Taurus Horoscope for May 2013
By Susan Miller
Last month, April, you had to wait for things to be tweaked and finished before you could launch a new venture or relationship important to you. Now, your waiting is over - the pieces of your puzzle are falling neatly into place. It's time to take your blueprints out and take the first steps to materialize your dreams in mid-May.
Recently, you experienced a full moon lunar eclipse on April 25 in your opposite sign of Scorpio. That full moon was not an easy one as it came arm-in-arm with stern Saturn. It put the spotlight on your closest committed relationship in business or your personal life, and the topic that came up was what you owe this person in terms of time, money, and promises, and what that person owes you. Taurus born in April felt last month's eclipse most strongly. If that eclipse did bring news, you are likely still sorting out what to do next.
Now, a different, very friendly solar eclipse is coming your way as a new moon in Taurus 20 degrees, on May 9. This eclipse will allow you a fresh start. All Taurus will have something to cheer about, as this new moon should open the door to work on a dream that is dear to you. In fact, whatever is going on now is so close to your heart, and linked to your very identity, even I cannot tell you precisely what it is, but chances are, you have inkling. While most full moon eclipses like the one you had April 25 will bring an end to things, the new eclipse will open the gates to something new and special. This new moon will appear close to Mars, a very energizing influence. You should see opportunity pop up almost immediately in the days following May 9.
If your birthday falls on May 9, or within five days of this date in either direction, you will get a double dip of pleasure from this new moon. It has your name all over it, dear Taurus! Also if you have a planet, or the moon, at or near 20 degrees Virgo or Capricorn, you will likely benefit too, so because I cannot see all in your chart, I cannot be sure, but it sure looks like you will do well. You might even benefit from a natal planet in Taurus near the same degree. See what happens, and take notes.
Another bright spot is that many planets - half the solar system - will be clustered in Taurus in early May, and that's great news. Those planets will rally around you like loving little relatives who will put their little arms around you. It will be clear they will want the very best for you. Life cannot always be this sweet. By later in the month, Venus, Mercury, and the Sun will move on to Gemini, so while you are the "it" girl or guy, take full advantage. Remember Simple Simon Says, the childhood game? Simple Simon would tell everyone standing in the circle around him to do this or that - Simon would call all the shots and the other kids would have to react quickly to do what Simon says - the last person to react was out. Guess what? In early May you are king or queen, and all your subjects have to do what you say to do! That's an enviable position to be in!
Pluto will be in perfect angle to this eclipse to provide top level, VIP help to you from his perch in your ninth house. This area of your chart is all about expanding your mind and your understanding of the world around you. You may be preparing to go to college or graduate school, or you may be able to move ahead with immigration matters in regard to a passport, visa, green card, or final citizenship. You will be able to travel to a distant, foreign city, and because this coming as a result of the eclipse May 9, you will experience important, possibly exciting life-altering gains from your journey as result. If you are involved in a court case, or if you are filing a trademark or patent, this new moon will set things in motion.
When Mars moves into 20 degrees Taurus (the same degree as the solar eclipse) on May 16 (for the first time in two years), that day will become very energized, so circle it in gold and see what comes up.
Financially, a generous check may suddenly appear in your mailbox or through other means on May 17 or May 18, thanks to a sweet angle of Venus to Uranus. You'll be surprised! This should be a happy day for you on many levels, as Venus will be so nicely angled - romance on Saturday night, May 18, should sparkle.
Saturn is now opposed to your Sun if you were born in April, so you may be prone to overwork or lowered resistance. You need to take very good care of yourself - this is only temporary. If you are in an unhappy relationship, Saturn will reveal the truth to you, and you will know to stay or go. The universe wants you to be happy and productive on earth - if you are not in a good relationship, the strains of last month's eclipse may be the final straw. Eclipses cleanse situations. If you must leave, do, and don't look back.
