Horoscopes and Insights with Teal Gray

Aries
May brings continued focus on your money, valuables, resources, assets, and talents, dear Aries, but learning and communications are becoming increasingly important. Pay close attention to what surfaces now, whether this is new information or new emotions (or both), but wait until you’ve gained some perspective before jumping to conclusions. May can be a tricky month, particularly when it comes to communications and pet projects. You may need to totally revise or revamp a current project before you move forward. Be especially vigilant with applications, interviews, and schooling. As well, pay special attention to communications and transportation equipment and devices – this includes computers, cars, phones, tablets, and the like. Besides a retrograde Mercury cycle in your communications and transport sector from the 18th forward, strict Saturn and confusing Neptune are challenging planets in this sector most of the month. June will bring big opportunities, largely personal, romantic, and creative ones, and the better you sort out problem areas in your life in May, the bigger your chances next month. Areas to pay special attention to are your career, reputation, finances, and responsibilities – areas influenced by Pluto in your chart. You can be so passionate about, and preoccupied with, these things to the point of overwhelm, obsession, and possibly fear. Loosening your grip at least a little can help you to better enjoy other areas of your life, and to actually see opportunities in other areas when they do arrive! May is a good month for bringing more harmony and warmth to your home life, despite its busy-ness.

Taurus
May brings a strong focus on personal changes, money, and work, dear Taurus. If you need to sort out your finances, it’s a good time to do so, although there can be some challenges involved. Mercury’s retrograde begins on the 18th and especially affects your personal resources, and this means that review is necessary before moving forward, particularly when it comes to your finances. You may need to look back to more profitable times for clues before you look forward. Disillusionments involving a friend or new business idea can figure into the mix, complicating things further. These issues are likely to be revisited later this year and next year. The need to be more vigilant, and routinely or consistently so, with your finances becomes obvious in May. There can be increased money concerns as well as ambitions. The 20-22 can present challenges with siblings or your extended family. Fortunately, the New Moon on the 18th is in your sign and puts you in charge. You have the power to make important changes, and part of this can involve a personal makeover of sorts, related to your attitudes and approach to the world

Gemini
May brings an interesting mix of energies to your life, dear Gemini, but it can be complicated at times. Sometimes you feel very much in the driver’s seat, and other times you’re not sure who’s in charge. You are hosting all of the personal planets (the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) in your sign at various points this month, and this increases your independence and power, but at times you could feel a little alone with your decisions. Career directions can be confusing at times, and a significant other may present some obstacles or may seem to be at odds with your personal plans. The 18th brings a strong charge of energy for ending your solar year well – by putting negativity behind you and concentrating on new goals. Even so, Mercury begins its retrograde in your sign on that day, prompting a few more weeks in which you may need to reevaluate recent projects. Perhaps the greatest challenge of the month is gaining others’ understanding. People may not be “getting” you for the time being. Financially, however, you are in a good position to improve your wealth in May and June.

Cancer
May involves good energy overall for networking and the support of friends, dear Cancer, but also a strong theme of introspection, preparation, and attention to physical and emotional needs. A lot is going on inside of you and under the surface, but this air of unavailability may very well boost your appeal further. You are seen in an especially good light around the 16th and 27th. These are also good days for interviews or presentations. There can be problems with misunderstandings at work this month, and inconsistencies to deal with that end up taking too much of your time, intruding on leisure time as well. Some of you could be taking sick days or time off, and the need to be stricter with your schedules can emerge. Demands on you can feel heavy at times, but it’s vital that you find ways to meet your responsibilities and tend to health and wellness, and this can involve cutting out wasteful activities. June is a strong month for money, and the adjustments you make this month will go a long way towards improving your prospects. Tame overspending, deal with disagreements with a partner, and put yourself in the position to achieve, earn, and perform.

Leo
There has been quite a bit of focus on friendships and career in your life. It’s a time for tending to family and domestic affairs, and restoring some balance to your life. People continue to take notice of you more than usual this month, and you’re quite ready and willing to perform. This is a period of high visibility, attention to career, and networking. There can be new energy in your career, or a new beginning of sorts, from the 18th. At the same time, Mercury’s retrograde begins, and it’s affecting your social sector. Particularly from the 17-22, watch what you say, particularly in social media or with friends and groups, as the possibility of misunderstandings is strong. In fact, May is peppered with difficult aspects that can translate to challenges or obstacles. For you, these can involve friends, support, finances, and romantic involvements. Disconnects are likely. Ambiguity with your finances and in your love life may need to be dealt with. Venus moves through your privacy sector. You could be finding more pleasure in private or quiet moments, although it can also be a time for reassessing or a state of limbo with love relationships. May brings some shifting of energy towards happiness goals and social life. June is a power month for personal and creative opportunities, and the adjustments you make in May can help improve your prospects. These can involve sorting out your daily schedule and routine and dealing with health concerns so that you’ll be at your physical and mental best.

