This is a month of contrasts for you Gemini, between public versus private, and inner versus outer experience. This is especially so as the powerful Taurus New Moon eclipse from April 30th, influencing all of May, and beyond, is creating a strong pull to your sector of dream imagination and inner work. This is while your ruler, Mercury, just entered into your sign, emphasizes the way that you come across to others. Mercury stations retrograde on May 10th, and this signals a time of interior exploration that is made all the more intensely internal when Mercury retrogrades back into Taurus on May 22nd. This entire month is terrific for journaling and attempting to discern where you are heading. Meanwhile, also featured in your career sector, and nearby to that, elevated in your chart, we find the highlighted presence of transformative Pluto. Your worldview is inevitably shifting in this spring timeframe. This increasingly affects the way you see your work in the world as more completely connected to your inner vision and to your most cherished principles. That, indeed, might be a fruitful subject for the meditative framework of this rather internal May month.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The month of May begins just on the other side of a Solar Eclipse in Taurus, which signalled the beginning of eclipse season, considered by most astrologers to be a time of liminality. A second eclipse will occur mid-month in the opposite sign of Scorpio, which means that these first two weeks of the May month could be somewhat transitional.
Messenger planet Mercury has just entered Gemini, which may speed up your thinking and bring many new and unexpected ideas. However, Mercury is slowing down and preparing to station retrograde on the 10th, so it is best to keep that in mind when making plans. Things may seem to be heading in a particular direction, but many things could be up in the air. It might be ok to leave things open-ended right now, and it could even work in your favour.
Venus enters Aries at the beginning of the month, which may emphasize your dreams and aspirations in the following weeks. You might need to adjust your sails to move in a more aligned direction with your goals. More networking opportunities may be coming up that will help you move ahead in your career, but you may also have to deal with added responsibilities. The Sun conjunct Uranus in Taurus during the first week of the month could also make it harder for you to relax. You may be tempted to take your work home with you after your day is over or add more things to your to-do list. However, it might be more productive to clock out and take some time for unbridled fun.
The May 6th weekend could bring increased socializing with a positive aspect between Venus in Aries and Mercury in Gemini. You may be able to sort something out or gain a new perspective on a recurring dilemma by talking it through with a friend.
Mercury, your ruler, stations retrograde in the early degrees of your sign on May 10th, which could bring up profound reflections over the next three weeks on your overall direction, and what you truly want to get out of life. This retrograde period could be your chance to take a deeper look within yourself to gain some clarity regarding what you truly desire at this time.
Another type of changing of the guards also occurs on the 10th as Jupiter enters Aries, where it will be until late October. Jupiter in Aries may gradually emphasize your role within a community and bring new opportunities to teach or learn within your social sphere. You could also find a renewed sense of faith in your dreams and aspirations. However, you may have to shuffle your priorities to make space for some of these new perspectives and opportunities filtering in.
On May 15th, the second eclipse of this season occurs, this time a Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Scorpio, which may emphasize how you have been dealing with stress or things out of your control, especially at work. Saturn, the planet of time and limitation, is squaring the eclipse, which could make you aware of your responsibilities and feel heavier than usual. You may not have the stamina to deal with your ambitions, or you may have to reassess how much energy you need to do your work versus how much energy you currently have.
The Sun‘s entry into Gemini on May 20th is excellent news and should start to bring a renewed sense of vitality to you in the coming weeks. Not even 24 hours after the Sun‘s entry into the sign of the Twins, Mercury in Gemini reaches the solar throne and disappears into the heart of the Sun. Mercury Cazimi is an integral part of the Mercury Retrograde cycle which usually comes with clarifications or answers. The weekend of May 20th could bring perspective and a renewed sense of faith. Even though you may feel like you need to pare down some of your responsibilities to create more time for you, there is a lot of potential emerging at this time.
The tempo increases significantly during the last full week of May, with Mars entering Aries on the 24th, which could offer robust support for your aspirations and dreams. The end of the month brings positive development, especially if you can find the proper balance between pursuing your goals and taking some time to rest and unwind.
The New Moon in your signs on the 30th signals the beginning of a new cycle that could help you realign to your body’s needs. Mercury is nearing the end of its retrograde motion now, to be taking place on June 3rd, but after will be still straightening out, so to speak, until mid-June. This is a good couple of weeks for taking the time you need to recharge, and address whatever might be stressing you out. Making the health of your body and mind a priority could ensure your success in the long run.