May's Astrology Report Calls For Heightened Emotions & Big Discoveries
With go-getter Mars entering tenderhearted Cancer (May 15th) this month and a Full Moon landing in all-or-nothing Scorpio (May 18th), we can expect emotions to be heightened this month. Though with all of the emo vibes that will be in the air, we’re called to pay close attention to what we feel and why, as our feelings will help to point us in the direction that we need to go, especially when it comes to our own happiness and pleasure. That said, pleasure will also be a theme this month with the New Moon in sensual Taurus on May 4th, followed by communicative Mercury entering Taurus on the 6th and love planet Venus moving home to Taurus on the 15th.
Simply put, the cosmos is encouraging us to focus on what matters most; the people, places, and the things that deeply resonate with us – mind, body, and soul. This will be especially true as the confident Sun and analytical Mercury move into curious and intellectual Gemini on May 21st confirming the need for intellectual fare, stimulating conversation, and fascinating discoveries. Happy Gemini Season!
Aries (March 21 - April 19):
It’s all about the big cash money wad as the month opens, thanks to a potent New Moon in Taurus activating your zone of income on May 4th. With the help of this new moon, you could secure the bag with a new job, a pay raise, or additional income. Though with analytical Mercury entering Taurus on the 6th, being accountable in terms of how you’re managing your money will also be a focus too. Still, with attractive Venus moving home to Taurus on the 15th, your ability to attract money will improve. Of course, one way to do so is by recognizing your worth and what matters to you most.
By the 15th, go-getter Mars (your patron saint) moves into Cancer – your zone of home and family. With active Mars in this zone, you may need to be wary of unnecessary disagreements or arguments with loved ones. However, if you’ve been considering moving, renovating, or reorganizing your home; Mars will give you the energy to do it. Meanwhile, emotions could run high under the May 18th Full Moon in Scorpio, which activates your zone of intimacy and finances. Under this moon it may be time for you to be unflinchingly honest with yourself about something you’ve been avoiding financially, romantically, or otherwise. When the Sun and chatty Mercury enter Gemini (May 21st), your zone of communication will be set abuzz. The right conversation, meeting, class, or training could open you up to a new path.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20):
Your birthday season just keeps getting better. That’s because you get the blessings of a new moon falling in your sign. Under the New Moon in Taurus on May 4th, which activates your zone of self-image, it’s all about looking and feeling your best. Look to this moon to help you with upgrading your look, taking better care of your body, and improving your self-image. If there’s something major you want to accomplish, this moon could help too, as could Mercury in Taurus (May 6) and Venus entering Taurus on May 15. Together, this cosmic combo will give you just the right amount of charm, wit, and self-assurance to get who and what you want.
Come the 15th when active Mars also moves into Cancer, your zone of communication, your thirst for information and conversation will be hard to ignore. Utilize Mars to help you initiate talks, meetings, and other connections that could help you to open doors as well as your mind. On the 18th, the Full Moon in all-or-nothing Scorpio (your partnership zone) could help you with sealing the deal on a relationship or letting a lackluster one go. Your finances come into focus on the 21st, when the Sun and busy Mercury enter Gemini, your zone of income and possessions. This cosmic influence could help you to tap into a new cash flow or better clarify your values.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20):
Your birthday season is nearly here and before you get to the celebrations; know that it’s time for you to take a moment to do some energetic/emotional housekeeping. As such, look to the New Moon in grounded Taurus on May 4th, which lands in your zone of healing and retreat. If you’ve been feeling rundown, especially at the emotional level, this moon can help you to replenish your reserves. With intellectual Mercury entering Taurus on the 6th, followed by love planet Venus on the 15th; leisurely time spent away from the daily grind will do you well. Look to meditation, art, and other therapeutic mediums to help you reset.
Meanwhile, on the 15th, active Mars moves into Cancer – your zone of income and possessions. With Mars here, you may want to watch your spending and keep some cash on hand for a sudden expense. Too, it’s time for you to be more confident in your worth and a bit more demanding about getting your due. The Full Moon in Scorpio on May 18th, which illuminates your zone of health and work, could help you with leaving a soul-sucking job or improve your work-life balance. Consider this all to be in preparation for your personal new year, which begins on May 21st when Gemini season kicks off. With the Sun and Mercury (your planetary ruler) entering your zone of self-image and confidence on that day, there will be very little you won’t be able to accomplish.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22):
You’re due to make some major moves this month, thanks to ambitious Mars entering Cancer (May 15), your zone of confidence and self-image. With Mars in Cancer, you’ll have both the energy and the self-assuredness to go after what you want and accomplish your goals. Though before you get there, the New Moon in Taurus (May 4) landing in your zone of friendship and future plans asks that you get clear on the direction you want to go, which may mean breaking away from the crowd or the norm. With chatty Mercury entering Taurus on the 6th, followed by magnetic Venus on the 15th, success lies in your ability to network and connect with new people.
