*May 2023 Monthly Horoscopes – Summaries*
May 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Aries:
Your desire to settle in and focus on building, collecting, and getting comfortable is strong in May, dear Aries. It’s a month for getting your bearings with an emphasis on your sectors of resources and home. You are encouraged to slow down, work things out, draw on patience, and build and develop special projects. The better you accept this pace, the greater the rewards!
With Mercury retrograde and the eclipse season, it’s important to focus on developing what you have rather than push forward with brand-new beginnings. Fortunately, your astrology encourages a take-it-easy approach this month, and it’s well-timed– you’ll find it more natural than most other signs to slow things down.
And shortly after these energies lift, Mars and the Sun move into more interactive, outgoing, and expressive sectors of your solar chart (on the 20th and 21st).
Until then, money, business, and practical affairs are more topical than usual, even with some complications on these fronts! While delays or obstacles can occur during the retrograde Mercury cycle to the 14th, it’s a fine time for refinements and improvements. The efforts you put forth now can lead to wonderful new beginnings and rewards. After the New Moon on the 19th, you can feel far better equipped to move your ventures forward.
You’re learning a lot about your attachments this month, and there’s much to enjoy, especially on social and mental levels. Your mind is active, and your interests are exciting. Connections and communications can be delightful, even with Mercury retrograde for the first half of May.
If you’ve been overshooting or spending/borrowing too much, it’s time to make some crucial adjustments to get yourself back on track. While you’re often drawn to the right resources or connections you need this month, the path is not always straightforward. There could very well be some bluffing or withholding information to manage, making it best to postpone big decisions or complicated topics.
The Lunar Eclipse on the 5th also has a way of bringing dysfunctional areas of our life to your attention! While watching for exaggeration is a good idea, paying special attention to the emotions that emerge now is important. A larger theme surrounding this eclipse set concerns ownership, sharing/ income, and support. Buried or long-brewing situations can reach a turning point.
Mars is in your home and family sector until the 20th, bringing fire, courage, and the desire for action to your personal or home life. Venus heads into this area of your solar chart on the 7th, and while you’ve been fired up about domestic matters, you begin to see more value in harmonizing, beautifying, and balancing your home environment.
Improved living conditions and arrangements or family relationships can be in the spotlight–it’s an excellent time to strengthen your relationships with loved ones and comfort levels on the home front.
From the 21st, people are receptive to your ideas and want to hear from you! Success tends to come through word of mouth or bright ideas. You gravitate to things that improve your mind. The last week of May is good for resolving problems that overwhelmed you earlier. Networking can bring rewards or opportunities. You’re moving into a highly creative and dynamic phase. News can open doors for you, or you enjoy affectionate communications or an innovative learning experience. You’re alert and ready to make changes!
Last but not least, Jupiter moves out of your sign on the 16th and heads into your resources sector for a stay of just over a year. It’s a powerful move for your money and resources and, on a psychological level, your self-worth and value. Look for opportunities to enhance your sense of comfort, well-being, and security, or to improve your finances. This transit is about using your personal resources to their utmost. Significant purchases or a general sense of abundance can figure strongly in the year ahead.
Your earning power might increase, or new avenues for making money can open up in the now and in the year ahead. Your desire for creature comforts can grow, too! There can be a strong desire to pamper yourself, splurge, and luxuriate, and opportunities might emerge to do these things. While you should watch for extravagance, this is a good cycle for bringing a fresh, positive, and confident attitude toward your talents and capabilities.
There can be notable positive developments in the last week of May with money and things. Good news or helpful connections can figure strongly, particularly related to money, gifts, bonuses, or personal talents.
May 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Taurus:
May is your power month, dear Taurus. Delays with personal plans may be part of your month, but things should be moving more smoothly after the 14th when Mercury in your sign ends its retrograde. The month can get off to a slower start than usual, but you can accomplish a lot. In fact, it’s an important time for pursuing your goals, expressing yourself independently, and caring for your needs.
At the top of the month, you see recent decisions or plans in a new light. There is good energy with you for drawing upon the past for ideas and recycling them in improved ways as you advance.
The Full Moon on the 5th is a Lunar Eclipse and is in your opposite sign, drawing your strong attention to relationships. This eclipse can serve as a cosmic push towards recognizing your relationship needs. Tension now can drive you to make important changes. This eclipse is about finding a balance between your autonomy/independence and your need for a perspective, person, or companion.
There is a strong focus on you and your money, talents, and communications in May. You have balanced Venus moving through your sector of money, values, and comfort until the 7th, and connecting with your wants and needs comes naturally. There can be almost magical discoveries and conclusions now, and possibly some good finds and deals for things that genuinely improve your life.
You’re also discovering or reconnecting with your independence and courage to be yourself. Your individuality, uniqueness, and free spirit are all in the spotlight. Although it may only feel like things are moving forward after mid-month, you can come to exciting new insights. You’re learning a lot about yourself, and with the Lunar Eclipse on the 5th, your relationship needs.
Mercury asks you to pace yourself in May. You’ll have to look back before going forward, which can eventually bring rewards. Patience is necessary! What you communicate has more impact than usual—people hear you but don’t necessarily see the whole picture. It’s a time for taking stock of recent events and drawing on the past for ideas and insights, which can be significant in forming new or improved plans down the road. Communications are taken a little more seriously or literally, and not always correctly with Mercury’s retrograde. Meaningful contact with someone from your past may be part of the picture. Take care of unfinished business to begin anew with less baggage.
