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Your Weekly Love Horoscopes for July 9th

Big promises and promising ideas can be misleading this weekend when communicative Mercury turns retrograde in bold and colorful Leo on Saturday. Clever conversations are filled with love and laughter, yet it’s easy to avoid facing uncomfortable facts that may be critical to making wise decisions. When it comes to relationships, open your heart now but don’t lose your head.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

The week starts out with passion as the Moon fires up your impulsive sign from Monday morning to Wednesday evening. Feelings settle down until Saturday when smart comments and snappy conversation grab attention. Yet be careful of becoming so clever that you lose credibility. It’s hard to trust or be trusted when every syllable could be the punch line of a joke. Straight talk is the key to romantic success.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

The Moon’s presence in your earthy sign from Wednesday evening to Saturday morning arouses your senses and tugs at your heart. Indulging in delicious food, sweet music and the wonders of nature makes you fall in love with life. When you’re feeling this good about yourself, others naturally want to be around you. Just remain open-minded this weekend because flexibility is sexier than standing your ground; a little adaptability goes a long way in cultivating a healthy relationship.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You have more good ideas than you know what do with this week. But your verbal ruling planet Mercury turns retrograde on Saturday, reminding you to slow down and rethink your position on a number of key areas over the next three weeks. Additionally, the Moon shifts into your interactive sign over the weekend, casting the spotlight on your emotions. Clever conversations are extremely entertaining, but big talk can raise expectations beyond reason. Less flash and more substance may not sound sexy, but it’s safer and saner for everyone involved.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You don’t have to be in the middle of the action to enjoy yourself this weekend. The inquisitive Gemini Moon’s visit to your private 12th house is more suitable for intimate getaways or time spent alone curled up with a good book. There’s so much to think about now, especially with brainy Mercury’s retrograde turn on Saturday. Reconsidering how you use your resources and how much to open your heart are questions to study during the next three weeks.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Friends are a source of entertainment with the flirty Gemini Moon activating your 11th House of Groups this weekend. It’s wise to avoid making serious social commitments since intellectual Mercury is turning retrograde in your sign on Saturday. There is key information that needs to surface before you will be ready to make a meaningful move in relationships. Playing with your appearance, though, is harmless fun as long as you don’t go too far.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Whispering with someone on the sidelines can be a source of silly fun this weekend. Chatty Mercury aligns favorably with captivating Venus on Saturday, which is perfect for sweet talk. But since your verbal ruling planet is turning retrograde that day, don’t take what you hear to heart. Playfully flirting or skirting important emotional matters makes sense until you get the information you need to make any serious decisions.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Relationships are on the front burner this week with the Moon traveling through your partnership houses until Saturday. The real challenge is how to deal with a charming but selfish person, and the answer is to put your own needs first. Once you’ve established what you want, negotiations can begin on equal terms. Contradictory advice from different sources this weekend indicates that you need more time to reflect on important issues.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Passion starts to percolate on Wednesday evening when the Moon enters sensual Taurus and your 7th House of Partners. You need to be patient if you’re dealing with a stubborn person who will not be pushed around. Applying pressure won’t help, but greater flexibility arrives on Saturday evening. Your mind starts to open and you recognize that there is more than one way to please others and fulfill your desires as well. Collaboration, not competition, is the essential ingredient to creating a loving relationship.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Save some energy for Saturday when the Moon flies into playful Gemini and your 7th House of Partners. Making connections comes easily if you’re single, and finding more fun in a current relationship is likely, too. Verbal Mercury’s backward shift in proud Leo on Saturday can make off-handed comments sound like judgments from on high. Speaking with confidence, though, is no guarantee that the words are true.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Reward yourself in the middle of the week when the Moon skips into sensual Taurus and your 5th House of Romance early Wednesday evening. Put away your concerns about work and take some time to play. Simple fun with an easygoing person reduces stress and opens your heart. The key to making this magic happen is to set aside long-term relationship ambitions to indulge yourself in the joy that’s available to you in the present moment.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

The Moon lights up chatty Gemini and your amorous 5th house on Saturday, making for a lively weekend, overflowing with many playful distractions. One minor complication is mental Mercury’s retrograde turn in your 7th House of Partners on Saturday, lasting for the next three weeks. The desire to impress someone could lead to exaggeration, or you might attract a person who promises more than can be delivered. Take these wild declarations as mere speculations and no one will get hurt in the process.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The jittery Gemini Moon joins your expansive ruling planet Jupiter on Saturday night, which can overload your social calendar. Saying yes is normal when you’re in a positive mood, but setting priorities and limiting your options helps you make a better choice. Being so open about your feelings is one of your most alluring assets, yet with verbal Mercury turning retrograde, measuring your words carefully will avoid complications.

