Weekly forecasts are published every Thursday by the Georgia Straight Newspaper:https://www.straight.com/life/1244001/your-horoscope-may-23-29-2019
New Moon in Taurus: May 3, 3:46 pm (14:11 Taurus)
Full Moon in Scorpio: May 18, 2:11 pm (27:39 Scorpio; Blue moon)
May 6: Mercury enters Taurus: 11:25 am
May 15: Mars enters Cancer: 8:10 pm
May 21: Sun enters Gemini: 0:59 am
May 21: Mercury enters Gemini: 3:52 am
May 30: Pallas stations direct: 7:54 pm (10:22 Libra)
**Please note all times listed are PDT, please check your local listing.
Dates to watch: May 5, 7 – 11, 13, 15 – 19, 21, 29 -31
Get ready for a next wave. Mercury in Aries is in action over the first couple of days of May. Venus fires up in Aries in the second week. The new moon in Taurus on May 4 gains extra turbo from Mars in opposition to Jupiter (perfecting on May 5). This is a game-on, fresh wind, second wind, or next page transit. Expect more news, more trading, more trending, more money and people on the go, etc.
There are tight spots to get through (notably May 1, 2, 7, 9) but overall the stars aim to fast track progress in the first half of the month. What gets off the ground does so with a strong start. Will it hold its dynamic life force? Can it go the distance? It remains to be seen, but for the most part, the answer is yes. The middle of June through July (a karmic threshold of significance) will be telling in this regard. Don’t let that idea hold you back. The growth opportunity and cash-in potential of the here and now is better than average. Don’t miss your chance!
Mercury enters Taurus on May 6. Rather than settle into a groove, it can keep things lively, perhaps also on edge, at least initially. May 7 can be a stress test day. May 8, the day Mercury/Uranus could make for a completely opposite effect. Creative opportunity and synchronicity are at peak. The unexpected is in the mix.
Mother’s Day weekend is bookend by the sun’s trine to Saturn on May 11 and the sun’s trine to Pluto on May 13. Overall, these transits should bring a sense that you are getting to someplace good. May 13 to 17, Venus and Mars are in accord. Relationships (social, professional, personal) and money matters should hit a good stride.
The full moon on May 18 is a blue moon, which usually refers to the second full moon in a single month. This one is not a second full moon, rather it is called a blue moon because the face of the moon will appear bluish due to dust particles in the air. I cannot remember a time when I saw such a moon, but folks saw a bluish full moon for several months after Indonesia’s Krakatoa volcanic eruption in 1883.
Coinciding with a long weekend for Canadians (Victoria Day weekend), the full moon in Scorpio is accompanied by Venus conjunct Uranus in Taurus. Expect emotional intensity, for something or someone unexpected to get you/get it going. Spontaneity delivers. Venus/Uranus could produce a windfall, an unexpected expense, a great find, etc.
Mars in Cancer, starting May 15, puts more attention on matters to do with security, safety (personal and national), home, family, real estate, etc. It also puts more attention on a review of the past and on personal needs, self care, and self preservation. When and how you can, make sure to take some quality time to nurture and replenish yourself.
The sun and Mercury enter Gemini on May 21. A Mars/Jupiter opposition started the month. A Mercury/Jupiter opposition ends the month. One way or another, expect for May keep you on the go from start to finish. Happy Memorial Day to those celebrating.
ARIES March 19/20 – April 19
The first two weeks of the month are prime for getting a move-on, thanks to first Mercury in Aries (May 1, 2,) then Venus in Aries (May 7 to 9) having a go at it.
If the first couple of days of the month don’t get you up and rolling, look to May 5 and the week that follows to do just that. An opposition between Mars in Gemini and Jupiter retrograde on May 5 puts a fresh wind under your sails. Watch for something new or something next to overtake you. A strong start amplifies the potential results. There are times when you might run up against it but over all, the month ahead is a productive one for getting it worked out and moving yourself to more solid ground.
May 7 can be a stress test, pressure cooker, or breakthrough day, thanks to Venus/Saturn and Mercury/Uranus in play. May 8, Mercury/Uranus, sun/Neptune and the transiting moon are on a creative opportunity track. Watch for a flash of inspiration or for synchronicity to line it up for you. Someone or something unexpected could make your day. Fast thinking or a quick response could get you someplace good.
