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2024 Astrology for May

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SUN, MOON & PLANETS THIS MONTH

All dates and times in this article are based on Universal Time Zone (UT). © Pauline Gerosa Astrology Oracle Images & Text

PLANETARY PLACEMENTS & PATTERNS for MAY 2024

Taurus Season began on 19th April, and continues to the 20th of this month when the Sun moves into the first air sign, Gemini. May offers a solar blend of earth and air elements which creates a constructive combination of abstract ideas and practical resourcefulness. It is all very well to come up with theories about how something could happen, but how to make it work in 3D reality is another matter altogether. May is the month in which designers and builders can pool their talents to produce really good-value results.

“The great works we see were just ideas until they received the real energy which transforms ideas into real and tangible artifacts.”

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Your Zodiac Sign This Month

The strongest influences to your birth sign will come from:

  • planets passing through your Zodiac Sign
  • New and Full Moons affecting your section of the Zodiac
  • the current placement of your Ruling Planet and the connections it creates
  • your Ruling Planet moving retrograde or direct (see the list of ruling planets at the end of this post)

MOVEMENT OF THE MOON

The Moon passes through your Zodiac Sign 1-2 times per month. Because La Luna affects your moods and emotions you may find that your feelings are more sensitive when she is in your sector of the zodiac. Your instincts are intensified at this time, and you are at your most intuitive and imaginative. Read more about the Movement of The Moon

MOON VOID OF COURSE phases are when the Moon makes no more astrological connections to any planet before it moves into the next zodiac sign. Traditional astrology believes that anything important which is initiated during these times is unlikely to come to full fruition or reap the results that are anticipated, or hoped for.

May’s Astro Oracle Calendar lists this month’s void of course phases:

THIS MONTH’S KEY MOVEMENTS

30 April-2 May MOON IN AQUARIUS square Venus, Sun, Uranus & Jupiter in Taurus, conjunct Pluto in Aquarius, trine South Node in Libra. A culture can call itself truly civilised when each generation is determined to enhance the environment it inherits. When the ancestors aspire only to bequeath an abundant world, a cornucopia of truth and beauty, to those who follow them.

“We are witnessing an enormous shift of collective consciousness throughout the world. We are at the precipice of great transformation within our culture and government”

Zachary Quinto

01-07 May Planetary Placements & Patterns

Venus in Taurus square Pluto in Aquarius
Mercury conjunct Chiron in Aries, square Ceres in Capricorn

Coming to terms with the fact that living abundantly does not involve acquiring social status or material wealth results in significant self-empowerment. You are now free to create the lifestyle which suits you best, regardless of outside influences, fashions and trends. The realisation that you are no longer answerable to anything other than your own values, ethics and standards brings a strong sense of mastery and healing.

2 May PLANET PLUTO MOVES RETROGRADE IN AQUARIUS

You may have been  feeling the early rumblings of a major shift about to happen but whatever it will be is still below the surface, hidden from view. You, who are tuned into the subtle yet intense energies of sleeping volcanos about to awake, are already prepared to survive the fallout that follows eruption. You are the one who copes with challenge and holds things together while less stalwart souls panic and flap around you. You were there, wide awake and ready to respond, when powerful beings from the realms of Light sent out their call. You are a member of the super-charged team that is guiding Humanity through a dark tunnel into a bright future. Sun Signs most affected: Scorpio, Aquarius

2-4 May MOON IN PISCES conjunct Saturn & Neptune in Pisces. This truly magical Moon has the power to make wishes come true, so long as you are prepared to put some effort into providing a viable framework for your vision. Once you have achieved this goal, all you have to do is wait patiently for your dream to materialise in 3D reality.

4-6 May MOON IN ARIES conjunct Mars, Mercury, Chiron & Eris in Aries, square Ceres in Capricorn. Wounded warriors defeat their painful problems by maintaining a strong sense of focus and direction. They are always prepared to face danger but do not waste energy on fearing difficulties which may or may not crop up. Their strength is conserved for when it is actually needed.

