While we may be looking for those beautiful May flowers from the stormy forecasts we dealt with in April, it does seem that the storm has only gotten more intense this month, and we are not allowed to seek cover. Instead, we must allow the storm to change us; for the winds to blow away the foundations that were not sturdy enough to withstand it, for the rain to purify the spiritual beliefs which could not keep the fire within brewing, and for the thunder and lightning to frighten away the ego-based bravery that is not the true essence of our strength.
May starts off the retrograde season with Saturn, Venus, and Jupiter which calls for another round of shadow work for the sake of understanding the base of our value-system and ideals. We will be looking to what we stand for, what we wish to be responsible for, and what we no longer want to carry on our shoulders.
On the 7th we get a preview of what the rest of the month, and the retrogrades have in store, with a deeply illuminating Full Moon in Scorpio that calls for us to dive into our shadow work, and to get the transmutation process started. This is where we are to dig into what hurts, understand why it hurts, and to bring the cure to light. With the Sun being in Taurus, these opposing forces do not play nice when it comes to bringing secrets or truths we would rather avoid to the surface, so to be examined and laid to rest for once and for all. This is a time of completions and deeply cleaning out our closet that hides the things that go bump in the night.
On May 10th, which is also Mother’s Day, Saturn takes a four-month nap as it turns Retrograde. This offers us a chance to put into review of the things we have been working on, in terms of our responsibilities and dealt with difficult times. While Saturn is in Aquarius, this retrograde period offers us a chance to bring wisdom to the many things we have been learning and questing – this is where we understand the lessons learned and overcome karmic cycles that have kept us shrouded within a World of corruption – within and around us. This may not be a treat for everyone, as those who have not done the work are going to find this period extremely difficult, as there is no moving forward or focus on the future until the pain of the past has been transformed into wisdom, and the corruption or abuse of power has been noted.
The very next day, on May 11th, Mercury goes home within Gemini. This planetary shift is favored, for it allows clear communication. However, depending on the social distancing orders, this can also prove to be quite a painful time for us as we want nothing more than to be around our good friends. In a sense, this could clip the wings of the social butterfly within and cause an isolating feeling, where we find loneliness to be too difficult to bear. There are of course other means of communication, but of course, connecting with friends and family via phone or online only suffices the ever-so social Gemini’s appetite.
A few days later, on May 13th, Venus goes Retrograde for 40 days, which allows us to put into review of our value-system and our ideals of love and relationships. Venus is also still in Gemini, and when in conjunction with Mercury, this can also cause an increase of desperation when it comes to social distancing and having to deal with the despair of loneliness. However, as stated in the above paragraph, we will have to adapt, and thankfully Gemini is one of the most adaptable signs that can roll with whatever punches come its way, even if they happen to be sucker-punches. This may be a good time to reconsider certain social aspects of our day-to-day lives, in understanding what friends promote our growth and support our goals, compared to those who serve as more of a distraction in order to fill that void loneliness can bring upon us.
That same day, Mars enters Pisces. Mars is incredibly uncomfortable in Pisces, as it promotes subtle movement and waters down the action-oriented planet. For the next month we will feel as if we have entered stormy waters and find it difficult to act upon our passions or to harness that willpower to complete projects or to focus on our goals. Pisces would rather lie still and dream of what could be, while Mars is ready to act upon our dreams and to bring them to life. The best way to work around this energy is to get your creative wheels turning and to focus your energy on your artistic crafts.
Jupiter joins Venus and Saturn and also goes retrograde on May 14th. Jupiter is still in Capricorn, where many astrologers consider to be the fall of Jupiter, as it is expansive, being the Lord of Plenty, and Capricorn is more restrictive and focused. For the next four months, we will turn our focus inward so to understand our talents and drive for success. This energy can serve us well, even though it is not favorable, in harnessing a deeper understanding of the ladder we are climbing to get to the top of our projects and goals. This can be a game-changer for many, as we put into perspective certain aspects of our lives, relationships, and routines that aren’t contributing to the design we wish to promote into the future. While sudden changes or even milestones aren’t likely when so many planets are in retrograde – the deep contemplation in getting the wheels to turn towards making that decision is. This would be a great time to revise your dream-board, reconstruct your schedule, or even reconsider your career path.
