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.