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Venus Direct in Gemini

Venus Direct in Gemini

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Sweet Venus, the planet of love, pleasure, art, beauty and self-worth, has been backpedaling in non-committal (or is it multi-committal) Gemini since May 15, and it finally turns forward on June 27.
We may have been spinning our wheels in relationships during this period, as finding traction to put a current alliance on track or to find a new one is often difficult during Venus Retrograde. The slipperiness of this cycle was greased even more in the adaptable sign of the Twins. Making serious choices in matters of the heart has been a confusing process.

Venus also relates to attraction, including money, making this another area of complexity since mid-May. Expenses and income may fluctuate wildly or, for those in more stable financial situations, attitudes about material resources may have been shifting from hope to doubt and back to hope again. One’s sense of self-worth, another Venusian subject, was probably also on a ferris wheel of ups and downs for the past six weeks or so.

There is a purpose, though, to retrograde periods. They provide a second chance to address matters that require further consideration. Experiencing a wide gamut of thoughts and feelings about relationships and resources may not appear to settle these questions at first, but it can broaden the range of inquiry, leading to better educated decisions later. Sometimes circling a serious issue several times is what it takes to see the whole picture before we’re able to make a meaningful choice.

Sociable Venus will be skittering along in Gemini — which is great for flirting — until August 6, when she enters cuddly, caring and self-protective Cancer. Until then, though, it’s worthwhile to taste various flavors of fun, explore entertaining ideas and start playing with diverse approaches to love. While these may still feel more like meanderings than meaningful activities, we’re expanding the number of ways in which pleasure and partnership can satisfying, even temporarily, our needs.

Choice is a particularly important subject now because philosophical Jupiter entered Gemini last month and will reside in this bubbly sign for a year. Usually, truth-seeking Jupiter prefers one overarching belief system or philosophy to answer life’s biggest questions. But now that it’s in the butterfly sign of the Twins, the road to wisdom is likely to branch off in numerous directions.

The downside of this is mealy-mouthed politicians and coy corporate shills, whose truths vary from moment to moment as suits their needs. Yet while we may mock them for the superficiality, it is a similar lightness that will help us discover new aspects of ourselves and ways to find love and purpose.

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BELIEFS OF GODDESS WORSHIP

Christianity teaches that God is transcendent, is separate from nature, and is represented to humankind through masculine imagery. Witchcraft holds a pantheistic view of God. God is nature, therefore God is in all things and all things are a part of God. However, this God is in actuality a goddess.
A fundamental belief in Goddess Worship is the idea that the goddess predates the male God. The goddess is the giver of all life and is found in all of creation. The importance of the Goddess symbol for women cannot be overstressed. The image of the Goddess inspires women to see ourselves as divine, our bodies as sacred, the changing phases of our lives as holy, our aggression as healthy, and our anger as purifying. Through the Goddess, we can discover our strength, enlighten our minds, own our bodies, and celebrate our emotions.

 
The modern Goddess movement is an attempt to integrate the feminine back into the world as we know it. This means bringing the Goddess out of the shadows and back into the limelight where she belongs. Part of most modern Goddess traditions is the idea that Goddess exists within and around everything in creation. Therefore, if Goddess is sacred, then so is the Earth, so our bodies, etc. Moreover, the relationship between all of these things is equally sacred. Therefore, not only do we need to revere the creations of the Goddess, we must revere the relationship and the systems that Goddess has created, for they each have their purpose. The problem is that we don’t always know what the true system is anymore because our society is so corrupted by the patriarchy. For example, if we only examine the system as it exists today, we might come to the conclusion that women’s place within the system is necessarily subservient to the men in the system. Naturally, eco-feminists would laugh at this idea. First of all, eco-feminism maintains that the natural order of things is not linked by hierarchical value, so the very notion of men governing women is absurd. The nature of things would require reciprocal communication and integral networking.