On May 20th the Sun moves its radiant spotlight onto deep-thinking and fun-loving Gemini. During these next four weeks we will be more focused on games, the news, taking on new classes for expanding our ever-thirsty need for knowledge and also more focus on our relationships – as if the retrogrades aren’t already working overtime in that aspect. This may be a time where we are looking deeper into what the media is broadcasting and using our own research skills to find the hidden truths. As I always say – when so many different media sources are telling you to look left, it is best to look right. While Gemini is more of a follower than a leader, its unique mindset never takes any fact as the truth, and will dig until it finds its own truth, and so this energy can definitely work in our favor when it comes to corruption being brought to light, but also concealed for the sake of hiding.
We have a very powerful and deep-thinking New Moon in Gemini, which is in conjunction with Venus, Mercury and the Sun. This is a time of planting new seeds when considering our social life, our friendships, and the mental connection we share with our significant others. Our social life has been put under display recently, and so this New Moon allows for us to make a shift when making new friends, finding new social groups, and deciding what we truly stand for in terms of activism and promoting a cause. This is an incredibly positive cosmic gift, that allows for us to enter the unknown for the sake of adventure and finding hidden truths.
The final planetary shift of the Month is on May 28th when Mercury enters Cancer. Here we exit the rational and deep-thinking influence of Gemini and enter into a more heart-centered mindset of Cancer, where we no longer go off facts or allow the mind to lead, but to be led by our emotions, instinct, and intuition. Mercury will be joining Saturn, Venus and Jupiter next month in going Retrograde, and so its watery influence of Cancer will be extended until August. This allows for us to reach within and to act upon our Higher Self, to be led by our gut, and to find the answers we seek through deeply soul-searching. Mercury in Cancer is also incredibly artistic, and so we may find it easier to manage the Pisces influence upon Mars and give our creative talents a massive boost.
What does May have in store for your Zodiac Sun Sign?
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GENERAL / SELF
While the cards did predict quite a pleasant past few months for you, all the while the Covid-19 Pandemic ultimately thwarted your birthday plans, and all of this social distancing has been difficult for many of the signs to endure, I do feel that April was much kinder to you than it was to most in the sense that you are adaptable and can bounce back from just about any upset. However, it does seem that whatever did not go your way, or whatever unfairness you may have encountered, is going to be cleared up this month. Also, that isn’t saying that any disappointment you may have encountered last month, was spared and destined to occur within this month. All in all, you can count on May to deliver solutions and the justice that you seek. Of course, the solutions you need are not going to appear out of thin air, and so when opportunity strikes, you need to act and you need to do what you must in order to ensure the ball gets rolling.
It is also highly likely that you may be signing legal documents – perhaps due to buying a home, ending or starting a contract, or something within that nature which is long-term and binding, but ultimately something very good.
So, in short it would be wise to consider that whatever upset you may, or have, encountered, is going to be followed with justice/resolution. Keep your spirits high and count on hope to guide you. Also, it is important to keep in mind that fate is going to be a major topic for you this month – you will come to see that there are no such things as coincidences.
GENERAL / SELF
XVIII the Moon
Happy Solar Return, Taurus!
This month is going to be quite emotional, in the sense that you might feel all sorts of up and down, especially when regarding the state of the world. You are a homebody, and you enjoy spending time with yourself, surrounded by the luxury of your favorite things. However, too much social distancing and being limited on obtaining the things you want, and need can prove to be difficult for you. You are a planner, but with the current chaos in the world, you feel that your plans have all gone up in smoke, and so you are forced to adapt and roll with these changes. This be a trying time for you, as you want nothing more than to relax with the comfort in knowing that all is okay in the World, and your plans can all go back to normal.
I do feel that you will be experiencing quite a lot of pleasantries this month in terms of good company with the ones you love and having time for some much-needed relaxation. However, I also feel that you might be forced to live outside of your means, in the financial sense, and all of that extra income you had put into savings is going to be put towards your living expenses, and that can cause a bit of a panic for you. I also feel that with so much disinformation in the World, you might feel a bit lost, and have a hard time believing anything, without valid proof or evidence that comes your way. You may want to discern for yourself and reach deep within to find the answers you seek, rather than reaching out. This will also prove to be helpful during times of panic and also feeding into the hysteria that is being pushed upon the World right now – silence the background noise and reach deep within to balance the changing tides.
GENERAL / SELF
XII the Hanged Muse
Happy Solar Return, Gemini!
You are in the spotlight this month, Gemini, as many of the planets are going to be within your sign, and especially with Venus going retrograde. This calls for a lot of inner work on your part, which might be a bit tough because with all of this social distancing and mass hysteria, you might be feeling quite anxiety ridden. It is incredibly important that you find healthy ways to cope during all of this, because it is going to be a month that definitely tests you.
While, like Aries, you are incredibly adaptable, you do find it difficult to roll with the current changes within the World that are forced upon you. You are a strong sign, Gemini, but you cannot remain still for too long, otherwise you grow quite restless.
