Your Monthly Horoscope for May 2024

Here's what's in store for you this month.

As we enter a new month, the slate is wiped clean and there are endless possibilities for growth. See what’s in store for your relationships, career, and emotions in the month ahead, here’s your April horoscope for 2024

Taurus, Apr 22 – May 21

As Venus and Jupiter, known as the planetary benefits for their joyous and generous influence, join the sun and new moon in Taurus on May 7 to start a party in your heart, the rosy glow of this celestial quartet conjures an image of Ferdinand the bull in a field of flowers revelling in the natural delights of the senses. While the Sun and Jupiter making their once-a-year alignment bring positive momentum to Taurus world, if unpredictable Uranus throws you a curveball around May 18, why not use it to fuel some bold new moves?

Gemini, May 22 – Jun 22

The innovative, pioneering ideas generated by Mercury over the last two months come under scrutiny when your guiding planet shifts mid-month into practical mode. This offers an ideal time to decide what’s likely to go the distance: To fact-check, crunch numbers, and develop project plans. The Sun and Venus beaming their welcome vibes into your social sign during the last week of May illuminate this year’s glorious cosmic birthday present: Jupiter making its once-in-12-year visit to Gemini until June 2025. Welcome to an exciting, expansive new cycle!

Cancer, Jun 23 – Jul 23

Too much of a good thing might feel like just the right amount during this sensual and tactile month, so go ahead: Pamper yourself and the ones you love. Cancerian author Elizabeth Gilbert best expresses the energetics of early May’s Uranus and new moon alignment: “The point is not for you to do something that’s never been done before. The point is for you to do something you’ve never done before … ” Which might be telling the good, the bad and the truth, especially when the full moon on May 23 hands you the microphone.

Leo, Jul 24 – Aug 23

Last month’s theme of reinvention continues during May’s makeover of your work zone, professional aspirations and career trajectory. Lively Leo moon in mid-May is your best time for adding a dash of dramatic spice to anything that feels a bit ho-hum or lacklustre, for jazzing up your personal presentation and revamping invitations to simply irresistible. When late May sees Jupiter head into your zone of friendship and the collective for the coming 12 months, get very clear about the message you want to put out to the world and start broadcasting.

Virgo, Aug 24 – Sep 23

Feeling a little burnt out? Venus suggests infusing more self-care into your schedule this month. No need to spend a fortune; you already know how to find the sweet spot between sensual and sensible with spa treatments, massages or simply slowing down for a staycation. All of which will make it easier for the mid-May Mercury/Uranus alignment to stimulate different ways of thinking and more experimental exploring beyond the borders of what you know. And during the ongoing dance of change get set to also investigate innovative ways to maintain stability.

Libra, Sep 24 – Oct 23

Your celestial muse, Venus, spends most of this month indulging her appetite for earthly delights, never mind the consequences. When the pleasure planet flits into social butterfly mode in the last days of May, expect flirty chitchat, witty interactions, increased online dialogue and plenty of mixed messages. The urge to stand up and speak out could peak around the full moon on May 23, so it’s worthwhile identifying beforehand the places in your life where you need to turn up the volume and question conventions that aren’t working for you.

Scorpio, Oct 24 – Nov 22

Headstrong Mars in its most reactive mode this month might tempt you to apply the sarcastic sting. But with so many planets in fixed signs like your own, this probably won’t attract the results you want, so step back and refine that verbal toxin into a hit of witty wisdom instead. Mercury and Pluto clash mid-month, so be extremely selective about who you share information with, because when late month Jupiter turns the world onto loudspeaker, filters disappear – then your natural talents of discrimination and discretion really come into their own.

Sagittarius Nov 23 – Dec 21

With hothead Mars in a fellow fire sign, this month’s restrained pace may feel frustrating. In which case, take your impatience out into nature: Yours is the sign most capable of observing and learning from her example. The Sagittarius full moon on May 23 opens a portal for connecting with loved ones at a distance, and your ruling planet Jupiter makes its annual move, this year into your relationship zone, asking: Have you possibly been thinking too small in the partnership department? This is your time to dream big, Archers.

Capricorn, Dec 22 – Jan 20

May’s celestial emphasis in a fellow earth sign switches on your zodiac zone of fun and artistic activity, inviting you to a smorgasbord of earthly pleasures: Wining and dining, dancing and romancing. When the tearaway full moon on May 23 issues your ticket to ride beyond the comfortable and familiar, a getaway is wholeheartedly encouraged. If travel isn’t possible, expand your mental horizons with informative podcasts, your emotional parameters by reaching out, your body with different dance or exercise routines. Take that trip to a fresh mindset, a new perspective, a different way of thinking.

Aquarius, Jan 21 – Feb 19

Planet Pluto is continuing its long shift from Capricorn, who plays by the rules, to Aquarius, who writes new rules. Your personal journey requires playing your part in demonstrating the best aspects of the Aquarian archetype by initiating positive new paradigms in your collective. An unexpected plot twist could arrive mid-month when the Sun and radical changemaker Uranus bring the combined energy of their once-a-year alignment to your home or base of operations, so it’s worthwhile using the first half of May to prepare for any changes you want to make.

Pisces, Feb 20 – Mar 20

The material-minded new moon on May 7 suggests connecting with people who share your values, to perhaps take the next step in firming possibilities into something more solid. With Mars in overdrive till mid-June galvanising your money zone and professional projects with an injection of motivational energy, the force is with you for taking the initiative. Don’t overthink it, just make that first move. But be aware that others are also receiving the red planet’s assertive booster shots and carefully select your best moments to push, to pause and to pivot.

Aries, Mar 21 – Apr 21

With full forward Mars in Aries during May, accompanied by alert Mercury for the first fortnight, this is one of your year’s most inspired and dynamic cycles. If the mid-month Mercury/Uranus engagement brings altered finances or work-related issues and you want to respond forcefully, be advised that reactive behaviour will only deepen rifts and widen divides. Focus instead on areas of mutual agreement. The full moon’s excellent recommendation on May 23 to expand your viewfinder and assess things from a wider perspective could well be your number one gamechanger this month.

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