Sunday, May 20 - Saturday, May 26
Jupiter in Scorpio has been mining the depths of your soul, and it’s intense emotional work. You’re still recovering from having Saturn in your sign over the past three years. Having your lucky ruling planet in hiding can make you feel less optimistic than usual. But what’s happening is that you’re preparing for a rebirth of sorts in November of this year. This week, Jupiter trine Neptune could wash away some confusion about your sense of identity, and even help you get closer to the home you dream of. Emotional insights about family and childhood are likely this week. You may be confiding in a friend or partner about this, especially since the sun enters Gemini on Sunday night, continuing your current season of love and putting an emphasis on significant others.
Chiron in Aries is helping you to heal any wounds around self-expression that may go back as far as childhood, so the ability to open up and confide in someone you trust is key. You may feel especially communicative on Wednesday. With all of the emotional labor this week, you require rest and attention to your health, so take things one day at a time. Spiritual insights are another possibility with all of this introspection. By the end of the week, you may have another battle with your own self-doubt. Remind yourself of your inherent worth. Carry your home inside of you wherever you go, knowing that you belong everywhere.
Sunday, May 13 - Saturday, May 19
Mercury in Taurus is already paving the way for practical conversations at work, helping you ground your routines, and planting new seeds of commerce. Tuesday’s new moon is a new beginning in your health and daily life. If you were looking to shake up your routine and make a big change, especially where work or health are concerned, this is the one to set intentions with. The moon trine Pluto and Lilith in Capricorn signifies your badass new sense of self-worth, as you manifest it in the marketplace. You always want freedom, but in the next eight years after Uranus makes his ingress into Taurus on Tuesday, you’re creating radical stability too. Be prepared for unpredictable changes in your days this week. Stay agile out there.
On Wednesday, Mars enters Aquarius and gives you all sorts of bold ideas. You may be able to use these in your quest for ideal days of stable freedom. Body meets mind and spirit later this week, as you ground the current of electricity that’s coursing through you, thanks to Mars and Uranus. You may need some exercise to burn off that erratic energy this week. It’s exciting, though, because you’re about to get your hands dirty in the wild, real world, most likely the natural one. Make a regular practice of being outside if you don’t already have one. That’s the foundation of your stability as Uranus transforms things in your life through the next eight years. On Saturday, Venus enters Cancer, prompting nourishing private conversations and loving intimacy with a partner. You could also be finding more ways of getting and keeping money, to fund your personal rewilding campaign. Jupiter trine Neptune grows stronger all week, supporting your dreams of the perfect home. It happens one day at a time.
Sunday, May 6 - Saturday, May 12
You’re more inspired than ever. Refuse to let self-doubt get in the way this week. You must stoke the fire of your creative talents, and give what you have to give to the world. We’re all looking forward to seeing you turn that Saturnine lead from the past three years into some bonafide gold. The foundations of your life are shifting, an ongoing pattern that a partner may allude to on Monday. There is a romance to the idea of making a home together with someone, but of course, you’re a hard one to tie down. Where is home for you? What would the perfect home base look like for your nomadic soul? Join with others to make the dream come true, as long as they understand how fluid the dream is for you. Tethering you to earth just won’t work right now. You need to be light and freer than ever. With the sun-Jupiter opposition this week, your imagination is expanding faster than time can accommodate the vision. Rest and intentional ritual will help you to expand your life to match the dream, one day at a time. The shift in your values is causing a shift in reality. By next Sunday, Mercury and Uranus in Aries will have gifted you with a sudden inspiration. Don’t underestimate the messages you’re getting. You are meant to take risks this way.
Sunday, April 29 - Saturday, May 5
The sun trine Saturn on Sunday supports your health and confidence in your body. You certainly have the potential to up your health game now. Saturn may even have you lifting weights, literally getting stronger. Sunday night’s full moon is about the other side of the health coin: rest. You love to be on the go, but in order to do that, you have to recharge. Sleep, dreams, and quiet meditation call to you with this lunation. Withdraw to your imagination this week, and see what you create. You may be privately exploring some powerful talents, as this moon makes a quintile to Mars and Pluto in Capricorn. The key is confidence in your self. You don’t have to show anybody yet. Just believe that you can do it.
