Monthly Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope

May 2019

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May’s cosmic energies are quite diverse - the challenge for many of us during ups and downs will be to stay grounded and focused, not giving in to defensiveness, illogical thinking or dismay. The tone for this is set by the sensible Taurus New Moon on May 4th, followed by an assured Mars-Jupiter opposition the next day which encourages hard work, effort and optimism. Mercury moves into Taurus on the 6th, which slows down thinking and boosts stability – but very quickly a tricky Mercury-Uranus conjunction implies some rash action and impetuous behavior.

Venus squares up to Saturn on May 7th and two days later repeats the process with Pluto; these are very challenging aspects suggesting disappointment, betrayal and rejection, so this looks set to be a challenging week for relationships especially. The lingering resentment is likely to continue until Venus moves into Taurus on the 15th. Away from affairs of the heart, however, a Sun-Pluto trine on May 13th is highly constructive and helps those who need to exert their authority, particularly in finance or business.

With Mars moving into Cancer also on May 15th, emotions take a defensive turn, so many of us will be feeling extra touchy during the second half of May. A deeply emotional Scorpio Full Moon on the 18th reinforces this moodiness, but Mercury’s arrival in light-hearted Gemini on the 21st should ensure a more upbeat end to the month. Misunderstandings could be tricky on May 30th, however, when Mercury opposes Jupiter.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)

There's a focus on income and monetary matters this May, amid hints that your career may not be giving you quite the satisfaction you've hoped for. The grounded Taurus New Moon on May 4th is a good start for money matters - however, watch out for impulsive thinking around May 8th. Mercury will have arrived in your money zone by then, but in conjunction with rebel planet Uranus the desire to throw temptation to the wind may be overwhelmingly strong. Career matters will start to feel tense around the 7th through the 9th, when Venus squares up to Saturn and then Pluto. If your leadership or your good ideas are rejected by your work colleagues, it may be time to move on.

Having said that, you have more cards in your hand than you realize. Look for an opportunity around May 13th to promote yourself or to influence your own career. A very powerful Sun-Pluto trine at this time encourages you to take control. With Venus moving into your money zone on May 15th, you may be able to use your charm to play for time over debts. Your ruling planet, Mars, shifts into your family zone on May 15th, bringing determination on your part to make everyone play nicely - the trouble is that enforced harmony is rarely harmony at all.

An emotional Full Moon on the 18th highlights the need to forgive a family member. If you can bring yourself to do that, then there's a more light-hearted note at the end of May, and possibly an educational opportunity to look forward to.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)

Stand up for your ideas and beliefs this May. That may not always be easy, but your opinions are worth fighting for. A New Moon in Taurus on May 4th will boost your confidence, and a Mars-Jupiter opposition the following day suggests that forgiveness for the past is easier than before - this again will help you to feel more assured in your current position. Mercury moves into your sign early in May too, so your communication skills get a boost. Two difficult squares, from Venus to Saturn and Pluto respectively, show the first hint of a challenge.

Someone thinks you're talking a good talk but not walking the walk and you'll feel the need to prove yourself, especially around May 7th through 9th. Don't shrink from this - rise to it. Positive action you take now to reinforce your position will pay dividends, especially around May 13th when a Sun-Pluto trine puts you back in control. Stand firm behind the choices you have made. Once Mars shifts into your communication zone on May 15th, you'll be easily able to fight back against your detractors.

Look for support from your sweetheart on May 18th, during an emotional and sensitive Full Moon in your love zone. This is when you discover what true love really means. As May heads towards a close, the importance of forgiveness comes up once again. Use the energy from the Mercury-Jupiter opposition on the 30th to reach out to someone who has betrayed you in the past. Be the bigger person.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)

This looks set to be a very thoughtful May for you, Gemini, with plenty of spiritual growth on the agenda. For a start, the New Moon on May 4th finds you wondering about the big, unanswerable questions. One thing you do know for sure is that your relationship is a source of great support, as confirmed by a Mars-Jupiter opposition on May 5th - if you're not already in love, this is an excellent day for bumping into Cupid! The following day, intelligent Mercury arrives in your spirituality zone, so if you are dating, look for someone who stirs your spiritual senses, not just your physical ones. Between May 7th and 9th there could be some conflict with your friendships.

With Venus in square aspect first to Saturn and then to Pluto, it looks as though someone is going behind your back, betraying you or undermining you. This may cause you great sadness, but it's better to know than not to know. Don't be afraid to take drastic action to remove this person from your life, particularly around May 13th when the Sun-Pluto trine urges you to demand respect. The second half of May is a smoother ride, with Mars arriving in your money zone and helping you to secure greater self-confidence in your abilities. A Full Moon on the 18th highlights ways you can save time or manage your time better to get more done.

