Sunday, May 20 - Saturday, May 26

The ground is shifting beneath your feet, and I hope it’s exhilarating for you. Passions in your relationships and career run even higher than usual right now. On Sunday night, the sun enters Gemini, inviting you to connect with others. Have fun with people you enjoy, and relish the feeling of belonging there! This is a time to make new friends and explore new communities too. The beginning of the week is full of aftershocks from last week, sorting out feelings with a close friend or partner and meditating on your next move. Wednesday may bring big conversations and potentially opportunities to make that move. Talk through the possibilities with people in your life. Your work has been transforming for a while, and now the process is speeding up. You may not be surprised by it, but other people might not have seen it coming.

The Jupiter-Neptune trine this week supports you in that process of transformation and expansion. Intimate relationships could be quite romantic. As you expand, dream, and grow, so do the other people in your life. Perhaps there will be some growing and dreaming together this week. Friday is a beautiful day to manifest dreams at home or at work. On Saturday, the Venus-Saturn opposition could dampen some of your imaginative ideals with a dose of mundane reality. Recognize how the material and the spiritual work together to create your perception of the world. If you must do more of the mundane (and you are doing so much, Leo, with Saturn in Capricorn), remember that chopping wood and carrying water brings you closer to enlightenment. Your daily regimen is preparing you for great things.


Sunday, May 13 - Saturday, May 19

Mercury in Taurus is already giving you some deep, rich ideas to use in your career. Other people are listening to what you have to say now. Tuesday’s new moon plants the seeds of a new beginning, not just for this 28-day lunar cycle, but for the next eight years. Uranus moves into Taurus just hours after the new moon to shake things up in your career. This week you’re crossing the threshold into a major awakening. Work projects could end suddenly;  opportunities may crop up. You may become aware of new paths forward that you didn’t see before. You may have the impulse to run down one of those paths without consulting anyone else, but try to curb any sudden inspirations to throw it all away.

On Wednesday, Mars moves into Aquarius, firing up new conversations with that friend or partner. You’re beginning a great life experiment. Someone else may be able to support you in that, but ultimately, you have to do what you have to do regardless. Respect the opinions of significant others while staying true to yourself. Relationships are constantly evolving as people change. This is one of those times that will test the strength of your partnerships. The strong ones are also flexible enough to withstand some shocks. On Saturday, Venus enters Cancer, inviting you to nourish yourself with imaginative dreams. If you are to make radical change in your life, you have to imagine what it will look like first. Let the inspiration flow through you this weekend. The electricity you bring to the world in this next phase will inspire many others.


Sunday, May 6 - Saturday, May 12

The sun opposite Jupiter lights up your axis of home and direction this week, especially on Tuesday. Someone else may need to weigh in on big choices following last week’s full moon. The knowledge and spiritual insights you’ve gained since Mars entered Capricorn almost two months ago inform your decisions now. You’re ready for something bigger and better, something more worthy of your light. If you feel called this week, count on Jupiter to help you remove obstacles and support you in pursuit of your goals. He is there to shield you from harm so that you can access your natural confidence. Keep up with the changes in your daily routine to get closer to that calling on Friday. Mercury inches closer to Uranus in Aries this week. By next Sunday you should expect an unexpected message from a teacher, media outlet, or spiritual source. Perhaps you will be the one broadcasting some irreverent, brilliant knowledge to the world. You are on the brink of a total reinvention. What the world sees from you now will be radically different after Uranus spends some time in Taurus. Feel yourself poised for exhilarating change.


Sunday, April 29 - Saturday, May 5

The sun trine Saturn on Sunday supports the discipline you’ve been showing in your daily routine. People may notice your hard work now. Sunday night’s full moon in Scorpio is the highlight of the week, creating a fixed cross that speaks of potential changes in your home or career. The rulers of this moon, Mars and Pluto, are still conjunct in Capricorn, giving you energy to switch up your routine. Luna makes a quintile to these two on Sunday, suggesting that you will find creative ways to adjust your daily life to better fit you.

This week is all about where you’re rooted and the direction of your growth. The sun makes an exact square to the nodes on Monday, and continues to square them all week. This speaks of tension that will ultimately all come back to your home and family. Where is the firm ground you stand on so that you can feel secure in reaching towards your aspirations? Who is that rock for you? Create the place of power you can return to and recharge from over and over again. On Wednesday, the sun in Taurus begins to oppose Jupiter in Scorpio, an aspect that is exact May 8th. You are reminded that you are blessed at home this year. A bigger place awaits you: more space, more family, and more opportunities. On Thursday, Venus makes a sextile to the north node in your sign, signaling support from your wider group of connections. Ask for what you want, and you just might get it.


