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
As you get to May, you seem to be consumed with finding ways to make money or to increase your net worth. The full moon of late last month, April 29, that appeared just days before the dawning of May, was in Scorpio 10 degrees and it was a peach. In early May if you have had financial talks, the deal will conclude, and it looks like that agreement could help increase your cash flow.
Saturn was in perfect angle to the Sun on this full moon April 29, and because Saturn is currently transiting your home sector until 2020, you may be investigating the idea of buying or selling property. Some people love to fix up houses and resell them, and if that describes you, arrange a meeting with your banker with great haste, for that full moon of April 29 will only be influential in those first few days.
You have had an enormous amount of emphasis on home and family, for you have hosted Mars there since March 17, and Mars will remain until May 15. Saturn will remain in the same home sector until 2020, and Pluto will not exit your home sector until 2026. With three powerful planets in the same area of your life – home, family, and lifestyle – something seems to be bubbling up. Pluto rules the basement and foundation of a house, so you may be creating a sleek basement living area for guests or a family room. Saturn rules your home’s structure, so you may be doing a major fixer-upper on a house you bought, or you may be working with an architect by taking down or putting up walls to redo the layout of the house. You might alternatively be interested in renting a vacation home for a few weeks so your family can enjoy a change of scene. Your timing is right to think about these subjects now.
Bigger news about your holdings will come up at the new moon May 15 in your eighth house of other people’s money. This is the same house I mentioned earlier that rules such things as mortgage, bank loans, inheritance, prize winnings, taxes, retirement accounts, insurance and similar type funds – one of these areas will consume your thinking. From now on, and continuing ten years, you will need to take a conservative course when it comes to handling money. I will explain why.
Uranus, the planet of unexpected developments, is about to make a monumental move into Taurus and your solar eighth house of money for the first time in your life. Uranus takes 84 years to circle the Sun, so Uranus spends seven years in each house it visits. This is the first time since 1934 to 1942 that Uranus has been in Taurus, so this influence will be new to you. (If you are older than 84, you probably were very young when you last had this influence of experiencing Uranus in Taurus, and being little, you didn’t have to be concerned about such things as venture capital and mortgages!)
Uranus rules all things that are innovative, futuristic and that happen in a sudden, even chaotic way out of the blue. This planet is a pathfinder to the future – it is known as the Great Awakener, for it strikes like lightning, sweeping away anything of no further value to your future, and then will help you rebuild something newer and more relevant to the life you are moving into.