Sunday, May 20 - Saturday, May 26

You are still supported by Mercury in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn at the beginning of this week, despite all of the rude Uranian interruptions. This stability, combined with the support of Jupiter trine Neptune, may just be able to get your frayed nerves back under control. Your curiosity brings you closer to a friend this week, or maybe a romantic partner. Risk conversations with strangers and go on dates, and/or spend time with the one you already love. Neptune opposing your sun or ascendant can be confusing, but it’s also a very spiritual transit. You have to feel your way through life. Don’t overthink it. You’ll know when it feels right and when it doesn’t, and you have to trust that inner guidance. Your own guidance system won’t ever fail you, but if you ignore it and put your faith in people who want to mislead you -- that’s when a Neptune opposition gets you in trouble. This week is the lighter side of Neptune, the fairy godmother. Jupiter expands the romantic possibilities.

On Sunday night, the sun enters Gemini, beginning a season of public recognition for your achievements. Others notice you now. You may be getting attention for your career or for another milestone in your life. By the middle of this week, you might be telling other people about some of your big ideas. You’re full of energy for work now that Mars is in Aquarius, and Mercury’s opposition with Jupiter on Wednesday has you seeking answers to some big questions. You could really impress someone. On Saturday, the Venus-Saturn opposition gives you some momentary jitters about expressing yourself. Others want to receive what you have to say. Push through the fear to create. Connecting with others is the whole entire point.


Sunday, May 13 - Saturday, May 19

Mercury in Taurus is already peaking your curiosity for potential adventure. He may give you the travel bug, or even have you considering a long-term stay in some foreign place. You have even more stamina than usual for studying when Mercury is here. Tuesday’s new moon in Taurus is a call to seek knowledge and express your groundbreaking ideas. Uranus makes his big ingress just hours after the new moon, starting a brand new cycle of reinvention that will last for the next eight years. Forget everything you thought you knew. Uranus is about to be your wildest, most genius teacher yet. You may come out of this rewilding era with a totally new philosophy or spiritual understanding. Call it a global consciousness--you’re ready to get your boots dirty. At this new moon, set an intention for where you want to go and what you want to learn.

Mars enters Aquarius on Wednesday, immediately squaring Uranus in Taurus. If you have the impulse to just pack a bag and head to the airport on a whim, Mars will help you brainstorm ways to make that break for freedom a practical reality. You’ll need expansive freedom in your daily life once Uranus enters Taurus, and you’ll feel pretty stubborn about getting it. Make a list of every possible way to get what you want, no matter how zany the ideas. You’re on the verge of finding a magic way out. Venus enters Cancer on Saturday, inviting you to nourish yourself by chilling with friends. If you’re in a warm enough climate, sitting poolside could be especially good for this transit. Look for the connections who care deeply about you. Jupiter trine Neptune is getting stronger all week, supporting your dream partnership. Unpredictable changes are bound to happen, but make no mistake: everything’s coming up roses eventually.


Sunday, May 6 - Saturday, May 12

You continue to mine your past for insights and throw them into the cauldron of creative transformation this week. Your zest for learning informs your creative process. The library has always been a fun place for you, so spend some time with your true best friends: all the books. Jupiter expands your appetite for knowledge so that it’s practically limitless. What you’re learning is likely to help you with your career this month. On Monday, communication with a partner about work could be tricky. This is your time to make lemonade out of the lemons life has handed you. You’re in a period of garnering more recognition at work. Make sure the people you put your trust in are supporting you in the same way you would support them. Just to be sure, double-check all of your communication this week, especially if the person in question is a romantic partner. You are supported in expressing yourself powerfully and truthfully. When you work with the energy of Capricorn, there’s no point to fluff: just say what you mean. By Sunday you may have a breakthrough that changes everything. Get ready for your personal rewilding.


Sunday, April 29 - Saturday, May 5

The sun trine Saturn on Sunday creates a grand earth trine that supports your self-expression. Fun is the key here! If you haven’t been having enough fun lately, these two suggest that you let loose and enjoy yourself. Put aside self-criticism and forgive yourself for past mistakes so that you can fully embrace life this week. You may be able to create something out of the pain, if you need to alchemize some of your experiences. Sunday night’s full moon in Scorpio sends a friendly sextile to your sign. You are invited to spend time talking with interesting people, ask questions, and learn. Writing, reading, research, and other activities involving communication are especially supported -- as long as they’re fun for you!

