Your Zodiac Star Sign’s May 2023 Astrology Prediction and Horoscope
May 11, 2023
The flirtiest time of the year is almost here, and star signs may be excited for the summertime vacationing and sizzling flings to come. However, the stars suggest laying low before making bold moves, as May 2023 has a surprise in store for the ages coming in the form of Pluto retrograde. Part of a once-in-a-generation transit, the event kicks off the month on May 1 and sets a tone of re-examining our darker sides. Plus, a sneaky lunar eclipse in the dark sign of Scorpio could also make things a little tense, especially when compounded by the Mercury in retrograde that’s due to last until May 14.
When Taurus hands the torch over to Gemini, our couch-lock syndrome ends and comes the time for breezy dancing and mingling. So, are you ready for the changes May 2023 has in store for you? Keep reading to find out what the month has in store for your star sign.
Taurus: April 20 to May 20
Dear Tauruses, it's time to put yourself first and celebrate your birthday season! The sun remains in your sign until May 20, creating the perfect opportunity to acknowledge your own achievements and allow yourself to be celebrated. Early in the month, though, the lunar eclipse in Scorpio on May 5 will bring attention to any romantic or friendship imbalances that need closure, giving you the chance to do some emotional housekeeping when crossing the barrier to being another year older.
Although Mercury retrograde will have ended on May 14, the unfortunate shadow effects may last until the end of the month. A significant shift then occurs on May 16, as planet of luck Jupiter enters your sign for the first time in 12 years, so don’t give up on your goals and dreams just yet. As the sun enters Gemini on May 21, your money sector lights up, giving you one last gift before entering the next season.
Gemini: May 21 to June 20
Gemini, your birthday season is approaching, but first, the Scorpio lunar eclipse that fell on May 5 has re-routed your attention to the important areas of health and daily routine for your consideration. Though there's a slither of obsessiveness or unsavoury tendencies rearing their heads, know that these feelings can teach you about your role in the world and make you reconsider your priorities. Any resentment you feel is a sign that something needs to change.
Mercury, your planetary ruler, ends its retrograde on May 14, but it may still take until the end of the month for your communication patterns to return to normal. On May 20, the warrior planet Mars will enter brave Leo into your House of Communication, sparking the courage for you to vocalize your desires. Finally, the sun enters your sign on May 21, making it your solar return and time to celebrate! Make your day extra special by remembering to prioritize the people and commitments you love.
Cancer: June 21 to July 22
As a Cancer, you're in for a treat this month, as it’s good news and positive vibes on most part. The Scorpio lunar eclipse on May 5 was set to bring some luck into your side of adventure, love, and fate. As a fellow water sign, the emotions may come as overwhelming, but it's important to let yourself feel them fully. Then, planet of luck Jupiter enters Taurus for the next 13 months on May 14, ending Mercury’s pesky retrograde — finally. This is a good time to reach out and reconnect with your friends and expand your social calendar. In fact, the new moon in Taurus on May 19 is perfect for a night out.
Still, be sure to pay extra attention to your inbox in the coming weeks, as Mars enters lavish Leo on May 20, which might lead to some significant news regarding work, money, or a creative project. All in all, May looks to be a pretty rad month, so give yourself permission to have some fun once the naughty Gemini season begins on May 21. Make sure to invite some of your new friends with you to parties too!
Leo: July 23 to Aug. 22
Brace yourself for a wild ride this May, wild cats! Despite reigning as a confident big feline, the Scorpio lunar eclipse on May 5 had potential to affect your home, past, and roots, causing insecurity to creep up. But don't worry, you'll be able to face it head-on after Mercury retrograde ends on May 14. Penning in some time to rest, you can make significant changes to your domestic space and schedule. Plus, once Jupiter enters Taurus on May 16, you might need a little time to yourself to adjust to the slower-moving earth sign energy.
Take this as a chance to practice self-care too, as the Taurus new moon on May 19 is a perfect time to reorient yourself in whatever direction feels most stimulating to you. On May 20, the warrior planet Mars enters your sign, giving you a boost of confidence to fight for your worth and dreams. And, of course, don't forget how fabulous you are, dear Leo. So, let's enjoy flirty Gemini season, which starts on May 21, by easing into it feeling rested up and ready for the summer to come.
Virgo: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22
May is going to be a thrilling month for Virgo. Although Mercury is in retrograde until May 14, trust the process and don't get disappointed if things don't happen as quickly as you'd like. The Scorpio lunar eclipse on May 5 will activate your communication sector, with Venus entering Cancer on May 7, bringing some much welcome good vibes to your House of Friendship. Share some food, spill some tea, and remind yourself how meaningful your friendships are.
The new moon in Venusian Taurus on May 19 will mark the start of fresh cycles, bringing prosperity and abundance to your life. Jupiter will also enter your fellow earth sign of Taurus on May 16, opening a 13-month window for you to give more attention to travel, philosophy, media, education, and other sorts of hobbies that entertain and fulfil. On May 20, the fighter planet Mars will enter bold Leo, reminding you of your worth, but remember to ask for help when needed. You don't have to do everything alone, Virgo.
Libra: Sept. 23 to Oct. 22
To the lovely but non-confrontational Libra, this month is all about discovering what your non-negotiables are. The Scorpio lunar eclipse on May 5 will help you understand what you truly want to do in your professional life, though hold off until next month before making any life-changing decisions due to the Mercury retrograde and its aftershock effects. On top of this, Jupiter enters Taurus on May 16, and it will force you to be more practical, making you feel uncomfortable. But it's all part of the learning process.
