It’s eclipse season, skymates. We’re going through a cosmic passage, one where one consciousness is left behind, with love, but also with mourning. And a new one is entered. Jupiter, the Planet of Expansion, shifts into Aries on May 10, for the first time in 11 years. Whew. A major shift awaits us this month, and the Scorpio Lunar Eclipse on the 16th is the highlight of it all. The Moon may be in its fall in Scorpio, but Scorpio has no issue with falling, because they often rise even more beautifully than ever before. With the second Mercury Retrograde of the year beginning on the same day as Jupiter’s entrance into Aries, this portal is guaranteed to feel trippy and somewhat all-over-the-place. But Taurus Season’s energy can still ground us in moments when it feels like we’re either taking flight or propelling ourselves up into space, like a rocket ship. Ultimately, we’re here. On Earth. Breathing our way through life and figuring it out day by day. Lunar and solar eclipses have happened before and they will continue to occur. So we’re here to ride through the waves, and accept what we’re feeling in the process. And now, Jupiter, Venus, and Chiron, all in Aries, want you to actually do something about what you’re feeling. That’s where the magic resides. In the intentional, bold, passionate action. Ready, set? The world is ready for you.
Key Themes: Self-worth, rebirth, personal myth, inner child healing, divine spark
Pisces, the month of May has the potential to feel like an energizing rebirth. There have been colossal waves of Pisces energy in the cosmos over the past few months, and this month invites you to claim your self-worth and move forward with a fresh perspective.
Venus leaves your sign on May 2nd to enter fiery Aries, activating Pisces’ sector of money and self-esteem until May 28th. Pisces, you’ve been working on harnessing resources to support your self-worth, and Venus in Aries asks you to claim the assets you’ve gained on your journey. The efforts made to step outside your comfort zone are spiritual assets that are worth being accounted for.
Mercury, the Planet of Communication, turns retrograde from May 10th to June 3rd, beginning in Gemini, where it highlights Pisces’ sector of family and home. The following two weeks are ripe for reviewing the personal myths you inherited from early childhood and re-examining which voice inside your head is actually yours.
As Mercury retrogrades into earthy Taurus on May 22nd, along with Venus in Taurus from May 28th to July 17th, you’re inclined to re-assess the information you consume to facilitate peace of mind as these transits highlight your sector of learning.
Your traditional ruler, Jupiter, has been transiting in your sign for the past year, and when it enters Aries on May 10th. Pisces, you’ve been letting go of so much, and Jupiter in Aries can provide the courage required to expand your sense of self. This Jupiter transit will foster opportunities in your sector of money and self-esteem until October 28th. It’s up to you to believe that you are worthy; only then can abundance flow. When Mars enters Aries on May 24th, you’ll be invited to follow through with decisive action and prove yourself to yourself in concrete ways until July 5th.
The Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio lights up on May 16th at 12:14am, highlighting Pisces’ sector travel and philosophy. Your mission with this Full Moon Eclipse is to set yourself free from limiting beliefs. Pisces, allow any emotions that bubble to the surface during this time to melt away any fear of change.
Gemini season begins on May 20th, activating Pisces’ sector of home and family until June 21st. Gemini season is potent for bringing fresh conversations into your domestic environment and learning about your ancestral lineage. Gemini energy challenges you to explore how your feelings affect your thoughts and vice versa.
Vesta enters Pisces on May 24th, inviting you to protect the light inside that makes you special and to wear it on your sleeve. As the Asteroid Goddess of Spirituality highlights Pisces’ sector of personality until August 21st, your mission is to devote yourself to personal ceremonies and rituals to perverse your divine spark.
The inner work you’ve done all month long funnels into the New Moon in Gemini on May 30th at 7:30 am, activating Pisces’ sector of home and family. This New Moon portal provides a powerful opportunity to declare the story you’re choosing to carry forward. As you learn to reparent yourself, this New moon asks you to connect with the curious, wide-eyed, innocent child part of you.
Key Themes: Communication, home, family, play, creativity.
Aquarius, the month of May will be a time to connect with your family, your ancestry and your roots. Spend more time at home, take good care of yourself. Don’t work yourself to the bone. As the month begins, you’ll still be feeling the effects of the Partial Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus on April 30th. Be present with all of the changes that have emerged within your home.
On May 2nd, Venus enters Aries, activating your area of communication until the 28th. Your words will be sweeter during this time. You’ll feel called to talk about your relationship with your lover, bestie or associate. It’s a nice time to have a check up to see where your partnerships stand.
On May 10th, Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini until June 3rd, and it starts its backwards journey in your area of creative self-expression. Give into playful creativity and let it take you wherever it may lead you. If you try to control its outcome that’s when limitations arise. On the 22nd, Mercury retrogrades back into Taurus, bringing themes from the previous Eclipse.
