Mayday! It’s Eclipse Season.
Mayday, mayday! It’s Eclipse Season! As the doors to the world and wisdom begin opening, this month’s Eclipse can grant you the ability to choose the way you want to see the world, and the way you see others. What mindset can help you become the person you want to be?
Mayday, mayday! It’s Eclipse Season!
The fifth month of this year is among the most Astrologically significant.
Up first, Mercury enters curious, intelligence-seeking Gemini on Monday May 3rd until July 11th. That’s a typically long time because Mercury will retrograde in Gemini on May 29th until June 22nd. The vast majority of May, Mercury will operate in its pre-retrograde shadow period, and possibly highlight where we’ll want to focus our efforts during its retrograde. Remember to think, respond, and choose behavior from a place of impulse control, non-reactivity, questioning, and curiosity in uncertainty.
The annual New Moon Taurus takes earthly ruled ideas to the stars on May 11th and asks for our intentions on safety, security, values, pleasure and financial matters. Given the world’s initiation into prolonged uncertainty and anticipatory grief throughout racial and social injustices, a global pandemic, and political upheavals, the notion of “security” on the internal and external level has never been more important. Let the New Moon in Taurus on May 11th know exactly what you define as “safety,” so you can ground down in security.
On May 13th, big Jupiter enters Pisces until July 30th. With Jupiter in Pisces for a typically short time like this, we’ll want to focus our efforts towards an energy of completion, healing, and all the spiritual support systems we have available to us. From meditation, studying universal spiritual themes, and more, Jupiter in Pisces inspires us to lean on the path of the heart for completion on low-level thinking, behavior, and even relationships which hold us back from accessing our highest-and-brightest selves.
Gemini Season begins on May 20th with a rush of quicksilver energy, which moves us to more open-hearted dialogue, thoughtful questions, and active-listening in order to understand and “see” the people in our lives. This mutable-air sign introduces the concept of “humanity” in Astrology. They appear in connection and in relationship, which is not an accident but a metaphor: an invitation for how we can use our dialogue skills to deepen our relationships.
On May 26th, we have our Eclipse of the year, this one being a Lunar Eclipse Sagittarius. As the doors to the world and wisdom begin opening, this Eclipse wants your willingness for a new vision that holds the learning of the last year and can transform the qualities of your life that need hope, faith, and courage in risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure. And if Sagittarius teaches us anything, it’s that the final frontier of true freedom is the ability to choose the way you want to see the world. The way you want to see others. What mindset strategies can help you on the way to becoming the person you want to be?
Taurus: Happy Birthday, Taurus! Mercury enters your Gemini ruled safety, pleasure, and embodiment zone on May 3rd, helping you understand and communicate your safety needs in real time. The annual New Moon in your sign on May 11th wants all of your birthday wishes, so the Universe can get to work on manifesting them. May all your wishes come true! Gemini Season begins on May 20th, helping you get clear on the values that serve your new year and how they help you create the life you want. A Lunar Eclipse in your Sagittarius ruled intimacy and authenticity sector on May 26th, wants you to reveal more of your inner world to folks who genuinely need to hear it for your own wellbeing and intimacy’s sake!
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Aries: Use your words, Aries! Mercury enters Gemini on May 3rd and inspires you to frame your relationship with communication with more curiosity, mutuality and active-listening. A New Moon in Taurus on May 11th wants your intentions on personal/financial safety, security, pleasure, and on how you want to put your values into practice. Gemini Season begins on May 20th until June 21st, and you’ll be putting your new communication skills into practice and realizing how valuable an active approach to dialogue is for your personal, relational, and professional success. A Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on May 26th expands your horizons with new wisdom, travel, and adventures rich with “Ah-ha!” moments!
Gemini: Your curiosity is captivating, Gemini! Mercury enters your sign on May 3rd and your natural gifts for research, language, writing, and educating begin to shine even brighter. See yourself as already worthy of your brilliance! A healing New Moon in Taurus on May 11th wants your intentions on completion, healing, and closure, so you can begin your birthday with the cleanest of clean slates. On May 20th, the Sun enters Gemini and centers your vibrancy, passions, and strengths on the world stage for your birthday. May all your birthday wishes be realized! A Lunar Eclipse in your Sagittarius ruled romantic sector on May 26th could invite new partners, deepen the dynamics you’re already in, and/or complete relationships with the lessons you’ve already learned.
Cancer: Grab the dream journal, Cancer! Mercury enters your Gemini ruled sleep zone, giving you imagery in your dreams, intuitive hits, and a closer connection to the divine information you need. A New Moon in your Taurus ruled friendship and activism sector on May 11th, wants your intentions for the glories of friendship— all the ways you can show up for each other mutually and support one another’s high-minded success. Gemini Season begins on May 20th and inspires you to take a healing sabbatical so you can review the key-learnings of the year, identify what worked, what didn’t, and take inspired action when Cancer Season begins next month. Think about the power of your micro habit and routines under the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on May 26th, which helps you see how the influence of details, rituals, and morning decisions throughout the course, can have an impact on the quality of your life.
