Special Report ~ May 2024 Astrology Forecast ~ Listen To Your Body

May 2024 Astrology Forecast

Theme: Listen To Your Body

By Guest Astrologer, Meagan Leonard | IG: @_space.drama

Graduate of Our Mystic Astrology Apprenticeship Program

Subthemes for April 2024:

Cultivating emotional safety 

Establishing solid foundations through daily devotion

Determining personal values and belief systems

After the chaos and upheaval of April, May enters the scene like a cozy inn at the end of a long journey. Eclipse season and Mercury retrograde turned many of us inside out, forcing us to face our wounds and come to terms with what is out of alignment in our lives. Now, weary and a little bedraggled, we’re ready for some much-deserved R&R. 

Welcome to Taurus season.

Taurus deals with the physical realm—it represents how we connect with the world through the five senses. It is the slow path of a plow through the field, an acorn’s journey to become an oak tree, and the smell of homemade chilli simmering in the crockpot. Taurus doesn’t rush—it is patient, tenacious, and committed, understanding that the very best things take time.

This energy feels foreign to many of us and contradicts our overstimulated culture of scrolling, consuming, and quick fixes. There is always another video, another opportunity, another person—so sitting still feels uncomfortable and navigating challenges feels unnecessary. Why bother when you can simply move on to the next thing?

Aries season showed us what we want most and imbued us with the fire and drive to go after it. We felt empowered and excited about the future as we discussed our plans and scribbled down ideas. 

But Taurus is about to turn the dial way down and ask us to consider what those dreams and goals look like on a daily basis and how we plan to show up during the less glamorous moments. 

Taurus rules foundations and groundwork. When faced with a project, Aries says—I’ll figure it out as I go, but Taurus wants to read the instruction manual and understand where it is headed. It also wants to think through its decisions and ensure they align with its values and beliefs. 

All of this humming and hawing can stall progress completely, so it’s essential to strike a balance between taking it slow and maintaining momentum.

April’s full moon in Scorpio highlighted the way we cling to familiar things to avoid the unknown. Security is a double-edged sword—in some instances, it holds us back from much-needed change, while in others, it becomes a springboard to the highest version of ourselves. 

This brings us to an important lesson Taurus is here to teach us: the difference between positive and maladaptive safety and what each one feels like.

Many of us are so stuck in patterns of overthinking and consuming information that we forget the ancient wisdom contained in our physical bodies—bodies that were hardwired for survival thousands of years ago and designed to pick up on subtle cues long before our minds register them.

How often have you experienced a fleeting instinctual response to someone or something, then quickly rationalized it away … only to realize months or years later that you should have listened to your gut? 

If you have spent years in unsafe situations where you had to play a role and were afraid to express your feelings or ask for what you needed, you may have come to expect chaos around every corner and find stability frightening and uncomfortable. 

However, living in a constant state of threat, hypervigilance, and anxiety wears you down and can lead to illness. It’s not uncommon to experience chronic pain, insomnia, and recurring infections when we’re out of alignment, whether this is in a relationship, our job, family, or living situation. Staying in such situations because they are all we know is an example of maladaptive safety.

On the other hand, when learn to identify and embrace the places we are seen and accepted, our heart rate and breathing stabilize, our muscles relax, and digestion improves. We sleep better and can communicate honestly and openly. When we finally find somewhere we can truly be ourselves without fear of rejection, we free up space and energy to focus on our dreams and what lights us up—this is how safety becomes a foundation.

There is a difference between safety in what is familiar and safety that allows your nervous system to relax. Part of the work this month is to pay attention to how your body reacts to certain people and situations without trying to rationalize away your instincts.

The other part is examining your beliefs and values and allowing them to guide your actions and habits. Taurus tends to do things because that’s how it’s “always been done,” and its why-fix-what-isn’t-broke mindset keeps people stuck in patterns of conformity that do not serve their highest good. 

When the Sun meets Uranus on May 13, we may question whether we genuinely resonate with the traditions and structures laid out by our communities, families, and society. We may be asked to weigh the benefits and risks of going our own way or following the status quo and find ourselves seeking new people and experiences that feel more authentic. 

Venus will join up with the planet of rebellion a few days later, on May 18, shifting the focus to our relationships. As we continue developing the daily habits and rituals that will support our long-term growth, we may need to create more space for independence and put our individual needs first. Any relationships that have become too smothering or controlling may start to feel intolerable, and we may be alerted to where our values do not align with our partners’. 

There are also several fortuitous transits to look forward to this month, including a Jupiter cazimi on May 18 (often considered the luckiest day of the year!) and a Venus/Jupiter conjunction on May 23, which will occur at 29 degrees of Taurus. The final degree of a sign is known as the degree of fate—and represents the culmination of lessons learned in a sign. Jupiter will shift into Gemini on May 25, so this event will wrap up the Jupiter in Taurus story that began in May 2023. 

Find the area of your chart ruled by Taurus—how did this area of your life grow or change? Did these experiences alter your life philosophy or beliefs? 

Jupiter in Taurus helped us expand our material world and brought new opportunities for abundance into our lives. It showed us that success doesn’t happen overnight but is the result of slow and steady effort. If you were generous with your time, energy, and resources in the past, you might have found that these gifts were returned to you in the form of lucky breaks and fortuitous events. 

As Jupiter enters Gemini, the focus will shift to expanding our knowledge and embracing new perspectives. Over the next year, we will see the most growth through networking and communication. Gemini is a mercurial sign that values research and information. When Jupiter lands here, we are drawn to connect with others and seek new experiences that expand our worldview—you may see significant shifts in your belief system during this transit.

Overall, this month should be a welcome reprieve after the heaviness of eclipse season. Take some time to rest, reflect, and listen to your body. Pay attention to how you feel around certain people and in certain situations—lean into energies that make you feel open and more like yourself while limiting those that make you feel restricted and false.

Evaluate your core values and ensure your actions and decisions reflect who you want to be, then commit your endeavours with Taurus’ determination and fortitude. 

Signs Most Affected

Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius – Sun, Moon, and Rising

Key Transits and Dates:

May 2: Pluto stations retrograde in Aquarius

May 7: New moon in Taurus

May 13: Uranus cazimi in Taurus

May 15: Mercury enters Taurus

May 17: Mercury in Taurus square Pluto rx in Aquarius 

May 18: Venus conjunct Uranus in Taurus, Jupiter cazimi in Taurus

May 20: Sun enters Gemini

May 23: Venus conjunct Jupiter in Taurus, Full moon in Sagittarius, Venus enters Gemini

May 25: Jupiter enters Gemini

May 30: Mercury conjunct Uranus in Taurus

About Guest Astrologer, Meagan Leonard

Graduate of Our Mystic Astrology Apprenticeship Program

Meagan is a writer, certified astrologer, and intuitive tarot reader. She is currently pursuing her master’s in counselling psychology and hopes to eventually combine astrology and therapy in private practice.

Astrology and tarot have helped Meagan learn to trust her intuition and navigate many difficult experiences. Now, she is passionate about using these tools to help others do the same.

As a reader, Meagan uses the natal chart to identify the unique soul journey you are on in this lifetime—the lessons you are here to learn, and the challenges you must overcome to unlock your greatest strengths.

Her areas of interest are the North and South Nodes and synastry/compatibility.

 IG: _space.drama

Andrea is a writer, astrologer, astrology teacher and tarot reader who combines ancient classical techniques from Esoteric Western Astrology, Hellenistic Astrology, Jaimini and Vedic Astrology into her own unique intuitive astrology system called Sacred Astrology. Check out her Become Your Own Astrologer Course under "Programs" on the Risingwoman.com menu :)
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