Express yourself, Pisces! The Sun and expansive Jupiter combine their powers in Taurus, your third house of communication. It's time to find your voice and use it-be frank, direct, and even outspoken with the people in your life. While this may not be your usual style, you may like the results you get when you quit skirting the issues. Drama disappears...like magic! Yes, Pisces, you may discover that you've been the one complicating things all along. The May 5 Scorpio full moon in your truth-telling ninth house could be the day that the truth sets you free...big-time. Full moons bring everything out into the open, and you won't be able to keep your true feelings inside. This could also be an incredibly inspired and adventurous weekend, as the ninth house rules travel, wisdom, and visionary ideas. You're able to glimpse life from a birds-eye view, to see the whole picture and the greater purpose of all that you do. It's so liberating! In the second half of May, home and family become front-burner areas of your life. On May 20, the Sun moves into Gemini, your domestic fourth house. That same day, a Gemini solar eclipse brings sudden changes to this sphere. In the next six months, you could suddenly move, get pregnant, or meet an important female who changes the course of events. Your relationship with your mother or a child could undergo a powerful evolution.However, it's not all harmony on the home front. Peacekeeper Venus goes retrograde (backward) in Gemini, your fourth house of home and family, from May 15-June 27. There could be moments of serious discord with relatives if you're not careful. If you're considering an extreme home makeover, call off the contractors and decorators until this cycle ends. You're not likely to be pleased with the results. However, this IS a good time for a space clearing and junk removal. Just wait before you pick out new paint colors, fabrics, and furniture.
Relationships are heating up-and have been every since sexy Mars went direct (forward) on April 13 in Virgo, your relationship zone. Mars is in Virgo until July 3, making the next couple months "hammer time" for spicing up your love life. However, not all the friction is the good kind. While red-hot Mars cranks up the sizzle factor, it can also add stress and tension to your relationships. You could be more irritable and argumentative now, especially if you feel pressured in any way. Get out and do something active together, such as a bike ride, dancing, or even a run. Single Pisces should also work out any anxiety through exercise, rather than stressing out about your love life. Another reason to chillax? Love planet Venus goes retrograde May 15-June 27, a tricky time for love no matter what your sign. Venus is in Gemini, your fourth house of home, family, and self-care. You'll be extra sensitive and prone to knee-jerk reactions during this cycle. Not that you aren't already an easy weeper at times, but Venus retrograde intensifies the turbulence, and even brings up feelings you've repressed. Your relationship with your mother or an important female could play into events here. Perhaps you're over-identifying with your mom and her choices, and need to blaze your own relationship trail. Your family may not approve of a partner, or if you live with someone, you might find it hard to share space peacefully. Try not to take out stress on loved ones, Pisces. You probably just need a little more reassurance and personal space than usual. Don't sacrifice your needs because you're too proud to ask for a hug or a little encouragement!
Maintaining self-care can be a challenge in the second half of May, when beautifying Venus goes retrograde. You may sink into some swampy emotions at times, or even start to feel uncomfortable in your skin. Don't let body image issues catch you in their nasty grip, Pisces. If you need some extra affirmations to remember that you're beautiful through thick and thin, say 'em in the mirror. The May 20 Gemini solar eclipse could bring change to your living situation or to your relationship with a parent (especially your mom) or child. Think back to June 2011, when a prior Gemini eclipse swept in. This next eclipse may take any events from last summer one step further. Are you ready for a new living situation, whether that means a move, new decor, or just better communication with relatives? The Gemini eclipse inspires you to make a bold move in this direction.
It's time to announce your arrival as an avant-garde thinker, a creative dreamer, or a fresh new voice on the scene. The Sun and abundant Jupiter are both in your communication house, making May the ideal time to hop onto a platform and speak! You've got something great to share, and it's time that the world found out about it. And we mean the whole world, since Jupiter is a global planet that reaches across cultures and miles. Multimedia is a third house forte; so if you're still languishing on the lazy side of the digital divide, get with the program. Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest...the social media outposts await your witty words and inspired visuals. You may decide to start blogging, speaking publicly, teaching, or sharing your opinions in a more public way. Your opinions and unusual viewpoints could help others see things from a more open-minded perspective. A great day to trumpet your message to the world? The May 5 Scorpio full moon, which falls in your ninth house of publishing, entrepreneurship, and visionary ideas. Near this date, you may decide to take a leap of faith, and just go for it-and you'll be glad you did. The ninth house also rules travel and study, so there's a chance you could be hopping on a plane for business, or even consider returning to school.