Monthly Zodiac

MAY 2024

  • You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lewis

Dear Readers,

Taurus season has arrived, as the Sun is now transiting the sensual earth sign of Taurus! After a month of dealing with last month's Eclipse as well as Mercury retrograde in the fiery, intense Aries, we have now slowed down our pace, enjoying the soothing, calm of the Sun now transiting in the earthy sign of Taurus. Situations, ideas and occurrences that took place during Aries are starting to flourish in a steadier rate. It's time for many of us to reap the benefits as we begin to come out of our homes to enjoy the sunshine, putter in the garden and enjoy the long walks. As we emerge from hibernation, it's time to take on the world. Get a sense of grounding, get more creative with Sun conjunct Venus and Jupiter in the creative, stubborn, sign of Taurus.

NEW MOON MAY 8 - The New Moon invites us to plant the seeds of new starts and fresh beginnings. Earthy, Venus-ruled sign of Taurus signifies betterment for all. Specifically speaking, starting a new project, a new health routine, or perhaps doing something that will spark a shift in how we currently live. In addition, it is a good time to finish up details of unresolved matters, that have been left untouched. When set in motion, the New Moon thrives in Taurus. It's all about beauty, enhancement, and a strong sense of commitment. So, focus on doing something unique, explore the many options available. Create better habits.

May 23 - FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS - This particular Full Moon is energetically positive with a sort of optimistic feel to it. Though a fire sign, with an intense force, its vibration remains positive and receptive. All four mutable signs, Gemini, Virgo, Pisces and Sagittarius are ignited by this Full Moon's vibe. Changes will be quick and arbitrary, though in a mutable sign will be flexible and yielding. Sagittarius is the sign of the seeker; aim your arrow ahead into the future. and find what you need to be aiming for. Ruled by Jupiter, it is also positive and believes that everything, including these rapid-fire, unexpected changes, happen for a reason. Full Moons are revealing, and this particular one may help you see the big picture of your life or particular situations in your life. It may become clear that life changes are necessary.

JUPITER MOVES IN TO GEMINI, MAY 25, 2024 - JUNE 9, 2025- Jupiter, the planet of chance, has not been in Gemini since June 2012, and before that June 2000 through July 2001. In the air sign of Gemini, it allows us to expand our mental adventures, looking beyond the scope of what is currently in front of us. Strong importance is placed on intelligence, problem solving, getting to the bottom of matters that need resolve. However, the “higher” vibration of Jupiter craves a new perspective. Looking at life from a different angle. For those born under Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo, and Pisces, there will be some significance where work, or personal development is concerned. Based on time of birth, where Jupiter falls into your birth chart will show its influence. This is a very powerful transit, as we may begin to see an enormous change for the better in our technology. Though, on the opposite end, our economy may not repair itself until after May 2025.

SUN MOVES INTO GEMINI - MAY 21- On May 20, the SUN will move into the social, fun, creative, sincere sign of Gemini. The mutable air sign Gemini is a perfect symbol of this period of duality, a time when spring is preparing to become summer (or fall turning to winter in the southern hemisphere). The Twins represent the ability to detach ourselves from the environment to see it more objectively.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) - With the transiting Sun and Venus transiting in Taurus, it's time to pay better to finances as well as personal resources. The emphasis is to find better ways to accomplish your goals. And with the New Moon taking place on the 8th, you couldn't ask for a better setup. Also, this maybe your month to create, or try something new. Take a chance but be aware of your limitation.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - With the Sun, Venus, and Uranus transiting your own sign, you may be encouraged to take a chance, and step out of your cocoon. This is your season, honor your own needs for a change. Focusing on self-love, and nurturing yourself creates the much-needed balance. Getting back to doing what you love the most, is where it is at. This is your time.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - With so much activity taking place in Taurus, along with the New Moon on the 8th, you may feel a sense of nostalgia and extreme sentiment. Setting new intentions, focusing from the inside out can be therapeutic as well as healing. Tapping into your inner psyche, trusting your instincts.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) - This is the time to pay better attention to your friendships, good, or not so good. Deciding on where you need to be, as well as what your expectations are all about. This can also be a time to open up your inner circle and establish new connections as well.

LEO (July 23-August 22) - The recognition you crave and deserve should happen as planetary influences hovering over the zenith part of your chart is encouraging to say the least. Your career aspirations are highlighted, though a bit hectic as you may fight your way to the top, its only with true struggles that you accomplish your much desired goals. On May 8th, with the New Moon in sight, you may feel quenched.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) - With the Taurus Sun, Venus and New Moon in your 9th house of higher aspirations, you may feel a strong need to recite affirmations, meditate, heal and feel rejuvenated by the newness of this transit. Shedding old patterns and beliefs, creating healthier ones with so much more in store.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22) - This month is all about giving and receiving. It's a wake up call to be more cognizant of your financial standing. In addition, the lunation on the 8th, allows for financial gain as well if dealt with properly.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) - With so much activity taking place in your area of partners, you now have the opportunity to share, feel grounded and stay connected. This period offers you the chance to focus clearly on your relationship dynamics, personal as well as business related. Fortify them, as you fortify yourself.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21) - Ground yourself this month. Get centered. Prioritizing your emotional needs is a must and will provide a stable anchor for the upcoming days. This is a time to get in sync with your body, mind and spirit. A 6th house stellium of Taurus influences is all about getting yourself rooted with what your needs are. Reestablish new habits. Allow yourself to feel restored this month.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19) - Matters of the heart are the focus this month, new or existing. In addition, it's all about finding a creative outlet, allowing yourself to explore new and unique options. Set new intentions through mediation and follow the path.

AQUARIUS (January 20- February 18) - This month the emphasis is on the home base. Untangling yourself from past chaos. Creating a new and safer space to work from. Shedding old patterns, and restoring new beliefs. This is all about your inner sanctuary, family and friends. Getting grounded, feeling anchored.

PISCES (February 19-March 20) - As the Sun enters Taurus, it’s time to take the focus on your daily life. Seek out, savor what is in front of you. Try your hand at writing, journal, blog, get your words in print.

*Janet Amid is a columnist for THE TOLEDO CITY PAPER & THE SYLVANIA ADVANTAGE . She is a radio/media personality and can be heard Monday mornings 8:10 AM to 8:20 AM with Denny, Suzi, and Paul on 93.5 FM.

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