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Your Monthly Horoscope for May 2016
 by Victoria Fugit 

Last month I explored the astrological chart of the United States (US) and similarities between now and the years leading up to The Great Depression in the 1930s. The implementation of Roosevelt’s “New Deal” fell within the time frame of Pluto conjunct the US Mercury and opposing the US Pluto. At that time Uranus was also in Aries, square the US planets in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn, as well as squaring transiting Pluto in Cancer. Neptune was exactly opposite to where it is now and in easy, rather than challenging aspect to Saturn trine Jupiter. So the planetary setup was similar yet different from what we are now experiencing. Uranus squaring Pluto at that time called for a deeper recognition of the importance of caring (Cancer) for all citizens.

Pluto is not conjunct and supportive of US planets, as it was in the 1930s, but opposing and demanding of change in our values, priorities and financial policies.

Now we are experiencing our own transformation from the square of Uranus in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn. Capricorn rules the bedrock of structure -- of human beings, the planet, corporations, governments, economic structure – all that we have assumed to be stable. Capricorn rules the 2nd house of money and values in the US chart. Here we find that Pluto was in Capricorn at the birth of our nation – making a natural link between US financial policy and banks, corporations and plutocracy in general. Pluto was in Capricorn from 1762 to 1777, when the powers that be were squeezing the colonists through the chains of debt and “taxation without representation”.

In our electoral process we see perfect symbols for today’s planetary aspects, which will be playing out through November. We have the warrior (Uranus in Aries) for the common man, fighting oligarchy, inequality and corruption (Pluto); the representative of big money (Pluto) championing slow, incremental change –(Saturn -present structure - square Neptune - illusion, wishful thinking, deception), not wanting to rock the boat; then we have the representative of the lower vibrations of both Uranus and Pluto – outrageous, unexpected use of money and power to feed the lowest aspirations of the masses—a return to the way things were, at any cost (Neptune—illusion, confusion and irrational thinking).

Humanity is at a crossroads of choice. Neptune is not in conjunction, but opposing US natal vs Neptune now, stripping us of illusion and replacing it with higher systems of communication and reaching for a new reality, not a “new deal”. Saturn is conjunct US national identity, restructuring the old into a new and globally inclusive one. Jupiter is supporting the creation of a new vision, not just for America, but for the world of which we are a part.

Aries Astrological Symbol
Aries – The new Moon falls in your house of money along with Venus and Mercury trine to Jupiter in the house of love, romance and creativity. Pleasurable or creative endeavors could bring solid rewards this month. Don’t get involved in any deals or legal wrangling until after June. Contracts signed this month may have to be redone or not to your advantage.
Taurus Astrological Symbol
Taurus – You may be feeling a renewed energy and want to use it to start long term projects, which could have as long as a twelve year cycle. Home improvements or remodeling will be far more expensive than thought. Recheck all your figures. Taking out loans for any joint venture or partnership is not advisable. Jupiter smiles on love relationships and children, but could cause overreach in career.
Gemini Astrological Sy
Gemini – Restlessness and desire for change is pushing you to make possibly drastic changes, as your sense of identity morphs. Neptune is dissolving who you were and Jupiter is urging you to leap into ??? Make sure that what you’re planning is your heart’s desire and not what someone close to you wants. Don’t let Neptune serve up a large slice of pie in the sky.

Cancer Astrological Symbol
Cancer – Pay attention to any health issues this month. The stresses over the last few years may be catching up with you. If your work situation is giving you more than you think you can handle, talk with the person able to remedy the situation. Ask for what you want—you may not receive it immediately, but by September the energy runs in your favor.
Leo Astrological Sign
Leo – For late Leos, there could be some abrupt changes in work or career either coming up or just recently. These changes can lead to more freedom in your life, but don’t neglect health during the transition. You’re dealing with a T-square of Jupiter (optimism, expansion) opposed Neptune (self-delusion, fantasy) and Saturn (delays, blockages). This aspect spans your 2nd house of money to 5th house of pleasure, creativity to the 8th of partnership resources. Don’t let the desire for freedom to enjoy life be blindsided by the reality of your actual resources and responsibilities to others.
Virgo Astrological Symbol
Virgo – Saturn and Mars are retrograde in your 4th house of home, endings and new beginnings. All projects concerning these things seem to be on hold. These two planets are squaring your Sun possibly causing depression or a sense of giving up. Neptune is opposing your Sun pulling your sense of self like taffy. Jupiter in Virgo is pushing to take action. Uugghh. Solution = Don’t “should” on yourself too much. Try on different identities like new hats, stay light.

