Your May Horoscope

From relationships to career goals, find out what this month has in store for you with astrologer Fiona Graham’s predictions.
Your May Horoscope

Aries (21st March – 20th April)

The goals you prize most highly are in your sights, and soon you’ll see what and who can help deliver your heart’s desires. From the 5th you’ll throw yourself whole-heartedly into new projects, and May promises that longed-for fresh start. Small steps you take now will shape significant future achievements. One offer is seductive but may not be altogether reliable, so give it a thorough reality check. It’s time to establish others’ motives for better or for worse. By the 20th you’ll express yourself frankly but look out for potential crossed wires with an ally. Your charisma has a magical appeal, yet over-confidence could lead to reckless moves in love and/or at work.  Passions are rising, which on the whole suits you down to the ground. You’ll finally see what you really need when a relationship takes an unexpected turn. 

Taurus (21st April – 21st May)

You deserve to lap up the limelight this May. Creativity is your strong suit and may well lead to a personal breakthrough. However, around the 10th a domestic dilemma could detract from your inspired progress elsewhere. You’ll work miracles if you resist the influence of someone who is hazy about reality. An argument may unleash raw emotions which need to be handled with care. From the 20th a bold venture requires some risk, but cash decisions are best deliberated over. Commitment issues in a close relationship need to be addressed while you are reassessing your overall direction. A slow-burning passion is poised to reach a climax, and it’s vital to remain true to yourself. As the pace accelerates, you’ll enjoy dynamic times, although you must watch out for someone else’s tendency to go into overdrive. 

Gemini (22nd May – 21st June)

Watching the action from the side-lines isn’t typical of you but has definite advantages now. You’ll convince anyone of anything when the time is right. From the 11th you’ll be ready to do the groundwork for an exciting future mission. Without doubt your ideas are dynamite, yet giving away too much too soon could backfire. From midmonth, by drawing on your inner resources, you’ll show you can play the long game in style. On the 21st words are effective weapons but must be used tactfully in order to succeed. Your charm is a fine asset, and someone finds it irresistible, which helps you clinch a deal. Around the 28th it’s flattering that someone seems to offer the earth but try not to expect miracles. Yet by all means take a calculated risk, as you may well overturn all kinds of expectations. 

Cancer (22nd June – 22nd July)

Teamwork enriches all areas of life and your allies are there for you on so many levels. On the 6th make the most of inspired communication; a new collaboration will be successful, if you give it the attention it needs. This May you’ll make headway with your finances too, but if complications arise on the 14th it’s time to weigh up all aspects of the situation. You have the skills to defuse any conflict should you need to. By adopting a listening role you’ll soon know how to achieve the outcome you desire. In relationships, what first looks casual could bowl you over with its intensity. Embrace the experience, if you dare. You are starting a new chapter in all personal relations, which may also mean making it up to someone you’ve unintentionally neglected. Without doubt there are all kinds of surprises in store. 

Leo (23rd July – 23rd August)

Rethinking your approach to everyday life is more rewarding than you think, and solutions come easily from the 4th. A smart handling of work dilemmas pays off too. You are fired up but beware of seeming pushy – diplomacy convinces an influential person to back you all the way. Meanwhile, a colleague’s head is in the clouds so steer clear of fanciful advice. You are about to solve a riddle which allows you to fulfil a personal wish. By the 20th you’ll be steaming ahead, so share the workload and the fun with others. Watch out for time-wasting distractions you simply don’t need. Whether single or attached, you’ll discover that a powerful person’s attention has significance. But you can tackle anything now and others will be super-impressed. The only really important thing is to know what you want.

Virgo (24th August – 22nd September)

Try not to over-think things and you’ll hit targets almost effortlessly. Old inhibitions should melt away from the 5th, boosting your confidence. Yet you’ll need to take a fresh look at long-term plans and be willing to improvise. By midmonth you’ll be on track. You’ll need to thrash out disagreements, which means being more assertive than may feel comfortable. Ultimately your willingness to take risks will surprise others in a positive way. You are poised to achieve your dreams; but with so much happening at once, your juggling skills come into their own. Taking yourself seriously is also important in love and will open doors onto exotic prospects. Areas where you lacked self-belief will change dramatically by the 26th and this helps your loved ones, too. Be sure to accept an invitation that appeals to your wilder side.

