Pamela Love Astrology - May

Taurus (April 20 to May 20 )
The first half of the month you will experience a boost in creativity around future endeavors. This will likely materialize as an "ah-ha" moment where you realize that effort in learning the rules has paid off. You now have enough experience under your belt to break convention productively. The 9th is an especially important date, and it may be helpful in the days following to think back to 2014. What happened three years ago that you can connect to your current state? Venus, your ruling planet, is reawakening for a moment and stirring up the grand cardinal cross of 2014, deepening the wisdom given then.

Gemini (May 21 to June 21)
On the 3rd, Mercury (your ruling planet) stations direct and Geminis can all heave a huge sigh of relief. Things are going to start making sense. Towards the middle of the month, April will come into focus, and you'll be able to assimilate the lessons learned last month more quickly than usual. This insight will give you a special touch when it comes to mediation, and you'll be primed to position yourself between two parties that may be struggling and lend a hand.  Around the 16th, Mercury will move into Taurus, slowing you down in comparison. If you can see the change of pace as an opportunity to reflect, it will be helpful. The sun is about to enter Gemini, and your birthday is right around the corner. Think of this as your personal New Year's Eve and use the quite moment to brainstorm resolutions. 

Cancer (June 22 to July 22)
Never before has the metaphor of gardening been so useful, diligent Cancer. All the emotional digging you've been doing into your subconscious has been necessary for harvesting and uncovering new solutions to old issues - especially in the realm of relationships. It has also perfectly positioned you to plant new ideas in all that freshly tilled soil. Pay attention to dreams around the 10th in line with the full moon as well as towards the end of the month (new moon on the 25th to be precise). Plant something new with strong, clear intentions for the long run. 

Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)
Piling your plate high with responsibilities may be an impressive feat, but it doesn't take long to notice important things slipping off. There is simply not enough space (energy) to maintain your current workload, ambitious Leo. May is the month to shed some of the responsibilities you've taken on and focus more clearly on a select few. Trust others. It may feel like giving up, but by partnering with people and redistributing labor, you will more genuinely shine. As the north node of the moon moves into Leo on the 9th, you'll find extra support in that process. On another note, this is an especially auspicious time for Leo, the next year and a half the world will be taking notes from you. Set an example and give the gift of showing people the merits of enjoying life. After all, it's what you best!

Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
Now is the time to gravitate toward similarity rather than opposition. Reach out to people who you know understand you and see the world in a similar light. Surround yourself with a community you can relate to and accept support in working towards a balance between being too generous and too rigid. You get a lot from giving, but you can overextend quickly. At the same time, you can be too strict with boundaries based on experience and family dynamics. Seek those you trust and work on getting what you need first so you can then take joy in giving.

Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 23)
The last few months of patient introspection has you primed for learning something new. Take advantage of this especially open moment and dive into new waters. Cultivating flexibility and humility now will assist you in the latter portion of the month when you may need help breaking communication barriers. Tension in home partnerships, such as housemates or landlords, may cast a shadow on the tail end of May. However, looking towards the lessons learned at the beginning can help you keep your calm during a conflict and achieve positive results. 

Scorpio (Oct. 24 to Nov. 20)
This month you may notice new possibilities in partnerships. If you have a romantic flame, it could materialize as moving forward and taking the "next step." Partnerships of all kinds are amping up this month, and new levels of involvement will be reached through a lowering of walls and inhibitions. The way towards a deepening of bonds will involve conversations that aren't necessarily comfortable for you, guarded Scorpio. It will be important to open up and reveal something that is really valuable to your partner, something they may not have noticed before. Don't be afraid to be very vulnerable, allow yourself to be tender. It will only benefit your relationships. 

Sagittarius (Nov. 21 to Dec. 20)
Take a nod from the approaching tourist season and slow down. Stop and appreciate spring's blooms, go to a museum, explore your city and get out of your daily routines. Because you tend to live in the realm of the future, it is important to foster practices that encourage you to be present and appreciate what is here and now - even if just for a second. Doing so will help you recognize the beauty and support that surrounds you and create ease. Lean on your community. The 12th may offer an opportunity to accept and outstretched hand.

Capricorn (Dec. 23 to Jan. 20)
The concept of family takes center stage this month, and worldly matters may fade from the spotlight as a result. That's okay. Look at May as a time to remember the positives of where you came from and how your formative years have shaped who you are now. Make sure to foster open communication with family (in reality or on a psychic plane if need be). Think back to December and tend to connections you may have reopened around the holidays. These roots will support you when uncertainty with work may feel destabilizing. 

Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 21)
May will have you awash in new ideas and endeavors. Speak boldly and powerfully about the change you want to see in the world, but remember that you are often ahead of your time. Becoming an adept translator will be necessary to communicate your ideas and enlist others to realize concepts. Think about the step-by-step needed to get things going and how individuals different from yourself may best understand where you are coming from. By the end of the month, you'll receive a boost in networking on creative projects that will help bring about that opportunity to work as a team.

Pisces (Feb. 22 to March 20)
Just as spring is in full force so is your metaphorical spring cleaning. By coming out of the residual winter gloom and connecting with people in your field on a deeper level you can expect stalled thought patterns to free up. Think writer's block unblocked, procrastination avoided and confidence boosted.Towards the end of the month expect to hit a flow. Things just won't seem as hard, and in turn will be easier to tackle head-on. The middle of the month may present a hiccup in enjoying the fruits of you productive labor, beware of family demanding too much of you psychic energy. 

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

The month, pay attention to your tendency to push boundaries. No one is better equipped to ram against structure than you, willful Aries, but try and connect to your inner truth before taking action. Be wary of trends toward a rebellious attitude and remember, not all structure is bad, we need limits. May will present unique challenges regarding where you put your energy, hitting an apex around the 29th when Mars becomes opposite Saturn. How can you most constructively approach things that aren't working and resist the urge to bully your way through an issue? Conserve your strength and think strategically. 

Words by Olivia La Roche. Astrological reading by Alex Marterre.

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