Sunday, May 20 - Saturday, May 26
It’s still all about Mars square Uranus for you this week. You’re navigating through some big changes and possible tension with a friend or significant other. The electric shocks may have thrown you off course for the moment. You’re also changing at a rapid rate, so you may have been the one to deliver the surprise. Luckily, Jupiter trine Neptune supports you all week, beckoning you to give birth to big creative projects, imagine, dream, and play. You may be juggling this impulse to have fun with the erratic demands of Uranus in Taurus. On Sunday night, the sun enters Gemini, beginning a season of deep introspection and research. Intimate conversations with a partner are likely. Those important discussions are likely to happen around Wednesday. If you live with a partner, you may gain some insight about your changing home and family. Transformative talks continue through the end of this week. Perhaps you’re collaborating with someone on the creative projects of Jupiter-Neptune. Certainly, for those who co-parent, this will be a busy time. By Saturday you may feel talked out and desire an escape. Retreat into a good book or explore somewhere you haven’t been before. This is a radical new era of relationships for you.
Sunday, May 13 - Saturday, May 19
Mercury in Taurus is already inspiring serious conversations with a partner or friend. Deep talks are the only kind you like, and you get plenty of them now. Tuesday’s new moon in Taurus is a fresh start for a significant relationship, and it may come with a game changing, powerful heart-to-heart. Just hours later, Uranus enters Taurus, beginning an era of absolute awakening in your relationships. Friendships, business partnerships, and serious romances that were dead on the vine will have to be pruned over the next eight years. Living relationships, though, will thrive with the genius Uranian evolution, and you may make electric connections with some wild people. Be prepared for unexpected revelations from others this week. Set an intention at the new moon for the future relationships you want.
Mars enters Aquarius on Wednesday, prompting you to express who you are and reform your home to match. If you live with a partner, the tension of change is likely to come to a head this week. You may want new, exciting things, and they might not be ready. Best-case scenario, you’re both talking over the rebellious changes you’re about to make together. But try to curb your impulses for now, because you could blow something up and regret your actions later. On Saturday, Venus helps you cool off by moving into Cancer. Nourish yourself through learning and adventure. Satisfy your desire for total revolution by getting away for a bit. Jupiter trine Neptune is supporting your creative self-expression all week. It’s a beautiful time for an emotional revolution. Feel your way through this eruption together.
Sunday, May 6 - Saturday, May 12
You have ten more days of Mars-Pluto in Capricorn, before Mars moves into Aquarius on the 16th. Have you felt the power behind your voice lately? Having your rulers together in the sector of communication has helped you to say what you mean, loud and clear. You’re so busy telling other people about your ideas that you may need to slow down and rest a bit this week, perhaps by spending some quality time with a friend or significant other. The sun in Taurus is opposing Jupiter in your sign, exact on Tuesday and effective all this week. You’re confident, even buoyant, in relationships now. Go big. In the lead-up to Uranus in Taurus, you’re getting an idea of what it will be like to totally reinvent yourselves and your partnerships. Want a hint? Ask a Libra sun/rising friend about the last seven years in her relationships. There’s no reason to be bored anymore. You’ve always needed a certain amount of depth and intensity in any bond, and that’s all the more true now. You’ve totally revamped your routine to get ready for it. Expect one more flash change to your daily rituals by the time Mercury meets Uranus next Sunday. Mundane chores begone. Speak up for the excitement you want.
Sunday, April 29 - Saturday, May 5
The sun trine Saturn on Sunday supports you in communicating with partners. This is good, because Sunday night’s full moon in your sign highlights all of the major parts of your life: self, friends, partners, home, family, and career. As for which major part of your life is highlighted most, that depends on your specific natal chart. What I can tell you is that this is a big, luscious full moon for you, ripe for any change you want to make. Luna sends a creative quintile to your rulers Mars and Pluto, still conjunct in Capricorn. This indicates that you will find a unique and empowered way to communicate with others about what’s happening in your life. Jupiter in your sign sends you blessings this year, and his close trine to Neptune this month supports your ability to express yourself. If you take a big risk to go after what you want, you will be protected. This lunation lends you power.
