Sunday, May 20 - Saturday, May 26
You’re still riding out these sudden changes one week after Uranus entered your sign. You may be in the process of reinventing your self-image and changing your whole direction, and others notice This electric energy is likely to be uncomfortable for you, so you will probably need some time to take it slow this week. Luckily, Jupiter trine Neptune has your back. You could meet someone dreamy this week. Friends, partners, and communities who support your dearest wishes could appear to materialize out of thin air now. If you don’t already have plans, reach out to people or make a date -- plan to be in the right place at the right time. Yes, you need to process these changes, but resist the urge to spend the whole week on the couch! You’ll be happy you did.
The whole week is about relationships and conversation for you, but Wednesday is an especially good day to open up to a friend or significant other. Allow yourself to be buoyed by a trusted ally. You’re finding the groups you belong in now; the people you feel most comfortable with. Friday is a really lovely day for you, as Jupiter trine Neptune will be exact. Going out on Friday night is a must. The people you meet are changing your path. Saturday may challenge you to express yourself despite some fear of change. Just remember that you don’t have to be alone on this journey. Choose companions who nurture your spirit.
Sunday, May 13 - Saturday, May 19
This is the biggest week of May for everyone, but especially for you. You’re about to begin a whole new era when Uranus enters your sign on Tuesday. Mercury in your sign has already started giving you a steady stream of practical, beautiful thoughts as you cross this threshold of total transformation. Making Space would be a good mantra for the next seven days of unpredictable activity. Expect the unexpected. Plans may be derailed to a certain extent, new opportunities may present themselves, and emotions may surge. Tuesday morning’s new moon is in your sign, just a few hours before Uranus makes his ingress. This moon’s trine to Pluto and Lilith in Capricorn emphasizes the dramatic changes and exponential growth in your future. This is the beginning of another lunar cycle, but it’s also your personal new moon, close to your birthday, and the beginning of a new seven-year Uranus cycle. Set some intentions for the change you want to create at the beginning of this week.
Mars moves into Aquarius on Wednesday, immediately squaring Uranus and making you highly visible in your career. Prepare yourself for sudden changes at work. You may be the one with innovative new ideas and the enthusiasm to share them. You may suddenly become aware of an urgent need for change in your career, to better match your true self. If work has been restricting your freedom, you will want to break through the barriers this week. Circumstances out of your control could push you through them anyway. You are being called to let your true identity shine. Pay attention to how you feel, but beware of impulsivity. Towards the end of the week, you may be grateful for some stable ground beneath your feet. Venus enters Cancer on Saturday, inviting you to nourish yourself through conversations with caring people, especially women. Find the person who will listen and answer your questions with sensitivity. Jupiter trine Neptune, the aspect of the year, is growing stronger all week. You are building a support system of loved ones who believe in your vision. Make room for the new.
Sunday, May 6 - Saturday, May 12
Place your confidence in friendships and partnerships carefully this week. You feel fantastic about your connections with others, especially on Monday and Tuesday. With the right people, you could really get where you want to go. The caution is that you could accidentally over-promise in a moment of idealism. You’re reconnecting with your sense of self-worth as Uranus prepares to move into your sign next week, making you feel like you can take on the world. A significant partnership, or the possibility for a new one, is blossoming rapidly into something real. This whole week is like the quiet rumblings of an earthquake about to come on the 15th. You’re about to break through the ground and rise up. Inside your head, it’s already happened! Imaginative exploration takes off, bringing you to the brink of fresh territory on Friday and Saturday. The transformational journey is mandatory now. Strap in and bring a friend along for the ride.
Sunday, April 29 - Saturday, May 5
The sun in your sign trine Saturn on Sunday is an aspect for strength and perseverance. You were never one to give up. Continue on with your journey. You are slowly and surely growing wiser with Saturn in Capricorn. Sunday night’s full moon is a big one for you, a kind of test, pushing you deeper into knowledge. There is an aura of destiny around this one, with the moon and sun squaring both nodes, and the rulers of Scorpio, Mars and Pluto, still making a powerful conjunction in Capricorn. You may find yourself making a decision regarding a partnership or friendship as the relationship intersects with your personal path. Do you go together or move on in your separate ways? If it’s a rock solid relationship, time spent with another could lead to deep, potent insights. Explorations of the metaphysical at this time are likely to result in some powerful wisdom about yourself and your place in the world.
