If This Is Your Sign, May Might Be One Big lesson In Self-Love For You
Keep reading to see if May is seeking to bring you greater self-love, new connections, a necessary attention to detail, or increased recognition in your career...
Aries (March 21st - April 19th) :
Your money and finances take a chunk of your attention this month as you’re encouraged to be savvier and less impulsive with how you handle your cash. That’s because you’ll have up to four planets in stable Taurus cruising through your zone of income for much of May, including communicative Mercury beginning on May 13th. With Mercury in this zone helping you to pay extra attention to the money coming in and out of your bank account, it’s time to set up a budget and look to ways you can reduce unnecessary spending. On the 15th, the New Moon in Taurus comes along to help you with turning over a new leaf with money management, which could lead you to a new job or source of income. On that same day, Uranus (the planet of the unexpected) finally leaves your zone of self-image (Aries) and enters Taurus where it will stay for the next seven years. While Uranus is in your money zone, it will be important for you keep track of your cash if you want to avoid having one too many “feast or famine” situations on your hands. Uranus will also be helping you to figure out what you value and what you don’t so you’re not measuring your worth, or your life, by anyone else’s rules or standards but by your own.
Speaking of your standards, when Mars (your planetary ruler) moves into Aquarius on the 16th, it’s time to step up and step outside of the box. Groups or friendships that you may have strongly identified with in the past, may fall by the wayside around this time as you go-off in your own direction. Standing up for others or for a good cause may also be something that motivates you this month thanks to Mars. With love planet Venus entering Cancer, your zone of home and family, on May 19th; community will be a big theme for you. While you’ll be hard at work for most of the month, Venus in Cancer will be on hand to remind you that it will be critical for you to have a support team and lots of emotional nourishment. Home and family will be an oasis. Redecorating your living space can also help to usher in good vibes and fresh energy. On May 20th, the Sun enters Gemini and enters your zone of communication. With the Sun charging up this zone, your confidence and creativity get a boost through learning something new. On the 29th, the Full Moon in Sagittarius landing in your zone of travel, opportunity, and education plus Mercury entering Gemini; could bring you a chance to reach a wider audience, especially if you work in media.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20):
Your birthday season may be almost over but you’re just getting started. With up to four planets camping out in Taurus (your zone of confidence and self-image), this month will truly feel like a rebirth. The action begins on May 13th when communicative Mercury steps into Taurus, giving you the power to speak what you want into existence. People will be hanging on to your every word at this time, so it’s best to use your connections wisely and make time to meet and greet new people, especially those that may be able to help you further your plans or goals. Though things won’t really start moving until May 15th when a powerful New Moon in Taurus joins the party. Under this moon, you may be moved to upgrade your wardrobe, change up your look, or transform your body for the better. With Uranus (the planet of sudden changes) also moving into Taurus on the 15th; to stay for the next seven years, your entire self-image is about to undergo some serious changes. Though these changes will be welcome, as they will help you to redefine yourself on your terms, breaking free of anything or anyone that feels restrictive. On the 16th, go-getter Mars enters Aquarius your zone of career and achievement, which should give you the gusto you need to go after something big, like a promotion.
On May 19th, love planet Venus enters Cancer – your zone of communication. With Venus amplifying your charm and your gift of gab, this month is an excellent time for sharing your ideas, work, and just about anything else with public. If you’ve been thinking about launching a new website, online store, podcast, etc., do it over the next few weeks and watch the rave reviews come rolling in. On the 20th, the Sun enters Gemini, your zone of income which will have you focused on your cash and ready to put in the work to make more of it. Having the confident Sun in your money zone will remind you not to settle for less than you’re worth. With the Full Moon in Sagittarius landing in your financial sector, you could finally pay off a debt, get the green light on a loan, or reap the rewards of a well-made investment. With Mercury entering Gemini on that same day, you could also find yourself finalizing a financial contract or agreement, which could bring you extra income. Overall, Mercury will be on hand to make sure that you keep tabs on your money while helping you to secure new streams or avenues for cash. If you haven’t done so already, this could be a good month to work with a financial advisor or accountant to help you learn how to make your money work better for you.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20):
The month of May might be one big lesson in self-love for you. One reason for this is that you’ll have up to four planets in Taurus moving through your zone of rest, healing, and retreat. With Mercury (your planetary ruler) moving in to Taurus on the 13th, you might find your time and mental energy is best spent behind the scenes and away from the spotlight. This would be a good month to pick up or ramp up meditative practices that can help you clear out the “psychic” junk and move past self-doubt, guilt, negative self-talk, and old wounds. With a New Moon in Taurus landing in this sensitive zone on May 15th, some Gemini, may begin working with a therapist or a spiritual guide to get the assistance needed to self-heal. With Uranus, the planet of the unconventional, also moving into Taurus on the 15th (where it will stay for the next seven years) you might find yourself breaking away from conventional spiritual practices in favor of spiritual practices that resonate with your sense of individuality and personal freedom. As part of this spiritual awakening, you may also learn ways to better accept and connect with those pieces of you that you may have been taught to disown.
