This is another quite interesting month for you, Pisces, with thoughtful investigations providing real world consequences. Your curiosity is greatly stimulated by the New Moon eclipse that begins the May month, having taken place at the very end of April in your sector of learning and communication. Your own self-development these past few weeks has perhaps been startling in its scope, and this month you also benefit from the lingering spiritually rich association at the New Moon of Jupiter and your ruler, Neptune, with Venus also in the picture. The depths of your psyche are coming to be seen as vital in embodying your most authentic self. Mercury begins its retrograde period on the 10th leading to a more introspective several weeks. Your worldview and your most profound values are also highlighted in a month of questioning even your most basic assumptions regarding your dwelling space, domestic household, and family of origin. The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse of May 15th brings a sense of fulfillment and of integration. Your evolving worldview conditions the possibility for allowing positive change to take place, and for bringing, as you do, inner priorities more fully into account.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The month begins just after a powerful Solar Eclipse in Taurus, governing the next thirty days or even longer, since an eclipse. This might signal abrupt changes in the ways you relate to your environment or bring new opportunities, especially relating to how you express yourself. Although somewhat erratic, your self-expression could be an essential part of how you channel the creative and dynamic energies for the May month. In this eclipse configuration, there are four planets in your sign, which endow you with a certain mystic and charisma that others could find hard to resist. Your convincing powers and charms could continue to bring new opportunities to the table in the following weeks.
Venus enters Aries on the 2nd, which additionally shifts the focus from desires to values over the next month. Your career could be an important focal point, and with Venus transiting in Aries until the end of the month, you have an opportunity to take stock of your goals and the resources you currently have available to reach them.
You may have to contend with unexpected situations and logistical issues during the first week of the month. The Sun is still in Taurus and meets up with rebellious planet Uranus on the 5th, which should keep you on your toes. This influence could somewhat disrupt communications and travel, but your ability to go with the flow and stay flexible might also bring unexpected benefits. An exciting turn of events may work in your favor, especially if you don’t mind changing your plans at the last minute.
The First Quarter Moon in Leo comes along on the late afternoon or evening of the 8th and this could bring tension to the surface, especially if you’ve been pushing yourself too hard recently. It may be your cue to slow down and reassess your priorities to ensure your success at this time.
Mercury in Gemini turns retrograde on May 10th and will be moving backward through the zodiac and then recovering through to the middle of June. Others may prompt you to express yourself more openly, or you may be forced to acknowledge some profound emotional components hidden in a situation you would rather ignore. You may oscillate between extraversion and introversion, and you could tend to withdraw from the world to focus on private matters. Your family may be a center of focus, or something from your past may need attention in the coming weeks. Jupiter, which traditionally rules the sign of Pisces, enters the sign of Aries on the 10th and will be here until October. Jupiter in Aries for the next several months could bring financial growth and a propensity to spend more. As long as you keep your main goals in mind, small risks could pay off, especially if you set some clear financial goals for the next six months.
On May 15th, the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse takes place in the sign of Scorpio, which may bring attention to outdated philosophies or worldviews that keep you stuck in another era. You may be forced to reset your stance to current times, but it could feel as if some unresolved material threatens to slow down your progress. You may still need to process or acknowledge unconscious parts of your psyche that obstruct your flow and threaten to derail your progress. Mars conjoins Neptune in Pisces is a crucial aspect that colors the middle of the month, which could leave you feeling fuzzy, confused, or unsure about what you want. If you can take things in stride, the sky will start to clear up, and you might be able to make sense of the things coming up to the surface.
On May 20th, the Sun enters Gemini and conjoins Mercury Retrograde a day later, offering substantial opportunities for clarity and closure during the weekend of May 20th. You might be trying to provide a cheerful face to the world. However, you may have to acknowledge the deeper emotional realities that lie under the surface that still informs your outlook on life and influences your emotional states. There could be essential opportunities for clarity and closure, especially if you are willing to take an honest look at things that may not be readily visible.
The last week of the month emphasizes your resources and how you utilize what is available to you. This is as Mars enters Aries on May 24th, and Venus enters Taurus on May 28th, shifting the focus on your material reality and the practical aspects of your life.
The New Moon in Gemini on May 30th signals the beginning of a new cycle related to your home and family life. Fresh energy could bring renewal to things that have felt scattered or confused, and you may be able to gain solid traction for important projects emerging.