The underlying energy this week is calm and centered something most of us need at this time as many are still processing Grand Cross related events. The Sun continues to amble through Taurus with kindly assistance from Jupiter in Cancer on Tuesday and Chiron in Pisces on Wednesday. Both aspects are excellent for helping maintain a positive attitude and outlook.
Air signs have something to look forward to this week! Mercury enters one of its home signs, Gemini, reviving our curiosity and interest in socializing again. While Mercury in Taurus is amazing for dealing with day to day practicalities, it prefers to stick with real world issues and is not easily diverted from those. Gemini, on the other hand, can be distracted by any bright, shiny idea floating by. Bright, articulate and interested in anything and everything is Gemini. People will be willing to stop and chat for a change.
The Taurus Sun will oppose Saturn in Scorpio on Saturday. These two will either operate as a team if someone is foolish enough to attack them or they will argue all day between themselves. Not the best time to introduce something new and different, it is best to wait until Gemini season for that.
Sunday is Mother’s Day here in the USA and with a Venus in Aries-Mars in Libra opposition and Mercury in Gemini squaring Neptune in Pisces, family gatherings could go sideways. Mars in Libra is slowing to station direct on May 19 which can bring out its passive-aggressive side. Anytime Mercury squares Neptune there is a marked increase in half-truths and outright lies. If someone starts loading you down with lavish compliments, it might be time to wonder what it is they are really after. Delightful! Simple, sincere expressions of appreciation are always the best way to go.
It is good to be back to facing more normal celestial challenges that most of us can handle with a little forethought and ease. Use this calmer atmosphere to mend fences and take care of business. Please don’t procrastinate either because next week Venus in Aries takes her turn stirring the pot when she aspects the Cardinal Grand Cross planets.
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Turning on the old charm comes easier for you now, Aries, and that is a good thing. Use the first part of the week for handling family matters and working around your home because after Wednesday you could find yourself involved in many distracting conversations. No bickering with your partner this weekend!
You are still able to work within your comfort zone this week, Taurus, especially the first couple of days. By the weekend there is a possibility of having a falling out with your significant other. Tread carefully because you know how slowly either of you are to forgive and forget.
Your naturally busy little mind really kicks into high gear this week, Gemini, and you are going to love it! The closer you get to the weekend the greater the likelihood of either inadvertently spreading misinformation or being on the receiving end of some. Fact checking time!
Getting together with your friends and peers the first part of this week, Cancer, should be very enjoyable with long, convivial conversations. However I do suggest being prepared for a less than comfortable weekend if you are planning on being around family. Crankiness abounds and secrets may be aired . . . not your sort of thing at all.
By far the best time to deal with work related priorities, Leo, is Monday and Tuesday of this week. After that you might find yourself drawn into long and involved conversations with your peers about social issues. Friends from faraway places liven up any gathering you may attend too.
Touch base with old friends the first of the week, Virgo, and take care of any unfinished business you may have with them. After that the tempo at work may start to pick up and you might feel like everyone wants a word with you. If something your partner tells you this weekend seems too good to be true, it probably is. Good time for quiet skepticism.
Libra, you stand to benefit from Mercury shifting into airy Gemini mid-week. It’s been awhile since you felt like exploring ideas just for the fun of it. However this coming weekend is a mixed bag for you with Saturday looking quite favorable and Sunday being rather contentious despite your best intentions to stay neutral. Guess what day is better for a date with your partner?
If you want to spend some quality time with your partner, Scorpio, the first part of the week looks great. Meet them for dinner at your favorite restaurant if you can. By the weekend you two could find yourself at odds if you aren’t careful . . . especially where finances are concerned.
Play time calls you now, Sagittarius, and if you are single you may finally meet someone you know will never bore you. Those of you in committed relationships may realize anew what intrigued you in the first place. Be careful about believing everything you hear on the weekend, particularly from family.
If you can take a couple of personal days early in the week, Capricorn, please do. You deserve some down time with your loved one. By midweek communications with coworkers may pick up and you could be back at again. Make family a priority on the weekend to avoid squabbles.
This is a good time to take a look at home improvement projects, Aquarius, that make your home a healthier place to live. You might end up embroiled in conflicts over the weekend between career demands and your family’s needs. Tact is your friend in this instance.
In order to come up with a fresh approach for problem solving, Pisces, engage your inner child. This will work best the first of the week. After that you could be too busy fielding calls from various family members. You might be tempted to prevaricate to shut them up over the weekend.
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