Your May Horoscope

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

This May, the scene is set to make headway in your personal relationships, and even to solve a mystery concerning someone special. You’ll finally understand a loved one’s feelings and how these impact on you. Cunning financial advice should boost your sense of purpose too by the 12th, especially as a person with power and influence is showing a keen interest in you. It is time to welcome change at various levels. However, when you invest energy in one-to-one arrangements, beware of getting mixed up in others’ highly personal disputes. From the 26th you’ll formulate your own brilliant schemes for the future. Hidden gems will be discovered, but always be aware of how someone has a habit of promising more than they can deliver.

Your most intimate connections offer rich rewards this May; a certain amount of conflict won’t stop you from getting ahead if you accept it as part of the process. Your closest allies have insight into your motives and desires, which can only be positive for you. After midmonth you’ll receive a unique offer, allowing you to re-establish an old and treasured connection. This will feel like a major personal breakthrough. It’s especially important now to show your genuine appreciation of others, and fate may simply play into your hands. By the 22nd, remain open-minded, as well as strategic, as someone will respect and celebrate your achievements. Just keep on setting high standards for yourself and everyone will go along with the unexpected twists in the plot.

Engagement with life, and self-fulfilment, requires you to make changes to your routine. You may be tempted to resist, but in the long run all areas of life will become much more rewarding. From the 10th be alert to new and unexpected developments at work too, as you’ll know how to make the most of these. Feelings may run high in your personal life to the point that someone’s strong reactions are uncharacteristically extreme – you have got what it takes to defuse this and ensure that everyone gains greater peace of mind. By the 22nd you’ll discover what you and another person really need now and why this means disrupting some plans. You will demonstrate true fighting spirit but be aware that taking things too far could backfire. 

Your focus is razor sharp from early May so use this well and seize a landmark opportunity when it comes your way. Meanwhile, don’t miss out on all the social possibilities – have fun and make the most of downtime when you can. From the 11th you’ll also benefit from taking a few risks. Soon enough your true feelings about an unusual person will dawn on you, and after the 19th you’ll know your next move. Yet there is a danger of putting too much pressure on yourself as well as others. Things will fall into place if you spend time with those who are true kindred spirits, as well as focus on the projects that are meaningful. It’s clearly time to disregard any old, now futile conflicts. Embrace your fabulous newfound confidence and go for it in love.  

It is time to aim for your most heartfelt desires and ambitions, while also making sure other people take on their share of the workload. Early May is perfect for exploring new ideas with positive repercussions for life at home and work. It will be easier than you think to instigate some kind of personal/domestic makeover. Much of what you do now is likely to have a long-term impact, so try to make it a positive one. By the 18th you should feel inspired to pursue a dream further but be especially wary of taking on too much. From the 24th you will understand complex relations more deeply so must strike a balance between your wishes and other people’s. This is no time to get drawn into petty dramas but to invest in truly creative partnerships.

As early as the 3rd you will be inspired to pursue your priority goals and dreams. To make the most of this it’s wise to avoid the kind of distractions you know deep down won’t serve your purpose. An especially grand scheme will require extra tact and diplomacy as well as involving people you know you can trust. Succeed with this and you’ll win all kinds of other people over too. After the 19th you may face a reality check concerning one long-term ambition, which calls on your very special brand of attention to detail. A moneymaking project shows potential if you’re willing to invest the effort and engage with allies. This is no time to shy away from putting yourself forward; by keeping your cool you’ll achieve far more than you might expect.

Be sure to have faith in your top talents, and in your ability to get things done; you’ll amaze yourself from early this month. You may well be extra popular with others just when you need to be, so be prepared for some unexpected attention. However, from the 11th you may have to handle irritating resentments at work, so be sure not to seem deliberately provocative. By the 18th you’ll see how important being strategic is, and that you’ll gain most from subtle manoeuvres. Keep an eye on apparently minor details. You may be tempted to race ahead, but this is one of those times when rushing tasks almost certainly means having to re-do them. By late May, a welcome heart-to-heart with a friend will help you maximise your best opportunities. 

May offers you the chance to take the floor and show others what you are capable of. If you have been holding back in certain personal and social scenarios, from the 5th it’s time to change all that. What you want and what you need seem to be in tune this month, which should motivate you to reveal some of your heart-felt desires and pursue them. By midmonth you may be ready to show someone exactly how much they mean to you. With clear objectives you will succeed so it’s vital to stay focused. From the 20th a business scheme might appeal but be wary of vague advice on offer. This month is all about solid personal breakthroughs for you – realising that you are on form, and that nobody should be able to derail you as you progress.

Life might be hectic and demanding, but don’t use this as an excuse not to reflect on recent developments. A little soul-searching in May will go a very long way. From the 10th it could be exactly what is needed to make some of your dreams come true. At the same time, you can anticipate a little social intrigue, so don’t underestimate the significance of an unlikely invitation. By the 15th you’ll start to see how important an unusual relationship is to you, and it may be time to resolve any pressing and/or sensitive issues this brings up. Without doubt, all kinds of plans are likely to change, and this can be turned to your advantage. It seems that having faith in yourself and others, while also oiling the social wheels, will have incredible results.

May is your time to celebrate everything you love and to go for what you want. As early as the 4th you should feel confident about setting your own pace. Meanwhile, to make the most of recent developments it pays to listen to surprising yet perceptive advice. How you handle relationships now will make a huge difference over the weeks ahead. Around the 18th some obvious animal magnetism can’t be denied but must be handled with care. An exotic stranger welcomes you with open arms and suddenly your eyes will be opened to friendship where you had never expected to find it. This is also true at work, as you’ll find support and common ground which might previously have been overlooked. Be sure to reap the benefits of this.

It seems inevitable that you will attract attention in ways you can’t ignore. The wisest approach is simply to make the most of this. After the 3rd nothing stands in your way when it comes to pursuing hot desires; some new developments will have fascinating consequences. This is one of those times when you are especially likely to reap what you sew; from midmonth think carefully before making personal moves. You will have plenty of reasons to let your hair down and have fun, yet intense scenes need subtle handling. You can impress someone you really want on your side. It is crystal clear that you are ready for a venture of your own, free from other people’s interference. Nobody should underestimate you, and definitely not undermine you now.

This May you’ll have a whole variety of chances to impress both at work and at play. Being able to grasp the bigger picture is clearly to your advantage. So, to achieve the goals you have in mind, try not to get bogged down in too much unnecessary detail. From the 11th complicated arrangements start falling into place, including travel plans, or otherwise broadening your horizons. This is the time to prioritise what inspires you and makes you happy; but avoid pushing your nearest and dearest too far. You will face a tricky dilemma between the desire for freedom, and practical considerations you can’t ignore. But you can handle this. After the 29th pursue the path that most appeals yet do your best not to over-face yourself. 

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