 
In light of this, then, Goddess religion asserts that Goddess and God cannot be viewed separately, but rather as a network of energies that work together to better the entire network.
Goddess Archetypes:

 
THE MAIDEN The Maiden is the first aspect of the Goddess, presented to us as a young woman, blossoming into womanhood, exploring her sexuality and learning of her beauty. She is most often depicted as a teenaged girl or a woman in her very early twenties.

 
Unlike the images of young women in many patrifocal religions, the Maiden is not necessarily depicted as a virgin in most Goddess traditions. In Catholicism, Mary is depicted not only as a virgin maiden, but continues to be a virgin throughout the duration of her lifetime, regardless of the fact that she was married and gave birth to a child. This has more to do with the taint patrifocal religions assign female sexuality than anything else. But because women’s sexuality is not denigrated in Goddess traditions, there is no need to associate virginity with the Maiden Goddess.

 
In fact, the Maiden Goddess is seen as a particularly sexual being. Because she has just bloomed into her womanly form, she is particularly interested in her body and what it can do. She is interested in her beauty, and she learns to manipulate the affections of other’s based upon her feminine wiles.

 
Some might take offense at my use of the word manipulate in the preceding sentence, but in fact, that is what sexuality is about, both on the part of the male and the female. Flirtation, courting and other manners of getting the attentions of the opposite sex is certainly a form of manipulation. It is not manipulation with malicious intent, to be sure, but when you attempt to curb the attitudes or thoughts of others through your own appearance or behavior, this is a form of manipulation, and by no means negative.

 
Because the Maiden is associated with the first blossoming of womanhood, adulthood and sexuality, she is associated with the Springtime. Just as her body develops breasts and she becomes sexually capable, so too does the Earth mimic her development. Flowers bloom, the Earth awakens from the deep sleep of winter and begins to procreate again. Animals lie with one another, flowers are pollinated. Spring is a time for new beginnings. It is the counterpart to the winter of Death.

 
Just as Spring is the counter to Winter, so too is the Maiden the counter to the Crone. The Crone is the embodiment of death, and subsequently rebirth, and it is through the aspect of the Maiden that the Crone is able to pass from this world and be reborn. As the young Goddess delves into her sexuality, and eventually becomes pregnant, the Elder Goddess may pass away and give her life that the Maiden may become Mother, and one day, Crone. The cycle is never ending.

 
The Maiden takes the Green Man (Horned Lord, many other names in many other cultures) as her consort. In some cultures, the Green Man may be her brother or even her son. At first glance, the courtship between the Maiden and the Sun God seems ripe with incest, because he is always somehow related to her. But if you read the myths associated with the Mother Goddess and how it came to pass that she became pregnant, you will usually find that she became pregnant by her husband, who has to give his life for one reason or another, and she agrees to bring him back into he world as the child in her womb. In essence, she gives birth to her husband, rather than taking her son as her lover. This is even true in the Catholic goddess vision: Jesus was the son of God, but he was also God. Because this idea is confusing and can lead to ideas of incest much like I discussed above, the Christian church left Mary a virgin, thus bypassing the whole sexual encounter, and thus the issue of incest altogether.

 
Maiden Goddess of Note include: Diana, Persephone, Kore, Bleudowedd, Artemis, Ariadne, Hestia, Athena, Aphrodite, Minerva, and Venus.
THE MOTHER The aspect of the Mother Goddess is probably the most widely known and most widely envisioned in most cultures. Because the Earth nourishes and replenishes us, most goddess cultures did pay reverence to the Earth as the Mother, and therefore the Goddesses that are most prominent and about whom stories are most prolific are the goddesses that are the representation of the Mother.

 
She is, in virtually every aspect, a divine or celestial representation of our earthly mothers. Everyone has an earthly mother, or at least did at one point, so we readily understand the relationship between mother and child. The mother is the protector, the care-giver, the kisser of wounds, and the disciplinarian. The Divine Mother is no different.

