This is a busy month of astrology, in both amount of activity and characteristics of that activity.
Most of the beginning of 2022 has been marked by a lot going on in the very murky and mystical waters of Pisces. Just when I thought the emphasis on the fish was over, another lunation, another pileup, another aspect would happen and I’d be back to writing about this part of your natal charts. Writing horoscopes feels oddly repetitive as it is, and for the beginning of this year it felt almost psychedelic with how much I was repeating.
May is, blessedly, a break from this.
April ended with the entrance to eclipse season on the 30th: a new moon and solar eclipse in Taurus. New moons are beginning times, and eclipses are associated with endings/beginnings as well, so this turn feels extra good to me. Especially since it is followed by a bunch of planets moving into Aries: the sign of the new, of birth, of energy.
May 3: Venus ingress to Aries / May 4-7: Sun conjunct Uranus in Taurus / May 10 – June 3: Mercury retrograde in Gemini / May 11: Jupiter ingress to Aries / May 14 – May 16: Sun in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius / May 16: Full Moon and Lunar eclipse in Scorpio / May 15 – 21: Mars in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces / May 18 – 21: Sun in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn / May 24: Mercury ingress back to Taurus / May 24 – 26: Venus in Aries sextile Saturn in Aquarius / May 27 – 28: Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn / May 25: Mars ingress to Aries / May 27 – 31: Mars conjunct Jupiter in Aries / May 29: Venus ingress to Taurus
In May, Venus, Jupiter, and Mars all enter the sign of the ram. Aries announces himself boldly, comes in off the gate full of fire and encourages us to do the same. With these three planets moving into his sign, we get similar energy.
Mid-month, we get our second eclipse with a full moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio. I adore that the Scorpio full moon takes place in the springtime: showing us that even in our brightest and most hopeful moments, the depth is still there.
As a fun/irritating wrench in this mix on this astrology, Mercury will station retrograde for the second time this year in its home sign of Gemini. Mercury retrogrades are always associated with communication and technology problems, and since Gemini rules these areas as well, we can expect a particularly hectic tumble through the month.
The emphasis on Aries combined with the Mercury retrograde this month reminds me of the Knight of Swords:
A knight, bearing a message, comes careening onto the scene, something to say, sharp-witted and sharp-weaponed, perhaps not looking where he is going.
After months of incapacity, the shift into Aries, coupled with the eclipses, gives you an opportunity to start something. Whatever energy you’ve been looking for, astrologically this month will bring it. It might not be tidy and it might not go according to plan, but things this month are gonna start moving.
Wishing you the best of it,