May 17 Birthday Horoscope
If Today is Your Birthday: May 17
The Year Ahead
Forecast for May 2010 to May 2011
If You Were Born Today, May 17: You are inspiring, excellent at promotion and sales, and strong-minded. Music may be a talent, or at least extremely important in your life. When confident, you are radiant, helpful, and a joy to be around. When insecure, however, you might have a tendency to bring others down with you! Stubborn yet attuned to progress, there is a well-defined spiritual bent to your personality. Famous people born today: Erik Satie, Dennis Hopper, Sugar Ray Leonard, Trent Reznor, Enya.
Your Birthday Year Forecast: With the Sun and Moon in a waxing semi-square at the time of your birthday this year, the period ahead is one of new initiatives and action. You possess quite a bit of energy, but you must be aware that emotions color much of what you do this year. It can be hard to be objective as a result.
Some form of recognition for your work or for past good deeds may be forthcoming this year. Fortunate circumstances arise from a positive attitude as well as sincere self-expression. The Sun trine Saturn helps you to stay on track and to meet your responsibilities. Your concern for your future this year is stronger than usual, and you may find that projects you start, or investments you make, this year will benefit you for years to come. The key to success in this period of your life is adopting a realistic, practical, disciplined, and orderly approach to your life, while maintaining a healthy positive frame of mind.
Neptune continues to transit square to your Sun this year, until December 2010. Some confusion about where you are headed in life is quite likely. You could be undergoing confusion about what you want from life, where you are headed, and how to go about satisfying your ego. There is a reason behind this “identity crisis”–you are learning to let go of ego attachments. Your self-image is being re-worked, and you are becoming more sensitive to a greater, perhaps more spiritual, sense of purpose. As Neptune’s “fog” lifts in December, your self-confidence will increase many times over.
Uranus transits sextile your Sun this year, which is a subtly helpful influence. It’s 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. 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.
You can focus excess mental energy into something constructive, possibly working especially hard on a project, this year. You may gain new insights into your life this year. You can be especially persuasive and convincing in your communications, whether written or oral, and your perceptions are especially acute. You are inclined to do a lot of “digging”, researching, analyzing, investigating, and getting to the bottom of things. Increased psychological awareness of yourself and others can benefit you greatly, and employing strategy in your decision making is easier than usual this year. Relationships with younger people may be especially rewarding and meaningful.
There may be a project, idea, or person that demands much of your attention and that occupies much of your thoughts. It’s a strong year for any project or studies that require concentrated effort. You are especially resourceful.
When it comes to love and romance, there can be some struggle between the desire for freedom and your responsibilities. Some of you might be dealing with overblown expectations, or struggling with whether to stick with the same routine or to break free and explore new ground. Finding a way to strike a balance between self-gratification and the obligations of daily life will be essential. Tapping into your imagination and the world of beauty and romance, as well as gentleness with others, will help you to attract what and who you want into your life. You might idealize and expand a relationship through sensitive interactions and a more giving approach. Benefits come through paying attention to your dreams and intuitions, as well as through creativity.
Saturn in opposition to Uranus around the time of your birthday suggests some restlessness. Attempts to assert your individuality, freedom, and originality undermine your feelings of groundedness and security. Yet, you are not satisfied when you conform. There may be sudden and unexpected twists that force you to do something different or that help free yourself from old habits. Adjusting your plans is in order, and striking a balance between convention and innovation is the challenge. Setbacks tend to be temporary and often lead to new, more creative paths or solutions. Ambivalence is likely and could color many of your interactions.
Freedom and adventure are big themes in your life this year, and you may be balancing this desire with the need to fill your obligations. Projects that require concentration and focus will be especially rewarding. Social and romantic relationships are in focus, bringing some ups and downs. Finding a balance is a theme. A flexible approach to changes in your life wins the most success.
2010 is 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.
2011 will be a Number Eight year for you. Ruled by Saturn. This is a year of power and accomplishment. Actively seeking to expand, taking educated risks, and moving forward are highlighted. This is a year of opportunity, particularly in the material and business world, and opportunities need to be seized. It’s generally not a year to find a new love partner, simply because the focus is on the material world and your place in the world. This is a problem-solving year in which you can expect real, tangible results. Advice – take action, plan ahead, seize opportunities.
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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.