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Happy birthday, Taurus the Bulls and Gemini Twins! May is looking to be one heck of a month.
May begins with the sun in Taurus until the 20th, when it moves into Gemini season. It’s a month chock full of retrogrades and a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius, so mark your calendar:
- May 3 – Mercury moves to Gemini
- May 8 – Venus moves to Gemini
- May 11 – New Moon in Taurus
- May 15 – Jupiter moves to Pisces
- May 20 – Sun moves to Gemini
- May 23 – Saturn turns retrograde
- May 26 – Lunar eclipse in Sagittarius
- May 29 – Mercury goes retrograde
Astrological Outlook for May
Remember to read for your rising sign and sun sign. Your rising sign will give you the most accurate reading for the month.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
The sun in Taurus is your annual money season. This is a great time to examine your relationship to money and all currency. Track your spending and saving habits and ask yourself if your habits align with who you are today. A little planning today means a brighter future tomorrow. Once Gemini season begins, be ready for increased calls, long to-do lists and a packed social calendar.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Happy birthday, Taurus. You have until the 20th to take full advantage of the sun shining in your sign. Make hay while the sun shines, dear one. Did you want to splurge on a special birthday purchase but are having second thoughts? Maybe take a pass this year and pamper yourself in a less expensive way. That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. The best things in life are free, like love and time.
The new moon on the 11th will take place in your sign. It’s your New Year and time to set your resolutions. Invest in yourself and plan out those small, attainable goals. One step at a time.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Taurus season is your time of rest and rejuvenation as you await your special time of the year. I hope you get some final rest before the planets take off. With Mars just leaving your house last month, I’m sure you’re feeling like you need a long nap. With Mercury the planet of communication and Venus the planets of love, charm and gifts moving into your sign the first week of May, you are turning into the flavor of the month.
On the 20th, it’s full-throttle Gemini season and time for you to celebrate. Mercury goes retrograde in your sign on the 29th, so make major electronic and car purchases long before that date, and you should be safe.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
With Mars in Cancer this month, you should feel the energy (and anxiety) revving up. That’s a challenge, since this is the season for Cancers to power down in preparation for their solar return. It is a good time to journal and aggressively dig deep. Perhaps some healing or a full re-do of your daily habits like diet, exercise and meditation would be a good plan for the month.
The new moon on the 11th will ask you to come out of your crabby shell and connect with likeminded people. Don’t stress about it, but imagine ways in which you might put yourself out there and manifest your fondest desires. Take care of yourself, Cancer. Remember the saying, you can’t serve from an empty vessel.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Your career will demand most of your attention this month, dear Leo. People are looking to you for leadership and inspiration, which is a good thing, since Leo loves to inspire. All eyes are on you this month, so shine like only a true Leo can shine. Gemini season begins on the 20th and the spotlight and pressure will dim, ushering in a time where it’s more about your tribe. Sweet relief!
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo shares a planetary ruler with Gemini, and you’ll feel this energy all month long, as Gemini hosts Mercury, Venus and the sun, in that order. These planets will light up your all-important career sector. Mercury and Venus will work together to awaken your inner corporate “Bezos” brain, giving you charm to spare. Work the room, Virgo, and success is yours.
When Gemini season begins on the 20th, keep your eyes and ears open for upcoming opportunities for advancement.
Libra (September 22 – October 23)
Follow your heart this month, Libra. Venus the love planet (and your ruler) will upend your approach to romance from May 8 onward, nudging you out of your comfort zone. Take a risk your heart would normally tell you to avoid. The full moon will grant you the clarity to see where equilibrium needs to be restored.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
The new moon on the 11th will arrive in your house of partnerships and deliver a message that might be difficult to hear at first, but it’s important that you do. Don’t panic. You have plenty of time to mull over the message by the 26th when the full moon and lunar eclipse light up your financial sector. You can make changes, Scorpio, even though it goes against your grain.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
The sun pays its annual visit to Gemini, aka your relationship zone, on the 20th meaning it’s time to focus your positive rays of Sag-sunshine on your loved ones. Rehearse this question, “What can I do for you?” Then wait and see what messages you receive.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
The beginning of May is the annual time-out for Capricorns. For most of us, this would be a welcome relief. For our worker-bees of the Zodiac, it’s too much of a deep dive. Circle the 20th when the sun moves to Gemini, where work resumes with gusto. Just a suggestion, consider spending your down time examining change. How can you optimize your time management, or make your budget reflect your new priorities or even consider the benefits of a nutritious meal plan and exercise routine? You can’t expect vitamins to do all the work, Cappy.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Saturn has been transiting your sign since December 2020, fanning the flames of your ambitions. The ringed planet rewards our work and growth by giving us security. It does ask us to put on our big-girl pants (or big-boy pants) and get to work. On the 23rd, Saturn retrograde will begin and direct your focus toward the past. You can finally take a break from the work, but only in order to make sure you’re following your passion. How is your foundation? More stable than last year? Take stock, Aquarius.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Home is where the heart is in May. Have you tried to meditate or follow a healthy living plan, only to fall off the wagon after a short time? You will have better luck this month. Give it another shot. Stay in the moment and reflect on the everyday things that consistently bring you joy. Develop an attitude of gratitude and it will take you far.