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There are some green lights on the road ahead this month although you’re not 100% firing on all cylinders. The best news for you however is the fact that on the 3rd your ruling planet Mercury turns direct after three weeks retrograde or on go slow.
Mercury retrograde can often be a frustrating time when plans go wrong or life seems more chaotic than usual. When Mercury switches direction, you hear news you were waiting for or you finally find an answer to a problem. If you’ve been especially muddled about making a decision, Mercury turning direct can promise clarity.
Yet there’s still a sense of chopping and changing even though Mercury is starting to move forward. This is because Mercury turns direct next to Uranus, the planet of unpredictability and sudden surprises. Taking a risk can pay off yet often there are no guarantees when Uranus is in tow.
This also indicates that your mind is working overtime and you might feel more frazzled or stressed than usual. Mercury in Aries is the fast talker which is great if you’re excited and there’s lots going on but less great if you can’t slow down.
Plus you have action planet Mars currently in your sign of Gemini which is a real adrenalin rush. This is good news for your stamina and physical activities. It suggests that you’ll be feeling more ambitious about getting ahead and pursuing your personal goals and aims.
Yet like Mercury in fire sign Aries, Mars in Gemini wants everything to happen overnight. You might be back up to speed and feel that you’re moving in the right direction but it’s either top speed or nothing at all.
In addition, the Sun is in your previous sign of Taurus until the 20th, one of the earth signs. This is a slow and steady influence and perhaps too slow for you. Having to continue to wait or be patient could drive you nuts so be aware of this possibility and pace yourself accordingly.
Think of life as a dance in the month of May, quick, quick, slow, and you’ll get more done than expecting everything to proceed in an orderly fashion.
Yet that’s not to say you can’t set some new intentions now and move life forward. Once the Sun enters your sign of Gemini on the 20th, you’re back in the driving seat and more than ready to celebrate your birthday month.
The New Moon on the 25th also takes place in Gemini and this is a brilliant date to launch a project or start something new. In fact, this is your personal New Year and a great date to review the year so far. Look at what’s worked out and what hasn’t and decide what you’re letting go of and where you want to focus your energy.
Your ruler Mercury moves back into Taurus on the 16th so on some level, this month is the planning stage ready for a smoother ride in June. Don’t take on too much now, bring certain jobs or projects to completion and think of what you’re doing as an opportunity to clear away the undergrowth of life so you have a clean slate to work from.
It’s also a good idea to trust your intuition when it comes to work and money matters. You may sense that you’re working towards a specific goal or you have to take your time before you know where you stand. This might test your faith but trust that things will work out and don’t rush into a new project without thinking carefully about the pros and cons.
The Full Moon on the 10th lights up your work sector and this would be a good date to notice where you’re being called forth and what options are available.
There may be times throughout May when you feel that you’re under pressure to perform or other people are demanding a lot of you. Key dates in this respect are the 11th and 29th. Yet there are only so many hours in the day and you have to prioritise your own needs. Try not to get in to a situation where life is all work and no play.
In fact, it’s your social life that’s likely to be buzzing now and it’s here where you’re happiest. So another reason not to get bogged down with the serious stuff of life and to prioritise all aspects of self care. Plus the Sun moves into your sign of Gemini on the 20th signalling the start of your birthday month. Hoorah!
If you’re a typical Gemini, you love making new friends, going new places and getting out and about. Your ruler Mercury turns direct in your friendship sector on the 3rd plus the planet of relating, Venus, is in Aries throughout the month.
You may reconnect now with friends you last saw some time ago or perhaps it’s a new set of friends who you’re getting to know on a deeper level. Pursuing hobbies and leisure activities is where you find fulfilment so keep working towards a healthy balance in your life. Remember to do more of what you love rather than what you think you should be doing. This is where happiness lies.
Love too could be lively now. Mars is the passion planet, ruling your libido, and Mars lights up your sign of Gemini throughout the month. Plus love planet Venus is raring to go in red-hot Aries. You may get your fingers burned however if friendship and love become too intermingled.
Leaping into an affair with a friend or falling for a friend’s lover or partner is a dangerous game. Be aware of this moving forward. Events around the 25th may highlight any issues in a new relationship.
If you are in a relationship or married, then spice up your love life. This is the ideal time to ring the changes and not allow a relationship to be dull or boring. The Saturn-Uranus connection on the 19th is a good date to set new goals together and to create bonds or tie which require shared responsibility.
You may have avoided taking action over the last couple of months or been waiting for Mercury to turn direct before leaping in. The good news is that communication planet Mercury completes its three week retrograde phase on the 3rd signalling action stations.
Mercury turns direct in the fast fire sign Aries ruling your career and vocation, your status and reputation. This is a lively scenario but one thing you can’t do is dilly dally or wait a moment longer. Even if it’s hard to say what you think or want, be direct, outspoken even.
Mercury turns direct next to unpredictable Uranus so there’s a theme of surprises or the unexpected. You might be the one who shocks others with a sudden decision but ideally use this as a positive influence to revolutionise your place of work.
In fact, this month it’s wise to get on the right side of other people especially at work or with regard to your career. The planet of relating Venus is also in Aries and like Mercury, Venus went through her own retrograde phase early March to mid-April.
So this may be about rebuilding strong connections or focusing more on team work than a solo project. It’s through your network and connections that you can get ahead so bear this in mind especially if work is unsettled or you’re unsure of your next steps.
It helps to know that this isn’t the best month to leap out of the frying pan into the fire. Instead, look at how you can change your situation from the inside. There’s a stunning Saturn-Uranus connection on the 19th, one of the major themes of the year. For you, this brings together your work sector and your career sector so it’s about what you do for a living and your future goals.
Saturn in Sagittarius can mean that work’s boring or perhaps it suggests you’ve opted for a regular routine. Add Uranus to the mix, however, and this is a chance to do things differently. You might decide to take a business online or look at how you can diversify your current work situation to create something new. It’s not about starting over completely but instead reworking what you already do.
This month it’s also important to find a way to lessen your stress levels. You don’t want to take on too much or put added pressure on yourself. The planet that represents anger, Mars, is currently in Gemini and the most hidden sector of your chart.
