Rachel Lang is a professionally certified astrologer and consultant with an international client base of individuals, small businesses, and corporations. She hosts a regular video podcast/Internet radio show called Blissen Up about astrology and spirituality. An internationally recognized speaker, her workshops, classes, retreats and meditation groups connect a diverse group of like-minded individuals. Rachel helps her clients access spiritual and astrological insights to live more successful, purposeful lives. She empowers them in decision-making processes by identifying challenging influences or blocks. Then, she maps out astrological trends and forecasts to help clients see a clearer vision of the future. In client sessions, she focuses on event planning and timing, making and timing major decisions, navigating love life challenges, helping achieve career goals, timing of legal issues, planning travel and tours using astrocartography, making financial adjustments, and more.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Happy birthday! A new solar year begins for you, and under that influence, you have unlimited creative potential. For a moment, think about what that means for your life. Anything could happen, right? So, what do you want to create? A song? A story? A decorated room? We could take this a step further, too, and apply that creative potential to life themes and goals. You could create more enjoyment of life, romance, or financial success. Each event and circumstance manifesting in your life once started with a seed of an idea, and you are planting new ones each day. For the entire month, focus your thoughts on positive outcomes and let hope guide you.
You could feel more introspective and thoughtful leading up to your birthday. You may still be in that reflective period even if your birthday is in April. Mercury will be retrograde until May 3 and then move slowly for a week after it stations direct. This influence could trigger nostalgia, especially in the first week of the month. If your emotional landscape is a bit bumpy during that time, indulge in your go-to self-care activities. For example, you might want to spend as much time outside as possible, connecting with nature for grounding and healing.
Finances might occupy much of your mental energy this month, especially if you have been seeking new ways to generate income. On May 9, you could have unexpected insights that lead to golden opportunities. Keep a writing journal with you throughout the day and note any interesting concepts. With your creativity at a peak, you have infinite possibilities.
As a practical person, you like to have security in your relationships, but we know that life throws an occasional curveball, keeping you on your toes. Under the influence of the Full Moon on May 10, you might feel compelled to take a leap of faith. Trust your heart to lead the way. If you think you can’t have it all, then you may want to change your tune. What if you could have more? If you have had relationship challenges with a current partner, clearly communicate about your needs. See if there are ways to grow together. If you are single, open yourself to a whole new relationship paradigm. You might manifest more than you could imagine.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Get ready for lift-off! This month, you are flying high and taking off in new directions. With the momentum you can generate for your biggest life dreams, no one in the world could slow you down. Keep moving forward; your future is calling.
In your professional life, network with others and expand your social circle. You might consider joining a professional organization or association to help you connect with others in your field. Any stranger could become a lifelong friend. Your curiosity will lead you. Engage by asking questions.
On May 3, your ruling planet stations direct, and you can finally move forward with pending projects or deals. The past three weeks may have been hazy, and the uncertainty may have caused you to doubt recent decisions. We have all been on a journey back through time, reflecting, reviewing, and releasing the past. You may have had to face regrets, grieve losses, and let it all go. The process is about to reach completion by May 20, and your faith will be restored. Until then, access your spiritual side. Meditate, spend time outside, and attend gatherings with inspirational people.
Any financial concerns clear up after the New Moon on May 25 in your sign. You could receive an inspired idea for attracting new business prospects or opportunities into your life around May 9. Pay attention to all signals and signs from the universe. Your angels are watching!
If you are single, Mars in your sign activates your power of magnetic attraction. When you walk into a room, you are going to get noticed. If you are on the lookout for love, this could prove favorable for you. If you have considered online dating, now might be the right time. Mars inspires the courage you need to make the first move. If you are in a relationship, you might fall in love with your special someone all over again. Return to the spot you first met for date night early in the month and rekindle the romance.
Cancer (June 21-July 22):Congratulations! You survived April and all its astrological ups and downs. Perhaps fate’s twists and turns have led you to places you never imagined possible. True to your daring cardinal sign nature, you took a leap of faith. In fact, you have been taking one after another since December. While you may want to settle down and relax, you have only just begun a new chapter in life. There is still creative potential to explore. You can make the most of that energy by connecting with friends, socializing in new circles, and branching out to reach a new audience, professionally.
