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Astrology Hub's Weekly Horoscope with Christopher Renstrom
Dear Astrology Lover,
Horoscope forecasts used to be about good days, bad days, and when to fall in love. Nowadays people are more knowledgeable about the Stars. They want to know about eclipses, retrogrades, and how long will Saturn be spoiling all the fun. The aim of this weekly horoscope column is to provide a cosmic forecast, timely insight and guidance. Astrology's job has always been to tell you about the “clear skies” and the “stormfronts”; times when the energy supports you moving forward and times when it's best to retreat. But my intent isn't to leave you hanging when things get tough! I’m here to provide awareness and foresight... so you can ultimately CHOOSE how you would like to respond to the energies.
It is my hope that you find the advice helpful and if you’re in a challenging time, that it serves to remind you that this is what the heavens look like right now and whatever's difficult will eventually pass. Astrology was never about some fixed Fate or preordained Destiny. It was always meant to be a calendar aimed at telling you not what to do, but the best time to do it.
A SNEAK PEEK (May 10-16)
Planets, like people, like to dip their toe in the water first to see if the temperature is right. And on May 13th, Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and higher purpose, will enter the zodiac sign of Pisces. It won't be there for very long before it turns retrograde and then reenters Aquarius again on July 28. That works out to roughly 12 weeks. Now some people might say: "Well, what's the point of getting excited about this? Won't the gains you make be erased because of the retrograde?" Not exactly. These sorts of retrogrades – ones that cross back and forth between signs - can introduce you to people or situations whose time hasn't come yet, but that are still worth waiting for. You might meet the love of your life but circumstances prevent you from being together right away. You could interview for a start-up company that isn't quite ready to go or be all set to move only to discover that certain obligations will be forcing you stay put for the time being. Whatever the obstacle don't assume that it will last forever. Treat it instead as a sneak peek of things to come when Jupiter enters Pisces for real in December.
Not a good time to be sitting on your assets – especially when they could be doing so much more for you. Ruling Planet Mars is in that part of your solar chart that pertains to home and property. If you're thinking about purchasing a house or refinancing your mortgage then May 11th is perfect because terms couldn't be better. Want to add to your income? You might consider subletting your apartment, renting out a room or hosting on Airbnb. This week's Mars/Uranus sextile will push you to make something more of what you have and once you do you'll wonder what took you so long.
Don’t let your current financial woes spoil all of the wonderful things that are unfolding in your love life. A lovely Sun/Neptune sextile on May 13th deepens the rapport between you and your partner. Not only will you become more intimate and romantic, but those things that drive you crazy about them will stop grating on your nerves so much. Your capacity to empathize and to sympathize increases when Neptune energy is strong and harmonious. You may not agree with their point of view, but you can certainly see where they’re coming from. This dissolves barriers and helps to turn confrontations into conversations.
You'll be meeting quite a remarkable person this week thanks to the Mercury/Saturn trine on May 12th. Trines like these often introduce worldly types into your life who are here to help you realize your potential and to take you to the next level. Someone like a mentor, teacher, or patron. However the impact that this person has will be more than you can truly appreciate right now. Obviously there's knowledge to impart, but don't be surprised if you wind up meeting your next boss, client, or even love interest through them. Your world is going to change – and in some wonderfully delightful ways.
Forgiveness is a tall order. It’s probably the most humane act that the human race has ever conceived of and it’s clearly the most difficult one to perform. There’s always the fear that one is caving in, being too lenient, or broadcasting weakness by turning the other cheek. And then there’s the resentment that comes with the feeling that the culprit is “getting away” with something. But when you realize how corrosive harboring a grudge can be then you will realize how forgiveness gives you your life back. This is something you will experience for yourself on May 13th when the Sun sextiles Neptune.
