Sun Signs for May 2023
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The information in this column is limited. It does not replace your seeing your astrologer. If you know the sign of your Moon and your Ascending sign, read those sections also. This information is helpful because it mentions planets passing through your sign. These do bring opportunities.
Special note: Here’s wishing all of you the best in May. Spring has started and I hope you are enjoying the beginning of the astrological year. Let’s delight in life, nature, beauty, and enthusiasm. Pluto has gone from a 15 year stay in Capricorn to Aquarius. Saturn has gone from a 2 year stay in Aquarius to Pisces. And Mars has gone from a 7 month stay in Gemini and entered Cancer. So things should feel different. The emphasis this month is on the signs Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, and Leo. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Aries acts, Taurus possesses, Gemini perceives, Cancer nurtures and Leo performs. Jupiter is in Aries until the 16th. The emphasis is on enthusiasm; let’s enjoy it. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; and Mercury all month are in Taurus. This focuses us on nature, beauty and finances. Jupiter enters Taurus on the 16th and stays for a year. Jupiter strenghtens this new focus. Planets passing through Taurus meet Jupiter and Uranus that tend to bring good. Pleas note that Mercury is retrograde through the 14th. So let’s continue to pay attention to whatever we are doing. The Sun in week 4 and Venus in week 1 are in Gemini. This stimulates communication, socilal activities, and travel. Venus is in Cancer in weeks 2, 3, and 4 and helps us love home and family. Mars is also in Cancer until week 4 and makes us feel driven to deal with domestic and family issues. Stresses in these areas should be addressed. In week 4 Mars goes to Leo and our drive and action shift to power and play. Mars squares Jupiter in week 4, so we should seek soundness in our actions. Saturn is in Pisces and stays until Feb. ’26. Pisceans will have some concerns that they should address by setting goals to fill any deficiencies that they encounter. And they will have opportunities to build disipline and accomplish. Saturn can also promote drive and get us where we want to go, through positive qualities like planning, work, & learning from setbacks. We should be careful about who we team up with; and make sure that they can pull their weight. In week 4, the Sun squares Saturn and makes this more important. Uranus in Taurus until 2026 brings the unexpected in finances, and the original in art. For Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius dealing with the unexpected or disruptive is on tap. This will take good managerial skills and the ability to know what we can manage, and what we can’t. Resting, being one of the good guys, and not living on the edge are important. Neptune is still in its long term stay in its own sign of altered states, Pisces. Meditation can help us do this in legal and safe ways. In week 1, Venus squares Neptune and we should be as clear as possible in our romances. Now that Saturn is also in Pisces we have two very different influences there; one is imaginative and the other is practical.
Pluto is so early in Aquarius that it will affect both late Capricorns and early Aquarians. Both should address any forceful things, people, and situations that they meet. This can bring the development of positive force, dynamism. Activity with constructive groups can be good. On a larger scale, Pluto is moving away from affecting government to affecting humanity.
A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on the afternoon of the 4th, the 5th, and much of the 6th contrasts spring versus fall themes. It’s like the Easter Bunny versus Chucky. Let’s enjoy the lovely spring light.
A New Moon in Taurus with good Jupiter is a new and good start, full of optimism and beauty.
Remember that new, full, and quarter moons are powerful times during the month. Actions taken at these times should be positive and well thought out. The quarter moons are in Aquarius on the 11th, and the 12th, and in Virgo on the 27th, the 28th, and morning of the 29th..
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 9, 10, 13, 14, 18, 19, 22, 29, & 30. For really important events, it requires a deeper look. Part of the magic of Astrology is how much better things go when we start things on good days.
Extra special note: I’m recommending that people read Covey, Dyer, and Chopra during their birth month. They write about achieving success and happiness and this is what the Sun is about in our charts. During the birth month we have the opportunity to start a new cycle of success and these authors have great ideas on how to do it. For those who want to get in on the ground floor of understanding existence and self-improvement, C.C. Zain’s Church of Light books will make you an astrologer and a metaphysician. These books teach us that there is a supernatural dimension in and around us that makes life subtle and interesting. And that Astrology gives us helpful information in innumerable situations. And finally, that we have the power to change our lives through Astrology and by harmonizing our feelings and our thinking.
