Happy Birthday Taurus! May is your traditional month of power and beauty, and it opens with a powerful full moon in Scorpio on the 5th. This is when you can project yourself forcefully. The new moon of the month, in Gemini on the 20th, is equally powerful because it’s a solar eclipse. It falls in your financial house and hopefully represents some sort of a fresh start for you. The idea to think about is coming upon money from an unplanned source. It may not be a huge amount of money, but any money will probably help. Look for it! (more…)
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First, we start the beautiful month of May with Mercury in your sign and the sun in Taurus. Mercury is supposed to make your mind sharp, quick, curious, eager for variety, and ready for action. The sun is supposed to guide that mental activity toward the subject of finances because Taurus is your financial sign. So far, so good. (more…)
Big month for Gemini. The sun moves into your sign just in time for a new moon eclipse on the 20th that seems intended to open doors for you. There’s increased sensuality and beauty this month, too, thanks partly to the influence of sun and Mercury in Taurus until the 24th. Touchy-feely days include Mother’s Day, when the sun conjuncts Jupiter, and the 22nd, when Mercury joins Jupiter. After that, it’s pretty much all you. The sun in your sign, Mercury in your sign, Venus in your sign, and next month, Jupiter moves into your sign. Everything’s coming up Gemini! (more…)
Eclipse month! Yes, there’s a new moon eclipse in Gemini on the 20th of May. This is the type of eclipse that brings hidden information to light, and you could feel its influence at any time from late April through late June. Gemini is a language-oriented sign, so that makes this a language-oriented eclipse. Writing and speaking with an elegant or beautiful touch are highly emphasized, enough to be your first priority this month. (more…)
May is something of a laugh-a-holic month for Leo. It starts with Mercury (a humor planet) in your laughter-loving solar 9th house until the 9th of the month. That’s nice, but nothing special. Later, though, the skies start exploding with giggly Gemini energy, an energy that won’t subside for a long time. Beautiful! We could sure use a few laughs these days. (more…)
The month starts out with lots of good physical energy via earth signs like your own. To wit, the sun, Mercury, and Jupiter in Taurus, Mars in your own sign and of course Pluto in Capricorn. The combination of energy is good for things like working with the hands, dealing with particulars or small chunks of information, attending to details, and dealing with mechanical issues. If you like to tinker, this is good energy for you. Taurus is also your travel sign, and this is good energy for going overseas. (more…)
There are all kinds of possibilities for fun and adventure in your chart in May, dear Libra. Let’s start with just one example. Sports. We’ve got pleasure-loving Venus in your sports-loving 9th house all month, joined as the month progresses by the sun, Mercury, and a new moon eclipse on the 20th. We’ve got Mars in exercise-craving Virgo in the back of your chart’s mind, itching to burn off some steam. (more…)
It’s a Venusian kind of month, Scorpio. Venus in Gemini goes retrograde on the 15th, and for much of the month we have the sun and Mercury and Jupiter in Venus-ruled Taurus. What does Venus rule? Oh you know, stuff like grace, beauty, art, love, money, pleasure. The tango. Stuff people like. (more…)
Oh, lots going on in May, Sagittarius. The sun and Mercury and Jupiter are in Taurus to start the month, all in your job house. These are all good for business, for enjoying business, or for making money. Mars is still in your career house, also good for business. Maybe not as fun as the Taurus influences, but still good for business and for earning money if you set your mind to it. In the middle of the month, Mars hooks up with Pluto (via a trine) and that’s even better for business and earning money.
By the way, Jupiter leaves your job sector next month and Mars leaves your career sector in early July. These two planets, Jupiter especially, are tasked with pushing you toward a rewarding job or career situation. If you don’t feel satisfied with your job, you still have a bit of time to use this energy. The rewards don’t have to be exclusively financial; you can go for psychic or emotional gratification as well. As long as you are going for something.
In the middle of the month, Saturn and Venus are getting along very well which links beauty, love and friendship. A friendship may turn to love (or I suppose vice versa) relatively easily. This is also an aspect that strongly favors politeness, courtesy, observing the social niceties, and reaching out to others. Neptune also starts slowing way down in your residential sector around that time, which could make things seem intoxicatingly pleasant on the home front for awhile.
And now for the other theme of the month: communication. There’s a ton of Gemini energy in the skies in May, including a new moon eclipse on the 20th. Gemini is a communicating sign by nature and represents your solar relationship sector. Ergo, lots of emphasis on communicating in your relationships.
I will admit that eclipses are highly unstable influences. They can bring deliciousness and wonderment or toxic surprise. Theoretically, this eclipse should be good for you, maybe even great, and bring about a new era of open communication in a relationship or in some way move one to the next level. But if a relationship is not up to snuff for some reason, the eclipse could open your eyes to the inherent problems. Either way, expect something to change.
May should be a pleasant month for Capricorn, and I hope it will be for you. Every year during May, the sun spends some time in Taurus, the sign of beauty, in your solar 5th house of pleasure. This year is no exception, and the sign of Taurus will be hosting Mercury and Jupiter too. Jupiter is generally a pretty darn pleasant planet, so you have almost no excuse for not at least trying to invest your time in things that please you, in the things you find beautiful. The universe is giving you permission to do so, and as a native of a sign that puts great store by getting permission, this is important. (more…)
Compared to some months in 2012, the astrology for May is relatively relaxed, friendly, easygoing. There is an eclipse on May 20, but it is a solar eclipse in Gemini, a sign friendly to yours. In fact, none of the outer planets are in an unfriendly position for your sign right now. Next month your sign’s ruler, Uranus, will get in a vicious dogfight with Pluto, but right now he’s just giving you permission to be active and to speak your mind. You might, however, want to take steps to guard your technology, IT structures if you work with them, or your data. (more…)
May is rather an arty month for Pisces on two different fronts. Artistic Neptune is slowing down in your sign, getting ready to station next month. That makes him a bit more powerful than usual and potentially increases his interest in the visual arts that he enjoys so much. Venus in Gemini is also prominent this month, especially around the 15th. Venus in Gemini favors the verbal arts. (more…)