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ARIES MAY 2012
Mercury enters Taurus on May 9th, and your communications may be geared towards your finances. You could talk to someone about how to handle your finances, getting input and advice on the best ways to handle them, or go over your budget, or make a major purchase online. It also may be easier for you to communicate your values and beliefs, and to sway people. Mercury moves into Gemini on May 24th, and your mind should move even faster. You’ll be more interested in learning something new with a super-piqued curiosity. It may be easier for you to communicate with a sibling, neighbor, or young person. You could take a few day trips and spend a lot of time in a car. The Sun also enters Gemini this month, on May 20th. This puts further emphasis on your communications, and you may feel most like yourself when you’re communicating. You may identify more with the words you write and speak than usual.
Venus will be in Gemini all month, and will turn retrograde on the 15th. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our point-of-view on Earth. It’s been retrograde mania lately with Mars and Mercury just ending their retrogrades last month in April, but now we have Venus to contend with. For you, this retrograde will likely impact your communications, making it more difficult for you to convey your thoughts clearly. You may have the most trouble with loved ones, and with voicing your feelings about matters or people. You may not be able to find the words, or use ones that offend others. You’ll need to be sure you’re not harsh in the way you talk to people and that you choose your words carefully. I know it’s not an Aries trait to think before you speak, but you may want to learn that now. If you have Venus retrograde in your natal or progressed chart, you may be exempt from the difficulties of this retrograde.
A full moon occurs in Scorpio on May 5th, and it could make you feel more serious than usual. Aries tends to keep things light, but you’ll feel less like it under this moon. You’ll want to do more research into something, or dwell on a serious subject. You may feel more sensitive. Something related to joint finances (loans, debt, inheritances, taxes) could end now. A solar eclipse occurs in Gemini on the 20th, and you could have a new opportunity come up to make additional income, especially through your communications, within your community, or through a sibling. Your sense of self-esteem and self-confidence may be higher as well.
TAURUS MAY 2012
Mercury enters your sign on May 9th, and your mind may seem much faster than usual. You’ll go through ideas and thoughts quickly, and likely not focus too much on any one thing. You’ll have more communications with people in various ways, and you’ll want to talk about things more openly. Mercury enters Gemini on May 24th, and your communications may become about your finances. You may need to review the way you’re budgeting money, and what you need to spend on and where you need to cut back. Spending may be tied to your mood at the moment, so be careful of impulse buying when you’re feeling down. On May 20th, the Sun also enters Gemini. Your focus becomes your finances, and how best to handle handle them. If you can get a firm grip on them, it’ll make you feel more confident and secure in your life. Feeling more secure may be more important, and you’ll do what you need to in order to attain the security you desire.
Venus, your ruler, will turn retrograde on May 15th in the sign of Gemini, staying in Gemini for the entire month. A retrograde occurs when a planet appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point on Earth. We’ve just made it through a Mars and Mercury retrograde, and now have to deal with Venus. During this retrograde, you may experience issues with your finances. You may not be able to get that firm grip on your budget, and give in to the impulse buy, obliterating your budget. It may not be through any fault of your own, with an expenditure potentially coming up unexpectedly. It would be a good idea to set aside some money before this retrograde starts, just in case, but make sure you don’t think too much about it, or you’ll be in danger of blowing it. If you were born while Venus was retrograde, or have Venus retrograde in your progressed chart, you may not have to deal with the difficulties.
The full moon on May 5th falls in Scorpio, your opposing sign. This full moon could bring an end to a relationship, or bring a dispute within a relationship to an end. You may evaluate what’s working and what’s not in your relationships. You could end a partnership or forge a new one that you’ve been dwelling on. Watch for an opponent rearing their ugly head. The solar eclipse on May 20th falls in Gemini, and this moon could bring about a positive opportunity for you to try something new that increases your self-worth. You should feel positive with an increase in vitality and energy.
GEMINI MAY 2012
May is a busy month for Gemini! Mercury enters Taurus, the sign before yours, on May 9th, and you may feel introspective and keep your thoughts and ideas to yourself. You could spend more time alone pondering, and do your best mental work alone or in the background. You don’t want the spotlight on you. That changes with Mercury entering your sign of Gemini on May 24th, and you want to come out from the background and make everyone hear you. Your communications increase and you want to let people know exactly what you think. Chances are, they want to know anyway, and will come to you to ask you about things. The Sun enters your sign of Gemini as well this month, on May 20th, putting your focus squarely on you. You want to get more attention and recognition for the things you do and ideas you come up with. You want to spend more time focused on yourself rather than others.
