In the Stars: Your May Horoscopes


May waltzes in on a lively note, with some high-energy aspects keeping us all on our toes. Aries and Capricorn could be two signs to give a wide berth to for a day or two though, around the 7th. Arguments are possible. With Venus and Neptune squaring off from Gemini and Pisces in the same period, romantic complications are possible if you are not being transparent.  The 15th and 16th of May usher in a change of pace that might be remembered for days, weeks or months to come. Uranus, the independent, freedom-loving maverick of the solar system, enters Taurus, the sign that cherishes stability. Ouch! The 16th sees Mars enter the Uranus-ruled sign Aquarius, adding fuel to the fire. Read your birth sign to see how it might play out for you.

P.S. Don’t forget, your rising sign plays a big role, so check that out as well if you know it.

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The big news for this month is Uranus entering your birth sign. Secretly, you enjoy the predictable, so having change thrust upon you doesn’t go down very well. This will have the greatest impact on people born in the first few days of this sign, but don’t fret. New angles can be positive, it’s better than getting stuck in a rut. Key dates for you are around the 15th and 16th. You don’t lose your temper quickly as a rule, but things may push you to boiling point. Think twice before letting loose, the damage may be hard to undo.


You may wonder what all the fuss is about; life from your point of view should be running along rather nicely. Well, at least by Pisces standards… It’s fortunate that you are in a better position than most to benefit from the major planetary moves going on. Just take care around the 15th and 16th, especially when using equipment or on the road. That Mars square Uranus energy is out there for everyone to feel. Tempers run high, the stubborn side comes out in many people, and confrontations should be avoided wherever possible.


You are quick off the mark when it comes to stating your opinions, but your motto this month should be to think twice before pressing send or mouthing off. Mid-month has some powerful aspects that will impact the general mood, but specifically may ring in a change in your finances. A friend may need bailing out, or a hobby or community project could cost more than you had budgeted for. Now that Uranus has moved from your sign you should be able to review the positive changes that you have made, willingly or unwillingly.


There’s a whole bundle of challenging energy going on in your Solar 7th house of relationships and partnerships. That also includes people you are in direct conflict with, take note. It’s time to take stock. Is someone draining your energy or making what you feel are unfair demands upon you? Is a relationship all give and no receive? If you avoid the issue it will wear you down, so why not resolve it. Keep a cool head and calm heart, you may come out with something stronger and better.


Still battling those never-ending bills? Yep, it seems likely. The best course of action would be to stay on course and avoid rocking the boat. There are undercurrents of change and confusion around you, but use that famed clear-headedness to see the wood from the trees. Mars in Aquarius affects work, daily routines and health. Use the energy positively to start a new fitness and health regimen, rather than fritter away energy through stress and nerves. Use the 18th and 19th to relax and socialize.


Can you feel something building up, but not able to quite put your finger on what’s going on? You are famed for your razor-sharp instincts and uncanny ability to ferret out secrets, but you could still get caught out when Uranus enters your opposing sign, Taurus, this month. Anyone born early in Scorpio, or with Scorpio rising could see some changes in their lives soon. That is not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes, stagnant matters need a gentle shove, and Uranus can do just that. Lay low on the 15th and 16th if possible.


There is a strong focus of energy in your Solar 12th house. Translate that as an almost intangible sense of things stirring in your subconscious. It may be difficult to sort out your thoughts from your emotions, but it seems you are seeking answers to questions that are still developing. Your dreams may give valuable clues, try to record them and give them some thought. Distant locales may be beckoning you. Is it a change of scene you need, or just restless energy? It is a great month to take up a study of a new and original subject.


It looks as though you have a busy schedule planned, with social and community activities stealing time away from family life at times. The key to navigating May with aplomb is by taking care of your health. Even though you like to think of yourself as a powerhouse of energy, your body has to be nurtured. Eat well, get rest and don’t push your limits, especially if you have travel plans. You are in the social loop, your company could be sought out.


The buildup of planetary energy in Capricorn has been a factor everyone is adjusting to. For Libra, it can mean a need to address family matters, or issues related to the home. Are you happy where you live? Would a good de-clutter help, or should you look for fresh pastures? Is your domestic situation getting you down because of unresolved conflicts? It is a time to dig deep within yourself and deal with anything that you have been avoiding addressing. Stay calm around the 16th, things will improve by the 19th.


If you are feeling high energy, use this month as an opportunity to initiate new work methods and try out some innovative diet and fitness ideas. Finances may still need attention; so new habits and lifestyle choices could be key in helping you to trim costs. Impatience could be an issue for you, as the month gets under way, so pace yourself and work steadily towards the results you want. Use the 26th for some quality relaxation.


Are you going to be able to keep your cool this month, Aquarius? You have some pressure from both Uranus and Mars mid-month, especially if your birthday falls in late January. Domestic life could be subject to a few changes, causing your usual chilled attitude to become quite snappy and irritable. Smart water-bearers will harness that extra nervous energy and use it productively by embracing the mood of change and get in with positive steps before matters take their own course.


May is really a mixed bag for you, Capricorn. You know how to roll with the punches, but there will be times you need to be as flexible as possible. Make a point of being proactive, especially where kids, leisure activities and creative projects are concerned. You are entering a period where inspiration can come out of the blue; your originality and willingness to embrace the new and untried will help you stand out. Finances are under pressure, so maybe you can turn your newfound skills into hard cash.

Our monthly horoscopes are brought to you by Maeri Frances, a consulting astrologer with over 30 years’ experience. Exclusive to our publications, we brings tips for each Sun sign on how to avoid the pitfalls and ride the highs of each month.
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