Georgia Nicols Horoscopes May 6 – 12, 2012

Venus has the power of attraction and what it attracts is always pleasant. Oy! Such a fun summer ahead!

  • May. 3, 2012 5:00 a.m.

All Signs: Once again, let’s look at a rare event currently taking place with Venus that will not occur again for 105 years. Usually, Venus is in Gemini for about three weeks once a year; now, however, Venus is in Gemini from April until August – that’s more than four months! Our experience of this phenomenon will never happen again. (Tres cool, eh?) Venus has the power of attraction and what it attracts is always pleasant. Oy! Such a fun summer ahead! It’s true that pleasure is often regarded with suspicion. In fact, it’s seen as an incentive to vice. But I suspect Abe Lincoln was right when he said, “It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”

Aries March 21-April 19

This unusual placement of Venus is going to give you an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of your daily surroundings and also to appreciate – on a daily basis – just how much love there is in your life. This is a wonderful thing because appreciation is one of the most elevating, edifying and inspirational experiences anyone can have. An appreciation for who you are and what you have, especially in your daily environment, is phenomenal! This summer, something will happen to make you feel so very, very fortunate. Naturally, these positive vibes set up a vibration of attracting positive people and favourable circumstances to you. What a great merry-go-round ride!

Taurus April 20-May 20

This summer you will continue to feel playful and frisky! You’ll be interested in sports, the arts and fun times with children. Nevertheless, Venus is going to bring you all kinds of financial opportunities to earn more money or improve your job and make purchases of gorgeous jewelry, clothing and art. (You love to collect treasures.) This summer will also be an excellent time to make financial investments; in fact, all business negotiations will be highly favourable. This makes sense because you’re setting up a situation where the next 18 months will boost your earnings. No question. Ka-ching!

Gemini May 21-June 20

Your future is so bright you’re gonna need to wear shades! First, we have this unusual situation of Venus being in your sign for more than four months, something that will never again happen in your lifetime. And coinciding with it, in June, lucky moneybags Jupiter enters your sign for the first time since 2001, and it will stay there for a year! (Not too shabby.) Venus, of course, will stimulate your desire to relate to others. That’s why you’ll be keen to talk to others and co-operate with them this summer. You’ll feel super warm and friendly. That’s why you’ll enjoy a good relationship with family members and siblings. Yay me!

Cancer June 21-July 22

When you think about it, it’s easy to confuse pleasure and happiness. But there’s a distinction: Pleasure is sensory and temporary (perhaps the joy of eating something delicious or getting a massage or enjoying a fun time), whereas happiness is sustaining, long-lasting and much deeper. This unusual journey of Venus in Gemini is going to promote a deep happiness within you this summer because you will do things that are noble, generous and selfless. (Yeah, yeah, doesn’t sound like fun but, in truth, this is where true happiness lies.) Your actions will engender self-respect, which make you love yourself more. You have such a rewarding summer to look forward to!

Leo July 23-Aug 22

You’re going to be so popular this summer, it could be problematic. You might be running around like the White Rabbit muttering, “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date.” For whatever reason, you’ll be much more involved with groups: clubs, organizations, small groups or large conferences. You will also be quite involved with friends, enjoying parties, social situations and group outings. (An interesting group outing is when three people come out of the closet at one dinner party.) Lord knows you’re burning through cash right now, and it looks like you’ll continue to spend big as all these social opportunities urge you to keep pace with what’s happening.

Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22

Things are looking very good for you because this unusual situation with Venus takes place at the very top of your chart. This means your reputation is shining! People are impressed with you. They see you as attractive, charming, diplomatic and successful. Because you look so good, you might strike up a new friendship or even a new romance with someone older, richer or wiser – perhaps a mentor figure. In addition, others will want your creative advice about design, layout, appearances, colours, composition or any kind of aesthetic dilemma. Suddenly, you’re the go-to person. (Enjoy this great PR!) But don’t come on too heavy. Explore physical workouts and outdoor sports to use some of your pent-up energy.

Libra Sept 23-Oct 22

Perhaps more than any other sign (Taurus is a close second), you adore beauty. You love beautiful clothes, beautiful rooms, beautiful carpets, tables, gardens, patios, libraries, boutiques, linens and fabrics, dishes and stemware – the list is endless. You also love beautiful ideas. (Oscar Wilde and Pierre Trudeau were Librans.) This summer, you will adore travel and meeting unusual people and fascinating circumstances. You’ll also enjoy studying and broadening your experiences through the arts, literature, film and seeing museums, parks and gorgeous architectural buildings. You will find a way to feast on exciting ideas and eye-candy experiences that delight you. All this will expand your consciousness. (Like, wow.)

Scorpio Oct 23-Nov 21

Lucky you! The heavens have arranged to bring you money. Most definitely, people will give you money this summer (and have probably already done so). In addition, you’ll attract favourable opportunities, perks, gifts, loans, mortgages and the offer to use things that others own. You will benefit from the wealth of others. This can be handy because you’re so involved in group situations (sports or whatever), you might need an instant clubhouse! Privately, your love life is going to be life-changing. Not only will romance be intense, it will strongly impact your life in a deep way. It will go beyond the mere physical and become a vehicle for self-transformation. (Well, at least a new hairstyle.) Pretty heady stuff!

Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21

Oh my, you have the good fortune of experiencing a summer wherein all your partnerships and close friendships will delightfully improve. You can count on this. Singles could meet someone “serious.” Those of you in existing relationships will find your relationship deepens in an affectionate, friendly way. In part, this is because you find it easy to express your affection to others. (Everyone wants to hear they’re loved.) In turn, you will feel warm and gratified when they express their affection to you. Everything is going along so swimmingly, you’ll even forgive your enemies. (Just remember their names.) This is an excellent time to settle lawsuits and make peace. This is also an excellent summer to marry or make a commitment to someone. Don’t go it alone. Be cozy and friendly!

Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19

Many of you are going to have wonderful health benefits this summer. Perhaps this is due to a new exercise regime or because you’ll take up a new sport that benefits your body. Or you may change your diet in a positive way by avoiding eating things that are harmful to you. (You will however, be tempted by sweets and desserts. Just remember: A minute on the lips is a decade on the hips.) Along with improved health, your job is going to improve as well. This is a great time to negotiate with co-workers because they will be co-operative. You might get a raise, or praise or favours from others. You might also get a better budget or better working materials. It’s all good.

Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18

You’re looking at one of the most fun summers you’ve possibly ever had. However, disputes about inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt and insurance issues could continue. Nevertheless, your sex drive is strong! Vacations will promise good times. So will sports events, playful times with children and entertaining events: festivals, musical concerts and mini getaways. Love and romance are in the air! Existing romance will be unusually lighthearted and prankish. You will delight in opportunities to express your own creativity. Basically, you’ll be having such a good time, unconsciously, you’ll just be happy to be who you are. Yup, there’s no time like the pleasant.

Pisces Feb 19-March 20

All Pisceans are going to be happier with their home scene this summer. You might get a new deck, or a new barbecue, or you might change your home to be more attractive. Many of you will certainly be on a decorating kick. Not only will you enjoy your own home personally in a quiet, private way; you’ll also enjoy entertaining at home. In other words, you’ll have it both ways! It certainly behooves you to improve your home this summer because you’re entering an 18-month period where real-estate opportunities are going to be the best they have been for your sign in more than a decade. This means you can buy and sell. It also means you can invest in where you live because you will value whatever you do or buy for years in the future. (How thumb-sucking cozy.)