Your May 2020 Horoscope
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A Full Moon in Scorpio on May 7 will signal intense, heightened feelings, as well as your intuition being completely on point. So, trust your gut around this time and honor those "Spidey senses" because they will be pronounced.
The major cosmic news this month occurs on May 13 when Venus turns retrograde in Gemini and remains in backpedaling motion through June 25. Matters of the heart along with self-worth and finances are up for review, but we'll all take a much more logical approach to these things since this retrograde is happening in the cerebral sign of Gemini. Using the mind to lead the heart can be tricky business. If you've been talking yourself into -- or out of -- a Venus-ruled situation, then you'll be especially prone to confusion during this time. What is the right choice? Write a list of pros and cons for each and then sit with it. If the list doesn't change again by the time Venus turns direct, you'll have your answer. A New Moon in Gemini on May 22 might be the turning point where you finally see an option you didn't notice before.
Mars also moves into Pisces on May 13, giving you more of a gentle approach as you try to get your desires met. Competitiveness decreases under this energy, because Mars in Pisces knows that the secret to success is to compete with no one and to lift each other up instead.
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Aries Monthly Horoscope
March 21 - April 19
You might feel unseen and unheard after May 13. That's because your ruler, Mars, moves into your 12th House of Privacy and Venus is turning retrograde in your message sector on this day. If a feeling of paralysis overtakes you, try to understand where it's coming from. Your body might be giving you a signal that it's time to press the pause button and that it's OK not to move for a little while as you recalibrate your mind and goals. Spend time alone taking action to nourish your spiritual side. It will help you realize what is truly worth pursuing in life, as well as what you should just let go of.
In terms of your love life, Venus retrograde might help you make a choice between whether or not you truly want to have a relationship with someone you're in love with. Or, if you know you need to re-evaluate your entire idea about love, then this retrograde will make that internal dialogue unavoidable.
Aries' keywords for May: love, relationships, marriage, money, energy, respite, goals, reset, self-reflection
Taurus Monthly Horoscope
April 20 - May 20
Your entire month will be about money and partnership matters. It all begins with a Scorpio Full Moon in your relationship sector on May 7. This lunar event will make you extremely aware of the depth of feelings you have for someone special. If you want to go all in and this person is on the fence, then you might feel at a loss. You can't force anyone to love you. If, however, someone is ready to level up and commit to you, then you might have found that undying love you've always wanted.
Venus will turn retrograde on May 13 in your 2nd House of Earned Income and remains hibernating until June 25. Although you might have to regroup and course correct as it relates to how you make money, this transit doesn't have to be a bad thing. Go back to the ways you made money in the past successfully and consider how you can breathe new life into those options. You probably have something you can fall back on.
Taurus' keywords for May: money, love, earnings, commitment, loyalty, trust, intensity, obsession, possession
Gemini Monthly Horoscope
May 21 - June 20
You'll feel it when any planet turns retrograde in your sign, but when it's Venus ... you really feel it. The planet that rules love, self-worth, money, and values will turn retrograde in Gemini on May 13 and remains asleep through June 25. This is sure to be significant on many levels. Even if it initially feels as if everything is going wrong, the universe is truly only trying to make it all right.
How that will happen, however, largely depends on your ability to fully process and integrate those Venus in Gemini lessons. It's time for you to go within and truly recognize that love is an inside job. Whether you're completely single or happily married, you could feel a bit underserving during this time as you question your worth and lovability. Trust that this process will ultimately help you refocus your mindset into a healthier place of self-acceptance and respect. If your romantic relationship is not honoring you and your deepest needs, then it might be time to let it go. If a friend doesn't value you, then maybe it's time to walk on separate paths. Decisions don't have to be radical, but they do need to be authentic.
Gemini's keywords for May: self-worth, money, values, love, romance, decisions, relationship, reconciliation, reboot
Cancer Monthly Horoscope
June 21 - July 22
If there's a creative project you've been working on that's extremely important to you, it's possible the Full Moon in Scorpio on May 7 will bring you to a moment of glory with it. This could be a launch that leads to more public attention than you expected. Whatever it is, it'll hit people on an emotionally deep level. Because they can connect to your art in that way, it's sure to be a success.
