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Georgia Nicols weekly horoscopes for May 17

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Jerry Lee Lewis is a classic Libran who likes (read needs) to be in a relationship. He married his seventh wife in 2012, and will turn 80 this year on Sept. 29. Why am I talking about Jerry lee Lewis? Because this week there will be a “whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!” Mercury officially goes retrograde in Gemini. The Sun opposes Saturn (which happens only once a year); and the Sun enters Gemini to stay for four weeks, which also happens only once a year. Jerry Lee Lewis is the only survivor of the Million Dollar Quartet made up of Elvis Presley (Capricorn, 1935); Carl Perkins (Aries, 1932) and Johnny Cash (Pisces, 1932). Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire!

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Siblings and relatives from your past have been coming out of the woodwork during the last week or so during the shadow period of Mercury retrograde. However, this week, Mercury officially goes retrograde, plus the Sun moves into the sign of Gemini, which means the tempo of your life will accelerate. Usually, when this happens, you are super busy with a jam-packed schedule full of errands, short trips and increased reading and writing — and make no mistake, this will happen! But in addition to all this busyness, you will also be threatened with transportation breakdowns and mixed-up communications. Issues at home will be passionate. Yowsers! Guard against snap judgments, which you might regret later. Great Balls of Fire!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Your focus on money and possessions will be strong in the next month. Not only will it be the thing you choose to zero in on; it will also be your focus because retrograde Mercury will cause glitches, delays and late payments. For example, checks in the mail will be late. However, every Mercury retrograde also helps you finish old business connected in certain areas; and for Taurus, this means you will more easily wrap up financial matters that have been lingering. You will also feel passionately about something this week, perhaps connected with siblings and relatives. Someone or something might oppose your money plans. Hmmm.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This week the Sun enters your sign, to stay for four weeks, boosting your energy and attracting important people and favorable circumstances to you. Yes! It’s your turn to do your thing! However, Mercury will also officially go retrograde this week in your sign, which will attract ex-partners back into your life or old business related to ex-partners. You have strong feelings about some kind of financial issue, which might relate to earning money or spending it. Meanwhile, this week, Saturn will oppose your sign, which is a challenge. It could create a gulf between you and others, or make you feel lonely or cut off from someone. You will have to make compromises. Just accept this. Fortunately, optimism and hope come easily to you. Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Venus is in your sign this week opposing Pluto. This will make you obsessed about something. “I have to have it!” New relationships that begin now will feel star-crossed and fated. Because subconscious influences will cause you to act irrationally, existing relationships will suffer as well. That’s because powerful energies are at work in your love life. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, you’re keeping everything on the low low because both the Sun and retrograde Mercury are “hiding” in your chart. This will help you with research of any kind. On the upside, this is a great time to buy wardrobe goodies because you like what you see in the mirror. Cancer people love good quality and they appreciate vintage clothing.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a popular time for you. You enjoy seeing others, especially younger people. In fact, younger people from your past are back in your life again. In the next few weeks, give more thought than usual to your future goals. Where do you want to be a five years from now? What about one year? What should you do to begin to go in this direction? Another important consideration is this: Do you take time to express your creativity? You are creative sign but many of you are too caught up in the demands of life. In the next two years, you will make more money. Start to think about how you want to do that, so that you are steering this process. Ideas?

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

In the month ahead, the Sun will be at the top of your chart acting like a spotlight on you. Note: This lighting is flattering, which is why others are impressed with you and will ask you to take on increased responsibilities or do something special. Say yes because you don’t have to do anything to dazzle them. Good lighting is everything. Nevertheless, your career and external world plus your increased popularity might create problems with an authority figure at home. Or possibly these problems relate to your obsession with a new love or artistic acquaintance? Enjoy this high viz. but tread carefully.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

In the month ahead, you want to travel because you’re eager for adventure and you want to learn something new, but travel is the very area that retrograde Mercury will play havoc with for your sign. This means one of two things: You can travel somewhere new and expect delays, snafus, cancellations and errors — but hey, you’re someplace new and exciting! Or you can travel someplace you’ve already been before. Traditionally, this works easier with a Mercury retrograde situation. This week might be difficult because someone or something will block your way. But after this week, the open road is yours. Of course, sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You’re entering an intense month ahead because the Sun will be in the “home” of Scorpio. It’s complicated, but true. (I never kid a Scorpio.) This means every issue you deal with will be intense and black-and-white. Nothing will be casual or gray. Naturally, retrograde Mercury will be in the mix because it is in your “home” as well. Yes, this will cause confusion and delays, but it will also help you finish details regarding inheritances, taxes, debt and shared property. Use this energy to swiftly facilitate this. Meanwhile, romance with someone from another culture might grab you this week. Or you might feel obsessed about traveling somewhere. Hmmm, no halfway measures here.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

The Sun is opposite your sign for the next four weeks, and since this means it is as far away from you as it ever gets, and the Sun is your source of energy — you will need more sleep. Go to bed. Retrograde Mercury will oppose you as well, stirring up contact with ex-partners and old friends. Meanwhile, this week, sex will be passionate! And you might be just as obsessed about a situation regarding inheritances or shared property. Be careful because whatever you want will meet with opposition and challenges from someone else. Something about relationships with partners and close friends will make you feel cut off and lonely. Don’t worry because this is super brief. All is well.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

By nature, you’re a perfectionist. In the next month, you will do everything in your power to get better organized both at home and at work. However, your desire to get better organized will be hampered by retrograde Mercury, which will trigger misplaced papers, confused communications, transportation delays and silly, goofy mistakes. Maddening, yes — but no job is too small to botch. Be aware that a hidden authority figure might try to block you this week. Meanwhile, relations with partners and close friends are intense and obsessive. Romance and quarrels will be over the top. “No prisoners!”

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Lucky you! A lovely, playful month ahead awaits. Admittedly, many of you will encounter old flames, and you will be forced to deal with glitches and cancellations regarding social occasions. “But I made these reservations months ago!” Nevertheless, this is still a great time for vacations, fun, parties, the arts, movies, sports events, playful times with children and yes, romance, romance, romance. A hidden, irresistible love affair that is work-related will begin for some. Something to keep in mind is that you will feel happy and fulfilled if you have a chance to express your creative urges and artistic talents. Just the doing of it is what will please you because we are verbs, not nouns.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Home, family and your domestic world are your top priority in the coming month. And to add further to this, relatives and family you haven’t seen for a while will be camped on your doorstep. Or perhaps, you will visit your parents or a childhood home? Some of you will feel cut off from a family member, especially an authority figure this week. Don’t let this get you down because it’s temporary. (Always put your mother-in-law in a good hotel.) Many of you will focus on home repairs at this time as well, because Mercury officially goes retrograde this week. Nevertheless, there is always room for dreamy romance in the life of a Pisces, isn’t there? This week, passionate love affairs will occur for many of you.