Julie Simmons’ Sun Sign Predictions – April / May 2019

Aries

MAR. 20 to APR. 19  

April begins with slow and dreamy energies. The time to get moving comes April 5th. All the opportunities coming your way require effort if you want something to happen. Roll up your sleeves and get to work from the 9th to 15th. You’ll be glad you did. Celebrate the renewal of life that spring brings from the 20th – 25th as you consider new ways to offer your gifts to the world. Be careful not to undermine yourself by reacting to gossip from the 26th to 29th.

MAY: Confrontation on May 1st – 5th might be much ado about nothing. Drop it if you can. Nobody loves you enough from the 6th – 10th. But this is not true. The truth is that to live fully you must live responsibly. Such is the stuff of wisdom. You know and live this from the 11th – 19th. Use your communication talents with confidence from the 21st – 23rd. You may not always be right but you always confront the things that need to be challenged. Lies abound from May 28th – 31st, hopefully not yours. Pick your way through. Nothing is as it seems.

Taurus

APR. 20 to MAY 20   

Chill, as they say. Being opens more possibilities than doing from April 1st – 6th. Keep your eyes on the prize from the 9th – 13th. There may be lots of hindrances that you can’t control but you have your priorities on straight. Stay focused. Someone you didn’t even know you could trust takes your side on the 14th – 16th. Celebrate your Earth on the 20th – 24th because you are the original Earthling. This is your planet. Be vigilant regarding your addictions from the 25th – 30th, be they detrimental to mind or body. What hurts you, hurts us all.

MAY: The discrepancy between what you value and how you live isn’t just about you. It’s also about the culture that surrounds you. The complexity of this is troublesome on May 1st – 4th. It’s good to question. Radical shift presents itself from May 8th – 14th. Be open to new ways of doing and/or seeing things. Common sense tells you that you are right from the 16th – 20th. Opportunities to learn by experience are available and worth doing from the 22nd – 31st.

Gemini

MAY 21 to JUNE 21  

What will you do with the energy that arrives on April Fool’s Day? Don’t squander it playing silly cell phone games. Play the bigger game; the chess game of life. Social networking is a good thing starting on the 5th, which doesn’t make judgmental people easier to deal with from the 10th – 13th. Celebrate spring from April 19th – 22nd. Join your bio family or possibly the family of sentient beings. A wise, wounded, and loving friend shows you something important between the 22nd and 24th. By the 27th, it’s confusing. Keep breathing even as you feel lost.

MAY: Introspection in the midst of vigorous change seems contradictory but it’s about remembering to breathe even as you dance from May 1st – 5th, even if you are challenged to defend yourself. Circumstances, which you cannot control, are more difficult if you keep telling yourself it shouldn’t be the way it is from the 7th – 14th. Ease comes through acceptance. A friend needs your nurturing and you could learn a lot in the process from the 22nd – 28th, despite a sense that it’s not enough. (It’s never enough.) Our sense of insufficiency is a mystery. Bow to it from the 28th – 31st.

Cancer

JUNE 21 to JULY 21   

Get going on April 5th. You have much to accomplish between the 9th – 15th, no matter what’s in your way. Expectations are high and demanding from the 17th – 19th. ’Tis the season to celebrate renewal; it’s nothing less than life’s majestic ability to keep on keeping on. Do that with family from the 19th – 21st, but do it your way. Honour those who have inspired you on the 22nd – 23rd by demonstrating faith in the future. Confusion is epidemic from April 24th – 30th. Use it as a reminder to meditate. Sit for a while.

MAY: Don’t let your primary other keep you from saying what you must from May 1st – 4th. But don’t ignore them either. They exert significant influence on your life. If your social scene needs a boost, go get it from the 8th – 14th. Nurture the values that feed you and your world, even as you look to embrace newer values for an ever-changing world between the 16th – 18th. Assert yourself with kindness and courage necessary to witness things as they are between the 21st and 26th. Look for the light seeping in through the cracks between the 29th – 31st. Times of great change allow for many new possibilities – inner and outer.