On the 18th, the Full Moon in transformative Scorpio, which lands in your zone of creativity and romance, could help you with breaking free of a dead-end love affair or put unhealthy dating habits to rest. In terms of your creative talents, this full moon could bring you much deserved attention. Though when the confident Sun enters Gemini on May 21st, followed by chatty Mercury (on the same day), it’s time for you to pull back and focus on your spiritual and emotional well-being. This could be a good time to begin therapy or focus on getting more rest, especially if you’ve been burning the candles at both ends. Looking for some creative inspiration? Gemini season could bring it.
Leo (July 23 - August 22):
You might be the biggest boss that we’ve seen thus far this month, thanks to a team of planets activating your zone of fame and achievement. On the 4th, the New Moon in Taurus gets things going, helping you to secure a promotion, public accolades, or a clearer direction in terms of where your career is headed. With analytical Mercury joining Team Taurus on the 6th, it’s time for you to get a game plan together for your next steps. Since Taurus favors a practical approach, it will be all about slow, steady, and deliberate progress. When charming Venus moves home to Taurus on the 15th, your reputation gets a gold star.
Also, on the 15th, active Mars moves into tenderhearted Cancer and into your zone of rest and retreat. While hosting Mars here could zap your energy, it could help you to be more selective about the people and things you’re giving your energy to. At the same time, Mars in Cancer will also push you to find healthy ways to blow off steam and deal with anger. On the 18th, the Full Moon in Scorpio (your zone of home and family) could bring emotions to a head. Allow this moon to help you with facing your fears, heal family wounds, or release the past. Come the 21st, the Sun and Mercury enter Gemini, your zone of friendship. Your popularity is about to soar, watch the opportunities that arise from it.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22):
You’re ready to branch out and explore new horizons this month, as the planets activate your zone of travel and education. The month opens with a potent New Moon in Taurus (May 4th), which pushes you to get more pleasure out of life either by way of traveling abroad or embarking on a new adventure. With intellectual Mercury (your planetary ruler) entering Taurus on the 6th, you could find yourself applying for a degree program or looking to study abroad. Since magnetic Venus will also enter Taurus on the 15th, you could make money through a publishing, teaching, or speaking gig. Love could be found abroad too.
On the 15th, Mars also switches signs and moves into protective Cancer, your zone of friendship and future plans. With Mars here, you might be called to take up a worthy cause or advocating on behalf of those in need. On a different note, Mars will also encourage you to seek out people that fuel and inspire you, which can help you get ahead. On the 18th, the Full Moon in mysterious Scorpio (your communication zone), may push you towards a revelation or a revealing conversation. Either way, embrace the changes that follow. By the 21st when the confident Sun and witty Mercury enter Gemini (your zone of career and fame), it’s time to level up.
Libra (September 23 - October 22):
Expect to take a deep dive this month as a team of planets camp out in your zone of intimacy and rebirth. Look to the New Moon in value-driven Taurus (May 4th) to get the momentum going as it pushes you to build a new narrative around your worthiness, vulnerabilities, and desires. Though doing so could bring up old wounds and heartbreak. The point is to address the pain so you can begin the process of healing. With communicative Mercury entering Taurus on the 6th, talking to a therapist or an empathetic ear could help you work through the tough spots. With Venus in Taurus (May 15th), be more selective with your love energy. Not everyone needs to have access to you.
Also, on the 15th, Mars enters Cancer and moves into your zone of career and achievement. With ambitious Mars in this zone, you could find the courage you need to go after a major job opportunity or branch out on your own. With Mars ramping up your competitive spirit, it’s time for you recognize just how much power you wield. Use it where it counts the most. On the 18th, the Full Moon in Scorpio activates your zone of income which could help you seal the deal on a financial opportunity or see where you’ve been playing yourself small. Meanwhile, your values are changing and that’s a good thing. On the 21st, the Sun and chatty Mercury move to Gemini, your zone of travel and education. The world awaits.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21):
Partnership is a big deal this month, thanks to multiple planets in Taurus (your zone of relationships) stopping through for a visit. First up is the New Moon in Taurus (May 4th), which can help you with establishing a collaboration or connection with someone that could give you a professional boost. With communicative Mercury entering Taurus on the 6th, this is the perfect time for contracts, agreements, and negations. If self-employed Mercury can help to boost your clientele, as could Venus, when they enter Taurus on May 15th. If you need to heal or strengthen a relationship, you could do so now, as well as find love.
