Astrology and Horoscopes

May 2017 Monthly Horoscope

Welcome to our May Monthly Horoscope 2017 For All Zodiac Signs!

Theme of the Month

You get what you ask for if and when you act in alignment with what you want to get.

You may have heard the old saying “you get what you ask for”. In this month of Taurus (April 20-May 20, 2017), now is the time to ask for what you desire.


Taurus represents our lifestyle resources and needs. I use the term “lifestyle needs” because in truth, Taurus addresses the resources or desires we need to survive. It is the financial, material, and physical of our lives, and having those resources in place is what has us individually and collectively feel safe, comfortable, secure, and at ease. We feel taken care of when our lifestyle needs are met.

Taurus is the sign of all things material, physical, and financial and most commonly, our basic survival needs – food, shelter, sex, and such. Security and stability of these resources are associated with Taurus. Comfort and ease in obtaining these resources are also important considerations for Taurus. And of course, there’s the infamous bull-headed stubbornness and force that Taurus can have when its will is contested or when it wants its way.

But with so many influences still in Aries throughout this Sun in Taurus period of 2017, asking isn’t enough. In fact, even if the abundance of Aries energy (initiation, assertiveness) wasn’t present, asking alone would not be enough.

In addition to asking, one must be willing to take action.

If you look attentively, you may notice that many of us often act in opposition to what we really desire. You may know someone who says they want to date somebody, but then runs away or hides when someone asks them for a date. You may also know someone who says they want to win the lottery, but then never buys a ticket. You probably even know someone who says they want or need a job, but then they turn down every offer made to them.

The funny thing is…then these same people complain that nothing they want ever comes through for them. They wax poetic about how they never get what they want, yet they never take a step to bring about what they say they want. They wait for the resources they want to come to them, and even if they do come to them, they may deny or reject them.

Talking and asking alone isn’t enough. Action and follow-through is necessary. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture or a lot of effort – just something to show that you are in alignment with your thoughts and words. Even if it’s just one thing to affirm your intention, that one thing may be enough to bring forth what you’ve asked for.

And your actions actually need to be in alignment with what you are asking for.

If you are asking for a vacation to Hawai’i and the money comes up for you to take the trip, booking a trip to Siberia instead is not in alignment with what you asked for.

If you want to take the 9:00 a train to work yet you choose to stop for coffee instead of getting to the train station in time to board, you miss your train.

Instead, follow through on your intentions and words. Book the vacation you intended and planned to book. Leave a few minutes earlier to get that cup of coffee and board your train on time.

Give yourself a chance in this Taurus period to ask for and act for what you truly desire.

After all, if you don’t ask, you may miss your chance. But if you ask then don’t take any action toward it, you may miss an opportunity to manifest that which you say you are committed to having in your life.

That is the gift of Taurus – the opportunity to become aware of and bring forth the fruition of not only your most basic survival needs, but also your heart’s desires. And in this 2017 cycle of Taurus, through awareness, powerful actions can be taken and the seeds for powerful results can be planted.

Look at where Taurus falls in your astrological chart for guidance in how to utilize this energy in your personal life journey. For more information and insights, read the May 2017 Monthly Horoscope for your zodiac sign.

May Horoscope Overview

Five months of working behind the scenes is about to pay off with notable launches forward. There may be a sleepy start as Mercury goes direct on May 3 with the shadow period lasting until May 21 (meaning it takes until then for Mercury to regain full strength), and Venus will still take until May 19 to regain its full strength. Even in the time of these remaining shadow periods that encompass a good bit of the month, there are some excellent aspects to help start moving things along, especially starting May 9.

Mars (and later in the month, the Sun) in Gemini really bring the desire for movement, physical and otherwise, and there is will definitely progress and major manifestations.

Even though the Sun and Mercury spend time in the grounded sign of Taurus, the predominant energies are Aries and Gemini. Air and fire feeding off of each other and the general restlessness and calls to action associated with both Gemini and Aries can’t help but bring long-awaited manifestations and focus away from the past and into blazing future trails. At the same time, there will definitely be hiccups along the way as every sweet aspect this month seems to be accompanied by a tricky one. The best way to manage these energies is to make the forward efforts as long as they are flowing and then during the times where an impediment makes itself manifest, hold up and observe until clarity and flow return.

Starting May 21 we have our first period of time in this year free from personal planet retrogrades (or their shadows). This open time runs from May 21- July 24.

Some bursts of sweet energy could come in on or near: May 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 21, 25, 28, 30.

Expect some temporary impediments to the inevitable changes that are in process: May 3, 10, 11, 18, 19, 21 25, 28, 29.

Check out more May Highlights:

** Note: often the effects of planetary transits are felt before or after the actual day the transit occurs.

May 1 — May Day/Beltane — The magical midpoint between the March Equinox and and the Summer Solstice. This day always feels energetically like the start of Summer (in the Northern Hemisphere) to me instead of the typical June 21 date followed by most.

May 3 — Mercury Direct at 24 degrees of Aries — The May 2017 astrology shows that the planet that rules communication and transportation returns to its normal movement today but remember that even though it will be officially direct, the several days after a direction change can be most haywire in daily activities and it will take until May 21 until the transit is completely clear. The Sun in Taurus also makes a beautiful angle with Neptune today making it a great day for quiet personal pursuits.

May 9 — Sun in Taurus Trine Pluto in Capricorn — This beautiful alignment brings increased potential for someone or something with tremendous power to align with your desires. The power could come from from a discovery, a person, a mysterious source, or countless other places. Following hunches at this time especially assists the alignment.

