Welcome to YourTango's monthly love horoscope column from astrologer Ellen Whitehurst! Look up your sign to see what the month of May has in store for you in the romance department.
Aries (March 21 to April 20): After all the tension and tempest in your love life last month, you're really ready to rock it out during this one. Good thing too, because someone in your life (could be a sibling or a neighbor perhaps?) is chomping at the bit to see you horsing around with someone they think is just perfect for you. And, you know what? They just might be right! Give it a go, because, well, you never know. Here's what I know, and this goes for singletons and marrieds: after all the past months of feeling as if you've been swimming upstream where romance is concerned, this month you will get back in the flow. And "O" the places you'll go.
Taurus (April 21 to May 21): Da-yum your romantic prospects have been slim pickings for the last few years while serious Saturn has been sitting in your 7th House of Partners. I know that nothing's been going quite the way you wanted it in your one-on-one relationships, but, guess what? That's all about the change. This month the Sun is shining in your own sign and will hook up with powerful Pluto on May 3 bringing you some sweet (and love-ly!) relief. The Sun also hangs out with fortune-filled Jupiter on May 6 practically guaranteeing that you're going to get lucky – in every sense of that word. Nice.
Gemini (May 22 to June 21): Ohhhhh la lucky you. A New Moon in your sign will be lighting up your 1st House of Personality and Appearance on May 28, prompting others around to take new and appreciative notice of you. And you'll love all the attention too. It could be just the motivation you need to add something fresh and good for you to your daily routine. You could be adding a new love too. Or, you might be dusting off an existing one and taking it out for an invigorating and lovely spin as you circle back to all the reasons you fell for each other in the first place. Either way, open wide and say "ahhhhhhhhhh."
Cancer (June 22 to July 22): WOWZA, WOWZA, WOWZA Cancer! This month you have expansive and generous Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck (why we love him so) in your own sign while also lighting up your 1st House of Self. This aspect, combined with the goddess of love Venus taking up real estate in your 9th House of Adventure (until May 4!) will allow you to expand your own love horizons too. If you're single, then get ready to win the dating game and it you're already attached then pack your bags because it's pretty possible that you and your beloved will be whooping it up somewhere out of town. Either way, you are going to feel really loved and cared for in May especially on May 6 and May 24. But the whole month is whirlwind and wonderful. Like I said, WOWZA!
Leo (July 23 to August 22): Do you have your passport ready and your party hat on? You should, because this month you have Venus, the Goddess of Good Lovin' spending most of this month in your 9th House of Adventure and Travel. This could portend you packing your bags and find love long-distance. Or, if you've recently hung out (or even hooked up) with someone from another town, state, country (you get it) then even though there may be some geographic hurdles to jump, you could decide to go ahead and pursue the relationship anyway. And that, my friend would be a very wise choice. At least that's what your stars say. If you're already attached it might be time to spice things up in the bedroom. Remember, variety is … well, you know the rest. Get steamy. Get soulful. Get your groove back. This would be that month.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22): You'll need to watch a tricky Full Moon in Scorpio on May 14 causing difficulties and delays, especially where any sort of traveling is concerned. Hold tight to the thought and the philosophy that you are always and ever only where you are supposed to be at any given time and remember that sometimes the Universe steps in and puts up roadblocks for your own eventual good. This too shall pass and actually does when vivacious Venus sprinkles her love dust as she connect with Uranus in your 8th House of Intimacy, making impulsive (and spontaneous) encounters entirely enjoyable. Look towards May 14 and/or 15 for the love boat to leave port and take you away. Bon voyage.
