Ready to see what’s in the stars for you this month? We’ve got you covered.
I’ve never been one to beat around the bush, so let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room: COVID-19.
Life is tough for everyone right now, and we’re all incredibly grateful for the key workers and health staff keeping the world turning. Astrology is an art, not a science, so while I’m very excited to be able to share a few hints at the future as have been revealed to me by the star charts for May, the main takeaway should be to stay safe, stay at home and love each other.
For now, though, let’s take a quick look at the major astrological events affecting all us this month!
The full moon is always a time of emotional strength and intuition, but on the 7th we will have our first positive full moon for six weeks. The opposition of the sun and moon means that our home life and the forces at work there will become clearer to us, and if lockdown has been difficult for you things may begin to fall into place as you find clarity. Trust your gut in the weeks after the full moon, as this is a particularly perceptive lunar cycle. If you feel that someone needs extra support, be the one to give it to them.
The new moon on the 22nd is less positive, as the influence of Neptune upon it signals confusion on a large scale. However, it also suggests a shift back towards peace, with a slow-building back towards a sense of normality, or making progress towards a far-off conclusion. These effects will only last until the lunar eclipse on the 5th of June, at which point the year pivots to a new cycle.
So, May is looking better than April, but cautiously so.
Now, let’s dig down into the nitty-gritty for each sign and find out what the month holds for each of us!
20th April to 20th May
It’s Taurus season, so if you could lend us all a little of your steady energy to see us through this turbulent time that’d be absolutely great, thanks, babe.
First though, happy birthday! I hope you had a sufficiently celebratory party at home, and you just know that we’ll be taking you out for a drink and a boogie when all this blows over, so don’t think we’ve forgotten you. May is looking pretty good for you, starting off with a nice little Mercury-Uranus conjunction that suggests good news, great socialisation and a little romance, but it can also lead to a little extra anxiety so keep an eye on yourself and make time for self-care! Around the middle of the month, you’ll find yourself feeling more empathetic than usual, so it’s a good chance to share your more caring side with loved ones. At the end of the month, be bold – use some of the energy Mars will be lending you to get a head start on a new project you’ve been thinking about.
21st May to 20th June
How are you feeling, Gemini? A little off-kilter? I’m afraid it’s more of the same in May, so self-care and aiming for balance is the way forward. At the beginning of the month, a Venus and Neptune interaction might lower your self-esteem, but don’t lower your standards of behaviour for those around you, as you deserve the best as always.
This will pass by the middle of the month, but you may find yourself feeling more impulsive than normal and there will be added tension to your relationships. Work out your stress in a healthy way, whether it’s sex or running during your allotted exercise period for the day. By the end of the month you’ll be feeling a little more stable, and a Sun-Saturn interaction will bring you a little of the recognition your hard work deserves.
21st June to 22nd July
Feeling inspired? If not, you will soon, Cancer, as there are all sorts of good stuff coming your way this May! The Sun will be boosting your enthusiasm for life and all things creative at the beginning of the month, and you should use that to make progress with any new projects.
Around the middle of the month, Neptune will be improving your natural empathy, and all of your relationships will benefit from increased intuition. Listen to your instincts and offer support to those you feel may be struggling – you’re probably right. At the end of the month, Mars will help you to be more direct at work, and a little extra charisma from this passionate planet means any negotiations are likely to go well.
23rd July to 22nd August
Expect some disruption to your normal routine this month, Leo, especially around the start of May. Mercury and Uranus will be doing their best to trick you into making mistakes so take your time in important conversations to avoid misunderstandings.
This should dissipate around the middle of the month, as Saturn’s influence bring you a little efficiency and smooths your course for all things work-related. Romantically, the second half of the month is an interesting time for you. You’ll feel more affectionate, but watch out for an old flame potentially making a reappearance in your life. Even so, the end of May should be a good time for friendship and romance, and you’ll be feeling even more sensual than usual.
23rd August to 22nd September
May will be a month of new opportunities for us Virgos, with Mercury’s influence leading to new prospects and solidifying friendships. This is a particularly good time to flex our creative muscles, although we need to watch out around the middle of the month for Mars trying to trip us up. It’s likely to make us more irritated and impatient, and perhaps even a little selfish. Take a deep breath and remember to consider the impact following our passions can have on those around us. Around the end of the month, we’ll be thrown in at the deep end and are likely to face some challenges. We might need to step up and work harder to achieve our goals, but if you feel like someone is baiting you, try not to sink to their level.
