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Monthly General Horoscopes - May 2019
While your birthday month ended over Easter, as Mercury only returned to Aries just days before the Sun left and Venus not until after, both are still here as you move into the new month. This is a rare advantage, for while either one might be late to arrive and therefore late to leave, to have both stay behind means you have an overlap where heart and mind on the same page, both working to get the most out of the launch of this new solar year. This is only possible because both Venus and Mercury were held back by retrograde phases that meant they were late returning to Aries. Until Mercury leaves on 7th May you can work on your game plan and resolutions for the coming year, while Venus works on your wish list until she leaves on 15th May. As Venus and Mercury leave Aries they will join the Sun in your income sector, this time returning before he leaves and therefore able to make his final days count. The Sun and Mercury will both leave on 21st May, but as the planet of money Venus is the perfect planet to stay on. Not only are all planets visiting your income sector this month working with Uranus here for the first time in eight decades, it is with the support of Saturn and Pluto in your career sector. As they are spending their first full month in retrograde motion, a chance to focus more on the money fits with a chance to pull back professionally. In the meantime Mars is still playing cat and mice with the faster moving planets, leaving an area of your chart before they can arrive, the gap is narrowing. When Mars left your income sector at the end of March the Sun was still three weeks away, yet by the time Mars leaves your communication sector on 16th May the Sun is just four days behind, returning with Mercury, the planet of communication on 21st May. It is during Mars' last full day that the Moon will come full circle from the second of two Full Moons in your relationship sector, on 15th May. Mars will be on hand to give strong emotional responses a voice, with the Sun and Mercury just days away.
Whether you are an April or a May born Taurus, this is your month, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of May in Taurus. Your birthday month doesn't run its course until 21st May, with plenty of support before then to embark on what is likely to be an extraordinary solar year. For the first time in eight decades, the Sun returned last month to find Uranus in Taurus, as will Mercury when he returns on 7th May and Venus on 15th May. With Uranus here until 2026, the beginning of a seven year journey to find your personal truth overlaps the start of a new solar year. Yet until returning to Taurus Venus and Mercury start the month in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart, where Venus is taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and Mercury is helping to close old doors. It is not until Mercury returns to Taurus on 7th May and Venus on 15th May that you will be ready to fully embrace this new solar year. While the Sun and Mercury will both leave Taurus on 21st May, turning their attention onto income matters, Venus will stay on. Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication will both be in Taurus during some stunning conditions from 16th May to 19th May. It begins with Mars' return to your communication sector on 16th May and with Mercury already in Taurus, this will add to the communication support you already have. What Mars can do is push through communication barriers and that is what makes the timing of his return so auspicious. For it is during Mars' first full day in your communication sector and during Mercury, the planet of communication's final days in Taurus that the Moon will return to your relationship sector on 17th May. This begins the lead up to a Full Moon on 19th May, one that has the potential to create an opportunity for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough.
It was a given that the Sun's return to Gemini on 21st May was going to create a conflict between your personal and relationship needs. This is because, with Jupiter in your relationship sector from November 2018 to December 2019, an opposition was inevitable. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on what your experience was, you have history here during the three years when Saturn spent in your relationship sector, from 2014 to 2017. You have also had a taste of it last month and in the early part of this month, with Mars already in Gemini. Fortunately, with Jupiter in his first full month in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, there is less push back or competition, allowing you to see this for what it is. What this is, is a chance to advocate for your own needs, in the middle of a year that is more about your relationships. In the meantime, while Mars is already in Gemini and will be until leaving on 16th May, the wind down of your old solar year is already in full swing. This is an overlapping of the past, present and future that will continue all month. For while the Sun and Mercury will return to Gemini on 21st May, Venus returns to a nostalgic part of your chart on 15th May and will remain there for the rest of the month. In the meantime, there are some exciting developments on the income and job fronts, with an electric charge going through both fronts in the period from 16th May to 19th May. It begins with Mars' return to your income sector on 16th May, with the warrior planet of the cosmos hungry to pursue any income opportunities or potential. It is the Moon's return to your work sector on 17th May ahead of a Full Moon on 19th May that will jumpstart work and job matters, just as Mars is there to take advantage of anything this might trigger. It will be in Mars interests to keep the momentum going on the job front, even after the Moon leaves.