Thanks to the sun in trine to Saturn (May 11) and Pluto (May 13) you should feel you are on the gain in the days leading up to and following Mother’s Day.
Venus and Mars are good travelling companions from May 13 to 17. Relationship and financial matters hit a good run. Venus leaves Aries for Taurus on May 15. On this same day Mars, your ruler, enters Cancer The pace can shift, but for the most part, the stars continue to set a productive backdrop. Victoria Day (Canadian holiday) weekend launches on a full moon in Scorpio on May 18. It could be an emotionally charged day/weekend. Watch for news, for someone to surprise you, a sudden flash of inspiration, an impulse, or for something unexpected to overtake you. Whether it comes or goes, Venus/Uranus puts the money on a fast spin too.
The sun and Mercury trek into Gemini on May 21. Starting the month with a Mars/Jupiter opposition and ending the month with a Mercury/Jupiter opposition, expect the whole month to keep you well on the go.
TAURUS April 19 – May 20
Stuck? Not for long. Don’t plan on being bored, don’t plan on sitting still. The new moon in Taurus (May 5) gains extra fuel from the Mars/Jupiter opposition (perfecting May 5). You can feel it as a second wind, a fresh opportunity, or springboard time. Once the idea, impulse, or moment strikes, it’s full steam ahead.
Mercury enters Taurus on May 6, but rather than settling into a groove, Mercury is on a build-up with Uranus to May 8. Venus in Aries also lights a fire from May 7 to 9. It’s a mix of tough spots to get through and exceptional opportunity (especially May 8). No matter what pressure you may face, thanks to the sun at a creative peak with Saturn on May 11 and Pluto on May 13, you are likely to find yourself on plus side of things.
May 18 delivers a full moon in Scorpio. With Venus/Uranus making their contribution, know impulsivity, emotional intensity/reactiveness, excitement, and the unexpected is on fast dial-up. If faced with something confronting, nip it in the bud. It is an opportunity to get it handled or straightened out quick. On the other hand, this full moon can simply dish a good weekend to take a break, to aim for a fresh diversion or infusion. Something spontaneous or unplanned can hit the spot.
The whole month is ripe for getting yourself up and rolling. Go by feel, go by the moment. Creativity and intuition serve you well. The faster you move through the tough stuff, the faster you get to the reward.
GEMINI May 20 – June 20
Mercury in Aries (to May 6), Venus in Aries (to May 15) and Mars in Gemini (to May 15) continue to supply you with plenty of fresh incentive. Over the first two weeks of the month, each day dishes up something more than average, something worth lacing up your skates for.
One way or another, Mars in opposition to Jupiter retrograde on May 5 is sure to see you hit go. The transit can inform, inspire, excite, or provoke you. A second chance or a second wind gains a strong start, a fresh trajectory does too. Today sets up tomorrow. Ride the good wave, especially through the first half of May.
Mother’s Day weekend is as good as it gets, thanks to the sun in trine to Saturn (May 11) and Pluto (May 13). You should find satisfaction and reward is easy to come by.
May 13 to 17, Venus and Mars maintain good accord as they transition into new signs. May 15, Venus exits Aries for Taurus and Mars exits Gemini for Cancer. When it comes to spend your time, money, and heart, quality over quantity is where it is at.
May 18 delivers a full moon in Scorpio. Something or someone can catch you off guard. Venus/Uranus (conjunction) adds more excitement and/or emotional intensity to the mix. A great idea or stroke of genius could make your day. Venus/Uranus can also dish up an added expense or see you scoop something great. Try something (or someone!) new on for size. Social and spontaneous hits the spot.
Mars takes an exit out of Gemini on May 15, but you’ll continue to gain good traction from the sun and Mercury in Gemini, starting May 21.
Mars in Cancer puts added attention on financial security, loved ones, the past, and more importantly, on self care. Make sure you are getting what you need, from yourself first and foremost.
Mars opposition Jupiter started the month, Mercury opposition Jupiter ends the month. Expect to stay well on the go from start to finish.
CANCER June 20 – July 22
Watch for Mercury in Aries to light a fire and/or to fast track you over the first week of May. Venus in Aries does the same in the second week. As best you can, aim to put time and opportunity to good use. The faster you get on it, the faster you’ll get to the reward.