6-8 May MOON IN TAURUS square Pluto in Aquarius, conjunct Venus, Sun (New Moon), Uranus & Jupiter in Taurus. A simple life provides plenty of time and space for creative endeavour. Uncluttered by complicated concerns about how to impress anonymous authorities, your existence becomes entirely your own. You are completely free to make of it what you will.

8 May NEW MOON IN TAURUS

Set your intentions on starting something which is designed to deliver high-quality results. This is a good time to sow seeds for schemes that may grow rather slowly but which ultimately will be well made and built to last. Your gut feelings should be consulted because they have an important role to play in offering constructive guidance on how to proceed as each stage of your project is realised. This will ensure your rate of progress is steady and sustainable, your resources are always put to good use and the rewards you reap are as rich as you would want them to be.

8-11 May MOON IN GEMINI trine Pluto in Aquarius, trine South Node in Libra, square Saturn & Neptune in Pisces. Your intelligence is inherited through your gene pool, via a long line of ancestors who donated their knowledge and experience to the collective consciousness of the human race. It helps you to bring clarity to confusion, creating order out of chaos.

11-13 May MOON IN CANCER square Mars, North Node, Chiron, Eris & Mercury in Aries, trine Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, opposing Ceres in Capricorn. When you are not sure about what to do or where to go next, consult the Wise Self that guides you via your instincts and intuition. It will point you in whichever direction serves your best interests and highest purpose.

11-13 May Planetary Placements & Patterns

Sun conjunct Uranus in Taurus, trine Ceres in Capricorn
Mercury conjunct Eris in Aries

The urge to evolve your present situation is impossible to ignore. Used constructively, this impulse can be implemented to reinforce your creative ambition by helping you to recognise the unique talents and abilities that will enable you to bring your plans to fruition. A razor sharp mental focus provides a strong sense of purpose together with the clear conviction that what you are doing is absolutely right for you.

13-15 May MOON IN LEO opposing Pluto in Aquarius, trine Mars, North Node, Chiron & Eris in Aries, square Venus, Uranus, Sun & Jupiter in Taurus. Courage and confidence will carry you through tough times of transition. They provide the willpower you need to break away from situations, however comfortable and familiar, which no longer serve your best interests.

15 May PLANET MERCURY MOVES INTO TAURUS

This placement is particularly good for taking a more laid-back approach because when you stop and think about it, you realise that it is the simple things of life which are usually the most satisfying and enjoyable. At present you are looking to consolidate and reinforce your current position. You have learned to value genuine quality for its lasting effects and you prefer to select a few well constructed solutions over quantities of superficial stopgaps. It may take longer to process data, but the information will have been thoroughly absorbed and understood before being locked away in your memory banks.

15 May DWARF PLANET CERES MOVES RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN

If you feel that your project is failing, or that the lifeforce has drained out of it, please do not give up hope. Your scheme could simply be experiencing a dormant phase, like a garden in winter which appears to have died away but is actually preparing for another active spurt. There may be nothing to do in practical terms at this point, but you could continue to engage with your creation by nurturing it with your expectation of the next cycle of development. Your patience and persistence will see you through this stagnant stage until shoots of new growth start to break through.

15-18 May MOON IN VIRGO trine Mercury, Venus, Uranus, Sun & Jupiter in Taurus, opposing Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, trine Ceres in Capricorn. Modifications you have made to your usual work practices should be paying off big time. Your ability to adapt when the world around you appears to be descending into chaos is testament to your extraordinary resourcefulness, talent and skill. 