Venus is in your sign, Gemini, all month, adding to the energy for you, but she goes retrograde in your sign on May 15th. A retrograde occurs when a planet appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth, and it throws things out of balance. For you, you may not feel very, well, nice. You may seem more moody or short-tempered with people, have no patience and not want to be careful with your words. This is especially true with loved ones, who could get the brunt of your unpleasantness. You may lack manners, be rude, impolite, crass. You’ve really got to watch yourself during this retrograde, because Venus will retrograde entirely in your sign. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get things done, because your work ethic likely won’t be so great. And remember, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. If Venus was retrograde when you were born, or have turned retrograde in your progressed chart, you may not feel all this wonkiness during this time.
On May 5th, a full moon occurs in Scorpio, and something could end at work, perhaps a project you’ve been working hard on, or a coworker or boss leaves, or you’re the one who leaves. This can be a good moon to end a nasty habit that you’ve got to break. On May 20th, a solar eclipse is in your sign of Gemini, adding even more energy, and you may feel more vigorous and high-energy than usual. You may feel positive and want to try something new, or get rid of something old to make room for something new.
CANCER MAY 2012
On May 9th, Mercury enters Taurus and you may find you’re communicating more with friends than anyone else. You may go to your friends for more advice than usual, or they may come to you. You could feel more comfortable conversing with a group of people rather than just one. You may use more technology than usual, or spend time thinking about what your dreams are for your future. Mercury enters Gemini on the 24th, and instead of wanting to share with others, you’ll want to keep your thoughts and opinions to yourself. You won’t feel much like connecting mentally with others, and feel you can do your best thinking alone. The Sun also enters Gemini this month on May 20th, and you may feel like remaining in the background and spending as much time alone as you can. You may feel others drain you at this time, and you need to build up your strength alone. You may feel most like yourself when you’re by yourself and not worrying about others.
A Venus retrograde begins on May 23rd in Gemini. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point on Earth; it’s not actually moving backwards, it just appears that way. This retrograde could bring out issues in your relationships that you’ve been keeping hidden, afraid of letting them know. Those hidden issues may need to be dealt with during this retrograde, or it may unravel the relationship and bring it to an end. If you’re single and there’s someone you like but you’ve kept quiet about it, or you’re dating someone and you’ve kept is hush-hush, that may change, and it might not be to your liking. You could have difficulties with a secret, subconscious issue, or with something you need to let go of. If you were born when Venus was retrograde or have Venus retrograde in your progressed chart, you should have less problems than the rest of us.
A full moon occurs on May 5th in fellow water sign Scorpio. You could finish a creative project you’ve been working on, or see a dispute end in a love relationship, or stop seeing someone. If you have children, something could be resolved with them, and you could feel more inspired or emotionally connected to the arts. A new moon occurs May 20th in Gemini, and this could provide an opportunity to end something, clearing out the clutter and making way for the new stuff. You may make a decision about a future dream and need to clean house for that. Something positive could come up with a friend or group you belong to.
LEO MAY 2012
On May 9th, Mercury enters Taurus and you may have many communications in your career, about your career, or about the path your life is taking. You may evaluate the direction you’re going in and make adjustments. Communications with elders, parents, bosses, or other authority figures may be important. Mercury enters Gemini on May 24th, and your communications may shift to being with friends or about your friendships, and they may come to you for much-needed advice. You could also have communications in groups, and you may think best with you have people around to bounce ideas off of. You may think about the future you’ve envisioned for yourself and create a plan to achieve what you desire. Your ruler, the Sun, enters Gemini on May 20th, and you may feel most like yourself when you’re in a group, surrounded by other people. You could feel most comfortable when you’re with your friends, focusing on a cause, or working towards a dream for your future. You could also focus more on others than yourself, and you may become interested in something that you’d normally deem too unusual or strange for you.
This May, Venus turns retrograde. A retrograde occurs when a planet appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point on Earth. The retrograde begins May 15th and occurs entirely in the sign of Gemini, and this could present problems for you in your friendships. There may be less civility between you and your friends, and you have less patience for one another. You won’t be as concerned with keeping the peace. You could also lose steam with your hopes and dreams, feeling more pessimistic about what you can achieve. You may not feel like participating in any groups you belong to, and feel less like pursuing a cause. If you have Venus retrograde in your natal or progressed chart, you may not have as many problems with this period.
