Heavenly Headlines

May 2021

The Taurus Sun will wend its steady, stalwart way onwards for three weeks. Practical, earthy, acquisitive and indulgent, it’ll turn a focus onto the pleasures of life which will include security as well as spending on treats.

A sprinkling of chatty, restless Gemini courtesy of Mercury and Venus will bring entertaining distractions along the way which won’t always sit comfortably with possessive Taurus since flirting, having fun and not being tied down will be on the menu.

The two major astro-headlines will be firstly Jupiter moving into Pisces to stay until late July, which will be compassionate, charitable, well-intentioned and dreamy.

The second standout event after the Sun moves into Gemini on the 20th will be the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius which is a powerful Full Moon a few days later. Eclipses cast an effect months ahead and in this case require a balance of opposites – head and heart, independence and co-operation, details and grand visions, home and career, loved ones and friends, private me-time and being of service. Doing both will be the order of the months ahead.

All month Mars bubbles along excitably in emotional Cancer so there may be flare-ups and over-reactions.


2: Mercury in Taurus trine Pluto – persuasive, deep thinking.

Venus in Taurus sextile Neptune – romantic, kind.

3: Mercury square Jupiter – upbeat, over confident words.

Sun in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius – downbeat, serious, delays and setbacks.

4: Mercury into Gemini until mid July – scattered, sharp-witted, constant chat.

6: Venus trine Pluto in Capricorn – seductive, sociable, possessive.

8: Venus square Jupiter – frivolous, sociable, extravagant.

9: Venus in Gemini until June 2nd – social butterfly not settling anywhere for long, superficial but fun.

11: New Moon in Taurus – new beginnings.

12: Mars in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus – courageous, adventurous, inventive, uncompromising.

Mercury trine Saturn – practical, sensible ideas.

13: Sun sextile Neptune – kind, vague, elusive, dreamy.

Jupiter into Pisces until July 28th – sympathetic, generous-hearted, spiritual and creative.

17: Sun trine Pluto – in control, over recent problems, getting it together, influential.

20: Venus trine Saturn – cool, sophisticated, duty before pleasure.

Sun into Gemini for four weeks – communicative, multi-tasking, a jitterbug, curious, emotionally cool.

21: Sun square Jupiter – conf9ident, promise more than can deliver.

23: Mercury square Neptune – vague, tricky to get straight answers to questions.

Saturn retrograde in Aquarius until mid October – certain practical plans need rethought.

26: Lunar Eclipse, Full Moon in Sagittarius – sense of anticipation of important changes and challenges.

Venus square Neptune – dreamy, romantic, not realistic.

29: Mercury conjunct Venus – charming words, sweet nothings.

Mercury Retrograde in Gemini until June 24th – communication hitches and glitches, letters and agreements aren’t running to schedule.

31: Mars trine Neptune – can be glamorous or uncertain whether plans are succeeding.


Jupiter in Aquarius until May 13 2021, and again late July to late December 2021 – tolerant of difference, enthusiastic, accent on friendships and group activities, humanitarian. In Pisces from May 13 to July 28 and again in early 2022 – kind, compassionate, generous, mystical, spiritual and creative.

Saturn: In Aquarius from December 17th 2020 till early 2023 – cool emotionally, curious, good for scientific advances.

Uranus: From March 2019 for seven years in Taurus – changing attitudes to handling of money, possessions and resources especially in agriculture and our attitude to nature.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.