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Aquarius horoscope for May 2023

When Jupiter leaves an area of your chart, because he is the largest and most powerful planet in the solar system and because he has spent upwards of 12 months here, this will have a lasting impact even after he leaves. However, the impact isn't usually as wide ranging or as immediate as it is destined to be. Until leaving your communication sector on 17th May, Jupiter will be doing everything he can to not only get the communication lines open but to make communication a priority and the vehicle for opportunities to find you or for you to find them. Here Jupiter can also expand the mind in a way that allows you to think big. This is impacting every aspect of your life and will continue to even after he leaves.

However, just how important this is will be realised just four days later, when on 21st May, Mars will return to your relationship sector for the first time in two years. With the dwarf planet Eris staying on to keep the communication lines open and freshly energised by her encounter with Jupiter, this is a chance to ensure the communication lines are open from the start. What makes this even more significant is that it is early next month that Venus will not only join Mars in your relationship sector, bringing the planets of love and passion together, but instead of here for just 24 days she won't leave until October.

You have spent the last 12 months working with Jupiter to get the communication lines open, just weeks before Venus is due to begin her longest visit to your relationship sector in our lifetime. Mars is not the only one on the move on 21st May, with the Sun leaving your home and family sector just four days after Jupiter returns on 17th May to begin your biggest year for home, family and/or property fronts in over a decade. It is then the Sun will turn to your romantic and creative sector to put the solar spotlight on the playful and creative side of life's fence, on the same day that Mars returns to your relationship sector.

Love & Romance

While the Sun won't return to your romantic sector until 21st May, the point in each year when the solar spotlight shifts onto matters of the heart and all things romantic, love is in the air from the start. This is thanks to not only starting the month with Venus, the planet of love already in your romantic sector but as she is capitalising on the seven months that Mars had already spent here before she arrived. It was just 17 days after Mars' longest visit to your romantic sector in eight decades ended that Venus returned, in time to capture and preserve his romantic passions and fighting spirit as well as benefiting from the roadblocks and barriers, whether real or imagined that the warrior planet of the cosmos managed to push through.

Venus will leave on 8th May but the asteroid Juno's return on 2nd May will help to keep the romantic flame burning until the Sun returns on 21st May. In a case of perfect timing, the Moon's return to your romantic sector from 20th May to 22nd May means the Sun's month long visit will get off to a romantically charged start. Meanwhile, while it is a given that the Sun will end May in your romantic sector, this is early in the year to have any planetary activity on the relationship front or for the major implications this is set to have.

It is on 21st May, the same day that the Sun returns to your romantic sector but 12 hours earlier that Mars will return for his first visit to your relationship sector in two years. This will see Mars clash with Pluto, who by that time will be in retrograde motion in Aquarius and on his way out. This will put the planets of war and revolution at odds and as this might push some buttons and create some relationship tension, something that because it will be caused by Mars' return it might take you off guard. However, don't fear, for is this a quick and sharp introduction into what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. With Venus, the planet of love returning to your relationship sector early next month to begin her longest visit in our lifetime, this couldn't be more important. The Moon's return from 25th May to 27th May will give you a better read on this.

Business & Career

While the Sun won't return to your work sector until later next month, the point in each year when the solar spotlight shifts onto your work situation and job matters, things are not only already underway as you move into the new month, but they have been for nearly six weeks. It was Mars' return in March that kicked off the first planetary activity on the job front since last August with a bang, with the warrior planet of the cosmos never doing anything quietly. Mars had returned weeks after Saturn's return to your income sector, something that quickly saw them move into a friendly aspect while individually both formed a friendly aspect to the South Node in your career sector, bringing it into the loop.

This has already established a partnership across the income, work and career fronts that the Moon continues to tighten the web on with its monthly visits and this will continue even after Mars leaves your work sector on 21st May. This is something that you will experience when the moon moves through your career sector from 5th May to 7th May. This was always going to see the Moon align with the South Node and form a friendly aspect to Mars and Saturn as it moved through, creating a positive few days across the income, work and career fronts. The same thing will happen when it moves through your work sector from 22nd May to 24th May, though with two noticeable differences.

The first is that the visit to your career sector from 5th May to 7th May is no ordinary monthly visit, but an eclipsing Full Moon on 6th May is going to expend a lot of energy while acting as a wildcard. The other difference is that Mars will still be in your career sector then, with his need for action able to run with anything this might trigger. Venus will join Mars in your work sector on 8th May, so will be here instead of him when the Moon moves through your career sector later in the month. However, by then whatever was triggered by the eclipsing Full Moon earlier in the month will have evolved, with Venus able to capitalise on this.


On both sides of the financial fence there is reason for confidence and while there is planetary activity on both the income and financial fronts all month, there is no conflict or tension between them, either in terms of physically getting in each other's way or with conflicting mandates. As Saturn moves into his second full month in your income sector, he is not only settling into a journey that will continue for another three years but he has had a huge amount of support. Already Saturn has formed a friendly aspect to Mars in your work sector and the South Node in your career sector. This is something that an eclipsing Full Moon on 6th May will energise, with things coming together again across the income, work and career fronts.

This is something that Venus, the planet of money will exploit when she joins Mars in your work sector on 8th May. This is something that will also put Venus in harmony with Saturn, increasing the support and confidence on the income front. It is the Moon's return to your income sector from 13th May to 15th May that will not only sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger but as the only visit while Venus is in your work sector will make her job of fuelling your job confidence, attracting opportunities and steering things in a lucrative direction a lot easier.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the financial fence, the dwarf planet Ceres has come to a standstill ahead of her direct turn in your financial sector on 7th May. Ceres had left just before Christmas, supposedly bringing her first deep dive into your financial needs and priorities in four years to an end. Instead, less than three months later Ceres retrograded back in, with her direct turn beginning her journey back out again. Ceres won't leave until next month, giving you another month to work with her in this journey of discovery and where it is less about the money and more about understanding your financial needs and priorities. The Moon will do both, focusing on the money and on your financial needs and priorities until leaving your financial sector on 2nd May and again when it returns from 27th May to 30th May.


While the Sun doesn't return to your health sector until the June solstice each year, by the time you move into the new month Mars has been here for six weeks, giving you the drive and motivation to get moving. Mars is less focused on health matters themselves and instead more on the mechanical movements of the body and the life force that runs through it. The best point in any two year Mars cycle to join a gym or to dust off any fitness resolutions is when Mars is in your health sector and not leaving until 21st May, this gives you plenty of time. The real motivation is likely to kick in when Venus returns on 8th May, with the planet of beauty's desire to look and feel good far more powerful than willpower alone. By the time the Moon returns from 22nd May to 25th May Mars will be gone, while Venus' influence will have taken hold.

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