May 2018: astrology, numerology and energy outlook
May brings expansive energy with a focus on mental energy. The once-every-84-years transit of disruptive Uranus into sensual Taurus rings in big changes ahead.
May is a big month and a great time to create mental spaces and make easier transitions into your best self and best life. It’s also a fertile month for creativity and joy which is “lifeforce generational” energy, notes intuitive Lee Harris. But it starts with mental energy. There has been a massive shift in identify with the planet, and with ourselves, suggests Harris in his monthly energy video.
Harris sees May through August as a window to actualize your dreams and visions. You will have mental revelations or “ah-ha” moments and elevate yourself mentally this month. “In general, the energy of conflict is able to slowly move out, and that’s been very high in the collective (consciousness) this past 18 to 24 months,” he says. Those of us who practice non-judgment and non-reactivity will benefit by a sense of freedom. This means your day-to-day interpersonal relationships won’t require so much processing.
Uranus in Taurus will bring big changes through 2026
That sense of freedom is ringing in on a grand scale because Uranus is changing signs from Aries to Taurus on May 15. This transit is a big deal because Uranus it takes 84 years to circle the Sun and Uranus hasn’t been in Taurus since 1934 to 1942, notes Astrology Zone’s Susan Miller. The energy of Uranus is about freedom and its transits have major implications, ringing in big changes, while encouraging innovation. Uranus is known by astrologers as the Great Awakener, and by definition can add chaos and disruption.
Some say food, financial dealings and currencies, and the earth may be in the forefront since these things are ruled by Taurus. Uranus will stay in Taurus for about 6 months in 2018 and then it retrogrades back to Aires but returns to Taurus in early March 2019 where it will reside until April 2026.
The new moon is always a good time to set intentions generally, and with the new moon in Taurus the morning of May 15, this can be especially effective.
Two days prior, on May 13, Mercury transits through Taurus. This is a time to make dreams a reality, notes Big Beautiful Souls, because of the stabilizing energy of Taurus which is grounded and sensitive. Be determined.
The energy around May 15 can also be troublesome, however, because Mars will be in hard 90-degree angle to Uranus (Mars in early degrees of Aquarius clashes with Taurus, both are hard-headed fixed signs), and “you may notice things a bit out of whack for several days before and after,” notes Susan Miller. Whatever goes wrong at this time may also be repeating itself around August 1 and September 18 when the planets are lined up similarly.
More about Uranus transit in Taurus
The Uranus-Taurus match are a bit at odds with each other as Uranus sets the tone for drastic change and large-scale revolution, notes Allure contributor and astrologist Aliza Kelly Faragher. Taurus is concerned with the senses, appreciates novelty, but it doesn’t like change. Either way, the pairing means there will be a shift in values among people, with an emphasis on freedom and changes around environmentalism, food and resources. To see how the Uranus-Taurus pairing will affect you, check with an astrologist. Those expected to be affected the most are those with planets in Taurus or Scorpio (Taurus’s opposite sign), and those with planets in Leo or Aquarius (fixed signs).
On May 29, the full moon will be in Sagittarius, encouraging gatherings and emotional enthusiasm, even celebrations. Mercury enters Gemini on May 29, going through June 12, so get ready for distractions and a rush of ideas with Gemini’s focus on mental energy and ideas.
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Resources used in this report include:
Allure magazine, https://www.allure.com/story/how-uranus-transit-into-taurus-affects-finances
Astrology Zone by Susan Miller, https://www.astrologyzone.com/
Building Beautiful Souls, https://www.buildingbeautifulsouls.com/free-monthly-horoscope-astrology-predictions/may-horoscope-2018/
Lee Harris Energy, https://www.leeharrisenergy.com/p/may-2018-energy-update
Pandora Astrology, https://www.pandoraastrology.com/monthly-forecast/
Yasmin Boland, http://www.moonology.com/