There’s no need to rush this month and you’re advised to take the pace slow and make the most of enjoying yourself on a daily level.
This could be a frustrating time if you’re waiting on news or work is slow but there’s a lot going well in your world as long as you focus in on what’s really important.
This is your birthday month after all and if ever there was a time to kick back and enjoy yourself, it’s now. Your sign is ruled by sensual Venus so the good things in life appeal to you and indulgence comes naturally.
When you remember to be grateful for all that you have rather than worrying about what you don’t have, then you simplify your life and can do more of what makes you happy.
As the month begins both the Sun and your ruling planet Venus are in your sign of Taurus where they remain until the 20th and 24th May respectively. To have Venus in your sign is especially lovely as Venus rules love and money and it helps you tap into your sensual nature.
Venus is the planet of beauty so it’s a good time to think about your image or your profile and how you come across to other people. Go on a photo shoot, treat yourself to a personal makeover, buy a new outfit, change your look. When you look good, you feel good and this is an excellent month to tap in to your own unique style.
Venus in your sign brings popularity so use your contacts well now to bag tickets for a special event, to end up on the VIP list, to appear on TV; whatever it is that takes your fancy, ensure your face is known and people appreciate you for your talents and your USP.
This month there’s a New Moon in your sign of Taurus on the 6th, which is the perfect day to set your intentions for the month ahead but also the coming year. This is your planetary equivalent of New Year’s Day so set some resolutions and focus on your personal goals, what matters to you.
If you’re an artist or you work in a creative industry, this is your time to show off what you do and get noticed. Taurus rules gardening, cooking, massage, sculpture, bodywork, food, money, art; any or all of these areas are ripe for growth, fertile and productive.
Plus, this month there’s a Grand Earth Trine in the heavens which peaks during the New Moon and the following week which is extra powerful for you. The other two planets involved are Jupiter in Virgo, the planet of growth and expansion, and Pluto in Capricorn, the planet of transformation.
These two slower-moving planets align with the Sun and Venus in Taurus from the 3rd to the 14th. This is the time to be true to who you are and to focus on pleasure, play and indulgence. The areas of your chart that are highlighted this month include romance, children & pregnancy, creative projects, entertainment, travel, learning, exploration.
If you work to live rather than live to work, this is likely to be a gorgeous time for you. You understand the importance of simple pleasures, relaxation, kicking back and not taking life too seriously. When you focus on the things and people you enjoy in your life, you attract more of the good stuff to you.
The planet of luck and opportunity, Jupiter, turns direct on May 9th, another key date for your diary whether you’re ready to fall in love, fall pregnant or attract more abundance and joy into your life. There’s a lot to be grateful for as May begins and hopefully this is your experience in your own life too.
There are some question marks, some areas which require closer attention in May and one of these is communication. Mercury, the communication planet, is retrograde or on go slow until May 22nd. So this isn’t the time to be making big decisions or investing in a major purchase.
Mercury retrograde can symbolise communication chaos, misunderstandings, delays, things not working out. The best way to deal with this tricky period is to be patient, go with the flow and follow where life leads.
Engage your earthy sense of humour if things don’t always go the way you want them to. I read a lovely quote recently by the Dalai Lama which states: “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck”. Gorgeous advice for this current Mercury retrograde phase.
So you might find yourself playing a waiting game now with Mercury on go slow in your sign. This is perfect for reviewing your current situation, reflecting, pondering, contemplating. Listen carefully to your inner voice and take your time in moving forward. There’s no rush and this isn’t the time to be impulsive.
Money too remains a shady area partly due to the fact that action planet Mars is currently on go slow in Sagittarius and your joint finance sector. There might be frustrations around money and here too you’re wise to keep things ticking over slowly rather than try to force the issue.
There’s a powerful Full Moon cutting across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis of your chart on May 21st and this highlights money matters. Yet Mars is also involved and this indicates that you could have a fight on your hands, a battle around money.
Stand your ground if this is the case and refuse to be bullied. Once the Full Moon energy starts to wane, you’ll be back in charge but with Saturn residing in Sagittarius and your joint finance sector, this is about building for the future and making sensible long-term decisions rather than expecting anything else.
Love too enters a challenging phase when Venus opposes Mars on May 25th and two days later, retrograde Mars retreats back into Scorpio and your relationship sector. Your love stars look gorgeous in the first half of May but more challenging towards the end of the month. Avoid conflict situations as best you can and if you need time out, take it.
Both love and money matters will start to pick up once Mars turns direct at the end of June. Until then, bide your time and know that second chances will arise before too long.