May 2022 Taurus Overview Horoscope
You’re emerging AND cocooning this month, a strange dance you’ll learn to master in the coming months. Until May 20, Taurus season invites you to put your desires boldly into the open, a great opportunity to get comfortable saying what you want. In fact, you could soon be on a whole new trajectory thanks to the April 30 solar eclipse in YOUR sign. Midmonth, a total lunar eclipse in Scorpio brings bold change to your partnership house.
On May 10, bountiful Jupiter slips into Aries and your restful, healing twelfth house until October 28, turning your attention inward. Need closure? This Jupiter cycle, which happens on and off for the next year, is a chance to “sort the crops” and prepare for the lucky planet’s entry into Taurus on May 16, 2023.
With communicator Mercury turning retrograde on May 10 and scrambling signals for the rest of the month, stillness and silence can be golden opportunities for deep insight—if not all-out saving graces, especially while Mercury reverses through Taurus from May 22 until June 3. The month ends with a Gemini new moon on May 30, which could offer a moneymaking opportunity and a chance to add more stability to your life.
Taurus season puts you in first place until May 20
You're always providing for everyone else, but what about YOU? As the Sun glides through Taurus until May 20, you may actually welcome a little shake-up to the status quo. Let your wants and needs—or the process of discovering what those are—take priority now. With the karmic north node and changemaker Uranus also in Taurus this year, fresh starts are welcome.
The impulse to redesign your life is especially strong this year since May begins in the tailwind of the April 30 Taurus solar eclipse. Eclipses only come to your sign every eight to ten years, and this was the first solar (new moon) eclipse in Taurus since April 2014. Talk about an invitation to reinvent yourself! It's okay if you're starting with a totally blank slate, even if that feels scary. With your birthday season in full swing, you could be all the more compelled to make bold choices about the next phase of your life.
If that didn’t give you an instant jolt of inspiration, you’ll get another one on May 5, when the Sun and innovator Uranus make their annual meetup in YOUR sign. Some genius ideas could come through today. You might also have a sudden urge to bolt off in a totally new direction, and this Sun-Uranus conjunction could send you charging off like a rampaging Bull. We’re not suggesting you slow down entirely, but with Mercury turning retrograde in a few days, rushing in isn’t advised. Take this one (or maybe two) steps at a time instead of ten!
Jupiter enters Aries May 10, spotlighting healing and closure
Welcome to imagination station! While the Sun and the solar eclipse in Taurus are pushing you to start a new chapter, another cosmic pattern wants you to slow down, connect to your higher self and release what no longer serves you. On May 10, expansive Jupiter moves into Aries and your spiritual, emotional twelfth house—its first of two trips between now and May 16, 2023. You’re at the end of a 12-year cycle, Bull, and before moving on, why not finish what you’ve started? Take stock of your life before you begin a new 12-year chapter next May, when bountiful Jupiter enters Taurus for the first time since 2012.
With Jupiter in your imaginative and spiritual twelfth house until October 28 (and then again from December 20, 2022, until May 16, 2023), the next 12 months could awaken your artistic side or help you tap into healing and esoteric abilities. The key word for the twelfth house is "surrender"—and, well, that's not easy for ANY mortal to pull off, least of all a take-charge Taurus! But you'll grow so much in the coming months when you stop forcing agendas and swimming upstream. Allow the universe to step in to offer a little divine guidance. Miracles and magic can be discovered when you listen and follow these cosmic clues.
The twelfth house rules all things hidden, and that includes agendas. You may find out exactly who is—and isn't—on Team Toro since people's true colors are clearly revealed by truth-teller Jupiter. It's best to think of this cycle as a long artist’s retreat or sabbatical—and to keep your calendar loose.
The twelfth house also governs the subconscious, and your dreams can be especially potent. If you’re feeling sleepier than usual, grab a siesta, and don’t be surprised if you receive intriguing intel as you snooze. While you may first resist the squirm-inducing vulnerability of Jupiter in Aries, a softer and calmer side of your personality may develop if you sit in the fire of those feelings.