For you this is a month of two halves and while there are cosmic conditions unfolding all month that aren't that clear cut, how you approach and experience the month will be. The line between the two very different halves of the month is drawn down the middle of 16th May, dividing the month into everything before then and everything after then. Until 16th May Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos is in the final weeks of a nearly two year long Mars cycle and moving through a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart is taking the wind out of your sails. Everything will be viewed through that filter, finding it hard to find the motivation and at times the energy to push yourself. This is through no fault of your own, for you are meant to embrace not fight this. For on 16th May everything will change, with Mars' return to Cancer bringing a whole new surge of energy and motivation. Even the fact that the month long wind down of your old solar year will begin just four days later on 21st June, with Mars in Cancer and having just spent nearly seven weeks navel gazing, you'll be ready to take on life again. This will have an impact on your month professionally, for with Jupiter in his first full month in retrograde motion in your work sector, even with Venus and Mercury still tying up loose ends on the career front you will need to pace yourself. That will change from 16th May and with Venus only just leaving your career sector on 15th May, Mars will be ready to take over from where she leaves off. In the meantime, there is a social thread running throughout the month but it is from 15th May that the laws of attraction and synchronicity will come together. This creates the potential for serendipitous moments and/or encounters during the second half of the month.
Despite the fact that this is a professionally charged month, this is being balanced by permission to pull back and by a sense of adventure that is making sure life doesn't become all work and no play. While Mercury will not only leave an adventurous part of your chart on 7th May and Venus on 15th May but will then join the Sun in your career sector, they will leave behind something that has taken on a life of its own. Throughout their time here Venus and Mercury have enjoyed the support of lucky Jupiter, in his first full month in retrograde motion in a playful part of your chart. Yet a strong tie between playful and adventurous forces will continue, with a sense of nostalgia thrown in for good measure. Yet despite the fact that the Sun is in your career sector until 21st May, with Saturn and Pluto in their first full month in retrograde motion in your work sector, there is no longer a call to push yourself. With both spending the middle months of 2019 in retrograde motion and Uranus now in your career sector until 2026, any urgency has gone from your professional year. There is no reason why you can't have it all. Another reason to pace yourself will become evident in the second half of the month, with Mars' return to a nostalgic part of your chart on 16th May. This is the start of the nearly seven week wind down of your current Mars cycle, which began in 2017. Until returning to Leo on 2nd July Mars, the planet that gives us our drive and determination will offer a chance to recharge your batteries. It is later in the month that a general slowing down of urgency, both personally and professionally, will bring a chance to make the most of a rise in focus on your social life and matters. With a mix of playful, adventurous and nostalgic forces in play all month, all round life is urging you to slow down.
Despite the fact that you begin the month with Mars in your career sector and end the month with the Sun and Mercury here, there is different energy in the first and second half of the month. This is Mars first visit to your career sector since 2017 and when he leaves on 16th May he knows he won't be back until 2021. For that reason, Mars will be encouraging you to throw yourself into the things that excite you, but with the focus on starting rather than finishing anything. With the Moon coming full circle from the second of two Full Moons in your income sector from 15th May to 17th May, there could be some exciting professional and income developments mid month. Mars' departure will take the heat out of things, with the Sun and Mercury's return on 21st May beginning a more objective phase. In that four day gap between Mars' departure on 16th May and their return on 21st May, there is even a chance to embrace the adventurous energy in play at the time. For from Venus' return to an adventurous part of your chart on 15th May to the Sun and Mercury's departure on 21st May, they are pooling their resources. It is the weekend during that period that could be the most exciting and adventurous of the month. In the meantime, while the Sun and Mercury will take over from where Mars leaves off professionally, Mars' return to your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking on 16th May will usher in a more socially charged and connected period. From here Mars will offer a lot of support for your relationships. Meanwhile, the Moon's return to your communication sector on 17th May ahead of a Full Moon on 19th May will kick off some auspicious conditions for personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building.
