Some people might call it curiosity whilst others will just call it being nosey. This month, you are on information overdrive and will stop at nothing to get all the gossip you need. Phone calls and emails or tweets and likes: no form of social media is safe. They say you should learn something new every day but are you taking things a bit too far? The problem with idle gossip (fun as it may be) is that very often it distracts you from the more serious stuff and it will do your reputation no good to be seen as someone who would rather play on Facebook than do business. However, if you can find a balance between the extremes, you will be able to learn handy tips about your colleagues for future reference—as well as preserve your standing as an innovative and inspiring employee. Do be as open and honest in business dealings as you possibly can and don’t be afraid of the odd calculated risk. And of course, sometimes secrets are meant for keeping.
Happy Birthday Taurus! As a nature lover, you may find it increasingly difficult to sit at your desk whilst the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing. However, business calls and you will have to spend a little more time at the office to take advantage of all the ample opportunities to make pots of cash. With your sensitive ear to the ground, you can hear the whisperings of a negotiation from hundreds of miles away. In particular, if you are trying to sell homes or properties (note plural!), this month is a very good one to do a little research. There’s gold in them there hills and if you trust your intuition, you’ll be able to find the best spot to try your luck. Don’t be afraid to do things a little differently by looking a little further afield either: this month favours business in foreign countries for you.
May begins quietly but by the end, you may be wishing for a bit of peace and quiet. During the first week of this new month, it would be a good idea to enjoy a little ‘down time’ (yes, even if you don’t really want to). Re-organise your work space, finish off incomplete tasks and clear out your inbox. As the month progresses, there will be plenty of new and exciting opportunities coming your way and you will appreciate being able to dive head first into them without the distraction of unfinished business hanging over your head. If writing is your thing, this is a very good time to get stuck in. May also favours family ties for Geminis. Family dinners or poring over old family photos or just spending time together with loved ones is a fabulous and fun way to ensure everyone stays in touch with their past.
Networking and getting a feel for how to work well with others is one of your latent talents that has been getting a lot of exposure. But there is only so much of feeling exposed you can tolerate before you need to retreat back to the safety of your own space and familiar people. However, while you are in the mood for working with others, you can use the time to delegate future responsibilities to those who don’t mind a lack of privacy as much as you. These contingency plans will give you a smooth and graceful exit from the centre stage so you can recover at your own pace without worrying that everything will fall apart without your diligent care and attention. This month favours investments in labour saving devices and time spent re-organising your work space: once you get started on that re-filing, you might not be able to stop yourself.
You’ve been putting a lot of effort into getting ahead and it may now seem all that hard is finally starting to pay off. Being recognised for all that you do is one thing you really do enjoy. However, while you’re being admired by so many other people, don’t forget to thank your friends for their support. In fact, isn’t it time to host a little get together and treat you supporters to a little fun? If getting people together outside of work proves challenging, remember you can always have that little soiree in the office. It’s surprising how far a few kind words, a bit of chocolate and a sincere ‘thank you’ will get you. Although this month favours socialising, by the last week of May, you are likely to need a break away from all the noise. Treat yourself to some new music, a massage or maybe even a quiet weekend away.
You’ve been hiding away with your nose in a book again, haven’t you? With a brain like yours, you should be out there sharing all that you have learned instead of locked away from everyone else. Irrespective of how you feel about teaching, this month favours training others to do what you do. You may not enjoy being lured from your hiding place but your boss has ways of persuading you. Take it as compliment, grit your teeth and get out there! You may even find you actually enjoy passing on your knowledge to help others do their own jobs better. And there is nothing like impressing the boss with your talent for encouraging efficiency. This month also favours time spent on home improvements or making plans for renovations and other domestic investments. It may not seem like a lot of fun but doing this now will pay off dividends in the not so distant future.
You’ve been contemplating some really big questions these past few weeks and soon it will be time to put them to the test. There really isn’t much of a point in spending so much time making plans or re-strategizing your career if you have no intention on following through, is there? But before you make any radical changes, do spare a thought or two for the people closest to you. They too are undergoing major transformations that you may find hard to understand and accept. For this reason setting some time aside to communicate your true fears and feelings with someone you love and trust can alleviate the potential for any misunderstandings about what you or the other person hopes to achieve. Once everything is out in the open, you can work as a team to put those ideas into an action plan that will cut the effort in half. Who wants to work all on their own anyway?
Someone else is in the spotlight and that suits you just fine. You have a little inkling something is going on beneath the surface but you just can’t quite put your finger on it. As the month goes on, you will be able to put your keen sense for solving mysteries to good use as more and more information becomes available. And then of course, you can (rightly) claim you knew it all along. Whilst you’re in problem solving mode, it may be a good idea to check through your finances. Although you are normally very careful with your resources, there is something amiss with your bank and billing statements. Taking the time to go over these with a fine tooth comb will reveal the areas where your budget could do with some tightening up. This is also a great month to investigate the best means of getting the right messages to the right people. You may have a lot of useful knowledge but unless you are being listened to there’s not much point in saying anything at all.
C’mon Sagittarius, give us a smile! It’s not like you to take life so seriously but then again, you do have a lot of big decisions to make. Your problem is you have a tendency to look too broadly at the whole picture rather than concentrating on the small area that needs your attention. Instead of believing that one little problem can ruin your entire life, you just need to sort out one dilemma at a time. Yes, it can be tedious at times but as the month goes on, you will see your worries are not as big as you once thought they were. It is also a good month to enlist in the help of other people. But the key work is ‘help’ not ‘demand’. No one minds doing the odd favour for you every now and again but you mustn’t expect your nearest and dearest to clear up after you all the time. Show them you are putting in a great deal of effort and they will be more likely to sympathise with you and giving you a bit of a helping hand.
Did someone say ‘fun’? Well yes they did and it’s time for you to step away from the keyboard and get out there. Long walks in the country, time spent on the beach or even a little mountain climbing will do much to clear your head. Because it can be so hard for you to let yourself relax, you can just think of it as giving yourself a short break to replenish the spirit so you can do more work when you get back to work. And speaking of work, there seems to be a lot of concentration on getting the most out of your colleagues: new job descriptions, re-jigging schedules and re-mixing forms of communication that are wreaking havoc on your nervous system. Instead of getting stressed, take some time off and let everyone get on with it without you tearing your hair out and bellowing orders. When you come back you’ll find everything back in order and everybody happy again.
Everyone needs someone with a magic wand every now and again. But your problem is that you don’t believe in magic. Instead of being so sceptical, why not just try going with the flow for once? And speaking of the flow, a lot of your hard earned money seems to be flowing right out of your wallet. This month you will need to pay attention to where your money is going by protecting yourself from theft or financial trickery. It really will be worth your time and effort to ask a few questions before making any investments or signing on any dotted lines. If at all possible, get the sound advice of a trusted friend before you make any commitments you’re not sure of. This month also favours time spent doing or studying the hobbies or activities you enjoy doing or even learning how to do a few new things.
Who would have thought you had it in you? You’ve finally decided to stand up for yourself and let everyone know how you really feel. The problem is, other people find it hard to take you seriously. You may have to repeat yourself a few times but eventually everyone will get the message. Before you start being too hard on yourself for being too soft, you need to look at things more objectively. You are the kind of person who has a genuine concern for everyone else—and often at your own expense. It’s nothing more than a matter of you taking people by surprise. Rest assured this display of your authority is destined to remain in the memories of the folks around you for a very long time in the very best possible way. Certainly they will think twice before taking advantage of you again.