There’s a lot of good stuff going on in the heavens for you, Cancer, and in many respects May is a month to put yourself first and be around people who make you happy. As the month begins, the Sun is in Taurus and the friendship sector of your chart. Friends are important in your life as they ground you, help root you and offer you not only security but enjoyment as well.
This is a fun month to hang out with your friends and catch up with people you haven’t seen for some time. There’s a glorious Full Moon in the heavens on the 4th and this Full Moon cuts across the Taurus-Scorpio axis of your chart. This takes place in the early hours of Monday the 4th, so the effects of the Full Moon can be felt over the weekend. Plus, in the UK this Full Moon shines bright on a Bank Holiday weekend.
This is the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and to enjoy yourself to the full. You might want to splash out and treat yourself and the ones you love. Jupiter, the planet of good times and abundance, is in Leo and your money sector and Jupiter squares this Full Moon. This feels extravagant and you might be spending money on a new outfit, travel or accommodation costs. Jupiter squares can indicate over the top behaviour but also suggest an outpouring of generosity.
If you’re looking for love, this is an especially passionate Full Moon as it falls in the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio is renowned as one of the sexiest signs of the zodiac and in your chart Scorpio is linked to romance and new love. Look out for the person you’re immediately attracted to as Scorpio often indicates a magnetic attraction that feels intense and powerful.
The other key date with regard to friendship is the 18th when there’s a New Moon in the sign of Taurus. New Moons are a symbol of new beginnings, the chance to make a fresh start and set your intentions for the month ahead. This would be a good date to join a group, club or association. It’s also a perfect opportunity to reach out to a good friend, perhaps someone you don’t see very often.
The other comforting aspect to May’s stars is Venus, the planet of love and relating, entering your sign of Cancer on the 7th where she remains until early June. This is a gorgeous transit for you as Venus rules all the good things in life. It’s often a time when you feel attractive, you’re more popular and other people are drawn towards you. This is fabulous news if you’re looking for love and the combination of the Full Moon in Scorpio with Venus entering your sign is an unstoppable force.
The best way to attract someone else’s attention is to be happy, to smile and to let your sunny nature shine forth. When you look good, you feel good and the feel-good vibe can grow and flourish. Make sure you have some fun activities lined up this month, treat yourself, meet up with your girlfriends, go on a shopping trip and make the most of life.
If you are in a relationship or married, Venus in Cancer brings extra love and caring your way. Yet you can’t bury the bigger issues and with Uranus and Pluto active one more time on the 22nd and 25th of the month, the second UK Bank Holiday weekend is potentially dramatic.
This might be a work issue or an old resentment that crops up again. Either way, you’re wise to deal with the situation head on. You can’t necessarily change the outcome or get rid of the problem but you can change your attitude and the way you choose to behave.
It is important to note that you do need some strong support this month. There is some shaky astrology in the heavens focusing on planets in Gemini, the sign before your own. This turns your attention inward and if you’re prone to worrying, you need to be aware that your mind will be busier than usual.
Mercury is the planet of the mind and on the 1st of the month, Mercury enters Gemini. Yet Mercury turns retrograde on the 19th and remains on go slow until June 11th. For you, this indicates a period of introspection. This can be a good thing insomuch as you can use this period to review your situation, to consider the bigger issues of your life and to think about what next.
Yet too much introspection can leave you feeling cut off from everyday reality. If you know that it would help you to find someone to talk to and you feel this would be beneficial for you, make it happen.
Two more planets enter Gemini this month, Mars (action) on the 12th and the Sun (identity) on the 21st and more importantly, the personal planets clash with the Saturn-Neptune square, a key theme of 2015. If you’re worried about your job or your health, this could be an unsettling time for you.
Don’t allow worries or fear to take over but instead rely on facts and genuine information. When Mercury is on go slow, you may have to play a waiting game but the information you seek will come to light once Mercury turns direct mid June.
Learn patience in the month ahead and learn to control your mind. Any practice that helps to silence the mind can be beneficial, e.g. meditation, yoga, mindfulness or relaxation. The answers you seek will come in time and you’re best to use this period for research and view it as a period of preparation. You can’t rush things now and whilst Mercury’s on go slow, learn to trust and have faith in life. You can make big decisions with ease mid to late June.