Also on May 10th, Jupiter starts a new cycle as it enters Aries until October 28th, joining Venus in activating your area of communication. This will give you more clarity as to where you need to work on your communicating skills, and in which of your relationships you’re both having trouble getting your message across. Jupiter, traditionally known as the great benefactor, offers you the opportunity to expand and improve in this regard.
On May 16th, the Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio is happening at 12:14am EST, illuminating your area of career and long-term goals. Give yourself the space to question your life path. Are you still on this road because it’s easier to just continue or because you’re actually passionate about it?
Gemini Season comes rolling in on the 20th, shining a light on your creative fire until June 21st. As Mercury retrograde moves out of Gemini on the 22nd, it’ll be a great time to activate all of the things you reviewed and reassessed concerning how you want to express yourself and how much you allow yourself to let go, give into play and take part in activities that have no real end goal besides enjoying yourself.
On May 24th, Mars enters Aries, joining Jupiter in your area of communication and daily life until July 4th. Take advantage of the energy you have during this time. You’ll be able to get a lot done and take care of all of the little things you’ve been leaving for later.
On May 28th, Venus enters Taurus, joining Mercury in your area of home and family until July 17th. You’ll want to become a homebody. Take advantage of this time to come back to your deep emotional needs. Give yourself the kind of practices, the kind of company, and the kind of pampering you’re in need of.
May comes to an end with the New Moon in Gemini on the 30th at 7:30am EST, helping you connect with the emotions that keep your self-expression at bay. Having doubts is normal, thinking that you’re not good enough tends to be part of the creative process, but when you dare to create in spite of this, when you try to jump as high as you can even if there’s the risk of falling, that’s where the magic happens.
Key Themes: Self-expression, home, routine, self-care.
Capricorn, the month of May will be a time of creativity, play and romance. As the month begins, you’ll still be feeling the effects of the Partial Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus on April 30th. Be present with all of the changes that are emerging within your self-expression.
On May 2nd, Venus enters Aries, activating your area of home and family until the 28th. It’ll be a nice time to bring more balance, beauty, harmony, and peace into your home, domestic life, and the relationship with your family members. Take good care of yourself, be with your loved ones, and make more space for rest.
On May 10th, Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini until June 3rd, and it starts its backwards journey in your area of routine and health. It may become impossible for you to organize your schedule and follow it out. So, it’s not the best time to plan important meetings. Take this time to feel into how you’d like to rearrange your time in a way that’s healthier for you. On the 22nd, Mercury retrogrades back into Taurus, bringing themes from the previous Eclipse.
Also on May 10th, Jupiter starts a new cycle as it enters Aries until October 28th, joining Venus in activating your area of ancestry and foundations. You’ll have more clarity when it comes to the patterns that keep you stuck. Jupiter, traditionally known as the great benefactor, offers you the opportunity to begin to take the steps to let go of these limitations and take up healthier habits.
On May 16th, the Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio is happening at 12:14am EST, illuminating your area of friendships and community. Your need for a sense of belonging will be heightened. Move closer towards the people that see you, and accept you for who you are, and that embrace your changes and your complexities.
Gemini Season comes rolling in on the 20th, shining a light on your wellness practices until June 21st. As Mercury retrograde moves out of Gemini on the 22nd, it’ll be a great time to clean out the clutter and to activate all of the things you reviewed and reassessed concerning the kind of routines, practices and order you want more of in your life in order to create a healthier day-to-day.
On May 24th, Mars enters Aries, joining Jupiter in your area of home and family until July 4th. You’ll have more energy for your domestic needs and activities. So, if there’s something you’ve been meaning to repair or rearrange within your home, this is the perfect time.
On May 28th, Venus enters Taurus, joining Mercury in your area of creative expressions until July 17th. Venus will help you connect with something very intimate and very honest that you want to express. Allow yourself to connect with a craft or a practice through which you can allow this to come out into the world. Sing, dance, write, paint.
May comes to an end with the New Moon in Gemini on the 30th at 7:30am EST, helping you tap into the emotions that keep you from connecting with and resting within your natural rhythm. In order to walk to the beat of your own drum, you’ve first got to recognize its tempo.
Key Themes: Partnerships, communication, creativity, spirituality
Sagittarius, the month of May invites you to expand with creative self-expression while refreshing your communication style in relationships. Venus, the Planet of Love and Beauty, enters fiery Aries on May 2nd, activating Sagittarius’ sector of creativity and pleasure until May 28th. Venus in Aries may also spice up your sex life and bring interesting strangers into your life.
