As the sun spends time in practical Taurus at the beginning of the month, your love life slows down a bit and you become more responsible. You love to live in the moment, but now your long-term romantic goals are much more in focus. If you’re in a relationship, take the next step up the commitment ladder.
Loving Venus has also been spending time with patient Taurus, but as she moves into versatile Gemini on May 8, you begin to consider other possibilities. If you’re in a long-term relationship, your wandering eye won’t be popular with your partner. If you’re single, schedule as many “get to know you” dates as possible!
There’s a new moon in earthy Taurus on the eleventh that reminds you to set your intentions for the month ahead. The coming lunar cycle has a lot of promise, especially if you already have someone special in your life. If you’re looking for your soul mate, other earth signs have long-term promise.
Your ruling planet Mars is partnered with watery Cancer during its trine to ethereal Neptune in Pisces on May 31, bringing your emotions crashing to the surface. Although it might be preferable to play hard to get, you have a difficult time hiding how you really feel now. Let your intuition guide you when you’re unsure.
Cosmically, you have a lot on your plate at the start of the month because your sign plays patient host to the sun, Mercury, and Venus all at once! This is a strong signal to slow down and appreciate the things you have, Taurus. If you don’t currently have true love in your life, find other things to celebrate.
Venus, your ruling planet, parts ways with your sign on the eighth to take up residence in Gemini, the airy house of the Twins. You have two distinct romantic personalities now, and it will be hard for a current or potential partner to get a read on you. You aren’t being duplicitous on purpose; it’s just your nature right now.
Ceres, the asteroid of maternal love, enters your traditional sign on May 8 as well, at which point you might become interested in being “mothered,” in a sense. If you already have a partner, you’ll enjoy them spoiling and pampering you. If you’re still single, you might get ridiculed for being a mama’s guy or girl, but hey, you don’t really see anything wrong with that.
There’s a new moon in your dedicated sign on the eleventh that gives off enough energy for you to set positive intentions for the rest of the month. A new moon lunation is the perfect time to set goals and start to work toward them so you can eventually enjoy the long-term success your hard work will bring.
You’re quick with witty comments and one-liners when your home planet Mercury partners with your fast-thinking, intelligent sign on May 3, which should enhance your love life quite a bit. Geminis in relationships are irresistible and charming to their partners, and single Twins will be popular to the masses. No matter what your status, you’ve got plenty of options!
Love goddess Venus floats into your airy sign on the eighth, giving your love life a much more easygoing energy. It’s not that you don’t have romantic hopes and dreams just like everyone else, but you aren’t fixated on them now. Your “whatever happens, happens” attitude about love is refreshing.
The sun starts its journey in your curious sign on May 20, so you spend the rest of your month trying to get to the truth. Single Geminis love exploring new places and getting to know new people in your quest for knowledge, and you might just meet someone special while you aren’t looking for love! Attached Twins, make it your mission to find out something about your partner that you didn’t know before.
Mercury goes retrograde for the second time this year while in your sign on the twenty-ninth, setting off a perfect storm of malfunctions and miscommunications. Wow, it seems like whatever can go wrong does now, and you’re powerless to stop it. When dates get canceled and DMs go missing, the only thing you can control is your reaction.
Your love life is set to a slower soundtrack while the sun spends time in leisurely Taurus at the beginning of the month. You should have lots of time to perfect certain things you’ve been working on because this transit gives you lots of patience to get the job done.
The partnership between Venus and Gemini begins on May 8, giving you a lot to be curious about. If you’re single and an attractive stranger moves in next door, you might want to know what their deal is. Or maybe you’re in a committed relationship and you just found some mysterious charges on your credit card. Is your partner doing something behind your back? These are the questions you want answers to now!
There’s a sextile on the eleventh between Mars in your sign and offbeat Uranus in Taurus that brings some uncertainty in the best way possible. When things get shaken up, you’re forced to act and get out of your same old routine. And this is good for you no matter what your relationship status!
Your ruler moon displays a full lunar eclipse on May 26 that can bring up some very intense emotions. Try not to take things too personally. Everyone is on edge now.