This is an unusual month, in that we have another eclipse, the third in a row within the space of only four weeks.
That eclipse, coming on May 25 as a full moon lunar eclipse in Sagittarius 4 degrees, will light your eighth house of finances. The house that will be directly lit will be your eighth house of other people's money. You may finalize a divorce settlement, pay or receive back child support, or you may see a bonus, royalty, or commission arrive in your hands. You may settle on a licensing fee agreement, receive a tax refund, agree to an insurance payout, or get financial aid for college, or even a scholarship. If you have been looking for venture capital, this lunar eclipse will bring the final pledge of an investment. No matter what, this eclipse will bring financial talks to a final phase. The sum in question appears to be a lump sum, so hopefully you will like what you see!
Neptune will be in hard angle to this eclipse, May 25, and will be prone to cloud the information you are told. It may be that you are unclear about the terms, or misunderstand something important about the agreement you are being asked to sign. Question all your assumptions, now, before you agree to the deal. The other side may have withheld financial information or have altered it to mislead you. You will be pressured to sign quickly, but you should not rush. Huddle with your lawyer to decide what questions you need to ask and which clauses you may have to add - ones that were never in the agreement when it was drafted, mainly because you never imagined you'd have to protect yourself in the areas that now will be coming up. The job of an eclipse is to provide a floodlight of truth, so you are likely to catch things in time - but only if you concentrate and work closely with your lawyer to get things "just so."
A perfect day to agree to your deal will be May 27, when Mercury, which rules your solar second house of income, will meet with Jupiter. This will be a holiday in America, Memorial Day, so you won't likely be at work if you work in the States. I love this date for signing contracts, so if you can sign, even if on a mini-vacation, do. Mercury rules contracts and agreements, even verbal ones, and Jupiter rules fairness - and profits!
The following day will be special too, May 28, when Venus, your guardian planet, and good fortune Jupiter link up to bring you outstanding happiness - and possibly a nice raise, a check, or luxurious gift. This is a day when you will be happy, and just about everything will go your way. Your guardian planet, Venus, only meets with Jupiter once a year, so this is the day! You may want to do something luxurious for yourself, go for a spa treatment, or if you are female, ask the stylist to help you choose new makeup for the coming season. Men or women Taurus will love the results of a new haircut or buying new clothes. If you need a medical consultation or procedure, this day would be great for that, too.
All month, Mars will be in Taurus, and this is a fantastic advantage that won't happen again until March 15 to May 11, 2015, a very long time from now. When you have Mars in your sign, you are more courageous and energetic. The projects you start with Mars in your sign tend to work out exceptionally well, if only because you'll be willing to go to the mat to make sure your plans materialize! You won't take "no" for an answer - nor should you! Things won't happen on their own by themselves - you have to harness this energy and show the universe your intent. Take the initiative, dear Taurus, while you have so much of the universe behind you!
The world is your oyster in May, and it may well turn out to be your favorite time of the year. With Mars, Venus, Mercury, the Sun, and later, on May 9, the new moon solar eclipse, all in Taurus, you will have a remarkable chance to seize the day and turn things to the way you've long dreamed it to be. Having so many heavenly bodies in Taurus is remarkable, and these planets will support your every wish. You will have rare control over the course of events, if only for a short window of time. If there were ever a time to stretch both arms out in front of you to take hold of the world with both hands, the time is now.
The start of the month will be divine, but it's after the new moon solar eclipse, May 9, that doors will open wide. At that time you will lead the brigade and discover opportunities. You won't need others to bring them to you, so fly solo, and keep exploring the areas that matter most to you. The fact that Mars is part of the cluster of stars in Taurus suggests you are starting an important cycle that will last a year or much longer - your endeavor may last forever. Venus, your ruler, will be in Taurus, too, this month, showing how strongly your determination will be to shape your life to your vision.