So take care that you don’t turn any anger in on yourself. If you’re feeling irritated or frustrated, find a positive outlet for your emotions. Same goes for any form of negative thinking. Do whatever you can to knock it on the head and not be overly critical.
This can also indicate that you’re working behind the scenes or you’re busy with a project which you’re not yet ready to show the world. You may be collecting your own thoughts or getting ideas together and right now there’s no rush to take things further if you choose not to.
Instead prioritise the work you do on yourself and take good care of you. The New Moon in Gemini on the 25th would be ideal to line up a retreat or some quiet time. If you enjoy reading, lose yourself in a good book. If you find that writing or journalling helps you make sense of your busy mind, start a daily ritual.
Take your time when it comes to personal issues and projects and know that it’s enough that you’re working towards them. Once the personal planets begin to enter your sign of Cancer from next month onwards, then you can proceed with confidence.
If you’re dealing with secrets or you don’t want to hurt someone close by revealing your inner thoughts, keep matters to yourself for now. Be private and enjoy your home comforts.
Friends are a definite plus this month, perhaps to talk through some of the issues that may be bothering you. Same goes if a friend needs a listening ear. Put your sensitive water sign skills to good use and be there for others.
The Sun is in Taurus and your friendship sector until the 20th and communication planet Mercury re-enters Taurus on the 16th. Be around loyal friends and enjoy simple pleasures together. Cooking and eating together, gardening, being in nature.
Whatever helps you to feel settled and at peace, pursue it. Talk about your dreams in life with your closest friends or join a group or association that helps you stir your imagination. It’s here where you can find something more than everyday affairs.
Relationships are best now when they’re on a steady footing and trust and safety are plentiful. Avoid a love connection that leaves you feeling unsettled and certainly don’t be around a partner who puts you down verbally. You deserve better.
The Full Moon on the 10th lights up the sign of Scorpio and your romance sector. This could be a peak date for love but ensure that feelings and thoughts are out in the open, rather than hidden.
On the 19th, the Saturn-Uranus connection promises new developments for your other half as Saturn is your partner planet. If their work situation is going well, encourage them to try something new and boost their aspirations.
For you or someone close this is a month when a go-for-it attitude pays off and taking a well-calculated risk brings reward and then some. You don’t want to take on too much but at the same time, a clever strategy could bring you overnight success.
Communication planet Mercury turns direct in your fellow fire sign Aries on the 3rd. This puts travel and study plans back top of the agenda and you can start to make key decisions with confidence.
When Mercury is retrograde, the three week phase can turn plans on their head. It’s helpful to know that once Mercury is direct the waiting period is over and information that was hidden finally comes to light.
Mercury turns direct close to Uranus so there’s a surprise factor involved. You may be able to use technology now to further your own plans. Aries is not only about travel and study in your chart but also lights up publishing, the media and legal affairs.
If you found that one door closed to you over the last couple of months, now’s the time to try again. Uranus is linked to risk-taking and experimentation although there are no guarantees when Uranus is active.
You do have people on your side however as the other key planet in Aries is Venus, the planet of relating. Like Mercury, Venus was retrograde or on go slow from early March to mid April. There’s a theme of second chances this month so perhaps try again where you failed once before. A contact who turned you down may be more receptive this time around.
Plus there’s a stunning major planetary aspect between Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries on the 19th. This creates a triangle in the heavens with your own sign of Leo, all three fire signs activated.
Sagittarius rules all things creative. This includes children & pregnancy, creative projects, love affairs, entertainment. It’s what you birth or bring into the world, what you create and give life to. So focus now on your talents and skills, where your passion lies, what you love.
Saturn is renowned as the taskmaster of the heavens but the Saturn-Uranus connection brings something new to the mix. These two planets first got together at the end of 2016 and they meet one more time in November 2017.
This is about reinventing yourself, turning something old into new and there’s a sense of renewal about this combination. So wherever you’ve been unable to make progress, this major aspect indicates that it’s worth trying again. Look at any problem from a new perspective, do things differently, try an alternative or modern approach. Be resilient and refuse to give up on a project that matters to you a great deal.
Friends can be both a help and hindrance in this respect. Action planet Mars lights up your friendship sector throughout May and is in the thick of the action. Yet there may be resistance from a particular friend or group of friends and here too it’s important to get the balance right.
Some people will be willing to help you out, will back what you want to do whereas others might try and talk you out of your plans. Be careful you don’t get sucked in by negative talk, especially around the 11th and 29th.
The best date for new beginnings with friends is the 25th as on this date, the New Moon takes place in Gemini and your friendship and group sector. This would be an ideal time to surround yourself with people you love, especially people who boost your confidence and are happy, outgoing and positive.
So there’s potential now both to make progress and have fun socially and creatively. Love too could be a blast especially if you’re enjoying a holiday romance or you’re on a romantic trip for two. Although there may be times when you feel as if you and someone close have a different agenda and it can be hard to find the time to be together.
Yet if you’re looking for passion, a love affair, some flirtatious action, then you are than usually blessed in the month ahead. Love and relationships are moving into a pivotal phase now and you may already sense this because of recent events, linking back to August 2016.
The current eclipse cycle cuts across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac and eclipses often coincide with drama or life-changing events. Plus this month on the 10th, the karmic nodal axis also lines up with the eclipses as the nodes shift from Virgo/Pisces to Leo/Aquarius.
This adds the destiny factor to your 1-to-1’s and it’s your birthday month, August, that will prove most significant.
For some, this will be a busy period work wise. The Sun, your ruler, is in Taurus and your career sector until the 20th and on the 16th, communication planet Mercury re-enters this same part of your chart.
The Sun in Taurus makes no difficult planetary aspects this month so this suggests a steady time, when you can get ahead and be organised. You do have to be persistent however and there will be times when you feel as if work is relentless. Yet if you’re on a roll, keep moving forward as this will help boost your finances and your reputation.
The Full Moon on the 10th could be a stand out date for work and career but it also highlights the foundations of your chart. Scorpio is the sign that rules your home and family, your past and where you come from so you may have to dig deep if your ambition and career goals take you away from the ones you love.
Keep on keeping on and trust that in time you’ll be able to give back to family or the people closest to you. For now, if the opportunities are there to earn well or create more security in your life through a regular job or shift, take the sensible option.
