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Monthly General Horoscopes - May 2021
At this time of year, although the Sun will always shift the dynamics in any given month, you wouldn't expect the kind of change that we see this month. While some things will always change and evolve, you wouldn't expect to see the dynamics of the year itself change yet that is what we have. The Sun will always begin May in your income sector and along with Venus and Mercury, is working to not just explore income potential but to steer the rest of the year in a lucrative direction. The Sun will also always end May in your communication sector, with communication always a focus at this time of year. Mercury, the planet of communication's return on 4th May will get things off to an early start. Normally moving through your communication sector in just 14 to 15 days, Mercury will instead turn retrograde here on 30th May, keeping him here and the communication lines open through to July. Venus, the planet of love will join Mercury on 9th May, with her focus more on giving your heart and your relationships a voice. Meanwhile, the first major shift has been Mars' return to your home and family sector, where at the start of the month he has been for just a week. This is Mars' first visit in two years and he will spend the whole month channelling his drive into home, family and/or property matters. The event that will change the dynamics of the year itself is Jupiter's return to Pisces on 14th May. Any planet must move through Pisces before returning to Aries, beginning the process of winding down one cycle and preparing for the next. This marks the start of the wind down of a 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion and while Jupiter won't return to Aries until May 2022, a major period of review begins this month. Jupiter will do this in parts, retrograding back into your friendship sector at the end of July and then getting back to closing old doors in December.
Whether you are an April or a May born Taurus, this is always your month, with your birthday month not ending until the Sun leaves on 21st May. This will always make this a month for new beginnings and for looking to the future but you have two advantages this time over other years. The first is that Mars has already spent eight weeks in Taurus this year and he has already opened new doors, forged new paths and got you excited about what you want from the coming year. The other advantage is that you began your birthday month with Venus and Mercury already in Taurus and with heart and mind on the same page from the start, something that didn't happen last year. Until Mercury leaves on 4th May, he is giving you the intellectually savvy and strategic edge to get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. Until she leaves on 9th May, Venus is more focused on your wish list for the coming year, as she updates your personal, romantic and relationship desires and expectations. Both will be gone by the time a New Moon on 12th May brings a chance to commit to your new solar year, the future and the journey ahead. As Mercury and Venus leave Taurus it will be to return to your income sector, where they will have a chance to exploit the potential from the seven weeks that Mars has just spent here. Mars only left your income sector on 23rd April and having declared war on glass ceilings, roadblocks and barriers, whether real or imagined, there should be a lot for Mercury and Venus to exploit. So much so that instead of moving through in 14 to 15 days, a retrograde turn on 30th May will keep Mercury here until July. By the time the Sun returns on 21st May, this should be a well oiled machine. Meanwhile, Mars is spending his first, last and only full month in your communication sector in two years, where he will be on hand to support Jupiter when he returns to your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking on 14th May.
This is a month when the lines between the past, present and future are blurred, with your attention drawn in all directions or at least during the first three weeks of the month. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in Taurus, the sign that every planet must move through before returning to Gemini each year. Here the focus is on the past, with the wind down of your old solar year a chance to close old doors and reflect on the journey. The month begins with Venus and Mercury here as well, drawing your mental focus inwards and backwards while taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. However, as you move into the new month it has only been a week since Mars left Gemini, where he had spent seven weeks forging new trails, opening new doors and setting up options for your new solar year before it even begins. Mars has since moved on, with his first, last and only full month in your income sector having just opened the doors to the most lucrative months of 2021. This puts Mars in the right place when Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion makes a game changing return to your career sector on 14th May. Mars had returned to your income sector two months ahead of the Sun and from when things normally start to move on the income front, while Jupiter's return to your career sector is a complete outlier. Mars and Jupiter are the face of the future, completely energising and reframing your financial and professional year at a time when that is rarely the case. Meanwhile, while your old solar year won't run its course until the Sun returns to Gemini to begin your birthday month and new solar year on 21st May, heart and mind will start looking ahead long before that. Mercury, the planet of communication and smart thinking and your ruling planet will return to Gemini on 4th May, followed by Venus on 9th May. Weeks before your birthday month and new solar year begin, heart and mind shift their focus from the past and onto preparing for the future.
