Horoscopes – May 2012 by Chrissie Blaze
At last you feel as if your life is moving forward again now that your action-packed ruling planet, Mars, is moving forward again. The plans you made earlier in the year are now beginning to take shape. However, this year all the planets move in retrograde motion (apart from the luminaries, the Sun and Moon, which never do) and now it is the turn of Venus which turns retrograde in Gemini on May 15 making it hard to get to the bottom of things and communicate effectively. Also, before then on May 5 there is a Full Moon in Scorpio in your area of shared resources so there could be disagreements over money and who owns what. You can iron things out around May 9 when Mercury moves into the money sign of Taurus, helping you to simplify previously complex arrangements. From about mid-May you can begin to accomplish a lot as long as you let go of the past and old modes of thinking and attitudes and habits that bring you down. There is a New Moon Eclipse on May 20 just after the Sun enters Gemini reminding you to be open and flexible in your thinking. The key this month is more action, less talk – a welcome reminder for Aries!
Your ruling planet, Venus, goes retrograde this month so you may find yourself reconsidering past relationships, or friends from the past may appear in your life. It is a good time for you to review your relationships and perhaps work out how you can improve them in the future. There is also an emphasis on money management. Now is a good time to put your finances in order, reduce debt and streamline your resources. There is a Full Moon in your opposite sign of Scorpio on May 5 highlighting relationships and this may bring issues to the surface so that you can be clear about them and deal with them. Watch out for feelings of resentment and use this time to reflect on how you can deepen existing relationships and business partnerships rather than feeling overly emotional about issues and challenges that may come up now. You are in a positive phase with the planet of good karma and good fortune, Jupiter, in your sign of Taurus. On May 13, the Sun joins with Jupiter boosting your confidence and talents. Take an opportunity that may come your way to increase your income or your resources in some way. Keep your feet on the ground, be practical and you can now move in the direction of making your dreams come true.
May 5 is an important day with the Scorpio Full Moon, and your ruling planet, Mercury opposing Saturn. This may slow the pace of your communication style and help you to attune more deeply to others’ feelings and your own. Steady rhythm and Gemini do not usually go hand in hand but you may find that things are calmer and steadier this month as you seek peace and quiet times. This is good because it gives you the time and space to make the most of all the fertile ideas that are filling your mind right now and you will particularly feel the need for some solitude when Venus turns retrograde in Gemini on May 15. Venus remains in your sign until August 7 making this a good time for developing friendships, and improving your income stream. You may find yourself thinking of the past and learning from past mistakes in these areas. Also girlfriends from the past may come back into your life during this time and you will find that you can pick up where you left off. The Sun enters your sign of Gemini on May 20 just prior to a Solar Eclipse; this marks the beginning of a new cycle and a speeding up of the pace of your life.
May is all about the team and the group and this is where you’re shining right now until May 20. You will find yourself spending a lot of time with others but there is also a profound need for you to have some quiet downtime on your own so make the time for this, especially once Venus turns retrograde on May 15. This is a great opportunity to reflect on the past, and past relationships and take time out from everyday. Immerse yourself in some nurturing reflection, meditation and spiritual practices. You should be able to have a clear vision of what’s up ahead now and things can come into focus on May 16 when Jupiter forms aspects with Saturn and Pluto, causing you to take a reality check on your plans. You are always sensitive but especially so around May 20 with the Lunar Eclipse aspecting Neptune. This would be a good time to “get away from it all” by taking a trip, vacation or just going into Nature for a day or two. It will help you to de-stress and revitalize yourself, and listen to the promptings of your intuition about what to do in the next few months, which is a profoundly important time for you.
Life is at last becoming more expansive this month especially after a series of aspects to adventurous and abundant Jupiter on May 4, May 7 and May 13. New paths open for you but you may still have to deal with things from the past when the Full Moon in Scorpio on May 5 draws your attention to unfinished business. Instead of pushing ahead, take some time out and deal with what you need to deal with. This may include relationships from the past and promises made in the past when Venus goes retrograde on May 15 through to June 27, compelling you to rethink past mistakes and question current friendships. However, the Solar Eclipse in Gemini on May 20 may bring new friendships your way which seem more relevant to where you are at in your life now. What look goods to you at the beginning of May could change during the Venus retrograde period so don’t be quick to make commitments, romantic or business. Also your goals and vision for the future could change in the coming months. The month ends in an exciting way, intensifying your communications, ideas and plans.
May is a good time for you to think about your future career plans and goals. Don’t rush into anything because what looks good now could change once the planet Venus begins her retrograde motion on May 15 through to June 27. You are going through a period of reorientation and reality check which causes you to look at life differently. Things you thought you wanted no longer hold the appeal they did previously. Neptune in your area of career and vocation may bring some confusion and discontentment, leaving you a little disenchanted with the environment in which you work. You are now seeking more fulfilment and may realize that in order to find what you need you have to seek in another direction. You are always practical and pragmatic; right now there are four planets in earth signs that assist you in seeing things as they are not as you wish they would be. Expect some radical shifts in your thinking this month and you’re ready to take a few risks. There is a New Moon Solar Eclipse on May 25 that helps you to make some changes and brings good news.
