Sunday, May 20 - Saturday, May 26
This is a week of action for you at work. Jupiter has been boosting your self-worth for a while, and with the trine to Neptune now, you’re starting to see some results. You’re making the dream into an everyday reality. Venus in Cancer is helping you to present a beautiful image to the world. At the beginning of the week, you may need to express yourself clearly to business partner, friend, or significant other. You are healing that fear of displeasing others. Say no to things that don’t excite you so that you can say yes to the things that do.
The sun in Gemini on Sunday night signifies the beginning of a season of exploration for you. You may be drawn to travel, learn, or teach what you know. This week you’re stepping into your own worth and expressing your unique ideas. Practice that confidence and sense of inherent worthiness that you see in others you admire. It’s a week for playing big. Let yourself stretch; embrace expansion. Pallas Athene (Athena) joins Venus in Cancer on Monday, helping you to use your intuition in your career, as you recognize and make sense of emotional patterns. Others will recognize your wisdom too. The sun trine Mars sparks some exciting creative inspiration this week. On Saturday, the Venus-Saturn opposition will require you to balance career with family. Serious decisions may need to be made. Stand in your place of power--you own these lovely gifts that others are seeing in you. Compromise to balance emotional needs with responsibilities, but don’t compromise who you are.
Sunday, May 13 - Saturday, May 19
Mercury in Taurus is already leading you down through the tunnels of mystery, prompting you to mine for gold under the earth. He may even find you some this week. Tuesday’s new moon in Taurus gives you a chance to set a private intention about what buried treasure you might like to uncover. Your home and private life have been slowly transforming, and you’re just on the threshold of rapid change. When Uranus enters Taurus just a few hours after this new moon, he revs your cocooning-and-rebirth process to warp speed. Something unexpected may be revealed this week. You could have a therapeutic breakthrough that changes everything. You could suddenly discover a new kink that reinvigorates your sex life. Anything is possible with the Great Awakener in your eighth house. Prepare for initiation.
On Wednesday, Mars enters Aquarius, driving you to express all kinds of new creative ideas, many of which could come directly from your Uranian awakening. The promise of new inventions calls you to play with intellectual, spiritual, and emotional discoveries. Love gets an electric jolt this week too! Yes, you’re in the midst of big changes right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself. Go wild with it. Venus climbs to the top of your chart on Saturday, so that others are nourished by your beauty and your caring nature. You are especially attractive and ever so popular when Venus is here. You may need to stay strong in your authentic expression of yourself with other people, especially if you are tempted to bend your idea of “self” just to please them. You can be public and still say no. Jupiter builds to an exact trine with Neptune all week, strengthening the connection between work and money. You’re mining for that gold every day. Now you’re discovering some inventive new ways to access your treasure.
Sunday, May 6 - Saturday, May 12
Remember your 2012 - 2015 zeitgeist, when you submitted to the forces of change, phoenixed from your ashes, and stopped giving any kind of fuq whatsoever? Yeah, that. This week is like a microcosm version of that. Mercury + Uranus squaring Pluto + Mars is one of the last send-offs of the great Cardinal Square we’ve been through since Uranus burst into Aries seven years ago. Your relationships and home have changed, and in the past six weeks you’ve done one more clearing of things that weren’t working for you. Keep those boundaries reinforced now, as people who remember the old may still be trying to break in and get their people-pleaser back. They don’t realize how much the whole foundation has shifted. The new you isn’t even on the same planet as the old you. Venus in Gemini beckons you to ignore the muggles and explore fresh ideas on Monday. Try to curb your appetite for spending time and money as you do so. There are so many things you want to be doing, and there is time for all of them yet; you don’t need to do them all at once. By next Sunday, expect an unexpected message about a significant relationship. Total reinvention of you = total reinvention of your partnerships. Both of you are post-zeitgeist now. Both of you are ready for this next phase of wild growth.
Sunday, April 22 - Saturday, May 5
The sun trine Saturn on Sunday supports you as you create stability in your life. Sunday night’s full moon is a boost of confidence, and maybe even a boost for your wallet. It’s nice having Jupiter in your house of money this year. He’s helping you to recognize your talents and their worth, and giving you opportunities to make money from them. Of course, he can also convince you to overspend, so do try to make conscious financial decisions. If you’re looking for prosperity, this is a great moon for a money spell. Luna creates a fixed square with the sun and the nodes, and makes a creative quintile to rulers Mars and Pluto, who are still conjunct in Capricorn. You need to put your work out there to get recognition for it. Show your talents to someone else this week.