You’re ruled by the majestic sun, so while it’s spending time in luxury-loving Taurus at the beginning of the month, you really want to make a good impression on people (a current partner or crush, especially). Here’s the thing, though: this pair doesn’t advocate spending more than you make on romantic gifts and gestures! So, while you might want to go into debt to give someone something you know they’ll really like, it’s best to be fiscally responsible now.
The sun-Saturn square on May 3 puts up barriers between you and an ideal romantic situation, but you’re not just going to lie down and accept it. When it comes to love, you’ll move mountains in its name, so whatever obstacles you have to climb to get to it, you’re ready.
The sun leaves Taurus for airy Gemini on the twentieth, giving you the gift of excellent communication. Your voice is smooth and seductive, and you’re a treasure trove of random information. You’re great at trivia games now or impressing a first date with your knowledge about practically any topic they bring up.
Mercury goes into retrograde while also in Gemini on May 29, sending your romantic plans into a tailspin. Since you can’t count on everything going right, why not prepare for it to go wrong? Who knows? You might even laugh about it someday!
Your communicative leader Mercury is in conservative Taurus to begin the month, which is a comfortable place for you to be. You definitely don’t feel the need to call attention to yourself now by blurting out anything inappropriate in front of your partner or crush. Some say you’re too predictable, but, honestly, you take that as a compliment.
A Mercury-Pluto trine with both planets in steady earth signs arrives on May 2, giving you a chance to talk through romantic difficulties with little to no stress or awkwardness, Chances are good that you’ve done enough soul searching to know where you stand on a range of topics your current or potential partner might bring up now.
The twelfth brings a Mercury-Saturn trine that can help you form meaningful bonds with people, and a romance could start up between you and someone you work with or for. There’s a strong sense of teamwork in this aspect, and the more you work toward a goal with someone, the closer you become emotionally. Unless you’re committed to someone else, don’t fight it.
Mercury goes retrograde while in flaky Gemini on May 29, giving you a very uneasy feeling. A lot of things will happen in the next couple weeks that aren’t technically your fault, but you could get blamed for them anyway. All you can do is explain that you’re trying your best.
Lovely Venus, your ruler, is traveling with Taurus, the other sign she rules, at the beginning of the month, which puts you in a comfortable position concerning love. Whether you’re with your soul mate or have eyes on your next great love, this pair can help you wait patiently for good (or better) things to come.
Venus leaves Taurus for restless Gemini on May 8, so even if you’re extremely satisfied with your current love situation, you still might experience “the grass is always greener” phenomenon. Are you really prepared to give up a good thing for a “what if” situation? Good luck, Libra.
Expansive Jupiter exits air sign Aquarius and partners with idealistic Pisces on the thirteenth, tying luck with spirituality and compassion. If you’re looking for love, you might find it at a spiritual retreat or in a prayer group. Already found your special person? You’re much more understanding with them than usual.
May 27 brings a draining Venus-Neptune square that will end the month on a down note if you let it. Romantic decisions are very difficult now as you struggle to figure out what’s real and what you’ve just made up in your head and choose to believe because it sounds nice.
You have love on your mind as Venus in Taurus trines your co-ruler Pluto while in serious Capricorn on May 6, mainly because there will be a lot of things going on that you can’t control. OMG! That’s like one of the worst things ever, right, Scorpio?! Luckily, this aspect helps you thoroughly explore your own headspace and come up with workable situations that will put you back in the driver’s seat where you belong.
Mars, your other ruler, is in kindred emotional water sign Cancer during its sextile to Uranus in earthy Taurus on the eleventh, helping you roll with the changes by tapping into your intuition and mining your subconscious for clues about how to proceed. Change throws a fixed sign like you off for a while, but you always find a way to get back on your game.
There’s a full moon and lunar eclipse in expansive Sagittarius on May 26 that challenges you to break the rules, but doing so won’t get you very far. You’re all too familiar with spontaneous romantic actions and their consequences, so fight the urge to do anything during this lunation you might later regret.
A Mars-Neptune trine on the thirty-first brings a sense of mystery and a dreamlike atmosphere to the last day of the month. Sharing a dream with a current lover is erotic, and giving a potential lover a tarot reading is just as sensual. Your love life is obscure and shadowy in the best possible way.
