May 2020

The monthly astrological forecast for May 2020

The flowering month of May 2020 marks the transition from spring to summer.
May 2020 shows a troubled month of influential retrogrades and transitions.
To cap it all, a shift from the Lunar Nodes, a shift from Cancer/Capricorn to Gemini/Sagittarius.

The world in 2020 is going through a massive energetic shift as we face extraordinary planetary positions that have occurred only twice in the past 2,000 years.
The year 2020 is a key year in which humanity has to anticipate major changes at many levels.

Time seems to stand still, as if an invisible hand has stopped the wheel of time.
Humanity is now paying for its greed, unlimited economic growth, ambition and ignorance.
Now we see how fragile we are and how vulnerable the global economy has become.
The world is in the midst of a geopolitical struggle between China and the United States, in which China is gaining increasing influence in Europe.

Earth is crying out for balance, and new social balance is needed to create a valuable society. Time stands still for a moment, in order to change and to offer space for a different value system, the new reality.

Nothing will be taken for granted anymore, even personal freedom will become a privilege.

Now that the world seems to stand still for a moment, we are given the opportunity to work on raising awareness.

The powerful union of Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn and Saturn in Aquarius gives us the opportunity to (re) find our personal power. Collectively, it offers us an opportunity to turn fear into strength and use it in a positive way. The Corona crisis is the greatest catalyst for bringing about a new world order. What we are experiencing now is a turning point for the world, whose effects will be felt for about 10 years to come.

Back to May 2020!

May 2020 kicks off with a nice conjunction of Mercury with Uranus in Taurus and with this hopeful conjunction, there could be startling news. The first week of May 2020 will be full of news related to health and well being with the conjunction of the Sun and Mercury in Taurus trine Jupiter and retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. The tension square between Venus in Gemini and Neptune in Pisces can be the reason for believing something, which is actually impossible, simply because it is too good to be true.

From May 6, 2020 a shift will take place from the Lunar Nodes from Cancer/Capricorn to Gemini/ Sagittarius.
Read more about the collective impact of this transition under NEWS on this website.

The peak of the annual Eta Aquarids meteor shower with as many as 30 meteors per hour in the Northern Hemisphere will take place from 6 to May 7, 2020. This meteor shower in the constellation of Aquarius is annually from April 19 to May 28 and its dust particles originate from ancient Comet Halley.

The Full Moon of May 7, 2020 is known as the Rose Moon or Flower Moon and is last in the series of four Supermoons in 2020. The Full Moon focuses on long-term financial security, is square Saturn in Aquarius and opposite Mercury and Uranus in Taurus.
Existing situations feel heavier than they really are, emotions also have a hard time. Life should be constantly changing. Too much adherence to situations that seem to provide safety means that other options are excluded.
There may be startling financial news today with Mercury sextile Neptune in Pisces, at least new insights are coming.
Read more about the Full Super Moon under NEWS on this website.

From May 11, 2020, Saturn in Aquarius turns retrograde at 1º57 and will temporarily return to Capricorn from July 2, 2020.
From the end of March 2020, Saturn in Aquarius formed a square with Uranus in Taurus, which had a major impact, the restructuring process. This restructuring will not be gradual, because exceptional times require exceptional measures. When Saturn returns to Capricorn from early July 2020, we can expect far-reaching changes in our underlying values and the way they manifest in relationships and work.
Read more about Saturn in Aquarius under NEWS on this website.

This month, Mercury travels through no less than three signs, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer.
From May 12, 2020, swift Mercury travels through its own sign of Gemini!
Mercury feels completely at home here, so until the end of May 2020 is about making the connection.
From the beginning, Mercury in Gemini makes friends with retrograde Saturn in Aquarius and this planetary collaboration brings us interesting and useful information.

Venus turns retrograde in Gemini from May 13, 2020. Venus turns direct again from June 25, 2020, during the second exact conjunction of retrograde Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn, amid the first Eclipse season of 2020.
Relations and finances will be put to the test during this retrograde cycle of Venus.
Venus retrograde stimulates us to evaluate relationships, values, resources and material needs. Venus retrograde makes the invisible visible, the beautiful, but also the less beautiful.
In any case, expectations in relationships and work are being adjusted as Saturn in Aquarius also retrogrades from May 11, 2020.
Venus in Gemini is squarely on Neptune in Pisces until the end of May 2020, which is a creative, engaged and compassionate aspect, but with a high potential for disillusionment as financial or relational secrets are revealed.

From May 14, 2020 to September 12, 2020, Jupiter turns retrograde in Capricorn.
Read more about the impact of retrograde Jupiter under NEWS on this website!

From May 14, 2020 to June 28, 2020, red warrior Mars will dwell in the dreamy waters of Pisces.
The Fiery Mars does not feel at home at all in the watery Pisces. Mars in Pisces means we have less energy, we are more bored and unmotivated. Mars in Pisces is more thoughtful, so it's a good idea to finish things before starting something new.

From May 21, 2020, the Sun will enter Gemini. With this cheerful and airy energy, the emphasis until June 20, 2020 is on communication and exchange, which makes it possible for us to connect the inner and outer world. The communication, which also connects above and below.

The New Moon in Gemini on May 22, 2020 can be revealing and volatile.
Mercury is conjunct retrograde Venus in Gemini, so today something is being revealed that has remained secret or financial measures are being reconsidered. Today, Mercury in Gemini is square Neptune in Pisces, causing forgetfulness, incomprehension and confusion.
Read more about the New Moon under NEWS on this website.

From May 28, 2020, our swift Mercury joins the water sign of Cancer.
Cancer is Moon energy and stands for (soul) consciousness, the unconscious, feelings, intuition and desires. Until the beginning of August 2020, we will have a period of subjectivity, fantasy and humor with Mercury in Cancer. Mercury in Cancer helps us remember things better.
Emotions play a major role in decision making through the influence of Mercury in Cancer.

With Mercury in Cancer, it doesn't look like things will settle down for the world, especially as Mercury in Cancer turns retrograde in mid-June 2020 and Mars returns home in its own sign Aries by the end of June…
June and July 2020 will be full of upheaval and turmoil due to the upcoming Eclipses and will demand a lot of our adaptability and patience, in society and within personal relationships.

Wishing you all a safe month of May 2020!