Aries (Spring Equinox-approx. April 21st): As May begins, you may find it is time to do a little juggling in order to achieve success. You may also discover that friendly relationships can be productive during the first week. However, this also means that things may not go easily until the latter part of the month, when things get busier. As the month moves on, you may find things get radically better, as the two benefics Jupiter and Venus move into Aries, joining Chiron. This tells us that with the Mercury retrograde, the later part of May could be a time of profound healing, good fortune, or both! Recognizing opportunities and seizing them could be key. The Mercury retrograde may roll along smoothly, and can give you a chance to wrap up some loose ends and take care of business.
Taurus (Approx. April 21st to approx. May 21st): Happy birthday Taurus! This is your month to treat yourself to your preferred indulgences. The beginning of the month may start with the unexpected, so it would be wise to stay relaxed and loose when it comes to your schedule and money. You may also find it smart to watch what you eat, as food poisoning or stomach issues may flare up. This is also a good time to listen to your intuition when it comes to your spiritual advancement. As the month moves forward, things may go from fantastic to difficult. This is not because things get difficult, per se, but rather the fantastic vibes of the beginning of the month have worn off, and now things return to normal. The Mercury retrograde may require a lot of personal adjustments, especially when it comes to your personal relationships.
Gemini (Approx. May 21st to Summer Solstice): While you might start May off on a positive note, full of chattiness with friends and making connections, you may find that other than that, the month is full of challenges, especially when it comes to spirituality, creativity, and emotions. You may also find dealing with daily life takes regular small adjustments. As the month moves on, you may find things improve overall, except for that pesky Mercury retrograde in your sign. Unexpected blessings and healing may arrive quickly if you have been doing the healing work, but if you haven’t been, you may see missed opportunities rather than ones that are still available. The Mercury retrograde will impact you more than most people, and depending on when you were born, this impact could be life-altering.
Cancer (Summer Solstice to approx. July 21st): Other than Taurus, Cancers may be the sign that comes out ahead by mid-May, as the major activity in Taurus and Pisces can prove to be beneficial overall. You may find spirituality, creativity, romance, and all things creative are enhanced and rolling along nice and well, and that things are lining up for you and going your way. Just as quickly as May was going great, it could turn just as quickly, as you may find that later in the month, you are faced with many challenges in the same areas that were blessings earlier in the month. Because of that, it would be wise to watch your spending and words around loved ones the closer we get to June. This Mercury retrograde may be more annoying than anything else, as it may be comprised of a lot of little things to deal with rather than one big overall theme.
Leo (Approx. July 21st to approx. August 21st): May 2022 may start off with a lot of challenges, especially when it comes to dealing with daily life, and being tested on the changes you have recently put in place in your daily life, so it would be wise to stay humble and flexible. You may also find that personal communication may be a major helpful tool to get things done. As the month matures, the change in the air may be palpable, as things go from extremely challenging to extreme beneficial. With a lot of the celestial activity moving into Aries, you may find you have a second wind, and that there are a lot of opportunities that come your way for long-term growth and success. Mid-May may highlight romantic wounds to address, or affairs of the heart that need healed. The Mercury retrograde this month may be beneficial in the long run, even though there are plenty of communication problems at this time.
Virgo (Approx. August 21st to Autumnal Equinox): May begins as a month of interesting influences for Virgos. All of the activity in Taurus tells us this is a good month to get work done, and that in that arena, things will not only roll along well, but could be fantastic for creating long-term growth and stability. However, all of the activity in Pisces is at odds with the Virgos, telling us you may be emotionally and spiritually out of sorts, or being pulled out of your comfort zone in the name of growth. As May moves forward, the spiritual and emotional tension may dissipate, and now you may find the focus is on wrapping up the Mercury retrograde, which may be hitting you as hard as it hits Geminis. The retrograde itself may bring challenges when it comes to personal communication and electronics, and it may feel like everything comes to a head at the end of the month.
