Your ability to relate to others is always important but is especially critical to your career this month. Be patient with customers and colleagues even if their simplistic questions or stubborn thinking bothers you. Four planets are in placid Taurus and your 7th House of Partners when May begins, putting a premium on strengthening current and making new alliances. Attractive Venus in Taurus increases your appeal when you are straightforward. Saying what's on your mind in a direct but gentle way could earn you more approval than by being cagey. Chatty Mercury in the sign of the Bull requires you to slowly explain what you're doing to put people at ease.
There's a shift, though, that starts on May 9 with two very different events. First, there's a New Moon in Taurus that happens to be a Solar Eclipse. The message is that you may have grown comfortable in a situation that isn't helping your long-term prospects. Seeking more than the ease of your daily work life might add pressure but will increase your chances for success. Lovely Venus bounces into verbal Gemini the same day, which occurs in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. You might attract a charming but unreliable individual.
Mercury follows the same route on May 15 as does the Sun on May 20. The upsides include additional financial opportunities but the downside is having to deal with people who talk a good game but who may lack the commitment to turn their promises into reality.
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