On the 15th, when Mars enters Cancer, your zone of travel and education, you might find yourself with a serious case of wanderlust. This is a good thing as a change of scenery and a fresh outlook could do wonders for you now. If you’ve been thinking about taking a risk on something that stokes your passion and sense of adventure, do it. Look to the Full Moon in Scorpio (May 18th), landing in your zone of confidence and self-image to help you with shaking a negative self-image or fear of being seen as you are. You are awesome, flaws and all. Come May 21st, the Sun and Mercury enter curious Gemini (your zone of intimacy and rebirth). It’s time to clean out the “psychic” trash.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21):
Work and health are spotlighted for you at the first half of the month, thanks to a bounty of planets in Taurus – your zone of work and routine. Under the New Moon in Taurus on May 4th, you’re encouraged to turn over a new leaf where your well-being is concerned. This could mean better stress management, better eating, or bringing more structure to your day so you’re not constantly overwhelming yourself. With discerning Mercury entering Taurus on the 6th, being more intentional with your time and energy will help. Venus entering Taurus (May 15th) will encourage you to make self-care a priority.
Meanwhile, on the 15th, passionate Mars enters Cancer – your zone of intimacy and finances. While you may want to utilize Mars to be proactive about taking care of your debts, Mars will also help you to heat things up when it comes to your romantic life. Remember, sexual energy can be healing, even if you only share it with yourself. Be wary of getting sucked into an emotional rollercoaster kind of relationship though. The Full Moon in Scorpio (May 18th) that lands in your zone of rest and healing can help you with releasing an ex or unhealthy dynamics around intimacy. On the 21st, the Sun and Mercury move into Gemini, your zone of partnership. It’s time to tend to the relationships you want to grow.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19):
You might find yourself feeling more romantic than usual this month and one reason for this is the New Moon in sensual Taurus activating your zone of love and creativity on the 4th. Under this moon, the potential to make a love match will be strong, especially as love planet Venus enters Taurus on the 15th. Mercury in Taurus (May 6th) will be on hand to help you meet and greet potential lovers. If in a relationship, this cosmic mojo can help you recapture the spark. And in terms of your creative gifts, look to the first half of May to help you with putting a creative project or plan into motion. Feed your passions.
Though love will be in the air, you’ll also need to watch for the disagreements too as feisty Mars will be entering Cancer, your zone of partnership, on May 15th. With Mars here, maintaining boundaries may be an issue as well as overstepping them. The best way you can harness this energy is by looking to ways you can align yourself with people that inspire you to step outside your comfort zone. On the 18th, the Full Moon in Scorpio, could help you with saying goodbye to a lopsided friendship while helping you to solidify your place in a community to which you belong. On the 21st, when the confident Sun and busy Mercury enter Gemini (your zone of health and work), it’s time to make your well-being a focus.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18):
If things have been feeling like they’ve been moving at lightning speed, May gives you the chance to slow down and catch your breath. That’s because there will be a New Moon in grounded Taurus (your zone of home and family), on May 4th. Under this moon, you’re called to focus more on your emotional nourishment as well as the people that uplift and support you. Family is a resource. If you’re thinking of moving or upgrading your home space, Mercury in Taurus (May 6th) and Venus in Taurus (May 15th) can help you to either find the right place or turn your space into sanctuary. Overall, it’s time to tap into and strengthen your foundation.
Meanwhile, also on the 15th, active Mars enters Cancer – your zone of health and work. With Mars revving things up in this zone (like your to-do list), you’re going to need effective ways to manage stress and anger, as well as healthy ways to keep your body fueled up and ready to go. Hint: try not to skip meals. On the 18th, the Full Moon in powerful Scorpio illuminates your zone of career and achievement, which could bring you a professional win or help you to hit a major career milestone. Exiting a dead-end career could also happen. By the 21st, you’re due for some fun and romance as the playful Sun and curious Mercury enter Gemini, your zone of romance and creativity. Find your joy.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20):
Your thoughts, words, and ideas take center stage this month as the New Moon in Taurus activates your zone of communication on May 4th. With the help of this new moon, it’s time for you to connect with new people, share your creative genius, and challenge any outworn perceptions that you might have. With Mercury entering Taurus on May 6th and charming Venus entering Taurus on the 15th, you have the power to move mountains and open doors with your words. For some Pisces, Mercury and Venus in Taurus could bring financial opportunities via writing, media, or social events. Learning a new skill could also benefit you.
On the 15th, passionate Mars enters Cancer and moves into your zone of love and creativity here. With Mars stoking your passions, you’re called to give more attention to the hobbies, activities, and experiences that fill your heart and excite you. Overall, it’s time that you become more proactive about experiencing joy. It’s your birthright. Romance can bring excitement too, especially when you dare to be your authentic self. On the 18th, the Full Moon in Scorpio, pushes you to let go of outdated beliefs that may be holding you back. And with the Sun and Mercury entering Gemini (your zone of home and family) on the 21st, a home organization project or conversation with a loved one could lighten your load.