Pretty soon we can say goodbye to the Mars retrograde that has been slowing down our progress since early March of 2014. Mars goes direct on May 19, 2014 and as it begins to move forward once again it will touch off the degrees in Libra that it has most recently passed over, namely the ones that were involved in the Cardinal Cross that brought tensions to a head over the last two weeks in April.
Mars rolling forward gives you the opportunity to take a second look at the decisions that you made during March and April and you may find that you have more clarity concerning your actions and directions. Mars has a way of cutting things out that may be slowing you down or interrupting your normal flow of existence. If a project ended or a relationship fizzled you will have a better understanding by mid-July that it was the best thing to have ever happened because it cleared the path for new opportunities sans the aggravation and tediousness of the past. It is now time to get ready for “lights, camera, action’ since projects and prospects get green lighted by the last week in May. Try to curb your enthusiasm for launching any new ventures until the time of the New Moon on May 28th.
Men will find that their energy levels are more on target and business seems much better than it had over the past few months. Women should have better luck with men in general and any problems occurring in relationships over the past few months should either be resolved or finally dissolved in order to go forward with a clear heart.
Here are some astrological insights for this month for each sign and if you know your rising sign also read it in order to get the proper perspective on how the Celestial GPS will be guiding you along this month. Remember-directions from the heavens are just that-directions. Your free will and choices determine the outcome. Astrology isn’t about fate it is about staying on course to achieve your greatest potential.
Grab the “Brass Ring” and let’s go!
Aries Your head must hurt from all of the crazy decisions looming from last month. Holding grudges will only hold you up. Make the first move to bury the hatchet and proceed ahead. The New Moon at the end of the month makes it easier to resolve communication break downs so hurry up before Mercury goes retrograde on June 6.
Taurus You should be feeling back to your usual self by mid-month. The hang over from any recent aggravation may still peek through a little bit but it isn’t anything that you can’t weather. Last month’s eclipse may bring a situation to light but I don’t feel that you are surprised as what you “already knew to be true.” You will feel steadier on your feet by the month’s end but watch your purse strings as you could find that spending more than you should catches up with you. Physically your health will be more robust.
Gemini If you are on the fence about a relationship you will find that your mind is pretty much made up either way by the third week in May. Best course of action is to synch up your head and heart so decisions aren’t lacking in any one area. Career, status and your reputation are brought into focus so keep everything above board so no one looks for an opportunity to “throw you under the bus.”
Cancer Looks like you will get that opportunity to reconnect with the past and clear up any misunderstandings that have festered below the surface for far too long. You may want to reevaluate your current relationships and if you can’t find a peaceful resolve then begin a gentile disconnection that keeps everyone’s energy on the up and up. Issues concerning children and creativity both get a nice boost by month’s end.
Leo Travel and dealing with people at a distance may have been highlighted recently but possibly dotted with a vein of disappointment. Contracts, contacts and communications that were lacking energy should begin to move forward by mid-month but clear up loose ends before Mercury goes retrograde on June 6 in order to avoid additional delays to a project that you have been working on. Changes in how you view your day to day activities may have you looking into other career objectives as you are always ready to reinvent yourself.
Virgo The good news is that you may finally see financial issues pick up even though your love life is undergoing some ups and downs. Now is not the time to make any big career moves because Mercury will be going retrograde next month and your decisions regarding work may seem a little foggy especially since Mercury is your ruling planet. You may stumble upon some information that has been kept from you but careful on how you handle this “ammo” to avoid it backfire and making you look like the "bad guy.'
Libra Too much going on over the past few months has left you feeling exhausted especially because you have been helping someone shoulder their problems. Release what isn’t yours on an energy level so you don’t weigh yourself down in the process of helping others. Mars is still in your sign until May 19 so men, machinery, and aggressive types are still problematic. Be prepared to deal with someone who has their tail between their legs -at least you know something is there!
Scorpio You knew if you waited long enough the truth would be revealed but wait until the end of the month before calling someone out on their deeds. Work may still be a little crazy with changeable circumstances from day to day. A long waited for opportunity lands when you least expect it. Be ready to make some prosperous and significant changes. You finally let someone know that they are a real 'drag."
Sagittarius Your hopes and wishes seem to get blocked every step of the way. Don’t lose faith because the "he' or "she" you are interested in will give you a green light very soon. Make it a point to go out and socialize because you bump into an interesting person somewhere you least expect to find them and they have news for you. Changes at work may actually be in your favor.
Capricorn You get as good as you give. Work may look promising but don’t expect to see any real progress until mid-July. Expect the unexpected at home –everything from lots of company to unexpected expenses. A lot of changes have been going on for you the past few years with Pluto in your sign so reinventing yourself and lining up new goals seems to be the course you’re on. Don’t procrastinate and let things hang in the balance. Go after
what you want and save your dreams for sleeping.
Aquarius If relationships have been dull to nonexistent that won’t be the case much longer. By the summer’s end you may either put some spark into an existing partnership or find yourself with a brand new love interest. Your hard work pays off with either an increase in wages or an interesting project destined for success gets handed to you. Read all contracts carefully and finalize any agreements during the last week of May if at all possible because a New Moon guarantees success and beats out the Mercury retrograde starting June 6.
Pisces Liars and cheaters are always “repeaters.’ Think twice before being sucked into a repetitive situation in either your personal or professional life. Curb your spending a bit and focus more on gaining enjoyment from inner peace. Romance is stellar for you and social invitations seem to come out of the woodwork. New ventures look promising but there is also a lot of work attached to insure success. Look for an unexpected surprise near the month’s end.