As women entrepreneurs, we are on a constant growth cycle. With continuous upleveling in every area of our lives, sometimes it’s hard when to push through, when to calm down, when to respond, when to wait. And then, especially in times of angst, we ask our friends, our family, or our colleagues, “What should I do?” And these (hopefully) well meaning people tell you what they would do…which doesn’t mean it’s how YOU are meant to handle the perplexing situation.
Astrology is an amazing tool for evaluating what’s going on in your life, tuning into your intuition, and course-correcting as needed. As you work towards getting to the next level in your business and life this month, you’ll want to pay close attention as messenger Mercury is on the move, and spinning into retrograde on May 18th—which means the time for action and communication is now. Read on to learn what your sign needs to focus on as we move into summer.
|Aries, known for your leadership abilities, you tend to excel at taking charge. That’s a good thing, because May is going to ask you to flex some muscle. The May 3rd, Scorpio full moon highlights your eighth house of money from others and long-term financial planning. This full moon has an abrupt angle to Jupiter, the planet of abundance, and may bring to your awareness places you can save as well as earn. Time to look with scrutiny at your spending habits and get in alignment with what you need. Take a look at your success goals, and ask yourself, how do I need to evolve, change or let go of patterns that don’t serve me in order to step into the fullest expression of my success? The following new moon in Taurus on May 18th happens in your second house of earned income, further highlighting a theme of money in May! This new moon happens with an opposition from strict Saturn cautioning all of us to slow down. For you it could mean getting serious when it comes to earning, saving, and valuing you. Use this energy to get clear on where you need to make changes in how you earn! As if that weren’t enough, the Taurus new moon happens just as Mercury stations to go retrograde, further signifying a time to slow down. With Mercury retrograde from May 18th to June 11th, there is plenty of time to consider how you need to shift your behaviors and mindset to align with your vision of success. Use this time wisely. On May 22nd the Sun in Gemini, (your house of communication) will have yet another firm opposition with taskmaster Saturn in Sagittarius. It’s time to face the hard facts and make realistic plans. The rest of the month is a great time for visioning and planning. June brings with it an opportunity for creative breakthrough Aries, so do the heavy lifting in May.|
|Happy birthday Taurus. It's important to carve out some time around your birthday to get clear on your vision for the year ahead. Don't miss this opportunity to check in with yourself and honor your desires as you commence your next trip around the sun. On May 3rd, the Scorpio full moon will light up your seventh house of partnerships while squaring Jupiter (the planet of good luck, fortune and abundance in your 4th house of home, family and foundations). It’s essential to take time early in the month to examine how your partnerships and contract agreements are working out. Are you in alignment with the agreements, and are the other parties involved holding up their end? Take a step back and evaluate how things are working and make changes accordingly. On May 18th, there is a new moon in your first house of personal identity. This new moon offers a potent opportunity to surrender patterns and habits that don't serve you any longer. What's holding you back from conquering your biggest goals? Sit with this question until you have a clear understanding of this, and then resolve to do something to change this behavior. Right after the new moon, Mercury, the planet of communication, begins its retrograde cycle. Mercury will be retrograde in your house of earned income between May 18th-June 11th. Further, in the middle of the month, Mars, the planet of action, will move from your first house of personal identity into your second house of money. That said, early in the month, work on branding and identity, and then shift to profit strategy. But be careful and watch for overspending this month. Remember, Mercury will be retrograde in the second half of the month, so triple check everything before signing on the dotted line. The month ends with a powerful opposition from Saturn, so be extra cautious, while keeping your eye on long-term plans!|
|This month kicks off with your ruler, Mercury coming home to her queendom, Gemini! With Mercury in its home turf until July 8th, much longer than Mercury usually stays in a sign, Gemini—you can expect to feel the ideas flowing! As the month kicks off, Venus is also in the sign of Gemini, blessing you with her lavish love of beauty and taste. However, by May 8th she’s moved on to Cancer. I hope you felt her presence while she was in your sign, it’s a special time. Following Venus comes Mars. You will be blessed with the get er’ done masculine energy of this red fiery planet in your sign until June 23rd. However, there is one caveat here; your ruler Mercury will be retrograde from May 18th- June 11th. So the last two weeks of May require you to slow your roll, and review, rather than forge ahead. I know Gemini, slowing down is not your favorite thing; but, doing so will connect you with your intuition in a big way this month, ultimately supporting your success, big time! With Mercury retrograde by mid-month, the first half of May is about getting things done and out the door, you can expect a lot of activity, and the second half is about reviewing. Neptune will be clashing with both Mars and the Sun in Gemini as May takes her final bow, so be sure to give yourself lots of space for self-care, self-nurturing and inner work as the month closes. And don't worry, come mid-June, things will pick up nicely for you!|
