Astrology of May 2022

by Henry Seltzer
editor Victor Daniel

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The month of May features astrological fireworks in the form of two eclipses, a Mercury Retrograde in Mercury’s own sign of Gemini, and Jupiter changing signs, entering into Aries the same day that Mercury turns to retrograde motion, on May 10th. Eclipses arrive in batches twice a year and are high-powered lunations when the Sun and Moon come together in zodiacal longitude and, as well, the vertical dimension known as declination, so that they have the potential to occlude or shadow each other. Their effects are said to last six months. The Taurus New Moon Solar Eclipse that governs the May month launches its thirty-day cycle on April 30th, in the early afternoon on the west coast or up to early evening depending on how far east, and features Uranus in the same sign and only a few degrees away, and as well a beautiful Venus-Jupiter-Neptune conjunction that speaks of joy and spiritual connection in the midst of the seeming disasters of this difficult decade. The May 15th Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon that follows two weeks later might serve as something of a culmination for the transformational evolutionary developments of this precious timing.

In the April 30th event there are several notable astrological features that will color the next thirty days of this current lunation cycle, at least, and perhaps all the way to early November and the fall eclipses. They are, first and foremost, the presence of Uranus in fairly close conjunction with the Sun and Moon, four degrees away. This brings further surprising events and also revelatory information that arises in unusual ways, from the depths of our intuitional faculty. The Sun and Moon also sextile Mars at 11 Pisces almost exactly, bringing in that powerful energy for action-orientation. Then, as far a new planets, with Pluto in partile square to Haumea at 28 Libra, there is as well an exact parallel between Uranus and Haumea, the latter representing Nature connection, protecting the environment, and ancient principles of moral compass, of right action and right relationship, that are very present in their articulation or else in their absence during this difficult decade of chaotic culture war and outright attack on sovereign nations.

Also in this potent New Moon eclipse configuration, the close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter at 27 Pisces, exact to almost a minute of a degree, also deserves attention, especially because Neptune is also nearby. The softer side of this May month is here very evident, as the ocean of compassion and other-worldly spiritual dimension represented by Neptune, and by the Pisces Water sign, are also therefore given a major play in the archetypal landscape of the current eclipse season.

Alongside these varied planetary symbols is also the looming Mercury Retrograde, with Mercury already slowing in the New Moon timing, preparing to station to retrograde motion on May 10th. This signals a shift in the mental weather when we start making mistakes in timing and in missing connections, especially since the retrograde begins in Mercury’s own sign of Gemini. This lends a reflexively introspective quality to the last two thirds of May, with the quality of this energy shifting again on May 22nd when Mercury retrogrades back into Taurus, and yet again with Mercury’s station to direct motion on June 3rd. Mercury finally straightens out completely in another two weeks, escaping its retrograde shadow period by getting back to 5 Gemini, where it started.

The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse of May 15th takes place at 25 Taurus and Scorpio and follows the Taurus New Moon two weeks later, representing something of a culmination and also featuring a T-square to Saturn at nearly 25 Aquarius. The Sun and Moon also aspect Pluto in Capricorn, by trine and sextile, Eris in Aries, Haumea in Libra, and Neptune. Also Jupiter has recently entered Aries, so that sense of optimism from the New Moon still remains as a subtext to an intensely transformational final half of the month.

So what do we do with all this wildly difficult, introspectively alive, transformational, and softly compassionate energy of this amazingly astrologically complicated May month? The answer to this question is that we do what we always do, shed our unuseful baggage and try our best to evolve into our true being, our most authentic and higher Self manifestation. We do this not just for ourselves, although, indeed, it is the major task before us, always, as we go through the mundane events of our highly scheduled timings. We do this for the rest of the planet as well. We might feel despair at the world situation, with plenty of fuel for that way of looking at things, and yet we can rest also in the assurance that when we do our best, the universe responds in kind, and that is really all that we can do. The universe is on our side; everything eventually turns out as it should, if only we can take a positive attitude to heart. As Longfellow put it over a century ago, when the world even then had its difficulties:

Let us then be up and doing
With a heart for any fate,
Still achieving still pursuing
Learn to labor, and to wait.


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This is another big month for you, Aries, especially where your principles and values are concerned, with two eclipses and relationship events on your mind and in your heart. The New Moon eclipse just before the month began, on April 30th, reminded you that it’s what you do with what you’ve got that counts, on both the outside and the inside of your psyche, giving them, perhaps unexpectedly, equal weight. Your investigations into what is going on within you through dream images can be very full for you right now, and this contributes to your ongoing understanding of yourself received through the mirror of important relationships. When Mercury retrogrades on May 10th, these revelations take on an even more introspective character; it is a good time for meditation on the human condition, especially your own. The Full Moon eclipse of May 15th and the subsequent entrance of Mars into your sign brings it all back home, including issues of self and other and mystical revelations concerning progress, partners, and any traces of the internal wounding that might hold you back from the fullest perfection of your vision and its concrete manifestation.


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The Solar Eclipse in Taurus from the very end of April represented a potent New Moon lunation coloring the entire May month, and which provided a powerful reset that could help you sort things out. What you want and feel pressured to do may be at polar opposites right now, so that this New Moon energy coming in could be just what the doctor ordered. With four planets still in Pisces at this New Moon configuration, representing your sector of inner process, energy for outer world events might be somewhat lacking, and you will undoubtedly be nudged toward paying more attention to what is going on inside. Uranus in your second solar sector implies continued fluctuations in finances and in your values. Anything is possible right now, and you may be able to gain something by taking a chance on thinking outside of the box, especially when it comes to your resources or what you attribute worth to, including yourself. You might need to raise your prices or assess your skills and what you have to offer to ensure that you are not undervaluing your services, a process that continues throughout the month.

When Venus enters your sign on May 2nd, it is good news for you. Venus relates to beauty, money, relationship, love, and value, and this will be a big theme for you this month. You may feel the urge to align more authentically with your desires, presenting you with new opportunities. After an extended period of reflection, you could feel ready to adopt a more abundant mindset, and it may be a great time to do so. You may be craving a certain level of comfort, but things could also feel somewhat uncertain, especially as the Sun conjuncts Uranus on the 5th.

A necessary changing of the guard takes place on May 10th when Mercury stations retrograde in Gemini, allowing you to revise your mode of thought and operations in the following weeks. Mercury retrograding, and then recovering, until the middle of June could allow you to make meaningful connections between what you say and what you want. You may have felt passive more recently instead of going after what you wish to do directly, but this could change. Jupiter also enters Aries on May 10th, which could help boost your confidence and have more faith in general. Jupiter will be in your sign until late October, which might prompt you to try new things or see the silver lining in your predicaments. Moving ahead with your goals might feel easier without worrying too much about worst-case scenarios.

