May 2022 Capricorn Overview Horoscope
Ready to put down some roots, Capricorn? While Taurus season is pushing for playtime until May 20, this month also has a strong emphasis on home and family. On May 10, expansive Jupiter will make its first of two trips to Aries and your fourth house of home, family and emotional foundations, staying until October 28. You could be inspired to create a new living situation, whether that means a move, new roommates or just a new approach to your personal life overall.
That same day, Mercury turns retrograde for the second time this year, which can foil the flow of information until June 3. Back up your computer data, hold off on that phone upgrade and make sure you’ve clearly communicated every detail of a project to your teammates. Signals get scrambled easily now, so you can’t be too careful!
May is also eclipse season. The month starts in the wake of the April 30 Taurus solar eclipse, which activated your love and romance zone, setting the stage for the May 16 Scorpio total lunar eclipse. This mid-month full moon will ripple through your eleventh house of teamwork and technology, bringing a collaboration opportunity or a change to your inner circle.
Buckle down after May 20, when Gemini season ushers in a month focused on fitness, organization and getting your life into fighting shape. Looking to kick off an early summer wellness plan? Fire up the Peloton at the May 30 Gemini new moon, the perfect day to start.
Taurus season awakens your passion
Spring fever is here! This month brings a surge of creative, exuberant energy as the Sun bursts into Taurus and your passionate fifth house, heating up the action until May 20. You're feeling ripe with fresh ideas and unusually confident, eager to express what's been percolating within. A simmering attraction could blossom into a legit love connection.
This pumped-up potential is especially strong because the month opens in the tailwind of an April 30 Taurus solar eclipse. You might step into May swooning over a new connection or, if you’re in a relationship, feeling a strong urge to infuse your relationship with novelty and fun.
On May 5, the Sun will make its once-a-year conjunction with Uranus, the planet of unexpected events, which could spark a sudden attraction. With the feisty Sun and shock-jock Uranus teaming up, you could be captivated by a rebellious type. But even if youthful Uranus hands you the equivalent of a backstage pass to flirt with your favorite band, consider the impact of your actions on others.
This Sun-Uranus conjunction could just as easily heat up egos and tempers. Catch your knee-jerk reactions before they detonate. This astrological alliance could also spark a stroke of creative genius today. Be ready for the muse in case she makes an unannounced appearance. Since the fifth house rules fertility, Capricorns of the childbearing set could hear pregnancy news out of the blue. Consider yourself notified!
Home is where the action is: Jupiter enters Aries May 10
The headline news arrives on May 10, when expansive Jupiter makes its annual zodiac sign change, settling into Aries and your domestic fourth house until October 28. Ready to put down some roots or add a new member to your household? With abundant Jupiter here, your adventures for the next year will be happening close to home…if not under your own roof! You could buy a house, move to a bigger place or turn your current abode into a bustling hub for inspiring guests or salon-style gatherings or maybe a source of rental income.
Jupiter will make two trips through Aries: This first one is until October 28, then a second round happens from December 20, 2022, until May 16, 2023. In between, Jupiter will pay a final visit to Pisces and your mobile, communicative third house—perhaps a chance to scope out some new options around where you want to live or to tear yourself out of homebody mode for the holidays!
You've been quite the drifter this year because since December 28, 2021, Jupiter's been cruising through Pisces and your third house of neighborhoods and community. This has sparked some exciting friendships and, if you're looking for a place to settle, introduced you to some fun new cities or districts worth considering. But it's been nearly impossible to "weigh anchor" for many Capricorns. The very nature of the third house is to crave variety, and with globetrotting Jupiter here, you've had a veritable buffet of options and ideas. But a lot of them have probably fizzled out or just didn't move from talk to action.
Are you feeling a little overwhelmed by it all? Good news: Jupiter's move will help you snap out of analysis paralysis and shift into a more serene state. With the red-spotted giant in your security-seeking fourth house, the next 13 months are all about planting deep roots instead of just breezing through town. You could get deeply interested in your ancestry or, since Jupiter rules travel and study, take a field trip to a place connected to your heritage, documenting it for posterity.
Supersizer Jupiter is also shifting from your intellectual third house to your emotional fourth, getting you out of your head and into your heart. You can anticipate some expansive feelings in the coming year as well as plenty of opportunities to tap into your intuition and creativity. Warning: Your moods can swing from high to low at moments, so make time for sufficient self-care and support.
