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Monthly General Horoscopes - May 2017
In many ways May is an opportunity for a do over, with both Mercury and Venus having returned to Aries for a double dip visit. Mercury returned on the 21st April, just a day after the Sun left Aries, wrapping up your birthday month. No sooner was it over than you had a chance to return to the drawing board. Then eight day later Venus, who had left Aries on the 3rd April, returned for a double dip visit as well. Returning just three weeks after leaving, Mercury allowed you to return to the drawing board with his initial ideas still fresh in your mind, but with an opportunity for a do over. Mercury will turn direct on the 4th May and will leave on the 16th May, but Venus will spend the whole of May back in Aries, not leaving until early next month. With the North Node returning to your romantic sector on the 10th May, to begin a fateful 18 months for matters of the heart, this will ensure the planet of love is on hand from the get go. Could this be why Venus has returned for a double dip visit? After all she had already spent two months in Aries. Venus will also play a role in keeping your relationships on their toes, just as support from the communication gods is at its height and the doors are open to the past and second chances. As has become a familiar pattern over the last 10 years, new doors have opened on the income front as the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped professional potential. What is important is a chance to gain a sense of direction on the job front, especially in the first 10 days of the month. In the meantime, a Full Moon in your financial sector on the 11th May will give both income and money matters a boost.
Whether you are an April or a May born Taurus, this is your month, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of May in Taurus. Until leaving on the 21st May, the Sun overhead is a Taurus Sun, the same Sun that was in the sky when you were born and the same sunlight that has made a lasting imprint on your cosmic DNA. This is more than just your birthday month, with a chance to reconnect with your personal truth. This really is an opportunity for a fresh start, with a new solar year coming with fresh possibilities. Before it even began you most likely had a sense of what excites you. Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos left Taurus on the first full day of your birthday month, but not before spending six months fuelling the passions and fighting spirit. Mars has since moved on and is spending the whole of May in your income sector and the timing couldn't be better. Jupiter has already been able to give lucky Jupiter in your work sector a boost, but will also be on hand as major career developments kick in from the 10th May. By the time the Sun returns to your income sector on the 21st May, developments across the income, work and career fronts will have already come together. This is not the norm and in the early weeks of a new solar year, this bodes well for the year ahead. However, you are unlikely to see this taking over, with Venus spending the whole of May back in a nostalgic part of your chart. When Venus left 26 days earlier she should have returned to Taurus, but instead retrograded back in the opposite direction. Through May Venus will bring a desire to spend time in memory lane, enjoying time in life's slow lane.
The Sun won't return to Gemini until the 21st May, kicking off your birthday month and new solar year, as he does at this time every year. However, that's not how it will feel from the get go, with a sense that your new solar year has begun in all but name. Especially if you take into account an aversion to spending too much time in life's slow lane, little taste for navel gazing or taking life slowly. These are all features of the final weeks of an old solar year, yet they're missing. There are two reasons for that and they both come back to Mars. The first reason is that with the warrior planet of the cosmos back in Gemini and spending the whole month here, you have too much energy for that. Mars is fuelling your passions and fighting spirit, encouraging you to embrace the things that excite you. Starting your birthday month and new solar year with Mars in Gemini, will ensure you know what you're fighting for and what excites you from the get go. Another reason for not wanting to spend time navel gazing, is that in the six weeks prior to Mars' return to Gemini you had plenty of time to recharge your batteries. You have been there and done that. However, there are some exceptions, especially when it comes to a trip down memory lane. With Saturn spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your relationship sector and Jupiter his last full month in retrograde motion in your romantic sector, on the personal front it will be all about looking back. Mars is on especially good terms with Jupiter, so will be helping to fuel your romantic passions and fighting spirit, while giving you the courage and confidence to make the most of the doors open to the past and second chances.
There are some things about May that are very familiar and to be expected and things that are totally unexpected. Fortunately both the familiar and unexpected bring nothing but good news. The unexpected sees career matters catch their second wind, just as developments on the income front usher in what could be a lucrative 18 month period, from the 10th May. This is something that is allowing work matters to catch their second wind as well, just as Saturn is spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your work sector. With Mercury in retrograde motion in your career sector until the 4th May, the month will start on a high note on both fronts, but in a slow and more controlled way. This surge in income, work and career matters doesn't come with a return of the manic pace of recent months or the professional pressures. Another surprise is the slower pace and the chance this brings to spend time in life's slow lane. Even before the month long wind down of your old solar year begins on the 21st May, with the wind down of a two year Mars cycle underway, you've lost your taste for the fast lane. This won't have a negative impact professionally, for the forces in play across the income, work and career fronts are in this for the long haul and favour a marathon rather than a sprint. The familiar is that May will always be a social month and that is still the case, despite the professional developments. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking. At some point during that month you will also have a Full Moon in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart. That Full Moon falls on the 11th May, further protecting you from letting life become all work and no play.
