Stars Over Tokyo May 2017

May-be it’s time for a break!

Prepare yourself for an exciting month (and a well-deserved break).

Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper “I love you”
Gazing up over Tokyo Bay
Dream a little dream of May

Only interested in reading your own ‘scope? Click on your sign below.

CAPRICORN (Jan 19 – Feb 15)
AQUARIUS (Feb 16 – Mar 11)
PISCES (Mar 12 – Apr 18)
ARIES (Apr 19 – May 13)
TAURUS (May 14 – June 19)
GEMINI (June 20 – July 20)
CANCER (July 21 – Aug 9)
LEO (Aug 10 – Sep 10)
VIRGO (Sep 11 – Oct 30)
LIBRA (Oct 31 – Nov 22)
SCORPIO (Nov 23 – Nov 29)
OPHIUCHUS (Nov 30 – Dec 17)
SAGITTARIUS (Dec 18 – Jan 18)

CAPRICORN January 19 – February 15

Color: English hyacinth
Sound: Wing flutter
Daily antidote: Lemon & thyme salt scrub

There’s a glow coming into your life — gold and peach blush. May brings dappled light on green leaves, pink canvas sky at sunset. Blossoms open and so do hearts. Where does this leave you? Mercury goes direct May 3, opening connections in a big way. Plans move fast and then take root. Your streamlined self is no-nonsense. The full moon May 11 assists your goals with its thoughtful reflection. Then Saturn trines Uranus May 19 and you maneuver a tricky hot spot. Promises appear to backfire with Venus opposite Jupiter, but this opens a mystical channel that puts you in the top seat.

AQUARIUS February 16 – March 11

Color: Crystal ice blue
Sound: Kites in the breeze
Daily antidote: Angel white candles

If you feel a hole in your soul, fill it with kindness. Take yourself off to Oriental Bazaar or Kiddy Land and find something to send to family and friends. Let them know you’re thinking of them (even if you only started right now). Mercury goes direct May 3, so travel and mail moves faster. The full moon May 11 opens a gateway to creativity and realms yet undiscovered. Life will not be boring — just the opposite! Then Saturn trines Uranus May 19. What seemed too unconventional to work suddenly becomes mainstream. Keep believing in yourself. You’re ahead of the curve.

PISCES March 12 – April 18

Color: French violet
Sound: Inner silence
Daily antidote: Matcha frappucino

Mercury goes direct May 3. Brain fog clears and thought mists dissolve. If you’re a creative type, your perceptions are acute and instant. Your inner source is easier to converse with. The full moon May 11 anchors spiritual interests and brings them down to earth. If you missed the Tokyo Vegan Gourmet Festival, check out Lotus or Ain Soph’s first restaurant in Ginza. While you’re feathering your experiences, Saturn trines Uranus on May 19. It’s a wild ride that could suddenly turn romantic. Mars sextiles Uranus May 30 to break through the last bit of resistance.

ARIES April 19 – May 13

Color: Rose-lemon explosion
Sound: Cloudburst
Daily antidote: Nostalgic clear out

Moving faster than a blur, make May a month of landmark memories. Mercury goes direct May 3, so planning is easier, and schedules are more likely to stay in place. Golden Week means you’ve got an entrepreneurial spirit, whether you’re investing in your artistic expression or escaping the crowds in Shinagawa’s hidden temples. The full moon May 11 can be tricky if you attempt to hold in your feelings. Work out, run, swim or take a walk. Absorb the environment on your own terms as Saturn trines Uranus May 19 and efforts with long-distance travel can take shape.

TAURUS May 14 – June 19

Color: Mountain ridge
Sound: Deep breath
Daily antidote: Havianas flip-flops

Want to enjoy Mercury as it goes direct May 3? It’s a perfect time to find a quiet corner at the Paperback Café or meld into the ambiance of posh Anjin. You can read to your heart’s content, spurred on by a casual coffee or an upscale cappuccino. Not sure you need much “alone time”? Wait for the full moon May 11, when people are likely to be more outgoing (though stay alert for the fabled “lunar lunacy” that comes with it). Saturn trines Uranus May 19, putting eclectic dreams on the table. Venus opposes Jupiter the same day. You may find venture capital or a heartthrob to shift you into high gear.

GEMINI June 20 – July 20

Color: Silk blossom blush
Sound: Espresso frothing
Daily antidote: Fresh air

On the go, but not sure where you’ll end up? Willing to invest a little time, but have too many offers? There’s nothing like a Gemini in spring. You are on the precipice of more fun, while unraveling the cobwebs of the past — if you let any spin in the first place! Mercury goes direct on May 3. It’s your ruling planet, so you’re free to say what comes to mind, knowing you’ve stayed true to yourself. Then the full moon May 11 has a spooky shadow quality, all the more reason to cuddle up “and be on the safe side.”  There’s a wild card May 19 with Saturn trine Uranus to make romance worthwhile.

