May Horoscope: Fertilizing Our Ideas


Mercurial Messages through the Zodiac

Let’s put our garden in, get our plans rolling and clarify our goals. We need to put determination and strength, rebellion and resilience to work this month. The sun in Taurus fertilizes our ideas, seeds, plots and plans while Mars in ambitious Capricorn approaches an irritating, motivating square to Uranus. On May 15, change-inducing Uranus enters Taurus, instigating a desire for concrete change in our material world, while Mars enters Aquarius, and they square off on May 16.

Like a combustion engine, with good timing and clear direction, this powerfully energizing aspect moves us. We can go places. If our gears are not in place, we can just spin our wheels, or even explode. These aspects, and the potentially unsettling events they could trigger, bring our awareness to the real challenges and a need for concrete material and sociological change in the years ahead. Luckily, a wonderfully sane Mercury-Saturn trine on May 18 encourages common sense and turns our eyes towards our long-term goals. And idealistic Jupiter-Neptune trine on May 25 encourages us to draw from our imagination and spiritual practice to stay inspired and directed towards the best for all sentient beings.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…It will be important to stay cool, calm, and nonreactive around tension in the workplace so all changes made can be for long-term benefit. Keep your eye on the prize and don’t be distracted by other people’s dramas; what matters is your sense of purpose and your calling.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…Be compassionate, but don’t get caught in others’ problems. The next few years will transform you, your evolution picks up speed, conditions begin to shift as Uranus enters your sign mid-month. Take thoughtful risks and prepare the ground for growth. Use your imagination: what would you like to evolve into?

Gemini (May 21-June 20)…You may feel tension but have trouble pinpointing the source. Look under rocks and behind the scenes. Use your inimitable conversation skills to bring hidden motivations into the open and help clear the air. This month’s events could trigger your introspection and amp up spiritual growth over the next few years.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)…New people, new community, exciting networking could enter your life if you are willing to walk through open doors and use challenges that arise as bonding moments. Ask for, and offer, help when small crises arrive; look for new allies and new resources rather than falling back on the familiar.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Early in May, adjust your daily routine to feel healthier and more energized. Mid-month changes put more on your plate in both the best and the most challenging of ways. Step aside from competition and encourage a win-win strategy to both thrive and evolve.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…It’s a good thing you love to learn; the next few years brings a steep learning curve as you adapt to new experiences. Embrace the change, explore possibilities. Become more physically active in late May, and your temper improves. Protect your ankles and feet and keep moving forward.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)...Romance and relationships of all types move to the front burner this month. Some unspoken needs on both sides could have caused distance; clear the air and the empathy that develops, providing deeper connection. After May 15, look for new sparks, new potential connections, in the oddest situations.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…Stay steady and even, and don’t take things personally no matter how stormy events become. Relationships evolve, some people step forwards, others back. Use physical changes in your home front, whether moving or renovating, as a chance to renovate the foundations of your self-concept.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…Tend to financial material goods the first few weeks to create more freedom in your life. Drive and speak thoughtfully mid-month; steer around confrontations. Though you can usually count on your health, towards the end of May build in healthy routines to keep yourself moving for the long haul.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)…Decisions you’ve made recently that change an aspect of your identity begin to have a material effect on your life. Stay steady, play it for the long haul, and avoid sudden expenditures until the dust settles. Take the high road in confrontations mid-month. New creative horizons open up after May 17.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…You have been doing some deeper work in your psyche, and this begins to change how you are perceived. Prioritize stability and create a more fertile circumstance for yourself, and for all the people you can reach. Speak out, but watch your temper mid-month. Appreciation flows towards you after May 18.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…Events that occur to people you know and love can trigger an introspective reassessment, which will help you grow. Stay centered in your own experience; be open to changing your mind, not in response to outside pressure, but in response to a new inner understanding and awareness of personal competence.

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  1. My birthday was yesterday and it is funny that I read this now… I’m a gemini. I feel tension and saddness, but not sure why… it’s really confounding! I wanted so much to have a happy birthday.


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