When life throws you lemons, what do you do? Should you dodge them or make lemonade? Scroll through the gallery to read your career horoscopes for May 2019 to see what you should do with the lemons.
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Taurus - 20 Apr to 21 May
‘Slow and steady wins the race.’ This has always been a Taurus’ motto. Others may not understand your methodical and practical outlook at first but will come to appreciate what you bring when success rolls around. Stick to your guns and don’t feel that you have to rush more than necessary. Employ your steady outlook to projects. Taurus individuals possess a traditional wisdom that is starting to die out in today’s modern world. While you must adapt to changing times, this practical wisdom is what sets you apart from others and helps you zone in on details. Do not focus entirely on work. Remember a Taurus enjoys being able to enjoy working. Ensure your time is not completely monopolised by your career.
Gemini - 21 May to 20 Jun
Geminians are slowly starting to get back on their feet this month. However, you need to practise extra caution this month. Sudden obstacles or unexpected delays may crop up, so be careful about your promises on deadlines or on projects. Try to keep all restrictions as flexible as possible so that you have room to move should things change. Do not let these sudden challenges put you down either, this is only a temporary blockade that is meant to test your perseverance. Tap into your usual reserve of optimism and energy—you will find that things are not as harsh as they seem. Moderate yourself and look to see what areas you can improve.
Cancer - 21 Jun to 20 Jul
A Cancer’s unique mindset for a ‘people’s first’ approach can serve them well this month. While you will still receive your fair share of obstacles and delays, mostly in the form of standard procedures or irritable colleagues, May promises support. Do not be afraid to seek out others if you feel you are having trouble handling challenges on your own. Your greatest asset is those whom you have established strong business relations with. Help may come from unexpected sources. Do not turn it down. Embrace that side of yourself and look ahead because May is still a fruitful month for you. Enjoy the success that comes from your hard work. You deserve it.
Leo - 21 Jul to 21 Aug
Many signs will be looking to a break come May, but Leo individuals should look to strike while the iron is hot. You have a chance to reconnect with an old colleague or business partner this month. Do not be too hasty to jump into every opportunity though. You cannot start something new without finishing something you started earlier. You must decide for yourself what is worth keeping on board and what is worth getting rid of. You cannot put everything on your plate, which may lead to some disagreements within the workplace. One word of advice this month is to consider more direct approaches to getting what you want. Being sneaky won’t aid you at all.
Virgo - 22 Aug to 22 Sept
May is a rather challenging time for Virgo. You may find it hard to find the ground under your feet. New and quick changes are in the cards for this month. Those who try to resist such changes may find themselves swept up by them in the end. Learn to embrace what is to come and don’t be afraid to let go of the status quo or past projects that never came to fruition. Some Virgo individuals may desire to try and avoid such change. While you will have to inevitably experience it, you may be able to escape the worst of it through trips or working abroad. Virgoans looking to take on new ventures will find success.
Libra - 23 Sept to 22 Oct
Librarians are in a bit of a limbo this month. While you’re more than ready to dive into work and start making a lot of progress, you feel a bit out of sorts when it comes to dealing with people. Libra is normally one of the more adept signs when it comes to socialising, but this month, your colleagues or business partners may just frustrate you. This frustration will pass, but in the mean time, you will have to hunker down and accept both criticism and opinions from your peers. It is alright to debate against their arguments but avoid turning it into a fight. Do not take anything personally. Keep your head down and you will be able to make it through this month.
Scorpio - 23 Oct to 22 Nov
Scorpios may be feeling a bit tired this month. There seems to be a never-ending stream of work and people just don’t seem to be agreeing with you. While this can be a frustrating time, not everything is working against you. Scorpio individuals have a high chance of meeting new business partners or rekindling old business relationships. There will be new opportunities coming to you in the form of these new acquaintances or old friends. Keep an eye out for them. However, understand that you may not be able to act so quickly on them yet while you deal with your current workloads. Still, keep them on your radar for later.
Sagittarius - 23 Nov to 20 Dec
The fiery and adventurous Sagittarian is all ready to zoom ahead this month when it comes to your career. You are ready to climb the ladder and make it to the top. However, you shouldn’t focus entirely on what will be, when you should be focusing on your current position. Before you can rise in rankings, you need to ensure that your current position is secured or maintained within the company. You may find that you will be tested this month. Several obstacles may be coming your way and you may be the only one with a level enough head to handle them. Show others that you are worth your title in the business.
Capricorn - 21 Dec to 19 Jan
Capricorns start this month a little bit slow, but start to hit their stride come later part of the month. You may have to be more attentive in the beginning as you may feel a bit out of touch with your work at first. Afterwards, you start diving into your career path with a new focus and renewed clarity. Capricorns finally find their stride in May and it shows in their work and results. Capricorns who have less restrictions placed on them or are allowed to exercise some creativity will find more success this month. Look forward to the things you can do, it is time that you start being able to enjoy your work and business once more.
Aquarius - 20 Jan to 18 Feb
An Aquarian’s luck in career continues on this month. Remember that people are your greatest asset. You may find new opportunities or business partnerships through meeting new people this month. However, you must be careful about your ego. While you may be in the right when your criticise someone, you must choose your words tactfully. Play the diplomat, even if you are in a superior position. Strive to maintain good relationships and allow others the space to fail on their own merit without you pushing in. New business projects or ventures are encouraged this month. Aquarians looking to travel for work will also prosper.
Pisces - 19 Feb to 20 Mar
Pisceans who work in a field that align with their passions or interests will truly thrive this month. Don’t worry, even if you aren’t yet in your dream job, things will still go much easier for you this month. You know how to enjoy yourself while being productive. You know when the time is to work and when is the time to play, which is the biggest advantage you have over other signs. Opportunities will be coming to you steadily, so keep an eye out for anything that can directly benefit you. It is a good time to put your ideas forward, so ensure you have all your materials prepared. Make sure you are ready to answer questions and that nothing will slow or delay you.
Aries - 21 Mar to 20 Apr
With Mercury in Aries at the beginning of this month, now is the time to start digging your heels in. Work continues to steadily stream in, and you must not let your guard down. May tosses you a mixed bag this month. While you may have obstacles to look out for, you will also have many opportunities to improve and work on your career path. Do not look down on challenges in your path, for they only serve as a reminder that you still have some ways to go. Luckily, Aries is one of the most determined signs when it comes to climbing that work ladder. So, don’t let anything pull down your mood, it’s all part of your success story.