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Pisces Horoscope for May 2009
By Susan Miller
May has the potential to be an extraordinary month for you, dear Pisces. Neptune, planet of inspiration, is now orbiting very close to Jupiter for the first time since January 1997. Neptune is your modern day ruling planet whose job it is to take very good care of you. You can thank Neptune for being born with your extraordinary imagination and almost unlimited creativity. In ancient days, prior to Neptune's discovery in 1845, Jupiter was your ruler. Astrologers today look to both planets to see what is coming up for you.
You always do exceedingly well in years when both your ruling planets are in harmony. This year, Jupiter and Neptune will go one better, as they are about to form the most powerful astrological aspect possible - the conjunction. A conjunction, or perfect alignment, signifies the start of a vital new cycle, one that will take you forward until 2022 (at which point a new cycle will begin when these two planets meet again).
If any influential people have underestimated your talents, they will now be sorry. You are about to become quite a force of nature, dear Pisces. Others will be forced to take you seriously.
Until this month, Jupiter and Neptune have been moving slowing toward one another through deep space. They have not been close enough to touch but now will, on May 27. You need not wait until month's end to see the lovely effects of this planetary combination, for by the start of May, these two will already be quite close - in fact, close enough to protect you and begin to add to your aura.
Most years when these two planets meet, they meet only once and then go their separate ways. But in 2009, they will meet three times in conjunction, on May 27, July 10, and December 21. This is sensational news because three meetings of two slow moving planets always suggest the possibility for a transformation.
Jupiter and Neptune will meet in your solar twelfth house, the very area of your chart that Pisces governs. In other words, the twelfth house is "home" for you and a house that feels very familiar. It is the repository of dreams, for the twelfth house reflects your subconscious and as such is the deep well you dip your pen into when you need to generate visionary designs and inspirations. Clearly, you are about to become a virtual idea factory!
With Jupiter so close to Neptune from now until the end of 2009, you will be quite fortunate, too - Jupiter will protect your interests on just about every level and see to it that you make money as well, because that's what Jupiter is known to do.
First, you can expect an up-tick in your health (the twelfth house rules hospitals, rehab, physical therapy, and all sorts of treatment, including psychological advice). I have already mentioned that your creativity and career status will climb and that your prospects for making money will start to glow as you get deeper into 2009. All your relationships should improve too, including your romantic one, and that is partly due to the meeting of Jupiter-Neptune and partly thanks to the turn of Saturn to direct speed on May 16, something we will discuss in a minute. If you want to change your looks by getting a new hairstyle or upgrading your style of dress, you can do that too, and enjoy quite a nice change in late June or July.
Be determined to stretch your abilities and take risks in your creative output. This year, there's no reason to play it too safe. At work, present proposals and ideas, and petition the help of top-level VIPs. If you are single, make a stronger effort to get out and meet new people now through the end of 2009. You are capable of more than you have ever done before, dear Pisces, so step outside of your comfort zone and try new things. If you are awaiting word back about an important business venture, you have luck on your side and will likely see evidence that things are getting better by June or July.
If you were born very early in Pisces, with a birth date falling, say, between February 19 and 23, this conjunction will fall very close to your Sun and shower you with even more blessings!
There are other things going on in your chart this month, so let's have a look at those now, too.
It will be important to note that Mercury will be retrograde all month, from May 7 to 30, although you will feel the slowdowns that Mercury is known to bring as soon as May opens. Mercury will retrograde in your house of home, property, and decisions related to family, and also in your third house of travel and written communications. These are the areas that may bring a few pesky problems. None will bring tragic results, but they will probably bring a few annoying episodes, so try to go with the flow.
Indeed, don't try to force things. When you discover you have to redo a document, repair an appliance, or re-examine an assumption, do so with a good spirit. Everyone will be in the same boat this month, as Mercury retrograde is an influence that happens three times a year for three-and-a-half weeks. It is one of the few aspects that affect everyone the same way. Things go haywire, people reverse their decisions, flaws show up in documents, and shipments arrive broken. We become forgetful, so we lose things - you get the picture.
This month would not be the time to accept a new job or begin a business. It would not be a good time to buy a car or a house, expensive jewelry, major appliance or a computer, flat screen TV, or new cell phone. Things purchased with Mercury retrograde prove to be troublesome later, and they don't deliver the long-range benefits that you assume they will bring. You would be wise to do research on the item or service you want, but to actually make your decision in June.
People in international settings will likely be on your mind at or near the full moon May 9, plus or minus four days. Or it may be that you will be finishing up a distant trip within your country - a good time to do so. If you do expect to take a trip, it's likely to be wildly successful at this full moon. You will wrap up something important.
