With Mercury changing signs three times, two Eclipses and an exact Pluto/Uranus square, May looks like it will be an interesting month indeed!
We begin on May 1st with Mercury moving into Taurus, so watch out for slower thinking and reaction times. This placement also focuses on using common sense and practicality in decision-making and concentration on security.
On May 9th Venus moves into Gemini for almost a month. This will be a good time to spice up your life with social engagements and making new friends. This day also brings the New Moon 19º 33′ Taurus at 8:28pm EST, with a Solar Eclipse that will be seen in Australia, New Zealand and the Central Pacific.
With four conjunct planets in Taurus, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars plus the S. Node & a powerful Solar Eclipse, this New Moon promises to get your environmental and financial juices flowing. Watch out for emotional flare-ups, aggressive behavior, bad timing, missed opportunities and being swept along with the societal current.
If you are able to rise above the chaos you can plug into Pluto trine Mercury/Mars/S. Node and Saturn trine Neptune. These aspects will enable you to have a transforming influence through organizational and professional planning, meditation, decisive, constructive action, and getting to the root of why difficulties may be occurring and how to fix or heal them.
On May 15thMercury moves into Gemini for two weeks, with the Sun following suit on May 20th. Watch for an emphasis on communication of all kinds and possible difficulties in this area with all the solar flare activity.
On May 25th, at 3º 5′ Sagittarius, 12:25am EST we have the Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse that can be seen in Africa and the Americas. With Neptune in a T-square with the Sun & Moon, beware of confusion, fantasies, self-destructive behavior, low level psychic distortion, self-deception and difficulty with relationships.
Perhaps the Pluto/Uranus square at 0º 15′ will lend a hand in cutting through the fog, while the Venus, Mercury, Jupiter conjunction in Gemini may help add eloquence in communication.
On May 30th Mercury goes into Cancer until August 9th. Here emotions may overcome objectivity, logical thinking, and we may be more sensitive to what others say. We end the month with Mars going into Gemini on May 31st where it will be a challenge to stay on task and not scatter your energy.