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Monthly General Horoscopes - May 2022
First impressions suggest that this will be an ordinary month, apart from a sense that while your birthday month ended on 20th April something is missing. As always, the Sun will spend the first three weeks of May in your income sector and until leaving on 21st May will keep the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and options. While Mercury left in the closing hours of April, a retrograde turn on 10th May will see him retrograde back in on 23rd May. Along with Venus' return on 29th May, this suggests that even though the Sun will leave on 21st May the most lucrative weeks of the year are still in front of you. This will put Mercury's visit to your communication sector on hold but not before spending over three weeks working to get the communication lines open and nearly two of those weeks in retrograde motion, with a chance to give the past and unsaid words a voice. This is something that the Sun will carry on from when he returns to your communication sector on 21st May. Meanwhile, it is in the early days of the month that any thoughts that this is an ordinary month will be shattered when first Venus returns to Aries on 3rd May, followed by Jupiter eight days later on 11th May. Venus shouldn't even be here, yet a retrograde turn late last year has held her back, meaning that she is late to return to your sign this year but in time to be here when Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion returns for the first time since 2011. This is the start of a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion, something that Mars' return to Aries on 25th May will help you exploit. It has been two years since Mars was here and to start a new Jupiter and Mars cycle at the same time is rare. Whatever you thought your options were moving into this new solar year is nothing compared to the new doors that Jupiter, Venus and Mars can open.
TAURUS Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in Taurus, whether you were born in April or May, this is your birthday month and the start of a brand new solar year. As has been the case since his return in 2019, the Sun returned on 20th April to find Uranus here, continuing to open your mind to possibilities as he helps you follow your personal truth. However, for the first time in 17 years, the Sun returned to find the North Node in Taurus, with its return in January not only providing a sense of direction and purpose but this turns a New Moon on 1st April into a solar eclipse. An eclipsing New Moon has a lot more momentum, giving the New Moon that will always fall at some point during your birthday month a lot more power to propel things forward. With the Moon not leaving Taurus until 2nd May, this gets the month off to a good start. While Mercury left Taurus in the final hours of April, even if he wasn't retrograding back in on 23rd May this would still allow you to start the month and move into this new solar year with your head in the game and your feet on the ground. Mercury will already be in your income sector when he turns retrograde on 10th May, something that will not only keep him here until 23rd May but will see him return next month. In the same way that Mercury helped you to prepare for the Sun's return to Taurus last month, he is helping you prepare for his return to your income sector on 21st May. With Venus and Mars both returning over the coming months, this is the start of the most lucrative months of 2022 and with perfect timing. This comes just as things have become more steady and stable professionally, with a chance now to focus on the money. Meanwhile, held back by a retrograde turn late last year, Venus will finally return to Taurus on 29th May to give your heart a voice.
With so many different threads running through the month there will be a need for balance, especially with the last thrust to get this professional year up to speed coming just as you are in the final weeks of your old solar year. Until the Sun returns to Gemini on 21st May to begin your birthday month and new solar year, he will always spend the first three weeks of May in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart. This brings a chance to both reflect on the journey that this current solar year has taken you on while catching your breath and recharging your batteries before your next solar year begins. At the same time, starting the month with Venus and Jupiter aligned in your career sector, both in their final days but Mars staying on to create as much momentum as possible before leaving on 25th May, this is also likely to be a busy month. While Venus will leave on 3rd May and Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion on 11th May, a total lunar eclipse in your work sector on 16th May is set to energise things across the income, work and career fronts. The Moon will be here from 14th May, giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters when the dwarf planet Ceres becomes the first planet to return to your income sector this year, when she returns on 15th May. With Mars leaving your career sector 10 days later, the eclipsing Full Moon will have the power to jump start things across the income, work and career fronts. Meanwhile, while the Sun won't return to Gemini until 21st May, the month begins with Mercury not only here but having returned in the final hours of April, is still in his first full day here as you move into the new month. Normally here for 14 to 15 days, ahead of the Sun's return this is a chance to get your head in the game and around your options for your new solar year. However, a retrograde turn on 10th May will not only keep Mercury here until 23rd May but once direct, he will return for a do over next month.
