Sun Signs May 2015

By Kris Brandt Riske, PMAFA

Aries (March 21-April 20): Focus your energy on finances throughout the month. You can enjoy good success with budgeting, savings, planning for retirement (whatever your age), and possibly even earn a raise or bonus. All this is thanks to the Full Moon on the 4th and the New Moon on the 18th, which bracket your solar financial sectors. Use the time prior to the New Moon to plan and then launch your plan for financial success the week after the New Moon.

Taurus (April 21-May 21): Relationships are in focus between the Full Moon on the 4th and the New Moon in your sign on the 18th. You can learn a lot from other people and form some solid alliances if you take the time to show your interest. Then incorporate all this information as you launch a new symbolic solar year at the Taurus New Moon. Be cautious with finances all month as Mercury will turn retrograde in your personal money solar sector on the 18th.

Gemini (May 22-June 21): Be prepared. Mercury, your ruling planet, turns retrograde on the 18th. Not just retrograde, though. Its also in your sign. So you can expect more than the usual number of mixups and misunderstandings, as well as an increased chance for batteries that need to be replaced and other life irritations. But you can use this time to advantage; review the past year of your life and begin to think about what you want to achieve in the next year.

Cancer (June 22-July 22): This month's stellar event in your life is Venus, which enters your sign on the 7th. Use it to be at your charming best at the social functions you'll attend in May, thanks to the Full Moon on the 4th and the New Moon on the 18th. These lunar-solar events will span your solar sectors of fun, recreation, and friendship, which is an ideal combination to launch summer socializing. Take care, though to get enough rest as Mars will could keep you awake from the 11th on.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22): You and your sign continue to benefit from lucky Jupiter in Leo all month. It mixes nicely with other planets to emphasize your career near the May 18 New Moon. But because Mercury will turn retrograde on the same date, what you're aiming for could be delayed. Keep your eye on the competition, especially after the 7th and during the last half of May. Socializing with coworkers and contacts could be beneficial if you listen closely.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Add travel and/or travel planning to your May to-do list. With the Full Moon on the 4th and the New Moon on the 18th in your solar sectors or nearby and long-distance trips, you could easily be on the go somewhere, even for a long weekend. Or plan a trip for later in the year. Be cautious, though, about career matters and requesting time off because Mercury, your ruler, will turn retrograde in your career sector on the 18th. Ask. Don't assume.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Avoid travel this month, unless its absolutely necessary. If so, plan ahead and be prepared for delays, cancellations, and/or lost luggage. School-related matters are also prone to mixups this month, especially if you're waiting for news about a scholarship or student loan. The good news is you could end the month with a boost in your bank account, possibly from a raise or bonus. Save most rather than spend, and also look for sale bargains.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Look and listen for possibilities and opportunities this month, especially involving your career. A lucky connection with someone new could be all you need to open a new door. Take care, though with money matters, because Mercury will be retrograde from the 18th on in one of your solar financial sectors. This is not the month (the same for much of June) for a loan, mortgage, or major purchase. Check statements for errors.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You'll want to choose your words with special care all month and especially from the 11th on, when Mars enters your solar relationship sector. It, along with Mercury retrograde in the same sector from the 18th on, could easily trigger misunderstandings and even hot tempers. Make an extra effort to be tactful and to think about the impact of your words. Your work life could get a boost this month, thanks to the New Moon on the 18th.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Add some frivolous evenings and weekends to your calendar this month. That's the message of the Full Moon on the 4th in your solar friendship sector and the New Moon on the 18th in your solar sector of fun and recreation. Besides, it will be good antidote to what promises to be a busy month on the job and more than a few mixups and challenges to resolve, thanks to Mars and retrograde Mercury in your work sector. Balance your life with fun.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19): Focus your attention on career matters during the first two weeks of May, especially completing unfinished projects. Then you'll be free (or free-er!) to switch your attention to the domestic scene after the May 18 New Moon in your solar sector of home. Dig in to household projects, entertain friends, and spend time with family. You might also begin a new creative project. That's great, but hesitate to invest a lot of funds in it.

Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20): May is better for travel planning than actual travel, so research a trip you might take later in the year. But you might want to hold off on reservations until later in June because Mercury will be retrograde from the 18th until June 11. The same applies to domestic projects. Plan, but hold off because you're likely to have even better ideas next. Fun and socializing pick up after Venus enters Cancer on the 7th; protect valuables around the 25th.