There is a mix of the expected and the unexpected this month, giving you the confidence of knowing that it won't be business as usual, with one month simply running into the next. What you would expect at this time of year is to have the Sun spend the first three weeks of May in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking before beginning the wind down of your old solar year on 21st May. Also expected is that Venus and Mercury, the planets that rule the heart and mind will also make that same step, with Mercury leaving your friendship sector on 4th May and Venus on 9th May. This is when Mercury will give you a chance to get your head around closing old doors and making sense of the past, giving you a head start before the wind down of your old solar year begins. For Venus, this is more a chance to take your heart on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Also expected at the start of the month is that the focus is still on your financial situation and money matters, with Jupiter and Saturn, the two most powerful planets in the solar system still in your financial sector, where they have been since December. However, while the biggest change will happen mid month there is already change in the air thanks to Mars' return to Cancer last month. By the time you move into the new month, Mars has been in Cancer for a week and the launch of this new Mars cycle is still in its early days. Not due to leave until 12th June, Mars will spend the whole of May forging new paths, opening new doors and at the same time fuelling your passions, drive, competitive and warrior spirit. Even before you start winding down this current solar year, Mars is forging paths that your new solar year will benefit from. Meanwhile, the biggest game changer is Jupiter's departure from your financial sector on 14th May, leaving Saturn to keep the focus on money matters, with a retrograde turn taking things into review mode. This frees Jupiter, the largest and most significant planet in the solar system to join forces with dreamy Neptune in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery.
While there is change in the air this month there is also a new and unexpected undercurrent running throughout the month. It was Mars' return to Cancer on 23rd April, the sign that any planet must move through before returning to Leo that has brought you to the final leg of your current two year Mars cycle. Mars won't return to Leo until 12th June but when he does, this will open the doors to an exciting new Mars cycle, long before your birthday month and new solar year begin. For now, Mars will spend the whole of May urging you to pull back, making time to reflect but also to recharge your batteries. Mars is a planet of action so he won't encourage you to spend the month navel gazing and instead, this is a chance to close old doors and while needing more time to hear yourself think, this is more about constructive reflection. Life is likely to remain just as busy, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of May in your career sector. However, with Pluto in his first full month in retrograde motion in your work sector, a rush mentality on the job front is gone, replaced by a more strategic and measured professional approach. Meanwhile, Mercury's departure from your career sector on 4th May and Venus' on 9th May will start shifting the focus onto your social life, friendship, teamwork and networking before the Sun does the same on 21st May. These are the shifts that the Sun, Mercury and Venus will make at this time every year and is the mundane or annual passage that the faster planets make each year. It is a different story for Jupiter, with the planet of luck and expansion's departure from your relationship sector and return to your financial sector a major, once in a decade event. Jupiter will leave Saturn behind to watch over your relationships and a retrograde turn on 23rd May will take this into a review mode. In the meantime, Jupiter's return to your financial sector will change the whole dynamics of your financial year and over time, a sense of what's possible. Jupiter will join Neptune in your financial sector, putting the planets of luck and dreams together here for the first time in our lifetime.
In a month as diverse as this it is clear that the right work/life balance is a must, especially if you want to enjoy all that is on offer. Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in an adventurous part of your chart before returning to your career sector and there will always be a crossover between the two, a balance between work and play is always a priority. This year, while the Sun won't make that shift until 21st May, Mercury will leave an adventurous part of your chart and return to your career sector on 4th May and Venus on 9th May. As Mars has only just wrapped up a seven week visit there is already more than enough professional momentum. In addition, with Jupiter working to make his final weeks in your work sector before leaving on 14th May count, the Sun's adventurous influence has already had to work around this. This is not something that you usually have to deal with to this extent, for until Saturn and Jupiter returned to your work sector in December this was rarely a busy time on the job front and career matters often don't open up until later in the month. This year everything is compressed into the same time slot, creating a situation where you are likely to be wearing multiple hats while juggling many balls. Fortunately, all of them exciting and with a lot to offer. Also benefiting from the right work/life balance are your relationships, with Jupiter's return to your relationship sector on 14th May a game changer. This will be Jupiter's first visit in over a decade but rather than spend a solid 12 months here as he normally would, he will return three times between now and the end of next year. This first visit, from 14th May to 29th July is more an introductory visit and a chance for Jupiter and Neptune, the planets of luck and dreams to get a feel for each other as they meet up here for the first time in our lifetime.
