Taurus, inspired by filmmaker John Waters | Illustration by Sebastian Gomez de la Torre
There is a lot happening this month with Mercury going retrograde from May 3 until June 11 in Gemini and Taurus. Start any projects you need to start now! Mars and Jupiter both enter Aries, with Mars on the 24th and Jupiter on the 10th. This should give the cardinal signs of Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn a big boost of energy.
We also have the second part of the lunar eclipse on the 16th in Scorpio, affecting the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. This will be a big motivation for those signs to reconsider their options and previous choices this month, and to go back and correct the choices that aren’t working. Good days this month are May 4, 5, 6, 7, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 29. Difficult days are May 9, 10, 15, 16, 18, and the 27th. This month the sun starts in Taurus but enters Gemini on the 20th. Mercury is retrograding back through Gemini and Taurus. Venus starts the month in Pisces before entering Aries on the 2nd and Taurus on the 28th. Mars starts in Pisces but enters Aries on the 24th. Jupiter begins in Pisces but also enters Aries on the 10th. Saturn remains in Aquarius, Uranus in Taurus, Neptune in Pisces, and Pluto in Capricorn.
ARIES (Mar. 21–Apr. 19)
It might feel like a “hurry up and wait” month, since it begins with you being in a place of rest and retreat. Your psychic receptors are being activated, so you are more affected by others. Your work on finances and investments is especially strong with Mercury retrograding through this area. After May 3, you are ready to act on what you have been discovering. You may have new plans, but wait until after June 11 to act. Jupiter (our planet of growth, good fortune, travel, and expansion) moves into Aries and stays there until the end of October, so it’s a time with more opportunities in all areas of your life. Your patience gets much shorter after the 10th. Give yourself more space and options through early July. Gather your forces and be ready to act after June 11.
TAURUS (Apr. 20–May 20)
Happy Birthday to the Taureans this month. This is your personal yearly cycle to review the past year and to determine what to focus on this year. With Mercury retrograde, you will have more time to review. This introspection will be extra-strong in the last week of May. Early May is a good time for business, connecting with friends, expanding your outreach, and reexamining your relationship needs. You are outgrowing your previous views about partnerships as current expectations reflect the boundary work you are doing. This can affect both romantic and business relationships. You are more sensitive toward the end of the month—a good time to be more careful about the company you keep. Your psychic energies are turned up, and you may not be able to tolerate your environment as well as you have in the past.
GEMINI (May 21–June 21)
Career activity continues to be very busy, even with your …….