Weekly Astrology Forecast: May 16 – 22, 2022

Do you have any buried feelings that need to be revealed or creative ideas that are begging for your attention? Then the stars are here to help you release and move forward into new and exciting territory!

There are two major transits occurring this week that are here to seriously change things up, beginning with a Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Scorpio on May 16th. This lunar transit is incredibly charged and extremely palpable, meaning that you’ll be able to feel those heightened emotions and reveal information harder than ever.

It’s important to pay attention to any hidden information or feelings that surface under this transit, especially as Scorpio is mysterious and deeply drawn to the truth. Scorpio energy strongly urges you to explore your psyche and your inner world now.

Next up, the Sun brings transformation as it moves into intellectual, Airy Gemini on May 20th. Gemini is a sociable sign that requires plenty of mental stimulation and intellectual entertainment. 

You desire enticing conversation and the acquisition of new information during Gemini season, making it a great time to learn or study new things.

Gemini season also gives you a chance to learn more about your intellectual preferences and which like-minded individuals you should spend time with now. Embrace the duality of Gemini season and try to understand that changing ideas and moods are just part of the fun!

May 16th – May 22nd is a Week to Feel Deeply & Explore Mentally

The Full Moon and Lunar eclipse in Scorpio will definitely bring some deep, heavy emotions that may feel uncomfortable to face – but it’s crucial that you do. Embrace those emotions and express them in a manner that feels safe and cathartic to you. 

Gemini season, on the other hand, turns your attention to the mind, urging you to stimulate it with new information and conversations.

Let those feelings out and then allow yourself to obverse them through the intellectual lens of Gemini season.

If you aren’t comfortable with heavier emotions, a personalized astrological reading can help you learn how to embrace your feelings, based on your birth chart.

An illustration of the planets in line with the solar system.

Planetary Locations During This Week

  • Sun: Taurus (April 19, 2022 – May 20, 2022), Gemini (May 20, 2022 – June 21, 2022)
  • Mercury: Gemini (May 10, 2022 – May 22, 2022)
  • Venus: Aries (May 2, 2022 – June 22, 2022)
  • Mars: Pisces (April 14, 2022 – May 24, 2022)
  • Jupiter: Aries (May 10, 2022 – October 28, 2022)
  • Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)
  • Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)
  • Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)
  • Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots

Monday, May 16

Sun

Taurus – As Taurus season wraps up, consider what you’ve learned and how you’ve deepened your bond to Mother Nature and your sensual side.

Moon

Scorpio – The Scorpio Moon may encourage you to hide your feelings, but it’s important to find an outlet for them today. Try writing in your journal if you’re not feeling like being vulnerable with others.

Astrological Aspect

Full Moon and Solar eclipse in Scorpio – This is an emotionally revealing and illuminating transit that may bring heavy feelings – but it’s important to pay attention to them now. Make notes today about the information that becomes uncovered and how you feel about it.

Read next: Uncover the Mystery of the Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio

Tuesday, May 17

Sun

Taurus

Moon

Sagittarius – The spicy Sagittarius Moon brightens your mood and helps you feel more optimistic about your goals today. It’s a great day to focus on how to start making those goals become a reality!

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Sagittarius trine Venus in Aries – This is a warm transit that encourages friendly energy, making it a great day to spend with those you love. Create an adventure and have fun with someone.

Wednesday, May 18

Sun

Taurus

Moon

Sagittarius

Astrological Aspect

Mars in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces – While this transit may bring enthusiasm, it can also cause delusional thinking – balance is crucial. Begin the day with meditation or yoga to promote a centered spirit.

Thursday, May 19

Sun

Taurus

Moon

Capricorn – The Capricorn Moon is serious and hard-working, urging you to get things done today. Follow your instincts and be sure to work on or wrap up a task when you feel called to.

Astrological Aspect

Sun in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn – You’re drawn to finding and fulfilling your purpose, infusing your spirit with energy. When you feel led toward a certain activity or situation, let yourself follow that intuitive message!

Friday, May 20

Sun

Gemini

Moon

Capricorn

Astrological Aspect

Sun enters Gemini – Today marks the beginning of Gemini season, bringing about a month of sociable, intellectual, and dualistic energy. Stimulate your mind with new information and plenty of interesting conversations.

Read next: What to Expect This Gemini Season (& It Isn’t What You Think)

Saturday, May 21

Sun

Gemini

Moon

Aquarius – The Aquarius Moon asks you to be your most authentic self and heightens your desire for revolutionary changes in your life and that of the world around you. Embrace your ideas and consider where they could lead.

Astrological Aspect

Sun in Gemini conjunct Mercury in Gemini – Mercurial themes such as thinking, communicating, and even short-distance travel may be on your mind, but remember Gemini is retrograde now. Find ways to excite your mind while practicing patience and paying attention to your surroundings.

Sunday, May 22

Sun

Gemini

Moon

Last Quarter Moon in Pisces – The Last Quarter Moon is about understanding, releasing, and following your intuition, which is naturally heightened thanks to the watery Pisces Moon. Spiritual shifts are possible, so listen to your intuitive center and your body’s messages. (Manifestation is also highly favored now, so magnetize yourself!)

Astrological Aspect

Mercury retrograde enters Taurus – While Mercury retrograde was in Gemini, challenges connected to mental clarity and communication, whereas Taurus – the bull in astrology – brings a more stubborn, indulgent vibe to this transit. Grounding exercises are crucial for finding balance and remembering to care for your physical health.

Join astrologer Terence Guardino for this week’s video astrology forecast.

About The Author
Rhiannon Liselle
Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about metaphysical, spiritual, and esoteric subjects for 3 years. Rhiannon lives in the mountains of Colorado, and loves drinking coffee and spending time with her coloring books.
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