The astrology forecast for the week of May 16, 2022 through May 22, 2022 features five planetary aspects (Mars conjunct Neptune, the Sun trine Pluto, Mercury Rx sextile Jupiter, the Sun conjunct Mercury Rx, and Mars sextile Pluto), sign changes for the Sun and Mercury Rx, and a potent lunar eclipse in Scorpio.
This week is piping hot and has more activity than the New York subway system. So, without further ado, let’s dive in.
The big newsmaker this week is the lunar eclipse in turbulent Scorpio on May 15, 2022 at 12:14 AM EST, and on May 14, 2022 at 9:14 PM PST
The sign of Scorpio is connected to the darker parts of your personality, the sides of yourself that you prefer not to show in the light of day. It’s an excellent Full Moon to protect yourself from yourself and work through self-defeating behaviors or self-sabotage. Often the things that we do are not driven by conscious thought, but are rooted in our childhood experiences for better or worse. However, this is your show – you get to cast your own characters, defeat your own monsters, marry your own prince (or princess), and yes, write off any characters that no longer serve your purposes. So, get to work on your new script!
Monday, May 16, 2022
After the lunar eclipse occurs shortly after midnight (on the east coast), the Moon will switch signs and move into Sagittarius during the early morning hours. The Moon in Sagittarius is feisty and optimistic, and since it forms a lovely trine to Jupiter, it should be a positive day. However, watch out this afternoon, because the Moon will oppose Mercury Rx, and communication issues are likely.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
The Moon continues to move through free-spirited Sagittarius and makes a lovely trine to Venus in Aries. It’s not the best day for heavy lifting or focusing on duties and responsibilities, but it’s an excellent day to do something enjoyable. But keep your guard up this evening, as the Moon squares Mars, and tensions with others may become a potential problem.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Mars conjoins Neptune in Pisces. The good news is that Mars and Jupiter are in mutual reception (in each other’s sign), and this will hopefully mitigate the energy. The bad news is that Mars conjunct Neptune is a tough aspect that comes with a side order of low energy, self-doubt, and inner insecurities. It’s best to avoid people who may potentially take advantage of you. However, it’s a good day to do charity work or help another person – as long as your personal agenda is not involved.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Thursday is a potent day, astrologically speaking. We start the day off with a helpful trine between the Sun and Pluto. Sometimes, you need powerful (Pluto) experiences to see reality for what it is, and then you can use these experiences to make changes in your life that help you level up. Later in the day, Mercury sextile Jupiter gives you the opportunity to see the big picture and make future plans. Mercury sextile Jupiter is also great for business decisions. Just make sure you wait until after June 3rd to act, because Mercury is retrograde.
Friday, May 20, 2022
On Friday, the Sun moves out of Taurus and into Gemini. Gemini season helps you explore how you think about things, as well as helps formulate ideas and personal opinions. While the Sun is in the sign of the twins, you will notice that you need to be more social and explore new things. Use this energy to explore all your options to enrich your universe.
Saturday, May 21, 2022
As the Sun conjoins Mercury Rx in Gemini, we enter the halfway point in this Mercury Rx cycle. The Sun conjunct Mercury is an extremely social aspect, and since it’s the weekend, it’s a great day to connect with your inner circle to catch up or engage in high-spirited ideas that fascinate you. It’s also another great day to plan your future, especially activities that pique your interest.
Sunday May 22, 2022
We close the week with Mars sextile Pluto in Capricorn. Mars sextile Pluto gives you the opportunity to claim your power and also gives you the ability to course correct, especially if you’ve been traveling down the wrong road. Pay close attention to the detour signs in your life, as they are clear signs of what you need to change. Also, Mercury retrogrades back into stubborn Taurus.
See you next week!