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Monthly Forecast

By Maria DeSimone

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Capricorn Horoscope: May 2013

Be the Change

If your determination meets dogged resistance early in the month, it's a signal telling you to get busy rather than falling victim to discouragement or self-doubt. Your creativity feels blocked when constrictive Saturn opposes energetic Mars on May 1 and expressive Mercury on May 5; step back so you can solidify your thoughts and strengthen your plan of attack. Thankfully, Pluto in your ambitious sign trines the Sun on May 1, Mars on May 5, and Mercury on May 7, empowering you to overcome whatever obstacles you face. 

A Taurus Solar Eclipse on May 9 can push your creativity to the limit, yet its conjunction with Mercury in your 5th House of Self-Expression reminds you that logical analysis doesn't always lead to the best solution.

Your naturally methodical approach to your daily routine at home and on the job becomes scattered when resourceful Venus enters flighty Gemini and your 6th House of Habits on May 9, followed by chatty Mercury on May 15 and the Sun on May 20. Your desire to widen your vistas reaches a turning point when optimistic Jupiter in your detail-oriented 6th house runs into an anxious sesquisquare with pessimistic Saturn. 

Meanwhile, the life-changing Uranus-Pluto square that drives deep changes in your personal life from June 24, 2012, through March 16, 2015, is exact on May 20, agitating unrest on the home front and triggering your need for freedom. The Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse on May 25 illuminates your 12th House of Escapism and squares dreamy Neptune, luring you to retreat into fantasies, rather than dealing with the serious issues of your life.

Keep in Mind This Month

Give your inner child permission to play without fear or guilt. The emotional breakthrough you experience could change your life.

Key Dates for Capricorn

May 9: Lighten Up

The sensual Taurus New Moon Eclipse supplies your 5th House of Love and Creativity with fresh sources of delight. Your workplace seems to be friendlier when pretty Venus prances into breezy Gemini and your 6th House of Employment. Making small talk with colleagues and being adaptable in business negotiations allow you to appear more approachable and get the appreciation and respect that you deem so valuable.

SUPER NOVA DAYS

May 16-20: Agent of Change

The steadfast Taurus Sun forms stressful aspects to unstable Uranus and transformational Pluto on May 16, pitting your desire to maintain the status quo against the urgent pressure to shake things up. A thrilling Venus-Uranus sextile makes change seem irresistible on May 18, but an uncomfortable Venus-Pluto quincunx triggers fear if you must relinquish control. However, your underlying motivation for change comes from the reactionary Uranus-Pluto square on May 20 that stimulates conflict between your 1st House of Self and your 4th House of Family. Your current willingness to risk stability can bring you what you want, but at the potential cost of upsetting others.

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