As May begins you need to get a firm grasp on money matters. Do this right away, Scorpio, because planetary aspects at month’s end are going to shine a giant spotlight on your finances.
Try to pay down debt and land a new job if you’re looking. Self-employed folks should focus on building revenue streams and setting aside a big reserve of cash.
That’s because a lunar eclipse occurs on May 26 in your second house of income, and it can bring sudden changes. For what it’s worth, these changes can be excellent—but Mercury retrogrades three days later in yet another money house (the eighth), which can slow things down.
In astrology, there are two houses that govern money: the second, which is all about money you earn, spend and save. The other house is the eighth, which deals with debt, inheritances, royalties, commissions and passive income. We earn money in the second house and invest it in the eighth in things like real estate, retirement plans and stocks.
The energy is good all month long for building wealth, an eighth house activity. Shrewd Mercury enters this sector on the 3rd, followed by profitable Venus on the 8th. The Sun arrives here on the 20th. So your focus shouldn’t just be about finding a new job, say, or paying the bills. You need to think bigger about the future, considering how you will create financial strength and peace of mind in the decades to come.
The eclipse on the 26th could bring in a big client or job offer. However, with Mercury retrograding 72 hours later, you need to pay attention to the “fine print”. This is especially true if you will be working for commission or bonuses. Make sure that benefits and other perks are spelled out clearly. If you are in a business partnership, it is critical that you and your partner know exactly what to expect when it comes to salaries, buyout clauses and so on.
Saturn starts to retrograde on May 23rd in your domestic sector. This governs your home or apartment, in addition to the people who live with you and extended family. Don’t over extend yourself with a big mortgage right now; only buy what you can afford.
Likewise, keep costs down when it comes to decorating or remodeling. You may need cash for home repairs. A parent or family member could need financial assistance. This will really become clear around the 21st and 22nd. Avoid spending on unnecessary items for the home.
The energy for romance is mixed in May. At the top of the month, the Sun and unpredictable Uranus are in Taurus, your seventh house of commitment. Mercury and Venus glide into Gemini early in the month, which turns up sexual heat. When the Sun enters Gemini on the 20th, your sex life can take off like a house on fire!
Furthermore, the lunar eclipse on the 26th could bring about an engagement or something serious in your relationship, something that you’ve been hoping for.
However, issues could simmer all month long on the back burner….ignore them at your risk. The 3rd and the 8th are days when arguments could crop up. Most likely these will be about living together, issues with your parents or in-laws, moving to another area, starting a family of your own, or dealing with an ex-spouse.
It is absolutely critical to be on the same page with a lover when it comes to money in May! The eclipse and Mercury going retrograde could stir up a lot of problems if you’re not. Typically in a relationship, one person is a saver and the other one is a spender. Those aspects at month’s end could really stir up a hornet’s nest if you don’t deal with them earlier on.
The eclipse could make single Scorpios anxious to meet someone and settle down. Don’t rush into anything!
Another aspect that will affect all Scorpios, single or attached, is Jupiter gliding into Pisces on the 13th. Pisces is your fifth house of sparkling romance, the sector that encourages you to enjoy juicy date nights and have flirty fun with a lover.
Jupiter is the planet of abundance, and it hasn’t been in this part of your chart in over a decade. Naturally this is good news, but (a) it’s only going to be here for 10 weeks, and (b) it could blind you to problems within a relationship. Jupiter is a happy camper, but sometimes it goes overboard into the land of fantasy thinking.
Single Scorpios, you need to avoid broke lovers, gamblers, people with substance abuse issues and anyone else who is unstable when it comes to money. The end.
May is also going to be a month in which all Scorpios will realize that they need to create more balance between their work life, their family and their own personal interests. Don’t get so focused on cash flow that you forget about the truly important things in life.
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