Taurus hosts the sun early this month, ensuring that you take your romantic duties very seriously. There’s still room for fun (mostly in the form of luxurious pampering), but the overall tone for Archers in relationships is committed and forward focused. Single Archers, it’s time to show what a great and dedicated partner you could make someone someday!
Your ruler Jupiter exits friendly Aquarius for more sensitive, soft-spoken Pisces on May 13, ensuring that most of your romantic escapades have a dreamlike quality with a hint of idealism and a tinge of fantasy. We’re not saying you’re in denial, but….
The sun-Jupiter square on the twenty-first raises your confidence and could make you come off as a bit egotistical. Of course, you’re a great catch and you want everyone to know that. But the more you brag, the more it seems like you might be your own biggest admirer. Which isn’t all that sexy. Say less, Sag!
The full moon and lunar eclipse are hosted by your fiery sign on May 26, ending the month on a positive note. Although this lunation isn’t the best time to act on romantic plans, it’s a great time to start thinking of your next move. Make sure things are cool with an ex before you announce a new romance.
Your love life is pretty serious at the start of the month, with three celestial bodies—the sun, Venus, and Mercury—all in security-conscious, practical fellow earth sign Taurus. Most romantic endeavors will run smoothly as long as you approach them with common sense and a willingness to be patient.
The sun-Saturn (your ruler) square on May 3 insists on putting problems in your path to see whether or not you’re up to solving them. The joke’s on the universe on this one, though, because when it comes to true love, you stop at nothing to make sure you’re successful.
A new moon in Taurus arrives on the eleventh, urging you to set some concrete goals regarding your love life and possibly how it’s linked to your finances. If you have joint accounts with a partner, make sure you’re on the same page when it comes to savings strategies. Single Goats might be in the mood to spoil your crush, but make sure you don’t go overboard and spend a lot of your hard-earned money before you know if the feelings you have for them are mutual.
A trine between the practical sun in Taurus and Pluto in your reasonable sign on May 17 doesn’t produce many sparks, but it gives you enough positive energy to get the job done. If you have a romantic goal, Capricorn, you’ll be one step closer to reaching it soon.
It's not that you aren’t happy or excited about your love life during the square between Mercury in Taurus and Saturn in your freedom-loving sign on May 3, but your excess energy can easily be wasted on things that don’t really matter. The more you’re able to zero in on an individual situation, the more enjoyable it will be.
Romantic Venus moves into air sign Gemini on the eighth, whispering in your ear that there’s a lot more to life than what you see in front of you. If you’re single, this is a great time to explore a whole new world. Try new things, meet new people, and be flexible and open-minded! If you’re in a committed relationship, explore your curiosity together.
There’s a powerful sextile between Mars in water sign Cancer and your ruling planet Uranus in earthy Taurus on May 11, encouraging you have a little bit—or a lot—of fun! Single Aquarians are attracted to people very different from you, and you can learn a lot by getting to know someone from a different race or culture. Attached Water Bearers, there are plenty of fun experiments you can do together that don’t require you to leave the house (wink, wink).
The sun partners with fellow air sign Gemini on the twentieth, bringing out your flirty persona. Even if you’re dating or married, you still have what it takes to attract all types of people. You’ve just got it like that!
The happy sextile between Venus in dedicated Taurus and your ruler in your own sensual sign on May 2 helps you get your month off to a great start by encouraging you to indulge in your dreams and fantasies. And if you’re finally ready to turn one of them into reality, you have plenty of volunteers willing to help!
Searching Jupiter leaves aloof Aquarius and moves into your warm, creative sign on the thirteenth, sending you on a quest to learn all you can about love. Keeping an open mind will be imperative to taking advantage of every life experience now. Baring your soul during this transit has potentially negative consequences, but the possible rewards more than make up for them.
The chatty Gemini sun squares Jupiter on May 21, causing tension when you try to do the impossible. In your head you know that a square peg won’t fit into a round hole, but the heart wants what it wants. The best way to get through this trying aspect is to just do your best to accept the things you can’t change about the person you love.
Mercury goes retrograde while also spending time in restless Gemini on the twenty-ninth, causing love-related disputes mainly regarding misunderstandings. It’s possible to misinterpret comments about your love life on social media, so be sure to contact the original poster about it directly before believing anything you see now.