Your ruling planet is Mercury, the communicator, so it’s good news that on the 3rd, Mercury turns direct after three weeks retrograde, i.e. on go slow. Mercury retrograde can coincide with communication chaos, mishaps or misunderstandings.
Sometimes it signifies an inner confusion or a period when you chop and change your mind. So Mercury’s change of direction is the cosmic equivalent of a green light. You may find that new information comes to light and you can start to make major decisions with confidence.
Mercury turns direct in the fire sign Aries ruling your joint finances and shared resources. In addition, Mercury is at the same point in the zodiac as unpredictable Uranus so there may be some surprises in store once Mercury’s back up to speed.
This is a volatile combination which favours risk-taking but as you’re one of the earth signs, you might not feel comfortable about risky money matters or radical financial plans. If you’re a typical Virgo, you favour security over a high-risk strategy so listen carefully to your intuition before leaping in.
Yet if you have to act or make a money-related decision, now is a good time to do so. Plus the planet of relating Venus is also in Aries so other people are on your side and it’s an excellent time to get expert advice.
Aries highlights all kinds of joint money matters, including taxes, inheritance, savings and debts, money owed, money borrowed. You may have to act quickly to get the best deals but Aries favours action.
There’s another planet joining the party this month too and this is helpful to you. Saturn has many qualities that are akin to the earth signs. Saturn is the planet of responsibility, discipline, hard work and favours long-term projects over short-term gain.
This month on the 19th there’s a major planetary aspect between Saturn in Sagittarius and your home and family sector and Uranus in Aries. This combination helps you to make the right kind of deal. If you’re involved in any property matter, use this timeframe to move things forward.
It’s about creating something new out of something old and there’s a sense of renewal. You might be able to return to a previous transaction or deal that didn’t come off earlier in the year. May has a theme of second chances and if March and April proved frustrating, you can now get ahead.
It’s also a good time to team up with family members to help each other out. This might mean asking someone for a loan or pooling resources. There may also be movement on the home or family front that benefits you when you work as a group.
Don’t get carried away spending this month but do invest wisely. There’s a chance to lay strong foundations that are likely to last.
Work and career are also under the cosmic spotlight this month. Action planet Mars is at the peak of your chart in the sign of Gemini. This is an ambitious placing for Mars and there may be new developments with regard to your working life.
In fact, on the 12th and 31st, Mars teams up with planets in your money sectors so look out for a new contract, a chance to nail a deal that helps you either professionally or financially. It’s not plain sailing throughout the month however and it could be that someone close to you isn’t so fortunate now.
Events on the 11th or 29th may show where you’re under pressure or someone close finds that things aren’t going their way. You might have to duck and dive a little this month to take advantage of Mars’ strength. This could mean shift work, doing two jobs or sharing work responsibilities.
The best date is the 25th when there’s a glorious New Moon in Gemini. This is a good date to apply for a job, to start something new related to your career or vocation. New Moons are a symbol of new beginnings so use this positive planetary energy to get things started to step your work up a level.
This is also a good month to travel or sign up for a course. The sign of Taurus is strong throughout May and Taurus is a fellow earth sign. The Sun is here until the 20th and your ruling planet Mercury returns to Taurus on the 16th.
So make some plans now for a holiday or trip away or look into study options. If you’ve been putting off booking a trip or new experience, once Mercury is direct from the 3rd, you can sign up with confidence.
The Full Moon on the 10th is another important date for travel or study related plans. Trust your intuition and expand your horizons. If you’re feeling frazzled or stressed due to work or money pressures, even more reason to ensure that you take time out. A change of scene could help you shift your perspective. A new horizon is a chance to look at your life from a different angle.
When it comes to love and relationships, this is potentially a sexy month. If you’re in a relationship or married, prioritise your sex life especially if intimacy has been lacking of late. You’re also wise to get to grips with practical matters, including money.
Love planet Venus is no longer in romantic Pisces so take off the rose-coloured glasses and move a relationship or liaison in a new direction. Be bold when it comes to love and refuse to put up with a less than satisfactory relationship situation.
Your ruling planet Venus is picking up speed in fiery Aries this month. Venus in Aries is a strong energy, direct and go-getting. So wherever in your life you’ve felt held back or restricted, now’s the time to take the initiative and set new plans and ideas in motion.
There’s another reason why you can start to move forward now and this is because of communication planet Mercury. On the 3rd, Mercury turns direct after three weeks retrograde or on go slow. This is the planetary equivalent of a switch that flicks from off to on or new information that comes to light.
March and April may have been months when you had to drag your heels thanks to both Mercury and your ruler Venus retrograde at times. As May progresses, you could find that more than one door begins to open.
As the month begins, both Venus and Mercury are in Aries which is your relationship sector. So this hints at progress for your significant 1-to-1’s. You might hear from someone who’s been quiet recently or perhaps something hidden emerges which helps you better understand a person’s motivations.
It’s a good time for you to take the initiative in your relationships, whether you want to talk or you’re keen to start something new. Love planet Venus is back at the same point in the zodiac where it was in February. You may be retracing your steps from back then.
Certainly, there’s a theme of second chances this month so don’t give up and try again wherever you failed in the past. This is a positive time to find out what’s really going on and you gain nothing by holding back. Even an argument or confrontation could prove revealing and it’s better to know where you stand than be oblivious to what’s happening.
Communication planet Mercury turns direct close to unpredictable Uranus so there may be a few surprises now or perhaps an unexpected turn of events.
Either way, get your own feelings out into the open and be willing to hear what other people have to say. Events around the 25th could highlight whether a love relationship will last or not as Venus runs into all-or-nothing Pluto.
If you’re looking for love, this is a go-for-it month as Venus in your relationship sector is red-hot. Here too, a direct approach is favoured so don’t wait for someone else to proposition you. Be forthcoming and turn on the charm.
This is also a good month to make new connections and strengthen those partnerships that are already in place. Action planet Mars is in the sign of communication, Gemini, and when it teams up with opportunity planet Jupiter in your sign of Libra on the 12th, you can make huge advances through networking and contacts.
Gemini lights up your travel and study sectors so let your imagination run wild and line up some new experiences. The more you engage actively with life now, the better. This isn’t a time to play small. Instead, dare to live your life fully.
