This month, cosmic activity isn’t just powerful, it’s historic. For the past seven years, Uranus — the planet associated with revolution, technology, and progress — has been occupying fiery Aries, the sign associated with impulsivity and individuality. During Uranus’s journey across Aries, social action spotlighted personal experiences (the #MeToo movement is an example) and the Internet celebrated selfie culture. Now, Uranus is changing gears. On May 15, for the first time in 84 years, Uranus moves into Taurus until 2025. Uranus was last in Taurus from 1935 to 1942, and for many of us, this is a once-in-a-lifetime transit (it won’t occur again until the year 2102). Long story short, cosmic warrior, it’s a big deal.
So what should we expect when Uranus occupies Taurus? On a societal level, we see major shifts within the domains Taurus governs, including food, finances, and authority. On May 15, four celestial bodies occupy Taurus (Mercury, the planet of communication, moves into Taurus on May 13, and a new moon in Taurus also occurs on May 15). Moreover, three other planets (Mars, Saturn, and Pluto) will be in like-minded earth sign Capricorn, creating an incredibly rare and powerful concentration of earth energy. Taurus and Capricorn are fueled by logic and pragmatism, but with such a heavy presence in the sky, don’t be surprised if you find yourself rebelling against personal or societal constraints midmonth.
Fortunately, we gain perspective as the month progresses, with Mars (the planet that symbolizes action and drive) moving into Aquarius on May 16. Air sign energy creates movement, allowing us to relinquish control and consider multiple perspectives. Although Aquarius is known to have its own stubborn streak, this transit encourages humanitarianism and social reform. When the planet of war occupies this progressive sign, we are motivated by the greater good.
The sun and Mercury also move into an air sign on May 20 and May 29, respectively, kicking off Gemini season. Represented by the twins, Gemini energy is playful, social, and curious. It’s important to remember that Gemini is associated with duality, not duplicity. It encourages us to explore the multidimensionality of people, places, and experiences. This is a great time to make new friends, explore unusual hobbies, or experiment with different forms of self-expression (perhaps it’s even time for a tattoo).
The month concludes with a full moon in Sagittarius on May 29. The moon is connected to our inner world, so the celestial satellite’s lunation guides our emotional experiences. During a full moon, the darkness is illuminated by vivid, reflected light. This natural phenomenon offers clarity, exposing all that is usually hidden in the shadows. Embrace the moon’s honesty, and remember, anything revealed during this lunation has always existed: Werewolves are always monsters, but under the full moon’s glow we can see their fangs.
What’s your (financial) damage, Aries babe? Now that your birthday season is over, it’s time to gauge the impact of all that fabulous celebrating on your bank account. The sun’s movement into Taurus activates the area of your chart associated with money and material goods, so use the next few weeks to look under the hood and get back on track if need be. Read your full May horoscope here.
Your planetary ruler, Venus, moves into Cancer on May 19, activating your chart’s communication zone. You’re increasingly attracted to your intellectual equals, and you shouldn’t be surprised if a friend becomes a lover during this transit. Embrace your playful sensibilities, Taurus, and slide into a few DMs. Read your full May horoscope here.
Important interpersonal information will be revealed on May 29, when a full moon in Sagittarius — your opposite sign — activates your partnership zone. Since this electrifying lunation occurs during your birthday season, it’s a big deal for you, Gemini. Read your full May horoscope here.
Since 2011, rebellious Uranus has been cruising through Aries, creating radical changes in your career and professional life. On May 15, the planet shifts into Taurus, activating your social consciousness. Your sensitivities attract you to important social issues, so consider ways you can use your gifts to make a difference. Read your full May horoscope here.
Many career goals are associated with cultivating and maintaining a stable professional legacy based on respect and value added. Your goals are a bit more glamorous: You’re ready to be a star, Leo babe. And who could blame you? After all, your cosmic ruler is the sun. Read your full May horoscope here.
When Venus glides into Cancer on May 19, you become increasingly interested in cultivating a community that supports your values. You realize that while interpersonal dynamics are important on their own, they can catalyze larger projects, too. Over the next few weeks, build bonds with people who share your principles and support your vision. Read your full May horoscope here.
You’re a natural mediator, and keeping the peace is one of your strongest skills. But there’s an important distinction between diplomacy and avoidance. Averting conflict isn’t always in your best interest, Libra darling, and it’s also all too easy to neglect your own problems when you constantly focus on others’. Read your full May horoscope here.
On May 15, Uranus — the planet associated with innovation and rebellion — glides into Taurus for the first time in 84 years. With Uranus moving through your partnership zone for the next eight years, connection becomes a central theme in your life. During this chapter, you may find yourself pairing up to launch a business venture, deepening your connection with your best friend, or even tying the knot. Read your full May horoscope here.
Represented by the bold and bodacious archer, Sagittarians are known for their insatiable wanderlust. You are guided by your passions and curiosities, Sag darling, so it figures that you’re always on the move. But while you’re comfortable cruising 35,000 feet above the earth’s surface, mundane activities can really get you down. Read your full May horoscope here.
Venus moves into your opposite sign, Cancer, on May 19, shifting your romantic attention toward your partnership zone. When the planet of love glides across the area of your chart associated with serious commitments, some major interpersonal activity is guaranteed. Coupled Capricorns may take their bonds to the next level through expressions of exclusivity. Read your full May horoscope here.
from now until 2025, Uranus is shaking up your perception of home. Think back to your own childhood: Which experiences were the most impactful? What made you feel safe? What made you feel threatened? Uranus’s cycle through the fourth house is about redefining your center. Read your full May horoscope here.
Gemini season begins on May 20, when the sun moves into this sociable sign. In the last few weeks of May, expect shifts within your home life. Whether you’re purchasing new furniture, scheduling repairs, or even moving residences, you feel emotionally connected to your domestic space. Read your full May horoscope here.
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