Your May 1 weekly horoscope is bringing forth some interesting insight, compliments of the cosmos. If you notice the pace suddenly starts to pick up this week, do your best to keep up — and more importantly, make sure you’re staying organized. After all, savvy Mercury, the planet of communication, will be buzzing through its multifaceted sign of rulership (Gemini), which means everything from our smart devices to our immediate surroundings could feel more hectic than usual from one moment to the next. (This is coming right after Mercury’s slow-and-steady journey through Taurus, so it’s no wonder we can tell the difference.) Mercury’s mutable mind thrives when in mentally stimulating Gemini, as will your text alerts, email notifications, and social platforms. Also, it’s important to note that the curious messenger planet is already in its pre-retrograde shadow phase, which means it’s currently transiting through the same degrees it will soon retrograde over. That said, it’s important to be discerning with your agreements, conversations, deadlines, and general miscellanies, as initial plans are bound to change after Mercury stations retrograde on May 10.
This mercurial transition presents us with an opportunity to harness Gemini’s mutable air, which is equally as flexible as it is sharp when processing information. On May 3, however, seductive Venus (planet of romance, pleasure, and values) will make its dazzling debut in Aries, which adds a rush of adrenaline and red-hot passion to our desires — and love languages. It could feel like relationship dynamics go from dreamy and ethereal-like to assertive and dynamic. Traditional astrology believes Venus to be uncomfortable when transiting through Mars-ruled Aries, but this doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of this transit’s audacious essence. For instance, when igniting Aries’s cardinal fires, Venus prefers to take initiative and courageously go after what she desires — and your love life and spending habits are no exception. It’s important to be mindful of the commitments you make and the people you surround yourself with when Venus is in Aries, as there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance.
If you’re wondering what this week has in store for you, read on for your weekly horoscope for May 1 through May 7, according to your zodiac sign and your rising sign. For a look at the whole month, check out your May horoscope, and for a greater look at your year overall, read your 2022 horoscope.
Aries (March 21-April 19) Weekly Horoscope For May 1, 2022
You’ve got a pretty big month ahead, and you probably can feel the momentum building already, Aries. The comedown from April’s solar eclipse is inevitable, and if you’ve been more preoccupied with financial matters and/or themes surrounding your general sense of security, you can expect significant developments in the upcoming weeks. The best part? Pleasure-seeking Venus will make a grand entrance in your sign on May 2, which, in turn, adorns your world with harmony, romance, and sensuality. If you are typically keen to socialize and express your affections, the goddess of love will surely take your swag up a notch — or two.
On May 4, your fiery planetary ruler, Mars, will harmonize with rebellious Uranus, and this celestial synergy could potentially serve as an unexpected treat. However, given that Mars continues to transit through elusive Pisces (in your 12th house of closure, dreams, and unconscious patterns) this exhilarating combination could be more spiritual than physical. Have you been working on something behind the scenes? This could be a sudden eureka moment or an amazing idea that inspires you. This sudden epiphany could very well revolve around your finances and/or values systems, especially when considering the sun’s conjunction to Uranus on May 5. Be the change you seek.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Weekly Horoscope For May 1, 2022
You’re onto something, so stay inspired, Taurus. That said, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or exhausted, take a moment to gather your thoughts and ground your energy. The effects of yesterday’s solar eclipse will likely linger, so make sure you’re being gentle with yourself. The week of May 1 begins with the moon facing off with taskmaster Saturn and harmonizing with Neptune. Leaning on your support system is essential during this time, especially if you’re feeling restricted or limited in your professional life or with regard to your sense of authority. Not to worry; it’s a work in progress.
Your planetary ruler, Venus, will debut in Aries the following day, which brings more emphasis to your 12th-house themes: closure, resting, surrender, and forgiveness. Introversion and reclusiveness are likely during this time, so don’t hesitate to make yourself a priority. Contemplating whether to collaborate and/or how to give back to your community? Mars will sextile Uranus on May 4, which will help you revolutionize everything from your future visions to your sense of belonging in the world. The sun will also conjunct Uranus in your sign on May 5, so it’s important to remain flexible. This could inspire significant breakthroughs and a strong urge for freedom . . . but as always, expect the unexpected.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) Weekly Horoscope For May 1, 2022
Leave the past where it belongs, Gemini. After yesterday’s new moon solar eclipse, you’re likely choosing to keep to yourself, as it shook up your inhibited 12th house of closure, dreams, forgiveness, and unconscious patterns. However, before the moon wraps up in this area of your chart, it will square Saturn (your ninth house of adventure) and sextile Neptune (your 10th house of career and authority) on May 1. Don’t be discouraged if your future feels foggy or hard to fathom; the changes you’re experiencing internally are bound to influence your sense of direction.