Libra (September 23 to October 22): Oh this is good stuff Libra – really good stuff. Early on a sultry and sparkling May 2 a sexy and seductive Venus, not only the goddess of love but your ruling planet as well, will slide into impulsive Aries and your 7th House of Partners too. If you're not already involved then get set to sweat because during this transit you could meet someone who falls madly in love with you. This ardent admirer will do whatever it takes to woo and win you and will be impossible to ignore. But, let's face it, why would you even want to? If already attached you and your beloved could have some inspiring, lively and lovely conversations that could lead to a deepening of your heart and soul connection. Just be careful of May 14 when a power struggle over something really stupid could dampen these delicious and deluxe romantic energies. Keep it zipped on that day; I can't promise what will come unzipped all the rest.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 22): Having meaningful and fulfilling discussions with your boo will ultimately make your bond stronger and resolution around some complicated matters could even be found thanks to Mercury the Messenger taking up real estate in your 7th House of Partners until May 7. Use this first week to make the most of this cosmic favor and whatever you do, don't over think anything. Just let it flow and then follow that 'Let It Go' advice that Adele Dazeem, I mean Idina Menzel might offer. Now, this doesn't mean that you'll be able to find a solution for absolutely everything but you sure will get close. And, speaking of getting close, if you are single and ready to mingle then go ahead and circle May 18 on your calendar. Just sayin'. And with Mercury the Messenger around I'm lucky to even get a word in edgewise.
Sagittarius (November 23 to December 21): Oh that chatty Mercury the Messenger, seemingly always on the move and bringing increased (and better) communication wherever he lands. Well, for you, this month, Mercury will enter Gemini and your 7th House of One on One Relationships. Now some would say that this would be enough good news for one month but you have even better love energies unfolding still as Venus, the goddess of love is in impulsive and ardent Aries on May 2nd lighting up your 5th House of True Love. I mean, can it get any better than that? The answer would be 'NO!' Both of the transits promise that at least one new and exciting individual is going to entering your life and will be treating you like the beautiful, wonderful, divine creature that you are. If already attached, your significant other could be doing that very same thing. Get ready to get appreciated. And hot under the collar too. The question is, how long will that collar stay on? I'm taking bets that it won't be long.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 20): A sizzling and sexy Sun will be mingling with Mercury as they both take turns traveling through earthy and luxury-loving Taurus and your own 5th House of True Love (as well as Creativity, Kids, Joy, Fun and, yes, PLEASURE!). In fact, embracing and enjoying the pleasure principle will be the theme of your May as you might find some new love related leisure time activities spicing up more than a few days. You could find that some friends really do come with big benefits, but, no matter what, you should get out and about and mingle and flirt and simply enjoy all the love. If you are single someone special might be brought into your circle through a mutual friend, and if you are attached you could wake up one day in a foreign land or some other place on a well deserved vacation. Your honey will not only encourage your wanderlust, but could even spring for first class. And that's exactly what you've earned.
Aquarius (January 21 to February 19): Okay, so here's the jam: impulsive warrior Mars has been, for weeks and weeks, moving retrograde (essentially stuck in stall) through your 9th House of Adventure (and The Big Idea and Travel too.) That's the bad news. The good – no – the great news is that Mars will turn direct and start moving forward again on May 19. That means that your love life will do the same – start moving forward again, that is. Maybe Mars has been urging and encouraging you to keep up with a long distance relationship that you just couldn't see ever working out due to geographical circumstances? Those limits will lift now too and from May 19 straight through to the end of July you will not only have you making reservations but making sweet love as well. Make arrangements to go visit that special someone because these would be those days. If your honey is only a room away take a walk down the hall and go visit them too. Just do it wearing something flimsy. You'll be glad you took the trip.
Pisces (February 20 to March 20): Should you stay or should you go? Is it time to stop making excuses for someone else's BS and also stop apologizing for them too? It's okay to want what you want, as long as YOU know what that is. Methinks that you will this month. Even though you are the bygones type Pisces, there could be ultimatums underfoot on or around May 2 and, then again, on May 10. But, in spite of a little cosmic turbulence you'll still be able to enjoy your love life this month as you finally say what you want and get what you need – even if that's from the unlikeliest source. You're sitting pretty and in the power position this month, so do be sure to use both to your best and highest advantage. Not only are you in the power seat, Pisces, you're about to be in the driver's seat as well so vroom, vroom, vroom – go ahead and rev those engines. Once you start to drive, your love life will begin to thrive.
Please note: the predictions provided here follow Western astrological dates.
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