The sun continues this full moon’s square to the nodes all week, making an exact square on Monday. It’s a week that’s about learning and exploring something new. You may be making explorations of a spiritual nature, learning new things in school, or traveling to a new place. You may discover new questions to ask. Mercury is coming off last week’s square to Saturn and begins to square Pluto on Tuesday (exact May 7th). Your creativity is the key to your transformation right now. If you don’t consider yourself a creative person, all the more reason to access that part of yourself. Creativity is a natural human ability, and there are many ways to use it. You are good at doing a lot of useful things, but this week, try to spend some time doing something totally “useless”, just because you enjoy it. Venus sextile the north node in Leo on Thursday reminds you that your imaginative ideas are worth sharing.


May

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.
— John Muir, Our National Parks

Uranus into Taurus is about to call you on some wild adventures. Uranus in this sign is the wilderness, and when he’s in your house of exploration, wildness becomes a necessity. Because Taurus is an earth sign too, this is a supportive eight-year cycle of expansion. You will be growing in unexpected ways, traveling to places where you may never have thought you’d go, and learning the most unusual things. You may even be the voice of Uranus in Taurus, teaching others about eco-feminism, new forms of currency, innovative farming techniques, and re-wilding the land. If you’re not really a nature type or much of a traveler, you could be doing some wild investing. Or, who knows, you may surprise yourself. This is a long-term cycle, and even with Uranus involved, Taurus doesn’t move that fast. You’ve got time to see this unfold.

May begins on the heels of that heady Scorpio full moon on April 29th. The cardinal squaring from April continues as well, with Mercury square Pluto on May 7th and Mars on the 12th.  The alchemy of transforming old pain into creative self-expression and love is ongoing. Venus squares Neptune on the 7th as well, creating some tension in communication with a friend or partner around your career. Make sure you understand what the other person wants. Neptune can be vague; assuming you know is likely to lead you off track. Ideally, a significant other will help you shine. On May 11th, the sun trine Pluto creates another grand earth trine with your sign, creating stable ground for you to stand on as you express yourself in powerful ways.

On May 13th, Mercury meets Uranus at the very last degree of Aries, sending a brilliant flash of insight about your self-liberation. Mercury in Taurus helps you study up, giving you the curiosity and stamina to learn about new subjects. Uranus enters Taurus on the 15th, just hours after a new moon in that same 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. Where do you want to go? What would you like to learn? What does freedom look like to you? Hold that vision in your mind as you begin 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 this way at work, as you try to reconcile daily necessities with your sudden longing for far-flung destinations. You will immediately be challenged to shake up your routine, reforming your daily life to make room for more wildness. This square lasts until June 15th, so it’s a longer aspect. This first month of Uranus’ transit through Taurus will be teaching you to think differently.

Venus enters Cancer on the 19th, blessing your house of community with her presence. You are especially sensitive to others when Venus is here. With Venus in Cancer, you’re good at caring for and connecting to people, and receiving love in return. Venus square Chiron on the 20th challenges you to feel worthy of the gifts you receive. The sun enters Gemini on the 20th as well, highlighting the top of your chart and making you even more visible. Others see your accomplishments. Mercury’s opposition to Jupiter on the 23rd gives you big ideas to communicate, and his trine to Pluto on the 25th provides more of that grounded earth energy to support your self-expression.

Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces send good vibes for relationships this month. 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. This aspect will become an even more stable grand water trine with Venus in Cancer starting May 28th (exact June 1st). The end of May is a lovely time for building emotional connections with existing partners and meeting new people.

On May 29th, Mercury moves into Gemini, the other sign of his rulership. Mercury is comfortable here, showcasing his natural intelligence, wit, and curiosity. And since Gemini is at the very top of your chart, other people can see how your words sparkle. We end the month with a full moon in Sagittarius on the same day. This full moon is at the bottom of your chart, highlighting home, family, the past, and the foundations of your identity. You’re going to the mountains to go home now, whether it’s a literal trip to the wilderness or a shift you make to invite more wild, unexpected fun into your life. This month makes you feel restless. Say goodbye to old pain and boring routines, and open yourself to novel experiences. Bon voyage!


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