Libra (23rd September – 23rd October)

It’s time to banish a few old demons, and as a result you’ll employ fabulous new talents. You’ll enjoy success with long-term plans that really appeal to you. From the 7th work issues come to a head and you’ll show how you can motivate others. Expect surprises from workmates – someone’s motives are transparent at last and much easier to manage. You’ll also see how money concerns are a potent symbol for other deeper issues. After the 20th you’ll broaden your horizons and gain the support you need but beware of someone’s over-enthusiasm. It seems still waters really do run deep when you discover hidden treasures in a shy soul. Change is inevitable, and by embracing it your life gets less stressful. An unusual offer comes your way, and you’ll have fun wandering off the beaten track. 

Scorpio (24th October – 22nd November)

When others make demands on you this May, you’ll overcome some complex issues. By the 10th you are poised to excel, so don’t let anyone get in your way. Tact combined with imaginative thinking works wonders; just beware of making too many promises. A friend has strong views and knows a surprising amount about your psychology, so it’s wise to listen. After the 14th you are ready to make bold moves, and a twist of fate boosts your fortunes - you’ll have most fun sharing this with others. By the 20th you’ll also see how your patience has paid off. Welcome a new beginning for meaningful interaction, live or virtual. The chemistry with someone is potent, and you’ll make the most of this. On the 28th there’s no need to hide your feelings – figuring out interpersonal dynamics will be a labour of love.

Sagittarius (23rd November – 21st December)

The future will look bright as you see your advantages in a new light. After the 6th old obstacles can be overcome, yet your appetite for adventure could run away with you. Around the 11th a golden opportunity will require decisive action. Pursue your ideals but avoid wasting energy on a flimsy lead (however appealing it seems at first). From the 22nd someone is a perfect sounding board, and you may need to take orders for once – this actually helps you assess your options more clearly.  Lines of communication open up in key relationships and this encourages you to speak frankly. You’ll get to the heart of what someone special really wants, although a proposal needs careful scrutiny to avoid a wild goose chase. After the 28th you’ll reach an inspired understanding of where you are heading.

Capricorn (22nd December – 20th January)

Embrace opportunities to be inventive, as a fresh approach will succeed. There are exciting rewards, although some appear in unexpected forms. Around the 6th consider a major move with care, as tiny adjustments may be needed. Soon your victory will be a major boost all round. It’s apparent that investing in yourself is paying off, especially when you honour others’ wishes too. Don’t write off an emotional scene as a nuisance, as it holds the key to profound progress. By the 21st you will see how thinking outside the box is super-effective. A romantic breakthrough will also come when you’ve fully understood your own needs. Personal risks are worth taking, but it’s tempting to give too much to a friend who can drain your energy. By striking a balance, relationships will become the best they can be.

Aquarius (21st January – 18th February)

Building new foundations this month allows you to fly higher. From the 10th the stakes are raised in collaborations, although tempers may flare if you push others too far. Midmonth is truly inspired, although someone’s pipedream is a distraction you don’t need. Surprises are in store throughout May but none that you can’t handle. Expect cash affairs to keep you guessing, too. By the 20th your creative gifts are valued as they should be, but it’s wise to keep an eye on someone who tends to steal the limelight. An exciting new encounter, or established relationship, will reach a turning point and it’s time to decide what is more stimulating in the long run. With a little soul searching you’ll find your answers and see beyond mere appearances. All that glistens isn’t gold and now you’ll know how true that is. 

Pisces (19th February – 20th March)

You’ll work magic with other people as soon as the 4th. A genius scheme you conjure up deserves your full attention. You can take your chances with colleagues’ inspired ideas too; just keep your expectations real and you’ll relish all the ground you gain. It’s all about knowing where to draw the line. After the 21st you may feel slightly over-faced, so it’s time to seek support you can count on. Mostly you can rely on your incredible intuition. When challenged by anyone be sure to fight your corner. By understanding your own motives you’ll make stunning personal progress. Expressing your love freely is essential, but you must establish boundaries before committing too much. By the 24th quiet confidence is your trump card. The spotlight falls on knowing your own heart and being willing to follow it. 

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