If there’s one keyword to keep in mind for the month of May, it would probably be ‘Power.’ Or, better yet, “Empower.” Why? Well, Pluto seems to be a main focus for the month, as well as a strong Scorpio energy.
A close second keyword for May also might be “Growth,” what with Jupiter moving into grounded Taurus after a whole year in impulsive Aries. Yet, we have to become quite specific about where and how we grow, and empower ourselves. With Taurus and Scorpio being so emphasized, it behooves us to throw our energies into the expansion of our physical resources, and lap up the power that comes from being able to stand on our own two feet. Yeah, baby!
Diving a little deeper, the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in aforementioned Scorpio on May 5th concludes Eclipse Season, which kicked off in April. Eclipse Seasons are always a little hairy, with dramatic endings and powerful beginnings. On this Eclipse, it’s time to close a chapter. To surrender. To release in a big way. Nobody said it’d be easy, but the feeling of power that comes from stepping away from what no longer serves, is simply delicious.
As if to reward us, Jupiter steps into Taurus on May 16th, stabilizing and grounding the energy caused by this cosmic storm. After a year in impulsive, fiery, independent Aries, it’s our moment to take what we started and manifest these plans, ideals, and hopes into concrete reality. Jupiter will help us to grow our material world in more ways than we can count. This is a time where building a comfort zone is exactly what we want to be doing, especially with so much change going on.
Initially, we’ll be challenged as Mars moves into Leo and opposes Pluto on May 20th, along with a Jupiter-Pluto square on May 23rd, and Pluto going retrograde from the 1st of the month. Phew! We’re invited to stand in our integrity, to avoid drama and ruthlessness, and to push for our ideals and visions. We can no longer let anyone stand in our way, but we don’t have to be a tyrant about it. In fact, quietly standing back and observing – releasing control – is where we find our inner power. One thing is for sure – the month of May is not for the faint-hearted, but it does promise to be transformative. Buckle up!
Ready for adventure? With June’s Full Moon in explorative Sagittarius on June 3rd and a New Moon in curious Gemini on June 18th, things are about to get interesting. Eclipse Season is now behind us, having hopefully cleared some space for some exciting new journeys. With the month kicking off on the fun-loving Sagittarius Full Moon, there’s a feeling of optimism in the air. The sky's the limit. We’re ready to unfurl our wings and fly free.
“Knowledge” is our keyword for June, whether that’s by way of learning or teaching what we know. Embracing your inner ‘guru’ is crucial. Too often we give that power to others, projecting an image of the ‘all-knowing’ onto someone or something outside of ourselves. Now’s the time to bring that all back in, baby. You have the answers. You always did.
Next up will be the move of Venus into passionate, glam Leo on June 5th. She’s settling in here for a while, seeing as she’ll be going retrograde in this same sign next month. Yet, before she does this backward dance, it’s up to us to enjoy a good party, some fun, and yummy flirting. Leo, after all, loves to be the center of attention. So, go ahead and be a little indulgent! There is one catch: on the same date that Venus steps into grand Leo, she opposes Pluto just for a brief moment. This looks like a potentially toxic situation developing with regard to love or money. Avoid the drama. It won't be worth it.
June will also see both Saturn and Neptune going retrograde in Pisces, on June 17th and 30th respectively, making it a grand total of three planets going slow, including Pluto. Expect some backtracking, but don’t make too much of a fuss about it. These slow-moving planets are usually retrograde for at least half of the year anyway. Sure, there may be a few karmic tests, responsibilities, and boundaries that we need to work on. But that’s just life, right? More important is the move of Pluto into Capricorn on June 11th. He’s been flirting with Aquarius for a brief moment, but now it’s time to wrap up any unfinished business. What structures in your life are tumbling down? Where do you sense a feeling of urgency? Focus on that. And remember to take hold of your power with both hands.
