O Stars Above: Scorpio Full Moon

Inner and Outer Plot Twists

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The peaceful new moon in Taurus runs headlong into a dramatic Scorpio full moon on May 10, 2:42 pm PDT. These two signs represent the balancing of personal values and how they mesh with societal demands. Our plans of getting back to basics are stressed by a cast of characters: Pluto ruling societal power (plutocracy) challenges Jupiter's need for social justice which stands opposite relationship-oriented Venus in Aries, the sign of self-interest. Mercury, the Trickster, visits Uranus, the wild card, while stern Saturn supervises their mischief.

Count the players on stage so far. Eight out of ten.

With this many planets activating a multitude of points in a large number of our charts, we can expect major activity on both inner and outer levels. Additionally, these same planets are igniting the United States' chart. A ninth player, Mars, the Warrior, prods the USA's Mars to act like the warrior it is. (But, wait - there's more!) Another plot twist appears with Mars, also, making a pushy contact with Trump's Sun, Uranus, and Mars.

A Mars attack on both an impetuous man and a country's destiny can collide in many ways. We can only hope it is a flurry of ego-laden Tweets!

In our mundane lives, we may surprise ourselves by taking risky stands for what is near and dear. We could cut ties with those not aligned with our values, say no to unjust policies, or take to the streets in another people's march.

Caught between the February eclipse and the total eclipse of the sun which sweeps a dark path across America in August, this highly stressed moon is sure to shed light on what is to come and may well illuminate a defining moment in our culture and ourselves.

Stay tuned. News at eleven.

Horoscopes May 10 – 25

Taurus, you are so dependable that sometimes you take yourself for granted! Don't overlook what your heart wants. Venus, your guardian angel, whispers those closely held secrets into your dreams. Listen to friends who can clue you in if you can't read between your lines.

Gemini, Mars races ahead of the sun stirring your giddy-up-and-go! Mercury, fresh out of retrograde, urges forward action. Be sure what you take on has a strong element of self-support. Give yourself slack time to watch the daisies grow as you wrap up your last year.

Cancer, in spite of a ton of fresh ideas for work, friends insist you come out for fun, recreation and play. It renews your soul and there are puzzle pieces coming together if you listen closely. Pay attention to that still voice that is rallying for even more diversity and fun.

Leo, it's a conundrum. Should I stay or should I go? Part of you wants to visit far horizons and get out of town, out of your rut and go somewhere, anywhere. But, ruling the stage at work demands attention. Another part is happy to nestle at home. Have coffee with an exotic friend for excitement!

Virgo, dig long enough in the heavy, deep and real and you are bound to find treasure – the treasure of knowing yourself. Ideas are bubbling but not ready for action. Intimate chats give you new words and feedback so you can clarify what you truly want.

Libra, freed up from old emotional gunk lets you merge into new levels of intimacy. Balance the scales by being blatantly honest about what makes your heart sing. Trust the goodness of the universe to have your best interest at heart and live up to your values. Give up being careful.

Scorpio, as much as you try to keep a poker face, we see you and your sweetness. Maybe you feel vulnerable but others find it endearing and open doors for you. Lots of action around secrets, like money, sex, death, counseling, and strategies. Do your research.

Sagittarius, expand your friendship and acquaintance base. Make a business plan and go for it. It's the Kevin Bacon year and you're 6 degrees from what you want. One of your friends will connect you to the person who opens the magic doors for you. Keep putting it out there.

Capricorn, you're building a strong foundation and attracting the right attention in your career. Change is not only good but unavoidable for you now so keep at it and be strong in asking for the help you need. Fun and productive friendships go together. So call a friend and have fun!

Aquarius, political maneuvering at work can get you where you want to go, just don't play your hand too close to your chest. There's an element of going for it and taking risks here with your efforts well-supported. The surprise may be who helps you. Think about it and then mum's the word.

Pisces, a page has turned and a good chapter is ahead. If you let 'it' go, there's a flow you intuitively know how to work. Sometimes it pays to go unnoticed because you can work on what you want. Don't sell yourself out. Just keep talking it through until you see your way through.

Aries, you're firing on all cylinders and fresh approaches to being you are popping up like spring flowers. Use this energy to find a way to mesh your values with the groups'. Talk it out, listen and then do it again. These conversations add fuel to your drive to get it in gear the right way!