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The astrological showers of April definitely paved the way for the fresh flowers of May. Because despite the fact that we are starting the month in the middle of the eclipse season and Mercury retrograde, all the signs of the zodiac May horoscope for 2023 it is filled with abundant spiritual growth spurts and exciting new beginnings. As always, we welcome May with the firm, sensual influence of Taurus season on our side, emphasizing physical pleasure and reminding us there’s no need to rush. However, the cosmic forecast for May is intensifying quickly, as the planets are about to make some major moves.
The slow but steady energy of Taurus season is especially helpful this month as we are in in the middle of Mercury retrograde, which can cause all kinds of mental confusion and misunderstandings. On May 1st, the sun in Taurus will align with Mercury retrograde, forming what is called a ‘Cazimi of Mercury’. This conjunction could bring a moment of clarity amid the current retrograde confusion, so take note of any spiritual downloads or clarifying insights. On the same day, power-hungry Pluto begins its annual retrograde, prompting us to reexamine the intense undercurrents of our lives for the next five months.
Speaking of intensity, the first lunar eclipse of 2023 It comes out on May 5 (we had a solar eclipse in april, which started the eclipse season). This full moon eclipse takes place in Scorpio, and it will be the final eclipse to hit this razor-centric water sign until 2031. Look forward to the climactic conclusion to a story that has been woven into our lives for the past two years! years! Thanks to a lunar showdown with Uranus full of surprises, this eclipse could offer some unexpected endings and shocking twists, making it an important time to purge the last of that expired emotional baggage that’s been weighing you down. Dig deep and excavate your spirit.
planetary energies In fact start changing once the eclipse is out of the way: love planet venus Enter soft, sensitive Cancer on May 7, leaving Gemini’s elusive flirtation behind in favor of greater security and emotional comfort. A week later, on May 14, Mercury retrograde comes to an end, allowing our daily thoughts, conversations, and tasks to function much better. Rejoice! Then, on May 16, bountiful Jupiter enters opulent Taurus for the first time in over a decade. This brilliant one-year transit brings material blessings, an increased capacity for pleasure, a heightened desire for luxury, and a renewed sense of faith in our values.
The first lunar eclipse of 2023 rises on May 5.
Venus, Mercury and Jupiter are not the only planets that make big movements in the middle of the month. On May 20, enterprising Mars enters Leo, which can boost our confidence levels, rally our leadership skills, and fire up our libido. It’s time to get moving! As Mars moves into the realm of this fire sign, he’ll be pitted against Pluto, turning up the heat in any power struggle. The desire to conquer our goals is greater than ever now, but we cannot allow the intensity to make us sabotage ourselves. If we channel this energy wisely instead of letting it explode, we can achieve tremendous things.
We are closing the Taurus season with a beautiful and tender new moon in taurus on May 19. Positive lunar connections with bold Mars and strategic Pluto give us plenty of energy to pursue new projects and personal goals. Meanwhile, a lunar sextile to dreamy Neptune lends us a pair of rose-tinted glasses, reminding us that as long as we think practically and work hard, we can make our wildest wishes come true.
Gemini season kicks off on May 21, lighting up our desire for social connection and putting our curious minds into hyperdrive. When the sun enters the realm of this intelligent air sign, it will form a calm sextile to Mars and a mystical trine to Mars. Pluto in Aquarius. These positive solar aspects give us higher energy levels and motivation, and give great depth to the many fresh ideas that flow. Throughout the last week of the month, the sun will square with the severe and serious Saturn, bringing personal responsibilities to the fore and forcing us to be realistic with our commitments and obligations.
How the planets will affect your zodiac sign this month
The Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on May 5 plunges you deep into your psyche, forcing you to deal with any pent-up feelings or energetic charges that have been buried beneath the surface. Read your complete monthly horoscope here.
The lunar eclipse in Scorpio on May 5 hits your commitment-oriented 7th house, promising a massive climax or partnership-related conclusion. Read your complete monthly horoscope here.
As Gemini season begins, the sun blows a kiss to energizing Mars and transformation-focused Pluto, giving you plenty of social stamina and a deep desire for new experiences. Read your complete monthly horoscope here.
While social vibes have been high, your love life may have fallen by the wayside this past month, but once the lunar eclipse in Scorpio hits on May 5, expect excitement in your sex and dating sector. Read your complete monthly horoscope here.
On May 16, expansive planet Jupiter will join Mercury and the sun in your career sector, kicking off a brilliant year-long career cycle of growth, opportunity, and abundance. Read your complete monthly horoscope here.
The month begins with an open-minded sense of adventure and perhaps even a desire to try something outside of your comfort zone, especially when your ruling planet Mercury aligns with the sun in your 9th house of knowledge on May 1. Read your complete monthly horoscope here.
Romantic Venus, your ruling planet, enters your professional sector, sweetening your public image and bringing harmony to your work relationships. Read your complete monthly horoscope here.
Because Mercury is retrograde, you may find that the first half of this month is spent revisiting unresolved arguments with your partner, falling back into old relationship patterns, or even contacting an ex. Read your complete monthly horoscope here.
Once lucky Jupiter enters your responsibility-focused 6th house, your ability to be of service to others will greatly expand, as will your ability to be productive in your own right. Read your complete monthly horoscope here.
If you need a distraction, the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on May 5 is unavoidable, as it is set to stir up a lot of energy in your social life. Read your complete monthly horoscope here.
The month begins with the transforming planet Pluto stationed retrograde in your sign, prompting a quiet review of the subtle inner work you’ve been doing over the past month. Read your complete monthly horoscope here.
Love planet Venus enters your romance sector on May 7, bringing harmonious vibes into your love life and may even ignite a seductive new spark in a current long-standing relationship. Read your complete monthly horoscope here.