This is a horoscope for Taurus 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 Taurus 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 for Yourself
The New Moon in Taurus arrives on Saturday, May 4th, opening the curtain on a newly unfolding you. This may affect your sense of self, mind, and spirit more than other New Moons. Issues affecting body, such as appearance and vitality, 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 sense of self, 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 sense of self. Your thoughts and awareness are directed more toward your appearance and unique perspective. 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 beauty herself. She’ll bring charm and easy bonding into your life, attracting others naturally to you 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 present yourself. It could affect your sense of self, body, or mind.
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: Finances and Communications
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 activating your financial sphere and assets in the material world. Mars will be putting in the working 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 house of communication and learning, and broadcasting. Your actions can be more directed toward expressing your ideas and engaging with those close to you. You might actively travel in the short term, engage your immediate environment, or participate in exercises meant to express the mind, including any active engagement in academic affairs.
First Quarter Moon in Leo (May 11): Building your Castle
For Taurus, May 2019 starts the lunar cycle with the dial honing in on important new waves affecting self and spirit. You have an opportunity to grow into your awareness of your persona and way of presenting who you are. The first milestone you face on this journey has to do with claiming your space at home, as where you play house is really your territory. You want to entertain and establish a place that is your castle and personal domicile.
How does your homestead affect your sense of self, vitality, and overall mood? You may find at this time that the way to bring stability and security to your mind, body, and spirit is by fully expressing yourself at home and by claiming that space for yourself. It also works in reverse, where focusing on your self-development this month can bring lightness and faith to your housing situation.
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 in your personal space and to possibly even entertain at home during this time as a way to feed your soul.
Full Moon in Scorpio (May 18): An Intense Spotlight on Relationships
The Full Moon arrives on May 18, illuminating your house of intimate partnerships. This facilitates insights into your relationships. There can be intense feelings and deep insights during the moody Scorpio Moon. From your most personal self and inner life, the cycle is brought back into your contacts with others. Ultimately this has to do with authentic interaction.
You may have a clearer vision of the emotional layers in your relationships. If you spend time reflecting or journaling, it can be helpful to look at your feelings and personal judgments. How are your relationships and agreements affecting you? Is there a pattern here that you can follow? Are you feeling a connect or disconnect in the way you meet others?
Last Quarter Moon in Pisces (May 26): Deepening into Friendships and Alliances
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 friends and group associations. This is an easy going and pleasant social time where you may feel more part of a whole. Your involvement with a collective or community may be particularly meaningful or significant today.
During this time you may feel drawn to connect with others over shared goals and philosophies. You may even want to discuss spiritual ideals in like-minded company. It’s a creative and artistic time, especially in a social context. There may be an element of escape from the ordinary involved here, but no harm done, especially when spending time with friends.
To round out your lunar month, check in with the entire process in retrospect. What insights do you have today about your self development, your roots, and the way that you relate in relationships?