Spend a little time in the chrysalis, Libra. You’ve been in butterfly mode a lot lately—and your wings could use a rest! As the Sun makes its rounds through Taurus and your private, introspective eighth house until May 21, you’ve got permission to make an annual escape from the social scene. Slip off the grid for some transformational journeys or to do some uninterrupted work. Minimize distractions so you can focus, whether that’s on a detailed project or a special relationship.
The eighth house rules sex, intimacy and bonding, making this an important month to tend to your ties. At the May 4 Taurus new moon, a potent attraction could ignite simmering chemistry, possibly even a soulmate connection. For longtime couples, this new moon can bring your relationship to new emotional and spiritual depths. Don’t be surprised if talk turns to babies, moving in together, engagement or some other permanent next step.
Financial offers and joint ventures might also be proposed this month. The eighth house is the zone of merging, which also applies to your money and resources. Talk a look at your long-term fiscal plans and sit down with an adviser. Investigate ways you can pool your assets or come together with others for mutual gain: ride and office shares, co-op babysitting or bartering.
A no-holds-barred conversation could shake things up on May 5, when brash Mars and outspoken Jupiter oppose each other across your communication axis. You could also have an a-ha moment that helps you see things from a big new perspective. If you’ve been sweating the small stuff, this is your unsubtle cue to widen your viewfinder. Or, if you’ve been too focused on the bigger vision but ignoring the details, attend to those now. Slow down and connect with the “little people,” even if you think it’s not important. Acknowledging their needs will keep them happily on Team Libra.
On May 15, motivator Mars will heat up your ambitions as it blazes into Cancer and your career zone until July 1. Book your vacations for after this transit as the red planet could keep you busy through the rest of spring and into early summer. Mars can add stress and motivation in equal measure, so pace yourself even if the pressure rises. You could wind up juggling quite a few responsibilities or possibly being in hot pursuit of a new gig that promises better pay and greater fulfillment.
Earmark the May 18 Scorpio full moon for any such endeavors as it will beam into your second house of work and money. This once-a-year event could bring a job change, a promotion or an opportunity to raise your rates. A project you’ve been working on could finally come together—if you’ve been negotiating rates or wooing a client, go forth and seal the deal. With the burst of confidence you’ll download today, you can work up the courage to increase your asking price or pitch yourself to the pros. This full moon can also help you kick a habit or make a life-affirming change to your daily routines.
You may have to contend with some wanderlust during this bustling time. On May 21, the Sun moves into Gemini and heats up your ninth house of travel and expansion. You’ll be itching for greener pastures, but it could be hard to escape all the work demands. (In fact, those could be the very thing that causes you to dream of a jailbreak!) Mix in some adventurous day trips and staycations, carve out time to read and soak up culture. And busy yourself planning your next getaway, even if it gets booked for sometime in July!