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May 2022 Horoscope

Updated: May 18, 2022


Changing energies bring interesting opportunities to revisit old ideas.


Sun in Taurus until 22nd moves into Gemini

Mercury in Gemini goes retrograde on 10th*

Mercury moves back into Taurus on 24th

Venus in Pisces moves into Aries on 3rd

Venus moves into Taurus on 29th

Mars in Pisces till 25th moves into Aries

Jupiter in Pisces till 11th moves into Aries *

Saturn in Aquarius

Uranus in Taurus

Neptune in Pisces

Pluto retrograde in Capricorn

Full moon total lunar eclipse in Scorpio on 16th

Full Moon at 06:15 CEDT at 25° 18’

Mercury in Taurus conjunct Sun opposite moon

Mars in Pisces and Jupiter in Aries trine full moon in Scorpio

Saturn in Aquarius square Full moon in Scorpio and Sun in Taurus

Uranus in Taurus widely conjunct Sun in Taurus

Retrograde Pluto in Capricorn trine Sun

Mercury retrograde in Gemini

New Moon on 30th in Gemini

New Moon in Gemini at 13:30 CEDT at 9°3’

Jupiter conjunct Mars in Aries

Saturn in Aquarius square retrograde Mercury in Taurus

Retrograde Pluto in Capricorn trine retrograde Mercury in Taurus

And square Venus in Taurus


May stands to be an interesting month of changing energies. With the powerful opportunistic and expansive energies of Jupiter, leaving Pisces, and moving into Aries for a few months on the 11th, which coincides with Mercury, our planet of communication, moving retrograde the day before in Gemini. Mercury is retrograde till the 3rd of June. We also have both Venus, our planet of relationships, moving into Aries on the 3rd, and Mars, also moves into Aries on the 25th, just before Venus moves into Taurus on the 29th. And, not forgetting, that Pluto is now retrograde till October in Capricorn. So as you can see the energies of the last few months are really going to speed up, shift, and change our general experiences and perspectives. Let’s unpack this a bit.


Jupiter, of course is separating from its powerful conjunction with Neptune in Pisces. We had this expansive spiritual energy all of April. And if you’ve worked well with the higher vibrations of this energy, you will have found your intuition becoming far more reliable, as your awareness and insight of your own sense of self has expanded. If this has not been the case. You may have allowed yourself to become out of touch with reality, and been caught in the fear and paranoia of baser frequencies and energies. You can still elevate your energy to rise above that. Just your conscious awareness can shift that. And Mercury's retrograde motion can help you with that.


I always view retrogrades as opportunities. They give us chances to go over old ground, review, tweak where necessary, but in general to see if we can find alternatives solutions to problems that we may have overlooked. This Mercury retrograde is no different and is a big player in the upcoming Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on the 16th. As hidden things are revealed and shocks abound.


Venus, our planet of relationships dashes through Aries spreading love and harmony, as she makes aspects to other cosmic bodies, and moves into Taurus on the 29th, the sign she rules. Venus in Aries brings a vibrancy and urgency to matters of the heart. Whilst Mars in Aries, whom he rules, and where he is totally at home, will be charging our batteries with renewed vigour and active energies, as we finally begin to fully feel the changing climate.


But who is Taurus ? Taurus is a fixed Earth sign. Taurus is the most loyal and stubborn sign of the Zodiac. They like to do things in their own time and in their own way. Do not try to hurry or push a Taurus, as they will stubbornly dig their heels in and refuse to budge, and if crossed ? Well, we’ve all heard the saying don’t hold up a red rag to a bull as they WILL become the proverbial bull in the China shop.

Taurus also is about the earth and growth. Many a great gardener will have Taurus strongly emphasised in their chart. They also have a love of luxury, good food, beautiful possessions, and usually manage their finances prudently. They’re also prone to weight gain, and large bellies due their eyes being bigger than their tummies. But you will not have a more loyal friend than a Taurus. Just never cross them, as when they’re done. They’re done.


With all this expansive fast moving energy this month. And even with a Mercury retrograde, we can expect a lot of revelations and speeding up of world affairs. Hidden secrets around financial organisations, or significant people in the world, could get revealed causing yet more unpredictable swings in the world economic situation. And when Mars, our planet of action, energy and war, conjuncts expansive Jupiter in Aries towards the end of the month, we could see an increase in aggressive action and behaviour.


With this fast paced energy this month, it’s important to pace yourself both physically, and emotionally, and, spiritually. As rushing at life can cause burnouts this month, and potential mistakes, so use Saturn's structured energies in Aquarius, to pace yourself, and take time out to breathe. Remember, with the Sun in Taurus till mid-month. Make use of this earthy grounding energy to slow down, and feed your soul.


This is an incredibly powerful Total Lunar Eclipse. I will say more about it my separate blog and video. But it’s a full moon of revelations, potential shocks that wake us up and bring the possibilities of incredible personal and collective transformation.


The gentler energies of the Gemini New Moon with Geminis ruling planet Mercury still retrograde, invite us to revisit discarded ideas, as maybe there is potential value in these after all.


A whirlwind of changing energies after the heaviness of the last couple of years. It may not be that everything has satisfactory solutions just yet. And certainly the Cosmos will continue to hand out challenges along the way, but view this month as the flight you’re on finally reaching its cruising altitude, so that you can unfasten your seat belts and relax for a while. There may be more turbulence but we can deal with that as or when it turns up.

My May videos are now available on my YouTube channel Astrology with Penny Dix AstroCoach. Plus and in-depth look at each Zodiac sign.

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