 
Many of the most ancient goddess figures that archeology has uncovered are goddesses depicted as round, pregnant women. They feature large breasts and full, meaty hips. Some archeologists (patriarchal, close minded fellows, to be sure) have written these goddess figures off as nothing more than prehistoric “porn” figures. However, the generally accepted opinion is that these figures, found in such places as France, modern day Turkey, and Egypt, are actually representations of a mother goddess. There is some speculation that perhaps these figures are not goddesses at all, but rather figures used in fertility rites to enable women to conceive children. This too is a possibility, but when combined with other information that we have (such as other evidence of prehistoric goddess worship, and the fact that the connection between sex and pregnancy was not made until much later than the dates associated with these figures) leads most scholars to believe that these statues are indeed goddess representations.

 
Although the depiction of the Mother Goddess as a pregnant woman is prominent, she is certainly not always seen that way. The Mother aspect may be seen with small child in tow (most often a boy, who later becomes her consort, as is discussed in the section on the Maiden). This aspect of the Mother Goddess plays on the care-giving, sweet, loving aspect of the Goddess. However, do not be fooled into thinking that the Goddess as Mother is a pussy cat. She can also be a warrior.

 
Like earthly mothers, the Goddess is fiercely protective of her children, and in order to provide that protection she will often don the face of the warrior. The Warrior Goddess most probably gained popularity among people who had begun to adopt a more patriarchal (or at least patrifocal) structure. It might be presumptuous to say that matrifocal cultures were not particularly warlike, but it is safe to say that patriarchal cultures were more so. In either case, the warrior Goddess did become popular. In this aspect she is Amazon, fierce and strong, and able to take on any man to protect what needs protection.

 
Just as the maiden is represented by the season of Spring, the Mother aspect is present in Summer. By summer, berries and fruits are ripe, ready for the plucking. Vegetable gardens are mature and harvest is close at hand. The sun is high in the sky, and even though the sun is typically seen as a Male Deity, some cultures did associate the sun with the Goddess, (most notably the early Egyptian culture) and thus the high sun of summer was associated with the Mother, who was also seen as the pinnacle of the cycle of life.

 
In western traditions, the Goddess remains pregnant until the Winter Solstice, at which time she gives birth to a sun god of some kind. (Note the adaptation of the Christian church …Christmas, anyone?) The Catholic Goddess Mary also falls into the category of the Mother Goddess, because she does give birth to King at Solstice. (At least this is how the Christians celebrate the holiday, even though biblical scholars suggest Jesus was very likely born during a warm month)

 
Mary is a curiosity though, because she is a Dual Goddess, and not a Triple Goddess as most multifaceted Goddesses are. She is a maiden because she remains a virgin (and though not all maidens are virgins, all virgin goddesses are maidens), and yet because she gives birth, she is also a Mother. However, there is no reference in the Catholic tradition of Mary as an older woman. Therefore, Mary’s development ended with her at the Mother phase.
Mother Goddesses of Note include: Demeter, Isis, Cerridwyn, Kali, Gaia, Oceana, Brigit, Nuit, Hera, Selene, Anu, Dana, Arianrhod, and Epona
THE CRONE The Crone is the final aspect of the Goddess. The Crone is most often depicted as a Grandmother, a SageWoman, or a Midwife. She is the keeper of Occult Knowledge, the Mysteries and the Queen of the Underworld. It is through the Crone that knowledge of magick, the Dark, and other secrets of the ages are passed down.

 
The Crone is, in some ways, a Triple Goddess herself. She has lived through the tender, sensual age of Maidenhood, suffered the birth pains of Motherhood, and now carries with her the memories of these passages into her old age. But though she has experienced these events, these are not the things she represents, and therefore she is not revered for these traits. Nevertheless, having endured these experiences makes her the wise woman that she is, and enables her to guide us through the dark.

 
Her role as Midwife is both symbolic as well as actual. Traditionally, it is always the older women of the tribe who facilitate the birth of children, most likely because they themselves had gone through, but also because the role of midwife was a sacred position, and thus suitable for an older tribeswoman. Certainly the Crone fulfills this aspect in that she is the midwife to the Queen of Heaven when she gives birth to the Oak King at Yule.