The second eclipse of the season is the Scorpio Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse that occurs on May 15th. This could trigger some underlying anxieties or fears that may not entirely be based in reality. It may be an excellent opportunity to acknowledge that the transformation you may be seeking requires that you come clean about your fears before you can transcend them. It may be time to bridge the gap between your internal landscape and what you are trying to achieve in the world. This might relate to feeling unsafe, uprooted, or suspicious of other people's intentions. Or it may be that you struggle to reconcile the eccentric parts of yourself with your more conservative inclinations. Mars in Pisces conjoins with Neptune at the time of the eclipse, which may cast a hazy glow on your inner world. Finding ways to return to your body through your five senses and simplify your expectations could go a long way in making you feel grounded at this time.

On May 20th, the Sun's ingress into Gemini should bring more clarity in the coming weeks. Mercury meets the Sun in Gemini a day later on the 21st, which is usually considered an essential part of the Mercury Retrograde cycle; the usual symptoms of missed connections and mechanical breakdowns can be expected to accelerate. The weekend of May 20th could bring new ideas or robust solutions to recurring issues that might be easier to solve in the latter part of the month.

On May 24th, Mars enters Aries, which brings a tremendous amount of energy to your sign, and to identity issues, especially as it applies to a conjunction with Jupiter already moving through Aries. This could feel like a potent boost of energy, and you could start to feel a renewed sense of energy to go after what you want. You may have to keep in mind that although Mars and Jupiter in Aries will help you conquer many pre-existing roadblocks, you may also feel less patient with things that stand in your way. It might even be easier to work alone at this time or at least have enough space to do whatever it is that you most desire. This could be a particularly productive period, especially if you have the proper channels into which you can pour your energy and passions.

The New Moon in Gemini on May 30th brings renewal and potential positive developments that seemed impossible at the beginning of the month. You could gain concrete traction, especially with the proper planning. Keep your head high, and you may be surprised by what you can get done when you combine hard work with a positive attitude.

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This is a rather amazing month for you, Taurus, with the New Moon eclipse that begins it right in your sign. This actually takes place on April 30th , and represents issues of identity and idealized future progress along with an emphasis on your public statement and your societal contribution. You may be seeing these important areas of your life in a new way. Recent changes in worldview have given you a new basis for taking deliberate and conscious action where you might have been operating subliminally, including partnerships and embodying your most sincere principles in all that you accomplish. From May 10th on, Mercury retrograding through first your sector of finances, resources, and values, and then subsequently through your identity sector, represented by the signs of Gemini and Taurus, signals a time of great introspection that lasts through to mid-June, when you will question many tendencies and patterns. With the Full Moon eclipse of May 15th you seek a degree of resolution regarding all of the above. Your relationships in particular come up for renewal, review, and revision, along with career commitment and greater reliance on what is fundamental and real for you as you evolve.


The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology



A Solar Eclipse took place in your sign at the very end of April, governing the current month, and this could bring a significant results for you during May in terms of issues of self-concept and putting your best foot forward. Since an eclipse, the effects of this lunation could last over the following months, including for things related to your needs and your overall mode of operation. Eclipses usually portend changes, and new storylines will tend to emerge over the next several months following an eclipse. You may be experiencing events or situations that push you back to yourself and what you truly want out of life. You might also be forced to acknowledge any compromises you have been making, which are perhaps not sustainable for your long-term happiness. This eclipse could thus be potentially pushing you towards greater autonomy.

Venus enters Aries on the 2nd and will be there for most of the month, illuminating desires and frustrations that could be hiding in the more unconscious parts of your psyche. Even though you might usually be known for your patience, you could feel a specific rebellious energy building up. The Sun is conjunct Uranus in Taurus for the first week of the month, which could bring some restlessness and a desire to break free from stifling influences in your life. Again, if you've been compromising too much, the energy calls for a recalibration at the beginning of May. It may be your opportunity to acknowledge some frustrated parts of you who are begging for more breathing room to explore and do as they please.

The First Quarter Moon in Leo late afternoon or evening on the 8th may highlight a situation where the tension could be channeled productively. This could relate to your home, family, or a domestic scenario that calls for your attention. A few days later, on the 10th, Mercury stations retrograde in Gemini, where it will be moving backward until the beginning of June. You may have to rethink your mode of operation and how you utilize the resources available to you at this time. More extensively, your sense of self-worth and the values you put on yourself may be highlighted, and it could be an excellent period to assess if you are being reimbursed fairly for your skills. Jupiter enters Aries late on the 10th, where it will be transiting until late October and illuminating your chart's soul sector. Your sense of faith and connection to the mystical aspects of existence could receive a boost. However, you may also have to wrestle between your material ambitions and your desire to surrender to more spiritual realms.

A second eclipse and Full Moon takes place on May 15th, in the sign of Scorpio, a Lunar Eclipse which might well bring up important relational dynamics. There may be a link between your dreams for the future and a meaningful partnership. Mars in Pisces rules over the sign of Scorpio and therefore rules over this Lunar Eclipse. Mars closely conjoins with Neptune mid-month, potentially creating some wishful thinking or deception. Be mindful of where you invest your energy and deliberate with your actions. Don't waste your time on something that is of no benefit to you or feels depleting. It may be wise to conserve your energy for what is essential at this time. There is a lot of momentum available for letting go of things that are stagnating or feel frustrating.

On May 20th, the Sun enters Gemini which helps ease the intensity that came with the eclipses since the beginning of May. Things will start to make sense as the Sun in Gemini illuminates your resources and values in the coming weeks. Mercury Retrograde in Gemini meets the Sun upon its entry into the sign of the Twins, which could bring essential answers related to your finances or what you have to work with. You may have a lot more power to make a dream come true than you realize, but you may have to deal with things threatening to stall your progress before you can experience the good things that are knocking at your door.

Mars enters Aries on the 24th, which is a significant ingress for you as it joins Jupiter and Venus there, and brings an emphasis on your previous sign of Aries. Your inner world might be calling out to you more forcibly and you could feel this impact quite strongly.

You could channel a lot of your frustrations or impatience into gaining more autonomy at this time, thanks to a beautiful New Moon in Gemini that occurs on the 30th. This could imply an increased desire for independence in the following weeks and less patience available for compromises. Festering anger is more likely if you try to keep the peace in a scenario. Set your intentions on your personal goals and your ambitions.

 

 


This is a month of contrasts for you Gemini, between public versus private, and inner versus outer experience. This is especially so as the powerful Taurus New Moon eclipse from April 30th , influencing all of May, and beyond, is creating a strong pull to your sector of dream imagination and inner work. This is while your ruler, Mercury, just entered into your sign, emphasizes the way that you come across to others. Mercury stations retrograde on May 10th, and this signals a time of interior exploration that is made all the more intensely internal when Mercury retrogrades back into Taurus on May 22nd. This entire month is terrific for journaling and attempting to discern where you are heading. Meanwhile, also featured is your career sector, and nearby to that, elevated in your chart, we find the highlighted presence of transformative Pluto. Your worldview is inevitably shifting in this spring timeframe. This increasingly affects the way you see your work in the world as more completely connected to your inner vision and to your most cherished principles. That, indeed, might be a fruitful subject for the meditative framework of this rather internal May month.


