Not only is birthday season in full swing, but starting this Monday, May 6, the pleasure principle gets dialed up even higher as exuberant Mercury slips into Taurus and polishes your party shoes.

Through May 21, you’ll be the belle of every ball and the queen of every hive as the social-butterfly planet lights up your life. Mercury can clear muddy thoughts as it bestows the gift of gab and brings on the mic drops. As a Taurus, you like to think things through before you blurt them, but at least you’ll be saying what you really feel instead of playing nice and being careful not to step on toes.

While there will be plenty of fun and literal games, it’s also a time to drill down on a project that needs premium fuel. Carve out the necessary time to finish those parts that have been waiting for your undivided attention. If you need to consult with a more experienced person, be selective about whom you choose—also how much you share. You don’t have to give away every detail to get their input.

And if there’s sensitive material here, draft a nondisclosure agreement. This is your intellectual property that we’re talking about! Note that Mercury in your sign can lead to lively debates and willful battles, but you can avoid them if you decide ahead of time that you’re not going to take anyone’s bait.

On Wednesday, Mercury spins into its annual alignment with radical transformer Uranus. Even if you don’t feel quite ready to take the plunge, someone or something might just give you a major push to dive in!

Stay conscious of all the shifting energy and possible alliances forming around you this week, Taurus. Choosing to ignore a developing situation won’t make it go away; in fact, in the blink of an eye, you could lose all the ground you’ve gained.

On Tuesday, tough-love Saturn in by-the-rules Capricorn serves a restraining order on your ruler, optimistic Venus, in forge-ahead Aries and your dreamy twelfth house. Believing something doesn’t make it true, and under this one-day transit, you’re urged to get the facts and make sure you’re 100 percent clear on a matter before you take ANY action. While annoying, this square can bring a valuable reality check about the circumstances and people involved.

There’s a fine line between being too agreeable and too demanding, but take the time you need to proceed with confidence. Accept that you might have set the bar a little too high—or were overly casual in the initial planning stage.

It’s rare that everyone’s visions and values perfectly align, but if you take off the rose-colored glasses and really scrutinize what’s going on, you may come to mutually agreeable terms. On another front, this transit could spark an impromptu trip to indulge your escapist impulses.

The second half of the week should help you recover nicely from the stress and frustration of the workweek. On Thursday, amorous Venus makes good use of her parking space in your fantasy-fueled twelfth house by teaming up with equally idealistic Jupiter in go-for-it Sagittarius and your erotic eighth house.

You won’t need to Google helpful suggestions for tapping into this seductive energy. Single? Candid Jupiter makes it easier for you to share your desires and initiate some experimental ideas. If you have a partner, go out and explore together. A change of scenery will do wonders for your bond.

Previous articleCancer Love Horoscope: Tuesday, May 7
Next articleCancer Weekly Horoscope: May 6 to May 12