There's a light-hearted feel on May 21st when your ruling planet, Mercury, arrives home into your own sign - and an intriguing Mercury-Jupiter opposition on May 30th highlights grand gestures of love.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)

A very busy and sociable May is a delight in one sense but watch out for a spouse or lover who feels left out. Get the party started on May 4th with a very positive New Moon in your social zone. An opposition between Mars and Jupiter the following day is energetic and inspiring, encouraging you to come out of your social shell that little bit more - a concept which is reinforced when Mercury arrives in your friendship zone on May 6th. Tensions arise between May 7th and 9th, however, when Venus squares up to first Saturn and then Pluto. These difficult aspects pit your career against your love life, with your career definitely in the lead.

If your sweetheart feels that you spend too much time working - or with friends - and not enough time with them, this could lead to some quite dramatic arguments and upsets. This tension lingers a while but try not to panic. A week later on May 13th, a very helpful Sun-Pluto trine suggests that you can find a compromise which makes everyone happy. Don't give up talking! Venus shifts into your social zone on May 15th so there should be even more opportunity to make new friends.

On the same day, Mars arrives in your own sign, boosting your confidence further. As May winds down, the social whirl may have left you tired - use the energy of the Mercury-Jupiter opposition on the 30th to carve out some peace and quiet.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)

May brings progress in your career, but this is not without its practical difficulties, especially travel and free time-related. It's all excitement and adrenaline as the month begins, however, with a fantastic New Moon in your career zone on May 4th, followed a day later by a Mars-Jupiter opposition which underlines huge support for you from your colleagues and friends. Intelligent Mercury also arrives in your career zone on May 6th but watch out for an impetuous Mercury-Uranus conjunction on the 8th which could find you pushing your luck with a boss. Practical issues will start to feel worrisome between May 7th and 9th, due in large part to comfort-loving Venus squaring up to both Saturn and Pluto. If you have to commute a long distance or if your training is lacking, both of these will take their toll on your work.

Fortunately, the 13th brings a very positive Sun-Pluto trine which suggest that you will find a solution to this dilemma - one that puts you firmly back in control. With Venus arriving in your career zone on the 15th, it looks as if you're set for success. Mars moves into your privacy zone on May 15th, however, and the Full Moon on the 18th is in your family zone - it could be that the intense work pressures from earlier in the month now mean that you need some downtime to be with loved ones. Friends are keen to see you too, especially once Mercury arrives in your social zone on May 21st. You've worked so hard - you deserve a break.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)

What's holding you back? May is the month to figure that out - and then to do something about it! Starting with bright and breezy energy from the New Moon in your exploration zone on May 4th, it's clear that the universe wants you to break free from restrictions and self-imposed boundaries. The following day, a helpful Mars-Jupiter opposition highlights your family and career zones, suggesting that you can be confident in those areas moving forwards - so what's stopping you? Mercury moves into your philosophy zone on the 6th, so you'll be able to make more rational choices regarding your future.

However, between May 7th and 9th two difficult squares - from Venus to Saturn and then to Pluto - show that your fear of taking a risk has been seriously undermining your dreams. You have lacked the confidence to move ahead and you're probably kicking yourself at this point over missed opportunities. But wait - help is at hand. On May 13th, a hugely positive Sun-Pluto trine helps you find the courage to move forwards at last. Go and shine!

On May 15th, Venus moves into your travel and exploration zone and Mars shifts into your social zone, giving you all the tools you need to spread your wings and to undertake a leap of faith. The Full Moon in your neighborhood zone on May 18th suggests some nostalgia or mixed feelings about what you might be leaving behind but you've got this. It's time to move onwards and upwards.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)

There are healing opportunities coming your way in May, so it's a very good time to put any past traumas behind you once and for all. A positive New Moon on May 4th is your first chance to let your emotions flow. When Mercury arrives in your psychology zone on May 6th, you'll be able to dig a little deeper into your own psyche to understand what makes you tick and how you can heal yourself in order to move forwards. Family related hang-ups come into focus between May 7th and 9th, when loving Venus does battle first with grown up Saturn and then with transformational Pluto. Any bad blood between your family and your sweetheart is likely to crop up at this time, and there could be some explosive scenes.

You may feel caught in the middle and pressurized to take sides, but if you can avoid doing so, everyone will benefit. On May 13th, a helpful Sun-Pluto trine eases the tension considerably and allows you to start forgiving those who have hurt you. Once Venus arrives in your psychology zone on May 15th, you should feel especially emotionally powerful. The latter part of May is career-focused, with Mars arriving in your ambitions zone and a very positive Full Moon in your money zone on May 18th. Look into some extra training for some kind around the 30th - a useful Mercury-Jupiter opposition here points you in a lucrative new direction.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)

Love and generosity of spirit are key themes for May, in what looks set to be an exciting and positive time for you, Scorpio. Start as you mean to go on in the romance department - a New Moon in your love zone on May 4th is perfect for making a commitment to your lover; if you're single, this is a very good omen for dating. A passionate opposition between Mars and Jupiter on May 5th highlights your intense nature and ensures that someone can't take their eyes off you - and when Mercury arrives in your love zone on May 6th, your charm goes off the scale. Watch out for some health issues around May 7th through the 9th, when a difficult square between Venus and Saturn and then Pluto suggests that you're not getting enough sleep and are allowing stress to get the better of you. It's love to the rescue once more, however, as a beautiful Sun-Pluto trine on May 13th finds your sweetheart getting you back on the road to recovery.

