This is a horoscope for Virgo Rising during the month of May 2019. For the general astro weather for the month, visit my 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 Virgo 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): Expanding Horizons
The New Moon in Taurus arrives on Saturday, May 4th, stimulating your higher mind. This may affect your philosophy, intellectual worldview, or spirituality. Issues associated with higher education and long-distance travel 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 your worldview and spiritual philosophy, 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 your philosophy and perspective on life. Your thoughts and awareness are directed more toward a hunger for interesting news, new ideas, and unfamiliar territories. 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, beauty, and relationships, values and creature comforts. She’ll bring warmth and value to your philosophical and spiritual pursuits 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 make meaning in the world, philosophically. It could affect your worldview, travels, cultural awareness, or desire to pursue a formal education or structured spiritual practice.
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: Career Development and Friends
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 career and public reputation. Mars will be here working on your advancement and public relations 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 shared dreams, friendships, and alliances. Your instinctual, emotion-based actions are directed towards networking and socializing during this time. You might put in more work to make valuable connections now.
First Quarter Moon in Leo (May 11): Simmering in the Unconscious
For Virgo, May 2019 starts the lunar cycle with the dial honing in on your worldview and philosophical perspective. You have an opportunity to grow into your awareness of these more spiritual pursuits. The first milestone you face on this journey shows what is holding you back from fully expressing yourself.
Are you hesitating to put yourself out there? The way to evolve and expand your consciousness is in unraveling the false beliefs that hold you back from achieving success. You are royalty inside, but you may not always allow yourself to believe it.
On the First Quarter Moon, you have an opportunity to check in with your current progress. This Quarter Moon is encouraging you to honor your strengths and shift your perspective. Sometimes what needs shifting is a bit below the surface.
Full Moon in Scorpio (May 18): Illuminating Daily Moods and Affairs
The Full Moon arrives on May 18, illuminating your immediate environment. This brings attention and energy to issues of communication and self-expression. There can be intense feelings and deep insights during the moody Scorpio Moon. From your higher mind to your unconscious incubator, the cycle is brought back to conscious awareness. Ultimately this has to do with sharing your unique perspective.
You may have a clearer vision of how to express yourself or your ideas and beliefs now. If you spend time reflecting or journaling, it can be helpful to look at your philosophy and ways of sharing what’s on your mind. Do you have various outlets to express your deeper thoughts, to share and to process this information? Interactions with people close to you can hit the spotlight now.
Last Quarter Moon in Pisces (May 26): Deepening into Relationship
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 marriage and partnership. This is an easy-going and pleasant time where you may feel more connected in your close relationships.
During this time you may feel drawn to connect with others, and you may long to get lost in conversation. It’s also a creative and artistic time when you can have a more active imagination. There may be an element of escape from the ordinary involved here. It’s an excellent time to share a meaningful experience or pleasurable time-out with your loved one.
To round out your lunar month, check in with the entire process in retrospect. What insights do you have today about your worldview, your unconscious reactions, and your communications or daily affairs?