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Weekly horoscopes: May 19 - May 25

Christopher Renstrom is the creator of Rulingplanets.com which is his idea of an on-line, subscription-based, interactive Astrology Magazine. It is based on his bestselling book Ruling Planets, which was published by HarperCollins in 200...

The sweet smell of success

What looked far-fetched suddenly appears doable when Jupiter trines Saturn on May 24. The beauty of a trine is that it takes the best qualities of each planet and brings them together into one idea. In this case, the belief, faith and enthusiasm of Jupiter combines with the discipline, resourcefulness and persistence of Saturn. If something matters to you (and this can only happen if you truly value it), then you will find the means to achieve your ends now. Bear in mind that you will still have to work very hard to get what you want. Then again, it wouldn’t be a triumphant success if you couldn’t boast about all of the blood, sweat and tears that you poured into it.

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ARIES (March 20-April 18)

It hasn’t been easy working with someone you don’t like. Not only do you and he have totally different visions for the project you’re working on, but your personalities couldn’t be more opposite. Nevertheless, your commitment to seeing things through has evolved into a begrudging respect over the past few weeks. Will you ever like each other? Unlikely. But it’s still nice to know that you’re capable of success if you can bridge your differences and combine forces. It will also be nice to know that this enforced alliance will soon be over.

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TAURUS (April 19-May 19)

There appears to be a certain person that you can’t do right by no matter what. Usually this wouldn’t bother you except that she’s related to your boyfriend, is tight with your supervisor at work or is friends with your friends. In any case, you may be surprised to see a total change in your relationship this week. It will start with her actually acknowledging your presence (instead of the typical icy reception) and could even evolve into an invitation to hang out together. You may be looking at a new best friend.

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GEMINI (May 20-June 19)

Last March, you were in reach of a valuable prize or goal. It should have been yours, but then you were overtaken by a series of circumstances that were beyond your control and that demanded your immediate and undivided attention. You probably assumed that your moment had passed, but you will learn on May 19 that retrograde planets work a peculiar magic of their own. It appears as if said prize or goal is still available. It may be impossible to believe, but you’ll see for yourself when the Sun trines Mars on May 31.

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CANCER (June 20-July 21)

People talk about their dreams, but few will actively pursue them. The Jupiter/Saturn trine on May 24 shows that you are ready to go after the things you want in life. But this won’t be reckless, desperate or something done on blind faith. It appears as if you have a plan in mind and are ready to implement it step by step. Saturn bestows discipline, fortitude and wisdom when it trines Jupiter, so even if you haven’t much to go on right now, you will as you accrue more and more with every goal you reach.

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LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)

On May 24, you will fulfill a long-standing obligation or heavy duty. It looks like it has something to do with family. Perhaps you’ve been carrying the financial burden in your relationship, taking care of a loved one who’s been going through a hard time or helping your child find his or her way. In any case, you’ve done your job, and this person is over the hump. Give yourself a hearty pat on the back and start making plans for how you want to spend your free time. It’s free time well-earned.

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VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)

The Sun enters your solar mid-heaven on May 20. The Sun here for the next four weeks brings recognition, esteem and rewards for a job well-done. It’s the perfect time to get something back for all those dues you’ve been paying for so long. The only thing to watch out for is letting problems in a close relationship or association steal focus. Don’t permit them to overshadow your moment. There’s plenty of time to iron out differences later. It’s not like they’re going anywhere. Meanwhile, this moment is yours, and you deserve to bask in it.

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LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 21)

You weren’t always sure if your maneuver would work. You went out on a limb to pursue that object of desire, and there were more than a few times when you were sure that the branch would break. However, an auspicious Jupiter/Saturn trine on May 24 shows that you will get what you came for — and then some. The temptation will be to push for more if you can get it, but don’t. It’s often wise to quit while you’re ahead when Saturn is strong. It ensures that you can return and try again another day.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 20)

Ruling planet Mars retrograde in your house of secret enemies since March 1 hasn’t been easy. This would have increased the stress levels in your life and made you more than just a little paranoid. Thankfully, Mars coming out of retrograde on May 19 will restore your confidence and make you feel like you’re back on top of your game. But don’t ignore the lessons that Mars has taught you. It’s never a good idea to assume that you’re smarter than people — especially when they’re smart enough to let you believe that if it serves their purpose.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20)

Home runs rarely win baseball games. What matters more are the walks, bunts and hits that get you on base. Build on these, and you can score big. This is the message of the Jupiter/Saturn trine on May 24. It won’t bring that lucky break you’re looking for, but it will show you how to build on the momentum of the past few months. This isn’t the time to let up. If anything, it’s the time to push like you’ve never pushed before. Do it and you’ll see small steps turn into great strides.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 18)

You’ve had a helluva time trying to find the right fit these past 2-1/2 months. Whether it’s roping in a client, putting the finishing touches on a sale or simply coordinating schedules, Mars retrograde at the top of your solar chart has introduced more delays and complications than you could imagine. If you had known then what you know now, then you would have sidestepped these headaches all together. Thankfully, Mars comes out of retrograde on May 19, and that promises forward movement. Things won’t click into place overnight, but they will by July 20.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)

Stability is a rare experience in the life of an Aquarian. You’re no stranger to surprise upsets and unexpected reversals. They’re so commonplace that you’ll even set aside time in your workday to deal with them. Yet the idea that you could actually finish something you set out to do is almost inconceivable. The Jupiter/Saturn trine on May 24 shows you completing a long-term goal. You never thought you’d see the day, but here it is. Like a cornerstone being set in place, this will provide the security and sustainability you’ve always longed for.

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PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)

There’s always the worry that if you make your dreams come true, then you’ll have nothing left. You used to regard it as a silly thought when you were at the bottom of the barrel looking up, but now that you’re at the top of the heap looking down, you can’t help but wonder if there might be some merit to it. You were born under the zodiac sign of the collective unconscious. You will never run out of dreams and visions. Fulfilling each and every one of them will enrich your life.

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