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HoroscopeYOUR MONTHLY HOROSCOPE FOR MAY

The flower for the Taurean month of May is the Hawthorn flower and are the darling buds of May to which Shakespeare (a Taurean born on the 23rd April 1564) referred in his eighteenth sonnet! 
Taurus is a loving and romantic sign, and the fragrance of the hawthorn flower can have quite an inspirational impact, especially upon men. Taureans delight in soothing music and good food but they also have a wry sense of humour and some of the celebration days in the month of Taurus certainly reflect this.

May 1st: Mayday and a time for singing and dancing and eating cakes and other sweet foods – perfect for sensual Taurus and tradition-loving Capricorn.

May 3rd: Hug your cat Day – perfect for protective Cancer and affectionate Virgo.

May 10th: Clean up your room day. Much needed inspiration for Leo (who would love their own personal maid), Libra (whose partner or friend usually does it anyway), Scorpio (who thinks being tidy is not the most important thing in life (that’s Virgo)) and Sagittarius (whose eyes are always on the horizon, not on what’s underfoot).

May 13th: Frog jumping Day (a USA holiday). Great fun for Aries (who loves any kind of competition), Gemini, who loves any kind of fun get together) Aquarius (if it’s quirky and unusual, this sign will be there) and Pisces (compassionate towards all living things, especially little amphibious ones).

No matter what sign of the Zodiac you are, you will always be ready for a refreshing, cool and imaginative summer drink and the hawthorn flower for the month of Taurus can provide it – remember, though, The Hawthorn is believed to be a fairy tree so be sure to thank the fairies graciously when you pick the flowers!

Taurus
April 20 – May 20

Happy birthday, Taurus! The cosmos has a lovely birthday gift for you because your ruler Venus, the planet of happiness, moves into your sign on the 15th. From this time onwards, your social calendar will get busier, with unusual and exciting people and experiences inspiring you to try the new and the different. After your ruler, Venus meets up with exciting and unpredictable Uranus on the 17th you’ll be surprised that your normally cautious and considered approach has magically given way to a new and adventurous you.

Life

A money making offer may seem too good to resist around the time of the new moon on the 4th but hang on until the second half of the month when some unexpected information may come to light that brings an even better opportunity your way.

 

Relationships

The new moon in your sign on the 4th opens a door to new ways of managing close relationships. You’ll find completely different ways to communicate with each other that could see you falling in love all over again – romance is the key.

Health

You’ll find that your partner shares the need for seclusion and quiet in some private and treasured retreat. Take some time out in the second week to be together in a peaceful tranquil setting and you will feel totally restored for the month.

 

Children

Mid-month is the perfect time to organise an outing with the children where you’ve had many happy times together – you’ll know exactly what they want to make them happy because you’ll know how precious these past experiences have been.

Gemini
May 21 – June 20

You can feel the energy rising, Gemini, as May progresses   Tthe days get longer, the weather gets warmer and people get out more. This is ideal for you because you love to connect with people through writing, networking , tweeting and meeting – and when the Sun and Mercury move into your sign from the 21st, there won’t be enough hours in the day to do it all!

Life

There’ll be an opportunity to get together in a competitive setting with friends mid-month and they will be looking to you to plan it all. Teaming up for a games themed event would go down well, especially if wordplay is a key element for you.

 

Relationships

An argument with your loved one around the time of the new moon on the 4th may, in fact, bring you closer together and result in plans to escape somewhere special. A surprise gift for your partner will bring them happiness at the month’s end.

 

Health

Although you’re not a sign that typically likes to spend time in secluded places, you’ll be tempted to do that during the first half of May, and to your surprise, you’ll realise, just how revitalising and important these peaceful windows are.

 

Children

An outing with the children and your partner or close friend – or both – should be great fun for everyone. Theme parks in wide open spaces will provide the perfect location.

Cancer
June 21 – July 22

May is a lovely time of year for you because you can entertain your family and friends in your garden or on your patio among the flowers and birds, and more importantly, share it all with those who matter the most to you in life. It’s also a good month for pursuing your hopes and wishes, especially when Venus, the planet of good fortune, gives a helping hand from mid-month onwards.

Life

Any work projects that are important to you, will prove very successful around the middle of the month, when the courageous and indomitable planet Mars moves into your sign, after which, there’ll be no stopping you!

 

Relationships

Those you are closest to can provide you support in reaching your goals, in the second half of May. The achievement of an aim that is precious to you and your loved one will also bring much shared satisfaction and inspire you both.

 

Health

As a Cancerian you find it hard to resist delicious food, especially cakes and puddings. Occasions with friends and family will provide the biggest temptation, so be mindful that you are particularly vulnerable in the first two weeks of May.

 

Children

The half term break sees you very much involved with your children’s plans, and an unusual and exciting event that you organise for them and their friends during this time could also bring new and fascinating people into your life.

Leo
July 23 – August 22

May is a month when your thoughts are likely turn to career and family. The light is getting brighter and you are noticing all those home areas that need new life injecting into them. If you have important career interests they are likely to need your attention, too, so you will be dividing your energies between these two areas of your life. The first half of the month is all about sourcing new and exciting materials and using them inventively to brighten up your family environment.   Inspiration will be plentiful so that, by the time of the full moon on the 18th, you’ll be delighted at the results.

