Work & Money Decisions
As much as you might like to slow down or take life easy now, that’s going to be an impossible ask. Admittedly, your planet Mercury is in Taurus and the most hidden sector of your horoscope until the 11th. Plus, the Sun is here until the 20th. This is often a time when you have to slow down – ready or not – and you’re wise not to rush into things as May begins.
Also, this is a month to make some key decisions around money and work. Both Mercury and the Sun team up with the slower moving planets, Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn, on the following dates: 9th/10th and 15th/17th. Plus, there’s a Full Moon in Scorpio and your work sector on the 7th.
This is the time to stop and take a hard look at what next. It’s especially important for you if your job’s on hold or you need to make some tough decisions around money. Do whatever’s right for you to strengthen your foundations, to help make you and the ones you love feel more secure.
And, if things are going swimmingly for you, then look at how to invest your money sensibly. Use the light of the Full Moon to apply for a job or reorganise your schedule so it works better for you. Scorpio rules your health and lifestyle and it’s a good time to consider whether you’re looking after yourself well.
Being a Gemini, your default behaviour is going about daily life, having fun and keeping life simple. All of that is having to change, however. Perhaps, you’re acutely aware that you need to examine your life at a deeper level rather than keep things superficial. The things that bring you pleasure on a daily basis may be limited, until lockdown situations begin to ease.
This month, you have to take a look at the bigger picture and take time to decide not only who you are but where you’re heading in life. You may be questioning your identity, your role in life and what next.
There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, everything shifts mid-month. Your planet Mercury returns home to Gemini from the 11th to the 28th. Plus, two days later, action planet Mars enters Pisces and your career and vocation sector where it remains until the end of June.
Suddenly, things could take off and quickly. You may develop a sense of urgency or simply be full of great ideas and ready to reach out to new contacts and connections.
The Sun joins Mercury in Gemini on the 20th and two days later there’s a stunning New Moon in Gemini on the 22nd. New Moons are a symbol of new beginnings. Also, this New Moon is the equivalent of your personal New Year, a time to be adaptable and flexible and start something new, in line with your current circumstances.
You’re one of the mutable star signs. Once you’ve come to terms with what you’re letting go of, then it’s time to reconsider what you can change and adapt and edit to start afresh. Gemini is the sign of communication, both the written and spoken word.
Also this month, Venus turns retrograde on the 13th in your sign of Gemini, and remains on go slow until June 25th. As Venus rules love, this may be a sign of an affair or an ex coming back into your life.
Alternatively, it could mean a shift in a relationship, time spent apart or finding it harder to keep the lines of communication open. The 22nd is the best date to talk love and relationships, when your planet Mercury aligns with Venus.
Venus in Gemini is about attraction and being popular, so take part in events where you’re around like-minded people, even if it’s online, and do the things you love. Once Venus is retrograde, you may start questioning your social life or the activities you’re involved in.
A Time of Questioning
Venus squares Neptune up at the top of your horoscope in Pisces and your career sector on the 4th and 20th, which adds a questioning theme to May’s astrology. Neptune can coincide with confusion, disillusionment, feeling lost or all at sea.
If this is true for you, try and go with the flow and see where any dissatisfaction or distraction leads you. Sometimes, it’s only when you focus on what’s not working out that it gives you the kick you need to initiate something new.
New beginnings are often preceded by times of fear or feeling wobbly and being unsure about the next stage in your life, especially when there’s so much that’s unknown.
Be kind to yourself now and do things that help you to feel settled and secure. Learn new ways to relax and tap in to your inner voice, your natural wisdom.
Be patient and look for the deeper meaning in whatever’s happening. The universe is always talking to you. You can hear all kinds of things when you stop, watch and listen. Start the month of May by doing just that before you gently pick up the pace.
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