In case you don’t know, the month of May might just be our most tumultuous one yet as we are seeing not one, not two but three retrogrades. But fret not, it’s not all doom and gloom this month for most star signs. Of course, the best thing to do is to prepare for what the cosmos might have in store for you as we navigate through the strange times we are living in currently. As we continue to work from home and adhere to the circuit breaker measures, May is looking to be our most introspective yet. Whether you are in need of a little spiritual boost or just something fun to read to kill time, read on to find out what the coming month has in store for you:
Taurus (21 Apr – 21 May)
Lucky Days: 4, 5, 12, 13, 21
Yucky Days: 1, 2, 14, 15, 29
Celebrity Icon: Audrey Hepburn
Darling birthday Bull, your season of seasons lasts through the third week of May. Find innovative ways to celebrate yourself and the things you most adore. The Full Moon in Scorpio brings deep drama and transformation to your relationship zone on the 7th. It’s time to let go of any unhealthy partnership patterns that have gripped you during the last six months. This will be a supremely interesting May as your ruler Venus begins a relatively rare retrograde early on the morning on the 13th. The planet of love, beauty and money will take small steps backward in your financial zone through late June, asking you to review your material realm.
Even if current sources of income have dried up recently, Venus can bring back offers from old employers (as well as exes) so make sure to stay connected to your network via social media. Caveat: this can bring unforced errors in banking, so make sure to stay on top of your accounts online and don’t overspend. Both Saturn and Jupiter go retrograde in your adventure zone the same week that Venus turns around, so things could feel quite messy from the 11th to the 15th, as multiple planets wobble at the same time. Use the New Moon to set intentions for your next six months of wealth and success on the 22nd. Get your goals in writing for best results, and don’t be afraid to be specific – and to think big.
Gemini (22 May – 21 June)
Lucky Days: 5, 6, 14, 15, 23
Yucky Days: 3, 4, 16, 17, 31
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The bulk of your birthday season is in June, but May has your name written all over it, Twinstar. On the 7th, the Full Moon in Scorpio offers you a deep release from any work stress you’ve carried during the last six months. Just let it go, darling – your daily life is different in so many ways now; finding a healthy balance of projects and self-care is mandatory. Early on the morning of the 13th, everything gets wild and wonky in the most fascinating way.
Venus, the planet of love and beauty, goes on a rare retrograde in your own sign through late June. This can bring a classic trip down Memory Lane, especially when it comes to love. You may find yourself reminiscing about all your exes starting from when you were a teen. Don’t be surprised if one or more of these past loves show up by sliding into your DM’s or suddenly hearting all your old Insta posts – they’re thinking about you too. The Sun lights up your sign starting on the 20th, so get ready for four weeks of world-domination. T
he New Moon in your own stars is an important annual event and it arrives this year on the 22nd. Use this powerful Gemini lunation to set intentions for your next six months. Whether it’s personal, professional, or spiritual, focus intensely on what you want to manifest, and the stars are more likely to make your wishes their command by mid-fall.
Cancer (22 June – 22 July)
Lucky Days: 7, 8, 16, 17, 25
Yucky Days: 5, 6, 11, 12, 19
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May reconnects you to your social life in a powerful way, Cancer. With the Sun in your house of groups and long-term goals for the first three weeks of the month, you’re finally getting your Zoom groove on and collabs are starting to work exactly as they should. The Full Moon in Scorpio, your sister water sign, arrives on the 7th – it’s all about forgiving yourself for unrealized pleasures. If any romantic or creative endeavors of the last six months haven’t worked out quite as planned, this is your moment to let it all go and clear the slate for what comes next.
The biggest story of the month is the reversal of Venus early on the morning of the 13th. The planet of love, beauty and money will be retrograde in your house of secrets and psyche through late June. This can do a number on your fantasy life, Cancer – expect both your daydreams and actual dreams to be full to the brim with ex-lovers, casual crushes and serious partners. If you’re indulging in an online flirtation with a past love, just be a bit careful about your long-term expectations. The New Moon lands in the same part of your chart on the 22nd, giving you a chance to set intentions for your next six months of psychological healing and wellness. Balance self-care and a deep focus your inner life with regular physical activity for best results.
Leo (23 July – 23 Aug)
Lucky Days: 1, 2, 9, 10, 18
Yucky Days: 7, 8, 13, 14, 22
Celebrity Icon: Brit Marling
The month of May might just bring you some proverbial flowers following April’s deeply emotional showers. First a powerful Full Moon in Scorpio drops in your domestic zone on the 7th, helping you release any pain or stress from the last six months. If family life has been particularly draining since March, there’s even more reason to ritualize your letting go process near this lunation. A rare and meaningful planetary retrograde begins early morning on the 13th, when Venus stations to reverse course through late June. The planet of love and beauty will retrace her steps in your social zone, asking you to review and revisit your relationships with friends and colleagues. It’s can certainly be a weird and confusing phase, and you might even develop a crush on someone that you were totally platonic with before – or they might start crushing on you.