There is still some cardinal squaring going on, with Mercury coming off of a square to Saturn and into a square with Pluto on Tuesday (exact May 7th). For you, this means continuing to follow last month’s Mercury retrograde protocol. What did you clear out of your relationships? Maintain those boundaries. Look for the clients, partners, and friends who can help you to build the strong foundation you need. On Thursday, Venus makes a sextile to the north node in Leo, suggesting that time spent exploring something new can lead to fun connections with other people. Put some more variety and spontaneity into your life. Get out and do something new. You’re likely to meet someone who shares your interest in learning.
Uranus into Taurus begins a cycle of private revelation for you. The word comes from the Latin revelare: to lay bare. Over the course of the next eight years, mysteries will be laid bare before you. You may delve into spirituality, magic, and the supernatural and find that revelation and reason start to run together for you…but don’t expect anyone to believe you who hasn’t experienced this themselves. Taurus is an especially tangible sign, making it likely that your experiences will take place at the axis of spirit and matter. You have the power to manifest your will into being with this transit. More “reasonable” revelations could include surprising disclosures about your finances, or an unexpected urge to experiment with your sexuality. Uranus never makes any promises about what’s going to happen. Just look at the surprises he threw your way over the last seven years while he was in Aries, shaking up your partnerships and friendships. The only thing that is for certain is that when Uranus transits the realm of mystery, he’s about to re-wild some of the more private areas of your life.
May begins on the heels of that heady Scorpio full moon from April 29th. The cardinal squaring from April continues as well, with Mercury square Pluto exactly on May 7th and Mars on the 12th. Other people are still adjusting to the Mercury-retrograde boundary-setting you did in April. You are building strong foundations for your life with the right people. Empower yourself to know who they are. Venus square Neptune on May 7th tempts you to step away from work and explore shinier things, which could be a nice break given how intense life has been lately. You could get a financial break, too, when the sun opposes Jupiter on the 8th. On the 11th, the sun trine Pluto supports your long-term transformation.
On May 13th, Mercury meets Uranus at the very last degree of Aries, sending a brilliant last message from a friend or partner before moving into Taurus, where he supports you in magical practice, deep research, and/or commerce. Uranus follows Mercury into Taurus on the 15th, beginning a whole new era. We also have the Taurus new moon on the 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. Who do you want to become at the end of it? What would you like to manifest? What do you want the universe to reveal to you? Hold that vision in your mind on the 15th.
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 may have a creative breakthrough with Mars here. Uranus in Taurus is taking you into the wilderness of the taboo, so this aspect pushes you to create something from the revelations. This square lasts until June 15th. The first month of Uranus’ transit through Taurus will be teaching you how to play with the mystery.
Venus enters Cancer on May 19th. Having your ruler at the top of your chart makes you quite visible at the end of this month. People notice your career accomplishments. They can see your sensitivity and caring. Venus squares Chiron in Aries on the 20th, challenging you to express yourself authentically, especially with partners and clients at work. The sun also enters Gemini on the 20th, making a nice trine to your sign and encouraging you to learn new things. The sun’s trine to Mars in Aquarius, exact on the 23rd, forms a grand air trine with your sign, supporting you in expressing and publishing your creative ideas. Mercury opposite Jupiter on the 23rd and trine Pluto on the 25th speaks of financial shifts at home, hopefully for the better. Venus opposes Saturn on the 26th, creating tension along your axis of direction. You may feel a conflict between your commitments at home and a love of work. As long as you continue to nurture your career, you should be able to balance both with some effort.
Luckily, Jupiter trine Neptune this month is especially supportive for developments in your vocation. This 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. They will make an even more stable grand water trine with Venus in Cancer starting May 28th (exact June 1st). This is an aspect for manifesting dreams at work. Pour as much energy as you can into your career at the end of the month.
On May 29th, Mercury enters Gemini, the sign of his rulership (and your fellow air sign.) Mercury here motivates you to write, speak, and teach. His signature intelligence and curiosity takes you down interesting paths. We end the month with a full moon in Sagittarius on the same day. This moon works with Mercury in Gemini to spark your interest in knowledge. A burning desire to learn may prompt you to buy a plane ticket or sign up for a course. This is a month for exploration and embracing the unexpected. Get ready to express your wildest ideas.
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