It looks as if the emphasis for this month is on your finances. So take a deep breath, Aries, and read it all with an open mind.
May 4 features a new moon in Taurus, in your financial area. This one should bring new income opportunities. You might sell a creative endeavor, land a great freelance gig, find a part- time job or even a new job that pays more. Neptune forms a beneficial angle to this new moon, suggesting that the opportunities that surface may involve your ideals, spirituality or creativity.
From May 6 to May 21, Mercury transits Taurus and your financial area, which brings your conscious awareness to money—how you earn it, spend it, save it and invest it. You may take an in-depth look at your financial picture and decide that a budget is in order. It’s an excellent time to dive into a project that requires patience, persistence and resoluteness.
On the 15th, two astrological events occur: Venus enters Taurus, and Mars enters Cancer. The Venus transit lasts until June 8 and should bring an element of luck to your finances. You might be at the right place at the right time to reap the benefits of an income-earning opportunity. Venus in Taurus also heightens your sensuality and your appreciation for beauty. It’s possible that a new romance is kindled with someone who shares your values.
From May 15 to July 1, Mars transits Cancer and the home/family area of your chart. These six weeks should be productive. You might dive into home-improvement projects that have been simmering on a back burner for months and actually complete them. Because Cancer is such a nurturing sign, you may carve out more time for your family and the people who are like family. It’s also likely that you set up an office at home and find a way to work from home a couple of days a week. However the specifics unfold for you, Mars in Cancer heightens your intuition and the nurturing aspects of your personality.
The full moon in Scorpio on May 18 brings a financial matter into focus—your partner’s income, a mortgage or loan for which you’ve applied, an insurance settlement or refund or a tax issue. There may be news concerning any of these areas. Scorpio is an emotionally intense sign, so be prepared to be immersed in what you feel and intuit.
Mercury transits Gemini, a sign it rules, from May 21 to June 4. During this period, you may be socializing more frequently or networking for both business and pleasure, and your communication skills are enhanced. Now is the time to start or complete that novel or screenplay, Aries.
At a Glance
May 4 – new moon in Taurus
May 6 – Mercury enters Taurus
May 15 – Venus into Taurus, Mars into Cancer
May 18 – full moon in Scorpio
May 21 – Mercury into Gemini