May - Cosmic Month Ahead Forecast

May Cosmic Lunar Forecast (2)-min

Hello and welcome to this cosmic lunar forecast for the month of May.

Inside this article, we will look at the lunar energies for the month ahead.

May Overview

For the early part of May, the primary energy felt is due to the solar and lunar eclipses.

Eclipse energy is more intense and lasts longer. This means the work we do at the new and full moons is more powerful, with greater potential and impact.

The new Moon partial solar eclipse in Taurus encourages the art of patience. While the full Moon in Scorpio takes us into the shadows to explore things on a deeper level.

Are you ready for an exciting month?

Blog Divider

May 2022

Below you will find the major lunar events for the month of May. I suggest adding the dates and actions to your calendar to help find your flow with the Moon. Allow yourself to explore each theme and ask “what does this mean for me?” as you navigate the month ahead. Get curious and be inspired all the way through the lunar cycle, and it’s welcome what it’s changing energies have to offer.

I’ve included the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus as this is happening on 1st May for those in the Southern Hemisphere. And as it is a solar eclipse it’s part of the eclipse doorway energy we will be experiencing this month.

Also, this month, my first three Cosmic Courses become available, find out more below. 

Find Out More

Cosmic Courses Now Open-min

Blog Divider

2 New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus-min

New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Taurus - 30th April/1st May

GMT - 30th April @21:27 | Eastern Time 30th April @16:27 | Pacific Time 30th April @13:27 | Mountain Time 30th April @14:27 | Australian Eastern Time 1st May @ 06:27 | Australian Western Time - 1st May @04:27 |

Action: Set your new Moon intentions

We end the month with a new Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in the sign of Taurus. The main thing to consider about eclipse energy is that it’s more impactful and lasts longer. Usually, the theme of a new Moon lasts for the duration of the four week lunar cycle. However, eclipse energy extends the theme for several months.

The new Moon is the time to set your intentions for the month ahead. However, consider father reaching goals and wishes for this new Moon. And remember that the intentions you set will be with you for an extended period due to the influence of the eclipse.

In the sign of Taurus, you are encouraged to practice patience. Consider where I’ve just mentioned how the eclipse energy will be with us longer than usual. This may show as your wishes taking longer to manifest, which will make them more likely to take effect.

When practising the art of patience, remember that not everything can happen instantly. Sometimes we just have to be patient. The energy of Taurus helps you remain steady and strong even when there is a lot going on.

After the energy of the Aries new Moon, this slowing of pace could be welcome or frustrating, but either way, it's going to happen.

What are your lessons in patience at this time? As this new Moon is a partial solar eclipse, it's more intense than a regular new Moon. It signifies the opening of the eclipse doorway, connecting this new Moon to the full Moon in Scorpio, when the doorway closes.

Blog Divider

The Waxing Moon

Action: Attract, Build & Manifest

The waxing phases of the lunar cycle consist of the waxing crescent, first quarter and waxing gibbous Moons.

As the Moon moves from new to full, she is getting bigger and brighter in the sky, and her energy and influence is building. This is the waxing part of the cycle.

During the waxing phases of the lunar cycle, we are energised, open to receive and take action to attract and manifest our desires.

3 Waxing Crescent in Gemini-min

Waxing Crescent Moon in Gemini - 4th May

Action: Start moving forward and get curious about everything

This is a time to take action to make your goals and dreams come true.

In the sign of Gemini, you are encouraged to get curious about everything and ask lots of questions regarding your direction and purpose. Don’t forget to listen to the answers.

Blog Divider

4 First Quarter Moon in Leo-min

First Quarter in Leo - 8th/9th May

Action: Explore the discomfort use creative playfulness to reduce the friction

Where do you feel discomfort, friction or frustration? Use this opportunity to move forward without your insecurities and fear taking hold.

In the sign of Leo, you will find being playful and creative supportive especially if you’ve noticed some friction.

Blog Divider

5 Waxing Gibbous Moon in Libra-min

Waxing Gibbous in Libra - 12th May

Action: Trust the process and interact with those around you

When we push too much, we can meet resistance, when sometimes we need to just trust that the process is happening, even when we don’t recognise it.

In the sign in Libra you are able to explore who you are by interacting with others.