 
But symbolically she is the midwife in our lives as well, guiding us from one phase of life to the next. If you see progression from one phase of life to the next and can see it as a rebirth process, then envision the Crone as the aspect of the goddess that guides you through that time. Transition is very difficult, and for most people it is a time of darkness. It is a time where we have to rely on our intuition, because we are unfamiliar with the territory. But according to the myths and ancient lore, we receive our intuition from the Crone. It is she who guides us, and it is she who facilitates our birth.

 
The Crone Goddess is often times the least seen, because she does represent death, and with death comes fear: fear of the unknown, fear of losing our loved ones, and fear of being alone. But we must remember that with death always comes rebirth. The Crone always brings with her promises of the Maiden, and the cycle never ends

 

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The Mother aspect of the Goddess is discussed as being a Warrior Goddess, but the Crone can be a Warrior Goddess as well. Where the Mother Goddess is the blood of battle, the War Cry incarnate, the fighting Amazon, the Crone is the Strategy, the ability to see what cannot be seen. She is the seer, the General. The Crone Goddess does not don the face of the warrior to shed blood, but she will provide the courage to walk through the dark, the ability to seek and destroy the enemy, whether the enemy is actual, or internal.

 
In many respects, the Crone Goddess is the aspect of the Goddess that is most called upon to conquer inner demons. This is due to the fact that as the keeper of mysteries, the Crone is also the Keeper of the Underworld. With her help, we are able to travel into the Underworld and fight whatever demons haunt us. Likewise, once we are ready to be reborn, she again acts as the midwife and guides us once again into the light.

 
Crone Goddesses of Note include: Hecate, Kali, Cerridwyn, Badb, Cailleach, Macha, and the Morrigan

 
written by susan lucas

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Daily Love & Romance Horoscopes for Sunday, June 3rd

Aries

Saturn is just under 3 weeks away from turning direct in your relationship sector, ending his last retrograde phase here for another 30 years. With the door to the past and second chances still open and the communication lines to the past also open, this gives you a chance to address old ghosts and issues, with a chance to put the past behind you.

Taurus

It was 4 weeks ago today that a Full Moon in your relationship sector put direct pressure on both the Sun and Jupiter and as a super Moon, the closest to the Earth in 2012, it most likely pushed a lot of buttons and brought a lot of things to the surface. While the wake up calls might not be so dramatic this time, the messages are still there.

Gemini

While you’re just a day away from a lunar eclipse in your relationship sector, that is destined to bring things on the relationship front to a head or to an important turning or tipping point, the Moon isn’t even here yet. This is going to see things come to a head suddenly on the relationship front tomorrow, making it important to pay attention and to make your relationships a priority today.

Cancer

In just over 2 months time some major new developments will begin coming into play on the romantic front and once on a roll there’ll be no stopping them. Each monthly visit from the Moon to your romantic sector is providing the clues that will help nudge things onto the right path, with a need to start paying more attention to what your heart and instincts are telling you.

Leo

You may be just 1 day away from tomorrow’s solar eclipse in your romantic sector, a super charged Full Moon with the element of fate woven into each moonbeam, but the Moon isn’t even there yet so there is nothing to hook into. A sense of anticipation and excitement might even feel more like a case of anxiety.

Virgo

When Neptune turns retrograde in your relationship sector in 2 days time, by doing what you can now to ensure that the communication lines are open they’ll naturally follow. The surest way to ensure that the communication lines will run into the past, with a chance to give unsaid words a voice, is to ensure they’re open.

Libra

As the Moon progresses Uranus, on his own in your relationship sector, is going to start coming under pressure from Pluto, a planet that likes to stir things up. This will build slowly and may even fly under the radar, until things suddenly come to a head. Already you need to be on alert, finding a balance between not sweating the small stuff but also dealing with anything genuine before it can escalate.

Scorpio

For the last time before Jupiter leaves your relationship sector in 9 days time, the Moon moves into opposition, pushing some buttons for the last time. This is the last wakeup call you’ll get, drawing your attention to the things that need your focus. This is a day for putting your relationships first.

Sagittarius

When Mercury and Venus aligned in your relationship sector yesterday Mercury was moving forward while Venus was moving back. All of a sudden this has put Mercury, planet of communication in the lead and due to leave your relationship sector in 4 days time, communication has just become more important than ever.

