Astrology GIFs for the Week of May 11, 2015

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Bellicose Mars enters vocal Gemini on Monday, May 11, making people quick-tempered and sharp in speech. Minds are nimble and active — although not always agreeable. This transit encourages plainspokenness and combative language. Remain diplomatic and polite in letters and emails. There is some likelihood of travel to nearby or familiar destinations.

An exulted Taurus moon on Saturday, May 16, aspects creative Neptune and tender Venus to bring about a day of pleasure, art, and romance. Make plans with someone special, or do something fun with friends. Under the seasonal splendor of Taurus, the best times are had outdoors in nature.

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

This transit of Mars indicates dynamic personal action directed toward financial gain and the acquisition of material possessions. You may acquire or sell property related to these things. Your horoscope indicates success, and now you can make great financial gains through enterprising work and business activity.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

This transit is particularly important because Mars is dignified in this position and initiates a period of greater self-assertion and personal physical activity. This energy can manifest itself in work, sports, exercise, or restlessness — if it is not well directed. In any event, you will be more competitive now. Improve your health and vitality through exercise and conclude projects that require physical exertion. Take confident, positive action to express yourself.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

The planets deliver behind-the-scenes activity in private affairs. Investigations and activities may be carried on in secret so as to avoid confrontation and opposition. You could be involved in intrigues or have secret enemies. This transit can also stir up subconscious desires, which may cause you to act in peculiar or self-destructive ways through dishonesty, secret sexual liaisons, or concealed aggressive actions.

Leo (July 23–August 22)

You will become active in the pursuit of personal goals and objectives connected with groups. Friends will enlist your assistance regarding an organization, perhaps inviting you to join an advisory board. This will bring unexpected opportunities to do good deeds. Your companions may spur you to action or you may inspire your friends. Just be careful that you don’t encourage each other to become involved in risky or dangerous enterprises.

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

This transit to your horoscope produces aggressive ambition to further your career. There is often active involvement in politics, corporate business, or other activities geared toward status and personal authority. This ambition may lead you to become involved in professional or political power struggles. Authoritarian attitudes could result in conflict. You can make advances by initiating new career activities and putting more energy into work, especially large-scale enterprises.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

You have a desire to travel, seek adventure, and aggressively pursue educational, philosophic, or religious goals. During this transit, you could become a crusader for some favorite cause. But be careful not to become involved in conflicts or arguments over religious beliefs: There’s danger of becoming a fanatic in the promotion of one’s convictions. If you plan to travel, beware of places where there is political unrest, war, or strife.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

This transit indicates activity in your corporate and business affairs. In some manner, you are likely to be affected by the affairs of the dead. This position indicates inheritance, insurance, tax refunds, gifts, grants, or corporate investments. You may become acquainted with the occult. This is not a favorable time to expose yourself to dangerous situations.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

There is great activity in the public sphere and in business, corporate, or professional partnerships. A close relationship with a dynamic person could propel an important project into action. Marital relationships may involve conflict. You could be overly aggressive toward others; they could be aggressive toward you. A conflict may even bring physical confrontation.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

You will accomplish a great deal of busywork this week as feisty Mars transits the area of your horoscope associated with oganization. You may also experience a boost in health. However, be mindful of the way you treat your assistants and inferiors at work. Your influence over such people is stronger than usual now, and your tone may come across as overly stern and aggressive.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

You will find yourself pursuing pleasure, romance, or creative self-expression. You may participate in physical sports or activities requiring muscular exertion. This transit intensifies the sex drive, resulting in serious erotic involvements. Conflict could arise over sexual jealousy or frustrations. There could be a lack of sensitivity and refinement in sexual pursuits. Do not act impulsively or rashly when investments are concerned.

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

You will have the motivation and energy to make home improvements. This could mean cleaning or a bigger project. You may have to deal with aggressive or objectionable people who come into your home; these people may stir up memories related to your family or upbringing, which could be upsetting.

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Now you’re interested in pursuing knowledge and practical information; you’ll become involved in heated discussions and debates. A favorable effect of this transit is that you’re able to implement creative and original ideas.There will be lots of coming and going (partyicularly by car) but beware of careless driving: you could receive a traffic summons.

David Scoroposki is a professional astrologer working in New York City. GIF reporting by Leah Rodriguez.

Astrology GIFs for the Week of May 11, 2015