Blog Divider

6 Full Moon Total Eclipse in Scorpio-min

Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio - 15th/16th May

GMT - 16th May @05:13 | Eastern Time 16th May @00:13 | Pacific Time 15th May @ 21:13 | Mountain Time 15th May @22:13 | Australian Eastern Time 16th May @14:13 | Australian Western Time - 16th May @12:13 |

Action: Celebrate your successes and reflect on how far you have come

Full Moons are a time of reflection and celebration. In the sign of Scorpio, you are being asked to explore the shadows.

This full Moon lunar eclipse is the closure of the eclipse doorway that opened at the new Moon in Taurus. It signifies the ending of an emotionally intense period, where you are being asked "what came up from the shadow during this time"?.

Explore these darker elements with kindness and compassion, and turn this into an opportunity for growth, rather than challenge

You can learn more about the themes of the new and full Moons of 2022 by visiting my Moon Calendar.

2022 New & Full Moon Calendar

Blog Divider

Cosmic Courses Now Open-min

Find Out More

Blog Divider

The Waning Moon

Action: Release, Makes Space & Slow Down

The waning phases of the lunar cycle consist of the waning gibbous, last quarter and waning crescent Moons.

As the Moon moves from full to new, she is getting smaller and less bright in the sky. As she does so, her energetic influence subsides, and the direction of focus becomes more internal.

During the waning phases of the lunar cycle, we slow down, are more introverted, and crave greater solitude and peace.

Frustration often arises when we are unable to indulge in this energetic downturn.

7 Waning Gibbous Moon in Capricorn-min

Waning Gibbous Moon in Capricorn - 19th May

Action: Trust the process and let go of anything holding you back

Now is the time to say goodbye to the things that no longer serve you, while allowing yourself to welcome the new energy coming your way.

In the sign of Capricorn look at letting go of things things that are preventing you from realising your long-term goals and plans.

Blog Divider

8 Last Quarter Moon in Pisces-min

Last Quarter Moon in Pisces - 21st/22nd May

Action: Review inner conflict and spend time in the moment

Notice what is working, and what isn’t. It’s time to take responsibility for the decisions you have made and the actions you have taken.

In the sign of Pisces allow yourself space and time to just be in the moment as you allow yourself to feel love and express love.

Blog Divider

Waning Crescent in Aries - 26th May

Action: Slow down and tie up some loose ends

We are in the final throes of letting go, releasing and creating space.

In the sign of Aries slowing down maybe slightly more challenging. Allow yourself to do one or two things that you’ve been putting off to create closure, but don’t try and do too many things at once at that will just get frustrating.

Blog Divider


New Moon in Gemini - 30th May

GMT - 30th May @12:30 | Eastern Time 30th May @07:30 | Pacific Time 30th May @04:30 | Mountain Time 30th May @05:30 | Australian Eastern Time 30th May @21:30 | Australian Western Time - 30th May @19:30 |

Action: Set your new Moon intentions

The new Moon is the time to set your intentions for the month ahead. However, consider father reaching goals and wishes for this new Moon. And remember that the intentions you set will be with you for an extended period due to the influence of the eclipse.

In the sign of Gemini, it’s time to learn to direct your energy.

Gemini energy is busy, fast and excitable. If not directed somewhere, it can manifest in restlessness, discomfort, frustration and instability. Use this energy to fuel your passions, and use the energy of the Gemini lunar cycle to see what the results of your hard work and dedication can look like.

Blog Divider

Cosmic Courses Now Open-min

Find Out More

Blog Divider

Get this monthly update straight to your inbox

Every month, I send this Cosmic Month Ahead Forecast as an email newsletter. This means you can save it and keep coming back to it throughout the month.

To sign up to my newsletter, just enter your details below.

Tell me Your Thoughts

I would love to know what you think about this article. This is the first of my monthly series sharing the lunar themes of the month ahead, so I would love to know what you think.

  • Was it helpful?
  • Did you learn something new?
  • Are you excited to read this forecast each month?

Let me know in the comments below.

Other Resources to Check Out

Here are some blogs you might like to read:

Moon Phases and Their Meanings

Why are New and Full Moons Important?

Setting Powerful New Moon Intentions

Have a great month!

Sarah Cornforth Astrology & Artist Black

4 Common Mistakes when Learning Astrology
Nature and Mental Health


There are no comments yet. Be the first one to leave a comment!