Your May Love & Sex Horoscope: Daydreams and Simple Pleasures
With its blooming flowers, greener landscapes, comfy temperatures, and the anticipation of the pool days ahead, May can feel downright magical. With its easy-going and friendly energy, it should come as no surprise that the sweet late spring month includes two weeks of slow and sensual Taurus season, followed by vibrant and social Gemini season vibes.
This year, May is brimming with chances to chill out, dream-chase, and deepen our bonds, making it an especially eventful month for relationships.
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The month begins with a new moon in fixed earth sign Taurus on May 4, which offers promising opportunity to connect with a long-term love or level up an existing romantic partnership. Even better (and quite the contrast to April’s impatient Aries energy), Taurus has us content to put in the work needed to bring a little love around—be it planning date nights or swiping on dating apps.
We’ll be leaning into that down-to-earth and sensual vibe in our everyday interactions—and while Mercury (planet of communication) travels through the sign of the Bull from May 6-21, we might be inspired to write old-fashioned love letters or tackle heavy conversations in a pragmatic way. However, once Mercury occupies airy, dualistic Gemini from May 21–June 4, our attention spans might suffer a bit. We’ll be more interested in expressing our deepest emotions through creative, snappy language—in-person, via text, over FaceTime, or all of the above.
Even then, though, all relationships will still benefit from Venus (planet of love) moving through Taurus from May 15-June 8. We’re all more likely to gravitate toward simple pleasures. The perfect Saturday night may require nothing more than a comfy couch, Trader Joe’s wine, take-out, and your sweetheart.
From May 15-July 1, Mars (planet of action—and sex) travels through home-loving water sign Cancer, amplifying our desires to connect with a lover through domestic pleasures, like cooking together, taking a bath, or sleeping in on a lazy weekend morning.
But to even out all these light-hearted aspects, the planets have a little drama in store too. Theatrics could transpire around May 18, when the full moon in Scorpio sheds light on deep-seated, repressed desires, secrets, and emotions. We’ll be encouraged to allow any gasp-worthy information as fuel to transform our most intimate bonds—with others and with ourselves.
How’s your love life this year?
Here’s what each sign can expect between the sheets this May. (If you know your rising sign, you’d do well to check out that sign’s forecast, too.)
Your Love Life in May 2019, Based on Your Sign
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Aries (March 21–April 19)
On May 9, Venus in your sign harmonizes with Jupiter (planet of abundance) in your ninth house of adventure—the perfect time to get out of your comfort zone. Consider diving into an eye-opening experience like an impromptu vacation. Around May 18, the full moon in your eighth house of sexual intimacy illuminates truths about you and your partner’s deepest fantasies. Giving this discovery the weight it deserves is crucial, as you may decide to deepen or move past this bond.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Around May 4, the new moon in your sign presents an opportunity to make a vivid, heartfelt wish come true. Whether that’s to deepen a current relationship, connect with someone new, or show yourself more self-love, any steps you take toward those goals can have a fulfilling effect. From May 15 to June 8, Venus in your sign bolsters your confidence and makes it even easier to foster your relationships through activities you enjoy, from spending time in nature to snuggling up at home.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Social time with friends and a lover—or someone who has the potential to become one—gets a boost from a fortunate aspect between Venus in your eleventh house of friendship and Jupiter in your seventh house of partnership on May 9. Whether you’re attending a wedding or a block party, you’ll be the life of the party and attracting attention left and right. From May 21 to June 4, Mercury moves through your sign, amplifying your innate love of connection, communication, and idea-generation. The more creatively- and intellectually-stimulated you can be during your time with a lover or potential S.O., the more likely you are to stay engaged—and satisfied.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
From May 15 to July 1, Mars moves through your sign, cranking up the intensity of your innate sensitivity and desire for an emotional connection before the physical. The best thing you can do is be honest and direct about what you need—with yourself and then, with your lover or a potential mate. Around May 18, the full moon is in your fifth house of romance and fun, you’ll want to share even more about how you feel with a partner in a creative way (think through poetry or a thoughtful gesture). You may feel stifled by a busy schedule, but ultimately, giving into and making room for this impulse can be all sorts of satisfying.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
