This is a horoscope for Aquarius Rising during the month of May 2019. For the general astro weather for the month, visit the May 2019 astrology forecast. If you don’t know your Rising Sign, you can find out by entering your birth data in a free chart on Astro.com.
Your Aquarius May 2019 horoscope is organized into sections based on the major astrological events of the month. Every month features a full lunar cycle – from New Moon to Full Moon and back again. We will begin with the New Moon and work our way through the month chronologically.
New Moon in Taurus (May 4): Setting Intentions around Home
The New Moon in Taurus arrives on Saturday, May 4th, stimulating development on your home front. This may affect your housing situation or be more about finding a sense of home and rootedness within yourself. Issues affecting your relationship to your parents are also possible, depending on what you have going on.
This is an area that will be seeing some innovation, disruption, or unexpected shake-ups as Uranus passes through it during the next seven years. This long-term transit began on March 5, 2019 and lasts until April 25, 2026. We also had a preview when Uranus first dipped into Taurus from May 15 to November 6, 2018.
You can look to that time period and also consider how things have been developing in this area since March 5 for clues as to where this is going. Uranus by its very nature though aims to surprise, so the way that things are now is not necessarily the way they will be.
Regardless of how much rumbling you’ve had going on with your home life, May 4 offers an opportunity for you to set your intentions in this area and make a new start.
Mercury, Venus, & Uranus in Tow
The planet Mercury represents the conscious mind, communications of all kinds, daily commutes and mundane affairs. He-she brings attention to this same area of your chart that is energized by the New Moon – that having to do with your home life and housing situation. Your thoughts and awareness are directed more toward the land under your feet and land ownership in particular. This is especially the case while Mercury is in Taurus, from May 6 to May 21.
Intensifying this focus is Venus – the planet of property and values herself. She’ll bring beauty and bonding into your home during her time in Taurus, from May 15 to June 8.
This year, Mercury and Venus encounter an unusual co-presence stirring up the unexpected in this area of your chart. That’s Uranus, who is just beginning a 7 year transit through Taurus. During this time you are likely to experience shake-ups and innovations in your home situation. It could affect your sense of rootedness, associations with your personal history, family, and relationship with parents.
Special hot spot days to watch for this month are when Mercury and Venus each collide with this revolutionary stranger. Mercury conjoins Uranus in Taurus on May 8th, and Venus will do the same on May 18 – incidentally on the Full Moon.
Mars in Gemini and Cancer: Pleasure and Work
Mars is the archetypal soldier and warrior. He governs our self will, activity, and ambition. For the first half of the month, Mars is in Gemini where he’s been since March 30. This is a more active and engaged, social Mars to deal with.
In this position, he can tend to reach in more than one direction. He can be capable of a great and nimble sort of multitasking in Gemini. Or you might feel split in a million different directions. For you, he’s been at work in your sector of creativity and pleasure. Mars will be here working here in your creative sphere until May 15.
From May 15 until June 26, Mars will be in Cancer. The hot-headed one can be a bit reactive in this sign, undeterred by other’s wills and driven by feeling. You could be shouting directions to save the life of Mars in Cancer, and he might ignore you in favor of his own gut understanding of what is right to do.
In your case, Mars is moving on mid-May to stimulate your work life and health regimens. Your actions can be more directed towards your domestic or daily tasks. You might actively strategize to restructure your schedule now.
First Quarter Moon in Leo (May 11): Strength in Relationship
As indicated above, you start this monthly cycle with the dial honing in on your home situation. The first milestone you face on this journey has to do with your relationships. Here you are working on strengthening partnerships of all kinds by honoring the individual and the need for authenticity and independent expression of self.
You may find at this time that the way to bring stability and security to the home front, and to bring a sense of comfort overall, is to celebrate your partners and close friends. Let each of you shine in your own radiant ways.
On the First Quarter Moon, you have an opportunity to check in with your current progress. Now is a natural time to express and enjoy yourself in relationships.
Full Moon in Scorpio (May 18): Illuminating your Mission
The Full Moon arrives on May 18, illuminating your career and reputation. This brings attention and energy to your long-term goals and desire to achieve something meaningful. There can be intense feelings and deep insights during the moody Scorpio Moon. From the comfort of home to your desire for strength and independence within relationship, the cycle is brought back to your place on the world stage. Ultimately this has to do with your determination to make your mark.
You may have a clearer vision of where you want to go now. If you spend time reflecting or journaling, it can be helpful to look at your long-term goals and worldly ambitions. What are you trying to get to the bottom of? How can you break out of your shell and shine your light?
Last Quarter Moon in Pisces (May 26): Deepening into Material Needs
The Last Quarter Moon phase is a final hurrah for the Lunar month. It completes the cycle on Sunday, May 26 in imaginative Pisces, lighting up your house of finance and material needs. This is an emotive and meaningful time where you may feel more sensitive to your physical needs. Your comfort is important now, so be sure to take care of your creature comforts.
During this time you may feel drawn to connect to your values and what you find personally meaningful. It’s also a creative and artistic time when you can have a more active imagination. If you give yourself permission to let go a little bit and share responsibility, you can make a pleasant time of it.
To round out your lunar month, check in with the entire process in retrospect. What insights do you have today about your home life, your relationships, and your career?