May is here, and with it comes Taurus and Gemini season! Mercury moved into Gemini on the 3rd, and Venus joined it on the 8th. This brings a light-hearted, flirty vibe to the month, perfect for meeting new lovers and friends. At the same time, this energy may make it hard to focus and instead you may find yourself getting caught up in your daydreams. Performing tasks and crossing items off of your to-do list may feel particularly burdening at this time. Stay as grounded as you can — meditate, eat good foods, and spend time in the sunshine — until Gemini season begins later in the month. As the month winds down, take time to cut responsibilities (and people) out that are holding you back from being your best self. Something important may be coming to an end, which may make you feel a little gloomier than usual. Try to remember that there’s a reason you’re being asked to leave this behind. It will open up space in your life for something new and more aligned with where you’re going.
Money is the theme for you this month. Consider how your spending habits align with your future goals. Don’t agonize over your decisions, but do spend some time thinking about how you can save and earn money towards the future. You have a gift for throwing caution to the wind and thinking on your feet. Sow the seeds you want to reap with the new moon on the 11th, and that’ll save you some grief in the future. By the time Gemini season rolls around on the 20th, you’ll find yourself more invested in your ever-growing to-do list than in money. It’s a good time to put your head down and get ‘er done.
Though you love and enjoy the finer things in life, it’s time to get real with yourself about what is and isn’t financially feasible. You can treat yourself with something a little more budget-friendly: a bubble bath, a Netflix binge, some cuddle time with friends or your lover. The new moon is in your sign on the 11th, and it’s a perfect time to write down the ways you plan to invest in yourself and your future in the coming weeks and months. Think about the ways you can change your routine and schedule to make more time for self-care, too. The full moon on the 26th is asking you to consider where your resources are flowing and where you’d like them to go. Let yourself have a good cry and think about what — and who — you really want to spend your energies on. Let go of what you don’t need and don’t feel a shred of remorse about it.
You’ve always had the “gift of gab,” but that’s never been more evident than it will be this month, Gemini. Keeping up with your thoughts, hopes and dreams will be difficult even for you. Making lists and keeping a journal might come in handy to help you keep track of all of your thoughts. When Venus enters your sign on the 8th, things will slow down a little, and you’ll have the opportunity to share your thoughts with trusted friends and family. Though it may be tempting to focus on what’s happened in the past during your birthday season, the energies and planets are calling upon you to really look forward instead. How can you plan for the future and let go of your past? The end of May hands you a challenge: Mercury goes retrograde and may cause some real gaffes, particularly when it comes to things you say to others. Think before you speak and consider how your words have meaning and weight, even when you don’t really intend for them to.
Taurus season brings out your desire to fix up your home and make it a cozy nest, even more than usual, dear Cancer. The new moon on the 11th is asking you to come out of your shell (and home) and think about how you want to present yourself to the world. Connections with new people offer promise, so don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and network (in a pandemic-safe way!). When the sun moves into Gemini on the 20th, it’s time to rest and recharge your batteries. The full moon on the 26th emphasizes this energy even more, highlighting the emotions you may be repressing that affect your physical well-being. Take some time for emotional self-care: meditate, see the doctor if you need to, and don’t be afraid to say ‘no’ to any invitations that would have you stretched too thin.
Your career is demanding much of you this month, Leo, and it may fall on you to put out fires at work or pick up the slack where others aren’t pulling their weight. The feeling of responsibility you have is admirable, but remember it’s okay to say ‘no’ and to advocate for yourself when you really don’t have much left to give. You may love the spotlight and praise that comes with doing the most, but you can’t burn the candle at both ends forever. When Gemini season kicks off on the 20th, the interests of the greater good come into focus and take priority over your individual needs. This may be a little uncomfortable, but the reward for considering the collective good will pay off in the long run.
You’ll have the mental energy you need to network this month, and to open new doors in your career, Virgo. You’ll be more outgoing than usual, and your ideas and pitches will hit the mark every time. Don’t be afraid to put yourself ‘out there,’ even when it makes you uncomfortable.
When Gemini season kicks off, you may be presented with an opportunity for a promotion or career change. Ask for what you deserve, not for what you think you’ll get. Remember not to let people take advantage of your competency — both at home and at work. Just because you can do it all (and sometimes better!) doesn’t mean you should.
Your heart demands to be listened to this month, sweet Libra. Though you often have trouble making decisions and choosing sides, you’re being asked to do exactly that and step outside of your comfort zone while you do it. Take a risk you’d normally avoid for fear of rejection or disappointment. You won’t regret it. Even if you don’t like what you discover, you’ll learn an important lesson by stretching yourself out of your comfort zone, and gain invaluable wisdom from doing so. The full moon on the 26th offers a great opportunity to sit down and consider your finances and where you’re at. You’ll get clarity on what needs to be rebalanced and restored in your social life, too.
Partnerships are the theme of the month for you, Scorpio, and the new moon on the 11th really illuminates this sector of your chart. You may hear things you don’t particularly like, but this is an important step on your life journey. Just as you support others, it’s important to let others support and hold you up, too. Don’t let your fear of vulnerability and truly being seen hold you back from getting the support and partnership you deserve. On the 26th, the full moon will illuminate your finances, and you’d be wise to let go of anything that threatens your stability in the future. It’s also a good time to consider where you feel powerless, and how you can reclaim your strength in those areas.
Questions about what you need vs. what you want may be weighing heavily on you this month, Sagittarius. The new moon on the 11th will help you determine what you can do to truly meet your needs now and into the future. Relationships come into full focus on the 20th, and you’ll feel ready to direct your energy to loving yourself and your loved ones. It’s not your nature to pour your love out in dramatic ways, so don’t force yourself to do anything grandiose. Consider how you can show up for the people in your life quietly, in the ways they need you to, and not just your usual fly-by-the-seat-of your-pants style.
Capricorns have a reputation for being hard workers, and there’s a good reason for that. Not only do you have the drive to get done what needs to be done, but you have the foresight to see how your actions today will affect your tomorrow. You may feel called to take a break from all of that responsibility this month, Capricorn, and this is the perfect time to do it. Allow yourself to be indulgent and spend some time doing absolutely nothing, if that’s what you feel compelled to do. You can return to the grind in the later part of the month, when Gemini season begins. Spend your down time considering how you can engage in self-care every day while also getting everything done that you need to.
Long-term security is the name of the game this month, Aquarius. What are you doing today to ensure you have security in the future? You may find yourself looking more into the future than you ever have, and this is the perfect time to set new moon intentions on the 11th not only for the month ahead, but for the next year. Write out your 5-year plan, knowing that it’s important to leave a little wiggle-room in that plan for the unexpected. Saturn retrograde begins on the 23rd, and you can take a break from future planning. It’s a good time to look back and take stock on all that you’ve learned in the past year, and how you’re applying it now to better your life and the people in it.
Emotions are running high for you this month, dear Pisces. Your previous attempts at healthy self-care may have fallen flat, but this isn’t the time to dwell on previous letdowns. This month will help you find the inner drive you need to truly take care of yourself, and not just by sipping wine in the bubble bath. You may have some emotional work to do, so now’s the perfect time to settle in at home and start journaling. Think about the small things in life that truly bring you joy. You’ll find it easier to get through the hard parts of your days when you consider how happy small things — your cat’s purr, the way your partner smiles at you when you’ve said something cute — truly light up your life.