July kicks off with a steady, stable and sober Full Moon in Capricorn on July 3rd. It’s a good time to ask what’s coming to a head for you right now. What fruitions and culminations can you see coming together - culminations of activities that you potentially started at the beginning of the year? Because Capricorn is our work and career-savvy sign, it’s likely got something to do with your vocation – whatever that may be for you. Sure, it’s a little testing, seeing as La Luna isn’t fully comfortable in this restrained earth sign. Nevertheless, it’s a productive Full Moon, one that helps us to all put our heads down and get back in the game.
Mars, our quintessential planet of drive, moves into equally hard working Virgo on July 10th. Thus, this middle part of the year is very much characterized by organization, planning, structure, and detail. Mars in Virgo is a stickler for perfection, so if you’re finding yourself fussing over the small things, that’s expected. Just don’t be too hard on yourself, darling. Having a critical approach is wonderful, but there’s a flaw in everything. That’s how the light gets in. That’s the beauty of being human.
If you’re looking for compassion, you’ll be able to find it with the sensitive and nurturing New Moon in Cancer on July 17th. This one allows us all to come back to our roots, to our inner child. Here, we are given the chance to ask for what we need right now, what builds our inner security, as opposed to the outer security suggested by the Full Moon in Capricorn and Mars in Virgo. This is a chance to balance it all.
Our biggest cosmic news for the month is, in fact, the retrograde of our lovely lady Venus. Turning on her (very glamorous) heel at 28 degrees of Leo on July 22nd, relationships – a topic governed by Venus – come under fire (probably quite literally). It’s possible that we have to take a moment to review our values and what we truly desire. It won’t be easy, but it’s a necessary process that only happens every eighteen months. We’ve got this, babes.
It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your ruler, Mars, this month. You see, he changes signs from your home and family zone (where he’s not all that comfy) into your joy zone where he is more proud and passionate. Ah, that’s better, isn’t it? Creative play, self-expression, and exciting work may be on the cards for you. Just be mindful that you’re not pushing too hard at the start. Pace yourself. There’ll be a good several weeks of this energy. Avoid the temptation to become too dominant. Down, puppy. Being over-eager may lead to undesirable consequences, to say the least.
Taurus, you’ve got a bumper of a month on its way to you. Jupiter, giver of gifts and rewards, is moving into your sign after about twelve years of traveling around the rest of the zodiac. Now is your time to shine, grow, and to expand. Take the opportunities that come your way. Better yet, manifest them. “Luck” is on your side right now. It’s like a little cosmic holiday; a reward for some of the more intense moments you’ve had and will have during this Eclipse. Remember to release what isn’t working and to embrace what is.
Eureka, Gemini! Your ruler, Mercury, finally goes direct this month in your spiritual zone. Maybe it has felt like years since things felt like they were working (it’s only been a few weeks, but we get you). Now that you’re back on track, make sure to clean up when it comes to your inner world. Consolidate what you’ve learned. Write down whatever you’ve reflected on. Get ready to open up and communicate the insights gained. Plus, it’s the start of your birthday season, which means the spotlight is all on you. Power is coming towards you. Step forward and own it.
Look, Eclipses aren’t your favorite thing. In fact, you barely tolerate them. This level of intensity is a lot for anyone to bear, especially a moon-ruled sign like you. Yet, with that said, maybe it’s time to finally purge that which, as they say, does not align anymore. A relationship, for example, may need to be reworked. Or a friendship. Speaking of friendship, you can look forward to the expansion or your circle of community in the year to come. Plus, most of the dreams that you visualize now have the power to come true, and soon.
Mars, planet of drive and action, heads into your sign this month. Hooray! Now everyone gets to hear you roar! Put into motion any plans you’ve been percolating on, and don’t worry about what anyone thinks. Be a little selfish. Be loud. Be proud. Your courage, tenacity, and confidence are gifts to celebrate, not hide away. If others seek to control you, either kick them to the curb or be very clear on the fact that right now is not the best time to try and dominate you. Your career should also be on the up and up for the next year. Keep growing, honey.
