May 2016 Monthly Horoscopes

May Monthly Horoscopes

Happy Birthday Taurus! Here are highlights for the month ahead.

Lunations: Moon Phases for the entire month:

New Moon: The New Moon occurs on May 6th at 16° Taurus 41″.

Full Moon: This month’s Full Moon occurs on may 21st at 1° Sagittarius 13″.

Retrogrades: Jupiter turns direct on May 9th; Mercury turns direct on May 22nd; Mars, Saturn and Pluto are retrograde for the entire month of May.

Ingresses: The Sun enters Gemini on the 20th, Venus enters Gemini on the 24th, Mars retrogrades back into Scorpio on the 27th.

Continue reading for complete scopes for each sign:

AriesAries — March 21-April 19: Mars is retrograde in an area of your chart this month which may have you feeling frustrated with getting to the bottom of something and knowing the truth. Firstly, there is your truth, then there is the other person’s truth and somewhere in the middle these two truths will meet. If you think you are going to win any battles by only sticking to you side of the story and your own truth then think again. May is not the month for pushing forward with trying to be right. It could blow up in your face and there where would you be because Mars will be retrograde for quite some time yet. Because of this you may not be able to fix the situation quickly and you certainly won’t fix it smoothly. Best to mind your own business and to look to other things in your life to occupy your mind this month.

Moon in Aries May 4, 5


Taurus — April 20-May 20: Venus, your ruling planet, is in your sign this month up until the 24th. Enjoy this while it lasts as it only happens about once a year. It will bring you luck in your love life alongside helping you to mend any problems you have been experiencing within a relationship. With Mercury also retrograde in your sign this month you can be excused for thinking that your mental agility is not quite up to its usual par. Don’t worry too much on this as it will be over in a few weeks. What you may wish to give more worry to is Mars retrograde in an area of your chart that is known for being outspoken. Do not allow Mars to override your good sense when it comes to telling secrets that are perhaps not yours to tell. Rather resist the temptation because it may get you into more hot water than you bargained on.

Moon in Taurus May 6 (New), 7

GeminiGemini — May 21-June 21: Venus enters your sign around the 24th giving you something to look forward to because let’s face it with both Mars and Saturn retrograde in your love and relationship area this month and Mercury, your ruling planet also retrograde you do need something to put a smile on your face! The Mars, Saturn retrograde may have you wanting to push full steam ahead alongside being careful with your actions. This can have the effect of not quite knowing the right response to a situation or what words would help you. Mercury is retrograde in an area of your chart that is not going to help you to be thinking too clearly. You can see how May could easily turn into the month from hell for you. The moon in your relationship area on 22, 23, 24 may be particularly difficult to navigate so keep a low profile at this time.

Moon in Gemini May 8, 9

CancerCancer — June 22-July 23: May looks like one of those months where you are not sure if you are coming or going. Both Mars and Saturn are in your work area and as they are both retrograde you need to plan your work before you attempt to do it as this will give you the best chance of accomplishing your goals with ease. Whilst Mars is usually all about going after what you want and Saturn giving you wisdom to lay down a good foundation for your goals it seems that May is the month you find yourself doing just that. Laying down a strong foundation, planning for the future and generally just waiting for these two planets to turn direct again. Around the 24th when Venus enters you area of deep mysteries the moon will also grace your relationship area. Looks like there may be some fun in your month yet!

Moon in Cancer: May 10, 11, 12

LeoLeo — July 24-August 23: Looks like an interesting month for Leo as Uranus in Aries and Mars, Saturn in Sagittarius form a grand trine to your sign. Would be an excellent month if it were not for Mars and Saturn both being retrograde and also in an area of your chart which is usually quite playful and adventurous. You may feel a bit on the quiet side yourself but don’t worry yourself too much about this as your usual sunny personality should still shine through. Venus will move into your area of friends and friendships after the 24th giving you plenty of time to shake of anything that has been holding you back socially and no doubt putting a much deserved smile on your face as your social life picks up. Soon after, on May 27, 28 the moon will visit your love area making the end of the month much more pleasurable than the beginning.

Moon in Leo May 12, 13, 14

VirgoVirgo —  August 24-September 22: Retrograde Mars and Saturn may not be in a great position for Virgo, given that that they are both squaring your sign which usually means some tense energy coming to you. However, given that they are both retrograde this month you may be excused for not feeling particularly enthusiastic about much at all. They are also affecting your area of home and family. Expect some tension around these areas for the foreseeable future. Possibly not the best time to start on any home improvements either, but a great time to plan for some. If you and your partner are not on the same page with the improvements then come up with as many alternatives as you can because in a few months’ time when all this retrograde energy has cleared you will have a better idea of what you both want.

Moon in Virgo May 14, 15, 16

LibraLibra — September 23-October 22: Communication could become a bit sticky for you this month as both Mars and Saturn are retrograde in this area of your chart. If you have been waiting for correspondence or a phone call which has not been forthcoming then perhaps you need to chase these up. Add Mercury retrograde to this mix and you have the perfect month for all sorts of mishaps when it comes to communications. Venus is in a great position to help you love life along throughout the entire month. This is especially true after the 25th though when Venus will trine your sign. The moon is in your relationship area on the 8th and 9th which is the time you could bring a little romance into your life. As long as you keep in mind not to go diving into something without knowing the full facts then the month of May should be quite smooth for you.

Moon in Libra May 17, 18, 19

ScorpioScorpio — October 23-November 22: Venus is in your love and relationship area this month so get ready for a great time with love! Of course Mercury is also retrograde in this area so it may cause a few misunderstands, still this is probably nothing Venus cannot fix for you. This is also a good time to start planning, especially for your future. With both Mars and Saturn retrograde in an area of your chart which stands for security and stability it is a great time to get your finances in order. Resist the urge to overspend alongside any spur of the moment decisions. The moon in your relationship area on the 6th and 7th will be a great time to plan something romantic. May is a month on focussing on yourself so anything you are planning make sure you put yourself well and truly in the middle of the picture.

Moon in Scorpio May 20, 21 (Full), 22


Sagittarius — November 23-December 20: Not for you a clear sailing month where everything goes your way! No, May is the month that both Mars and Saturn are retrograde in your sign. If you think of Mars as the planet of action and Saturn the planet of restriction then you get the idea. Add onto this that they are both retrograde (appearing to move backwards) then you can see that this is not the month where you should be pushing forward with plans. However, it is a great time for planning and looking at what you do what further down the line. This is especially true as Mercury is retrograde for most of the month which will further assist you with plans. From the 25th Venus moves into your love and relationship area which will hopefully give you some respite from what could otherwise prove to be a bit of a lack lustre month.

Moon in Sagittarius May 22, 23, 24

CapricornCapricorn — December 21-January 20: Don’t go making any big decisions just now. You have both Mars and Saturn in an area of your chart which may not be helping you see the “big picture”. Add to this that they are both retrograde and it is further unlikely that you will see even the “small picture”. Decisions are well off the table for you. Your best course would be to sit back, take it easy and just observe what is happening in and around you. You never know what knowledge you will acquire from this and you may find that your “senses” are unusually heightened this month as well. With Mercury retrograde in an area of your charge which usually stands for creativity you need to use that creativity within yourself. Meditation, reflective thought and writing will help you to unwind alongside helping you find the answers you seek.

Moon in Capricorn May 24, 25, 26

AquariusAquarius — January 21-February 19: Your sign is known for friends and friendships however with both Mars and Saturn currently retrograde in an area of your chart which may be making friendships difficult to navigate just now you need to be aware of who your friends really are. Mars could cause a few upsets and quarrels but you may not even see them coming whilst Saturn will restrict what you can say or do. You are best to try to sit this period out as it seems any actions or words from you could turn into something bigger than it needs to be. Add the Mercury retrograde occurring in your area of family you also need to be careful around the home front. If you were thinking of making changes to your family life this is not the time to voice those changes. It is, however, the time to start some long term planning on where you wish to be.

Moon in Aquarius May 27, 28,29

PiscesPisces — February 20-March 20: Mercury’s retrograde in your area of communication may have you at a bit of a loss for words throughout May. It is not that you don’t know what you want to say. It is more that you have a feeling that if you voiced your concerns they may cause an argument or fall on deaf ears. All good things come to those who wait and you just need to bide your time until you can get your ideas across. After 8th June this will be a lot better for you. Work is another area you need to careful of this month. Both Mars and Saturn are retrograde and for you this may mean frustrations when it comes to your work. It’s a great time to plan for any changes you may be wishing to make at work but not a good time to put those changes into action. A little patience will go a long way for you this month.

Moon in Pisces May 2, 3, 29, 30, 31

Be sure to check out this month’s tarotscopes too!

May 2016 Monthly Horoscopes




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