This is a month with plenty of surprises and some twists that you won't see coming. The biggest surprise will be on the professional front, where after the Sun left your career sector on 20th April things are dialling back and with the dwarf planet Eris once again at the wheel, it has become more about the journey. While only a dwarf planet, Eris is the warrior princess of the cosmos and here for decades now, she is responsible for keeping your warrior and competitive spirit fuelled, though in a way that only comes out when it is needed. Things not only appear to be dialling back professionally they are or at least until Venus returns to your career sector on 3rd May. Venus' return in itself is not a game changer, though held back by a retrograde phase and ready to make up for lost time, until she leaves on 29th May she will be on a mission to fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. It is what comes next that is the game changer with Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion returning to your career sector for the first time in 11 years on 11th May. By the time Mars returns at the end of the month, this professional year will not only have caught its second wind but will be experiencing the biggest surge in over a decade. Yet all three start the month in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery and will be fighting to make their final days here count. Venus will leave on 3rd May and Jupiter on 11th May, but Mars is here until 25th May, with his passion for adventure still evident even after things start to move professionally. Helping in what is an all out effort to first gain the right balance between work and play will be a total lunar eclipse in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 16th May. It is just five days later that the Sun will return to Gemini to begin the month long wind down of your current solar year.
There is a mix of the expected and the unexpected this month and as a result, this will create a varied and exciting month. The expected is that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your career sector and as is expected at this time of year, Pluto will be in his early days in retrograde motion in your work sector. Since Pluto's return in 2008, he has always spent from April to September in retrograde motion, turning retrograde just as the Sun is returning to put career matters in the spotlight. This allows you to maintain your professional momentum while the focus shifts from work and job and onto career matters. Also expected is the Sun's return to your friendship sector on 21st May, with Mercury not only starting the month here but a retrograde turn on 10th May will keep the planet of communication here until 23rd May. Normally here for just 14 to 15 days, this will see Mercury spend over three weeks here, before returning again next month once he turns direct. While the dates may vary, at some point in May the focus will shift onto your social life, friendship, teamwork and networking and Mercury will be a part of this. It is the unexpected that is set to not only make this an exciting month but will change the dynamics of the year itself. It begins on 3rd May when held back by a retrograde phase Venus will finally return to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery on 3rd May. This in itself is good news but not game changing, though what happens next is with Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion returning just eight days later on 11th May. By the end of the month, even Mars will be here, returning to fuel a passion for adventure and a hunger for life's richer experiences from 25th May. With Jupiter here until October, this is anything but a temporary diversion.
For you, May is always a month of two halves, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of the month in an adventurous part of your chart before returning to your career sector. While this is always an abrupt shift in focus for the Sun, there is often an overlap between the two and that is the case this year. It was in the closing days of April that Mercury returned to your career sector, with a chance to get your head in the game and around your options before the Sun's return. Normally here for just 14 to 15 days, Mercury's retrograde turn on 10th May will not only keep him here until 23rd May but will see him return for a do over next month. This is taking away any urgency, just as Saturn's first full month on his own in your work sector but also his last in direct motion has also seen the urgency drop back on the job front. This is giving you the best of both worlds, allowing you to maintain the right professional momentum while also making the most of the Sun's final weeks in an adventurous part of your chart. It is then that the Sun and Mercury will swap places, with the Sun returning to your career sector and Mercury retrograding back into an adventurous part of your chart, where he will be joined by Venus on 29th May. Meanwhile Venus, Jupiter and Mars are all on the move this month and collectively this is good news for your relationships and for money matters. While Venus will leave your relationship sector on 3rd May and Jupiter on 11th May, the planets of love and luck will begin the month aligned. With Mars here until 25th May and the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships in the first full month of a visit that will run through to January 2023, your relationships are in safe hands. It is when they leave that Venus, Jupiter and then Mars will return to work their magic on the financial front, with the potential for real financial growth and expansion.
