The Sky this Month, May 2022

Hold on to your seat! Bringing eclipse season, the second retrograde of Mercury, and the shift of the biggest planet in the solar system, May will be a month of changes, shifts, and powerful revelations!

As we enter May, Venus, the current planetary ruler of the sun, leaves its sign of exaltation to enter Aries, its sign of detriment, where it will stay for the rest of the month. Three days later, the Venus-ruled sun has its annual meet-up with the cosmic wild-child, Uranus. These first few days of May set the tone for all things Venusian like relationships, money, pleasure, and social interactions receiving a wave of new and exciting, and sometimes unpredictable energy. During its journey in Aries, the goddess of pleasure will be getting closer to Chiron (exact on May 14), spelling the need to heal some of our deepest wounds around partnership. 

Mercury Goes Retrograde On Tuesday, May 10 at 4:47 a.m. Pacific Time, Mercury, the cosmic messenger, enters its second retrograde of the year. Mercury will begin its retrograde journey in Gemini, one of the signs that it rules, which might help keep its rascal spirit in check—hopefully! During its retrograde journey, Mercury will meet with the sun on May 21, bringing aha-moments of clarity. On May 22, it will enter Taurus in retrograde motion, slowing down the pace of life and productivity quite considerably. From now until it goes direct on June 3, Mercury will be applying to form a square with Saturn...

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