Key Themes: Love, relationships, self-initiation

You’ll be feeling the love this month Aries. Venus enters your sign on the 2nd, where it will remain until May 28th. This means you might be feeling more confident, empowered and ready to dive deeper – or to explore new relationships. It could also simply mean that love, relationships and beauty are more at the forefront of your awareness. If you’ve been procrastinating or avoiding putting yourself out there, now’s the time to shoot your shot.

On May 10th, we begin our Mercury retrograde through its home sign of Gemini (until June 3rd). Despite the pop astrology noise about this transit – it doesn’t tend to be as disastrous as many people think! For you, this retrograde will rather highlight incongruence and misalignment in your realms of communication, and this illumination can be seen as a gift. It’ll be a good time to focus on the ways that you assert your truth – and where gaps lead to consequences that you’d rather not have in your life anymore.

Also on the 10th, you’ll experience an auspicious influx of cosmic energy. Jupiter enters your sign… and it’s like synchronicity, luck, and opportunities are turned up a gear. This transit essentially presents you with a six-month portal of expansion – it’s up to you how you choose to use this. For a clue: a big part of Jupiter energies are all about aligning our life paths with divine meaning and purpose. It’s influence tends to open up themes of travel, philosophy and adventure. Get ready!

On May 16th, we continue eclipse season with a Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in the sign of the subconscious realms;  Scorpio. This Eclipse will illuminate your depths Aries, to say the least. It’ll be a potent time to pay close attention to your triggers – and indeed they might be boiling up to the surface. Rather than acting on them, make a conscious effort to observe them with objectivity and curiosity. You’ll be able to use this period to learn more deeply about yourself, the truth of who you are and what you truly want. You’ll be able to see what’s working for you, and what’s not – initiating a sacred process of release.

Good timing for it, because on May 24th Mars enters your sign (its home sign), until July 5th. This is like a cosmic charge-up! You’ll be feeling more energized, inspired and motivated than you have for quite a while. Most importantly, you’ll be feeling more like yourself. This will invoke the perfect time to get any plans off the ground, to be active and bring your desires into fruition. Be careful to avoid scattering your energy – you’ll have a lot of it – so be sure to direct this with intention! Complimenting these energies further is the New Moon in Gemini on May 30th. This moon brings you into an experimental and mentally expansive period. You might notice an increase in diverse opinions, influences and energies around this time – and you’re encouraged to take it in. As humans we do naturally receive inspiration from others; and sometimes our worst interactions simply sharpen our ideas of what we do not want. If you maintain a balance of openness and discernment here, you’ll be rewarded.