Overview: May 2012 has a lot of surprise in store for all the signs across the Zodiac. The planetary influences for this month will force you to step in and accept the changes happening in your life and to look into the future with a renewed energy. Don't be surprised if, by the end of the month, you're left with the feeling that you've learned plenty of things, because that's exactly the point: to have a meaningful learning experience from the things that place in the past and, from there, build some foundations for your future. You'll have to be patient though: this is generally not a month for action, but rather for deep thinking processes and intellectual growth.
Career and Work: During this month, you should keep your calm and stay away from any illusions of grandeur. Creativity will eventually show up, but the emphasis should be on thought, details and thoroughness, whilst maintaining a positive environment in the workplace. Particularly from the 6th onwards, with the Full Moon in Scorpio, don't be surprised if you're flooded with big thoughts, but you need to be careful because on the 10th, uncertainty may step in; extra caution is needed! The Solar Eclipse on May 20th and in Gemini will surely transform your communication skills into something quite expansive and creative. Expect an overflow of contacts and opportunities, which will likely force you to make a list of priorities and to adapt to this new life trend.
Finances and Money: Venus becomes retrograde between May 15th and June 27th and instead of making big decisions or to become involved in major financial transactions, take this time to assess your securities, your money and your financial future. It's the time to analyze things deeply and cautiously, not to move ahead.
Love and Relationships: In the beginning of the month you may face some conflicts. Your mood may be constantly shifting and misinterpretations may be on their way towards you, and even though you may feel like you're walking on egg shells, particularly around those you love, you need to weigh your words carefully and make sure you don't use your words as a tool for aggression. Particularly so from the second week on, accuracy and transparency will be amply needed. Any type of confrontation may result in deeper issues, so make sure you keep your guard up without acting defensive. If you're single, the Solar Eclipse on the 20th and in Gemini may produce a series of very interesting contacts; this is also an excellent time to search for love in your existing connections.
Health: the emphasis should be placed in keeping stress levels to a minimum, since these may negatively influence all other aspects of your life and your health in particular. Make sure you take time to relax and to work out a little, since this could help you deal with the all the pent-up frustration, and solve any joint-related aches and pains.