There is a mix of the expected and the unexpected this month and while that is often the case, not to the degree that you will find this month. The expected is that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your financial sector, shining the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters before returning to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery on 21st May. It is also expected that there will be an overlap and returning to find that Mercury is already in an adventurous part of your chart and already working on turning your bucket list into a game plan, is not unexpected at this time of year. Slightly unexpected is that the Sun and Mercury will swap places, with the Sun leaving your financial sector to return to an adventurous part of your chart on 21st May, just two days after Mercury retrogrades back out in back into your financial sector. However, this will preserve the general theme at this time of year, with a focus on money matters and on life's more adventurous aspects. This is the natural progression that the Sun and Mercury make as they move through the solar system. Missing is Venus, who held back by a retrograde phase won't even return to your financial sector until 29th May. Until then, Venus is involved in the more unexpected aspects of the month. The first is that you not only start the month with Venus still in your work sector but aligned with Jupiter and with Mars continuing to fuel work and job matters until leaving on 25th May. Over six weeks after the Sun left things should be dialling back instead of heating up. However, the most unexpected developments are on the relationship front with Venus returning to your relationship sector on 3rd May, Jupiter on 11th May and Mars on 25th May. It has been 11 years since the planets of love and luck were last in your relationship sector at the same time.
While first impressions suggest that this is an ordinary or typical month for this time of year, there are some major changes ahead, including an event that will have a big impact personally. That event is the total lunar eclipse on 16th May in Scorpio, something that will bring you to the halfway point in this current solar year in a more spectacular way than is normally the case. The Sun will always spend the final 10 days of April and the first three weeks of May in your relationship sector, with the solar spotlight always on your relationships at this time of year. It is also a given that at some point while the Sun is here the Moon will return to Scorpio, clashing with the Sun on the other side of the sky to create a Full Moon. It is that clash that serves an important function on both sides, for as your personal and relationship needs clash it makes both more transparent. At the halfway point in your current solar year, you need this wakeup call as it comes with an opportunity for a reset. At the same time, at the most important point of the year on the relationship front, this allows you to better understand what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. What turns both the Full Moon in Scorpio on 16th May and the New Moon in your relationship sector on 1st May into a lunar and a solar eclipse is having the lunar nodes here. Meanwhile, is on the job front that things will take an exciting turn when Venus leaves a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 3rd May and returns to your work sector, followed by Jupiter eight days later on 11th May. It has been 11 years since the planet of luck and expansion was last here and while Mars will stay on in a playful part of your chart until 25th May, he too will join them to fire things up on the job front. Until then, Mars will continue to fight to maintain a balance between work and play, knowing how busy things could get over the coming months.
SAGITTARIUS The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your work sector, shining the solar spotlight on your work situation and job matters at this time every year. While Mercury left in the closing hours of April, a retrograde turn on 10th May will see him retrograde back in on 23rd May, two days after the Sun leaves. This will see the Sun and Mercury change places, with Mercury retrograding out of your relationship sector and back into your work sector, just as the Sun has left there to return to your relationship sector. Together this will keep the focus on work and job matters and on your relationships. This is always an important month on both fronts and there is often a crossover, but not to this degree. Until retrograding back out of your relationship sector and as the planet of communication, Mercury will be working to get the communication lines open and in retrograde motion, can even give the past and unsaid words a voice ahead of the Sun's return. However, while the focus is always on your relationships and on work and job matters at this time of year, there is an unexpected surge in planetary activity in an exciting part of your chart. The Sun's departure from a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 20th April saw the solar spotlight shift onto work and job matters, where it will stay. However, while this will usually see the influences on the playful side of life's fence wane, they are about to do the very opposite. It begins with Venus' return on 3rd May, followed just eight days later when Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion returns for the first time since 2011. Just having the planet of love and luck in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart for the first time in over a decade is a game changer but they will be joined by Mars, the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos on 25th May.
