There’s a lot going on in May and it’s important to ensure you have a healthy work/life balance to see you through. Action planet Mars is in Cancer and the most hidden sector of your horoscope until the 20th. Plus, the planet of love, beauty and relating Venus moves into Cancer on the 7th where she remains until early June.
Both these factors indicate that you’re wise to prioritise rest and retreat throughout the month. Also, be around people who comfort and nurture you. Know where you can turn to embrace the slow life and feel nurtured and cared for.
As the month begins, Venus is in Gemini and your friendship sector. This is a nod towards prioritising your social life too. The Venus-Jupiter alliance on the 5th could link friendship and travel or study.
Up until the 21st, your ruler the Sun is in Taurus, the star sign at the peak of your horoscope. This represents your career and vocation, your status and reputation, your future path. It can be an ambitious time when you’re taking great strides. However, this month is eclipse season which brings something different to the mix.
On the 5th, there’s a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse cutting across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac. These star signs represent the foundations of your horoscope with Taurus at the peak and Scorpio at the base. This is part of the eclipse cycle that began in November 2021 and completes in October 2023.
Eclipses often coincide with significant change. For you, this is about your home and family, also your career and vocation. It’s where you come from and where you’re heading to.
You may be on the move, leaving home or transitioning to a new domestic situation. It might be a turning point for your career or future direction and eclipses often coincide with unexpected events. There could be a clear divide between your home life and ambition, your past and your future.
During the eclipse, the Moon in Scorpio sits opposite Uranus in Taurus, the planet of change. Plus, on the 9th, your ruler the Sun makes a powerful conjunction with Uranus in Taurus and this combination is lively.
Uranus is volatile and unpredictable and a shift in one area of your life could necessitate a sudden move in another. Uranus favours freedom and freelance work, being a rebel or doing things differently.
Having said all of that, you are wise to put off making the big decisions where possible until mid-May. This is because communication planet Mercury is retrograde in Taurus until the 15th. There’s a lot going on at the peak of your horoscope this month.
Therefore, wait until talk planet Mercury turns direct mid-month before speaking up or taking action. Sometimes, Mercury turning direct brings new information to light or you see the truth of a situation.
It’s an ideal time to consider what’s changed in your life over the past few weeks and make a confident decision about what next.
Jupiter Goals – Career & Vocation
There’s another reason why you’re wise to keep your gaze firmly focused on your future goals. This is because the best planet Jupiter linked to luck and opportunity enters Taurus and your career and vocation sector on the 16th, the day after Mercury turns direct.
Jupiter’s move into Taurus could be a brilliant planetary move for you. Think back twelve years – 2011/2012 – to when Jupiter was last in this sector of your horoscope. Think about what was happening then and how you can use this Jupiter transit to the best of your ability.
Jupiter takes approximately one year to journey through each star sign and will remain in Taurus until May 2024. Here’s your chance to play big, fly high and expand your horizons.
Jupiter’s the biggest planet in the heavens and represents the entrepreneur and visionary. Basically, Jupiter in Taurus wants you to up your game. Plus, Jupiter connects you with the world as it’s the global planet. Reach out to your wider network to expand your career.
Jupiter’s linked to liberation and freedom too. Therefore, you may be planning work abroad or want to take a sabbatical to study something you’ve always dreamed about. Consider leaving behind the 9-to-5 and going freelance. It’s your choice but the opportunities are there in the coming year, whatever your personal vision.
New Moon, New Beginnings
An ideal date to set your intentions or to launch a new project would be the 19th. This is the date of the New Moon which falls in Taurus at the peak of your horoscope. Start over in some way and do whatever’s necessary to work towards a better future.
You don’t have to do this alone either because your ruler the Sun moves into Gemini and your friendship and group sector on the 21st. Team up with other people to make the right moves together.
There is a proviso, however, as some challenging astrology plays out from the 18th to the 23rd. On the 18th, Jupiter clashes with Pluto in Aquarius, immediately that it enters Taurus and your career and vocation sector.
Pluto in Aquarius is about other people in your life and how their actions impact your path. If you’re making a bold move at work, this could make you unpopular with one person in particular. Keep a close eye out for any enemies or mean competitors.
Perhaps, you’re pulled between pursuing your own vocation or prioritising a love relationship. Alternatively, you may recognise that it’s time to move away from a toxic situation, however tough that may be.
Fortunately, you have power behind you as action planet Mars enters your star sign Leo on the 20th. Mars clashes with Pluto on the 21st and Jupiter on the 23rd.
This combination feels inflammatory but it might serve you to get angry. At the very least, be assertive and take a stand for whatever you believe in. Fight for what’s rightfully yours and be determined to come out on top in any battle.
It’s a forceful end to the month but, as the wheel of destiny turns, you may realise that it’s time to put yourself first if you’re to pursue your true vocation.
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