May 2020 is a busy month – in every sense of the word!
The Gemini energy is strong over this time, with the Sun, Mercury and Venus traversing this communication – orientated sign. Venus, planet of love, goes Retrograde for 40 days – a dance she does every 18 months or so. When Venus is Retrograde, her topics go awry. Be prepared for exes to call you up, whirlwind new relationships to start and all-round confusion as to what it is you really desire when it comes to love. This is an ideal time to review and reflect on your relationship values, as well as think about the way you love yourself – are you being true to you, or are you living to please others? Self-love is important this month, as is “talking it out” with your important people. Try to avoid major relationship decisions as things are guaranteed to change come June!
Aries May Horoscope (Aries Dates: March 21 – April 19)
Talk it out, Aries! The hot topic on the cards for you this month, is the topic of communication. Whether it’s communication with your partner, your best friend, or your colleagues, it looks a bit tricky. Venus, planet of relationships, goes Retrograde in this zone of your astrology chart, and she goes Retrograde in the communication sign of Gemini. Coupled with both the Sun and Mercury entering this zone too, you’re going to have to get your ducks in a row and check your facts before you impulsively say something you may regret! Check and double-check your texts, and read through your emails before you send them, Aries. A New Moon in Gemini offers you the chance to reconnect with someone from your past, and with Mars, your ruler, moving into Pisces, it’s a good time to go softly and gently. You might feel frustrated at the lack of direction this month, especially with the recent global upheaval – what creative talents can you nurture now, whether in isolation or not?
Taurus May Horoscope (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20)
Love, love, oh, crazy love! It’s a big month for relationships, Taurus, and you may find yourself inundated with old lovers from the past, trying to get back in your good graces. Are you going to let them back in, Taurus? Or is that door closed and done with? Be sure to set your boundaries, and remember that Venus Retrograde – your ruling planet – during this month may bring up old feelings and connections. Usually, relationships started over this time fizzle out as fast as they began, and sometimes the purpose of them is to get a little closure. Be kind to yourself, Taurus, and have the conversations you need to have to close those doors. Be mindful of leaping into a new love too fast – take it slowly and wait until the end of June, at the earliest, to make up your mind. Your patience, Taurus, is what helps you over this time. A Full Moon in your commitment zone will bring you the answer you’ve been looking for early in the month already. Heed it.
Gemini May Horoscope (Gemini Dates: May 21- June 20)
May is your personal power month! There’s a gathering of planets in your sign, Gemini, making it your time to shine! Of course, it’s also Birthday month for many of you, so quarantine or not, you should definitely find a reason to celebrate! With Venus Retrograde in your sign for months to come, your magnetism is at an all-time high. You’re able to get pretty much anything you want, just with a bat of your eyelids, a sweet word or a clever phrase. It’s tempting to make yourself number one, but beware of overstepping the line to narcissism. You don’t want alienate anyone over what could be a crucial time for connection. Gemini are social beings so don’t push away important people with a know-it-all attitude. Look for the New Moon in your sign this month which may open up some great new avenues for you over the next several months.
Cancer May Horoscope (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 22)
Taking responsibility up is on your mind during May, Cancer. Things have been touch-and-go when it comes to both money and relationships lately. You are also probably rather stressed with all the upheaval and challenge in the world over the past few months. This is a good time to structure your finances and income, to consolidate your debts and to face money changes with a solid plan. The same goes for your relationships. Fortunately the challenges to your love life seem to start coming to a close as Saturn, planet of tests, slowly begins to move out of your relationship sector. Though he won’t be finished until the end of the year. Are the relationships you’ve been nurturing still good for you or is there more need to set boundaries? Right now, you need all the connection you can get, but you’re also very self-sufficient. Pick and choose, Cancer – it’s better for your emotional health. In romance, if you have your eye on someone, the Scorpio Full Moon shines a light on that for you.
Leo May Horoscope (Leo Dates: July 23 – August 22)
Family. You can’t live with them – but you can’t live without them! A Full Moon in your home sector, Leo, is one that feels powerful, intense and dramatic. It’s in Scorpio, after all! Try to avoid power struggles with your family or those you live with at the moment. Times are trying for everyone, and you’ll have to find a way to get along. Sometimes, as much a you want to, you can’t call all the shots, Leo, so let it go, if you can. Focus instead on building a trusting, loving, committed relationship with someone you have a crush on, someone you’ve been dating or someone you want to go to the next level with. Saturn going Retrograde in this zone of your astrology chart may slow things down – temporarily – and insecurity might come up, but it’s also a chance to think about what you really want from love. With Mars heading into Pisces and your intimacy zone, it’s going to be a little harder to assert yourself financially or with your sweetheart. Behave with the greatest of compassion, dear Leo.
Virgo May Horoscope (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22)
Climb that professional ladder, Virgo! Your ruler, Mercury, heads into a strong sign this month. She shifts into Gemini along with Venus and the Sun, and this, Virgo, is your career sign. This means that things could be very successful on the career front, whether you are working from home or out there in the world. Now, more than ever, you want to be useful. This is the time to strike up important conversations and leverage your relationships to get further ahead in the game. Sure, there may be a few delays, and you could have a two or three month wait to see your plans finalized, but this is a great time to lay those important foundations down. Everyone’s picking up what you’re putting down, and you have the power of communication firmly on your side! The New Moon in Gemini emphasizes all of this and may even offer you a new start over the next six months. Now’s the time to plant the seeds, Virgo!
