May 2021 Monthly Horoscope
The transitional and energetic month of May is finally upon us and comes bearing many powerful opportunities for growth. Although the month begins in the grounding sign of the Taurus, other celestial shifts this month will encourage us to get an early jump on the transformative energy associated with the Gemini season. But to get us there, there’s going to be a lot of energetic cleansing that must first take place. With the lingering influence of the Pluto Retrograde from April pushing growth in all aspects, now is the time to let go of what is no longer serving your highest good and rise up. From old relationships to bad habits, now is the time to leave the past in the past and move forward. Alongside this, we will also be accompanied by the practical and progressive energy of the Taurus as a welcomed friend, guiding us through internal growth and helping us to align with our divine purpose. At the end of the month, we will then be met by a powerful cosmic trine of energetic events, which will remind us of the importance of self-care and rest.
All-around, this month is cram-packed with a variety of energies tugging us in each direction. However, it is also going to be one of the most powerful months of 2021 for growth, and therefore, it is essential to make the most of it. Today, we're going to touch on a little bit of what energies and changes each Zodiac sign can personally expect to feel throughout the powerful month of May.
(March 21 - April 19)
Starting with the Aries, the Taurus season will urge you to push your boundaries with the term ‘productivity.' From late nights in the office to working on your mental health, you’re going to be propelled into a busy routine of personal development at the start of the month. On top of this, your creativity will be bursting, making you jump from one idea to another. While this is a very exciting thing, be sure to take it one step at a time, Aries. Only then will you be able to succeed with all your ideas. Don’t rush.
For your career, since you’ll be aligning with the forward movement of the season, an advancement or opportunity to make a career change may also be in your near future. Whether you choose to pursue it or not, you have success circling around you and your finances, and you would be wise to let it guide you.
In love, with your confidence building this month, now is a great time to make a good first impression with someone you’ve been courting. Your charisma is on fire, so this should be no problem for you. Have fun and spice things up a little. It will truly be easier than ever.
(April 20 - May 20):
For the Taurus, it’s your birthday season, and it’s off to a great start! Thanks to the influence of Venus, self-care and self-love practices are going to be a big focus for you this month. Whether it’s taking a weekend off or watching your favorite movies, take some time to pamper yourself at the start of the month so that you can prepare yourself for some major transitions towards the end of the month. The lingering energy of the Pluto Retrograde pushing cleansing and release will also help to assist with this.
On top of the self-care energy lingering this month, since we’re in your season, your goals are also going to be a big focus. Whether it’s in regards to creativity, career, or love, you are encouraged to let your heart guide you instead of your mind if you wish to find where you truly need to be. In addition to that, luck will be sweeping through your career sector this month, so make sure you put that inspired energy to use in the workplace.
On the love front, many new people will begin entering your life throughout the month, including some that could even turn into a little something more. Be open to the possibility of love, Taurus, even if it doesn’t fit your normal expectations for it.
(May 21 - June 20):
For the Gemini, this will be a month of transformation and change. At the beginning of the month, you’ll feel a strong need to cleanse out the bad in your life. Whether it’s purging bad habits, a negative job, or toxic friendships, the last quarter of the moon on the 3rd is encouraging it, and you’re certainly ready for it. After this is done, Mercury will be entering your sign, enhancing your communication, and need to make new friends. This, alongside the influence of Venus on the 8th, will up your chances of meeting someone special.
By the 20th, the Sun enters your sign, preparing you for the powerful season ahead. In the final days of May, we enter a retrograde in Mercury on the 27th, which will push you to slow down and sit back for a while. The planet will be in your sign when it hits reverse, so be prepared for some confusion and doubt. Don’t be afraid to take a step back and lie low at the end of the month to avoid any extra turmoil with it.
(June 21 - July 22):
For the Cancer, May is going to be a month of personal growth for you. You’ll kick off the month feeling the lingering energy of Pluto’s retrograde from the 27th, which will have you reflecting on many things in your life. Are they serving your highest good? If not, it’s time to purge them out.
In love, you may be feeling like the person you’re with currently isn’t going to be the one you end up with. If that’s the case, it’s time to let them go, Cancer. We know you have a hard time saying goodbye, but if it’s blocking your true inner peace, this is a crucial move for setting yourself free. If you are single, not much focus will go into your love life this month, as your mind is otherwise occupied. Take some time to work on loving yourself instead, and perhaps love will be in your future later.