The New Moon on the 25th also takes place in Gemini, and you may be busier from the 20th onward. The New Moon is a symbol of new beginnings so an excellent date to set off on a new adventure or to book a holiday or sign up for a course.
Don’t let other people stop you now. Instead widen your social circle and venture into some new groups and associations. This is where inspiration can be found. The Saturn-Uranus connection on the 19th lights up people sectors of your chart. Whether you’re learning from others or teaching others, this combination highlights a steady flow of information.
You might decide to join a forum online or sign up for a course that will help you further your qualifications. This isn’t about doing things traditionally. It’s using what you know in a new or alternative environment. Start an online blog or share your skills globally via the magic of the internet.
If you don’t take some risks this month and stay put or rigid, you could miss out on some amazing new opportunities. Sometimes you have to reach a place of disillusionment before you discover what truly inspires you. Events on or near the 11th and 29th could show you how to move beyond a stuck situation.
Money matters too seem steady and you achieve more by joining forces with other people. The Sun is in Taurus and your joint finance sector until the 20th and communication planet Mercury re-enters Taurus on the 16th.
Again there’s a theme of second chances with regard to money and returning to a past situation or deal that didn’t work out last month. Be resilient and keep moving steadily forward.
This is the way to make progress when it comes to money. It’s here where you’re wise to stick to the tried and tested route to financial success rather than seek out a get-rich-quick opportunity.
The Full Moon on the 10th cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac and this is a pivotal moment for you with regard to money matters and what you value highly in life. This could signal the turning point for a deal that’s been dragging on for some time.
Certainly, you’re likely to see your situation clearly during the Full Moon so dig a little deeper and trust your natural intuition. The month of May starts the wheels turning and over the next couple of months you can continue to make progress after a disrupted start to 2017.
This isn’t a month when you can easily hide away. If at times you don’t feel in a position of strength, it’s still wise to adopt a fearless attitude even if sometimes you have to fake it till you make it.
Your ruling planet Mars is now in Gemini, the sign of communication. Gemini rules an intriguing part of your chart that’s closely linked to your sign of Scorpio. This is about the areas that are difficult to reach, inner communication, reading between the lines, looking below the surface of life.
Mars here can feel quite intense and full on for you but you’re not usually someone who shies away from the transformational side of life. Delve deep into your psyche this month but also talk about what you find. Mars in Gemini is the perfect talking cure.
Plus this month the Full Moon takes place in your sign of Scorpio on the 10th. This is another indication that you’re dealing with the highs and lows of life and the deeper you dig, the more you discover.
A Full Moon in your sign of Scorpio is potentially witchy or magical so use this Full Moon to tune into your psychic powers and natural intuition. Full Moons are often peak moments in the month when matters come to completion and what’s hidden emerges. This would be a good time to make an important decision, to tune in to your inner motivations.
This may be related to a close relationship, either personal or professional. During the Full Moon, the Moon in Scorpio opposes the Sun in Taurus and your relationship sector. So this is about your 1-to-1’s, whether it coincides with a new beginning or an ending. It feels like a pivotal moment in the month, a significant turning point.
The Sun remains in Taurus until the 20th and this can mean that you’re not the one in control or in charge. You might have to hand over the reins of life to someone else or perhaps you’re waiting on other peoples’ knowledge or expertise.
The Sun represents vitality so when it opposes your own sign, it’s a good idea to look after yourself and not take on too much. Give in to this planetary energy and let other people pick up the slack or encourage others to help you.
When it comes to relationships, here too there’s plenty to examine and discover. If you’re a typical Scorpio, you love 1-to-1 connections as intimacy and analysis are part of your make-up. The deeper your connection with other people, the better and this month has the potential to be transformational.
So go in deep with other people whether you’re the one who’s coaching others or you’re enjoying intimate heart-to-hearts. The Sun teams up with your co-ruler Pluto on the 9th, a wonderful day to connect with someone close.
Then on the 16th, communication planet Mercury enters Taurus and it too lines up with Pluto on the 31st. This could turn out to be quite an extraordinary month for your relationships with the potential for great learning on both sides.
Yet a love relationship isn’t necessarily straightforward now although things could progress at a fast lick. Love planet Venus is currently in fire sign Aries and is now back up to speed. Venus in Aries is direct and powerful and if you’re in a relationship or married, your partner may be on a mission.
They could also have their own agenda and it feels as if you and someone close are on different tracks rather than moving forward hand in hand. Love planet Venus clashes with your co-ruler Pluto on the 25th and this often symbolises strong emotions on both sides. It’s not a connection that promises harmony so allow each other space and distance when necessary.
Money and work are also key factors of the month ahead and here there is a sense of progress. Communication planet Mercury turns retrograde in Aries and your work sector on the 3rd. This may flag up news about a job or contract. Plus Mercury turns direct close to unpredictable Uranus and this can symbolise a surprise, an offer that happens out of the blue.
Venus is also in Aries so work colleagues play an important role in your life this month. Look out for people who can help you and focus on team work. If you know that you have a tendency to be overly independent, make an effort to learn from others and be diplomatic with your associates or colleagues. It’s a good idea to keep on the right side of everybody this month because you don’t know who has the most influence.
Mars in Gemini lights up your joint finance sector so you may be negotiating money matters now or looking at ways to earn or invest more. The 12th and 31st are key dates for getting ahead financially, whether a private benefactor steps in or you have a chance to earn extra cash through your work.
The 11th and 29th are more complex dates for money when you recognise what’s holding you back or where your faith is being tested. Yet the major planetary aspect this month is between Saturn in Sagittarius and your personal money sector and technological Uranus in Aries and your work sector.
This takes place on the 19th and is one of the major themes of the year. It’s about finding new ways to improve your money management or get ahead financially. This might include using the internet to source new ideas or get up-to-date with latest methodologies or technology. Revolutionise your money mindset now and find new ways to be resourceful or seek inspiration.
The New Moon on the 25th also lights up your joint finance sector and this spells good news for an inheritance, investment or savings scheme. New Moons are an active symbol of new beginnings.
Positive fire sign energy is literally bursting out this month and after March and April when key planets were retrograde or on go slow, now’s the time to get ahead. The first green light is Mercury’s change of direction on the 3rd.