Mercury, the Planet of Communication, turns retrograde from May 10th until June 3rd. Mercury retrograde begins in open-minded Gemini, your opposing sign, highlighting Sagittarius’ sector of partnerships. Be aware of your tendency to have strong opinions, Sagittarius, because your mission with Mercury retrograde is to remember that everyone is a teacher. The next two weeks are powerful for reviewing your communication patterns, especially in one-to-one relationships and collaborations.
When Mercury retrogrades into earthy Taurus on May 22nd, you’ll be invited to reevaluate the practical details of daily life to keep your willpower alive as it highlights Sagittarius’ sector of health, wellness, and service until June 13th.
On May 10th, your ruling planet Jupiter enters Aries to expand your sector of creativity and pleasure until October 28th. Mars, the Planet of Action, follows suit as it enters Aries on May 24th, where it will fire up your desire to play and joyously anticipate each day until July 5th. Along with Venus in Aries, you may be in the mood to connect with your inner artist and rejuvenate your inner fire with adventures and creative outlets.
The Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio lights up on May 16th at 12:14am, highlighting Sagittarius’ sector spirituality. As the Seeker of the Zodiac, it’s in your nature to be constantly expanding, however, this Full Moon Eclipse is here to remind you of the gems found within your soul. Turning in and slowing down enough to hear your inner voice is part of the journey too, Sagittarius. The themes that were brewing around the New Moon in Scorpio last November will come full circle around this time.
Gemini season begins on May 20th, activating your sector of partnerships until June 21st. Continuing with the lessons of Mercury retrograde, Gemini season is potent for cultivating open-mindedness and gaining fresh perspectives within your relationships.
Venus enters grounding Taurus on May 28th, emphasizing the need to get down-to-earth and providing grounding energy in your sector of health, wellness, and service until July 17th. While you’re living your best life, remember to balance it out with routines for wellbeing. Life isn’t only about chasing the big highs, Sagittarius. It’s up to you to discern when your life needs practical organization and respite.
The month ends with the New Moon in Gemini on May 30th at 7:30am. Allow the “beginner’s mind” to act as an omen for this New Moon portal and consider: What would it feel like if you approached every relationship as though it were brand new? You may be surprised at what you discover when you let go of your need to be “right” and open your mind to truly listen to what others have to say.
Key Themes: Partnerships, intimacy, new beginnings, healing
Scorpio, the month of May is one for the books! By the end of the month, you may be an entirely different person. As the alchemist that you are, the astrology of May invites you to let go of old ways of going after what you want. You’re still integrating the lessons of the Partial Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus on April 30th, which challenged you to integrate Uranus, the Planet of Awakening and Individuality, in your sector of partnerships.
Venus enters fiery Aries on May 2nd, activating Scorpio’s sector of health and wellness until May 28th. The Planet of Love and Beauty motivates you to bring courageous grace to your daily routines. Scorpio, you are so driven, but it’s up to you to harness opportunities for assistance and restoration.
Sudden changes, endings, or new beginnings may unexpectedly come out of the blue as a result of Eclipse season, and Jupiter in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn on May 3rd provides an empowering wave of compassion to help you surrender and trust the process.
On May 10th, Mercury, the Planet of Communication, turns retrograde in airy Gemini until June 3rd, highlighting Scorpio’s sector of death, sex, and shared resources. Mercury retrograde is powerful for reviewing your communication patterns, especially in intimate relationships. Mercury retrogrades into earthy Taurus, your opposing sign, on May 22nd to revisit the themes from the previous New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse. Venus enters grounding Taurus on May 28th, emphasizing what you require for sustenance and nourishment within yourself in the context of your relationships until July 17th.
Jupiter enters the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries, on May 10th to expand your sector of health, wellness, and service until October 28th. If you’ve been advocating for your well-being and better working conditions, Jupiter in Aries will provide opportunities for improvement on this level. Your ruling planet Mars enters Aries on May 24th, where it will energize your daily routines until July 4th. Consider releasing excess energy and tension with movement and exercise.
The Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio shines on May 16th at 12:14am, illuminating Scorpio’s sector of personality and accelerating your soul’s evolutionary path. Your mission with this Full Moon Eclipse is to embrace necessary endings and to let go of old ways of going after you want so you can be who you truly are.
Gemini season begins on May 20th, activating your 8th house of death, sex, and shared resources until June 21st. Riding on the momentum of Eclipse season and Mercury retrograde, Gemini season is potent for emotional healing, psychological processing, and examining your financial situation.
The healing work you’ve done this month funnels into the New Moon in Gemini on May 30th at 7:30am. Connect with the place within yourself that knows how to heal and reflect on what you’d like to manifest in the next 1-6 months. Vulnerability is your superpower, Scorpio, and with that, comes rich soil for sex healing and intimacy. Remember the lotus rising through the mud and murky water, and reach for the light.