Your May Horoscope: Dreaming and Soul-Searching
With warmer days, outdoor get-togethers, and the long Memorial weekend to close it all, what’s not to love about May? As we move from slow-moving Taurus season, into light and bright Gemini season, it’s likely we’re all starting to feel some major summer fever. Plus, now that three planets are currently retrograde at the same time (Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn), there will be some intense focus on self-reflection.
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This May kicks us off with a new moon on May 4, in the sign of Taurus—one that encourages us to try new things and achieve our wildest dreams. (By the way, if you’re looking to bring a little extra magic to this already enchanting new moon, we’ve got the perfect Taurus new moon candle ritual for you.)
Later in the month, a full moon hits on May 18, in the sign of Scorpio—the sign of the underworld. Because of its darker nature, Scorpio moons encourage us to dig deep into our “shadow selves.” So, expect to feel a little uneasy as you uncover things you don’t ~really~ want to get into. But never fear, our full moon in Scorpio bath ritual will help you face that “scary” side of you.
Finally, as we close May with the long Memorial Day weekend, this will be a perfect time to enjoy peace.
How the Planets Will Affect Your Sign in May
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
The new moon at the beginning of month aids in some serious, personal course corrections that need to be made. This intensity shifts toward home matters once Venus enters Taurus and Mars enters Cancer. The biggest thing the month leaves you with, Aries, is to keep those dreams big.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
This is a month of personal growth for you as the new moon in your sign boosts self-confidence. Mid-month, Venus will also enter your sign which gives you the strength to share your true feelings with loved ones. Get ready for the full moon later in the month to spark a new sort of relationship with yourself. Overall, you’re being asked to know your worth.
Gemini (May 21 – June 30)
May’s new moon asks you to do some deep soul-searching, while Venus in Taurus by mid-month has you feeling a little more self-doubt than normal. Remember your worth here, Gemini. Lastly, the Scorpio full moon brings a revelation about how to better achieve your goals.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
This month is going to be super social for you! It starts with the new moon bringing opportunities to connect with both new and old friends. When Mars enters your sign, you’ll be active in getting what you want. Finally, the full moon at the end of the month should highlight a sentimental side of you that brings emotional beginnings and endings—setting you free.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
The end of the month, once the full moon hits, family matters will come to the forefront and make you feel a little insecure. But your power comes from the beginning of the month, Leo. Use this new moon to break through the final barriers that block you from your next professional goal. You’ll find this same professional energy happening around mid-month as Venus enters Taurus—get ready for some success here!
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
For a while now you’ve been working on exploring greener pastures; well, guess what, Virgo? The Taurus new moon is the perfect time to do so. Get ready for the full moon at the end of the month, because some sudden information could change everything.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
This month is bringing a lot of things to the surface, Libra. The new moon at the beginning of May kicks things off by highlighting a financial matter or relationship that needs you to let go of emotional baggage. This same energy enters again later in the month when the full moon asks you to let go of any power struggles that are still clinging on.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Relationships will be a key focus as the new moon pushes you to rediscover closer partnerships. With that full moon in your sign, you can expect new perspectives and developments coming your way in a lot of situations. Your goal this month should be to be honest about how you’re feeling and make sure you don’t allow others to challenge your opinion.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Your day-to-day routine will be a key focus at the beginning of the month. The new moon will challenge you to try new things, shake up the order of which you do them, and relish life as it comes to you. For you, Sagittarius, the full moon will mean a focus on emotional healing. What’s still bothering you after all this time?
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
The new moon at the beginning of the month asks you to shake things up: You’re not going to get anywhere by doing the same thing. (This may be hard for your routine-loving Capricorn side to embrace.) By the end of the month though, you’re getting into some interesting waters in your relationship. Being spontaneous is okay here!
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
The beginning of the month will be about shedding a domestic matter that’s weighing you down. By the end of the month, the Scorpio full moon will light up things in your career realm. It’s time to get creative here and let yourself free, Aquarius.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
May’s new moon will bring a lot of new information forward that could take some time to process. Be patient here, Pisces, and the message will come to you. By mid-month, Venus will bring forward some heartfelt conversations that help you understand where other people are coming from. And finally, the full moon opens up a new perspective that changes everything.
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