Key Themes: Expansion, depths, sexuality, intimacy, long-term desires.

Virgo, the month of May will be a time of expansion, to come out of your comfort zone, learn new things and connect with new experiences. 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 integrating and expanding the beliefs that sustain your life.

On May 2nd, Venus enters Aries, activating your area of shared energy until the 28th. You’ll be in the mood to get your kink on. But you don’t want to be with just anyone. Take the time to make sure you feel safe and respected before opening up your space to another.

On May 10th, Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini until June 3rd, and it starts its backwards journey in your area of professional pursuits. This transit will aid you in looking into how you communicate within the workplace, how you speak to authority figures and how you express your own authority. 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 intimacy. You’ll get a chance to see your collaborations more clearly, especially when it comes to power struggles and how much energy each person puts into the relationship or shared project. Jupiter, traditionally known as the great benefactor, offers you the opportunity to expand and improve these connections.

On May 16th, the Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio is happening at 12:14am EST, illuminating your area of communication and daily life. It may be time to let go of unhealthy or limiting ways of communicating, and embracing more empowered and intimate ways of expressing yourself and connecting with others.

Gemini Season comes rolling in on the 20th, shining a light on your long-term goals 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 your life path and the things you’re willing to do to get to where you want to be.

On May 24th, Mars enters Aries, joining Jupiter in your area of shared resources until July 4th. Where you were feeling super sweet and vulnerable with Venus, Mars now swoops in activating and intensifying your intimate and sexual encounters. It will also help you take on what needs to be fixed within your collaborations.

On May 28th, Venus enters Taurus, joining Mercury in your area of adventure and spirituality until July 17th. After going through the depths of your intimacy and sexuality, things will start to feel a bit less dense and trying when it comes to your collaborations and intimate relationships. You’ll be able to have more fun, and explore new things.

May comes to an end with the New Moon in Gemini on the 30th at 7:30am EST, helping you to connect with the emotions, doubts or frustrations that need your care and attention when it comes to your career and life path. Listen to what’s going on within, your body and your emotions know what they need, you’ve just got to give them space to be.