This is a horoscope for Aries Rising during the month of May 2019. For the general astro weather for the month, visit my 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 Aries 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 Money
The New Moon in Taurus arrives on Saturday, May 4th, laying a seed for the development of your financial situation this month. Another signification for this area of your chart is the way that you relate to your own values. Issues with physical resources and tangible items other than money 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 in your material world recently, May 4 offers an opportunity for you to set your intentions in this area.
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 finances and resources. Your thoughts and awareness are directed more toward your material needs and values. This is especially the case while Mercury is in Taurus, from May 6 to May 21.
Intensifying this focus is Venus – the planet of creature comforts and possessions herself. She’ll bring beauty and comfort to various tangible and tactile matters 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 having to do with your assets and valuables. It could affect your finances, material needs, or resource acquisition.
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: Communicating and Setting Down Roots
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 section of communication, teaching, and speaking. Mars will be here working out your broadcasts 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 home life and housing situation, as well as your inner world, connected to ancestors and your personal history. Your actions can be more directed toward inner pursuits and anything that helps you ground or find a sense of belonging. You might put in more work in regard to your home life, housing, or inner life.
First Quarter Moon in Leo (May 11): Working Toward an Enduring Legacy
For Aries, May 2019 starts the lunar cycle with the dial honing in on your physical resources. You have an opportunity to set objectives and refresh your mindset around your livelihood and material needs. The first milestone you face on this journey has to do with the legacy you are trying to create.
How does your creative self-expression play a role in your financial well-being? You may find at this time that the way to building stability and material security is by embracing playfulness. It also works in reverse, where achieving material goals will assist you in pursuing more leisure activities. This could be playing games with children or going out on dates, for example.
On the First Quarter Moon, you have an opportunity to check in with your current progress. This Quarter Moon is encouraging you to shine your unique light in your creative endeavors. Don’t be afraid to put yourself and your need for fun first!
Full Moon in Scorpio (May 18): Illuminating the Changes at Hand
The Full Moon arrives on May 18, illuminating your house of death and regeneration. This facilitates insights into your transformational process. There can be intense feelings and deep insights during the moody Scorpio Moon. From your material assets to your experience of pleasure and creativity, the cycle is brought back to the spiritual level. Ultimately this has to do with intense endings and renewals at hand.
You may have a clearer vision of how circumstances and opportunities are changing the landscape for you. If you spend time reflecting or journaling, it can be helpful to look at themes of power, control, and release. What feels particularly intense right now? Take what you value and what you feel passionate about and employ it to gain insights into something in your life.
Last Quarter Moon in Pisces (May 26): Deepening into the Unknown
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 shadows and dreamscapes. This is a quiet and almost spiritual time where you may feel more withdrawn or reflective. It’s possible that you could come up against obstacles and limitations now that in some way bring a confrontation with something you’ve been struggling with.
During this time you may feel drawn to connect with others, which can elicit any number of feelings. It’s also a creative and artistic time when you can have a more active imagination. There may be an element of escape from the ordinary involved here. Remember to take breaks and give yourself time and compassion when you feel depleted and need to recharge.
To round out your lunar month, check in with the entire process in retrospect. What insights do you have today about your material needs, your creative expression, and the changing tides in your life?