As May begins, your ruling planet Venus is in Taurus and the sector of your horoscope which rules joint finances and shared resources. Taurus is one of the earth signs and this turns your attention towards making money, security and putting down roots.
Venus remains in Taurus until the 9th but the Sun is here until the 20th. Most importantly, there’s a New Moon in Taurus on the 11th. This is a symbol of new beginnings and an ideal date to sign a contract or update your finances.
The influence on Taurus in the first half of May is not only about money, but how money flows from one generation to another. You may take a trip into your past or find that the legacy of your past comes your way in the form of a gift or inheritance.
You may meet up with someone from your family or childhood whom you haven’t seen for a long time. Or, perhaps you’re visiting the grave of someone dear to you or taking a pilgrimage.
Broadening Your Horizons
Yet, other important planetary influences kick in this month too. From the 4th onwards, there’s a strong emphasis on your fellow air sign Gemini, ruling travel and distant horizons, learning and knowledge.
Communication planet Mercury is here from the 4th and Venus, your planet, enters Gemini on the 9th. Plus, the Sun completes the trio in Gemini on the 20th.
You may be making plans to travel this summer or be considering a study course or new area of learning. Certainly, it’s the right time to focus on the bigger picture as you have action planet Mars in Cancer and your career and future sector throughout May.
For some of you, things could happen quickly this month, whether you’re starting a new job or taking on a new position of responsibility. Keep thinking what next and consider your qualifications and what will help you in the long-term future.
Lunar Eclipse/Mercury Retrograde
There is some tricky astrology later in the month which is why you’re wise to crack on sooner rather than later. You may need to be super flexible if you’re planning to travel or study. There are two main reasons for this.
Firstly, communication planet Mercury turns retrograde in Gemini on the 29th and remains on go slow until June 22nd. This is invariably a time when your plans change and you have to revise or rework what you want to do.
Secondly, there’s a Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse cutting across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis of the zodiac on the 26th. This eclipse is part of the eclipse cycle which began in June 2020 and lasts until December 2021.
You may already know what this is about in your life, especially if you’re on a new course of study, a spiritual path or you’re teaching others.
Eclipses are rarely easy but they point to where profound change is possible. Sometimes, they close a door on you and you have to find a new door to open.
You may have to retake an exam or you start to feel unsure of your next steps. If you can, allow yourself time and space to wander and dream and seek new experiences.
Being somewhere new or different could bring with it a fresh perspective so don’t become too invested in your plans. Sometimes, life’s diversions work out beautifully.
Jupiter Enters Pisces
The big astrology this month involves big planet Jupiter on the move. On the 14th, Jupiter leaves air sign Aquarius and enters water sign Pisces. Jupiter remains here until July 28th and returns to Pisces at the end of year on December 29th.
Jupiter is the planet of luck and opportunity. It has an expansive and boundless quality that taps into your desire to escape everyday reality and experience more bliss in your life.
Work gets more than a look-in once Jupiter enters Pisces as this influences your work and routine, your lifestyle and your health. This works well alongside action planet Mars in Cancer and your career and vocation sector.
This could give you an extra boost and some much-needed get-up-and-go. You may find the ideal job that frees up your time or fall in love with volunteering. Or, perhaps you decide to take part in new activities and develop daily habits which boost your health and well-being.
Take notice of the opportunities that come your way mid-month. Play your cards right and your work, health and routine could soon be zinging with life and vitality.
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