer napping, you will see a strong energy shift. It is the right time to sign papers, for Jupiter will be protecting you by overseeing any agreement you make. Admittedly, Jupiter is a little far, at 10 degrees from the new moon, but close enough to send blessings. On May 30 when Mars in Gemini will reach out to surprise planet Uranus, all that you are working on could bring a heartening breakthrough.

Feb 7 2017

February 2017 – Aries Horoscope

This will be a very big, bright happy month for you and it may even mark a turning point in your personal life. This month holds two eclipses, and before you start shaking your head, saying, “No more eclipses!” let me assure you these eclipses are friendly and very encouraging. They will arrive as a full moon lunar eclipse in Leo on February 10 and a new moon solar eclipse in Pisces on February 26. Of the two, the big one to watch will be February 10.

In my enthusiasm for your outlook, I am getting ahead of myself. Let’s first talk about the opportunities to grow your sphere of influence through friendships and business contacts. The emphasis in the first nine days of February will be all events you are invited to attend or that look interesting and that you would sign up to do. That includes parties, social mixers, charity and club events, trade shows – even political rallies.

To boost your social popularity and magnetism higher, Venus will move into Aries on February 3 to stay until June 6. You might be saying to yourself, “Wait! Venus only stays in any sign for about 6 weeks. Why is Venus staying three months this time, and in my sign of Aries!” Venus will remain in Aries because Venus will retrograde next month from March 5 to April 15.

This is means that March and April will NOT be the time to change your appearance to a radically different look. Do not go from blonde to brunette, for example, or schedule any experimental dermatological treatments or plastic surgery. Men should not grow a beard or shave one off – keep things stable. Don’t buy new eyeglass frames or make any moves involving your face. It’s fine to do grooming and have hair trims, but radical changes are a no-no in March and April. Act now, while Venus in Aries will be in fine shape. Venus rules love too, but affection will be stronger in February – not in March and April, for when Venus retrogrades, the beam from Venus, planet of love, will be muted.

When any planet goes retrograde, it takes a little time for that planet to ramp up to former strength. For Venus, this time it will take until May 18 to return to former power. For this reason, circulate this month if you are single and hoping to find love. The universe will certainly help you find love and fun this month.

Your big day will be February 10, the full moon lunar eclipse in Leo, 23 degrees, lighting your fifth house of true love, fun with children, opportunity for pregnancy, and great creativity. This full moon eclipse will be a pleasure. When the past eclipses were in Aries and Libra. you learned to buckle up, for those eclipses were tough. (Think back to the time near those eclipses that were to affect you directly: October 18, 2013; April 15, 2014; October 8, 2014; April 4, 2015; September 27, 2015. Some of those may not have been easy for you.)

By contrast, this eclipse, February 10, will be a peach. It will send a beautiful beam to Uranus in Aries (happy surprises). Mars (action and energy) will be in your sign and is your ruler, therefore is weighted more heavily in your favor. Jupiter (giver of gifts and luck) will also be in the wings to shower you with good fortune. What a trio of planets you have to support your every move! The fact that Mars is among them tells me that you will be decisive and ready move forward.

You may find love, or if you are dating seriously, you have a good chance of becoming engaged by Valentine’s Day, February 14. All eclipses have a plus or minus one full week associated with them. As a matter of fact, some eclipses are felt one month to the day earlier (January 10) or one month to the day later (March 10), plus or minus five days.

Full moons are powerful in their own right, as their job is to crystalize prevailing efforts and bring closure, but a full moon eclipse is super powerful, like three full moons rolled into one. This could be very exciting.

If you are attached, you may have become pregnant, gave birth, or plan to do something special for your child. (The fifth house so lit rules conception and birth.) You may travel to a land afar, as Jupiter will want to broaden your perspective. You may now finish up a big creative project, and if so, it would be exceedingly well received. An agent, partner, collaborator, spouse, or established partner appears to be integral to the luck you see now.

With a packed twelfth house of privacy, the new moon solar eclipse, February 26, will find you meditating about what you would like to happen next in your life.

Every member of your sign will enjoy this eclipse. If your birthday falls on April 11, plus or minus five days, you will benefit from this eclipse in an outstanding way. The same is true if you have Aries rising on or near 22 degrees, the moon in Aries in that degree, or a natal planet in Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius at or within five degrees of 22 degrees – in that case, you will do especially well too, and this should work out to be a memorable time in 2017.

I want you to circle these days on your calendar, aside from February 10. Start with February 9, a day that should bring all sorts of romantic, creative, or child-oriented pleasures and surprises due to the Sun and Uranus in ideal angle. The moon will be in divine-for-you sign of Leo.

Also, watch February 11, possibly your very best day of the season when you and a partner will be seeing eye-to-eye and dancing together in a flawless Fred-and Ginger way. It’s clear on this day you are both so very right for each other. Jupiter will send a shimmering beam to the Sun, getting my vote to give this day four stars.

On February 13, remarkably, the Sun and Saturn will be in ideal sync, a great day to sign papers for the creation of a long-lasting relationship. Promises made will be promises kept. The same will be true the next day, Valentine’s Day, February 14, too. On Valentine’s Day, the moon will be in marriage-minded Libra. I am so excited about the aspects on and near Valentine’s Day!

February 21 will be a golden day for a speech, handing in a manuscript, taking a trip, signing a contract, or having a big first meeting. Travel will sparkle too. Mercury and Jupiter will be very friendly, making this a standout day that deserves four stars.

Two days later, February 23, Mercury will be in ideal angle to Saturn, the planet of long-term gain. If you want a promise or agreement to last, make it on February 23.

The major solar eclipse of Sunday, February 26, will fall in Pisces, 8 degrees, the last eclipse in the Virgo and Pisces series that has been going on for two years. With a packed twelfth house of privacy, this new moon eclipse will find you meditating about what you would like to happen next in your life. It will come conjunct Neptune, suggesting that if you work behind the scenes on a creative project, you will get a great deal done. You will work in an inspired way, and you will be capable of creating work of great beauty and grace.

This eclipse will also put an emphasis on your mind, body, and spirit. It will be a perfect time to see a coach or doctor about a fear you may have had, or a dependency on just about any substance or food, so that you can subtract it from your life.

At the same time as the eclipse, Mars, your ruler, now in Aries, will conjoin Uranus in Aries. This is a “hot” aspect, and when you have Uranus the planet of unpredictable events, things could go either way. I am optimistic however, in that Saturn, still in fire sign Sagittarius, will be sending his gifts of stability to a normally highly volatile aspect. I think what comes up will be comforting and calming – and joyfully surprising.

One last thing – I am so happy that Venus AND your ruler, Mars, will both be in Aries. Wow, what a sexy combination this month These two won’t make a conjunction but will get VERY close near February 4-5 and February 6. Your charisma will be very high. If you are single, be open to new people – don’t put up too much barbed wire, dear Aries. By that I mean, don’t have strict perimeters around the type of person you think you are looking to meet. Be open!

If you are attached, Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, is still in your seventh house of marriage (and will be until October 10), allowing you to expand your concept of marriage, to give more and get more in return. If you have not been happy, then you must find a way to leave – not always easy if children are involved, as there are economic considerations. If you think about your situation, with Jupiter in this part of your chart, you can find a way to be free again.

If you are happy, this year, the circle of love will grow. With Jupiter showering you and your partner with golden beams, you will have the power to build a future of great love and affection.