Sunday, May 20 - Saturday, May 26
The conditions are unpredictable, and you’re springing up like a gorgeous, uncontrollable weed, destined for growth. The sun enters your fellow air sign of Gemini on Sunday night, beginning a season of fun and self-expression. Especially with Mars in your sign, you’re full of powerful ideas and others can see your strength. Mars square Uranus is still strong, causing you to feel restless and impulsive. Channel that urge to move into your work, which is getting a boost this week with Jupiter trine Neptune. Imagine casting a net and pulling in your dream income. You could make such a fantasy catch now. A career that utilizes your highest ideals will thrive under this aspect. Wednesday will be a day of putting your creative energy into action at work, as you present your ideas in a more public way. People are noticing you with Jupiter in Scorpio this year. Share your careful research and well-reasoned thoughts with them this week. Friday is a very lucky day for your career and income. After such an intense focus on work this week, you’ll want some self-care over the weekend. Saturday’s Venus-Saturn opposition challenges you to be kind to yourself and soothe your own fears. You have been practicing a new story for yourself. Take a much-deserved rest in the midst of all this change.
Sunday, May 13 - Saturday, May 19
Mercury in Taurus is already facilitating calm, practical conversations with family members about what you want to grow at home. Tuesday’s new moon in Taurus marks the beginning of a new cycle, not just for this month, but for the next eight years. The secret changes you’ve been making with that Capricorn stellium since the end of last year are about to influence the foundations of your life. Set an intention for the home and family you want. Uranus, your modern ruler, crosses the threshold of Taurus just hours after this new moon. There will be at least one major, groundbreaking surprise this week. Uranus is unpredictable. You could find yourself unexpectedly and unceremoniously uprooted or celebrate winning the housing lottery. It’s hard to know with this one. The best strategy to practice is agility. Take a lesson from that most hardy of wildflowers, the dandelion: grow yourself to full bloom anywhere, regardless of the conditions.
On Wednesday, Mars moves into your sign, giving you additional energy to deal with any changes and emboldening you to put your own reforms in motion. Refrain from impulsive choices this week, as you might regret them. This aspect is good for brainstorming all kinds of ways to create your own freedom. How will you re-wild your life? As one of the most inventive signs of the zodiac, you can lead others into the future. Build it so well in your imagination that it feels absolutely real. On Saturday, Venus enters Cancer, inviting you to take care of yourself in challenging times. A swim or a long hot bath could renew you this weekend. Mother yourself a bit. Jupiter trine Neptune grows stronger all week, paving the way for public recognition of your talents. You’re no longer waiting. Revolutionize your life by plugging into the deep intelligence of the Earth this week.
Sunday, May 6 - Saturday, May 12
The effects of last week’s full moon continue with the sun opposite Jupiter, exact on Tuesday and relevant all week. Your opportunities are limitless right now. Are you aware of this? Mercury square Pluto and Mars this week continues to challenge you to revise old stories. Fears only hold you back. So much of your self-criticism and worry isn’t true. Mercury and Uranus team up to send you an unmistakable message about your stories. Use that inspiration to move into your new era of Uranus in Taurus. You’ve developed a whole new skill set for the upcoming reinvention of your life. It’s going to be like you’re plugged into James Cameron’s Pandora (Avatar), and all the information just uploads right into your body. Except here, on Earth. Get ready for radical connection, as Jupiter lifts you up and gives you the confidence to achieve more than you thought possible. Tell yourself a story about what you can do, and you may find the door opening now.
Sunday, April 29 - Saturday, May 5
The sun trine Saturn on Sunday supports intuitive insights and dreams of where you want to be. Your secret strategies are shifting things. Sunday night’s full moon in Scorpio is all about your public persona and career. This is a big one for you. An achievement may be celebrated, or you may make a move. The big parts of your life (home, work, and significant others) are very active right now. The rulers of this moon, Mars and Pluto, are still conjunct in Capricorn. Luna makes a quintile to these two, signifying that you can find ways to release hidden fear or pain and move forward. Instead of playing the “what if” game, imagine what your life will be like when you achieve your aspirations.
The sun carries this full moon energy throughout the week by continuing to square the nodes, daring you to jump higher. The sun also starts moving into an opposition with Jupiter on Wednesday, an aspect that will be exact May 8th. Jupiter is supporting you in your career this year, helping you to expand your influence and garner recognition that may come once he enters Sagittarius in November. Other people are always a significant part of your success, since nobody ever makes it all on their own. A helper may be an important factor this week. Venus sextile the North Node on Thursday signifies that the helper may be more than just a friend. Acknowledge others with appreciation, and celebrate your accomplishments so far!
Uranus in Taurus will be calling you to make a home in the wilderness. He’s your modern ruler because you have so much in common: a taste for freedom and new ideas, a certain iconoclastic streak. So when Uranus moves in to shake up your idea of who you are, changing the very foundations of your life, it may feel quite natural to you. You’re ready to create more freedom at home, and grow in the direction of your natural vocation. Get ready for an earthquake that will knock down existing structures and return you to your natural habitat. If you can surrender to the intelligence of the universe at this time, The Great Awakener will point you in the right direction so that you can rise up. This is a lengthy process, taking place over the next eight years, so you have time to figure out what feels most natural to you.
May begins on the heels of that heady Scorpio full moon on April 29th. The cardinal squaring from April continues as well, with Mercury square Pluto on May 7th and Mars on the 12th. You are still being challenged to revise the stories that you tell yourself privately. Venus also squares Neptune on the 7th, suggesting that you could have a lot of fun, as long as you’re realistic about what you’re spending on it. The sun opposite Jupiter on the 8th sheds a light on your career achievements. You’re expanding your possibilities with Jupiter in Scorpio, especially since Jupiter is trine Neptune now. Your most idealistic values can become a part of your vocation. The sun’s trine to Pluto on the 11th suggests that private transformations are influencing your attitude towards home and family.
