Move over, Martha Stewart. Step aside, Dr. Oz. The Sun is in Taurus, your sixth house of health and organization, until May 19. Lucky Jupiter is also in Taurus until June 11, and since Jupiter happens to be your ruling planet, May could be a banner month for you. If you haven't had a health or work breakthrough in ages, get ready. The promise of outdoor activity-biking, hiking, or running-can finally motivate you to take some time out of your busy schedule to exercise a few times a week. In need of a retreat? The May 5 Scorpio new moon illuminates your twelfth house of rest, healing, and escape. This full moon could bring a powerful flash of insight, as it will come unusually close to the earth (it's called a "super-moon" or perigee moon when this happens). You could get a serious psychic download or intuitive flash near this date. You may decide to cut ties with someone now; or, you could even heal a lifelong addiction or negative pattern. A pregnancy or soulmate connection is also possible near this full moon.Relationships are high on the May agenda, thanks to some cosmic action in Gemini, your partnership sign. Warning: some of this may also include repair work. Love planet Venus will be retrograde (backward) in Gemini from May 15-June 27, which can be a challenging time for relationships. Old issues resurface, but if you courageously face them, you'll emerge from this cycle stronger than ever. If you're single, this is a great time to dismantle any blocks to lasting love.On May 20, a Gemini solar (new moon) eclipse could bring a new partnership out of the blue, and it may be a business alliance or a personal connection. Whatever happens near this date will be infused with ten times the impact as a result of the eclipse. Look back to June 1, 2011, which was the last time there was a Gemini solar eclipse. This is like the "sequel" to that date, and you may add a powerful new chapter to the story you began last year. Also on May 20, the Sun also begins a month-long visit to Gemini. Going it alone seems overrated now. In May, you'll accomplish so much more when you team up with a compatible counterpart!
Relationships are a big theme of the spring and summer for you, Sagittarius. Love planet Venus is paying an extra-long visit to Gemini (from April 3-August 7), your seventh house of committed partnerships. With beautifying Venus making over your love life, single Sags will start looking like "marriage material" to your admirers. Don't be surprised if a proposal comes your way before the summer is over. Coupled Sags could grow closer, enjoying a romantic renewal.But (and there always seems to be a "but" with these planets), you'll have to make it through the next couple of months first. From May 15-June 27, Venus is retrograde (backward) in Gemini. Regardless of your sign, this event (which happens every two years) is notoriously bumpy for relationships. Uh-oh. When the planetary patron of love, peace, and harmony goes into hiding for six weeks, it's up to us scrappy humans to get along on our own. And you KNOW what a bang-up job we do of that...not!It also seems that your sign in particular is in the hot seat, since Venus retrograde hits your relationship house (this will affect not just romance, but all interpersonal stuff...basically most of your waking moments). Perhaps, though, you were chosen for this mission because you can handle it. That's our optimistic Sagittarian spin on it-and Sags ARE great at turning lemons into lemonade. So, as you walk through a minefield of drama and discord, pave a high road. Tap into your wisdom. Don't take things personally. Be generous-extra generous-with your loved ones.In a relationship? Do workshops, couples' therapy...whatever's needed. Or, sit down with your partner and just LISTEN to each other without interrupting, coaching (a knee-jerk Sag habit), or trying to fix things. Perhaps you've both been holding stuff inside that needs to be aired-and your relationship doesn't necessarily require a breakup. Single? This is your chance to explore and dismantle any romantic roadblocks of your own making. Pick up a copy of Katherine Woodward Thomas's Calling in the One: Seven Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life-a workbook that led both of us Sagittarians to our husbands.Retrogrades can also bring back the past, so don't be surprised if an ex resurfaces. You may have cold feet or second thoughts about an engagement-or even about a breakup! Although Edith Piaf's "No Regrets" is usually your theme song, take the needle off that record, scratchmaster. If you think you've mistakenly let a twin flame get away, use your Sagittarian hunting skills to track 'em down like a Twilight vampire sniffing virgin blood. (Okay, maybe not THAT intensely...unless you really feel it.)When the universe closes a door, it also opens a window. That happens May 20, when a Gemini solar eclipse brings a bold new beginning to your love life. Couples can truly leave the past behind and start fresh here. If you've been moping and pining about a breakup or your "single" status, the eclipse could reveal an even better match for you. In fact, you might just meet someone who takes your breath away-the connection can be THAT palpable. Eclipses have a six-month arc, so for the rest of the year, you're building brand new "cells" and astro-molecules around love.Look back to June 1, 2011, when there was another Gemini solar eclipse. This one may echo desires, connections, or energies that were awakened last summer.