Capricorn

For the last time before he leaves your romantic sector in 9 days time, Jupiter is challenged by the Moon today, providing some timely wake up calls, when you can least afford to be asleep at the wheel. Look behind any apparent roadblocks or any buttons that are being pushed, in an honest and authentic way.

Aquarius

Right now, with no planetary activity in either of your professional houses you’re able to give some powerful romantic forces a lot of attention, but that won’t always be the case. With new doors opening on the work front from next week, focus today on finding a balance between work and play. If you can’t manage that over the weekend you’ll have a real problem next week.

Pisces

There hasn’t been a day since last November that you haven’t had planetary activity in your relationship sector and therefore focus on your relationships. At the same time there hasn’t been a day that you’ve had planetary activity in your romantic sector, where things may be getting neglected. That’s about to change, with a need to get ready for a shift in just 4 days time.

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Your Daily Love & Romance Horoscopes for May 16th

Aries

Today marks a turning point with Venus, planet of love turning retrograde in your communication sector, spending the next 73 days working to give your heart and unsaid words a voice. While other more practical forces will soon focus on opening the communication lines in general, Venus is more focused on your relationships.

Taurus

It was just over a month ago that Mars, planet of passion turned direct in your romantic sector, ending his retrograde phase but today Venus, planet of love turns retrograde. With the path to second chances already clearly marked, but with your romantic passions now directed to the future, this gives you the best of both worlds, with the door open to second chances and new beginnings.

Gemini

Today represents both a turning point on the romantic front, but also a reinforcement of something already in play. With Saturn in retrograde motion in your romantic sector since February you’re already on a trip down love’s memory lane but as Venus, planet of love turns retrograde in your sign the focus on the past intensifies.

Cancer

On the same day that Venus, planet of love turns retrograde in an already nostalgic part of your chart, you have the right amount of support and pressure on the communication front. While there may be some communication challenges, it’s on the relationship front that there is a chance for a breakthrough and for some healing.

Leo

Even though it may appear that nothing much is happening on the romantic front, what is building beneath the surface and behind the scenes is due to come to a head during a lunar eclipse in your romantic sector early next month. Until then choose to see love as a journey rather than a race to the finishing line.

Virgo

Just as you reach what should be a high pressure time on the relationship front, you’re likely to find that while the pressure is there that the anticipated reactions aren’t. For just as relationship pressure begins to peak support floods in from Pluto in your romantic sector, giving you the confidence to see this as the opportunity it is.

Libra

A week to the day since Mercury left your relationship sector, wrapping up an active 3 months on the relationship front, the Moon returns in what is a case of perfect timing. You’ve had a week to let things settle but it hasn’t been so long that you’ve forgotten what you’re striving for, with a chance today to tap back into what really matters.

Scorpio

While there may be some tension in the air today with Venus, planet of love turning retrograde in a passionate part of your chart, there is also an opportunity for a change of heart or for second chances. The love gods are battling for your attention, with romantic and relationship forces fighting to be heard, with a need to slow down and stay in the moment.

Sagittarius

The love gods are out in full today for just as Venus, planet of love turns retrograde in your relationship sector the Moon returns to your romantic sector, ensuring that you have an intuitive read on your heart as the tide turns. As Venus opens the door to second chances on the relationship front the spirit of romance is alive and well.

Capricorn

It was just a week ago today that Mercury, planet of communication returned to your romantic sector and for the first time since 2000 encountered Jupiter, planet of luck. You’re now in the end game in terms of turning romantic desires into reality or at least putting love on the right path, with a need to believe in love and in yourself.

Aquarius

Today represents a real turning point on the romantic front, one of many you’ll encounter over the coming weeks. It’s today that Venus, planet of love turns retrograde, beginning a 73 day trip down love’s memory lane that will open the door to second chances and a chance to make up for lost time.

Pisces

Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos finds himself in a curious situation today. Coming into his own in your relationship sector he’s coming under pressure, creating some relationship tension, but within that tension is a sense that this creates an opportunity for a breakthrough, with some real healing and resolution possible.

