Earth sign emphasis dominates as May begins. The Sun is in Taurus until the 20th and talk planet Mercury is here until the 11th. Taurus rules joint finances in your horoscope so it’s a month when you need to deal with money matters.
The key date for this is the 7th when there’s a Full Moon in the sky cutting across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac and your money sectors. Full Moons bring clarity as the light of the Moon shines bright. It’s a good time to make a key decision around money. Or, be open to whatever life brings your way.
The other key planets in earth signs are Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn down at the base of your horoscope. This month, the powerful duo are working alongside Mercury and the Sun, on the 9th/10th and 15th/17th.
You may be calling in a favour from your past. Or, be looking at ways whereby you can transform your home or family situation to help you out financially or improve your prospects moving forwards.
It depends on your personal situation what this means for you but it’s in these areas of your life where there’s a chance to seek security and stronger foundations. Work alongside the ones you love and keep your eyes firmly fixed on your future finances.
Adapting To Change
We are living in a world where things are changing and fast and this is a month when you need to be flexible and adaptable. It helps that the personal planets are moving into mutable signs which are more responsive to change.
Your ruling planet Venus is currently in one of the mutable signs, Gemini, and for a significant amount of time from April to August. Gemini rules travel and study in your horoscope, the bigger picture in life. This is often a restless transit when you want to spread your wings and see more of the world.
As this is not possible right now, it’s important you find other ways to feed your restless spirit. Study and education, teaching and learning are obvious channels. Gemini rules communication, both the written and spoken word. If you’re in lockdown, you may enjoy learning a new art, skill or talent.
Mercury joins Venus in Gemini from the 11th to the 28th and the Sun enters Gemini on the 20th. Then, two days later on the 22nd, there’s a New Moon in Gemini, an ideal date for new beginnings. This would be a great date to run a webinar or get together with friends to try out something new – most probably online.
On the 13th, Venus changes direction and turns retrograde. She remains on go slow until the end of June. This could feel frustrating for you and events mid-month could feel as if the brakes have slammed on. As one of the social air signs, you more than most will find it difficult if you’re apart from your friends.
Mid-month could bring a change to lockdown in some countries and there may be more routes available to you or opening up. This is about adapting and finding a new way to move forwards.
Venus is square to Neptune this month on the 4th and 20th. This combination is romantic and wistful, great for new ideas and conjuring up schemes and dreams.
Yet, there may be times when you feel lost or disillusioned with what’s happening. Neptune is currently in Pisces and your work and health sector. This is about your lifestyle and daily routine. Mid-month, these areas are also under the cosmic spotlight once Mars enters Pisces on the 13th.
This may coincide with a shift in direction, a new job or a decision to volunteer or help other people. Mars in Pisces is self-sacrificing, compassionate and inclusive. A new activity could source new income – the 25th is the date to note. Prioritise your health and fitness too while Mars is in this sector of your horoscope.
Love Slowing Down
Love doesn’t figure strongly in your life this month, especially from the 13th onwards. Up until the 13th, Mars is in Aquarius, ideal for chasing romance or online dating. Yet, on the 11th, Saturn turns retrograde in Aquarius, a symbol of things slowing down.
And, for the second half of May, Venus, your planet, and Mars, your partner planet, are at odds to each other. You may be parted during this time, which would fit the Venus retrograde theme.
This may be due to work for one of you. Or perhaps, you need some time apart. Try not to rely too heavily on another person now.
If you are on your own, think of this period as a chance to get to know yourself better. Happiness stems from loving yourself first rather than seeking happiness through love.
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