When it comes to matters of the heart, you have an interesting lesson this month. If you're single and have been pining away over someone you know you can't really be with, Venus' retrograde from May 13-June 25 could help you take an honest look at why you're choosing to give your heart to someone who isn't reciprocating your feelings. Attention is not the same as intention, and this can be a tough love lesson to swallow. If someone has been keeping you on a shelf, stringing you along and making you believe that "one day" you'll be together, you owe it to yourself to consider another option. But first, you need to open up the heart space for it to enter.
Cancer's keywords for May: heartache, unrequited love, affair, secret love, romantic entanglements, artistry, imagination, children
Leo Monthly Horoscope
July 23 - August 22
You could be finalizing a move or going through an emotionally charged experience in your family life near May 7 thanks to the Scorpio Full Moon landing in your domestic sector. Even if it's a happy event, there might be more depth of feeling between you and your clan than usual. Keep an extra box of tissues handy!
A friendship might need some work this month. Between May 13 and June 25 Venus will be retrograde in your 11th House of Groups. It's possible you and a pal have a falling out over a money problem. Did you loan money to anyone and find that they keep "forgetting" to pay it back? This situation or something like it might come up for review and it could cost you your relationship with this person.
In terms of your love life, someone in your social circle who you only saw as a friend in the past might start giving you a totally different vibe. Explore the possibilities with them after the New Moon in Gemini on May 22!
Leo's keywords for May: relocation, moving, family, real estate, insecurity, money, frenemies
Virgo Monthly Horoscope
August 23 - September 22
You might have some conflict ahead in the love department. Mars, the planet of discord, will enter your relationship sector on May 13, making it impossible for you and your partner to avoid having an argument that's been brewing. This might be about something that neither one of you wanted to deal with but know you have to. The elephant in the room will be impossible to ignore now and if you keep trying to sweep things under the rug, it could seriously damage your connection. It's time to fight it out!
Your career needs attention this month as well. Venus turns retrograde at the top of your chart from May 13-June 25. You've got a major choice to make about what to focus your energy and talents on. Maybe you're just going where the money is for the time being because you need to make ends meet. However, try to keep an eye out for opportunities where you think you'll feel the most valued. Money is necessary but so is happiness.
Virgo's keywords for May: arguments, relationship conflict, enemy, professional reset, career, financial decisions, peaceful warrior
Libra Monthly Horoscope
September 23 - October 22
Don't let financial insecurity get the best of you. A Full Moon in Scorpio on May 7 could give you a feeling of anxiety around your purse strings, especially if a source of income has come to an end. Remember, even in the unlikely worst -case scenario, you have many talents to draw from. You can always make more money.
Something that might weigh heavily on your mind connected to how you can improve your overall financial picture is education. When Venus turns retrograde from May 13-June 25, you may decide to register for online classes in order to get a certification, license, or advanced degree. If this happens, it's likely to be an area you already started to pursue but had to stop for one reason or another. This will be a great move. Restart after the New Moon in Gemini on May 22 for best results.
Your partner might need more help from you than usual, especially after May 13. If you find yourself doing more of the chores that you used to share, it could be due to your mate being overwhelmed about a work or health matter. Talk about it.
Libra's keywords for May: money, finances, school, health, responsibilities, health motivated, educational review
Scorpio Monthly Horoscope
October 23 - November 21
A Full Moon in your sign on May 7 could signal an emotional time for you. You'll notice being caught up in your feelings and possibly reacting to other people and situations that are happening in a more extreme way as a result. If you do find yourself going off the deep end, do what you can to regroup and practice as much self-care as you can. This emotional intensity will pass!
Venus, the planet of love and money, will turn retrograde from May 13-June 25 in the area of your chart ruling shared resources. This could be a source of your anxiety since it seems that financial matters will need your attention. In particular, it's a possibility that you and your partner will sit down to seriously revise your shared budget. Use this time to get it right!
