MONTHLY OVERVIEW LOVE MONEY HEALTH
Fantasies fulfilled—or fizzled? It's a tough call during this elusive month, with love planet Venus in Taurus and your foggy twelfth house until May 24. You might question a mate or love interest's intentions and get plenty of mixed signals. Maybe you're the one who's doing the hot-cold dance. Don't take it too personally, though. Focus on connecting with your deeper needs and healing old romantic wounds. You could click with someone who FEELS like a soulmate, but with Venus swimming through some confused waters, those feelings may not reflect reality now.
With mental Mercury retrograde—also in your foggy twelfth house—until May 22, issues of guilt or codependence could be keeping you bound to an unhappy situation. Do you really need to play this martyr game again? (Hint: no!) Recognize unhealthy patterns and get busy breaking them. You don't have to be a superhero all the time, Gemini. In fact, letting someone else clean up their own mess just might be your most heroic act yet.
On a positive note, charming Venus adds a touch of glamour and softness to your life, so let down your guard and be more vulnerable whenever you can. This could really improve your bonds when Venus forms two golden trines (harmonious 120-degree angles) this month. On May 10, Venus will trine expansive Jupiter in your heart-centered fourth house of home, family and emotional foundations. You might make plans to cohabitate, expand your family, or meet each another's relatives. Single? You might meet someone who already has kids or owns a home—something mature and nurturing that will actually be a turn-on now. This sentimental starmap also helps you open up on a deeper emotional level. Go ahead, wear your heart on your sleeve, Gemini. You'll be amazed by the response you get when you lead with your nurturing side instead of your caustic wit.
On May 13, magnetic Venus will form a second trine to powerful Pluto in your intimate eighth house, marking one of the sexiest days of the year! Explore intimacy and even some racy fantasies. Secrets could be revealed today, or you may be drawn to a more "mysterious" type. A clandestine affair or attraction could go from zero to hot-hot-hot hookup before you even know what hit you. If you're tempted to play with fire or start an affair with an attached or questionable person, don't fool yourself into thinking you can handle it, Gemini. This dalliance could quickly escalate from fun-and-flirty into a destructive obsession.
Meantime, there's potential for trouble in paradise as sultry Mars is retrograde (backward) in Sagittarius, your relationship house, from April 17-June 29. This Mars backspin happens every two years and can create added tension and angst in your relationships. If you can keep from picking a fight, please do! No one "wins" a battle under this frustrated starmap. Mars is also backtracking through Sagittarius and your relationship house until May 27, which could dredge up old wounds for couples or resurface a past lover.
Red-hot Mars will also join forces with the May 21 Sagittarius full moon, which could bring an epic showdown or a major now-or-never turning point in a relationship. Perhaps you'll finally resolve a longstanding issue and make things official. Or maybe you'll cut off a callous, self-interested person who you finally realize is only going to string you along forever. #Sayonara.
On May 27, lusty Mars will back into Scorpio and your sixth house of health and work, where it will remain for the duration of the retrograde. Fortunately, this could take some of the pressure off your love life. Channel any errant frustration into self-care, like hitting the yoga studio or the gym regularly, and getting the haphazard parts of your life in order. Just watch a critical or micromanaging streak that could flare now.
Things are really looking up on May 24 when love planet Venus shifts into Gemini until June 17. Alluring Venus restarts your engines, reminding you what a sultry catch you are. While you don't need anyone else's validation to know you're hot, it never hurts when a chorus of admirers chimes in. Perhaps an edgy makeover is in order, or maybe you go the opposite direction and soften your look. And if you don't want to 100 percent commit, play around with looks using this virtual image revamp.
Just heed a little caution on this May 24 because harmonious Venus will quarrel with fiery Mars, as the two love planets lock into a tense opposition. You might feel trapped, controlled, or caged in now. And we pity the fool who tries to control YOU, Gemini…they won't know what hit 'em! Balance between your need for both autonomy and a reliable (but never boring) mate.
Spreading yourself too thin? On May 26, Jupiter forms a tight square to serious Saturn, creating emotional demands from all directions. Everyone wants a piece of you—and your efforts to please too many people could blow up in your face. This square makes you feel both needy AND guarded at the same time. Watch out for being passive-aggressive, hoping that brooding and pouting will get your love interest to realize you're upset. You might be unconsciously reenacting some mama drama or mother-child dynamics with your mate. If you're on the receiving end of this childish behavior, don't play along. The key? Maintain solid boundaries with everyone and voice your needs directly. (Here's a primer.) You may need to cry on someone's shoulder now…but at the same time, ask yourself if you're getting the emotional support you deserve in your partnership. Should it be THIS hard to get a little love and compassion?