The tide begins to turn this may as Jupiter in Virgo goes direct on May 9, 2016. It will take a little while to be noticeable, but rest assured, it is a step in the right direction in terms of economic momentum and growth. Some feel that Jupiter in Virgo is a bit of a buzz kill, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Virgo is an Earth Sign and is strongly linked to service and work. With Jupiter moving at a faster pace, the benefits from the Virgo energy will be much more apparent, particularly regarding employment statistics. There are positive planetary connections between Jupiter in Virgo, Venus in Taurus, and Pluto in Capricorn that signal potential gain and increase this month. In the Fall Jupiter will move into Venus ruled Libra, which should be even better news!
Mercury Retrograde continues to be a pest for most of month, but turns direct on May 22, 2016. This is good news, but to be honest, we will not likely really notice things straightening out until the end of the month. Mercury rules communication and can wreck all kinds of havoc in many areas, including correspondence, contracts, technology, appointments, and travel. Things tend to break down or go sideways. It’s best to slow down and take a “time out” whenever possible during Mercury Retrograde periods, but that isn’t always practical. If you must forge ahead with new plans, major purchases, or elective surgeries, try to be patient and good-natured if any setbacks occur.
Mark your calendars for May 9, 2016, as Mercury will cross in front of the Sun! This is a unique event that only happens 13-14 times a century. The next one won’t occur until 2019. This may trigger solar flares, weather shifts, and earthquake activity. Look for auspicious events around the time of the Mercury Occultation.
There’s a New Moon in Taurus on May 6, 2016 and a Full Moon in Sagittarius on May 21, 2016.
Opportunity Days: May 3, 8, 15, 19, 20, and 30
Horoscopes for May 2016
For all the Sun Signs: Although May is a bit of a mixed bag, the general trend is positive. It’s a good month to get your ducks in a row financially to pave the way for success in the months to come.
Aries (March 21-April 19) It’s time to take stock of your financial reality and responsibilities. Make sure your true values are being reflected in your economic choices. For some this may mean working harder and planning for expansion. For others it may indicate cutting back on work in favor of having more time of other pursuits and obligations. This is a good time for restructuring your schedule and use of resources. Financial gain is possible.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Happy Birthday Taurus! It should be a good one, with an abundance of planetary energy in Earth Signs. It’s a great time to be you! Enjoy some rest and relaxation with friends and loved ones. But don’t forget to take advantage of the immense productive potential of this period. This is good for business and finance as well as creative endeavors. Health and Love are also favorable.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) Seek inner wisdom and serenity. Let go of impatience and develop a sense of inner calm. Your intuitive side will be your best asset now, as many things will become clear if you “tune in.” Some Geminis may need to look into a residential move or change in the household. Relationships hold challenges but can be improved. Resist the urge to make snap decisions. Slow and steady wins the race now.
Cancer (June 21-July 21) Social networking, parties, and good times with colleagues are all in the offing. Accept offers of support from others. Your ideas are abundant and potent. Speak and others will listen. This is a favorable time, both emotionally and on the practical front. Pay attention to any health needs you may have let fall to the wayside.
Leo (July 23-August 22) There is definitely a system of checks and balances at work now. Your opportunities to expand may be somewhat curtailed. Nevertheless, abundance and prosperity are well within reach, but through conservative means. You will be looked up as an authority at work and in the family.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) It’s time to turn over a new leaf. Look at the big picture of your life. Sign up for things that will help you expand your horizons. Clear up doubts and misgivings surrounding relationships. Better yet, take some time off from your concerns with others and focus on your own needs. This is a good time invest in your SELF.
Libra (September 23-October 22) There is a great deal of focus on your Inner World at this time. Relationships and shared resources are highlighted. You may need to make plans to “end” or finish up some old business. Much can be gained by finding the courage and inner resolve to face problems and find solutions to things that have been holding you back.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) There is enormous energy highlighting your relationship area. This is favorable for love, but also any other important connections, including teacher/student, or business partnerships. Share your feelings with others you trust. A conservative but progressive approach to finances will insure success.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Concentrate on establishing a solid sense of routine that supports your body, mind, and spirit. This is a time for inner growth. Resist the urge to race ahead. Instead, take a step back from hectic activities and simplify your life. Right now, less is more.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) You have a great opportunity to get your creative “groove” back on! Single Caps could find romance. There are many great opportunities for growth and learning. People may become much more interested in your services, and your company. Enjoy!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Home is where the heart is, and now is a good time to get things in order in your inner world. Take care of any unresolved issues with your domestic and family concerns. And consider purging any unwanted connections, both in business, and personally. Be patient, June holds much promise.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) Lots of ideas are surfacing. What will you do with them? Relationships could flourish. Single Pisces could find love. Enjoy creative moments, but don’t forget your work obligations! Pay attention to health concerns.