Ask the Astrologer: May 30-June 5 — Letting go with the lunar eclipse

By Christopher Renstrom

What do you see in the next 6 months for my job and health? Any new romance? My birthday is 04/22/1954

Your life improves after the lunar eclipse on June 26th. Lunar eclipses are one of the most powerful planetary energies in Astrology and they are all about letting go of people and situations that have outlived their purpose or overstayed their welcome. As a Taurus you’re not going to have an easy time with all of this “unraveling”. That’s because Taureans tend to be territorial and fixed in their ways. It’s in your earthy nature to stick with situations even if they aren’t working out because that is better than finding yourself at loose ends. But jettisoning things like a dead-end job or a toxic relationship makes room for new and better situations to come into your life. Try to embrace this energy coursing through your horoscope. It’s not easy, but you won’t be sorry. As for health? Well, I’m no doctor so I can’t give you any kind of diagnosis. Yet it looks like you’ve been living with a lot of stress and it makes sense that that stress would manifest in your body. It’s true that Taureans are famous for their enormously powerful constitutions and—like the old Timex commercial used to say– you can take a licking and keep on ticking. However you may be making yourself endure an ongoing condition—perhaps something having to do with your back, joints, and/or knees—and this may require you to make some changes. You can do this by meeting with a nutritionist or by adopting a new exercise regimen that increases flexibility like yoga or even swimming. One other possible concern that stands out in your horoscope is headaches. I wonder if you get these in waves and if so, then you may have to explore a medical remedy because these could become very painful and temporarily incapacitating. From October 8, 2010 until November 18, 2010 your Ruling Planet Venus will be retrograde. I’m afraid that this will also be a challenging time as it will trigger a lot of Scorpio’s less than flattering characteristics—like obsession, anger, and betrayal. Needless to say this is not the time to begin a relationship and should you meet someone during this time you will find that it’s almost impossible to get together. My advice would be to steer clear of it until after January 7, 2011. This is when the skies clear relationship-wise and you’ll be in a much better position to pursue your heart’s desire. In fact January and February of 2011 look very nice for you when it comes to romance and spring 2011 shows that you are in much better place than where you are now. To sum up? Batten down the hatches for the next six months and say good-bye to any situations that are negative and/or bringing you down. Health concerns look manageable as long as you make changes in your lifestyle that address them. And finally your relationship energy improves in early 2011. It also looks like your new partner has strong Venus or Saturn energy so chances are he’ll be born under Taurus (like you), Libra, Capricorn, or Aquarius.

This article was originally published on June 2, 2010.