Happy Taurus season! We’re in for yet another dynamic month. As May begins, we’re in the midst of Mercury retrograde and still reeling from the sudden changes that transpired after the solar eclipse in Aries on April 20th. Mercury meets the sun as Pluto stations retrograde on the 1st which might come as an “a-ha!” moment or bring even more secrets to the surface. Then, the lunar eclipse in Scorpio on the 5th inspires us to walk away from something emotionally taxing, making things both simpler and even more complicated during this already intense time.
Things finally take a turn toward the nourishing and grounded when Venus leaves flighty Gemini for committed Cancer on the 7th. Though this is a time to show love through elaborate dinner parties and thoughtful gifts, nostalgia is Venus in Cancer’s drug of choice. So be careful of getting stuck in the past! This is especially challenging until Mercury stations direct on the 14th.
The most exciting shift of the month comes on the 16th when Jupiter enters Taurus where the expansion planet will remain until May 2024. Since 2019 (and particularly since 2021), there’s been so much tumult in the Taurus part of our lives—including on a collective level with changes to our currency, food systems and the earth itself happening at a rapid pace. Jupiter in Taurus’ arrival is like a clean-up crew, bringing the relief and stability that we’ve been craving. The auspicious new moon in Taurus on the 19th allows us to set even more grounding intentions.
On the 20th, action planet Mars leaves “Summertime Sadness” Cancer for “I Don’t Care (I Love It)” Leo, bringing on a period of synergy after over six months of confusion and delays. Then on the 21st, the sun enters Gemini and we sail into the season of the twins. Happy Birthday to our mutable air queens like Heidi Klum, Laverne Cox and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Overall, May is a month of beginnings, endings and rapid changes. Enjoy the ride!