A rally of retrograde planets pummel our world this May. Pluto, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury all conspire to put our best laid plans into a blender. Have your “to do” list ready to go but be prepared to forget all about it.
(Kanye West has Mercury in Taurus)
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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Aries are awash with concerns about money, long term career plans and day to day job tasks. Can you set down some strategic next steps to help put you on a firmer fiscal footing? Possibly but these steps may veer and change as you go forward. So go in whatever direction you decide but be flexible for anything that life tosses you. Or is it at you...?
TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Life looks jolly and fun but beware of the tacks on your dance floor. Ouch! Taureans have hearts as big as the ocean but are apt to sink in any romantic endeavor as their best moves fall short. Don’t despair or drop out of the meeting and greeting game. Just give your style a chance to conform to the ever changing landscape. Then plant your bouquets.
GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Secrets won’t get you anywhere, Gemini. And this is why it is better to be honest and upfront now when family and partners both seem to be pulling you in different directions. Not everybody will be happy but that is the way it will have to be for now. In the meantime, there is a lot to be said for seeking some alone time. Solitude, at this time, is bliss.
CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Cancers may not mean what they say or say what they really mean this week. This muddle messaging can get you into a bit of a pickle among friends or co-workers who scratch their heads in confusion. So maybe it is time to listen more than you speak. Save your best speeches for later in the month. You may still not make much sense but others will think you are genius.
LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Big risks might lead to big rewards, or, more likely this month, unexpected losses. Hold tight to your dough, Leo, and only risk what you can comfortably afford to lose. You will have to work hard to get what you deserve now at work. If there was ever a time to escape and take a long needed vacation, this is it. But can you do it on the cheap...?
VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
First impressions are lasting impressions and Virgos are apt to make very memorable and lasting first impressions now. Perhaps that is not what you intend to do, though. My advice is to try to stay in the background and observe events from afar before you act, at least for the next two weeks. After that you shine. Or is that a strobe light type of shine...?
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Are you ready to be quoted? Anything you say could be held against you. Libras with strong opinions may tick off the wrong person - someone who they do not realize that they have insulted. Let others flap the air. It is wise for you to stay silent, composed and ever wise. At least that is what others will think of you. And that will be to your advantage later.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Relationships may become a bit more stressful for the next few weeks, partially because of money issues and partly because of how you are balancing your time between work and fun. Needless to say, Scorpios have a lot on their plates now but you will have to prioritize. When in doubt, surrender to the forces and see where the fates lead you. Lets just see..
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
You are bold and beautiful. At least you think so, Sagittarius. But pause to consider before you burst on the scene and take charge. You may upset the careful balance of power and get some noses out of joint. Some folks will be angry and contemplate revenge. Maybe this is exactly what you want to happen ... but I don’t think so. Keep cool, collected and secretive for now.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Going with your gut could lead you astray now, Capricorn. So continue to explore your creativity but keep an eye on any possible repercussions from some of your more risky antics. It could become a global sensation or take you into new directions. Life will continue to be interesting through the month. Just exactly how interesting is up to you!
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Aquarians will not be content to plop in front of the TV and chill out this month. In fact they have so much pent up energy that they can’t plop anywhere. You are full of zest and pop and seek connection in any form or with anyone. Whew! Follow your yearnings and see where and to whom they lead. Love might be in the air but it will smell like hearts on fire.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Pisces want to hit the highest height quickly. Anything is possible but build your ascent on a solid foundation so it doesn’t sink later on. Don’t dissipate your energies on nonsense and don’t waste your time on people who are not worth the effort. Be discerning and keep your high energy focused. The sky is the limit. Just beware of low ceilings.