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Happy birthday Taurus!
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May Should Be Less Edgy than April…although the Sundays in May could be fairly anxiety-producing.
By Lilly Roddy

Mars finally goes direct on May 19, but we may have to wait until the early part of July to get our energy back. It would be better to wait and start any new projects in early June. This month, the sun starts her journey through Taurus and enters Gemini on May 20. Mercury is also moving through Taurus, entering Gemini on May 7 before entering Cancer on the 29th. Mars remains in Libra for the entire month, although he will be going stationary direct on May 19. Jupiter remains in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, Uranus in Aries, Neptune in Pisces, and Pluto in Capricorn. Positive days this month are the 3rd, 6th, 12th, 15th, 24th, and 31st. Difficult days this month are the 2nd, 10th, 11th, 14th, 18th, 19th, and 28th.

Aries (March 21–April 19). May continues to be a time for action and decision-making. This month you’re focused on getting your financial affairs in order and making some long-term plans for your money and investments. After your personal ruler, Mars, goes direct at the end of this month, you will feel more like your old self and ready to respond to the problems at hand. Relationships can still be quite edgy if you’re not adding an element of renewal to that part of your life. It’s a good time to do some entertaining at home.

Taurus (April 20–May 20). With the sun moving through your sign, this is your time of yearly renewal. During this time of the year, it’s always good to review the past and look ahead to new goals. This year is especially important because the decisions you are making will have long-term implications for at least the next seven years. Your family energies are improving, so spend some time reconnecting with them. Illustration by David Eduardo Flores Perez.

Gemini (May 21–June 21). This is a month of retreat for you. It should be a very good time for you to back off of your schedule and take some “me” time. If you are artistically inclined, this is a great time to be pursuing that, or doing some meditation and yoga. The need for retreat will be especially strong on the 27th, 28th, and 29th. You will generally be more energized at the end of the month and into June.

Cancer (June 22–July 22). You are still maintaining a busy path this month, but things are not as tense as they were last month. You will still be focused on your career and relationships, and getting that part of your life in order. You are seeking more social activity throughout May, and that should help to lighten your mood. Continue to remain focused on getting your home and family life organized.

Leo (July 23–August 22). This is a very public month for you. You’ll seem to draw more attention to yourself, even though that is not your plan. This is a very good month to be focusing on your career, as well as making plans for your long-term security. You’re very clear about your goals, and you don’t have a lot of time for B.S. Be careful that you don’t overload your schedule. Take some time for yourself, as that will really renew your energies.

Virgo (August 23–September 22). May is a very productive month for working hard on getting things organized and removing some of the clutter from your life. You are feeling more philosophical this month, and you’ll certainly want to socialize more so you can share those ideas with others. Continue working on getting your finances in order.

Libra (September 23–October 23). Mars, planet of action and confrontation, is very strong in your sign for the entire month. You might not be sleeping very well, and it may appear to yourself and to others that you’re not being very patient. This would be a good time to work off some of that nervous energy by exercising or working on a project that demands your full attention. Your work continues to be busy, but you will want to spend more time doing things you want to do rather than what is expected of you. After Mars goes direct on the 20th you will begin to feel less stuck, and ready to act on what you’ve been thinking about.

Scorpio (October 24–November 21). This month’s focus is on the relationships in your life. 2014 has been a period of review as you determine what you’re going to focus on and what you’re going to get rid of. It’s a good time to take your partner to a bed-and-breakfast for a business meeting to get clear about your future. Your career energies are building, and soon you are going to be very busy.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21). There’s a lot to do this month, and you are trying to stick to your schedule and get things finished. Around mid month it becomes more difficult to maintain your routines, so you’ll want to get out and have some fun with your friends. By the end of May, the focus will be on your relationships. If you are in a relationship, it should be getting a boost. Those who are single should sense some added magnetism that will continue into June.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19). Career energies have been a real problem for you in 2014. If your company is going through a big change, you’re not sure if you want to remain there or start your own business. You have been feeling stuck about making decisions, but that will clear up after mid month. You’ll feel a lot better about moving forward toward the end of the month.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18). Both your career and your home are strongly highlighted during May. You have become much more focused on putting your career plans into action, and you seem to be making a strong commitment to what you’re doing. You’ve really been working to get your home life more stable and orderly. This month is an especially good time for you to be working in the yard or the garden.

Pisces (February 18–March 20). This month you are much more communicative as you turn your principles and thoughts into concrete actions. You remain in a very creative and open time in your life. The urge to take some retreat time for yourself will be especially strong during the last half of May. If you can’t get away, be sure to take good care of yourself and don’t overdo things. You will feel much more energetic in June.

Read Lilly Roddy’s year-long forecast at “What does 2014 have in store?.” For more astro-insight, go to to Hermes Foot.

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Lilly Roddy

Lilly Roddy has been an Astrologer for the last 25 years. She counsels individuals in personal, business and financial matters as well as teaches classes in Astrology. She is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.
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