CANCER July 21 – August 9

Color: Butter rosette
Sound: Style blow-out
Daily antidote: Lavender & rosemary oil

There’s nothing like a treat to build a bridge of friendship. Why not make May a maki zushi month? Impress and enjoy with your family or your partner’s grandparents. Mercury goes direct on May 3. Misunderstandings are easily cleared up, relegated to the immediate yet distant past. Like sakura drifting by, no one can hold on when there’s so much more to see. Instead, you’re likely to be wowed by the shadow flirtations that come with the full moon May 11. You’ll have to wait to see if they “stick” — this full moon is “void of course.” Meaning the sincerity is there, but the water’s surface may ripple.

LEO August 10 – September 10

Color: Dijon yellow
Sound: Cherry lip smack
Daily antidote: Lion pose

There’s a way out of the jungle and you will find it. Your instincts are refined and on the prowl. You can’t be fooled unless you let someone second-guess you. Stay in the lead by taking in the Chichibu Shibazakura Festival in early May — you may catch a last glimpse of cherry blossoms as they waft by. Then do a little duck and cover during the full moon May 11, as it happens to be void of course. Meaning you may be the only one who knows which direction to go! The Sun sextiles Chiron May 18, to add heart and healing to a tricky situation. The very next day, Saturn trines Uranus to stabilize an important negotiation!

VIRGO September 11 – October 30

Color: Pineapple butterscotch
Sound: Water in shower
Daily antidote: Moon bath

Have too many things, and don’t know where they came from? Want to attract what reflects the real you (and not someone else)? Unless you’ve already been, you might try something that takes you out of your comfort zone — like going camping in Lake Ashi Village during Golden Week or showing up at Pole Dance Tokyo. Energy fluctuates like mad in May. One minute you think you know exactly what you want. The next, it’s impossible to be sure. Wait for the full moon May 11, when your awareness is at its peak for the month. Then make it real and adventurous when Saturn trines Uranus May 19.

LIBRA October 31 – November 22

Color: Sunrise pink
Sound: Door click
Daily antidote: Morning stretch & yawn

Feeling light as a feather? Or heavy as lead? Jupiter retrograde keeps you guessing in May. Each day is its own story, and you may have more than one going at the same time. The full moon May 11 is a true reflection of your “greater self.” Depths come to the surface, revealing answers you need. Especially when it comes to finances! While you may not have your entire trip mapped out (who does?), a crossroads is approaching. Trust yourself! If you’re feeling strong enough, make the leap. Saturn trine Uranus gives you a boost May 19.

SCORPIO November 23 – November 29

Color: Chandelier glow
Sound: Squeaky hinge
Daily antidote: Shadow seeking

If you can find a few lingering blossoms, go for a last chance hanami party. There’s so much to feel as you head for May’s brighter days. Others’ energy can amp up your auric field, but it’s entirely your choice. You’re ready for complete and ultimate definition. No looking back from now on. The full moon May 11 is “void of course.” This means you don’t have to make any final decisions just yet. Enjoy the creative spark of Saturn trine Uranus May 19. Venus and Jupiter join in, beckoning you to create romance wherever you go.

OPHIUCHUS November 30 – December 17

Color: White violet
Sound: Champagne cork
Daily antidote: Devotional warrior pose

Much of your work in May is beneath the surface. Unless your friends know what you’re going through, it won’t readily show. It’s like treading in backwaters while being jettisoned forward. Saying “let go” requires a lot of trust. The full moon May 11 repositions you, shining a light behind the scenes. Past events have imprinted you in ways you’re now discovering. Ready or not, you’re starting a new chapter. To celebrate, why not create a new recipe, or try one of Fiona Uyema’s. May 18, the Sun sextiles Chiron. A spark of healing is yours for the asking.

SAGITTARIUS December 18 – January 18

Color: Bistro blue
Sound: Full gallop
Daily Antidote: Hanami dango dreams

May brings a lift to your spirits. A lot of the hard work is done. Things that could not be changed, even with your considerable efforts, are easier to accept. Which means as the full moon arrives May 11, you can reconnect with friends or make new ones. It’s a form of spiritual rejuvenation, which you absolutely deserve. Saturn trines Uranus May 19. Freedom stabilizes for you. Try the Tokyo Dance Swing Society to expand your moves or take a chance with Latin-inspired fusion à la Gaston Gurevitz. Dance yourself sexy and take a step outside your head. Answers come when you least expect them.

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