May

You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too. No, I think there was too rigid a pattern. You came out of an education and are supposed to know your vocation. Your vocation is fixed, and maybe ten years later you find you are not a teacher anymore or you’re not a painter anymore. It may happen. It has happened. I mean Gauguin decided at a certain point he wasn’t a banker anymore; he was a painter. And so he walked away from banking. I think we have a right to change course. But society is the one that keeps demanding that we fit in and not disturb things. They would like you to fit in right away so that things work now.
— Anaïs Nin

Uranus is moving into Taurus to help you experiment with your life this month. You’ve spent the last seven years of Uranus in Aries exploring new places, innovative ideas, and unconventional philosophies. Now the changemaker is moving into your house of vocation, to help you take what you’ve learned and use it to shake up your career. Uranus and Taurus are an interesting pair: the planet of sudden, lightening-bolt style changes and the sign of slow, steady growth. You don’t have to fit it all together right away for the benefit of other people. This is an eight-year cycle of experimenting and reinventing who you are, making the perfect mistakes along the way.

May begins on the heels of that heady Scorpio full moon on April 29th. You’re already in a cycle of changing direction, especially with Jupiter in Scorpio this year. The cardinal squaring from April continues too, with Mercury square Pluto on May 7th and Mars on the 11th. You made it through Mars-Saturn and Mars-Pluto in Capricorn, a series of aspects that redefined “daily grind” for you last month. Now you alchemize that experience into knowledge that you can use. Mercury could bring a message with powerful spiritual insight. On May 8th, the sun opposes Jupiter, highlighting your axis of direction once again. Home is changing for you. Big opportunities are arriving. You’re just trying to keep up. The sun makes a trine to Pluto on the 11th, providing support for important adjustments at work.

Mid-month is the big ingress of Uranus into your tenth house. First, on May 13th, Mercury meets Uranus at the very last degree of Aries, sending a brilliant final message in a flash of philosophical insight before shifting into Taurus. Mercury in Taurus helps you think carefully about your career and how you present yourself to the public. Uranus makes his entrance on May 15th, and on the same day, we have a new moon in Taurus. 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 be known for? What would you accomplish? 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 and opposing your sign. 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. This could represent someone in your life with their own opinions on your choices. Uranus in Taurus is all about liberating yourself to do what you want, so this aspect pushes you to reconcile a relationship with your own need for freedom of expression. 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 be yourself and love another.

On May 19th, Mercury squares the north node in your sign and south node in Aquarius. This happens any time a planet moves through Taurus or Scorpio these days, and (you guessed it) it puts more emphasis on your choice of direction. Self-expression is always key for you, but it’s especially key with the north node in your sign. The path forward is to be yourself. Sometimes that’s easier said than done; most of us spend our whole lives figuring out who that is. You have the right to experiment with it. Venus enters Cancer on the same day, bringing nourishing waters to your interior life. Beautiful dreams and works of imagination are possible while Venus is here. You may enjoy solitude at home especially. Venus squares Chiron on the 20th, reminding you of some private wounds that need healing around your freedom to learn and explore. Also on the 20th, the sun enters the friendly sign of Gemini. Venus helps you make a habit of resting so that you can enjoy an especially social season. While the sun is here, you get busy connecting with other people.

Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces form a supportive trine to help you with the destabilizing force of Uranus. This is technically exact on May 25th, but both planets are within 1 degree of each other for the entire week of May 20 - 27. The mystery is in action; your life is expanding. This aspect will become an even more stable grand water trine with Venus in Cancer starting May 28th (exact June 1st). It’s operating on a private level, like an ever-flowing river you can count on to sustain you.

On May 29th, Mercury enters Gemini, the sign of his rulership, and your social life gets even more of a boost. Mercury here makes you especially chatty, intelligent, curious, and interesting to other people in your community. We end the month with a full moon on the same day, in your fellow fire sign of Sagittarius. This is yet another open invitation to express yourself. The moon makes a trine to the north node in your sign, opening the road for creativity, play, and join. The month couldn’t end on a better note for you! As your life shifts in unexpected ways, think of it like experiment. It doesn’t have to be fixed. Play around and see what happens.


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