Your May Horoscope

From Ophira and Tali Edut, The Astrotwins.

After a manic April that was packed with retrogrades, May calms down…a bit. Mercury retrograde ends and a transformational Scorpio full moon gets us all feeling #woke. Expect the unexpected on May 19, when the second of three rare Saturn-Uranus trines brings revolutionary progress and sweeping change.

We won’t be missing April when it’s gone, will we? It was exciting, sure, but with five planets (Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn AND Pluto) reverse-commuting in retrograde, there was just So. Much. Intensity. From the United Airlines passenger assault to a MOAB dropped on Syria to French election craziness (really, the list goes on), we got served what’s become the usual platter of government and corporate crazy. This further honed what seems to be 2017’s message: “change” and “progress” are NOT the same thing. May just might be different though; read below for your sign’s horoscope!

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Focus, focus, focus. With the Sun marching through Taurus and your second house of work and money until May 20, turn your attention to the essentials: how you spend and save, your basic work obligations and key co-worker relationships. For the first three weeks of the month, skip the time-sucking extracurricular activities (like right-swiping out of boredom and getting roped into reading a 350-pager for book club). Streamlining your schedule helps you feel grounded. Your self-esteem will spike when you handle your business like a #boss. Read the rest of your horoscope here, Aries!

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Get ready for your spring awakening! The Sun is in Taurus and your first house of self until May 20—prime time for putting your passions on the front burner. Clarify your birthday wishes and intentions for the year ahead, because they’re getting some extra solar power now. This is no time to be humble or self-sacrificing. The squeaky wheel gets the premium-grade oil. Read the rest of your horoscope here, Taurus!

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Pace yourself, Gemini. Until May 20, the Sun is in Taurus and your sleepy twelfth house, slowing your roll considerably. Rest up before your birthday season comes on full force. Don’t push yourself to make that early morning Soul Cycle class or entertain your most high-maintenance client over late-night drinks. And don’t go “ain’t no mountain high enough” on your project deadlines, either. Tend to yourself and your inner world for the first three weeks of the month. Read the rest of your horoscope here, Gemini!

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Arms wide open, Cancer! The Sun is soaring through Taurus, heating up your eleventh house of community, social activity and teamwork until May 20. After a month of deadlines and demands, you can finally back away from your workspace and let loose. Use your excellent people skills to stand out at networking events or forge interesting new friendships. If you’re launching an online venture or getting more engaged with social media, the stars support you growing your “digital footprint,” since the eleventh house also rules technology. Read the rest of your horoscope here, Cancer!

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“One fails toward success,” wrote visionary novelist C.S. Lewis. With the Sun blazing through Taurus and your tenth house of achievement until May 20, you may discover a newfound appreciation for your trials and errors, especially on the career front. Your efforts, successful and otherwise, DO add up in the long run. And this month, a leadership position or job offer may materialize to prove it! Read the rest of your horoscope here, Leo!

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Cast a wide net, Virgo! The Sun is soaring through Taurus and your expansive ninth house until May 20, inspiring you to broaden your reach. Whether you travel, sign up for a class or engage in mind-blowing conversations, you’re pumped to explore all of life’s possibilities. Forget about planning now—just focus on the broad strokes and visionary ideas without editing or censoring yourself. Trying to figure out your purpose? Check out the book Callings by Gregg Levoy or take a short video course to explore a topic of interest. During this blue-sky time, you’ll have lots of curiosities and will be encouraged to dabble. Let yourself dream and explore without an agenda. Read the rest of your horoscope here, Virgo!

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Exit stage left, Libra. With the Sun in Taurus and your intimate eighth house until May 20, privacy beckons. Your social butterfly sign may feel uncomfortable passing on a festive dinner or missing an epic festival with friends, but the urge to slip off the radar is too strong to be ignored. Your sixth sense is especially sharp, which is part of what makes too much extroversion difficult. Read the rest of your horoscope here, Libra!

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Embrace the power of partnership this month, Scorpio. Until May 20, the Sun is swinging through Taurus and your seventh house of one-on-one relationships, setting the stage for compromise and collaboration. Where could your plans go further by teaming up? In love and business, your closest alliances grow stronger when you focus on win-win scenarios. Bring balance back to your closest ties. If issues come up, be diplomatic instead of domineering. Don’t railroad anyone into following your agenda—or let anyone squeeze you into their plans. Read the rest of your horoscope here, Scorpio!

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Get down to business, Archer. Until May 20, the Sun is marching through your organizational sixth house, making you an efficiency machine. Use your extra-keen powers of analysis to make targeted tweaks to your routines and processes. Devote time to refining and revamping your most basic systems, including budgeting, style sheets and protocols. Then bring on the spring cleaning! Sort through old clothes and wipe away the dust bunnies on your bookshelf. If you’ve got a green thumb, which many Sags do, plant a window box with herbs, or if you have outdoor space, do some gardening. Read the rest of your horoscope here, Sagittarius!

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“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” These words from French novelist Emile Zola may just speak to your soul as the Sun blazes through Taurus and your fifth house of passion, creativity and joie de vivre until May 20. If you get an invitation to, say, go wine tasting on a sunset cruise or attend an immersive theater experience, don’t wait for someone to flash you a green light. This month, it’s a given! So clear your calendar and have some spontaneous fun—that snoozefest of an accounting webinar can wait! Read the rest of your horoscope here, Capricorn!

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Nest and rest, Water Bearer. Until May 20, the Sun is in Taurus and your domestic fourth house, nudging you to slow your roll. Ease into the spring season with a lighter social calendar, and hunker down at home. Stock your kitchen with favorite comfort foods, a la Olivia Pope (played by fellow Aquarian Kerry Washington) and her popcorn-and-red-wine habit. Cozy up on your couch with a page-turner or just zone out to your favorite playlist. Nurturing activities will be the most soul-soothing. Invite your inner circle over for a night of heart-to-heart bonding. Whatever your relaxing pleasure, Chez Aquarius is THE place to be! Read the rest of your horoscope here, Aquarius!

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Keep your devices charged, Pisces. The Sun is spinning through Taurus and your hyper-communicative third house until May 20, bringing non-stop information and invitations your way. It seems like everyone and their pet puggle wants to share their news and get your input. Meanwhile, you’ve got plenty to say yourself! Don’t keep your million-dollar ideas—or even your outlandish opinions—under wraps. People will be hanging on your every word, so speak up in staff meetings and pitch your grand plans. And of course, don’t underestimate the power of a well-timed Tweet. Read the rest of your horoscope here, Pisces!

Read your complete 2017 horoscope here, then read your financial horoscope!