Pick your head up from what you're doing to look off into the distant horizon and you might find a fresh source of inspiration for your work. Whether it's getting a bigger picture view of your current situation that helps you plan a long-term strategy or an enticing vision of a different kind of job, it's healthy to step away from the busyness of your days to reconsider other options. The astrological source of this advice is the presence of four planets in sister earth sign Taurus and your 9th House of Big Ideas. Clever Mercury, sociable Venus, the creative Sun, and aggressive Mars are all lighting up your House of Faraway Places and Higher Education.
Travel and additional learning are possible keys to raising your professional aspirations. Let your imagination free on May 3 when your key planet Mercury aligns favorably with intuitive Neptune. This aspect is helpful for discussing delicate issues or discovering creative solutions to sticky problems. A series of shifts begins on May 9 when Venus enters Gemini and your 10th House of Career. The artistic and social sensibilities it brings to your career are reinforced with flexible thinking when Mercury makes the same move on May 15.
On May 20 the Sun does the same to potentially increase your authority and visibility. The challenge of these transits is that you have to be adaptable and settle for imperfect systems and inconsistent people. While your precision and eye for detail are valuable assets, lowering your standards slightly now may be needed to widen your base of operations.
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