The Planets Now for May 18

 

Position of the planets based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
 
Sun:
27° 33′
in Taurus
Moon:
16° 04′
in Sagittarius
Mercury:
04° 01′
in Taurus
Venus:
03° 34′
in Taurus
Mars:
05° 41′
in Taurus
Jupiter:
26° 20′
in Aries
Saturn:
10° 55′
in Libra
Uranus:
03° 35′
in Aries
Neptune:
01° 04′
in Pisces
Pluto:
06° 50′
in Capricorn
Aspects:
Conjunction: Mercury Jupiter 7º
Conjunction: Mercury Mars 1º
Conjunction: Mercury Venus 0º
Conjunction: Venus Jupiter 7º
Conjunction: Venus Mars 2º
Opposition: Saturn Uranus 7º
Semi-Sextile: Mars Uranus 2º
Semi-Sextile: Mercury Uranus 0º
Semi-Sextile: Sun Jupiter 1º
Semi-Sextile: Uranus Neptune 2º
Semi-Sextile: Venus Uranus 0º
Sextile: Jupiter Neptune 4º
Sextile: Mars Neptune 4º
Sextile: Mercury Neptune 2º
Sextile: Venus Neptune 2º
Square: Saturn Pluto 4º
Square: Sun Neptune 3º
Square: Uranus Pluto 3º
Trine: Mars Pluto 1º
Trine: Mercury Pluto 2º
Trine: Venus Pluto 3º
The Sun in Taurus
Tradition, stability and loyalty are strong influences as the Sun travels through Taurus. Generally, taking a practical approach to life is favored at this time. It is likely risks should be avoided at this time. Substantial financial gain can be made while the Sun is in Taurus. This is also a good time to enjoy the good things in life as long as indulgences are not allowed to become excessive. Making headway towards reaching goals could be challenged by a general stubbornness and resistance to change.Sun Opposition or Square Neptune
The artist’s spirit will be strong in many. Some will find life’s harsher realities very difficult to witness or stand up too. This is likely to cause more sensitive souls to retreat into themselves.
Moon In Sagittarius
The inner warmth of many will burst to the surface and spread across those close to them. Optimism is likely to be very strong during this period. Life’s challenges will be accepted with enthusiasm. 
Mercury In Taurus
Impulsive actions are not favored. Decision making is likely to be a slow process during this period. Change will meet with resistance. Tenacity and determination will be the factors that push many projects to completion.Mercury Conjunct Venus
Many will find themselves easily moved by the arts. Their creative side is likely to be higher as well.

Mercury Conjunct Mars
Debates and analytical thinking are likely. The candid words of some may be so frank that they may be seen as offensive to those on the receiving end.

Mercury Conjunct Jupiter
Seeking the “essence” of things may become a preoccupation. The need and ability to share ideas is strong.

Mercury Sextile or Trine Neptune
The arts are likely to be very attractive at this time. Many will find themselves attracted to occurrences that cannot be explained through rational thought.

Mercury Sextile or Trine Pluto
Seeking answers to “hidden truths” is likely to produce positive results during this aspect.

Venus In Taurus
Emotions run deep and desire to express one’s love will influence behavior. The need to express one’s love both physically and spiritually is heightened. Jealousy may be a problem if one allows their emotions to run wild. Music and art are likely to be very attractive at this time.Venus Conjunct Mars
The need to express one’s emotions openly may be high. Responses such openness may not be positive.

Venus Conjunct Jupiter
Avoid getting caught up in trite issues. Optimism towards the future is a powerful tool that can ensure success. Some will seem far more attractive than usual.

Venus Sextile or Trine Neptune
During this aspect many will find giving far more rewarding than receiving. The arts are likely to be very attractive as either a pursuit or experience or both.

Venus Sextile or Trine Pluto
This aspect can drive deep passions to the surface. Unfortunately, the result of such eruptions is often negative, because those on the receiving end do not know how to handle unexpected emotional outbursts.

Mars In Taurus
Material gains can be made at this time. Keep your strategies for success as simple and straight forward as possible. Tenacity will pay off. Failure may be a part of the process to attaining goals, and should not be allowed to dampen one’s spirit.Mars Sextile or Trine Neptune
This aspect favors transforming lofty ideas into useful realities.

Mars Sextile or Trine Pluto
Staying focused on one’s goals is very important during this aspect. Now is a time for doing, not talking. Success should be realized before it is celebrated.

Jupiter In Aries
Self-reliance and optimism are favored at this time. Those who enjoy challenges and competition are favored. Adopting a never surrender attitude is a key component to attaining success.Jupiter Sextile or Trine Neptune
Maintaining an open mind to all possibilities is favored during this aspect.
Saturn In Libra
Intimacy may be more of a chore than a pleasure. Some will find their progress towards strengthening intimate bonds and attaining goals muted by feelings of inadequacy.Saturn Opposition or Square Uranus
Those who aren’t afraid of a little hard work are favored by this aspect. Remaining focused and taking things seriously are likely to produce substantial rewards. The ability to quickly change to stay atop rapidly evolving circumstances is a very valuable asset at this time.

Saturn Opposition or Square Pluto
This aspect may make it difficult to commit one’s self to anything beyond the moment at hand. However, those who do take on new goals will put the full force of their nature into achieving them.

Uranus In Aries
The astrological influence of Uranus is measured in increments of 7 years. What this means is that the effects of Uranus influence an entire generation. Day to day the Uranian influence may be imperceptible, but when the period is viewed as a whole the impact of Uranus is likely to be strikingly apparent.Iconoclasm, independence and self-sufficiency are likely to be major themes during this period. Traditional values will be challenged. Those with a pioneering spirit will flourish.

Uranus Square Pluto
A mental restlessness and the need for complete personal freedom are possible influences of this aspect. In some the need for total autonomy may be so strong that they will challenge any attempt to subdue their independence.

Neptune In Pisces
Because Neptune takes approximately 14 years to move across Pisces its day to day influence may be imperceptible, but when the period is viewed as a whole the impact of Neptune in Pisces is likely to be strikingly apparent.Gentleness, creativity, and the pursuit of spiritual truth are strong influences at this time. Many may find mysticism and unorthodox religions very attractive.
Pluto In Capricorn
Because Pluto takes approximately 15 years to move across Capricorn its day to day influence may be imperceptible, but when the period is viewed as a whole the impact of Pluto in Capricorn is likely to be strikingly apparent.Strong economic gains can be made during this period. Pluto in Capricorn favors those who are able to make logical decisions and devise pragmatic solutions to the challenges before them.