The focus is always going to be on your professional game at this time of year, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your career sector. This year this is more the epicentre of a push that began with Mars' return in early March and won't end until Venus, not even here yet, leaves in early July. A combination of Mars arriving early and Venus arriving late, extends a period that can be as short as just five weeks, out to a four month journey. The Sun is on his own until Mercury returns on the 16th May and Venus won't return until early June. This makes this more a slow unfolding, giving you all the advantages of a professional focus, without the extremes. This makes May a good month for career and professional matters, but not in an all or nothing way. This leaves room to make the most of Saturn's first full month in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart. Also Venus and Mercury's rare double dip visits to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery. Both returned in the final 10 days of April, both having left earlier in the month and ready to make up for lost time. Mercury is here until the 16th May, but Venus will spend the whole month in this adventurous part of your chart. With Mars spending the whole of May in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking, it's just as well professional forces are unfolding slowly. This creates an opportunity for balance. A Full Moon on the 11th May will put your work/life balance to the test, something that happens at this time every year. However, the way everything is arranged should mean this is happening naturally.
This month is a mix of the expected and the unexpected. You can expect money matters to have run their course by this point, but they haven't. You can expect new career developments to open up from the 21st May, but instead they opened up a month earlier. You can expect a sense of adventure in the air this month, but don't expect it to continue for long after the Sun leaves your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery on the 21st May. Instead, this will continue right through to July. It's that mix of the expected and the unexpected that makes this an exciting month. Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos will spend the whole of May in your career sector and with the South Node returning to your work sector on the 10th May, this should be a good month across the income, work and career fronts. However, there is too much developing elsewhere, including a stubborn sense of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure, to let life become all work and no play. With Saturn in his first full month in retrograde motion in your home and family sector this is an important month for home and family matters . With Venus and Mercury both making double dip visits to your financial sector they have a good relationship with Saturn. This makes this a good month for financial matters on the home, family and/or property fronts. Especially if you're returning to something you either began in the past or was put on hold in the past. It could have been that money was a hurdle in the past, but now it's not. Either way, on both the home and financial fronts this is less about anything new and more about the time finally becoming right.
There is no doubt that 2017 has been challenging at times, with a lot of planetary focus on your relationships, just as Jupiter is making his first visit to Libra in 12 years. A lot of oppositions between the two have created some personal and/or relationship tension at times. That completely turns around this month and for two reasons. One reason is that pressure between them really has dropped back. The other is the support. Mars is spending the whole of May in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery, fuelling a passion for adventure and a hunger for life's richer experiences. This puts Mars at a friendly aspect to Jupiter, so even if nothing changed life would seem easier and a lot more exciting. The other reason is that at the same time that you're getting a lot of support, so too are your relationships. Both Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication are making double dip visits to your relationship sector. Mercury is here until the 16th May but Venus will stay all month. With Saturn spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your communication sector, that communication support will continue. But the biggest impact is Venus. Venus is looking out for your relationships, but she is also looking out for you. The planets of love and luck might be in opposition, but they're both committed to finally finding a balance between your personal and relationship needs.
That the focus is on your relationships this month is a given, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of May in your relationship sector. Until leaving on the 21st May the Sun will continue to keep the solar spotlight on your relationships. However, it was during the Sun's first full day here last month that Mars' six week visit wrapped up. Anything that was going to come to a head would have by now. With Pluto, your ruling planet spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your communication sector and Mercury, planet communication returning to your relationship sector on the 16th May, you have the communication front covered. A Full Moon in Scorpio on the 11th May might put this to the test, but with a chance by then to give the past and unsaid words a voice, this is more likely to lead to a breakthrough. May is also likely to be a good month professionally and also a lucrative month. Venus and Mercury are both making rare double dip visits to your work sector. Mercury, who left early last month returned three weeks later and on the 29th May, Venus returned 26 days after leaving. Mercury is here until the 16th May but Venus will stay on for the whole month, both working with Saturn in your income sector. However, the North Node's return to your work sector on the 10th May will see unexpected work and job developments come into play. Whatever this triggers across the income, work and career fronts has at least the rest of this year to play out.
