Spring began on April 20th but with all the planetary turmoil last month, we’re just beginning to feel the energy of this generous new season. Lush spring flowers, balmy weather and, best of all, positive aspects to raise our spirits and restore our faith. Sure, there may be some spring showers ahead, but the major storms are over.
Mercury turns direct on May 3rd, and on May 9th the sun in Taurus makes a stunning trine to powerful Pluto in Capricorn, giving us the courage and confidence to move forward. There’s a sexy Scorpio full moon on May 10th, and on May 19th, serious Saturn and change-at-all-cost Uranus team up, guaranteeing solid results if we’re willing to take some risks. The sun enters charming Gemini on May 20th and there’s a scintillating new moon on May 25th. Life is good!
Kitty always feels the shift in energy first, so take your cues from him. With the encouraging aspects during May he is purring more, his appetite is better, and those lazy naps in puddles of warm sunlight are sweeter.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Mercury in Aries moves out of retrograde May 3rd and your mojo and your magic are back. Just don’t make any impulsive decisions early in the month. A well-thought-out plan brings better results, especially on May 9th when the sun and Pluto join forces to help you advance your career and build a new source of wealth. Your communication skills soar at the Gemini new moon on May 25th.
The cluster of feisty Aries planets last month had both you and kitty rattled. Aries' have one speed, and it’s fast, but both you and kitty need to slow down this month.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
May is your power month, darling Taurus, and May 9th is your power day; a dazzling trine between the sun and Pluto supports you manifesting something you’ve been dreaming about. Bulls favor security over surprises, but this is not a time to hold back. Don’t be afraid to dream big. On May 15th, communication genius Mercury moves into Taurus; ask for what you want, the universe is listening.
The sign Taurus is naturally feline; you love your naps, your snacks and are usually not in a rush. You know exactly what kitty likes. No wonder you’re a cat person!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your ruler (Mercury) turns direct May 3rd, but please pace yourself. The sun is traveling through your private 12th house, so focus on clearing up old business first. The celebration commences May 20th when the sun enters your sign. May 25th is the Gemini new moon and you’re golden, my friend. If you’re offered a challenging assignment, take it. With Mars in your sign until June 4th, you have superpowers.
With Mars in Gemini, kitty may be extremely vocal this month. What is he trying to say? Open your heart and listen loudly. Maybe he needs a new food or a visit to the vet? May is a great time to take care of kitty’s needs.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancers love their cozy abode, but with the sun in your social zone through May 20th, you have an opportunity to find your tribe and make new friends. The passionate Scorpio full moon on May 10th gives you the self-confidence to take a chance on a new love or strengthen a current one. The north node’s entrance into Leo strengthens your sense of self-worth. With that, anything is possible.
Cancers are the mothers and father of the zodiac and are naturally protective. The last few months have been stressful for you and kitty; give him extra grooming and nurturing. A new food, a special brush, lots of TLC. Give yourself a little TLC as well.
Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)
With the sun and Mercury visiting your career zone during May, you’ll be working super hard but it will pay off. The May 25th new moon falls in your tech-savvy 11th house; update your electronic devices, launch a blog or develop a new website. Stay away from power struggles and drama late May, put your fabulous energy into the things and people that bring you joy.
Leo is the sign of the lion, the king and the performer, and that’s true of kitty! They may be small in size, but they rule. As the old proverb that says, “Even a cat is a lion in her own lair.”
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)
Relax, dear Virgo, your sovereign, Mercury, moves forward May 3rd and so does your life. Circle May 9th—when the Taurus sun connects with Pluto in your creative zone, a hobby or a side project could become some something more. With the new moon on May 25th taking place in your public zone, it could even attract some backers. Someone from a distance may reach out between May 28th and 30th.
Virgos can be extremely hard on themselves (it comes with the territory). Yet kitty loves us unconditionally, no matter how much or how little we achieve. We need to love ourselves that way. Remember, perfection is a divine attribute, not a human one.
Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
Libras are the diplomats of the zodiac, but don’t be surprised if you start speaking your mind May 9th through the 12th. You may shock some people but the freedom will be liberating. The new moon on May 25th takes place in your zone of travel and higher education. A trip abroad (Bali or Berlin) or a stimulating course (film, tango or tarot) could bring fresh inspiration and fabulous new friends.
Libra is the sign of relationship, which is why kitty is so important. The bond that forms between species is sacred and special.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21)
The intensely seductive Scorpio full moon on May 10th has the power to dissolve that protective shield of yours quicker than cold butter on a hot scone. You could discover true love in your hood (the local café, laundromat or spin class) or deepen the one you already have. Feeling restless at work? A new position with a better paycheck could materialize May 9th or 19th.
Scorpios can be intense and moody at times, but there’s one person (a person with fur, that is) that always makes you smile. Kitty isn’t fazed by your temperament, he’s got you all figured out.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Ruled by extravagant Jupiter, Sadges love excess, but the May 10th full moon in your wellness zone hints that it’s time to trade your espresso machine for a juicer and a yoga mat. Disciplined Saturn in your sign suggests you can pull this off. Need incentive? The flirty Gemini new moon May 25th takes place in your relationship zone. Someone new may suddenly appear, perhaps at yoga class.
Has kitty gained some weight recently? Perhaps you both need a little less food and a little more exercise. Kitty yoga anyone?
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
On May 9th, Pluto in Capricorn collaborates with the sun in Taurus bringing sudden good news about a creative project, a love relationship or a child. Consider taking some well-deserved time off. Sure, Capricorns are famous for their commitment to work, but the May 25th new moon suggests balance and self-care will actually enhance your productivity, not diminish it.
Speaking of self-care: Do you and kitty have a special time during the day (or evening) when you hang out? It would benefit both of you. Think of it as meditation – which it is.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
The edgy aspect between outspoken Mercury and radical Uranus on May 9th awakens your humanitarian spirit. You could be an asset to a group or cause you believe in. The empowering trine between Saturn and Uranus on May 19th can support that goal. The new moon on May 25th brings a kindred spirit, someone who is as independent and progressive as you.
Aquarius is an air sign and can be distant at times. No wonder you love kitty; unlike dogs, they don’t necessarily come when they’re called and neither do you! On the other hand, they can melt your heart like no other.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Writing, education and publishing all thrive with the sun and Mercury in your communication zone during May. A lovely aspect between fortunate Jupiter and confident Mars could bring an unexpected windfall around May 12th. Be careful with the extra money, luxury-loving Venus may tempt you to do some binge spending. If you go shopping, then bring a chaperone.
Both Pisces and kitty need lots of down time and a peaceful environment, which is why this sign is such a great match for the feline persuasion and why you are the perfect cat whisperer.