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Weekly horoscope (May 16-22)

Clashes with Uranus have far-reaching effects



Taurus The Bull (April 20-May 20): You may be experiencing a re-enactment of an old scenario, particularly in relation to authority figures. Before you go into reflex mode, consider responding differently than you have in the past. At least make an effort to understand why you are struggling. It is time to let go of old patterns.

For All Signs: Beginning in June of 2012 and continuing through 2015, we have a series of seven clashes between Uranus and Pluto. Uranus represents the theme of economic and political justice. Pluto represents big money, worldly power, and the forces of nature. On the schedule of planetary motion, there are two exact squares in 2012, followed by two in 2013, two in 2014, and one in 2015. This week is the first square of 2013. This is not Armageddon, in my opinion, but these aspects represent the clash of powerful archetypal energies. Overall, there will be global reorganization of politics, power and the economy. All of us will be affected in ways we probably would rather not imagine, since humankind prefers not to change.

Aries: Uranus entered your sign in April of 2011 and remains with you through June of 2018. Many things in your life have changed with independence. You may be drawn toward one or more political situations to fight for the rights of the people. You have experienced upheavals and still have more to go.

Gemini: Mercury travels rapidly through your sign between now and the end of this month. During this period, there likely will be greater emphasis on communications, errands and other short distance travels. Meanwhile, you may have important concerns about friends. Another area of attention is related to all things having to do with sexuality, death and legacy.

Cancer: Your boredom with old routines drives you to explore the untried. You have a need to rebel, which may cause difficulty with authority figures. You'll be very attracted to the unusual in occupations — the more eccentric, the better. Your partner is experiencing a metamorphosis.

Leo: You have big ideas and ambitions, but right now the details are nagging at you. Perhaps your health is in a minor slump and you need to rest. You are much more inclined to force your body into submission, but it's not really a good idea at this time. Tell the truth in relationships unless you firmly believe it would cause more harm than help.

Virgo: Changes occurring in the lives of important people around you are requiring your time and attention. Your partner may be of little help during this period. Make a special effort to keep up with keys, tickets, billfolds and other small items.

Libra: New and unique experiences will likely be brought to you through changes in situations made by your partner (business and/or personal). Those with clientele will see major shifts in whom they attract. Libra does not blend well when things are out of balance, but keep your nose above water and you will ultimately find a place of security.

Scorpio: Others in your life will be drawing deeply from your emotional resources. It is fine to keep boundaries, but if you go too far, you will become resentful or irritable. Work toward a balance between giving and self-care.

Sagittarius: You are on the verge of an important commitment. This brings up all kinds of fears from the basement of your psyche. This, indeed, is a time of trial for your soul. Look deeply into yourself to find the source of fear and root it out. Otherwise, it will run your life.

Capricorn: Old secrets may have come to the fore. During these years while Uranus is making the squares, your life direction will likely turn over and over. It will teach you to swing in the direction of "open doorways" if you are adaptable, or knock you to the floor if you are not.

Aquarius: What you do in your business and financial life now will have greater than usual impact in the future. The problem is that you do not yet feel clear about where you should expand. Conservative choices are best for a while. Don't rush the decision.

Pisces: News from family members may be unsettling. It also may not be accurate, so don't react with haste. Your imagination could go overboard this week. Double check on facts, data and directions that come your way.

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