Please note: These horoscopes, like emoji, are meant to add fun and color to your month. Take what feels good to you, leave what doesn’t.
Welcome to Taurus season. While the bull is known for being a workaholic, Tauruses also adore the finer things in life—they work hard and they most definitely play hard. This is a month to step into your power.
It’s a great time to think about how we can be loving yet fierce, willful but tender. It’s also a time to rededicate ourselves to the people and projects we care about most. With the sun trine Saturn in uber-responsible Capricorn from May 3 to May 20, this is a time to work on big-picture projects that will get lasting results. The sun will also be trine transformational Pluto in Capricorn from May 6 to May 22. This means any long-term work we’ve been doing around healing our relationships to financial stability, power, and authority figures should get a big boost. If you’ve been working and working and wondering when all those efforts will pay off, rest assured that help is on the way.
Other notable transits:
From May 4 to May 26, Venus in fiery Aries will be sextile to Mars in Gemini. Venus is the planet of love, while Mars rules our aggressive side–our passions, our ability to assert ourselves, and our sexuality. This is a really potent combination. Aries brings the heat, but Gemini brings lots of movement, excitement, and interest. If you’re looking for love, get out there! Fireworks are on the horizon. Don’t be afraid to bring your authentic self to that Tinder date. If you’re willing to show up for a connection or two this month, you’re very likely to have some fun! And if you’re already partnered, this is a great time to shake things up a bit. Show your beloved a different side of yourself. They’ll be excited to meet you all over again.
Ooh, sweet birthday baby. This month brings you many gifts and blessings. And if anyone knows how to relish a moment of pleasure it’s you. If you’ve been going through a rough patch, you’ll want to make space and time for getting away from work or whatever troubles have been keeping you up at night. Once you do, you’ll definitely feel grateful for many small moments of sweet relief. Whether you’re savoring that slice of cake, or cozying up to a gentle caress, the more present you are for all the little lovely things in your life, the more they will multiply. Goal-setting will be on your mind, too, but apply a similar mindset. Focus, be open, be grateful, and you’ll be sure to hit your mark.
Up and down and all around, this month could have you feeling topsy-turvy. But rollercoasters are kind of your thing anyway, so enjoy it! With your ruler moving out of watery Pisces into fiery Aries, you will likely feel a big boost in energy and action this month. Aries energy brings a heat and intensity that compliments your free-floating spirit. The trick will be knowing how to harness this energy and not letting it get out of control. Even you can experience burnout. Make sure you set aside time for getting quiet and getting centered before you hop back on the rollercoaster for another wild ride.
You love to go within, but this month you’ll do best if you let it all hang out. The new moon in no-nonsense Taurus gives you an opportunity to be more direct than usual, even if that’s starting with just telling it like it is to yourself. Right now you’ll notice that ambiguous methods yield ambiguous results. If you find yourself spiraling, take a moment to get to the core of what’s upsetting you and consider what practical, manageable steps you can take to tackle these troubles. The more you’re willing to be one 100% real with yourself and others right now about what works and what doesn’t, the more you’ll get what you want. That doesn’t mean there won’t be growing pains. By the time the full moon in emotionally raw Scorpio rises, you may want to cry or scream or both. But when you do, trust that you’ll find lots of love and support waiting for you.
This month shines a light on what makes you feel powerful and what makes you feel helpless. One minute you might feel on top of the world, and the next you might find yourself whimpering in a corner. You probably like it best when people perceive you as shiny, flashy, and courageous, but this month teaches you that your tender side can be transformational. If you let people catch a glimpse of your vulnerabilities, they will still admire you just as much as when you’re all glitzed up for a big night out. People want the real you as much as they want the you who gets the party started. So set down any masks you’ve been wearing and make room for both sadness and joy this month. If you do, you’ll feel like the powerful (but cuddly) lion you’ve always wanted to be.
With your ruler Mercury stationing in Aries, you’re likely to have laser-sharp focus this month. You are a master at perceiving important details, but now more than ever your insights will be on fire. But just because you can see what needs to be done, or what could be polished, that doesn’t mean you have to cry it from the mountaintops. In short, don’t start any wars that aren’t worth fighting. Do, however, use what you know to narrow your focus and take aim. You are ready to take some big risks right now and they could really pay off. Don’t waste time criticizing yourself or others. Save that energy for the major moves you’re about to make and you’ll be thrilled with the results.
This month challenges you to do as often as you fantasize. It’s a tall order for someone who loves to get swept up in sweet reveries, but if you can rise to the occasion, you’ll be pleased as punch at how tangible the results are. Your ruler Venus is stationed in Taurus, another sign ruled by love. But whereas Libra builds love through airy thoughts and ideas, Taurus is all about getting shit done. If you want results, you’ve got to put in the work. You may groan at the notion, but not all work has to be miserable. Instead of hammering away at difficult tasks, think of yourself as a gentle little squirrel—resourceful, quick, and capable of climbing to some very high heights. Work the soil this month, and some very beautiful things are going to blossom and soon.