Financial opportunities are growing, so watch to see what crystallizes at the full moon lunar eclipse May 25. You may see a bundle of money, in one large payment, come to you at this time. Still, if you have to sign papers, the hard angle of Neptune to the eclipse is a warning to be careful. Ask a lot of questions, and if necessary, ask for backup data. If the matter concerns salary compensation, by early June, your deal will be within reach, and you are likely to be very pleased with the final agreement. Just after that eclipse of May 25, on May 28 you will reach one of your wonder days of the year when your ruler, Venus, meets with Jupiter. The day before, May 27, will be mighty special for financial news and agreements.
With Saturn opposed to your Sun, you may meet opposition from a partner or collaborator, and if so, this will frustrate you. You may view this person as an impediment to your progress - too stodgy and conservative for your taste. In that case you will need to silence this person's objections, perhaps by being ready with a series of persuasive points before you are free to move forward. Still, there's always the possibility this person will offer a gram of wise advice. If you sense that this may be true, hear this person out, and reflect on what was said. See if you can integrate any of this person's perspective into your choices.
If your birthday falls at the end of April, you are feeling the drain of the many demands being made on you. You may feel isolated, as if no one understands you or your situation. This is due to a rare visit from Saturn opposed to your Sun, which is temporary, but that can create a heavy feeling that may last a total of nine months. It will be up to you to find a way to deal with present-day challenges, for that will be the purpose of Saturn's visit. Keep in mind that this has all the makings of a landmark period when you can show the world all the stuff you are made of. You will finally discover the depth of your strength, the force of your determination, and the range of your resourcefulness. You won't be the same again - you'll be new and improved, better than ever before.
Dates to Note for Taurus
Most romantic dates: May 4, 9, 10, 18, 27, 28, and 30.
The solar eclipse, a new moon in Taurus, May 9-10 (depending on your time zone), will mark a major moment in your timeline. It will open the door on a whole new life, and you will see your old life start to recede into history.
Mars will be in Taurus all month, giving you exceptional control, but that's only half the story - you have the Sun, Venus, Mercury, and the new moon solar eclipse, too, in Taurus. The world is changing, and you are changing with it!
Watch May 16 when Mars will move over the precise degree of the eclipse. It should reveal something, and may bring a breakthrough.
Venus will receive a beam from Uranus on May 18, a surprisingly sweet day for you, filled with fun and romance.
You will have finances on your mind within days of May 25, thanks to the lunar eclipse, a full moon. You will finalize a deal with a person or entity, such as with a bank or credit card company. Or you may conclude a joint venture with a person or company you will be partnering with soon.
One of your best days of the year will be May 28, when your ruler, Venus, aligns with Jupiter. You may see an influx of cash within two days of this date.
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P.S. for May 2013
Appearances In May
Susan has two appearances in New York City in May, her first appearances since January! Susan feels so much better! Please come and say hello to Susan at one or both of the following events:
NEW YORK CITY
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - Noon to 6:00 PM
Saks Fifth Avenue
Fifth Avenue & 50th Street
New York NY
For more information, please call 212.753.4000.
Press is welcome
Susan Miller Appearance, Six Hours - Main Floor, Fragrances
On Thursday, May 9, the day of the solar eclipse, please join Susan at Saks Fifth Avenue in honor of Fragrance Week that will run in Saks through the entire week beginning the previous Sunday. Treat yourself to a new summer scent or surprise your mother with her favorite fragrance for Mother's Day.
If you spend $100 or more on fragrance, you will receive a pretty atomizer gift - in coral, blue, or clear (while supplies last) AND you will be brought to Susan to chat. Bring your questions!
NEW YORK CITY
An Evening with Susan Miller
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (may go longer).
214 West 29 Street - 16th Floor
New York NY 10001
Tickets $45.00 in advance, $49.00 at the door
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This event is closed to press to preserve as much space for attendees as possible.