By the end of the month, you’re going to feel a need to relax and rejuvenate. You’ve been going through a lot of emotional reflection this month, and it’s weighing on you heavily now. But thankfully, May will conclude with an enchanting full moon on the 26th, which will highlight self-care. Take some time to hang out in your shell for a little while, Cancer. You’re definitely in need of rest.
(July 23 - August 22):
For the mighty lion, you’re going to start the month off feeling quite confident in yourself. The last quarter of the moon on May 3rd will peak your productivity levels, and you will feel the need to work on yourself more than you have in a while. From your career to your self-care routine, this month, all things ‘you’ are being put into focus, and it is an excellent time to start improving on them.
Aside from internal work, this month, Mercury will also be entering Gemini on the 3rd, which will have your creativity overflowing. Now is a great time to pick up old creative projects or hobbies you left behind and start making progress on them again. On the career front, with the Taurus season charging ahead full speed, your career will be thriving, and honestly, things couldn’t be better.
By the end of May, you may start to question yourself a bit, Leo. This is because the influence of Saturn’s retrograde on the 23rd and Mercury’s retrograde on the 27th will have you feeling a little stagnant in your life. The creativity that initially kicked off the month has faded, but don’t take this as a negative. Instead, seize the opportunity to make this a time for relaxing and rejuvenating for the month ahead. You’ve been working hard, and you deserve a little time to play. Put your feet up and chill for a while, Leo. It is certainly well-earned.
(August 23 - September 22):
For the Virgo, while you’re usually pretty collected, you’re going to be starting the month of May doing a little inner work on some scattered bits and pieces of yourself. The Pluto Retrograde of April is still influencing you significantly, and it’s pushing you to search for balance in all aspects. What is it that causes such disturbances of peace in your life? It’s time to reflect on the true source of your problems and put the work into mending it.
On the career front, the beginning of the month may feel a bit repetitive, but by the time we enter Gemini season on the 20th, expect new opportunities to arise that could point to career advancement.
In love, Venus will enter Gemini on the 8th, upping your flirtation levels and pushing your charisma through the roof. If you’re in a relationship, this energy may help to spice up your love life and could create a series of tender and passionate moments throughout the month.
(September 23 - October 22):
For you, Libra, as an air sign, balance is a must in your life in order to feel truly comfortable. However, the season of the Taurus could have you feeling off-balance with just about everything in your life. However, your mind will still be full of great ideas. In fact, with Mercury moving in alignment with Gemini on the 3rd, your mind will truly be buzzing with inspiration, and now is an excellent time to start putting those ideas into fruition.
Romantically, Venus, the planet of love, will push you to expand your horizons and be a little bold in your romantic affairs from May 8th onward. This could mean dating a type you wouldn’t normally give a chance to or being the first one to make a move. Either way, it’s a great time to take a risk, and it may prove to be one of the best you ever take. If you are in a relationship, trying something new with your partner may be well met. Whether it’s a new hobby or something in the bedroom, get creative with your beloved and have a little fun.
At the end of May, Saturn’s Retrograde will begin and will force energy to slow down. For that reason, it's a wonderful time to finally bring some balance back into your life. The clarifying full moon on May 26th should help you to do this smoothly.
(October 23 - November 21):
For the Scorpio, May will be a balanced month of ups and downs for you. Kicking off the month, the lingering energy of the Pluto Retrograde on April 27th will influence your space with change and transformation. For that reason, you’ll start your month doing a little reflection. Take things slow; it may be an uncertain period, but it too will pass.
By the time the new moon comes around on the 11th, you will start to feel the slate wipe clean and find yourself contemplating partnerships in your life. Are your inner circle and your partner the biggest cheerleaders in your life? If not, it might be time to let them go. You’re too rare of a sign to put up with toxic people, Scorpio. You deserve better.
On the 26th, the full blood moon and lunar eclipse will set your emotions on fire, and you may feel a little unbalanced once again. With all that you will be feeling, confiding in your partner or a close friend would do you good. But don’t worry, this confusion will be cleared away by the May 27th Mercury Retrograde, leaving you feeling calm and collected once more.
