Astrology Insights for MAY 2019

Astrology predictions are written for you courtesy of Susan Reynolds of exploreastrology.com

Aries

Aries

Aries

Aries may be facing some bumps in the road this month. Both Saturn and Pluto, currently sitting at the top of your chart in your career house, have both turned retrograde. This means that they appear to be moving backwards. And this may be what it feels like to you as well. At least in terms of your job. Projects that had the green light are suddenly slowed down or stopped altogether. Clients that were calling you, can no longer be found and you are feeling mucho frustrated. I’m going to suggest doing something that probably goes against everything you feel and that is to slow down. The more you push the more behind you feel. So stop trying to get the world to play according to your rules and take a minute to see what is going on. I know hanging back and being patient is not your best thing but you can do it. Be sure to take advantage of both Venus and Mercury cushioning your Sun the first part of May. You feel romantic and loving toward spouse, friends and family alike. Mercury here helps you communicate and take care of any pesky details that fall to you. Mercury is one busy planet this month as it leaves Aries on the 6th, zips through Taurus and enters Gemini on the 21st of May. That is a lot of action for one small planet. Between the 6th and the 21st you may be handling money matters. Pay bills, talk to your banker, find any paperwork needed and in general make sure your financial affairs are in order.

Taurus

Taurus

Taurus

The Bull may be feeling a bit down in the dumps at the beginning of the month. Venus and Mercury are both visiting your 12th house. This is an area of our spiritual life and can be a very emotional placement. You can feel sorry for yourself and go through a ‘poor me’ period. We are all entitled to a bit of self-pity now and then. I’m just glad that both these planets are fairly quick moving and will not stay there long. Mercury is only there the first week of May, leaving on the 6th and Venus follows on the 15th. Venus in this very hidden position can have you thinking of all kinds of romantic love. Past loves, fantasy loves, spiritual love – it is all on the table now. Past affairs can come to light and or you finally get some insight on old romantic partnerships that didn’t work out. But after the 15th both these planets have changed position and will be in your first house of self. This is a great placement for these two. As Venus comes close to Uranus you start to look at all kinds of relationship dynamics. Who do you love and how does that relationship work? There can be romantic changes or a desire for a new kind of love or a new way of dealing with friends. Yes, there is a new energy in town but not a bad or negative energy. As Mercury is in your first house from the 6th to the 21st you are Mr. or Ms. Chatty. Taurus can be somewhat reserved, but not now! You want to talk about everything. And some of these subjects may be a bit dark, especially after the 21st when Mercury enters Gemini and will oppose Jupiter. As Mars moves into your 3rd house of communication you are ready to talk about Everything..

Gemini

Gemini

Gemini

Gemini is feeling pretty bold and in charge right now, with Mars sitting so close to you Sun. You are barking out orders and seem to be in charge of just about everything. But as Mars is opposing Jupiter in your 7th house or relationships, other people may not take this in the loving way it is intended. You will have to make sure you are listening to others and making sure they feel heard as well. Otherwise there can be some disagreements and hard talk and who needs that? Saturn and Pluto are both still sitting in your 8th house of financial matters and there can be some talk about wills and estates and subjects that aren’t always much fun to talk about. But as both of these planets are retrograde for the next few months you may be going over old ground. The Sun hiding out in your 12th house has you feeling tired and a bit worn out so be sure to take it easy as much as you can. Don’t be afraid to delegate but be sure to let go and not micromanage once you have given someone a task. Both Venus and Mercury begin the month in your 11th house of friendships and group activity. You are feeling especially loving to all your friends. Now is the time to let them know how important they are to you. You can be as mushy as you like. It will be much appreciated. Mercury is moving quickly as it only stays in Aries until the 6th before moving into Taurus. Thoughts turn inward from the 6th until the 21st and there can be lots of pondering the unknowable Universe. A good time to meditate or have a reading of some kind. You want to connect with higher energies and the planets are here to help you do it.

 Cancer

Cancer

Cancer

There are multiple different energies all trying to be heard in Cancer’s chart right now.  On the one hand Mars is in your 12th house. There can some kind of medical situation that demands all your attention. Physically you might be 100%. It is okay to baby yourself a little now. In fact, it is a darn good idea. If you try and push through you will end up feeling worse. So take a few days off if needed and get yourself feeling better. This energy can also show up with you feeling discouraged and tired of life. You want everyone to leave you alone and then when they do, you feel like ‘no one loves me. You can’t win. Not a fun time, I know, but on the 15th Mars gathers its energy together and moves into Cancer and things change as you have lots more energy and are raring to go. So just be patient with your body and it will go much easier. As Jupiter has turned retrograde last month, things at work may have slowed down a bit. Not sure if this is a good thing or not. On the one hand you have been working flat out since January and need a rest. But you may need the rest because you are not feeling well and it is doctor visits and soup instead of a nice beach in Aruba. With Mercury at the top of your chart the first week of May, it looks like you are busy on the computer and with putting programs and paperwork together. Once Mercury leaves it lights up your area of friendship and so between the 6th and the 21st it is time to be with friends and enjoy their company. Venus stays at the top of your chart until the 15th. Be sure to take advantage of this beautiful placement. Ask for help from whoever you need and be sure to reach out to new people. There can be lots of professional help coming your way. 