"Planetary Trends and Eclipses of 2013: May through December"
By now it's clear that we are all adjusting to a new normal. The economy is gently improving, but many readers still report that things are not easy. This talk will center on the recent lunar eclipse of April 25 in Scorpio and the solar eclipse of May 9 in Taurus, as well as the three coming eclipses this year: a lunar full moon eclipse on May 25 in Sagittarius, a full moon lunar eclipse on October 18 in Aries, and new moon solar eclipse on November 3, 2013 in Scorpio. Everyone will feel these eclipses in different ways, and eclipses are always important to watch, for they bring fast moving events and often the biggest news of the year. Susan will also discuss the challenging aspects due early July and late December 2013, and the year's bright spots. She will also discuss the impending Venus and Mars retrogrades and what this means for you.
In a year like 2013, brilliant days and difficult ones lies side by side, so it will be important to plan your key initiations on the very best periods of the year. With this lecture, you will leave armed with all the information you need to strike at the right time for you. You will have lots of opportunity to interact with Susan and others in the audience - Susan's lectures are always lively and fun.
Please come to check in at 6 PM and have a little something to eat ahead of time so you won't be hungry.
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Saturday, August 17, 2013, 2:00 to 3:30 PM
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Susan's 75-minute Lecture: "The Year Ahead 2014"
Get a bird's eye view of the most important features and trends for the Year Ahead 2014, including a preview of the year's major eclipses in Libra (April 15), Taurus (April 29), Aries (October 8), and Scorpio (October 23). Susan is known for her detailed research, clarity of communication, and her lively, entertaining presentation style. This lecture is a "must" to prepare for 2014. Susan's lectures are interactive, so come with questions.
Susan will speak for 75 minutes in Session 5: Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 2:00 to 3:15 PM at the NCGR Astrological Conference to take place in Philadelphia.
No previous knowledge of astrology is required to enjoy the conference, for there will be classes that attendees with little experience with astrology can enjoy. Stay for a day or the entire NCGR conference. Entrance for the full day of the conference on Saturday is $125.00
The National Council for Geo-Cosmic Research is a highly respected astrological society in the United Sates of which Susan Miller is a member.
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Are You Obsessed with Mad Men?
I Analyzed the Horoscope Charts For Three Mad Men Characters!
Don Draper (and also Richard "Dick" Whitman)
To celebrate the debut of Mad Men's sixth season, the editors at indie pop culture magazine PAPER called on me, Susan Miller, to do the natal horoscope charts of three of the show's main characters: Don Draper, Joan Holloway, and Peggy Olson, as show writers had clearly mentioned each of these particular character's birthday in the script during the course of the five seasons of the show. I was also asked to compare two charts for Don Draper - that of his actual biological birthday (when he was born Richard "Dick" Whitman) and that of the birth date he adopted after assuming the name and identity of 'Don Draper.'
I look the information and chose a birth city and time of birth for each of the three fictional characters. I did this based on bits and pieces of information revealed about each character over the show's many seasons. (Note that I did not do the charts of the actors who played the parts in Mad Men - that would have been an entirely different article. I focused only on the three fictional characters.)
In the past, I have been called on by Hollywood to collaborate with writers in character development because astrology, with its firm structure and fascinating layers of complexity, can show clearly the intricate shadings of personality. At the same time, I can help a writer maintain the integrity of the character. Astrology can be a rich source of fascinating information about a person's makeup - this is true whether the person is fictional or real.
To be clear, the Mad Men writers did NOT call on me in advance to help in character development for the show, although as I just mentioned, I have done this for other writers not connected to this show (and whose names will remain private). This was my first time to discuss a character AFTER the character's personality had been strongly developed over time!
This was a lot of fun. I not only looked at the personality of the three Mad Men characters, but when appropriate, I looked to the future to add some of my own ideas of what might come next for each character.
Here is the link to my assessment of three stories on the PAPER Magazine website.
Don Draper/Richard Whitman:
Joan Holloway Harris:
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