Aries May 2017 Horoscope


In many ways May is an opportunity for a do over, with both Mercury and Venus having returned to Aries for a double dip visit. Mercury returned on the 21st April, just a day after the Sun left Aries, wrapping up your birthday month. No sooner was it over than you had a chance to return to the drawing board. Then eight day later Venus, who had left Aries on the 3rd April, returned for a double dip visit as well. Returning just three weeks after leaving, Mercury allowed you to return to the drawing board with his initial ideas still fresh in your mind, but with an opportunity for a do over.

Mercury will turn direct on the 4th May and will leave on the 16th May, but Venus will spend the whole of May back in Aries, not leaving until early next month. With the North Node returning to your romantic sector on the 10th May, to begin a fateful 18 months for matters of the heart, this will ensure the planet of love is on hand from the get go. Could this be why Venus has returned for a double dip visit? After all she had already spent two months in Aries. Venus will also play a role in keeping your relationships on their toes, just as support from the communication gods is at its height and the doors are open to the past and second chances.

As has become a familiar pattern over the last 10 years, new doors have opened on the income front as the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped professional potential. What is important is a chance to gain a sense of direction on the job front, especially in the first 10 days of the month. In the meantime, a Full Moon in your financial sector on the 11th May will give both income and money matters a boost.

Love 2017Aries May 2017 Love Horoscope

While Venus had already spent two months in Aries before she retrograded back out in early April, her return on the 29th April has put her right back at the start again. Venus won’t leave until the 6th June, spending the whole of May moving through Aries for a second time. In every sense of the word this is an opportunity for a do over, but there is another consequence, which is either pure coincidence or a crafty move from the planet of love.

Venus should have long gone, but instead she is still in Aries, still bringing new romantic opportunities when, on the 10th May, the North Node returns to your romantic sector for the first time in 17 years. Unlike a planet, the North Node is a force and until November 2018, this will keep the element of fate in play, as well as drawing romantic matters forward, towards their destiny. This will also trigger a series of eclipses here over the next two years, the first being a total solar eclipse in August. Venus should be long gone by now, but through a twist of fate she is still here. Could it be that fate is already at work?

Things take a turn for the better for your relationships this month as well. Apart from an opposition with Venus on the 19th/20th May, there will be no pressure on Jupiter, in his last full month in retrograde motion in your relationship sector. However, even if there was you’d be better for it, with Mars spending the whole of May in your communication sector. Even if there are still some relationship tensions, it won’t take much for Mars to turn this into an opportunity for a breakthrough.

Money 2017Aries May 2017 Money Horoscope

That the focus is on income matters this month is no surprise, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of May in your income sector. This year you have both a head start and a hold up, if that makes sense. The head start is due to the fact that by the time Mars left last month, just a day after the Sun returned, he had already spent six weeks firing things up and attacking glass ceilings. Even Mercury had spent nearly three weeks before retrograding back out on the same day, leaving you with a smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight.

While this leaves you with a lot of options and momentum, things may appear to have stalled. This is partly because with Mars gone anything would seem to wind down, but also because you are playing the waiting game. Mercury will turn direct on the 4th May, returning for a double dip visit to your income sector on the 16th May. This is just five days before the Sun is due to leave, once more bringing the smart head for money needed to get your head back in the game. Yet if you expected this to give things the hurry up it won’t, mainly because things will continue to unfold, even after the Sun leaves on the 21st May.

It is almost as though the money gods are waiting for something, which they are. So far the only no show is Venus, planet of money and the one planet that really can attract the money. Not due to return until early next month, even by the end of the month the most lucrative weeks of the year will still be in front of you. In the meantime, a Full Moon on the 11th May will give both income and money matters a push.

Career 2017Aries May 2017 Career Horoscope

To begin with it is a case of business as usual, both in terms of a continuation from last month and for where things stood this time last year. In fact, where things stand at the start of May 2017 is almost exactly where they stood at the start of May 2016, which means the Sun is in your income sector, Pluto is in his first full month in retrograde motion in your career sector and the North Node is in your work sector. This brings a sense of familiarity that will bring a sense of confidence across the income, work and career fronts.

You know how this goes, how to play things and you have some real history. The relationship between the Sun and Pluto will continue for several more years. Since returning to your career sector in 2008 Pluto has always turned retrograde in April and with the Sun always returning to your income sector in April. Their paths have crossed like this for the tenth time in as many years and will continue until Pluto leaves in 2024. This is simply what income and career matters do at this time every year.

The North Node by contrast has only been in your work sector since November 2015, with this just the second time it has been part of this annual ritual. It will also be the last, ever in our lifetime. The North Node is leaving your work sector on the 10th May and while it will return in 17 years’ time, Pluto will be gone from your career sector by then, not returning in our lifetime. This makes the first 10 days of the month extremely important, not for anything this might trigger on the work and job front, but for the sense of direction this will leave you with. Fortunately the Moon will move through from the 4th May to the 7th May, giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters in those final days.

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Anne Macnaughtan

Anne has worked as a professional Astrologer, writing Horoscope Content for the media, public and private clients since 1997 and currently provides Horoscope Content to companies in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and around the world.