The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology



The month of May begins just on the other side of a Solar Eclipse in Taurus, which signaled the beginning of eclipse season, considered by most astrologers to be a time of liminality. A second eclipse will occur mid-month in the opposite sign of Scorpio, which means that these first two weeks of the May month could be somewhat transitional.


Messenger planet Mercury has just entered Gemini, which may speed up your thinking and bring many new and unexpected ideas. However, Mercury is slowing down and preparing to station retrograde on the 10th, so it is best to keep that in mind when making plans. Things may seem to be heading in a particular direction, but many things could be up in the air. It might be ok to leave things open-ended right now, and it could even work in your favor.

Venus enters Aries at the beginning of the month, which may emphasize your dreams and aspirations in the following weeks. You might need to adjust your sails to move in a more aligned direction with your goals. More networking opportunities may be coming up that will help you move ahead in your career, but you may also have to deal with added responsibilities. The Sun conjunct Uranus in Taurus during the first week of the month could also make it harder for you to relax. You may be tempted to take your work home with you after your day is over or add more things to your to-do list. However, it might be more productive to clock out and take some time for unbridled fun.

The May 6th weekend could bring increased socializing with a positive aspect between Venus in Aries and Mercury in Gemini. You may be able to sort something out or gain a new perspective on a recurring dilemma by talking it through with a friend.

Mercury, your ruler, stations retrograde in the early degrees of your sign on May 10th, which could bring up profound reflections over the next three weeks on your overall direction, and what you truly want to get out of life. This retrograde period could be your chance to take a deeper look within yourself to gain some clarity regarding what you truly desire at this time.

Another type of changing of the guards also occurs on the 10th as Jupiter enters Aries, where it will be until late October. Jupiter in Aries may gradually emphasize your role within a community and bring new opportunities to teach or learn within your social sphere. You could also find a renewed sense of faith in your dreams and aspirations. However, you may have to shuffle your priorities to make space for some of these new perspectives and opportunities filtering in.

On May 15th, the second eclipse of this season occurs, this time a Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Scorpio, which may emphasize how you have been dealing with stress or things out of your control especially at work. Saturn, the planet of time and limitation, is squaring the eclipse, which could make you aware of your responsibilities and feel heavier than usual. You may not have the stamina to deal with your ambitions, or you may have to reassess how much energy you need to do your work versus how much energy you currently have.

The Sun's entry into Gemini on May 20th is excellent news and should start to bring a renewed sense of vitality to you in the coming weeks. Not even 24 hours after the Sun's entry into the sign of the Twins, Mercury in Gemini reaches the solar throne and disappears into the heart of the Sun. Mercury Cazimi is an integral part of the Mercury Retrograde cycle which usually comes with clarifications or answers. The weekend of May 20th could bring perspective and a renewed sense of faith. Even though you may feel like you need to pare down some of your responsibilities to create more time for you, there is a lot of potential emerging at this time.

The tempo increases significantly during the last full week of May, with Mars entering Aries on the 24th, which could offer robust support for your aspirations and dreams. The end of the month brings positive development, especially if you can find the proper balance between pursuing your goals and taking some time to rest and unwind.

The New Moon in you sign on the 30th signals the beginning of a new cycle that could help you realign to your body's needs. Mercury is nearing the end of its retrograde motion now, to be taking place on June 3rd , but after will be still straightening out, so to speak, until mid-June. This is a good couple of weeks for taking the time you need to recharge, and to address whatever might be stressing you out. Making the health of your body and mind a priority could ensure your success in the long run.



This is, Cancer, a vitally important month for you – punctuated by two eclipses – and it has everything to do with your prospective development and where you choose to put your shoulder to the wheel of social progress. The potent New Moon and Solar Eclipse of Saturday, April 30th, presages this, having taken place in your sector of societal involvement, to include friendships and group activities in your life as well as the way you see your future unfolding. This focus becomes integrated with a general emphasis on career and profession, modified by your evolving worldview. You are understanding more and more that what you do in the world must reflect your deepest values just as though you were the one in total control; and in a way, you are. Mercury retrograding for much of this month and the next lends an introspective air to the proceedings. With the mid-month Lunar Eclipse of Sunday, May 15th, relationships become more central. Your ongoing transformation of this significant area of your life is still an enormous factor now and for the remainder of the year.


The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology



Taurus season highlights your support group and the community of people who make you feel connected. They say that home is where the heart is but this could be a complicated equation these days with so many people you love living in different places. A Solar Eclipse in Taurus occurred at the end of April, corresponding to your sector of friendship, goals, and societal impact, which may bring an essential stimulus regarding your dreams and how they relate to the world you want to live in. You could set your vision on ambitious goals, and you could be craving learning experiences and encounters that serve as an initiation into different ways of living. This entire month of May, social consciousness might be the right term for you, especially after two years of pandemic-limited experience with that.

Venus enters Aries, gracing the career and vocational part of your chart until the end of the month. Your home life could also be indirectly connected, primarily if a career opportunity depends on your living arrangement. There could be many different possibilities of knocking at your door, and knowing what you want could be half the battle. Thanks to the Sun conjoined with the rebellious planet Uranus in Taurus, a certain amount of restlessness and unpredictability colors the first week of May. If you find yourself having a hard time making a choice, it might be best to wait until you feel certain about it. Things are in a state of flux this month, and there may be other opportunities you are not seeing right now.

Mercury stations retrograde in Gemini on the 10th, calling for a pause and a re-assessment in the following weeks. Jupiter enters Aries on the same day, where it will be transiting until late October and will most likely be fanning the flames of your ambitions. Taking your time with important decisions at this time could ensure that you can adequately channel the positive influences that Jupiter in Aries may bring to your vocational goals in the following months.

On the 15th, a Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio takes place, which may bring attention to the sacrifice needed to follow a dream. You may realize that you may have to forgo something else to get what you want. This could be an important marker so pay attention to what comes mid-month, especially when it comes to your collaborations with others and your creative output in the world. A natural process of evolution may be taking place that relates to how you use your knowledge for the greater good. It may be time to put yourself out there in new ways, but you may first have to let go of attachments or projects that could be taking a lot of your energy with very little return.

On May 20th, the Sun enters Gemini which signals the beginning of a more introspective period. It could be beneficial to take a step back and take stock of where you are before Cancer season begins in one month. However, you may not be able to put everything on hold as your social life, goals, and long-term projects call for attention. Mercury Retrograde conjunct the Sun in Gemini on the 21st, which is considered an essential part of Mercury's retrograde cycle. You may get some meaningful answers, especially regarding how you feel about the current changes occurring in your life. You may have the ability to understand parts of yourself that operate on a more unconscious level, and this may allow you to choose what needs to happen next.

The last week of May could bring illuminations related to your aspirations and the learning experiences that you crave. However, if a difficult choice needs to happen between following your goals or keeping the status quo in a relationship, then tension could come up.

Venus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn on the 27th and this may highlight pre-existing conflicts. Venus entering Taurus the following day should help smooth things over, but you may still have to do more soul-searching before you are at peace with what you want.