For you, this is always a month of two extreme halves and more often enough an overlapping of the two, something that will always put a balance between work and play into context at this time of year. That is because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart before returning to your busy work sector on 21st May. As is often the case, Mercury can get out in front of the Sun and new doors can start to open on the job front much earlier, as is the case this year. However, the Sun and Mercury are also set to swap places, something that will keep the playful and busy sides of life's fence active all month. On 21st May the Sun will leave a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart and return to your work sector but just two days later, on 23rd May, Mercury will retrograde back out of your work sector and back into the same playful part of your chart the Sun has just left. This is something that will continue for several months, with Venus returning to a playful part of your chart on 29th May and Mercury returning to your work sector next month. As the second half of the year is set to be the busiest, this is a chance to first establish the right balance between work and play. Meanwhile, while Venus not only begins the month in your communication sector but aligned with Jupiter, there is still a lot of focus on having the communication lines open. Until leaving on 3rd May Venus will continue to give your heart and your relationships a voice while Jupiter will continue to support communication across the board until leaving on 11th May. Mars will stay on until 25th May, continuing his war on communication barriers. It is then that one by one they will return to your home and family sector, with major and positive implications for home, family and/or property matters.
With the Sun always spending the first three weeks of May in your home and family sector, the solar spotlight is always on home, family and/or property matters at this time of year. This is also a time of year when you can feel more grounded and there is a chance to attend to the more basic structures in your life. This can also be seen as a chance to take care of any housekeeping, literal or figuratively ahead of the Sun's return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 21st May. This year the Sun and Mercury are swapping places, something that will keep the focus on home and family matters all month but also on life's more playful aspects. That is because on 23rd May, just two days after the Sun takes the solar spotlight off home and family matters and puts it onto the more playful side of life's fence, Mercury will retrograde back out of there and back into your home and family sector. Meanwhile, three more planets are on the move this month and this is something that will not only change the dynamics of the month but of the year itself. The three planets in question are Venus, Jupiter and Mars, who all start the month in your income sector. Venus and Jupiter even start the month aligned, with the planets of money and luck getting the month off to a positive and even lucrative start. Venus will leave on 3rd May and Jupiter on 11th May, but Mars will stay on until 25th May, giving you the drive to fight for what you deserve and to capitalise on the potential and momentum already created. With Neptune and the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment staying on for the rest of the year, this will keep the wheels on and the momentum going. Held back by a retrograde turn, Venus will finally return to your communication sector on 3rd May, where until 29th May she will work to give your heart and your relationships a voice. Jupiter's return on 11th May will have much bigger and longer implications, making the next five months auspicious for all aspects of communication while Mars will return on 25th May to declare war on communication barriers.
Six weeks after your birthday month ended the job of exploring your options and opening new doors continues but this month, moves into its final phase, at least for now. The month not only begins with Venus and Mars, the two benefics of the solar system still in Pisces but aligned. These are considered the luckiest planets in the solar spotlight, so to start the month with them aligned in your sign gets the month off to the most auspicious start possible. It helps that Venus is just separating from an alignment with dreamy Neptune or that when she leaves on 3rd May she will not only leave behind Mars, the warrior planet of the cosmos but the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment. With Jupiter leaving Pisces on 11th May and he and Venus both working to make their final days count, this frees them to expose opportunities and possibilities, knowing Mars and Juno will stay on to keep you committed. With Mars here until 25th May, you are still exploring options as you look for something to channel his warrior and competitive spirit into. In the meantime, this is set to change the dynamics of this financial year with Venus returning to your income sector on 3rd May and Jupiter eight days later on 11th May. This is the first time that the planets of money and luck have been in your income sector at the same time since 2011 and while Venus will leave on 29th May, Jupiter is here until October and Mars will return on 25th May to help you fight for what you deserve. The Sun only left your income sector on 20th April but while this wrapped up an ordinary monthly update, it is only now that the most lucrative months of 2022 begin. Meanwhile, with the Sun in your communication sector until 21st May and then Mercury, the planet of communication retrograding back in on 23rd May this is an important month for all aspects of communication. This will also be an important month for home, family and/or property matters.