The force of this full moon reverberates through the week. Since the moon and sun always oppose each other at the full moon, the sun is squaring the nodes too. This aspect will be exact on Monday and continues all week long. So the relationship insights keep coming. This is about figuring out where you want to go, and creating a home for yourself--whether it’s a literal home, a job, or a person who represents home. Change. It can be so hard for you, but with Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune this year, the changes you make for yourself will lead to more love in your life. Venus is transiting your second house, reminding you to keep your head high. Her sextile to the north node in Leo on Thursday reinforces the emphasis on home. Build yours according to what you value most.
With Uranus moving into your sign this month, you are ripe for a reinvention. Uranus and Taurus are an interesting pair: the planet of sudden, lightening-bolt style changes and the sign of slow, steady growth. Even with Uranus here, you will not allow your reinvention to be rushed. The gift is that, for the next six months, you’ll have the electric motivation of the changemaker in your sign, giving you that bodily goosebump kind of intuition. You know who you are now. The creative project of remaking yourself in this cycle is eight years long. You’ve got time to do it right.
May starts out with the sun in your sign squaring the nodes, a hangover from that heady Scorpio full moon on April 29th. The cardinal squaring from April continues in the first week as well, with Mercury square Pluto exactly on May 7th. Your imagination has you wandering into distant, even dangerous, territory. Don’t let fear stop you from exploring the wilderness. Mercury echoes this aspect by squaring Mars on May 12th, giving you the energy to continue your wandering.
Venus square Neptune, also exact on the 7th, makes you feel confident, possibly to the point of delusion. For those who struggle with confidence, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Pretend until it’s real. The sun opposes Jupiter on May 8th, and because they’re both friendly, they still work together. The dance you do with another person is in a constant state of motion, shifting and rebalancing. A friendship or partnership is blossoming. Let it continue to grow. On May 11th, the sun in your sign trine Pluto in Capricorn signifies further support for your transformation. Just in time for Uranus’ big entrance.
First, on May 13th, Mercury meets Uranus at the very last degree of Aries, sending a brilliant last message in a flash of insight before he moves into your sign. With Mercury in your first house and Venus in Gemini, you benefit from a temporary mutual reception by transit. Words, images, and music all come to you more easily and rapidly with this channel open. Then, on May 15th, we start a new lunar cycle with a new moon in your sign. This is your reset new moon, not least because Uranus enters Taurus 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? 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 from the very top of your chart. 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. Uranus in Taurus is all about freeing your true self, so this aspect pushes you to run free. You will immediately be challenged to bring your self-image into reconciliation with your vocation, or at least what you used to think your vocation was. This square lasts until June 15th, so it’s a longer aspect. This first month of Uranus’ transit through Taurus will be teaching you where you feel hemmed in. If it makes you feel uncharacteristically impulsive, rely on your steady Taurean instincts to guide you. Remember: your reinvention shall not be rushed.
With all of these high-intensity aspects, Taurus, it’s a blessing to have Venus move into Cancer on May 19th. The fourth week of May gives you a cool drink of water to quench your thirst and soothe you in the midst of these hot transits. Venus in Cancer prompts you to explore the beauty of places nearby and satiate your curiosity with some nourishing knowledge. She makes a friendly sextile to your sign, which means that she makes an immediate sextile to Uranus. Your curiosity is likely to be fueled by your new quest for absolute freedom. She also squares Chiron in Aries on the 20th, prodding you to release the authentic being inside of you.
Jupiter’s trine to Neptune is technically exact on May 25th, but both planets are within 1 degree of each other for the entire week of May 20 - 27. Relationships with partners, friends, and your wider community nourish you at this time. Wishes may even come true! This aspect will become an even more stable grand water trine with Venus in Cancer starting May 28th (exact June 1st). With Mercury opposing Jupiter on May 23rd, make sure you’re communicating openly with others, as this will bring the biggest blessings.
The month ends with a full moon in Sagittarius on May 29th, one that beckons you to explore deeper into mystery. The fires of transformation have been lit, and they’re not dying down anytime soon. Mercury enters Gemini, the sign of his rulership, on the day of the full moon, reminding you of all the talents you possess. Look for new ways you could make money just being yourself. There is no rush to get there immediately; no destination that won’t lead you to a new path. The changes are already in motion.
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