Leo

JULY 22 to AUG. 22   

The desire to expand your mind through travel and/or learning is strong from April 5th. All travel is pilgrimage. All learning is initiation. Remember this from the 9th – 13th as your way seems fraught with obligations as well as a fear that you will not do a good enough job in fulfilling them. Fear itself is the obstacle. Simple communication is an edgy thing from the 18th – 22nd. Even so, it could be quite productive if engaged with heartfelt participation. Earth, our home and native planet, needs your care, your way. Celebrate this as a lifelong commitment from the 21st – 23rd. Don’t put attention on people and situations that undermine your self-esteem from April 24th – 30th. Love is for everyone.

MAY: The mission from May 1st – 6th is to look for new structures calling out to be used, rather than using old, familiar ways of doing things. This is about using the resources we already have but rearranging them to support the change. Dynamic conversation is a factor in your willingness to step into leadership roles, even as you work side by side with those you lead. This combination of energies enables much to be achieved from the 7th – 14th and beyond. Expectations are high and mighty from May 17th – 19th. The best you can do is good enough.

Virgo

AUG. 23 to SEPT. 22  

We all dream of love and the perfect partner to share it with, despite our experience. Relax into the dream of love April 1st – 4th. Use your piercing, analytical mind to balance the dream with awareness of the nuts and bolts of how love works, and the costs of being intimate between the 9th and 13th. Having looked at love from both sides, you are ready to engage the back-and-forth of relationship from the 14th – 19th. Seek out teachings to encourage real engagement with the crises of our times between April 20th and 24th. They are not going away any time soon. Avoid the pitfalls of projection between the 26th and 30th.

MAY: Can you see the difference between perfect in the sense of ‘good enough’ – and perfect as an expression of life in this moment? Contemplate radical truths from May 1st to 4th. Call upon your chosen guardians of wisdom to help. Blocks and frustrations to your creative process challenge you to excellence from 7th through 13th. This becomes obvious as you gain mastery of materials. Share your insights and skills between the 14th and 22nd.

Libra

SEPT. 23 to OCT. 22   

There is nothing gained by sidestepping relationship issues in April. From the 5th, there is a call to excavate, to reshape what you’ve got, to allow it to breathe and to strengthen awareness. Explore the weaknesses from the 7th – 13th. Network for helpful information from the 14th – 16th. Stand your ground between the 18th and 20th, even though things are changing. Spring requires us to love the Earth even as She shape-shifts around us in her return to growth. Bless the ground, and your feet upon it between the 21st and 24th.

MAY: By now, you might be used to the feeling of undertow, a sense that the world you inhabit is not quite as predictable as you thought, especially concerning your own home and family. Ponder this until May 4th. Ask questions and challenge assumptions from 6th – 14th. As one structure crumbles, another arises. Take charge of your life from the 15th – 22nd by leaning only on the ones you trust. Wounded animals can bite. Wounded people, too. So don’t meddle between the 23rd and 31st.

Scorpio

OCT. 23 to NOV. 21  

There are times to just let it all go, such as April 1st – 4th. Then you can arise, like a brilliant flash of insight and get moving full steam ahead. Good ideas require extra effort from the 7th – 15th. It’s not about how right or wrong you are. What matters most is your determination to keep on keeping on. Consider the impossible from the 18th – 20th, and if you can find someone to do the impossible with you, between the 21st – 24th, get busy. Love is a tricky fish from the 26th – 30th. Fools rush in but you’re nobody’s fool.

MAY: After May 4th, you might need to say what’s on your mind. Facts are more important than opinions until the 16th. Engage with folks who support your goals in practical ways between the 17th – 20th. Airy-fairy will not serve. Even some truly wise ones have clay feet, just because they are human. This may be the most important teaching of all. Look for it between the 21st and 31st. It will make you wiser.

Sagittarius

NOV. 22 to DEC. 21   

What do you believe about the unseen realms? When it does no harm and encourages creative engagement, we call it imagination. When it robs us of resource and energy, we call it delusion. Be discriminating with your time from April 1st – 5th. Do the real work of creative manifestation between the 5th – 15th. Celebrate the forces of renewal from the 18th – 22nd. Your way: Share a meal, plant a tree, take a walk, create a work of art. Not one of us creates reality alone. We are here together, like some vast concert, constantly sounding through the days of our lives. Rest easy in this knowledge from 23rd – 30th.