People like to tell you that you can do better. They're full of ideas of where you should be, what you should be doing with your life, and who you should be with. At first this used to get you down. Their high hopes made you feel like you were a disappointment, weren't living up to your potential, or like you were settling for less. Thankfully the New Moon in Taurus on May 11th confirms what you've suspected all along – that these people are projecting their unrealized dreams onto you and although flattering, these fantasies have nothing to do with you or your happiness.
You're going to shake your head in disbelief when once again a business partner experiences cold feet or a higher up hems and haws about something they said they'd do. You've had your fill of these last-minute second thoughts. But instead of going into your song and dance where you have to razzle-dazzle the naysayers – do yourself a favor and just leave things be. A propitious Mercury/Saturn trine on May 12th shows that you have everything in place to launch the best campaign ever and it will launch whether this person is on board or not. Stick to the plan and they’ll fall into line.
You'll have to stop what you're doing to attend to a private matter on May 11th. It looks as though someone (or something) requires your immediate attention. It's frustrating because you're poised to close on a deal, vanquish a rival, or snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat – but there are responsibilities that trump even these. It may feel like you're giving up a lot for a little but your word is bond. If you promised to be there, you must be there. Meanwhile don't worry so much about that missed opportunity. You'll find that this unexpected detour or delay works to your advantage.
This could be an enriching and rewarding time for you if only you’d tear yourself away from your financial woes and focus on your creativity instead. The Sun will be forming an extraordinary sextile to Neptune on May 13th. This signals a time when the threshold between the conscious and unconscious minds lowers and you can benefit from the mixture of these energies. This could range from powerful visualization experiences to remembering your dreams upon waking to an outpouring of words, images, and music. It won’t last forever so you’ll want to sketch, write, and compose as fast as you are physically able to.
Does it matter if someone who gave you such a hard time (and for such a prolonged period) realizes the error of their ways and wants to make it up to you? Yes. It does. You were born under the zodiac sign of clemency and now that you see how truly repentant they are you're more than happy to make amends. People often talk about things being too little, too late but you will always keep the midnight lamp burning in hopes that someone who hurt and betrayed you will find their way back to your door. Your munificence is limitless. It's a Jupiter thing.
Sometimes you can have a brilliant idea but if it's too far ahead of its time it doesn't take. It's seen by others as being too "out there." You know this from experience. You can't even begin to recount all of the projects, enterprises, and innovations that never took off because they lacked the support or interest. That's why you'll be surprised this week when you're contacted by someone who knows exactly what to do to make one of these ideas work. Yes, you'll have to dust it off and update a few things but its time has come and it's ready to take flight.
Why are you blaming yourself when they're the problem? They're the ones putting on the brakes, sitting on decisions, and threatening to derail what you've got in the works because they don't understand how to proceed. Obviously you can't tell these people to pull their heads out of their derrieres (although you'll be sorely tempted to on May 12th), but what you can do is have a sit-down conversation. Instead of trying to win them over to your side, try a little reassurance instead. Sometimes all it takes is some handholding and encouragement to get people to open up, relax, and try something new.
It's been a while since you met someone who believes in you. Someone who recognizes your potential and wants to help you make the most of it. It's a wonderful feeling, but will it do any good? You've suffered a lot of disappointment and endured a slew of setbacks, but what it gets down to is this: things can't turn around unless you're in your own corner. Opportunity can come knocking but if you're not answering then it's lights on, nobody's home. See what this person has to say and let them hold that image of you until you can hold it for yourself again.
About Your Astrologer:
Christopher is the creator of Rulingplanets.com, an online astrology site based on his bestselling book, Ruling Planets, which was published by HarperCollins in 2002 and has sold out its print run. He currently writes the daily horoscopes for the San Francisco Chronicle (replacing Jeane Dixon) and SFGate.com. Renstrom also lectures on the history of astrology in America from pre-Revolution to modern times, which is his specialty, and runs Ruling Planet workshops around the country. Christopher is happy to announce that his latest book, The Cosmic Calendar: Using Astrology to Get in Sync with Your Best Life will be published by TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in October 2020. You can pre-order now on Amazon.