21st March – 20th April
Venus, planet of love and money, is in your sign from the 3rd, so love rivals don’t stand a chance against your competitive edge, and financial goals are fun for the challenge. Midmonth is the most interesting time for this, especially if you let go of needing to stay in control of everything. You feel a new sense of freedom from the 15th, followed by a highly significant turning point around the 20th, when your ruler Mars moves forward again for the first time since March. Many situations might start to run smoothly from then; enhanced by the mega-supportive atmosphere of the final week.
21st April – 21st May
The pressures and stresses of last month will keep lessening as May unfolds. Your ruler Venus enters the most secluded part of your chart from the 3rd, which suggests sleep, meditation and alone time will feel pretty attractive to you right now, though there’s a seriously potent full moon in your relationship chart on the 14th, indicating change and completion, and that is maybe enough to lose some sleep over. Whether it’s a high buzz of excitement or a low brooding mood, it’s uncertainty of the unknown behind it, but that’s something you are increasingly adapting to, particularly by the final week of May.
22nd May – 21st June
Attention has been squarely on money, resources, friendship and fun for some time now. Maybe you felt the strain of being pulled in those different directions, or maybe problems in those areas were more stubborn than they could have been, but whatever, this month sees a gradual release of tension or stuckness. Your ruler Mercury is in your sign from the 7th, followed by the sun on the 21st, indicating a fresh clarity and sense of stability regarding current circumstances. Friendships are undergoing powerful change midmonth, and an imaginative new moon on the 28th is all about a new you.
22nd June – 22nd July
There have been some stress and challenges over recent weeks that have felt immovable or unrelenting, yet there are clear signs of a smoother road ahead this month. That said, there’s a powerful full moon on the 14th, which suggests tension linked to certain career or relationship plans so make your goal harmony and co-operation. There’s significant movement forward on a home and family matter from the 20th (maybe related to events in March), and the final week (especially 24th) is about a super supportive environment around you that makes you feel more and more confident about your current direction and purpose.
23rd July – 23rd August
Like last month, you’re focused firmly on the future but the difference is what seemed depressingly stuck is becoming flexible. Therefore a positive outlook is required despite any lingering perceived limitations so maybe this is easier after a midmonth full moon that challenges comfort zones and broadens horizons. This especially links to career and travel plans, but includes any deeply held desire that secretly occupies the spotlight of your imagination. There’s a big turning point in communication from the 20th (links back to early March somehow); and then there’s a fabulous final week with an easier, more supportive environment to nurture future plans (especially 31st).
24th August – 22nd September
Recently it hasn’t been easy to get the ball rolling on anything, which though frustrating provided a sort of stability just from lack of movement. But May is giving way to much firmer foundations of faith hope and clarity, so release thoughts of being held back by circumstances and welcome a new sense of freedom. Maybe midmonth will be a turning point in this, when you heed the call to trust the process, then from the 20th you’re finally ready to move forward regarding finance and resources (this links back to early March). Final week flows with solid, supportive communication that heals rifts and mends hearts.
23rd September – 23rd October
Mars, planet of action and drive, has been retrograde (appearing to move backwards) in your sign since early March. This can mean temporary slowdowns or delays in situations, also reduced desire or motivation, even tiredness and fatigue, but consider that time to have been an incubation period for your now emerging self, and as time and energy well spent. From the 20th Mars moves forward again, and before that there’s a clarifying full moon on the 14th about security and self-worth in both love and money. Then momentum builds magnificently for the rest of May, suggesting there’s expansion and opportunity where and when you need it most.
24th October – 22nd November
The last few weeks have been tough; keeping up with the changes that haven’t come quick enough, and the changes you didn’t expect or ask for. This kind of pattern is set to dissipate through May, especially the final week, when a magnificent planet line-up restores your faith in humanity and rewards faith in yourself. But before that there’s a full moon on the 14th, all about not being hard on yourself for anything, and about giving your nearest and dearest a break too; maybe it was all the stress and pressure of recent months that made you see things more limited and restricted than needed.
23rd November – 21st December
The tension of being pulled in many directions has been something you’ve had to get used to in recent weeks. Things feel progressively more relaxed this month, even with a rather full on full moon on the 14th, as there’s plenty of support to relieve pressure, and it’s also a productive time, which means fun and interest for you; especially from the 20th when situations that have been slow since March begin to gain momentum. There’s new or renewed love and partnership symbolised by the new moon on 28th, but choose either scepticism or faith; you can’t pendulum swing between the two without missing what’s important to see right now.
22nd December – 20th January
There’s more of an emphasis on moving forward instead of just adjusting to the sticking points of recent weeks. Midmonth might still be a bit sticky, as an intense full moon puts any situation under a magnifying glass that you’ve got your attention on, so make sure your attention is on what you want, not what you don’t want. From the 20th career and long-term plans and ambitions gain momentum for the first time since March, and then a really beautiful pattern of planets align; suggesting strength, stability, ease, comfort and harmony in partnerships, friendships and communication.
21st January – 18th February
Though recent months was about challenge, tension and pressure that you thought you could do without, as the energy now begins to relax and flow forward again, you might miss the intense concentration and focus it all stimulated in you. Also, having to dig deep and find more of yourself to give to a situation has been satisfying and empowering, so make the most of the times this month (especially full moon on the 14th), when the opportunity arises again for such powerful growth and self-confidence to occur. A particularly easy flow and harmony in ambition, resources and employment is another powerful and consistent experience for May.
19th February – 20th March
Certain situations are beginning to shake loose and move forward during May, which is a welcome relief after weeks, even months of being slow, stuck or delayed. Other situations still require acceptance and your understanding; meaning if it appears broken, make peace with the break or it will never mend. There’s a big focus on family and home this month, especially under the new moon of new beginnings on the 28th, and there’s a quite beautiful line-up of planets that speak of good support and organisation where you need it most, including travel, education and matters of the heart.