Luckily, upon the moon’s shift into your sign on May 2, it will join your celestial ruler, Mercury. This will not only help you look at things from a more logical perspective, it’ll also keep you busy as it creates more buzz in your immediate environment. Ready to spruce up your social calendar? That same day, Venus will enter overzealous Aries (via your 11th house of community affairs), which is always a plus for schmoozing with professional prospects and mingling with friends and peers. Ironically enough, Jupiter (celestial ruler of your relationship sector) will meet with powerhouse Pluto on May 3, which could bring personal and professional advancements — think: a peak moment for your investments. On May 4, Mars will link up with futuristic Uranus before the change-maker conjuncts the sun the following day. Novelty typically creates a ripple effect, but that’s what you call a breakthrough.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Weekly Horoscope For May 1, 2022
As much as you’d prefer to stay in your comfort zone, the cosmos begs to differ, Cancer. The week of May 1 begins with the waxing Taurus moon (in your 11th house of community affairs and future visions), but it will be simultaneously challenged by taskmaster Saturn (in your eighth house of mergers). Don’t attach yourself to a specific outcome, especially those of you feeling torn between staying true to your prior commitments vs. exploring the opportunities being presented to you. Luna’s sextile to Neptune is encouraging you to trust the flow, because divine timing is always at play.
On May 2, the moon will conjunct Mercury in Gemini, bringing clarity and momentum to your 12th house of closure, dreams, forgiveness, and unconscious energies. Whether spiritually or with regards to something that was hidden from your conscious mind, this could bring you significant insight and perhaps some of the answers you’ve been seeking. Venus will also debut in Aries (in your 10th house of career, authority, reputation), which is always a plus for charming superiors and dazzling the spotlight. Don’t be afraid to test your luck on May 3, as bountiful Jupiter will harmonize with Pluto, which, in turn, brings abundant opportunities and powerful breakthroughs, both personally and/or professionally. Meanwhile, amidst energizing your ninth house of spiritual pursuits, go-getter Mars will meet with Uranus on May 4, and this will likely inspire sudden changes while quenching your lust for life. The sun will conjunct the rebel planet the following day and start a revolution in your heart space.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Weekly Horoscope For May 1, 2022
You’re being presented with a clean slate in your professional life, and it’s nudging you toward your divine mission on the planet, Leo. It’s no secret that the eclipse comedown is real, but as such, the week of May 1 could also start off a little rocky. Before the moon wraps up in Taurus, it will clash with taskmaster Saturn (your relationships) and sextile Neptune (your intimate unions and joint collaborations). Whether it be with an authority figure or simply career-related, this decision could create friction with a significant other or business partner. There’s a delicate balance between setting the necessary boundaries and having absolutely no compassion for others.
The moon will join Mercury in Gemini on May 2, which, in turn, brings movement to your 11th house of community, society, and individual freedom. Venus will also debut in Aries in your exotic ninth house of adventure, bringing charm to a love interest who lives at a distance or an entrepreneurial venture of sorts. Lucky Jupiter will harmonize with Pluto on May 3, which means financial breakthroughs and personal success are likely at this time. Although, when considering Mars’s sizzling sextile to Uranus the following day, this lucky break could be what inspires you to make a difficult decision. This could very well go hand in hand with the sun conjunct Uranus on May 5, as you are unexpectedly having to pave the way towards a brand-new path.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Weekly Horoscope For May 1, 2022
You’re in the midst of a powerful breakthrough around your personal philosophies and general belief systems, Virgo. With yesterday’s new moon solar eclipse and the moon waxing in Taurus, the logistical side of a situation might not necessarily make sense right now, whether it’s personal or has to do with plans with a significant other. But on May 2, when the moon conjuncts your celestial ruler, Mercury, in Gemini (and your 10th house of career, authority), you’ll gain clarity and feel movement in themes surrounding your professional path and divine mission.