Aries: March 20 to April 20. (Iran’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Moon, Manafort’s Sun, Pelosi’s Sun, A.O.C.’s Moon, Bernie’s Moon, Kamala Harris’ Moon) Jupiter is in your sign until the 16th and builds you up and brings opportunity. Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 and Mars until week 4 square you from Cancer , so, give home, family, and feelings special attention. Venus will help and Mars could stress. In week 4, Mars goes to Leo and brings energy and enthusiasm. Pluto continues to square those late in the sign through ’24. So, try to meet events that seem a big deal with positive correcting action. And continue to build your authority while staying on good terms with those above you. Moon in your sign on the 15th, the 16th, and early morning of the 17th brings people and event.:
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun, Manafort’s Moon, Schumer’s Moon, O’rourke’s Moon, Booker’s Sun, E. Warren’s Moon) Jupiter enters your sign on the 16th and stays for a year.
This is big and good. It brings opportunity and good things and people to you. The new optimism and confidence will get you where you want to go. The Sun in week s 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month are in your sign and bring a variety of things and people with opportunity. The people are important and interesting. While the Sun is in your sign, the vibe is right to increase success and happiness. Uranus re-entered your sign on March ’19 and stays until 2026; this will bring very interesting things and people to you. New vistas will open up for you. Plan for the unexpected; you will be managing it. Also be a good judge of character to avoid the influence of unreliable people. Mars squares you in week 4 and requires your managing stress and conflict if necessary. Energy could increase. Pluto in early Aquarius squares those early in your sign and trines those late in your sign. For the early people, try to learn how to take positive action when dealing with forceful things, people, and situations. And deal with good groups. If people are crossing a line with you, take positive action. Step into your new authority but also stay on good terms with those above you. For those late in the sign, Pluto continues to trine you; continue to pursue good groups, seeking and learning. New Moon in your sign on the 17th, 18th, and much of the 19th brings people and events, and a new start.
Gemini May 22 to June 21. (Kanye West’s Sun. Obama’s Moon, Charlie Sheen’s Rising Sign, Gingrich’s Sun, Giuliani’s Sun, Trump’s Sun, Angelina Jolie’s Sun, Kamala Harris’ Ascendant, Amy Klobuchar’s Sun & Moon, Stacey Abrams’ Moon, Rick Scott’s Moon) Venus in week 1 and the Sun in week 4 are in your sign. This brings pleasant and important people with opportunity. Saturn is in Pisces now, squares you, and stays for a couple of years. Try to build self esteem and speak well to get some good out of this. If you note defficiencies in your life, set sensible goals to fill them. Your authority is growing; make sure that you get along with those above you. Also, get enough rest. Neptune is in Pisces squaring you until ’25. Imagination can come to you and add to your creativity. Some focus on reality can keep you balanced. Also, stay on good terms with those above you. Pluto in Aquarius is trining those early in the sign; groups can benefit you and make you more dynamic. A long term learning path opens to you. Moon in your sign later on the 19th, the 20th, and 21st brings people and events.
