Sunday, May 20 - Saturday, May 26
The tension between Mars and Uranus continues this week, so whatever happened last week when Uranus entered Taurus continues to develop. While you do want to watch yourself for impulsive moves, this can provide you with a lot of energy for radical organizing and leadership within your community. The sun’s ingress into Gemini on Sunday night provides you with more ideas than you know what to do with. The aspects have been unrelenting lately, and you are still getting used to having Chiron in your sign. Allow yourself some time to be vulnerable and retreat inward this week. Jupiter trine Neptune promotes deep healing, imaginative dreaming, and big intuition this week. Slow down a bit. Your Rome doesn’t need to be built in a day. Replenishing yourself periodically will help you get through the week.
On Wednesday, you may have a revelation about something previously hidden. Your research is paying off. The treasure could be literal (money), emotional, or come in the form of occult knowledge. After you dream and think on your own, you’re apt to share your ideas with others. By the end of the week, you’ll be using recent insights as fodder for your career. If you are having difficulty finding time for self-care right now, you’ll feel the tension between home and work again on Saturday. Responsibilities in your career could be at odds with your need for nurturing and/or your family relationships. Do your best to find balance in these challenging times. The next era of reinvention holds great potential for you.
Sunday, May 13 - Saturday, May 19
Mercury pinging off Uranus and moving into Taurus is already giving you a fresh perspective on your value system. An opportunity to use a latent talent or generate more income could become readily apparent while Mercury is here. The god of commerce always does well in your money sector. Tuesday’s new moon in Taurus marks a brand new beginning for your sense of self-worth, not just for the next month, but for the next eight years. Set an intention about how you would like to feel about yourself, the talents you would like to cultivate, and/or the money you want to make. Just hours after this new moon, Uranus finally moves out of your sign and bulldozes into Taurus. You are radically different from the person you were pre-2010. Now you’re entering a new cycle of radical sustainability: stabilizing your genius for perennial growth. Expect unpredictable changes in your values or money this week.
Mars enters Aquarius on Wednesday, energizing you to spend time swapping ideas with other innovators in your community. You may be inspired to lead a revolution while Mars is here. Steer clear of volatile situations as much as possible, with Mars square Uranus this week. You may feel unexpectedly confident, and ready to build an army, but moving too quickly could backfire. Saturn in Capricorn is teaching you to steadily build your reputation, so there is time for you to lead a radical renewal. On Saturday, Venus enters Cancer, inviting you to nourish yourself at home. A trip to the ocean or a scented bath will feel luxurious, as you unwind from years of Uranian lightning bolts in your first house. It’s always the little things that are worth the most. Try to slow down and pay attention to the small joys as you navigate the changes this week.
Sunday, May 6 - Saturday, May 12
This seven-year cycle of reinvention is not going to end quietly! Mercury-Uranus in Aries square Pluto-Lilith-Mars in Capricorn takes its cues straight from the 2012 - 2015 playbook. You’re a natural warrior. You may need to assert yourself this week, especially in your career. Your leadership will be required. Uranus is sometimes called the higher octave of Mercury, so having these two together in your sign is like having the universe hand you a megaphone. People need to hear what you have to say. Jupiter in Scorpio is opening the door to all of your resources. They’ve been there all along, but you may just now be recognizing them. The sun opposite Jupiter now helps you access those treasures within, bolstering your confidence. And again, that confidence helps you in your vocation. Expect a surprising change or inspiration by the time Mercury and Uranus meet next Sunday. You may be the one delivering a brilliant message to others, perhaps publicly. Your radical makeover is just about complete. Prepare for a new leg of the adventure, starting next week.
Sunday, April 29 - Saturday, May 5
The sun trine Saturn on Sunday helps to boost confidence in your career direction. Last week’s ambitious moves continue to resonate through this week, with Mars still conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Mars and Pluto are also the rulers of Sunday night’s full moon in Scorpio, a moon that could pull more resources into your life. Scorpio is a mysterious sign, full of dark hidden corners and magical surprises. It is also the sign of intimacy and shared resources, so other people may be able to give you the mojo you need to succeed at this moon. It’s certainly a good one for doing a powerful ritual, whether you’re looking for money, love, or a release from something in your past. A quintile from the moon to Mars and Pluto suggests creative solutions to help you get ahead at work.
The sun continues this moon’s square of the nodes throughout the week, maintaining that emphasis on resources. Meanwhile, Chiron in your sign is still new, bringing up all kinds of questions about authenticity and who you have to be now. Asteroid Juno is conjunct Chiron now too. As Juno signifies marriage and commitment, you may be prompted to show more of your authentic self in relationships. Mercury is also still keeping you busy with his transit through Aries. He’s coming off a square to Saturn, and starts to square Pluto on Tuesday, an aspect that will be exact on May 7th. You are still challenged to express yourself in empowered ways, publicly, and probably in a work-related capacity. Finding your power and your true voice is what this week is all about. Access that fire.
“Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”
— Andy Warhol
You have awakened a whole new self since Uranus started transiting your sign seven years ago. It’s been a complete reinvention, and there’s no going back now. Now, Uranus in Taurus is about to awaken your value consciousness. What I mean by this is your set of values, especially your relationship to money and possessions. Making money and doing good business could become an art for you with Uranus here. You may find inventive ways of attracting more money to you, saving, and investing it. You might even be on the cutting edge of blockchain technology, and any other economic innovations Uranus helps us come up with over the next eight years. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. Money is a neutral energy you can tap into, but our society weighs it down with all kinds of judgment and baggage. Your newfound money consciousness can be a very good thing! You could also decide that you want to place more value on the things money can’t buy: re-wilding the environment or championing feminist values make perfect sense for this transit. However you approach this, you’re radically reinventing your value system over the next eight years.
May begins on the heels of that heady Scorpio full moon on April 29th. A lingering sense of mystery prevails over the beginning of the month. Mars and Pluto are still conjunct in Capricorn, although they are separating. You are aware by now of a desire for transformation in your vocation. The cardinal squaring from April continues as well, with Mercury square Pluto on May 7th and Mars on the 12th. You are challenged to speak up at work, perhaps even to speak truth to those higher up than you. Empower yourself to use your voice. The sun opposite Jupiter on the 8th gives you a preview of Uranus in Taurus, showing you how you might attract more money this year. On the 11th, the sun trines Pluto, suggesting that confidence translates as power to people watching, especially in your career.
On May 13th, Mercury meets Uranus at the very last degree of Aries, sending a brilliant last flash of insight about the New You. He may leave you with a potent idea to express. In Taurus, Mercury readies conditions for commerce. For Mercury here, business really is an art. He’ll help you make decisions according to your values. Two days later, on the 15th, Uranus follows Mercury into Taurus, and we have a new moon in that same sign. 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 be at the end of it? What will your relationship to money look like? What things of value will you have? 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 Aquarius on May 16th, immediately squaring Uranus in Taurus. Mars in Aquarius is driven to rebel and reform. He’s quite innovative, confident in his new ideas, and ready to convince people of them. You’ll feel inspired to speak your mind now, connecting with others in your community and possibly even leading them. Uranus in Taurus is all about freeing your value system, so this aspect pushes you to put your values into action right away. This square lasts until June 15th. The first month of Uranus’ transit through Taurus will awaken you to the restrictions of your old value system.
Mercury trine Saturn on the 18th suggests that hard work in your career is paying off. Venus moves into Cancer on the 19th, inviting you to replenish yourself at home. Time spent with home and family nourishes you after achieving so much at work. Soothe your soul with some good food and the company of people you love. Venus squares Chiron on the 20th, challenging you to be honest about your vulnerability. You don’t have to be a strong warrior all the time. Let other people take care of you.
Any down time you can get really helps, because are still opportunities keeping you busy. The sun trine Mars on the 23rd suggests supportive conversations with community members, while Mercury opposite Jupiter could help you see commercial opportunities. On the 25th, Mercury trine Pluto speaks of yet another powerful career performance. Venus opposes Saturn on the 26th, making your conflicts between work and home very clear. Your vocational duties are still pulling you away from family more than you would like. Do your best to balance your time.
Jupiter trine Neptune supports deep healing all month, as you sort through private emotions. These water transits are right on time for you, after so much fire and earth. You’ve been very public lately. Jupiter and Neptune beckon you to retreat and find solitude. This trine is technically exact on May 25th, but both planets are within one degree of each other for the entire week of May 20 - 27. The aspect will become an even more stable grand water trine with Venus in Cancer starting May 28th (exact June 1st). Love from family members supports you as you heal from potential losses and endings.
Mercury moves into Gemini, the sign of his rulership, on May 29th. Mercury here gifts you with fresh ideas, an intelligent wit, and fun conversations. Reading, writing, teaching, and learning are all supported in this cycle. Try something new while Mercury is here. We end the month with a full moon in Sagittarius on the same day. This one beckons you to travel and adventure. A vacation would be the perfect thing for the end of May or beginning of June! Take some time off work if you can. If you can’t, explorations of your neighborhood, spiritual activities, or taking a class could fulfill your need for adventure. You’re radically reconsidering how you want to spend your time and money. Make an art out of it.
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