Astro Overview for May 2020

May Monthly Horoscope for Each Sign

Astro Overview for May 2020

The last month of spring is the one that brings an apotheotic end to this season. On its astrological offer, there are no less than three retrograde planets, three ingresses and four days in which two very important cosmic events are perfected. For more details on how these astral configurations affect us, please read the following general commentary.

Venus (Gemini) square Neptune (Pisces): illusions impact on relationships

The first important astral aspect of this month is the tense square aspect between Venus in Gemini and Neptune in Pisces. Given the type of this astral configuration, it is very important whom we trust and how we manage our relationships, be they professional or personal. The Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) are the most likely to experience how its energy leads to misunderstandings, confusions and half truths in relation to those around them.

Mercury (Taurus) trine Pluto Rx (Capricorn): realistic perspective

On the next day, Mercury from Taurus makes a harmonious trine aspect with Pluto retrograde from Capricorn, which gives us a practical, outcome-oriented perspective and a drive for substantial changes. However, there is the risk of upsetting people with the criticisms we bring and the measures we want to take. From the increased productivity generated by this astral configuration, the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) are the most likely to benefit.

Mercury (Taurus) trine Jupiter (Capricorn): practical development ideas; Saturn starts retrograding through Aquarius: leaving behind a coercitive status quo

On May 10, two important astral aspects are perfected. First, there is the harmonious aspect of trine between Mercury in Taurus and Jupiter in Capricorn and secondly, the beginning of Saturn’s retrograde transit through Aquarius. The first one continues the tendency imposed by the same aspect of square, but with Pluto retrograde, which indicatedthat the Earth signs are prepared to make important shifts and leaps forward. On the other hand, we begin to see, due to Saturn’s retrograde motion, that in order to open ourselves to the new, we must embrace and re-evaluate what’s old.

Mercury (Taurus) square Mars (Aquarius): sharp words; Mercury enters Gemini: unbridled communication

On May 11, we witness again two important cosmic events. On the one hand, there is the square between Mercury in Taurus and Mars in Aquarius, which increases Fixed signs’ stress levels (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius), promting them to make hasty decisions. On the same day, Mercury enters its diurnal domicile, the Gemini, from which it improves our communication and social skills. The Air signs are the most aware of these benefits (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius).

Mercury (Gemini) trine Saturn Rx (Aquarius): openness toward the new

On May 12, Mercury forms its first aspect since entering Gemini, sending a harmonious trine to Saturn, which has recently starting retrograding through Aquarius. Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) may experience creative block or get the impression that they are not being told certain things. We also find our words a lot less easy than ever before, which indicates that meetings and negotiations may not bring the desired results if scheduled on this day.

Venus retrogrades through Gemeni: relational setbacks; Mars enters Pisces: deceiving enthusiasm

On May 13, two major astral events are again on the cards. On the one hand, there is the beginning of Venus’ retrograde transit through Gemini and Mars’ ingress in Pisces. From now on, Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) feel more intensely the longing for the social life the used to have and digital communication alternatives risk leading to misunderstandings. At the same time, Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) receive some energy and enthusiasm from Mars.

Jupiter retrogrades through Capricorn: plans for moderate development

From May 14 onwards, Jupiter follows in the footsteps of Saturn and Venus and begins to retrograde through the sign of Capricorn. We can therefore expect a time when our expansion plans need to be reconfigured because of the shortcomings and obstacles we have faced so far or are likely to experience in the near future. Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) are the ones that might be the most affected by this retrograde transit.

Venus Rx (Gemini) square Neptune (Pești): illusions impact on relationships once again

Not long after entering the retrograde motion, Venus from Gemini sends a tense square aspect to Neptune from Pisces. The effects are largely identical with those experience at the beginning of the month. The only difference is that the consequences could extend over a longer period of time, especially in the case of Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces). It is therefore desirable not to have too high expectations and to try seeing others beyond the surface.

Mercury conjunct Venus Rx (Gemini) and square Neptun Pești: misunderstandings and dilemmas

On May 22, two important astral aspects are formed again and both of them involve Mercury in Gemini. Firstly, it perfects a conjunction with Venus retrograde in Gemini, and later a tense square aspect with Neptune from Pisces. In a nutshell, it only reinforces the problems of interacting with others, issues that have been triggered and systematically reiterated by other planets throughout the month. Again, Mutable signs are the most affected.

Mercury enters Cancer: reconnecting with your feelings

In a week’s time, Mercury enters the sign of Cancer, from where it reduces the force of this vicious circle of potentially harmful aspects for the social department. In this sign, it makes us more sensitive, more creative, more willing to listen to others and give advice. It is expected that, during its transit, we will notice how Water Zodiacs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) find their courage to make their ideas and their feelings known. The time has come for them to speak their mind.

As can be seen from the paragraphs above, the month of May appears to be one that promises to speed up our rhtyhm, which indicates that the hot season will be one in which we are more proactive and willing to take the initiative. However, before we implement our summer season projects, we must ensure that we effectively assimilate the lessons of this year’s spring.

Planetary Motion and Astrological Events

  • The Sun transits Taurus until May, 20, 1:49 p.m., when it enters Gemini;
  • Full Moon in Scorpio on May, 7, 10:45 a.m., New Moon in Gemini on May, 22, 5:39 p.m.;
  • Mercury moves through Taur until May, 11, 9:58 p.m., when it enters Gemini, a sign it transits until May, 28, 6:14 p.m., when it enters the sign of Cancer;
  • Venus moves through Gemini until May 13, 6:45 a.m., when it starts to retrograde;
  • Mars continues to transit Aquarius until May 13, 4:00 a.m., when it enters Pisces;
  • Jupiter moves through the sign of Capricorn until May 10, 4:09 a.m., when it starts to retrograde;
  • Saturn transits Aquarius until May 14, 2:32 p.m., when it starts to retrograde;
  • Uranus continues to move through the sign of Taurus;
  • Neptun moves through Pisces;
  • Pluto retrogrades through Capricorn for the duration of the month.

Anca Simina Martin

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