Astrology for Month Ahead – May 2024 : Jupiter enters Gemini

with AGENT 300 - ROSE MARCUS

New Moon in Taurus: May 7th, 8:21 pm (18°02 Taurus)

Full Moon in Sagittarius: May 23rd 6:52 am (2°55 Sagittarius)

May 2: Pluto in Aquarius stations retrograde: 10:46 am (2:06 Aquarius)

May 14: Ceres in Capricorn stations retrograde: 10:36 pm (21:32 Capricorn)

May 15: Mercury enters Taurus: 00:04 am

May 20: Sun enters Gemini: 5:59 am

May 23: Venus enters Gemini: 1:30 pm

May 25: Jupiter enters Gemini: 4:14 pm

**Please note, all times listed are PDT. Please check your local time.

 

Dates to watch: May 2, 6 – 8, 11 to 13, 14 – 16, 17 – 20, 22, 23, 25, 29 to 31.

May Overview:

April was quite the month, wasn’t it?!  More than 31 million people viewed the April 8 solar eclipse, earthquakes were numerous (Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, New Jersey), Iran attacked Israel, Arizona reinstated an old abortion law (dating back160-years), the USA house finally passed a $95 billion aid package to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, archaeologists uncovered stunning frescoes from the ancient city of Pompei, a fire toppled the stunningly beautiful spiral of Denmark’s historic 17th century landmark (Borsen, the old stock exchange building), O.J. Simpson died, a surprisingly quick jury selection set the clock on Trump’s criminal hush money/2016 election interference trial, and on the day Mercury retrograde ended, Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 rape charge in New York State was overturned.

Did you feel the impact of April’s intense stars on your personal life too?

Venus, Mars, and Mercury:

May opens with both Venus and Mars on sign changes. Venus tenants Taurus from April 29 to May 23. Mars tenants Aries from April 30 to June 8. Both planets are assets rich while in transit through their respective home signs. Mars in Aries keeps action, energy, and incentive going strong. Venus in Taurus makes it valuable or worthwhile. In combination, both planets set the potential to make better headway over the month ahead. Mercury, now out of retrograde but continuing in Aries through May 15, also provides ample fuel and incentive. No matter whether the instigation is self driven, circumstance dictated, or a combination of both, dynamic stars set the tone for a productive and lucrative month ahead.

Pluto in Aquarius turns retrograde on May 2nd; Ceres in Capricorn turns retrograde on May 14:

Pluto, agent of collective and personal evolution, entered Aquarius at the end of January. Pluto’s transit through Aquarius is a bring it to life, awakening and reinvention archetype. On May 2, Pluto begins its annual retrograde cycle (continues to mid October). Pluto’s retrograde cycle is a time to investigate further, to look deeper into the workings of your thought process, your intention, motivation, and circumstance. Pluto’s aim is to confront and to rework where necessary and desirable. As such, the retrograde cycle can assist you to break through the sound barriers that prevent you from a realignment with what your soul deems is in your highest and best interest.

From September 3 to mid November, Pluto will revisit Capricorn for one last time. It is the finalization of the last 16-years of the contemporary transit. It also marks a full circle wrap-up regarding the last 248 years of collective evolution (the beginning of an ending chapter).  Pluto in Capricorn has been working to breakdown the structural foundations of the past, in other words, the criteria by which we evaluate, perceive, judge, and govern reality and all that correlates to control, security, and necessity. Pluto in Capricorn looks to eliminate the old, worn, limiting, and obsolete, to bust up the concrete on that which restricts and impedes new growth. First, Pluto must peel back all the layers that have crystalized and cemented the actualization process. We are confronting this now as a collective. As the breakdown process continues, the scramble to maintain/re-establish control and the past increases exponentially. We see this reflected by the power driven, the self serving, and fear generating, by those driven to dominate, exclude, hoard, abuse, and destroy.

Evolution never stops. While we are breaking new ground in so many ways, the year ahead continues to be one of straddling past and future. Sister to Pluto (and mother to Persephone), asteroid Ceres transits Capricorn for most of 2024 (February to November). Like Pluto, Ceres in action is metamorphic and regenerative. She is goddess of the seasons; her influence is cyclical. After winter, comes spring, after grief and loss comes renewal and a new life force. (Also, after initiation and experience comes knowledge. Capricorn can be an archetype for learning the hard way.) Ceres in Capricorn turns retrograde on May 14. It will continue in retrograde to the end of August. The influence prompts a review of priorities and reassessment of methods. Ceres retrograde is a time to recommit yourself, to refortify from within, to restructure where necessary and expedient, to aim for better organization and control, to get better on track. Both Ceres and Pluto retrograde turn the page on the work that is already in progress.

