Sagittarius (23 November – 21 December)
There’s some lively astrology taking place as May gets underway lighting up your romance and relationship sectors. In fact, the 1st could turn out to be a special date in this respect as Mercury in Aries and Mars in Gemini are working together.
Aries is your romance sector and Gemini is your relationship sector and the planets are in each other’s star sign. This is called mutual reception in astrology and it’s a helpful, supportive influence. This would be an ideal date for a significant conversation or to leap in and make things happen when it comes to love.
In fact, the first few weeks of May could be truly lovely. You have Venus, the planet of love, in Aries and your romance sector until the 15th and Mars, the planet of sex and passion, in Gemini and your relationship sector until the 16th.
Top dates are the 3rd, 5th, 9th & 14th. The first three dates are when your planet Jupiter joins in the fun. Jupiter expands what it touches so make the most of life and bring your positive outlook not only to your love life but other areas as well.
Make An Impact
Jupiter is currently enhancing your star sign, Sagittarius, and this highlights your personal goals and aims, your image and profile. Turn the cosmic telescope towards yourself. Notice how the world sees you and whether you can do more to make an impact. At its best, your star sign is great at viewing the glass half full, finding the silver lining in the cloud and being grateful for what you have.
The whole vibe of the start of May is about actively enjoying your life, throwing yourself into things and having fun. It’s about play and creativity, entertainment and spontaneity. If you’re a parent, it’s a key time in the year to hang out with your kids and let their love of life rub off on you.
Shake off any worries and remember that a healthy work/life balance suits you best. You’re a hedonist at heart, a free spirit and it’s when you trust in life that you allow magic to enter in.
Contracts & Partnerships
Relationships also figure strongly when the lovers of the heavens, Venus and Mars, unite on the 14th. This is a great date for reconciliation and enhancing your close relationships in any way you see fit. Venus and Mars are the female and masculine principles. Use both to complement one another and find a healthy balance between the two.
On the 21st, there’s another wave of planetary energy in Gemini. The Sun moves here alongside Mercury, the planet of communication, and they make a super conjunction on the same day. This is great for agreeing a contract, joint ventures and significant conversations.
Mercury likes to move quickly, be spontaneous, make things happen. Use the right words, say the right thing and you can achieve a lot now. This combination is helpful for both your personal life and your professional world.
Mercury is your partner planet so look out for person who can help you, someone who appears in your life at the right time. Expert advice, a coach or mentor could accelerate your progress, especially when you find the exact right person to meet your needs. Seek out the person who ‘gets you’, who understands your inner motivations.
Aside from the lively vibe, this is a good month to focus on everyday matters too. In fact, the two go hand in hand. Sort out the basics of life, work on your time management, get more organised and you’ll create more space for fun, play and the good things in life.
Do be careful of over-spending, however, or committing more money than you can afford. This is the cautionary note early in May as the outer planets, Saturn and Pluto, continue to move through Capricorn and your personal money sector. They are not planets linked to joy and good times. Instead, they urge caution, being realistic, setting up a savings plan rather than spending.
The inner planets are moving steadily through Taurus, one of the earth signs, in May. Taurus rules your work and routine, your lifestyle and your health. The New Moon in Taurus on the 4th is an ideal date to start a new exercise routine or put healthy habits in place to support you moving forwards. Think mind, body, soul too and be holistic in your approach to good health.
Money & Security
The planets moving through Taurus are also an indication on how to improve your finances. Earth signs dominate your work and money sectors. Therefore, working hard can reap rewards. It’s the steady job, the regular employment that brings financial security your way.
Bear this in mind moving through May and have a clear plan of where you’re heading with regard to work and money. This is also the theme of the Full Moon, which takes place on the 18th. This Full Moon cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac. Trust your intuition when it comes to work and health and take time out if you can to reassess the bigger picture of your life.
Often during the Full Moon, you gain a sense of clarity as head and heart are working in unison. There may be a link to the past as well, as there’s a sense of karma about this Full Moon. You may be rewarded for past favours or a similar vibe.
You can’t, however, ignore the influence of Uranus, the planet of change, moving through Taurus. This signifies doing things differently, thinking unconventionally and outside of the box. This month, Uranus is strong on the 8th, 18th and 22nd. You might have a brilliant work idea on or around these dates or be able to make money and fast.
Take advantage of change to boost your own situation. Admittedly, sometimes Uranus brings unexpected events and you have to change your future path accordingly. Combining the old with the new is a wise strategy this month, especially with regard to your work and prospects.