Mars in opposition to Jupiter (May 5) sets a next phase into play. May 7 to 10 can see you cover the gamut emotionally. Watch for things to smooth out May 11 through the week that follows. The sun well aligned with Saturn on May 11 and Pluto on May 13 can provide a sense that you are moving toward something substantial and/or that you are gaining something worthwhile.
The full moon on May 18 can rev up something unexpected. It could be an opportunity to express how you feel and/or to get the air cleared. News, a surprise phone call, or added expense could be in the mix. Get your sexy on but know that raw emotions can get the better of you.
Thanks to Venus and Mars on a creative development track, May 13 to 17 can keep relationship matters (social, personal, professional) on the move.
Whether it’s a new battle, an old one, or a need or desire kicking it up a notch, Look to Mars in Cancer, launching on May 15, to refuel you and to thrust you into yet another next phase. You haven’t had a visit from Mars since 2017 (June/July) and you won’t have another until late April 2021. Mars is on a major karmic review and redirect through the middle of June.
LEO July 22 – August 22
May opens with Mercury in Aries, a new moon in Taurus, and a Mars/Jupiter opposition (May 5) getting it up and running. Taking aim in the second week, Venus in Aries hits go (May 7 to 9). Coinciding with the Venus action is a contribution from Mercury/Uranus. Pressure, challenge, the unexpected and greater than average opportunity is in the mix. Perfecting on May Mercury/Uranus can start the day with a jolt, a surprise,an excitement rush, or onslaught. Anything goes, perhaps even something exceptional. Quick thinking or action is called for. The day is full of better than average potential.
May 11 to 16 produces a steadier pace. Greater satisfaction, relationship accord, creative potential, success ratio, and profits hit a positive upswing.
Venus/Uranus (conjunction) accompany the full moon in Scorpio on May 18. On the one hand, the full moon can simply favour a good get-away long weekend (Victoria Day in Canada). On the other, deep emotions can get triggered. The full moon is of impact regarding matters to do with home, real estate, renovations, family, and finances (debt, taxes, unexpected expenses, etc.) To the plus, there can be an opportunity to turn things around, to uncover something informing, useful, profitable, pleasing, or beneficial.
Mars enters Cancer on May 15. Through July 1, Mars sets up a regroup and seeding phase. Do not under estimate the budding potentials or the potency of what is already on brew. Mars will join up with the karmic axis (conjunct the north node in Cancer) and oppose Pluto and Saturn in the middle of June. This will mark another timeline peak regarding developing circumstances, i.e. personal priorities and needs, endings, completion of projects, transitions, moving past the past, work or working it out, studies, health, etc. Mars enters Leo by July 1, just in time for the next set of eclipses.
VIRGO August 22 – September 22
Ready to hit the ground running? Over the first couple of days, Mercury in Aries revs it up with Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter. If that doesn’t get you launched, watch for the second week to do the trick, starting with the Mars/Jupiter opposition on May 5.
Whether it’s a second wave, a second chance, or a fresh launch, Mars/Jupiter is a major mobilizing and trend-setting influence. It can set something substantial into play, perhaps even a whole new reality. It is a timely month for a new project or career track, to scout for a new job, to try a new idea or a new lifestyle on for size (that can include teaming up with someone, be it a business partner, room-mate or new life partner).
Venus in Aries fires it up May 7 to 9, first with Saturn, then Jupiter and Pluto. Mercury advances into Taurus on May 6. By May 8, Mercury joins forces with Uranus (by conjunction). This day is full of potential. Something or someone unexpected could get the ball rolling.
When Mercury travels as fast as it is for the month ahead, it speeds up the process, dialogue, and activity. It will spend only 14 days in Taurus (May 6 to 21) and 14 days in Gemini (May 21 to June 4). Mercury will spend a bit longer in Cancer (3 weeks), progressively slowing its pace as it works its way to the next retrograde cycle. That will happen in July, the next eclipse month. Time is short, make full use of it while the getting is good.
May 11 to 16, confidence is in good shape, opportunity is too. You should feel that things are progressing along well. Monday May 13 is especially favourable for a fresh start and/or making the most of it.
Whether it is a great find, an invitation, a sudden inspiration or spontaneous whim, or someone you did not expect, the full moon Scorpio on May 17 can dish up an element of the unexpected.
May 21, the sun and Mercury team up in Gemini. They set a next step or phase into play.
LIBRA September 22 - October 22
Relationships, social life, career opportunities and money matters gain a boost from Mercury in Aries in the first week of the month and Venus in Aries in the second week. As of May 5, Mars in Gemini is onto a next phase or fresh track, this regarding something that’s been in development since the start of 2018.