Jupiter will make one last lap through Pisces and your eleventh house of teamwork from October 28 until December 20 of this year. You’ll get a small reprieve from this sometimes-heavy energy before its second trip through Aries until May 16, 2023. Feeling lost? Look back to 2010 and 2011, the last time Jupiter was in Aries, for clues of what may unfold.
Mercury turns retrograde May 10 to June 3
Another reason to slow the pace? The same day that Jupiter moves into Aries, communication planet Mercury turns retrograde, which can scramble conversations, technology and travel. Mercury will reverse through Gemini and your finance zone until May 22 (keep an eye on your budget and bank statements), then it will dip into Taurus for the duration of the retrograde. From May 22 until June 3, you could feel especially misunderstood. Put your head down and finish up any behind-the-scenes work or half-done projects. When Mercury turns direct (forward) in your sign on June 3, you can make your grand debut again.
Relationship turning point: the May 16 Scorpio total lunar eclipse
Double up for the win? On May 16, the Scorpio full blood moon, a potent total lunar eclipse blasts into your seventh house of committed partnerships. An important relationship could rocket toward official status, or perhaps reach an abrupt ending. There’s no ignoring a lunar eclipse, Taurus, so stay keenly attuned to its message: Who are the people that belong in your inner circle?
Lunar eclipses can bring major turning points out of the blue, even “eclipsing” people out of your life to make room for something new. Whether for love, business or creative collaboration, this lunar eclipse marks a bold transition for you and a certain plus-one. For longtime duos, how can you enrich your relationship with vibrant communication or a shared project that lights you both up? Is it time to invent a whole new path for yourselves?
The eclipse may attempt to force your hand, and while you don’t like to be rushed, your decisive sign has never been a particularly good fence-sitter. It could be a relief to make a firm choice one way or another. In some ways, this matter could feel divinely timed, especially since the full moon will be conjunct the karmic south node in Scorpio. Translation: Don’t be such a stickler about your plans that you refuse to adapt or pivot. The universe may indeed have a better plan than the one your own brilliant mind has cooked up.
Got a contract to sign or a deal to close? The lunar eclipse could turn up the pressure to make things official. But with Mercury retrograde from May 10 to June 3, you’d be wise to insist on extra time for negotiation and review. Then, if you feel confident proceeding next month, go ahead and sign on the dotted line. Cautious Saturn will also pump the brakes as it forms a challenging 90-degree square to the full moon from your career and long-term-goals sector. Consider how any alliances might impact YOUR roadmap to success. Make sure you vet any potential collaborators thoroughly: Check references and ask all the pertinent questions. Even if the fast-moving eclipse forces you to be quick, you can still be thorough!
Gemini season (May 20) and the May 30 Gemini new moon
One or two of your big ideas could gain traction starting May 20, when the Sun enters Gemini and your grounding second house for a month. With el Sol in this industrious sector, you're ready to materialize those lofty visions and begin building them brick by brick. Your mind is on money, work and productivity—but make time to enjoy those sensual pleasures that make #TaurusLife worth living!
Getting into a steady routine should be easier now. Even a simple daily practice, such as free-writing for 15 minutes with your morning coffee or taking a 20-minute walk after dinner, can be incredibly anchoring. A little "nature and chill" will also soothe your earth-sign soul, so go commune with plants and trees. The May 30 Gemini new moon could bring an opportunity for a new job or revenue stream. Moves you make now could lead to exciting financial growth and newfound stability between now and the December 7 Gemini full moon.
A spiritual breakthrough arrives at the May 29 Mars-Jupiter conjunction
Cup of courage for you, Bull? On May 29, warrior Mars and visionary Jupiter team up in Aries, supercharging your twelfth house of closure, healing and release. This cosmic combo emboldens you to close the door on a chapter or situation that no longer serves you. Have you been hiding your artistic talents or toning down your “woo woo” interests? This conjunction brings your spiritual and emotional side out into the open.
Surprise, Taurus: People may really LIKE this side of you—as long as you stay off your soapbox and don’t push anything on them. How about enchanting people by showing them what you’ve got instead of TELLING them about it? With Mars and Jupiter both in your imaginative twelfth house of release, you could put one of your hidden gifts on display. Or you might find the gumption to break free of a confining situation and jump into the unknown—parachute optional!
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