May 2012 Scorpio Love Horoscope

Loosen your grip

May could get steamy, with the Sun in sensual Taurus and your 7th House of Partners until May 20. This can attract some sexy people and make you appear more desirable to others. It's also a reminder that taking extra time to be tender with your current partner can provide a major boost to the relationship. Yes, you might connect with strong-willed people and get bogged down in power struggles. Don't assume you're on the same page, so be willing to explain your desires and expectations.

The month could start in a stressful way as your aggressive ruling planet Mars forms a challenging 90-degree square with the connective Lunar Nodes on May 1. This can make casual comments feel caustic, triggering unnecessary conflicts. Don't allow petty issues or overly sensitive feelings to get in the way of comfort and cooperation.

Loving Venus turns retrograde in your 8th House of Intimacy, initiating a six-week reversal period in this tender part of your chart. You may rethink your position in a current relationship or in pursuit of a new one. Attracting inconsistent individuals is also possible, but it's really you who need to learn some things about flexibility at this time. Rigid rules and expectations with partners are due for some changes, which may be a little disconcerting, but can reward you with a more easygoing attitude and new sources of pleasure with others.

The Sun's shift into your 8th House on May 20 stimulates additional conversation and a wider variety of ideas about making love work in your life way. Ironically, loosening your grip can bring you closer.