Your May Horoscope: What to Expect in the Month Ahead
Natalia Benson is a Los Angeles-based tarot and astrological expert, designer, creative, and DJ. True to her astrological assortment (Aries sun sign, Capricorn ascendant, Sagittarius moon), she finds inspiration from a number of creative outlets, including running her namesake jewelry company and DJ’ing under the name WHITEHORSE. Make sure to follow Natalia on Instagram for monthly inspiration and astral insights. Benson will be sharing her insights exclusively with Who What Wear readers every month.
Happy May, everyone! We first find ourselves in the wonderfully productive and sensual zodiac sign of Taurus this month, and then we move into the communicative, fast-paced energy of Gemini around May 21st.
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Hi, Aquarius, and happy May! This month circumvents around communication for you at large. Is it time to get something off your chest? Have a message you’ve been waiting to share or something you need to say? This can actually be a really lighthearted month for you Aquarius—the message needn’t be heavy; it’s simply a great time for you to interact and communicate with those closest to you. Consider making time to journal your thoughts, or perhaps write an email to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. Reach out, connect, and enjoy the month, Aquarius!
This is going to be a really nice month for you, Aries! Transiting (a transit is a specific astrological event or moment involving how the planets are moving around the Zodiac) the 5th house is a time of love, romance, fun, light-heartedness, and children—relationships of a child-like nature can be covered here as well. This is your month to cut loose and have fun! As Aries you are considered the “babies of the Zodiac,” and the month of May can be a great time for you to relax a bit if you’ve been feeling a little too grown-up lately. Allow yourself be romanced by life and let your inner child shine! If it means taking a half-day off, do it.
Hi, Cancerians. This looks to be a very powerful month for you. The energies are circumventing around the theme of intimacy, sensuality, depth, and emotions. Intimacy and human connection are vital to health, especially for Cancerians who are often very sensitive and nurturing people. Consider this a time of diving deep into the depth of intimacy or sensuality. This does not have to revolve around sex itself, but can encompass you giving to yourself whatever you need to feel taken care of, loved, and like you can express yourself. Enjoy this time.
Happy May to you, Capricorn! This is your money month, as I like to call it. We are also transiting through Taurus, an Earth sign like you, so this month is definitely about money and material security for you, which I know you like as a Capricorn! How do you feel about your productivity? How do you feel about where you stand with your money at the moment? Is it time to ask for a raise? Or time to treat yourself to something nice? Saving money is also encapsulated here. Take a look at your financial picture and decide how you feel about it.
Hi, Gemini! Wow, you have an incredible focus around partnership this month. I say this because you are moving through the house that has to do with relationship and partnership, and you also have Venus the planet of love dancing her way through your sign this month—amazing! Now, here are a few offerings with all of this relationship energy. To start, loving yourself first is always key. Next, if you are in a relationship take stock: How are you feeling? Is there anything that needs to be addressed? Now is a great and peaceful time to do so. And lastly, if you are currently not in a partnership, consider how you partner with yourself? How do you feel about spending time alone? There’s a law in the universe: “Like attracts like.” Enjoy, Gemini!
Happy May, Leo! The theme for you this month revolves around learning and expanding your mind in some way. This can also be a month highlighting long-distance travel or planning for travel in the future. Traveling is important for the soul, because it asks us to expand ourselves beyond our routine and beyond what we think we know. So this is perfect for you, dear Leo. Or perhaps you have no plans for world travel, but you can always learn something new. What has been an area of interest calling to you that perhaps you have been ignoring? Where can you expand your mind? I know last month highlighted career energy for you—is there something you can learn to make you the best on the job? Get Googling or go take a class.
Hi, Libra. This month highlights friendships, goals, and visions for you. Not sure how friendships and goals go hand in hand? Think of this sentiment: “Show me the five people you surround yourself with, and I will show you who you are.” Do the people around you inspire you, lift you up, and encourage you to live a great life? Hopefully the answer is yes. If the answer is ehhhh…, then this is an excellent month to take stock in your friendships and alliances. Also highlighted for you in May are goals and visions. What are some long term or short-term goals you have? Make a list and check it twice—really capitalize on the energy available to you this month and make some proactive change if you’ve been feeling you’re ready for something different!
Hi, Pisces. This is a month of nesting and resting for you. I know that life is busy and it can be challenging to take some time to yourself, but the energy circumventing for you this month involves your home sector and your ability to nurture yourself. Take some time inside your home. Do you have any redecorating needs? Forgot to water your plants? Haven’t yet set up that meditation space, or painted the bathroom? You get the idea. As far as the self-nurturing goes, if your home feels like it’s in a good space, then turn the energy available to you this month to yourself—manicures and pedicures count. Enjoy the month, dear Pisces!
Hi, Sagittarius. This month really has a lot to do with stepping out and being who you are. As a Sagittarius you don’t often have any problem with this, so in May think about how you can step it up a notch. Is there a project you’ve been working on that’s ready for the public? In what avenues can you best express yourself? What is also interesting about this month (as well as the next few years) is that you have Saturn, the planet of responsibility and growth, transiting your sign. What does this mean for you? Well, as you are stepping out in perhaps a new way, be mindful to take care of how you come across and affect others. You are very powerful and with Saturn moving through your fiery sign, he reminds you to wield your power of self-expression with awareness, so that you affect the people in your life in a positive way.
Hey, Scorpio, happy May. This month has the potential to be very powerful for you, if you are willing to slow down a bit and perhaps get a little deep. The transit (a transit is a specific astrological event or moment involving how the planets are moving around the Zodiac) you will be experiencing for May (in your opposite sign of Taurus) has to do with understanding yourself on a deeper level, and there are many ways you can do this. It’s important, even as we live such busy lives, to take time to really understand ourselves and what makes us tick. The energies this month encourage you to pay attention to your dreams or meditate, maybe even take a walk in nature or go hiking by yourself. Take some time to tune into who you are and see what treasure you find there. If you experience emotion due to this, no worries—let yourself feel and give yourself some space to just be. Remember: We are human beings not human doings.
Happy birthday month, Taurus, and a belated happy birthday to the April-born Taureans, too! This month we focus on your health and vitality. You have the planet Mars (noted for its energy, action, and force) moving through your sign, so you may feel extra-inspired to act and take excellent care of yourself, dear Taurus. This is a time to draw upon the extra energy available to you and put it toward your well-being with extra trips to the gym, hiking, yoga classes, Saturday morning workouts, or a healthy eating regimen. You will feel incredible and maybe even surprised at how rewarded you are for your efforts!
Happy May, Virgo! This month highlights career aspirations for you. How is your career feeling for you right now? Do you like what you do for work or would you like to change your career path in some way? The energies being highlighted for you in May ask you to either flourish where you are and celebrate what is coming to you; or, if you do not like where you’re at, to utilize the energy of this month (we are also in the Sun Sign of Taurus, which is an excellent energy of productivity) to make some changes. Not sure where to start? Make a list of everything you love doing without criticisms of what they are, thoughts like, “Yeah, but how would I make money.” Just make a list. Love where you’re at? Make a list of everything you are grateful for with your job. You will feel amazing after either or both of these exercises! I promise.