Sign by sign astrology forecast for May 2022
ARIES (March 21-April 20)
Expect a boost in your morale and energy to come your way, and then stay a while when Jupiter enters your sign on May 10th. If you’ve been paying attention to your mental health, this will usher in a period when you can really make gains on insights and be guided by a deeper understanding of your sense of self and motivations in life and use them to orient towards a more fulfilling life.
The eclipses this month may signal a change in your earning potential as well as your spending or borrowing habits. Use the boost from Jupiter in your sign to change your job if you can get better working conditions or a higher salary, but don’t let an expanded optimism lead you to take on more debt than is necessary.
If there is an unexpected reversal of an agreement or a delay in your plans, know that it’s part of a bigger picture that’s unfolding between now and June and that you can use that period of time to help you adjust to the bigger shifts that are happening on the money axis of your chart.
TAURUS (April 21-May 20)
On April 30th, a partial solar eclipse arrived to help you adapt to the new normal. Consider this eclipse as well as the one that follows on May 16th to be your personal invitation to a transformative process that you can tap into for the next year and a half. Part of your metamorphosis should involve an exploration of the intelligence of your intuition and ‘gut’ feelings. Over the next year, you’ll benefit from exploring parts of your psyche that may be limiting you from the security you seek.
A catalyst for this can happen early in the month when a plan or agreement regarding salary or other money earned comes under revision. This can translate into a plan that doesn’t come to fruition but brings a better opportunity your way, or it can come from you that a situation you were about to invest yourself in becomes less attractive.
Ask your dreams for guidance around this time, and if looking to another person for advice, especially psychic guidance, be sure that your decision comes after checking in with yourself. It may take some time but will be worth the investment and practice because this can bring you the confidence and certainty that can help you move forward.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
This month, an opportunity to recognize how your subconscious beliefs are the bedrock of your daily life deserves to be fostered. Nourishing this new awareness is something that you can cultivate to reshape the bridge between your past experiences and daily habits.
If you haven’t been prioritizing the limits and boundaries of your body there’s a chance you’ll meet the results of pushing those limits too far. If you find that most of your day is occupied by mental chatter and the anxiety that usually follows that, introduce some meditative practices into your life. Reining your mind back into the physical boundary of your body as a meditative practice will help you to reconnect with the source of your inspiration and creativity.
Learning to maintain a calm mental space in your life will prepare you to pivot when the fog around a career or position of responsibility starts to clear. If you’ve been tempted into trusting something that’s too good to be true, or tried to put the glamour on something this could be the month when the edges of reality start to peek through.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Because the moon is your ruler, you’ll be better positioned to use this month’s eclipses to your advantage. If there’s a goal or wish you’ve been dreaming of, this month’s astrology can help guide you to making them a reality.
You can look to a social group to bring you an unexpected opportunity at the beginning of the month. Not long after you’ll feel prompted to move forward in an entrepreneurial endeavour. Take the time to work out the details and revise any negotiations that follow with a fine-tooth comb. This revision process will help you to secure an agreement that helps you realize something you’ve longed for.
Mid-month a lunar eclipse in the area of romance, fun and children can shake up your emotions, and can be a major step in your growth and maturity. If you’re in a relationship that isn’t serious, it may be time to commit or move on. If you’re not in a relationship, you could meet someone who brings you some intensity that will also help you discern who or what you want to be committing to.
Allowing yourself to move through these feelings without attachment or a goal will help you to build sustainable relationships in the long run.
LEO (July 23-August 22)
With the sun as your ruler, solar eclipses especially have an extra effect on you, and with an eclipse series happening in the fixed signs for the next year and a half you can be sure that you’ll be prompted to make significant and lasting changes in your life.
The first eclipse, happening on April 30 will shake up your career, home or finances in a way that lets you get some extra breathing room, or will invite you to innovate or experiment in those areas in some way. There is some support and an extra element of grace that comes with this eclipse and could help you use the extra boost you’ll have when Jupiter enters Aries mid-month. Your creativity should have an outlet to be expressed. Even if you’re not in a creative profession, there’s an opportunity for you to bring some ingenuity or freedom into your day.
Some kind of collaboration with a group of like-minded people can be an influence in this and it’s possible that a reunion after the last 2 years of distancing will have some effect on your professional goals. If you’ve been thinking of expanding in the direction of publishing, education or spiritual studies now is the time to consider and envision that.
VIRGO (August 23-September 21)
This month you’ll be blessed with a gentle catalyst that can give you the insight you need to stand up for yourself, or to re-negotiate boundaries with someone.
If you’ve felt like you’ve been giving too much, or not being recognized this will be an opportunity for you to reclaim some of your agency and to better define and support your personal values. The transit of Neptune in your opposite sign since 2011 has likely brought you some disappointment in relationship, possibly even deception and outright betrayal. While that kind of experience can be devastating, they are often the incentive we need to start putting ourselves first. While there are still a few more years of Neptune in your opposite sign of Pisces, the astrological landscape is shifting to remind us that it will be entering Aries in a few years, and that the blessings that Neptune is Pisces has brought are now unlocked and more freely available than ever.