Try and remain centered in the present moment this month because you’ll feel a tendency to be living in the future, or in the clouds; finding it difficult to be motivated. You are usually an action-packed person but all the delays you’ve experienced this year have taken their toll and now you’re finding it hard to get going. There is a Scorpio Full Moon on May 5 which could reveal some financial issues between you and a loved one that could cause some upset. Between May 15 and June 27, your ruler, Venus turns retrograde bringing the possibility of old flames coming back into your life but also giving you a chance to revise and solidify current relationships. This is also a good time to communicate about jointly held possessions and work things out. You are feeling innovative around May 20 with a Gemini Solar Eclipse. Make sure you keep to the facts because a Mercury conjunction with Jupiter gets you dreaming big and you could become overconfident. Somebody you know could try and impress you with something that sounds too good to be true; it probably is right now!
On May 5, the Full Moon is in your own sign and this can bring emotions to a head. It opposes Jupiter in your area of partnerships and so you could feel conflicting urges to get more involved with someone on the one hand, and break up or pull away on the other. It also tends to force decision-making so be prepared! To be forewarned is to be forearmed and this is something Scorpio likes so that they retain control of a situation. This is an intense time but you can handle. Take time to work on self-mastery through spiritual disciplines and meditation and this can bear fruit. As a Scorpio, you are very intuitive but sometimes neglect to listen to that still, small voice. Now is the time to pay close attention and you will make the right decisions. Venus goes retrograde on May 15, further complicating relationships and bringing up issues and people from the past. Now is the time to forgive past wounds and move forward, as things will only get more intense from now on and hanging onto the past will only you hold you back.
The Scorpio Full Moon on May 5 opposes the Sun, and this could bring complications or emotions to a head in your work place. Things you thought you had under control could be exposed. Be calm, patient and prepared to go with the flow rather than confronting issues at this time. It could work against you if you do. Also, you may have to take a back seat with close relationships; allowing them to be – rather than trying to force or mold them into something you want. Just be grateful for the support and go out of your way to help. Things are falling into place but taking a little longer than you or your partner would like. Be patient and supportive but try and see things as they are rather than confusing fantasy with reality. From May 15-June 27 Venus goes retrograde, bringing up issues with partners from the past. The good thing is that you can now deal with and resolve things that have been nagging at your for a long time. If you are single, it may bring people or past loves back into your life.
You could still be in the midst of job or work-related stress but this will be compensated by some fun times with loved ones and, if you’re single, the possibility of new romance. Your relationships generally are positive and fulfilling. On May 5, the Full Moon in Scorpio brings focus on collaborative efforts and teamwork, as well as potentially emotional outbursts with friends. Take a deep breath and use your Capricorn control to steer a potentially difficult situation into safe harbor. On May 15, Venus goes retrograde affecting your work place or employment and urging you to make adjustments in this area of your life. Also your daily routines may be affected and added stress could affect your health. Combat this by increasing your meditation, yoga or spiritual practices. You may experience a little doubt around May 21 with some difficult aspects to Mercury. Regain your balance by looking at things philosophically and plan a positive vision for your future. You have the determination to reach your goals by methodically taking one step at a time, no matter how impossible they may appear at times. Have faith!
You may be experiencing some power plays or complications in your career revealed by the Full Moon on May 5. However, things definitely improve around May 13 when the Sun joins with abundant Jupiter and brings you the potential for expansion, improvement and even promotion. However, don’t set your goals too high; be realistic and take opportunities that come your way. You could feel a bit under stress at this time as the pace picks up. On May 15, Venus turns retrograde reminding you of past mistakes and urging you not to repeat them, especially in the area of relationships. You are feeling full of vitality around May 16 with a Mars-Pluto trine empowers you and encourages you to express yourself. This mood continues throughout the month and you may be enjoying a sense of freedom and joy as the month ends. You are feeling so good that you may try and get other people to share in your good fortune. However, don’t push things because you could end up upsetting others if you do this.
Things you thought were set in stone may feel a bit shaky in May when your ruler, abundant Jupiter, forms stressful aspects with three of the outer planets. You may get some unexpected news around May 7 which could manifest as a positive breakthrough or a shift in your life. You may also experience some delays making this a rather stressful month all round. However, it’s not all bad. It’s a great time for friends and allies to support you so don’t be afraid to ask for help. There is a Scorpio New Moon urging you to let go of issues from the past. If you don’t you could experience some extreme emotions around this time. You could also find that an old friend or old flame may re-appear in your life expecting things to be exactly the same as they were previously. You will realize that you are no longer interested in repeating old mistakes and ready to move on. You’re actually in a future-oriented phase when you can take steps towards manifesting your heart’s desire.
Chrissie Blaze is a professional astrologer, author of nine published books, radio show host and international speaker. She has a popular website –http://www.chrissieblaze.com where she publishes astrology updates, teaching and upcoming planetary news. She also offers Karmic Charts, Forecasts, Compatibility Charts and more.
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