The Full Moon on May 10 highlights your creativity. Is there a project you’ve wanted to pursue? A script you’d like to write? A business you want to start? Plant seeds early in the month, and by May 15, the details will come together with synchronicity. Under the retrograde planetary activity in March and April, you may have encountered some tests of faith. Did you pass? If so, you might want to revisit those endeavors after May 3.
Our collective energy is a little chaotic right now, and if you encounter any challenging circumstances with friends or loved ones, try not to take it personally. We are all living in a time of massive change when old paradigms are shifting and new ones beginning. Root yourself in your intuition, and you can better help others navigate their changes. Near May 9, you may be called to help coach or mentor someone. For now, lend a helping hand and consider it a gift of service. Do not expect paybacks; open your generous heart. Remember that no good deed goes unpunished!
If you are single, you may find yourself in the middle of a game of cat and mouse. In general, focus on what you want in a life partner and do not compromise. The clearer you articulate your relational desires (to the universe), the faster you can manifest true love. Be honest with yourself and write it all down in a journal. If you choose a relationship with major red flags, you will always have a way out. So, do not sabotage yourself! Choose wisely by choosing according to your ideals…instead of settling for one who’s here right now.
If you’re involved in a relationship, this is an excellent month to take things to the next level. The Full Moon on May 10 sparks romance in significant ways. This is an excellent time to connect intimately and communicate about your deeper feelings; break down the walls and let the healing power of love surprise you.
Leo (July 23-August 22):Right now, you may be seeking answers to big questions about your relationship, career, health, or another aspect of your life. If you look for those answers outside of yourself, you might be disappointed by the outcomes. We live in a time of full creative potential, and an entire spectrum of possibilities is open and available for you. What do you want? Ask yourself this, and you’ll have all the answers you need! However, to realize your core desires, you may need to pull away and take some time to yourself in a mini-retreat, preferably at the beginning of the month. If you can focus on YOU and shut out the rest of the world, you may reach new levels of creative genius, especially on May 9.
This month is packed full of activities and social obligations. Graduations, weddings, and other celebratory events fill your weekends with activities. You may feel obliged to attend these festivities, even though your soul craves some other types of adventure. Balance the self-directed and other-directed activities to make the most of your time and not burn any bridges. As a loyal Leo, you may find it easy to make your needs secondary to those of others. This is not the time for that. You have too much to express and offer the world. You have received your sacred calling, and you are being asked to live your purpose now in a big way. Therefore, realize that your time and space are sacred, too.
Your ideas and beliefs about the world are getting a bit of a makeover. Perhaps you have connected with new friends who have challenged your entire worldview. This is called expansion, and it is exciting to learn new philosophical ideals. You could feel led to study at an ashram in India or attend a retreat for deep soul searching. Consider going early in the month.
The last few months have been tough with some retrograde planetary activity, which has slowed everything down. If you have wanted to make a career change or launch a new endeavor, wait until after May 3, when Mercury stations direct. You could be presented with some remarkable, unexpected opportunities on May 9, when your creative potential reaches a new peak.
Though this month could be intense, it can also be fun. If you are single, this month’s transits suggest that your heart is more open to the prospect of love. Nothing magnetizes love like an open heart! Try to connect with new people outside of your social circle. You never know when that special someone is going to appear. With the New Moon on May 25, a friend could express deeper feelings. Keep everything in perspective, but do not limit yourself. If you are in a relationship, this month offers chance after chance to connect on deeper levels. Your love life could get hot; you might think it was summer.
Virgo (August 23-September 22):When Mercury (your ruling planet) stations direct on May 3, all will be right with your world again. For the past three weeks, you have had to look back at your life and reflect. Minor delays and upsets, while frustrating at times, have motivated you to make some real, necessary changes in your life. Now, you are unstoppable! Ready to go! Use this momentum to take a leap of faith. Ask for a raise, seek investors for your brilliant idea, or reach out to new potential clients. You may be surprised as doors that have previously slammed closed now open with ease.
On May 10, you may feel a sudden urge for adventure. Restlessness settles in, and you might want to take an extended road trip or long-distance journey. This urge to get away is due to a spiritual expansion, and you might find teachers, guides, and helpers all along your path. Stay open to the possibilities and let go of any worries associated with taking a step in faith.