If you've been on and off the exercise bandwagon, May could be the month where you hop aboard to stay. The Sun is in Taurus, your sixth house of health and fitness, until May 19. Sags have big appetites for everything-that's what makes you so much fun to be around-but at times, you may mindlessly eat, or avoid exercise altogether because you find the gym so damn boring. The Taurus Sun reminds you that there are options, such as riding a bike, hiking in a gorgeous vista, dancing in your underwear at home, or going for a long walk. You can also pack your meals and snacks with delicious fruits and veggies-while still enjoying everything else you love (like a good steak frites or a hunk o' cheesecake) afterward. Feel free to eat anything you like, but do it from a place of passion, connection, and desire, rather than emptying a bag of chips because you forgot to grocery shop, and it's the only thing in the cupboard. Make healthy living an adventure Sag, not drudgery.Stress may also play a role here, as you've had one of the busiest years of your life. Where in your life are you not feeling vibrant, happy, and fulfilled? (Yes, THAT.) From May 6-23, communicator Mercury is also in Taurus, a great time to work with a life coach, personal organizer, or efficiency expert. Let a solutions-driven wizard help you remap your life so there's time for more of what you love.
You've been busier than ever for the past year, and you might be wondering where it's all leading. Are you burning the candle at both ends for nothing? No way, Sag. This month, you could see some ROI for your efforts. The Sun and lucky Jupiter (your ruler) are both in Taurus until May 20, igniting your sixth house of organization, systems, and helpful people. Jupiter has been in Taurus since June 4, 2011, and it will remain here until June 11. Sloppy work and careless mistakes? Not anymore. While Sags can cut corners, the sixth house energy sharpens your edge, giving you the stamina to follow through all the way. Jupiter's presence has also taught you to delegate, something your independent sign doesn't do readily. You may have finally found one or two people you trust-folks who can do the job to your exacting standards. This month, hand over the reins to a capable sidekick, hire a virtual assistant, or automate some of your time-consuming processes. Set yourself free to do something bigger and more rewarding!Business partnerships come into play this month, too. On May 20, a Gemini solar eclipse could bring a powerful contract, a joint venture, or an exciting collaboration. Eclipses bring unexpected events, and solar eclipses indicate beginnings, since they coincide with a new moon. Ready to ink a sweet deal or to explore joining forces? Over the next six months, the Gemini eclipse springboards you into some incredible new alliances. Your whole attitude about working with others could undergo a dramatic shift, too. Of course, you'll have to learn a few lessons about compromise and commitment, two things you don't always love. Many a stubborn Sag can be found under-earning or going check to check because you're afraid of "losing your freedom." Yet, you end up working twice as hard, with very little free time, as a result of this mindset. In fact, you may very well have imprisoned yourself in the pursuit of so-called independence! Again, this is where a partnership or collaboration could be especially beneficial for you. This eclipse helps you take a hard look at the price of (supposedly) living on your own terms. Is it worth the admission you're paying? With transformational Pluto retrograde (backward) in your work and money house from April 9-September 18, you're being pushed to soul-search-and to unchain yourself from anything that dominates your soul. Maybe it's worth it to sign on for something a little steadier-or to entrust a right-hand person with a few duties-so that you can have a life, too. Need some extra incentive? Go-getter Mars is in Virgo, your house of career and success, until July 3. The next two months are a prime opportunity to go after a big goal. Mars won't be back in Virgo for months after that, so take advantage of this period and go BIG.