A New Moon in Gemini takes place on the 30th, closing the month of May, corresponding to the part of your chart that relates to your unconscious process. With Mercury still retrograde you might find yourself being pulled even more to the inside. There is a new cycle beginning relating to that, and potentially to a new take as well on your dreams and aspirations. You will have to get to the heart of your motivations and make space for your curiosity, and hopes for the future over the following weeks.


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This is another important month, Leo, perhaps a turning point in terms of your work in the world and its intentionality. The eclipse New Moon of April 30th, takes place in your sector public statement in your solar chart, presaging a tremendous focus on career and profession as the month continues to unwind, and potentially for many weeks thereafter. Your worldview itself is in flux. Mercury retrogrades on May 10th, and you will enter into an introspective time, when you will be asking yourself questions about future plans and possibilities, and as well the deeper meaning of your friendships and social connections. A shift in emphasis by the fourth weekend of the month has you reviewing and reassessing career decisions along with their societal impact, with Mercury lasting in this internalized flavor until mid-June. Meanwhile, in the current month, the May 15th Lunar Eclipse of the third weekend is big juju for you as well, bringing issues of relationship regarding commitment versus isolation more thoroughly into the picture of what you are getting into. You are also extremely focused on the evolutionary progress that you are making all though this remarkable month.


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The month of May essentially begins with the April 30th Solar Eclipse in Taurus, which took place in the vocational sector of your chart, and therefore brings new storylines into play for this area in the coming weeks. Your goals and aspirations are also highlighted this month, and the people who can help you accomplish your goals might turn out to be an essential component of your success at this time. With Uranus conjunct the New Moon, surprising events and unexpected realizations keep coming and these will also constitute a significant component as the month continues to unfold.

Venus enters Aries on the 2nd, corresponding to your sector of learning and travel, where she should bring a broader perspective and long-range vision the rest of this month.

You could be busy with the logistical components of an idea, and you may be relying heavily on the support of someone to make this happen. Intimate or business partnerships may be playing an important role, especially until the month’s second week.

On the 8th the First Quarter Moon lands in your sign. Until then, you may be compelled to focus your energies on helping someone else because of the advantage that you gain from the collaboration. However, the First Quarter Moon in Leo may bring a vital crossroad as to what you are willing to sacrifice for someone else's progress. This juncture could serve as a wake-up call that helps you return to your personal goals.

Mercury stations retrograde in Gemini on May 10th, and this is an important marker that could allow you to reevaluate your aspirations and social investments over the next three to five weeks. Jupiter enters Aries on the same day, shifting the focus from intimate partnerships and into the vision sector of your chart where Venus is already transiting. Jupiter will be in Aries until late October, which should feel energizing for Leos. Jupiter in a fellow Fire sign should boost your confidence, and you may be more willing to take risks in the coming months. Learning and traveling could come up, so keep an open mind as to what is possible.

The Scorpio Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse takes place on May 15th, bringing considerable tension thanks to a T-square to Saturn in your opposite sign of Aquarius. You may feel more aware of compromises you've been making that could be stalling your progress. This may be your opportunity to take stock of where you are and where you would like to be. The tension felt at this time could be used as a pivot to move forward. However, you may have to first wrestle with the shadowy parts of yourself that threaten to derail your success. Old and stubborn emotional patterns around feelings of safety could surface to be exorcized, and it is a good time to do so.

Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces on the 18th highlights real or imagined fears, making this period a delicate time to navigate if you are more sensitive. Things outside of your control could feel heavy or overwhelming, but the opportunity to transcend some of your fears is also available.

On the 20th, the Sun enters Gemini where it will gradually bring light to your hopes and aspirations in the coming weeks. Mercury Retrograde in Gemini joins the Sun on May 21st, making this period extremely enlightening if you are looking for cues as to how to proceed. Answers could come from unexpected places, and it's an excellent time to prioritize your connections and your social life. Mars entering Aries on the 24th is another energizing factor in the second half of the month that should help you gain traction.

If the first half of May feels like many compromises are needed with others, the last ten days of the month are all about your goals, dreams, and career plans. Venus enters Taurus on the 28th, which positively influences career-related things for you. Mars and Jupiter conjunct in Aries on the 29th energize the part of your chart related to learning, traveling, and worldview. You could start to feel new opportunities coming in as the month comes to a close.

The New Moon in Gemini on the 30th offers a beautiful reset in the part of your chart that relates to your hopes and to the ways that you contribute to society at large. It's an excellent time to focus on your dreams and aspirations and maybe even wish upon a star.

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This is another month of change, Virgo. Your worldview and beliefs are shifting, as well as your commitment to the idea of pushing your own deepest principles over and above what conventional thinking would dictate. Career and profession are also on your mind, and subject to review and potential revision, enormously accelerated by the retrograde of Mercury, your ruler, on May 10th. This alters in its impact on the 22nd, and again with Mercury’s station to direct motion on June 3rd, finally fading along with Mercury’s shadow by mid-June. Concurrently, issues of intimacy might also surface, perhaps connected to inner wounding stemming from early childhood when parental admonitions could have been misapplied. These are now subject to closer examination, acceptance and ultimate healing. Relationship concerns in general are an additional continued focus with the distinct possibility to be reckoned with of over-idealization or even self-deception. All in all, this is an invaluable time for independent thinking, also for journaling or discussion regarding the very depths of your psyche. You are seeking personal evolution that leads you toward a better and more fruitful integration of mind, soul, and body.


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The May month begins astrologically with the Taurus New Moon on the last day of April, which is also an eclipse. This may bring opportunities for learning or travel in the coming weeks. New perspectives or possibilities could be streaming in, and surprising avenues might open up through one of your partnerships. Keeping an open mind about what someone is bringing to the table may help you see the openings available at this time. Venus leaves the sign of Pisces at the beginning of May to enter Aries, which might make you also more aware of your commitments in the following weeks. You could be inclined to sacrifice some of your time and energy to keep the peace in your partnerships. However, you might also have to ensure that your personal needs are met to avoid pent-up frustrations down the road.

The Sun in Taurus perfects his conjunction with Uranus on the 4th and 5th, and this could bring new opportunities out of the blue at the end of the first week of the month. However, things could come to a standstill near May 8th as the First Quarter Moon in Leo shines a light on unconscious or hidden patterns, potentially bringing tension to the surface. You could feel as if a piece of the puzzle is missing, and this could keep you from fully launching yourself forward at this time. Trust your gut feeling, especially if something doesn't feel right, and wait until you have more information.

Mercury stations retrograde in Gemini on May 10th, signaling the beginning of a revision period that will take you to the beginning of June, which may be connected to your overall direction, career path, and, more extensively, what you want. It's your cue to assess the available resources and what kind of debt you are willing to take on in the coming months, whether these are financial or contractual. Jupiter enters Aries just as Mercury turns retrograde in Gemini, which brings a change of focus during the second week of May. Things could feel more personal and choices loaded with underlying responsibilities that you may or may not be willing to take on.

