Vedic Astrology for May: Socialness, Rapport & Possible Tensions (Be Mindful May 27!)

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At the beginning of May there are still some powerful combinations occurring with the Sun exalted in Aries, Mars traveling through the final degrees of Aries, Venus transiting its own sign of Taurus, and of course, Jupiter is exalted in the sign of Cancer until July 2015. But that quickly changes as Venus shifts to the sign of Gemini on May 2, followed closely with Mars moving to the sign of Taurus on May 4, and later on May 14 the Sun begins its transit through the sign of Taurus.

During most of May, Venus transits Gemini from May 2 to May 30, 2015. Venus in Gemini brings a desire for more socialness and mental rapport with others. We want to express love in a more verbal way, or find that talking about our feelings can be an opening for deeper intimacy. However, Venus is Gemini also likes variety, changeability, and stimulus, sometimes even over genuine emotional contacts.

Mars begins its transit through Taurus from May 4, 2015 to June 15, 2015, where it joins Mercury and will oppose retrograde Saturn in Scorpio. Mars with Mercury is a time we strive for mental stimulation, which can express in the positive through passionate speech and quick problem-solving. But watch for impatience, angry moods, and frustrations in communications with others. We want others to understand our point of view, and can be overly assertive in the process. Mars exactly conjuncts Mercury at 16 degrees Taurus on May 27, so be extra sensitive and mindful with all verbal expressions at this time.

Saturn in Scorpio opposes Mercury in Taurus now through July 4, 2015, and during this time Mercury will also go retrograde from May 18 through June 11, 2015. With Saturn opposing Mercury in retrograde motion, some serious and challenging communications can occur. We are asked to be more precise and responsible with our words now, as well as what we put in writing. With the Saturn aspect to Mercury, our minds become more critical. This is a perfect opportunity to let go of negative thinking or any rigid attitudes that hold us back.

Remember, during the Mercury retrograde phase from May 18 to June 11, we can re-do tasks we thought we had completed. There can be delays in communications and with travel plans. So double-check and review, and don’t forget important details during this transit. Also when Mercury is retrograde it is a great time for contemplation and introspection, allowing us to reflect with profound results. But watch for misunderstood messages or being misquoted. Communications and travel are improved when Mercury goes direct on June 11, 2015, when we can then move forward with more confidence.

Saturn in Scorpio and Mars in Taurus also oppose each other beginning May 4, with the exact opposition occurring at 8 degrees on May 14 and 15. These two planets are not friendly with each other, and so can bring some tensions, obstacles, or back and forth energies. If you experience some setbacks, know this is temporary, as you are learning to be more patient, mature, and direct in your expression and expectations in life. You may wish to simplify some areas of your life. As this opposition occurs between the signs of Scorpio and Taurus, this can indicate some strains revolving around value systems, finances, and investments.

Mid-month the Sun begins its annual transit through the sign Taurus the evening of May 14, 2015 through June 15, 2015, where it will join Mars already there. Now both the Sun and Mars will oppose Saturn. On May 22, 2015, Saturn in Scorpio will exactly oppose the Sun at 7 degrees of Taurus. If you have planets close to 7 or 8 degrees either in the signs of Taurus or Scorpio, you may be especially sensitive to this transit.

We can also feel personally blocked or have issues surface revolving around self-confidence and self-esteem. By being willing to take positive action, the end result is increased strength to have more authenticity in our lives. We are feeling the pull between self-expression (Sun) and doing our duty in life (Saturn). Don’t be so hard on yourself during this time. You might be re-defining what you really deserve in life and what truly matters – and we all deserve peace of mind and inner happiness!

(Remember Vedic astrology, the astrology from India, uses the sidereal zodiac, the zodiac of the fixed stars, which is based on a more accurate astronomical view of the planets in the sky.)


Note: Vedic astrology, the astrology from India, uses the sidereal zodiac, the zodiac of the fixed stars, which is based on a more accurate astronomical view of the planets in the sky.

Debra InfanteDebra Infante is a practicing Vedic astrologer and teacher. She began her studies of Vedic astrology in 1995, and was certified by The American College of Vedic Astrology as an approved teacher (Level I) in September 1999. She has been teaching Vedic astrology to the students in the yoga teacher trainings at 7 Centers Yoga in Sedona, AZ since 2002. Debra, can be reached at (928) 639-0623 for astrological consultations, by phone or in person. You can also find her at

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