From the 7th, Venus greatly helps with your communications, enhancing your appeal, manner, and magnetism. You can find much to enjoy in personal interests, studies, short trips, and contact with others. It’s a good time for relationships with siblings, classmates, and neighbors. Others acknowledge and appreciate your talents.
There are some exciting changes for you this month, not the least of which is Jupiter entering your sign on the 16th for a stay of over a year. Jupiter helps boost your sense of adventure in the year ahead. You’re starting fresh with your personal image, manner, attitude towards life and independence, confidence levels, relationship with your body, and self-assertion. You’re learning to take charge and “own” these things. You might start a new long-term endeavor now — something all about you or resulting from your self-starting, enterprising nature. New physical activities or programs, businesses, or a fresh start regarding how you walk into a room or grab opportunities, may be part of the picture. Jupiter is now enhancing your image, and you’ll find people more overtly appreciating you and your general vibe.
Jupiter rather quickly spars with Pluto after entering Taurus, and while your enthusiasm for self-discovery is undeniable, the pressure to succeed or to perform your responsibilities to the outside world is enormous. Tension results from the inclination to go hard in both personal and professional areas. Some paranoia about your position could figure strongly now, and it’s important not to allow it to drive your decisions.
Until the 20th, Mars in your communications sector can be excellent for enthusiasm for learning, studying, and sharing. However, this transit can produce a tendency to speak too quickly or directly at times, and Mercury’s retrograde until the 14th complicates the potential problem. Pour your energy into intellectual tasks if you can, as you can get a lot done now, working with vigor and passion. You can bond well with or find inspiration through a friend or group.
From the 21st, your focus gets far more practical. You’re in a great position to build upon recent ideas or projects. Attention to your personal needs and plans continues, making it a good time for sorting things out and taking charge.
You end the month in a fabulous position to meet people who help boost your confidence or encourage you to reach your potential. There can be successful presentations–you’re received incredibly well.
May 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Gemini:
Much is happening behind the scenes and inside you in May, dear Gemini. It’s a powerful time to bring an end to situations or attitudes in your life that have become more burdensome than rewarding or that have grown toxic for you emotionally. Your private life is especially active. Still, rest, reflection, and focusing on mental and spiritual health are prominent themes.
While the month can keep you busy, there is a retiring side to you as the Sun (until the 21st) and Mercury (all month) transit your privacy sector. This go-slow period is well-timed! While some other signs may be fighting it, you’ll find it natural to want to review your work instead of pushing for a launch or significant change. You’re inclined to pace yourself, and it’s wise.
Still, you have Venus in your sign until the 7th, and others see you as especially desirable and likable. Most importantly, you treat yourself with more care. Venus boosts your charm–you are attractive and friendly, and your most refined and appealing traits are enhanced for all to appreciate and enjoy. Your idealism and romantic nature are in the spotlight, and you find it natural to dream of beautiful things, experiences, and situations.
Mercury’s retrograde until the 14th is a little tricky, mainly due to possible communication breakdowns and misunderstandings or problems with transportation. Mercury is your ruling planet, after all, and not everyone will pick up what you intend to communicate. Decision-making can be problematic as you play with different possibilities. You can quite easily put your foot in your mouth or reveal something you’d prefer to remain hidden.
However, it’s a good cycle for redoing and refining work already underway and backtracking over the past to find answers you previously overlooked. Letting go of expectations and allowing your mind some free rein makes it a good time for creative visualization and pursuits.
The New Moon on the 19th wants you to start fresh with your approach to downtime, rest, recovery, and attention to emotional or mental health. Watch, however, for the traps of escapism and avoidance, which can lead to difficulties relaxing, unwinding, and perhaps sleeping, or a general sense that you’re behind or out of the loop.
There could be a secret revealed, a eureka moment, or you could otherwise be seeing old problems or a past matter in a telling new light. You can be directing a lot of attention to past events and relationships, but a turning point that sets you on a new path. In other words, you are coming to a new understanding of a past problem that allows you to move forward with less baggage.
May is not all about rest, however. Until the 20th, Mars brings great energy, courage, and initiative to your financial life or business. It can also be a time to build up your resources or put your natural talents to good use. The drive to improve your resources is strong, but tensions can surround personal finances and possessions at times. Questions of ownership and values can be hot topics.
As well, from the 7th, your powers of attraction increase regarding money, gifts, favors, and valuables, although you’re generally less visible. Your appetite for luxurious or beautiful objects might increase as building and collecting appeal to you more than usual. Venus in your solar second house helps you be a little more patient with business and money concerns.
Mercury ends its retrograde period on the 14th, slowly but surely getting you back in the game. You are more comfortable and at ease with others in the second half of the month, although you continue to keep some things close to the chest.
Watch for tension as you feel compelled to go hard on extracurricular activities or learning, but you also have an increased need for rest, relaxation, and detox. Taking on too many activities can be taxing.
The Sun moves into your sign on the 21st, awakening the desire to take charge of your life and set new personal goals. People notice you! One day before this Sun move, Mars heads into your communications sector, and you’re coming alive! You’re more interactive and engaged.
Some of the bigger headlines of the month include a Lunar Eclipse on the 5th and Jupiter’s move to a new sign on the 16th. The eclipse ultimately motivates you to make improvements in your work, health, and routines or habits. There can be a bit of a scramble to get your life into better working order, and the benefits of doing so are great. You’re doing a lot of balancing of work/rest and emotional health and physical health with current eclipses, and realizations occurring in the weeks following the eclipse can push this process along. If you’ve neglected some elements of self-care, you’re now ready to correct the imbalance, and developing healthier habits can be part of this.
