The universe gives you a breather this month, with mostly favorable planetary alignments. Stress and strain will be minimal, generally confined to routine challenges. But do keep in mind that Mars is in your sign through the 10th, so try not to overdo it. Most of your days will be filled with enthusiastic optimism through the 11th, thanks to Mercury, Venus, and Mars merging their energy with Jupiter in your sign. Need a favor? Ask for it then. Waiting for good news? Cross your fingers! And spread cheer wherever you go because it will come back to you many times over. Relationships are upbeat this month, with planetary alignments favoring great communication, especially at work. You may hear a few secrets, and your intuition will be particularly active mid- month, giving you the edge in negotiating anything from a bargain price to a raise. Also take note of your dreams, which could be insightful and even prophetic regarding people close to you. Money flows your direction all month, thanks to the May 3 Good Moon in Taurus and the May 17 Good Moon in Scorpio, your financial sectors. The lunar energy gets an added boost from Mercury and Venus, both of which enter Taurus on the 15th, and Mars, which enters the same sign May 11. Go after what you want, whether it’s a new position or a promotion. If you’re content in your current job, you could gain through a bigger paycheck or bonus. But all this planetary energy will also prompt you to spend. That’s okay on a small scale if you can afford it. Pay off debt and save first.