The last week has been a busy one astrologically and this will continue for the rest of May. We began last week with a New Moon in Taurus on the 11th, inspiring us all to look to the future and how we can grow. Whatever we ‘planted’ last week, is likely to come to fruition in six months time.
Jupiter Transit through Pisces
On May 13th, Jupiter moved from Aquarius into Pisces, where it will stay until July 28th. It will then spend almost the rest of the year in Aquarius before moving back to Pisces on December 28th. Jupiter is much happier in Pisces, so we should all feel a little more positive and less weighed down for the next couple of months. There will be more luck to be had than has been the case for the last couple of years. The atmosphere will feel lighter and there will be a sense of excitement, which the majority of us have definitely been missing. There will also be more love and romance around us! This is just a taste of what is in store for us next year, when things will start to properly move forward for us, finally. Mercury and Venus, currently in Gemini add to the lightness and a feeling of being more free.
Throughout this Jupiter transit, we do have a few things to contend with, that will mute it’s energies a little. Mars is in watery Cancer until June 11th. During this time, emotions continue to be heightened and we can take things the wrong way much more easily that usual. We have a tendency to have unrealistic expectations of others during this transit. Then on May 26th we have the first eclipse of the year. This is a Full Moon in fiery Sagittarius opposite the Sun in Gemini. Eclipses always bring sudden changes, often accompanied by a shock or revelation of some kind. This eclipse is likely to bring about a sudden change in direction for most of us – look to your rising sign to see which house this occurs in for you personally. Remember that Sagittarius is optimistic and adventure loving, it would be a good idea to try to employ this mindset when dealing with the changes.
Here come the retrogrades
Lastly, May 23rd kicks off retrograde season. On this day, Saturn goes retrograde in Aquarius until October 10th. Retrogrades are a good time to revisit anything major that we have been dealing with. Now we have the opportunity to reevaluate and set new boundaries, or find new ways to deal with our responsibilities. Saturn is the taskmaster, so there may be times where we feel burdened, but by the end of this retrograde, we will find that we have grown enormously in these areas.
Mercury then goes retrograde on May 29th. We all know that communication can be a huge issue during a mercury retrograde, but this time, it falls in Gemini, which is the sign of communication. Make sure to think before you speak. Double check any words you want to say or texts/emails you send, as it will be easy to make mistakes or say something we will quickly regret. On the other hand, it is a great time to speak your truth, particularly in regards to your wants and needs. It is also a good opportunity to look at where you may have been influenced by others’ opinions and begin to form your own instead. As we know, this retrograde is also notorious for upsets with technology, so try to be as patient as you can for now.
In a nutshell, the rest of this month will bring changes at lightening speed, whether that is actual change, or else a change or mindset. June brings even more of this, as well as a Solar Eclipse in Gemini on June 10th and the third Saturn Uranus Square on June 14th. I will write more about all this at the end of May.