A Note from Susan Miller
My former husband, Don Miller, died this morning, Saturday, May 1, at 8:34 AM in the city we always lived, New York City, Manhattan.
He was in a hospital, and the nurse called today to give us—me and my two daughters, Chrissie, who lives here in New York City, and Diana, who flew in from Los Angeles—the heartbreaking news. They did say his passing was natural, as his organs failed him. They had kept him very comfortable, and we were told he never felt pain. There were no decisions to make, and there was nothing that could be done. The finality of death is so chilling. I felt so sorry he could not have lived longer and had to pass this way.
Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
Many Aquarians have been moving their homes ever since Uranus, the planet of sudden change, settled into Taurus, your solar fourth house of home and family. Uranus, the surprise disrupter, arrived in May 2018, although Uranus moved back to Aries in November of that year. It would not be until March 7, 2019, that Uranus would settle permanently in Taurus for the coming years and occasionally set off the often unexpected changes in regard to your domestic condition.
Uranus spends seven years in each house he visits, taking 84 years to circle the Sun. As you see, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Uranus will remain in your home sector until April 2026, at which time he will move to Gemini, ending this period of instability. Having said that, many Aquarians have found this Uranian experience exciting. No wonder—Uranus is your ruling planet, dear Aquarius.
This all means that until you get to April 2026, you will continue to be subject to surprises, twists, and turns involving your home life and/or news about a family member. By now, you may have become accustomed to the unexpected shifts that Uranus brings. Surprises come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes they are welcome, like they might be this month for you.
On May 11, you will have a gorgeous new moon in Taurus, falling in the same home and family sector as Uranus has been based since 2019. Fortunately, the new moon and Sun will not be orbiting close to Uranus, so the Sun and moon will be stable and very effective, and that reflects a bright picture. Mars will give the new moon a burst of energy, and that will fuel your motivation to see your plans through to completion, no matter if your plans are large or small.
There are many ways to take advantage of the portal that will happen in your home area now. You might move or renovate, especially if you have long wanted to redo your kitchen, or you can simply paint several rooms. If you want to rent a summer cottage for a few weeks or reserve a winter chalet if you like to ski, as two examples, investigate what’s available after the new moon of May 11 arrives.
Not only will Mars help you this month with your domestic plans, but his big brother Pluto will, too. Pluto will be in what’s called a “trine” to the new moon (the most heavenly aspect possible), so this creates possibilities. Pluto is associated with basements and the foundations of a house, as well as all the plumbing. So, for example, you might want to replace some of the pipes in your house or apartment if the house is old and they are in jeopardy of leaking or worse, bursting open. You might want to turn an unused basement into a spare bedroom or an entertainment center. Those are just examples to get you thinking.
I will admit that Saturn will be in a pesky position which indicates that any project you undertake might feel strenuous. If you are about to undertake a do-it-yourself project, you will likely need help. Don’t try to be the fictional character, The Hulk!
You will likely enjoy the upcoming visit of good-fortune Jupiter in Pisces because Jupiter will start sending you remarkable possibilities to earn good money, the biggest increase in over decade.
Saturn’s position suggests an alternate possibility, and it has to do with money. Be sure you can afford the monthly rent or mortgage payments that you might commit to now. You don’t want to put yourself in a situation where you struggle financially month after month.
You can also direct the energies of the new moon May 11 toward helping a family member, most likely your mother or father, but it actually could be any relative in need. (Parents or those you view as parents, including some elderly relatives, would come under the fourth house of home.) You might want to find an assisted living situation for your mother, for instance, or help drive your father to the doctor or dentist for his routine checkups.
When my mother was alive, I would go to her apartment all the time, always bringing my computer. We would talk, laugh, and watch TV as I wrote my monthly reports on Astrology Zone. (That would takes at least ten days of writing so I would go to her house to see her while I worked during part of those days.)
I was always glad I went, for sometimes I would notice the pilot light was out on her stove or that one of the bulbs in her bathroom was out and needed a replacement.
Once I saw my mother drag a small step ladder into the kitchen. At the time she was 87. Running after her, and before she attempted to climb up, I stopped her, asking, “Little Mom, what do you need? I can get it for you!” She was trying to reach a serving bowl on the top shelf of her cupboard. My goodness. Of course, I got it for her. What if I hadn’t been there? My point is, you may assume you are not helping your mother or father by coming to visit, but you are doing quite a lot by catching little everyday things that you can help fix.
In the process of those visits, you are creating stronger, deeper bonds with your mother or father that are not only helping your parent, but they also will help you. I have always felt that the greatest gift you can give someone is your full attention. Just by being there you are saying, without words, “I love you. You are important to me.” The wonderful part of the way our world works is that it’s impossible to help someone else without helping ourselves at the same time.
You only get one new moon a year in your home and family sector. This new moon is unusually positive, so I would like you to find a way to use it.
Let’s now switch our attention to the move of Jupiter out of Aquarius and into Pisces. This will happen only for a short time, from May 13 to July 28.