|With Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, abundance, and expansion hanging out in your house of money and self-worth, you continue to be well positioned to make things happen. The month starts off strong for you, especially with Jupiter now moving full speed ahead (he was retrograde for four months, turning down the volume on your ability to earn from early December until about mid-April.) As May kicks off the opportunities should be rolling in. Take advantage. You are well positioned to make money between now and August 11th when Jupiter will move out of your house of money and into your house of communication. A couple of things to look out for this month are Mercury's retrograde cycle that begins with the May 18th new moon in Taurus. Mercury will be touring your twelfth house of meditation and spiritual expansion, prompting you to take a look within. Additionally, Mars and Venus will be there too, also asking you to take a pause for the cause, and connect with your deeper side. With this in mind, the beginning of the month is when you should have your foot to floor and zoom towards your goals. The back end of the month affords you the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate. Believe me, you will need this because from mid-June through mid-August, you are primed to profit. Plan accordingly.|
|Can you feel the excitement in the air for you, Lioness of the zodiac? Jupiter, the planet of expansion, good luck and abundance is holding court in your sign, bringing a flair of expansion to all that you touch until August 11, 2015. This is a one-in-twelve year cycle, so pay close attention. This benevolent astrological event is here to support you in two ways. The first one is to help you to obtain the attention you deserve for your hard work and brilliance. The second is to provide you with creative energy to take it to the next level! Between now and August you should be raring to go; however, we need to take into account that the end of May comes with Mercury back-tracking its steps during a retrograde cycle, cautioning all of us (regardless of astrological sign) to slow down, and tune our attention inwards. The month ends with Saturn opposing the sun (your ruler) asking you to take a serious and austere look at your life. This is a time to face the facts and evaluate your course of action. I promise you, if you do the hard work and face anything you have avoided now, you will be well positioned to soar come mid-June through mid-August. Besides, hosting Jupiter in your sign can mean overindulgence. May brings temperance as a remedy. Trust the process.|
|May brings with it a tremendous amount of activity for you. Your ruler, Mercury, rolls into Gemini, your tenth house of career, bringing attention to the most public part of your chart. Right after Mercury glides into your zone of fame, Mars, the planet of masculine action, follows. Venus, the planet of love, beauty and indulgence zips along into your social 11th house, having hung out in the public 10th house since mid-April. By now, the momentum should be flowing. That said, between now and the next new moon in Taurus on May 18th, it’s time to move the ball forward. Finish things up and get them out the door. Clear the decks and complete projects in the early to middle of the month. The May 18th, Taurus new moon brings with it the commencement of Mercury retrograde. Since Mercury is your ruler, it's particularly important to abide the rules of the road for the planet of communication’s backward spin between May 18th and June 11th. Go slow. Take stock and make necessary adjustments in your career. Clear out the old and reconnect to your professional life. Don’t sign contracts and triple check everything. In addition to Mercury Retrograde, the end of May brings with it austere energy as Saturn, the planet of karma, will oppose all of the planets in Gemini currently chilling in your house of public prominence. For you this will require you to slow down and drive cautiously in your career. Don't worry; big changes are ahead of you, as the back end of 2015 promises to catapult you far.|
|After last month’s lunar eclipse in the sign of Libra on April 4th, I get the feeling you are still integrating the massive changes that are upon you. You’ve been through a lot recently. With the Pluto-square-Uranus power struggle having directly affected you for the last three years, and last month’s eclipse in your sign, there is a lot you've had to let go of. Take this month to recalibrate and refocus. Your life has changed, so too should your plans. This month brings with it a couple of reasons to move gingerly. Mercury will be retrograde between May 18th and June 11th, asking all of us to look within before taking action in the outward world. Further, your ruler Venus zooms from fast-paced Gemini into cozy cancer, only to move into a direct opposition with Saturn, the planet of karma, discipline, and structure, on May 21st. This is an important date for you. Schedule time to check in on this day and ask yourself the following: Are my relationships functioning at their highest potential? If not, what changes do I need to make? Am I spending my money in accordance with my values? What shifts can I make with my spending habits to be better aligned, so the use of my money genuinely reflects who I am? With the May 3rd full moon happening in Scorpio this month (your house of money and self-value) and the May 18th new moon occurring in Taurus (your house of money from others), evaluating your spending is ideal during this solar cycle. Put your attention here to assure you are prospering the way you desire. Don't settle. Stake a claim for what you want and march towards your dreams!|
|This month kicks off with a full moon in your sign on May 3rd. The Scorpio full moon, known as the Enlightenment full moon, puts its attention on you. That said, be prepared to tweak your plans a bit, especially since this full moon makes a harsh angle to Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and abundance. You'll want to reconfigure things as this moon comes into full effect. Doing so assures your success. The rest of the month bodes well for you to take stock of your financial well being. The Taurus new moon commences the spring edition of Mercury retrograde in Gemini, your house of money from others. This means taking stock of your finances and scrutinizing your financial agreements. Look at everything, from loans, mortgages, credit card statements to your billing and commission structures if you have them. Take the time to examine where you are bleeding money unnecessarily or you are leaving money on the table. Doing so will set you up nicely for the Saturn opposition of the Sun on May 22nd! With Saturn currently touring your house of money and self-worth for the next three years, the universe is giving you strong marching orders to get your financial life in alignment. That said, May 22nd might bring a thoughtful message. If it does, listen. It's essential for you to work on your financial life and this month gives you plenty of opportunities to do so. On a positive note, Jupiter, the most benevolent planet in the solar system, is zooming through the career sector in your chart trying to elevate you on all accounts. Jupiter wants to take you to new heights. Do your Saturn work so Jupiter can catapult you. It’s time for you to shine. Embrace the work… it’s sincerely supporting you!|