On the 19th, when go-getter Mars enters Aquarius; your zone of travel, opportunity, and education; you might find yourself not only willing fight for what you believe in, but you may also find yourself ready break free of beliefs and doctrines that feel self-limiting. Just make sure you don’t find yourself rebelling for just the sake of it. If things have been lackluster financially, your money forecast improves as magnetic Venus enters Cancer (your zone of income) on May 19th. Venus will be working her charms to help you with magnetizing financial opportunities while helping you to recognize that you don’t have to settle. Still, the cosmic party doesn’t really get started until May 20th when the Sun enters Gemini, kicking off your birthday season. Having the Sun in your zone of self-image for the next month means receiving a hefty boost of attention and self-confidence. People will be clamoring over themselves to bask in your radiance. But now’s not the time to be too concerned about others, especially with the Full Moon in Sagittarius hitting your zone of relationships on May 29th, which can bring a long overdue end to one. When Mercury returns home to Gemini, also on the 29th, it’s time to get out and sing your own praises.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22):
For a good chunk of this month it’s all about your friendships and associations thanks to multiple planets moving through Taurus, your zone of friendship and allies. With communicative Mercury entering Taurus on May 13th, you should find yourself generating tons of buzz from your professional reputation, which could help you with opening doors and securing new opportunities. A few days later, on May 15th, the New Moon in Taurus comes through to assist you with making new connections and contacts that can pay off over the long term. Though it’s Uranus, the planet of sudden change and the unexpected, moving into Taurus (May 15th) that will really shake things up. With Uranus in your friendship zone over the next seven years, you can expect your acquaintances to shift, often for the better, as you encounter people that better represent the person that you are becoming rather than the person you used to be. On the 16th, aggressive Mars enters Aquarius, your zone of finances and intimacy, turning up the heat in and out of the bedroom. With Mars in this zone, you’ll be irresistibly magnetic which means more admirers and more sexy fun. Put Mars to use by using the energy to explore your wilder side. In terms of finances, you may want to watch out for an unexpected expense or battling for money owed to you. Be persistent!
On the 19th, life gets a little bit sweeter as love and pleasure planet Venus enters Cancer, your zone of confidence and self-image. With Venus helping you to turn up the charm, people will be drawn to you like bees to honey. This means that when it comes to getting something you want, Venus will be working on your behalf to get more yeses than no’s. Since Venus is associated with beauty, hosting her in your sign marks a good time for revamping your look or your wardrobe or making a few must-have beauty purchases. Plus, with Mars revving up your engines and Venus giving you some extra glow, your love life will be sweeter too. Make sure you’re out and about as much as possible towards the second half of May so you can bless the world with your beauty. Though you may need to be extra picky and choosy about the social events you attend and who you entertain as the Sun moves into Gemini, your zone of rest and retreat, on May 20th. With the Sun in the sleepiest and quietest zones of your chart, your source of energy will come by way of lots of rest, relaxation, and spiritual nourishment. On the 29th, the Full Moon in Sagittarius lights up your zone of health, work, and routine to help you with kicking a bad habit or burning the candle at both ends. Look to Mercury’s move into Gemini (May 29th) to help you to unplug.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22):
As if you weren’t already making leaps and bounds on the career front, this month just might help to catapult you into the stratosphere as a team of planets take up residence in Taurus, your zone of fame and achievement. Communication planet Mercury gets things started on May 13th, when it enters Taurus, bringing an audience in tow. You could find yourself on stage, on TV, or a YouTube video bringing your knowledge and expertise to a crowd of epic proportions. You’re going to want to make sure you bring your A game to make a great first impression. Mercury will be working on your behalf to generate buzz. On the 15th, things really start moving and shaking as the New Moon in Taurus swings through to assist you with executing your career plans. Since Uranus, the planet of the unconventional and the unexpected, will be moving into Taurus (May 15th) you might find yourself ready to strike out on your own or switch gears entirely where your career is concerned. Since Uranus favors independence, over the next seven years, you’ll find that being ahead of the trends is the only place you’ll want to be. In other words, following the same old path just won’t do it for you in terms of achieving your goals. Get ready to truly be the standout you were always meant to be.
