May 2012 Virgo Career Horoscope

A juggling act

Opportunities may come from afar with the Sun in reliable Taurus and your 9th House of Travel until May 20. A business trip or connections with people in distant locations could boost your professional status. Your brainy ruling planet Mercury enters this part of your chart on May 9, increasing your chances of making a successful journey. The 9th House of Travel, though, is also associated with higher education and publishing, two other domains that can prove beneficial to you now.

Intense conversations may be spurred by the passionate Full Moon in Scorpio on May 5. This event lands in your communicative 3rd House, where serious research and solid command of facts is required to maintain credibility. If you're missing critical information or have made any errors, it's better to admit your mistake and move on rather than complicating matters with a cover up.

Sharp thinking is an asset for making your point when Mercury aligns favorably with assertive Mars on May 13. Yet even if you come to an agreement with someone at that time, there's a chance the terms could change. That's because valuable Venus turns retrograde in your 10th House of Career on May 15, where it will backpedal for the following six weeks.

Redoing deals, renegotiating salary and expenses and reconnecting with old work colleagues is likely during this period. Your attention may be scattered, leaving you feeling like you're juggling several balls in the air. Avoid adding new duties during this time to keep from losing your focus.