May starts off with optimism and energy, bringing a welcome respite from the trials and tribulations of April. And what’s more, this relief will last the entire month!
On May 1, Mars meets up with Jupiter in a jovial conjunction that will give you courage and confidence. You’ll experience good fortune — but in this case, it will be of your own making. There’s a tendency to go over the top with this transit, so try to keep some of your extravagances in check, especially when it comes to sharing opinions that may not necessarily be appreciated by others.
The new Moon on May 6 helps you kick-start practical projects, and although you can indulge your whims at this time, you’ll achieve greater success if you narrow your focus to specific tasks and projects.
Venus has been hindered by Saturn lately, but on May 11, a happy meeting with Jupiter brings out Venus’s fun and frivolous nature; with this, you’ll find yourself more free and happy than before. Also on May 11, Mars moves from Aries into Taurus. This transit will bring out your sensual side, while also adding a hint of pleasure-seeking and materialism.
May 15 sees not one, but two planets — flirty Venus and chatty Mercury — join both the Sun and Mars in Taurus. Mercury’s influence will slow your decision-making process, but once you set your mind to something, you’ll hold firm. Venus, meanwhile, will add to the sensuality of Mars and increase your need for physical affection.
The full Moon on May 17 creates tension between self-centered tendencies and a desire for more passion (which obviously requires someone else), so you’ll need to rise above this see-saw and find a way to reach middle ground.
Then, on May 20-21, Mars, Mercury and Venus all meet in an easy transit with Pluto, at which point a solution will suddenly appear to dilemmas that have been slowing you down. Mars will give you power and Mercury will boost your persuasive capabilities; and with Venus, you’ll simply ooze charm. Nothing can stop you now!
Finally, on May 22, the Sun moves out of earthy Taurus and into intellectual Gemini. Your curiosity will know no bounds, and you’ll experience a restlessness that can only be satisfied by new experiences and activities.