Mercury, your ruler, is moving direct this month in your adventure zone. Having been retrograde in your personal growth, travel, and education sector, you may have felt as if the brakes were hit in all these areas and more. Yet, there are always great lessons to be learned from these periods. What did you learn? Better yet, how can you share this learning with others? You may as well also go ahead and reward yourself for a job well done by booking a fun trip somewhere. You really do deserve it. The next year holds so much promise – it’s time to spread your wings.
Jupiter, planet of growth and good luck, leaves your relationship sector, where he’s spent an idyllic last year, and moves into your sector of passion and beliefs. Some of you may have left an old relationship to start a new one, or left and stayed happily single. Or, maybe you experienced unprecedented growth in your relationship that’s left you feeling empowered as a couple. Whatever transpired for you, give it a moment of reflection as you move into the next phase of self-intimacy or intimacy with another. You’re going to be helped in so many wonderful ways in the year to come. All you have to do is open your arms and accept.
The Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio is the very first thing that you need to be aware of this month. It’s intense, to say the least. It’s about learning to share, compromise, and negotiate. It’s about learning to allow relationships to change you from the inside out. Most of all, it’s about learning to embrace peace and stability over crisis and drama. Old things in your life are being emptied out so that new things can be birthed and grow. Maybe this will involve letting go of a certain person, or of the identity you thought yourself to be. Either way, it’s a death and rebirth situation. Own it.
Jupiter, your planetary ruler, changes sign this month and heads from your joy zone into your area of everyday routines. You may initially resent the change of pace, but you’ll soon come to see that it’s for your own highest good. Going at the speed you’ve been going – in your creative world, love life, or anywhere else - just isn’t sustainable. Now’s the time to plant roots and create a familiar routine for yourself. Work will likely pop off in the year to come, so get ready. Your health and wellness are also likely to improve after longlast. Yes, there’s so much to look forward to.
The bad news this month is that Pluto is getting ready to shift back into your sign next month, just for a very brief moment. Yet, you can see this as negative, or you can treat it as a chance to tie up loose ends and close off any unfinished business that began in 2008. Yes, that far back. Pluto was in your sign for a long time, and this month, it is an opportunity to get some needed closure. The good news is that Jupiter, planet of growth and expansion, moves into your creativity and romance sector. Some of you may fall deeply in love, and some of you may birth brilliant new passions and hobbies.
Pluto, planet of power, transformation, and change, goes retrograde in your sign this month. If you’ve been feeling some major personal shifts of late, this would be why. Now’s your chance to finally integrate these changes and assess how far you’ve gone, and how far you’ll still need to go. Parts of you are dying in order to be reborn, so let them. You’re coming into your power now. Sure, the next few months see a delay or slowdown, but it’s necessary. Your domestic life, on the other hand, looks like it’s going to bloom and blossom in the year to come, making this the ideal time to think about moving or improving your home.
Did you know that Jupiter was your ancient planetary ruler in times gone by? Now that he’s changing signs, the trajectory of your focus is also likely to shift. Expression, education, and a positive mindset all seem to be on the cards for you. So, go ahead and take that course. Expand your thinking. Ground your knowledge by coaching or mentoring. There’s plenty of good things waiting, just as long as you let go of old, outworn beliefs that only hold you back. Make communication your very best friend this month.
Pluto is paying a little visit to your career sector on June 11th. He’s been here since about 2008, and for the last few months, he snuck out and left you in peace for a bit. Now that he’s back, what do you need to release for good? Do you need to walk away, restructure, or start your own thing? There’s pressure but it’s nothing that you can’t handle. You know that diamonds are formed under the most extreme circumstances. And you are the finest diamond of them all. If you’re feeling a little restless sometime during the month, do something wild, but make sure to keep yourself safe.