On May 13th, Mercury meets Uranus at the very last degree of Aries, sending a brilliant last message before moving into Taurus. Mercury in Taurus helps you communicate with family members in a grounded way, and facilitates the arrival of Uranus two days later. We have a new moon in Taurus on May 15th, the same day Uranus makes his ingress. As the new moon is traditionally a time for setting intentions and planting seeds, think about how you want your 8-year Uranus reinvention cycle to look. Who do you want to become at the end of it? What do you want your home and family to look like? Where will you be headed? Hold that vision in your mind as you start a whole new era.
This new moon is extremely active, so you don’t really get to ease into it. You’ll be getting started right away! Mars enters your sign on May 16th, immediately squaring Uranus in Taurus. Mars in Aquarius doubles your drive to rebel and reform. You’ll feel quite innovative and confident in yourself. Uranus in Taurus is all about radical approaches to your roots and freeing your true self. With these two square until June 15th, you’ll be challenged to start reforming your life right away. This first month of Uranus’ transit through Taurus will be awakening you to the restrictions you feel at home.
As independent as you are, this kind of uprooting won’t be done alone. Mercury makes a trine to Saturn on the 18th, helping you to break free of old fears so you can make these changes. Then he squares the nodes on the 19th, challenging you to rely on others for help. Venus also enters Cancer on the 19th, inviting you to nourish yourself in daily life. Self-care will help you through these big changes, so be gentle with your health. Time spent near water will replenish you. Venus squares Chiron on the 20th, challenging you to speak kindly to yourself as well.
The sun enters Gemini on the same day, making a lovely trine to your sign and setting you up for a season of creative activity. The sun trines Mars on the 23rd, suggesting that the drive you’re feeling to express yourself needs an outlet. On the same day, Mercury opposes Jupiter, echoing the sun’s opposition on the 8th, and helping you to see what you want in your career. Mercury’s subsequent trine to Pluto on the 25th suggests that private transformation is the key to external change.
On the 26th, Venus opposes Saturn, making it difficult for you to care for yourself because of hidden issues. Remember the self-love this month. Luckily, Jupiter trine Neptune is looking out for you throughout May, gradually helping you to make your career dreams come true. Their trine is technically exact on May 25th, but both planets are within 1 degree of each other for the entire week of May 20 - 27. This aspect will become an even more stable grand water trine with Venus in Cancer starting May 28th (exact June 1st). Work will go well this month, especially at the end of May. Put your energy into career moves, even as things may be changing at home.
You also have a lot of potential for creative expression and fun in May, even with Uranus changing signs. Mercury moves into Gemini, the sign of his rulership, on May 29th. Mercury here gifts you with curiosity, intelligence, and creative wit. You can string words together more easily, and you will be inspired with tons of ideas for creative projects. We end the month with a full moon in Sagittarius on the same day. This is a fun full moon for you. It’s an excellent weekend for social activities, as you’re bound to meet interesting, adventurous people! Jupiter at the top of your chart has been making sure you get the career recognition you deserve. Go out and celebrate at the end of the month. You’re certainly rising now.
Major Transits in May
Dates and Times for New York, NY (EST)
Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces: Apr. 5 - Oct. 1
Exact May 20 - 27
Venus in Gemini sextile North Node in Leo: Apr. 30 - May 5
Exact May 3
Sun in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces: May 2 - 10
Exact May 6
Mercury in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: May 1 - 13
Exact May 7
Venus in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces: May 2 - 13
Exact May 7
Sun in Taurus opposite Jupiter in Scorpio: May 2 - 14
Exact May 8
Sun in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn: May 6 - 17
Exact May 11
Mercury in Aries square Mars in Capricorn: May 5 - 12
Exact May 12
Mercury conjunct Uranus in Aries: May 9 - 13
Exact May 13
Mercury enters Taurus: May 13
New Moon at 24.36 Taurus: May 15 at 7:48 AM ET
Uranus enters Taurus: May 15
Mars enters Aquarius: May 16
Mars in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus: May 16 - June 15
Exact May 16
Mercury in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn: May 15 - 21
Exact May 18
Mercury in Taurus square nodes: May 15 - 22
Exact May 19
Venus enters Cancer: May 19
Venus in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus: May 19 - 22
Exact May 19
Venus in Cancer square Chiron in Aries: May 19 - 26
Exact May 20
Mars in Aquarius sextile Chiron in Aries: May 16 - June 2
Exact May 20
Sun enters Gemini: May 20
Sun in Gemini sextile Chiron in Aries: May 20 - 26
Exact May 22
Mercury in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces: May 21 - 24
Exact May 22
Mercury in Taurus opposite Jupiter in Scorpio: May 19 - 25
Exact May 23
Sun in Gemini trine Mars in Aquarius: May 21 - June 1
Exact May 23
Mercury in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn: May 22 - 27
Exact May 25
Venus in Cancer opposite Saturn in Capricorn: May 20 - 31
Exact May 26
Grand Water Trine: Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune: May 28 - June 5
Exact June 1
Mercury enters Gemini: May 29
Full Moon at 8.10 Sagittarius: May 29 at 10:20 am ET
Sun in Gemini sextile north node in Leo: May 26 - June 2
Exact May 30
Mercury in Gemini sextile Chiron in Aries: May 30 - June 1
Exact May 30
Saturn in Capricorn square Chiron in Aries (never exact): May 18 - Sep. 25
Venus in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn: May 31 - June 11
Exact June 5