You are undergoing a profound change or shift that starts from the inner core and could lead to a significant move. We all live in a highly creative time, and you are no exception. Not only are your ideas more innovative than usual, but you are also powerful in manifesting outcomes in your life. For that reason, surround yourself with positive people. The last thing you need is to feed fear; feed hope instead. With Jupiter in your second house, you could receive an unexpected financial gift or return on investment.
If you have questions about your overall life purpose and direction at this time, expect greater clarity later this summer. As part of this transition, you are gaining clarity about how you can contribute to the world. Right now, rather than seeking definite answers, focus on developing your spiritual side. Meditate, spend time in nature, converse with open minded friends, or see a professional to help navigate this time of change.
In love, you have been on a healing journey, and you have reached a new level of clarity about what you want in a relationship. Whether you are single or involved, you have had to master the art of reciprocity. As a Virgo, you are skilled at helping others, coming to the rescue whenever you can. The tides have turned. Now, you are the one who needs a little extra TLC. Can you ask for support and readily receive? If you can let go of your “I-can-do-it-all” mindset, you might have more fun in all areas of your life.
Libra (September 23-October 22):Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage…” This month, you could find yourself playing a primary role in others’ stories. You have the power to decide whether or not those stories become dramas or comedies. So, use your words carefully and let wisdom determine your responses to others’ actions. You are gaining new awareness about the axis of self and other — autonomy and interdependence. Your challenge this month? To achieve balance without ignoring your needs or compromising your interests. Communicate honestly, assertively, and gracefully. If you feel energetically zapped by others who need you, go ahead and give yourself a little space.
Your personal magnetism is off the charts; and you can draw others into your life, especially single Libras looking for love. Because your energy is so attractive, be clear about who or what you want to attract into your life. You can have all you want…and more. If you want a deeper experience of love, ask for it! Open your heart and be in a state of receptivity. Venus, the planet that helps magnetize money and love, is your planetary ruler. Venus symbolizes the power of the divine feminine, the creative and receptive qualities of self. If you have romantic feelings for someone, embody Venus and allow yourself to be pursued. Venus would never go on a chase!
Your higher mind gets activated this month, and you could have a sudden urge to take a class and learn a new skill. The good news? You can learn faster than usual. Focus on one thing at a time to avoid distraction. If you wanted to start a new creative project, wait until after May 3, when Mercury stations direct. By the New Moon on May 25, your idea could reach a new level of completion, and it has success written all over it.
The Full Moon on May 10 could amplify your earning potential. This would be a good time to start a promotion of your products or services, ask for a raise, or market yourself to new clients. Before you engage in these sorts of activities, do something to boost your self-esteem. Indulge your love of luxury. An attitude of confidence is a powerful attractor.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21):Have you noticed all of the movement happening in the world right now? Friends are leaving town, buying property, or downsizing. Kids are heading out of the house to start their adult lives. Job transfers are happening. Change is in the air. You are in a transitional phase, yourself, even though you might not see it clearly. As a result, your mental faculties may not be as sharp as usual. Let the dust settle a little before you try to make any new plans for the future. Assess your current situation, and then create a strategy for how you can get what you want.
This month, you may have extra tasks on your to-do list that need your attention. In addition to that, social activities can add to your busy schedule. Try to find time to relax and recharge. Indulge in self-nurturing activities to help you stay healthy. This is also an excellent time to start a new workout or diet plan.
Finances may occupy more mental energy than usual. Perhaps you have had some unexpected expenses or needed repairs or upgrades. You will soon make up the difference without too much stress. On May 25, you could have new thoughts about how to generate more passive income. You could hear about a stock tip or investment opportunity; follow that lead and do your research.
Relationships have been… interesting. You may have found yourself reminiscing about past loves or questioning decisions you previously made. Hopefully, you gained clarity and perspective. You cannot change the past, just your thoughts about it. Now that Mercury and Venus are both direct again, it’s time for romance. Bring harmony back into your love life by letting go of any unprocessed resentments. Then, you will be ready to move into a whole new phase of love. By May 15, all communication lines can open, and you and you can align with your special someone once again. If you are single, this month offers favorable transits to help you attract a new partner. Be clear about what you want and go out on the prowl, especially May 10, when the Full Moon puts you in the spotlight.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21):Spread your wings, Sagittarius; it’s time for you to fly! Your goals are crystal clear, and you have a more defined vision for your future. What’s next? Step forward in faith Optimism is your keyword, or at least it could be if you expand your perspective. Some people focus on what could go wrong, but not you. Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, you have hope. And hope keeps you in a positive manifestation mode. That’s where you want to be to have the abundant life you know you can have. So, have faith.