Venus, your ruler, is moving into a brand-new area for you this month, on June 5th. How exciting! In your luxury-loving zone, you should be feeling the urge to make your physical space as gorgeous and lush as possible. So, go ahead and buy that delightful painting. Revamp your living room. Host a dinner party. Venus will be here for quite some time, making this an extra-special time for home and family. The love is so real right now, both when it comes to giving and receiving. Open your heart wide and let it all in.
Well, well, well, aren’t you the clever one? Mercury is moving into your sign on June 11th, making you ever smarter, if that were possible. Just be careful that you don’t push it too far. Having an opinion is sexy, but not when you’re forgetting to balance this with a good listening ear, too. Pause for breath. With that all said, use that clever noggin of yours to set an intention this month, because the Gemini New Moon on June 18th is ready to give you everything you want. The world is your oyster, and a new dawn is on the horizon.
Hooray, it’s the start of your birthday month! Whatever will you do with all this bright, bouncy new energy? What do you want? What do you most desire right now? What will you pour your energy into? It’s all up to you. The Sun is shining on you, starting June 21st, helping you to manifest your best. The Full and New Moons are always important for you to keep an eye on. The Full Moon in your routines zone on June 3rd and the New Moon in your spiritual zone on June 18th are highlighting beginnings behind the scenes. Beginnings related to work, and inner healing. Maybe you need to let go of a certain routine, habit, or job in order to create the space that you need for these new things to unfold.
Ooh lala, Leo! Venus, planet of love and beauty, moves into your sign this month on June 5th. And guess what? She’ll be staying here for quite a while, seeing as she goes retrograde next month. This gives you even more delicious time to spend with her. She’s so ready to give you gifts. Gifts such as feeling ever-so-good about yourself, the gift of self-love, and the gift of loving others. Plus, you should be feeling more confident about your looks and image than you have for a long time. This confidence draws people to you like bees to a scrumptious honeypot. There’s nothing like getting the attention you crave, right?
Saturn, planet of lessons and karma, goes retrograde this month on June 17th. Seeing as he’s in your relationship sector at the moment, this is likely where you’ll be experiencing his pushing and prodding. There are things to learn right now, and as hard as that may seem, it’s good for your soul. This period is all about creating new structures in your connections, and maybe even moving away from the ones that aren’t working. Yet, before you walk away, make sure you’ve put in a good amount of effort first. Saturn isn’t about running for the hills. No, he’s about stepping up, owning your part and taking responsibility. You’ve got this.
Your ruler, Venus, dances into a whole new sector of your natal birth chart this month. She’s gracing your friendship and community zone on June 5th, making this an extra-special month for new and old connections. Shimmy the night away or get together with those that adore you; it’ll feed your soul. Don’t be shy to set some grand new goals, either. Venus is spending an extra-long time here due to her retrograde next month, so you have plenty of time to fine-tune your visions of the future. Travel may also be on the cards for you, with the New Moon on the 18th, so go ahead and dream big.
This is actually a fairly peaceful month for you, after what’s probably been quite a rollercoaster ride. Eclipse Season was a chaotic time, with plenty being removed from your world, or potentially even some powerful new beginnings. Take your time now to absorb it all. Soak it in. Rest. Recover. Focus on expanding your soul through spiritual practice and tools. It’s a beautiful time for learning, teaching, or mentoring with the Sun moving into this zone of your natal birth chart on June 21st. Relationships may take a backseat this month, with a few tests coming your way. It’s nothing you can’t handle, just as long as you take the proper reasonability where needed.
Look! A Full Moon on June 3rd in your very own sign is unfolding this month! This is a culmination of events from around your last birthday, so what seeds were sown then for you? What can you see is coming to fruition now? More importantly, what needs to be released and reworked so that you can move forward into a brave new future? Because let’s face it, there are some fabulous new beginnings for you, what with the New Moon in your relationship zone on June 18th. Relationships, in general, are off to a positive start, with new ones coming into your world over the next few months.