libra Astrological Symbol
Libra – Venus, your ruler is in the 8th house with the new Moon and Mercury. Pay attention to your dreams, even write them down—they could bring resolution to a problem you’re working on. Finances could be tight this month and an unexpected expense could come up. Build up your rainy day fund. Research or investigation of some sort could yield unexpected results, possibly causing a change of long held beliefs.

Scorpio Astrological Sign
Scorpio – A new acquaintance could be a catalyst to moving you closer to your hopes and dreams. Stay open to new experiences and don’t worry about being right. Music and the arts, if they hold any attraction for you, may be explored with new eyes and open doors to unusual and beneficial perceptions. New love or romance may seem fated or tooo wonderful – be careful not to get enmeshed in illusion.
Sagittarius Astrological Sign
Sagittarius – Saturn on your Sun is saying “no, no” Mars and Uranus are telling you ”Yes, yes, go, go”. Jupiter is saying “more, more”, Neptune is causing you to wonder “who am I, where am I, what am I?? -- ambiguous, confusing, head-spinning. Only one thing to do Sag, find things, however small, that bring joy and comfort and hold those feelings until you can sort out and work with the planetary energies buffeting you now.
Capricorn Astrological Symbol
Capricorn – Long buried secrets or people from your early life may appear in your life either physically or metaphorically. Some will bring gifts or insight, others need total release. The many changes and death, regeneration energies you have experienced over the last few years are now calling for a clean-up and integration. If you have cooperated with and welcomed the changes, rather than resisted them, you will just have some internal sweeping up and window washing to do. Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Sun are all cheering you on.

Aquarius Astrological Symbol
Aquarius – Home, comfort and security are calling for your attention in May. Put a little extra into beauty for your home. It can be done without spending too much as it’s important to keep taps on expenses while Neptune is in your house of money. Work and career seem to go well this month even if greater workload and responsibility are part of it. Clarify all communications with higher-ups so that they don’t expect the impossible.

Pisces Astrological Symbol
Pisces – Neptune on your sun increases your compassion, idealism and sensitivity, but it can also cause fatigue, physically, psychologically and emotionally. Because of this you may feel as if you are being “lazy”. You’re not. Pay attention and don’t overdo even if it feels like you’re doing nothing. Not listening to your body can lead to feelings of disappointment in self and confusion, aimlessness and purposeless action. Rest and explore your inner worlds at this time so that your vision is grounded when the time comes to manifest it.

About Victoria: The passion I have for Astrology began when I was twenty-four. I had been traveling in Europe for months and was becoming more and more curious about the letters my mom was sending me. They were waiting for me in each city or town I went to and it was as if she had a spy following me. She seemed to know my every move. Then she started to give me advice about what was coming up and what to watch out for. Coming home, I was horrified to learn that both she and my dad (LT. Colonel in the Air Force) were involved in Astrology. I asked them how two well-educated and intelligent people could possibly believe a superstitious myth that was so lacking in any proof of its claims. My dad said he had no belief in it. It worked, so he used it, much like electricity – we don’t believe in it, don’t know exactly how it works, but are happy to turn on the lights with it.

So I set out to prove that they were deluded. After three years of study in San Francisco and taking a correspondence course from a school in England, I apologized.
Astrology has been part of my life ever since and has led to my involvement with researchers and teachers in the human potential movement, such as Jean Houston (Institute for Mind Research), Werner Erhardt (EST), Elmer Green (Duke University), Joe Kamiya (early researcher in bio-feedback), Swami Rama (Himalayan Institute) and others.

Sun sign astrology obviously doesn’t give the depth of knowledge available in a full reading. Each chart is unique, like snowflakes. But it’s fun and entertaining. Hope you get both from this column. You can get in touch with Victoria at 435-259-9417 or

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