How are you, Cancer?! May is a certainly a month of two halves with regard to your energy levels, as Mars makes his mind up about where he wants to be! He spends the days up to the 16th in your house of secrets, where his natural dynamism and vitality are considerably stifled, so don’t be surprised at this time if you feel a general lack of motivation to get moving. You may be more tired than usual, which could make you more susceptible to minor ailments such as coughs and colds. With Jupiter looming from your house of health throughout this period, watch out also for inflammation and infection around injuries. On the 16th Mars hits your sign like a runaway train, and it’s all systems go as energy levels shoot back up. This will be a time of tackling those chores you didn’t much feel like completing earlier in the month. Mars’s connection with Uranus between the 18th and 30th is also a wonderful aspect for meeting exciting new friends. These people will arrive in your world unexpectedly or perhaps in unusual circumstances, so be prepared!
Saturn is firmly rooted in reverse motion now in your house of relationships, and as the reflective process around your love life continues, he will be throwing up plenty of karmic baggage for you to deal with. His conjunction with the south node continues, hence you may find that partners are dragging you back to those old patterns of behaviour and interaction which you can’t seem to avoid repeating, time and again. Saturn and Neptune form a positive connection this month which will last for the rest of 2019, and the next few months for you will be important for connecting with your loved one at a meaningful spiritual level. Saturn also trines the Sun between the 6th and 17th of May, a period for dealing with practical affairs connected to ex partners, legal debates and tenancy agreements on a property.
This month’s Moon cycle begins on the 4th with a beautiful new Moon in your house of friends. It’s a time for stepping outside your comfort zone and making yourself available to new groups of people. You might be invited to join a social club or group now with others who have a similar aim or vision to you; this will be a positive experience for you in every way. The full Moon of the 18th aspects Pluto from your house of love and leisure, and could bring a long term hobby or creative project to an end. Casual love affairs might begin or end at this time, either way there will be a good deal of obsession and possessiveness involved! Opposition from Mercury here suggests possible disputes with friends and loved ones over your desire for more time to yourself.
Venus glides gracefully through your career sector until the 15th, and you will be wowing everyone you meet with your charm, intelligence and social skills. Image will be important , therefore you may find yourself rethinking the way your look. Take care around the 4th to 13th when Venus squares the Moon’s nodes. as conflicts arise in the work place from seemingly petty concerns, and could affect your reputation. Chiron is also settling into this area now, and his job is to push you into the path of your insecurities and vulnerabilities, so that you can heal those wounds and move forward on your life journey. Worries about your skills in working life need to be tackled head on; be confident in yourself, you are amazing! Have a marvellous May!