May Monthly Horoscope - Cancer
Dear Cancer, this month activates your 11th, 12th,1st and 8th houses. There’s a clear focus on your friendships and your involvement in groups and causes, as well as on your visions for the future: your mind takes a more detached, intellectual perspective this month and the New Moon on the 15th offers you the opportunity to set new intentions about the practical steps of fulfilling your dreams. Taurus season suits you well: your relationships benefit from a slightly detached stability and commitment at this time, though another part of you might pull in the opposite direction of fun, intensity and emotional depth. Mars entering Aquarius on the 16th gives you a boost of unconventional energy when it comes to shared finances, occult matters, sexuality and intense moments, while Venus entering your sign on the 19th softens your approach to life, bringing love, beauty and sensitivity to the way you manifest in the world. It’s best if you can nurture this softness despite possible drawbacks in your relationships. The Full Moon in Sagittarius on the 29th brings into focus the opposition between the concrete world and the inner world, between activity and reflection, and starting with the 20th it’s best if you take quality time to be with your soul (through dreaming, creating, meditating) and allow your feelings to come to light, even if they’re heavy. An unconscious pull might urge you in the opposite direction, though- to invest time into the concrete world, into doing your work and taking care of your body. How have your daily work and your health habits been helping you express your higher truth since last December?
Money: 6, 11, 23
Watch, Wait, Access, Act:
New Moon: 5/15
Full Moon: 5/29
April was a month of slowing down, looking back and starting to find a more solid base for our goals and personal power, as shown by Saturn and Pluto going retrograde. This process continues in May, with some intense aspects to spark up our path and with the personal planets shifting signs, so there’s no way we’re gonna breathe in the same atmosphere by the end of the month! On top of it all, Uranus enters Taurus in the middle of the May, marking the beginning of a 7-year period when values, art, culture and the way we perceive the physical world are bound to be shaken up at a social and global level.
Watch out for the Mercury-Pluto and Venus-Neptune squares on the 7th- now it’s best to keep your communication and your relationships as clear and honest as possible, avoiding power games or unnecessary illusions. The 8th brings fun-loving Jupiter opposing the Sun, so be careful not to have *too* much fun or over-extend yourself with wishful thinking! No worries though, as Pluto trines the same Sun on the 11th, showing a time for finding your personal power and asserting your will in a balanced yet profound manner. Self-transformation is on the way and this affects your interactions as well! On the 12th, it’s best if you can stay calm and assertive, avoiding any unnecessary conflict with the Mercury-Mars square. The 13th continues this high-strung energy with the Mercury-Uranus conjunction- some unexpected encounters or insights might shake you up today- but also offers a more grounded, introverted and calm mental environment with Mercury’s ingress into Taurus, where it will stay until the end of the month.
These might be a few days of contradictions or extremes, where a desire to keep the status quo and seek comfort might clash with a deep evolutionary force inside you that says- screw it all, I want more than this! The Taurus New Moon on the 15th defines this “more” as simplicity and staying power, giving you the opportunity to set your intentions for the following month. Look inside and ask yourself- what do I really value? How do my possessions, my traits, my qualifications affect my self-worth? How can I keep enough comfort to feel safe while also moving forward in my life?
With all this fixed Taurus energy going around this month, Mars adds another layer of stubbornness by entering Aquarius on the 16th. Until November, the god of war will fight for personal freedom, progress and objectivity. How does this reflect in your life, in your actions, in your inner fire? This ingress might be the impulse that you need to dare to make a change, and with the Mars-Uranus square on the same day, things might be getting so tense that you have to choose: endless frustration or liberation? Think about the costs of your attachments and whether you’re willing to pay them.
Venus completes the astrological landscape by entering Cancer on the 19th- with all this Air and Earth in May’s chart, Venus brings a refreshing softness and sentimentality, a more personal and emotional touch to our interactions. While the 18th might bring more discipline and pragmatism in our thoughts and plans, the Sun entering Gemini on the 20th abandons any seriousness and marks the start of a month when curiosity, knowledge, dynamism and laughter are the names of the game.
On the 23rd, Mercury opposing Jupiter warns you to think twice and make sure you see the – physical, but also mental and spiritual- consequences before making a decision, while the Sun-Mars trine gives you enough vital force to go through with your actions. Jupiter trines Neptune on the 25th, marking a perfect time for spiritual activities, rituals, humanitarian acts, pilgrimages, maybe even travelling overseas. On a larger scale, social and cultural customs might align easier with spiritual laws.
The Mercury-Pluto trine on the 25th might help you get to the heart of an important matter, shedding layers of mystery or deceit, while the 26th brings up themes of oppression, restricted emotional expression, emotional censorship. Connect to your heart center and see what’s being said there, beyond any external limitations.
Finally, the 29th brings May’s Full Moon in Sagittarius, a time when the intellectual and social efforts that you’ve started last December might come full circle. You can take some time to connect to your wise mind and align with your higher purpose to soothe the conflict between your conscious and subconscious mind, which usually arises with a Sun-Moon opposition. Luckily enough, on the same day Mercury enters its home sign Gemini, bringing mental clarity and enthusiasm for new knowledge and relationships.
This month is an interplay of strong Earth energy with Air and Water, so a main current of stability and pragmatism dances with curiosity, knowledge and intuition. It’s a lot to take in, but we’re sure you can make it through this month with flying colors! Read below to find out how your sign is affected this month, remembering to read for your Ascendant sign first if you know it.
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