This is a horoscope for Libra 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 Libra 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): Intention around Endings
The New Moon in Taurus arrives on Saturday, May 4th, offering an opportunity to consider the effect of endings and shifting energies in your life. Issues affecting mortality, shared finances, and inheritances 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 in the way of endings and inheritance, 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 endings, death, and regeneration. Your thoughts and awareness are directed more toward deeper undercurrents that affect you on a spiritual or existential level. 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, beauty and values. She’ll bring psychic affection and warmth into your mystical shadow landscape 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 perceive reality and changes at work in your psyche. It could affect shared finances, your partner’s money, taxes, grants, or inheritances as well.
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: Worldview and Career
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 philosophy and spirituality. Mars will be here working toward a higher understanding 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 career. Your actions can be more directed towards your advancement and public life during this time. You might put in more work to take action and step into the spotlight now.
First Quarter Moon in Leo (May 11): Friendship and Alliance
For Libra, May 2019 starts the lunar cycle with the dial honing in on endings and potentially shared resources. There is a new chapter that traverses worlds for you. The first milestone you face on this journey has to do with your friendships.
How do your friendships and group alliances affect you now? You may find at this time that the way to handle any difficult energies having to do with regeneration and feeling obliterated comes from forging these alliances. It can also be helpful to tune into your long-term dreams and visions for yourself. While all things do come to an end, there is still much to look forward to.
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 and give generously to your friends. You may be craving recognition, attention, and the sort of companionship that validates you for who you are.
Full Moon in Scorpio (May 18): Illuminating Material Needs
The Full Moon arrives on May 18, illuminating your physical resources. This brings attention and energy to issues around money, finance, and security. There can be intense feelings and deep insights during the moody Scorpio Moon. From your sort of born from the ashes New Moon to your Quarter development with friends and wishes, the cycle is brought back to your need for physical groundedness and security. Ultimately this has to do with what you hold to be valuable and how you move to preserve and protect your assets.
You may have a clearer vision of how to manifest and maintain resources now. If you spend time reflecting or journaling, it can be helpful to look at your feelings and desires around money and other tangible needs at this time. Do you feel grounded and like you have the resources you need and want to be able to do the things you want to do?
Last Quarter Moon in Pisces (May 26): Health & Routine
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 health and daily work. This is a service-oriented and meaningful time where you may feel more sensitive of others needs. It’s possible that you could come up against little health issues, especially those caused by daily stress and worry.
During this time you may feel drawn to work and possibly even overwork, feeling a sense of responsibility to do the tasks that need doing. It’s also a creative and artistic time when you can have a more active imagination. If you give yourself permission to take a much needed break, to say no and take some time out to unwind, you can enjoy a bit of a reprieve now.
To round out your lunar month, check in with the entire process in retrospect. What insights do you have today about death and rebirth, your friendships and alliances, and your material needs?