If this gets a little tough, take some time during the new moon in Taurus on May 19 to make plans with your best friends and support system. Once Gemini season begins on May 21, here comes the season that’s all about fun and adventure. It’s time to celebrate and get ready for summer!
Scorpio: Oct. 23 to Nov. 21
Scorpios, your annual full moon is coming up on May 5 and it’s going to be a big one. This lunar eclipse in your sign is a significant one astrologically, so buckle up because this month is all about surrender and regeneration. But it's not all doom and gloom, Scorpio. Venus will enter Cancer on May 7, followed by Jupiter entering Taurus on May 16, which will activate your area of partnerships. Get ready for an inner tsunami of transformation. Plus, the Taurus new moon on May 19 will bring greater clarity and help you move forward.
Remember that eclipse season is here to help, not harm you. Despite being one of the stricter control freaks of the zodiac, it’s time for some letting go. Find humour in situations that would otherwise have you stressed out. Don't worry, as help is on its way. On May 20, Mars enters attention-loving Leo and your House of Social Status, indicating that you'll meet someone who will help you succeed at work or in a passion project. So, say yes to social invites when the sun enters Gemini on May 21.
Sagittarius: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21
May is quite a month for energetic Sagittarius! First, Pluto's retrograde in Aquarius is activating your communication sector, being compounded by Mercury’s retrograde, so be careful what you say during this time. The Scorpio lunar eclipse on May 5, though, is a great opportunity for spiritual growth that brings up internal conversations rather than discussions with others. While Jupiter's move to Taurus on May 16 means it's time to slow down and adjust to a steadier pace.
Once the new moon on May 19 comes, the fun is just about to begin. Towards the end of the month, you'll be out and about with your friends, engaging in intriguing conversations and growing closer with your most special connections. As Gemini season begins on May 21, focus on partnerships, whether they be romantic or platonic. It's the perfect time to reconnect with your bestie and enjoy some wild nights out in time for sultry summer!
Capricorn: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19
Get ready for a month of illumination dear Capricorns. This eclipse season, with the lunar eclipse falling in Scorpio on May 5, will bring to light the people you can trust and the ones you need to release. As a loyal and stubborn sign, it's natural to feel uncomfortable, but now is the time to brace yourself for change. This month's highlight is your friendship sector, so watch out for frenemies and any bizarre behaviour you may have caught on to recently.
Fortunately, Jupiter, the planet of luck, enters Taurus on May 16 to give your romantic relationships a fresh start, so don't forget to receive love this month. With Mars entering Leo on May 20, the theme of feeling good continues, and it's essential to take care of yourself. Remember, pleasure also takes shape in self-care, nourishment, and healthy habits. Lastly, when social Gemini season begins on May 21, things will get busy. So, take it easy while your schedule allows it.
Aquarius: Jan. 20 to Feb. 18
Are you feeling like you're going through a cosmic rite of passage? That's because Pluto, the planet of transformation, has been in your sign since March 7, and it's going into retrograde until June 11. This Water sign energy in the cosmos may make you feel uncomfortable at first, but embrace it as a chance to face your innermost needs, especially when combined with the introspective lunar eclipse in Scorpio on May 5. With Saturn currently in Pisces, you've been learning how to view vulnerability as a superpower. Take this month to continue that journey.
On May 19, there's a new moon in Taurus, reminding you to have fun with your intimate relationships. Instead of having big talks, throw a dinner party or cocktail hour and bond with your friends. Just watch out for fights on May 20 when Mars enters bossy Leo. Finally, the sun enters Gemini on May 21, and it's the perfect time to have some fun. Get ready for the summer by grabbing all your friends and heading out for some adventures together.
Pisces: Feb. 19 to March 20
As the sensitive souls of the Zodiac bunch, May is going to be a journey of emotions for Pisceans. Setting off since the beginning of the month with Pluto retrograde on May 1, followed by the Scorpio lunar eclipse on May 5, are going to work together to press you to stew on spirituality, closure, and healing. Jupiter’s entrance in Taurus on May 16 may present you with that fresh start that emerges from self-reflection. The fertile energy of Jupiter’s shift into Taurus harmonizes well with your Piscean nature, helping you feel more grounded, purposeful, and committed to the intentions arising from this period of soul-searching.
Though be sure to practice enough self-care this month, Pisces. Rest is crucial, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. And if you feel like bailing on plans, you have an astrologer-approved excuse when the fighter planet Mars enters bossy Leo on Saturday, May 20. Then as soon as flirty Gemini season begins on May 21, it’s time for your sign to enter a busier period of socializing and fun. Go ahead and make some plans to revive your spirits in time for summer!
Aries: March 21 to April 19
Birthday celebrations have come and gone as a no-holds-barred celebration, and now comes the time to focus on boosting your wealth as customary to Taurus season, dear Aries. The Scorpio lunar eclipse on May 5 might lead to dramatic or disconnected feelings in your life, inadvertently making you take on some Scorpio-like behaviour by acting a little prickly, cautious, and deeply sensitive. As a fellow Mars native, it’ll feel like second nature.
On May 16, Jupiter, the planet of luck, will leave your sign, and you can direct more attention to your penny pinching while giving yourself a mental refresh for better feelings of stability. Jupiter's presence earlier this year has helped boost your confidence, but it may have also led to burnout from hitting the ground too hard and too fast in saying yes to everything. The Mercury shift his month can bring peace and calm into your life, especially when the planet’s retrograde ends on May 14.
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