Written By Ruby Warrington
Illustrations Seana Redmond
The month kicks off with a powerful Taurus new moon on May 4. With Uranus moving through the sign of Taurus for the coming seven years, the first lunation of this transit brings an invitation to press the reset button on outmoded ideas about anything to do with our self-worth, finances, and material wellbeing. It’s a month to clean up your closet and your bank account. When Venus, planet of abundance, moves into Taurus on May 15, treat yourself in ways that reflect what you truly value. Read on for the cosmic forecast for your sign.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
With the May 4th new moon occurring in your sign, comes your personal new year. A time to both take stock and to map out your plans for the coming months, consider how the experiences of the past 12 months have impacted your world—and where you’d like to go from here. Venus moving into Taurus on May 15th makes you the belle or beau of the zodiac.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You’re unusually introspective as the Sun spends most of May traversing the part of your chart ruling your subconscious. You may find yourself sleeping more than usual and revisiting past hurts in your mind. Can you forgive and move on? The Sun and Mercury move into Gemini on May 21st, bringing a sudden surge of energy to jolt you back into the present moment.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Mars moves into your sign mid-month, giving a much-needed boost to your self-confidence. Being so sensitive means you tend to avoid conflict, sometimes sacrificing your own needs for the sake of playing nice but with the planet of passion and drive in your corner, a fiery side emerges. What really riles you up? It’s a month to take a stand.
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)
Being the life and soul of the party is your usual MO, and your networking dial is set to overdrive for May. Ideas are firing, and you’ll find inspiration in groups that get you thinking out of the box. The mood shifts mid-month, as a self-sabotaging pattern you thought you’d laid to rest flares up. Hone in on what’s behind this, so you can move on once and for all.
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)
The deep and meaningful connections you’ve been forging lately will continue into the first half of the month, while vulnerably baring your soul engenders a level of intimacy that’s usually worth the perceived “risk” of being hurt. In the latter half of May, the intensity lifts and you’re overcome with wanderlust. Follow your heart and you’ll find adventure around every corner.
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)
The May 4th new moon brings a fresh start for your finances. Take a look at all the places you’ve been “leaking” cash and use the first week of the month to chase outstanding invoices and seal up any gaps in your spending. By the May 15th Scorpio full moon you should be feeling much more secure in your worth. Perhaps it’s even time to review your rates or ask for a raise?
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
Relationships are front of mind for you this month, as the Sun in your opposite sign of Taurus brings your attention to partnerships of all kinds. Where is there a healthy balance of give-and-take, and where are you giving way too much? The May 15th Scorpio full moon brings matters to a head. It’s time to declare exactly what you need to make things work.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
2019 has brought a lot of forward motion for your sign, and life has not felt so expansive for years. The trend continues this month in relation to your daily work, with an abundance of exciting projects piling up. Take care not to burn out, by instilling a healthy routine that also includes space for rest and relaxation. Meditation will be especially helpful from mid-month.
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
Your creativity has been on overdrive lately, coupled with an urge to express yourself and leave your mark on the world. Since May opens with a new moon in the most playful part of your chart, doing something slightly outrageous could bring the attention you’ve been craving. Whether single or attached, romance is also in the air. A month to dress for the dates you want!
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Your focus is on home and family as we move into May. Who are the people you call “tribe”? What would your ideal home life even look like? Follow your instincts and stay open to new ways of creating a sense of comfort and safety in your life. When the Sun and Mercury move into Gemini on May 21st, your love life takes on a playful tone. Enjoy it.
Pisces (Feb 19 - March 20)
Recent events have felt pre-destined, and with your ruler, Neptune, making a positive angle to the part of your chart showing your life’s purpose this month, you have an opportunity to step more fully into the path of your true calling. Pay attention to your intuition, get plenty of rest, and commit to healing ancient stories that have kept you playing small.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
The past seven years have transformed the way you see yourself and your work, and in recent weeks you’ve begun to see the rewards of this inner process of up-leveling. With the May 4th new moon highlighting your self-worth, followed by Venus moving to accent the same part of your chart on May 15th, exactly how valued you are is becoming clearer by the day.