Libra May Horoscope (Libra Dates: September 23 -October 22)
Are you ready for growth, Libra? Venus, your ruler, is going Retrograde this month. She does this dance every 18 months or so, and usually your relationships tend to go upside down. However, being in the compatible air sign of Gemini and in your personal growth zone may spell good things for you. It’s a fantastic time to travel – from the safety of your couch during the quarantine. Take up a course, learn something new; expand yourself, Libra! Use these two or three months to work on you. You’re so often focused on others that you really forget to stoke your own dreams and goals. Be prepared for old loves to come out of the woodwork and contact you – it’ll be up to you to take action on that. You could enjoy the flirtation, but regret the long-term effects of allowing someone toxic back into your life. Trust yourself.
Scorpio May Horoscope (Scorpio Dates: October 23 -November 21)
Out with the old and in with the new! A Full Moon in your sign brings a health matter to a close, Scorpio, and it’s a good time to get rid of unhealthy and toxic habits. What can you shed in your life now to make space for the new? Full Moons are all about emptying energy out, and you love yourself a bit of personal transformation! Mars, your co-ruler, heads into your romance sector, which spells all kinds of delicious passions for you over the next two months. However, do set your boundaries, and be careful of playing the victim – or playing with a victim. Mars in this zone also offers the opportunity to get more creative, if you haven’t already. It’s time to release any control to the universe and download some inspiration. Let it flow through you and onto paper, paint or any other artistic medium you choose. There’s so much more drive and energy going towards what you love – now just to choose what that passion is!
Sagittarius May Horoscope (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 21)
It’s not easy being an adult in May, Sagittarius – but it is rewarding! As Jupiter moves Retrograde this month in your money zone, it’s time to review your spending, earning and saving. Have you been following the rules? Or have things just been all over the place lately? Time to tighten the reins, and stick to structure. That’s really the only way to create some kind of financial stability for yourself. You haven’t had it easy this year but there really has been amazing progress in terms of taking responsibility. Don’t be too hard on yourself – and expect a few delays with your income this month. Take what you’ve learned and apply it now, Sagittarius – you’ll be surprised at how well you can handle this! And for those of you looking for love, in love or dating, the strong Gemini energy lights up your commitment sector, which brings you all kinds of great opportunities to have “that” conversation. Reach out to those you care about – bae or best friend – and initiate a talk. You may be very glad you did.
Capricorn May Horoscope (Capricorn Dates: December 22 – January 19)
May is a month to stick to the rules, Capricorn. It’s been an intense year for you already, Capricorn. You have grown so much that you could be unrecognizable to those around you – and it’s for the better. You’re taking more responsibility, and managing your life in a much more grounded way. This month may have a few health issues come up, but if you stick to a proper routine and use that responsible nature to take control, you should come out just fine. Work-wise, you could have some good opportunities come up with the New Moon in Gemini, though personal projects could be delayed for a while as Venus goes Retrograde here. Cultivate good relationships with your colleagues this month, Capricorn – they’ll be the ones that carry you through the rest of the month. And if there’s a harmless flirtation you can have at work (online or in person), go for it – but do make sure that it is harmless. When Venus Retrograde ends, you could end up with a complicated mess that you really don’t want.
Aquarius May Horoscope (Aquarius Dates: January 20 -February 18)
May is a month that shows you just how strong you are, Aquarius. Saturn, your co-ruler, has briefly slipped into your sign over the last while, and you’re already feeling the sense of responsibility plan on your shoulders like a weight. It’s a time to step up, to take control of your life your health and your personal path much more directly. There’s a brief respite as she moves out of Aquarius and back into Capricorn. This offers you a chance to reflect on your mental health, on any issues that you haven’t let go of over the last two years or so, and work hard on that. Therapy, alternative healing, journaling and spiritual practices are all a great idea for the month ahead and can help fill up time if you’re in isolation. Make sure to reach out and talk to someone if you need to, Aquarius. The good news is that there’s a lot of possibilities coming up in the dating world, and even if it’s just a fun flirtation for now, you may find it goes somewhere real over the next few months.
Pisces May Horoscope (Pisces Dates: February 19 -March 20)
Time to wake up, Pisces! Mars heads into your sign this month, which for you, can mean much more physical energy and get-up-and-go! However, you’ll need to decide exactly where to put your energies, Pisces. Perhaps you want to head into a more creative direction, or perhaps you’re feeling the desire to reach out and help others, especially if you’re in an area in lockdown or affected by COVID-19. Find grounded ways of harnessing this energy and try to channel your focus. Otherwise, you could end up feeling confused and drifting. You may be coming off as more aggressive than you ever have, though you won’t be consciously trying to do that. Try to take note of what you’re putting out there so that you don’t attract conflict towards you, Pisces. It’s a great time to open up conversations with family members about things that could have been on your mind for a long time – there’s a lot of Gemini energy in your home space, which offers a lovely opportunity to really connect and have fun.