Beginning with Cinco de Mayo on Monday, the week of May 5, 2014 picks up cosmic steam just after the Taurus Solar Eclipse of April 29, 2014. But the real steam will be more apparent once Mars turns direct on May 19th and forges ahead into June toward the next sign, Scorpio, where Mars reigns in tandem with powerful, subversive Pluto's sub-rulership.
Note: May 5th, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day which is actually celebrated on September 17. If you're curious, here's a view of the natal horoscope of Mexico in a post I published on May 22, 2010 which also contains the horoscope of the BP Oil Blowout of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico--Hidalgo rising.
As for astro-details of This Week in May, you'll find handy information over at Tracey's Astro Salon concerning the week ahead.
And in case you missed President Obama's remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner last evening, here is a 20-minute video of our jokester-in-chief's comedy routine which preceded that of Joel McHale: