The Sun will roll through your 9th house this month activating your interest in places far away and sense of adventure. Travel yearnings abound and in instances where you can’t make a journey physically, stepping into being an “armchair warrior” will do, where watching, reading, or listening to others’ adventures can help fill that void for travel.  Another fun way to bring the energy of different geographies into your own without leaving your town is to have culinary adventures with “theme” nights with cooking from different countries and cultures.

This time holds many great potentials for travel. To whet your travel appetite or have more support and resources for trips you would love to take, check out my new site AstrologyKissedTravelBliss.com.  You will find blogs including Monthly Travel Astrology Reports, Tips, Inspiration, and more 🙂

This month is completely clear of Mercury retrograde energy starting May 4 which means it is great for making travel and other plans.

The Suns movement through your 9th house can also activate spiritual studies or church-related activities.  Inspiration and optimism often accompany this transit so have a notebook ready for the great ideas and insights that will roll through you.  Opportunities to step up your participation in Spirit-driven activities will be more likely at this time.  It is a great time to experiment, try things on, expand gently into things you have often considered in the past.

The desire to learn will likely be strong this month.  Going on a ‘library bender’ is a fantastic way to use this energy.  It favors breadth over depth so expect to be a little scattered with your interests.

Intuition will be strong and favoring it over logic may prove extra fruitful now.

The draw to teach may be very strong now and favors creation of curriculum or other offerings. If you feel ready to commit to a learning or teaching project, the stars are good, especially in the first half of May for more clarity and bigger decisions about long-term courses (like a year or more) and especially favored for shorter-term courses of study (like 6-9 or so months). Most of this year will be in personal planet retrogrades.  If you want to lock something in, the time through mid-May is the best time for this until December so if you feel strongly about it, take advantage of this window for action. At the same time, know that all decisions “to do” and  “to not do” will be tested for the rest of the year.

The house accentuated in your chart at this time is also the writing and publishing house.  If you have been working on a book or wanting to start, this month holds great energy for moving forward with projects like this.  For launches, the first half of May is best if it must be done before mid-December.

There is a short week from May through May 11 before Mars retrograde pre-transit shadow period begins.  Mars retrograde tends to lower ambitions and momentum so you will have more momentum in the first half of the month.

Mars will be retrograde from June 26, 2018 ~ August 27, 2018.  The pre-transit shadow period starts May 11 and the post-retrograde shadow transit runs through October 10, 2018.

To understand Mars retrograde energies better as you move through the long influence of this transit, check out my video on the topic. Also, here is a blog version of my Mars Retrograde Do’s & Donts.

To see an extensive list of things I love for May through Mid-December 2018 when the personal planet retrogrades dominate see my blog, Maximizing Personal Planet Retrogrades.

The 9th house that is highlighted for you this month is all about asking bigger questions and finding transcendant solutions.  Imagine looking at any issue in your life from the top of a mountain.  The view from this perspective can often bring solutions not thought of before.  Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve problems with the same line of thinking that created the problem.”  Take this idea to anything that ails you at this time and watch the magic 🙂

If your birthday is late in the sign (or if you are reading for your rising sign and have a late degree) this report will start to be relevant for you towards the end of the month, for earlier in the month you many find that the Libra Horoscope is more relevant for you.

Great reads for Virgo this month:

Don’t have enough time to read?  Then you will love Audible, where you can listen to awesome books while you other things 🙂

Eat, Pray, Love ~ Elizabeth Gilbert (also a totally inspiring movie)
Under the Tuscan Sun ~ Francis Mayes (also an awesome movie)
Under the Tuscan Sun Cookbook - Our Italian Kitchen
How to Write Bestselling Fiction ~ Dean Koontz

If you would love to learn to read Natal, Progressed, Solar, Solar Return and Transit charts plus so much more for your personal study and self-development or to do astrology professionally, check out my Astrology Apprenticeship Program!

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I am all about a cozy home, comfy clothes, natural bath, body, & home, yummy drinks, delectable delights, spirit fuel, holistic wellness, and of course astrology ?
I am excited to share established, as well as up-and-coming bloggers, products, and services for your astrology-kissed, cozy life.
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