Speaking of standing out, when aggressive Mars enters Aquarius on May 16th and steps into your zone of partnership and marriage, you might be called to draw some serious boundaries in any relationship that feels controlling or imposes on your freedom in any way. While hosting Mars here can increase the chances of getting into arguments with others, it can also bring people into your life that fuel your spirit and help you to break new ground. Still, with all the activity taking place this month, you’re going to have to make sure to set aside ample time for rest and solitude. That’s why love planet Venus will be entering Cancer, your zone of rest and retreat, on May 19th. With Venus here, you’ll get the most pleasure out of meditation, spa days, and a spiritual retreat or two. Spending time with the beloved women or femmes in your life will also be healing too. Since we’re talking about your friends, the Sun entering Gemini on May 20th will make socializing and networking a priority. With the Sun in your friendship zone, focus on connecting with others new and old for business and for fun, especially with sociable Mercury entering Gemini on the 29th. The Full Moon in Sagittarius (also on the 29th) will light up your zone of romance and creativity, which could have you welcoming the single life or saying goodbye to it. Meanwhile, a creative project could land you on the map.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22):
You should find this month to be full of adventure and interesting experiences thanks to the planetary mojo that will be brewing in Taurus, your zone of travel, education, and opportunity. It all begins on May 13th, when curious Mercury enters Taurus, stoking up your excitement to learn and visit distant locales. With a New Moon in Taurus shortly following (May 15th), this means that opportunities like getting your work produced or published; studying, filming, or working abroad, being appointed a teaching role or a speaking gig are all things that could materialize for you this month. Though know that in order to make the magic happen, you’ll have to be willing to take a few risks even if others might call you crazy for it. That’s because Uranus, the planet of the unexpected and the unconventional, will be entering Taurus on May 15th, where it will stay for the next seven years. As such, you can look forward to Uranus helping you to challenge outdated beliefs and ways of thinking that may be holding you back. Since Uranus is also linked to freedom and independence, it will assist you in finding the determination you need to blaze your own trail.
Courageous Mars will be moving into Aquarius (your zone of health, work, and routine) on May 16th, to give you the energy to put in the hours and the discipline necessary to hit your goals for the month. Just make sure to take frequent breaks and nourish yourself properly so you don’t burn out. Pleasure planet Venus will be moving into Cancer on May 19th, making time spent with friends the source of love and nourishment you need. With all the work you’re doing, make sure to set aside some time for fun and socializing too. You need balance, Virgo. On the 20th, when the Sun moves into Gemini; your zone of career and ambition, you’ll have the chance to move up to boss level status. Near the second half of May, you could win a professional role that offers more autonomy and bigger credentials or garner some recognition that brings you celebrity status, especially when chatty Mercury in Gemini shows up on May 29th to help spread your name around. Though, be ready for a little emotional outpouring near the 29th too, when a Full Moon in Sagittarius lands in your zone of home and family. If a parent or relative has been getting on your nerves, this is your chance to express how you feel and set some hard and fast boundaries. Moving or relocating might also be on the table.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22):
Two words sum up May for you and those words are adventure and security. This is largely due to some serious grounding, yet fertile energy that will be brought on by the multiple planets moving through earthy Taurus; your zone of intimacy, rebirth, and finances. The month opens with communicative Mercury entering Taurus on May 13th, which should have you thinking seriously about your financial security as well as your need for close, intimate bonds. With the New Moon in Taurus on Mercury’s heels (May 15th) this cosmic energy could pave the way for a soul mate connection or your ability to reclaim your power from a relationship or financial situation that feels suffocating or draining. You could receive a nice little chunk of change by way of an insurance payout, a commission, or another lump sum of cash. On the same day, Uranus (the planet of sudden change) also moves into Taurus where it will stay for the next seven years, pushing you to think outside the box when it comes to love and intimacy. You often have high ideals about how love is supposed to go, but Uranus is going to show you that cookie-cutter templates for sex and relationships don’t work. In terms of your cash, Uranus will be working to help you break free of poor money habits and better handle financial emergencies.
