Apr - 20 May
With the Sun in Taurus, your Sun sign, until
the Sun moves into Gemini on May 21, make
the most of the astrological weather until then
to promote yourself, set the agenda and show
the world what you can do. The new Moon in Taurus
around May 18 would be a good time to make a new
start, adopt a new style, new look or a fresh perspective
on life and love. With the Sun in your Sun sign, Taurus, it is
a time to grab the bull by the horns, to take charge of your life
and take the initiative. Nevertheless, with a full Moon in your opposite sign of Scorpio around May 4, this is highlighting relationships and your more personal interactions with others. Therefore, make the most of opportunities to get together with others around this time, especially if a certain someone has been feeling a little neglected lately as you try to get on with doing your thing.
There is a major emphasis on Gemini this month: Venus, your planetary ruler, leaves Gemini for Cancer on May 8, Mars will be in Gemini from May 12 – June 24, the Sun from May 21 – June 22 and Mercury, which rules Gemini, will be in Gemini from the May 1 – July 9. Since Gemini is one of the money zones of your solar chart, this is likely to be an important period for you financially.
Mercury will be retrograde from 19 May – 12 June. Mercury is associated with communication and all those things that facilitates communication, connections and networks. Mercury governs electronic equipment and devices, paperwork, documents, and in its connective networking aspect has rulership over travel. When Mercury is retrograde the gremlins frequently pay us a visit and make mischief. Misunderstandings, misinformation, crossed wires and missed connections are more likely. There is also the increased tendency to have problems with electronic devices which may malfunction, be lost or misplaced. With Mercury retrograde, in our haste we are less likely to read the small print, have a tendency to spread ourselves too thin and cut corners. Ideally, with Mercury retrograde, we should slow down and step back. When Mercury is retrograde, it is usually a good time to do some research, to rework, rewrite, reassessed, revise and reorientate ourselves.
Since Mercury will be retrograde in Gemini, the money zone of your solar chart, and several other planets will be emphasizing Gemini, this month, perhaps it would be a good idea to simplify your finances. When Mercury is retrograde it is generally considered a bad time to make long-term, irreversible commitments. Therefore, avoid taking on extra credit for getting involved in financial schemes that look too good to be true. You also need to be careful not to get involved in a conflict over finances since it is likely that communication problems, misunderstandings and misinformation may be at the root of any financial complications you haven’t this time. When in doubt, remember, all that glitters is not gold.