Key Themes: Change, self-discovery, expressing your truth, clarity, your depths
Cancer, May is going to have a slightly electric feel for you. Ruled by the Moon, eclipse seasons tend to evoke a sense of potency even more so for you than other signs. The good news is, as volatile as this could feel, we’re also entering a period which has the potential to manifest enormous positive changes.
You’re going to have to do some diving first though. On May 1st we have a Pluto retrograde in Aquarius, which activates your sector of transformation and subconscious fears. This is going to be a powerful time for some solid self-reflection. If you have a therapist, try seeing them around this time. If you’d rather speak to yourself or a friend, carve out the space to do so. Because the retrograde takes place in Aquarius, you’ll likely notice a theme of how you relate to the rest of the world around you.
On May 5, the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Scorpio activates your sector of self expression. You’ll once again visit this theme of how do you present yourself to the world? Where do you hold back, and why? There’ll be a sense of shedding and evolving as always is the case with any Scorpio energy – and you’re ready for it Cancer.
Plus, you are so supported. A reminder of this arises when Venus (the planet of love) enters your sign just a few days later (May 7th). This is going to feel like drinking a hot cup of cocoa on a winter day. This transit tends to evoke a sense of comfort, coziness and a deeper connection to your heart-center. Try to tune into this space, because it’s from here that anxiety and stress tend to dissolve, and from there clarity can emerge.
Deepened clarity will be an ongoing theme this month, with Mercury going direct in Taurus on the 14th. Here, you’re being invited into a new space of embodiment. Reminder: you can be anything you want to be Cancer, including the highest and best version of yourself. What would your life look like if you had no fear? Who would you become? How would you dress? How would you speak? This will be a time to honor your inner essence – to remember who you are, and to express it freely. Nobody will ever be liked by everyone. So why not just be yourself? At least the people who like you will do so for the real you.
On May 20th, the vibes take a turn with the Sun entering Gemini. Gemini season will illuminate your sector of spiritual connection, so this is big! The density of the last few weeks will begin to lift, and you’ll likely feel much more creatively inspired. This will be a time to tune into the things that make you feeeeel. Think: movies, music, art. What nuances of the human experience are you ready to share with the world Cancer? You might take your emotional depth for granted because it’s your second nature… but remember, to the rest of the world, you really do carry mysterious and magical gifts.