On the 16th, adventurous Mars moves into Aquarius and into your zone of romance and creativity, putting you in the mood to break the monotony and have some fun again. With Mars here, your creative energy and your need to express yourself be hard to contain. This means that whether you’re getting your life on a dance floor or wowing the crowd with your talent, your mission is to let your passions run wild. Meanwhile, on May 19th, your ruling planet Venus, enters your career zone making you the apple of everyone’s eye where your achievements and ambitions are concerned. Work with Venus to snag a position with higher pay or some well-deserved recognition. On the 20th, when the Sun enters Gemini, your zone of travel, expansion, and higher learning. Taking a workshop or class (or teaching one) that expands your life experience, resume, or worldview could be things that enrich you now as well as traveling to a distant place. On the 29th, when a Full Moon in Sagittarius lands in your zone of communication you may find that you need to get something off your chest especially where it pertains to a friend, sibling, or neighbor. If they’ve crossed your boundaries don’t be shy about speaking up for yourself. Mercury entering Gemini (also on the 29th) will help to make sure you get your point across. If you need to get the word out on something do it at this time.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21):
This month, collaborations and joint ventures will pave the way for you to move forward thanks to the team of planets in Taurus that will be lighting up your zone of relationships. The action begins on May 13th, when chatty Mercury enters Taurus, helping to bring you into contact with people on a professional and personal level whose skills and knowledge compliment yours. Such meetings and connections could lead to more clients, a bigger audience, or a financially rewarding business agreement. Mark the days after the New Moon in Taurus on May 15th, to schedule important meetings or to sign a contract. Also note that the planet of surprises and radical changes (Uranus) will also be entering Taurus on the 15th, where it will stay for the next seven years. This means that you might find yourself breaking away from relationships, both business and personal, that may seem stifling or repressive in some way. The people that you meet from here on out will be helping you to become more independent, more yourself, and more equipped to deal with change. And speaking of your relationships, when aggressive Mars enters Aquarius (your zone of home and family) on May 16th, it may be time to draw some boundaries between you and a family member or someone you live with.
On May 19th, love planet Venus enters Cancer – your zone of travel, opportunity, and education. With Venus here over the next few weeks, you could receive opportunities to teach or travel abroad that won’t only be enjoyable, but they’ll bring you some income too. Since Venus is also in charge of love, some Scorpios could make a love match while traveling or while off on their next adventure. Come May 20th, your finances are highlighted when the Sun enters Gemini. Under this cosmic influence, your focus turns to your financial security, which could have you working to pay off a debt, applying for a business-related loan, or making a joint investment with your partner (if you have one). With your love mojo working you could meet someone who offers soulmate potential or someone who challenges any limiting beliefs that you may have about love. With a Full Moon in Sagittarius landing in your zone of money and values on May 29th, it may be time for you to finally release the outmoded views that have kept you from experiencing true intimacy with another person. In terms of money, you may find yourself ready to move on to a new job. A pay increase could also be possible. When communicative Mercury moves into Gemini (also on the 29th), it’s time to keep close tabs on your expenses.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21):
If you’ve been lagging behind, this month is your chance to catch up. Help comes during the first half of May when busy Mercury moves into practical Taurus – your zone of health, work, and routine on May 13th. With Mercury helping to dot your i’s and cross your t’s when it comes to your daily business, you should have an easier time keeping up with your schedule and getting the things that need to get done – done. On the 15th, a fertile New Moon in Taurus swings through to help you put healthier routines in place to protect your body and your energy. With game-changing Uranus also moving into Taurus on the 15th (where it will stay for the next seven years) you’re about to adopt a brand-new way of doing things. If you need help with eating better and taking better care of your body, this new moon coupled with Uranus will be helpful for making upgrades and dramatic changes. This cosmic energy will also remind you to be selective when it comes to the obligations and work-related projects that you choose to take on. Some Sagittarians might even decide to quit a dead-end job in favor of something more purposeful. Aggressive Mars will enter Aquarius on May 16th and move into your zone of communication, making you more feisty and opinionated than usual. Put that energy to good use by speaking up for things that you believe in, speaking up for others, and focusing on anything that requires lots of research or study.