At the beginning of the month, make health a top priority. You might want to schedule annual check-ups. This is also a good time for a detox or cleanse. If you feel comfortable inside your skin, you reflect that positive energy out into the world. Spending time outside in nature is one way to align the physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of yourself.
Your inner artist wants to play this month, and you have a lot to express. Therefore, you might enjoy cultural or artistic activities that can inspire your creativity. On May 9, innovative ideas come from out of thin air. Keep a writing journal close by to write them down. You never know; that crazy idea could become a million dollar enterprise.
Because you have so much of that creative juju right now, you are also in a fertile time. You know what that means? If you have been thinking about bringing a little one into the world, you could start trying to make it happen. If not, you could receive good news from someone close to you about their conception. New life abounds, and you are in the heart of it all.
Your love life features prominently in this month’s horoscope. If you are single, Venus in Aries heats up your fifth house of romance. You could meet someone when you least expect it. On May 20, the Sun enters your seventh house of marriage and partnership. A sizzling affair could move into something more serious. If you are in a committed relationship, you have good influences for rekindling romance, especially after two months of retrograde intensity. Instead of heated discussions, you can have hot passion instead. It’s time to reignite the flames that first attracted you to one another. Relax and enjoy.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19):Everywhere you look, you see people moving. The past few months have been full of transition for all of us, but for you especially. Moving can be stressful, but it is also exhilarating. You are about to enter a whole new chapter of your life. Congratulations. Even if your recent changes have resulted from unexpected circumstances, trust that a bigger divine plan is unfolding for you. Keep an open mind, and make gratitude your daily prayer to help you maintain equilibrium in this time of change.
Your future is a blank canvas; create wisely. Focus intently on your goals and eliminate all distractions. If you have thought about starting your own business or creating a product to sell, this is a great time to strategize next steps. You may have additional support from collaborators or investors. Luck is on your side.
If you have thought about making a career change or seeking a new job, extend beyond your network at the beginning of the month. You could receive favorable news around May 10. You have worked hard, and success will follow.
As the school year winds to a close, you may have a busier schedule, especially if you have school-aged children. You’ll get through the next few weeks, and then you can relax and enjoy a brief period of calm. If you need to escape it all, you might want to take a short getaway around May 9. Recharge yourself early in the month.
After May 20, you might need to take extra care of your health. If you have considered having elective surgery or other procedures, this is a favorable time. Your best bet for good health? Stress relief. Meditate, drink lots of water, and connect with nature.
In love, you may have had to master lessons in privileging your heart over your intellect. The head wants to make sensible decisions, and it listens to the part of you that wants security. The heart feels what’s true. If you have had relationship challenges, perhaps it is time to bring these two aspects of yourself into balance. Maybe you truly can have it all: a stable, committed relationship that is also passionate and fun.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18):At the beginning of the month, the Sun shines in your fourth house of home and family. Under this influence, you might make a move or renovate your existing space. You might feel as if your home is under the spotlight, which makes you more aware of needed updates or repairs. If you take one step at a time, your home can truly be the sanctuary you desire. And you do not have to do it alone! You have the remarkable ability to bring people together. Allow others to help your creative efforts.
All month long, you have winning ideas. Your imagination takes you to places that will blow your mind. Keep a writing journal handy, especially on May 9. You will want to capture some of those thoughts; they could provide the foundation for successful ventures in the future. Writing, in general, is a highly favorable activity for you. You don’t consider yourself a “creative” person? Well, if you believe that, then you could prove yourself wrong!
Your inner free spirit could feel restless if you stay in one place for too long. You might need to travel, even if it’s just a weekend road trip. Your entire world view could expand with a simple change of scenery. Therefore, indulge that urge and see a new destination. This is especially true after May 20. In times of rest, your mind lets go; this is the best condition for creative expression.
