An unexpected, unexplainable "love at first sight" vibe that Venus occasionally throws at us is still with us. Despite a momentary desire to play it safe, the goddess, when challenged by optimistic Jupiter, goes for broke on Saturday. Broken could be the operative word while Mars bumps into unpredictable Uranus Saturday night. Their biannual conjunction often leads to big trouble; be careful. Sweet sentiments on Monday as Venus and Neptune form a romantic trine, which is what you want for May Day festivities and the sensuous Taurus-Scorpio full moon.
The trick for getting through the next few days unscathed is to keep your head while all around are losing theirs. Nothing in astrology can be quite as upsetting as a Mars-Uranus conjunction, just like the one you experienced last weekend. But because Mars is your ruling planet, you know better than most how to control both the sudden outbursts and the surges of pure physical energy, e.g., go for a longer run. Or launch another project while you're able to tap into Jupiter's ability to glimpse into the future.
The full moon on the 2nd, in your Scorpio house of marriageable and business partners, signals that a matter dear to the heart of both parties is coming to fruition. Since this promise of emotional satisfaction comes around only once a year, don't squander an opportunity to express how you feel. Mercury in Taurus provides the appropriate words, while your Venus ruler lends grace and charm to whatever those words turn out to be. Also, a thoughtful present, nothing ostentatious, couldn't hurt.
One of the advantages of being a Gemini is knowing that whatever choice you make can always be adjusted to reflect your latest take on a situation. Remind yourself of this if you have to deal with a boss who's gone bonkers. Madness or utter unpredictability could be the outcome of the meeting in your Pisces midheaven between brusque Mars and unruly Uranus. Since peace-seeking Venus is currently in your sign, you're likely to get too close to the disturbance for comfort. If so, back off, re-evaluate your options.
Consider early May as an extended holiday. Start with a twirl around the Maypole on May Day, continue with a suitably sensational celebration of the sexy Scorpio full moon taking place in your house of romance and recreation on the 2nd, then zero in on a variety of Cinco de Mayo events, which seem to start earlier and last longer than ever before. The one event to keep clear of is an accident in the making if Mars crashes into Uranus while they transit Pisces. However, because the conjunction is in a water sign, Crabs can scurry away.
Some Lions will see a breakthrough in a joint financial matter; others might experience the Mars-Uranus conjunction as an adjustment in a relationship that was long overdue. The entertainers and entrepreneurs among you could come up with a novel idea that'll pay off sooner than anticipated. You're all facing a fairly wild and wooly couple of weeks, filled with hard work, but also plenty of commendations to do you proud. This is what happens when your sun ruler transits productive Taurus, the top spot in your solar chart.
Be judicious in your choices right now. Solar Taurus provides a powerful reinforcement of practical earth energy, possibly more than a discriminating Virgo needs. Too many ideas and incentives to accomplish your goal may be confusing as well as exhausting. So take a moment and a deep breath to sift and sort when your Mercury ruler conjoins the sun on May 2. The joyous full moon earlier that day is another reason to pause to see how far you've come since the new moon on April 17. What needs more attention, what doesn't?
The varieties of romantic experience may have shorter life spans than you anticipate. Think, then blame your Venus ruler for provoking a bunch of planets and arousing the people these planets rule. A quickie encounter with Aquarius or Pisces could send you running to a Capricorn or kindhearted Leo for comfort. Hanging with a Sagittarius is usually fun, but right now that date might cost more than you wanted to spend. Venus saves the best, the most intense, exchange for the Cinco de Mayo weekend by attracting a soulful Scorpio.
No matter what else is going on, while the sun travels through your Taurus marriage house, you can't help but become more involved with present and former significant others. Whether you factor into their day-to-day doings depends on your reaction if, for example, Jupiter offers an easy opportunity to supply your child or lover with a must-have state-of-the-art plaything. However, during the Scorpio full moon, their attention will naturally turn to you. If there's something you want, this would be the time to ask.
The productivity associated with Taurus might even rub off on a Centaur with a predilection for procrastination. No kidding. Watch how eagerly you take up a task that you normally would avoid or at least postpone for as long as possible. Is it to get somewhere outside the line of fire the relatives and/or the realtor have created? A touch too much disruptive activity at home can upset the equanimity you've gone to such lengths to maintain. However, when bombastic Mars moves out of Pisces midmonth, that racket should stop.
Friction, rampant this week, is to be avoided at all costs. And this is something you can do by ignoring whatever your co-workers are demanding. Your refusal to pay any more dues, to work harder than you already have, may have an effect in the astral world, e.g., your karma could suffer. But for now, you'll be better off letting the cantankerous throw their little fits, which, patient person that you are, you know will blow over. Meanwhile, there are all those sensual Taurus vibes that need to be integrated into your daily life.
You've dealt with an erratic flow of income before, but this week, the situation could become a lot more irritating. While tough-guy Mars brushes up against your independent Uranus ruler, the natural reaction is to lash out. Try to keep your temper in check; control the Warrior's impulse to slash and burn everything (and everyone) in sight. Because, after Mars moves out of your money house on the 15th, you may have to find your way back across the bridge that got burned. Ask a colleague, your mate, preferably both, for advice.
Every now and then, the Fish drifts too close to a dangerous situation for your own safety. Sometimes you're pushed there; other times, consumed by your own thoughts, you neglect to notice where you're headed. Although no one can be sure what'll happen when Mars joins forces with unruly Uranus, since the "disastrous" conjunction takes place in your sign, we're hoping you have a sense of what we're all in for. The way around your personal problem is to be inventive, to think as far outside your usual box as you can.
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