Aries (Spring Equinox-approx. April 21st)
Aries (Spring Equinox-approx. April 21st): Due to the challenges in the workplace, you may find it wise to make a lot of small adjustments in the day to day life as May begins. However, this may be the perfect time to spend time with your friends and indulge your creativity in order to blow off steam and put your extra energy to good use. As the month goes on, you may find things turn for the better, especially when it comes to your friends and social life. You may also find it wise to fill your time with a variety of interests and people rather than just a few, focused ones. You may also find that this is a good month for a spiritual review. When Venus goes retrograde, you may find people from your past come back up, but in positive ways, or ways that lead to the successful resolution of karma.
Taurus (Approx. April 21st to approx. May 21st)
Taurus (Approx. April 21st to approx. May 21st): Happy birthday, Taurus! This is your month, so treat yourself in all of those ways that you know so well. Communication, bother personal and mass, may be two major themes of the month. You may also find the unexpected happens, whether it is to your body or in your day to day life, so it would be wise to stay sharp and play things conservative. The career may be moving along nice and smoothly, even though your emotions may be out of sorts. The emotional agitation you feel will be short-lived, so by mid-month, it will have dissipated. As the month goes on, you may find things change from good to full of minor challenges, especially when it comes to people in your life. You may also find the call of spirituality, so it would be wise to turn your attention there in the latter half of the month.
Gemini (Approx. May 21st to Summer Solstice)
Gemini (Approx. May 21st to Summer Solstice): Extra energy may be at the ready as the month starts, and you may experience windfalls of cash through the people you know. If not that, you may find that your romantic relationships come to life in the first part of the month, too. However, as the month moves forward, you may find things go from good to better, with one exception. When Venus goes retrograde, it occurs in your sign, so you may find challenges come from within that have to do with your love life, or where you spend your money. You may also find people from your past come back into your life, but if you handle these situations well, they will be not only resolved permanently, this will also occur quickly.
Cancer (Summer Solstice to approx. July 21st)
Cancer (Summer Solstice to approx. July 21st): The day-to-day life may be the focus of the first half of May, and in generally good ways, so you may find it wise to simply move forward each day, focusing on the regular and consistent. Communication and adaptability may be your best tools. The career and occupation may still contain tensions, but these will be going on for a while but will reach a climax fairly soon. As the month progresses, you may find things change from smooth to requiring many small challenges. Spirituality and religion may be calling to you later in the month, and this may be just the distraction that has been desired. You may also find the Venus retrograde brings up painful relationships from your past that are hard to face, but important to resolve.
Leo (Approx. July 21st to approx. August 21st)
Leo (Approx. July 21st to approx. August 21st): Challenges may be the theme of the beginning of May, especially when it comes to personal and mass communication, so it would be wise to practice extra humility and patience. You may also find part of this is because your emotions are stronger than normal. However, in your favor is the fact that money may be rolling along quite nicely now, and there may also be some good things coming your way if you are an opportunist. As the month moves forward, you may find things roll along for the better and the smoother. The Venus retrograde may bring people up from your past, but these may not be bad situations, and their resolution may be gentler or at least more positive than expected. Dealing with some growth issues is at least tabled for now, until Saturn goes direct later this year.
Virgo (Approx. August 21st to Autumnal Equinox)
Virgo (Approx. August 21st to Autumnal Equinox): Even though money be tight right now, prohibiting discretionary spending, and the love life may be full of challenges. You may find that otherwise, the career and day-to-day life may be rolling along smoothly, even though it is long-term in nature and not full of short term gain. Spiritually and emotionally, you may feel inner tension, though, so it would be wise to breathe deep and focus on the day-to-day. Even though your emotions are stable through the month, you may find that the later it gets, the more challenging it becomes, too. Challenges may come up in your daily relationships, and when it comes to daily expenses. The Venus retrograde may bring people from your past back up, and with the rest of the activity in the air, you may find there are more challenges than not.