16-18 May Planetary Placements & Patterns

Ceres in Capricorn trine Venus in Taurus, square Chiron in Aries
Mercury in Taurus square Pluto in Aquarius
Sun conjunct Jupiter in Taurus
Venus conjunct Uranus in Taurus

While you might be reluctant to consign old school principles and methods to the rubbish bin, you can see that some of them have exceeded their sell-by date and are no longer relevant in today’s fast-moving world. The time has come to expand and evolve and for this to happen, long-established ethics and standards must undergo fundamental change. People should no longer be valued for their material status and wealth, but rather for their natural gifts, unique talents and individual resourcefulness. Once you learn to appreciate your own abilities and understand how to apply them effectively, your life becomes a completely different experience: abundant, secure, and completely fulfilling.

18-20 May MOON IN LIBRA trine Pluto in Aquarius, opposing Mars, North Node, Chiron & Eris in Aries, conjunct South Node in Libra, square Ceres in Capricorn. Your ancestors have bequeathed you with an innate ability to negotiate, enabling you to engage with fellow humans within teams, groups or tribal situations while maintaining your individual identity. But there will be times when there is no choice but to go against the general consensus if you are to preserve your sense of self.

20-23 May MOON IN SCORPIO square Pluto in Aquarius, opposing Mercury, Uranus, Venus & Jupiter in Taurus trine Saturn & Neptune in Pisces. Follow your flow and trust your inner wisdom to guide you in accordance with your Soul’s purpose. Try not to be tempted away from your true, spiritual mission by worldly concerns. These are passing influences that, however solid they may appear, are purely abstract by nature. 

20 May THE SUN MOVES INTO GEMINI

The Sun’s energy becomes more mobile in the flexible Air element of Gemini. This placement supports your ability to communicate, network and make connections with people from your peer group, community and neighbourhood. Everything you need is in your local area so long as you get linked in with the right contacts. But please do not make the mistake of assuming you have nothing left to learn. Take every chance you get to educate yourself, especially in ways that will enhance your mental acumen and manual dexterity. Sun in Gemini confirms the importance and value of your ongoing interest in learning. Activities involving young people could be especially informative, as this age group can be adept at interpreting most subjects in fun, easy to understand terms. But you have to be quick if you want to keep up with them! Their unjaded intellects, unburdened by preconceived perceptions, tend to move pretty fast. Sun Signs most affected: Gemini, Leo

20-23 May Planetary Placements & Patterns

Mars conjunct North Node in Aries
Sun in Gemini trine Pluto in Aquarius
Venus conjunct Jupiter in Taurus

These auspicious energies can be called on to energise, empower and enhance the experience of travelling along your life path. If you have taken a clearly-defined, pro-active role in your own growth and development, the benefits bestowed upon you are likely to be of a far higher value than had you simply sat and waited for luck to fall in your lap. By being an active and inquisitive seeker of truth, by making the most of the talents and abilities you were born with, by constantly adopting an attitude of gratitude, you have earned the blessings that the Cosmos is so willing to shower upon you!

23-25 May MOON IN SAGITTARIUS opposing Sun in Gemini (full moon) trine North Node, Mars, Chiron & Eris in Aries, square Saturn & Neptune in Pisces. Your willingness to take a philosophical approach to life places you as a front runner in the quest for self-healing. While others get bogged down in the futile wastelands of doom, gloom and victimhood, you are busy blazing a path towards the fulfilment of your Soul Plan!

23 May FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS

There could be the sense of an adventure which has come to an end and an acceptance of how much you have grown in knowledge and experience by adding to the abundant supply of impressions already imprinted on your memory. You are poised to proceed with the subsequent stage of your life path journey. The overriding objective is to ensure that your emotions are fully engaged as you select your next destination. Your aim is to expand your awareness of the higher senses that light your way. Their wise guidance is transmitted to you via your instincts, intuition and imagination.

This full Moon is positively empowered by potent vibes from Pluto in Aquarius, which strengthens its potential to open portals of opportunity that offer greater understanding of Cosmic Collective Consciousness, and the myriad ways in which it can enhance your life.

