Welcome to May, which begins with Sun in Taurus and ends with Sun in Gemini. Jupiter will be changing gears from Pisces entering Aries. The easy-going, mellow vibes of Pisces will be shifting, entering a yearlong phase of fast-paced thinking and determination. In Pisces, Jupiter expanded awareness and creativity, but the acting was slow-paced and not forceful.
Jupiter will also be expansive in Aries, but a tad more explosive, adding an element of a daredevil and impulsive behaviors. You may find yourself less willing to cooperate with things you feel hold you back. You will crave change and may be inclined to join a gym (of course, not everyone will experience this urge), go on a diet cut, dye your hair, redo your home, or simply buy new things, etc. If you have thought of minimalism, this may be a significant period to start or even to redecorate your space. This period will feel like you are getting rid of old things that no longer function for you and taking the time to reinvent yourself mentally and physically.
This year May will be packed with more activity and restlessness for those who have felt restricted and confined, especially when the Sun enters Gemini. We will be ready to let go of the winter layers and enjoy the new season's coming. June will be start especially lucky for Libra, Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn.
May 2022 Monthly Astrological Forecast
The positions of the planets play an important role this month, so let’s start by taking a deeper dive into the various transits and what you can expect as a result.
Personal Planetary Transits for Sun Signs, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars
Sun in Taurus (April 21, 2022 – May 20, 2022)
May starts out with the Sun in Taurus, which brings us a sense of calmness and appreciation of the little things. Venus rules Taurus, which often amplifies our love of beauty, nature and the little touches that bring us pleasure. In Taurus, Venus is calm and steady, yet strong and determine. During the Sun in Taurus, we find ourselves feeling confident, secure, and able to tactile things as they come. Of course, though Venus is the ruler of Taurus, it is currently in Aries, which can shake things up a bit until it enters its natural station at the end of May.
Sun in Gemini (May 21, 2022 – June 20, 2022)
The Sun in Gemini allows us to enjoy a variety of things we have not enjoyed in a while. Though Mercury will be in retrograde in Gemini, we will manage to find ourselves not taking things so seriously. There is a wonderful tendency to overcome things easily and not lose hope during this period, so regardless of what you may have faced, you will manage to move forward.
Mercury Retrograde – May/June 2022
- Mercury Retrograde in Gemini - May 10, 2022 – May 24, 2022
- Mercury Retrograde in Taurus - May 24, 2022 – June 3, 2022
Mercury in Gemini (April 30, 2022 – May 24, 2022)
Mercury will be direct in Gemini starting on April 30th and remain direct until May 10th, when it goes retrograde. Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, gives this Sun sign a natural booster of communication, charm, and social agility. They can be both cunning and honest at the same time, which can lead to confusion. During the Mercury in Gemini transit, there is a tendency to feel social, outgoing, and outspoken. Communication feels effortless and smooth during this transit until it goes retrograde on May 10th, which may feel like we are talking in circles, saying a lot, yet not saying anything with substance.
While still in retrograde, Mercury will enter Sun in Taurus on May 24th, remaining there until June 3rd. In Taurus, communication is not so speedy and random, but it is still foggy and unclear. The energy of Mercury in Taurus will be expressed physically, such as delays in transportation, the arrival of goods, and sluggish physical energy. I realize that May and June are ideal for weddings, but I recommend waiting until June 3 to plan or book a wedding.
Venus in Aries (May 3, 2022 – May 29, 2022)
Venus in Aries tends to be expressive, explosive, and at times over the top. The energy of Venus in Aries can be intoxicating and, at times, seems magical. However, it is not always sustainable if there is nothing to ground it. Think of Venus in Aries, like a spark that begins but unless attached to something concrete, it will quickly fade. However, it does bring much-needed fun and cheerfulness into one’s life.
Venus in Taurus (May 29, 2022 - June 24, 2022)
Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus. In the sign of Taurus, the aspects of Venus are stable and reliable. There is a sense of duty and commitment to relationships and partnership when Venus is in Taurus. During the transits of Venus in Taurus, it is an ideal time to get married, move in together or step up your dating profile. However, before scheduling any wedding plans or seeking new love, the transits of Venus and Mercury must be direct; otherwise, you may encounter miscommunication and instability.
Mars in Pisces (April 16, 2022 – May 23, 2022)
Mars becomes a bit more chill in Pisces than in Aries; however, it can be restless and, at times, a bit edgy. Mars in Pisces is quiet and non-confrontational, but it does not mean things do not impact them. You know what they say, “it’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for.” In Pisces, Mars saves its energy for what matters and seldom wastes time expressing strong emotions.