Life

A new cycle begins at work for you with the new moon on the 4th. It’s likely to involve more travel and communication that will bring fresh interests and people into your professional environment.

 

Relationships

You may see your loved one in very different ways as the month progresses not least because they are likely to surprise you with unexpected romantic plans in new places around the middle of May. Prepare for a long trip to somewhere idyllic!

 

Health

An authority figure you admire – either someone at work or someone in the family – will give you some good advice on how to reduce stress in your everyday working routines. Take it and you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes!

 

Children

The early summer May school break arrives and, like the wonderful organised parent that you are, you’ll be putting in all your efforts to make sure the children have lots of fun with their friends. It’s going to be a lively time at your home!

Virgo
Aug 23 – Sep 22

From the new moon on the 4th and more importantly when your ruler Mercury moves into Taurus on the 9th, you’ll find yourself getting out and about more, travelling further afield than you’re used to doing. True to your sign, you’ll be meeting people who need your help and you will be happy to give it where you can see it will make a significant difference.

Life

Virgoans are thrifty by nature even though you may be over-generous to those you love; as the month draws to a close you may find yourself heading up a group of friends on a trip that brings some fascinating experiences into all of your lives.

 

Relationships

You’ll be focusing on sharing this month and on what is important to you and your partner in terms of making your home an even cosier and loving place for you both. Your partner’s ideas on this will surprise and delight you.

 

Health

You’ll be looking for a new philosophy to improve your daily health routines and you may find yourself taking a weekend course around the 17th that will totally change the way you eat and exercise. Take time to absorb these new approaches.

 

Children

It’s all about learning through play during May for you and your children. Trips to museums and places that show how other cultures live will be a great success and could lead to exciting and unusual friendships for you all by the month’s end.

Libra
Sep 23 – Oct 22

May delights your senses, Libra, as you love to see beauty in everything. As the season of summer starts to gather momentum, you’ll be carried forward by it, soothed and enchanted by the way in which nature blossoms, now. You’ll find yourself meeting up, increasingly, with friends in places where you can all share the wonderful warmth and freshness that is in the air everywhere, during this month.

Life

A shared investment with your partner may suddenly provide you with a financial boost. From around the time of the full moon on the 18th, your attention will be on your career interests when you are likely to embark on an unusual venture.

 

Relationships

After Mercury moves into Taurus on the 6th, you’ll be approaching discussions with your loved one from angles that seem completely new to you. By the end of the month you will both feel that you have a much stronger understanding of each other that reinforce your shared emotional bonds.

 

Health

Look to your partner for inspiration in introducing new ways of improving your overall health during May and you may find their approach to keeping fit and well is unusually attractive to you, now. Take what works for them and make it work for you.

 

Children

From mid-month onwards you’ll be emotionally tuned in to your children’s happiness. You may also be tempted to over-indulge them so be aware of this and by the time you get to the month’s end you’ll feel that the extra expense is justified.

Scorpio
Oct 23 – Nov 21

The Taurean month of May places a focus on other people in your life, now. It’s not so much sharing as putting others first.     The new moon in Taurus, your opposite sign, accentuates this with the emphasis on encouraging others to make their feelings clear and to be properly understood so that life is happier all round in all your most important relationships: loved ones, close friends and partners who share your ambitions in life.

Life

You have a sharp instinct for recognising friends whose loyalty will last through all the ups and downs in your life and, mid-month, this instinct will draw those loyal friends to you to help you achieve your aims.

 

Relationships

You are the catalyst for change in your personal relationships in May and the new moon in your sign paves the way for this. Around the time of the full moon on the 18th there is the likelihood of someone new and exciting entering your life.

 

Health

As a Scorpio, you have a heroic constitution. If anyone can endure it, then it has to be you! This month, endurance can be replaced by enjoyment when you find yourself in peaceful retreat-like hideaways that restore you emotionally.

 

Children

There is yet another holiday, this month, when the children will be the primary focus of your life. Don’t be reluctant to involve your partner as they are likely to come up with some wonderful ideas to keep the children happy and amused.

Sagittarius
Nov 22 – Dec 21

As a Sagittarian, it’s very important that you have a major interest in life that is just there for you and it usually takes the form of some type of career. May should see you focusing on re-inventing your every day work routine and creating more freedom to enjoy the pleasures that this month brings, not to mention all the new and fascinating people that will be added to your social circle now.

Life

It’s a busy time for you this month. You may be tempted to jump in and take a close friend or colleague’s workload on board – give it a few days, because you are likely to come up with a creative approach that makes the handling the problem so much easier.

 

Relationships

The middle of the month will see you and your beloved find yourselves in some beautiful places together. After the full moon on the 18th, intimate conversations will also add to the romantic quality at this time of year.

 

Health

May is usually a time when you take stock of your daily health routine and, this month, you will be revolutionising your approach to eating well, exercising, and boosting your positive outlook more.

 

Children

When the children break up for the short early summer holiday, arranging a trip for them with your partner to somewhere completely different from your own everyday world – perhaps even overseas – will be a happy experience and a great success.

