Welcome to the merry month of May! Most of us are still living with self-isolation restrictions but May is still a time when the earth starts to blossom and glory in its flora and fauna. Revel in the beauty that surrounds you, it is truly restorative.
It is my deduction from the astrology of it that the end of May and early June signifies greater freedom for the majority of folks. Mercury breaks out of the grasp of the north and south nodes, a condition known as Kala Sarpa yoga in the Vedic astrology tradition. This will help all of us to get out again as the little dude likes to move around. The rest of the planets remain trapped between the nodes until the Sun breaks free the third week of June and Venus escapes in early August. This condition really defines what happened since March, 2020 when the Kala Sarpa yoga began as did the quarantine/self-isolation restrictions for most of us.
We also have 3 planets going into retrograde motion all within 3 days of each other from May 11-14 and this energy will facilitate a return or review of behavior and action. Saturn kicks off the action on 5/12 at 1 degree 57’ Aquarius, followed by Venus on 5/13 at 21 degrees 50’ Gemini and finally Jupiter on 5/14 at 27 degrees 14’ Capricorn. Caution and careful deliberation is favored as Saturn and Jupiter don’t cover much cosmic ground as they move very slowly through the end of the month.
Uranus moves from 6 degrees 53’ to 8 degrees 32’ in Taurus. Money and security still taking a hit with this planet in the placid earth sign of Taurus. Big changes are in the works, folks. Neptune moves from 20 degrees 14’ Pisces to 20 degrees 49’ Pisces, highlighting water issues worldwide. Pluto, who went retrograde at the end of April goes from 24 degrees 59’ to 24 degrees 42’ in the big business and government sign of Capricorn, is still putting us all through the worry, restrictions and rules that are typical of Capricorn under pressure. I think I’ll lie down now.
Read your Sun sign and Rising sign for best information:
Aries — March 21-April 19: It’s a little bit of a stagnant energy month for you as the 3 heavy planets in your solar 10th house are in retrograde motion and your ruling planet, Mars, moves into the sign of Pisces on the 13th. You can gain ground the first 2 weeks of the month before Mars goes into watery Pisces. Re-evaluate your situation and be patient with slower progress. Your best days are the 17th 18th and 19th.
Taurus — April 20-May 20: Venus, your ruling planet, goes into her retrograde motion phase on the 14th in Gemini through the June 25th. This gives you a time out on pursuing desires, pleasures and relationships. Look at your behavior and resist all temptations to buy a bunch of stuff or call an old lover. It won’t work out. You might be privy to someone’s darker secrets on the full Moon on the 7th. Keep the secret. The 20th and 21st are your stellar days.
Gemini — May 21-June 21: Mercury gets into your sign on the 11th, joining Venus already there. These 2 planets get on well and can really enjoy life and social activities. While the self-isolation period puts a damper on this, just reach out to others in available and safe ways. Stay on top of your finances. Use the positive energy on the new Moon of the 22nd as well as the good vibes of the 23rd and 24th to welcome the new cycle and move forward.
Cancer — June 22-July 23: What can I say, but somewhat of the same energy you’ve been dealing with over the last 4 months comes back as Jupiter and Saturn go into their retrograde motion phase along with Pluto already there. You are finishing up a long cycle with these heavies in your 7th house through the end of the year. Pat yourself on the back for hanging in there and finding a way to move through it without killing anyone. If you don’t have a partner right now, be grateful for that as well. Days to do something nice for yourself are the 25th and 26th.
Leo — July 24-August 23: This begins a time of revising strategies for your health and wellbeing through the end of the year. While you may be having some testy times with your partner, those feelings will subside over the course of the summer as you acknowledge what the priorities are and what to let go of. Let go or be dragged, right? Old friends may contact you over the next 2 months, just to touch in. Enjoy the attention on the 1st, 27th and 28th. You deserve some fun.
Virgo — August 24-September 22: With Mercury, your ruling planet, going into its other fave sign of Gemini, you get busy and more relaxed about perfection. Lots of action/reaction in your solar 10th house as Venus goes Rx there, possibly making your professional life a series of revisions or do-overs for the next 2 months. Oh well, at least your mood will be elevated as Venus with Mercury in Gemini get along with ease and good humor. Take some time off on the 2nd, 3rd, 29th and 30th just for the fun of it.
Libra — September 23-October 22: With your ruling planet, Venus, going into retrograde motion on the 13th, you will have the next 6 weeks to contemplate finances, matters of the heart, feelings of security and how to handle some complexity regarding those matters. Nothing really earth-shaking here, just come up with a plan you feel comfortable with. Use the positive vibes of the 4th, 5th and 31st to enjoy all the goodness of your life right now.
Scorpio — October 23-November 22: With three planets in Taurus now, you are dealing with some tricky partnership stuff regarding boundaries, money and security. The full Moon in your sign on the 7th will illuminate the core issues so don’t shy away from discussing it, just back off on the intensity or anger. The 6th and 7th are your best days.
Sagittarius — November 23-December 20: Your ruling planet, Jupiter, goes into its retrograde motion period on the 14th for the next 4 months. This gives you some time to reconfigure your finances or work income stream. There might be some health issues that come to light at the full Moon on the 7th. Whatever presents itself will need to be dealt with and not ignored. Keep a good attitude as your general optimism has gotten you this far, right? The 8th and 9th are your stellar days.
Capricorn — December 21-January 20: I am sure you are pretty tired of hearing about the planets in Capricorn causing trouble, I know I am! So move on already! But no, not yet as now Pluto is retrograde and Jupiter will be on the 13th and so is Saturn who will move back into your sign in July through the end of the year. On a positive note it signifies a chance to revise a plan you set in motion earlier in the year to have better results. Contemplate all possibilities. Your best days are the 10th and 11th.
Aquarius — January 21-February 19: You get some relief this month as Mars moves out of your sign into Pisces on the 13th, easing up on some pressure and stress physically but maybe causing some additional expenses later in the month. This is a great time to get organized or do some home improvement projects as there are 3 planets in your solar 4th house to provide inspiration. So get up and get busy! Your best days are the 12th, 13th and 14th.
Pisces — February 20-March 20: With Mars moving into your sign on the 13th, you will have more energy to get out in the world. The full Moon on the 7th also supports you getting in touch with others in a meaningful way. You may hear from old girlfriends who want to come for a visit. It’s about friendship and fun, that’s all. Best days for you are the 15th and 16th. Enjoy!