Mars in Aries (May 24, 2022 - July 7, 2022)
Mars enters its natural placement as the ruler of Aries. While stationed in Aries, Mars brings forth dynamic and powerful energy. In Aries, Mars is in its most robust placement that is forceful, courageous, and outgoing. Nothing is impossible or beyond reach when Mars is in Aries. In addition, Mars can be erratic and impulsive, which can contribute to disputes and disagreements. However, Mars in Aries also brings on physical energy and the ability to get things done after a period of stagnation.
Full Moon Aspects in May 2022
Full Flower Moon in Scorpio - May 16, 2022
The Full Flower Moon in Scorpio, on May 16th, 2022 (which is also a total lunar eclipse) will be in the Sun of Scorpio, coaxing to dive deeper into situations. The Moon will bring up strong feelings and a strong need to have meaningful connections. This Moon dissolves superficial views and exposes us to inner realities we might have avoided. This period can be both a healing and revealing time for us. It is a favorable transit for Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio, but difficult for Taurus.
Planetary Transits of the Outer Planets. (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto)
Jupiter in Pisces
Jupiter in Pisces will be transiting out as of May 10, 2022, and entering Aries. The waning of the stages of Jupiter in Pisces allows us to reflect on what is vital and significant to our well-being. The reflective qualities of Jupiter in Pisces will change and become more active once it enters Aries.
Jupiter in Aries
Jupiter enters Aries on May 11, 2022, and remains for one year until May 17, 2023. During this period, you will experience a strong need to get things done. When Jupiter was in Pisces, there was a lot of contemplation and wishing, and not as much action in terms of getting things moving forward. During the transits in May, we will experience a sense of urgency, which will lead to us acting without thinking of the details and consequences. It can lead to the energy that runs a tad wild. One of the most substantial aspects of Jupiter in Aries is developing faith in oneself and trusting one’s gut.
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in Saturn in Aquarius occurs between (December 18, 2020, until March 8, 2023). Aquarius will be squared Sun in Taurus on May 15, 2022. The aspects of Saturn in Aquarius are expressed by a strongly Sun in Taurus, is it there is a natural square in this transit? There is a bit more hesitation and overthinking in this combination. Though Jupiter is moving into Aries in May, many will experience what feels like a bit of a wall when trying to get things done. During this period, the taskmaster Saturn will help you regain some focus and the concentration you may have lost during the transits of Jupiter in Pisces. Remember, Jupiter is the jolly go-getter, while Saturn is the seriously stern disciplinarian. We need Saturn to get things done; otherwise, we will be in eternal party mode under Jupiter.
Uranus in Taurus
Uranus in Taurus happens between May 15, 2018, through April 27, 2026. During May, Uranus in Taurus will be conjunct with Sun in Taurus, creating an aspect of personal freedom and a desire to be around innovative and exciting ventures. You may desire to step outside your comfort zone and explore new horizons during this period.
Neptune in Pisces
Neptune in Pisces began on February 3, 2012 and lasts until March 30, 2025. Neptune in Pisces conjuncts Sun in Taurus at the beginning of May, creating a nice balance between creativity and manifestation. Neptune’s hidden qualities will be enhanced by the stabilizing qualities of the Sun. As the Sun enters Gemini on May 21, 2022, the transit with Neptune in Pisces will form a square, creating feelings of doubt and roadblocks to creative manifestations available at the beginning of the month.
Pluto in Capricorn
Finally, Pluto in Capricorn continues its crawl along from November 27, 2008, until January 14, 2024. May begins with Pluto direct in Capricorn which recently entered the retrograde status on April 29, lasting until October 8, 2022. During the retrograde, Pluto in Capricorn seems to slow down a bit. Things take longer than expected, which can be a rather frustrating period, especially if you want to make upgrades, make investments, or start new ventures. Keep in mind that taking it slow has its advantages since it forces us to look at things closely and not leap without looking. Therefore, taking your time might be what you need to see all the details.
For all things astrology, check out our Psychic Source Astrology Guide. Learn even more about the planets and how they impact your life.
Love Tips for Every Zodiac Sign – May 2022
To help you make the most of the aspects of this month, here are some tips:
Monthly Love Tips Provided by Psychic Minerva
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Minerva is a skilled Psychic, Tarot reader, Intuitive Coach, Interfaith Minister, and Reiki Master with a Degree in Psychology. She has more than 35 years of working as an intuitive coach and a psychic reader. Minerva, a Native New Yorker who enjoyed a career as a therapist and metaphysical teacher for over 30, has retired and is now devoted to doing psychic readings and writing. Minerva’s intuitive skills and experience as a therapist provide her with a solid background for exploring various heart and soul topics with compassion and deep understanding.