Mercury is the communication planet and it’s been retrograde or on go slow for three weeks. Sometimes this can be a chaotic period either manifesting in plans and technology going crazy or a time when you feel confused and can’t see the way forward clearly.
This turning point may feel like a whoosh of fresh energy for you. Mercury is in your fellow fire sign Aries and the sign which rules all the good things in life, such as romance, children, play, entertainment, luck. So if there was ever a time to make the most of life, it’s now.
Mercury turning direct can also reveal the truth of a situation or news and information emerges that gives you a clearer picture. This is important for you being a Sagittarius as truth is a core value in your life and one you esteem highly.
Plus Mercury turns direct close to wild-card planet Uranus, also in Aries. So be impulsive and spontaneous. Do things differently, ring the changes and most importantly set a positive intent to look on the bright side. This is the Sagittarius nature and if you’re true to your sign, you always seek out the silver lining in every cloud and use any setbacks as a learning experience.
As you’ve had the taskmaster of the heavens, Saturn, in your sign of Sagittarius for a couple of years now, you may already have been tested in some shape or form. Saturn will leave Sagittarius at the end of the year so this is the final stage.
Even more importantly this year, Saturn has support from other key planets and this month on the 19th, Saturn teams up with Uranus. This is a strong positive connection that helps you get a new slant on an old problem. Uranus rules all things modern and technology. Plus it’s linked to alternative methodology so find new ways to release you from anything that’s hard or difficult.
This isn’t about starting over completely but finding a new way to reinvent the wheel. Saturn and Uranus first came together late December 2016 and they meet once again in November 2017. This is a major theme of the year for you and it’s brilliant for problem-solving and themes of renewal or rebirth.
If you want to get pregnant or you’re keen to adopt a child, this would be a great month to try. Not only Mercury but Venus, the planet of women and love, is in Aries, this same sector of your chart that’s now red-hot, on fire.
This is certainly stoking the fires of love and as this month has a theme of second chances, you might want to try again where things didn’t work out earlier in the year. Venus is now retracing her steps through Aries where she was back in February.
In fact, this month you have the love planet, Venus, in your romance sector and the passion planet, Mars, in your relationship sector. So these are two huge clues on where to focus your energy. This could turn out to be a big month for love and relationships whether you’re rekindling relations or running off with someone new.
The key dates that might prove revealing in this respect are the 12th when Mars teams up with Jupiter your ruling planet and the 19th when Venus opposes Jupiter. Jupiter expands what it touches so enjoy yourself now and do whatever’s necessary to boost your 1-to-1 relationships.
The New Moon on the 25th is another important date for relationships because it takes place in Gemini, your opposite sign. There could be a theme of twos in your relationships now as Gemini rules the twins. You might be more than happy to play the field but either way, a New Moon symbols new beginnings and the chance to make a fresh start.
There will be times when events don’t always run smoothly and the 11th and 29th are key in this respect. There’s a heavier feel to your astrology whether you’re tied to the past or you feel the weight of more challenging emotions.
Yet on the whole this month is about putting the past behind you and setting some new intentions to do more of what you love and to embrace the good times. If you have a creative project that’s waiting to be birthed, here too you can make swift progress.
You need some security in your life now too, a safe base or an anchor. This can come in the form of a steady job or a regular routine. The Sun is in the earth sign Taurus until the 20th and communication planet Mercury re-enters Taurus on the 16th.
So think about what this means for you and why there might be a reason to prioritise your work and routine, your lifestyle and your health. Sometimes it’s easier to enjoy life when the basics are in place and you don’t have to worry about money or where you’re going to live.
There may be another reason why it’s important for you now to look after your health, to immerse yourself in nature and to embrace what nourishes you. It’s here where you’re wise to be sensible or at least do the right thing.
If you’ve not been on a steady path for some time, ensure this is a priority. Set new daily habits in place that help to calm your mind, care for your body and feed your soul.
There will be another key turning point for you next month when your ruling planet Jupiter turns direct. This often brings with it a desire to expand your world, to embrace adventure.
For now, embrace simplicity especially on or close to the Full Moon in Scorpio, the most hidden sector of your chart. Rest and retreat, plus a healthy dose of fun and laughter, is the perfect Sagittarius recipe for the merry month of May.
There are some important lessons this month about security v. freedom. Your ruling planet is Saturn which represents duty, stability, long-term gain. Akin to the earth signs, Saturn works best when there are strong foundations in place to support its responsible and authoritative moves.
Yet this month, there’s a new connection in town because Saturn teams up with unpredictable Uranus on the 19th, the planet linked to spontaneity, freedom and radical moves. Whereas Saturn favours tradition and the past, Uranus favours technology and all things modern.
They are opposing forces and yet this month they work together as a team. In fact, this is one of the themes of this year because they first connected at the end of 2016 and their third encounter is in November 2017.
Saturn and Uranus together represent renewal, turning what’s old into something new. You need strong foundations but you also want to be looking at what next. Balance the past and the future. Saturn in Sagittarius and the most hidden sector of your chart represents karmic gestures so there may be a link back to your past now.
What’s gone before could reveal itself this month in a way that’s ground-breaking, revolutionary even. It’s a delicate tightrope to walk but you can begin to connect the ties from the past and link them to your future goals.
Bear this in mind early in the month when events at home or within your family could take off at top speed. Communication planet Mercury turns direct on the 3rd in Aries and the sector of your chart linked to domestics, your childhood and upbringing.
This is the planetary equivalent of a green light when new information emerges or you hear from someone who’s been quiet. It’s a positive time to take the initiative with regard to home and family affairs and after a few weeks of dithering, you may find the answer to a key question.
Yet Mercury turns direct next to Uranus so there could also be surprises in store or the unexpected makes its mark. Other people might act unpredictably or plans change at lightning speed. Hang on in there and deal with events as quickly and swiftly as you can. Keep an open mind and show willing to accept what’s new and different.
The planet of relating, Venus, is also in Aries throughout the month of May. In fact, Venus is retracing her steps where she was in February of this year. So there’s a theme of renewal or second chances here too.
This might be with regard to a family matter, a new member of the family perhaps, a new home or living situation. It’s a positive period to connect with family, to bring people together, to practise being loving, caring, kind. That applies to everyone so encourage others to heal any rifts and to be welcoming, giving, gentle.