The fourth house rules women, children and nurturing in astrology and, without resorting to gender stereotypes, this "yin" energy could become a big part of your world. An inspiring woman or female-identified person might play a huge role in your personal growth. This could be a healing year with your mom or a mother figure, though you may go through a couple of painful moments as you evolve your bond or reach for a new level of honesty. At the end of it all, you'll feel a deep sense of inner connection—and as a sign that can be socially shy or awkward at times, you can't go wrong when you "know thyself" and feel at home in the wider world.
Mercury turns retrograde May 10 to June 3
One step at a time, Capricorn! While Jupiter makes you itch for new terrain, the same day (May 10), communication and technology planet Mercury will turn retrograde. This signal-scrambling cycle can cause you to second-guess yourself or make decisions before you have adequate information. Pause and be thorough before you sign on any dotted lines, Capricorn.
Mercury is retrograde in Gemini and your analytical, health-conscious sixth house until May 22, then it will back into Taurus and your fifth house of romance and drama. Use the Gemini cycle to make sure all your paperwork, systems and well-being are in order. Guard against stress and the impact it might have on your health. When Mercury slips into Taurus, an ex could resurface and tempers can flare. Keep those knee-jerk reactions in check. If you’re considering giving an old flame a second chance, take your time and make sure those past issues have really been resolved.
The May 16 Scorpio total lunar eclipse catalyzes collaboration
Time for a new crew—or a revolution in the ranks? On May 16, a total lunar eclipse and Scorpio full blood moon illuminates your eleventh house of teamwork and technology. If you're searching for a date to launch a new website or digital endeavor, this one could be a winner! Make a splashy social media announcement or send out an email blast. Work all the channels to let the world know what you're up to, Capricorn. Caution: With Mercury retrograde, make sure to test and re-test several times, or book a “soft launch” today then a bigger one when Mercury turns direct on June 3.
A group project you've been working on since last fall could come together today or over the next two weeks. Have you been toying with the idea of a collaboration or thinking of ways you could better the world? This idealistic eclipse stokes your inner activist, so anything with a social justice bent could inspire others to get onboard. With the karmic south node hovering near the full moon, you may feel a deep inner drive to make a difference.
Has a friendship been going through growing pains? This full moon can help you decide whether to move forward on new terms…or just move on. Maybe it’s time to renegotiate the terms of an alliance? The moon will be in a tense square to structured Saturn in your second house of work, money and self-worth. If you’ve got a habit of overgiving with friends, especially by opening your wallet, this eclipse will put the kibosh on that. Strong boundaries and clear expectations make healthy relationships, Capricorn. Let people know your limits instead of saying “I’ll just do it” then seething with resentment. Who knows? You might just get the cooperation you’ve been longing for!
Gemini season (May 20) and the May 30 Gemini new moon
On May 20, the revitalizing Sun moves into Gemini and your sixth house of health and organization, helping you make a clear-cut plan. Get a jump start on your spring-into-summer fitness efforts. Ramp up your daily movement and load your plate with healthy, seasonal produce. The sixth house rules helpful people, and this month invites you to take inventory of Team Capricorn. Are you getting the support you need, or (be honest) have you been burning the candle at both ends? Hold people accountable and put some smart systems in place to keep track of expectations.
The May 30 Gemini new moon is the perfect time to kickstart your healthy lifestyle or hire new team members. Start today and you’ll see results by the December 7 Gemini full moon.
Home is energized by the May 29 Mars-Jupiter conjunction
On May 29, action planet Mars links up with outspoken Jupiter in Aries, bringing a burst of momentum to your fourth house of home, family and heartfelt emotions. These two planets haven’t united in this part of your chart since 2011, so it’s kind of a big deal! Since Jupiter rules long-distance travel, you could be offered an opportunity to relocate for work or to check out a real estate investment. Take your time to mull it all over (Mercury is still retrograde for a few days), but don’t shy away from exploring the details. Sometimes even the process of considering a different trajectory can lead to valuable insights.
For couples, the Mars-Jupiter meetup could inspire you to merge your lives in a big way: exchanging keys, buying a home or starting a family. If there was ever a day to be honest about your most vulnerable feelings with loved ones, this would be it.
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