Venus will also debut in overzealous Aries, gracing your eighth house of sex, mergers, and other people’s money — maybe it’s a new business venture or a promotion in the workplace. In the midst of Mars energizing your relationship sector, it will meet with freedom-loving Uranus (your ninth house of worldly ventures), which could bring excitement, inspiration, and motivation. Follow your inner compass. The sun will also join forces with Uranus on May 5, bringing a sudden urge for change or freedom. For some of you, this could be something as simple as a much-needed vacation, as the sun also happens to rule your 12th house of R&R. Your celestial ruler, Mercury, will also harmonize with Venus on May 6, so be sure to use your words to get what you desire.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Weekly Horoscope For May 1, 2022
You’re being called to prioritize your day-to-day rituals and general well being at this time, Libra. This is especially significant to consider after yesterday’s solar eclipse, but the week of May 1 begins on a similar note. For instance, before the moon wraps up in Taurus and your intimate eighth house of mergers, it will face off with taskmaster Saturn (in your fifth house of children, romance, and self-expression) while harmonizing with boundless Neptune (in your sixth house of health, daily rituals, and acts of service). Are your routine commitments getting in the way of your personal satisfaction? There’s nothing wrong with having responsibilities, but it’s important to be mindful of the areas where you’re unconsciously overextending yourself.
Your ruler, Venus, will sextile Pluto before concluding its journey through compassionate Pisces, which will likely inspire a desire to transform or purge something revolving around your inner world and family dynamic. On May 2, the moon will conjunct Mercury in Gemini in your expansive ninth house of adventure, belief systems, and unknown territory, which is ideal for pursuing long-term goals and gaining clarity on next steps. Some of you may opt for an impromptu vacation with a significant other, especially with your celestial ruler, Venus, debuting in Aries today. Sparkling through your relationship sector, your goddess ruler is typically more likely to seek compromise and harmony, but not when transiting through Aries; audacious and independent, this could be what sparks a change of heart or commitment.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Weekly Horoscope For May 1, 2022
Scorpio, you’re a main character throughout this emotionally charged eclipse season — and you’re doing amazing, sweetie! Putting relationship issues aside is easier said than done, especially after a new moon solar eclipse in Taurus. Luckily, the week of May 1 begins with a sweet sextile between harmony-seeking Venus (your fifth house of love, creativity, and passion) and your modern ruler, Pluto, in your communication sector. You’re transcending toxic thinking patterns as well as your perception when it comes to your heart’s desires, romantic longings, and creative musings. The moon will join forces with savvy Mercury in Gemini on May 2, (via your intimate eighth house of mergers, shared resources, and soulmate connections) sparking everything from taboo conversations to the unveiling of a secret.
That same day, seductive Venus will make its dazzling debut in Aries, which, in turn, brings abundance, prosperity, and sensuality to your busy sixth house of daily rituals and acts of service. So, if you’re not crossing paths with someone you fancy on a daily basis, chances are you’re investing your energy into rituals of self-love. Either is a win. On May 3, while glimmering through your passionate fifth house love, Jupiter will link up with your shadowy ruler, Pluto, which is retrograde in your third house of immediate exchanges. Expect a significant breakthrough and perhaps even a celebration with regards to your love life or unique self-expression. Your talents are gaining momentum — and exposure. Waiting to hear back from a business partner or creative collaborator? Mars will harmonize with Uranus on May 4 before it conjuncts the sun (ruler of your career sector) on May 5. Change has arrived.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Weekly Horoscope For May 1, 2022
You’re being called to take your power back, Sagittarius. In addition to the intensity and momentum stemming from yesterday’s solar eclipse, the week of May 1 begins with Venus (in your fourth house of innermost feelings) harmonizing with Pluto (in your stability-seeking second house of values), which, in turn, helps you transcend a limited belief system surrounding your foundations and sense of security. Are you building towards a new family structure? You don’t have to take all of these traditions with you, you know. On May 2, the moon will join Mercury in Gemini (in your relationship sector) bringing clarity, conversation, and movement to your one-on-one relationships.