While there is a lot happening this month with the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars all changing focus at some point during the month and Mercury twice, the most important event is the Moon's return to Libra from 15th May to 17th May. While the Moon returns to Libra every four weeks, for the first time since February this won't create a Full Moon and coming full circle from two Full Moons over the last two months, this will be a valuable chance to regroup. With the Moon returning midmonth, it is during the middle days of the month that you will have a chance to reflect back. While Mercury, the planet of communication and smart thinking only just wrapped up an over two month visit to your work sector just before Easter, he is moving so fast this month his feet barely touch the ground. Mercury will start the month in your relationship sector, where until leaving on 7th May he will work with Venus to give your relationships a voice. Then, from 7th May to 21st May it is a short 14 day visit to your financial sector for Mercury, giving you the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game during the Sun's final two weeks. It is on 21st May that the Sun and Mercury will leave and return together to an adventurous part of your chart, where they will see out the month. With Mars in an adventurous part of your chart until 16th May, when the Sun and Mercury return five days later it will be to find that the warrior planet of the cosmos has just spent nearly seven weeks fuelling a passion for adventure and a hunger for life's richer experiences. While Mars will be in his early days in your career sector by then, with the pace of this professional year picking up, this will ensure that the spirit of adventure doesn't go off the boil. In the meantime, Venus will return to your financial sector on 15th May and will spend the rest of the month exploiting the potential the Sun and Mercury have created.
The Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars have been playing catch up this year, but the gap between them is closing. By the time the Sun returned to your relationship sector last month Mars had left three weeks earlier. Yet when the Sun leaves and returns to your financial sector on 21st May, it will be to find that Mars has left just four days earlier, 16th May. At the same time, while Mercury returned to your work sector during the Sun's final days last month Venus didn't return until after he left. Yet Venus' return to your relationship sector on 15th May will see her catch up. This is how the planets are spread out across the sky, with Mars still out in front, followed by the Sun and with Venus and Mercury closing in fast, with the gap between all four closing. This means that it is Mars returning to an area of your chart first charging things up and then leaving, just before the other planets arrive. Mercury, in your work sector until 7th May and Venus until 15th May, are not only tying up loose ends from the Sun's time here but from when Mars spent the first six weeks of the year here. This makes a difference to how Mars plays things. Mars will leave your financial sector on 16th May, but with the Sun and Mercury returning on 21st May, they can continue what he started. This will eventually happen for Mars new quest that begins with his return to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery on 16th May. Mars knows that if he can fuel a passion for adventure, the Sun, Mercury and Venus will eventually return to continue what he started. This adventurous wave is set to sweep through the middle months of the year, with Mars returning just seven weeks before a total solar eclipse here. In the meantime, a Full Moon in Scorpio on 19th May brings you to the halfway point in your solar year and with it a chance to check in. With Venus in her early and the Sun and Mercury in their final days in your relationship sector, this can also put a balance between your personal and relationship needs to the test.
As Jupiter spends his first full month in retrograde motion in Sagittarius there is a chance to catch your breath, for the first time since his return in November. Jupiter was always going to spend the middle four months of his 13 month visit in retrograde motion and in retrograde motion now until August, this is when this retrograde phase begins in earnest. Yet with May also likely to be a busy month, you might need to tweak your time management, until you find the magic balance point between knowing when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off. For with the Sun in your work sector until 21st May and Venus from 15th May, there will be a need to keep your work hat on as much a possible. However, balancing your time is not the only juggling act this month, with a need to also find a balance between your personal and relationship needs. While the Sun and Mercury won't return to your relationship sector until 21st May, with Mars here until 16th May there is some competition. Especially with Mars and Jupiter in opposition during the early days of the month. Fortunately, there is a lot of support from Mercury, the planet of communication this month. Until 7th May, Mercury is focused on giving your heart a voice, while from 21st May will be focused on giving your relationships a voice. Yet if you think balancing your personal and relationship needs and knowing when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off isn't enough to focus on, a balance between work and play is also required. For while Venus, the planet of love is only in a playful and romantically charged part of your chart until 15th May, she leaves behind forces that are not going to drop back anytime soon. It is during Venus' final days that a mix of both playful and adventurous forces will come together as if to press the point home.
