This is a horoscope for Capricorn 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 Capricorn 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 Creativity and Joy
The New Moon in Taurus arrives on Saturday, May 4th, stimulating your creative urges. This may entail various creative pursuits, sexuality, children, dating prospects, and leisure activities. Issues affecting your legacy 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 around romance and creativity, 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 romance, dating, and playfulness. Your thoughts and awareness are directed more toward children or creative pursuits during this time. 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 love life and pleasure sphere 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 dating or leisure life. It could affect your children, self-expression, and creative legacy.
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: Work and Partnership
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 daily work, health, and routines. Mars will be here working here on your daily habits and rituals 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 relationships. Your actions can be more directed towards your marriage or other important partnerships during this time. You might actively strategize to develop contracts or agreements now, or doing more client work.
First Quarter Moon in Leo (May 11): Release and Renewal
For Capricorn, May 2019 starts the lunar cycle with the dial honing in on creative modes of self-expression. The first impulse of the cycle is toward life, while the next milestone you face on this journey has to do with its opposite. Here at the beginning quarter, you already have themes of a bright becoming and a certain sense of finality with something. It may be that you are in the process of regenerating or experiencing a sort of spiritual rebirth.
Bloom now by enjoying the good things in life, in fair company, and transform yourself by your experiences. You can enjoy a sensuous and embroidered time that brings fast growth and deep changes.
On the First Quarter Moon, you have an opportunity to check in with your current progress. Now is a natural time to tap into and express powerful feelings and psychic impressions.
Full Moon in Scorpio (May 18): Illuminating Friendships
The Full Moon arrives on May 18, illuminating your friendships and alliances. This brings attention and energy to various groups you belong to, social networks, and your long-term hopes and wishes. There can be intense feelings and deep insights during the moody Scorpio Moon. From your creative playtime to your renewing on the Quarter Moon, the cycle is brought back to the social sphere. Ultimately this has to do with balancing your need for immediate gratification with holding out a vision for your long-term desires.
You may have a clearer vision of how to work as part of a team entity to advance your (and others’) ideals. If you spend time reflecting or journaling, it can be helpful to look at what groups you identify with and some of the shared philosophies, goals, and dreams that you have. This can be a good time to gather with friends or acquaintances, especially if you feel they are people who can understand you.
Last Quarter Moon in Pisces (May 26): Deepening into Communication
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 learning and communication. This is an imaginative and insightful time where you may feel more clever and crafty. It’s possible that you could encounter significant issues related to siblings, cousins, or neighbors.
During this time you may feel drawn to speaking out and exploring ideas, especially with others in your daily life. It’s also a creative and artistic time when you can have a more active imagination. You can sort of escape into this and come out with some original thoughts and creative solutions that you may be keen to share.
To round out your lunar month, check in with the entire process in retrospect. What insights do you have today about creativity and joyfulness, deep transformation, and your friendships and alliances?