Lately there has been a lot of emphasis on the media in your chart, with broadcasting and publishing ventures figuring prominently. If you are involved with these industries, you should see surprising, very special results at this time, plus or minus four days from May 9. This could turn out to be quite a memorable, happy time for you, dear Pisces.
Near this full moon, May 9, for example, you may conclude a screenplay or pilot, or be asked to appear on TV or the radio. You may be put final touches on a website or you may be talking through the details of a deal with a media company. If you have a clothing line, you may be publishing your new look book, and if you are an actor, you may redo the photographs of yourself that you give to casting agents. It's a great time to be upgrading your image with your adoring public.
Uranus in Pisces will be beaming beautiful energy to this full moon on May 9, so you should find that things go especially well in a thrilling way you'd never expect. Saturn will add warm greetings too, so the positive effects of this full moon should be long lasting. That's good news in anyone's book.
If your birthday falls on March 9, plus or minus four days, you will have double the benefits on this full moon. I am happy to deliver this news, because the time around your birthday may have been stressful lately-particularly if you were born on or near March 9 or 10. You are due for something good to happen, wouldn't you say?
Saturn has been retrograde since December 31, but as I mentioned briefly earlier, Saturn will turn direct on May 16 and will stay strong for the rest of 2009. If you've been frustrated with the lack of support you've been getting from friends, partners, and others in general, it may be due to Saturn's weak orbit. Watch to see if you can find any signals that things are changing to your favor.
Also, let's not forget that Saturn is the natural ruler of your house of hopes and wishes, so with Saturn making this decisive turn to more powerful speed, you may see a long-desired wish finally come through for you this month.
Financially, you've been spending more money over the past weeks, but even so, you seem to have the power to attract more income, too. I say this because Mars has been moving through your second house of income and possessions since April 22, always a sign that expenses are climbing or that you've been overcome with a yen to spend. Mars will leave this position by June 1, so things will be better next month.
Fortunately, with Venus in the same financial house, orbiting close to Mars, Venus will continue to work hard to help you find new sources of income. Of course, you have to help things along by showing your intent (that you do want to earn more money), but if you do, you should be rewarded.
As mentioned earlier, with Mercury retrograde, it is not a time buy anything expensive, so pedal back in May. If you can hold off any big outlays of cash, do so, for you will be glad you did.
One day that should be quite wonderful for a presentation or negotiation for financial matters will be May 26 when Mars and Jupiter will be so harmoniously angled. This day deserves two gold stars, so you may want to note it on your calendar.
Your home situation, which I had mentioned earlier as a possible source of confusion, delay, or frustration due to Mercury's retrograde orbit in your fourth house of home and family, will get a boost from the new moon, May 24.
In effect, this new moon could erase much of the frustration you may experience through most of May because you'll see a new climate emerge, one that will finally allow you to make some important decisions in June.
Knowing this, in May, you should continue to search for the perfect home or real estate answers. Don't be deterred, no matter how many obstacles show up. This new moon of May 24 will open a grand portal, one that will allow you to more easily find solid options. You will still have to wait until you get more deeply into June before you can act on the options you find, but at least the sky will brighten in a noticeable way.
If you need to move to a new apartment, keep looking at spaces, but don't sign a lease until you get to mid-June. Although Mercury goes direct on May 30, you need to have a space beyond that turn of Mercury before you announce any big decisions, commitments, or actions. Although Mercury acts like a little gremlin during its whole phase of being retrograde, it is on its worst behavior on the start and end dates of the retrograde, plus or minus five days. This is why you can't jump on actions on May 31 or June 1. Don't worry, however, for the new moon will bring you at least two weeks of extra strong energy to direct toward your home-related matters, and you may have more time beyond that. If you are afraid you will lose an opportunity if you wait to act, I say that you may THINK you have found the right answer, but a better one may be right around the next corner.
Mars is on the way to help you, from July 11 to August 25 so that will be your most critical, productive time to initiate your home and family-related decisions. You'll see amazing progress then. You may not want to be on vacation during this phase because it would be a shame to miss this lovely period, when so much can be accomplished. Hurry to finish things up by the end of August, however, for after August 25 your attention will be drawn elsewhere.
You can schedule home repairs in May while Mercury is retrograde, so if you have been putting of having your roof fixed, for example, you can do that, for sure. You can paint, refinish your table, reorganize closets, wash windows, and shampoo rugs. These are all wonderful things to do while Mercury is retrograde.
You can move house too as long as you signed your agreement last month. Just be sure to mark all the boxes. Give your tax records, jewelry, and other valuables to your family to hold until you get to your new space - you don't want to risk losing those. If you had bid on a house but lost the bid, you may be invited back to bid again. Going back to the past is actually quite lucky.
As you see, you have a full month coming up in May, dear Pisces. It seems every part of your life will be touched. Keep in mind all the while that Jupiter is protecting you from now until December. Let that give you confidence to