On May 15th, a Lunar Eclipse takes place in the sign of Scorpio, which may bring attention to complicated dynamics playing out in your partnerships that could put pressure on your schedule and other commitments. It could feel harder to communicate clearly, and you might have trouble getting your point across. You could secretly hope for others to anticipate your needs, or you may have a more challenging time formulating what you want into words. If possible, it may be easier to put negotiations on hold, especially if it doesn't seem to be getting anywhere. Mars in Pisces rules the eclipse Moon in Scorpio and is conjoined with Neptune in the days surrounding the eclipse, which brings a certain amount of idealization or disillusion depending on how you handle this aspect. Saturn in Aquarius is squared by the eclipse and this could bring a sharp contrast between what you hope for and what reality delivers at this time. It is possible to be realistic without losing faith or becoming cynical. Still, it may require that you accept yourself and others with all the quirks and idiosyncrasies that come with your experience.

On May 20th, the Sun's entry into Gemini will highlight your career, goals, and vocational trajectory in the following weeks. Mercury is still retrograde in Gemini and conjoins the Sun on the 21st. Mercury meeting the Sun is known as a "cazimi" in astrology and is understood as an essential marker in the Mercury Retrograde cycle. You may get an idea or see the path ahead more clearly in the days surrounding this aspect.

The weekend of May 20th could bring unforeseen support from a close collaborator, and you could start to see the benefits of teaming up with someone. Mars enters Aries on the 24th, which energizes the part of your chart that relates to shared resources and intimate partnerships in the weeks ahead. Benefits could come from your alliances as long as you are open to what others are bringing to the table. If a relationship is unbalanced, you may become aware of a significant power dynamic playing out as Venus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn during the last weekend of the month. Venus square Pluto could bring more intensity to an intimate relationship, which could be positive if both parties are mature enough to handle the energy honestly.

The New Moon in Gemini on the 30th signals the beginning of a new cycle for things related to your career and your goals. Your perspectives on the world and what's possible could be changing for the better at this time. You could feel restless with a need to transcend your limitations, and it may be a good time to break some of your own self-imposed rules. Venus also enters Taurus at the end of the month, which may bring a supportive influence for travel and learning until late June.


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This is another month of other orientation, Libra, although the diamond in the situation is that you will in no way be neglecting your own self-development while you attend to your partnership dynamic and issues of intimacy. It is a truism that relationship provides the most perfect mirror for better understanding yourself, and this is your month to take advantage of this as you pursue your own transformational agenda. The eclipse New Moon of April 30th signals bold new intentions on both of these important fronts, while the follow-up Lunar Eclipse of May 15th with Mercury also retrograde emphasizes a significant movement toward the fulfillment of your ideas regarding self and other. This latter powerful mid-May juncture also references major steps toward finding your way forward into new territory. This is especially so with regard to inner wounding that could have been holding you back from the greatest embodiment of your most authentic self. And this is also with regard to explorations of more fulfilled partnership and your own coming-out party as embracing to a far greater extent, in spite of all temptations to submit to consensus thinking, the gold of your own most sincere truth.


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Due to the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus from the end of April, starting off the May month with a brand new and extra potent lunation, intimacy, shared responsibilities, and resources could be on your mind this month. This is as you wrestle with also a mystical placement of Venus, your ruler, and a mid-month Mercury Retrograde. Trickster Uranus and a slowing Mercury in the eclipse configuration lead to a great reliance on intuitive information from the deep interior of your psyche as you go through changes in your connections with intimate others, and with yourself.

Venus enters Aries on May 2nd and thus continues to bring relational themes to the forefront over the following weeks, but there may be too many movable parts to get a clear picture of where things are heading. You may also have to contend with a surprising amount of logistics at this time, and you could feel like it doesn't leave you much time for the things you want to do. Certain unpredictable factors could be out of your control, and things could feel in a state of flux.

The Sun in Taurus also conjoins with the rebellious planet Uranus for the first week of the month, which might be creating instability within your most solid alliances. What you need from others or what others require from you could be changing and evolving right now. You might have to embrace more progressive ways within your pre-existing agreements. Things could be shifting regardless of what you have to say on the matter.

Mercury stations retrograde in Gemini on the 10th, which continues to bring up unforeseen factors, and the usual missed connections and mechanical breakdowns. It could feel like you can't make up your mind right now. Mercury will be moving retrograde and then recovering until the middle of June, and you may have to reassess your plans, especially travel or educational ones. Someone you are close to could be influencing your decisions, and it could be harder to know what you want. Jupiter entering Aries on the same day could bring significant dynamic changes in the coming months, especially in your relationships. New alliances could be forming as old ones finally dissolve. Jupiter will be in Aries until the end of October and might bring some change of perspective regarding the crucial people in your life and what you need from them.

The Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on May 15th constitutes another quite potent lunation that could highlight some of the logistical tension you have had to handle most recently. Dividing your time between necessary obligations and much-needed personal time may continue to feel complicated. Saturn in Aquarius squared by the eclipse Sun and Moon could bring to your attention a need to be more deliberate about your energy investments. If something is draining you emotionally or financially, it should become apparent towards the middle of the month. However, Mars in Pisces conjoined Neptune in the Full Moon configuration could also create some confusion about where you should be investing yourself. Venus in Aries conjoins with Chiron in the eclipse chart, potentially pointing the finger at vulnerabilities or old relationship wounds. You may not be able to do much about it except acknowledge the inherent insecurities that could be informing your relational patterns.

The Sun enters Gemini on May 20th, which helps ease the intensity that came with the eclipses since the beginning of May. Things will start to make sense as the Sun in Gemini illuminates your vision sector in the coming weeks. Mercury Retrograde in Gemini meets the Sun upon its entry into the sign of the Twins, which could bring essential answers relating to a journey you would like to make.

On the 24th, Mars enters Aries which is a significant ingress as it joins Jupiter and Venus in your relationship sector and will bring tremendous energy to your partnerships in the coming weeks. New agreements could be made with others that respect both parties' inherent need for autonomy and individuality. Venus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn could highlight the significant changes at home or in your relationships that have been occurring in the past two years. There may be a need for maturity and honesty for things to run smoothly at this time. Still, your willingness to collaborate could differentiate between negative and positive outcomes.

The New Moon in Gemini on May 30th brings an expansive and hopeful influence to the following month, especially for things that help you open up to new perspectives. This signals the beginning of a fresh thirty-day cycle, and new possibilities could emerge related to travel, teaching or education. Keeping your options and your mind wide open could help you seize some of the potential opportunities in the following weeks.



This is a significant month for digging in, Scorpio, and attempting to discern the inner meaning of the changes that you are putting yourself through. The relationship sector of your solar chart is one featured area for you, with two eclipses lighting up your opposite sign. Another is your sector of creativity and self-expression, which takes on a mystical and ethereal air with the New Moon eclipse of April 30th, conditioning the May month. An optimistic attitude prevails as well, so that you might feel as though you could remove mountains. Communication and writing are also subject to revision and transformation, especially within the timing of the retrograde of Mercury from May 10th onward. Eventually you could wind up questioning several aspects of your life and relationships, in meditative introspection. The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse of May 15th also has great power to bring your relationship dynamic more poignantly into consciousness, along with an implied spiritual growth spurt that honors partnership and your own self-development. You might come to recognize that your evolutionary progress is founded in part on your significant connections with others.