Mars/Jupiter in opposition are a major mobilizing and trend-setting influence. Despite the obstacles or challenges must be faced in the first two weeks, May 11 to 16 you should feel that you have surpassed what’s been in the way and that you are now on your way to someplace good.
Venus and Mars are on a creative development track from May 13 to 17, moving on May 15 from fire and air signs (Venus in Aries; Mars in Gemini) to earth and water signs (Venus in Taurus, Mars in Cancer). It is a productive move-along transit for relationships (personal, social and career) and money matters. Venus/Mars assist you to get the goods out of your involvement and investment.
The full moon in Scorpio on May 18 holds an added intensity thanks to the meeting of Venus and Uranus (conjunction). Venus/Uranus can spark a flash of inspiration, a sudden whim, spur of the moment or out of the blue. The full moon sets up a good weekend to scoop a deal, start a reno project, shake it up, or to try it a new way.
Mars in Cancer, starting May 15, puts added emphasis on make it/making yourself more secure, and on carving more time out to yourself. Through the middle of June Mars assists you to work your way to a goal post or finish line.
SCORPIO October 22 - November 21
One thing after another, the stars keep to a brisk pace over the first two weeks of May. There are times when you feel you run up against it and times when it simply clicks into place. Encompassing Mother’s Day weekend, May 11 to 13 should prove smooth going. Sun/Saturn and Sun/Pluto shape it up quite nicely.
May 13 to 17, Venus and Mars set relationships and money matters onto a productive track.
You’ll feel the strongest impact of the full moon in Scorpio if you are born near the start or end of your sign. Venus/Uranus can boost excitement, expense, or produce something out of the blue. Spontaneity serves it up best. A great find or a fun time is most definitely worth the price. On the other hand, plans may need to be revised at the last minute. This full moon can let cat out of the bag. You/they can’t keep it hidden or keep a lid on it. Someone unexpected could show up too.
On May 5, Mars/Jupiter set the wheels in motion. Mars in Cancer, starting May 15, takes it/you to a next level. There’s further to go, more to experience, and more to be gained. Coinciding with the start of a new season, Mars will hit another important crystallizing threshold by the middle of June. It’s a mid-point regarding a larger cycle/karmic play.
SAGITTARIUS November 21 – December 21
Mars in Gemini opposes Jupiter retrograde on May 5. This marks the mid-way point of a bigger picture transit that began at the start of 2018 and that ends in the spring of 2020. When you pause to reflect, you are likely to see that you have moved through a significant chapter of inner learning and growth. You are likely to be aware of the karmic component that’s been in play during this timeframe. You’ll now move onto the next phase or stage of the cycle.
As Mars surpasses Jupiter (starting May 5), you are likely to find your attention is redirected off where it has been, and onto that which is gaining a fresh wind.
Mercury enters Taurus on May 6. It will continue to build momentum to May 8 when it hits full ignition with Uranus (conjunction aspect). May 7 to 9, Venus in Aries is on an activation trajectory too. By the end of the week and into the following, you should feel you have sorted out plenty and that you have made it more workable for yourself.
The full moon in Scorpio on May 18 is accompanied by Venus/Uranus. A good weekend for a fresh diversion, or for hiding out with your special someone. A flash of inspiration, something spontaneous or unexpected could get you going.
Venus enters Taurus and Mars enters Cancer on May 15. What do you want/what do you need? What do they want or need from you? Both transits assist you to prioritize self interests, to stay more self consistent, and to sort out what feels best and/or delivers best.
CAPRICORN December 21 - January 20
All three of the personal planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars) are on the move this month. First out the starting gate, Mercury in Aries makes the rounds with Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter. By the time you get to the new moon on May 5, you are likely to feel you have worked through/pushed through plenty.
Mercury is moving especially fast right now, tenanting Taurus for just two weeks (May 5 to 21), then Gemini for two weeks (May 21 to June 4). Despite Taurus month (generally a slow-moving archetype), expect to move onto an acceleration track, especially over the second week of the month.