Single? Romance sizzles for you after May 13 thanks to Mars moving into your true love sector. You might meet someone online you have a strong attraction to. Yum!
Scorpio's keywords for May: credit, debt, finances, investments, loans, emotional depth, obsession, sex, love
Sagittarius Monthly Horoscope
November 22 - December 21
Venus turns retrograde in your partnership sector on May 13 and remains so through June 25. You're about to go through a pivotal correction in terms of how you relate to others. What's not quite right in your current relationship? Are you thinking about renewing your commitment to someone or starting fresh with someone new? Your perspective on marriage might also be shifting during this time. For others, there will be having to choose between two partners since this retrograde is happening in the dual sign of Gemini. Wait for the New Moon on May 22 before you start anything new in the love and partnership department.
In other news, your domestic world is about to become quite hectic. Mars enters your 4th House of Home and Family on May 13 and you might find yourself busy with a DIY renovation project. Since you and your clan are spending more time together in close quarters, this could also be a frustrating time when you not only have cabin fever but are grating on one another's last nerves. Do your best to keep it together.
Sagittarius' keywords for May: relationship revision, reconciliation, romantic choices, love triangle, construction, family activity, domestic conflict
Capricorn Monthly Horoscope
December 22 - January 19
A falling out with a friend might have you on an emotional roller coaster near the Full Moon in Scorpio on May 7. Some relationships are not meant to last forever and it's possible you're feeling bruised, battered, and betrayed by someone you gave your trust and loyalty to. If it is this serious, then you know you need to walk away from the friendship. Another possibility is that one of your dear friends will be going through a traumatic time. If that is the case, you'll feel for him or her deeply and will do what you can to lend support.
Venus turns retrograde from May 13-June 25 in your 6th House of Work. It's possible you'll have an opportunity to revisit a romantic connection you and a colleague had. This could have been an actual dating relationship or just chemistry you tried to ignore. In terms of work, you might have an opportunity to go back to an old job. Wait until after the New Moon on May 22 to decide.
Capricorn's keywords for May: frenemy, social ending, break up, social hardship, traumatized pal, old work, reconciliation
Aquarius Monthly Horoscope
January 20 - February 18
Career fulfillment is possible near May 7 thanks to the Scorpio Full Moon at the top of your chart. This lunar event could bring you out into the public in some way for the work you're doing professionally. Although it might not be in your comfort zone to be in the spotlight, you'll feel an extraordinary sense of meaning and gratification since it'll be about your work and career contributions.
Your love life is about to become quite interesting ... and possibly messy. Venus turns retrograde on May 13 and will remain backpedaling through June 25 right in your romance sector. This is textbook cosmic energy for an old lover coming back into your life who wants a second chance. It's also classic for you to be torn between two (or more!) lovers because Venus will retrograde in the dual-bodied sign of Gemini. You have a decision to make -- just don't make any until after the New Moon on May 22!
Aquarius' keywords for May: promotion, honor, award, recognition, fame, glory, attainment, love triangle, ex-lover, romantic revisions
Pisces Monthly Horoscope
February 19 - March 20
Your energy level and sex drive will be off the charts mid-month -- but your family life could turn into a hot mess!
Mars enters your sign on May 13, bringing plenty of stimulation for sexual pleasure and an overall attitude of knowing you can crush your goals. If you're single, you'll notice more confidence when it comes to initiating a romantic connection with someone that you may have met online. If attached, you'll be all over your partner. Either way, use this energetic boost to fuel you in going after what you want without apology!
On the same day, however, Venus will turn retrograde in your domestic sector and remains hibernating through June 25. This could be difficult for you financially, as you may need to spend more money than you thought on a home-related matter. Another possibility is that the harmony between you and a relative is disrupted because you're feeling undervalued or otherwise taken advantage of. If this is happening, you'll need to address it before it turns into major resentment.
Pisces' keywords for May: sexiness, passion, motivation, ambition, restlessness, real estate, family money, family expenses