On May 5th, a full moon occurs in the sign of Scorpio. This full moon could bring an end to a dispute between you and a family member you’ve been having for some time. If you’ve been working on a home improvement project, you could finish it. You could also be more emotional at home or with family. On May 20th, a solar eclipse occurs in the sign of Gemini, and this eclipse could bring something new for a friend or group you belong to. You could see a positive development with the long-term goals you’re working towards, or have the opportunity to be in the public eye.
VIRGO MAY 2012
Your ruler, Mercury, enters fellow earth sign Taurus on the 9th, and you may want to expand your mind. You may become interested in other cultures, ways of living, and beliefs, and decide to explore them. Taking a class in something is an option, and you’ll want to learn something new. You could get the desire to travel, though it may only be in your head or a short distance. You’ll be able to talk with others in a way that allows them to understand what your beliefs are. Mercury enters Gemini on May 24th, and your mind may focus on one goal, working out how to achieve it. You may think about your long-term goals and which you can realistically attain. Your mind may be less imaginative, and more rooted in the real world. The Sun enters Gemini on May 20th and your focus will likely be on your goals. You could feel most like yourself when you’re working hard towards attaining a goal, and you won’t feel much like goofing around, preferring to keep yourself busy. You won’t handle being bored well. You could also try to get recognition for what you’ve accomplished, or find yourself put in the spotlight for it.
Venus turns retrograde in airy Gemini on May 15th. A retrograde occurs when a planet appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth; it’s not actually moving backwards, it just looks like it is. With this Venus retrograde, you may have less desire to get work done. You may feel lazy and like a couch potato, and it might not be enjoyable, feeling like a slug. You could feel less ambitious and have less drive and work ethic. You could experience problems with a boss or parent, and not want to feel like you have anyone to answer to. If Venus was retrograde when you were born or have turned retrograde in your progressed chart, you may not have to deal with these problems as much.
The full moon on May 5th falls in watery Scorpio, and you could end a project you’ve been working on for some time. A dispute with a sibling or neighbor could be resolved. A problem in your community could come to a close. An electronic could die and you need to replace it. The solar eclipse on May 20th falls in Gemini, and you could see an opportunity arise for you to achieve a long-term goal. It could give you the chance to do some travel or meet with people from different backgrounds from yourself.
LIBRA MAY 2012
Mercury enters Taurus on May 9th, and your mind may seem more serious than usual. You may focus on serious subjects and explore things more deeply, wanting to find out as much as you can. You may be fascinated by dark topics, and you may want to undergo a mental transformation of some sort. You could also put some attention towards any joint finances and try to come up with a better plan for them, or join resources with someone. Mercury enters fellow air sign Gemini on May 24th, and your mood should lighten. You’ll be less obsessive about things, and and want to explore more. The Sun enters Gemini on May 20th, and your focus may be on expanding your life in some way. You likely won’t be satisfied with the small world you live in, and want to blow the gates wide open.
Your ruler is the planet Venus, and she will turn retrograde on May 15th in airy Gemini. A planet is said to be retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth; it’s not really moving backwards, it only looks that way. During this Venus retrograde, you may experience a period of restlessness. You may want to make changes in your life but not be able to make them. You could desire more freedom but feel nothing except restrictions. You could be less tolerant of other ways of living and other beliefs. If you have to travel, you could have a problem. Since Venus is your ruler, that’s an added difficulty for Librans, because you’ll likely feel it in your personality and in life in general, a subtle uneasiness with yourself and life, and things not going quite right. If you have Venus retrograde in your natal or progressed chart, you may not have to deal with all of the drama.
On May 5th, a full moon occurs in Scorpio, and something with your finances could end. Maybe you finish a project making some extra cash, or you reach a monetary goal. You could be more sensitive under this full moon, and have delicate self-esteem and confidence. On May 20th, a solar eclipse occurs in Gemini, and you may get an opportunity to travel or make a change in your life. You may feel like something needs to be transformed, and begin taking necessary measures to accomplish that. You could also have something go your way related to other people’s money, like you inherit some money, or a loan is repaid to you or forgiven, or you find out you’re owed more tax money.