This may be a good month for you to finally sit down practice meditation and get into your spiritual studies. Fuel your mind, and fuel your spirit, because the only adventures you are going to be able to embark on are that of the intellectual and spiritual types.
Basically, the Hanged Muse calls for a sacrifice and to find another means of direction, and in your case I feel this is a sacrifice in terms of having to put your social life, or birthday celebrations on hold, and to find direction through your spiritual studies.
GENERAL / SELF
Knight of Materials
It seems that May is going to bring quite a lot of ups and downs for you, however, most of this is going to be a long process – that is once the smoke clears and you get a broader picture of the future, it may be a long road ahead to reach towards a goal that you are going to be formulating. You don’t mind having to put in the work or having to chase a long-term goal, however, you might be itching to move ahead this month because of the grandness of this goal.
As many of the planets shift into more watery territory during the mid to end of the month, you may also feel a bit more at home. It’s been a whirlwind with all of this air-focused energy, and while you are Gemini’s sister sign, you still find it difficult to navigate through the energy because of the ever-changing tides it brings with it.
I do feel that during the Full Moon in Scorpio, you might deal with a crashing of events that leave you blind sighted, at first that is, and as said in the above paragraphs, once the smoke clears, you will be able to see clearly on where you need to plan your next steps.
May calls for a major release of something that has been standing in your way, a distraction or perhaps added weight to your already packed shoulders that has been slowing your pace more than you had realized. Trust the process and ride the waves, Cancer.
GENERAL / SELF
3 of Materials
While social distancing has put a lot of restrictions upon us within the past month, you still didn’t have too difficult of a time adjusting. You are in luck, as last month was quite pleasant for you, it does seem that May is going to be just as good. However, while there are always ups and downs to be aware of, it does seem that you might have a little difficulty within your love life that you need to pay attention to. It might not be so much of what you bring to the table, or your energy, but rather the energy of those around you, and their influence upon you.
This might be a good month to clean up your friends list on your social media accounts so to ensure that you are surrounded by positive influences who share similar interests. You will find that you can accomplish a great deal when you are aligned with the right frequency, rather than being brought down by others who have a knack for complaining or spewing negative talk about others. You are ruled by the sun, and you radiate light, but your shine can be negatively impacted if it is submerged with energy that is focused on negativity.
Any goals you have been working on, or creative projects, are sure to take off this month as well and you may also find that they speed up quite rapidly. This is especially true for any improvements you may be doing on your home which would also serve as a positive distraction from the chaos that is spewing within the World right now.
GENERAL / SELF
Ace of Inspiration
You have been dealing with a lot recently, and it seems that things just keep piling up. However, you have accomplished just as much, which is bringing about new energy which is focused on new ideas and goals for the future. You have had your heart set on something for a while now, and the timing is perfect to start reaching out for it. With that said, this is a great month to start planting those seeds – metaphorically and literally!
You will also find that this month you have the support needed to get the ball rolling on plans and ideas that you have been wanting to get to work on, which makes things much easier to bring into fruition. However, you will also find that you are put into a leadership role which has others watching your every step – not for the sake of judging, but for the sake of soaking up your influence. So, in a sense, you are to lead by example, and as others follow suit, you will be receiving the support you need.
While everything has been so up in the air with future plans, and having to adapt to an ever-changing situation that our World is currently going through, you will find that the ideas and plans you have are something that is easy to put into play and will not face much restriction at all.
GENERAL / SELF
Muse of Materials
Oh Libra, you are so focused on maintaining balance and keeping peace, that you might have found that this has resulted in a major imbalance and overload of chaos to enter your personal life. How can you fix this? Well, it seems that rather than being afraid to rock that boat, you may in fact, need to rock that boat. You need to step up and start leading by example, by taking that first step everyone else is scared to and watch as others follow suit. This is a big month for you, in terms of finding your voice and feeling more aligned with your purpose.
This government lock that which has been opposed onto everyone, might be a major drag that has thwarted many plans and aspirations, however, in the end it is whatever you make of it. And so, with that said, it is time to start thinking outside the box and to get a little more creative with your approach to things that you have felt went up in smoke during this pandemic.
You might have strayed away from the spotlight, wanting to speak up on matters that you felt were to sensitive to others, or perhaps felt that your influence wasn’t big enough to make a difference. That thinking is something in the past now, as it is time for you to step into that leadership role and to allow your beautiful influence to reach to others. There is something about you – your creativity or artistic expression, which is needed right now within the World. It’s time to show off, Libra.