I can hear you say, “Wait! This was supposed to be my Emerald Year! Why is Jupiter abandoning me? I am supposed to get more months of Jupiter’s benefits in my sign!” No worries—Jupiter is only giving you a preview of 2022 by this short 11-week stay in Pisces. Once you reach July 28, Jupiter will retreat back into Aquarius after giving you preview of his impending tour of Pisces in 2022.
You will likely enjoy the upcoming visit of good-fortune Jupiter to Pisces because Jupiter will start sending you remarkable possibilities to earn good money, the biggest increase in over a decade. The money you see will come in the form of earned income and will be directly related to the work you did earlier in the year. So, for instance, if you have been working several years for your company and have done a bang-up job for your boss all along, but especially recently on a difficult or complex project, say, in January through April, you may be in in line for a considerable raise or bonus. Or you may change jobs in 2021 or 2022 and, when you do, see your salary go up considerably.
If you work on commission, you will start to see the fruits of your labors bring you a bonanza as soon as now through July and again in 2022. If you are self-employed, this will be a very gratifying three months, for you will see that the long hours and the spade work you put in planting seeds are now about to pay off. You will notice how wonderful this trend is—it’s not subtle!
Whether you work for yourself or others, by the time you get to next year, 2022, this financial trend will grow—you will likely see an even bigger harvest. For now, when Jupiter is done giving you his preview of what’s to come in 2022 by July 28, Jupiter will then retreat to Aquarius and remain in your sign, uninterrupted, until December 29, 2021.
As I have said many times, having Jupiter in your sign is a glorious once-in-12-year privilege. This planet of good fortune will help your timing, putting you at the right place at the right time, so that you can take advantage of career opportunities as they come up. As a matter of fact, with Jupiter in Aquarius, you will be given interesting offers in coming months. Choose the ones with the longest range potential but also the ones that feed your soul. If you take on too much, you risk spreading yourself too thin.
Jupiter in Aquarius will widen your circle of friends, and among the new people you meet, if you are single, one person may turn out to become the romantic soul mate you always hoped to meet. Jupiter in Aquarius, which you’ve had since December 19, 2020, and will have again from July 28 to December 29, 2021, is considered the very finest aspect of all to find true and lasting love.
Now let’s talk about the coming full moon lunar eclipse on May 26 in Sagittarius, 5 degrees. Sagittarius is a fire sign, and Aquarius is an air sign, so that means you will absorb the message of the eclipse easily. The full moon eclipse will be in your friendship house, and eclipses bring change. A friend may be “eclipsed out” of your life because she’s moving away or getting married. If she’s having her first baby but you are nowhere near ready for parenthood, or with any of these changes, you know your close friendship won’t be the same anymore.
It is alternatively possible that one of your friends will go through a crisis and desperately need you to help, if only to be a sounding board. This is another possibility, and because Saturn will be in a strong and supportive angle to the full moon eclipse, through this period your friendship will deepen.
In a more severe manifestation of this eclipse, it is possible your friend will betray you or say things to hurt you, making you realize this friendship, which was once so close, is over. Alternatively, it might be that money will come between you—you may have loaned cash to a friend with the expectation it would be repaid, but now realize you probably will never see that money again. I don’t think you will feel these more severe possibilities, but I can’t see your natal chart, so I can’t be sure. I feel it is more likely that a friend will have a change in lifestyle, which will dynamically cause changes your friendship.
If you regularly do volunteer work, or are active in a club, this eclipse may bring changes in your relationship with one of the managers. You might decide to completely change where you give your voluntary time, possibly due to a comment or incident you hear from this person within five days of May 26.
If your birthday falls within five days of January 25, you will feel the effects of this eclipse. The same is true if you have Aquarius rising or your natal moon in Aquarius at 5 degrees, plus or minus five degrees. If you have a natal planet in Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius at 5 degrees, plus or minus five degrees, that planet will be closely aligned with the eclipse. See what happens—with eclipses, it’s just best to sit on the couch, open the window, and see what files in.
The May 26 eclipse has several planetary aspects connected to it, and some of them are quite positive. Mars and Neptune will be in sync, and that will help you if you work in a creative field and are expected to continually come up with ideas. Mars will spark Neptune’s creativity.
You will have three heavenly bodies—the Sun, Venus, and Mercury—stacking up in your compatible sign of Gemini, your sector of true love, in the last week of May at the same time as this eclipse. Next month, you will have a positive new moon solar eclipse in Gemini on June 10, as eclipses always come in pairs. This one could bring a change in your love life that you wholeheartedly welcome. I will tell you about it next month.
In the meantime, you have Venus touring air-sign Gemini, a fantastic place for Venus to be for you, from May 8 to June 2. This is the period when you will be most charismatic, when you should treat yourself to a new haircut, and to have fun buying a new garment to wear. Choose something that sets off your coloring and is so flattering that you feel like a million dollars when you wear your new threads. Readers have written to ask me about scheduling Botox or fillers, and for that, it is usually best to choose a time when Venus is in an air sign—like Gemini!