Cancer June 22 to July 23. (Kanye West’s Asc., Bush’s Sun and the Sun of the U.S., Casey’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Asc., Jussi Smollette’s Sun, Lindsey Graham’s Sun, Elizabeth Warren’s Sun.) . Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4, and Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3 are in your sign. This can stimulate your social life; make sure that you get along. And manage stress and conflict if necessary. You may have increased energy to work with. Jupiter is in Aries until the 16th and squares you. Enjoy increased spontaneity but watch out for impulse. Stay on good terms with those above you. Saturn began 2 years of trining you from Pisces on the 7th of March. You should have more discipline and new goals. Seeking and learning is coming to you. An opposition from Pluto to those late in your sign requires taking action when you meet a situation or person of force. This will continue for those late in the sign through ’24. So, many of you are past Pluto’s effects. Neptune is trining you from Pisces until ’25; this benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and promotes learning. Moon in your sign on the 22nd, 23rd, and morning 0f the 24th brings people and events.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s . Moon, Trump’s Ascendant, Robert Mueller’s Sun, Andrew Gillum’s Sun) Jupiter trines you until May 16th from Aries, and brings support, expansion, and good things. On the 16th, Jupiter goes to Taurus and squares you. Opportunity and expansion is possible, but try to avoid excess, extremes, overconfidence, and laxness with rules. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month are in Taurus and square you. Try to take care with money and the relationship with those above you. Your own authority also needs to be protected. Uranus also in Taurus squares you until 2026. You may be managing the unexpected. Maintain balance and manage that which you can. New vistas will open up to you. Watch out for undo influence and try to get along with those above you. Mars enters your sign in week 4 and brings energy. This brings gains if you use it in a positive way. Saturn left Aquarius and its opposition to you on March 7th. You may have made some good progress under this. But heal yourself if necessary. Pluto is now in Aquarius and opposes those early in your sign for years. Address force with proper action and become dynamic. You may be attracting forceful people. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 24th, the 25th, and 26th brings people and events.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun, Roger Stone’s Sun, Bernie Sander’s Sun, Cory Booker’s Moon, Ron Desantis’ Sun) Uranus is in Taurus until 2026; it is trining you and brings unexpected support and learning. The Sun in week 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month join Uranus and add a variety of good to this. Jupiter goes to Taurus on the 16th and stays for a year. This brings opportunity and good to you. Venus in week 1 and the Sun in week 4 square you from Gemini. Positive thought and talk will help. Saturn is in Pisces and opposes you for a couple of years. This is very important. Success can come from planning, setting doable goals, work, and having discipline. Make sure you get enough rest & sleep. You will be meeting new people; get along but also make sure that they are good for you. Neptune is opposing you from Pisces until ’25. This will make you more imaginative but value building discipline and seeing reality. See mate clearly. A positive attitude towards imaginative people will bring beneficial contacts. Pluto in Capricorn is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. It might even bring some fun. This will continue through ’24 but only for those late in the sign. Moon in your sign on the 1st brings people and events. And 1st Quarter Moon in your sign on the 27th, the 28th, and morning of the 29th brings people and immportant events that require positive action.
Libra: Sept 24 to Oct 23. (Kim Kardashian’s Sun, McCain’s rising Sign, Mel Gibson’s Moon, Ryan’s Moon, Zimmerman’s Sun & Moon, Cruz’s Moon, Kamala Harris’ Sun, Beto O’Rourke’s Sun, & A.O.C. ‘s Sun) The Sun in week 4 and Venus in week 1, trine you afrom Gemini and bring support and social activity. Jupiter, in Aries until May 16th, can bring enthusiasm and good.. Your one year visit from Jupiter will be over on the 16th. Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 and Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3 square you from Cancer. You may be more creative and social but watch out for conflict and stress. You may have more energy to use however you want. Continue to do your Tai Chi or Yoga. This will get you on good terms with Pluto, which is still squaring those late in the sign, and shows them dealing with imponderable forces, especially in the family and home. Try to build self esteem. Through ’24 Pluto will also trine those early in the sign and bring support, and some entertainment. Moon in your sign on the 2nd, 3rd, morning of the 4th, afternoon of the 29th, 30th, & most of the 31st s brings people and events.
Scorpio: Oct 24 to Nov 22. (Fallon’s Moon, Hillary’s Sun and Romney’s Moon and Biden’s Sun and Gingrich’s Moon, Israel’s Rising Sign, Nancy Pelosi’s Moon, Roger Stone’s Moon, Bernie Sanders’ Ascendant, Kristen Gillibrand’s Moon). Uranus is in Taurus until 2026. It opposes you. Unusual people, things, and events will come to you. Perk up your self esteem and do not succumb to influence. You will be managing the unpredictable. New vistas will open up for you. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month join Uranus and bring a variety of things and people to you. Try to get along with comfort loving types; they could bring you opportunity. Jupiter joins Uranus on May 16th and stays for a year. Jupiter and Uranus together can bring unexpected good. Try to maintain your respect for law and avoid extremes. Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 and Mrs in weeks 1, 2, and 3 trine you from Cancer and bring creativity, socializing, energy, learning, and support. Mars in week 4 squares you from Leo. Energy could remain high but manage stress and conflict if necessary. Saturn is now trining you from Pisces and brings success through Saturn things like work, goals, discipline and planning etc. This will last a couple of years. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Pluto goes into Aquarius on the 23rd of March.This will affect those early in the sign; anything of a forceful nature should be taken seriously and addressed with action. Home and family may need special attention. A Full Moon Lunar eclipse in your sign on the afternoon of the 4th, the 5th, and much of the 6th brings people and events, and a focus on you. Try to something wonderful but also safe. Moon in your sign late on the 31st brings people and events.