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The month of May begins astrologically with the Solar Eclipse in Taurus of the last day of April, which governs the next thirty days of its lunation cycle, and has implications for the next six months as well. You may therefore be initiating some changes in the coming days and weeks. The sign of this Taurus eclipse sits opposite your sign, which means that this eclipse cycle could bring important changes to our pre-existing status quo with partners of all kinds. There could be more or less optimistic surprises, or perhaps a fog of mystery could develop. Relationships that are important to you could be forming or dissolving, or you may be reevaluating and upgrading according to the gives and takes of each particular case. Your desires could be shifting at this time, and you may be more willing to compromise to make a relationship work.

Venus enters Aries on the 2nd, bringing attention to your habits, health, and routine. You may feel an increasing desire to take care of your body and get back on track with healthier habits. It might be easier this month to combine work and pleasure, and it could be your opportunity to implement physical movements while tackling your chores. Doing what you love does not always have to be productive, but it could be effective in the long run to spend more time doing what you love.

Mars in Pisces influences your chart's creative and romantic sector and comes into a sextile with Uranus in Taurus on the 4th. This aspect, and the Sun conjunct Uranus in Taurus the next day, could bring some surprising turn of events, especially if you've been feeling restless or bored. You might feel the need to shake things up or try something new, and it could be an excellent time to experiment. You may have the opportunity to break some of your most stubborn patterns gracefully at this time, so be open to trying different things. New people with exciting perspectives could be coming into your life, and your pre-existing relationships could be taking on a different shape.

The First Quarter Moon in Leo taking place on May 8th could highlight a certain amount of tension building up related to your career or your aspirations. You may feel pressured by the many things you have to accomplish at this time while trying to balance other priorities.

Mercury stations retrograde in Gemini on the 10th, bringing a significant shift in the emotional and mental weather patterns, especially since Jupiter enters Aries on the same day. This incoming Mercury Retrograde in Gemini could emphasize what you share with others, whether material, contractual or personal. Intimate and business partnerships may be up for revisioning, and secrets could come out that may change important dynamics. The next three to five weeks could be your opportunity to re-write your agreements with someone or at least evaluate the pre-existing ones. Jupiter enters Aries also on the 10th, where it will highlight the health and routine sector of your chart until late October. Jupiter in Aries may emphasize your energy level and vitality in the coming months and could support the implementation of a gentle physical routine that has holistic components like yoga, meditation, or QiGong.

On May 15th, there is a Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in your sign. This second eclipse of the season could emphasize emotional patterns that you could be ready to dissolve. You may become aware of things that no longer offer you sustenance and feel prepared to let them go. Saturn in Aquarius is being squared by the eclipse, creating some tension, and it may feel harder to reconcile your desires and obligations. However, it is most likely that you are already quite familiar with where the lacks are in your life, and the simple act of acknowledging where your discontent lies could be the beginning of the changes you need to make. When Mars in Pisces comes into a conjunction with Neptune on the 18th, this might bring a certain modicum of discontent. It could feel as if reality does not match your hopes, and it could be easier to slip into a certain amount of wishful thinking.

The Sun enters Gemini on the 20th and conjuncts Mercury Retrograde on the 21st, which marks the halfway point of the Mercury Retrograde. Mercury in the heart of the Sun may shine a light on your partnerships and your allies at this time. Shared responsibilities continue to be a significant theme, and important negotiations could be coming up in the following weeks.

Mars enters Aries on May 24th joining Jupiter and Venus already transiting in the sign of the Ram. You could be feeling quite ambitious as Mars transit in Aries. However, you may also realize that you cannot easily succeed without your alliances' emotional or financial backing.

Venus entering your opposite sign of Taurus on the 28th could bring an even more significant emphasis on your relationships as she transits here, and you may feel more inclined to depend on your steady partnerships for grounding and support.

The month closes with a New Moon in Gemini on the 30th, which augurs the beginning of a new cycle for things related to your intimate and business partnerships. An ongoing realignment process could occur, and you might be less willing to waste your energy on superficial dynamics. It's an excellent time to set intentions around your people and the relationships offering a solid and grounding presence in your life.

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This is another vitally conclusive month of transformation for you, Sagittarius, centering around self-development and self-expression. The powerful Taurus New Moon eclipse from just before the month began, taking place on April 30th, brought inner work and relationship considerations into the field of what you are trying to accomplish from the standpoint of your sense of life mission. You are being called upon to utilize your most sincere sense of values, and of right action, as you look ahead to a more vibrant future. This includes all that you have going in the deepest part of your psyche that is difficult to examine consciously. You must instead rely on intuition. When Mercury retrogrades in your opposite sign on May 10th , the introspective tenor of this monthly cycle grows, and you could also find yourself questioning factors of your relationship dynamic as you proceed. Then, the extremely potent Full Moon eclipse of May 15th brings all of this into a different focus. Inner and outer combine in integrated meaning as you continue to find your way forward into greater sense of purpose and authenticity.


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The May month begins astrologically with the New Moon Solar Eclipse of April 30th, just the day before the advent of the calendar month. The eclipse degree falls in your sixth sector of health regimens and workplace, also habitual patterns and sense of service to others. This implies that the entire month brings unexpected events to your day-to-day existence and as well an important focus on organizational matters and the need to spend time assessing your daily habits and your routine. If you have been taking it easy recently or ignoring some critical responsibilities, this month could serve as your wake-up call. As usual, you may have a lot of irons in the fire, but you may be realizing that everything is taking more time to finish than you initially anticipated, and your to-do list could need catching up.

Venus enters the passionate sign of Aries on the 2nd and this could bring a supportive influence for romantic scenarios and creative projects. Although you may have a lot of work on your hands, you may be inclined to spend more time doing what you love in order to de-stress or not feel the maximum pressure that comes from having too much on your plate. Love and relationships could be on your mind, especially as Venus transits in Aries for most of the month. The Sun is conjunct with Uranus in Taurus for the first week of the month, meaning more unforeseen circumstances than usual. There is an unpredictable quality permeating this period, but you, of all people, are best equipped to handle the influence. Just make sure you find healthy outlets for stress and plenty of downtime to relax.

A necessary changing of the guards takes place on May 10th when Mercury stations retrograde in Gemini in your partnership sector. Mercury will be moving retrograde and then recovering until the middle of June and may prompt you to reassess the dynamics and roles within your partnerships. Even though you may try to do everything on your own, you may need to delegate some of your responsibilities to get everything done. You'll have the rest of the month to think through your arrangements with others and assess where you may need more support.

On May 10th, also, your ruling planet Jupiter enters the sign of Aries which will bring a significant change of pace for you as well. Jupiter will be in Aries until late October, boosting your chart's creativity sector, which should also help gain traction in your projects. Topics of children or romance could also benefit from the influence of Jupiter in Aries.

A Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio takes place on May 15th, bringing considerable tension thanks to a T-square from the Sun and Moon to Saturn in Aquarius. You may have to wrestle with old demons or habits threatening to stall your progress. This may be your opportunity to take stock of where you are and where you would like to be. The tension felt at this time could be used as a pivot to move forward. However, you may have to first wrestle with the shadowy parts of yourself that threaten to derail your success. Old and stubborn emotional patterns around feelings of safety or old familial patterns could surface to be exorcized, and it is a good time to do so. Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces on the 18th highlights real or imagined fears, making this period a delicate time to navigate if you are more sensitive. Things outside of your control could feel overwhelming, but the opportunity to transcend some of your insecure patterns is also available.

The Sun enters Gemini on May 20th, which should ease the intensity that came with the eclipses since the beginning of May. The Sun in Gemini illuminates the give and take of your many relationships in the coming month and the compromise needed for a partnership to endure. Mercury Retrograde in Gemini meets the Sun upon its entry into the sign of the Twins, which may bring clarification, especially if recent misunderstandings with others were left unresolved. Mercury Retrograde re-enters Taurus a few days later on the 22nd, which may compel you to rethink something thoroughly.

Mars enters Aries on the 24th, which is a significant ingress as it joins Jupiter and Venus there and thus brings an additional emphasis on the sign in the coming weeks. This could mean increasing pleasure and doing more of what you love. Relationships with others might also be more productive, and collaborations should benefit, especially if both parties have enough space for their individuality.

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This is another month with an inner orientation, Capricorn. Your self-expression and your creativity are sizzling, although with a distinctly interior component that you do well not to ignore. Even when your attention goes to your career and professional life, there is a comprehension that much of what you need to know comes to you through the agency of deep intuition, rather than the surface-level seemingly final facts. The retrograde of Mercury, commencing on May 10th, pulls you even farther into your inner process, so that journaling or recording your dreams might be just the ticket. Your identity is on the line, as it has been for many months now, but with greater clarity than ever before. The May 15th Full Moon eclipse represents another significant juncture, taking place in your sector of future planning and societal impact. Your deepest values are sparked by this eclipse. You are recognizing that much of what you hold inside provides your most thorough grounding in principle, values, and in knowing instinctively what is, for you, right action. And, what is more, in acting strictly upon this implicit understanding as you evolve.


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The beginning of the month could highlight your creative genius thanks to a powerful Solar Eclipse in Taurus, which took place at the end of April. This eclipse governs the following thirty days of its lunation cycle, and even longer considering that it is an eclipse with a shelf life of approximately six months. The intense energy of this eclipse may serve as a vital restart for the things you love and are passionate about. You might feel yourself stretching in unexpected ways as your projects take on a life of their own. Communication could also feel more effortless for you this month, and it may be an excellent opportunity to take advantage of these influences to focus on things that bring you joy. You may have to get used to the fact that work doesn't always have to feel like a burden and that you can have fun while still being productive.

On the 2nd, Venus enters Aries and brings her blessings to the home sector of your solar chart. This could mean renovation and beautifying your space or simply a desire to lay low and spend time doing what you love in the privacy of your home. The Sun and Uranus in Taurus are also conjoined for the first week of the month. You could feel somewhat restless if you don't have a creative outlet. However, this could be an excellent influence to work with if you have space and time to explore an original idea more extensively.

The First Quarter Moon in Leo the late afternoon or evening of the 8th may highlight some tension in your intimate or business partnerships. You may have less patience for compromises at this time, preferring to work solo on your ideas and personal projects. Logistical or scheduling issues may be on the radar as Mercury in Gemini turns retrograde on the 10th. Mercury won't be moving direct again until the beginning of June, but it should allow you to reorganize your priorities. Jupiter enters Aries on the same day where it will spend the next six months and may emphasize your family life and living arrangements. You may also be craving more autonomy to do as you please, and it may be a good idea to start thinking of ways you could feel more self-sufficient.

The second eclipse of the season is a Full Moon that arrives on May 15th in the sign of Scorpio. This Lunar Eclipse could highlight an ongoing process related to your dreams, aspirations, and place in a community. The Sun and Moon aspect transformational Pluto in your sign. Something could be coming to a close, and it might be time to acknowledge what has expired or doesn't give you joy anymore. This natural process could cause old allegiances to completely dissolve if it hasn't already happened, as you make space for more of what you want to do with your life. It may be your opportunity to take stock of how far you've come and perhaps the sacrifices you are no longer willing to make. Saturn in Aquarius is squared by the eclipse, and this creates enormous focus on your resources and your values, and could also make you more aware of a certain amount of pressure related to your income or the potential cost of following your own personal and creative path.

On the 20th, the Sun enters Gemini and conjuncts Mercury Retrograde on the 21st, which marks the halfway point of the Mercury Retrograde cycle. Mercury in the heart of the Sun could clarify what you need and require to feel healthy and peaceful right now.

Mars enters Aries on May 24th, joining Jupiter and Venus already transiting there, and could emphasize even more the need you may have for autonomy in the coming weeks. Your home center is emphasized along with family dynamics or potentially regarding your family of origin.

The month closes with a New Moon in Gemini on the 30th, which augurs the beginning of a new cycle for things related to your health, your routine, and the way you manage your schedule. You might have a lot on your plate already, and the secret to your success may lie in your ability to create more time for doing what you love out of your already busy schedule.


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This month is another tricky one for you, Aquarius, with multiple factors unfolding having to do with both inner and outer development. In the early going there is a huge emphasis on expansions of a more private nature, in terms of home and family issues of all kinds, including family of origin. Interior discoveries are engendered that eventually lead you to greater heights with societal commitment and in terms of career and profession. Finances and other resources take on an almost mystical dimension now, which can be confusing. You are recognizing that what goes on in the deepest reaches of your psyche call perhaps more of the actual shots for you than you would have formerly cared to admit. The synchronicity between inner and outer events is real, and the basis as well for astrology. With the retrograde of Mercury on May 10th, this signals an introspective time, enhancing your internal explorations. Your creativity is emphasized, and this area also comes up for review and potential revision, lasting through to mid-June. With the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse of May 15th , you might concentrate more attention on your public statement as you also acknowledge the influence of inner events, seeking their fruitful integration.


The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology



May begins astrologically with a Solar Eclipse in Taurus, which took place the last day of April in the part of your chart that relates to your home, your family, and your psychological roots. New domestic scenarios could therefore emerge this month, especially if you're looking to relocate or reorganize your space. Your family could become a central point of focus, and you may desire to know more about your familial history and where you come from. Eclipses last approximately six months so that these themes could stay with you for many weeks. With the eclipse Sun and Moon conjunct trickster Uranus there are also likely to be surprises in this important area. There are also implications for your most cherished values to emerge with greater affection and clarity or for your finances to be suffused with a rosy glow or a non-materialistic attitude over the course of this interesting and mystical monthly cycle.

