TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Mars is moving into your sign, Taurus, so you bulls are likely to show your horns at some point during the month. But this increased aggression in May could work in your favor if there’s someone in your life who has unfairly pushed you around. Now is the time to show that bully that you’re mad as heck and you’re not going to take it anymore. Of course, taking a stand doesn’t have to result in fisticuffs. In fact, getting your point across might just involve a stern “no” when that certain someone comes around asking you for yet another favor.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Jupiter has a strong influence over your romantic relationships right now, Gemini. So, May might be an infuriating month for you if you’re looking to move forward with that special someone. On the other hand, if you’re the one being pushed by an extra clingy paramour, now is a good time to casually wander away. If you’re married or in a committed relationship, your partner may seem more distant than usual right now, but don’t worry. It’s just a phase, and it’ll pass. Here’s a suggestion: Take this time to catch up on TV shows that your beloved doesn’t like.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Planetary concentration is in the northern sector of your horoscope this month, Cancer, so your financial prospects look good. It also looks like your friends will play an important role in your success in May, so if you and a buddy have always dreamed of starting a business, now is the time to put those plans into action. Or maybe you and your BFF have big ideas for any Etsy account that involves putting pictures of goats and puffins on coasters, doormats, and coffee mugs. No? Just me? Okay.
LEO (July 23-Aug-22): Leo, if you’re like a lot of people, the influence of Mercury in retrograde made everything seem like it was literally falling apart last month – especially at work. Heck, even the office coffee pot broke on your watch. Luckily, though, the month of May brings blessed relief for lions because no planets in retrograde will have any influence over you. So, things are looking up at work, you’re no longer tripping over furniture, and the next time you spill your coffee down the front of your shirt, you’ll notice before everyone has the chance to laugh at your expense.
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22): Oh, no, Virgo. While Mercury is loosening its grip on most people, you’re still firmly within its grasp this month, so try to stay strong. Luckily, you’re wise enough to see the value in being able to laugh at yourself from time to time. Therefore, when your computer crashes for the fourth time, or when you realize that you’ve just had a thirty-minute conversation with your crush with kale stuck in your teeth, just roll with it. Having a temper tantrum won’t do any good. In fact, with your luck right now, making any aggressive move will probably result in you falling backwards in your chair or tripping over your shoelaces.
LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): You’ll feel the influence of about 50% of the planets in retrograde this month, Libra, so all is definitely not going as planned. Projects at work are stalling, your love interest won’t commit, or, if you have a confirmed partner, he or she will take their sweet time in the bathroom. Heck, you may even have to wait longer than usual for an Amazon order to arrive. Don’t fret, though. Just use this time to cultivate patience and get really good at some mindless game on your phone while you wait it all out. Next month will be looking better.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21): The influence of Pluto in retrograde has stolen some of your confidence this month, Scorpio, and it feels strange to you. Ordinarily, self-doubt just isn’t an option for you, but May might have you second-guessing certain decisions. However, once you know this is the case, you can get over these mental hurdles and forge ahead. Yet – at some point this month, second guessing a bad decision may save you a lot of grief. So, be on the lookout for a situation in which backing down is the best move.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): If you’re one of those brooding Sagittarians who constantly feels like no one understands them, this month, you’re probably right. You’re one of the unlucky individuals who’s still dealing with the influence of Mercury in retrograde, so your place in the universe is a little uncertain right now. During the first half of May, other people will have trouble relating to and connecting with you. So, it will be difficult to get your ideas across at work, and you may not have the easiest time on the romantic front this month. Stay strong, though. Better times are ahead when that darned Mercury decides to behave itself.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Your planetary power is evenly balanced this month, so now is a great time to jump on those projects that you’ve been putting off. Of course, because you’ll feel very calm and collected throughout May, you may want to just hang out with friends and chill instead of staining your deck or cleaning out the garage. So, here’s an idea: How about getting your crew together for a project party at your house? Just provide some beverages, snacks, music, and suddenly, re-sowing your yard is fun for everyone.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Forty percent of the planets are moving backwards through your chart this month, so you may have to put a little extra effort into work projects and short-term goals to keep the momentum going. The same is true with your personal life. So, if you’re in a new relationship that you care about, now is the time to get proactive about showing the other person that you’re serious. If you’re old enough to remember a movie in which a guy stands outside of a girl’s house with a boombox, take a page from his playbook and get creative.
PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): You’re still feeling the effects of Mercury in retrograde, and your ruling planet, Neptune, is moving backwards too. This influence will make progress slow and certain goals seem unattainable, but, this is just a phase, and it will pass. Luckily, you can use this slow time to your advantage by really thinking through situations before acting. This is especially applicable when it comes to matters of the heart. For example, this is probably not a good month to elope with the person you just met a month ago. Or, if you’re in a committed relationship, avoid major decisions that will affect your partner. For example, don’t make them come home to find that you’ve replaced the lawn with a swimming pool. It probably won’t go over well.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you’re looking for bad news, Aries, you’re out of luck, because May is your month! You’ll meet career goals, make money, and if you’re currently unattached, there’s a good chance that you’ll find love. Venus is aligned with your sign right now, so you’re more charming than ever. If you’re already in a committed relationship, don’t be surprised if your partner is extra into you right now. Just try to relax and enjoy this happy time. Save your natural aggressive tendencies for June, when you’ll probably need to come out fighting.