Sunday, May 20 - Saturday, May 26
This week is about maneuvering around obstacles and regaining emotional equilibrium. Uranus’ move into Taurus and Mars into Aquarius last week was a cosmic jolt. If you feel like you’ve been thrown into chaos, you’re not alone! It’s the beginning of some major inner change for you. At the beginning of the week you may feel some hurt around your sense of belonging and receiving love. It’s hard to open up sometimes. Luckily, on Sunday night, the sun moves into your sign, officially beginning your birthday season! The airy energy helps you feel more confident and free. And we have Jupiter trine Neptune this week, acting like a pair of guardian angels who will assist you in reaching your career dreams.
You’re more supported than you may have felt last week, but it’s still a bit of a rollercoaster. By Friday, you may receive a transformative opportunity that could alter your image. Work with the energy by visualizing what you would like that to be and taking some action to make it happen. Do the visualizing part on Monday, as you’re not likely to feel too active then. It’s a good day to practice going easy on yourself. The rest of the week is about doing the dream. On Tuesday especially, you may feel inspired and spiritually awakened, and on Wednesday the sun trine Mars has you racing off to find out the answers to some burning questions. On Saturday, you may find your sense of worthiness tested. Difficulties in an intimate relationship or shared financial situation could make you feel emotional next weekend, so take that time for self-care. Your inner life and dreams are slowly and surely manifesting in the outside world.
Sunday, May 13 - Saturday, May 19
Mercury in Taurus is already planting seeds in your imagination, two days before the new moon. Let your thoughts grow wild this week. Make time and space for the muse to visit; harness the electricity of inspiration and run with it while it’s active. It’s a time for secret surprises. These tiny ideas will grow into whole worlds over the next eight years. On Tuesday, sit quietly with the new moon in Taurus. Let it speak to you through intuition, dreams, emotions, images, or music. It may not be conscious yet, but rest assured, things are transforming beneath the surface of your life. Just a few hours after the new moon, Uranus will cross the threshold into your twelfth house and begin a long-term cycle of change behind the scenes. Spiritual exploration and creative activities are highly encouraged by the Great Awakener, especially when Mars enters Aquarius on Wednesday. To the casual observer, it may not look like you’re doing much, but this is a week for adventurous exploration of the mind.
After the unpredictable, unexpected change that Uranus will inevitably bring as he bulldozes into Taurus, start building a routine out of your new adventures later this week. A daily spiritual practice is an absolute must if you don’t already have one, for without something to ground the electricity, your scattered energies could drive you mad. You don’t have to believe in god(s); this is about nourishing your spirit with any practice that feeds your soul. Daily time spent outside will be especially important for this next cycle. On Saturday, Venus enters Cancer and calls you to the water. Remember that this element makes up the majority of your body. Feel your worth, replenish yourself with the care that you inherently deserve, and invite the waters of abundance to flow through your life. Your true power is just beginning to wake up.
Sunday, May 6 - Saturday, May 12
You’re rebirthing some dreams right now, even if it feels like you’ve stalled out. At least your social life is active, and you’re charming the pants off everyone with Venus in Gemini. You’re garnering a community of interesting, forward-thinking people who want to hear what you have to say. Be aware that on Monday, when Venus squares Neptune, you may not be able to see through the fog of a situation. You may be tempted by an illusion, or trust someone who won’t follow through. You also have the power to enchant others, making it possible that you are the illusionist in this situation. Use your charm wisely. If you are weaving a tale or making art, this aspect supports the fantasy. The possibilities for each day continue to expand this week. As we move into next week’s Mercury-Uranus conjunction, and the shift of Uranus into Taurus, your ideas keep coming faster. Someone may spark your imagination towards the end of this week. Open the channel.
Sunday, April 29 - Saturday, May 5
The sun’s trine to Saturn in Capricorn on Sunday supports the long-term spiritual initiation I referred to in last week’s horoscope. Sunday night’s full moon in Scorpio is the time for magic. There is a fixed cross between the moon, the sun, and the north and south nodes, signifying a search for knowledge and a possible change in your beliefs. The moon also makes a creative quintile to Mars and Pluto, the rulers of Scorpio, still conjunct in Capricorn: the answers you seek are hidden. This moon may shed some light on them, if you are brave enough to venture where most won’t go. Scorpio loves a witch, so whether you lead a full-on magical life or you’re a semi-muggle, plan a ritual to support a change in your life. Charging some full moon water would be one of the simplest ways to use this water sign energy. This is a mind-body-spirit moon. You may see all the ways in which your physical health, thoughts, emotions, and spirituality are connected.
