Sagittarius, May 2018


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Sagittarius, May 2018

There is a dramatic full moon in your sign this month, Sagittarius!
illustrated by Nicole Ginelli

May opens with the Sun in grounded earth sign Taurus, illuminating the sector of your chart that rules your daily routines, your day job, your wellness rituals, and your habits. As a fiery, adventurous Sagittarius, you’re more likely to keep travel-sized shampoo in your bag for the spontaneous journeys you want to go on than to stock up on herbal remedies, but a change is in the air… you’re feeling seduced by fertile Taurus season’s creative energy, you’re craving a connection with the Earth, and you’re itching to get reorganized and reconnected with the rhythms of daily life instead of living out of your suitcase.


Communication planet Mercury enters Taurus on May 13, helping you sort out your schedule and hammer out details that need your attention. There’s a new moon in Taurus on May 15, which is major, too, helping you create a fresh start. This is a wonderful time to kick a bad habit. On a more mundane level, if you’re looking for a new gig or are hoping for the energy at your day job to shift, this new moon is on your side. Cast a spell or two for productivity. Your ability to stay agile will pay off during this time.

May 15 is one of the most notable days of the month — not just because of the new moon, but also because Uranus, the planet of freedom and innovation, will change signs on this day, leaving fire sign Aries behind and entering Taurus, where it will remain until 2026. Electric Uranus’s time in Taurus will find you faced with some scheduling hiccups until you settle into your new routine — and happily, it’ll be one I think will suit you perfectly. It will be so much more flexible! Movement will arrive where monotony once was. Uranus is all about personal freedom and autonomy, so expect to have more of that in your life, especially concerning your day job. When it comes to health matters, Uranus in Taurus will find you engaging with cutting edge, exciting technologies and treatments.

But once your routine begins changing, it will be necessary for you to have some conversations with the people you usually work with; you’ll also likely need to handle some paperwork. Action planet Mars enters Aquarius on May 16, energizing the communication sector of your chart and helping you do just that. Also on May 16, warrior planet Mars will square off with Uranus, helping you take on any problems that need confronting without wasting any time. Just be careful: Some unexpected arguments may pop up! The energy may also leave everyone a bit accident prone, so maybe wait to do heavy lifting for a few days.


Uranus is all about personal freedom and autonomy, so expect to have more of that in your life once it enters Taurus — especially concerning your day job.

Venus will enter sensitive Water sign Cancer on May 19. Intense emotions will be in the air, regarding everything from sex to cash to mourning the past. In your romantic relationships, this will be a profound time for connecting deeply with your lovers on a sexual and emotional level. Be conscious about creating a safe space for you two to explore your fears, desires, and kinks together.

Financially, Venus in Cancer will find you paying off some debts —and possibly enjoying the support of someone who wants to invest in you. News about an inheritance or some shared income may arrive. Cancer is a very nostalgic energy; as sweet Venus spends time in this sign, you’ll be pushed to confront and let of your fears from the past.

Venus knows that things are done most easily when people help one another — so reach out to friends if you find yourself needing help! Don’t tough something out alone when supportive friends and lovers could be there to stand by you. Relationships will be a huge focus for you during the second half of the month: Gemini season begins on May 20, finding the Sun shining down on the partnership sector of your chart.

Your planetary ruler Jupiter makes a harmonious connection with dreamy Neptune on May 25, which will be one of the most creatively inspired days of the month. This will be a brilliant time to make art, and it’ll also be a wonderful time to connect with your spiritual self, to meditate and converse with your inner voice. Your intuition will be especially sharp. Working through emotional difficulties will feel easier during this time, and very deep conversations will be in the air. Communication planet Mercury will connect with the lord of the underworld, Pluto, on the same day, digging up secrets and forgotten issues from the past and bringing them to the surface for healing and clearing.

Just watch out for some nitpicky, grumpy energy the next day, May 26, when Venus will oppose Saturn, finding us facing blocks around intimacy and confronting limitations around cash. No one will have time or energy for anything, and the word no will float around a lot. Try to go with the flow during this connection, but realize the party will end soon, when Saturn pulls the plug on the sound system Venus is trying to DJ from.

A full moon in your sign arrives on May 29! This is a powerful time for emotional release and for expressing your needs. Your partners are going to have a lot to say, too, as to Mercury will enter Gemini, your opposite sign, on the same day. It’ll be critical that you and your partners try to compromise. Do not interrupt each other, give each other space to breathe, and try to discuss whatever’s on your mind and heart. A climax is going to take place in your relationships.

Good luck, Sagittarius, and see you next month!