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Monthly Astrology Forecast for May 2024

Welcome to Pandora’s monthly astrology forecast. Here you’ll find news for the year, for the month and for dates this month when important changes are happening in our skies. You’ll also find words and videos explaining what they mean, how to handle them and how to know if they affect your chart specifically.

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What does the May Astrology Forecast hold in store for your Sun or Rising sign?

May Astrology Forecast:
This Month’s Planetary Movements

Faster-Moving Planets

By May, the fast-moving quality of spring is starting to slow. This is because the outer planets (Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Chiron, Saturn, Jupiter) have all been direct, ie. moving forwards, not backwards. But in May, Pluto goes retrograde and Saturn will follow next month.

Juno has gone direct last month, so her “Relationship Retrospection” period is finally over. But it will still take half of May for her to get back up to her normal speed. While Juno is still in her “shadow period” it’s best to continue untangling the relationship knots you got into over the last several months. Spend some time processing what happened during Juno retrograde. By the end of May, relationships that have been a struggle will resolve into their new pattern. Find out more about Juno Retrograde in Virgo here and our article / video can help you cope with its aftermath.

Ceres goes retrograde on May 14th, ushering in her annual “Financial Retrospection” period. This year it will focus on business, career, excellence and reputation while she travels Capricorn. Take your finances seriously, get more organized, set goals and work toward them. More on that in our “Ceres Retrograde in Capricorn” video, further down this page. 

By May 10, Mercury’s shadow period (after last month’s retrograde) is finally over. By May 15, when Mercury enters Taurus, he’s back up to speed, clearing logistical hurdles and helping projects move swiftly. See the Mercury Watch section below for details and more about how Mercury Retrograde works.

Venus is in Taurus until May 23, awakening your senses and tuning you into pleasure. Taurus types: you will benefit from Venus in your sign, encouraging you to slow down and enjoy the small moments of life, instead of rushing past them. This is a great month for marrying, so you can capture the loyalty and steadfast affection of Venus in Taurus in your wedding chart.

The New Moon of May 7th is in Taurus, bringing new financial beginnings and fresh starts with money and food. Pledge to be more aware of what your body really wants to eat and what it reacts badly to. The May 23rd Full Moon in Sagittarius features Venus and Jupiter meeting up in the final degree of Taurus. This brings a lush and playful mood which can veer into hedonism.

Mars spends the whole month zooming along through Aries, his own sign, where he loves to be. This will be wildly energizing for Aries folks, clarifying priorities and inciting action.

To follow these news videos as they come out, check our Astrology News of 2024 playlist on Youtube.

How do May’s planetary movements affect you?

How do the planetary movements of the May astrology forecast affect you? Check Pandora Astrology’s horoscopes this month and watch the one for your Rising sign as well as your Sun sign. The themes of the monthly astrology forecast affect individual people in individual areas of life according to their own astrology charts. Look here to find out if and how you are affected:  Are You Currently In Transition?

Slower-Moving Planets

During 2024, Uranus is in Taurus, Neptune is in Pisces and Chiron is in Aries–exactly as they were in 2021, 2022, and 2023. However, in 2023, Saturn moved into Pisces, and Pluto moved into Aquarius. Jupiter is moving into Gemini in 2024. The video below explains what it means when a planet spends many years traveling through a sign (we call them “planetary eras”). Additionally, it summarizes where all of the heavy-hitting, slow-moving planets are in 2024.

This year, Jupiter will square Saturn and also sextile Chiron. This will allow for some powerful growth and evolution for you if you have planets in 12º – 19º of any Mutable sign (Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo) or if you have a planet in Aries and being aspected by Chiron in 2023 or 2024 (that means, a planet in 17º – 21º of Aries). The video below shows you these aspects in motion and tells you how they will feel, and gives you important dates when the most potent events are likely to occur. 

For historical context of what has changed since 2020, our videos and blog posts about Saturn in Aquarius, Jupiter in Pisces, Jupiter in Aries, and Jupiter in Taurus will bring you current. For more about Outer Planetary Movements in 2024, read on through the end of our astrology forecast.

May Astrology Forecast: Ceres Retrograde in Capricorn

Ceres governs how we do good stewardship of our body, manage our money and build wealth. This year Ceres goes retrograde in Capricorn on May 14th.. What does this mean? It’s time to reevaluate how you eat, your health habits and your finances. Read the  blogpost to discover what you should do while Ceres is retrograde and what dates will hold special meaning.

May Astrology Forecast: Mercury Watch

May begins with Mercury freshly Direct, slowly recovering from it’s recent Retrograde period and inching along old ground in Aries. When Mercury conjuncts Chiron again on May 7, you may find that your ability to be honest and direct can heal old wounds. You also may be able to clear up any previous misunderstandings or hurts caused by your words, especially those said in anger. Mercury may be direct now, but it’s still loafing along in its shadow period, as it passes back over all of the significant points it covered during its retrograde. On May 13, Mercury will pass the point where it went retrograde, giving you a fuller feeling of closure on the entire period. Just in time, because when Mercury moves into Taurus on May 15, your mind may be grounded and peaceful, ready to relax and think deliberately. On May 30, Mercury will conjunct Uranus in Taurus, making it a time of genius and grounded revolutionary ideas. Read more about how to handle this specific Mercury Retrograde with grace: This Year’s Mercury Retrogrades

Mercury Retrogrades of 2024

April’s was the first of 2024’s three Mercury Retrograde periods (they happen every 4 months). Read more about it in the full blogpost, and watch the video below for the big picture of all 3 Mercury Retrograde periods of 2024.

