Sunday, May 20 - Saturday, May 26
The Jupiter-Neptune trine makes this a surreal week for you. A door to a dream could open now. You’re drawn to explore new knowledge, seek spiritual insight, or travel to far-off lands. Venus square Chiron on Sunday may make you hesitate. You are challenged to heal the wound of self-worth so you can get on with your amazing self and expand your life. Heed Venus in Cancer’s call to create. The sun enters Gemini on Sunday night, heralding a season of family fun and good times at home. You may choose to be a bit of a homebody now, so that you can have more time to make something out of your brilliant ideas.
The end of the week is bound to be lovely for you. Wednesday’s aspects support you as you voice your ideas, perhaps with the help of a partner. On Friday, when the trine between your two ruling planets is exact, you have the potential for a beautiful day. You may be spending your time with friends or family this weekend. Saturday does bring potential challenges to your self-expression, though. Fear of rejection could hold you back, so take a gamble on sharing what you’ve made. You are in an era of rapid learning and exponential growth. The people in your life are just trying to keep up! Share the blessings you have with those you love. More good things are coming.
Sunday, May 13 - Saturday, May 19
Mercury in Taurus already has you singing melodious tunes. Ideas, questions, poems, and conversations seem to spring out of the earth for you when Mercury is here. Tuesday’s new moon in Taurus is the beginning of a new journey of the mind, and you’re likely to be on that journey with some powerful people. Set an intention for the things you’d like to learn. What are the “classes” you’d like to take in life? Just hours after the new moon, Uranus crosses the threshold of your third house. Expect surprises this week, whether it’s a fantastic idea out of nowhere or unexpected news from a sibling. Be prepared to adapt. This is a cycle of wild ideas and exponential intellectual growth, but it’s not without some bumps in the road. Jupiter trine Neptune is growing stronger all week long, supporting your exploration and expansion. Enjoy the feeling of being a student again.
On Wednesday, Mars enters Aquarius, charging your imagination with even more unusual, inventive ideas. Pay attention to your dreams, and don’t let fears get the best of you. Mars squares Uranus, challenging you to speak up about your inventions. Make time for writing, reading, and other communication-related activities this week. You’re a powerhouse of inspiration. Stable forces in your community are standing by ready to support what you say. On Saturday, Venus enters Cancer, inviting you to nourish yourself through play. Get outside and enjoy yourself with someone you care about this weekend. The years of erratic income are over. You’re being emotionally supported on this next leg of the journey, as you grow your sense of self-worth and contribute your original voice to the conversation.
Sunday, May 6 - Saturday, May 12
Stay firm in your values and your own self-worth this week. The past six weeks have had you take a total inventory of what you care about, and now you’re making some changes as a result. On Monday, what you believe about yourself may help you. You do have what it takes to connect with the people you admire. You do belong in the communities you’ve chosen. And you’re also learning the secret that other people will value you as you value yourself. So teach them that you’re someone to be reckoned with this week. Jupiter in Scorpio is your guide through the wilderness in this next leg of the journey. Open yourself to learning all you can. Mercury’s meeting with Uranus in Aries is about to send you an unexpected message that will affect your income and/or your confidence. It’s just the last show in seven years of fireworks, through which you’ve become nimble and ultra-resourceful. Take the lessons you’ve learned about risk-taking with you when Uranus moves into Taurus next week. You’re moving into a period of radical mind-opening.
Sunday, April 29 - Saturday, May 5
The sun trine Saturn on Sunday is a supportive aspect that suggests you’re learning what you need to achieve your goals. Conversations with others may result in kismet connections this week. The full moon in Scorpio on Sunday night leaves the door to exploration wide open. This lunation in your fellow water sign speaks of mysteries begging to be solved. Bolstered by Jupiter trine Neptune throughout the month of May, you’re on a journey to accessing all kinds of knowledge. You may meet a spiritual teacher or healer this week, or expand your mind in some other way. Mars and Pluto, the rulers of this moon, are still conjunct in Capricorn and making a quintile to this lunation, suggesting that the things you learn and the people you meet are bound to further your goals.
