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Aquarius horoscope for May 2022
With the Sun always spending the first three weeks of May in your home and family sector, the solar spotlight is always on home, family and/or property matters at this time of year. This is also a time of year when you can feel more grounded and there is a chance to attend to the more basic structures in your life. This can also be seen as a chance to take care of any housekeeping, literal or figuratively ahead of the Sun's return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 21st May. This year the Sun and Mercury are swapping places, something that will keep the focus on home and family matters all month but also on life's more playful aspects.
That is because on 23rd May, just two days after the Sun takes the solar spotlight off home and family matters and puts it onto the more playful side of life's fence, Mercury will retrograde back out of there and back into your home and family sector. Meanwhile, three more planets are on the move this month and this is something that will not only change the dynamics of the month but of the year itself. The three planets in question are Venus, Jupiter and Mars, who all start the month in your income sector. Venus and Jupiter even start the month aligned, with the planets of money and luck getting the month off to a positive and even lucrative start.
Venus will leave on 3rd May and Jupiter on 11th May, but Mars will stay on until 25th May, giving you the drive to fight for what you deserve and to capitalise on the potential and momentum already created. With Neptune and the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment staying on for the rest of the year, this will keep the wheels on and the momentum going. Held back by a retrograde turn, Venus will finally return to your communication sector on 3rd May, where until 29th May she will work to give your heart and your relationships a voice. Jupiter's return on 11th May will have much bigger and longer implications, making the next five months auspicious for all aspects of communication while Mars will return on 25th May to declare war on communication barriers.
Love & RomanceWhile the Sun's return to your romantic sector on 21st May will always turn the solar spotlight onto matters of the heart and all things romantic at this time each year, something is stirring long before that. While the dwarf planet Ceres has been in your romantic sector since July 2021, her focus has been more on understanding your heart's needs and priorities so that when the full sized planets returned you will be ready to embrace their influence. This is something that has just happened, with 1st May Mercury's first full day in your romantic sector after returning in the closing hours of April.
Returning ahead of the Sun gives you time to work with the planet of communication to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. Normally here for just 14 to 15 days, a retrograde turn on 10th May will not only keep Mercury here until 23rd May but after turning direct he will return for a second visit next month. Mercury is still here when the Sun turns the solar spotlight onto matters of the heart, something that will keep the momentum going. This is a theme that will continue over the coming months, culminating with Mars' return in August, where he will then stay for the rest of the year.
With Venus, the planet of love not returning until later next month, this will see things become increasingly romantically charged over the coming months. The Moon will make two visits this month and each time these romantically charged lunar vibes will mark the progress made. The Moon will move through from 2nd May to 5th May but will then return on 30th May as a New Moon. Meanwhile, with no planetary activity in your relationship sector the Moon's return from 7th May to 10th May will be a valuable chance to check in. This will also be a chance to take advantage of Venus, the planet of love's early days in your communication sector after returning on 3rd May.
Business & CareerWhile the South Node has been in your career sector since its return in January, it has been largely lying low and with no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses has been more focused on playing support for the planets in your income sector. That will remain the case and as this has the potential to be the most lucrative month of 2022, that support will be invaluable. However, this month we finally see the first signs of an awakening of this new professional year, much earlier in the year than is normally the case. With the Sun not returning to your work sector until June and to your work sector until October next year, you don't usually see movement on either front in May.
However, things are set to fire up on both the job and career fronts, right in the middle of the month. It begins with the Moon's return to your career sector on 14th May, something that will always fuel your professional instincts and imagination and can act as a trigger. This is not the Moon's first visit since the South Node's return in January but the difference this time is that the Sun is now on the other side of the sky. With the Sun passing across the lunar nodes, this will turn an ordinary Full Moon here on 16th May into a total lunar eclipse.
What makes the timing auspicious is that the Moon will be here when the dwarf planet Ceres returns to your work sector on 15th May, the same day that Mars moves into his final 10 days in your income sector. An eclipsing Full Moon in the heart of the month will generate enough energy to bring all the potential building since the South Node's return to a head, turning and/or tipping point while at the same time energising things across the income, work and career fronts. Ceres returns ahead of the Sun's return next month in order to first update your needs and priorities on the job and in the process, finds herself in the thick of some real action.
MoneyBy the time you move into the new month, it has been nearly six weeks since the Sun left your income sector, something that will normally see things dial right back. Unlike other areas of your chart, with Neptune in your income sector from 2012 to 2026, even when the Sun and the faster planets have moved through things never completely go off the boil, but they do dial back. This year this hasn't happened yet due to the fact that Jupiter is making his first visit in over a decade, a retrograde turn meant that Venus was late to return and Mars just happens to also be making his first visit in two years.
Even the asteroid Juno returned for her first visit to your income sector in four years in the closing days of last month, allowing you to begin the month with an incredible five planets here. You even begin the month with Venus and Jupiter, the planets of money and luck aligned, getting the month off to a lucrative start. With Venus leaving on 3rd May and Jupiter on 11th May, they are working as a team to make their final days here count. However, the momentum won't end then, with Mars staying on until 25th May.
Mars will continue his war on glass ceilings as he urges you to fight for what you deserve and to capitalise on the momentum and potential already created. While things will dial back once Mars leaves with Juno, queen of commitment here now until January 2023 and dreamy Neptune until 2026, they will keep the dream and a sense of resolve alive. What has the potential to be a lucrative month will also have long term implications. The Moon will move through from 23rd May to 25th May, ensuring your nose for money is sharp and acting as a trigger during Mars' final days. Meanwhile, with no planetary activity on the other side of the financial fence, the Moon's return to your financial sector from 10th May to 12th May will be a valuable chance to check in on money matters.