Mercury, retrograde since April 9 turns direct May 3 in Aries. This means that all the decisions and outcomes that have been on hold can now move forward. Since Mercury is in Aries they are sure to all start to pop and the maneuvers you make will be instant and spontaneous.
Do remember that there is this little thing called the “shadow of Mercury retrograde”. It is the period between the time Mercury moves forward and returns to the position where Mercury first went retrograde. Some people consider that a time to still be wary of Mercury retrograde challenges. The end of the shadow period is May 20. This astrologer is just joyful when Mercury goes direct and does not pay too much attention to the shadow. But, we all have our idiosyncrasies.
Mercury moves into Taurus May 16. Thats where he began his retrograde. Once Mercury moves into Taurus, the pace of life will slow a bit. We will not be so spontaneous as earlier in the month and we will want the real facts before making any decision. This can be frustrating if you are waiting on someone to make a decision because that person or persons are taking so long.
Life and relationships are calmer May 28 and even a bit before as Mercury, in Taurus, is sextile Neptune in Pisces. Our communication is sweeter and we are able to soothe and be soothed by a sense of comfort we did not feel days before.
Mercury's last hurrah for May is when he is trine Pluto in Capricorn May 31. This aspect bestows the ability to dig deep into any subject or situation that we may want to figure out. This is a great time to learn why you do the crazy stuff you do. Money matters go well for Aries and Aquarius at this time especially if you need a loan.
Just as Mercury is moving forward May 3, the Sun in Taurus is sextile Neptune in Pisces. This easy aspect offers us an opportunity to express compassion or a talent. It does not mean you have to accept the opportunity, but most likely it will be a good one.
This powerful energy continues as the Sun is trine Pluto May 9. Dilemmas can be solved and obstacles are overcome with this aspect. Relationships with powerful people are helpful to our cause at this time.
The full Moon occurs May 10 at 4:42 pm CDT in Scorpio at twenty degrees. This full Moon is an emotional one due to the fact that it occurs in Scorpio and that it is sextile Pluto. If you have a score to settle you just may go off on the person with whom you have the issue. Try to remain calm and know that you can achieve a new level of comfort without getting emotionally upset. Once you express your emotions we are sure to feel more comfortable in our lives. Just don't do it in such a way that you pollute the air you hoped to clear.
At the same time as the full Moon, Mercury is sextile Uranus while Mars is square Neptune and Mercury is trine Saturn (exact May 11). Mercury and Neptune add to the emotional drama of the full Moon calling for some of us to act like a martyr while others of us will just want to rescue those in distress. Somewhere someone is going to need rescuing and Mercury trine Saturn affords us the skills to do what needs to be done. Just remain rational and all should go well.
And still at the same time we are feeling Mars in Gemini trine Jupiter retrograde in Libra (exact May 12). This is a lucky aspect especially for Gemini and Libra. Stay honest and fair and you are sure to get what you set your sights out for now.
Saturn, now retrograde in Sagittarius is trine Uranus in Aries May 19. Uranus brings about sudden and surprising changes while Saturn requires a step by step approach to any situation. Saturn gives us an element of calm when we feel nervous about the changes that are taking place. When you are faced with deep changes look to make a plan to deal with those upheavals. This aspect was exact last December 24 and will again be exact again November 11. It is a long term aspect that assists us to make needed changes but without falling apart in despair. One step at a time.
At the same time Venus is opposite Jupiter in Libra. Let's party. If you are Aries or Libra this is a great time to take it easy and enjoy life. If this is a hectic time in life and you have lots to do, then you will have to work extra diligently so that the work you do is up to par.
Later in the month Mars is opposite Saturn May 29 which is cause for frustration but at the same time Mars is sextile Uranus May 30 which provides a smooth transition. If we feel frustrated it is because our planning is lacking. Get you plans together and the frustrations will turn into an orderly transition.
The Sun has not been so active this month as he plods through Taurus. Once the Sun moves into Gemini May 20 our curiosity is awakened along wth our need to communicate. Many of us will be juggling many projects all at once. Our wits will be sharp and clever and many of us will have to adapt to new situations with little or no notice. This can be a carefree time especially for Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
Shortly thereafter, on May 25, the new Moon occurs at 2:44 pm CDT at four degrees Gemini. The cycle that starts now is a great one for learning something new such as a new way of communication or even a new language. Tests will be taken and paperwork will require your attention.
At the same time Venus in Aries is square Pluto in Capricorn. This aspect is a challenge to our relationships. Those of us who have been sitting on a powder keg of discontent are sure to blow our lids. Count to ten and weigh out those issues of power and control now so that once the fire is out you do not regret the explosion.