Jupiter slips into your privacy sector, where it will spend just over a year. This can lead to a stronger sense of spiritual peace, preparing you internally for outward changes when Jupiter passes over your Sun starting in May 2024. Inner peace and the ability to take things in stride will be in focus now and in the year ahead!
Even though you may be working behind the scenes or a little more withdrawn than usual, this Jupiter transit helps you find comfort in some level of solitude. Self-contentment is a goal and theme. If you need help during this time, it tends to come just in the nick of time, perhaps from unanticipated or hidden sources.
Jupiter works in a behind-the-scenes manner for you now. You may find that a partner’s daily life or health improves dramatically during this period. Fears and anxieties that may have weighed you down with guilt or pressure can quickly be faced and lifted this year. As you close the month, you connect with the right information to further your healing journey, put a problem behind you, or gain more peace of mind.
May 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Cancer:
Your social life, happiness goals, dreams, and hopes are in high focus in May, dear Cancer. It’s a time of interesting developments with friends, group activities, collaboration, networking, and attention to long-term projects. While demands on your time can often be quite pleasant, you do need to pay particular attention to managing your time effectively with Mercury retrograde until the 14th. Delays and backtracking can be part of the picture.
Venus symbolically emerges in your solar chart on the 7th, and people want to be around you, gravitating to your warmth and spirit. During this cycle, you’re especially desired or popular and confident and comfortable in your own skin. You radiate good energy and attract positive attention and feedback as a result.
A Lunar Eclipse occurs on the 5th, awakening issues related to romance, creativity, children, or hobbies. You’re in an eclipse cycle in which you’re seeking your joy, and a mission to improve your life can emerge in the weeks following this eclipse as you embrace your feelings, which can be larger than life. It’s a good time to recognize your need to celebrate, play, and express yourself. New initiatives should wait, however, particularly with Mercury retrograde until the 14th. Watch, too, for overblowing an issue. Aim to wait and see.
Mars is in your sign until the 20th and Venus from the 7th, bringing you attention and encouraging you to care for yourself by listening to your wants and needs. While the last week of the month features a stronger need to withdraw, heal, and catch your breath, the month holds solid energy for interaction and dynamism.
Until the 14th, it’s especially favorable to look to the past, refine and edit projects, and rethink problems from a different perspective. It would help if you were more alert when dealing with friends, groups, business income, and dealings with business associates. A partner or friend might give you important feedback, but you’re also gathering valuable information from or through them now. It’s a powerful time for processing, reviewing, and rediscovering old interests, decisions, and ideas. A friend from the past may reappear in your life, or you could come to a new understanding of an old friendship.
After Mercury turns direct on the 14th, you’ll feel more “in the know” about what to expect (and what not to expect) from the people around you. Feeling clearer about your goals can be satisfying. A renewed friendship is possible, especially after the New Moon on the 19th.
You might recognize the need to leave an idea, belief, or even an obsession behind you to grow, improve, and begin fresh. You may need to deal with a fear of commitment or a fear of freedom – both can be issues, and both need managing so that you can live a happier life. There can be concerns about losing something you’ve spent a lot of time and energy building, but also a need to be free of restricting, limiting ties. Ideally, conflicts emerging now light a fire under you when it comes to taking more control over your life.
Mars brings its qualities of fiery assertiveness, courage, initiative, and energy to your personality until the 20th. It’s a time of increased independence and initiative. You are motivated and energetic during this cycle, sometimes to the point of excess, and it’s a good idea to take special care to manage your energy well. Pace yourself, but take action on things that matter to you most.
Mars leaves your sign on the 20th, and the Sun moves into your privacy sector on the 21st, bringing a palpable energy shift to your world. It’s a more reflective time. You could seek more time to yourself or, at the least, out of the fast lane! Still, it’s a good time to take care of business with more courage and confidence. You’re bravely putting problems behind you!
This is a period for wrapping up your solar year and making the most of private time and reflection.
A major shift this month brings Jupiter into your social sector, where this bountiful planet will transit for a little over a year. You’ll meet people and enjoy valuable connections during Jupiter’s travels here. You’re pinning your hopes on beautiful things, making mutually beneficial connections, and dreaming and planning for the future. You may meet acquaintances who help you further your goals, or you could join a new group or association that gives you considerable pleasure and satisfaction.
As you close out the month, even with a quieter theme with you, it can be a wonderful time of support/recognition from a friend or group. The connections you make now point you in the direction of growth.
May 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Leo:
This month, dear Leo, your focus continues on your career, reputation, status, life direction, and responsibilities to the outside world. The Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter call your attention to your long-range goals and ambitions. While May can be a higher-profile period, you can find beautiful ways to detach and detox.
Until the 14th, there can be some rethinking, redoing, and backtracking on projects, and while sometimes frustrating, it’s essential work that helps you make valuable edits. Thinking about life direction and long-term goals in new ways can be fruitful, leading to significant new insights or plans. You can be recycling or reviving old projects and ideas, and while these things haven’t yet been fleshed out with all the details, you’re in great shape to work your magic on them. If something’s left hanging until the 14th, focus on productivity in other areas. Consider that apparent backtracking can lead to the strengthening of things that were once on shaky ground. After the New Moon on the 19th, energy for professional new beginnings or renewed faith in your goals increases. It helps that things are clearer, and you’re no longer dealing with information clogs or delays.
May is not only busy for your work but also strong for downtime and your private life. Some matters surrounding your reputation or career can be tricky in the first half of the month, and it’s probably best not to encourage any misconceptions with a misplaced comment or premature announcement. Past matters assume immense importance. Mars in your privacy sector until the 20th and Venus from the 7th forward reinforce this theme. There can be ups and downs regarding your goals but also definite improvements–or at least foreseeable ones.