Virgo
May is complicated, and in many ways can be considered a month of making adjustments. You may need to do a lot of revision work and reorganization, but the effort you put forth now can bring long-term rewards. Public and professional communications need extra attention – be sure to be as clear as possible, avoiding off the cuff remarks and too-quick reactions. Family and home life can bring some added responsibilities, and not everyone is likely to understand your need to tend to other areas of your life. Mercury turns retrograde in your career and reputation sector on the 18th, and this points to the need to rethink goals, and possibly backtrack over some of your work. Slowdowns now can mean that you don’t meet goals you’ve previously set for yourself, but the revisions and edits eventually work to your advantage, as they firm up your work. June is a strong month for releasing burdens and things that have been weighing you down, and the adjustments you make now can serve to improve your opportunities later. It’s important to sort out your love life, attention to leisure activities, and attachment to certain creative projects or ideas so that you can better tend to your priorities going forward. Prospects from business and online activities can improve overall, but there can be fluctuations in income to deal with, or situations that keep you waiting and wondering on a financial level.

Libra
May has much to do with making adjustments that will help improve your life, dear Libra. May has the potential for many assorted misunderstandings, and it can be particularly difficult for you with so many challenges occurring in your communications sectors. Be extra precise with what you say, look carefully for mistakes, and take steps to prevent breakdowns with your devices and vehicles. Prepare for possible delays with transportation and travels, and be vigilant about schooling, applications, and interviews. Pay special attention to schedules, which is a difficult thing to do these days with Neptune difficult in your routine sector, but doing so right now can save a lot of headaches. You might find that you need to do a lot of backtracking, editing, revising, and redoing this month. There can be a lot of activity with teaching, publishing, and venturing out beyond your regular routines after a period in which you were quite introspective. Love can be tied to these things in May and June. The 26-27 is a better time of the month for personal appeal and positive feedback, particularly about the work you do, but also on a personal level. June brings lovely possibilities, particularly related to relationships, but some of the clearing work and adjustments you take care of this month will help improve prospects then. For you, dealing with personal, family, and home matters is essential, as problems in these areas seem to be the major obstacles right now.

Scorpio
There is a lot of focus on personal transformation and close relationships for you this month, dear Scorpio, and you can do a lot of work to advance your emotional disposition. However, May can involve more than the usual misunderstandings, hurdles, and adjustments. The Full Moon on the 3rd is in your own sign, bringing buried feelings to the surface and possibly prompting a mini personal crisis as you become aware of what you’re missing in your life. As exciting and enlightening as this is, watch that you don’t jump to speak too soon. Passions run hot, but pride can enter the picture and people can be taking things very personally, causing tension. June will bring many possibilities and opportunities, particularly related to career and work, and the adjustments you make this month should improve prospects then. Work on improving your communications, adjusting a possibly negative way of expressing yourself or of thinking (self-destructive), and try to reduce the tendency to micromanage. These are the more difficult expressions of Pluto in your solar third house, which may be challenging your ability to focus clearly on your goals and to reach for what you want. Exorcising bad habits and attitudes comes more easily after the New Moon on the 18th, but the 20-25 is a tricky period when misunderstandings can abound. Money matters need review and possibly going over records and budgets with a fine toothed comb. There can be some wonderful sweet spots for love this month.

Sagittarius
Work, health, and partnerships are the top themes of May for you, dear Sagittarius. But while physical health and wellness have been in strong focus. It’s a strong time for recognizing what to let go of in order to move forward in a better frame of mind. Concentrate on what you need to do it in the long term. Be extra careful that you don’t speak too soon about a sensitive topic. Try not to go over the top. The potential for misunderstandings this month runs high, not only because of a Mercury retrograde in your partnership sector from the 18th forward, but also due to some tricky aspects involving Saturn in your sign and elusive Neptune in your personal sector. How to minimize problems through this? You will frequently feel the need to draw boundaries. Watch that you don’t naturally take on the role of the heavy in the face of others’ immaturity or unreliability, or possibly even enthusiasm. You may feel pressured by others now, and this isn’t good, but when you lay down the law, be firm but gentle as well. When it comes to family, boundaries are necessary too, but you could have a harder time making these clear. If possible, hold off on major contract signing and decision making until later in June. June is expected to be ripe with possibilities, particularly creative, educational, and romantic ones for you. The adjustments you make now will go a long way towards improving your prospects in June even further. In particular, money matters need some sorting out.

Capricorn
May is an important month for making adjustments, getting your priorities straight, and revising your work, dear Capricorn, but has its sweet spots, too! Emotions can be intense and a little raw around a Full Moon, and the tendency to overdo or overstate can be strong with this particular one. Keep everything in moderation, and think things over carefully before calling anyone out or making a big announcement. You’ll need to treat your health and your work with extra care in May. There is a tendency for you to do so much for others that your peace of mind suffers. It can be difficult to make your boundaries known in a way that is neither too harsh nor too vague. You are more sensitive to imbalances in your environment and to harsh words and criticisms these days, and this is pronounced in May. Work hard on straightening out your daily affairs and schedules to minimize chaos as much as possible – you have plenty of cosmic support for this, even with the challenges involved. Revising, reworking, and redoing are likely, but improvements made now can benefit you greatly later. The last half of June brings special opportunities, particularly related to home and family, financial support, and releasing negative energy. Prepare for this now by letting go of a need to be in total control. You may need to let others in so that they can help you out. While you can be quite preoccupied with health and work matters this month, your personal appeal is strong.

