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Capricorn horoscope for May 2022

For you, this is always a month of two extreme halves and more often enough an overlapping of the two, something that will always put a balance between work and play into context at this time of year. That is because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart before returning to your busy work sector on 21st May. As is often the case, Mercury can get out in front of the Sun and new doors can start to open on the job front much earlier, as is the case this year. However, the Sun and Mercury are also set to swap places, something that will keep the playful and busy sides of life's fence active all month.

On 21st May the Sun will leave a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart and return to your work sector but just two days later, on 23rd May, Mercury will retrograde back out of your work sector and back into the same playful part of your chart the Sun has just left. This is something that will continue for several months, with Venus returning to a playful part of your chart on 29th May and Mercury returning to your work sector next month. As the second half of the year is set to be the busiest, this is a chance to first establish the right balance between work and play.

Meanwhile, while Venus not only begins the month in your communication sector but aligned with Jupiter, there is still a lot of focus on having the communication lines open. Until leaving on 3rd May Venus will continue to give your heart and your relationships a voice while Jupiter will continue to support communication across the board until leaving on 11th May. Mars will stay on until 25th May, continuing his war on communication barriers. It is then that one by one they will return to your home and family sector, with major and positive implications for home, family and/or property matters.

Love & Romance

Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your romantic sector, the solar spotlight is always on matters of the heart and all things romantic at this time of year. However, you not only begin the month with the Moon here as well but aligned with the Sun, with an eclipsing New Moon getting the month off to a romantically charged start. It is having the North Node here that is turning an ordinary New Moon into a solar eclipse, something that gives these romantically charged lunar vibes a lot more influence as well as a lingering impact even after the Moon leaves on 2nd May.

The Sun will keep the solar spotlight on matters of the heart until leaving on 21st May with Mercury, who left at the end of April retrograding back in on 23rd May. While the Sun's departure was never going to see the spirit of romance go off the boil, Mercury's return and especially in retrograde motion offers a chance for a do over, as he holds the doors open to the past and second chances. It is just days later that the Moon will come full circle from the eclipsing New Moon at the start of the month, with its return from 27th May to 30th May a case of perfect timing.

This will put the Moon here when Venus, the planet of love finally returns to your romantic sector on 29th May, with these romantically charged lunar vibes getting what can be the most romantically charged weeks of any year off to a good start. Meanwhile, your relationships will get a boost from the dwarf planet Ceres' return to your relationship sector on 15th May. Returning ahead of the larger planets, Ceres returns with a chance to take a deeper dive into your relationship needs and priorities. Before then, the Moon's return to your relationship sector from 5th May to 7th May will be a chance to become more emotionally engaged.

Business & Career

While the Sun won't return to your work sector until 21st May, something that will always turn the solar spotlight onto work and job matters at this time of year, there will be signs of movement on the job front from the moment you move into the new month. While the dwarf planet Ceres has been in your work sector since last July, her focus has never been on creating movement or supporting developments and instead, on preparing you for when planets would return who can make that happen. Instead, Ceres' has been taking you on a deep dive into your needs and priorities on the job front and especially when it comes to job satisfaction and a sense of purpose.

While Ceres will finally leave on 15th May, this is not the reason why there are signs of movement on 1st May. Instead, this is coming from Mercury, who after returning in the final hours of April is still in his first full day in your work sector as we move into the new week. Mercury returns each year, usually at around the same time as the Sun, with the intellectually savvy and articulate edge needed to work smarter, get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. Normally here for just 14 to 15 days, this can create some urgency and often a need to finalise your choices, decisions and plans moving forward.

However, with the Sun not returning until 21st May it is too soon for that and instead, a retrograde turn on 10th May will be a chance to hold back and spend more time back at the drawing board. This will see Mercury retrograde back out on 23rd May, just two days after the Sun's return on 21st May. This is something that will take the brakes off and allow for new movement on the job front, something that the Moon's return on 30th May as a New Moon will give wings to. However, you will benefit from the 13 days that Mercury is in retrograde motion here. This is long enough to give you time to retrace your steps but not long enough to get bogged down. Once back in direct motion Mercury will return next month, in time to support the Sun in his final days here.


While all the planetary activity is still on the income side of the financial fence, things have settled down and become a lot more stable this month. This is a point that you usually get to by the end of February or early March at the latest, with the Sun having moved through by then and the faster planets as well. However, this is also usually the point in each year when all planetary activity on the income side of the financial fence ends and neither has been the case this year. Venus and Mars didn't even return to your income sector until 6th March, returning to fire things up at the point that in most financial years when they are starting to go off the boil.

Venus left on 6th April and Mars nine days later, but not before firing up your motivation, passions and fighting spirit. Even after Venus and Mars left Saturn, who will keep things on a steady course for the rest of the year wasn't on his own with the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment staying on to turn what they began into a sense of resolve. It was only when Juno left late last month that Saturn was finally on his own and slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn early next month, this is when things slow down while moving into a steady and more stable phase.

At the same time that income resolve and momentum is now baked in, things are starting to move professionally. The month begins with Mercury in your work sector and while he will leave on 23rd May, the Sun's return on 21st May will provide continuity. This is the start of a continuous run of planetary activity on the career front that will stretch out to March 2023, the same month that Saturn will eventually leave your income sector. This is the start of a coming together of planets on the income and job fronts that will continue for the rest of the year, thanks to the seven months that Mars will eventually spend in your work sector. The Moon's return to your income sector from 21st May to 23rd May will ensure your nose for money is sharp as the Sun returns to and Mercury leaves your work sector.


While the Sun won't return to your health sector until 21st May, the point in every year when the solar spotlight shifts onto your health needs, matters and situation, you begin the month with a head start. It was in the closing hours of April that Mercury returned, with a chance to become more informed but also to take a more intellectual and information driven approach to health matters. A retrograde turn on 10th May will keep Mercury here until 23rd May while offering a chance for some retrospection before the Sun returns. The Moon will move through your health sector from 2nd May to 5th May before returning as a New Moon on 30th May and while both visits will give you a read on what your body is telling you, the messages back are likely to be different.

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