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Virgo horoscope for May 2022

For you, May is always a month of two halves, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of the month in an adventurous part of your chart before returning to your career sector. While this is always an abrupt shift in focus for the Sun, there is often an overlap between the two and that is the case this year. It was in the closing days of April that Mercury returned to your career sector, with a chance to get your head in the game and around your options before the Sun's return. Normally here for just 14 to 15 days, Mercury's retrograde turn on 10th May will not only keep him here until 23rd May but will see him return for a do over next month.

This is taking away any urgency, just as Saturn's first full month on his own in your work sector but also his last in direct motion has also seen the urgency drop back on the job front. This is giving you the best of both worlds, allowing you to maintain the right professional momentum while also making the most of the Sun's final weeks in an adventurous part of your chart. It is then that the Sun and Mercury will swap places, with the Sun returning to your career sector and Mercury retrograding back into an adventurous part of your chart, where he will be joined by Venus on 29th May.

Meanwhile Venus, Jupiter and Mars are all on the move this month and collectively this is good news for your relationships and for money matters. While Venus will leave your relationship sector on 3rd May and Jupiter on 11th May, the planets of love and luck will begin the month aligned. With Mars here until 25th May and the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships in the first full month of a visit that will run through to January 2023, your relationships are in safe hands. It is when they leave that Venus, Jupiter and then Mars will return to work their magic on the financial front, with the potential for real financial growth and expansion.

Love & Romance

While the Sun left your relationship sector back in March, the focus has not only remained on your relationships but last month saw this increase dramatically. During the course of April Venus and Mars, the planets of love and passion not only returned but just as Jupiter and Neptune, the planets of luck and dreams were starting to align. The icing on the cake was the return of the asteroid Juno late last month. This is something that might be overshadowed now but will have big implications over the coming months, with this tiny player set to punch well above her weight.

As we move into the new month Venus is in her final days but until leaving on 3rd May is working to give you a clear sense of what you want from your relationships. It is eight days later that Jupiter will leave, taking more focus off your relationships but leaving behind a sense of what's possible and the potential for ongoing relationship growth. Mars is here until 25th May, with the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos helping you to fight for what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. This is when the true impact from Juno's return will be felt.

As the queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships, Juno will not only stay on but in your relationship sector until January 2023, will keep the momentum going. This is something you will have a chance to check in with when the Moon moves through from 23rd May to 25th May. This will ensure you are emotionally engaged during Mars' final days in your relationship sector. Meanwhile, it was in the closing hours of April that Pluto turned retrograde in your romantic sector, something that you are still adjusting to as you move into the new month. Pluto will spend the next five months in retrograde motion, holding the doors open to the past. As the Moon moves through from 19th May to 21st May, these romantically charged lunar vibes will amplify a sense of romantic nostalgia.

Business & Career

While the Sun's return to your career sector on 21st May is the point in each year when the solar spotlight turns onto your career and professional situation, matters and options, this year you not only have a head start but the engines are warmed up and ready to go. While things technically start to move on 1st May, with Mercury spending his first full day in your career sector, they began much earlier than that. It was last July that the dwarf planet Ceres not only returned but she is still here, with what is normally a three month visit finally ending on 15th May. For the majority of that time, Ceres' presence has been overshadowed by the planetary activity on the job front and that has suited her just fine.

Ceres was never focused on career growth, movement or on anything practical and instead, on defining your professional needs and priorities so that you were ready for when planets that could make things happen arrived. That happened on 30th April, when Mercury returned with a chance to get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. This comes just as Saturn is spending his first full month on his own in your work sector and as work and job matters have become settled, stable and a lot less urgent. With Saturn slowing ahead of a retrograde turn early next month, the urgency and rush mentality of recent months is gone.

Mercury will turn retrograde on 10th May, so even on the career front this will give you a chance to spend time back at the drawing board before the Sun returns on 21st May. Mercury will retrograde back out of your career sector on 23rd May, just two days after the Sun turns the solar spotlight onto your career situation and matters. This will take the brakes off and with the Moon returning on 30th May as a New Moon, in time to ensure you can capitalise on the forward momentum this can create. With Mercury returning next month and Venus and Mars over the coming months, this is just the start of a new wave of increasing momentum on the career front.


While the Sun left your financial sector on 20th April, the point in every year when the solar spotlight will shift from your financial situation and money matters, there is a second and more significant surge this month. It was the Moon's return to your financial sector in the final days of April, a week after the Sun left that not only allows you to begin the month with your financial instincts and imagination fuelled but having just had a chance to tie up loose ends and to take care of any financial housekeeping. Until now, this has been the more mundane focus that is put on money matters at this time each year.

What you have this month is a chance to build on from this, as the focus shifts more to financial growth and to a chance to take your financial power back. It begins on 3rd May when held back by a retrograde turn late last year Venus, the planet of money finally returns. Returning after the Sun's reality checks, Venus' focus was always going to be on the gains you can make. However, the game changer will come eight days later when Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion returns to your financial sector on 11th May, for the first time in over a decade. This is the point when your luck turns but also when it becomes more about financial growth and expansion.

What will turn this into an all out effort to take your financial power back will be Mars' return on 25th May, with the warrior planet of the cosmos returning for the first time in two years to fire up your financial passions and fighting spirit. While Venus will leave on 29th May, not before fuelling your financial confidence, desires and expectations to a point that will give Mars and Jupiter something to keep working towards. The Moon will move through from 25th May to 27th May, fuelling your financial instincts and imagination during the few days that the planets of money, luck and war will all be here at the same time. Meanwhile, with no planetary activity on the income side of the financial fence, pay attention as the Moon moves through your income sector from 12th May to 14th May.


It was earlier last month that Venus and Mars both left your health sector, leaving you with a desire to look and feel good along with the motivation to walk the talk. It was later last month that the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment left, something that gave you time to turn Venus and Mars' desires and motivation into resolutions. With Saturn staying on to help you do whatever it takes for as long as it takes, this allows you to start the month aware of what you are working towards and committed to following through on your resolutions. The Moon's return to your health sector from 22nd May will give you a better read on what your body is telling you while also tapping into Saturn's willpower and sense of determination.

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