Sunday, May 20 - Saturday, May 26
Jupiter in Scorpio has been diving deep and coming up with all kinds of golden opportunities for you. This week, with Jupiter trine Neptune, you may have the opportunity to share your dreams and ideals with an appreciative audience. Writing, speaking, performing, and showing art are all wonderful ways to use this aspect. If you don’t have anything planned already, reach out to your friends and wider network. This is true all week, but Wednesday and Friday are especially good days for expressing yourself. Uranus in Taurus has you inspired and ready to share. The sun moves into Gemini on Sunday night, setting you up to make a regular habit out of play.
In terms of your more serious one-on-one partnerships and friendships, changes are still afoot. Venus square Chiron puts pressure on you to be honest and maintain a healthy degree of self-interest in relationships. Wounds from your past, and in particular from childhood or family relationships, are likely to come up in your interactions with a significant other this week. Your partner or friend may be tenderly helping you heal. By Saturday, though, you may have to make a serious commitment and/or have a heart-to-heart. Saturn in your sign has you stepping into your wisdom, and now with Venus in Cancer, you are using that wisdom to grow in your relationships. You could be strengthening a bond or stepping away from someone, but either way, make your choices based on your joy. Those who share in your joy will love watching you thrive in this new era of fertile creativity.
Sunday, May 13 - Saturday, May 19
Mercury in Taurus is already planting the seeds of creative new ideas for you to give birth to in the future. You have the potential for sonorous, rich self-expression while Mercury is here. Talks with romantic partners and children may go well, and the urge to play outside is strong. Tuesday’s new moon in Taurus is the beginning of a new creative cycle, not just this month, but for the next eight years. Since the end of last year, you’ve had a crowded stellium of celestial bodies in your sign, intensifying your life. Currently, this includes Vesta, Saturn, Lilith, Pluto, and Mars. The new moon aspects Pluto and Lilith, indicating that you have powerful things to say with your art. Trust your instinct to speak the truth. Some people won’t like it because it threatens their lies, but this kind of truth telling is your role now. Uranus enters Taurus just a few hours after the new moon, bulldozing over the threshold of your fifth house. Expect surprises in romance, parenting, and art this week.
Mars enters Aquarius on Wednesday, reminding you of your talent for intellectual thought and innovation. He makes an immediate square to Uranus, challenging you to bring your talents to bear on those unusual creative “children” you’re growing. The inspiration may be wild. Be careful not to spend impulsively this week while Mars is here, as he’s flying through your money house. On the other hand, you could have brilliant, breakthrough ideas about money and come up with ways to increase your income. You have just as much right as anyone else to express your ideas and get paid for them. By Friday, Mercury trine Saturn lends you some more stability, urging you to put some of your recently hard-earned maturity into your art. Venus moves into Cancer on Saturday, inviting you to seek caring attention from a friend or partner. Venus’ square to Chiron indicates that you will be most nourished by love when you express your authentic self at home. You are not just here to support others with your stable presence; you have your own individual experiments to perform as well. It’s an unpredictable week, but the bottom line is that you should put play first right now. Welcome the gift of new inspiration.
Sunday, May 6 - Saturday, May 12
The Uranus-Pluto square hasn’t been exact for about three years, but you may be feeling it again this week, with Mars still conjunct Pluto and Mercury conjunct Uranus. Echoes of 2012 - 2015, when you were undergoing rapid transformation. The foundations of your life have been shifting without warning for the past seven years, and as a result you’ve become super-agile, a mountain goat nimbly walking up a vertical cliff. So a few days of rough terrain should be no problem. Continue to reserve space at home for what’s most important to you, asserting your personal power through Mars-Pluto if you need to. With Lilith conjunct Pluto in your sign this week, too, there’s no question you’ll be getting what you want. The biggest lesson of all for you may be just sitting back to receive. The sun-Jupiter opposition is strongest on Tuesday, bearing all kinds of gifts for you. It’s a cycle, one that you’ll be participating in fully as you start a cycle of radical giving with Uranus in Taurus. So let the gifts arrive -- you’ve been through enough to earn them. By next Sunday, expect another surprising message from home, courtesy of Mercury-Uranus. You’ve fielded enough unexpected changes to be ready for it. You’re about to enter a period of solid growth.