|It might feel like you are driving with one foot on the gas and the other on the breaks. For good reason: Saturn, the planet of discipline, structure, and restriction is hanging out in your sign asking you to take responsibility for your dreams and potential. Ultimately hosting Saturn in your sun sign is like inviting the school principle in for a parent-teacher conference. You may be receiving constructive feedback with plans to adjust the current structure of your life. However, know that all of this is happening with your ultimate best interest in mind. Even if you have to apply the brakes, do so with purpose and conscientiousness. Look to see where you can fine tune or redirect to better express the elegance of your soul. Simultaneously, Jupiter (your ruler), blesses you abundantly as it’s now moving forward full throttle in your ninth house of higher learning, philosophical expansion, and international travel. Jupiter in a fellow fire sign aligns with your expansive nature! Right now, you have the perfect combination of Saturn and Jupiter happening allowing you to establish a firm foundation while you reach for the stars. Do both at the same time and you are assured success. Don't forget that with Mercury retrograde from May 18th through June 11th, it’s essential to slow your roll. Do your Saturn work and evaluate the financial structures in your life, and listen to the life lessons that may be beckoning you to change course. It's essential! Doing so will elevate you in the long run. Don't resist hard work. It's time to buckle down and invite discipline in. Pay attention to the details now. There will be plenty of time for Dom Perignon later.|
|No stranger to hard work, this month your ambitious efforts and the day-to-day structure of your work life are up for evaluation. Your sixth house of daily routine is hosting a slew of planets in Gemini, most notably Gemini's ruler, Mercury, who will turn retrograde right with the Taurus New Moon on May 18th. At the start of the month Venus is blessing this quadrant of your life, bringing gifts of love and beauty to your day-to-day activity. Just as she leaves, hot and heavy Mars enters, beckoning you to roll your sleeves up and get to business. This all happens in the days leading up to the new moon and Mercury stationing to revisit the old before it turns to go forward. That said, this month is prime time for you to examine your daily routines. What's working well for you? What isn't? Take stock and make changes. Your ruler Saturn is opposing your sixth house of Gemini, adding an extra dose of urgent stoicism to help you evaluate how you are living from a day-to-day perspective. At the end of the month, Saturn will have a standoff with the Sun in Gemini too on May 22nd. Use this day to your advantage and you will get ahead. Take a hard look at what is working, and let the rest go. You are best served by buckling down and getting serious!|
|The May 3rd Scorpio full moon lights up your tenth house of career, putting a spotlight on your public image. This full moon forms a T-Square with happy-go-lucky Jupiter, putting pressure on you to possibly move faster than you want to. If you feel ants-in-your-pants or agitation, take a step back and get grounded before you proceed. As an air sign, it's easy to live in your head, but this full moon urges you to connect with your emotional sensitivity and activate your heart. Is the opportunity before you what you really want? Take a moment and get centered before you act on it. As the month moves towards the Taurus new moon, we face more red lights than green. That said, use the first half of the month to evaluate opportunities, connect with your emotions before proceeding and the latter part of your month (from May 18th on) to review your progress and make sure you are indeed aligned with where you want to go. Exciting news awaits you at the end of June so use this month to get your ducks in a row. Slow your roll in May, get grounded and connect with your heart. As soon as Mercury goes direct on June 11th, you will be back in the fast lane, making progressive moves that benefit the world. For now, take care of you, get grounded, and take precise (even calculated) action. Gifts abound if you do!|
|After last month's new moon in Aries in your second house of money and self-worth, you may have dollar dollar bills on your mind. If so follow the sound of cha-ching towards the path of your dreams. The first half of this month continues the energy of last month’s new moon, which likely opened your eyes to new ways to either make or save money. The May 3rd Scorpio full moon may bring with it an international opportunity. If it does perk up, it’s meant to put you on a bigger stage. The middle of the month brings with it the start of Mercury’s retrograde cycle. From May 18th to June 11th, the planet of communication appears to be going backward in the sky bringing forward momentum to a halt. Personally, I love Mercury retrograde periods because it opens up our pathways to our intuition. As a Pisces you have inherent intuitive skills, so use this Mercury Retrograde to your advantage and let your intuition become your secret weapon. I promise you will have a leg up if you do! That said, your ruler, Neptune makes a few murky connections at the end of the month, to the Sun and Mercury, known as a square, adding a bit of confusion to the air. Proceed with caution and go slow. Ruthlessly trust your intuition and instinct!|