You continue to need extra time to yourself for rest or activities that aid healing and energy replenishment. It’s also a time for working on motivation levels as you may be putting a particular venture to rest or wrapping up a project, and you need to reorient yourself.
Until the 7th, networking or enjoyment of friends and pleasurable pastimes is prominent. Interactions with others can be extraordinarily smooth, flowing, and pleasing. From the 7th to 21st, however, you may not be as connected or interactive.
Two shifts on the 20th and 21st bring you out of your shell and far more social: Mars heads into your sign, and the Sun moves into your social sector. Your dynamism is palpable, and you’re on fire! There could be a significant friendship in the spotlight, or you can be inspired to pursue a dream goal.
You might need detoxing from pressured goals, and you find more time for sharing, connecting, and community. You’re looking forward. At the same time, Venus in your privacy sector suggests the need for time to process your feelings and needs, especially in love. An important note: with Venus in your privacy sector and Mars in your sign from the 20th forward, you can be presenting a harder or more aggressive side to you to the world. People are not inclined to see your gentler traits temporarily.
A Lunar Eclipse occurs on the 5th, and it ultimately magnifies flaws with your living conditions or arrangements, personal life, emotional world, home, or family. Finding a better balance between your professional and personal life is an ongoing theme this year, and this lunation furthers things along. This eclipse reminds you that if your responsibilities have overshadowed your personal life to the outside world, it’s time to pay them their due attention.
Another headline in May is Jupiter’s move to the top of your solar chart on the 16th. This transit, lasting for just over a year, is powerful for your longer-term goals, reputation, and career. You can feel some stirring, restlessness, or adventurousness on the career front, and you may receive a reward or recognition. A career opportunity may emerge or your reputation improves many times over this year. You’re more visible than usual, making it a good time to show off what you can do. In the last week of May, there can be significant events surrounding matters of status or career and general life direction. You gravitate toward information, people, or situations that encourage you to grow, rise to a challenge, and elevate your goals.
May 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Virgo:
Your larger focus is on the “big picture” this month, dear Virgo. Strong areas of focus in May are learning, sharing ideas, publishing, venturing beyond your usual bounds, friendships, and worldly goals. You’re looking for spirit-lifting activities!
You have a strong desire for experiences that transcend the ordinary. Whether physical or mental, opportunities to satisfy this itch are decent, but there can be some related delays to work around with Mercury retrograde until the 14th. Changes, backtracking, and obstacles tend to redirect you on a more appropriate path — it’s mostly a matter of staying flexible.
You’re in excellent shape in public or professional settings with Venus at the top of your solar chart until the 7th, after which you’re de-emphasizing responsibilities to the outside world until the 21st. There can be an important meeting of minds with someone in authority, the achievement of a unique goal, or another such boost.
In the first half of the month, redoing work you thought was complete or returning to old material or conversations and problems can make you feel a little stuck at times. However, you’re bound to make some progress in a “two steps forward, one step back” kind of way. Minor inconveniences aside, you’re getting to a much better place mentally. The temptation may be to release a special work or complete a project or study before it’s truly ready. However, it’s best to exercise patience. It may be better to wait for a time when people are more receptive.
Consider, too, that with a Lunar Eclipse on the 5th muddying the waters, you’re better off taking more time to refine things than you are for pushing something ahead. It’s best to avoid expecting things to transpire exactly as expected and avoid taking things at face value only in the first half of May.
Watch for processing too much information or for sensory overload — aim to be discriminating with what you take in. Still, there can be important discoveries, ideas, and changes in your mindset or attitude. Watch for impulsive self-expression, but give weight to your emotions and any epiphanies. Recent inattention to details or daily affairs may need rectifying.
The New Moon on the 19th can reinforce your passion for an idea, ideal, or course of study, and you can feel compelled to share your thoughts.
Watch for over-controlling or micromanaging your work, routine, health and schedule, as it may limit the time and energy you have to explore your extra-curricular activities. At the same time, aim to identify fears that may be holding you back from expanding your reach.
Your social sector is active this month: Venus is there from the 7th forward, and Mars is a guest until the 20th. A more active and lively social life is likely, or there can be a particular focus on group or teamwork. You can play a more vital role in others’ lives now.
Themes shift from the 20-21 forward. Mars heads into your privacy sector, and the Sun moves into your sector of career and reputation. You’re likely to feel more confident or happier about where you’re heading. Making plans and setting goals can be exciting, but it’s also vital that you make time for rest and reflection. Fortunately, with Venus in your social sector, you better understand the benefits of relaxing and taking some time off from responsibilities, helping you find a balance between performance and downtime.
As well, Jupiter moves into your spirit sector this month, and it’s a happy move! For the coming year (until May 2024), Jupiter harmonizes with your sign, helping you rise above minor problems and discomforts as you tune into the bigger picture and gain perspective. You’re more optimistic and confident with this transit. This influence pulls you out of an introspective phase and into a more outgoing, active, spontaneous cycle. Over the coming year, there can be new opportunities to learn, publish, communicate, promote, explore, and connect.
In the last week of May, there can be progress, growth, or good news related to special topics, promotion, learning, and sharing, and you can connect with the right people and information to feel that you’re heading somewhere you want to go. An expanded worldview figures strongly.
