Your May horoscopes are here

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ARIES (21 March – 19 April)

The new Moon on May 5 glows in your money zone, encouraging you to improve your financial landscape. Take full advantage of any new opportunities to increase your earnings through a new job, extra hours or profiting from a hobby. A budgeting app can be a good way of reorganizing and updating your finances. Saturn has begun backtracking through your career sector this month, creating some resistance from your team leader, manager, or boss. Drip feed your idea or request slowly over the course of the month, allowing it to settle. A little time allows those in power to become comfortable so that the bait will eventually be taken. The Sun shines in your information sphere before connecting with intelligent Mercury. Expect an epiphany to come out of the blue. You’ll wonder why this realization never occurred to you before; it was simply not the right time. Trust that you have been given the green light for this new course of action or inspiration.

TAURUS (20 April – 20 May)

The new Moon appears in the sign of the Bull on 5 May, offering a new path to follow. It is the right time to move towards change, especially if it has already been on your agenda. Don’t feel that you must commit all at once diving headfirst into the deep end, instead take it slowly as you navigate the shallow waters first. Venus collides with Pluto mid-month, so it’s important to prioritise your mental health. You may have been suffering from a dose of the blues or experiencing anxiety. Defeat these demons, by practicing positive self-talk and care. Remember if you become overwhelmed, seek assistance in the form of professional help. The full Moon illuminates relationships, highlighting your desires. Ask yourself if all your needs are being met? Something important to you may be lingering, creating tension in the relationship if it is not addressed. Tread carefully, however as forcing the issue may just create further conflict. Allow self-love to guide you.

GEMINI (21 May – 20 June)

Happy Birthday Gemini! The Sun begins its monthly journey on May 21 through your sign, activating a brand-new solar year full of fresh possibilities. Be ambitious and chase your dreams. This is your chance to press the reset button and start afresh. Powerhouse planets Pluto and Saturn are reversing through your financial zone this month. Apply the brakes to any major money commitments such as taking out a loan or mortgage. Research and review all the finer details and consider carefully if the investment is the right fit for your personal circumstances. Don’t be surprised if someone asks you for advice about money or even trusts you with being their power of attorney. Mercury slips into your recuperation sector, encouraging you to create more room for rest and relaxation. Find the time to wind down, even if you have to schedule it into your busy routine in bite-sized chunks. If don’t allow for regular recovery, you’ll run yourself ragged. Avoid burn out at all costs.

CANCER (21 June – 22 July)

Pluto and Saturn are both reversing through your relationship zone creating some ripples. Singles can expect a new connection to turn out to be all smoke and mirrors, so be wary. Partners are advised to alleviate any thorns in the relationship. If this means removing an obvious relationship stressor, do so now. The new Moon on May 5 means you are likely to meet a new friend, associate, or co-worker that will prove invaluable. They are destined to be in your life for the long haul, providing you support. Once you become more familiar with each other, they will also provide you with a dose of reality by telling it like it is. While this may seem harsh, it is for your ultimate benefit. Mars explodes into your sign mid-month providing some much-needed extra oomph. Use this energy to channel your best qualities and talents in a positive way that can get you ahead of the game. Make the most of this cosmic gift while it lasts.

LEO (23 July – 22 August)

The full Moon on May 19 brings a chance to find closure. Be open about what needs to be said or done. A wound which has been festering for far too long, can finally be allowed to heal. See the scar it leaves as a beautiful imprint of wisdom. The Sun shines warmth into your friendship zone mid-month encouraging a time of socializing. Have fun with friends. Accept any invitations to an exciting social event which may pop up in your inbox or social media. Discover contentment and purpose amongst your tribe as they accept you, warts and all. Mercury faces off with Jupiter creating setbacks. Don’t give up if an idea or creative pursuit ends up falling through. This will only be temporary. Your hard work will pay off in the long run. Children who are either your own, a friend’s, or family’s may have an important role in play in your life this month. Although tiring, the joy they bring will be worthwhile.

VIRGO (23 August – 22 September)

The new Moon on May 5 is a wonderful time to explore your creative side. Dive down that rabbit hole. Maybe you have a book inside you or perhaps painting is more of your thing. Now is the right time to explore if you can turn a hobby into something more. Try publishing or selling your artwork. You will never know if you don’t try. Mercury your planetary ruler will be unleashed in your professional sector inspiring some innovative thinking. Ideas will fly around in abundance in your workplace. They could be yours or you may just see the genius in someone else’s. Either way you all stand to gain, so go with the flow. If you are in the process of building a new romantic relationship be prepared for an obstruction, it might be a case of two steps forward and one step back. Couples are advised to be patient as they move towards making a firm commitment together. Saturn shifts gears affecting children; be prepared to dish out discipline and some tough love.