SCORPIO MAY 2012
Mercury enters the sign opposing yours, Taurus, on May 9th. Your communications may become focused on your relationships, and you may have more communications in one-on-one situations with people. You could talk a lot with a significant other, and find you get the best ideas that way. You may think best with a partner, having someone else to help you along. You may find it difficult to deal with mental tasks on your own, or have to deal with opposing ideas. On May 24th, Mercury enters Gemini, and you may become obsessed about something. Once you become interested in something, you’ll tear it about, trying to find out everything you can. Your mind may be more serious and investigating, and you may do well with research. The Sun enters Gemini on May 20th and your focus could be on serious subjects. You may feel most like yourself when you’re researching something or throwing yourself headlong into a project, or rehabilitating something.
The planet Venus turns retrograde in Gemini on May 15th. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be - but isn’t actually - moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth, and they can bring difficulties. With Venus retrograde, you may have problems doing the research you want to do. Maybe something gets in the way, or you just don’t have the same focus, or you have to research things you have no interest in. Focusing on serious things may make you feel more down, and you may want to do something else but can’t. You may feel that you need to change something important, but the timing isn’t right and it doesn’t work out. You could have a problem with money that isn’t yours, so be careful about getting or giving a loan. If you were born with Venus retrograde, or have Venus retrograde in your progressed chart, you shouldn’t feel the worst of this period.
A full moon occurs on May 5th in your sign of Scorpio. This is a good time to bring things to a close. You could get rid of something, or have something you’ve been working towards come to fruition. You may also be more emotional during this full moon, and have heightened intuition. A solar eclipse occurs on May 20th in Gemini, and you may get the opportunity to change something, especially with a relationship. You may get to begin a new relationship, or meet someone new. If in a relationship, you may want to reinvigorate it. An opportunity could come up for a partner, or one could come up for you through a partner.
SAGITTARIUS MAY 2012
Mercury enters Taurus on May 9th, and you may find you’re having more communications at work and about your work. If you work in a communications field or through writing, this is a good period for that. You may do some research or talk to someone about a health change you want to make, or think about your daily habits and tasks that need to be organized. You’ll likely plan things better, and keep a lot of lists, very un-Sagittarian of you. Mercury moves into your opposing sign of Gemini on May 24th and your communications move to your close relationships. You may have a heartfelt conversation with someone, or with a partner about your relationship. You may feel most comfortable conversing one-on-one. The Sun enters Gemini on May 20th, and you may feel most comfortable in an intimate setting, when you’re with one person instead of a group. You could feel most like yourself when you’re with a partner, and may elect not to do most things alone during this time.
Venus turns retrograde on May 15th in Gemini. A retrograde is when a planet appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth. With this retrograde occurring in your opposing sign, you may experience difficulties in your relations with others, especially those you’re close to. There could be many little arguments that erupt into something big. You may be more sensitive with them and them with you, and you could feel like you’re being trapped in a relationship, stifled. An ex could come back into the picture as well, or someone you’d deem an enemy could create problems for you. If you were born while Venus was retrograde, or have Venus retrograde in your progressed chart, you may not have to deal with all the problems that this retrograde can bring.
On May 5th, a full moon occurs in Scorpio, and you may feel the need under this full moon to do a real evaluation of what needs to get cleared out of your life, physically, mentally, emotionally, and get rid of what you don’t need anymore. A subconscious issue could rise to the surface and become important to you, or a secret you’ve been keeping gets outed. You may feel more emotional during this time as well, and more in tune with your intuition. On May 20th, a solar eclipse occurs in Gemini, and you could have a new opportunity present itself through a partner, especially at work. You may decide to focus on a health issue and get it resolved, or change up your routine, or put in a lot of hard work on something.
CAPRICORN MAY 2012
Mercury enters fellow earth sign Taurus on May 9th, and your communications may take on a lighter tone. Mentally, you should feel like focusing on happy subjects, and feel more creative and inspired. It could be easier for you to communicate how you feel about someone in a sweet way. If you’re single, you could meet someone online. Mercury enters Gemini on May 24th, and you’ll go from feeling carefree to being extremely focused and hard-working. You’ll be able to pay attention to any little task or chore and get it done down to the tiniest detail. You may be more discerning and analytical, and less in tune with your emotional state, feeling like you have too much to do for that. The Sun enters Gemini on May 20th, and you may feel most like yourself when you’re focused on a task and have something to do. You’ll want to keep busy and make yourself useful, and you’ll likely focus more on chores than on other people or yourself, except for with your health.
Venus begins a period of retrograde starting on May 15th, occurring entirely in Gemini. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth. This retrograde could bring problems for you at work, especially with coworkers. You may find someone is trying to undermine you and make you look bad. You could have difficulties getting work assignments done, not feeling up for it, feeling lazy, or not paying attention to the details and doing a bad job. You may feel less love for your work, and look at it as a mindless, passionless job, even if you do love it. If you have Venus retrograde in your natal or progressed chart, you should be exempt from most of the difficulties that present themselves.