The sun makes an exact square to the moon’s nodes on Monday and then continues this aspect all week. The things you’re learning and exploring are calling you to dream. You may be gathering material for a creative project you don’t even know about yet. Make sure you record your ideas somehow. Jupiter trine Neptune is supporting you as you reimagine the foundations of your life. The past doesn’t have to define you; the future can be invented. Venus in Gemini begins to square Neptune on Wednesday, an aspect that will be exact May 7th. A friend or partner is helping you to reimagine what home can look like. Venus’ sextile to the north node on Thursday suggests that you will be exploring new possibilities with this person. Someone else’s zest for life may activate your imagination this week. Keep dreaming.
Uranus in Taurus is about to shake up your daily routine in big ways. There is no time at all for monotony in your life. You need freedom and wildness on a daily basis while Uranus is here. The Great Awakener will prompt you to reinvent your rituals. Your work life is likely to change, especially if you’re bored in your day job. You need the flexibility to do inventive, innovative work when inspiration strikes. Your energy levels may become more erratic, with hyperfocus on projects one day and disinterest the next. Techniques for centering mind and body, like meditation, reiki, or yoga, will help you manage this transit. You quite literally need to ground your own electricity while Uranus is here. Uranus and Taurus are an interesting pair: the planet of sudden, lightening-bolt style changes and the sign of slow, steady growth. You have always been attracted to the wilderness; you’re a natural explorer of the unknown. Now you are creating a daily life that gives you both freedom and stability.
May begins on the heels of that heady Scorpio full moon on April 29th, hopefully leaving you well-rested, with all sorts of imaginative ideas. The cardinal squaring from April continues as well, with Mercury square Pluto on May 7th and Mars on the 12th. You are still being challenged to access your power and confidence, and use your talents to express yourself. Venus squares Neptune on the 7th, leading you to speculate on romantic ideals of home with a partner. Everything looks beautiful through rose-colored glasses, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing -- you could actually create a beautiful home with someone at this time. If you’re living with a significant other or considering a move, make decisions with both eyes open.
The sun opposite Jupiter on May 8th is a mini-preview of the changes in mind and body that begin when Uranus moves into Taurus on the 15th. The big changes you’re making privately are about to be manifested in real life. On the 11th, the sun trine Pluto invites you to bring confidence to your work. On the 13th, Mercury meets Uranus at the very last degree of Aries, sending a brilliant last message in a flash of creative insight, before moving into Taurus. Mercury in Taurus aids you in commercial activities, grounded communication at work, and making steady changes in your routines.
On May 15th, Uranus follows Mercury into Taurus. We have a new moon in that sign on the same day, too. 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 be at the end of it? What does your ideal day look like? How do you want to feel when you’re at work? 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 may feel like communicating all of your rebellious thoughts when Mars is here. Uranus in Taurus is all about creating freedom in your daily life. This aspect pushes you to walk your talk. The square lasts through June 15th. This first month of Uranus’ transit through Taurus will be awakening you to the restrictions in your daily life.
Venus moves into Cancer on May 19th, inviting you to nourish yourself through intimate relationships. Venus here is all about deep bonds of love. Spend some time with a significant partner, or keep an eye out for potential lovers while Venus is here. She squares Chiron on the 20th, challenging you to heal the wounds of deserving so you can share yourself with others. The sun enters Gemini on the 20th, too, lighting up your house of partnership. The spring fling energy that started in late April carries over into May.
Mercury opposes Jupiter on the 23rd, suggesting that you’ll be putting some of your imaginative ideas into action in your daily life, creating rituals that suit you. Mercury trine Pluto on the 25th reminds you that you are powerful as you do so. The sun is also trine Mars on the 23rd, inviting you to share your innovative ideas with a close friend or partner. When Venus opposes Saturn on the 26th, you may feel some self-doubt where love and intimacy are concerned. Remind yourself of your own worth.
The lucky Jupiter-Neptune trine supports you in reimagining what home could look like all month long. This 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. Put your energy into your dream home. Recreate the foundations of your life. This aspect will become an even more stable grand water trine with Venus in Cancer starting May 28th (exact June 1st). Emotional realizations and developments in love are likely at the end of May.
Mercury moves into Gemini, the sign of his rulership, on May 29th. Mercury here, with his quickness, wit, and intelligence, helps you to communicate well with friends and partners. We end the month with a full moon in your sign on the same day. You have plenty of energy for play and exploration of the unknown with a significant other or good friend. Freedom suits you well. Look for ways to make a home of the wilderness with someone who shares that desire.
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