A Note from Susan Miller
Recently I was having a celebration dinner with Michelle Roque, my talented creative director who had done such brilliant art direction work on my calendars and planners, handling Parisian artist Izak’s work with such grace. Michelle was telling me that some of her friends love Astrology Zone – they only read my summaries to my monthly column. I put down my fork. Hearing this news made me sad. I asked, are you sure, Michelle? She nodded. I strive so to give my readers complete information, and this month, May, I look ahead to the rest of the year to show what is due for you, for planning purposes. Almost none of that vital information will be in my summaries – there was too much to explain.
Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
This month brings massive changes for everyone, for the great outer planet Uranus will change signs and enter Taurus for the first time since 1934 to 1942. This year, Uranus will give us a preview and a little time to get used to this new influence, for Uranus will only remain in Taurus from May 15 to November 16, 2018. Uranus will retrograde back to late degrees of Aries from November 16 to March 6, 2019, a sign Uranus entered. Once Uranus returns to Taurus next year, he will stay seven years, until 2026.
During the years that Uranus visits Taurus, he will fill your twelfth house. This is a part of the chart that is associated with Pisces, and therefore considered a highly creative area of the chart where symbolism rather than words will become more dominant. The twelfth house emphasizes right brain thinking and is often the part of the brain where ideas spring for new endeavors. As a Gemini, you are a sharp thinker and highly analytical, but now, with this influence, you will become more playful and experimental, and show greater interest in visual communication. You may still write (the area most Gemini excels) but even in your writing, the descriptive parts will separate you from the crowd and allow you to stand out.
Ideas will keep coming to you, as Uranus is associated with bolts of inspiration and insight. You may get a flash of an idea in the shower, during a dream, or walking down the street. In fact, you may not have any idea of where your greatest ideas are emanating from, but they will be brilliant. Those ideas will spring from deep within your subconscious.
One of the best ways to get ready for Uranus in Taurus in your intuitive twelfth house is to do this in coming months. Sit back, close your eyes, and see the life you want to create for yourself as a little movie. See all the details, such as seeing yourself coming in the door, hanging up your coat, putting your keys in the dish next to the door. If the phone were to ring at that moment, who would be on the other end and what would that person call to tell you that makes you so excited? Looking in your computer, which email will excite you?
Uranus is the planet of innovation, disruption, independence, untraditional, rebellious, freedom loving, and creative – particularly in the realm of the sciences and mathematics. Uranus is associated with electricity and alternating current, with TV, the Internet, and all newly invested forms, such as driverless cars, and artificial and alternate reality. Uranus strikes suddenly and without warning, the reason astrologers nickname Uranus the Great Awakener. Uranus will sweep away anything that is not of future relevance.
The twelfth house is associated with solitude, so you will be happiest and most creative when working alone. This is in high contrast from the way you used to work, being around many people. When Uranus entered Aries in May 2010 for a preview, and more permanently re-entered Aries in March 2011 until now, May 2018, you made many friends in the creative arts, and perhaps got used to a steady stream of new people that were pouring into your life – some may have been very stimulating, and they likely encouraged you to express your originality.
Uranus is also considered the higher octave of Mercury, the latter being the planet of communication, perception, negotiation, contractual agreements, translations, research, and computer code. As you may already know, Mercury is your ruler, and is responsible for making you such an accomplished communicator. Uranus takes Mercury’s considerable brainpower and synthesizes it into an entirely new level, into the realm of futuristic innovation. Uranus is called the planet of genius for good reason.