Key Themes: Inner and outer world transformation, expression, exploring your depths

Cancer, you’re on a deep, spiritual, and transformative journey.

May begins with Venus entering Aries, where it will stay until the end of the month. As a result, you might start feeling increasingly proactive. This could also manifest as restlessness, or impatience – so be mindful of directing your efforts with extra awareness.

On May 10th, Mercury, the planet of communication, shifts retrograde through its own home sign of Gemini. You’ll feel the effects of this particular retrograde through your sector of spirituality, meaning and higher connection. For this reason, it may be a particularly powerful time to increase your awareness around your expression. Are your words, thoughts and conversations reflecting your inner divinity? If there’s work to do here, now’s the time for it – and the positive effect this can have on your life is not to be underestimated.

With Jupiter entering Aries on the 10th, joined by Mars on the 24th – the universe is supporting your efforts of taking action. The archetype of Aries is synonymous with that of the Spiritual warrior. This month will be one to act on your inclinations, to follow through on ideas, and to do the work.

The Full Moon lunar eclipse (in the sign of Scorpio) on May 16th invites you into the deep realms of the subconscious. This eclipse is going to shine a light on any fears, resentment or pain points that you may have pushed away. If you’re open to looking at these areas, they can rise to the surface to be healed. With the recent Pluto retrograde through your opposite sign in Capricorn, so much of your understanding of yourself and the world around you is shifting. Trust this process, and think of the butterfly’s evolution. You’ve got this, and the universe supports you.

Lighter vibes arise on May 17, with a harmonious connection between Saturn (structures, career, finances) and Neptune (dreams, creative inspiration). Here you may just receive aha moments as to how you can align these two spheres. It’ll be worth keeping a journal handy.

On May 20 we shift into Gemini season and the lightness continues to increase. You might be feeling a little more social than usual, and if this is the case – lean into it. There’s a lot to learn from others’ when the Sun is in Gemini, and doing so can further your path in ways you can’t yet imagine!

Mercury retrograde shifts out of Gemini, and back into the earth sign of Taurus on May 22, and for you this will be a reminder of the importance in honoring your physical health. This could be a good time to do a detox, or take whatever measures necessary to feel great in your body again. Not just good, but great. You deserve that.