May Astrology Forecast: Sun Seasons

During the month of Taurus, the Sun slowly warms up the northern hemisphere, gently causing flowers to blossom and open in a rich profusion of color and scent. Ripening and abundance are the hallmarks of this Fixed Earth sign. People who exemplify Taurus are practical, sensual and consistent. The very epitome of slowness and solidity, Taurus values peace and sustainability. While the Sun travels through this sign, relax and take it slowly. Do things one small part at a time. All will get done as you do it slowly and deliberately, allowing yourself to sink into the wide landscape of your life. For hedonistic Taurus, paradoxically, smelling the roses and enjoying the sunset can make one more efficient, not less. The Sun will be in Taurus until May 20.

Spring finishes with the “month” of Gemini (May 20-June 20). Nature shows her profligacy as flowers bloom madly and grasses grow. Gemini is a Mutable Air sign. Mutable means “flexible” and “Air” means “concerned with the mind.” Gemini types live in their heads, flitting from one thought to another like a late-spring butterfly. They are in fact so flexible that it’s hard for them to focus—to keep their attention on just one thing can seem like torment. The Gemini in us likes to multitask, just to help us concentrate. Enjoy chasing your own mental butterflies during this lively and stimulating month.

Is your birthday coming up?

If your birthday is coming, you’ll want your annual birthday reading (called a “Solar Return” reading) to happen in the month before your birthday–because your birthday is your Personal New Year. It’s the best time for setting resolutions, intentions and new life-directions. Get yourself in alignment with what your Greater Self wants for you this year, beginning with knowing what the plan is.

May’s Horoscopes Have Arrived

If you want to know how the planetary weather of the May 2024 astrology forecast affects your sign,
check your video horoscope here
Be sure to check your Rising sign first, then your Sun sign. 

Happy Birthday, Taurus!
Here is your monthly horoscope for May:

Long-Term Shifts in 2024

Beyond the monthly changes of our astrology forecast, 2024 brings some major long-term shifts to our collective consciousness. Most of these changes are occurring due to outer planetary ingresses into new signs. Usually outer planets shift signs gradually. First they begin their preliminary steps into the new sign. Then they backtrack into the former one, and so on and so forth until the planet is solidly within the next sign. Naturally, these times of transition feature elements of both signs, and highlight the zodiac’s conceptually developmental nature from Aries to Pisces. Planets undergoing shifts into a new sign this year include Pluto and Jupiter, as well as the nodal axis of Eclipses. Read on for a bit about each transition.

Pluto Enters Aquarius

The most significant transition awaiting us in 2024 is Pluto’s ingress into Aquarius. That’s because Pluto is the slowest moving planet, and has been in Capricorn for the past 15 or so years. Plainly, Pluto’s transit through Capricorn has been a time of serious dismantling and unearthing of toxicity and corruption in mainstream power. Pluto first entered the fixed air sign Aquarius on March 23, 2023. In 2024, Pluto will continue its slow transition into Aquarius, as it retrogrades back in Capricorn to wrap up Capricorn themes, and then back into Aquarius again.

Pluto in Aquarius will reveal and transform toxic material in the realm of politics, humanitarianism, social justice, science, technology, social media, and the internet. Similarly to how Pluto’s transit through Capricorn revealed Capricornian shadow themes, Pluto’s transit through Aquarius will highlight the dark side of Aquarius.

For a more in-depth look at this significant collective shift, read our blogpost here: Pluto in Aquarius 2023-2044: A Transformation of Ideals.

Jupiter Enters Gemini

Jupiter changes signs about once every year and a half. Given that, Jupiter’s ingress into Gemini is a relatively temporary shift compared to Pluto’s monumental change. However, it marks a new mini-era nonetheless. Jupiter in Gemini will bring expansion in the realm of learning, writing, information, journalism, and media. Additionally, Jupiter in Gemini brings a joy in the beauty of language and communication, as well as an interest in the diversity of experience.

Interestingly, Jupiter is in detriment in Gemini, as the expansiveness of Jupiter struggles with the minute detail of Gemini. Therefore, wordiness and an overwhelm of information may also be present. Watch for our video about this coming in June.

Is love coming your way in 2024? Due for a career break?
Find out the details of the changes coming and their very specific timing–
beyond the scope of our monthly astrology forecast
so you can prepare to turn the cosmic tides in your favor!

An astrology reading with one of Pandora's fantastic astrologers will answer your questions. pandoraastrology.com/services


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