Leo

Leo

Leo

Leo doesn’t know what is going on as there are several different energies all struggling to make their presence felt at the same time. Pluto and Saturn in your 6th house of health and well-being suggests that you might be dealing with some sort of health issue that is challenging and uncomfortable. But with both Venus and Mercury in the 9th house of travel there could be a nice trip that just shows up out of the blue. The 9th house is also the house of marketing and advertising so this is a good time to promote yourself. Get your message out there. Create your website, get on Facebook, join Instagram, this is a perfect social media period for you. The first week of May is the strongest as both Mercury and Venus are here. On May 6th Mercury will move along, leaving only Venus to hold down the fort. Which Venus will do beautifully until the 15th when she too, moves along. Make those phone calls and put yourself out there. This is a beautiful energy to be both the teacher and the student. If you want to take a class or sign up for a retreat then now is the time to do it. After the 15th both Mercury and Venus are in your 10th house along with the Sun and Uranus. That is a LOT of planetary firepower. Your career can shoot up like the rising star you are. Now is the time to let yourself shine big and take a bow. With Mars situated nicely in Gemini until the 15th, friends may benefit you in some way. If help is offered, then now is the time to say yes. After the 15th things quiet down and you may be feeling tired and plain overwhelmed. From the 15th until the end of the month is a good time to rest up and recharge your batteries. There may also be more health demands made upon you and you want to have the energy to meet them.

Virgo

Virgo

Sweet Virgo is looking at some nice financial blessings thanks to the help of Mercury and Venus in your 8th house of money matters. With Venus here there can be some extra income you didn’t expect, but know just how to us. Mercury will only be here for the first week of the month and then move on into Taurus. So use that first week to make phone calls, talk to your banker and get that paperwork in order. After that Venus holds the line until the 15th when she too moves into Taurus. But until the 15th there can be some nice pluses. If you are dealing with some issue around healing this energy can help you find the right doctor or best surgery date. With Jupiter and Mars fighting each other in your chart, you are torn between home and family and work demands. It looks like there is some kind of confusion or maybe even secrets around the family. You will have to push to make sure everyone is being honest and everything that needs to be talked about, is talked about. Do what you do best Virgo and lay things out in plain language that everyone can understand. From the 15th to the 21 the Sun, Uranus, Mercury and Venus are all in your 9th house of education. If you work in education this can be a nice bonus. If not, then this can be used to research something or work on a marketing scheme or even get out of town and take a trip someplace you have never been but always wanted to go. It is also a nice time to connect with adult children. You are all on the same page for once and doesn’t that feel nice.

Libra

Libra

Libra

Libra has been struggling with some issues around home and family for the last several months. Some of that is going to slow down as both Saturn and Pluto have turned retrograde. But with Mercury and Venus both in your 7th house of partnerships, you are still dealing with other people. You want love and romance and happy endings. With Mercury here it is a good time to talk about your heart’s desire. And of course, it is a good time to talk about anything bothering you that could cause problems. You have to find a way for both of you to be on the same page. Lucky for you Venus is here as well. Everyone loves Venus. This is a beautiful planet bringing a special glow to you and everyone finds you attractive and charming. If you are single then it is no problem at all to find a new person who is absolutely fascinated by you. You want to flirt and enjoy life. This is not limited to dating and romance. Think about all the fun things you like to do. Dinner out with friends, weekend trips, a day a the spa, etc. Chances are all these things cost money. Until the 21st you may be spending money without a thought. You see it, you want it, you buy it. The end. Then of course the bills come due. It’s okay to spend a little more now, with Venus you almost can’t get away from it. But keep things in perspective or you can get into a whole lotta trouble in no time flat. With the New Moon making an appearance in your 8th house of financial matters, you have money on your mind anyway. And as Mercury enters this house on the 6th and Venus follows on the 21st chances are you will do quite nicely in terms of dollars and cents.. 