The Sun will always have a big impact on where the focus is in any month and in May that will always mean work and relationship matters. As is the case with most months the lines are always blurred and there is always a lot going on. Yet this is where a lot of the focus is on this month. Even after the Sun leaves your work sector on the 21st May work and job matters will continue to develop and will do through to July. With Pluto spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your income sector, this comes as the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped income potential. It is in the first 10 days of the month that you'll also have a clear sense of professional direction. This makes it important to have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground. Yet thanks to Mars' return to your relationship sector late last month and position here for the whole of May, the focus is on your relationships long before the Sun returns on the 21st May. What is not the norm is that there is no sign of last months' romantic and playful developments tapering off instead Venus, making a double dip visit to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, won't leave until early next month. With a combination of support kicking in from the communication gods this month and support between Jupiter and Mars, this will also be a surprisingly good month for personal and professional friendship and relationship building. You also have Venus making sure that life doesn't become all work and no play.
At some point May will always become a battle to find a balance between work and play. That's because while the Sun will always leave a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart and return to your work sector on the 21st May, the lines are always blurred. The Sun travels as a pack, with the Sun, Mercury, Venus and often Mars moving through at the same time. So while for the Sun there is a clear line in the sand when it comes to a time to play and a time to work, the rest of the planets blur the lines. Those lines became blurred during the Sun's very first full day. The Sun returned to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on the 20th April and Mars left on the 21st April, returning to your work sector. Not due to leave until early next month, Mars will not only spend the whole of June in your work sector, but will be working with Jupiter in your career sector to fire things up across the job and career fronts. The lines between work and play are not blurred this month, they're not even there. Even while the Sun will join Mars in your work sector on the 21st May, Mercury's return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on the 16th May will ensure that flame doesn't go out. With Venus returning early next month, she will be holding Mercury to account. This makes it essential from the get go to commit to finding a balance between work and play. This is not just a stunning month for job and career matters, but has the potential to be a lucrative month as well. You don't want or need to avoid embracing it. But you don't want or need to ignore this month's playful, romantic and creative influences. You really can have it all. Maybe this is what all those work/life balance reminders have been about.
There are a few things that the gods seem to have over looked of late or at least that was the case, with some serious catch up taking place this month. Noticeable by its absence has been your personal life and romantic and relationship matters in particular. The same has been the case on the professional front. The fact that this is simply normal for the early months of any year doesn't mean you don't deserve some making up for lost time. Professionally you'll need to be content with a Full Moon in your career sector on the 11th May. However, this is both a stepping stone to Mars' return to your work sector early next month and Jupiter's return to your career sector later in the year. It's on the personal front that the love and relationship gods really come through for you. This also explains something that until now hasn't made sense. That something is why Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication, are so reluctant to leave your communication sector. Mercury, who left on the 1st April, returned less than three weeks later and Venus, who left your communication sector on the 3rd April, returned 26 days later on the 29th April. Mercury, in retrograde motion until the 4th May, will begin the month focused on giving the past and unsaid words a voice and will reluctantly leave on the 16th May. Venus, who has already spent two months in your communication sector, will spend the whole of May back here and won't leave until early April. The question is why? That mystery will be solved when the North Node returns to your relationship sector on the 10th May, for the first time in 17 years. This opens the door to a major and fateful 18 month relationship chapter. That is why it is so important to have the communication lines open. In the meantime Mars, planet of passion will spend the whole of May in your romantic sector.
There is a mix of the expected and the unexpected this month and fortunately in the right mix. All the things you expect and want to see are here and while there is plenty of the unexpected, these are all nice surprises. Falling into that category are developments across the income, work and career fronts. By the time the Sun left your income sector on the 20th April Saturn had been in retrograde motion in your career sector for two weeks. With the Sun, Mercury and Mars not returning to your work sector until July, Saturn was ready to spend his first full month in retrograde motion in your career sector in virtual isolation. Instead, Saturn is one of two planets whose fortunes completely turnaround and for you, this means your professional and financial fortunes. Your financial fortunes because Jupiter is the other planet, in his last full month in retrograde motion. Saturn's first lucky break came with Venus and Mercury's return to your income sector, both making a rare double dip visit. Mercury is here until the 16th May and Venus will spend the whole of May back in your income sector. The second break is the North Node's return to your work sector on the 10th May, for the first time in 17 years. This will trigger an explosion of activity across the income, work and career fronts. The final lucky break comes in the form of a reunion with Uranus in your income sector from the 12th May to the 25th May. This comes just as Jupiter, in your financial sector, gets support from Mars to make his last full month in retrograde motion in your financial sector count.