As nature buds and blossoms everywhere, I am reminded of the old clichéd saying about April and May, which I won’t bother quoting here—but with this month’s dicey astrology, you’ll need to smell those flowers more than you think. May contains two retrogrades, so this month is a bit of a rollercoaster. Our old friend Mercury (the planet of thought and communication) retrogrades on May 29 and Saturn (planet of rules and restrictions) retrogrades on the 23rd. And I hate to admit it, but by the time you’re reading this, Pluto, the ruler of death and sex, has already started its retrograde *nervously wipes brow*. Needless to say, this is a month for review. Remember to back up those digital devices, reconsider how you work with authority, and spend some time taking inventory of your own subconscious. Fortunately, Jupiter, the planet of good luck and expansion, enters Pisces on May 13, offering us a flash of hope during all this planetary murkiness.
And April 20 through May 20 is Taurus season. Ruled by Venus, the planet of love, money, attraction, and beauty, Taureans enjoy all things rich, indulgent, and stable. That’s not a bad thing if you are searching for someone to help you spruce up your bedroom. Some find the sign symbolized by the bull to be a little stubborn, but that same hard-headedness is also how they commit to their friendships. Make sure to call them up for those tough projects that may take years to complete; they have the fortitude. Slow and steady is their middle name. For more on Taurus, check out last year’s Litscope.