Happy May, cute Cancer! The end of April asked you to go easier on yourself and let go of lingering regrets. While it’s important to learn from your past, at some point, guilt turns into shame and simply weighs you down. On Monday, May 3, communication planet Mercury enters chatty Gemini and your 12th House of the Unconscious. This house helps us do the work we need to move forward. You’re someone who is prone to nostalgia, Cancer. It’s fine to hold onto sweet memories, but don’t let that tendency stop you from living life in the present. Talkative Gemini and messenger Mercury encourage you to talk about what you’re feeling, ideally with an impartial party such as a therapist.
It’s important to open to new loves and opportunities. When lover planet Venus also enters flirty Gemini and your 12th House of the Unconscious on Saturday, May 8, you may meet someone new. However, if you’re still stuck daydreaming about your ex, you may not even realise it. If you’re partnered, this transit encourages you to have fun in the moment and remember why you fell in love with your partner in the first place. Use the new moon in Taurus on Tuesday, May 11, to indulge in Venusian pleasures. Take a bath, cook some delicious food, and lounge around, either alone or with a partner. Use consensual pleasure to help anchor yourself in the present.
Lucky planet Jupiter enters Pisces and your 9th House of Philosophy on Thursday, May 13. Because Jupiter is associated with spiritual growth, this transit will give you a chance to open up your mind to new ways of thinking. This could mean trying a new relationship format or pairing with a partner who has long-term potential if that’s what you’re looking for. It’s a time of change, sweet Cancer. Your lesson for May is to be adaptable and open to new ideas.
So far this month you’ve spent a lot of time working through the past in order to be present now. When social Gemini season begins on Thursday, May 20, get ready to unleash the party animal that lives inside your crab shell. Thanks to the vaccine rolling out and warmer weather, the world is starting to open back up. Keep up the safety precautions, but put your Cancer powers to good use by hosting a picnic in the park. When disciplinarian planet Saturn goes retrograde from Sunday, May 23 to Sunday, October 10, you’re asked to learn how to create a social life that matches your inner desires. For you, this may mean utilizing your signature ability to create community, especially around your home life.
Then, stay in and cuddle during the full moon and lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on Wednesday, May 26. Eclipses are cosmic wild cards that tend to bring drama, so it’s always best to lay low. The month ends with Mercury in retrograde starting Saturday, May 29. Try not to stress, just make sure to double-check emails and expect travel days. And of course, remember to do what you can to live in the moment. You can keep those sweet memories, Cancer, but don’t isolate yourself by hiding in a crab hole of nostalgia. See you next month!
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