Jupiter On the Move
The big news this month is planet Jupiter on the move leaving water sign Pisces and entering fire sign Aries on the 11th. Jupiter takes approximately one year to journey through each sign of the zodiac and has been in Pisces since the end of last year 2021. Pisces is the star sign which rules friends, groups, social concerns and your wider network in your horoscope.
At its best, Jupiter creates luck and opportunity. Your friends may have been fortunate for you. Perhaps, you’ve joined a new group or club that’s expanded your horizons or you’ve been involved with a charity, humanitarian or environmental organisation.
Jupiter will be back in Pisces for the last two months of this year. Before it leaves this part of your horoscope mid-May, consider where you may be ready to move on.
Alternatively, you may want to inject some fresh energy or enthusiasm into your group ventures. There’s a Jupiter-Pluto aspect on the 3rd which could prove pivotal. You might be drawing up travel or study plans with a friend or new group of people.
This fits with action planet Mars moving through Pisces where it remains until the 24th. Mars is the planet of action and energy. Ensure you have people in your life who arouse your imagination and inspire your dreams. Move away from drama towards creativity or a spiritual path.
Jupiter’s move into Aries turns your attention to the most hidden sector of your horoscope. And, your planet Venus is leading the way. Venus enters Aries on the 2nd where she remains until the 28th.
This is your opportunity to focus on your inner world, develop your spirituality, your trust and faith in life and the universe. You may see more clearly the connection between mind, body and spirit. You could benefit by going on retreat or allowing more silence and solitude into your life. Quiet times may be nourishing and nurturing for you.
There may be a sense of urgency about inner work too once Mars joins Jupiter in Aries on the 24th. This could be a peak time in the month for taking action, whether this is to do with self-care or caring for others.
There’s another indicator that this month may be about taking a step back. This is because communication planet Mercury turns retrograde on the 10th, the day before Jupiter changes star sign on the 11th.
Mercury retreats back into your star sign Taurus on the 23rd and will be on go slow until June 3rd. Therefore, you might not be able to move forwards as quickly as you would like. You may have to take time out from your usual routine. Or, perhaps you’re choosing to study or spending time doing research.
When planets are in Aries and Mercury’s on go slow in your star sign, this is about preparation for you and the work you do behind the scenes. It’s your cue to slow down, do things differently and look at life from a fresh perspective.
When a planet’s retrograde, it turns your attention inwards. It can be a time of inner change and preparation ready for the next cycle or wave of activity.
If you can take time out while Mercury is in retreat, make it happen. You may have a personal issue you want or need to mull over and Mercury retrograde is the ideal time to review, revise, rethink.
Things can go missing while Mercury’s on go slow, there can be misunderstandings or mis-truths. Keep an open mind and question everything.
Mercury turns retrograde in Gemini on the 10th so the theme of money and past connections runs deep. You may be aware of your legacy, either that which is passed to you or what you pass on to future generations.
Don’t act impulsively where money’s concerned when Mercury’s on go slow. If possible, delay any major transactions, be patient and bide your time. A payment could be delayed while Mercury’s in retreat, so plan accordingly and trust your intuition.
The turning point may come after the New Moon in Gemini on the 30th. This could be the start of the wheel of fortune turning in your favour as Mercury gets ready to switch direction early June. There might be support from your past, a benefactor or someone who stands up for you or defends your rights.
The other big news this month is the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 16th. Things are shifting and changing a lot during mid-May and the theme is what’s hidden.
This Lunar Eclipse cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac, a personal axis for you. It’s about your inner transformation, love & relationships. Like Mercury retrograde, there’s a secretive or private theme during eclipses. You may not be sure about your feelings. Alternatively, someone could disappear on you or do something you weren’t expecting. And, this adds to the drama and emotion of the Full Moon period.
This eclipse is part of the Taurus/Scorpio eclipse cycle that began in November 2021 and lasts until October 2023. Wherever the eclipses fall in your horoscope, this is where growth is accelerated and synchronicities take place as the wheel of fortune kicks in.
Eclipses are notoriously shadowy, so be wary who you trust. Wait and see what emerges a few days after the eclipse and keep your cards close to your chest. You may be able to take advantage of a triangle situation if someone takes a back step. This could be in your personal or professional life.
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