The cosmic energies for May suggest that although it is possibly a slightly more stable month, there are still plenty of surprises in store as the influence of Taurus the bull comes to the forefront. The powerful full moon lunar eclipse on the 5th is in the deeply passionate sign of Scorpio. Full moons are always about energetic intensity and illumination, use this one to check out your life’s direction. Do you have a goal, a mission or a philosophy that needs your attention? The love planet Venus arrives in the sensitive and caring sign of Cancer on the 8th, offering the perfect opportunity for outdoor socialising and connecting with family, loved ones and friends.
Lucky and expansive planet Jupiter moves into Taurus on the 17th, where it will stay until May 25th 2024. Jupiter joins the maverick planet Uranus, also in Taurus, indicating that we can expect major shifts and possible shocks in the financial world and in the global economy. Jupiter in Taurus also emphasises the natural world and urges us to make the most of this delightful month by forming a deeper connection with the beauty of nature.
Mercury turns direct on the 15th, just before the Taurus new moon on the 19th. Be sure to seize these excellent cosmic opportunities to plant your intentions for major new beginnings!
Action planet Mars arrives in Leo on the 21st, so use this creative time to connect with what gives you pleasure and discover what it is that truly makes you happy and fulfilled.
ARIES MARCH 21 – APRIL 20
The Taurus Sun starts the month with a powerful connection to maverick planet Uranus. This exceptional combination illuminates the way you value yourself and how you come across to others. Expansive Jupiter leaves your sign on the 16th indicating that a financial overview is long overdue. Venus in chatty Gemini until the 7th assists with communicating your ideas.
TAURUS APRIL 21 – MAY 21
The Sun is in your sign and starts the month in powerful aspect to the rebel planet Uranus; this month will not be dull and you’ll start to see plenty of unexpected change coming your way. Expansive Jupiter arrives in Taurus on the 17th for a one year stay; this is your time to expand your consciousness, assess your goals and reach for whatever you want.
GEMINI MAY 22 – JUNE 21
Dynamic Mars in sensitive Cancer is stirring up the financial area of your chart, use you intuition to make some necessary changes, you’ll be well rewarded as new opportunities open up. Mercury, your ruler, turns direct on the 15th indicating that plans and practical matters will start to flow again. Results look encouraging, particularly around the powerful Taurus new moon on the 19th.
CANCER JUNE 22 – JULY 22
Energetic Mars is active in your sign until 21st. This transit offers you the courage, self-confidence and determination to stand firm on a recent issue. The Sun and maverick Uranus illuminate the social area of your chart, indicating a strong prospect of making new friendships and renewing some old ones. The Taurus new moon on the 19th is particularly rewarding and presents a unique opportunity for you.
LEO JULY 23 – AUGUST 23
The Sun, your ruler, is close to the maverick planet Uranus at the highest point of your chart. This powerful alignment illuminates the way for bigger and brighter career prospects; be bold, you need to believe in yourself and claim what is rightfully yours. Jupiter, in Aries until the 16th, promotes keeping your mind open and researching any subject that comes to your attention.
VIRGO AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 22
This month brings a sense of adventure and exciting new possibilities as the Sun and the unpredictable planet Uranus offer unique and brilliant opportunities to broaden your horizons. Your ruling planet, communicative Mercury, turns direct on the 15th ensuring that your plans can now move forward and confirming that you get the very best out of your social endeavours.
LIBRA SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 23
The new moon in Taurus on the 19th illuminates some of the important decisions that you have taken in recent months. Plans concerning joint resources look favourable and success looks almost certain. Venus arrives at the highpoint of your chart on the 8th, joining action planet Mars and indicating that Improved communications can make a powerful impact on others.
SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 22
Your opposite sign of Taurus is crowded with the Sun, Uranus and Mercury, as this important month gets underway. Relationships become more important than ever and in due course you will determine who you really are, what matters most and what your ultimate goal is. Mars reaches the highpoint of your chart on the 21st, Leo energy is emphasised and creative ideas should be flowing.
SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 21
Jupiter, your ruler, changes signs on the 17th, illuminating your work routines, health and fitness. Jupiter is all about expanding and broadening horizons; now is the perfect time to let go of outmoded ideas and discover inspirational new ways forward in these areas. The new moon in Taurus on the 19th offers new beginnings and will certainly be an important turning point.
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 20
Action planet Mars is in your opposite sign of Cancer until the 20th and love planet Venus arrives on the 8th, paving the way for lots of positive change concerning your home and family life. The Sun and the maverick planet Uranus are working together in Taurus, setting the scene for the winds of change to blow away any cobwebs in your social and romantic life.
AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 18
Action planet Mars is travelling through a pivotal area of your chart until the 20th. This is a powerful opportunity for reviewing your health and fitness goals and for clearing out anything that is not essential to your wellbeing. Jupiter, in Aries until the 16th, highlights all areas of communication, suggesting that a dynamic phase of change and self-determination is about to begin.
PISCES FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20
Communication and new ideas are highlighted this month as the Sun joins forces with maverick planet Uranus, offering innovative new ways to enhance your life. How you relate to others is also about to be challenged and a new plan of action is on the horizon. The powerful Taurus new moon on the 19th suggests that after a delay or setback, a new beginning is now possible.
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