May is a dynamic astrological month! For starters, we have both a Solar Eclipse (Taurus New Moon) and a Lunar Eclipse (Sagittarius Full Moon). The decade-defining Uranus-Pluto square brings its revolutionary energy to a third peak, then forms a potent T-Square with Vesta. Gentler events include a Venus-Jupiter conjunction and a Mercury-Neptune-Saturn Grand Trine. And the Sun enters Gemini!
5/9. Solar Eclipse (Taurus New Moon)
5/20. Sun enters Gemini
5/20. Uranus-Pluto square
5/23. Uranus-Pluto-Vesta T-Square peaks
5/25. Lunar Eclipse (Sagittarius Full Moon)
5/28. Venus-Jupiter conjunction
5/30. Mercury-Neptune-Saturn Grand Trine begins
The Story So Far
As May opens, we have two retrograde planets: Saturn thru 7/8 and Pluto thru 9/20. And the pervasive energies of revolutionary transformation (a Uranus-Pluto square), as well as universal love, compassion and spiritual awakening (Neptune in Pisces), remain powerful for years to come!
It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during these times. “Business as usual” is the best strategy for these periods, which occur when the Moon has made its last major Ptolemaic aspect but has not yet moved into the next sign.
5/1, 10:08 am – 10:21 am (Aquarius)
5/3, 12:25 am – 2:27 pm (Pisces)
5/5, 12:01 pm – 9:05 pm (Aries)
5/7, 8:41 am – 5/8, 6:11 am (Taurus)
5/9, 8:29 pm – 5/10, 5:23 pm (Gemini)
5/12, 9:33 am – 5/13, 5:58 am (Cancer)
5/15, 4:42 pm – 6:39 pm (Leo)
5/18, 12:35 am – 5:34 am (Virgo)
5/20, 2:49 pm – 1:09 pm (Libra)
5/22, 3:36 am – 4:57 pm (Scorpio)
5/24, 9:56 am – 5:51 pm (Sagittarius)
5/26, 6:23 am – 5:30 pm (Capricorn)
5/28, 2:41 pm – 5:50 pm (Aquarius)
5/30, 7:57 pm – 8:32 pm (Pisces)
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Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.
Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after. Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.
All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone.