Aries (March 21st - April 19th)
May is a busy month for all signs of the Zodiac with a Super Moon and an Eclipse. Aries will feel the full effects of this later in the month. You are full of bright ideas but must put some of these on hold while you check your finances. By the time of the Eclipse on May 21, you will be ready to forge ahead with something completely new in at least one area of your life. Luckily the energetic Rams enjoy change. In fact you prefer it to boredom. Make sure that the changes are not just for the sake of relieving boredom but are for further aligning yourself to your true purpose.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
This month is the ideal time for you to reassess your values. Of course you value security, money and stability. This goes without saying, but are these things coming at too high a cost? The planet of opportunity Jupiter is in your Zodiac sign. This, plus a Super Moon, provides just the impetus for you to look a little beyond your comfort zone and make sure that you are honouring your own true values. For instance you value security but your job is offering a promotion in a riskier position. Do you step outside of your comfort zone and take a bit of a risk, or do you stay where you are? Your family, or primary partner, may be demanding changes. Do you dig in your heels and refuse to budge, or do you rise to the challenge? The only way to answer these questions is by adhering to the traits, people, and actions that you truly value. Sometimes the noble path is not the most comfortable one.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
Wow what a month! An eclipse in your Zodiac Sign portends a challenge indeed. You are, of course, aware of the fact that Gemini is all about twins and duality. Have you heard of the light and the dark twin? i.e. that you grapple sometimes with your base intentions as opposed to your higher purpose? Well this month you have the opportunity to do battle and triumph in your life by aligning more to your true purpose. This may require a little soul searching. On the other hand you may have done much soul searching in recent times and be ready to shed some things from your past, as easily as a snake sheds it skin. May 21st is the date of the Eclipse. If all else fails use this date to meditate, reflect and contemplate on what holds most meaning in your life and then prioritise.
Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd)
While others watch the Super Moon and wait for the Eclipse this is your month to fill up your social calendar. The time is ripe for you to make phone calls to friends - you know the ones that you have been meaning to make but you have been too busy, too cosy or too pre-occupied to make. If you have been contemplating joining a group or a club then now is the right time. You need to take up some sort of social activity that nurtures your own hopes, dreams and wishes rather than focusing on the needs of your home and hearth this month.
Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)
You are likely to shine in your public life this month. This could mean that you are noticed at work, take on a new and more prominent position or become a team leader. It could also indicate that you are elected to an office bearer’s job in a local organisation, or that you accompany your spouse to a work occasion. Whatever the scenario this is your month to promote your professional and life goals, and let your personal life take a back seat. In fact you may be asked to work away from home, or perhaps you take a well-earned break that will ultimately benefit your working life. Whatever your circumstances this is your month to take some pleasure in your achievements. Just watch that you don’t blow the budget.
Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)
May sees you move out of your comfort zone. Why? Well most self-effacing and humble Virgos would avoid self-promotion like the plague, but this month you are required to put your best foot forward. Yes, you need to promote yourself. It is time to put false modesty to one side and let your light shine. Typical Virgos are always well-groomed, not necessarily fashion victims but certain neat, trim and tidy. This month, however, you may also like to consider – gulp – a makeover! Only you know if it is time for you to consider a new look, something that helps you move forward in one or more areas of your life. At the very least this month is about hard work, deadlines, plans and moving through your own limitations.
Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)
Other people take centre stage in your life this month. This is, of course, true for many Librans as a general rule. May, however, sees the focus shine well and truly on those who affect your life most intimately. This could be your lover, marital partner or best friend. On the other hand it could be the person who handles your finances. This is the time for you to observe the role that these significant others play in your life, assess your options and take the higher road. You may benefit from metaphysical books or studies that help shine a different light on your life. Whatever your scenario now is the time to go with the flow and embrace, rather than resist, change.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
What inspires you the most? This is the primary question during May. Strange as it may seem this is the month for you to re-kindle your passion. This could be for a person – someone intimate and already closely involved in your life or someone new. Alternatively it could be a project, pastime, talent or secretly held dream. It doesn’t really matter who or what strikes a chord in your heart. It is time to fall in love, in the Shirley Valentine way – with your life!
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)
You are likely to be reading your Sun Sign Horoscope with a wish to hear about a new and wonderful adventure on the horizon, but this month is not the right time to be taking off on a wild goose chase, or journeying into the unknown. May is the month during which you need to pay attention to details such as health, well-being and daily chores. Think of it like this – you plan a trip of mountain climbing in the Himalayas but first you have to get your passport, apply for a leave of absence, pay for your plane trip, ensure that you have the right equipment and are in good health for climbing etc. May is your month of planning. What is your goal? Stay focussed on the goal but take good care of yourself and the details of your life in the meantime.
Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)
Capricorns are usually noted for a serious and well-considered approach to life. May sees a little detour in your usually sensible demeanour. Something changes in your domain and you are ready for a little bit of fun. Perhaps you have planned a trip. Of course it may well be associated with work and professional advancement, but despite yourself you are likely to have some fun along the way. This is an excellent time for you to ‘get in touch with your inner child”, as much as you may not like that saying. Be a little playful. Surprise others and you may also be surprised by the fact that this in turn does help your advancement in life.
Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)
You may know that Aquarius is an Air Sign, which means that you are intelligent and enjoy communicating with people from all walks of life. Did you also know that Aquarius (in astrological terms) is also known as Fixed Air. This means that you can be quite stubborn and opinionated once you have settled your mind on a subject. What a wonderful trait to have if you are fighting for the environment or acting as an advocate for disadvantaged members of society. However, it is also necessary to sometimes question your own fixed ideas. This month sees you do just this, particularly when it comes to home and family. If you need to adapt then now is the time to do so. An Eclipse in a fellow Air Sign on May 21st provides the perfect opportunity to mend some fences, if they need mending.
Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)
The planet Neptune is now in your Zodiac Sign and this heralds a time during which your innate talents are likely to shine. The world has been focussed on material success and the next few years (at the very least) are likely to see material resources become more and more limited. Hence more people are likely to start to value artistic, philanthropic and spiritual pursuits. This is your domain. You no longer feel like a fish out of water. Others are now experiencing what you have experienced all of your life. You have so much to give, but first make sure that you truly value your own worth before moving forward in love and compassion.