May 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Libra:
The month’s energies are natural for looking within, dear Libra. Finances, mainly shared money and property, loans, and support, deserve special attention. A passion project or special relationship can consume much of your attention. You’re in good shape to get in better touch with your inner power and recognize or build upon support from others. Opportunities to pool your resources with someone can emerge.
However, there can be some matters from the past to settle or some backtracking in these areas—Mercury’s direct motion on the 14th signals a turning point. From the 20th, however, you’re coming out of your shell, craving more adventure and clearer about your goals.
But in the first three weeks of May, you can experience a strong need for inner change, transformation, and self-mastery. It’s a time for observing and processing rather than taking new action. Things can be left hanging in a particular relationship or with money or support until mid-month when blocks clear.
Waiting for an answer never feels great, but you have much to keep you busy as you wait. You’re returning to old problems with a different attitude and taking care of unfinished business. New insight into an old relationship or your psyche can be helpful and enlightening. You could be coming to conclusions or gaining clues to a mystery or other investigation.
A new perspective on money matters or a close relationship can steer you on an improved course. Perhaps you recognize you’ve dwelled too much on a past relationship or problem, which has unnecessarily weighed you down. You are now feeling the need to move past it and move on.
The month’s Lunar Eclipse furthers progress with money, resources, and sharing matters. Unrest or discontent nudges you to make important changes in earning, spending, and sharing your money, talents, or other resources. While emotions and realizations feel big around the eclipse on the 5th, adopt a wait-and-see approach. It will take time before the information you need to make solid decisions arrives. You’ll be facing feelings and making changes and improvements that ultimately lead to a stronger sense of security, predictability, and safety. Take your time before making any pivotal decisions but aim to examine feelings coming to the surface, however raw they may be.
There’s also a strong theme related to career, longer-term goals, ambitions, responsibilities, and reputation running through the month. You have Mars in your career sector until the 20th and Venus from the 7th forward. Life path goals, public life, performance, business affairs, and career matters can excite, delight, awaken, and animate. It can be a time for enjoying opportunities, promotions, or advances. Be confident, or at least pretend to be, and you’ll grow into it!
Consider whether you’re holding on too tightly to ideas of yourself or a relationship to your detriment, particularly if it’s blocking you from exploring your options and fully enjoying yourself. Major shifts in your expectations from, and attitudes toward, romance can be in focus, but any obsessiveness in this regard is likely due to fear. You may struggle between wanting more or less from a relationship. There can also be a strong need to release yourself from debts and obligations.
Venus activates your sector of discovery, spirit, and adventure until the 7th and then the Sun from the 21st forward. These influences open your mind and open doors for promotion, publishing, travel, and education. Perhaps a legal outcome leads to more freedom or an opportunity emerges to explore an extra-curricular activity. It can be a time of romantic possibilities with someone offering you an entirely different perspective on life. Intelligence attracts!
The day before the Sun enters your spirit sector, Mars enters your house of friends, dreams, and hopes. These create a palpable energy shift from introspective or work-focused to interactive and forward-looking. You can feel mentally refreshed as you do things a little differently. Warm and positive energy is with you for sharing viewpoints, creative expression, friendship, and learning. Non-routine topics or activities favor you most.
A big headline of the month is Jupiter’s move into your solar eighth house, where it will bless matters until May 2024. This transit can bring financial gain, deepened relationships or more joy in an intimate relationship, and a generally easier time attracting support–-moral, economic, or otherwise.
Now and in the year ahead, your relationship with yourself or a partner can grow as you understand your deeper needs more fully and embrace the more hidden elements of your nature. Your private life is likely to be rich and engaging. It can be a time for tackling existing debt or obtaining an important loan. With intimacy, your ability (and desire) for deeper levels of experience is paramount. Superficial connections simply will not do! Combining your resources, whether this is about money, time, or talents, can bring rich rewards. Expect a pursuit of pleasure that touches the soul.
In the last week of May, you can connect with the right resources or tools to feel more personally empowered or eliminate a bad habit or dependency. It’s an excellent time to recognize your attachments and examine what you may be holding onto that keeps you from feeling personally powerful.
May 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Scorpio:
You’re finding a better balance, solving problems, and enjoying companionship in May, dear Scorpio. The month can find you mainly focused on your relationships and gaining a different perspective on your life. It’s the time of year when others’ agendas and needs tend to come into the spotlight. You’re also more inclined to seek others’ company, advice, and feedback.
You’re also highly motivated to actively learn and participate. You’re attracted to new physical or mental challenges, and your desire to learn about the world and share your ideas and opinions stands out this month. You’re attracted to others who share your open-mindedness or who have an interesting perspective to offer you. There can be friendly competition that stimulates you to do your best or to reach higher.
With Mercury retrograde until the 14th, look for mistakes and misunderstandings, particularly in your dealings with others, negotiations, and contracts. Combined with a Lunar Eclipse on the 5th, there is a general feeling of limbo in the first half of the month. It may be best to wait things out, plan, and strategize for the best results.
People in your life seem to have more dramas than usual, and you’re often drawn right in! It’s a time to review old problems, conversations, and negotiations. Others may not always come through for you in the usual ways, but there can be new ways of connecting to discover. This period is more about accepting and enjoying people than making big moves. While you’re in limbo, you can certainly enjoy yourself! You’re likely to look at something (or someone) from the past in a new way, which can prompt new beginnings. You don’t have all the facts or answers before you, but this is the start of some serious rethinking of matters.
From the 19th, a new mission related to companionship, relationship needs, and goals emerges. Counseling and advice can be in focus and helpful.
