Your May Horoscope: Change is Coming
Astrologer Alice Bell shares your horoscope as we look to Gemini season. And with an eclipse on the horizon get ready for change.
- Written By
- Alice Bell
- Louise Lockhart
The month of May will bring quite a bit of change. Taurus season is still ongoing until May 20, and there was recently a solar eclipse in Taurus on April 30. So going into the month, you may be pivoting in a different life direction over the coming weeks as you initiate new projects at work, enter into the next phase of a relationship, or tap into different goals and interests. Many fast-paced developments might be taking place, leaving you feeling a little unsettled or anxious. Try to lean into activities that bring you pleasure, such as going for walks in nature, cooking meals for yourself, or tending to creative hobbies.
Mid-month, there will be another eclipse on May 15, a lunar eclipse in Scorpio. The days leading up to this may be emotional, or you could feel pulled in many different directions. It may also be a period where you’re releasing something you’ve been working on for a while, or you could be making essential realizations about what you may need to change or improve upon in a particular area of your life. You could have many emotions come up that you want to process, and you will be doing positive inner healing work.
May 20 marks the start of Gemini season – much lighter energy than the start of the month, and you could feel social and curious. You might be investing time into learning, and you will want to pick up various new information. You could also meet up with people frequently or do short-term travel.
Your focus will be on work and money at the start of the month, Aries. You may want to have greater independence with your job projects, or you could be up for a raise or a promotion. You may also seek work opportunities that pay you more, or the way you think about money might be shifting. Mid-month, the lunar eclipse in Scorpio will have you stepping back from the material world to do some self-reflection. You may want to examine your patterns and emotional reactions within your close relationships and realize how you can transform and heal parts of yourself. You may also be learning how to share resources with someone else. As Gemini season begins at the end of May, you will be much more social, and you could be catching up with friends for coffee, running a lot of errands, or taking your children on field trips. You will want activities that are educational, and that stimulate your mind.
You are prioritizing yourself at the start of the month, Taurus. You could be figuring out what goals you want to accomplish moving forward, and you may want to invest energy into your projects. In addition, you might be pivoting in a major new life direction, like moving to a different city or getting a big opportunity at work. Mid-month, the lunar eclipse in Scorpio may have you feeling emotional about a relationship or close friendship. You could want to release any relationship that is no longer working, or on the other hand, you might feel closer to your partner and be entering into a new chapter of your relationship. As Gemini season begins at the end of May, you will be focused on work, and you may want to ask for a raise or seek out new job opportunities. Freelance work may also be picking up, and you will be looking for alternative ways to boost your income.
You are keeping to yourself at the start of the month, Gemini. You might want privacy and alone time, or you could feel the need to slow down and rest more than usual. You could be taking a greater interest in spiritual activities like meditation, yoga, or studying astrology. Mid-month, the lunar eclipse in Scorpio may have you feeling emotional about work. You could realize that you need to adjust your daily routine and better prioritize what tasks are the most important to you. You could also be reflecting on how to develop healthier habits for yourself. As Gemini season begins at the end of May, you will feel more energetic and outgoing. You could be getting attention from others or being met with opportunities either at work or in your personal life. You may also be motivated to develop new hobbies or projects for yourself. In addition, you may want to change up your style by splurging on new clothing or getting a haircut.
You will be a social butterfly at the start of the month, Cancer. You might be attending numerous social events and group activities. You could take on a leadership role within a group or feel more supported by a community of people. In addition, you might be urging your children to be social by organizing playdates for them. Mid-month, the lunar eclipse in Scorpio will have you realizing how you can build up greater confidence in yourself. You might be tapping into your unique creative skills and want to put this towards work or a passion project.
On the other hand, your children might be going through significant changes themselves, or you may be super involved in their lives. As Gemini season begins at the end of May, you will be craving rest, and you may want space to be alone. You could also be confronting repressed emotions or fears, and you may want to turn to meditation or yoga to feel more grounded.
You will be seeing changes happening within your career at the start of the month, Leo. You might be getting a new job or a promotion, or you could be in the public eye because of your work. On the other hand, you may realize that you want to pivot in a different direction with your career moving forward. Mid-month, the lunar eclipse in Scorpio will have you focused on activity going on at home. You might be moving houses or planning to do so very soon. You may also experience change within your family, such as your parents moving or your sibling having a baby, or you could be making an effort to reconnect with loved ones you haven’t seen in a while. In addition, you may make essential realizations about childhood memories. As Gemini season begins at the end of May, you will feel social, and you could have friends reaching out, wanting to see you. You might be forming new friendships too, or have a lot of group activities to attend.
