May 2022 Virgo Overview Horoscope
May is a pivotal month for your relationships, Virgo, so get ready for a brand-new perspective on partnering up that goes deeper than you’ve plunged in a while. On May 10, bountiful Jupiter leaves Pisces and your dynamic duos sector and moves into Aries, putting the spotlight on mergers of all kinds. From intimate love affairs to big financial investments, risk-welcoming Jupiter wants you to take a leap of faith into powerful alliances that pay serious dividends.
But don’t jump without a parachute—or a plan! That same day (May 10), your ruling planet, Mercury, starts its second retrograde backspin of 2022, causing confusion and crossed wires. Gather information, ask probing questions, but hold off on making things official until after June 3 if you can.
We’re also in the thick of eclipse season, entering the month in the tailwind of the April 30 Taurus solar eclipse and prepping for a May 16 total lunar eclipse in Scorpio. These signs rule your communication sectors, which could bring significant news or intel that changes the course of events. Sit tight and see what comes across the wire before making any huge life decisions this month!
Taurus season wakes up your wanderlust
Oh, the places you’ll (want to) go, Virgo! The Sun is in Taurus and your visionary ninth house until May 20, stoking your wanderlust and making you itch for new horizons. Carve out time for blue-sky thinking and personal growth work since your potential for discovery is great. Travel, study and entrepreneurship are in the ninth house’s domain. Is it time to research retreats or dust off that startup business idea?
Since the month opens in the wake of the April 30 Taurus solar eclipse, your high-minded ideas have extra oomph now. Give your soul a chance to voice its desires…and make sure you listen! Don't worry whether something is practical or "realistic." Adopt a no-limits mindset and play out the possibilities before you shoot any down. A major epiphany about your higher purpose could strike on May 5, when the Sun and Uranus make their once-a-year conjunction (meetup). A spontaneous chance to travel could make weekend plans a lot more interesting—keep that small getaway bag packed in anticipation!
Relationships deepen when Jupiter enters Aries May 10
Bring light to the shadows! On May 10, expansive and optimistic Jupiter plunges into Aries until October 28, illuminating your eighth house of merging, intimacy and shared finances. The eighth house is the zone of "we"—but not in a fluffy, quixotic way. This is about joining your superpowers for mutual gain. And while Jupiter may be the cosmos’ gambler, you’ll want to take calculated risks since they won’t be as easy to undo!
Ever since Jupiter entered Pisces and your seventh house of relationships last December 28, you've grown tremendously in your commitments. If the seventh house is the wedding and honeymoon, the eighth house is life after all the fanfare, where the rubber meets the road. It's a realm that rules everything from wealth to spiritual transformation; from deep pockets to deep emotions!
Jupiter will make two trips through Aries: Its first runs until October 28, then a second round happens from December 20, 2022, until May 16, 2023. While not every story from this cycle will have a happy ending, Jupiter's mission is about personal growth—and it's safe to say you're learning a lot. With truth-teller Jupiter in your eighth house of merging and permanent bonds, your ties could be tested, and you’ll see which ones can truly go the distance. Those that do could become ultra-official as Jupiter in your eighth house brings permanent offers like engagements, pregnancies, breakups, real estate investments and joint business ventures. Over the next 12 months, you’ll be either all the way in or all the way out.
With Jupiter in your eighth house of wealth and windfalls, this could be a big money year. Think beyond the paycheck since this is the realm of "other people's money" and joint financial undertakings. Some Virgos will pay off debt, buy or sell property or get funding for a business idea. Jupiter supersizes everything, so you're just as likely to be hit with a large expense (such as a tax bill) as you are to be showered with a huge payout, perhaps from royalties, a commission or a settlement. Whatever the case, Jupiter is here to help you get smarter and savvier about your funds!
