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Art: Kimberlee Kessler

The second act of 2022 kicks off this week as Jupiter – the planet ruling our relationship to abundance, optimism and excess – shifts signs from dreamy Pisces into fiery Aries (11 May AEST; 10 May GMT). It’s a major key change, kicking off a nearly 5-month period where spontaneity and assertiveness will reign supreme. Think of it as the background music changing from your Sunday afternoon chill playlist to your most hardcore cardio tracks.

Meanwhile Mercury stations to go retrograde (May 10 AEST and GMT), heralding a three-week period where communications, tech and travel could go a little haywire. Don’t buy into the panic you’ll see on social media; it isn’t the end of the world. Instead, use the time to review, revisit and reassess decisions you’ve been mulling over, and if you are travelling, factor in extra time to get where you’re going. Gemini energy is *chefs kiss* for approaching problems from a fresh perspective.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

The fun continues this week with Jupiter bringing a serious boost to your overall outlook. Expect your energy and confidence to get a noticeable nudge, leaving you more inspired to go for gold than you have all year. Your only handbrake is Mercury retrograde – currently reversing through the part of your chart ruling tech. It’s not a problem but now is not the best time to upgrade your devices (if you can help it).

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

The hits keep coming this week as Jupiter turns up your desire for solitude and escape. As the drama of eclipse season shakes up the metaphorical snow globe, don’t be surprised if you go full goblin mode. The only way out is through, and if “through” involves eating cereal from the box for dinner and watching all of Sex And The City again, so be it.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

If anyone can thrive during a Mercury retrograde it’s you. While other signs fret over the uncertainty, you know how to make yourself at home with ambiguity. Expect to revisit conversations and issues that cropped up last week and trust that anything you ticked off your to-do list is likely to resurface for another look.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

Jupiter follows Venus into your career sector this week marking a golden age of confidence and opportunity for everything to do with your professional life. If you didn’t get around (or feel game) to send that LinkedIn request or schedule a catch up with your boss last week, the next few months will likely bring the opportunities to your door.

LEO AND LEO RISING

As eclipse season continues to force you stay calm in the midst of turbulence, Mercury retrograde could prove a welcome distraction. The next three weeks set the scene for the return of an old friend or contact inspiring you to rekindle a platonic flame. Distract yourself from larger life questions by organising a long-awaited catch up or reunion with school or college friends.

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

Expect work to grind to a halt as decisions and progress made last week are suddenly the subject of review. It’s Mercury retrograde weather, and if anyone can handle it, it’s you! On the plus side, Jupiter’s shift into Aries signals some exciting investment opps. These next few months could see you finally find the property you’ve been looking for.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

Hot off the heels of last week’s saucy vibes, Jupiter intensifies the mood around your love life. The next few months (until late October) may mark a major moment romantically, or at the very least see you spoilt for choice. If you’re coupled up, expect to benefit vicariously from your other half’s sudden rush of lucky breaks.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

Whether you’re single or attached, money or buying property could become a major topic of conversation this week. It might feel icky to discuss, but it’s a great time to explore all your options – no need to make a decision yet. Just use the next three weeks of Mercury retrograde to flesh out different scenarios so you can make an informed choice.

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

Are you ready to let off some steam? Your desire to get lit, get laid, or both will ramp up as you enter ‘excess all areas’ mode. Hook-ups, late nights and general debauchery will be calling your name. Just try to pace yourself, with Mercury going retrograde around your most important relationships, things could get messy in more ways than one.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

With your home life getting a serious boost, indulging behind closed doors will feel sweeter than ever. Embracing hygge with a living room redux or all-out renovation is the perfect project to keep you busy. With Mercury retrograde in the realm of your schedule, you’ll need the reprieve from workday delays.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

Single folks may hear from the ghost of booty-calls-past as Mercury goes retrograde in the part of your chart ruling hook-ups. For attached Aquarians, revisiting books, movies or friendships from childhood will be the salve your soul needs to weather the craziness of eclipse season. Let the nostalgia wash away any worries keeping you up at night.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

If last week didn’t have you cracking out your credit card you’ll definitely be feeling the urge to make it rain this week as Jupiter moves into your cash sector. It kicks off a four month period where it should feel like money comes – but also goes  –  easier than usual. In other news, Mercury retrograde could throw up some big question marks around where you’re living. If you’ve been thinking about a move, expect it to be back on your mind over the next few weeks.

 

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