A Note from Susan Miller
I am so excited about May I can hardly contain myself. It brims with happy, positive aspects, and brings many joyous surprises. I feel you will love May!
As we go through the month, I will continue to remind you of important, sweet aspects on Instagram (@AstrologyZone), Twitter (also @Astrologyzone), and on Facebook (Susan Miller’s Astrology Zone). Keep looking for the blue Verified check mark next to my name on all three social media platforms as some people are pretending to be me. I will post almost daily so that you will be able to use every sparkling aspect as they come up—there will be many!
Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
You’ve come through several intense periods in March and April, but May should be one of your favorite months of 2019. Mars, your guardian planet, is still in Gemini, a lovely place for Mars to be, for you will be stimulated to travel, write, and be more in touch with friends and contacts than usual. Gemini is an air sign that moves quickly, and as a fire sign, Aries, you love moving fast, too. These two signs will work together to quicken the pace. Mars will remain in compatible-sign Gemini until May 15, a place Mars first took up weeks ago, on March 30.
Make plans to travel during the first half of May because once Mars enters Cancer on May 15, you will switch your attention inward, to your home. You’re coming up on the first time in two years that you will have Mars available to assist you, so if you have to move, renovate, paint, make repairs, do a thorough cleaning, or buy new furniture and other accoutrements for your home, you can now make impressive progress. Mars will be acting as a front man, helping you browse and build your vision of how the finished results should look, and by the solar eclipse of July 2 in Cancer (a new moon), you will be ready to move in or enjoy the work you’ve done on your home from May 15 until July 1. Mercury will be retrograde in July, so complete all your home revitalization projects prior to entering July.
One day you are likely to find brilliant home-related items at the right price will be when Uranus and Mars (in Cancer) are in sync on May 22—be sure to be out shopping for your home.
Making more money could be on your mind with all you plan to do this year, and the new moon of May 4 in Taurus, at 14 degrees, in your second house of earned income may be the moment opportunity strikes. Uranus, the planet of unexpected and sudden happenings, will be conjunct the new moon and Sun in your second house of earnings and savings, making financial matters volatile. Things may suddenly go to either end of the spectrum—you may see a huge influx of money or suffer a financial loss, such as losing something valuable like your cell phone, eyeglasses, or wallet. (Keep track of your belongings this month, dear Aries)
One day you are likely to see a break on a real estate matter will be May 22, when Mars and Uranus will cooperate on your behalf. Mars will be in the home and family area of your chart, so that’s where the golden nuggets will appear. Another good day to speak up will be May 20—on this day, be sure your ideas are realistic and practical. If so, you will have a winner on your hands.
Going back to my discussion with you about when to ask for more money, if you don’t receive a raise now, in May, keep your eye on the end of November through mid-December as a possible point for an earnings breakthrough. Be ready to present your case to management at that time, and all the while as you go through the year, be sure your performance is sterling in every way. In the meantime, because Uranus is an unpredictable planet that strikes suddenly, be conservative this month with spending until you can see how events of the new moon of May 4 will affect you financially. As said, it is possible you will see a big check, but we can’t count on it with Uranus bringing the news, so lay low for now.
The full moon of May 18 will bring a financial matter to culmination within four days (plus or minus) of its appearance. This full moon is sweet as sugar, and you will find it more stable and far more lucrative than previous lunations. With Mercury and the Sun friendly to Saturn and Pluto, both residing in your tenth house of honors, awards, and achievement, there’s a good chance you will see a large check arrive.
In your favor, Mercury, the planet that rules your sixth house of workaday projects, will receive a golden beam from Jupiter at the time of the new moon in early May, so if you’re self-employed, business should be brisk. If you work for others, your company will be doing well, and your services will be needed. Something else is significant—Neptune, the planet of creativity, will be beautifully oriented toward the Sun and new moon, suggesting your ideas will put you head and shoulders above the rest of the competition. By all means, contribute your inspirations and artistic perspectives—this month, and in the weeks ahead, those ideas will translate into gold for you.
In this very financial month, the big, tender full moon of May 18 in Scorpio at 28 degrees, will also focus your attention to monetary matters, this time different ones. The full moon will light your eighth house of “other people’s money.” That area of your chart rules money held by you and another person or entity, such as a bank, credit card company, another lender, or your mate. The eighth house is the one that inspires you to realize big dreams, for planets working in this house (or aspecting it) will allow you to find the money to fund that dream. It covers student loans, venture capital, and mortgages, but also rules taxes, inheritance, prize winnings, insurance payouts, bonuses, royalties, commissions, severance packages, licensing fees, and gifts. As you see, it covers large sums that come to you through means that are outside of salary. As you may have already guessed, it also includes (in some cases) the kind of money that you borrow and are obligated to pay back.