Venus also enters Aries near the beginning of the month, on the 2nd, allowing your communications to flow more pleasantly in the coming weeks. Talking things through with your friends could feel therapeutic and bring some new ideas. You may feel more inclined to speak your mind and express your feeling openly, especially if you've been keeping everything in more recently. Your values and sense of self-worth may have been a significant focus point since Saturn entered Aquarius. You could start to feel the results of the hard work you've been doing on yourself, and it may be starting to feel easier to know what you need to feel happy.

The Sun in Taurus conjuncts Uranus on the 5th and this could bring up a degree of instability or uncertainty related to your domestic life. You could change your mind rapidly regarding what you want, depending on factors that seem outside of your control. A certain amount of restlessness permeates the first half of the month, and you may need to contend with many strange things that could make everything harder to plan. You may feel like you need to commit to a plan, although it may seem like the universe is conspiring to deliver more questions than answers at this time. The First Quarter Moon in Leo on the late afternoon or evening of May 8th could bring tension that serves as an essential indicator of where the stress is coming from right now and where you may need to adjust your expectations.

A significant shift occurs on May 10th as Mercury stations retrograde in Gemini and Jupiter enters Aries. Pay attention to what transpires during this second week of the month, as you may feel the need to revisit these themes. Mercury will be retrograde, and then recovering, until the middle of June and during this time there could be themes related to romance, intimacy, loyalty, and commitments. Jupiter's simultaneous ingress into the sign of Aries could also bring positive developments for things related to communication in the months ahead. Your self-expression is an essential motif coming up right now, and you could question, assess, and revise how you communicate with the world around you.

A Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio takes place on May 15th, which might bring up a process already at play related to your aspirations. You may be coming to the end of something related to your career, and your life direction could be shifting. This eclipse in Scorpio offers release, especially for stagnating patterns, and it is a good time for letting go of outdated ideas, especially around what success means for you. Mars is conjoined with Neptune in Pisces in the eclipse configuration, which may bring a foggy sense of incertitude or even fantasy regarding your resources. Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces in this eclipse chart may also indicate the risks or gambles you need to take at this time to make a dream come true.

On May 20th, the Sun enters Gemini, and things start to feel a lot lighter. The Gemini Sun may increase your desire to do fun things and focus on your passions in the coming weeks. Mercury meets the Sun in Gemini a day later on the 21st, which is usually considered an essential part of the Mercury Retrograde cycle. The weekend of May 20th could bring insights into where you want to take your passions and creativity.

On May 24th, Mars enters Aries joining Jupiter and Venus already transiting here, which continues to boost communications of all kinds and your self-expression. It should feel like a pleasant and creative time, especially if you permit yourself to break your own rules and are not afraid of going after what you want.

Venus enters Taurus on the 28th, accompanying the Gemini New Moon of the 30th, signaling the beginning of a more sensual and creative time. If you have the opportunity to relax and focus on what you love, the end of the month should feel like a pleasant yet productive respite.


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This is another quite interesting month for you, Pisces, with thoughtful investigations providing real world consequences. Your curiosity is greatly stimulated by the New Moon eclipse that begins the May month, having taken place at the very end of April in your sector of learning and communication. Your own self-development these past few weeks has perhaps been startling in its scope, and this month you also benefit from the lingering spiritually rich association at the New Moon of Jupiter and your ruler, Neptune, with Venus also in the picture. The depths of your psyche are coming to be seen as vital in embodying your most authentic self. Mercury begins its retrograde period on the 10th leading to a more introspective several weeks. Your worldview and your most profound values are also highlighted in a month of questioning even your most basic assumptions regarding your dwelling space, domestic household, and family of origin. The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse of May 15th brings a sense of fulfillment and of integration. Your evolving worldview conditions the possibility for allowing positive change to take place, and for bringing, as you do, inner priorities more fully into account.


The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology



The month begins just after a powerful Solar Eclipse in Taurus, governing the next thirty days or even longer, since an eclipse. This might signal abrupt changes in the ways you relate to your environment or bring new opportunities, especially relating to how you express yourself. Although somewhat erratic, your self-expression could be an essential part of how you channel the creative and dynamic energies for the May month. In this eclipse configuration, there are four planets in your sign, which endow you with a certain mystic and charisma that others could find hard to resist. Your convincing powers and charms could continue to bring new opportunities to the table in the following weeks.

Venus enters Aries on the 2nd, which additionally shifts the focus from desires to values over the next month. Your career could be an important focal point, and with Venus transiting in Aries until the end of the month, you have an opportunity to take stock of your goals and the resources you currently have available to reach them.

You may have to contend with unexpected situations and logistical issues during the first week of the month. The Sun is still in Taurus and meets up with rebellious planet Uranus on the 5th, which should keep you on your toes. This influence could somewhat disrupt communications and travel, but your ability to go with the flow and stay flexible might also bring unexpected benefits. An exciting turn of events may work in your favor, especially if you don't mind changing your plans at the last minute.

The First Quarter Moon in Leo comes along on the late afternoon or evening of the 8th and this could bring tension to the surface, especially if you've been pushing yourself too hard recently. It may be your cue to slow down and reassess your priorities to ensure your success at this time.

Mercury in Gemini turns retrograde on May 10th and will be moving backward through the zodiac and then recovering through to the middle of June. Others may prompt you to express yourself more openly, or you may be forced to acknowledge some profound emotional components hidden in a situation you would rather ignore. You may oscillate between extraversion and introversion, and you could tend to withdraw from the world to focus on private matters. Your family may be a center of focus, or something from your past may need attention in the coming weeks. Jupiter, which traditionally rules the sign of Pisces, enters the sign of Aries on the 10th and will be here until October. Jupiter in Aries for the next several months could bring financial growth and a propensity to spend more. As long as you keep your main goals in mind, small risks could pay off, especially if you set some clear financial goals for the next six months.

On May 15th, the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse takes place in the sign of Scorpio, which may bring attention to outdated philosophies or worldviews that keep you stuck in another era. You may be forced to reset your stance to current times, but it could feel as if some unresolved material threatens to slow down your progress. You may still need to process or acknowledge unconscious parts of your psyche that obstruct your flow and threaten to derail your progress. Mars conjoins Neptune in Pisces is a crucial aspect that colors the middle of the month, which could leave you feeling fuzzy, confused, or unsure about what you want. If you can take things in stride, the sky will start to clear up, and you might be able to make sense of the things coming up to the surface.

On May 20th, the Sun enters Gemini and conjoins Mercury Retrograde a day later, offering substantial opportunities for clarity and closure during the weekend of May 20th. You might be trying to provide a cheerful face to the world. However, you may have to acknowledge the deeper emotional realities that lie under the surface that still informs your outlook on life and influences your emotional states. There could be essential opportunities for clarity and closure, especially if you are willing to take an honest look at things that may not be readily visible.

The last week of the month emphasizes your resources and how you utilize what is available to you. This is as Mars enters Aries on May 24th, and Venus enters Taurus on May 28th, shifting the focus on your material reality and the practical aspects of your life.

The New Moon in Gemini on May 30th signals the beginning of a new cycle related to your home and family life. Fresh energy could bring renewal to things that have felt scattered or confused, and you may be able to gain solid traction for important projects emerging.


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