Harmonizing and connecting seem to be the most important factors for reaching your goals at this time of year. But May is also a time for facing fears and breaking through taboos. You can experience a real sense of joy through intimacy with someone special or experience an emotional breakthrough of your own. You or a partner may receive a financial boost. Let in the positive energy now, and make room for new opportunities.
From the 21st, your focus turns to support, money, and shared talents or resources. Intimate relationships can get a considerable boost, or you’re invested in connecting with your deeper desires and ambitions, and it feels great to get to know yourself better. You might enjoy a special relationship or passion project.
Another important shift happens the day before the Sun’s move: Mars moves to the top of your solar chart, awakening ambitions and a competitive spirit. The desire or need to take charge of your life or to devise a reliable plan take hold now. It’s possible that conflicts can occur with people in upper management or a position of authority during this cycle, or problems with reputation can occur, but this is also a time of increased courage and drive to advance, improve, perform, and excel.
The month’s Lunar Eclipse occurs on the 5th and in your sign, stirring pivotal emotions, feelings, and revelations. It’s important not to jump into something too quickly or to overstate your feelings. However, aim to pay special attention to epiphanies occurring this month.
You’re working on making your connections stronger and happier this year, and this all starts with taking better care of yourself. With all the emotional excitement, you’ll likely feel energetically drained as you begin to see a relationship, someone, or your image and personal impact in a new light. The result can be that you want to make changes — even go through a personal reinvention of sorts. These feelings are real and vital, but it’s best to take your time with them.
Another headline in May is Jupiter’s move into your partnership sector, where this planet of abundance will visit until May 2024. This powerful influence can improve your close relationships or bring you into contact with someone very helpful and influential in your life. Good publicity may come your way, as you are well-received and especially likable during this transit.
You might place quite a bit of hope in your close personal relationships. If you are unattached, this could be a time when you meet someone special. If already involved, you’re inclined to want to spend leisure time with your significant other. Legal matters or challenging relationship problems from the past may reach an agreeable resolution. Negotiations, counseling, advising, and work with the public are favorable. A partnership may strengthen as you combine and merge your resources. For some, there can be a new connection that becomes intimate quickly.
You’re discovering relationship needs and exploring how they impact your sense of independence. Strong forces are challenging you to move out of your comfort zone to move forward! Through partnership or cooperation with others, you’ll get to the inner balance necessary to achieve your personal goals. Particularly in the last week of May, you can recognize what has held you back from sharing yourself with others in healthy ways or forming close alliances.
May 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Sagittarius:
May is likely to be busy and strong for making essential adjustments, getting your daily affairs and self-care matters into order, and editing or revising your work, dear Sagittarius. While there is a special emphasis on health, work, and routine this month, transits also boost your social life.
With Mercury retrograde until the 14th, it’s a time for dealing with errors made in the past, slowdowns, delays, and so forth. Still, your work can pave the road to success later. Be sure to also focus on healing and reflecting to bring your renewed self back to your work and self-care programs with more enthusiasm.
You feel good this month when you’re feeling useful and productive, but the first half of May can require some backtracking over incomplete or outdated projects. There can be a state of limbo or a feeling of falling behind at times with work or chores, but after the 14th, it’s far easier to handle these things directly and confidently. Aim to take slowdowns in stride, and while backtracking isn’t always fun, you can make substantial changes and refinements that will eventually benefit you greatly. The recycling of projects and ideas can be successful now.
The Lunar Eclipse on the 5th is another reason you may not have all the information you need in the first part of May. This eclipse ultimately reminds you of the importance of taking time to recoup, balancing attention to your physical health with the care of your emotional health, as well as balancing your attention to work and procedure with the need for rest. It can also be a time of great hunches and intense awareness of situations that are no longer working for you. It’s not the time to make sweeping decisions, however. It’s best to recognize your feelings and allow a plan to handle things to unfold gradually.
In the second half of May, you’re ready to resolve problems that were overwhelming earlier in the month–the information you need arrives, or delays abate.
Venus continues its transit of your partnership sector until the 7th, and the Sun moves into this area of your solar chart on the 21st. It’s a good time to attract a pleasant or helpful person into your life, or you can feel particularly happy or satisfied with your relationship situation. You will surely benefit from virtually any one-on-one setup, whether it’s about counseling, business, or romance. Others seem to be quite receptive to your ideas and plans. As someone puts their faith in you, it motivates you to step up your game.
Mars animates your intimacy sector until the 20th, and Venus moves in on the 7th, boosting and animating your inner world. You’re seeking deeper connections, whether with a project or a person! You’re more strategic and willing to dig deep and acknowledge your innermost desires. If you’ve had issues with power dynamics and sharing in a relationship, now is the time to pull them out of hiding. If needed, you might pursue a loan or support.
Energies begin shifting considerably from the 20th forward. First, Mars moves into your spirit sector, and the Sun heads into your partnership sector the next day. Collaborations with others can be magical now. A stronger sense of well-being inspires you to do your best. Openness and generosity can open up new levels of understanding in a relationship.
The biggest headline in May is your ruling planet, Jupiter, moving into a new sign and sector of your solar chart, where it will stay for a little over a year! This influence comes as a boost to work, health, and routines. Your day job or daily affairs are more rewarding and fulfilling during this cycle. You can have a stronger interest in nutrition, cleaner living, healthier habits, and fitness. Playing a supportive role can be draining if taken to an extreme, but if you draw your boundaries and don’t overdo it, it can contribute to a stronger feeling of being needed.
