Aries, May 2018


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Aries, May 2018

Uranus leaves your sign this month, which will be major.
illustrated by Nicole Ginelli

Welcome to Taurus season, Aries! The Sun is currently shining in luxurious earth sign Taurus, illuminating the sector of your chart that rules your finances and your sense of self-worth. Astrologers love to comment on how you’re a fantastic ideas person, but you never finish your projects. It’s true — you can get quickly bored by ideas if they don’t lead down paths that you find valuable to pursue. You won’t waste time doing something meaningless just because you said you would do it. With that said, the projects that you are excited about pursuing — and completing — will get a nice boost from Taurus’s dependable, determined energy early this month.


Expect conversations about money to come to the fore as communication planet Mercury enters Taurus on May 13. This is a good time to negotiate your worth, as well as to learn more about budgeting and to get your finances organized. A fresh start around self-worth and cash will arrive with the new moon in Taurus on May 15. New moons are powerful times for manifestation, so spend time in meditation today, envisioning what security, self-worth, and abundance mean to you. Make the best of the new moon energy by recommitting to establishing a healthy relationship with cash.

May 15 is major — not just because of the new moon in Taurus, but also because Uranus, the planet of freedom and innovation, will be leaving your sign and entering Taurus, where it’ll remain until 2026. Uranus has been in your sign since 2011, and it’s been a wild ride, bringing you plenty of unexpected surprises. This transit has found you taking risks you never imaged you’d take, creating change in the world, and carving out a life that’s based on your rules — no one else’s. By now, you might also be a little fried. Electric Uranus is intense!

Uranus in Taurus will find you taking a new approach to money. This could mean some ups and downs for you financially. Uranus is a hard planet to plan for, since it rules surprise. Because of the erratic energy Uranus can bring, it’s especially important that you don’t behave foolishly with your cash — or any of your resources, like your time or energy. Don’t promise you can help with a project just because you want to be involved; really consider the time and energy investment!


You’re going to learn quickly what you can and can’t handle in this new Uranus-in-Taurus landscape: Your ruling planet Mars will enter Aquarius on May 16, and it will quickly square off with Uranus, stirring up some unexpected drama and showing you where your weaknesses are. Don’t pick any fights today, even seemingly minor ones — they could grow to become way bigger and way more sensitive than you’d imagined.

Mars in Aquarius will be an exciting time for you socially. You’ll feel energized to network and connect with people who share your hopes and dreams for the future.

With all that said, Mars in Aquarius will be an exciting time for you socially. You’ll feel energized to network and connect with people who share your hopes and dreams for the future — something you’re so ready to fight for. Mars in Aquarius is a brilliant time for you to get involved in activism or to join a group centered on an idea you’re eager to explore more deeply.

Love-and-money planet Venus will enter Cancer on May 19, bringing blessings to your home and family life. This is a wonderful time to introduce a partner to your loved ones, to redecorate your space, or to connect with your roommates about how to handle everything from money to who cleans the bathroom. Everyone will be in a kind and nurturing mood! Cancer knows that the way to most people’s hearts is through their stomach… honor Venus in Cancer this year, little ram, but cooking a meal for all the people you love!

Gemini season begins on May 20, finding you very eager to connect with your friends, to share stories, and to keep busy. May 25 will be an especially inspiring day: Jupiter and Neptune will connect in the sky, resulting in spiritual and emotional breakthroughs! Unfortunately, however, a heavier mood will soon follow, when Venus opposes Saturn on May 26. This is not a cozy and affectionate combination by any means, and you’re likely to hear a lot of nos.

A full moon in Sagittarius arrives on May 29, and Mercury enters Gemini on the same day, bringing a lot of information to focus. A climax around a project you’ve been hoping to complete will arrive. Ditto if you’re working on something for school or are trying to get into a program. At this time, you’ll be eager to break free from your usual everyday life and go abroad: Sagittarius energy wants to see the world, and you’re also aching for perspective. Talk with people during this time — anyone, everyone — about your feelings, fears, and needs. And sharpen your listening skills, too. People, including you, will demand to be heard.

Good luck this month, Aries, and see you in June!