May 10 — Full Moon at 20 degrees of Scorpio — The May horoscope shows that something in the arenas of shared power or resources, intimate business, romantic, or other relationships, esoteric studies, psychological matter or studies, mysteries or research come to fullness, completion, or fruition now. Mercury is also conjunction Uranus today so some nerve-jangling or positively exciting news could accompany this energy. Always guard your head and brain when Uranus connects with another planet in Aries.

May 11 — Mars in Gemini Square Neptune in Pisces — Information overload is very likely now, bringing confusion and hesitation. If you are unclear what to do, doing nothing until clarity is attained is a good idea.

May 11 — Mercury in Aries Trine Saturn in Sagittarius — Even amidst the intensity of the two previously listed transits this aspect can bring good news and forward movement on long term projects.

May 12 — Mars in Gemini Trine Jupiter in Libra — The forward movement that has been brewing as a possibility really starts to advance with this transit. This is a great time to actively put plans into motion. The May 2017 horoscope points out that travel and/or notable news regarding writing or other communications are likely now. Writers and others working in the field of communication will love this time. This is also a great transit to purchase a vehicle.

May 14 — Transiting Nodes Change to the Leo/Aquarius Polarity — The years of this transit bring major attention to finding your bliss.

May 18 — Sun in Taurus Sextile Chiron in Pisces — This transit brings a chance to easily convert a weakness or wound into a strength. Vulnerability equals power at this time.

May 18-19 — Saturn in Sagittarius Trine Uranus in Aries — This is the second of these three brilliant match-up’s, the likes of which won’t happen again until 2047. The first of the series was December 24, 2016, and the last will be November 11, 2017. These titans coming together like this bring massive potential for harmonious transitions into drastically improved ways of living. This transit became very active towards the end of April 2017 and will remain strong all through May and into the first half of June. It brings great support for major changes in every area of life.

May 19 — Venus in Aries Opposing Jupiter in Libra — This same day that the Venus retrograde shadow finally clears, it makes an opposition with Jupiter. Usually this type of transit brings challenges but when the two benefics of the zodiac meet in this way, the result is usually overindulging in fun, spending, or other excess. The May horoscope shows it is a great time to unwind but try to hold prudence as a balancing point. Alternatively, there is an increased chance for burn out burning the candle at both ends trying to satisfy relationship expectations and needs of the self.

May 21 — Mercury retrograde shadow clears — This day starts the first open time period free of retrograde personal planets this whole year. This open time frame runs through July 24.

May 25 — New Moon at almost 5 degrees of Gemini — Make your ten New Moon wished now, especially on the topics of communication (including devices like phones, tablets, or computers and also topics of writing, editing, other work or project centered around communication), mobility, vehicles, siblings, cousins (and other relatives who are not parents or kids), respiratory health, arms, wrists, hand health.

May 25 — Venus in Aries Square Pluto in Capricorn — This combination puts major pressure on money, love, and self-perception. A person or entity whose opinions or actions effect your world may be misusing their energy or being too harsh or unfair. Empowerment through awareness can be a positive side effect of this conflict as true colors may be shown now.

May 28 — Mercury in Taurus Sextile Neptune in Pisces — Quiet time can be well spent now bringing rest, renewal, and grounding amidst the active energies of this time.

May 28-29 — Mars in Gemini Opposing Saturn in Sagittarius — Movement is temporarily halted by the need to go back and take care of important details. Some authority figure, responsibility or other obligation brings a reality check.

May 30 — Mars in Gemini Sextile Uranus in Aries — The May Horoscope shows surprise news or opportunities a common during this transit. A brilliant idea put into action could work out really well.

May 31 — Mercury in Taurus Trine Pluto in Capricorn — Powerful insights or assistance from the lesser seen realms predominate now. Grounded action is fueled by emotional connections or support.

New Moon /Soopermoon in Gemini, on May 25, 2017

This month we have a New Moon /Soopermoon in Gemini, on May 25, 2017 at 22.44 GMTGemini, the first air sign, is symbolized by the archetype of “the twins” denoting the human need for communication and interaction. In astrology, Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods. The domain of Gemini is the mental realm: communication, speaking, writing, education, commerce, and travel.

Since all New Moons are “seeding times”, this is a time to set your intention for communicating your ideas. It’s a fresh chapter for you to write. The New Moon is an ideal time to set your intentions for the coming thirty days.

If you utilize the energy of Gemini you might want to consider intentions and goals that involve the ways in which you communicate, and how your message is coming across.

Learning is also part of the Gemini field, as is the way your mind operates. Also high on the Gemini list of priorities is socializing and exchanging information. On a deeper level, healing the split that can occur when the Gemini twins are separated is part of the work of becoming a fully integrated person.

Gemini is a “mercurial” or changeable sign, the chameleon of the zodiac. At this New Moon, allow yourself to be more flexible in your mental outlook. Are you feeling “stuck” or in a rut? The Gemini New Moon gives you a breath of fresh air and a chance to appreciate the humor in life. Is there something you wish to accomplish? Writing down your list of goals is the first step.

Are you feeling the urge to branch out mentally or intellectually at this time? Perhaps learn a new language….a writing class…public speaking…..take a short trip? Conversely, are you ready to write or speak about what you know….or preparing to “sell” a new business plan?

Often a sibling will occupy much of your thoughts or time during a Gemini New Moon. If you have sibling (or even a close friend) that you have not communicated with in a while, this is the time to do so.

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