Regardless, any romantic feelings can suddenly evaporate by summer, so be careful whom you fall for. When the New Moon in Gemini lands on the 22nd, you get an amazing opportunity to set intentions for the next six months of your social life. What do you want your group interactions to look like, Leo? What online collabs would you like to create? Put it all in writing and start brainstorming, because you can make it happen by next November – just as you’re beginning to prep for 2021.
Virgo (24 Aug – 23 Sept)
Lucky Days: 3, 4, 11, 12, 30
Yucky Days: 9, 10, 16, 17, 24
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May is a month of resolution and review, Virgo. With the Sun in your adventure zone for the first three weeks of the month, you’ll begin dipping your toes into the concept of getting out there – even if you can’t take any actual steps quite yet. The Full Moon in Scorpio lands in your communication zone on the 7th, inviting you to express anything you’ve kept to yourself at any time during the last six months. It’s all about concretizing your feelings into words right now – so write it or say it as needed. Venus, the planet in charge of love, beauty and money, begins a rare retrograde early on the morning of the 13th. With this planet appearing to move backwards through your career zone between now and June, financial issues can be a bit challenging.
The good news is that old streams of income from previous professional endeavors might return exactly when you need them the most. Look out for offers. You can manifest your dream career trajectory at the New Moon on the 22nd, when setting professional intentions has even more resonance and power. Think about what you want to create in the world during the next six months and write it all down, Virgo – with proper follow-up, the stars will do your bidding by next November.
Libra (24 Sept – 23 Oct)
Lucky Days: 5, 6, 13, 14, 24
Celebrity Icon: Hillary Duff
May is all about your money, Libra. For starters, the Full Moon lights up your financial zone on the 7th, revealing the culmination of all that you’ve been working on since last November, especially in regard to your cash flow. If you don’t like what the books are showing you, use this month’s upcoming Venus Retrograde (starting on the 13th) to revamp your approach to budgeting. In fact, this month is all about looking to the past, with three planets retrograding back-to-back (Saturn, Venus and Jupiter). It’s the perfect time to review, reflect and revise many of your plans. Your primary target areas are home (Jupiter’s influence), mentors (Venus’ influence) and love (Saturn’s influence).
The Sun moves into your house of higher wisdom on the 20th, followed by the New Moon on the 22nd. Use this phase to think about the kind of teachers you’d like to work with to take your learning next-level. Any course of study you start now can take you into full blossomed brilliance by the end of the year. This month requires a lot of going back in order to move forward, so pace yourself and find your inner patience – you’ll need loads of it.
Scorpio (24 Oct – 22 Nov)
Lucky Days: 7, 8, 16, 17, 26
Yucky Days: 1, 2, 13, 14, 22
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Early May is full-on Scorpio time. No wonder you have so many emotions building up from the get-go this month. The Full Moon lands in your very own stars on the 7th for its powerful annual visit. It’s time to release all the pent-up feelings you’ve carried during the last six months, darling. If you think that’s intense, three major planets go retrograde back-to-back during the week of the 11th. It starts with Saturn reversing course in your house of home, so watch your words and reflect before you project. Next up is Venus, the planet of love and beauty, on the 13th through the end of June. Then last but not least, Jupiter goes backward in your communication zone for five months. It’s time to finally sit down and review your recent conversations, thought patterns and personal boundaries. Where do you need to impose some healthy limits around your own social media consumption and other distractions? Focus on anything that takes you too far afield from your higher goals and inner wisdom.
On the 22nd, the New Moon in your house of transformation brings the perfect time to set your next six months of intentions; focus on the personal changes you want to make before your next birthday. Think of what you would like to see emerge by late next fall. What are you willing to let go of in order to make that metamorphosis complete and magnificent, Scorpio?
Sagittarius (23 Nov – 22 Dec)
Lucky Days: 1, 2, 9, 10, 29
Yucky Days: 3, 4, 16, 17, 24
Colour: Tiger stripes
Celebrity Icon: Sarah Silverman
So much is bubbling up to the surface from deep within your psyche this month, Sagi bb. Get ready for an immersion in everything you have not wanted to feel for the last several months. It’s a time to “just go there” as they say. The Full Moon can bring an emotional tsunami in your house of dreams, rest and unconscious influences on the 7th. Watch for any self-destructive tendencies that disguise themselves as good ideas on the surface. As tempting as ultimatums might be during this lunation, do your best to refrain. So many planets are preparing to go retrograde back-to-back this month, creating the potential for resistance to any momentum you you’ve recently garnered. Better to pause, reflect and review until you get the green light once again. This is perhaps the most key event of the spring: Venus will retrograde in your partnership zone at mid-month through the end of June, so expect to cover some old ground, patterns or themes. Don’t be surprised exes show up from the ancient past.
Your ruling planet Jupiter goes retrograde on the 14th, asking you to slow down and rethink your financial strategy for the next few months. Go back over your books and do some tweaking based on any new information you have. The Sun moves into your relationship zone starting on the 20th, highlighting your partners and contracts for the next month. The New Moon follows on the 22nd, asking you to focus on partnership and collaboration over the next six months. Set intentions for happy, healthy relationships now – and put it all in writing if you can.