The sun continues this full moon’s square to the nodes throughout the week, maintaining the emphasis on questioning and learning. Mercury is leaving a square to Saturn and starting to square Pluto on Tuesday, an aspect that will be exact May 7th. Again, this is about knowing your worth as you create powerful associations with others. Stay open; stay curious. On Wednesday, Venus begins to square your modern ruler Neptune, an aspect that will also be exact on May 7th. This suggests that you do need to stay realistic in regards to your relationships with family members, as it’s easy to idealize the situation right now. Venus’ sextile to the north node on Thursday reminds you that the best way to improve things at home is through work and steady, fixed routines. Your world is expanding rapidly. Find ways to ground yourself in the midst of all these heady changes.
Uranus is about to inspire some irreverent, original thinking for you. With Uranus in Taurus, you’ll be getting some lightning-bolt ideas, and eight years with which to give them form. Your curiosity won’t let you down. You may feel easily bored when Uranus is here; you just can’t learn fast enough. You may take up some quirky new hobbies. Siblings, neighbors, or acquaintances may help you with your self-expression. You’re re-wilding your mind, letting it grow uncivilized and undisciplined. This could be a very creative transit for you, one that changes your self-image and your interests. Short bursts of activity could bring long-term benefits. Especially this year, with Jupiter in Scorpio, you’re seeking something. Go on and explore the wilderness out there.
May begins on the heels of that heady Scorpio full moon from April 29th, the one that pulled you in irresistibly with the promise of new knowledge. The cardinal squaring from April continues as well, with Mercury square Pluto on May 7th and Mars on May 12th. Mars and Pluto are still conjunct, but they are separating now. Continue to communicate your worth to the people you want to impress. You’re on your way to reaching your goals. On May 8th, the sun opposite Jupiter highlights your path of learning and knowledge, giving you some new questions. The sun trine Pluto on the 11th supports conversations and connections with others. Your social life will be an integral part of the changes that are coming up.
On May 13th, Mercury meets Uranus at the very last degree of Aries, sending a brilliant last message about your values, including money, before moving into Taurus. Mercury in Taurus gives you a steady stream of ideas. This is an excellent aspect for those who sing or play music; a time when your voice is especially strong. 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 do you want to learn about? What have you always wanted to do in your spare time? Who do you want to be at the end of it? 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 and confident in his ideas. Your imagination will be super active around this new moon. Uranus in Taurus is all about freeing your mind, so you’re immediately challenged to write down all of your ideas and go in search of more information. This square lasts until June 15th. This first month Uranus’ transit through Taurus will awaken you to new possibilities.
Venus enters Cancer on May 19th, nourishing you with even more creative potential, plus lots of love and fun. There is so much fun to be had this month! You absolutely need to make time for play, especially at the end of the month. Venus squares Chiron on the 20th, challenging you to feel confident in your own talents. The sun enters Gemini on this day too, shedding a light on your home and family. Romantic time spent with a live-in significant other, or fun with family members, is very likely at the end of May. Your imagination will be active on the 23rd, when the sun trines Mars and Mercury opposite Jupiter gives you another download of knowledge. You’ll be spending time with other people too, trying to balance the giving and receiving cycle of love. Somehow you have to fit in both your creative time and quality time with the people you love.
Lucky Jupiter trine Neptune has your back all month, guiding you safely on your journey. Their trine 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 major support for publishing your creative work all month long. It’s going to be fun! This aspect will become an even more stable grand water trine with Venus in Cancer starting May 28th (exact June 1st). Express yourself as much as possible, and share your ideas with others.
Mercury moves into Gemini, the sign of his rulership, on May 29th. Mercury in Gemini is always a breath of fresh air at home, bringing interesting ideas and people across the threshold. We end the month with a full moon in Sagittarius on the same day. This full moon is in your house of vocation, shining a spotlight on your accomplishments in career. With these two active at the end of May, your attention will be on your direction. There are so many opportunities now to express your innovative ideas and receive recognition for them. Study hard, and be original about 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