May 17 Birthday Horoscope
If Today is Your Birthday: May 17
The Year Ahead
Forecast for May 2009 to May 2010
When a Quarter Moon occurs in your Return chart, as it does this year, you are at some sort of a turning point in your life, in terms of personal growth. Events that occur this year act as catalysts that get you in touch with some important issues in your emotional life. Your emotions run high, and mood swings or identity crises are possible. There may be some kind of conflict in your life arising from a great urge to do something different. It promises to be a busy, dynamic, and significant period in your life.
The Sun square Jupiter, Neptune, and Chiron in your Return chart does point to some excess–inflated expectations that can interfere with your mood, producing highs and lows. The trick is to use this energy for creative envisioning and problem-solving. The desire to expand your experiences and faith, and widen your mind, is great. Saturn trine your Sun can help ground you, but after its pass in September, you might be tempted to throw practical considerations out the window, which could be costly if taken too far. You are hungry for a more idealistic life, and more willing to make personal sacrifices in order to achieve it. Some disappointment, restlessness, and faulty thinking should be watched for. Routine seems to be particularly unsatisfying now. This is a time when you can easily take a detour from a practical path. It can also be a time when you are disillusioned by something (or someone). You might also find that you are easily led astray. Spiritual inspiration is a potential, and there is much to learn about yourself, your dreams and ideals, and others this year.
Mercury in square aspect to Jupiter and Neptune in your Solar Return chart this year reinforces the need to err on the side of caution if offers arrive that seem too good to be true. Some confusion or possibly deception could arise in communications this year, and you may be skipping important details without even realizing it. Also, an awkward aspect between Mars and Saturn can point to indecision.
Uranus sextile the Sun and Mercury are very helpful aspects. Interesting and mostly pleasant changes and new interests figure in your year ahead. Its easier than ever to express your unique individuality, and if this involves changing careers or jobs, a new love affair, or an entirely new hobby, it’s something that takes you forward into unexplored territory. You are more willing to adapt to new circumstances, ideas, and unfamiliar situations this year. It’s a good time to join organizations and groups and to attend meetings or social events. You are able to find creative solutions to problems now. Flexibility is the key to success under this influence. Your personality is sparkling this year, which is sure to attract new circumstances and people into your life. You are also able to find new insight into old problems, and your thinking processes during this period are likely to be especially original. This is a good year for projects involving technology or New Age topics. You may find more opportunities to attend meetings and other organized group activities, to communicate online, and to take part in activities involving computers, scientific projects, or metaphysics. Unexpected gains may be realized through such mediums. Your intuition is strong, and insights seem to come from “out of the blue”. Original, creative ideas are easy to come by this year. A creative aspect from Pluto to the Sun and Mercury helps to give you some focus and determination. You are certainly more creative this year, and likely branching into totally new endeavors that suit your personality well.
Venus is aligned with Mars in your Solar Return chart, and romantic and creative passions figure strongly this year. New beginnings on the romantic front are likely. If you are not currently in a relationship, you are more likely to make the first move and go after what or who you want. Your affections are strongly stimulated, and you are more acutely aware of your powers of attraction. Romance, love, and sexuality occupy your mind more than usual. You can enjoy an increase in personal magnetism (as well as libido!), but be wary of competitiveness or tension in existing love relationships, as this aspect ignites your passions in general, whether theyre feelings of love or anger! Now is also a good time to engage in creative projects and to join with others in pursuing a common goal. If you are involved in competition, you could come out a winner. Venus and Mars in Aries suggests some impulsiveness in love (and with money), and it also implies new beginnings.
Venus in hard aspect to Jupiter and Neptune suggests some complications in these matters, however, due to not always seeing matters clearly, which can lead to misunderstandings, broken promises, and disappointment. The trick is to avoid the tendency to place too much (unrealistic) faith into your romantic relationships and your finances, which can be challenging, but which is important for keeping you from overstretching yourself.
Romantic and creative passions are big themes in the year ahead. Exploring your feelings, and a spirited approach to relating, figure strongly. You are likely feeling restless and have a tendency to misplace your faith in projects (and possibly people!) that require more attention to facts. Keeping concern for the future in mind and realistic expectations in most areas of your life should keep you on solid footing. Trying out new ways of expressing your creativity also figures strongly.
2009 is a Number Six year for you. Ruled by Venus. This is a year of relative contentment. It is a time when love is the easiest to attract, and partnerships formed under this vibration have a better chance for longevity. You are able to attract others, and material things as well, this year. This is a good year for establishing harmony in the family and in the home. Advice – develop existing relationships, be positive and receptive because these kinds of energies help you to attract what you desire.
2010 will be a Number Seven year for you. Ruled by Neptune. This is a year of preparation, chance, and refinement. It is not a time of dramatic changes. Instead, it’s a year when reflection on the past is helpful, and when refinements to your life path should be made. It’s a good year to study and analyze. Unexpected twists to your life story and “chance” meetings are probable. Advice – take stock of your life in order to prepare for more exciting years to come, examine the past and plan for the future, get in touch with your deepest needs and uncover your personal power, don’t strain yourself or actively try to expand.
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These interpretations are partially based on the Solar Return chart in astrology. Of course, the Solar Return chart is most accurate, personalized, and descriptive, when the birth time and place (in addition to the birth date) are known.
The individual birthday forecast above is written by Annie Heese and is copyright CafeAstrology.com.