By mid November, Pluto will end its tour of Capricorn and begin its 20-year trek through Aquarius. This transit will speed up the timelines of the potentials that await our creative input and choices.

New Moon in Taurus, May 7:

The new moon in Taurus on May 7 can trigger a new evaluation or set something actual into action. There can be a sense of “meant to be” connected to the decision-making process, or to how circumstances unfold. You can find yourself questioning your readiness. There may be the need to adjust (or an added price to pay), but don’t let that hold you back. Risk is in the mix but that is always the case when breaking new ground. The only way to know with certainty is to try it. Within the range of potentials for this new moon, the catalyst could be someone you know or someone or an indirect source. A new project or undertaking holds greater than usual potency and life force. It can be accompanied by an upfront challenge, modification, or fast-track, but again, that is often par for the course with new ventures. If it is not meant to be, or it is a wrong turn for you, you will know quickly. May 8,13, 18**, 22, and 23 set a lucrative and opportune backdrop. Watch for something fresh, unexpected, or spontaneous.

May 15 to June 3, Mercury tours Taurus. Despite whatever challenges there may be to navigate, this Mercury transit is useful for the think-through and the follow-through, for feeling your way along to surer footing/more solid ground. Sun and Mercury in Taurus, hold appreciation for quality over quantity, and for what is most practical or simple. May 17 Mercury/Pluto could move you past an inner or outer conflict (personal, financial, relationship, or mental block). You could receive a message, answer, or confirmation.

Mid month transits:

The week of May 13 can start and end on a lucrative, flourishing, or exciting note. Under the first quarter moon, May 18, hosts two powerful conjunctions: Sun/Jupiter and Venus/Uranus in Taurus. Indulge, participate, enjoy, shine, spread the love, spread the joy. This date (and the days nearby) can be exceptionally opportune, lucrative, gifting, or uplifting (even life-altering). They are excellent for travel, sports or other public events, social gatherings, a workshop, for marking a special occasion or anniversary, for a freedom bid, for the adventurer, inventor, promotor, performer, artist, or creator. Children born on this day can have special talents, an openness to life, with better than average bounce back or luck, or an exceptional life to live. If your birthday falls on May 18, you can find the year ahead to put you on an upswing and to deliver opportunity for personal reinvention. (The year ahead can dish up multiple opportunities, gifts, or avenues.) May 18 could deliver the exceptional; May 22/23 is good for a powerplay, cashing in, or for putting it into full swing; May 25 hold good potential too.

Full Moon in Sagittarius, May 23:

The auspicious full moon in Sagittarius on May 23 is accompanied by a Venus/Jupiter conjunction in Taurus. This conjunction happens just a few hours before Venus enters Gemini, and two days before Jupiter does the same. Venus/Jupiter are in beautiful angle to Neptune. As such, the full moon can be fruitful, romantic, and inspiring. Hope can be replenished. A potential could be realized, a dream could become a reality, the book could get published, the case could be won. A concert, sports or outdoor event could be a crowd pleaser. At the very least, the full moon marks the end of school semesters and the start of vacation season for northern hemisphere residents. Watch also for a big news. Of course, plus and/or minus, there are a myriad of ways for the full moon to play out. (The full moon can also spotlight matters to do with foreign countries or people, Indigenous traditions or cultures, refugees, the homeless, immigration, travel, legal cases, overgrowth, overpopulation; also, matters to do with nature, such as infestations).

Jupiter in Gemini, May 25 to June 9, 2025

The sun enters Gemini on May 20. Venus enters Gemini on May 23 (to June 16). Of greater significance, Jupiter enters Gemini on May 25. The sun in Gemini is an annual transit, Venus in Gemini happens once every eighteen months (approx.), but Jupiter in Gemini only comes around once every 12 years. Think back a dozen years or 24 years (June 2012 – June 2013; June 2000 – July 2001). Jupiter will be in transit through the same area of your chart. What blossomed or grew more meaningful? Did you move or take a risk on a lifestyle change? Did you find yourself at the start of next chapter of personal growth, learning, and education? Did you find yourself on the gain with fresh insight and awareness?

Gemini is a mobilizing, diversification, and trend-setting archetype. This archetype sets a backdrop for thinking and doing, coming, and going, being and seeing, for connecting, socializing, and learning (whether you train formally or gain from the school of life). From May 18 forward there’s better traction on all the above. Talks, projects, plans, and negotiations can hit the move-along track. (That better traction could start as early as May 13 forward, or even earlier, from the May 7 new moon.)