MAY: Consider what luck means to you on May 1st – 3rd. On the 4th, you might encounter a person or situation requiring real effort and solid values to turn into luck. Keep at it at least until the 14th. Sometimes luck can only come to fruition when we combine it with intention and effort. Someone who has been there for you when you needed them needs your support between 15th – 20th. That which you give returns three times to you on the 21st – 29th.

Capricorn

DEC. 22 to JAN. 19  

Maybe you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. Truth to tell, this is a time for you to take responsibility to heart. It’s easier after April 5th as it becomes clear that you are the one for the job. Listen to everyone between the 6th – 15th but only do what makes sense for the greater good. If you aren’t sure, look for a sign. The woes of the world are its challenges. This is obvious from the 16th – 20th. Roll up your sleeves and get your hands in the dirt between the 21st – 23rd. Avoid spin doctors between the 24th and 30th.

MAY: Sort and prepare the stuff you need to get rid of between May 1st and 5th. Offer it to the neighbourhood swap or lawn sale from the 6th to 11th. It’s a kind of initiatory experience. Letting go of the past, of things that weigh you down, invites love and/or creativity into your life. Open your heart to love and spontaneity from the 13th – 18th, and on the 22nd even as you respect that everyone has unfinished business. In life, there will always be things that don’t make sense. What matters is how we meet these mysteries, especially between the 23rd and 31st.

Aquarius

JAN. 20 to FEB. 18   

Balance the unsettled sense of a world off kilter by honouring the mysteries from April 1st – 9th, in your own quirky way. Between the 10th and 15th, what matters most is making room for change even where it seems impossible. Information overload feeds the feeling of chaos from 18th – 20th. Despite a sense that you are from another planet, this earth is your home. Show some respect for her hospitality on the 22nd – 25th by digging into the soil and planting something. Confusion from the 26th to 30th is best sorted when love is inclusive, which doesn’t mean taking just anyone home. Love requires discrimination to flourish. There’s nothing like a good boundary.

MAY: What scares you most is the sense that you don’t know what’s going on. Practice beginner’s mind, which is the don’t-know mind. There is much to learn. From May 1st – 4th, the soul is learning. Listen and allow solitude to be the teacher as well as the teaching. Between the 5th and 14th, you learn best from those who have experience as well as theory. There is a mandate for change on the 15th regarding your job. Embrace the learning curve from May 21st – 31st. This will keep you from feeling overwhelmed. Likely you are faced with the impossible. Breathe. Wait. Ask for help. Call upon beginner’s mind once again.

Pisces

FEB. 19 to MAR. 20  

Consider the three Rs of Pisces: Relaxation; Resilience; Alignment. Your strength comes from your ability to adapt to shifting realities. Practice this from April 1st – 9th. Honour the ancestors from the 10th to the 15th, those who came before, who lived, loved, died, and left their traces in this world. These may be those who walked a similar path as you, rather than the ones who gave you birth. Be astounded from the 18th – 21st by the depth of connection you have with someone but don’t try to hold on to it. Change is simply inevitable and to be embraced from the 22nd – 24th. It’s easy to be overwhelmed on the 27th. Avoid excesses of all sorts, particularly ones that hijack your mind.

MAY: Disruptions to your plans seem insurmountable from May 1st – 4th. It’s easier and less daunting to tackle them from the 5th – 14th. Opportunity along with energy to go after it, are strong between 15th – 22nd. Much is possible when you participate with a full and willing heart. Argumentative family members or housemates are irritating beyond measure between the 23rd – 31st. Patience goes a long way toward soothing the energy if and when you overcome your annoyance as well as your scathing judgments, even the ones you think you keep to yourself.

About the Author
Julie Simmons is a practicing astrologer in Toronto. She would like you to understand that Sun Sign astrology has its strengths and its weaknesses. Take it lightly; use it as you will. For consultations call (416) 424-3079. Visit www.juliesimmons.ca