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Gemini horoscope for May 2024

While for everyone, May is one of the most pivotal months of 2024, with the major dynamics of the year and the solar system itself shifting as Jupiter changes signs for the first time in 12 months, for you this will have the biggest impact. As well as the planet of luck and expansion shifting his influence from one aspect of your life to another, this changes established partnerships between the outer planets, those that shape the year as a whole rather than those that are just passing through. The month begins, as it has done since May 2023, with Jupiter in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart. This is when Jupiter returned to begin the 12 month wind down of your current 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion.

However, it wasn't until the Sun returned last month to begin the month long wind down of your old solar year that this took on any urgency, while Venus' return at the end of April already has her taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. This is going to see you spend a lot of time in your own head or looking back through the rear view mirror, something that could require more personal space. However, Mars' return to your friendship sector just as we move into the month and with Mercury, the planet of communication here until 16th May, you are unlikely to become a recluse. Yet as the month progresses that draw to close old doors will strengthen, along with a sense of anticipation as you draw closer to the start of your most powerful solar year in over a decade.

To begin with, when the Sun returns to Gemini on 21st May to begin your birthday month and new solar year there is nothing to suggest that this year will be any different, other than what your sixth sense will be telling you. It is three days later that Venus will return to Gemini on 24th May, with a chance to give your heart a voice and a say in what you want from the coming year. However, it is two days later that everything will change, with Jupiter returning to Gemini on 26th May to not only begin a lucky and expansive year with the potential for major new beginnings, but a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion. This will put all the returning planets to Gemini at a friendly aspect to Pluto in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery from the start.

Love & Romance

While the last few months haven't been easy for matters of the heart, with a parade of planets across the other side of the sky all putting pressure on the South Node in your romantic sector, things take a turn for the better this month and especially in the latter part of the month. While you might have to wait a few weeks, once these changes take place they are here for the rest of the year. This partly comes down to the progression of the Sun and faster planets, who after clashing with the South Node have not only moved on, but as they start returning to Gemini they will start moving into a friendly aspect.

It begins with the Sun's return to Gemini on 21st May, something that will put it in harmony with the South Node in your romantic sector for the next month. This will be followed by Venus, the planet of love's return on 24th March, with her first encounter with the South Node in your romantic sector in 18 years not only raising the bar on your romantic desires and expectations for your new solar year, but with ongoing support. While Venus is only here for 24 days, it is Jupiter's return on 26th May that will lock in support for the rest of the year. Each planet returning to Gemini will also form a friendly aspect to Pluto in an adventurous part of your chart, giving Venus a chance to bring the spirit of romance and adventure together.

Helping you to prepare for this will be the Moon's return to your romantic sector from 18th May to 21st May, with these romantically charged lunar vibes running their course just as the Sun returns to Gemini and just three days before Venus' return. It will be a different story a few days later, when the Moon not only returns to your relationship sector from 23rd May to 26th May but clashes with the Sun to create a Full Moon. The Moon will only be here for a few days but in the early days of Venus' mission to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year, everything is being laid out from the start.

Business & Career

As you move into the new month Mars, the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos is just leaving your career sector and while he won't follow you into the new month, his influence will. Mars was the last of the faster planets to move through and starting with Mercury in February and then continuing with the Sun and Venus, as they moved through they all connected with Saturn and Neptune, the planets that will keep the momentum going. However, with Mars, there are some noticeable differences, over and above his ability to fire up your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit.

Saturn has been in your career sector since March 2023, but unlike the Sun, Venus and Mercury who return each year, Mars was last here in 2022, making their encounter their first here in three decades. At the same time the Sun, Venus and Mercury will all return next year, connecting with Saturn and Neptune again. By the time Mars returns in 2026, they will no longer be here, making his alignment with Neptune during his final days the last in your career sector in our lifetime. Saturn and Neptune are staying on and will continue to give you the resolve to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes in order to turn professional dreams into reality, with Mars leaving you with a clearer and more confident sense of what they are.

The Moon will return for its monthly visit from 3rd May to 5th May, giving you a chance to check in just days after the focus shifted from a sprint to a marathon. As well as fuelling your professional instincts and imagination, the Moon can act as a trigger and that includes for any untapped potential Mars might have left in his wake. It is nearly three weeks later that the Moon will not only return for its monthly visit to your work sector but coming full circle from last month's Full Moon this could bring some unexpected developments on the job front. Meanwhile, the Moon will come full circle from its earlier visit to your career sector on 30th May, where it will end the month.


While the dwarf planet Ceres is not a major player and her influence on money matters is less on the money itself and more on understanding your financial needs and priorities, she has the kind of support that should make this a good month financially. As you move into the new month the Moon is just leaving your financial sector and having spent the final days of April here, this allows you to move into the new month with your financial instincts and imagination fuelled while feeling emotionally and intuitively engaged from the start. It was while the Moon was here that Venus, the planet of money not only returned to an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart but formed a friendly aspect to the Sun, Uranus and Jupiter there.

This helped to fuel your financial confidence and imagination while giving you a read on a drop in urgency that is developing. After returning in February for what is normally a three month deep dive into your financial needs and priorities, Ceres should be getting ready to leave but instead, she is slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn on 15th May that will keep her here until December. Rather than rush to define your financial needs and priorities for the coming year, this is something that can evolve over time, making this visit different from those that the dwarf planet makes every four years.

By the time the Moon comes full circle from 26th May to 28th May, Ceres will have been in retrograde motion for nearly two weeks, giving you a better read on the rear view mirror that she is giving you better access to. Meanwhile, in between these two visits to your financial sector, the Moon will move through your income sector from 11th May to 13th May. With no planetary activity on the income side of the financial fence, the Moon returns with a chance to sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger. This will be the Moon's first visit since Mars left your career sector, with a friendly aspect to Saturn and Neptune there as it passes through a chance to link its sense of where the money is with the shifting dynamics of this professional year.


In the closing weeks of your old solar year, you are going to have less wind in your sails and gas in your tank, something that a Full Moon late last month may have put to the test. This is especially so this year, for as well as coming to the end of this current solar year, as you are also in the final weeks of a 12 year Jupiter cycle. That will start to change when the Sun returns to Gemini on 21st May but will accelerate rapidly when just six days later Jupiter returns to begin a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion. It is during the early days of your birthday month that the Moon will move through your health sector, giving you a read on what your body is telling you from 21st May to 23rd May.

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