23rd September to 22nd October
This should be a month of peace for you, Libra. Take it slow and take care of yourself; the stars are looking out for you too. Around the beginning of May Venus will be directing a little extra love your way, and a little extra kindness as well. Embrace socialising at a distance and make time for those that matter you most. Around the end of the month, some long-term goals will need some attention, but the Sun and Saturn are ensuring that you’ll face any challenges with serenity and dedication.
If you’ve been looking for more recognition at work, any extra effort put in now will not go unnoticed – work hard and you’re bound to impress your superiors.
23rd October to 21st November
Watch your words this month, Scorpio. A Mercury-Sun conjunction is likely to make you speak before you think at the beginning of May, and you might find you regret what you say. Try to take your time and listen before speaking. Around the middle of the month the pace of life will slow down, and you should make time for relaxation and creativity.
It should bring you some solace later in the month when the pace picks up again. Around the end of May, Mercury’s influence will cause you to want to pursue work projects. It’s a great opportunity for negotiations and clear communication, so now is the time to go after what you want.
22nd November to 21st December
The need for romance and socialisation of the last month will continue for the first week of May, Scorpio, but your priorities will shift as time goes on. The tempo of life will be picking up around the middle of the month and you might start feeling a little more anxious.
Try and compromise with those around you – especially if you’re stuck in close quarters. Your relationships will stabilise around the end of May as Saturn turns your focus towards your long-term goals, and you’ll be feeling even more practical than usual. Mars’ influence will have you feeling full of pent-up energy, so work it out in a healthy way, such as with an at-home workout routine or through sex.
22nd December to 19th January
Your focus on relationships will continue at the start of May, but your real priorities will lie in work this month, Capricorn. This is a great time for negotiations at work, and you’ll also find it easier to compromise when it comes to relationships close to you. Around the end of the month, your charisma will be off the charts, and that self-confidence is well-deserved. This is a great time for dating and relationships, but this will also overflow into your work life.
Take advantage of it, and work hard to achieve your goals. One word of caution – think carefully before you speak at the end of May. Mercury’s influence is likely to lead to misunderstandings and you’ll start feeling anxious if you’re misunderstood.
20th January to 18th February
This month may be a little tumultuous for you, Aquarius, with a fair few ups and downs. The Sun’s influence in the first week of May will make you need to work a little harder for your career goals, and you may feel like you’re being tested more than usual.
Keep your head down and work hard and that will be recognised, but try not to rise to any provocation. Around the middle of the month, Mercury will be boosting your (virtual) social life, while the Sun will bring you a little extra peace and harmony. Embrace that natural positivity and engage in creative pursuits, while at the end of the month a little more romance will be making an appearance.
19th February to 20th March
There are new opportunities on the horizon for you, Pisces! Grab hold of them with both hands as they won’t come round again – if you want something, you might have to fight for it.
Around the middle of the month Mars will be boosting your energy levels, channel it into work or a new project, but if you’re struggling to find somewhere to direct your attention in the current climate then direct that vitality and drive into physical pursuits, whether it’s a barre class that makes your thighs scream or sex that does the same. Around the end of the month Mercury might up your anxiety levels, so take a deep breath and do your best to keep a level head. Don’t let anyone rush you into making decisions and take your time.
21st March to 19th April
We’re all experiencing a slower way of life at the moment, but it may seem particularly alien to you, Aries. Venus’ influence around the beginning of the month will be boosting your romantic life, and socialising will be easier than ever, even with social distancing.
Around the middle of the month, Mars will increase your self-confidence, and this is a great time to work on your relationships, whether those are romantic, familial or at work. If there’s something that needs negotiating, now is the time to go for it to get what you want. Venus returns to your chart at the end of the month, making your mind turn to romance once again. If your love isn’t with you, you’ll probably want to reach out and send a thoughtful message or gift – in my opinion, you can’t go wrong with chocolates, and please email Restless if you fancy sending some my way for some inexplicable reason.