If forgiveness is on your mind, you should embrace that notion. That act can be more powerful on the trajectory of your future than you might imagine.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This month, an unexpected bonus, royalty or money that comes through your partner will affect your shared resources. Whatever it is, will give you an opportunity to become closer to your partner. If you’ve been at odds, or drifting apart, there can be an occasion to mend fences and rediscover shared values.
Evaluating the values that guide you and establishing boundaries that support those values are a worthwhile endeavour for you. While you’re known to be a peacemaker, the road to lasting peace and harmony is built from a series of negotiations and compromises that both parties are willing to make because they recognize the value of the relationship.
Rise to the challenge of translating your philosophy of life from an idea or concept into what guides your actions. Uncomfortable feelings will be the signal that a boundary needs to be held or shifted.
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)
The eclipses this month might take you by surprise. As a fixed sign, you’re also resistant to change but you’re probably not bothered so much by external change as much as you are disturbed by a shift in your inner landscape. The reason is that you are usually thinking 10 steps ahead and can easily recover from a change at work or in your personal life.
What is more difficult for you is when your will or agency is no longer aligned with the ‘reality’ of your life. This month you’ll have the opportunity to make your life more fulfilling and come into a closer alignment between what is in your heart-mind and your daily life. The best thing you can do this month is to allow yourself the vulnerability of feeling, and to allow that feeling to surface in some way. Whether it’s through art, journaling or through some therapeutic dialogue, what is wanting to come to the surface in you will help you move along with the rhythm of life. While this doesn’t eliminate the challenges of life, it does make sure that our inner landscape doesn’t get cut off from the reality of our daily life.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
This month your ruler, Jupiter will move into Aries where it will activate your 5th house of children, play and romantic love. You’ll find not only fulfilment in that area of your life, but the eclipses that are happening will also be releasing you from some perceived sense of requirement or duty when it comes to a partnership or daily work responsibility.
While Jupiter has been traveling through your 4th house, you’ve likely seen some gains in relation to family or real estate and while there may continue to be something to benefit you in that area of life, the focus should now move towards the kind of pleasure that you can abandon yourself to.
This is also a great time to dedicate yourself to a new health practice. If you’re sedentary, get outside and get moving. If you’re an active person, consider meditation to provide a container for your experiences. The portal is open for you to make lasting changes to your mental and physical health this month.
CAPRICORN (December 21-January 20)
To find the best expression for the planetary activity this month is to revisit the importance of fun and play in your life. The eclipses in Taurus and Scorpio over the next year and a half will bring a transformation to your definition of work and play. Open yourself up to being curious about what brings a spark to your vital force and if you feel nudged to unfastening some element of your professional personal identity, consider it through the lens of whether it ’brings you joy’.
Home life should be rich and rewarding, and real estate transactions can be very lucrative. It’s possible that you will put in motion a reconsideration of plans or become less attached to the perfection of those plans being adopted by friends or associates. By the end of the month, this ‘plan’ may morph into a re-organization of what is prompting the plan, or motivating it in the first place. Again, consider if the plan brings joy, or a similar ease to the daily activities of life.
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)
Soon you will not feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, partly because of the eclipses happening this month. As a fixed sign, you can’t avoid the shift that these eclipses are asking of you and you wouldn’t want to; they’re preparing you to unfasten yourself from expectations and burdens that come from a life you lived long ago.
Another element in this long journey has been confusion or uncertainty of financial resources. At times the tap may have seemed to run infinitely, while at others, money may have seemed to disappear into thin air. By this time next year, any financial fuzziness will benefit from the skills you’ve acquired since 2020. You will know what you have and be willing and able to take accountability for that state of affairs. These eclipses will be the catalyst for you to become the agent of your autonomy.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
While the majority of astrologers sees the combination of Jupiter and Pisces in your sign as an eternal wellspring of positivity and hope, I get the feeling that it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses for you. The reason is that the level of the level of energy required to sustain a portal of infinite possibilities is epic, and pushes the limits of ordinary human beings.
A major challenge to hosting Neptune in your own sign is that it presents elements that are nearly impossible to capture: like dreams, big ideas and inspired stories while simultaneously dissolving the stories that keep that inspiration from taking root. While under the influence of Neptune all of these elements feel as real as real can be; we are moved by them and let them move through us, but that alone is not enough to anchor and ground our inspiration into something that satisfies us, and that can lead to feeling let down, or that the world around is just not enough anymore.
The good news is that if this has been your experience, then you’ll actually have a boost from the arrival of Jupiter in your 2nd house of earned income. This is the support you need for translating the inspiration delivered by the universe into the material realm and keeping that portal of infinite potential open.
Suzana is holistic counselor, homeopath and naturopath. She holds a multidimensional approach that supports the individual in their evolution of self and healing journey. Passionate about astrology for over 20 years, she loves incorporating it into her work facilitating people on how to make the most of their natal energy pattern while helping them integrate what is happening on the collective, or transpersonal level of experience.