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, May 15

We are determined to reach our goals, but may be frustrated because satisfaction seems just out of our grasp as beautiful Venus begins her 6-week retrograde phase. We try to be practical today, yet we are drawn back into our fantasies with the Moon in dreamy Pisces. The Moon’s shift into feisty Aries at 5:45 pm EDT increases our restlessness, but patience is rewarded now that Venus’ harmonious trine to Saturn delays gratification.
Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Managing your money requires more of your time now that you are attempting to solidify your financial position. You must focus your attention if you have put off your fiscal responsibilities. It’s challenging to deal with the real issues because you are so easily distracted these days. Nevertheless, you can quickly eliminate some unnecessary expenses simply by cutting back on a few social activities. Graciously declining an invitation today gives you more time to get your affairs in order.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Close friends and co-workers may perceive you as being more stable than you currently feel. It’s not that you’re hiding anything from them now; it’s just that you can use your charm to cover up your insecurities. Thankfully, you have a chance to build your self-esteem over the next few weeks, especially if you can be vulnerable with someone you trust. Expressing your uncertainty opens the door to a deeper conversation and a more intimate connection.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Everything seems to be moving too fast, yet you are being given an opportunity to slow down now that sweet Venus turns retrograde in your restless sign. Unfortunately, you might feel that personal relationships are overly complicated, yet you don’t want to lose what you already have gained. Thankfully, if you bring your concerns out into the open in a kind and gentle manner, you can establish an important foundation for whatever comes next.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You’re so close to achieving your goal, but now you may feel like you’re falling short as Venus turns retrograde just before reaching your sign. Whether you like it or not, it’s as if your personal fulfillment has been put on hold. Nevertheless, the weeks ahead can still bring happiness. Just remember that immediate gratification is only temporary, but working toward a meaningful long-term goal sustains your feelings of well-being.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your career objectives continue to be in the spotlight, and you really want your friends and co-workers to appreciate your efforts. Unfortunately, they don’t seem interested in going out of their way now just to make you feel good. Don’t actively seek recognition; pursuing fame only delays the recognition you want. Just stick to the tasks at hand and do the best job you can. The right people will acknowledge your contribution, even if it takes longer than you want.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You have a very realistic attitude about your long-term goals now, but you see two extremely different paths that could lead to the same ultimate destination. Your friends and associates may give you conflicting advice; nevertheless, you still need to make a decision. Instead of listening to everyone else’s opinions, make a list of all the pros and cons for each option. Your judgment will steer you in the right direction today as long as you trust the facts rather than your emotions.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You are particularly sensitive to your key planet Venus as she begins her retrograde cycle today, pulling you backwards in time. Frustrations could get in the way of your creative energy if you try to take a shortcut. But you can be wonderfully productive over the next couple of months if you’re willing to work methodically. Your challenge now is to harness your ambition and turn it into a practical plan that you can put into action.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your insatiable need to understand the deeper significance of things is sufficient to slow you down these days. You are dismayed that others are more driven to have a good time than they are to learn something new. Thankfully, you’re able to lean on a few very special friends from your past for the kind of support that you need. Ultimately, your ability to speak your truth inspires your friends to engage in the intense kind of interaction you seek.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Slow and steady actually has a better chance at winning the race today. But this isn’t just a clever phrase from an old children’s story. You must think like the tortoise now, and take one careful step after the next. If you race ahead like the hare, you’ll only run into difficulties later on. Planning for the distant future is pointless now unless you take care of things in the present moment.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Pragmatic Earth energy abounds today, requiring you to analyze what you know again and again, before altering your direction. Everything at work seems to be moving along rather slowly, increasing your anxiety and triggering fantasies of running away. Although you could benefit from having more time to complete your job than you planned on, the delays can be rather frustrating. Nevertheless, don’t put off working on a project; it’s easier to accomplish something now than you might think at first.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be required to untangle a melodramatic soap opera in which you appear to play a leading role as romantic Venus does her retrograde dance in your 5th House of Love. Even if your life is relatively quiet now, you still could experience several weeks of relationship stress. Thankfully, differences can be resolved with repeated attempts to understand one another through honest dialogue. Compromise is the key to relationship success.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Domestic stress puts you through your paces during the weeks ahead, as Venus backtracks through your 4th House of Home and Family. It feels as if there are serious issues that need your immediate concern and intervention. Just don’t waste your precious energy trying to fix everything all at once. You can’t. Simply acknowledging that it will take time to work everything out can alleviate the pressure and help you cope on a daily basis.

