This is a horoscope for Sagittarius 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 Sagittarius 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 Health and Routine
The New Moon in Taurus arrives on Saturday, May 4th, stimulating your house of daily work and health regimens. This can be a good time to focus on taking care of yourself, perhaps by starting a new routine with your diet or exercise habits. Issues affecting your daily schedule and domestic sphere, such as pets in your care, 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 health and wellness routines, 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 health and routines. Your thoughts and awareness are directed more toward your domestic sphere and attention to daily tasks, rituals, and habits. 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, creature comforts and value systems. She’ll bring beauty and grace into your work and organizational efforts 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 work, take care of your health, or structure your routine.
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: Relationships and Endings
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 relationships. Mars will be here working here on your partnerships and contracts 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 house of death, rebirth, and regeneration. Your actions can be more directed towards powerful changes at this time. You might actively strategize when it comes to shared resources or inheritances now.
First Quarter Moon in Leo (May 11): Working Toward a Higher Consciousness
For Sagittarius, May 2019 starts the lunar cycle with the dial honing in on your routines and daily rituals. You have an opportunity to start new healthy regimens right now. The first milestone you face on this journey has to do shifting your perspective. You may be called to deepen into your studies, spiritually or philosophically, to find the answers.
What makes a good life, in terms of your daily practice? You may find at this time that the way to set good routines and find security in them is by embracing your passion for learning and exploring the unfamiliar. Exposing yourself to new ideas and flavors makes you feel more like you, curiously enough.
On the First Quarter Moon, you have an opportunity to check in with your current progress. This Quarter Moon is encouraging you to flex your higher mind and shift your perspective a bit.
Full Moon in Scorpio (May 18): Illuminating the Unconscious Realm
The Full Moon arrives on May 18, illuminating your unconscious mind and dreamworld. This brings attention and energy to various limitations and worries. There can be intense feelings and deep insights during the moody Scorpio Moon. From your daily habits and health to your philosophy and spirituality, the cycle is brought back to the hidden mysteries and the shadow. Ultimately this has to do with bringing to consciousness the secrets that are usually beyond the veil.
You may have a clearer vision of what has been holding you back now. If you spend time reflecting or journaling, it can be helpful to look at your feelings and insecurities. Anything that you now feel confronting or pressing on you likely has deep roots and a strong influence. This may be the sort of Full Moon where it is helpful to retreat, recharge, and take care of yourself.
Last Quarter Moon in Pisces (May 26): Settling into Home
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 home and family origins. This is a dutiful and spiritual time where you may feel more sensitive of your inner needs for nourishment and wisdom. You may want to spend some time in solitude or in meditation.
During this time you may feel drawn to reflective and soulful activities, which is an appropriate use for the Last Quarter Moon. It’s also a creative and artistic time when you can have a more active imagination. If you do spend time with others, you might prefer to take them into your own comfort zone. It’s important for you to settle into your home base right now.
To round out your lunar month, check in with the entire process in retrospect. What insights do you have today about work and health regimens, your travels and worldview, and your unconscious or shadow self?