Your life path will be smooth this month with the few challenges limited to minor aggravations. The one exception might be a surprisingly expensive social outing around the 22nd, when you also could lose a valuable. Purchases made around that time will be disappointing even if they at first seem ideal. Stay tuned for good and possibly exciting news around the 9th as Mercury and Venus join forces with each other and lucky Jupiter. It could come via phone or mail, and the 1st will bring a glimpse of what’s on the horizon. The news might involve a family member or community activity, or possibly a raise, bonus, or inheritance. Family relationships are highlighted this month with the May 3 Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars all in Taurus, your solar fourth house. For the most part you’ll delight in family time and with a little luck might even get them to pitch in on a domestic project you can do together. That will strengthen ties and also give you reason to celebrate the results of your mutual efforts. If you’re part of a couple, plan a special evening or a weekend devoted just to the two of you. Your career is also in focus this month as the May 17 Moon in Scorpio shines brightly in your solar tenth house. The lunar energy has all the potential to elevate your status, and without a doubt you’ll come to the attention of decision-makers. This is a time for tactful self-promotion even though you might be reluctant to do that. Consider hosting a get-together at your place where you can get better acquainted with people who might advance your career.