Your ruler, Saturn, goes into retrograde motion on June 17th in your thinking and communication zone. Over the last little while, you’ve likely been pondering what you’ve learned, and what you still have to learn. Your mindset, usually serious, may have become even more focused lately, and you need to be careful of seeing the cup as half-empty. This month, structure your knowledge and see how you can manifest it into the real world. This may entail taking some sort of course, or perhaps even stepping into coaching mode. You have so much wisdom, so don’t doubt yourself for even a second.
You’ve got a little break now that Pluto is briefly leaving your sign and revisiting the sector linked to rest and recuperation for you on June 11th. The pressure you’ve been feeling should lift, helping you to breathe more easily. What will you do with all this freedom? Well, you should probably contemplate what transformations have been happening over the last while and what still needs to transform. You’ve got time now to process. Use it wisely. Take a good look at your material situation and notice in which ways you need to set up clearer boundaries, whether with yourself or with others. Don’t be taken advantage of.
Saturn is in your sign at the moment, and this month, he goes retrograde on June 17th. The tests and challenges you’ve been facing to step into your own authority take a backseat now. This allows you the time to focus on what structures you’re creating to take better control of your life direction. Which ones are working so far, and which one’s don’t resonate? Slow down for the next few months. Be open to the karmic lessons that seem to be coming towards you. This is an incredibly maturing moment for you, and you’re growing in ways that you’re probably not even seeing yet. Go, you.
Mars, your planetary ruler, excitedly moves into the sector of your natal chart linked to productivity and hard work on July 10th. Now, you’re not usually much of a planner, but even your spontaneous spirit can’t resist the urge to bring some much-needed structure to your day-to-day world. So, if you’ve been eyeing out fancy stationary and downloading a sexy new calendar, then keep going. You’re totally in tune with the cosmos right now, and it’s fantastic. Your joy sector gets a big boost when Venus slips into retrograde here on July 22nd. Although a word of warning – if an ex reappears, it may be more for closure than rekindling.
For the first time in eighteen months (or so), your ruler, Venus, goes retrograde, on July 22nd. Now, now, before you groan in despair, consider the gifts that she can bring. Seeing as she’s spending an extended period of time in your home and family sector, maybe it’s time to review this area of your world. Have you let certain values slip? Have you spent enough time with your loved ones – or not enough? Take some time out to review what’s most important to you, and how you can create a better, stronger and happier foundation for yourself going forward. And remember to go slow.
With Mercury moving into a different sector of your natal chart twice this month – once on July 11th, and again on July 28th, you may find your mental focus shifting from grandiose and creative, to practical and organized. This most especially applies to your living situation. See, Mars moves into this sector on July 10th, to be joined by above-mentioned Mercury on July 28th. Together, these two can work wonders, bringing together both brilliant ideas and concentrated, detail-oriented action. The Full and New Moon on July 3rd and 17th illuminates your financial zones and urges you to put your money where your mouth is.
Your main cosmic event for July is the New Moon on July 17th, in your very own sign. This is a little like a birthday for you, so go ahead and set those intentions. What is it that you dearly desire? What are the practical steps you can take to get there? Mars, planet of action, is on your side as he heads into your ideas sector. Level-headed practicality serves you, as well as your own, keen intuition. Your one challenge over this month and the next, may be around your physical resources. Venus retrograding in this sector from July 28th asks for careful budgeting. Resist the urge to be too extravagant.
Out of all the zodiac signs. you have the most to celebrate this month, what with Venus going retrograde in Leo on July 28th. But, you may be asking, aren’t retrogrades supposed to be ‘bad?’ Not necessarily. Certainly not if it allows such a beneficial, delicious, pleasure-loving planet to visit you for longer. In fact, you may be feeling more gorgeous, loving, and affectionate than ever before. Your light is beaming brightly, so let it shine, honey, let it shine. Also, it’s your birthday month – even better! The Sun slips into your sign on July 22nd, joining lady Venus. You really are living your very best life, as you should.