Now for my last announcement: Mercury will be retrograde from May 29 to June 22, so while you are planning your schedule, get your deals signed, sealed, and delivered in the first two weeks of May when you will be the most productive. Avoid doing anything to your appearance with Mercury retrograde, as everyone’s judgement will be a bit off.
Mercury rules all electronics and machines, so if you need a new computer, smart phone, automobile, or kitchen appliance, for example, buy it in early May—or wait until July for best results.
In May, you can focus on your private life, specifically on your family and home. It appears you might want to make changes to your present space but may have become sidetracked. Now the new moon in Taurus on May 11 will help you clear other concerns of life in weeks ahead so that you can finally focus on your décor and family-related plans. Taurus is associated with trees, flowers, plants, and shrubs, so if you live in a house in a country or suburban setting, you might also want to hire a landscape designer to beautify your property for all seasons. If you live in the city, bring in some blooms to brighten your bedroom or living room.
At the same time as the new moon, Mars will reach out to Uranus and allow you a surprise home-related breakthrough. If you’ve been looking for the perfect rental, for example, or a new desk that would “make” your living room, this new moon might well present it to you. You would have to do your part by looking, but if you do, your timing will be superb in the days and weeks that follow May 11. Get started immediately.
As you see, this new moon comes with lots of bonuses. By all means, if you are looking for a new place to live, you could hit on the perfect solution on or very close to May 11, quite out of the blue. If you have been working on finding a way to help a parent, this new moon can help you find a good solution, too. Saturn will be in friendly conversation with the new moon, suggesting that you can find a solution that is lasting and engenders a feeling of being content and secure.
Also, at the new moon, Saturn will work in a friendly way with Mercury, the planet of communication and agreements, so you can sign papers on or near May 11. Keep in mind that Mercury will be retrograde from May 29 to June 22, so avoid signing at month’s end—do so mid-month to keep a good distance from May 29. Aside from not signing contracts, do not buy electronic items for your home then either. You may want to do so early in May instead.
Sometimes you might find an apartment that you want to rent but it happens when Mercury is retrograde, May 29 to June 22. If you feel you will lose the space if you don’t sign, then go ahead and do it. If you know you won’t remain there long, it would fine to sign. It’s risky to close on a house while Mercury is retrograde, though, because glitches are likely to come up at the closing, or you may later have a change of heart about having bought the house or condo. Ask a lot of questions and have the best appraiser you can find to make sure you know about any repairs you will have to make after you assume ownership.
Love should be bright this month from May 8 to June 2 when Venus will be gliding through Gemini, your fifth house of love, romance, and fun. These weeks would be ideal for a first date or to do something to improve your appearance. Circulate a little while Venus remains in divine-for-Aquarius sign of Gemini.
The eclipses are back—the first will arrive as a full moon lunar eclipse on May 26. Eclipses come in pairs, so next month you will feel the second one, a new moon solar eclipse in Gemini on June 10 in your house of true love.
This month’s full moon lunar eclipse will be more emotional and draw your attention to a friend who may be moving away, getting married or having her first baby. Eclipses often “eclipse out” people from our immediate environment. You may be dismayed to realize that although you both once shared a close friendship, as you move forward, you will have less in common.
It is possible a friend will do something that makes you feel hurt or betrayed, but let’s hope that is not the way things will work out. Alternatively, if you are an active member of a club or humanitarian organization, you may unexpectedly have a conflict with one of the leaders of the group. You may be so upset, you may leave to join a different group, realizing you and this particular leader will not ever see eye to eye.
The eleventh house, where this full moon lunar eclipse will occur in your chart, is not only called the house of friendship but also the house of hopes and wishes. This eclipse has some good aspects associated with it, so it is possible that a friend may make a kind gesture to you that touches your heart at a time you need it most.
This eclipse of May 26 might help you materialize a desire that you’ve held in your heart. For you, Sagittarius rules this area of your solar chart, and Jupiter is Sagittarius’ ruler. Jupiter is associated with spirituality and miracles, so keep the faith, dear Aquarius. See what comes up on May 26, plus five days.
Eclipses are the most powerful tool the universe uses to effect rapid change. This is a generally friendly eclipse to your Aquarius Sun, doubly so if your birthday falls within five days of January 26.
Mercury will retrograde May 29 to June 22, so put off any major actions. Mercury can scramble communication, so make sure that the messages you pick up at eclipse time are accurate. Go the extra mile to find out.
By month’s end, you will have three celestial bodies moving through your fifth house of true love—the Sun, Venus, and Mercury—all in a sign harmonious to yours, the sign of Gemini. As said, eclipses bring sudden changes, enlightenment, and life events that we long remember. Eclipses come in pairs, so next month we will have the June 10 eclipse in Gemini. If you are single and hoping to find a love, a friend may be instrumental in helping you find not one new person—but rather, two! Gemini is the sign of twins!
There will be lots of good news next month, and you don’t have to be single or unattached to enjoy what’s due. Come back to read June when it is ready. The June 10 eclipse will have many positive possibilities for you.