Sagittarius: Nov 23 to Dec 21. (Timberlake’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Ascendant, Biden’s Rising Sign, Charlie Sheen’s Moon, Trump’s Moon, Kristen Gillibrand’s Sun, Joe Biden’s Ascendant, Chuck Schumer’s Sun, Stacey Abrams’ Sun, Rick Scott’s Sun) The Sun in week 4 and Venus in week 1 oppose you from Gemini. People are coming to you. They may have opportunity; try to get along with factual types. Mars in week 4 trines you from Leo and brings energy and support. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Saturn moved into Pisces on the 7th of March and squares you for a couple of years. It is very important to try to succeed through work, setting goals, discipline, and planning while getting enough rest and sleep. Home and family may need special attention. Jupiter is in Aries and trines you and brings benefit, fun, and excitement. And this lasts until May 16th. Moon in your sign later on the 6th, the 7th, and most of the 8th brings people and events.
Capricorn Dec 21 to Jan 20. (McCain’s Moon and Michelle Obama’s Sun, Tiger Wood’s Sun, Mel Gibson’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Moon, Jeb’s Moon, Cruz’s Sun). Jupiter is in Aries and stays until mid-May. It squares you. It can bring benefits if you can avoid extremes and hone your judgment. Jupiter enters Taurus on May 16th and stays for a year. Its square from Aries will be replaced by a lucky trine from Taurus. Uranus is trining from Taurus until 2026 and brings creativity interesting people, and unexpected support. Jupitr is joining Uranus and could bring unexpected good to you. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month join Jupiter and Uranus and add things and people who abring opportunity to you. Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 and Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3 oppose you from Cancer; this can increase social life and give energy; but get along and take care with stress if necessary. Pluto continues to affect those late in your sign or early in Aquarius through ’24 and brings intense and forceful things, people, and events to those who are late in the sign. You can meet the force with positive action and become dynamic. Groups bring opportunities. Moon in your sign later on the 8th, the 9th, and most of the 10th brings people and events.
Aquarius: Jan 21 to Feb 19. (Timberlake’s Sun, Palin’s Sun, Obama’s Rising Sign, Iran’s Sun, Trayvon’s Sun, Jeb’s Sun, Ron Desantis’ Moon) Uranus squares you from Taurus from mid-May ’18 until Spring of ’26. Be careful with finances, domestic matters, and value only the reliable. You could be managing the unexpected and disruptive. But also, new vistas can open up for you. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month join Uranus and add importance and communication to this. Jupiter will enter Uranus on May 16th and stay for a year. It is important to look for opportunities and stay on good terms with people. Respect for rules and the law are important. The Sun in week 4 and Venus in week 1, make your life more interesting and social, and they bring support. Mars opposes you from Leo in week 4; energy should increase, but manage stress and conflict if neccessary. Saturn has left your sign. . Reward yourself for any successes and heal if there were difficulties. Saturn won’t be back for 30 years. Saturn leaves, and Pluto enters your sign on the 23rd. of March. Pluto will affect those early in the sign for years. It is time to address forceful things, people, and events that you are attracting with positive action. This can produce good. 2nd Quarter Moon in your sign late on the 10th, the 11th, and 12th brings people and important events and a need to be positive in all.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). Saturn entered your sign on March the 7th and stays for a couple of years. This happens every 30 years. We have to be smart about this. Saturn will come to us: like work, older and organized people, and responsibilities. It is also an opportunity to succeed by doing Saturn things like being more disciplined, practical, and ambitious. Any deficiencies should be met with sensible goals to fill them. Venus in week 1 and the Sun in week 4 square you from Gemini; try to speak well, build self esteem and get along with all. Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 and Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3 trine you from Cancer and bring energy ,support and increase social life. Neptune is in your sign from ’12 until ’25. This is huge. It can make or break. Insight and imagination will guide you to success. But you may feel as though you are on an odyssey, so, look at your life. Moon in your sign 13th and 14th brings people and events.