Earth signs dominate as May begins. Your ruler, Mercury, is in Taurus until the 11th and the Sun is here until the 20th. Taurus rules the bigger picture in your life and you may be feeling restless as May begins.
Ideally, this is a time to expand your horizons and life to the full. As travel is off the agenda for everyone, find other ways to stimulate your mind and seek inspiration. Study, learning and gaining knowledge are the areas to embrace whole-heartedly. Or, a spiritual path or a new philosophy or faith.
When you have a passion, something you love that you can throw yourself into, this brings the stability and strength you crave. You need something that anchors you to life and helps you make sense of things in these uncertain times.
Whether you’re an artist, a volunteer, a teacher or sage, find your niche. The Full Moon on the 7th is important in this respect as it cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac. The Full Moon in Scorpio is bewitching and magical, passionate and creative.
Onwards & Upwards
This is the start of a new chapter with regard to your career, ambition and status. This month, you may experience considerable change concerning your work or career goals, continuing on from last month.
Certainly, the theme is speed and needing to react fast to a changing landscape. This is something you’re good at. Even though you’re one of the steady earth signs, your quality is mutable, i.e. you have the ability to adapt and be flexible. Use these skills well in the month ahead.
Your planet Mercury whizzes through Gemini and your career and vocation sector from the 11th to the 28th. It’s joined by the Sun on the 20th and there’s a stunning New Moon in Gemini on the 22nd. A New Moon is always a symbol of new beginnings and offers you the chance to start over.
Gemini is the sign of communication, both the written and spoken word. Use your connections now, be active online and keep moving things forward.
In addition, the planet Venus is in Gemini all month, so use your friends in high places. On the 13th, Venus turns retrograde, i.e. gives the illusion of moving backwards in the zodiac.
This is a key period in May as both Saturn and Jupiter also switch direction on the 11th and 14th respectively. Plus, action planet Mars leaves Aquarius and your work and lifestyle sector on the 13th.
All these events together suggest the possibility of a door closing. Or, you need to let go of something that’s not working out. This may be disappointing and throw you off track.
If you do experience a work crisis or need to change direction, try to remain philosophical about the situation. Rather than despair, look at the other possibilities in front of you.
Perhaps, you’ve always had a dream about what you want to do in your life but you’ve not had the time to commit to those plans. Or, maybe you’ve been putting something off because you felt scared and doubted yourself.
Whatever your personal situation, be honest with yourself and visualise what your life would be like if you let yourself fully embrace your dreams. This could be a chance to do something special. At the very least, play around with your ideas and allow yourself to visualise a new future path.
Love & Relationships
Changes at work could also have a knock-on effect to a personal relationship. Venus is square to Neptune in Pisces and your relationship sector on the 4th and 20th.
Events that take place this month could prove wobbly for you or your partner. Try not to let your partner’s emotions swamp you or vice versa.
Passion planet Mars enters Pisces on the 13th where it remains until the end of June. As this coincides with Venus’ retrograde phase, love is centre stage. This is where you need to adapt and learn to live with the change. Find your natural rhythm and go with the flow.
Where possible, be supportive and compassionate towards each another. Be real and let your emotions show. It’s not an ideal time to make key decisions about love as this is a period of uncertainty. Slow things down and feel your way forwards.
Sometimes, it’s only when your life changes direction that it creates an opportunity to examine what you really want from life. You may discover that you don’t want to rely on someone else to make you happy and in the process you find out where happiness lies.
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