Events around the 25th may find you let down by someone’s behaviour or actions but let this go if you can, especially if you recognise that ultimately you’re moving in the right direction.
What really helps you this month is the fact that the Sun is in your fellow earth sign Taurus until the 20th and on the 16th communication planet Mercury re-enters this part of your chart. So whatever’s going on around you, key planets in Taurus help you to stay centred, to feel grounded.
Do whatever you can to ensure that inside you feel steady, on an even keel. This might be linked to nature or activities which you find calming and nourishing. Hands-on activities could help, such as massage, sculpture, art, gardening.
Taurus is a fertile sign linked to the cycles of nature and in your chart this is about what you give birth to. This might include a real pregnancy or perhaps you’re birthing a creative project or something dear to your heart. The 9th and 31st could turn out to be especially powerful when the Sun and Mercury team up the planet of transformation, Pluto, in your sign of Capricorn.
So focus on your own needs now and do more of what you love. Work could be a curse or a crazy arena with ambitious Mars in Gemini and your work sector all month. This is great for getting ahead but take care that you don’t lose too much of your energy in work-oriented activities.
Office politics could be stressful as Mars is linked to anger and arguments. Events on or near the 11th and 29th might reveal where you feel under pressure. Notice when you feel stressed and who or what it would be wise to back away from.
Big planet Jupiter remains in your career sector however and if you can, this is a good month to clear the decks and do as much as physically possible, especially admin type work. Jupiter turns direct next month and this is your cue to set sail again in order to pursue your career goals. The New Moon in Gemini on the 25th would be a good date to set some new work and lifestyle intentions.
Finally, what about romance? Taurus rules your romance sector and the Sun and Mercury light up this part of your chart throughout May. So love too can be an area of happiness, especially if you’re with someone who helps you find the security you need right now.
If you’re seeking new love, the Full Moon that cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis on the 10th is looking gorgeous. Full Moons heighten emotions and the Moon represents your partner in astrology. Someone caring and kind springs to mind but also someone who’s wiling to connect on a deep and intimate level.
At times this month, life may feel hectic and you are required to respond quickly. Yet there’s much to be enjoyed too and the more you slow down the pace of life, the more pleasure is available to you.
The month of May is about reinvention, new ideas, getting things moving again after a topsy-turvy couple of months. In March and April, two of the personal planets, Venus and Mercury, have been retrograde, i.e. on go slow in your communication and ideas sector.
This can put certain plans on hold and sometimes you end up feeling confused about which road to take, what ideas to pursue. You chase round in circles without being able to make steady progress.
This month is about second chances and not giving up on a goal that means a lot to you. At the same time however it’s important to let go of what’s not working out and this month you can start to make some clear decisions about where you’re heading and why.
The most important planetary aspect for you this month is a major one that involves your two ruling planets, traditional Saturn and modern Uranus. This connection takes place on the 19th and it’s the second of three meetings between your co-rulers.
They met once before at the end of December 2016 and they meet once again in November 2017. This is their middle meeting. So what does this mean for you? On a very simple level, it’s about looking at your future plans, what you’re trying to achieve but adding a new twist or experimenting with a fresh approach.
This combination feels productive and cohesive, as if you’re bringing together different aspects of yourself to create something magnificent. You make what’s ordinary exciting. You turn something old into something new. You add your own twist on an established way of thinking.
Both Saturn and Uranus are in people sectors of your chart so this is about your interaction with other people, the groups and associations you’re part of. You might be keen to pursue matters socially, politically or for a cause that’s dear to your heart.
This is also a positive month to teach others, to pass on what you know. Sharing ideas and brainstorming can be especially productive now. This may involve going back to school, taking a test or exam, passing new qualifications.
This is because the sign of Aries is prominent this month right from start go and Aries rules communication but also education in your chart. It’s about your community too, siblings and neighbours.
Communication planet Mercury turns direct in Aries on the 3rd close to your co-ruler Uranus. This is the planetary equivalent of a switch flicking on. A brilliant idea or new information that springs to light. You get the go-ahead for an important meeting, conversation or get-together.
Plus the planet of relating, Venus, is also in Aries throughout May. So look out for contacts who can help you now. Create new friendships, gravitate towards people of like minds. Improve your own knowledge and use your ideas to benefit others. Talking to people could be mind-blowingly exciting for more than one reason in the month ahead.
Love too is on the agenda because Venus is the planet of love and she’s now striding through Aries, strong and direct. If you’re keen on meeting someone new, take the initiative, ask someone out and go get what you want.
Passion planet Mars is also stirring up excitement in your fellow air sign Gemini, ruling romance. There’s a thrill of the new about love and relationships. This isn’t the tried and tested route either. It’s innovative, different, something new that rocks your boat.
Mars in Gemini does run into trouble now and again throughout the month, in particular the 11th and 29th. So be careful what you do say Yes to and what you get involved in.
Put clear boundaries in place, decide where you will and won’t go when it comes to love. Keep close tabs on money too and be wary of a sob story. It’s the 31st that could be a stand-out date for romance when Mars gets together with your co-ruler Uranus.
Yet on the whole, life is beginning to shift up a gear and the New Moon in Gemini on the 25th is a brilliant date for fresh starts. Throw yourself into a creative project, book some entertainment into your schedule. Gemini rules children & pregnancy, love and romance too, so spend more time with the ones you love.
Behind the scenes, there’s a slow process going on as the Sun is in earth sign Taurus until the 20th and communication planet Mercury re-enters Taurus on the 16th. Taurus rules your home and family, your past and where you come from. It represents a safe base in your chart, strong foundations.
So even though you may be wheeling and dealing this month and dashing here, there and everywhere, it’s important that you have somewhere you can retreat to. This may be your home or it could be people who help you feel steady and grounded.
You may feel an urge to return to your past now, to go back in time. The 9th and 31st are key dates in this respect. Recognise who or what is your anchor in life and gravitate towards them.
Work and career are under the spotlight during the Full Moon on the 10th. This powerful Full Moon lights up the sign of Scorpio, your career sector, and this is when you need to consider what next for your career and vocation.
Emotions are heightened during the Full Moon and it often coincides with completion, perhaps the end of a major project or a sense of achievement. There isn’t a great deal of activity in this part of your chart now, however, certainly not established work or long-term career goals. This will come later in 2017.