The sun in Taurus continues to square the nodes all week, making an exact square on Monday. Consult your intuition. Knowing yourself will help you with any situation that arises. The sun begins to oppose Jupiter on Wednesday, an aspect that will be exact on May 8th. This puts an emphasis on how you relate to other people. More than likely, a significant friend or partner will feature heavily in your life this week. Venus sextile the north node in Leo on Thursday reminds you that the resources others share with you can help you achieve your career goals. Allow others in. Let them help you. You are surrounded by allies right now.
Uranus in Taurus is about to shake up your partnerships and friendships. Over the course of the next eight years, you will encounter big changes in this area of your life. You will feel the need to end old, stale, or boring relationships. In some cases, that ending will come abruptly. It might not even be about you--a close friend or partner’s erratic behavior could keep you pretty busy at this time. You’ll be forming alliances with some wildly interesting people, people who light a wild spark in you. The Great Awakener, as he is sometimes called, will oppose your sun, calling you to free yourself from inhibitions. There is a point to all of this: when you are truly free in relationships, others see you for who you are and love you anyway. Uranus’ earth-shattering changes often turn out to be miracles once the dust has cleared. Get ready to re-wild your connections with others.
The lusty month of May begins on the heels of that heady full moon in your sign on April 29th. Your rulers Mars and Pluto are still conjunct in Capricorn, empowering you to speak your mind. The cardinal squaring from April continues as well, with Mercury square Pluto on May 7th and Mars on May 12th, so your big ideas are still shifting things in your daily life. Don’t let Mercury rush you too much. The sun opposite Jupiter on the 8th, highlighting a relationship with a significant friend or partner and giving you a sneak preview of the Uranus in Taurus years to come. The sun trine Pluto on the 11th helps others relate to your changing communication style.
On May 13th, Mercury meets Uranus at the very last degree of Aries, sending a brilliant last message about all of the changes to your daily life before moving into Taurus. Mercury in Taurus helps you to build stable communication with friends and partners, which will be useful, because Uranus follows Mercury into Taurus on the 15th. On the same day, we have a new moon in that 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? Who would you like to meet? What does the ideal relationship look like to you? 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 be feeling quite rebellious at home with Mars here. Uranus in Taurus is all about free love for you. This aspect pushes you to make big changes in relationships already, especially if you live with a partner. This square lasts until June 15th, so it’s a longer aspect. This first month of Uranus’ transit through Taurus will awaken you to where you want to break free from restrictions on your identity, and how others play into that desire for change.
Mercury squares the nodes on May 19th, putting some pressure on you to free yourself from limitations and allow yourself to shine. Venus eases the pressure by entering Cancer on the same day, sending a lovely trine from your fellow water sign. Venus in Cancer beckons you to nourish yourself through travel, learning, and spiritual experiences. Indulge in beautiful ideas while Venus is here. Venus squares Chiron on the 20th, challenging you to take some of those beautiful explorations and incorporate them into your daily life.
Jupiter trine Neptune is protecting and blessing you all month. This aspect is technically exact on May 25th, but both planets are within 1 degree of each other for the entire week of May 20th - 27th. Creative expression is supported, especially at the end of the month. This aspect will become an even more stable grand water trine with Venus in Cancer starting May 28th (exact June 1st). You are being called to share some of your powerful ideas, and the writing or communication projects you’ve been working on. Fun and freedom are your key words at the end of the month.
Mercury moves into Gemini, the sign of his rulership, on May 29th. Mercury here stirs up your curiosity about knowledge that’s not as easy to find. He invites you to do research on hidden subjects, delve into ancient languages and occult materials, or exchange secrets with an intimate partner. We end the month with a full moon in Sagittarius on the same day. This is a moon to boost your confidence in your own talent, during a month in which you’re being pushed to express yourself in your own unique style. You could use your talents to find creative, fun ways to bring in money at the end of May. A trine to the north node in Leo supports the vocation you’re creating from your values. Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Awaken yourself this month, and you will inspire others to awaken as well.
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