Libra (Autumnal Equinox to approx. October 21st): Unhealed wounds, especially those that have to do with the sense of self and of well-being may be the theme for the beginning of May, as Chiron in Aries continues to oppose the Libra sun. Other than that though, the beginning of the month may simply require work. When Mercury retrogrades in Gemini though, the month will quite markedly change, and you may find you have your hands full addressing whatever it brings to the surface. While the retrograde may bring its challenges, these serve to put you in a better position in the near future. As May progresses, you may find things go from requiring work to outright tension and challenges, especially when it pertains to love, money, prosperity, and spirituality. A lot of these may have to do with ego issues too, both your own and those of others.
Scorpio (Approx. October 21st to approx. November 21st): General tension may be in the air as May begins, and while it may feel general, the tension may be specifically present when it comes to food, daily life, and for the first few days of the month, emotions. Money, prosperity, spirituality, and emotions may all be rolling along nicely, but they are coming to a close of a certain level of development, so the first half of the month is one of apprehension and transition. As the month progresses, you may find things get drastically better, but also still comes with challenges. When several planets move into Aries, you may find you have more energy than normal, and that your temper is shorter if you’re not careful. You may also find you are more accident prone than normal. The Mercury retrograde may either be a minor inconvenience or a major headache, depending on when during the sign of the scorpion you were born.
Sagittarius (Approx. November 21st to Winter Solstice): Spiritual and emotional challenges may be the major theme of the beginning of May, and with the Mercury retrograde right around the corner, you may find things related to these subjects hit a tipping point, as the retrograde in Gemini will be opposing your Sagittarius activity, bringing pressure to bear on all of the current challenged life areas mentioned above. All of this will come to a climax around the second week in the month, right before Venus and Jupiter move into Aries. However, this climactic time is not only for the sake of resolution, it is also in the name of clearing, as the heightened Aries activity may bring a second wind, optimism, and a chance for new beginnings. As the month marches on, things may get tenser in general, but especially when it comes to your personal relationships, so it is wise to temper your honesty with compassion.
Capricorn (Winter Solstice to approx. January 21st): When May 2022 begins, you may find it is a perfect time to focus on the workplace and daily life, but be mindful of your mindset, because the unexpected will most likely come up in your daily life, which may cause you to get frustrated if you are too resistant to the unexpected. Emotions, creativity, and spirituality may all be rolling along good right now, and you may find a lot of opportunities for healing unfold. As the month moves forward though, those opportunities for physical world success may dissipate, to be replaced with the nuances of the Mercury retrograde that have come up to address. On top of the retrograde, Venus and Jupiter join Chiron in Aries, meaning that you may have challenges and problems come up when it comes to money, prosperity, love, and moving ahead with new cycles in life.
Aquarius (Approx. January 21st to approx. February 21st): Challenges may abound at the start of the month, as Uranus, the sun, Mercury, and the moon all occupy Taurus, and are forming challenging interactions with your Aquarius placements. This tells us you may find emotions, the intuition, personal communication, public speaking, optimism, and problems with digestion may be problematic if you’re not careful. While this Mercury retrograde may be good in the long run, it may be challenging while it is occurring, so it would be wise to watch what you say around friends and casual acquaintances. As the month moves on, you may find that things turn from challenging to smooth and beneficial. As Venus and Jupiter move into Aries, you may find financial and romantic affairs loosen up and move easier, and that there is a sense of optimism and light-heartedness in the air.
Pisces (Approx. February 21st to Spring Equinox): Easy flowing is a good term to describe the beginning of May 2022, and this may particularly be true when it comes to money, love, spirituality, emotions, and creativity. The Mercury retrograde in Gemini will most likely be very challenging though, as it may bring up challenges and problems that reveal themselves through social conversations. As May matures, you may find that while there is an overall sense of tension, there may also be a call for a lot of small changes in order to begin new cycles. Around the second week in May you may find a lot of spiritual and emotional situations come to a close, bringing with them opportunities for new things to come into your life. As Venus and Jupiter exit your sign, you may find closure on one hand, and a call for new beginnings on the other, making this a month of transformation.