Libra (Autumnal Equinox to approx. October 21st)
Libra (Autumnal Equinox to approx. October 21st): As May begins, you may find good things come your way through your brief communications and the personal computer. These may range from good contacts to money coming from unexpected places. While the professional challenges may still be there, these are the same ones that have been ongoing for a while and will resolve in the near future. You may also find May is a good time to focus on your inner healing, especially mental wounds that have been gnawing at you. As the month progresses, things continue to get better, as you may find a lot of good things start manifesting in your daily life. You may also find that the Venus retrograde does bring people from your past back up, but healing and resolution may be the two themes, with little to no headaches and drama.
Scorpio (Approx. October 21st to approx. November 21st)
Scorpio (Approx. October 21st to approx. November 21st): Tension, especially when it comes to personal and group communication, may be the norm rather than the exception at the beginning of the month, so it would be wise to stay detached. Your emotions may also be out of sorts, and you may find your temper is shorter than normal, especially when it comes to your groups of friends, so it would be wise to stay calm and detached. As the month progresses, you may find the tension loosens but is replaced with the call for a lot of small adjustments, especially in your personal relationships. Like so many, relationships from the past may come back up to be addressed, but if you play your cards right, you can move through these quickly. The professional life may be rolling along nice and smoothly, too, and you may be feeling the pull to develop your spirituality, which would be wise to do as a distraction.
Sagittarius (Approx. November 21st to Winter Solstice)
Sagittarius (Approx. November 21st to Winter Solstice): Money and romantic relationships may be tight right now, but other than that, you may find your relationships with friends are moving along nice and smoothly, giving you an outlet for your extra energy. Your emotions may be stronger and more optimistic than normal, which is worth noting because as the month moves forward, you may find things get tenser, especially romantically and financially, if you don’t watch your impulse buying. You may also find that the Venus retrograde hits your harder than others, as the relationships that may come up from your past bring more challenges with them, and bring their sort of tension to your present life. It is also worth noting that your spirituality may be challenged, too, calling for some attention and maturity.
Capricorn (Winter Solstice to approx. January 21st)
Capricorn (Winter Solstice to approx. January 21st): The day-to-day may not only be rolling along well, but it may also be a source of foundation building at the moment, so it would be wise to put your attention there, because other than that, you may find the rest of your life is calling for a lot of minor adjustments. The good news is that there are not a lot of challenges or tensions present, though, which frees you up to do what you need to do. As the month moves on, though, you may find the nature of things changes to that of less foundational building work in the workplace, and more emphasis on juggling all of the things that unexpectedly come up and call for your attention. You may also find that the Venus retrograde impacts you much differently than other signs, and may either simply be a blip on your radar, or a non-event.
Aquarius (Approx. January 21st to approx. February 21st)
Aquarius (Approx. January 21st to approx. February 21st): Challenges may be the name of the game at the beginning of the month, especially when it comes to money, friends, and time spent with loved ones, so you may find it wise to do what you can with the day-to-day. You do have more energy than normal, though, even though your emotions are challenged. Fret not though, for as challenging as the beginning of the month is, the latter half of the month is just as good, if not better. You may find the two halves of the month are as different as night and day, and that even the Venus retrograde is not as bad for you as it is for others. Also, given these blessings, though, you may still feel emotionally out of sorts, but this will pass. During that time, though, expect the unexpected, as odd occurrences may be the norm, and probably entertaining if nothing else!
Pisces (Approx. February 21st to Spring Equinox)
Pisces (Approx. February 21st to Spring Equinox): The romantic life may be challenged at the start of the month, and impulsive spending may get you into trouble if you’re not careful, but otherwise, you may find May starts off rolling along nice and smoothly. There may be a heavy, positive emphasis on personal and mass communication, too. Even though your emotions may continue to be good in general, and your desire for spiritual growth is stronger than normal, you may find that otherwise, challenges are found around every corner, especially when it comes to your relationships, and potentially your romantic ones. You may also find that the Venus retrograde could potentially be very challenging and rough on your, so it would be wise to deal with whatever comes up and keep your sights focused on doing what is spiritually best and right.
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