Capricorn 22 Dec - 19 Jan
The full Moon on May 4 falls in Scorpio, one
of the more sociable areas of your solar chart
and so make the most of opportunities to get
out and about, to network and socialize around
this time. Venus, planet of entertainment, romance,
sensual self-indulgence and those things that give us
pleasure will be in your opposite sign of Cancer, the area of
your solar chart associated with your dealings with others, from
May 8 – June 6, and so, should you need one, this is further reason why you should be prepared to put on your glad rags and mingle. Don’t stay in to do your hair or watch reruns of friends should an emotional or commercial relationship opportunity come calling.
The new Moon in Taurus on May 18 could herald the beginning of a creative project or the opportunity to develop an existing gift of talent you may have. There is a strong emphasis on Gemini this May. Mars enters Gemini on May 12, the Sun enters Gemini on May 21 and Mercury will be in Gemini throughout May. Since Gemini is the area of your solar chart associated with your day-to-day chores, working routine as well as health, or lack thereof, this suggests you will have a lot on your plate and would benefit from developing an efficient, effective and healthier working system and regime. As always, working smarter rather than hard it is the key.
Mercury will turn retrograde on May 19 and will remain retrograde until June 12. Mercury is associated with the mind, communication and those things that facilitate it, as well as networks that connect us and also electronic equipment, gadgets, paperwork and documents. When Mercury is retrograde we have a tendency to cut corners, to spread ourselves too thin and overcommit ourselves, our time, energy and resources. With such an emphasis on Gemini you are likely to be rather busy and with Mercury retrograde attempts to keep everybody satisfied could backfire. There can be a tendency to cut corners and because of time and other commitments, reluctance to check details, read the fine print and so while under pressure or in haste, to act on incomplete and even inaccurate information. Therefore, try to slow down, step back and do one thing at a time and leave some space in your diary and your week for you to catch up or rest or both. It can be very productive time for you, but it’s important to know your limitations and create some slack. Otherwise you could be inundated with demands, pressures and commitments and then the tendency to cut corners and not read the fine print could make life even more complicated.
Until Mercury moves forward again from mid-June it is probably best to avoid major decisions, commitments or long-term plans and so important discussions, negotiations and meetings should either be postponed or treated as preliminary attempts to get more information and a bigger picture. Resist pressure, from within or without, to act in haste and on an incomplete picture and don’t sign along the dotted line until you are crystal clear about where you go from here.