What's Written in the Stars For You This Month? Check Out Your May Love Horoscope
Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the recommended social distancing, dating and relationships — especially online dating — have dramatically shifted. Instead of meeting up at happy hour or grabbing dinner with a cute dating-app match, things have moved to Zoom dates and virtual conversations. And if you're into astrology, you might be wondering what all of this means for your zodiac sign this month. Well, we have some good and bad news: there will be a bit of drama, but May is mostly bringing in some sweet transits that will help us get our "feel good" vibes back on.
POPSUGAR spoke with Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer for Astrology.com and Horoscope.com, about what's to come for the first month of warmer weather and lots of sunshine, and boy, it's a lot. While May starts off strong with a "sultry" Scorpio full moon, it's what happens after that will have everyone on their toes. According to Montúfar, "the biggest love-related news this month is lover of pleasure Venus starting her six-week retrograde on May 12, having us revise serious relationship issues that have been hiding under the surface." Talk about relationship drama! Fortunately, Montúfar doesn't think this tension should last too long. "The Gemini new moon will arrive on May 22 to lighten the mood when we need it the most."
To find out what all this means for your specific zodiac sign, keep reading.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Your go-getter energy will be a little muted this month thanks to your ruling planet, Mars, moving into Pisces. But according to Montúfar, you might actually need that. "Even if it makes you feel a little uneasy, your love life can benefit from this softer touch," she said. "Once the sun enters Gemini on May 20, you will see that your romantic possibilities are actually endless."
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Venus, your ruling planet, is turning retrograde, and that's major for you. "You will have to adapt and try to see things as they really are and not what they seem to be," Montúfar said. This is "especially as Venus forms two confusing squares with Neptune in Pisces throughout the month." When it comes to dating and relationships, try to take a step back to see things clearly.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
"Hopefully you are ready for an upgrade, Gemini!" Montúfar said. "The spotlight is on you as your sign hosts three planets this month, including a rare Venus retrograde transit." What does this mean? A fresh chapter is coming to your love life, but Montúfar added that "you might not even recognize it by the time mid-June arrives!" Make the most of May.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
A more private part of your chart is being highlighted this month, which might make May less about love and more about reflection. "It could be the right time to ask yourself if you are ready to explore other pastures," Montúfar said. "However, don't make any rash decisions until Venus ends her retrograde on June 25."
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Venus is turning retrograde in your house of friendship, Leo. This "is set to bring some awkward moments your way — most likely with exes showing up out of nowhere," Montúfar warned. Be on the lookout!
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
When your ruling planet, Mercury, is in Gemini, you're flip-flopping all over the place. "Some days you might really be into someone, and other days, not so much," Montúfar said. "And one thing's for sure — goddess Venus has something juicy to teach you about this very interesting experience." Be open to lessons in May!
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
There's a lot happening in the sky that's lighting up your romantic life, but Montúfar warned there's a catch: "Venus retrograde is not a good time to begin relationships, so explore your options, but don't commit to anyone just yet."
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Get ready for some heat between the sheets this month! "Mars in Pisces will be forming a nice angle to your sun, increasing your energy and self-confidence as well as your sexual desire," Montúfar said. "But be aware that Gemini season might come with some nonnegotiable dramas when it comes to relationships, so take things as chill as possible."
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This month is asking a lot of you. "As three planets challenge your sun from opposite sign Gemini, you will see yourself in need of polishing your most important relationships," Montúfar said. "Make things easier for yourself by trying to figure out what you really want from them."
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Three planets turning retrograde means the pace is slowing down for you this month. "It's a great time to discover what has been hiding under the surface" as it relates to love, Montúfar said.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Though many signs are going to have a rough time during May, the transits "are somewhat friendly to your sun, as three planets in Gemini occupy your fifth house of sex and pleasure," Montúfar said. This is bound to bring fun and freedom over the next couple weeks!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
May is bound to bring confusion for you — which, according to Montúfar, "is totally fine." Because Mars enters your sign mid-May, "you will err on the sexual and not the emotional side of relationships — which is so not like you! Everything will be fine once you find a way to deal with this energy mismatch."