The nature and breadth of your daily activities and routines expand in the year ahead, making it a good time to begin a new job or work project — or to pour more energy into an existing one. You feel good about the work you do. Opportunities for improved working conditions and fulfillment are abundant. Your good attitude towards work and people you share your day with can help you attract opportunities. It can also be a standout year for health and healing.
In the last week of the month, you might connect with people or information that encourage growth and improvement in these areas. For example, you could connect with a good caregiver, employer, or special project. You could be doing more specialized work or find that you’re in high demand, and work increases or improves. Getting your daily schedules, routines, and health programs into shape is a focus and can contribute to your growth, professionally and personally.
May 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Capricorn:
Self-expression through hobbies, recreation, love, and leisure are in focus this month, dear Capricorn. You’re more inclined to share your affection, joy, and experiences. You also gravitate to playful and celebratory activities. Even with some related delays, it’s an excellent time to enjoy yourself. With a strong focus on your joy sector, it can be a playful period–you’re discovering your needs for pleasure, entertainment, and positive feedback. Your self-discovery process can be remarkable in May.
You can feel in limbo or behind on some level with Mercury retrograde until the 14th, perhaps as you are waiting for news or need to do some backtracking. More clarity is likely in the second half of May, but this time is excellent for looking at things in new ways, editing, revising, and reviewing. You might find ways to reconnect with those activities that nourish your spirit and encourage expressing yourself more freely. Projects might be on hold until you finish up some important details. Romantic relationships can be complicated, or you might focus on a past connection. Those projects or associations holding you back from expressing your authentic, creative self may be scrutinized.
Strive to avoid short-sighted decision-making, even if ups and downs are frustrating. Be sure that what you’re expressing is understood as you intended it because it’s all too easy to get our wires crossed. It’s an excellent time to revisit old creative projects or ideas you didn’t have time to pursue or complete. However, with an eclipse on the 5th and Mercury retrograde until the 14th, you don’t have all the information you need to make the bigger decisions.
The month’s Lunar Eclipse furthers a theme in your life that has you seeing your friendships, connections, and happiness goals in a whole new way. You are awakening to a need for kindred spirits, more involvement with others, and self-expression through creative mediums. This eclipse turns your attention to areas of your life that have become dysfunctional or unsatisfactory. Your feelings for someone or a special project can reach a turning point. You might have powerful realizations about long-term happiness goals. There can be some extra drama or exaggeration surrounding this eclipse on the 5th, so take your time and observe before jumping into action.
At the same time, you’re in an excellent place to enjoy your tasks, work, chores, and health pursuits with Venus in your work and health sector until the 7th and the Sun moving in this area of your solar chart from the 21st. Opportunities can emerge through your special attention to your obligations. Good humor helps you heal and more thoroughly enjoy the work you do or your chores. There can be opportunities to improve or enjoy daily affairs and happily attend to your health and wellness. You more fully enjoy getting things done, working, helping, guiding, assisting, or being of service. Gaining cooperation to complete chores can be easier than usual.
With Mars in your opposite sign until the 20th, buried frustrations in your relationships can surface. More activity, dynamism, or competitiveness is likely in a partnership. You’re likely to find others energizing or irritating! It’s a great time for clearing the air or taking charge of problem areas if you are okay with some liveliness! Venus moves into this sector on the 7th, helping you smooth things over with others.
Work and routine assume more importance from the 21st onward. Applying yourself to your work comes more naturally, especially with new and improved ways of doing things that motivate you.
A big headline of the month is Jupiter beginning its transit of your sector of recreation, romance, and creative expression. This powerful booster transit will last until May 2024, and it’s bound to bring exciting opportunities to enjoy and express yourself. You’re more outgoing, expressive, and sometimes even happy-go-lucky during this period.
In the year ahead, Jupiter forms a beautiful trine to your sign from your love, romance, pleasure, children, creativity, and speculation sector. Matters of the heart can be magical during this transit. Your sense of drama expands now. This transit highlights your natural charm and encourages confident self-expression.
While you have a growing desire to break free and try new things and ways of expressing yourself, you should watch for excessive attachments to methods and things that make you feel secure if they’re hindering this process. Dealing with fears and ties seems necessary.
The last week of the month is particularly favorable for making connections, branching out, and reaching out. You’re expanding your personal horizons through recreation, creative endeavors, or romantic relationships. Finding ways to let off steam and detox is beneficial.
May 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Aquarius:
Much energy centers around the home or with family this month, dear Aquarius, and surrounding yourself with familiar people and situations comes naturally. You require some anchoring and centering! Your personal world is in focus in May, with plenty of opportunities to express and enjoy yourself. With Mercury retrograde until the 14th, you’ll deal with minor problems and delays, which can undoubtedly slow you down, but pacing yourself should be relatively straightforward.
Further, Pluto turns retrograde on the 1st of the month, and with Pluto in your sign, this move signals the need to go within. You might decide to avoid taking on new extracurricular projects and focus on getting settled, centered, and grounded.
There can be some important renovations and improvements in your domestic world this month. There may be some backtracking over old problems and conversations and perhaps some paperwork to manage. However, even if old problems re-emerge and blow up now, they will likely blow over in the second half of May. Some delays can be blessings in disguise, allowing you to redo and refine or reconsider things. Keep in mind that any backtracking you need to do in the first half of May will contribute significantly to the strength of plans and future ventures-ultimately, it’s not lost time!
The Lunar Eclipse on the 5th serves as another cosmic push towards finding a better balance between your home and working life or professional and personal life. Aim to acknowledge new feelings that come to the surface but sit with them before taking action.