Instead this month is all about the sense of the new and grabbing on to ideas and plans and projects that stir your imagination.
Events could happen quickly as the new month begins. The major activity is taking place in the fire sign Aries ruling your personal money and what you value most highly in life.
It’s here where you may have felt stuck recently or as if plans were unravelling. Both communication planet Mercury and the planet of values, Venus, have been retrograde in Aries and this part of your chart. March and April may have been months when it’s been trickier than usual to make progress.
On the 3rd, the switch flicks back on as Mercury turns direct close to wild-card planet Uranus. Listen out for news that you’ve been waiting for or hidden information which comes to light. There may be some surprises in store or perhaps a sense of the unexpected.
Mercury and Uranus together represent a high risk strategy. It’s the kind of financial activity that can win you a great deal overnight or trigger a loss or uncertainty. So if you’re the one who wants or needs to take the initiative around money, know that you’re playing a high-risk game if you leap in early in the month. Yet hopefully this turn of direction, this fresh energy brings something new your way which boosts your finances.
Plus the planet Venus, is also in Aries throughout May. Venus represents the sweet things in life, gifts, treats, all that’s beautiful. This can go two ways. You might receive something special in the month ahead or want to treat yourself and the ones you love. What you give, you receive in return is Venus’ message.
This is confirmed for you because your ruler Jupiter is currently in Libra, the sign that rules joint finances and shared resources. Think of this as the natural flow of money and abundance. When Venus and Jupiter oppose each other across the heavens on the 19th, this can manifest something special.
The 19th is an important date for another reason. This is when there’s a major planetary aspect between Saturn in Sagittarius and your career sector and Uranus in Aries and your money sector. These two planets are working together, creating something new out of something old.
Saturn, the taskmaster of the heavens, has been in Sagittarius ruling your career and vocation for a couple of years but at the end of 2017 it moves on. In addition, this year, it has support so you can start to make progress now and push through any obstacles or closed doors.
This combination isn’t about starting over completely but is about using what you know in a new way. You might take a business online for example or try a fresh approach if you’re keen to find a new position in an established career. How can you update what you do and bring it into the modern world?
Saturn and Uranus met once before at the end of December 2016 and they meet again in November 2017 so this is the mid-way point. It’s not an overnight project but instead something that can make you money if you keep going and continue to experiment with new ways to use your skills or experience.
It’s also important to consider your home and family life now and how that impacts on what you want to do in the world. If there’s been a theme of feeling trapped or sacrificing your freedom for some time, this could be triggered once again, especially close to the 11th or 29th.
Action planet Mars is currently down at the base of your chart in the sign of Gemini. So be ambitious about home and family plans but at the same time recognise when or where you feel held back.
Mars is potentially an argumentative catalyst but perhaps you have to confront what’s difficult in order to bring it out into the open. It’s also important to ask for what you want and need now and to challenge anyone close to you who’s being difficult.
There’s a New Moon in Gemini on the 25th which would be an ideal date to start afresh, to initiate an important change with regard to your home and family. Plus Mars in Gemini teams up with your ruler Jupiter on the 12th and spontaneous Uranus on the 31st.
So money matters are linked to home and family, property deals. Look at ways you can pool resources or help one another out.
At times this month’s planetary activity could leave you feeling breathless or out of control. There’s a lot of fast-paced astrology in air and fire signs, the extrovert signs of the zodiac. Yet there’s also another wave going on that’s steadying and grounding for you.
This involves the Sun in the earth sign Taurus until the 20th and the Sun is joined by communication planet Mercury re-entering Taurus on the 16th. Taurus rules your communication sector and your life close to home.
It’s not necessarily about family or loved ones but your acquaintances, your local community. It can also represent siblings and neighbours. This is where there’s stability in your life and comfort. The Sun teams up with your co-ruler Neptune on the 4th and Mercury teams up with Neptune on the 28th. So be around people and activities that are slow-paced but nourishing.
Writing and talking about personal issues can be especially revealing now. Plus the Full Moon on the 10th is a time to let your imagination roam wild. This is when you need something more to life than everyday affairs. Dream big at this month’s Full Moon.
Love is low-key now that love planet Venus has finally left your sign of Pisces. You may have reached a steady pace in a relationship or perhaps it’s become a little boring. Either way, this is not where your priorities lie right now. Focus instead on what next for you, particularly in the areas of money, work and vocation.
The Sun may have left your sign of Aries last month but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a lot of astrological activity lighting up your star sign. This month, one of the most important planetary developments is communication planet Mercury turning direct on the 3rd. Significantly for you, this takes place in Aries.
When you have planets in your sign, you come first and it’s a good time to focus on your personal goals and aims. Talk planet Mercury Aries is about speaking up and making sure that your voice is heard.
Plus, Mercury turns direct close to Uranus, the unpredictable planet, so if you have something to say, however controversial or radical, here’s your opportunity. Uranus is the rebel in astrology and when it’s in your sign, it doesn’t make for a quiet life. So if you start the month of May with some wild and crazy ideas, you’re in tune with your stars.
In fact, this is a month when communication, planning and ideas in general are foreground. If you’ve been held back recently or you’ve been changing your mind, this month’s astrology flicks a switch. It’s green lights all the way and you won’t want to be held back by anyone, least of all yourself.
Your ruling planet Mars is also in the thick of the action this month as it’s now in Gemini, the sign of communication. So expect to be busy, whether you’re commuting more than usual or you have numerous meetings and social get-togethers taking place. You benefit now from playing a key role in your local community and making new friends and contacts.
This is a lively combination that flags up the importance of ‘people power’. Get on the right side of the people who matter and you can make quick progress. The 12th and 31st are key dates in this respect as Mars first teams up with Jupiter in your relationship sector followed by Uranus in your sign of Aries.
Look out for someone who can help you become a voice or authority and be willing to take risks to pursue your chosen goals. After a couple of months when life has been in retreat, things are beginning to rev up nicely.
There will be times when you’re questioning what you’re doing, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The more you engage actively with your personal goals, the more you can discover insights and understanding that help you. The New Moon in Gemini on the 25th is a top date to initiate an important conversation, to ask for advice or guidance, to get your words out in public.