LIBRA (23 September – 22 October)

Mars faces off with Jupiter influencing your inner explorer. Start the process of planning for a dream vacation. Research destinations, airfares, and hotels. Make sure to compare prices to find the best deal. Finalise your itinerary so nothing gets forgotten. Travel has been beckoning you for a while now; no more excuses. You can make this getaway happen. Venus glows in your financial sphere mid-month increasing funds. Extra money may come through an outside source such as a gift, bonus, or a raise. If you are smart you can maximize the benefits. Try playing the stock market by buying some shares. Planting in small investments now can grow your money tree later. The full Moon on May 19 shines light on your priorities, making them crystal clear. Focus on what makes you happy. You’ll be drawn towards new ambitions and desires like a beacon, follow them. Ditch anything that is sapping your energy, it will make room for bigger and better in the long term.

SCORPIO (23 October – 21 November)

Mars changes signs mid-month inspiring you to seek out a spiritual pursuit. Attend a meditation class, visit a psychic or read a book on a metaphysical subject. Scorpios are already naturally attuned to the paranormal and mysterious workings of the Universe, now is your time to explore it further and in greater depth. Venus dances with Uranus bringing an important decision to light, in the romance department. Singles can expect a relationship revolution, discovering better ways to attract more suitable romantic prospects. Couples may experience a thrilling occasion together such as a wild party or hot date. The full Moon on May 19 appears in your sign, marking its annual visit. If you have been repressing an emotion, hoping it will just fade away be prepared. The flood gates are about to open once you receive some new information. Be aware that whatever you have been avoiding won’t be as dramatic as you assumed. Embrace what comes and consider yourself more enlightened through the lesson it brings.

SAGITTARIUS (22 November – 21 December)

Mercury clashes with Pluto early in the month. Don’t be afraid to admit that being romanced is important to you. Make your values and priorities in love clear. Accept nothing less than wonderful treatment. It’s perfectly okay to enjoy being wined, dined and appreciated by someone special. Value yourself and do not settle for less than you deserve. Venus shines into your wellbeing zone providing you with a little extra zest and sparkle to your vibe. Share this energy by exercising with your squad. Lead your girl tribe to a new fitness class or wellbeing routine. Motivate each other to become the best versions of yourselves. Practice moderation so that you don’t burn out too quickly. The Sun spotlights relationships early in the month. There may be a potential business collaboration waiting in the wings. Be on the lookout for someone that would align with your brand. Singles meet an attractive stranger who gets the tummy butterflies fluttering. While couples experience a healthy dose of hope and an optimistic outlook for their shared future goals.

CAPRICORN (22 December – 19 January)

Saturn is the planetary ruler for Capricorn and has just joined forces with powerful Pluto as both reverse through your sign. Think about what you want out of life and consider how you are being perceived by others. Ask yourself if you seek prestige or would rather a more grounded life enjoying the simple things. Venus jump starts your love life in the middle of the month asking you to harness her power. Act in your relationship rather than complaining about what is not being done. Take the initiative and lead the way. Singles, ask if you are projecting the right kind of vibe that’s going to grant you the calibre of partner you want to attract? Get ready to mingle and be flirtatious. The full Moon on May 19 will illuminate some truths about those around you. A friend may not be all that she appears and your perception about her may be altered. Jealously and envy is at play.

AQUARIUS (20 January – 18 February)

Mercury dances with Neptune encouraging your imagination to run wild and free. Follow your instincts. Go with an inventive idea and trust in your own genius. Be particularly sensitive to someone close to you who might be struggling and need more support than they are letting on. Pluto’s backwards slide is joined by Saturn’s retrograde causing you to become deeply introspective. Examine what you have already learnt from your experiences to date. Use this acquired wisdom to strive for an improved lifestyle. A little reflection and planning can help you find the right path in all aspects of your life. The Sun and Mercury make beautiful music together in your love zone. Expect to form a happier connection with your partner. Singles are likely to either meet someone new or discover you have more in common with someone already in your social circle. Something will just click, and you will find yourself lost in discussion.

PISCES (19 February – 20 March)

The new Moon on May 5 ushers in a new chapter. Misunderstandings between a sibling or disgruntled neighbour will be cleared up, once the emotional heat has dissipated. Explain your intentions carefully and ensure nothing has been lost in translation. Once they hear your side of the story, they will be happier to meet you halfway. Compromise in this situation will result in a successful outcome. Mars influences you to be more sensitive to the needs of your lover. Listen to what they have to say, but also what they don’t say. Read between the lines. Your intuition will help benefit your relationship. If you are a parent, set clearer boundaries with your children and be sure to stick to them. Saturn’s rewind means a friend or associate will part ways with you. They might be moving cities, interstate or overseas. While you will certainly miss their presence, it does not have to be goodbye for good and social media will help you stay connected.