Love is in bloom!
Welcome to YourTango's monthly love horoscope column from astrologer Ellen Whitehurst! Look up your astrological sign to see what kind of love and romance May is bringing your way. Please note: the predictions provided here follow Western astrological dates.
You have some sexy and relaxing days heading your way on May 10, 11 and 12 — days in which you will be blessed with some wonderful opportunities to not only lounge around but also to cuddle with a special someone. Now, how about a hint? With all the touchy feel-y earth energies swirling around, taking a weekend away and floating in a hot tub would be a swell idea too. Go ahead and take advantage of these great (and loving) energies that the Universe is offering you during this merry month of May!
Lovely and loving Venus, Goddess of Love AND your ruling planet, is all done up in your sign this month which so happens to also be her favorite sign to traipse around in too. Venus loves love and your sign complements that attitude by being sensual and passionate too. That makes her happy to shower you with some attractive and attentive new admirers or even amp up the romance in an existing relationship. But if you are single, look to May 10th through the 13th to find someone who is delightful and delish!
Once Venus, Goddess of All Things Love, packs up and heads off for your sign on May 24, she will bring you some ultra magnetism and five alarm charm to augment your already appealing personality. Invitations and offers to be showcase your ability to be the life of the party will most assuredly be plentiful. On May 24th itself, she will, however, square off with her consort Mars, so be prepared to watch some feathers fly — unless you remember that Mars rules passion as well so there will be a host of ways for you to use this opposition to your advantage. Nice.
Loving Venus will set off to take up real estate in lighthearted and communicative Gemini on May 24 while also spending some serious time in your 12th House of Secrets and Privacy too. The very first thing that she will do that same day will be to form a rather tense opposition with hot-headed Mars so you will need to fight the urge to be pouty or even to hide out under the covers. If someone hurts your feelings you have my full permission to let them know it. That will diffuse a while lot of stress and even some of that aforementioned tension too. While you’re at it, keep in mind that this too shall pass.
Mercury the Messenger will come out of retrograde and turn direct on May 22, one day after the Full Moon brightens your 5th House of True Love! With Mercury involved you can expect to hear some sweet nothings being whispered in your ear! As well, a friend that you haven’t seen or heard from in forever could also make an appearance and you may find them far more fascinating then you remember. GO FOR IT!
Take cover on May 26th since you may be experiencing more than your fair share of stress and tension on that day and possibly one or two days on either side of that date. It could be that family members are pushing your proverbial buttons mostly because they don’t feel as if they are getting enough time and/or attention from you. Unfortunately you are unable to be everywhere at once and so can’t give them what they are looking for from you due to some overtime or even the addition of a project. Gently remind them that you accelerated calendar won’t last forever and then go about your life!
Affectionate and loving Venus will spend most of this month in Taurus, a sensual sign that she is VERY comfortable in. She will also be spending time in your own 8th House of Intimacy, at least until May 24th. If you are already spoken for you could find romance heightened in that relationship as you rediscover the reason that the two of you got together in the first place. If you are single, this will also be a deluxe and delightful time with partnering choices galore being offered to you by a benevolent and beneficent Universe. Either way there is no hurry to quickly take advantage of these energies. Rather, take your time and enjoy the largesse.
The sizzling Sun, Mercury the Messenger and loving Venus will all take turns activating your 7th House of Partners this month while also being all done up in sensual and passionate Taurus too. Okay, so, this is the only sign — outside of yours — that is known to have some serious skills where the most tender areas of life are concerned. Change your sheets to red ones and spritz a little ylang-ylang essential oil around your bedroom to make it comfortable and appealing. After all you will more than likely not be leaving it a lot in May!
During the first half of this month you should take time to relax with your special someone in a peaceful, harmonious environment. Not only will that effort do YOUR heart good but will so many calm planets in Taurus, that sign will be happy to help you create just the right ambiance for romance and love. Once the Sun moves into Gemini on May 20 however, all those relaxing energies get ampe-d up as your social calendar goes off the charts especially around May 24 when that Goddess of Love, Venus, joins the hot, hot Sun. Expect playmates to be climbing out of the woodwork and all kinds of fun activities take the place of the previous lazy ones. Ohhh la la.
A planetary party taking place in sexual and sensual Taurus will also make their way into your 5th House of True Love this month, and, since one of the planets donning her party hat is Venus, Goddess of Love, you probably will not have a lot of time to relax too much now. But that will be quite alright with you since you will be spending some wonderfully warm nights canoodling with a really special someone. Wear your heart on your sleeve while also making it available to a (potential) partner.
If you are currently single then look to May 24th for a darn good chance of connecting with a special someone who just might become the future Mrs. Or Mr. Right. This will be a person of like mind who will appeal to you on a variety of different levels — especially the intellectual one you brainiac you. You will also have Venus, Goddess of Love, taking off for chatty Gemini and activating energies in your 5th House of True Love during this sweet and swell month too. As usual she won’t be alone though as she brings you opportunity after opportunity to spend time with new playmates who are smart, alluring and attractive — just like you! Woo Hoo!
The party is getting set to start for you so get out your dancing shoes and prepare to be presented with all sorts of choices that will spice up your love life. Lovely and loving Venus has been taking up real estate in your 3rd House of Communications (Siblings and Neighbors too) so don’t be surprised if you are meeting (and charming!) a slew of new connections and contacts now too. It does look as if some of them might be interested in more than good conversation too. Getting to know you much more intimately might just be on their menu and they want you to be much more than just an appetizer. Enjoy the buffet!