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Where The Love Planets Lie In May 2018
Sun in Taurus – 22nd then in Gemini
New Moon – 15th
Full Moon – 29th
Mercury in Aries – 14th – then Taurus through the 30th then in Gemini
Venus in Gemini – 20th – then Cancer
Mars in Capricorn through the 17th – Aquarius
Jupiter & Saturn both retrograde
Uranus in Aries – 16th, then moves into Taurus
What it all means…
There are a lot of big planetary changes this month, especially with Uranus moving out of Aries and into Taurus. Uranus has been in Aries since 2011 and moves into earthy Taurus mid-month where he stays for 7 years. The Taurus New Moon underscores Uranus’s shift into the sign of Taurus around on the 15th and marks the most fertile time of 2018 to initiate new beginnings in the physical/material world.
The following day, May 16 features a significant sign change for Mars when it enters Aquarius, the ruler of Uranus. This sign change triples the emphasis on abrupt change because Mars is going out of phase in Aquarius for 6 months (starting early August). All of these changes astrologically will affect relationships as they are both about new beginnings and abrupt changes – which could mean break ups and new relationships are formed.
Venus in Gemini through the 20th throws another interesting cosmic spanner in the works as this usually means sporadic energy in the love department. Venus in Gemini is often ‘torn between two lovers’ (or more), so if you’re looking for love, you may find you have more than one option – as do the other people you are dating. It is not a time to settle at all – especially if you are a Gemini or Aquarius. Once determined Mars moves into Aquarius mid-month, he won’t be as gung ho on disciplinary actions as he was while in Capricorn and remember, he’s going to be in Aquarius for an extra long time, so there will be much more give and take in relationships.
If you’re not sure about your relationship, May is the month to step back and take a long, hard look at where things are headed and what you really want out of your love life. Some of you may find that things are ‘stale’ and need some spicing up, while others will decide that things are no longer viable and make the decision to end a long time relationship – either love wise or friendship wise.
Abrupt changes can be extremely difficult and draining on people. Especially for those of you who have been friends or lovers with someone for some time. It really does make you realize just how fragile relationships can be when they can be ripped apart or fall apart and you have to pick up the pieces. Or vice versa. You may be the one who walks away and have to deal with the feelings of guilt over breaking up a relationship or friendship. However if you feel it is the best thing to do – for you and everyone involved – you have to do it.
Either way May is going to be quite the topsy turvy month broken pretty much perfectly in half. Mercury and Venus in Aries and Gemini through the middle of May and then Mercury and Venus in Taurus and Cancer for the second half of the month. Not to mention Mars in stern and strict Capricorn and then moving mid-month into much more easy going Aquarius. Emotions will be on high alert and the main theme of the month in May is to ‘live and let live’. Making sure you really do apply that to yourself and your relationships. As well as not getting too caught up in other people and their dramas – of which there will be plenty of to contend with. Focusing on what’s best for you and your peace of mind is the best course of action you can take in May.
Mercury the planet of communication and clear thinking remains in Aries through the 15th, so watch your words and your tone. If you have something to say, work out how to say it the nicest way possible and at the right time in the right place. Mercury in Aries tends to make people burst out with things unexpectedly and often at the most inappropriate times. Once Mercury moves into Taurus mid-month, you will find it much easier to speak up when it’s needed and use a soothing tone without any extras thrown in.
Likewise when Venus moves into Cancer on the 20th, it will be much easier to navigate personal and business relationships. Getting along with other people is one of the most difficult things in life after all. You might dislike someone with whom you have to spend a lot of time with – someone you work with, someone you share your home with or a neighbour you run into all the time. It’s amazing how certain people can make you grit your teeth and want to roll your eyes and say something smart and sassy isn’t it? Avoid doing that as much as you can – it isn’t missed by the people you are doing it to and sometimes all it takes is a mood adjustment to think nicer thoughts about someone or to ‘fake it’ and pretend that everything is just fine.
A New Moon on the 15th in Taurus focuses your attention on love and money – so if you and your other half are going into business together or thinking of buying a home together, mid-month is the best time to talk about it. A Full Moon in sassy Sagittarius on the 29th makes it a great time to finish up something and come full circle. Which is when many of you will make the decision to pull the cosmic plug on a friendship or relationship that no longer works for you. Keep in mind that Full Moons are all about closure, so this really is the perfect time to make one of the hardest decisions there is to make.
Cosmic well wishes for May,