The Sun is in Taurus and the most hidden sector of your horoscope until the 20th. This is often a time when you want or need to retreat and take a step back. Sometimes, this is to take care of yourself. At other times, it’s in order to care for people close to you.
You may find that you’re closely tuned in to your emotional life, especially as May begins. You might be drawn back towards the past or have strong emotions around family or a place that means a lot to you.
Family finances could grab your attention this month too with active Mars in home-loving Cancer and your personal money sector.
This month’s New Moon falls in Taurus on the 11th, an ideal date for retreat, quiet or solitude. Yet, other planetary factors suggest that May won’t be as quiet as you might like.
Most importantly for you, your ruling planet Mercury enters Gemini on the 4th and remains in your star sign for an unusually long time until mid-July. Mercury represents all forms of communication, both the written and spoken word.
Other people may want to listen to you and what you have to say. You might be advising others or giving talks or workshops with Mercury in your star sign.
The reason Mercury is in Gemini for such a long time is because it turns retrograde later this month on the 29th and remains on go slow until June 22nd.
Therefore, this is an indication that life will slow down towards the end of the month and you may need to revise or change your plans. Some of you might need to block out your diary in June to catch up with a busy schedule.
Plus, if you have anything important to pass on, say or initiate, make it happen earlier this month.
Love planet Venus is also in Gemini from the 9th onwards and this is gorgeous for treating yourself, practising self-love, gratitude and kindness. This might be significant for you because of what’s happening in Sagittarius and your relationship sector, again later in May.
On the 26th, there’s a Lunar or Full Moon Eclipse cutting across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis of the zodiac. Eclipses bring what’s hidden to light and can pinpoint change or drama.
Relationships can begin or end suddenly when eclipse season lights up your relationship sector. Although, it’s best not to make any big decisions on the day of the eclipse itself as things are often hidden from you until a few days later.
However, your ruling planet Mercury turns retrograde three days after this eclipse. This indicates that you might have to play a longer waiting game with regard to love or partnership until Mercury is back up to speed in June.
This eclipse is part of an eclipse cycle which began in June 2020 and lasts until December 2021. Apply these dates to your own life and consider what you’re building with regard to relationships and what you’re moving away from. This is significant both in your personal and your professional life.
The other big news this month involves the planet Jupiter. On the 14th, Jupiter, the planet of luck and opportunity, enters Pisces and your career and vocation sector where it remains until July 28th. Jupiter will return to Pisces at the end of this year on December 29th.
This could boost your ambitions and bring a chance to play big, fly high and expand your horizons. Jupiter’s the biggest planet and represents the free spirit, the entrepreneur.
Plus, Jupiter connects you with the world as it’s the global planet. Reach out to other networks and expand your career or purpose. Plan work abroad if you’re able to or take a sabbatical to study something you’ve always dreamed about.
Use the timing of Jupiter’s move through Pisces to plan what next. Things may peak over the next couple of months but then you have to wait until early 2022 for a new opportunity to grow and flourish.
Think back to 2010 when Jupiter was last in this sector of your horoscope. Consider what’s happening now, where you’re moving towards and how to use Jupiter’s good fortune to the best of your ability.
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