You will be motivated to learn new information and expand your knowledge of the world at the start of the month, Virgo. You may be planning a family vacation to another country, or you could be signing up for different workshops or formally enrolling in a course. You may also be making significant progress with any writing or teaching-related work. Mid-month, the lunar eclipse in Scorpio will have you running around and keeping track of detailed information at once. You might be launching communication-focused projects, such as creating a website, podcast or making presentations for work. You realize how you can share your knowledge in a practical way with other people. As Gemini season begins at the end of May, your career will pick up, and you could be met with big work opportunities, or you may receive praise and attention at your job. In addition, you could be thinking about the long-term vision for your career, and you’re going to get there.
You will be getting your finances in check at the start of the month, Libra. You may want to invest or save money, or you could be figuring out how to split resources with a business or romantic partner. You may also be looking within and realizing what aspects of yourself you want to change and transform for the better, especially in your close relationships. Mid-month, the lunar eclipse in Scorpio will have you making important realizations about work. You might be making progress with building your own business, or you could be turning a hobby into something that makes money. You may also want to start looking for better job opportunities. Finally, as Gemini season begins at the end of May, you may feel lighter and more optimistic. You could be taking a vacation or be inspired to learn new information and research heavily into a specific topic of interest. On the other hand, you might be focused on writing or public speaking projects.
You will be prioritizing your close relationships at the start of the month, Scorpio. You may feel closer to your current partner, or you could be entering into the next phase of your relationship. You may also be meeting someone new in the coming weeks if you’re single, or you might be establishing a meaningful business partnership. Mid-month, the lunar eclipse in Scorpio will have you realizing what you want for yourself moving forward. You may be uncovering new personal interests or passions you never knew you had, or you may be hearing back about an important opportunity. You could even be in the spotlight for recent work you’ve done, or you may be getting more attention from other people. As Gemini season begins at the end of May, you will be introspective, and you may be interested in reading or learning about psychology or self-help. You will want to understand your own patterns and behaviors better. In addition, you might be organizing your finances.
You will be busy with work at the start of the month, Sagittarius. You might be handling many small tasks at once, or you could be handed additional responsibilities at your job. You may also be pivoting in your role or starting a new position altogether. In addition, you may be motivated to set healthier habits for yourself, like exercising regularly or cooking nutritious meals. Mid-month, the lunar eclipse in Scorpio will have you stepping back from work to rest. You may have emotions come up, and you may realize that there are certain situations or mindsets that you need to release. As Gemini season begins at the end of May, you may be catching up with good friends or spending time with your romantic partner. You will be strengthening your close relationships, and you will want to turn to the people closest to you for advice and perspective.
If you’re single, you have greater success with dating.
You will have time to relax at the start of the month, Capricorn. You might be leaning into the activities and hobbies that bring you joy, or you could be taking a vacation with your children and feel closer to them. You may even be thinking about having another baby, or you could want to be more involved in your children’s lives. Mid-month, the lunar eclipse in Scorpio will have you busy with various social commitments. You might be bringing friends together for a group event, or feel the urge to reconnect with old acquaintances. However, you may be reflecting on your friendships as you figure out what type of community you want to align yourself with moving forward. As Gemini season begins at the end of May, work will be picking back up, and you could be receiving new job opportunities or responsibilities. You could also be focused on your physical health and want to exercise more regularly or research healthy habits and wellness trends.
You will be focused on your home and family at the start of the month, Aquarius. You might be planning to move, or you could be doing more extensive renovations or redecorating around your home. You may also be experiencing changes within your family relationships, or you could see childhood memories in a new light. Mid-month, the lunar eclipse in Scorpio will bring about exciting developments within your career. You might be launching a big project you’ve been working on for a while, or you could be receiving attention and praise at work. You could even be leaving one job behind to start another, or you’re reflecting on how you can change certain aspects of your career. Finally, as Gemini season begins at the end of May, you will feel fun and playful, and you will have time to socialize and tend to your hobbies. You could also be involved in your children’s activities, and you may want to encourage them to get involved in creative outlets like taking art lessons or dance classes.
You will be very on the go at the start of the month, Pisces. You might be busy connecting with neighbors and acquaintances, or you could be taking short trips away. You may also be interested in learning about various topics, and you could want to take your children to educational experiences like museums or historical sites. Mid-month, the lunar eclipse in Scorpio will urge you to step back from the little details to look at the bigger picture in life. You may feel more connected to your spiritual beliefs, or you could be having eye-opening experiences through travel or new knowledge that you’re learning. You may also be getting published or teaching and speaking about what you know. As Gemini season begins at the end of May, you may be introverted. You could want to see your family and relatives frequently, or you might be busy with home-related tasks. In addition, you may be examining your emotions surrounding past events or family relationships.
British Vogue's resident-astrologer, Alice Bell was initially drawn to astrology to answer questions in her life related to relationships, work and her emotions. Friends and coworkers began approaching Alice, looking for similar answers to their challenges. Even though she has helped numerous clients, she is still amazed by astrology’s transformational effects. Follow her @stalkalice.