Capricorn (23 Dec – 20 Jan)
Lucky Days: 3, 4, 11, 12, 30
Yucky Days: 5, 6, 18, 19, 26
Celebrity Icon: Alison Brie
May is all about an intense reset and review period, Capricorn. The Full Moon lights up your house of success, goals and friendships on the 7th. Think back to whatever you started last November and release any heaviness you’re still carrying. The Sun and Mercury are lighting up your house of love and pleasure during the first half of the month, and part two focuses on work and wellness. We have three major planets going retrograde back-to-back the week of the 11th, starting with your sturdy and trusted ruler, Saturn. You’re about to retrace all the ground you covered since the beginning of the year, only now it’s about integrating the lessons on a deep internal level. Since March these have included financial considerations, so you might experience some “aha” moments around money this month.
The Jupiter retrograde phase also happening in your sign asks you to re-evaluate your belief systems and tune into what lifts you up. Do you have great teachers, guides or mentors in your life? When Venus goes retrograde in your work zone on the 13th, you’ll be ready to get back to projects you’ve put on the back burner. You might even pick up some old ideas from 2012, when Venus was last retrograde in this part of your horoscope. On the 22nd, the New Moon arrives, making it the perfect time to start novel projects, rituals or self-care routines – think about what you want to create during the next six months and write it down or record a voice memo.
Aquarius (21 Jan -19 Feb)
Lucky Days: 5, 6, 13, 14, 23
Yucky Days: 1, 2, 7, 8, 21
Celebrity Icon: Doutzen Kroes
This month is about the bigger picture, Aquarius. Why are you here on earth and what is your mission statement? The Full Moon lights up your career zone on the 7th, showing you the fruits of your labors from last November until now. Look how far you’ve come, darling. May also brings the opportunity to review, revamp and renovate many life arenas compliments of three planets retrograding back-to-back. Saturn tracks backward in your stars starting on the 11th, asking you to rethink your whole approach to your life over the next few months; so much reflection is necessary now.
Next, Venus goes retrograde in your house of love and creativity on the 13th, giving you the chance to revamp your artistic style and approach to romantic matters through late June. And last but not least, Jupiter follows suit in your house of rest, retreat and imagination on the 14th. You have big ideas but they need proper incubation and structure in order to bring them out into the world. All of that gets underway this month and the process will complete by late this year. Just pace yourself, Aquarius luv. Use the New Moon on the 22nd to set intentions for your next six months of creative projects or love affairs.
Pisces (20 Feb – 20 Mar)
Lucky Days: 7, 8, 16, 17, 26
Yucky Days: 3, 4, 9. 10, 24
Celebrity Icon: Rachel Weisz
May’s stars want to lift your spirits after the intense month of April. All of that introspection is paying off now, darling. On the 7th, the Full Moon in your sister water sign brings up deep passion and emotions you didn’t even know were hiding there. Let yourself feel ALL of it. Big Daddy Saturn goes retrograde in your house of dreams, rest and retreat on the 11th. It’s an excellent time to focus on your inner world for access to your higher genius. A few days later Venus, the love and beauty planet, goes retrograde in your home zone through the end of June. You’ll be ready for some renovation or deep engagement with your family ancestry over the next six weeks.
Last but not least, Jupiter’s retrograde starts on the 14th in your house of long-term goals and community. You were glowing up and expanding in a major way earlier this year, and now it’s time to review what is working and not working in terms of structure. On the 22nd, the New Moon in your home zone gives you a chance to reconnect to what you care about most and recommit to this at your core level. Anything that you’re unsure about will be resolved by next November, but you have to do the work now. Set clear intentions – you’re more likely to manifest what you put in writing.
Aries (21 Mar – 20 Apr)
Lucky Days: 1, 2, 9, 10, 29
Yucky Days: 5, 6, 11, 12, 26
Colour: Blood Orange
Celebrity Icon: Maisie Williams
If love and sex have taken a backseat to more pressing concerns so far this spring, your desires are about to definitively shift in May. Healthy relationship communication is your prime mover this month, so you’ll have to get your thoughts in order early and often. The Full Moon in Scorpio opens the floodgates in your intimacy zone on the 7th. Your last six months of longing are suddenly awakened and your desires must be attended to, or there could be an emotional outburst (or ten) around this lunation. Starting on the 11th, an unfurling of planetary retrogrades asks you to look back so that you may go truly forward in a few months. First Saturn moves backward in your career zone on the 11th, then Venus retreats in your house of talking and thinking in the early morning on the 13th. This latter retrograde will last until late June, making dating via Facetime and Zoom more interesting and illuminating. Exes might come back to woo you with their words, so just make sure that’s what you really want, Aries.
Your ruler Mars enters Pisces just as Venus retrogrades, maintaining the dreamy love theme and making you a bit less likely to be romantically aggressive. Jupiter retrogrades on the 14th, making you a bit less ambitious but creating a search for deeper meaning in your work. The New Moon in Gemini lands in your communication zone on the 22nd, helping you to set solid intentions for self-expression over the next six months. If you’ve ever wanted to write a book, start a podcast, or just amp up your social media game, plant those seeds right now and they’ll ripen and grow by the fall.