HOROSCOPES – Georgia Nichols

Your stars for may 2015

Aries (March 21-April 19)

“Show me the money!” Your thoughts are about cash flow, wealth, savings and debt. Not only does the Sun highlight your earnings and preoccupation with money this month, both Mercury and Mars are also traveling through your House of Money giving you moneymaking ideas and a hands-on approach to earning money. And yes, Mars promotes a hands-on approach to spending money as well! But at a deeper level, you will also wonder what really matters in life? Is it money or a good night’s sleep?

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

It’s all about you, dear Taurus because the Sun, Mercury and Mars are now in your sign. This means you’re facing a powerful month where you have the upper hand, and an advantage in all your negotiations. Furthermore, you will attract important people to you and favourable circumstances. This is not to be sneezed at! Use this to your advantage. Mercury helps you communicate; and Mars pumps your energy, which is why physical sports will be a wise outlet in case you get too jazzed.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Because your birthday is just one month away, this means your personal year is coming to an end. Do yourself a favour and set aside some time this month to think about what you want your new year to be all about. How do you want it to be different from last year? Studies show that when we define our goals and give them deadlines, the odds of our reaching these goals increase. Why not test this? Give yourself some goals for the next year. (This month is a great time to buy wardrobe items.)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You’re looking at a popular month ahead so plan to enjoy yourself. Accept all invitations and extend a few yourself. Join clubs, and associations because you feel competitive and energetic. Expect to hang out with younger people and have fun. Please note: All this interaction with others will benefit you. This means that it is good for you to interact with others, not just for pleasure, but also because these associations will help you professionally, personally and possibly, physically, in a practical way. Some of you might dabble in a secret love affair.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is the only month all year when the Sun is at the top of your chart, acting like a spotlight on you, which makes others notice you. Furthermore, since this light is flattering, people not only notice you more, they admire you. This is why someone will ask you to take on increased responsibilities. Say yes because you won’t have to do anything special to dazzle them. (Good lighting is everything.) Mars makes you ambitious, Mercury facilitates talking to people in authority, and Venus promotes warm friendships. Not too shabby.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You need a change of scenery! Look for ways to travel or enjoy weekend getaways this month to broaden your horizons and see new sights, new people and new places. (Grab a fish taco in Tofino, or lunch at the Oyster Bar, on Chuckanut Drive.) Go someplace that gives you a thrill. Others will love to take a course or start a new study. Interactions with people from a different culture will fascinate you. Meanwhile, some of you will develop a crush on your boss or an authority figure. It’s an interesting month!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Travel for pleasure intrigues you now, which is why you’re checking hotel rates and deals at resorts. This same influence will bring you good fortune dealing with publishing, the media, medicine and the law. However, you want to turn over a new leaf. “I want to be the best I can be!” And why not – after all, you never again will be as young as you are today. Carpé Diem! (That’s Latin for “Is this hotdog beef?”) Along with your desire for self-improvement, you will be sexually aroused. (The two often go hand-in-hand.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

The Sun, Mercury and fiery Mars all oppose your sign now, which makes you focus on partnerships and relationships. Mercury makes you eager to talk to others, especially about the relationship; and Mars makes you impatient with others because they seem to be so annoying. (Which, of course, they are.) This applies to professional partnerships as well as marriages and intimate relationships. Fortunately, fair Venus will soften discord, promote affectionate intimacy and bring you gifts and favours from others. Yay me!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Make a To Do list.  Get the right equipment – cleaning supplies, paint, shelving, labels, file folders or whatever it is you need. Your objective is to get better organized both at work and at home. Naturally, because you are on this improvement kick, you will want to improve your health. This is a good time to join a gym, adopt a new eating regime or try an exercise schedule. You love the outdoors so any kind of outdoor activity will be the ticket for you. Woof, woof!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is the most playful time of the year for you. Grab every chance to party and have fun. Enjoy the arts – musical performances, the theatre, movies and perhaps improv classes or theatre sports. For that matter, all sports events will be a major draw for you. It’s the playoffs! Enjoy playful activities with children, as well. Romance and love affairs are also a major focus. Physical lovemaking will be hot because sex will be your form of self-expression. Yes, it’s a time of personal self-gratification, pleasure and good times!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Now your attention turns to home and family. Family meetings and discussions will be significant. Many will do home repairs or home renovations because there is increased chaos and activity where you live. Visiting guests could be part of the insanity. Although you want a chance to cocoon, you might not get it. On the upside, there is a promise of fun, entertainment and lots of good times. Love affairs and playful times with children will flourish. Sports activities will appeal. This is also a creative time for you. Look for ways to express yourself through some creative activity.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

The pace of your days will accelerate now because you’re busy with short trips, errands, discussions with everyone plus increased reading and writing. You’re on the go and loving it! This is a great time for intellectual activity and conversations with others because you have a lot to say. However, because you identify strongly with your beliefs, be careful about arguments. If others disagree with you, this is not necessarily a personal affront. Instead, use your verbal energy to sell, convince and persuade others with honey. Some people have a way with words – some people not have way.