Saturn and Pluto only turned retrograde in Capricorn in the closing days of April and in Saturn's case, in the final hours. Saturn only turned retrograde on 30th April, with the first day of May also his first full day in retrograde motion. This means you are still adjusting to this change in focus, with both planets in Capricorn not only in retrograde motion but in the first part of the month, also at a standstill. This might take the wind out of sails and with Mars in your busy work sector until 16th May, this may require some juggling. Mars' final weeks can be busy, but with Jupiter also in his first full month not only in retrograde motion but in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart, he will take responsibility for finding the right balance. Mars and Jupiter will move into opposition in the early part of the month and while this might create some work tension and job pressure, as the largest planet in the solar system Jupiter is pulling rank. This is not in an effort to get in the way of work and job matters, but is an effort to ensure you know when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off. With the Sun and Mercury both returning to your work sector on 21st May, nothing is as urgent as Mars will try and make out it is. In the meantime, Venus and Mercury offer some light relief during that time, with Mercury in a playful and romantically charged part of your chart until 7th May and Venus, the planet of love until 15th May. With Mars in your work sector until 16th May, a balance between work and play is being supported and will entice you to take your work hat off at times. It is on 16th May that Mars returns to your relationship sector, just seven weeks before a total solar eclipse here. This is the start of the most important months of the year on the relationship front.
To begin with, it is business as usual and that includes both professionally and personally. While you have had the North Node in your work sector since November, with no planetary activity here this has been more the promise of moving towards something, rather than anything specific. While the asteroid Juno returned last month, this is more a chance to get a feel for what inspires a sense of commitment and determination. In the meantime, with Mars in a playful part of your chart until 16th May and the Sun more focused on home and family matters, there is not a lot of focus on your professional game. What you can't know is just how important that focus on both home and playful matters is and how important it is to embrace this. It is not that there is a danger of the focus shifting off either and more how much time you will have to devote to them. Mars is in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart until 16th May, but with the Sun and Mercury returning on 21st May, this focus will continue. At the same time, while the Sun and Mercury will take their focus off home and family matters in order to take over from where Mars leaves off, Venus will return to watch over home and family matters from 15th May. It is the middle of the month that everything changes, with an explosion of activity across the job and professional fronts. It begins with Mars' return to your work sector on 16th May, beginning the lead up to a total solar eclipse here in seven weeks' time. It is the next day that the Moon will not only return to your career sector but will begin the lead up to a Full Moon here on 19th May. With Neptune spending his first full month on his own in your income sector and the Moon and Mars both supporting him, there could be an explosion of potential across the income, work and career fronts from 16th May to 19th May. Even though the Moon will move on, once given life this will continue to unfold.
Moving into the month with the Moon in Pisces is an advantage, even if it does leave on 1st May. As well as giving you an intuitive edge from the get go, it means you are still tying up loose ends after Venus left 10 days earlier. Held back by a retrograde phase Venus was late returning to Pisces this year so was therefore late to leave. Venus finally left over Easter and with Mercury held back by his retrograde phase in Pisces in March, he only left four days before Venus. So while your birthday month ended in March, in the early hours of May you are only just now tying up loose ends. Venus and Mercury have since moved on and both begin the month in your income sector, where they are once again wrapping things up and exploiting the potential the Sun highlighted as he moved through. Mercury returned to your income sector during the Sun's final days but Venus returned a day after he left, with both working to exploit the income potential this has created. As with the Sun and Mars before him, it is with the support of Jupiter in your career sector, for the first time in 12 years. Until leaving your income sector on 7th May Mercury is giving you the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game while Venus, the planet of money will work to attract opportunities until leaving on 15th May. It is then that Venus and Mercury will finally catch up with the Sun, with both returning to your communication sector before he leaves. For Mercury, the planet of communication this is where he comes into his own and here for just two weeks before leaving with the Sun on 21st May, this is a chance to get the communication lines open across the board. As Venus leaves your income sector on 15th May she will hang up her planet of money hat, putting on her planet of love hat as she returns to your communication sector. For the rest of the month, Venus will be on a mission to give your heart and your relationships a voice. It is during Venus' first full day here that on 16th May, Mars will return to fire things up on the fun, playful, romantic and creative fronts.