A full moon in watery Scorpio occurs on May 5th, and you could see a dispute with a friend or group you belong to come to a resolution. You may end a friendship or leave a group. You could abandon a cause and pick up a new one. You could realize a dream that you’ve had for some time, or give one up and try for something else. A solar eclipse in airy Gemini occurs on May 20th, and you could see an opportunity come up for you to have some more fun, maybe a quick trip somewhere, meet someone new, spend time dealing with a hobby, or dating. You may suddenly feel very inspired to do something, or take up a new interest or passion. If you have children, a new opportunity could arise for them.
AQUARIUS MAY 2012
Mercury goes into Taurus on May 9th, and you may have more communications than usual at home, more than anywhere else. You may have people over at your place instead of theirs, or do more online or on the phone. Your family may need to communicate with you more, or you with them. Mercury goes from Taurus to fellow air sign Gemini on May 24th, and you’ll want to break out from being a homebody and spending so much time with your family to spending time with other people doing something fun. Your mind should be more playful and you’ll feel like less work, more play. If you’re creative, that can surge during this time. The Sun also enters Gemini in May, on the 20th, and you may feel most like yourself when you’re being creative or pursuing a hobby, enjoying yourself and living without worry.
On May 15th, Venus will begin a retrograde period in the sign of Gemini. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth; it isn’t actually moving backwards, it just appears that way, and it can throw things off. With this Venus retrograde, you may feel frustrated that you want to just be free to do whatever you want and have fun, but can’t for some reason, maybe with too much work to do. You may have trouble pursuing a hobby or creative interest. You could have difficulties with a child. If you’re attached, you may have a dispute with your loved one, or you could see an ex come back into your life. If you have Venus retrograde in your natal chart or progressed chart, you could be free of the problems this retrograde brings.
A full moon occurs on May 5th in water sign Scorpio. A project you’ve been working on to help your career along or further your life path could come to a close now. You could finally reach a goal that you’ve been working on for a long time. You may find yourself getting recognition or being put in the spotlight for something you’ve done. Something could end for a parent or authority figure. A solar eclipse occurs on May 20th in air sign Gemini, and you may decide to begin a new home improvement project that you’ve been wanting to do, but haven’t gotten to. Since this is an eclipse, it may be something that takes some time to finish, so it could be a larger project. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, that could happen now. A family member could also be presented with a new opportunity.
PISCES MAY 2012
On May 9th, Mercury enters earth sign Taurus, and you may find you’re having many more communications than usual. Everyone wants to talk to you, and you can’t stop yourself from talking to them. You may have an important communication with a sibling or neighbor, or spend a lot of time taking short trips. Mercury enters Gemini on May 24th, and you may feel most comfortable communicating with family members or at home. You could also focus on your spiritual foundation. The Sun enters Gemini on May 20th, and you may feel most comfortable at home. You may spend a lot of time at home rather than going out and having late nights elsewhere. You could feel you have the most energy and vitality at home or with family members. You may be more in tune with your emotions as well.
On May 15th, Venus will turn retrograde, which will occur entirely in the sign of Gemini. A retrograde occurs when a planet appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth, though it isn’t actually moving backwards, it just looks that way from our point of view. With this retrograde, you may experience difficulties at home. Perhaps something breaks down, like a leaking pipe or an outlet shorting out. If you’re trying to sell, you could have a problem, and if you’re trying to buy, you may have some hurdles. A family member could present a problem, taking up too much of your time, or being overly dramatic. You may not have as much patience with your family as usual. You could have many disputes at home, and feel moody and irritable. If you have Venus retrograde in your natal or progressed charts, you should hopefully not feel the worst of the retrograde effects.
A full moon occurs in fellow water sign Scorpio on May 5th, and a writing project you’ve been working on could finish. If you have to take a long trip, it could end around this moon. If you have to deal with the law, a resolution could come during this time. You may feel more emotionally tied to your beliefs. A solar eclipse occurs in Gemini on May 20th, and you may have a positive communication that leads to a new opportunity. Something could come up through a sibling or neighbor. You could start a new project in your community. You may decide to take a class and try to learn something new, or start writing something. Your mind may be more active around this eclipse, and you could feel more curious than usual. You could purchase a new electronic or car.
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