May 2012 Gemini Love Horoscope

Take a step back

Love can be tricky, and this is certainly a month when Cupid could be playing games with you. Of course, you're often very good at games yourself, so it might be your flirtatious inconsistency that keeps other people off balance now. The key planet in this complicated story is Venus, which is associated with romance, attraction and affection.

Venus is slowing down as May begin, hits the brakes on May 15, and will spend the subsequent six weeks going backward in your sign. This retrograde period makes it harder to get new relationships going and can add complexity to existing alliances. If you're single and looking, considering a makeover and/or a significant shift of attitude and expectations is likely.

It's understandable if you feel like you're stuck in the past, especially while the Sun is in your secretive 12th House of Privacy until May 20. While getting attention may be more difficult until then, it also gives you a chance to step back from your situation to see it more objectively.

Significant changes are also indicated by the Gemini New Moon on May 20. This event is a Solar Eclipse in your sign, which could knock you back on your heels. Do not force a relationship issue that's not ready to develop on its own. All your bright ideas may not be enough to transform a losing situation into a winning one. Seriously considering letting go of someone is more instructive than destructive when you think carefully before you act. Whatever choice you make may not fully play itself out before Venus turns direct on June 27.