This month wants to bathe you in sunshine. But you may be reluctant. Sometimes, the sun shines so brightly that it makes you wince. Or the birds chirp a bit too loudly in your ear. It all feels so cheery that you start to crave the night. Heck, you may even crave a little rain so you can stay in without feeling so guilty. But let’s be honest, you are probably just afraid of stepping into the sun and letting yourself be happy. No one is as strong as you when it comes to going to the deep dark painful parts of life. You are willing to look devastating feelings in the eye without batting a lash. But you’re not always quite so brave when it comes to letting yourself be happy. In fact, you may feel more vulnerable, or even silly, when you let people see this side of you. But it would be a shame to miss out on all the beautiful days that are coming your way this month. So challenge yourself to be brave in new ways, and pack a pair of shades. Don’t worry, you can still look “cool” while you’re stopping to smell the flowers.
You may have faced a setback or two as your ruler, Jupiter, stationed retrograde in Scorpio last month. Scorpio brings chaos and upheaval. But this pinchy zodiac neighbor also brings tremendous opportunities for transformation, insight, and growth. You tend to learn best by doing and moving. But this month you’ll have to practice stillness and patience. This could frustrate you. You want to have fun and you crave new experiences. But right now, the planets are aligned for you to learn from your upsets. If you can face them with the same courage you’d give to an impulsive skydiving trip in a country you’ve never heard of, you’ll discover that you have what it takes to build stability. And the more stability you have, the more freedom you’ll have to take future risks. Think of this as a time to build your best ever go-bag. You’ll want to be ready when you’re next adventure comes calling.
This month everything that once felt like a curse may feel like a true blessing. If you’ve faced obstacles, roadblocks, or any major disappointments, things will unfold to show you that these were all leading you to exactly where you need to be. Does that sound like magical thinking to you? Probably! But if it feels good to believe it, is there any harm in opening your heart and (super serious) mind to a little magic? You have a tendency to be quite sober and serious, but right now you’re feeling all the feels. If you can trust that that’s a good thing, you’ll be showered with warmth. You are eternally responsible, but the Sun in loving Taurus is here to remind you that you don’t have to do all the work all of the time. Let yourself be held this month. Trust that those you’ve held would love to hold you back.
Okay, lone wolf. You’ve taken many a journey, but right now it’s time to hunker down and get comfy exactly where you are. If you’re feeling like running away from someone, or something, think before you run. What are you running from and where are you running to? Your mind loves new ideas and visions of the future, but right now you’re learning to be more present. What makes you uncomfortable and when and why do you detach? Whether it’s at work, or in your relationships, the more you get familiar with the parts of yourself that want to shut down, or go it alone, the more you’ll be able to open up to the kinds of partnerships and investments that really feed your soul. You happen to be one of the most fantastic friends, or partners, a person could ask for. So instead of blowing off that new project, or a long list of invitations, carve out time to show up and be present this month. You don’t have to go to every party, or dive into every work opportunity, but if you make time for the folks and projects that you truly care about, you’ll find your troubles evaporating into thin air.
Structure and goal-setting aren’t always your strong suits, but this month’s earthy astro-weather brings you many opportunities to get grounded. And you could definitely use a little stability right now. With your ruler Neptune stationed in your sign, getting carried away with dreams, or fears, has probably been consuming you lately. You may feel like you’re a leaf blowing in the wind. You may even have trouble discerning what’s real from what isn’t. But this is actually an opportunity to learn to trust yourself, and others, more fully. The stars are aligned for you to feel plenty of support right now. Instead of imagining the worst, try showing up, looking around, and seeing what’s tangible and real. What are the things that have been keeping you up at night? Are they actually as terrible as you’ve been making them out to be? Is that actually a haunted house over there, or is it simply an old house in need of a little tender love and care? Build with the sturdier tools you’ve been given this month, and you’ll find yourself with projects (at work or in love) that are built to last.
This month is all about love and communication for you. You may think of yourself as an open book, but right now you have a chance to fine tune what you say and how you say it. This means you’ll also need to cut back on your impulse to spit out whatever you feel in the moment. Instead of saying the first thing that pops into your mind, take some time to collect information, consider your audience, and then choose the best words to communicate what you authentically think and feel. You hate to go slow, so the pressure to be so thoughtful may frustrate you at first. But you love to be recognized for your strengths. Think of this as a moment to become bolder and stronger by going slower and saying less. If you can watch your words but still be truthful this month, you’ll make powerful connections and gain the glowing affection of the people you’d most like to impress.