23 May PLANET VENUS MOVES INTO GEMINI

This placement enhances your popularity potential with local contacts and acquaintances, which makes it a favourable time for networking in your neighbourhood. Clients, contacts and pals are likely to offer their support as PR agents if you have something to sell. You can return the favour by putting your services at their disposal. Venus becomes a social butterfly in Gemini, with a persuasive charm that is hard to resist. Very helpful if you are hoping to negotiate favourable deals on any or all of the ways you stay mobile, linked in and in the know. Try to keep your communication style at a light-hearted level, even if you are discussing quite solemn subjects. You will not come across as superficial or silly, but rather as someone who prefers not to take life too seriously.

Soon after her ingress into Gemini, Venus forms a fortunate aspect to Pluto in Aquarius. This beneficial energy could be very helpful if you are hoping to engage with a wider audience. You have the potential to connect with collectives of kindred spirits whose ideals are reflected in the style and content of your message.

25-27 May MOON IN CAPRICORN square North Node, Mars, Chiron & Eris in Aries, trine Mercury & Uranus in Taurus, conjunct Ceres in Capricorn. Your productivity returns full value rewards when backed by a solid plan which provides simple yet innovative ideas about how to cope with sudden, unexpected change. The motivation should be to achieve the results you want in spite of fierce competition and the problems it might present.

25 May PLANET JUPITER MOVES INTO GEMINI

Expansive Jupiter embarks on a new 12-year cycle in the sign of community, connection and communication. The potential for this placement is to trigger fresh exploration into faster modes of receiving, processing and conveying information. Ideas for simpler and lighter ways to transport goods from seller to buyer may be discovered and we might see the start of major developments in training and education. Significant shifts in the way news is delivered could offer opportunities and widen horizons in the fields of journalism, media and current affairs. Therefore the need to protect sensitive data and to guard against all forms of trickery and deception will become more important than ever. Because Jupiter is the planet of travel and Gemini is the sign of regions and neighbourhoods we might see an increase in migration from one locality to another by people hoping to improve or extend their current circumstances. Sun Signs most affected: Gemini, Sagittarius

27-30 May MOON IN AQUARIUS trine Jupiter, Venus & Sun in Gemini, conjunct Pluto in Aquarius, trine South Node in Libra, square Mercury & Uranus in Taurus. Interesting, innovative, insightful ideas abound, offering an abundance of creative solutions to stagnant situations that are in dire need of radical change. This fresh perspective could turn something that seemed to have hit a brick wall around completely.

28-31 May Planetary Placements & Patterns

Mars conjunct Chiron in Aries
Mercury conjunct Uranus in Taurus
Ceres in Capricorn squares Mars in Aries & trines Mercury in Taurus

Your Wounded Warrior spirit must not be disheartened when faced with the degree of difficulty of the steep climb that lies ahead. By taking a bold yet careful step by step approach, you give yourself time to produce creative, simple, outside-the-box ideas which will have solved potential problems well before they actually occur.

“Keep your head held high and remain positive; regardless of what hurdles may come your way.
You have the ability to successfully jump over them.”

Robin S. Baker

30 May-01 June MOON IN PISCES square Jupiter, Venus & Sun in Gemini, conjunct Saturn & Neptune in Pisces. This most magical of Moons is tailor-made for providing the means of making your dreams come true. But you must provide the focus and intention. Try not to be too greedy when it comes to placing your Cosmic Order. Stick to a simple schedule of what you would like to manifest this month. There will be plenty of opportunities to add to your wish list as time progresses.

Planetary Rulers of Zodiac Signs

Planet Mars rules Aries, Planet Venus rules Taurus & Libra, Planet Mercury rules Gemini & Virgo, The Moon rules Cancer, The Sun rules Leo, Planet Pluto rules Scorpio, Planet Jupiter rules Sagittarius, Planet Saturn rules Capricorn, Planet Uranus rules Aquarius and Planet Neptune is ruler of Pisces. More about ZODIAC SIGNS and their Rulers.

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