Aries (21 March – 19 April)
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.