May should so be your month, Taurus, and in some ways it is. The sun, a new moon solar eclipse, Mercury, Venus, Mars – boy that’s a lot of energy in your sign in May. If only it weren’t for the other astrological complications of the month, like Saturn in Scorpio.
Saturn represents the limits put on you by other people. These can be good, although that doesn’t necessarily mean enjoyable. For example, there’s a lot of energy in your sign right now, and when there’s a lot of energy in your sign it can represent attention to your health. Saturn in this case would be the designated nag in your life, the significant person who cares about your health. Read the rest of this entry →
May is a tricky month. On a global scale, nations are affected by the square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. This is the sort of aspect that can do things like get the US Congress to finally pass immigration legislation. On the other hand, it can also do things like push global tensions with North Korea to a point of no return.
For Aries, this square occurs in parts of your solar chart that are very powerful for you. This could be seen as a true power struggle, one that you might not win. Uranus in your sign is likely to urge you to act, possibly against something that seems unjust. Read the rest of this entry →
May is another eclipse month. The first is a new moon eclipse on the 9th in Taurus. Taurus is your solar sign of inhibitions, secret fears, insecurities, chronic illnesses, and the things that hold you back. It is also the Gemini’s hidden need for seclusion every once in a while. Theoretically, this eclipse means you’ll gain a new inhibition of some sort or a new restraint in your life. The eclipse may affect you this month, may have affected you last month or may become noticeable next month.
New restraints don’t necessarily sound like a lot of fun and they might not be, but people have inhibitions because they play a useful role. Read the rest of this entry →
May is another eclipse month, with both a solar and another lunar eclipse on tap. Eclipses are wild cards, crazy 8s that like to upend the game and send it spinning in a whole new direction. The effects they have depend on your own particular situation and the effects may be most noticeable during a period lasting from about a month before the eclipse date to about a month after.
The new moon eclipse this month is on the 9th in Taurus. The full moon eclipse this month is in Sagittarius on the 25th. The eclipse in Taurus affects your solar house of friendship. The eclipse in Sagittarius affects your solar sector of work and occupation. Be prepared for surprises in these areas of your life. Read the rest of this entry →
May looks like a fast-moving month with lots of different kinds of astrological energy. Uranus in Aries clashes with Pluto in Capricorn. There are two eclipses, a solar eclipse in Taurus and a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius. The Uranus/Pluto square may not affect you that directly, but in case it does, let’s talk about it because it’s rather nasty.
Pluto in Capricorn is the kind of placement that forces the affected individual (or nation, because it’s a global aspect) to face failure in some endeavor. Whatever it is that Uranus in Aries wants, it is Pluto’s job to see that it does not get it. In some ways, we can be glad of that because sometimes what Uranus in Aries wants is disruptive or potentially harmful. Read the rest of this entry →
The current astrological configuration sees a deck stacked toward the Saturn/Capricorn and Pluto/Scorpio energies. Saturn is in the sign Pluto rules and Pluto is in the sign Capricorn rules – a configuration called a mutual reception. It means these two planets are on the same page and working together. Capricorn is a rather careful sign and Scorpio is a bit ruthless.
This combination of energies is taking aim at Uranus in Aries which is neither careful nor ruthless and is something of a sitting duck.
For Virgo, Capricorn represents children and anything else you carefully raise or tend to (including your romantic relationships). Aries represents your sense of power. Read the rest of this entry →
Taurus, Gemini, eclipses, Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn….the energy of May is quite varied. Let’s see if we can put together some themes from the clash of competing influences.
We’ll start with relationships, the Libra bailiwick. Uranus in Aries and the Taurus energy of the month both relate to relationships and things you do with other people.
The first eclipse of the month is a Taurus one, on the 9th. It indicates that some way, somehow, you will be embarking on something relatively new with someone else. That something new may very well be a financially-related venture designed to help mitigate the financial distress that Saturn in Scorpio is trying to inflict on you. Read the rest of this entry →
Ah, Scorpio, it’s hard to say what the motto of the month for May should be. ‘When one door closes, another opens’ comes to mind. ‘If May’s not your cup of tea, wait for June’ could work. ‘Get me out of here’ might be closer to the mark for some of you. ‘Who made up all these rules?’ will fit for some.
Here’s the astrology. Uranus in Aries is clashing with Pluto in Capricorn during the second half of this month and the first half of next month. Read the rest of this entry →
May is a tough month to call, Sagittarius. There’s a new moon eclipse in Taurus on the 9th, which looks to be favorable for you in terms of work or job. How favorable or how much of an impact it will have will vary a lot depending on your chart and your personal goals. There is actually a lot of energy in your job sector throughout the month, including from Mars in Taurus. For some of you, this will mean taking on a second job to bring in extra or outside income. Financial concerns are a big deal to your chart these days, and an extra job might be demanding but worthwhile. Read the rest of this entry →
May is a month with some very strong and intense vibes. It’s also a month with some rather lighthearted ones. Let’s start with the lighthearted ones. There is a lot of good energy in your job and work sector for most of the month. If you work with information and/or technology, the astrology is especially good.
Enjoy your job; savor it if at all possible. The job energy in your chart won’t last forever. Read the rest of this entry →
Capricorn, the careful sign, has its hooves all over May. So does Taurus, the sign that represents your home and property sector. Capricorn is influential because Pluto in that sign is clashing with your ruler Uranus and because Saturn, Capricorn’s planetary representative, is sitting at the top of your solar chart. Taurus is influential because all kinds of planets are in it this month, including Mars, and there’s a solar eclipse in Taurus on the 9th. There’s also a lot of energy in Gemini, which is generally a good energy for your sign, and a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on the 25th. A lot going on.
The solar eclipse seemingly represents something new on the home front or perhaps an investment in some new property or a significant possession. Read the rest of this entry →
May is full of alternatives and opposites. There’s a new moon eclipse in Taurus on the 9th opposed by Saturn in Scorpio. There’s a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on the 25th opposed by many planets in Gemini. There’s also a square between Pluto in Capricorn in your solar 11th house of friendship and Uranus in Aries in your second solar house of finances.
Of these influences, the ones in Gemini are the most friendly. Those influences relate to home and family, and to abundance, pleasure and satisfaction associated with them. Your chart seems to be proud of some accomplishment or worthy act relating to your home or family. Read the rest of this entry →
Happy Birthday, Aries! The sun is in your sign this month, of course, at least until the 19th, when it moves into Taurus. Typically, what that’s supposed to mean is the attention is focused on you and your sign-mates for the time being and that everyone wants to give you stuff for your birthday or at least lend an ear to what you’re saying. The peak of your astrological powers this month occurs on the 10th at your annual new moon. This is when you’re allowed to make your birthday wish for the year and set your sights high. Read the rest of this entry →
The sun moves into your sign this month and so do Venus and Mars. By mid-month, it’s time to put yourself first! One area you may want to focus on is your health. Before planets move into your sign, they will be in Aries. Aries is your solar sign of chronic health conditions; those nagging discomforts that you really should pay attention to. Read the rest of this entry →