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New Moon Report for May 15th – Venus Retrograde

Moon Central

by Jeff Jawer

Venus Retrograde

Tuesday, May 15, 7:33 am PDT, 10:33 am EDT

The love planet’s reversal period in jittery Gemini lasts until June 27, turning back the clock on relationships as we revisit old romantic dreams. Reconnecting with people from the past can be a constructive use of this time because it may be more difficult to make new connections. People might be unreliable and easily distracted as promises are ignored and expectations changed without notice. Old sources of pleasure might resurface in fresh forms, reigniting earlier recreational and artistic interests. It’s helpful to avoid pinning ourselves down, because this value-based planet twists tastes in a variety of directions. What and whom we like can shift with the wind, reminding us to avoid making major financial or emotional investments. Yet for those who’ve gone off track in their desires, Venus’ retrograde period is ideal for making course corrections.

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Your Daily Romance Horoscopes for May 15th

Aries

During her last full day in direct motion Venus is working to ensure that your heart has a voice, but also that you are staying in the moment. At a standstill Venus is no longer moving forward, but not due to turn retrograde until tomorrow she’s not retracing her steps either, with the here and now the only thing you can focus on.

Taurus

In her last full day in direct motion Venus, planet of love and romance has come to a complete stop, giving you a chance to stay in the moment. This allows you to look out over the next few months in a way that doesn’t require action and chances are you’ll like what you see, even if you can’t explain a buoyant sense of romantic confidence.

Gemini

This is a day for staying in the moment and when it comes to your heart and all things romantic, to hold onto the stillness of the moment. At a standstill ahead of her retrograde turn in your sign tomorrow Venus is neither moving forward or moving backwards, creating a stillness around your heart that allows you to get inside what you really feel and want.

Cancer

A very busy and active 3 months on the professional front only ended last week and chances are you’re still working to recover the right work/life balance. This is something that will happen naturally and with the door to the past already open on the relationship front and about to open on the romantic front, it’s never too late to make up for lost time.

Leo

The Moon’s visit to your relationship sector over the weekend may have evoked some seemingly contradictory responses, yet there is no right or wrong. There will always be too realities, one the fantasy of what could be and the other the harsh reality checks, with a need to favour neither but instead work on finding a middle ground between the two.

Virgo

As Mars, planet of passion draws closer to an opposition with Chiron, planet of healing in your relationship sector, the more you’re likely to feel personal and relationship pressure building. Yet this is the last hurdle you’ll have to cross and with the Moon in your relationship sector you’re able to get to the bottom of what’s pushing your buttons and why.

Libra

When Mercury, planet of communication left your relationship sector last week he wrapped up an active and defining 3 months on the relationship front, to a point where what you see now is what you’ll get. It’s where Mercury spent time helping you to open the communication lines that you need to take over, ensuring the ball isn’t dropped.

Scorpio

Having the Moon in your romantic sector in what is a powerful and important relationship week gives you a chance to keep things in perspective. While there may be some pressure or tension, it’s more a case that the healing process is underway, for if you can’t feel you can’t heal. Stay in the moment as much as possible.

Sagittarius

As Venus, planet of love spends her last full day in direct motion in your relationship sector this puts you in a bit of a no man’s land. At a standstill Venus is no longer moving forward, but because she hasn’t turned retrograde yet she’s not moving backwards either. Forget where you’ve been or where you’re going and stay in the moment.

Capricorn

With the Sun just 6 days away from leaving your romantic sector and Mercury spending his first, last and only full week here, there is a new sense of urgency, as you sense that where you once had plenty of time that this has changed. It’s time to open your eyes to what you want from love, to where you need to take responsibility and work to give your heart a voice.

Aquarius

There is a sense of stillness surrounding your heart today that needs to be protected at all costs, by staying in the moment. Venus, planet of love is at a standstill ahead of her retrograde turn in your romantic sector tomorrow, but no longer moving forward but having not yet turned back, everything is in suspended animation today.

Pisces

Instead of moving into your romantic sector, as she should have by now Venus, planet of love has come to a standstill ahead of her U turn tomorrow. While she won’t now return until August the romantic conditions will be much better then, as well as buying you extra time now to focus on your relationships

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