May 5, Mars in Gemini picks up a fresh wind as it overtakes Jupiter retrograde (by opposition). One thing leads to another. This is a catch the wave or springboard transit. All fresh initiatives are fuelled with good fire power. Venus in Aries keeps the fast track momentum going strong too, meeting up with Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto on May 7 and 9. These transits aim to point you in the right direction. They are good for strong starts and for tackling the hard stuff head on and getting it out of the way. May 8 is a day to watch. Mercury/Uranus, sun/Neptune and the transiting moon load this day up with great potential. Watch for something unexpected.
May 11 to 13, the sun is at its creative best with Saturn and Pluto. Along with Venus and Mars in good dialogue/harmony between May 13 to 17, you should find social activities, professional and personal relationships on a good move-along.
May 18 delivers a full moon in Scorpio. Venus/Uranus (conjunction) can launch the day/the weekend with added excitement, surprise, inspiration or intrigue. Anything goes. Keep open for something or someone unexpected, or for something spur of the moment to overtake you. You could stumble upon a great bargain or a great find.
Do you feel well nourished or supported? Does someone need more from you? Mars begins a six-week tour of Cancer on May 15. This transit puts you on review regarding the plus and minus of relationships, on matters to do with emotional and financial support, self preservation, personal needs, and security or insecurity regarding relationships (personal and professional). Better self-care is clamoring for your attention. Contracts are also up for review, actual or karmic.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18/19
Past May 1, the month of May wastes no time hitting go. Mercury in Aries and Mars/Jupiter (May 5) set it off over the first few days. Venus in Aries fires it up in the second week of the month.
As of May 5, Mars in Gemini surpasses an opposition to Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius. This mobilizing transit moves you or it to the next level or page. Mars/Jupiter can supply you with you a second wind or get you/get it moving in a whole new direction. If something or someone takes an exit, it simply creates room for a replacement. This transit will point out the best choice, option, or race horse.
Mercury moves into Taurus on May 6, but it isn’t slowing down, at least not initially. Building to May 8, Mercury teams up with Uranus (by conjunction). The moon in Gemini also makes this day go “pop”. Synchronicity and opportunity are at peak. Sun/Neptune (sextile) finishes the day, and Venus is on a surge with Jupiter and Pluto the next day, May 9. These days are full of potential. Catch the wave.
Book-ending Mother’s Day, the sun is at its creative best with Saturn and Pluto (trine aspect to both) from May 11 to 13. Whether you have something to pin it on, or you are simply spending you time, spend, satisfaction and reward is in the mix.
Venus and Mars continue in good relationship harmony from May 13 to 17. They switch signs on May 15, moving from Aries and Gemini to Taurus and Cancer respectively. Both direct more attention to getting a better grip on finances, home and family matters, work and health.
The full moon in Scorpio on May 18 could crack it open for you in some unexpected way. Someone, perhaps a family member, can surprise you. It can be a lucrative day for a garage sale or an open house. Venus/Uranus can springboard you, perhaps even into a new life chapter.
The sun and Mercury advance into Gemini on May 21. Both provide a good boost for creative endeavors, finances, communication tracks, and matters of heart. Mars opposition Jupiter (May 5) started the month, Mercury opposition Jupiter (May 30) finishes the month in full swing.
PISCES February 18/19 to March 19/20
If the first of the month puts you on stop, it is only for a brief moment. The new moon in Taurus on May 4 gains significant traction from Mars in opposition to Jupiter (May 5), a fresh wind and mobilizing transit. Expect to find yourself on a faster track over the week that follows.
Mars/Jupiter can springboard you onto a next chapter, this regarding home life, real estate, career, money or a key relationship. Venus has something to move out of the way or work past on May 7. May 8, opportunity is in the making. Thanks to Mercury/Uranus (conjunction) at the start of the day and sun/Neptune (sextile) finishing it off, the exceptional may come to pass.
Mother’s Day weekend holds good reward too.
May 13 to 18, Venus in harmony with Mars keep relationships, social life, and money making on a good move along. Both planets change signs on May 15: Venus leaves Aries for Taurus and Mars leaves Gemini for Cancer. While still on an evolving track, both transits are settling into a groove. Even so, intensity continues through the full moon in Scorpio on May 18. Watch for Venus/Uranus to dish up something exciting and/or unexpected.
You’ll hit another fresh wind as the sun and Mercury enter Gemini on May 21. Expect to stay well on the go right through the month’s end. Mars in Cancer cranks up matters to do with home, family, the past, security, self preservation, and the emotional end of life through the start of July. Mid June through July marks another peak threshold-crossing time.