The full moon of May 18 will bring a financial matter to culmination within four days (plus or minus) of its appearance. This full moon is sweet as sugar, and you will find it more stable and far more lucrative than previous lunations. With Mercury and the Sun friendly to Saturn and Pluto, both residing in your tenth house of honors, awards, and achievement, there’s a good chance you will see a large check arrive. Clearly, there is plenty of pressure on you at work, but you have been stepping up and meeting the demands of VIPs. This is the reason I feel you will reap a reward within four days of May 18. Saturn and Pluto in your house of reputation will be in tight aspect to the full moon, suggesting it will be your growing and glittering career reputation that earns you the money that appears now.
On the sidelines, Venus and Uranus will precisely align to the degree on May 18 (at four degrees Taurus), again bringing you surprise changes to your income, and this time, your second house of salary is involved. Venus rules your income, but Uranus rules your house of friendship, so you could receive valuable clothes, furniture, or other pieces for the home that your friend no longer needs but that you love and would gladly accept. Venus will be signaling Mars, your ruler, in your home sector at the time of the full moon, May 18, so I feel items for your home are likely.
Do you plan to travel? Being on the road for business or pleasure is beautifully indicated on May 9 when Venus in Aries will make contact with Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck. This would be the time to be away, for sure. In addition to travel, this will also be a day to have an interview, give a speech, or make a presentation. Publishing and broadcasting matters shine too, so this is the day to hand in your manuscript, schedule a book-signing event, or appear on TV.
Do you need to sign a contract? I love either May 2, when Mercury, the planet ruling contracts, will reach out to Jupiter, or May 16, when Mercury and Saturn will form a bond that could last forever.
In terms of love and fun, you have a great outlook. Venus entered Aries last month on April 20 and will remain until May 15, so this means the first half of May will be your best time to step out and socialize. If you are single, you will turn heads wherever you go. Attached? Try seducing your one and only like you did when you first met. Spend a little of the birthday money you might have received last month on new clothes and a refreshed appearance. (No monetary gifts? It happens to all of us. Then treat yourself using your own money.)
So far this year, there’s been quite an emphasis on your career, but your stars show a longing to turn attention to your private life to enjoy a bit of balance. Start by writing down ideas of how you can turn your home into a true reflection of your style. You will have an opportunity to start to work on your living space in earnest once Mars, your ruler, enters your fourth house of home and family from May 15 to stay until July 1. If you need to buy new items for your home, this would be the perfect month to browse stores to find that handsome piece of furniture, luxurious set of linens, or attractive tableware that you will love forever.
Mars often brings noise to the life sphere he visits, so you might be moving, bringing in a contractor or painters, or inviting several family members to come to stay in your guest room. You might entertain friends by hosting a dinner party to show off your cooking skills. If you recently moved, your brother or sister will take a prominent position in your life this month, so he or she may surprise you with a housewarming party.
If you need to sign a lease or other important papers or buy something expensive, do so on May 2, when Mercury and Jupiter will be in ideal communication. If you need approval for a mortgage, apply on May 16 or 17 for those dates will be your best moment for hearing good news concerning financial, home-related matters. Watch the full moon of May 18, plus or minus four days, for good news and an affirmative answer.
Before you start to focus on your home for the coming six-and-a-half weeks, you might want to enjoy the seasonal change with a quick trip to a nearby natural setting where you can enjoy the outdoors, fill your lungs with fresh air, and take brisk walks that bring a rosy glow to your face. If you do want to travel, plan to go during the first half of May, your best time.
The May 4 new moon in practical, steady Taurus, will help you earn more money, either through a raise or new job offer. Management seems in a cautious, not overly generous mood, so if you don’t receive all you ask for, don’t feel it is a reflection of how much they value you. VIPs are impressed with you and the creative approach to projects you have demonstrated, and Neptune’s fine attitude to the Sun and new moon will reveal this.
This month’s new moon on May 4 will appear in the same sign as Uranus—Taurus—and Uranus is the planet of unanticipated events, so after the new moon, you may have a surprise opportunity to increase your income. Stay alert and on your toes. Events could go either way, but make your best case for a generous increase because with Uranus you never know which way things will go. Stay positive as talks could go in your favor. You seem to enjoy stable job security for your career reputation continues to climb to dazzling heights, and that can be comforting to know.
Any and all financial talks will start to go in your favor once you move nearer to the May 18 full moon in Scorpio, your eighth house of other people’s money. This full moon and the Sun will be friendly to Saturn and Pluto, two powerhouse financial planets that are currently based in your tenth house of fame, honors, and achievement. Rather than looking for a generous salary increase, your stars suggest you may do best by asking for company perks, such as a reliable health insurance policy, a year-end bonus, generous commission or royalty, equity in the firm, flex time, extra vacation days, employer-matched funds for college tuition, or other benefits.
When it comes to romance, you will have an outstanding outlook for fun and love while Venus moves through Aries, a place Venus took up on April 20 and will remain until May 15. This will give you a glittering presence, so it would be the right time to spend a little money on new wardrobe items, for you will gather plenty of compliments.