Scorpio

Scorpio

Scorpio

You have been doing very well financially these last few months but things may be slowing down some now that Jupiter has turned retrograde. Nothing to worry about Jupiter will be up and direct in August, but until then you might want to watch the spending. Mars is in your 8th house of money matters until the 15th. You are ready to take charge and make some financial changes. Or you are ready to move forward in terms of earning more money. Either way, you want to take action and stop worrying about the bottom line. With Mars and Jupiter not getting along too well there can be some additional expenses you didn’t count on. After the 15th Mars changes signs and moves into Cancer and your bottom line gets a break. The Sun and Uranus are both in your 7th house of partnership. The Sun will move into Gemini on the 21st along with Mercury. Both these planets will enter your 8th house on that date. There goes money matters again. You just can’t get away from it for too long. But that’s because it is time for you to stop doing things the old way and make some new decisions. Venus enters Taurus and your 7th house on the 15th and you want pretty things. It is a nice time to big your sweetie a special gift. This is a placement that enjoys the sweet life. This can mean more expenses or a surprise gift. You can be the one giving it but you can also be the one receiving it. If you are on the receiving end be gracious and accept what is offered. Be sure that you are staying centered around all this change, you can do it.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Some of the energy that has been pushing Sag these last few months, is quiet now. As Jupiter has turned retrograde, the ruling planet for Sag is taking a rest. Good. You need one too, so be sure to quiet things down a bit. You do not have to say yes to everything. With both Saturn and Pluto still in your area of material wealth, money is on your mind and will stay there for some time. But it gets a little help this month from the Sun and Uranus in Taurus. The Sun especially is helping you out at work, so don’t be shy about taking a bow for all your hard work. But with so much going on these last few months you have not been paying attention to your body. That may change now as the Sun and Uranus are both in your house of physical well-being. It is time to get a check-up, or join a gym. You are looking at long-term health here so the changes you make now will be long lasting. As Mercury enters the 6th house on May 6th, there can be meetings and phone calls and lots of paperwork coming up for you at the office. You are able to get everything done but it means putting that shoulder to the grindstone. The New Moon of May 4th will highlight some of your hard work. There can be new people at the office or a new project you are excited about. But your love life is active as well. Mercury spends the first week of May in your area of dating and romance. Ask someone new out on a date. This is very social so you will be accepting invitations to parties and vacationing with friends. A lovely time to meet someone new and interesting. Don’t waste this period. By the 15th Venus will be gone as well. Make the most of it..

Capricorn

Capricorn

Capricorn

Capricorn doesn’t know if you are coming or going. The last few months has seen both Saturn and Pluto in your own sweet sign. This is big doings. You are being asked to grow up even more and accept new responsibility. This can be getting promoted or starting you own company. Maybe you are the one taking care of aging parents. The planets are giving you power and authority but not to play around. What are you going to do with your authority? Mars in your 6th house of work says that some of that leadership will be used at work. You are burning the midnight oil trying to get everything done. But don’t worry. By the 15th Mars moves into Cancer and you get a break. Venus in your 4th house of home and family is showing you how to make your home even more beautiful. There can be some spending going on here. You want to live in a home that reflects your excellent taste and you are willing to spend big bucks to make it happen. A great time to have the family come visit. You want to share your home with others and this is a positive time for a cook-out or dinner party. Enjoy having you family and friends be entertained by you. And speaking of friends, it does seem as if they are all around you right now. Friends come to visit and stay for a few days. Other friends are inviting you to go on a trip with them or have an adventure with them. It is sometimes hard for Capricorn to be impulsive and try new things but you listen to your friends and you have a ball. And watch out after the 15th. Mars will enter your 7th house of partnerships and if single this can be the time to meet someone special.

Aquarius

Aquarius

Aquarius

As first Saturn and then Pluto turn retrograde in your 12th house of inner contemplation, you just want the world to go away so you can meditate in peace. On Alas, that is not likely to happen. You feel physically tired and a bit sick of the world. It’s time to pull into yourself and nurture sweet Aquarius for a little bit. But Mars is in Gemini and your social calendar is full. Be careful to not overdo. It’s okay to say no, once or twice. Your friends will still want to be with you and your sweetheart will still love you. You just need some alone time. It is a good time to get out of town for a while. Why don’t you hop on a plane and go visit a friend? Have nothing be required of you for a few days. You have earned it. By May 15th Mars have moved into Cancer and you are once again back at the office and running around trying to get everything done by yourself. You may be a bit cranky and just sick of everyone you work with. Be careful to not blow up at their mistakes. Yes, it was a dumb mistake but you will make it worse instead of better by making a big deal out of it. Venus is in Aries until the 15th and you are able to get along with siblings and other relatives with ease. Your ideas are coming fast and you cannot keep up with all you wish to write or communicate. If you teach or present in front of people then the first two weeks of May will be a blessing. People will like what you have to say. After the 15th Venus moves into Taurus and your area of home and family. It will join Uranus and there can be some unexpected family developments