Jupiter in Gemini could also see multiplication to the plus or to negative. It could produce more than one viable option or avenue to consider or pursue. (Sometimes it is better to have two part time jobs rather than one full one.) A diversification of skills, product offerings, and such can be of benefit. One thing can dove-tail or domino onto another. To the negative, Jupiter in Gemini can be scattered or get easily overwhelmed by overshooting or over-estimating. Jupiter in Gemini has a propensity to take on too much or assume too much. Too much of a good thing can be just that.

Jupiter in Gemini is also the signature of the super salesperson. Know it is easy to talk yourself into something that may or may not be in your best interest.

Jupiter is in its detriment in Gemini, the sign that is opposite to its rulership. Traditionally, detriment is considered a weak position, as the planet must operate through a sign that is opposite to its natural talent and inclination. Gemini correlates to the intellect, to logic, fact, and rational. Jupiter, ruler of Sagittarius, correlates to intuition, beliefs, and philosophies. Looking at it from the evolutionary perspective, through sampling the buffet, Jupiter in Gemini has an opportunity (even a talent) to single out the one from the many, the fact or the candidate that can go the distance. It is interesting to note that 2024 hosts major elections all over the world while Jupiter transits Gemini. We are sure to see a multitude of promises. Let us hope voters are wise in their choices (and that committees, especially ones that aim to save the planet and its inhabitants, result in more action than talk.)

Overall, the month ahead is rich with potential ripe for the taking. I hope you make the most of your opportunities, and that all good things come your way.

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Pluto in Aquarius, the Evolutionary Astrology Perspective:

Leaving no stone unturned, Pluto’s transit through Aquarius marks a time of significant and lasting change at all levels of existence. A preview of the future and its mandate is already well in evidence. It is readily witnessed through increasing threats to survival on the planet caused by Mother Nature and by human choices, through innovations in science and technology that serve to accelerate the revolutionising of daily life, and through the growing number of souls that are awakening to a higher level of consciousness. Considering that Pluto correlates to evolution and Aquarius to liberation, the potential for profound inner change and soul growth is at its prime. How can you best ready yourself for the years ahead?

Thursday March 16th,
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AGENT 30 – ROSE MARCUS

Rose Marcus, Evolutionary Astrologer and teacher, ISAR CAP, is based in Vancouver, Canada. Her first book, a compilation project, Insights into Evolutionary Astrology, Lewellyn Worldwide, was published in 2010. Rose is also a contributor to Natural Astrology, International Voices of Evolutionary Astrology, published in 2021. Over the span of her 30-year career, Rose hosted many astrologers for workshops, (including Jeffrey Wolf Green, and one his first schools in 1994), has lectured at conferences in the USA and Canada, and has written for numerous publications and projects, including daily horoscopes for the Mountain Astrologer (2007/08). Since 2010, Roseand Kristin Fontana have co-hosted a monthly radio show on upcoming transits on Guiding Stars, healthylife.net (based in California; show podcasts are also archived). In 2019, she launched SoulWise School of Evolutionary Astrology with Laura Nalbandian and Patricia Walsh. In addition to in-depth monthly forecasts and astrological counselling, Rose offers clairvoyant readings.

Website: https://rosemarcus.com

Location: Vancouver, BC
Website: www.rosemarcus.com

AGENT 300 – ROSE MARCUS

Rose Marcus, Evolutionary Astrologer and teacher, ISAR CAP, is based in Vancouver, Canada. Her first book, a compilation project, Insights into Evolutionary Astrology, Lewellyn Worldwide, was published in 2010. Rose is also a contributor to Natural Astrology, International Voices of Evolutionary Astrology, published in 2021. Over the span of her 30-year career, Rose hosted many astrologers for workshops, (including Jeffrey Wolf Green, and one his first schools in 1994), has lectured at conferences in the USA and Canada, and has written for numerous publications and projects, including daily horoscopes for the Mountain Astrologer (2007/08). Since 2010, Roseand Kristin Fontana have co-hosted a monthly radio show on upcoming transits on Guiding Stars, healthylife.net (based in California; show podcasts are also archived). In 2019, she launched SoulWise School of Evolutionary Astrology with Laura Nalbandian and Patricia Walsh. In addition to in-depth monthly forecasts and astrological counselling, Rose offers clairvoyant readings.

Website: https://rosemarcus.com

Location: Vancouver, BC
Website: www.rosemarcus.com

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