Although May will include the usual minor irritations, you can look forward to a generally easygoing month with bonus time for outdoor activities, seeing and entertaining friends, and enjoying fun-filled hours with your children. Be cautious, though, the last ten days of May if you work with tools because haste could trigger a mishap. The possibilities for good news regarding home and family within the first two weeks of May are almost limitless. Jupiter in Aries, your solar fourth house, merges its energy with Mercury, Venus, and Mars in a fortunate lineup that could involve money, a home purchase, new furnishings or electronics, or a gift or inheritance from a relative. Your social life is in high gear this month with the double influence of the Moon in Taurus, your solar fifth house, on the 3rd, and the May 17 Moon in Scorpio, your solar eleventh house. Friendship, leisure-time activities, and social events all benefit from this positive energy. You’ll also be even more in sync with your children after Mercury and Venus enter Taurus on the 15th. All these planetary influences and Mars, which moves into Taurus on the 11th, also hold promise for memorable romantic moments. Your focus centers more on your job after the Sun enters Gemini, your solar sixth house, on the 21st. Use this time to catch up and to work ahead because the pace will pick up next month. Confusion is possible concerning a project around the 23rd, a date which is unfavorable for meetings and important talks.