This is a horoscope for Cancer 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 Cancer 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 in Friendships
The New Moon in Taurus arrives on Saturday, May 4th, stimulating your friendships and alliances this month. This can bring development around your long-term hopes and wishes as well. Issues affecting your involvement with groups 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 friendships, May 4 offers an opportunity for you to set your intentions in this area and to 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 friendships. Your thoughts and awareness are directed more toward your dreams and shared 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 love and relationships herself. She’ll bring beauty and bonding into your contacts with associates, friends, and acquaintances 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 the way you relate to groups and casual friendships. It could affect your associations to organizations, clubs, or alliances.
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: Digging in Shadow and Giving Drive to the Self
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 unconscious mind. Mars will be here 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 sense of self: body, spirit, and mind. Your actions can be more directed towards your own needs and authentic expression of self. You might actively strategize or take actions around your appearance or needs for self care.
First Quarter Moon in Leo (May 11): Working Toward Financial Goals
For Cancer, May 2019 starts the lunar cycle with the dial honing in on important friendships and group alliances. You have an opportunity to set intentions in your social life and long-term aspirations now. The first milestone you face on this journey has to do with your material resources.
Around this time you might need to check in with your monetary situation. It may be prudent to set goals, attend to savings or investments, or simply spend the day building a budget. You may want to live lavishly and enjoy time with your friends, which takes money. Especially as you might be more interested in fine dining and enjoying the good things in life when you’re among friends.
On the First Quarter Moon, you have an opportunity to check in with your current progress. This Quarter Moon is a time to allow yourself to feel like a King as regards your personal assets.
Full Moon in Scorpio (May 18): Intensifying the Creative Impulse
The Full Moon arrives on May 18, illuminating your house of creativity and pleasure. This brings attention to your sex life and creative endeavors. There can be intense feelings and deep insights during the moody Scorpio Moon. From your friendships to your worldly goods, the cycle is brought to a playful peak. Ultimately this has to do with your pursuit of pleasure and joy.
You may have a stronger compulsion to create now. If you spend time reflecting or journaling, it can be helpful to look at what you have been deriving enjoyment from lately. How can you use your associations and resources to express yourself now? What are your outlets for doing so? You can transmute heavy feelings into works of art under this influence.
Last Quarter Moon in Pisces (May 26): Deepening into your Philosophy
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 higher learning, philosophy, and worldview. This is a meaningful and almost spiritual time where you may feel more imaginative. It’s possible that you could seek out wise counsel or answers from a higher source.
During this time you may feel drawn to connect with others over intellectual conversations or other meaningful discussions. It’s a creative and artistic time when you can explore the unfamiliar through music and art. There may be an element of escape from the ordinary involved here. If you’re involved in school or another disciplined program for expanding the mind, this may mark a significant development in this area.
To round out your lunar month, check in with the entire process in retrospect. What insights do you have today about your friendships and alliances, your material resources, and your creative expression and sense of playfulness?