Love, passion and commitment mix delightfully at the beginning of May, due to a Grand Earth Trine that especially benefits Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Everyone’s finances should get a boost, too. So there is lots to look forward to in the last month of Spring.
Flirting and drama
Communications, intellectual pursuits and travel get energized when Mercury, the Sun and Venus transit into Gemini on May 2, 20 and 24, respectively. Venus in Gemini heightens flirtatiousness, especially for Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Romance gets a dose of passion and drama when Mars transits into Leo on May 9. Aries, Leo and Sagittarius will especially enjoy the heat between the sheets.
Three planets turn retrograde this month, which means some backtracking is inevitable. Jupiter turns retrograde on May 9 (through September 6, 2008), which encourages some soul-searching about your future. Where do you see yourself a year, five years, even 10 years from now?
Mercury turns retrograde on May 26 (through June 19), which can cause all sorts of snafus involving communications and travel. Mixed messages and miscommunications are likely, so be sure to double-check your plans and paperwork. Neptune also turns retrograde on May 26 (through November 1), which favors introspection but can cast a pall of confusion over the clearest of intentions.
Saturn accelerates plans
Saturn turning direct on May 2 will help move projects forward, especially in the work arena. It will also help clarify your goals so you can make wiser decisions about upcoming choices.
May 1: A Grand Earth Trine involving Venus, Saturn and Pluto emphasizes getting real about romance and talking about commitment. It also assists with finding a balance between security and making needed changes that will deepen your connection. Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn will especially benefit.
May 2: Mercury transits into Gemini, which clarifies communications and revs up travel.
Saturn turning direct helps manifest solid results from your ideas and projects.
May 3: Mercury square Saturn slows down communications and hinders travel, especially for Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
May 5: The New Moon in Taurus brings a fresh start for everyone. It also emphasizes getting in touch with your sensuality and becoming more enlightened about issues involving the planet, like global warming.
May 9: Mars transits into Leo, which revs up romance and favors entertainment, especially for Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
Jupiter turns retrograde (through September 6), which can make you rethink where you’re headed, both personally and professionally.
May 12: Jupiter trine the Sun is an optimistic influence that favors financial transactions and encourages seeing the bigger picture regarding your goals. Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn will especially benefit from travel and promoting creative projects.
May 14: Neptune square the Sun heightens your imagination and favors spiritual endeavors, but can get you into trouble from ignoring or denying the truth. Seek clarity, especially if you’re a Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius.
May 18: Venus trine Jupiter blesses relationships with joy, expansion and spiritual connectivity, especially for Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. The desire for sensual pleasure (sexual romps, massages, spa treatments and good food and drink) is heightened. Artistic pursuits are favored as well.
May 19: The Full Moon in Scorpio fires up bedroom trysts (and anger issues as well). It also ignites your passion for projects close to your heart. Just watch out for a tendency to overreact to emotional situations.
May 19-20: Venus square Neptune casts a rosy glow over relationships. Using your creativity to entice romance is favored, but you’ll need to take off the rose-colored glasses to see your sweetie clearly, especially if you’re a Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius.
May 20: The Sun transiting into Gemini energizes communications and travel. It also encourages being adaptable and versatile.
May 24: Venus transiting into Gemini is a flirtatious, fickle energy that encourages sharing ideas. Traveling with a lover or friends is favored.
May 26: Venus square Saturn brings relationships down to earth by emphasizing practicality and responsibility. It can also bring out fears about closeness, vulnerability or commitment, especially if you’re a Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces.
Mercury turns retrograde (through June 19), which messes with communications and paperwork.
Neptune turns retrograde (through November 1), which encourages introspection and getting in touch with your higher power. This influence can also make you feel more passive (resistant?) about getting things done.
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