Aquarius, May 2017
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Aquarius, May 2017

It's an intense month, Aquarius! Connecting with your close friends and family is big.
May 1, 2017, 1:00pm

Welcome to May, Aquarius! The Sun is in sensual Earth sign Taurus, encouraging you to get comfortable and, emotionally, to reflect on themes of safety, privacy, and even family. Things haven't been easy—especially around communication—but the Sun in Taurus is encouraging you to get grounded (you are the space cadet of the zodiac, Aquarius) and reconnect with your inner voice.

Mercury went retrograde on April 9, but it's over soon: on May 3! Mercury started its retrograde in Taurus, but it's crept back into Fire sign Aries since then. Miscommunications and delays have been plentiful; but, on the plus side, Mercury retrograde did give you a chance to reconsider some things—especially the impulsive decisions you made back in March.

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The full moon in Scorpio arrives May 10, illuminating the sector of your chart that rules your professional goals and your reputation! This is an exciting time for your career; expect a spectacular culmination of your hard work. That said, the Sun is in Taurus, shining on the home and family sector of your chart, making this an important time to hammer out issues around your work/life balance.

Scorpio is a sign that loves secrets—but you've got to figure out what's personal and what's private during this full moon. Perhaps you need to adjust what you post on social media or reconsider the secrets you share with your coworkers.

This is an exciting time for your career; expect a spectacular culmination of your hard work.

With communication planet Mercury entering Taurus and activating such a private sector of your chart—on May 15, West Coast, May 16, East Coast—you'll feel less inclined to be chatty, anyway. Issues from mid-April that were put on the back burner will come up again.

You're going to be in a nostalgic mood, and whenever you get misty-eyed over the past, you usually like to spend time alone, Aquarius. On a practical level, your focus will shift to getting things organized at home. Spiritually, this will be a time for you to connect with your family and find a sense of belonging.

Mars, in Gemini, squares (a stressful astrological aspect) Neptune, in Pisces, on May 11, so watch for jealous, even paranoid vibes—people want what you have! Which is funny, because right now, you could be questioning whether you have enough, whether that's cash, talent, or friends. Take note of who stresses you out, because they'll probably give you problems again later in the month.

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On the same day, Mercury, in Aries, will trine (an easy astrological aspect) Saturn, in Sagittarius, which will support you in communicating and getting work done. Ask for help from someone older and wiser—you need a pep talk from someone who has been there, done that.

You have two ruling planets: weird-as-hell, rebellious Uranus, and uptight Saturn. Of course, you, Aquarius, would have two ruling planets that are basically total opposites. But these planets do have something interesting in common: time. Saturn rules the past, our traditions, artifacts, our ancestors. Uranus is forward-looking, inventive, futuristic. And—these two planets will make a harmonious connection this month: exciting!

People want what you have! Which is funny, because right now, you could be questioning whether you have enough, whether that's cash, talent, or friends.

Saturn, in Sagittarius, connects with Uranus, in Fire sign Aries, on May 18, West Coast, May 19, East Coast. This union will create a productive, supportive atmosphere for making changes and taking risks.

This is also a brilliant time for meeting new people and engaging with your community. You always have plenty to say that surprises, even shocks, people, but today, folks will be ready to hear it!

The Sun enters fellow Air sign Gemini on May 20, shining on the fun, romance, and creativity sector of your chart! Gemini season is about having a good time, Aquarius, which is a welcome shift in energy after being surrounded by emo vibes while the Sun was in Taurus. New crushes are likely to form, or if you're already happily in love, you will discover fresh ways to have fun together. Artistic inspiration will flow your way, but so will loads of invitations to party, so make time for both!

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A flirtatious new moon in Gemini will arrive on May 25; however, drama is in the air: Venus will clash with the lord of the underworld, Pluto. While things may seem light and happy during this new moon, there are difficult, jealous, possessive, even obsessive vibes brewing beneath.

New crushes are likely to form, or if you're already happily in love, you will discover fresh ways to have fun together.

Ask your friends their honest opinion on the people you've been dating, or, even if it's not romantic, the folks you've been spending time with, or working on projects with. Your friends may see something harmful about the dynamic that you don't have perspective on.

On May 28, West Coast, May 29, East Coast, Mars, in fellow Air sign Gemini, will oppose Saturn, creating tension in your social life. Watch out for frenemies. People's insecurities are flaring up—and no one's in the mood to be nice. Today is best spent working alone on a project you've been chipping away at.

Isn't Gemini season supposed to be about you having fun? Totally, but first, the cosmos want to make sure you realize who the jealous, malicious people in your life are—it's time to say goodbye to the manipulative or envious people in your life.

The month wraps up with your ruling planet, Uranus, making a harmonious connection to action planet Mars on May 30. Finally, the fun you're supposed to have during Gemini season will kick in!

Excitement's in the air—surprising news is coming your way, and things are moving along quickly. It's a great time to take risks. This will be especially fun in bed—hot dirty talk and kinky vibes all around!

The month opens with you focusing on home and family, but by June, it seems you'll be sexting someone about this one weird trick about vibrators. Enjoy, and see you next month, Aquarius!