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.

May 9 2016

May 2016 Aries Horoscope

Aries May

In May, think about ways you can bring more money in, and hold on to more of the money you already have and earn. As you begin, you will have four heavenly bodies in your second house of earned income, so there’s plenty of positive energy there to help you. You have the new moon of May 6 in Taurus 17 degrees, accompanied by the Sun, Venus, and Mercury, also in Taurus. Of that group, the new moon and Venus will have a dominant part to play. Benefic Venus rules not only love and fun, but has powerful links to money too, and its placement here makes me feel you can make more money, so the first step would be to ask for a raise.

You need a new moon in the second house to get one – and this month, May 6, you will have it! You only get one new moon a year in your second house of earned income, so take full advantage. This would also be an ideal time to negotiate a new salary for a job you’ve already been in interviews for. Take your time – Mercury is retrograde until May 22, and I would rather you not take a job if you can avoid doing so until then.

This is a very favorable new moon – Jupiter in Virgo will be in a perfect angle to help from your work sector, and Neptune will help too from his perch in your eleventh house of friendship and groups, covering both social groups and professional ones – either could be a big help to you now. Or, a friend may recommend you for a new position, or show you how to effectively ask for a raise. Everyone benefits from a sounding board now and then, and a friend may be the one to help you most now.

If you cannot get a raise and need more money, you can consider switching to a better position, earning more money by working overtime, taking on a side job, or selling things you own that you no longer need. Or, one of the easiest ways to see more cash in your checking account would be to cut unnecessary recurring costs that don’t add much to your overall happiness. Cut those expenses, and you will instantly have more money to spend on things that do matter to you. All new moons are powerful within ten days AFTER they occur, but of that time, the energy of the planets will be strongest near the date they appear, in this case May 6. For that reason, start getting ready now. With a new moon at 17 degrees, Jupiter will be at an ideal position to help you get the money you deserve, for Jupiter is at 13 degrees Virgo – very close enough for a beautiful “trine,” which is one of the very best aspects you could ever hope to get. Neptune will be helpful too, by being at 12 degrees Pisces. You?ve got many people rooting for you, and you may not even be aware of how staunch the support for you is these days!

May 6 is a Friday, and the following day, Saturday, May 7, the Sun will be making a perfect “trine” to the Sun. A trine is one the most heavenly aspect possible, when two planets are 120 degrees apart. You will benefit from this lovely aspect the day before, on Friday, May 6, making that new moon doubly powerful. A super-powerful VIP will likely be sympathetic to a request you may make at the time. It is clear that you will be solid gold professionally in May’s first week.

Before we get to May 6 and May 7, there is one day I love and want to take special notice of, namely May 3. It is a date that we must not overlook. On that day the Sun and Jupiter will be in elegant angles – again a golden trine – and when these two luminaries get together there is always a possibility for making lots of money. Because Jupiter is based in your workaday sector, you can do work on a special project that will allow you to increase your cash flow, either now or eventually. Specifically, that would be near the full moon in your tenth house of fame and honors two months from now, on July 19, the time when higher-ups will examine your record. Keep a big star on May 3, and stay optimistic.

The special aspects keep rolling, and so your chances for hearing good financial news will keep on coming. Circle, May 10 when Venus, in your earned income sector, and Jupiter, in your sixth house of work projects, will collaborate. It’s another wonder-day for your finances, so no matter what business action you take on this day, it should have a wonderful outcome. Self-employed Aries should be rejoicing this month, especially on the days I have already mentioned.

Overall, as you move through May, you will need to follow a slower than usual pace, for we have many planets in retrograde. Your ruler, Mars, is retrograde, a holdover from April 17, not to go direct until June 29. You will always feel Mars more than most signs, for Mars rules Aries.

On top of Mars retrograde, his brother, Mercury, is also retrograde. Mercury started his backward motion on April 28 and will continue until May 22. You can’t really sign papers while Mercury is out of phase, nor buy computers, tablets, flat screen TVs, expensive earphones, or smart phones, for Mercury rules all electronics. Mercury’s bother, Mars, rules the iron gears in machines, so it is not the time to buy a car or any machine with many moving parts like a washer-dryer, expensive vacuum cleaner, or refrigerator. You would be better off waiting until July to shop. I have a good friend whose car broke down, and she has four children and lives in New Jersey. She can wait to get a new car in June, but no longer – I told her any month would be better to shop for the car than in May!