This is a month that will always grow on you, getting better as the month progresses. That is because while the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your financial sector, putting the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters it will always end the month in an adventurous part of your chart. This is a month that always begins with a more mundane focus on money matters but ends with the focus on adventure, travel, learning and discovery. However, while there is often an overlap between the two, this year it is a lot more extensive and has already begun by the time you even move into the new month. It was just a week earlier that Mars wrapped up a seven week visit to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery, with his passion for adventure having little time to wane before Mercury returns on 4th May. Mercury and Venus will both start the month alongside the Sun in your financial sector, with Mercury's smart head for money giving you a chance to start the month with your head in the game and around money matters. Until she leaves and follows Mercury into an adventurous part of your chart on 9th May, Venus is focused on updating your financial wish list, fuelling your confidence and attracting positive outcomes. Mercury should move through an adventurous part of your chart in 14 to 15 days but instead, a retrograde turn on 30th May will keep him here until July and this couldn't be more significant. Less because of the amount of time you can keep the focus on the more adventurous side of life's fence and more because this can guard against life becoming all work and no play, as this professional year roars back to life in a totally unexpected way. It began with Mars' return to your career sector on 23rd April but the real game changer is Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion's return to your work sector on 14th May. Just as things should be slowing down professionally they are instead firing up, with game changing implications across the job and career fronts.
This month has a mix of what you might expect but also the totally unexpected and they happen in all the right places. The expected is that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your relationship sector before shifting the solar spotlight off your relationships and onto your financial situation and money matters on 21st May. Also expected is that Venus and Mercury will do the same, shifting your heart and mind's focus from one to the other though around but not exactly at the same time as the Sun. The Sun will leave your relationship sector and return to your financial sector at the same time each year, within a 12 hour margin. Mercury will make that shift on 4th May, starting the month working to ensure the communication lines are open on the relationship front while until she leaves on 9th May, Venus is focused on bringing the magic into your relationships. It is then that Venus and Mercury will shift their focus onto money matters ahead of the Sun's return, with Mercury giving you the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game and think on your feet while Venus can fuel your financial confidence, update your expectations and work to turn desires into reality. Instead of moving through in 14 to 15 days, Mercury will turn retrograde on 30th May, giving you access to his smart head for money through to July. Meanwhile, while this focus on relationship and money matters is what you would expect at this time of year, there are some unexpected and major developments in areas of your life that you wouldn't expect. It began with Mars return to an adventurous part of your chart on 23rd April, with his first visit in two years a chance to focus on adventure, travel, learning and discovery. Here until 12th June, Mars will spend the whole of May fuelling a passion for adventure and a hunger for life's richer experiences. However, the biggest game changer is Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion's return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 14th May, for the first time in over a decade.
The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your busy work sector and starting the month with Venus and Mercury here as well means that you have heart and mind in the game and on the same page from the start as well. This is always the point in any year when the focus is on work and job matters or on whatever it is that keeps you busy and occupies your time. The difference this year is that instead of just getting started, things are wrapping up or at least the job of gaining as much traction as possible is. Mars has already spent eight weeks here this year and with Mercury leaving on 4th May and Venus on 9th May, until the Sun leaves on 21st May it is about tying up loose ends and getting things on track. Meanwhile, while the Sun will always end the month in your relationship sector, long before he turns the solar spotlight onto your relationships on 21st May, heart and mind will already be engaged. Mercury will return to your relationship sector on 4th May, where as the planet of communication he will usually spend 14 to 15 days getting the communication lines open. Instead, a retrograde turn will keep Mercury here until July while Venus will return on 9th May to both update your relationship expectations and turn desires into reality. With a total lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on 26th May putting a balance between your personal and relationship needs to the test, having the planets of love and communication on board is a bonus. Meanwhile, while this will always make this a month where there is a lot of focus on job and relationship matters, there are two outliers that you wouldn't expect at this time of year and not to the degree that their influence is likely to have. Those outliers are Mars and Jupiter. Mars not only returned to your financial sector on 23rd April for the first time in two years but two months ahead of when the Sun will return each year. Not leaving until 12th June, Mars will spend the whole of May fuelling your financial passions and fighting spirit as he encourages you to take your financial power back. Meanwhile, Jupiter's return to your home and family sector on 14th May opens the doors to a whole new focus on home, family and/or property matters.
Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in a playful part of your chart but end the month in your busy work sector and because Venus and Mercury will always blur the lines between the two, this is a month when a balance between work and play will also come under the spotlight. The Sun is the only body in the solar system that runs to a tight schedule, with his departure from a playful part of your chart and return to your work sector on 21st May set in stone each year. However, while Venus and Mercury travel with the Sun they don't adhere to the same tight schedule and can return or leave ahead or behind. This means that there is always going to be a crossover and this year that crossover is evident from the start and will only get stronger. While the month begins with the Sun, Venus and Mercury all in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart as Mars only left your busy work sector a week earlier, you have already had to juggle a balance between work and play. Even more so when Mercury leaves and returns to your work sector on 4th May, taking over from where Mars left off just 11 days earlier. Normally here for 14 to 15 days, a retrograde turn on 30th May will keep Mercury here until July while Venus will spend just 24 days fuelling your job confidence, attracting opportunities and steering things in a lucrative direction. Venus and Mercury will return to your work sector in time to make the most of lucky Jupiter's final days in your income sector before leaving on 14th May. Jupiter will be gone by the time the Sun returns on 21st May but two days ahead of Saturn's retrograde turn in your income sector on 23rd May, there will be a strong partnership between income and job matters this year. In the meantime, Jupiter will make a timely return to your communication sector on 14th May, with his first visit in over a decade managing to begin right in the middle of Mars' first, last and only full month in your relationship sector in two years.
This is a month where there is often a feeling of being let out to play by the end of the month but this year, you won't have to wait that long. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your home and family sector, where the focus is on home, family and/or property matters as well as all things close to home. It is the Sun's departure and return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 21st May that will always bring you to a point where there is a sense that you are being let out to play. This year, with Mars having just left a playful part of your chart, Mercury returning on 4th May and Venus on 9th May you won't have to wait that long. Instead, an overlap of the two is just part of a reason why the right work/life balance and especially a balance between work and play is so important this month. That is because this is not happening in isolation and just as you are getting that being let out to play feeling, the busiest months of 2021 have begun and especially on the job front. It was just a week before moving into the new month that Mars returned to your busy work sector for the first time in two years and not leaving until 12th June and with more planets following over the coming months, this is set to be a busy month. This might be the reason why instead of moving through a playful part of your chart in 14 to 15 days as he normally would, a retrograde turn on 30th May means that while he returns on 4th May he won't leave until July. Mars might be creating the busiest month of the year so far but Mercury is just one of the planets working to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play. Meanwhile, less than five months after returning for what is usually a 12 month visit to Aquarius, Jupiter will leave on 14th May. This will put the launch of this new Jupiter cycle on hold until he returns at the end of July. In the meantime, Jupiter's return to your income sector will ensure that a busy month on the job front is also a lucrative one.
The best way to describe the month for you is that this is a sleeper, a month that is disguised as an ordinary month, already with some exciting developments from the start but set to become something truly game changing. What an ordinary month looks like at this time of year is the Sun always spending the first three weeks of May in your communication sector before turning the solar spotlight onto home and family matters on 21st May. Having Venus and Mercury shift their focus from one to the other is also what you would expect at this time of year. The month begins with the Sun, Mercury and Venus in your communication sector, all focused on having the communication lines open. Until leaving on 4th May, Mercury is working to ensure the communication lines are open across the board in the way that only the planet of communication can. However, as the planet of love, Venus' focus is more on giving your heart and your relationships a voice, before she too leaves on 9th May. This will keep heart and mind on the same page, this time shifting their focus onto home and family matters ahead of the Sun's return to your home and family sector on 21st May. A focus on communication before gradually shifting onto home and family matters is what you would expect at this time of year. The exciting development was Mars' return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 23rd April. Here now until 12th June but having only been here for a week when the month begins, Mars will spend the whole of May fuelling your romantic and creative passions, as he works to make up for an eight month dearth of any planetary activity here. Meanwhile, truly game changing is Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion's return to Pisces on 14th May, to begin the first tentative steps towards beginning a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion. Tentative because Jupiter will retrograde back out at the end of July though not before planting seeds that he will return to harvest in December.