Horoscope Quickies May'12
May 2012 Overview Horoscopes
The following are short overview horoscopes for an upcoming month, written by Annie for Essential Magazine. For our detailed May monthly horoscopes, see Monthly Horoscopes from May 1.
Notes/Overview: In May 2012, a Full Moon occurs in the sign of Scorpio on May 5th. Venus turns retrograde in the sign of Gemini on May 15th, and will remain retrograde until June 27th. A New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs in the first degree of Gemini on May 20th.
Your energy is on the increase this month, dear Aries. This is the time to get back on track with a diet or fitness plan and with work projects – things that may have stalled in the past few months. It's an excellent time for discovering alternative health methods and applying them. Do some work on your finances by looking back, reviewing, and researching. Love is not as straightforward from mid-month. People from the past figure strongly in your life. Transportation issues crop up near the end of May. More activity with siblings or neighbors is likely now.
May is a month to shine, dear Taurus, but not necessarily to act on a new idea. Research and incubate ideas so that you'll be ready to go forward with them in July. Romance is moving forward at a quick and stimulating pace. Going after what and who you want comes especially naturally, particularly on the 13-14. A close partner may have an outpouring of emotions around the Full Moon on the 5th. Financial matters take center stage from the 20th. Money matters can be tricky now, as adjustments to spending need to be made.
You benefit from lovely Venus moving through your sign until August, dear Gemini. This position accentuates your finer, more attractive qualities for all to appreciate. Nevertheless, you can be undecided this month, gathering your energies and weighing your options. Your emotions frequently turn your attention to the past and unresolved matters, until the last week of May when you're inspired and motivated to chase your dreams. Deal with any work problems that arise around the 5th with a cool, logical approach. Don't hide yourself away from the 20th forward, when opportunities to make your mark arise quite suddenly.
While May brings a busy schedule and lively agenda, dear Cancer, emotionally you can be quite focused on the past and in need of some quiet time. New friendships are likely to be formed this month, and learning endeavors tend to thrive. Your career requires more movement and communication this month – such as spreading the word, lectures or speaking, promotion, and selling your ideas. The 5th can bring romantic revelations or drama in the life of a friend. A friend can open a window of opportunity for you, so pay close attention and stay connected.
Watch for distinct opportunities to advance your career interests or improve your social standing this month, dear Leo. Improved organization and a winning attitude towards what you believe you're worth are at the root of these. Recognition for your talents is forthcoming now. Be vigilant when dealing with associates from mid-month, as there can be some hidden resentments or problems brewing. Be a team player. Similar challenges might surface with a current friend. For some of you, a friend from the past can resurface in May or June.
May is a strong month for success in promoting, publishing, courses, and schooling, dear Virgo. It can also be good for travel and getaways. Breaking the normal routine can certainly boost your spirits. Career and reputation matters can be tricky from mid-month forward, especially if you mix business and pleasure. You may be rethinking your career direction or business connections and partnerships. While delays can be experienced now, your career is expected to take off in coming months. All month, you're more assertive and independent, and your powers of attraction run very high.
Matters of personal finance can be quite strong this month, dear Libra. A loan, bonus, refund, or mortgage may come through, and a partner, if applicable, might enjoy a pay raise. It's easier than usual to work out problems through healthy conversation this month. Feedback from others can be very helpful. However, love matters can become complicated after the 15th. You may be indecisive or especially concerned about weighing your options. Energy levels are not at their peak this month. Listen to your body's signals to get extra rest.
Others can make big demands on your time this month, dear Scorpio, but for the most part, your involvement is pleasant and rewarding. Personal plans tend to take the back seat in favor of the agendas of friends, children, or a partner. Your social life is animated and relationships are mostly happy in May. However, avoid divulging too much information to a co-worker or acquaintance in the first week of the month. Finances are generally strong, but you could experience delays revolving around money owed to you from mid-month forward. Joint money and property matters are in need of review.
May is potentially the strongest month all year for career prospects and recognition, dear Sagittarius. Hard work pays off and others recognize both your efforts and your natural talents. The only caution here is to avoid taking on more than you can handle, as your enthusiasm and optimism can cloud your judgment. Avoid making promises that will be difficult to fulfill. Close relationships may become complicated from mid-May forward, when unresolved issues from the past reappear. Talking through problems is favored now. A more logical and less emotional approach works best.
While you have a well-deserved reputation for working hard, dear Capricorn, this month you're more inclined to choose pleasure over work whenever possible. This is a good thing, as it helps to feed your spirit. However, you may need to watch for errors and backtracking in your work. Your social life tends to be quite busy in May. Your romantic life is likely to be animated and pleasurable overall, although you are better off living in the moment rather than making long-term plans if you're starting a new relationship this month.
Home and family life are in strong focus this month, dear Aquarius. The domestic life is busy, mostly pleasant, and rewarding. It's a good period for strengthening ties with those closest to you, particularly on the 12-14. The 5th can bring a domestic project to fulfillment or completion. While love relationships tend to be pleasurable overall, there can be some backtracking or reticence experienced from mid-month forward as Venus begins retrograde motion. You can also encounter delays with regards to travel or educational plans. Review all of these matters, but enjoy yourself in the process.