On the 19th, love planet Venus enters Cancer, your zone of finances and intimacy. With Venus here, you could receive some extra cash by way of a commission, contract, or another lump sum. If you have a partner, they might receive a promotion or an increase in pay which could bring you some money too. You and your partner could also decide to make a joint investment like buying a car. In terms of intimacy, Venus will be helping you to bring your sexy back, so you can have some pleasure in your life again. If single, there’s a chance you could meet someone new that stirs your soul. Though you may need to take your time to investigate whether that’s a good thing or not. By the 20th, the Sun is in Gemini; your zone of partnership and marriage followed by Mercury in Gemini on the 29th. You could get ahead professionally by establishing connections with influential people in your field of interest. Working side by side with these folks can help you to tap into a new audience, clientele, or boost your “it” factor. With the Full Moon in Sagittarius landing in your zone of confidence and self-image on the 29th as well, your goal will be to drop the dead weight when it comes to your relationships while shedding an old version of yourself in preparation for a fresh start. This full moon could also bring you recognition and attention.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19):
It’s all about tapping into your creative energy this month with the team of planets moving through Taurus (your zone of romance and creativity) during the first half of May. The festivities begin on May 13th when communicative Mercury enters Taurus, stoking your curiosity and your desire to work on your craft. If you’ve been thinking about writing a book, a play, or funneling your energy into another creative project; Mercury will give you the steam and the focus to do so. Helping things along will be a powerful New Moon in Taurus on May 15th, that will help you to break new ground with an old project or bring one to life for all the world to see. With Uranus (the planet of the unconventional and the unexpected) entering Taurus on the 15th as well, over the next seven years you can expect to be setting trends with innovative and out of the box thinking. In other words, it’s time to get experimental and take some risks in the places that you’ve been holding yourself back. Your love life will also experience big shifts and changes as you find yourself attracted to types that you may not have been attracted to before. Uranus’ goal will be to shake you out of your comfort zone and strip off the layers so you can be at your most free and authentic.
On the 16th, active Mars enters Aquarius, your zone of income and values. With Mars stirring things up in this zone, you’ll be even more pressed to define life on your terms and your terms alone. In terms of your cash, Mars can drive up your spending, so you may want to keep an eye on your cash or plan for a sudden expense. If someone owes you money, you should have an easier time tracking it down and getting what’s owed. Going back to the subject of romance for a sec, love may come calling again once Venus enters Cancer, your zone of partnership and marriage, on May 19th. If single, you could meet someone with sticking power while couples will enjoy the romantic vibes. When the Sun moves into Gemini on the 20th, think about ways that you can reduce stress and anxiety (no Cap, it’s not a weekly happy hour) and ramp up your self-care routine. Exercise, meditation, a food detox, or leaving work at a reasonable hour are all ways that you can take better care of yourself. When busy Mercury enters Gemini on the 29th, piling on the responsibility, it will be even more important for you to establish a healthy work-life balance. Meanwhile, the Full Moon in Sagittarius (also on the 29th) may have you a bit in your feelings. Instead of bottling those feelings up or keeping a stiff upper lip, let someone know how you feel. You might find that you’re not as alone as you think.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18):
Your home and family take center stage for much of May. That’s because there will be a whole team of planets in stable and grounded Taurus, your home zone. The theme of the month kicks off on May 13th, when communicative Mercury moves into Taurus, encouraging you to connect with family and facilitate heart to heart conversations. On the 15th, the New Moon in Taurus stops by to help you with making a fresh start where your living space or a family relationship may be concerned. Redecorating or organizing your home can help to make it more comfortable while establishing better boundaries with a family member (or a roommate) could help to make life more peaceful. With Uranus, the planet of sudden change, entering Taurus on the 15th as well, you could find yourself embarking on a journey towards emotional freedom. Uranus could help you to address and break free of toxic emotions or family dynamics, especially if your relationship to your mother is the source of the toxicity. You could employ the help of a coach or therapist to help you heal and move forward. Meanwhile, if you’ve been thinking about moving or relocating, Uranus will assist you in achieving that goal. For some Aquarians, this may be the chance to move out of their parents’ home and establish a sense of independence.
