Forecast for May 20-June 2

By Cortney Litwin / Special to The Malibu Times

A powerful shift is about to take place as Uranus begins its eight-year transit through Aries on the 27th (except for a jaunt back into Pisces from mid-August 2010 through mid-March 2011). Because Uranus produces awareness through upheaval, those of you with early astrological placements in Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn will likely feel the winds of change somewhere in your life during the next few months (and beyond). Also this month, the Sun entering Gemini on the 20th energizes brainpower and travel. A Jupiter-Saturn opposition from the 22nd-29th can create a conflict between expansion and playing it safe. Venus opposing Pluto on the 23rd brings up relationship issues concerning power, money and commitment. The full moon in Sagittarius on the 27th energizes activities that expand your intellect and spiritual life. Saturn turning direct on the 30th helps business ventures move forward. And, finally, Neptune turning retrograde from May 31-Nov. 6 favors getting in touch with your soul’s purpose through introspection and meditation.

If you know your rising sign from your time of birth, read that too.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

“Free to be me” is the motto for rams as Uranus transiting through your sign strengthens your sense of self through the release of old attitudes, habits and people in your life that are holding you back from expressing the real you.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

The need for a change is simmering just beneath your awareness during Uranus in Aries. But first, ask yourself what needs to be resolved from the past. Healing old emotional issues will free your energy for a fresh start. You’ll be especially intuitive, too.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

People from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds will be entering your life during Uranus in Aries. Some will be brilliant, others unreliable. Your inner activist is being awakened as well, which can inspire you to lead endeavors that heal the planet.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Uranus in Aries will prompt you to change and improve your career and, perhaps more importantly, your role in society as a whole. Ask yourself if your career reflects your true purpose. If it doesn’t, where do you need to go from here?

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Your spiritual beliefs are in for an overhaul during Uranus in Aries. It’s all about the freedom to determine what’s spiritually right for you. You may also be inspired to explore different cultures, philosophies and other subjects that expand your awareness.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Uranus in Aries can energize your sex life by helping you become aware of negative emotional patterns that block the flow of your deepest feelings. It’s also time to evaluate how debt hinders your freedom-and perhaps do something about it.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

The desire to express your individuality within your partnership accelerates during Uranus in Aries. It’s time to relate to each other at a new level of awareness. If you’re solo, you’re likely to attract someone highly charismatic, offbeat or intellectual.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Revamping your diet and exercise routine with greater awareness for your body’s needs will be the gift of Uranus in Aries. You’ll also experience an awakening to the needs of others less fortunate, which can inspire you to volunteer your resources.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Electricity revs up romance during Uranus in Aries. The need for freedom can make you prone to sudden attractions and sudden breakups. Your artistry is also being energized, which can bring out your brilliance in whatever you’re creating.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Uranus in Aries can stir up some family issues by making you the truth-sayer within your family. Perhaps you’ll confront a family member, delve into your family history to uncover emotional patterns, or move or remodel/renovate to start afresh.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your Uranus ruler transiting through Aries will awaken your inner genius for innovation. Some startling ideas will come to you quite suddenly, many of which may seem ahead of your time, so don’t discard any of them for being unworkable, or even impossible.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Uranus in Aries will fire up your inventiveness for making money, and may open an unusual financial door that seems unlikely to be profitable, but which may take off. Still, you’ll need all of your financial acumen to avoid the truly unreliable sources of income.