The same day, Venus will enter Aries via your fifth house of love, passion, and self-expression, which is not only a plus for love and romance, but it will also inspire you with the confidence and courage needed to make your happiness a priority. Keep in mind, your celestial ruler, Jupiter, will meet with transformative Pluto (in your second house of money and values) on May 3, which could potentially bring an abundance of success and personal gratification. This has a lot to do with divine timing (especially with Jupiter wrapping up in Pisces), so keep your heart open and surrender to the experience. On May 4, just a day before the sun conjuncts Uranus (in your sixth house of health and responsibility), Mars will harmonize with the change-maker planet and supercharge you with motivation and enthusiasm. Things are starting to make sense, both presently and in retrospect.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Weekly Horoscope For May 1, 2022
The foundation of your happiness is experiencing its very own overhaul, and the cosmos wouldn’t have it any other way, Capricorn. In the midst of coming down from yesterday’s solar eclipse in Taurus, the week of May 1 begins with Venus (in your third house of communication) harmonizing with transformative Pluto in your sign. Whether it’s related to love or your overall mindset, this celestial synergy is helping you transcend illusions and beliefs surrounding your identity. How can you cultivate compassion for those around you and continue to honor your boundaries in the process? Before wrapping up in Taurus, Luna will face off with your taskmaster ruler, Saturn (in your second house of stability and values), which could create friction between your heart’s desires vs. the social structures that bring you comfort.
Venus (celestial ruler of your bossy 10th house of career, authority) will debut in Aries on May 2, bringing abundance and harmony to your fourth house of home, family matters, and innermost feelings, which is always a plus for nesting, spending time with loved ones, and re-adorning your home sweet home. The following day, lucky Jupiter will sextile Pluto in your sign while glimmering through your communication sector. Your ability to trust in the divine can go a long way right now, so don’t underestimate the serendipitous events taking place. And after Mars links up with change-maker Uranus on May 4, inspiring you and supercharging your spirit, it will join forces with the sun in your fifth house of fertility, passion projects, and romantic rendezvous. Exciting and unexpected breakthroughs are ahead.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Weekly Horoscope For May 1, 2022
If things feel like they’re in flux, it’s because they are — and that’s OK, Aquarius. Before the moon wraps up in Taurus (in your fourth house of home and innermost feelings) it will square off with Saturn in your sign — and sextile Neptune in the process. Naturally, the changes we experience internally reflect onto our external reality, and this is challenging you to crystalize and solidify the foundation of your identity, which is easier said than done. On a brighter note, the moon will join forces with Mercury in Gemini (via your fifth house of love and pleasure) on May 2, followed by Venus’s dazzling debut in Aries and your communication sector. Showstopper much? Your charisma will skyrocket, and your words will be caramelized with Venusian lure.
If you’ve been doubting yourself and/or your capabilities, a lucky sextile between Jupiter and Pluto could serve as a tremendous breakthrough, both spiritually and when it comes to your sense of security. Divine timing is always at play, and this transit will prove it. You could feel a sudden rush of inspiration and adrenaline to get things done on May 4 when Mars meets with Uranus, followed by the sun (ruler of your relationship sector) conjunct your modern ruler the following day. A change of heart is likely, whether it’s with regards to a significant other or a business collaboration. You could feel the sudden urge to break away from a particular connection, and perhaps connect with like-minded individuals who share similar hopes and dreams. Then when Mercury forms a sextile to Venus on May 6, it’s a great day to collaborate and cultivate your powers of persuasion.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Weekly Horoscope For May 1, 2022
The world needs you more than you realize, Pisces. And after a powerful solar eclipse in Taurus, the week of May 1 will begin with Venus sextile Pluto (in your 11th house of associations, community, individual freedom), which, in turn, helps you heal and transcend limiting beliefs surrounding your hopes, future dreams, and sense of belonging in the world. On May 2, the moon will join forces with Mercury in Gemini (your fourth house of home, family, innermost feelings), bringing you inward and presenting you with significant insight in the process. Maybe it revolves around your upbringing or family foundation, but if you’ve been questioning things more than usual, Venus’s shift into audacious Aries (in your stability-seeking second house of values) will feel like a breath of fresh air. This Venusian transit will not only increase your confidence levels, but also bring harmony, abundance, and financial stability.
While glimmering through your sign, lucky Jupiter will meet with Pluto the following day, and this could bring forth tremendous success and personal advancement. You’re here to make a difference, and you’re beginning to see this firsthand. Moreover, while swimming through your mutable waters, Mars will harmonize with freedom-loving Uranus in your communication sector on May 4. Whether creatively or professionally, this dynamic synergy could inspire and motivate you in more ways than one. Unconventional ideas could also bring success, so don’t hesitate to step outside of your comfort zone. The sun will also meet with Uranus on May 5, so if you feel a sudden urge to break free from an outdated routine, no need to keep yourself stagnant. The week will end on a mystical note, as the Cancer moon will harmonize with Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune in your sign. Look to your dreams for the answers you seek.
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