Aquarius
There continues to be a nice focus on home life this month, but you’re really beginning to reach out to others more. Your social life is speeding up, but there are likely to be some blocks and misunderstandings involved in these areas. It’s not only about Mercury’s retrograde from the 18th forward, which certainly can stimulate communications problems, but also a host of planets in this same sector forming difficult aspects to Saturn and Neptune. Friends and money could be involved, and boundaries may be unclear in some ways, and painfully clear in other areas. Your best bet is to keep a close eye on money – glossing over this area of life will complicate your life unnecessarily – and to pay friends their due attention. June offers big opportunities, and for you, these likely have to do with partnerships and communications. This month, you’re challenged to get your life and mind in order so that you will be open enough to take advantage of June’s possibilities. With Pluto in your soul sector, sometimes you are your own worst enemy, so look out carefully for clues that you may be shooting yourself in the foot. The New Moon on the 18th can inspire you to make improvements to your home and family life – ideas that you may have been toying with recently.

Pisces
Try not to overcommit to things now – you don’t need to take on more than absolutely necessary, or you will end up spreading yourself too thin. May might not be the most glamorous of months, but it’s an important one for making adjustments and preparations. Stumbling blocks and misunderstandings can be plenty, and for you, these can involve career, responsibilities, and your own fear of becoming too involved. People are unlikely to be “getting” you these days, and this can be at the root of some miscommunications. You could be quite reluctant to spell things out for others, but doing some of this could make life a lot easier for you. Family and home matters can require some extensive revisions and repairs – something that you may not have anticipated, but that requires your special attention before you can move forward. There can be heavy demands on your time this month, but the process need not be back-breaking. June brings wonderfully freeing opportunities, and the work you do now on clearing up problem areas will improve your ability to snatch them up when the time comes. Venus moves into your romance and play sector on the 7th, and this helps to really smooth things over, and at the very least, it brings you some adoring attention. Your heart may not be quite ready to engage, but you can certainly benefit from the compliments coming your way.

Calendar of Planetary Events for May and June
May 18 11:13 PM New Moon 26 Taurus 56 New Moon 26°Taurus 56′
May 18 8:49 PM Mercury Retrograde Mercury 13° Gemini 09’Rx
May 21 3:45 AM Sun enters Gemini SunGemini
May 21 6:39 AM Jupiter Quincunx Pluto 15° Leo 16’Pluto 15° 16’Rx
Jun 2 11:19 PM Full Moon 11 Sagittarius 49 11°Sagittarius 49′
Jun 5 10:33 AM Venus enters Leo VenusLeo
Jun 11 5:33 PM Mercury Direct Mercury4° Gemini 34’D
Jun 12 4:08 AM Neptune Retrograde 9° Pisces 49’Rx
Jun 14 7:36 PM Saturn Retrograde enters Scorpio SaturnRx Scorpio
Jun 16 9:05 AM New Moon 25 Gemini 07 New Moon 25° Gemini 07′
Jun 20 8:45 AM Saturn Semi-Square Pluto Saturn 29° Scorpio 40’RxPluto 14° 40’Rx
Jun 21 11:38 PM Sun enters Cancer SunCancer
Jun 22 8:46 AM Jupiter Trine Uranus 20° Leo 03’Uranus 20° Aries 03′
Jun 24 6:37 AM Chiron Retrograde Chiron 21° Pisces 33’Rx
Jun 24 8:33 AM Mars enters Cancer MarsCancer
Jun 30 3:32 PM Jupiter Quincunx Chiron 21° Leo 32’Chiron 21° Pisces 32’Rx

Also:
May 18, 2015 8:49 PM Mercury Retrograde
May 18, 2015 12:13 AM New Moon
May 21, 2015 3:45 AM Sun enters Gemini
May 25, 2015 1:19 PM First Quarter Moon
Jun 2, 2015 12:19 PM Full Moon
Jun 5, 2015 10:33 AM Venus enters Leo
Jun 9, 2015 11:42 AM Last Quarter Moon
Jun 11, 2015 5:33 PM Mercury Direct
Jun 12, 2015 4:08 AM Neptune Retrograde
Jun 14, 2015 7:36 PM Saturn Retrograde enters Scorpio
Jun 16, 2015 10:05 AM New Moon
Jun 21, 2015 11:38 PM Sun enters Cancer
Jun 24, 2015 5:37 AM Chiron Retrograde
Jun 24, 2015 7:33 AM Mars enters Cancer
Jun 24, 2015 6:03 AM First Quarter Moon