The sun continues to square the nodes throughout the week: your perceptions continue to shift. Mercury, now direct and coming off his square to Saturn, continues to transit your eleventh house. You have opportunities to connect with people and bring dreams to fruition. Venus in your sign charms your life a bit through all of this. She makes a sextile to the north node on Thursday, reminding you to follow your curiosity and tell your story. Venus also begins to square Neptune in Pisces this week, an aspect that will be exact on May 7th, driving you toward romantic aspirations in your career. There is still some fog clouding your vision. Determine who to trust and look before you leap. You are in the middle of a transformation, and that means you have to trust your instincts as you feel your way through the darkness.
Uranus moving into Taurus is the final stage of a big cycle for you. For the next eight years, you’re in a radical process of becoming. Uranus will plant the seeds of wild dreams in your mind, weed out old versions of yourself, and allow your individuality to flourish. You’re about to encounter the wilderness within. You see, Uranus addresses you for who you truly are. The adventurer, the wizard, the magician underneath will start to come out into the open.
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 10th. You’re meeting people who can aid you in your transformation. Mars-Saturn and Mars-Pluto in April tested your resolve and showed you what needed to go. Also on May 7th, Venus square Neptune has you dreaming about your ideal career. Dream away; just make sure that you have fully considered your choices before you take action. Neptune in your tenth house is offering you the opportunity to enchant your own life, long-term. These two can also cause confusion and over-romanticization, so trust in your intuition when choosing. Consulting your most grounded and trustworthy friends may help as well.
Your daily, gradual grind of transformation continues with the sun’s opposition to Jupiter on May 8th and his trine to Pluto on the 11th. There’s a lot of fixed, earthy energy in 2018. It may feel weighty at times, but it serves to keep you from floating off into the ether. For this month at least, Uranus in Taurus gives you all of the excitement you need. First, on May 13th, Mercury meets Uranus at the very last degree of Aries, sending a brilliant last message, possibly from a member of the quirky, innovative community you’ve been building in the past seven years. Once Mercury is in Taurus, with Venus in Gemini, you benefit from a brief mutual reception by transit. Your thoughts, feelings, and sense of self are more embodied than usual, and more internally focused. You have a sense of Realness that may make you feel less flighty in the third week of May, despite all that’s going on.
On the day Uranus enters Taurus, 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 become at the end of it? What would you let go of, what secrets would you go public with, what worlds would you imagine? 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. Uranus in Taurus is all about freeing your mind, so this aspect pushes you to imagine even greater possibilities. You will immediately be challenged to explore new and wild ideas. This square lasts until June 15th, so it’s a longer aspect. This first month of Uranus’ transit through Taurus will be teaching you how to expand your imagination beyond borders you weren’t even aware of.
Mercury is immediately busy making aspects from Taurus too. He forms an alliance with the master of stability, Saturn in Capricorn, on May 18th, helping you to structure your explorations. On May 19th, Mercury makes an exact square to the moon’s nodes, reminding you that attention to daily rituals will expand the possibilities rather than restrict them. Luckily, some transits in water signs in the fourth week of May help to nourish you through this internal deconstruction/reconstruction. Venus moves into Cancer on the 19th, suggesting that it’s high time for some self-care. Swimming, spas, baths, and/or visits to rivers, lakes, and oceans will connect you with spirit. Her square to Chiron on the 20th suggests that you will benefit from bolstering your self-worth through connection. Also on the 20th, the sun enters your sign! The beginning of your birthday season energizes you to make fresh starts.
Jupiter’s trine to Neptune 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 is beautiful support for turning your days into a magical life: think of the Neptunian life enchantment I referred to earlier. This aspect will become an even more stable grand water trine with Venus in Cancer starting May 28th (exact June 1st). The end of May is a wonderful time to answer your calling. You may receive support for your vocation. You are one of the true dreamers, after all. Mercury’s aspects to Neptune and Jupiter on the 22nd support you in manifesting dreams. The sun makes a trine to Mars on the 23rd, encouraging you to wander roads less travelled.
Mercury makes a trine to Pluto on the 25th, digging up images from your deep subconscious, before moving into Gemini on the 29th. The trickster planet operates best in Gemini and Virgo, so this is excellent news for you. All of your natural intelligence, wit, and curiosity are on full display. We end the month with a full moon in Sagittarius on the same day. The fires are lit in your realm of partnership and friendship. Someone else is playing a major role in your life. It’s a friendly full moon for forging alliances with fellow adventurers. Best of luck on your quest.
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