As an Aries, you want things to move ahead quickly, but that won’t happen in May. Actually, we have more planets retrograde in one month than I have seen in recent memory. In addition to Mercury and Mars retrograde, we also have Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto retrograde too. In this sense, we are all in the same boat – everyone will be dealing with a slow schedule. We don’t feel the outer planets when retrograde too much – Mercury and Mars are the main ones, for they spin close to earth. It seems the universe is speaking clearly here – go back to projects you started but put aside for lack of time. As projects, meetings, and people cancel or get delayed, your schedule will open up, and you will be able to devote the free you are given to things that matter.

The good news is that Jupiter, giver of gifts and luck, will go direct May 9, and that will help you see the pace of day-to-day projects go smoother. If a project has been going off the rails, although you will need Mercury to straighten out by May 22, you will feel things go slightly better.

When any planet goes direct, watch the days that circle that date, for you will be given a subtle whisper of a message about what part of your life is about to get news of a positive change or breakthrough. You may get a phone call or letter – something will come up that represents news, and it should make you happy. Jupiter has been retrograde since early January! If you have suffered with a health condition, you may see things turn for the better near May 9, for your sixth house of work also covers efforts you take to stay healthy or to recover from a condition that has plagued you.

Romantically, on May 3, you will enjoy a sweet bonus in your love life. This that favorite day I spoke about to you earlier that might help you see more money come to your pocket. There is another possible outcome, again bringing good news, but it will be different news – all of it exciting. The Sun rules Aries’ fifth house of love, pregnancy, care of children, and creativity, and on May 3, Jupiter will boost all those areas, depending on which one might apply to you.

On the full moon, May 21, in Sagittarius 1 degree, you may be taking a distant trip, but it seems short in duration. Mars will conjoin this full moon, so you seem to be heading to the airport and returning to a place you’ve been before. The Sun will be in Gemini by then, so you may be visiting your sister, brother, or cousin at that time, or you may be traveling to conclude a contract, face-to-face, done with a client you know and have visited before and who is based in a distant city.

Next month, we will have another full moon in the same sign, Sagittarius, 29 degrees, on June 20. However, these two full moons are very different in terms of the aspects surrounding them. If you need to travel, do so this month. On June 20, Mercury, the planet of not only agreements and travel will oppose Saturn. Not good – this looks to be a hard trip, either because you will have a strenuous schedule, a client who cannot make a decision, or because you will be beset with may delays, or all three!

I want to mention that if your birthday falls on March 21, or within four days of this date, you will benefit from this month?s full moon of May 21. The same is true if you have Aries rising at 1 degree, or a natal planet in Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius – you too will benefit, Add a plus or minus four degrees to the rising sign or the natal planet in the signs mentioned too.

Adding to this emphasis on travel, your ruling planet, Mars, will remain in your long-distance travel house all month until May 27, when Mars will back into Scorpio (more about that in minute).

Once Mars backs into your eighth house of other people’s money on May 27 to stay until August 2, your mind will be on certain types of finances, including savings and retirement accounts, credit cards, student loans, bank loans, mortgage, refinanced mortgages, insurance payouts, commissions, bonus, and other such matters. This will remain the case from May 27 through August 3. Expenses might climb, but I am not sure why. It may be that you feel cash poor because you will be making investments in your retirement account or stock portfolio, paying university tuition, sending your child to camp, or working on fixing up your house or apartment. The possibilities are limitless, but I mentioned those to get you thinking. You also appear to be traveling more than usual this month, May, but also possibly June 21 (not a good idea), and almost certainly in August and September. That’s quite a bit of travel, and you will be going to a distant city.

In terms of love, you will enjoy more romance once Venus tiptoes into highly compatible air-sign Gemini, May 24 to June 17. Gemini is also a travel sign, so you may meet someone interesting when you are in a nearby spot singles go to relax on weekends. Also, let’s not forget May 3, as mentioned earlier, on your exceptional day for love, no matter what your marital status happens to be – everyone wins.