This is another vitally conclusive month of transformation for you, Sagittarius, centring around self-development and self-expression. The powerful Taurus New Moon eclipse from just before the month began, taking place on April 30th, brought inner work and relationship considerations into the field of what you are trying to accomplish from the standpoint of your sense of life mission. You are being called upon to utilize your most sincere sense of values, and of right action, as you look ahead to a more vibrant future. This includes all that you have going in the deepest part of your psyche that is difficult to examine consciously. You must instead rely on intuition. When Mercury retrogrades in your opposite sign on May 10th, the introspective tenor of this monthly cycle grows, and you could also find yourself questioning factors of your relationship dynamic as you proceed. Then, the extremely potent Full Moon eclipse of May 15th brings all of this into a different focus. Inner and outer combine in integrated meaning as you continue to find your way forward into greater sense of purpose and authenticity.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The May month begins astrologically with the New Moon Solar Eclipse of April 30th, just the day before the advent of the calendar month. The eclipse degree falls in your sixth sector of health regimens and workplace, also habitual patterns and a sense of service to others. This implies that the entire month brings unexpected events to your day-to-day existence and as well an important focus on organizational matters and the need to spend time assessing your daily habits and your routine. If you have been taking it easy recently or ignoring some critical responsibilities, this month could serve as your wake-up call. As usual, you may have a lot of irons in the fire, but you may be realizing that everything is taking more time to finish than you initially anticipated, and your to-do list could need catching up.
Venus enters the passionate sign of Aries on the 2nd and this could bring a supportive influence for romantic scenarios and creative projects. Although you may have a lot of work on your hands, you may be inclined to spend more time doing what you love in order to de-stress or not feel the maximum pressure that comes from having too much on your plate. Love and relationships could be on your mind, especially as Venus transits in Aries for most of the month. The Sun is conjunct with Uranus in Taurus for the first week of the month, meaning more unforeseen circumstances than usual. There is an unpredictable quality permeating this period, but you, of all people, are best equipped to handle the influence. Just make sure you find healthy outlets for stress and plenty of downtimes to relax.
A necessary change of the guards takes place on May 10th when Mercury stations retrograde in Gemini in your partnership sector. Mercury will be moving retrograde and then recovering until the middle of June and may prompt you to reassess the dynamics and roles within your partnerships. Even though you may try to do everything on your own, you may need to delegate some of your responsibilities to get everything done. You’ll have the rest of the month to think through your arrangements with others and assess where you may need more support.
On May 10th, also, your ruling planet Jupiter enters the sign of Aries which will bring a significant change of pace for you as well. Jupiter will be in Aries until late October, boosting your chart’s creative sector, which should also help gain traction in your projects. Topics of children or romance could also benefit from the influence of Jupiter in Aries.
A Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio takes place on May 15th, bringing considerable tension thanks to a T-square from the Sun and Moon to Saturn in Aquarius. You may have to wrestle with old demons or habits threatening to stall your progress. This may be your opportunity to take stock of where you are and where you would like to be. The tension felt at this time could be used as a pivot to move forward. However, you may have to first wrestle with the shadowy parts of yourself that threaten to derail your success. Old and stubborn emotional patterns around feelings of safety or old familial patterns could surface to be exorcized, and it is a good time to do so. Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces on the 18th highlights real or imagined fears, making this period a delicate time to navigate if you are more sensitive. Things outside of your control could feel overwhelming, but the opportunity to transcend some of your insecure patterns is also available.
The Sun enters Gemini on May 20th, which should ease the intensity that came with the eclipses since the beginning of May. The Sun in Gemini illuminates the give and take of your many relationships in the coming month and the compromise needed for a partnership to endure. Mercury Retrograde in Gemini meets the Sun upon its entry into the sign of the Twins, which may bring clarification, especially if recent misunderstandings with others were left unresolved. Mercury Retrograde re-enters Taurus a few days later on the 22nd, which may compel you to rethink something thoroughly.
Mars enters Aries on the 24th, which is a significant ingress as it joins Jupiter and Venus there and thus brings an additional emphasis on the sign in the coming weeks. This could mean increasing pleasure and doing more of what you love. Relationships with others might also be more productive, and collaborations should benefit, especially if both parties have enough space for their individuality.