May takes us on a journey. As the month begins, we’re still in Taurus season, feeling relaxed and unhurried, like a bull out to pasture. But on the 3rd, communication planet Mercury glides into curious Gemini, followed by Venus entering the sign of the twins on the 8th. This influence brings options—maybe too many options. Are we heading back into the office or still working from home? Are we ready to be social or still trying to hibernate? And why does everyone look so hot on the apps?
Even with all the Gemini frenzy, the second week of May—from the 9th through the 15th—is some of the best vibes we have all year. On the 11th, a lovely new moon in Taurus is for recognizing what makes us feel secure. How can we adjust to our new normal while keeping a sustainable routine? Then on the 13th, Jupiter—planet of luck, growth and expansion—enters its home sign of Pisces, imbuing us with a sense of possibility we haven’t felt since November 2019.
The sun moves into Gemini on the 20th—happy birthday to our shapeshifting, forever young air signs like Bob Dylan, Prince and Paul McCartney. In Gemini season, we learn that the only constant is change. The full moon in Sagittarius on the 26th is also a total lunar eclipse. Eclipses help us navigate endings and accept defeat. Something is ready to be released. Finally on the 29th, Mercury stations retrograde: Relationships are being reconsidered, contracts are being renegotiated and family drama is getting rehashed. This tumultuous energy continues through June so strap in for an exciting ride.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)