We are all living in a time of change and need more leaders. You could be called in to help organize charitable events or volunteer to help a cause. Your contributions, no matter how small they seem to you, make a world of difference for others. If you can lend support, your generosity will be rewarded in intangible ways.
On May 20, the Sun shines in your fifth house of romance. With Mars in compatible Gemini and Venus in compatible Aries, your love life could become more pleasurable. For you single Aquarians, open your mind and explore new ways to meet other singles. If you are tired of online dating, consider participating in outdoor activities with other singles. Find things that stretch you beyond your comfort zone. This will help break down some of your resistance to finding “the one.” If you are in a relationship, any challenges you’ve experienced over the past few months can finally smooth over. You can access greater clarity about your situation at this time. You may feel feisty right now. Indulge your passionate side.
Pisces (February 19-March 20):Congratulations, Pisces! You have reached new levels of success, and now all of your efforts are paying off. Recent professional changes may have allowed you to see a little more money in the bank. Wait… Hasn’t it happened yet? Well, then, let’s remain optimistic. Things could turn around for you this month. Money is on your mind perhaps more than usual. This is a highly creative time when anything could happen. Keep your thoughts positive and hopeful to help the law of attraction work in your favor.
Many people in your life may be going through major life transitions, and you may be called to offer advice or wisdom. Remind your loved ones to go with the flow if they feel overwhelmed, and use your keen intuition to discern how you might help out. With all of this change, you might receive divinely inspired insights about your life path, your sacred calling. To better access this information, meditate and practice techniques like breath work. Still your mind and tune into your heart.
The Full Moon on May 10 highlights some possibilities for travel. If you can get away, even for a day, then you will want to make it happen! Come back feeling recharged and ready to take on the world. You may want to explore a destination that helps you get in touch with your spiritual side, like a retreat space. This is a time, too, for workshops or classes.
In matters of the heart, let your intellect take a break! You might have been overthinking or analyzing your relationship status, especially during the past two months. Your heart knows the right path to choose. It is the feeling center of your being, and your feelings are indicators of your truth. If you feel fear about moving into a relationship, ask yourself what that fear is trying to tell you. You cannot ignore fear or doubt, but you can use them as a messaging system. Perhaps your fears are not rooted in any real concern, but products of past hurt. Consider reading David Richo’s book, “How to Be an Adult: A Handbook on Psychological and Spiritual Integration” to help you navigate the triggers that come up for you in relationships.
If you are happily involved in a relationship, you could find ways to deepen your connection this month. If you find yourself withholding anything from your partner, let go of your need to control. To experience change within a relationship, you need to start with personal change. To be more intimate, open to trusting.
Aries (March 21-April 19):Venus in your sign gives you magnetic attraction! What do you want to draw into your life? A romantic relationship? More success? Abundance? With Venus activated, your best bet is not to chase what you want but to let it come to you. Open your arms wide in receptivity and allow the universe, in its infinite goodness, to come through. You have already done all you can do; so, just be. Open. Receive. This is the Venus way.
Your entire look could be in flux. Do you want a makeover? A new style? This is the time to make any updates to your appearance. Your self-esteem is perhaps a little higher than usual, so take advantage of that vibe. You will be turning heads all month long. The planetary influences are also favorable if you want to have a cosmetic procedure of any kind, but wait until after May 3.
When you feel good about yourself, you are ready for adventure and excitement. You can almost feel that electric sense of possibility that precedes any new beginning. Yours will start on May 9, when you tap into divine inspiration. What you dream can become a reality. To access of all that creative energy, you might want to keep a notebook nearby or have your phone’s voice memos handy. Your bright ideas could lead to successful ventures in the distant future.
Your mind wants to stay active this month, and you might consider attending classes, workshops, or other activities that satisfy your curiosity and help you develop new skills. Travel is also stimulating for your mind. If you are a student, you can finish the school year strong. Use your imagination wisely; it is powerful at this time.
If you are single, Aries, you could meet someone very special this month. Even if you insist on being single, life could throw a curve ball your way. If you are looking for a new relationship, keep your eyes open and accept all invitations. Synchronistic encounters could mean magical connections. For those of you involved in a relationship, this month is hot for romance. If you want to take your relationship to a whole other level, find ways to relax and play.