// Topical

You receive a series of green lights to boost your income this month. With Venus influencing how you think and communicate, you could find that you possess what salespeople call the 'gift of the gab.' You could also come up with an array of ideas to make money, and this is reinforced by a New Moon influencing your earnings on the 11th. A financial fresh start is on offer, and your home could set the scene for moneymaking, too. That wolf at your door's days are numbered!

Feeling a sense of balance and relief where your earnings are concerned is bound to help you feel more optimistic and secure. From the 8th until early June, Venus works a unique brand of magic with your values and valuables, namely your income. You could have two options to boost your bank balance, too. But this month's financial emphasis continues with a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 26th affecting money you don't earn. A debt could become a thing of the past.

Almost all of May is likely to be comfortable and plain sailing, particularly with Venus in your sign providing a cushion of comfort and boosting your alluring qualities. But on the 29th, your ruling planet Mercury goes retrograde until June 22. Normally, you can probably take this in your stride. But the end of May coincides with confusing, blurry planetary activity. Miscommunication and misunderstandings could be rife, so be careful.

Having assertive and make-things-happen Mars in your sign all month could result in you feeling pushed to take action or move in a specific direction. But Mars appears keen to encourage you to accept that a vision or an aspiration isn't a pipedream. There may be something unusual or untraditional about what you're keen to explore or pursue. But that's what makes it so interesting and appealing. It's also why you'll feel extra jubilant when you make it a success!

If you've considered a career move or taking a bold step professionally, the New Moon on the 11th provides the green light you've waited for. Not only do you have a fresh start available career-wise, but you appear to be on to something with serious financial implications. But, be aware of how Mercury going retrograde on the 29th could cause electronic communication such as texts and emails to go astray. Wherever possible, pick up the phone or meet in person!

There's likely to be a split between career and domestic matters, although it won't be evenly balanced. With Venus influencing your career from the 8th, you'll likely be noticed and appreciated professionally. But with Mercury going backward on the 29th, career related clarity could become confusion. You then have a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse affecting your emotional foundations. A home-related chapter could commence, or a sudden family matter may need urgent attention.

This month, you can future-proof and enhance security in your world. A New Moon offers a fresh start with money not connected to your earnings. A debt could be wiped clean, or an investment opportunity could arise. But you could also come up with an idea to create a second income stream or commission, a royalty, dividend, or bonus finally comes your way. As May ends, you might accept it's time to adopt a new way of thinking and conveying yourself - with success!

There's much activity on financial fronts but not necessarily connected to your income. A New Moon influences what you own, owe, or share, such as joint bank accounts or investments. An opportunity to speculate to accumulate could arise, or money from a rebate, bonus, settlement, or an inheritance is possible. But try to get everything in writing because a retrograde Mercury and Full Moon Lunar Eclipse could create money-related confusion or misunderstandings.

May could be a pivotal month to remember and for more than one reason. You have a New Moon on the 11th influencing your work and what you do daily, for starters. This could bring a fresh start on the job front or with a health regime. But the biggest news involves a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse occurring in your sign on the 26th. Emotions could run high, but this might be necessary to remove or release what has become outdated or more of a hindrance than helpful.

From the 8th, Venus influences work and daily routines. You could feel more inspired job-wise or find that work-related relationships become more balanced. If there's a health regime you've delayed, it might be easier than you thought it would be, or the results are extra-impressive! But as May ends, retrograde Mercury means retracing steps with work. Miscommunication or misunderstandings are likely. But so too is the possibility of returning to a previous job or role.

Although May puts much emphasis on your love life, friendships, the social scene, or collaborations also receive special focus. The powerful Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 26th might affect you in more ways than one. It could mark the ending or a new beginning with one alliance. But this lunar event also targets your deepest hopes, dreams, and wishes. Is it possible that one closely-held aspiration or ambition could finally happen? Don't rule it out!

With Venus bringing warmth to your emotional foundations from the 8th, your home and family could be a greater source of comfort. Having the planet of love and creativity affecting your domestic setup makes the coming weeks ideal for home-related improvements or strengthening family connections. Then, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse affects your career on the 26th. This could mean moving on to new professional pastures. It could also finally bring recognition you've earned.

// Love

Romantic or relationship progress is connected strongly to how you think and communicate this month. Venus influences all things intellectual and how you convey yourself. You might put intellectual bonding a bit higher up your list. Anyone who can keep you stimulated mentally could be in luck. Single? Love could be on your doorstep - literally!

A New Moon in your sign on the 11th offers a fresh start or clean slate in any area of your world. Whether you're single or attached, use this lunar energy to help you focus more on what you want to experience with matters of the heart. You have plenty of passionate planetary activity to help you look forward with justified optimism and leave behind any regrets attached to your past.

Once love-planet Venus enters your sign on the 8th, not only are your powers of attraction enhanced brilliantly, but your youthful qualities could emerge, too. Prepare for a wave of warmth, love, and admiration to enter your world. On the 26th, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse targets partnerships. One way or another, a new era commences with a particular relationship.

From May 8, Venus influences all that's invisible or distant in your world. This can mean love and intimacy become more private or secretive during the coming weeks. But whether you're single or attached, the planet of love can also help improve or heal emotional issues or wounds. If you're wrestling with one or more from your past, this could be the month that you put any to rest.

If you're a single Lion, Venus affects the social scene and could reveal someone you thought of as a friend has other ideas. Something could soon go from platonic to passionate. But it's the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 26th that casts a powerful and far-reaching influence. A new romantic era commences, and a development involving a child – or baby - is not out of the question either!

This could be a month when consistent focus is needed outside of your emotional sphere. Professional or domestic issues could push matters of the heart down the list. But your emotional world or a special relationship could need or demand attention as May draws to a close. In amongst all that's blurry or confusing is a signpost that points a helpful and realistic way forward.

From the 8th, Venus brings warmth and inspiration to your loftiest goals. Whether you're single or attached, any adventure or ambitious plan has romance written all over it! You're encouraged to remove yourself from a romantic or relationship comfort zone and be bolder in the name of love. Don't be surprised if love or intimacy take on a more spiritual and philosophical vibe, too.

A New Moon on the 11th affecting partnerships and commitments brings a helpful and timely fresh start to a relationship, budding or otherwise. But whether you're single or attached, matters of the heart take on a more profound vibe. Intimacy between you and one lucky person could shift to a new, deeper level. Unexplored passionate territory, here you come!

From the 8th, Venus influences partnerships and commitments, bringing a welcome blend of warmth and balance to a special relationship. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your sign on the 26th heightens emotions and confusion, too. But any indecisiveness will be replaced with clarity that points the way forward with one involvement or potential connection.

A brilliant New Moon on the 11th marks a fresh start with love, romance, heartfelt expression, and intimacy. You're reminded that love should be fun, light-hearted, and involve frequent laughter. The coming weeks are also ideal for expressing thoughts and feelings creatively. When's the last time you wrote a love letter or made something special for the one you love?

A wave of warmth permeates your emotional world from the 8th, as Venus influences love, deep expression, and intimacy. Single Water Bearers could find potential paramours gravitate toward them - and being torn between two lovers is a possibility. If you're attached, take the universe up on its offer to bring more fun into your connection. You're reminded of how sexy laughter can be!

The universe appears keen to let you be in the driver's seat where romantic and relationship progress is concerned. This could be due to focus given to home and professional matters. But with Venus influencing your emotional foundations from the 8th, your home could become a more comfortable love nest, or a family member might do a good job of playing Cupid! The 31st is a splendid date for love to form or flourish, too. Make the most of it!