Summary: A month focused on play, romance, and children. Mid-month, a long-held dream could culminate, or a friend could come out with some big news. The end of the month sees you getting down to business, as the new moon might sweep a plum new assignment or job opportunity into your world.
Extended Horoscope: What a month of fun and play for you, dear Cappy! The solar eclipse on April 28th lights up your 5th house of romance, creativity, and children, possibly sweeping a new love interest, creative project, or baby announcement into your life. The eclipse is conjunct Mercury, and holding hands with Neptune in your contract and commitment sector, indicating that you may even be gearing up to partner in love or business. If you’re a writer or work in communications, it could be that you have a great new assignment at this time.
Just watch out for May 2nd, when Mercury will oppose your ruler, Saturn, in your house of friendship and goals. It seems that personal projects may be at war with group collaborations at this time, and you may even be having trouble balancing a love relationship with your friendships. Alternatively, a creative project or baby announcement may throw a wrench into your existing long-term goals. On May 10th, a similar influence will occur, as the Sun will then oppose Saturn.
Luckily, May 5th is a great day, as the Sun in your love and fun house will reach out to Jupiter in your house of partnerships. This is an excellent day for romance, and you may even make a deeper commitment to your love at this time- perhaps even discussing the possibility of having a child! Alternatively, you may partner up on a creative project, perhaps taking on a writing partner or agent.
On May 7th, Mercury moves into Gemini and your 6th house of work projects, giving you the mental capacity to get.stuff.done. You may also put your energy into drawing up a fitness or nutrition plan, designed to get you into tip top shape. Just watch out for May 11th, when Mercury will square Neptune in your communication house, and you may argue with a co-worker or perhaps flub a work presentation. Today would not be the time to sign a contract or travel for work, and for pete’s sake be careful on the road! Also on this day, Venus will oppose Mars in your home and career sectors, and as a cardinal sign, you will be caught right in the crosshairs! You may find it tough to balance the needs of your home with the needs of your professional duties at this time. Luckily, the following day, May 12th, Mercury will make a fine aspect to Mars in your career sector, and things should turn back around in your favor.
A full moon occurs on May 14th in Scorpio and your 11th house of friendships and long-term plans. You may hear news about a pal, or about a goal close to your heart- perhaps a career path, relationship milestone, or personal endeavor. The thing about this moon is that it’s very close to Saturn- your ruler- indicating that whatever comes up is steeped in Saturn’s seriousness. This could be a good thing, as Saturn gives stability to whatever it touches, and could indicate that whatever comes up will benefit you for a long time to come. However, Saturn is also know to test us and tear down anything that is not working, so there’s a possibility that you will get jarring news at this time. Furthermore, Venus in your home sector will square Pluto in your sign on the same day as the full moon, indicating that housing or family matters may prove to be an obstacle for you at this time.
Luckily, May 15th is looking mighty fine, as Venus conjuncts Uranus in your home sector, perhaps offering a solution to your problem. Additionally, the pair will smile at Mercury in your work and health house, suggesting that work and home needs are in alignment.
A day to watch out for regarding home matters is May 18th, as Venus and Jupiter will be angry at each other, and you may fight with a partner about a housing or family issue. Luckily, partnership matters will be divine on May 24th, when Jupiter reaches out to Saturn in your partnership and goals sectors, and you may take a big step with your one and only, or perhaps enter into business with a pal or employer!
In fact, career matters will move rapidly after May 19th, when Mars goes direct in this sector. If you’ve been in talks to change your career path, or add or change responsibilities, talks will speed up at this time.
In addition, we have the Sun moving into Gemini and your 6th house of work and health on May 21st, and a beautiful new moon in this sector on May 28th. The moon will be hand in hand with Mars in your career house, indicating that you may have a plum new assignment headed your way- you may even start a brand new job with a new title to boot! Lucky you!
The only hiccup to watch out for is the fact that the new moon will come square to Neptune in your 3rd house of communication and contracts. Usually I would say this is a poor time to sign a contract, but I’d hate for you to turn down a good opportunity that comes your way, especially knowing how important your work is to you! I’d say just make sure you keep your eyes open, and perhaps get a lawyer to look over any paperwork. It could be that this job has a lot of local travel, which could prove annoying to you. Another possibility is that the technology or communication systems are not what you’re used to, or you bat heads with a co-worker or boss. You will have to wait and see!