Mars, the Warrior planet and symbol of action, drive, and energy, enters your sign early in the month, on July 10th, to be exact. He’ll be gifting you with his presence for about two months, so make the most of it by going for exactly what you desire. For once, don’t think about pleasing others. It’s okay to be selfish. In fact, it’s almost a requirement. There’ll be a brief moment of frustration, as Mars meets and opposes Saturn on July 20th. But it’s also oh-so-productive. You just have to accept whatever obstacles are presenting themselves and find a clever way around it. You are so very clever, after all.
The party continues, what with your ruler, Venus, still in this sector of your natal birth chart, slipping into retrograde motion on July 22nd. You should be delighted to hear that because of this, your social life is set to continue in the same merry vein as it has been lately. Though, perhaps it’s possible that some old friends or communities pop up out of the woodwork and ask for your undivided attention. Why? Well, maybe there’s some closure that’s needed. Whatever you do, evade the drama. Venus can be a little extra at the moment. Tantrums won’t get anyone anywhere. Develop a zero-tolerance attitude towards spectacles and you’ll do just fine.
Your ancient planetary ruler, Mars, takes precedence this month. He changes sectors on July 10th, entering the zone of your natal birth chart associated with goals and wishes. As such, you should be all kinds of busy formulating grand (but practical) plans for the future. What’s more, you’re thinking of every single little detail. That strategic side of yours is finally getting a chance to show itself. Hopefully, you’re being appreciated, validated, and acknowledged for your brilliance. Yet, the cosmic energy is such that it suggests it’s better to go solo on these exciting projects. Taking others along for the ride may just push your buttons. Rather let them stand on the sidelines and cheer you on.
Being a fire sign yourself, you’ll appreciate the passionate energies of July, not to mention the fact that many of the planets are either already in or entering your adventure sector this month. Adventure, you say? Yes. Your very favorite thing. First, Mercury stimulates this zone on July 11th, reflecting grand plans for the future. The ideas are being laid. Then, the Sun comes along on July 22nd, allowing for conscious action to take place. And finally, Venus goes retrograde here on the same day, illuminating what you truly value and desire when it comes to expanding your horizons. It’s the month to make a wish, and watch it begin to unfold. Whatever will you wish for? The sky’s the limit, sweetheart.
You’re off to an early start this month, what with the Full Moon in your sign on July 3rd. What’s being illuminated for you? What can you see that has come to fruition, as a result of your blood, sweat, and tears over the last several months? For better or worse, it’s time to release certain aspects of your world so that you can start afresh. There’s a brilliant new beginning with the New Moon two weeks later, on July 17th. Whilst the start of the month seems to be all about individuation, the middle is about collaboration and relationships. Venus reminds you of the importance of sharing, what with her retrograde motion starting on July 22th.
Most of the action happens for you in the latter half of July. This action seems to be mostly focused on relationships with Mercury, the Sun, and Venus in this sector of your natal chart. Mercury kicks the party off on July 11th, inviting you to negotiate and connect with others in a grand, passionate way. After him follows the mighty Sun, on July 22nd, which allows you to lose a little yourself – in a good way. Finally, affectionate Venus goes retrograde on the same day, shining a light on all things love-related. Sure, you may have a clash of values. Sure, you may rub each other the wrong way. But the truth is, there’s a lot to be learned.
In some ways, the month of July is a month of all things relationship-related. For one thing, you have a Full Moon across this sector of your natal chart on July 3rd. It asks you to find a better balance between the give and take. Explore a middle ground where you’re not draining your cup – or others’ – dry. Next, Mars gallops into your long-term partnership sector on July 10th, energizing and shaking up all things collaborative – romantic or otherwise. There may be some clashes here. But there’s also so much passion, baby. You get to choose which wolf to feed. Finally, a sensitive and nurturing New Moon in your chemistry and dating story revs up your love life on July 17th. Fun!