Happy May everyone! Yesterday marked the half way point of Spring, meaning were inching ever closer to Summer. April was one for the books, with retrogrades firing off left and right and planets tied up in conflict. Much of May will be spent trying to re-organize the things that fell apart before us, while also attempting to usher in a new level of stability and higher understanding of the events that conspired for us in April.
♀ May starts off hot with a freshly entered Venus in Aries. She’s spending an unusual amount of time in Aries this year thanks to her recent retrograde. Venus was in Aries for the majority of Feb & March - so recall your feelings regarding relationship, finances, beauty and art around then - and expect for those themes to be making a reappearance. This time around the story will be different though, because the retrograde showed us quite clearly what needed changing and releasing. We were asked to review our most intimate relationships and long held values to see what still applies to us and what felt obsolete.
Now that she’s in direct motion, we’re moving forward with the narrative. Venus (love, relationship & harmony) in Aries (me, myself & i) is an aggressively self-focused and independent fire goddess. She has a real bite to her in this sign. The women’s march took place back when Venus was in Aries. It’s a time where women demand the respect and recognition they deserve. Everyone’s a bit more irritated, self interested and faster to quarrel. Women aren’t to be messed right now.
☿ Mercury (communication, information, & transportation) is also dwindling in Aries, and stations to go direct on May 3rd. Rebellious and invigorating new ideas and messages are to be expected for the first half of the month, since paused Mercury is conjunct (merged with) Uranus (rebellion, explosions, & disruptions) in the sky. This is a good time to explore the firey and unconventional ideas that come up. Mental energies and nervous systems are heightened by this conjunction, leading people towards erratic thoughts & actions. People in your life (or you) can communicate new and unexpected things at this time in a brash, unorthodox fashion.
Words and image: Zodiac Mack
Mackenzie Greer is an astrologer, palm reader, and photographer based out of Astoria, Queens NY. She studied palmistry for several years under the esteemed Ellen Goldberg at the School of Oracles in the West Village and is currently working to earn her diploma at the renowned astrological institute of Kepler College. She can be found roaming astrology conferences nationwide. Mackenzie is a Cancer sun, Pisces moon, and Leo rising- which ultimately renders her a shy sensitive emotional creature who dons the mask of a happy go lucky romantic. She can be reached out to for any astro-inquiries over at @mackandthezodiac and @mackenziegreer!