(November 22 - December 21):
For you, Sag, your month of May will kick off with a reign of productivity. While the lingering energy of the Pluto Retrograde from April is causing some inner turmoil for you, it’s also pushing you to get moving. You’re ready to make some serious changes in your life. From advancement in your career to an improvement in your love life, this is a much-welcomed burst of energy; just make sure you aren’t making any rash decisions because of it.
In your career, at the start of the month, Mercury will be entering Gemini, which will have your communication skills off the charts. It would be an excellent choice to use this to your advantage in the workplace for higher advancement or a negotiation for higher pay.
On the 20th, your self-care and romantic life will be brought into focus. This will have you wanting to put more effort into a relationship that may have fallen flat. If you are single, the cosmic shifts could make you a little more outgoing and confident, which could up your chances of meeting someone special.
(December 22 - January 19):
For you, Cap, the month of May will be a month of reconnecting. To start, Venus and the Sun will be mingling together in your 4th house for most of the month, pushing your need to go back to your home life and family. Plan a small family gathering (safely) if you can, or spend some time with your elders and just forget about your worries for a while. No matter what you choose to do, it’s a great time to connect to your source and ground your energy.
When it comes to love, if you are single, it’s important to remain open to the possibility of love this month, as many new chances for it may arise. If you are in a relationship, you may have had recent turmoil with your partner that has left you questioning things. If this is you, the new moon on the 11th may be urging you to take some time away from this person. Even if you don’t end it with them, time away to think might be a good idea. Remember, the past is in the past, and it’s important to leave it there if you wish to create a better future.
On the 23rd, Saturn retrograde will begin and may have you thinking about the future of your career. Take some time to evaluate where you’re going with your work life and see if it’s truly where you want to spend your time for the future. If not, it may be time to start making a plan on how you can move on from it. Be careful not to make any rash decisions.
(January 20 - February 18):
For the Aquarius, you may start the month feeling a little foggy in your head. Something such as a job loss, argument, or break up at the end of April could be contributing to this and making you feel off. It’s okay to feel down and sit here a while, but don’t take this as a time to linger in the past. As an Aquarius, you are always moving, so instead, make the most of this time by cleansing out all the things from your life that no longer serve you. Better things are on your horizon, Aquarius. Be patient.
In your career, the energies of the month will also be propelling you forward to work on a specific goal. You may have been wanting to advance for a while on something but were unsure of how to do it. Now, the realization for how has finally come to you and will be enhanced at the end of the month with the Saturn Trine and North Node in your house. Be ready for change.
On the love front, Venus will enter Gemini on the 8th, which will give you the prime opportunity to find new love. Believe it or not, this newfound love could even come from someone already in your inner circle, such as a co-worker or friend. You aren’t much of a flirt, to begin with, but this might be a good time to go out on a limb and try it out.
(February 19 - March 10):
And lastly, for the Pisces, the month of May will be more situated on taking a step back in your life. You will certainly feel the transformative, chaotic, and supercharged energy in the air, but you’re likely to choose to lie low instead of diving headfirst into it. Although, that doesn’t mean you won’t work with it in your own way.
This month, your finances and career will also be put into focus, especially around the new moon in Aries on the 11th. This will help to bring luck to your money sector, leaving finances to truly be the least of your worries this month. On top of this, all the luck surrounding your career sector may manifest itself as a new job opportunity for you or an opportunity for further advancement. Be open to all the karmic possibilities around you, Pisces; they are beaming with positive change.
In love, nothing too eventful will be going on for you this month. However, putting yourself out there if you’re single never hurts. If you’re in a relationship, spending some time reconnecting with your partner in a number of different ways should make your month quite blissful.
At the end of the month, the full blood moon and Mercury’s Retrograde will occur back-to-back on the 26th and the 27th, which cause some serious chaotic energy to be projected your way. It may be best to sit this one out, Pisces. Too much chaos doesn’t do well in your still waters.
Overall, the month of May will be a powerful, transformative, and enlightening month full of ups and downs. From the lingering retrograde at the beginning of the month to the bumpy transition into the Gemini season, we’re surrounded by an array of energetically charged events this month, and that ultimately means one thing: movement. This is a powerful month of growth, internal work, and moving forward. Make the most of this period and let the flow of the month guide you. Trust us; it may feel a little uncertain and chaotic, but it will prove to be quite rewarding in the long run.
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