All forms of learning can also benefit you now whether you go back to school, take a new qualification or sign up for a course. It would be a good month to pass your driving test or sit an important exam.
It’s also a good time to think again about a major project that hasn’t yet happened. This may be connected to travel or study, taking a sabbatical perhaps or planning a dream trip. There’s a sense of renewal this month or being offered the chance to try again.
On the 19th, Saturn in Sagittarius lights up your travel and study sector and takes a positive hit from Uranus in your sign of Aries. This combination is revolutionary and it enables you to find a new way round an old problem.
It might be linked to what happened over Christmas 2016. It’s also a reminder that when you look at your life in a new way, you can overcome any limitations and turn something old into something new. Be innovative and experimental and refuse to believe that a chosen goal or project is impossible.
Money could help you this month too and when it comes to your personal finances, there’s a feeling of flow. The Sun is in Taurus and your money sector until the 20th and communication planet Mercury returns to Taurus on the 16th.
So look at ways of simplifying your finances, finding the funds you need, earning more. This is where you can make steady progress in your life and a key date in this respect is the 10th when there’s a Full Moon lighting up the financial axis of your chart.
This may be linked to a new job or contract or perhaps asking for a promotion or more money. There may be developments if you’ve been waiting for some time to be paid or for a legal or financial issue to be finalised. Events around the Full Moon reveal more.
Love too is in the ascendancy now you have love planet Venus back in your sign of Aries. Or perhaps this is you wanting more independence and more freedom in a significant partnership.
Venus in Aries may not set your relationship alight but it can help you resolve a personal issue that’s been bothering you since earlier in the year. In addition, you now have the lovers of the heavens both in extrovert signs, Venus in Aries and Mars in Gemini. Line up some date nights, get the flow of conversation moving once again and talk honestly with each other.
If you’re looking for love, it may find you this month with Venus in Aries. You could find that someone is chasing after you and won’t take No for an answer. Even if you’re not being pursued by a hot date, make the most of the merry month of May and do more of what you love.
If you want to ask someone out, go for it. If you want to pursue happiness in any shape or form, make it happen. This is potentially one of the best months of the year for you so put yourself out there and let the world know what you want and need.
Your ruling planet Venus has been picking up speed since mid-April and now begins to retrace its steps through the sign of Aries. This is where Venus was back in February so it’s an ideal time to try again with projects or plans that didn’t work out earlier in the year.
Another key planet turns direct at the beginning of May on the 3rd and this planet is Mercury ruling communication. This often brings a theme of second chances or new information comes to light. Either way, it’s another indication that going back over old ground can prove extremely useful.
What’s interesting about both Venus and Mercury is that they are in your preceding sign of Aries. Venus remains here all month and Mercury until the 16th. So you might find that secrets emerge or news that’s been hidden.
The focus is on your inner world whether you’ve been dealing with a sensitive or personal issue. Yes, there’s a chance for progress but this may be about letting go of certain plans or things that haven’t worked out. In a way, it’s about wrapping up the past so you can create space for new ideas and projects to emerge.
Plus, the Sun is in your sign of Taurus until the 20th so this is your birthday month and an excellent time to get organised. You enjoy life when you know what you’re doing and where you’re heading. You work best with a regular routine and you know where you stand. Plus, if someone’s been withholding information or you have your suspicions about someone close, now’s the time to ask.
Focus on order in your life and move away from chaos. Simplify or streamline your routine. Get rid of what’s no longer needed. Spend more time than usual thinking about yourself and consider what makes you happy and where you find comfort and ease in your life.
This is a positive month to make future plans and involve other people in the process. You might want to line up a holiday or trip away with friends or consider studying a subject either for fun or educational purposes. Line up some new goals that will help you feel secure or at least enable you to have a clear path ahead.
This is an excellent time to put in an application for a degree course or to gain new qualifications that will benefit you in the future. The 9th and 31st are especially positive in this respect.
You can also make progress now with money matters and it’s here where you’re wise to focus your ambition. Action planet Mars is in Gemini and your personal money sector throughout the month of May and plays a key role in your financial fortunes.
If you’re looking for work or you want to make progress in your current job, this is a good time to act. The 12th promises success and the 31st is a date to trust your intuition. Plus the New Moon on the 25th lights up your personal money sector, so set your intentions around money and speak up and ask for what you want or need.
Gemini is the sign of communication so draw up some new plans, do your accounts and be vocal in what you want to achieve financially.
You may have struggled financially over the last couple of years as the taskmaster of the heavens, Saturn, has been in your joint finance sector. Progress is invariably slow when Saturn’s in town and there could be a specific reason why you can’t get ahead as quickly as you would like.
There may yet be a setback or hold up in this respect and events around the 29th will reveal more. Yet this is also a month when you can at least try and do things differently. This is because of a major aspect between Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries which takes place on the 19th.
These two planets are working in unison so trust your intuition and use technology or the internet to further your knowledge, to gain recommendations and to update your own skill set around money. If you’re stuck financially, this is a positive symbol for crowdfunding or setting up a fundraising page online.
It’s also a good time to become cash savvy, perhaps recycling what you already have and transforming it into something new. One way or another, you’re likely to be engaged with investments, an inheritance, savings or debt this month. It’s not a completely smooth path ahead but use the timing well and make a well-calculated move mid-month.
This is also an intriguing time for your 1-to-1 relationships. Firstly, there’s a Full Moon in your opposite sign of Scorpio on the 10th and Scorpio rules your relationship sector. Scorpio is an intense, deep sign and Full Moons tend to heighten emotions.
If you’re ready to move a relationship on to the next level or you want to know where you stand when it comes to love, here’s your opportunity. After two months when key planets have been retrograde or on go slow, Venus and Mercury, you’re back in the saddle. The more you focus on your relationships, the more you can achieve.
Yet Venus in Aries indicates that things are happening behind the scenes or in private. This may be a love affair that you want to keep secret or unrequited feelings. Perhaps you’re trying to let go of someone from your past and even though you’re making progress, you’re not 100% there.
What takes place around the 25th can help you move on. Sometimes you need a ritual or a deeper reason to let go and this may appear on or around this date. Certainly May is a month to make steady progress but that also means discerning what’s come to an end and where you’re ready to start over.