GENERAL / SELF
Ace of Inspiration
You might find that you are in a World of trouble this month, with one problem surfacing after another, and you might even feel that there is nothing you can do, or no use in putting for any of your energy towards a solution. That is your doubts talking and your fear taking center stage. It is important to remember – mind over matter. You can accomplish anything with the right mindset this month, and so while you might feel that you are put in between a rock and a hard place, there is a solution that can help you get out of this situation, you just need to trust in yourself and your ability to do so.
When you find a solution to one problem, another may rise, but you will also be able to find another solution. You are beating the game and remaining on top, that is of course if you have the right mindset. Do not let the current state of the World to get to you too much, as you are energy-sensitive as most water signs are, and so it is easy to succumb to negative thinking or to be overcome with fear. You will have to fight hard to remain open minded and also to maintain a positive mindset, but with the more you find you can resolve, you will find that you can resolve even more, and then some on top of that. It is almost like a domino effect – with so many stacked before you, with one swift movement on your part, you able to knock them all down, one-by-one.
GENERAL / SELF
Queen of Materials
Sagittarius, you are going to find that this month you are gifted the support you have needed for a very long time. You feel good about your ideas, plans, and your motives, and it seems that others are on the same page as you and watch with wonder as you cast your influence upon them.
While great things are happening for you this month, it does seem that you do have some naysayers, or some odds that have been stacked against you, and these are all incredibly unfair and put into play for the simple notion that of being cruel or just downright mean. You will have to speak up against these things and use your powerful words to bring about the support you needed to also stand by your side and have your back amount it all. With that said, you might be the voice that is calling out corruption within establishments that have taken you for granted, or who have been taking advantage. While this does seem a like a big job, you aren’t one to stand down from something that seems to have many odds stacked against you – instead you take on this challenge and view it as an adventure rather than allow your fear to get the best of you.
In the end of it all, you will find that you are the victor and with that, more doors will open for you.
GENERAL / SELF
Knight of Emotions
You might be promised something this month that may not come to be, Capricorn, and this is something that is going to really hurt in the long-run, and so it is important not to be dependent on other people, or promises from higher sources, but to instead be independent and to get the job done all on your own.
While it does seem that with that said, this month might not be the best for you, if you look deeper, you will find that you can turn things around for the positive, you just need to not be codependent and to watch for yourself, and to ensure that you are able to reach for what you need all on your own without depending on others.
The good news is that you will find you come across a social group or someone in your life whom shares your vision and has your back in the long-run – still, you will need to do much on your own, but know that you will have help if needed – you just cannot place any expectations on it – as while it is there, it may be short lived or only take you so far.
GENERAL / SELF
Balance is key this month, Aquarius. Saturn had moved into your sign recently, and it does seem that you are put through the ringer of learning some hard lessons for these next few years. However, this is not a bad thing at all, as it does seem that things are going to be rather good for you, especially near the future. You will need to think outside of the box when certain events unfold this month, primarily within your relationships, and you will need to focus on making peace where others are calling war. You will have to try your hardest to mend relationships and to ensure that simple misunderstandings do not get blown out of proportion. You are always clung to your opinions and pride yourself on being well-informed, but it does seem that others around you are not, and so this is where the problem could surface, as you are eager to express your findings only to be met with crickets or ridicule because you think so differently than others.
It is almost important to not let the background noise or the energy of the World in chaos to influence you so much – as you are quite sensitive to energy, because your sign governs friendships and social influences. Think for yourself this month, and do not allow others to persuade what you feel within to be truth, for the benefit for their closed minds.
GENERAL / SELF
10 of Materials
May is going to be a very good month for you, Pisces. All of this social distancing might have been ineffective in bringing you down, because let’s face it, you don’t mind having some time yourself. You may find that during this time, you have been soul-searching and with that has come increased strength to your vision and psychic abilities. You feel more on board with that “indigo child” persona and purpose, which allows for you to help others heal and find their path of purpose as well. This basically means that you are the influence the World needs right now, and your subtleness is now making waves in terms of your ability to help others become one with themselves during their forced time of aloneness.
You will be receiving a gift this month, and it may be metaphysical – something from your ancestral guides, or even perhaps physical as it comes from your family or higher sources – whatever it may be, it is needed and is to be put into good use that is going to help strengthen your cause, your vision, and your purpose.
If you have been worried about money in the past – perhaps from the IRS taking your student loans when they had promised they wouldn’t, or a delay in your stimulus check, you will find that you receive that payment you have been waiting for, and this allows for you to finally get ahead of the financial game.