Hello, May! This month brings the opportunity for us to let pleasurable thoughts and experiences guide our way. Healthy relating is also a major theme playing out this month following the double Libra Full Moon we experienced on April 19th.
To start, it’s important to note that Saturn will be conjunct the South Node by literally a degree or two for the next 6 months. Saturn is also retrograde from now until September 18th. So with this, do your best to assert boundaries that maintain an order serves you. Look to the past for resources that will help you build a strong foundation for the future. Embrace things being removed from your life as an opportunity for new things to grow in its place.
On May 4th, the New Moon in Taurus will create a fresh start for us to manifest in alignment with. This will be the first Taurus New Moon with Uranus in this sign, so it is flavored with the essence of groundbreaking innovation. With this New Moon, we are being invited to rekindle our connection to the senses, engage in enterprising relationships and focus our willpower on the abundance that is available to us. Just two days later, on May 6th, Mercury will enter the sign of Taurus until June 4th, making it a wise time to seek counsel and sign contracts with people you trust.
On May 14th, Venus in Aries will sextile Mars in Gemini, elevating our passion for taking action and connecting with like-minded people. Have fun, but don’t make major choices based on lustful thinking. The next day, on May 15th, Venus will enter her home sign of Taurus and Mars will enter Cancer, the opposite sign from where he is exalted. Venus in Taurus (conjunct Uranus for the first week of her transit) will inspire us to experiment with our relationship to pleasure and adopt a new mindset around money and self-worth. Mars in Cancer is all about emotional mastery and nourishing ourselves fully so that we can grow beyond previously perceived limitations.
The Scorpio Full Moon will arrive shortly after on Saturday, May 18th. This Full Moon will give you the opportunity to transmute fears into fuel for your purpose and behold the magical depth that is your inner truth. In choosing to see past the shadow and darkness, you will discover a whole new level of self-love. Secrets that have been guarded for long may be revealed for the sake of healing and emotional purification.
On May 21st, both the Sun and Mercury will enter the sign of Gemini and Mercury will officially be “cazimi,” meaning, “in the heart of the Sun.” This day is especially lucky. On it, you can expect to feel confident, decisive, and inspired by communication with others. It’s a great day to set new intentions that will upgrade your approach in speaking to yourself and others.
On Friday (also known as Venus Day), May 31st, Venus in exaltation will trine Saturn and the South Node in Capricorn, making it an excellent day to celebrate all of the hard work you put in throughout the month of May! Plan to indulge in pleasurable activities, you will have earned it!
April 20 to May 20
Happy Solar Return, dear Taurus! The spotlight is on you this month with the New Moon in Taurus and with Mercury and Venus joining the Sun in your sign! Taking care of your body and loving everything about the person you’ve become is of top priority this month! Your identity is likely undergoing some radical shifts, so trust in the process as you innovate your means of personal expression. By the Scorpio Full Moon, you’re likely to see some contracts or relationships dynamics you’ve been working on come to fruition.
May 21 to June 20
Happy Solar Return, dear Gemini! Leading up to your birthday, it will serve you well to pay attention to how much you truly devote yourself to serving others. Committing yourself to your work in the right way can turn your suffering into fulfillment and enlightenment. Keep this in mind as you process the final days before your birthday. Your self-esteem can really blossom when you realize just how valuable your loving-kindness really is. Open up to expressing that side of yourself in new ways.
June 21 to July 22
Cancer, if you’ve been wishing to connect to new people or to deepen your connection with people in your network, this is your month. Do be shy putting yourself out there career wise and speaking out about what you’re an expert in! Forgive yourself for the awkward relationship dynamics you may have put yourself through in the past and focus on establishing a new way of relating to others that feels authentic and true. A loving community of people with the same values and the fun that comes with that as you awaits you!
July 23 to August 22
Be very intentional in regards to your career this month, Leo. The cards are stacked in your favor if you are willing to take the unexpected by the horns. The spotlight will certainly be on you at work thanks to the New Moon in Taurus, so it will be important for you to schedule in time for adequate rest and nourishment. Impatience can quickly sabotage all of the prestige you’ve earned. For the sake of maintaining balance in the public eye, honor your need for privacy and intense moments of healing on your downtime.
August 23 to September 22
You may find yourself attracted to opportunities that help you see and experience more of the world this month, Virgo. Whether it’s through higher education, collaborative work, or both, you’re likely to discover new ways of relating that are satisfying in ways you didn’t think were possible. Memories from the past that have restricted your happiness will be healed as you work towards the intentions you set on the Taurus New Moon. Embrace the role of both teacher and student this month to rekindle a sense of playfulness within.
September 23 to October 22
It’s time to acknowledge mental stress that has been building up, dear Libra. Anxieties and fears can be cleared away when you place your awareness on how to move forward. How you relate to your debt from the past says a lot about your ability to resolve it. This month you will remember how valuable your unique gifts really are and find motivation at work to make the most of these talents. Focus in on what you appreciate about yourself and in the world, in general, to feel more grounded in your body and in your mind.
October 23 to November 21
What kind of relationship dynamics are you calling in, Scorpio? This month, you have the power to call in new partnerships and contracts that can change the trajectory of the next year. It’s important to remember that you are only one person and to choose your commitments wisely. The intentions you set now will indirectly impact your current relationships. So say yes to new opportunities that highlight your strengths. Celebrate the new chapter in life you feel is waiting to begin.
November 22 to December 21
A new routine is likely to fall into place for you in accordance with what will make you feel happier this month, Sag. Fusing more of what you love into your day-to-day routine can come naturally, but try not to get carried away starting too many projects just for fun. Initiate things that you can sustain for the long term and that can help you get connected with the right people. You may feel motivated to repay debts from the past later this month to clear your conscious and pay it forward.
December 22 to January 19
What makes you happy? What makes you smile? You are worthy of leisure time, dear Capricorn, and this month you may start to re-prioritize leisurely activities into your life. After making some changes at home to help you feel more grounded, you’ll start to feel your creativity awakening with you this month. From this, you are likely to attract relationships and alliances that lift you up and help you to express yourself more fully. Find pleasure in the simplest of things, this month especially, and you will find yourself being more productive than ever.
January 20 to February 18
Your focus is likely to be on preserving your privacy and time for personal healing this month, Aquarius. Your work life will prosper when you are able to establish healthy boundaries and the necessity of time set aside just for taking care of yourself and your loved ones. When you are working, you’re likely to enjoy sharing what you know and communicating with others. You’ll have the power to reset your daily routine towards the end of this month, so be sure to weave self-care in there to keep yourself healthy.
February 19 to March 20
How you relate to and learn from your local environment is likely to change in a surprising way this month, Pisces. New ideas on how to make money sharing your skills and what you know may inspire you to travel and expand your horizons. A deep desire to improve your living situation may wash over you this month, but do your best to stay patient as you work to bring your vision to life. Channel that desire into taking amazing care for yourself and others and you will find peace in the now.
March 21 to April 19
Do you know what you are really capable of… and what that is worth, Aries? This month, you’ll discover a newfound love for yourself and what you truly value. Fears and desires you often keep hidden are likely to be revealed, so prepare to get comfortable with what you previously considered taboo. Allow yourself to purge any limiting beliefs around money and realize that you have resources available to you closer to home than you may think. A big boost in self-esteem, especially around your career, awaits you at the tail end of this month.