Sunday, April 29 - Saturday, May 5
The sun trine Saturn on Sunday supports the way you’ve been expressing yourself. You’re growing wiser by the day, and it shows. This week you get to play a little more than you have been! After all, the wisest people know that the past is over and the future is unknown, so the best way to live is to enjoy the present moment. Sunday night’s full moon in Scorpio is a party moon for you. Luna lights up your eleventh house, which symbolizes social connections, as well as hopes and dreams. The rulers of Scorpio, Mars and Pluto, are still conjunct in your sign, making a quirky quintile to the moon--which suggests that you appear powerful and important to others right now. Soak up all the love at this full moon! And don’t forget to make a wish.
This moon is square the nodes, an aspect that the sun carries on through the week. You are being challenged with opportunities to express yourself. Share your talents with others. You have strong opportunities to connect with other people in fun ways this week. There is still some cardinal squaring going on behind the scenes. Mercury is coming off a square to Saturn and starting to square Pluto on Tuesday (exact May 7th), which means that you are still shifting some things around at home. Whatever you “cleaned up” during the Mercury Retrograde last month, keep maintaining that space for yourself. The uncluttered, fresh energy helps you to make room for play.
Uranus in Taurus will inspire you to find a new art form. Without one, your unexpressed creativity is likely to make you feel dangerous. Uranus here will bring inspiration, and a demand for wild play. You may also encounter surprises in romance, or sudden changes with children. The most important thing is that you heed inspiration and find ways to express yourself through all of this. Uranus and Taurus are an interesting pair: the planet of sudden, lightening-bolt style changes and the sign of slow, steady growth. Slowly but surely, you are making unusual changes in your life and creative work. Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, it’s crucial that you find ways to play while Uranus is here. Your creativity is innate. You’ll find a way to channel yours.
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 exactly on May 7th and Mars on the 12th. You’re using your power to change your life at home, getting in touch with the core of your identity. You need to clear some space for serious play. The sun opposes Jupiter on the 8th, giving you a preview of what it will be like to share your creative spirit with others when Uranus is in Taurus. On the 11th, the sun trine Pluto supports powerful self-expression, so this is a good day for making art.
On May 13th, Mercury meets Uranus at the very last degree of Aries, sending a brilliant last message from home before he moves into Taurus. Mercury in Taurus helps you to find your voice. This is an aspect for beautiful song and rich painting, and it helps you to keep a stable creative practice. Uranus follows Mercury into Taurus on the 15th, and we have a new moon in Taurus that same day. 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. What would you like to create? What changes would you like in love? How do you want to play? 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 others of them. You’re feeling vocal about your values here, and Uranus in Taurus is all about freeing your inner child, so this aspect pushes you to use your rebellious ideas and talents in creative ways. The square lasts until June 15th. The first month of Uranus’ transit will awaken you to new methods of self-expression.
Mercury makes a trine to Saturn in Capricorn on May 18th, reminding you of the ways in which you’ve matured in the last few months. You’re really getting serious about your self-expression, and about making time for fun outside of work. On the 19th, Venus enters Cancer, bringing some nourishing love to your house of partnership. Enjoy the care and attention of a significant other while Venus is here. She squares Chiron in Aries on the 20th, challenging you to heal the wounds of the past and share your true self with another person. The sun also enters Gemini on the 20th, which begins a season of focus on ritual and routine for you. You may be refreshing your routines so you can have time for more creativity and love.
Mercury opposes Jupiter on May 23rd, giving you love and support in return for the love you generate. On the 25th, Mercury makes a trine to Pluto in Capricorn -- yet another aspect this month that speaks of using your powerful creative force. On the 26th, Venus in Cancer opposes Saturn in your sign, an aspect that challenges you to see eye-to-eye with a partner or friend. You may feel that too much of the responsibility rests with you. You will both have to put some effort into balancing the relationship.
Lucky Jupiter trine Neptune this month helps you to share your thoughts and ideas with a wider community. You’re writing your wishes into being this May. Their aspect is technically exact on May 25th, but both planets are within one degree of each other for the entire week of May 20 - 27. Connect with people who are interested in the same questions. This aspect will become an even more stable grand water trine with Venus in Cancer starting May 28th (exact June 1st). This bodes well for relationships of all kinds. Socializing could be a big part of your fun this month.
Mercury moves into Gemini, the sign of his rulership, on May 29th. Mercury here helps you get busy moving things around in your schedule and bringing your ideas into reality. We end the month with a full moon in Sagittarius on the same day, lighting the fire of creativity in your imagination. You require solitude in the last week of May, so that you can rest, reflect, and dream. This is a month of big creative changes for you. Make play a priority in your life.
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