The second half of May presents longer-lasting planetary transit effects, encouraging your evolution—some point to tense currents of life that require resolution. On a lighter note, the month ends with a shift towards creative playfulness and celebration.
5/11 - 5/22
Mercury Sextile Saturn
As Mercury is out of Retrograde, it continues making a positive Sextile with Saturn, as my last astrology report discussed. This Sextile began on May 11th and continues through May 22nd and is a helpful transit for mental focus and direction. Mercury Sextile Saturn can help you discern what’s worth your time to put your attention towards during these dates. If you have been feeling scattered in the uprising of Spring energy, this is a support time to feel mentally grounded.
Mercury Sextile Saturn can also have you continuing to turn your attention towards having matter-of-fact conversations and feeling mentally focused on the practical matters of life. It’s a good time to figure out things around communications with others. Saturn brings practical grounding; the Sextile makes for harmonious interplay in Mercury’s realms of thought and communication.
5/17 - 5/29
Jupiter Square Pluto
Jupiter makes a challenging square aspect with Pluto in the last two weeks of May. This planetary configuration can strongly emphasize your exploration of the directions you are taking in your life. You may feel a persistent urge to move forward and do whatever it takes to get to the next place in your journey.
Any difficulties showing up during this time can allow you to take inventory of what is and isn’t working in your pursuit of success. Ultimately, one of the best ways to work with this transit is to look at whatever conflicts or challenges are showing up to help you become more aware if you’re genuinely on the right path for growth and expansion. From May 19th - 29th, notice if the urge to push through on something is making things worse or better for you. If it’s seemingly worse, ask yourself: Is your ego in the driver's seat of your decisions and making things more difficult for you? Pluto has a way of transforming whatever needs to go through a death & rebirth process, and this transit with Jupiter has the potential to help you sculpt your path of expansion forward by chiseling away and refining aspects of your forward arc to allow for a renewed and clarified sense of forward momentum. What needs to be hewn off or sanded away to give your bearing a more accurate vision?
New Moon in Taurus
On Friday, May 19th, we have a New Moon in Taurus. In astrology, when the Moon is in Taurus, it is in an exalted position; our fluid, ever-changing moon of reflective feelings shines well with the stability Taurus brings. This year’s Taurus New Moon is accompanied by a great assembly of planets in Taurus adjacent to the Moon, the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, and North Node. This crew offers a possibility for expanding and evolving your state of mind with grounded awareness.
Close to the Sun and Moon, we have Uranus also in Taurus, pointing to evolutionary movement. This Taurus New Moon offers a doorway for grounded presence as a springboard towards a quantum leap in consciousness.
5/20 - 5/27
Mars opposes Pluto
When Mars opposes Pluto on the 20th through the 27th, ego drives can activate intensely, and more conflicts could occur. The energy of this transit helps you push forth from your own conviction and direction. Still, the challenge is to not do it in such a way that inappropriately presses on others’ boundaries, as it’s a vital time for self-assertiveness.
A way to work with the Mars/Pluto energy during these dates is first to recognize if you're operating from a place that needs to compete or fight on something. Conflicts with others during the 20th - 27th can point to areas where you can be more cooperative to have the overall outcome you are looking for regarding any matters at hand.
This period could be a good time to take advantage of the more assertive energy you may feel coming through you. If you are having a difficult time, then this energy can help you take appropriate action for yourself or make your boundaries clear.
5/21 - 5/27
Mars Square Jupiter
Along with Mars opposing Jupiter and Jupiter Squaring Pluto, Mars will make a Square with Jupiter during the same time (May 21st - 27th). You may experience intense circumstances or interactions with the people around you. Jupiter’s energy can make things bigger with whatever it influences, for better or worse, and with action-oriented Mars Squaring Jupiter, it can cause any problematic situation to seem worse. Mars with Jupiter can activate you to assert yourself in more significant ways than you might be used to.
On a less intense note, Mars Squaring Jupiter can have you moving and taking action on things in many directions. Notice if you have too many irons in the pot, scattering your physical energy from May 21st - 27th. Mars is about taking bold action, and Jupiter is about feeling optimistic about expanding yourself in various directions. Think about everything you have going on these days and notice if you’re trying to “do it all” in a way that takes you further away from your center and tips your scales to feeling more scattered and less accomplished.
Mars Square Jupiter can give you a sense of having an abundance of physical energy. If you want to tackle many things from the 21st - 27th, I recommend picking 2-3 things that are the most important to put your energy towards, which will give you tremendous success at accomplishing what you set out to do. It’s a charged and potent time to work some things out.
5/26 - 5/29
Venus Sextile Uranus
From May 26th through the 29th, as we head into the holiday weekend, most of the intense astrological energy will likely lighten up. You may find yourself shifting into more accessible spaces that connect you to what new things you’re creating out of your recent transformations. When we genuinely move away from old ways of being, we feel a sense of wild horse freedom that allows us to move forward.
As the final weekend of May comes in, Venus Sextile Uranus opens more flow for you to engage socially in ways that connect you to creative play, beauty, and art. Allow this fun and exploratory opening to provide new and loving experiences with people, places, and things, combined with your unique expression of who you are! Venus brings all the beauty of love, the arts, sharing the pleasures of the moment like food and music. Here Uranus being in harmonious Sextile Venus, fosters the qualities of a Bacchus-party essence with a flare of novelty and playfulness in the celebration of life!
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Laura Allmacher RN, LAc, has been practicing in the field of medicine for over 20 years, dedicating most of this time to the healing arts and natural medicine. Along with a current acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice, Laura also provides professional astrology readings as a form of a guide to help bring timing, meaning and perspective to deeper life patterns and situations so one can make the most out of their incarnation.