Facts and figures might not be sexy, but being powerfully aware of numbers can actually be freeing. Communication planet Mercury is in Taurus, ruler of all things practical (and the zodiac’s second house of work and money) from May 9 through May 24. This is a great time to budget, plan your finances, step on the scale and take a “just the facts” approach to your life. Mercury in Taurus takes the drama out of it. Yes indeed, A plus B does still equal C, and 2 plus 2 is 4.
Plant those seeds! The Sun is finishing its visit to earthy Taurus this week. The next three days are great for getting your life, health and finances in order. This is the time to tackle your to-do list, knocking off those tedious but essential items one by one. But should you suffer? No way! Taurus may be a down-to-brass-tacks Earth sign, but it’s ruled by beautifying Venus. This sign is the zodiac’s “sensual pragmatist.” So try to have some pleasure while you work!
This Sunday, the Gemini new moon is also a solar eclipse — meaning bold new beginnings could be coming our way, ready or not! Gemini rules communication, so this eclipse could bring exciting and unexpected news. Keep your smartphone handy, check the mailbox and see who rings you up for a hangout this weekend. New friendships and alliances could spring up, as Gemini rules the Twins. You could meet your “other half” or a kindred spirit!
The gift of gab is yours for the taking! Communicator Mercury enters its home sign of Gemini this week, staying until June 7. Our minds should be sharp and clear, and we’ll bandy about some interesting new ideas. This is a great time to build your own communication skills. Practice dialogue and “mirroring” (reflecting back what the other person said). Before you launch into a long-winded speech, make sure the other person is engaged and “gets” your point. Gemini rules the hands, so quiet your restless mind with crafts, playing an instrument or making a DIY project.
It takes two to make a thing go … wrong? Venus, planet of love and harmony, will be retrograde (moving backward) from May 15 through June 27. When a planet goes retrograde, its powers dim down, and things under its rulership can go a bit haywire. So with our planetary peacekeeper taking a nap, it will be up to us scrappy humans to get along on our own. You can imagine what a bang-up job we’ll do with THAT one, right?