This is a significant month for digging in, Scorpio, and attempting to discern the inner meaning of the changes that you are putting yourself through. The relationship sector of your solar chart is one featured area for you, with two eclipses lighting up your opposite sign. Another is your sector of creativity and self-expression, which takes on a mystical and ethereal air with the New Moon eclipse of April 30th, conditioning the May month. An optimistic attitude prevails as well so that you might feel as though you could remove mountains. Communication and writing are also subject to revision and transformation, especially within the timing of the retrograde of Mercury from May 10th onward. Eventually, you could wind up questioning several aspects of your life and relationships, in meditative introspection. The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse of May 15th also have great power to bring your relationship dynamic more poignantly into consciousness, along with an implied spiritual growth spurt that honours partnership and your own self-development. You might come to recognize that your evolutionary progress is founded in part on your significant connections with others.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The month of May begins astrologically with the Solar Eclipse in Taurus on the last day of April, which governs the next thirty days of its lunation cycle, and has implications for the next six months as well. You may therefore be initiating some changes in the coming days and weeks. The sign of this Taurus eclipse sits opposite your sign, which means that this eclipse cycle could bring important changes to our pre-existing status quo with partners of all kinds. There could be more or less optimistic surprises, or perhaps a fog of mystery could develop. Relationships that are important to you could be forming or dissolving, or you may be reevaluating and upgrading according to the gives and takes of each particular case. Your desires could be shifting at this time, and you may be more willing to compromise to make a relationship work.
Venus enters Aries on the 2nd, bringing attention to your habits, health, and routine. You may feel an increasing desire to take care of your body and get back on track with healthier habits. It might be easier this month to combine work and pleasure, and it could be your opportunity to implement physical movements while tackling your chores. Doing what you love does not always have to be productive, but it could be effective in the long run to spend more time doing what you love.
Mars in Pisces influences your chart’s creative and romantic sector and comes into a sextile with Uranus in Taurus on the 4th. This aspect, and the Sun conjunct Uranus in Taurus the next day, could bring some surprising turn of events, especially if you’ve been feeling restless or bored. You might feel the need to shake things up or try something new, and it could be an excellent time to experiment. You may have the opportunity to break some of your most stubborn patterns gracefully at this time, so be open to trying different things. New people with exciting perspectives could be coming into your life, and your pre-existing relationships could be taking on a different shape.
The First Quarter Moon in Leo taking place on May 8th could highlight a certain amount of tension building up related to your career or your aspirations. You may feel pressured by the many things you have to accomplish at this time while trying to balance other priorities.
Mercury stations retrograde in Gemini on the 10th, bringing a significant shift in the emotional and mental weather patterns, especially since Jupiter enters Aries on the same day. This incoming Mercury Retrograde in Gemini could emphasize what you share with others, whether material, contractual or personal. Intimate and business partnerships may be up for revisioning, and secrets could come out that may change important dynamics. The next three to five weeks could be your opportunity to re-write your agreements with someone or at least evaluate the pre-existing ones. Jupiter enters Aries also on the 10th, where it will highlight the health and routine sector of your chart until late October. Jupiter in Aries may emphasize your energy level and vitality in the coming months and could support the implementation of a gentle physical routine that has holistic components like yoga, meditation, or QiGong.
On May 15th, there is a Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in your sign. This second eclipse of the season could emphasize emotional patterns that you could be ready to dissolve. You may become aware of things that no longer offer you sustenance and feel prepared to let them go. Saturn in Aquarius is being squared by the eclipse, creating some tension, and it may feel harder to reconcile your desires and obligations. However, it is most likely that you are already quite familiar with where the lacks are in your life and the simple act of acknowledging where your discontent lies could be the beginning of the changes you need to make. When Mars in Pisces comes into a conjunction with Neptune on the 18th, this might bring a certain modicum of discontent. It could feel as if reality does not match your hopes, and it could be easier to slip into a certain amount of wishful thinking.
The Sun enters Gemini on the 20th and conjuncts Mercury Retrograde on the 21st, which marks the halfway point of the Mercury Retrograde. Mercury in the heart of the Sun may shine a light on your partnerships and your allies at this time. Shared responsibilities continue to be a significant theme, and important negotiations could be coming up in the following weeks.
Mars enters Aries on May 24th joining Jupiter and Venus already transiting in the sign of the Ram. You could be feeling quite ambitious as Mars transit in Aries. However, you may also realize that you cannot easily succeed without your alliances’ emotional or financial backing.
Venus entering your opposite sign of Taurus on the 28th could bring an even more significant emphasis on your relationships as she transits here, and you may feel more inclined to depend on your steady partnerships for grounding and support.
The month closes with a New Moon in Gemini on the 30th, which augurs the beginning of a new cycle for things related to your intimate and business partnerships. An ongoing realignment process could occur, and you might be less willing to waste your energy on superficial dynamics. It’s an excellent time to set intentions around your people and the relationships offering a solid and grounding presence in your life.