Capricorn
Dec 22 – Jan 19

As a Capricorn, you can handle responsibility and even enjoy the challenges it brings. This will stand you in good stead as the summer begins to unfold and outdoor events and celebrations increase. You’ll feel appreciated and admired when your friends and neighbours seek you out to head up fundraising plans with these types of occasions in mind.

Life

As May progresses, your social circle will expand and you will find yourself meeting new and charismatic individuals. The second week of May looks particularly good for entertaining at home when your socialising abilities will be at their best.

 

Relationships

May is a lovely month for making time to be with the one you love with a romantic evening looking likely around mid-May. expect to be swept off your feet by an ardent declaration of love in the third week!

 

Health

As a Capricorn, you like to make every moment count in a useful and practical way so even taking some time out to relax, this month, when life is hectic and demanding around the time of the full moon, will have to be arranged to meet this rule.

 

Children

There’ll be plenty of opportunities for fun activities when they are on their school break. After Mercury moves into Gemini on the 21st the pace speeds up and it becomes difficult to choose from all that is on offer. Have a family vote, and go for it!

Aquarius
Jan 20 – Feb 18

The qualities you love about this time of year, are the newness, the freshness, the happy crowds that fill the parks, the cities and the countryside as summer gets underway. You are fascinated by all of these things and particularly enjoy spotting new flora and fauna, anywhere and everywhere. You may not be a gardener or grower but you can still enjoy the sense of connecting with people and nature that the May energy brings.

Life

The focus is on your home environment, this month, with some surprising changes to the décor that reflect the changes that are going on in you. Someone you meet during the first week may be the trigger for all of this.

 

Relationships

After Venus moves into Taurus on the 15th, sharing loving and affectionate evenings together with your partner in your own family environment just reinforces how much you value the life you’ve built together.

 

Health

Being ruled by Saturn, you certainly have staying power and you have needed it for most of the year up to now. After Mars moves into Cancer mid-month, you’ll feel more energetic and eager to get on with radical changes to your home environment.

 

Children

As an Aquarian mum, It’s vital to you that your children see the world as one big family – Aquarius does rule brotherly love, after all. You’ll be having family discussions in early May to work out unusual outings for weekends and the school break.

Pisces
February 19 – March 20

This month, you may be drawn into neighbourhood or community meetings that are all about transforming the place in which you live in new and unusual ways. A neighbour may introduce a completely unexpected perspective into discussion which lead to long lasting reforms that are in line with everything that you had hoped for.

Life

Family disagreements around the time of the new moon on the 4th will lead to revisions of plans for holidays that will make everyone happy. Travel plans during the second week may result in new and exotic adventures in the third week of May.

 

Relationships

Look out for a beautiful and romantic experience in the second half of May when your partner may delight you by taking you to a place or an event that has precious sentimental memories, reminding you both of just how special you are to each other.

 

Health

Just two stress alert points in May for you, Pisces. Your parents and colleagues will help to alleviate them both as will your neighbours and siblings. So, even though it goes against your nature to do so – all you have to do is ask!

 

Children

As a Piscean mother you’re wonderful at emotionally empathising with your youngsters. Drawing on your own childhood dreams, trips to local places that evoke happy memories, strengthens family bonds in lasting and happy ways.

Aries
March 21 – April 19

May, for you, is all about using your resources to achieve what you want. You are born under the sign of the Ram, and May brings the luscious grazing that the Ram needs to maintain its strength. In other words, May is a great month for you to look at your finances (the grass that feeds you and makes you strong) and work out ways to increase and expand them. The second half of this month will bring new and unexpected opportunities to achieve this.

Life

As an Aries you have absolutely no trouble with recognising a situation and deciding on what action to take. May brings a surge of energy that motivates you to sort out all those areas in the home that need renewing, repairing and even renovating.

 

Relationships

Goals are strongly emphasised for you, now, Aries and you want to realise them to help the one you love. Help will be there in the shape of generous and good hearted friends. The results will lead to a clearer understanding between you and your partner.

 

Health

Things may get over-complicated during the middle of the month. Resist the natural impulsiveness to lower your head, position your horns and fight your way forward, and by the month’s end you’ll find the most stress-free path through.

 

Children

Aries mums are great story tellers and weavers of magic for their children, and during the month of May, you will be extra tuned in to sourcing those magical experiences and surprise gifts that fill their worlds with sparkle and delight.

About Our Contributors

Dr. Pat Harris, PhD, MSc, DFAstrolS, FAPAI

Pat has been an astrologer for over thirty years. She has a PhD in Health Psychology using astrology in her work with fertility treatment patients to help maximise their chances of a successful outcome. She is also the editor of the research in astrology journal Correlation and runs a Research Grants body that funds research in astrology in UK universities.

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Sarah Smart is a London based illustrator, working in beauty, fashion and lifestyle.  Her illustrations use hand-drawn delicate lines, textured with inks and feminine watercolour and finished with contemporary digital elements.  Sarah has worked with many international brands over the years, creating artwork for launches and promotional campaigns, PR, packaging, editorial, in-store graphics and live events.

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