On May 9, Venus in your ninth house of adventure harmonizes with Jupiter in your fifth house of romance, and you’ll be feeling even more sexy, sunny, and generous than usual. Take advantage of these fiery Leo vibes by enjoying a night out on the town or a weekend getaway. Around May 18, when the full moon is in your fourth house of family and home, you may feel like your work-life balance is fraying. The moody behavior this triggers could, in turn, spark conflict with a lover. Make sure you're taking ownership of your needs and communicating them to save everyone the headache.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Around May 4, when the new moon is in your ninth house of adventure, you’ll want to switch up your routine in a way that feeds your soul and appetite for learning. If you’re an attached Virgo, sharing this with your partner can inspire a romantic trip or staycation spent exploring your hometown. If you’re single, follow your impulse and you could meet someone alluring. While Mars is in your eleventh house of friendship from May 15 to July 1, enjoying group dates, networking events, and team projects offer opportunities to connect with likeminded people, possibly inspiring some sexy chemistry.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
While Venus is in your eighth house of sexual intimacy from May 15 to June 8, you may be more inclined to prioritize sexy romps between the sheets over dinner dates or party invites. Your appetite for slow, sensual lovemaking can amplify your ability to connect with your partner in a deeply physical and emotional way. Then, once Mercury is in your ninth house of adventure from May 21 to June 4, you’ll be researching and having fiery conversations around ways you’d like to shake up your regular grind—in life and in bed. Now’s the time to explore that fetish or fantasy you’ve been daydreaming about, Libra.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
From May 15 to June 8, Venus moves through your seventh house of partnership, fueling your thirst for companionship. But when making plans or going after joint goals with your partner, you’ll do well to lead with pragmatism over passion. Around May 18 when the full moon is in your sign, assert your power and put yourself out there to fulfill your desires. While in a relationship, though, this may come off as abrasive. So remain centered and stick to facts when presenting them to a partner.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
While Mars is in your eighth house of sexual intimacy from May 15 to July 1, your sex drive is bound to get a major boost. One hitch, Sagittarius: You might be craving more emotional connection than your typical light-hearted and playful romps tend to provide. Being honest with yourself about this need is the first step to feeling fulfilled. Around May 18, the full moon in your twelfth house of spirituality might make you feel in need of major self-care. If you feel misunderstood by your lover and/or those closest to you, spending time meditating, writing, or attending talk therapy can be greatly centering right now.
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Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
With the May 4 new moon in your fifth house of romance, Capricorn, you’ll feel a creative drive for pure, unadulterated fun. Prioritizing playful activities that you loved as a kid (like going to a local carnival or heading to the beach) will make your heart race and can set an overall sexy, joyful tone going forward. While Mars moves through your seventh house of partnership from May 15 to July 1, you’ll be compelled to address any current conflicts with your partner or a friend with benefits. At the same time, you may be struggling with expressing exactly how you feel. Going in with an approach that’s as heartfelt as it is gung-ho gets you on the same page.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
On May 9, Venus in your third house of communication harmonizes with Jupiter in your eleventh house of friendship, which means you’ll have your pick of group dates, parties, happy hours, and more. Let your heart lead the way Aquarius, and it could make for magic with your S.O. or a potential mate. While Mercury moves through your fifth house of romance and fun from May 21 to June 4, you may surprise yourself with how naturally you fall into quick-witted, sexy, and sassy texting banter. Take advantage of this flirtatious energy by sharing an intellectually-stimulating experience with your date (like a planetarium visit or seeing a documentary).
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
From May 15 to June 8, Venus’s trip through your third house of communication inspires meaningful conversation around your romantic desires. Feeling like you’re on the same page with a partner can be even more of a turn-on than usual now. While Mars moves through your fifth house of romance from May 15 to July 1, your phone may very well be blowing up with dating app matches or flirty texts from your S.O. Either way, it’s prime time for meet-cutes, fun date nights, and/or joy-inducing sexual experiences. So go with the flow and enjoy it, Pisces!
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