May 2012 Sagittarius Love Horoscope

Don't settle

This could be a very significant month when it comes to your relationships. It may start out relatively quietly with the Sun in stable Taurus and your 6th House of Work. You may be too occupied with tasks on the job and at home to let your social butterfly loose. Still, hope comes from the love planet Venus' presence in your 7th House of Partners. In principle, this brings out your flirtatious side and encourages you to chat up people in casual ways that are more about play than getting serious.

Yet being careless with your words and actions can lead to complications when amorous Venus turns retrograde in your 7th House of Partners on May 15. This backward shift can bring old lovers back into your life, or it might arouse ideas and interests from the past. It's essential to be more cautious during this six-week retrograde period because misunderstandings multiply and moods change at the drop of a hat. It's a fine time to fix wounded alliances, re-examine your expectations of others, and change the way you play the social game. Just avoid making commitments that are bound to be hard to keep.

The willful Sun's push into Gemini and your 7th House on May 20 makes romantic drama more attractive than usual. Dealing with a fast-talking (but not entirely sincere) person or making statements you can't back up can come from pushing too hard and too soon. You have more options within your current situation or the option to find a new one instead of settling for less than you deserve.