The Day of Heartfelt Persuasion: Birthdays and Planet News

If Your Birthday is May 19
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Recollecting recent experiences, especially the most profound ones, is likely to give you a good primer for your next steps along the path. Consider what your memories can teach you in terms of constructive wisdom, including what you’ve already learned and how you’ve developed, as well as the changes in your relationships. You are gradually entering new and exciting territory; getting a sense of how far you’ve already come will almost certainly be of service to you.
— by Amy Elliott

Written in the Planets

You may notice your overall mood lightening, if it was at all intense the last couple of days. Now that the Moon is in Sagittarius, you could find a more optimistic outlook is prevailing, even if you’re in pursuit of an elusive truth. If you take a big-picture perspective, does it start to seem more like an adventure?

You can apply this attitude to anything that the opposition between Mars in Cancer and Pholus and Quaoar in Capricorn is bringing to your attention. For example, can you see something of your parents’, grandparents’ or great-grandparents’ history in someone you’re interacting with? This could be a partner (work, creative or intimate) or someone else. Do the patterns in their origin story resonate with yours, or inform you about the things you want? Consider the sensation of being ‘uncorked’ — is it more like motivation, provocation (positive or negative) or frustration in this case?

Also note that Mercury in Taurus makes an exact conjunction to the minor planet Sedna today. One way to interpret this is: if you think you’re going through hell, keep going. After all: if you’ve come this far, chances are you have what it takes to get to a much better place. Don’t let rigid ideas about your confidence (or seeming lack thereof) cause too much tension; see if you can push off against it, instead, even if doing so feels radical.
— by Amanda Painter

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The Day of Established Activism: Birthdays and Planet News

If Your Birthday is May 18
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Get ready to conduct some metaphorical lightning and turn it into electricity. There’s a lot of activity in the air; you are in a great position to receive inspiration and make something concrete and lasting from it. Go along for the ride and see where it takes you; keep an ear out for clues in the environment, and for anything that moves your emotions with particular intensity. The results could well be astonishing.
— by Amy Elliott

Written in the Planets

Today the Scorpio Moon opposes the Taurus Sun for the Scorpio Full Moon, exact at 5:11 pm EDT (21:11:14 UTC). If a situation with someone seems a little stuck and you’re not sure how to wiggle it into freer territory, this Full Moon could describe that sensation — especially regarding topics such as values, finances, and the physical-sexual-emotional realm of intimate relationships. Possessiveness and jealousy (or their projection onto a partner) might also come up. If things get volatile, you may wish to press the pause button until after the event peaks.

Another possibility is that you may be conscious of, and need to express outwardly, something about a process of re-generating a part of you that was once cut off or somehow lost. A conjunction between the Sun and the minor planet Sedna appears to describe this. Did any form of pride, hubris or vanity play a role in that former trauma? Now ask: was that truly the case, or is a displaced sense of guilt or shame pointing you in that direction? It’s easy to think we were looking for more than we deserved — and therefore have been punished justly — if we’ve been pushed out of our own center, or if we’ve felt somehow abandoned. But maybe you were right to stand your ground after all?

Any of those thoughts or emotions could be a red flag — and could guide you to look a little deeper by the light of the Full Moon (you can read a little more about this Scorpio Full Moon here). With Venus in Taurus making a conjunction to the Great Awakener Uranus today, you have an unusual level of creativity and self-will available for use. While this might not be the day to indiscriminately push stubbornly against whatever you face, persistently seeking out a new approach, sensation or experience could move some worthwhile energy and open up your options.
— by Amanda Painter

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The Day of the Bottom Line: Birthdays and Planet News

If Your Birthday is May 17
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Prepare to take a revolutionary new perspective on your identity, especially in the context of others in your life, past and present. We are each partly made up of the relationships we’ve had, of our roots and of our own unique, irreplaceable energy. You are on the brink of a discovery regarding how all these facets of your being weave together to form the phenomenon that is you. May it inspire and delight.
— by Amy Elliott

Written in the Planets

With the Scorpio Moon moving towards its opposition to the Taurus Sun (tomorrow’s Full Moon), notice whether and with whom you’re feeling any tension. It could be emotional, sexual or physical; it might take the form of stubbornness, possessiveness, or a need to be expressive coming up against an urge to be private. If you’re feeling frustrated, can you communicate that in a constructive way, rather than projecting the frustration onto the other person in hopes that they’ll figure it out and address what’s wrong for you?

Beginning by emphasizing the ways you (and the other person) are safe and secure could help to set the groundwork for more productive negotiations over the next couple of days. Even something as simple as being sure you’re both well fed and rested may help — though if a situation is truly high stakes and feels like it’s volatile, waiting until after Saturday might be wiser. With Mars in Cancer still moving into its opposition to Pholus in Capricorn, strong emotional reactions have the potential to spiral out of control.

That said, sex could be a useful outlet over the next few days, particularly if you stay aware of how you’re connecting emotionally to your partner (and/or to yourself). Venus in Taurus is holding open the door for some experimentation and surprises in relationships; actively seeking new stimulation should help to mitigate any uncomfortable feelings of disruption. Today, in particular, it might be satisfying to review and restructure the spaces in your home (and therefore in yourself) set aside for erotic or creative self-exploration.
— by Amanda Painter

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