Venus shifts into your love zone on May 15th, bringing you everything you need to get seriously close to someone special. The Full Moon on May 18th is in your own sign and this is the signal for you to step into your own power; own your life and the decisions you make. With Mercury arriving in your passion zone on May 21st, an intoxicating attraction could make some waves. As May draws to a close, an intense Mercury-Jupiter opposition highlights your self-esteem - you've felt so loved over the last month that your confidence is growing.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)

No more excuses: this May is the month to get organized, get back on track and start moving positively towards your life goals. A timely New Moon on May 4th highlights better ways to schedule, plan or sort out your life; this energy also encourages you to find out where and how you are wasting so much time, so that you can make constructive changes. Once Mercury arrives in this area of your chart on May 6th, intelligent choices will find you freeing up time and scope for development in your life. There is some disruption between May 7th and 9th, however, as Venus squares up to both Saturn and Pluto. This tension surrounds your attitude towards money, in particular, and there could be some furious arguments between you and your partner if one of you has been spending too much.

Try not to take any financial risks at this time. Fortunately, an innovative Sun-Pluto trine on May 13th shows you ways in which you can better control your budget and/or increase your income. The Full Moon on May 18th occurs in your spiritual zone, so take time out to slow down and to reflect on how far you've come. You'll especially want to think about your closest relationship - or, if you're single, about how you intend to search for love. Mercury moves into your love zone on May 21st so if you're dating, look for someone who stimulates your intellect.

The chances are good that you'll find someone special, particularly around May 30th - a Mercury-Jupiter opposition here gives you every reason for optimism.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)

You're a highly responsible sign, but the cosmic energies this May would like you to relax a little. Play. Have fun. Laugh, dream. It's not all about work and responsibilities.

The New Moon on May 4th occurs in your creative zone, so this is also an excellent time to paint, draw, craft, write, sing or dance. Meanwhile, a helpful Mars-Jupiter opposition the following day shows you how to take a backseat from work for a short while. Once Mercury moves into your play zone on the 6th, you'll enjoy intellectual puzzles, literature and movies - make time for these joys in your life. There could be some painful moments between May 7th and 9th, courtesy of two difficult squares from Venus, one to Saturn and one to Pluto. Family criticism of you will sting, especially if it comes from your parents or siblings.

Remember, however, that their words say more about them than they do about you. The Sun-Pluto trine on May 13th supports you to deal with your feelings on this issue through art or creative journaling. Let it all out. There's more play time ahead as Venus moves into your creative zone on May 15th - and on the same day, Mars moves into your love zone, increasing the passion between you and your sweetheart. A Full Moon on May 18th occurs in your friendship zone, so between romance and friendships, you look set to have a very busy - but beautiful - end to May.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)

Putting down roots seems important to you this May, whether that involves your current family home or perhaps even moving to a new one. The New Moon in your home zone on May 4th certainly suggests a fresh start in one sense or another, and Mercury's arrival in this zone a few days later backs up that point. Watch out for a shock or surprise on May 6th, however, but hopefully it's a good one. A lack of peace and quiet or privacy could anger you between May 7th and 9th. There could be trouble with neighbors or within your community, or perhaps you simply feel that others are intruding on your life too much.

As Venus squares up to Saturn and then to Pluto, it will be difficult to keep your temper. However, a helpful Sun-Pluto trine on May 13th suggests that your home will become your castle once more and that peace and privacy will be yours for the taking. The second half of May is rather more focused on your career and working life. The Full Moon in your career zone on May 18th hints at recognition and overdue success, but there's also a sense of needing to take a calculated risk. Mercury moves into your risk zone on May 21st, so you do have what it takes to weigh things up and make the correct choice, even if your decision shocks some people.

Don't be afraid to take that leap into the dark.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)

May's energies are not so much about what is happening around you, but more about your own attitude to life and your interpersonal relationships with friends, colleagues, siblings and neighbors. A New Moon in your communication zone on May 4th helps you to speak up and to say something you've been meaning to say for a very long time. Mercury's arrival in this zone boosts your communication skills still further on the 6th and it should be easy at this point for you to persuade others to back you. Be careful how much you reveal to friends and colleagues, however. The Venus-Saturn and then Venus-Pluto squares on May 7th and 9th suggest that you've let someone get too close to you.

Be more discerning over who you trust if you want private information to remain private. On May 15th, when Venus moves into your communication zone, be especially careful with your use of social media - not everyone who 'likes' you likes you. Travel would be beneficial to your mood and outlook later in the month, especially around the time of the Full Moon on May 18th. A change of scenery inspires you. Mercury arrives in your memory zone on May 21st, so perhaps plan a trip back to your childhood haunts for some nostalgic meet-ups with old friends.

When Mercury opposes Jupiter on the 30th, you have a good chance of making contact with someone who was once important to you. Enjoy!

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