May 2018 Horoscopes – Planetary overview.
Dare to be different. Embrace change and you can literally change your life!
Week one: April 30 – May 06
April closed with the energy of the full Moon in Scorpio on the 29th, an intense Moon, which helped you to see things, people and situations for what they are. May 1st, which symbolizes the ancient Celtic fertility festival, is the halfway point between the spring equinox and summer solstice! Shortly after, on the fifth, a trine, favorable aspect between Earth signs helps to ground your energy to regroup and refocus.
Week two: May 07 – 13
Mercury and Pluto square off at the start of this week, and remind you to be upfront and honest with all dealings. Avoid keeping pertinent details hidden from those who need to know. Jupiter and the Sun are opposite brightening the sky on May eighth, with a message to be quietly confident, but not to allow your ego to take over. Sometimes, the less you tell others, the better. By May the 11th, when the Sun and Pluto interact, your dreams can come true and your pockets can be lined with extra cash. Combined Mercury Uranus energy on the 13th can put pressure on you to say what you feel is needed to be said, but remember; actions that follow words count the most. When Mercury moves to Taurus later this same day, things will settle down.
Week three: May 14 – 20
This week, on the 15th, Uranus, the planet of sudden change, will make a move after an eight-year transit in Aries to the sign of Taurus for another seven-to-eight year transit. This Uranus transit highlights science, technology and finance. On the financial side, the markets could very well undergo a change in financial systems and even currency, a change that’s cutting edge, like nothing we have ever seen before. Taurus doesn’t necessarily like change so anything that is adopted under a Taurus vibration is likely to last a while and have a sense of permanency. As Taurus is an earth sign with grounded energy, it could also depict certain changes to the environment in some way.
The Taurus new Moon is also on the 15th, the same day as Uranus makes a move to Taurus and signifies the perfect time to put something new into place. On the 16th, Motivational planet Mars will change signs and make his way to Aquarius, the sign that Uranus rules, so there is even more focus on this dynamic planet. The other occurrence to take into consideration is that Mars, because of a retrograde transit, will stay put in Aquarius for a six month period and will square Uranus a total of three times, making life somewhat unpredictable. The first square between these two planets is this month on May 16th.
May 19th, Venus will enter the sign of Cancer, shining a beautiful light on home, family and money matters. And with the Sun moving to Gemini on the 20th, the order of the day, or let’s say for the next four weeks, is to make sure it is not all about work but to have some fun, too.
Week four: May 21 – 27
As Mercury and Jupiter interact on the 23rd, you want to avoid telling stories, secrets and indulging in gossip. And the Sun Mars interaction can put you in a social scene with opportunities to network later in the day. However, be careful, something said in haste can turn around and have consequences you are not ready to deal with.
On the 25th, a positive interaction between Jupiter and Neptune can open the door to attract abundance into your life in some way. But don’t wear your rose colored glasses. Generally, life has a balance to it, and often to receive something you will need to give something up. Be prepared to compromise, especially as on the next day, the 26th, Venus and Saturn could teach you a life, love or money lesson.
May closure: May 28-31
The month closes with a full Moon in Sagittarius on the 29th, and on the same day Mercury moves to Gemini, one of the signs it rules. A nice light hearted and flirtatious mood to close of the month of May!