This week is a doozy, with a whole bunch of planetary movement across the heavens. Thankfully, Mercury ends his tumultuous journey through Aries and enters Taurus for 16 days, starting on May 13. While in the sign of the Bull, Mercury will slow down his thinking and speaking long enough to figure out the true value of the information he’s hearing, which should give us a moment to catch up on all that we learned since his retrograde back in March. Take your time processing things — you’ll be patient yet decisive in the days to follow.
We'll break new ground with a fresh and fertile new moon in Taurus on May 15, which asks us to plant new seeds around what we value in our lives. Then, a few hours later, Uranus leaves Aries behind after seven years of fast (and often fiery) upheaval and enters stable Taurus. This combination is a bit of a head-scratcher, change-seeking Uranus in the sign of the immovable Bull, and no doubt this transition will bring with it earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in both nature and our personal lives. This doesn’t have to be a negative. These dramatic shifts tend to lay new ground for fresh innovation, which is all that Uranus really wants. Somewhere in your life you may have fallen into a rut, even if it means putting up with dissatisfying circumstances for the sake of ease. That comes to an end this week as we all start the six-month test run of Uranus in Taurus. We get a bigger push for change when Mars ends his embattled run through Capricorn and enters freedom-loving Aquarius on May 16. He’ll nudge you to speak up and act on your sudden impulses as he grinds up against Uranus and Mercury. Trust that you know what you’re doing. This is your chance to build a new foundation from which your life will grow.