On May 16th, confident and courageous Mars moves into Aquarius, your zone of confidence and self-image. With the raw energy of Mars on your side for the next few weeks, very little that will get in your way. Mars will have you unusually on edge, so be careful of getting pulled into unnecessary disagreements. Channel the energy into a workout or putting in some extra hours at work. The month won’t be all hustle and bustle as pleasure planet Venus moves into Cancer, your zone of health and work, on May 19th. Venus will be putting you in the mood to indulge and pamper yourself so don’t feel too bad about eating that extra piece of chocolate or getting that extra hour of sleep. On the 20th, when the Sun enters Gemini (your zone of romance and fun) followed by flirty Mercury entering Gemini on the 29th; love and adventure are the focus. If single, someone cute could end up sliding into your DM’s, but don’t be shy about saying something first if you see something you like. If the online dating game is not your thing, make May your month to attend parties and gatherings, asking your friends to do you the honor of introductions. You could also strike a love connection this way. Though, before you accept an invitation, you may need to clear the air with a friend under the Full Moon in Sagittarius on the 29th. Don’t be afraid to speak your truth.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20):
For May, it’s time to think about how you can widen your audience or better get your message across. With the bounty of planets that will be moving through Taurus, your zone of communication, look into ways that you could beef up your online presence or marketing. Communicative Mercury will be moving into Taurus on May 13th, to assist you will spreading the word far and wide about what you do. If you have a skill or talent that requires you to build an audience, following, or clientele, the first half of May will be helpful for you when it comes to hosting events, building your newsletter list, getting more clicks on your website, etc. If you need help with marketing or building a website, tap your network and enlist the help of someone who has had some expertise or success in this area. You want to make sure your brand and your message are polished. Adding to this fertile energy will be a potent New Moon in Taurus (May 15th), that will help you with executing a launch, generating buzz, or getting your name in print. With unconventional Uranus entering Taurus (May 15th), where it will stay for the next seven years, get ready to shake people up and set the trend with your innovative and quirky way of thinking.
But first you’ll have some personal dragons to slay as angry Mars moves into Aquarius, your zone of healing and retreat, on May 16th. Having Mars here will draw your attention to the ways in which you hold yourself back and avoid revealing your authentic self. Pent up anger and resentment may be a side effect of this Mars transit, so you may want to work on ways to own your anger and release it. Setting boundaries or speaking up for yourself may be necessary. On the 19th, love planet Venus reminds you to make room for joy and playtime when it moves into Cancer, your zone of romance and creativity. Hosting Venus here could bring a love affair while also igniting your creative inspiration and your need to show off your talents. Go where your heart leads you, Pisces. On the 20th, when the Sun moves to Gemini, your home and family life will be where you find your source of strength and vitality. With the help of Gemini season, you could begin a house or apartment search or a redecorating project. Entertaining at home or spending quality time with family will be good for your spirits too. Since Mercury will be entering Gemini on the 29th, look into upgrading your tech or creating a home office to improve your productivity. When the Full Moon in Sagittarius lights up your career zone on the 29th, you could receive some major recognition for an accomplishment or an impressive opportunity that could boost your professional reputation. Boss up!