The Sleepwalker. Julius Diez. 1917
May’s astrology weaves a few divergent energetic themes into a very astrologically dynamic month. Active skies this month offer a spectrum of experiences for all the signs and planetary placements.
For many, the scenery may be changing, as life situations rapidly shift and evolve. Others may be focusing intensely on one or two key issues. And others may be navigating a change in routine, a life transition, a change in approach, or bringing something to an end.
This month there are a number of sextiles happening between yin signs. Sextiles are aspects of opportunity. They grease the wheels, but the momentum to develop a course of action must come from our free will.
The month begins on the heels of April’s New Moon Solar Eclipse. The energy from that New Moon reaches one energetic peak along the way, when Jupiter enters Aries on May 10th. The energy continues to crescendo through to the very emotionally intense lunar eclipse in Scorpio. That Full Moon has both lights making a harsh aspect to Saturn, highlighting endings, facing reality, facing limits, and moving through a situation with clarity of vision and understanding. This would be a good time not to avoid difficult emotions but make space for them to move.
But there is plenty of genuinely positive astrology dotting this entire month – from all the sextiles between signs to the fresh burst of energy from Jupiter entering Aries, to the gorgeous Mars Jupiter conjunction at the end of the month that can set us on a mission to grow or rise to a new exciting challenge.
So, May has something to offer for almost every situation we can encounter. There is plenty of opportunity, and the skies are asking that we exercise flexibility and are clear eyed about reality.
Below are the key astrological themes for May:
Key Planetary Events
New Moons and Full Moons
Planets Changing Signs
California based astrologer in practice since 2014. Blending traditional astrology with Yogic/Vedic philosophy, and wisdom teachings, art, poetry, literature and spirituality.