You’re paying more attention to personal matters, domestic affairs, and loved ones this month, and your work and health routines are important to you, but key influences suggest you’re also interactive and expressive. Until the 7th, Venus is in your sector of joy, recreation, and love, and the Sun enters this area of your solar chart on the 21st. Just a day before this move of the Sun, Mars heads into your partnership sector, pointing to a more animated time for close relationships. You are looking especially good these days and feeling it, too!
Your powers of attraction run high. Excellent energy is with you for creative endeavors, romance, or enjoying special hobbies, pleasures, or pastimes. You’re magnetizing good things, people, attention, and situations into your life.
Mercury’s retrograde lifts on the 14th, unclogging information and contributing to the sense that you’re moving forward. Problem areas are clearing up, and the New Moon on the 19th helps push your plans forward.
Mars energizes your work and health sector until the 20th, and Venus is a guest there from the 7th, motivating you to get on top of your daily routines. You’re pouring energy into organizing your space, pursuing fitness or other health methods, and providing services or doing your work/chores.
From the second week of the month, you’re striving for more harmony in your daily life, including your work or routines and health pursuits. You can take pleasure in producing, serving, and managing your daily affairs. You feel more accomplished through cooperation and sharing. Or, you might make pleasant contacts through the pursuit of your work, health, or daily goals.
The Sun moves into a position of harmony with your sign on the 21st, encouraging you to express yourself. A satisfying creative project or pastime can help you release stress and tension. A romantic attraction may motivate you. You’re interested in growing and improving your creative pursuits and connections.
Jupiter makes a big move as it changes signs this month, and this new cycle brings satisfying improvements to your home life. It also stirs more interest in, and enjoyment of, your domestic life in the year ahead. Until May 2024, you’re in a terrific position to repair and enhance family relationships, move or renovate, and increase your feelings of safety and comfort. You’ll also build your emotional base. The year ahead is fabulous for the beginnings of a new long-term project that has the potential to serve you for years to come and for putting down roots.
While conflicts between domestic demands/needs and personal goals/needs can emerge, it’s ultimately a most beneficial period for establishing yourself. A central theme in your life is developing your sense of security, attachments to family, and home life. You have an open mind and an open heart so that new information can expand your perspective, especially in the last week of May. You have more faith in your emotional life and the ability to grow through your experiences. Fortunate connections or opportunities emerge for improving your domestic life or living conditions and arrangements.
May 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Pisces:
There is a strong focus on connecting, learning, and daily affairs this month, dear Pisces, but enjoying your home and personal life more fully can also figure strongly. It’s a highly expressive month, even with Mercury retrograde until the 14th. A Lunar Eclipse can prompt cravings for bigger things or some distance from the mundane affairs of your life, and you’ll seek some escapes from time to time.
Mercury is retrograde in your communications sector until the 14th, and delays or misunderstandings can be notable in the first half of May. While there can be ups and downs and delays to manage, you’ll ultimately see which of your projects are genuinely viable and worth your effort. Try your best not to dwell on flaws and problems, and this can be a rewarding period when revisiting past projects or subjects of study can be satisfying. You’ll do well for yourself by reviewing recent decisions and allowing yourself to process and digest matters.
Your worldview is changing, and this affects your choices, decisions, and path forward. Tension is likely, but it’s motivating. Aim for moderation and try to set limits and priorities.
Venus transits your solar fourth house of home, family, and comfort until the 7th, and the Sun moves into this area of your solar chart on the 21st. These influences boost your personal life and improve your living conditions, arrangements, and relationships with loved ones. Pleasant opportunities can arise to bond with those closest to your heart, or you bring more love, beauty, order, and harmony to your domestic world. You might receive a gift–or give yourself one–that benefits the family or home. It’s also a good time for personal reflection.
But you also have Mars in your sector of joy until the 20th and Venus there from the 7th forward. It’s a period of extra dynamism, stimulation, and action, and later, harmony, warmth, and cooperation in your creative, entertainment, and romantic worlds. You’re received well, and you approach the world more creatively and romantically. In addition, you find more joy in leisure activities and hobbies.
Mercury’s direct turn on the 14th helps you clear up problems and find the answers you sought to issues raised earlier in the month. You can put some editing work behind you or get word that helps move things forward.
Energies shift considerably after the third week of May. It’s a great time to rest, recuperate, and improve your attention to downtime and your domestic world. At the same time, you’re devoting more energy to your chores and wellness routines.
Jupiter moves into a new sector of your solar chart on the 16th, and it’s the start of a wonderful transit that benefits your communications for a little over a year–until May 2024. You’ll be expanding your contacts, communications, and interests. The year ahead can be a time for taking up further studies or hobbies and finding new and improved channels for communicating or commuting that open up new worlds to you. It can be an important year for laying the groundwork for future projects or building up your skills. You’re excited to learn new things and share your ideas and interests with others.
It can be a time to share, promote, or publish in fun, fulfilling ways or grow your knowledge base. Your mind is open, and you share your ideas more enthusiastically. Transportation options now available make life a little more enjoyable.
This month, you might learn that freeing yourself from certain burdensome issues or secrets you’ve been keeping can be liberating. You might also be dealing with insecurities or fears holding you back from saying what you feel and going after what you truly want. These need handling on your mission to express yourself more freely and joyfully.
In the last week of May, beautiful opportunities can emerge through or with friends. News, communications, and information can open, bringing on a new perspective and connecting you to others in new and stirring ways. It’s a strong period for learning, sharing, and relating. Your popularity can soar primarily surrounding your ideas, skills, and knowledge or the remarkable manner in which you communicate and connect. You’re making connections with people and information that further your learning and networking goals.
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