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Sidereal Monthly Horoscopes

May 2019 Forecast

Monthly Details

Sun in Aries
April 15th- May 15th

May 3rd
Mercury enters Aries
May 8th
Mars enters Gemini
May 11th
Venus enters Aries
May 15th
Sun enters Taurus
May 18th
Mercury enters Taurus

May 6th
New Moon 19° 10′ Aries
May 21st
Full Moon 2° 37′ Scorpio

Dates of Note
April 20th - June 12th
Mars out of bounds
May 8th
Mercury conjunct Uranus
May 18th
Venus conjunct Uranus
May 21st
Mercury conjunct Sun
May 26th - June 19th
Mercury out of bounds

May 2019 Overview - Sidereal Monthly Horoscope

Welcome to Sidereal Insights, every month we explore the astrology of the current planetary transits across the heavens from a western sidereal perspective. Be sure to read your sidereal monthly horoscope for your sidereal sun and rising sign, which may be different than the sign you’re accustomed to. Sidereal astrology is different from traditional tropical astrology, so your regular sun and rising signs may not apply in a sidereal reading or forecast.


If you need to look up your sidereal sign placements, use the easy online chart calculator to find out for free.


May opens as the annual retrograde slowdown is getting underway, with three slower moving planets--Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn--all shifting gears for the coming four to five months.


This overall change of pace affects readers with Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Capricorn and Aquarius sun or rising signs more than others, though we’ll all likely feel the retrogrades in some way.


Progress may be slower in many areas of life, but opportunities for do-overs, re-examination, healing, and renewed commitment to long term goals will greet us as we navigate the coming months.


Mercury sextile Mars, Mercury square Saturn retrograde


Travel and communication may be fraught with delays, obstacles or upheaval during the opening days of May as Mercury navigates a minefield of challenges just before leaving Pisces.


Restrictive conditions resulting from past obligations or lessons we’ve resisted learning are likely to temporarily thwart the ability to engage in commercial, intellectual, or verbal exchange when retrograde Saturn exerts himself May 1st.


Mercury square Pluto retrograde, Mercury trine Jupiter retrograde


Be aware that whatever travel and communication issues arise as we enter May could change quite dramatically fairly quickly as Mercury negotiates with both retrograde Pluto and retrograde Jupiter the very next day, May 2nd.


With Mercury involved heavily with so many influences in such a short span of time, this configuration of aspects should play out fairly quickly. Virgo and Gemini readers (and those with Virgo/Gemini ascendant) are likely to feel this whirlwind the most.


Mercury enters Aries


Mercury moves into Aries on May 3rd for a two week spin through the fire sign, enlivening both conversation and the pace of travel and commerce as he rushes through.


Expect lots of feisty conversation--including outright flareups of temper--during Mercury’s time here as Mars is out of bounds.

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about me

My astrological explorations began in 1994 and have taken me on an amazing, decades-long journey of discovery beginning with the teachings of Sybil Leek and continuing with those of Joanna Woolfolk, Nicholas Campion, Max Heindel, Ptolemy, Susan Miller, Carol Rushman, Steven Forrest, Cyril Fagan, Robert Powell, and Dane Rudhyar, to name just a few. I began reading privately for family and close friends in 2003 and following a profoundly transformational spiritual experience opened my practice to the public through Mystick Physick in 2014.


Now more than ever I see the need in the world for the life and soul guidance that astrology can offer to those who seek to understand its sublime language. Collectively we are waking up and determined to find meaning and purpose in our daily lives. This is the gift that astrology offers us.


I’m Phaedra, astrologer and artist of Mystick Physick. I make my home in Idaho’s gorgeous Treasure Valley with my husband of 20 years, our dog Rocket and cat Jet. In my natural habitat I can usually be found meditating, continuing my ongoing astrological explorations, painting to the astrological rhythms of the solar system, or reading about the latest discoveries in the science of consciousness or astrophysics. You can find me at and

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