The Sun rolls through your 2nd house this month bringing great opportunities for making more money. Earned income often sees a boost during this transit. If you have money-making ideas or anything related to long-term business goals, the first half of May (especially by around May 11) could be great for taking action. Business opportunities are likely to come up and other support for moving forward, including your own drive and follow-through are more likely be strong now.
Finances could definitely see some improvements but often spending increases during this transit, too. So while you see the increase in the amount coming it will likely translate to an increase in the amount going out, especially if you don’t specifically make an effort to not have your spending rise with your income. If you put aside a certain percentage of your new increased income, you may be glad you did as continued wall of retrogrades could bring business slowdowns or decreases in ambition as we get deeper into May and beyond. This will be coming from the Mars retrograde transit that starts officially at the end of June but whose shadow period will start showing effects as early as May 11.
To understand Mars retrograde energies better as you move through the long influence of this transit, check out my video on the topic. Also, here is a blog version of my Mars Retrograde Do’s & Donts. Mars will be retrograde from June 26, 2018 ~ August 27, 2018. The pre-transit shadow period starts May 11 and the post-retrograde shadow transit runs through October 10, 2018.
The urge to buy luxury or more expensive items may be strong this month and if you can really afford it, the first half of May could be great to make big purchases, but make sure to not take on more than you can afford, also factoring in the possible slow downs ahead. All of May and beyond may be rich with opportunities for smokin’ hot deals as others experience slow downs and look to unload expensive commitments or items of value.
The Sun in this sector also brings opportunities to re-evaluate your value system. What is most important to you in your life? Is the amount of time you are spending on those most important things in the right ratio compared to their importance to you? Asking bigger questions about things like this now will lead to valuable insights. If you have ideas that come from these insights this month could be great for taking action. There is more momentum in the first half of May as the latter part gets deeper into the Mars retrograde shadow period. The latter part of May could still be ok for taking action, just keep in mind that slow downs and tests are likely ahead so you can factor those into your decision.
The decision to do less is a likely one for many. May and the months after hold great value in resting more and figuring out ways to make more or the same by working less, or to readjust spending to make up for less income but better quality of life.
To see an extensive list of things I love from the second half of May through Mid-December 2018 when the personal planet retrogrades dominate see my blog, Maximizing Personal Planet Retrogrades.
The sector of your chart highlighted now also has to do with sustainability on any and all levels. Asking questions about your imprint and sustainability of your lifestyle is well-favored now. Taking measures to conserve or live lighter and more simply may be topics that come into the forefront.
It is interesting that this same house that rules luxury items also rules simple living. Rolling around in the possibilities of this spectrum is what is being brought up now. Some who have been living with a lot of excess may be drawn to pare down, and some who have been living with the bare essentials may be drawn to expand their interactions with the material realm. Either way that feels true to you is perfect 🙂
Your self-value translated out into the material realm is also a major topic with this transit. Your earning power may be your most valuable asset. It may be time to think about how to invest in your earning power as your greatest investment.
If your birthday is late in the sign (or if you are reading for your rising sign and have a late degree) this report will start to be relevant for you towards the end of the month, for earlier in the month you many find that the Taurus Horoscope is more relevant for you.
Great reads for Aries this month:
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