Pisces

Pisces

Pisces

Pisces is working hard around the house right now. Maybe company is coming and you want the house to look perfect. Maybe you are doing a remodel or landscaping the yard. No matter the form, sweet Pisces is a busy bee at home. Relatives can get on your nerves during this period so just be warned. Your gentle and forgiving nature may not be much in evidence, as you snap at anyone who crosses your path. You are trying to do too much but I don’t know if you will listen to anyone who tries to tell you that. Just be patient with those who cannot keep up. With Venus visiting your house of material wealth until the 15th, you should not be facing any major money issues right now. Of course that doesn’t mean that you are not planning on spending. This is when we spend money on what we want, not what we need. Be sure about pulling out those credit cards for impulse purchases. After the 15th Venus moves into Taurus and you want to bring people together. It is a beautiful time to visit with relatives and let them know how much they mean to you. This can be extended family but it is also anyone you think of as family or treat as a family member. Both Pluto and Saturn have turned retrograde and you are ready to drop out of some groups you thought were just wonderful a few weeks ago. Be patient. Now is the time to see if this is right for you. Give it some more time and if you still want to leave, then have at it. You are finding your confidence in your own opinions and that’s a good thing..

New Moon and Full Moon Insight MAY 2019

New Moon

NEW MOON on APRIL 5th, 2019 – 15° ARIES Sometimes in the busy world we live in we all need a chance to just take a breath and chill for a moment. The New Moon in Taurus gives us just such a moment. The Taurus Moon is rock solid and steady. Nothing flashy here folks. When the Moon is in Taurus we think more clearly and usually make good decisions that are well thought out. Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus and so when the Moon is here we crave beautiful things and comfortable things. There is nothing the Bull likes better than to be comfortable. They usually have a plan and then stick to it. So yes, we may all be a bit more stubborn than usual but as long as we watch out for that we should be able to enjoy the Moon’s energy. When the Moon is its New phase we are ready to try new things or begin new projects. Taurus likes things the way they are and is not always the first one on the bandwagon for change. So we may not see as much newness as with other Moons. But it is there. This sign is physical. We want silk against our skin and we want to touch and be touched. There is a sensual energy to Taurus that is sometimes overlooked. But if we are not looking for someone to be comfortable with, we still like our environment to be just the way we like. Our taste buds are a bit sharper and we are aware of any annoying clothing tags that scratch our skin. We are more likely to feel content in life with a Taurus Moon. And let us not forget the nice burst of financial acumen that comes along with this sign. The Bull is all about financial security so we take a look at our budget and our investments and see what needs tweaking. We are looking at retirement or ways to bring in more income. All that comfort doesn’t come cheap. There is a perseverance here that says we will get all our tasks done and done right. No walking away with the job half-done. When you want someone who will stand by you and not walk away at the first sign of trouble, then pick a Bull. What is it you will accomplish with the Bull’s energy this month?

Fool Moon

FULL MOON on MAY 18, 2019 – 27° SCORPIO.There is something very compelling about Scorpio energy. I can’t explain it. When we are feeling Scorpio we can feel pushed in some direction and we just have to follow it to some kind of conclusion. That is part of the mystique of this sign. There is a dark side to Scorpio, no question. But it is plenty exciting and mysterious as well. Scorpio is all about power. Sometimes we get into silly power struggles over nothing. Other times there can be a fight to the death over principles and viewpoints. We do not give in with Scorpio. Ever. This is probably the most stubborn sign in the zodiac. Taurus runs a close second, but Scorpio tops the list. They want what they want and will work hard to get it. They don’t give in and they don’t give up. Ever. So for the few days before the Full Moon and the couple of days afterwards it would be best to try not to make any major decisions. It may be hard to change them later on. And the other person will tend to not hear you. Your best bet is to just walk away and revisit the situation later on when the Moon has moved on to another sign. But Scorpio energy is not negative. Far from it. This sign can be a catalyst moving you to higher realms. Transformation is one of the key words of this sign remember. We can change and transform some part of our life that we have been struggling with for years sometimes when Scorpio is strong enough. The right way to use the power of Scorpio is to find your own inner power and connect with it. Use it to heal old wounds and create a new life. If Scorpio is strong in your chart then you can live a life of great transformation, becoming almost a new person. We are able to go deeper into esoteric studies with Scorpio and we want to KNOW. We want to understand the mysteries of The Universe. And we will not stop till we get there. Powerful stuff indeed.

Astrology and Moon Insights are written for us by astrologer Susan Reynolds. Like what you have read here? For your personal consultation contact Susan at exploreastrology.com or sjrey3(at)juno.com

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