This is a horoscope for Scorpio Rising for the month of May 2019. To read the general astro weather for the month, head on over to my May 2019 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 Scorpio 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 Intention in Relationships
The New Moon in Taurus arrives on Saturday, May 4th, stimulating new developments in your relationships or marriage. A seed is planted that begins a new way of handling one-on-one interactions and partnerships. Contracts, agreements, and legal issues are also possible, depending on what you have going on.
These contacts will see some innovation or unexpected shake-ups as Uranus passes through Taurus 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 for a bit of foreshadowing if you’re curious how this is playing out. 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 aims to surprise, though; 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 your relationships recently, May 4 offers an opportunity for for setting 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 relationships. Your thoughts and awareness are directed more toward your marriage and other important partnerships. 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 one-on-one contacts 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 people. It could affect your marriage or business partnerships, close friendships, or client work.
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: Investigating the Mysteries & Engaging Philosophy
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 death, regeneration, psychic development, and occult sciences. Mars will be here working in the shadows 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 worldview and philosophical perspective. Your actions can be more directed toward spiritual pursuits and anything that furthers your perspective and philosophical morals. You might actively travel or engage in exercises meant to expand the mind, including any active engagement in academic affairs.
First Quarter Moon in Leo (May 11): Working Toward Advancement
For Scorpio, May 2019 starts the lunar cycle with the dial honing in on important relationships. This could be your marriage or other vital partnerships. You have an opportunity to grow into your awareness of others now. The first milestone you face on this journey has to do with your reputation and personal advancement.
How does your way of relating in relationships end up motivating you in your career objectives? The way to harmonize in your relationships is by shining in the limelight and aiming to achieve your long-term goals. At the same time, harmonizing your relationships can assist your efforts for advancement.
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 on the world. Don’t be afraid to step into the spotlight. You may be craving recognition and attention for your efforts.
Full Moon in Scorpio (May 18): Illuminating the Spirit & Unveiling the True Self
The Full Moon arrives on May 18, illuminating your place of self. This facilitates insights into your mind, body, and spirit. There can be intense feelings and deep insights now with the moody Scorpio Moon. From your relationships to your worldly standing and ambitions, the cycle is brought back home. Ultimately this has to do with your own spiritual journey.
You may have a clearer vision of how to present yourself or your ideas and beliefs now. If you spend time reflecting or journaling, it can be helpful to look back at where you came from. How did you get to this moment and what have you learned about yourself? How do your main relationships inform and mesh with your identity, or not? Are you feeling a connect or disconnect with the way you are and the way you project yourself?
Last Quarter Moon in Pisces (May 26): Deepening into Joy and Creativity
The Last Quarter Moon phase is a final hurrah for the Lunar month. It completes the cycle on Sunday, May 26 in easy-going Pisces, lighting up your house of pleasure and creativity. This is a pleasant and almost spiritual time where you feel more connected to a whole and really part of something.
This is a great time for getting together with people and enjoying good company. It’s also a creative and artistic time when the product of your imagination is sweet and substantial. There may be an element of escape from the ordinary involved here. Let loose and enjoy the positive vibes with the deeper emotional undercurrent.
To round out your lunar month, check in with the entire process in retrospect. What insights do you have today about your trajectory in life, your sense of self, and the way you want to show up in relationships?