Leo: Check in with your friends, Leo! Mercury enters your Gemini ruled social support zone on Monday, helping you digitally, or from a distance, reunite with your friends and celebrate one another. A New Moon in your Taurus ruled professional sector on May 11th wants your intentions on career and how you can infuse your career with meaningful desire to be of service to others. When Gemini Season begins on May 20th, you’ll keep the good times rolling with your ride-or-dies and feel happy to connect with them since you’ve worked so hard on your professional life’s success. A Lunar Eclipse in your Sagittarius ruled confidence and creativity sector on May 26th wants your willingness to regulate self-defeating thinking trips like comparison, scarcity, and perfectionism to embrace worthiness, abundance, and authenticity instead.
Virgo: Rise and shine, Virgo! Mercury enters your Gemini ruled career sector on May 3rd, blessing you with even more creativity, innovative problem solving, and meaningful conversations on the job, which bolster your success. A New Moon in your Taurus ruled wisdom zone wants your intentions on the space between what you know and what you want to know, where you are now and where you want to go. Schools and stamped passport visas await! Gemini Season, which begins on May 20th, uplifts your professional contributions to the highest as you demonstrate your strong cognitive, communication, and active-listening skills. A Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on May 26th helps you reframe the people and places that feel just like home for you.
Libra: Lead with curiosity, Libra! Mercury enters your Gemini ruled wisdom zone on May 3rd, propelling you to ask more questions, lean in to uncertainty, and stay grounded in thoughtful data-collection, instead of certainty or hyper-reactivity. A New Moon in your Taurus ruled intimacy zone wants your intentions on sexuality, authenticity, eroticism, and how you can more willingly self-disclose your fears, hopes, and aspirations. On May 20th, Gemini Season starts and you’ll have ample opportunities to explore, educate, and discover new ways of thinking, feeling, behaving, and relating with others. A Lunar Eclipse in your Sagittarius ruled communication zone on May 26th, helps you apply a more “straight talk leads to straight understanding” style approach to communication. Your communication can be clear, compassionate, and kind!
Scorpio: Let’s go deeper, Scorpio! Mercury enters your Gemini ruled intimacy, emotional agility, and sexuality zone on May 3rd, helping you get more curious and specific about your emotions and even disclosing it with others. A New Moon in your Taurus ruled romance sector wants your intentions on the giving and receiving of romantic love. Think about what kind of emotions and experiences you want to receive from your partners AND be super clear about all that you want to give too! Gemini Season begins on May 20th and continues this deep dive into your erotic longings and how to keep it real with yourself and others. A Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on May 26th inspires a new way of framing your values and how they can help you earn security by putting them deliberately into practice.
Sagittarius: What does “Trust” mean to you, Sag? Mercury enters your Gemini ruled trust zone on May 3rd and helps you know what it means to securely relate to the unknown. A New Moon in your Taurus ruled wellness, routine, and wellbeing zone on May 11th wants your intentions on how to improve the quality of your emotional, mental, and physical health. Gemini Season begins on May 20th and puts opposites attract style chemistry in the air for you. You’ll be drawn to partners, situations, and experiences contrasting you and thus, inspiring you to grow. A Lunar Eclipse in your sign on May 26th could be a life-changing moment as you apply vision, hope, optimism and wisdom through things that are completing and things that are being born right in front of you!
Capricorn: The divine is in the details, right Cap? Mercury enters your Gemini ruled micro sector on May 3rd helping you notice how small changes, boundaries, and delineations create successful macro level impact. A New Moon in your Taurus ruled confidence and self-disclosure sector on May 11th wants you to know when it is safe to soften into vulnerability. How can you self-disclose even though it may not work out? When can you open your heart and share your truth regardless of how it’ll unfold? Gemini Season begins on May 20th and furthers your strategies and efforts towards maximizing your personal wellbeing through proactively cultivating mental, emotional, and behavioral health. A Lunar Eclipse in your Sagittarius completion zone on May 26 wants you to identify all the people, places, and things that hold you back and faithfully release them, knowing that what’s meant to find you in this new space is a better match and on its way!
Aquarius: You’re a creative too, Aquarius! Mercury enters your Gemini ruled creativity zone on May 3rd helping you accept and cultivate your creativity in service to your dreams being fulfilled. You can do it! A New Moon in your Taurus ruled home, family, and emotional safety sector wants your intentions on the people and places that feel like home so you can feel safe. Gemini Season begins on May 20th and continuous your worthiness efforts for creative self-expression and significant self-disclosure. You’ll be courageously and vulnerably putting your ideas, thoughts, and work “out there” for the world to see! A Lunar Eclipse in your Sagittarius ruled friendship zone on May 26th wants to connect you to the friends who share your values, so you can feel even more secure in your relationship with them.
Pisces: What’s the emotion you’re feeling, Pisces? Mercury enters your Gemini ruled home, family, and emotionality sector, inspiring you to name your emotions with more specificity and then share what you’ve labeled with others. A New Moon in your Taurus ruled perception, language, and listening zone wants your intentions on how to improve the quality of your communication practices so that you’re seen and known by the people you love and vice versa. Gemini Season begins on May 20th and reunites you with the people, places, and experiences that are a homecoming of sorts. You’ll be surrounded by family and feeling right at home. A Lunar Eclipse in your Sagittarius ruled career zone on May 26th wants your hopeful visions for professional changes. Let vision, hope, and optimism guide you and then follow the direction you receive from a higher intelligence which wants to create the highest level of professional success for you!