The eighth house is a private place, meaning you may spend considerable time behind the scenes for the rest of the year, tinkering with a business idea, doing "research and development" or being immersed in heavy-duty emotional processing—or any combination of the three! If you've ever wanted to slip off to an ashram or a silent meditation retreat, globetrotting Jupiter could supply the means. But the worldly wisdom seeker will find equal satisfaction in a metaphysical bookstore or at a workshop led by a spiritual teacher. Just watch that you don't get dazzled by too many gurus under impressionable Jupiter's spell!
Mercury turns retrograde May 10 to June 3
Easy there, Virgo: Your ruling planet, Mercury, is clocking out for most of the month, turning retrograde on May 10 and scrambling signals with communication, technology and travel. Mercury will back through Gemini and your career zone until May 22, then it will slip back into Taurus and your expansive ninth house for the duration of the retrograde. Hold off on any big decisions or commitments until June 3. You’re fine to explore your options and conduct due diligence. But save the risky moves and big life changes until next month if you can!
Big news arrives at the May 16 Scorpio full moon and total lunar eclipse
Important news could come through on (or near) the May 16 total lunar eclipse and Scorpio full blood moon, which beams into your third house of communication and community. Got a message to share, something to teach, a partnership to forge? This eclipse hands you a megaphone and turns the volume up to maximum.
Of course, with Mercury retrograde during the eclipse and the karmic south node hovering near the full moon, you’ll want to choose your message with great care. It will have a profound resonance, so make it a positive one! You’ve got plenty of time to craft your words anyhow, Virgo. This is only the third installment in a Taurus/Scorpio eclipse series rippling across your communication axis until October 2023.
You may want to work on your mindset and do some deep studying and learning now. With the full moon at a fraught square to Saturn in your analytical sixth house, be sure to check your facts, edit and confirm that what you’re reading, thinking and learning is accurate. Do your homework, Virgo, and ask all the questions you need!
If you've been tossing an idea back and forth or hammering out a collaboration, this full moon can bring it all together. Something that's been bubbling below the surface could finally get expressed through (hopefully) productive dialogue. With this full moon in focused Scorpio, it's important that you clarify your talking points—or at least outline specific questions. Leave no stone unturned! The third house rules local events, so look for opportunities to do good in your neighborhood. Writing, teaching and media projects are especially illuminated.
Gemini season (May 20) and the May 30 Gemini new moon heat up your career
Ready to translate those lofty visions into a master plan? When the Sun enters Gemini on May 20 and lights up your driven tenth house, your attention turns to professional pursuits and your most important goals. Between now and June 21, Gemini season gives you the drive and determination to pursue them with focused intention.
Of course, you’ll still need to work around the Mercury retrograde phase until June 3, so use the first couple weeks here for research and development before committing to anything concrete. But earmark the May 30 Gemini new moon all the same as this will kick off an ambitious six-month cycle of career growth that culminates at Gemini full moon on December 7. Reach out to a decision maker or mentor, throw your hat in the ring for a leadership role and book a date for a performance review or client pitch, preferably for after June 3, when Mercury is direct.
Fireworks! Mars and Jupiter connect on May 29
Time to join forces for a mutual win? On May 29, energizer Mars conjuncts Jupiter the gambler, their first meetup in Aries since 2011. As they unite in your eighth house of intimacy and investments, a bold joint venture could pay dividends! Pay attention to "random" events because serendipity could strike fast. Been meaning to reach out to someone who could open doors for a passion project? Take a chance today! If you’ve felt simmering chemistry with you-know-who, this plucky Mars-Jupiter conjunction could inspire you to throw caution to the wind and let them know how you feel.
Watch for power struggles and hidden information surfacing, especially if someone’s not being totally upfront with you. At the outspoken Mars-Jupiter meetup, things could get confrontational. Emotions will heat up quickly, and you’re likely to say things you could regret. Do your part, Virgo: Try not to come on too strongly or speak TOO candidly. If you sense someone else being shady, be strategic before outing them. Consider how their actions could make you “guilty by association.” The actions of the people closest to you will reflect on you, so surround yourself by a powerful and pristine posse.
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