Your May Horoscope Is Here—This Is What's in Store for You

Updated 05/01/19

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At MyDomaine, we want to prepare you for all of life’s challenges, and what better way to do that than by getting some foresight from the stars? Each month, we’ll be bringing you your horoscope handpicked by our resident horoscope expert, Amelia Quint. If you’re changing careers, moving into a new home, or getting married, consider yourself in good hands. Ahead, Quint shares what to expect this month—and what you’ll need to get through it.

This month, we’re transitioning from sensual Taurus to intellectual Gemini. Both signs are all about taking in new stimuli, but they do it in different ways. Taurus wants to feel with all five senses, fully exploring the tastes of new foods, the sounds of undiscovered music, and more. On the other hand, Gemini wants to understand the ideas behind those things, seeking out culture and conversation that sparks their mind. One thing’s for sure—for the next 30 days, there’ll be plenty of fresh experiences on the way!

On the 4th, the Taurus new moon slows down the pace long enough for everyone to rest and recuperate before summer really kicks off. Mercury and Venus move into Taurus on the 6th and 15th, so the social vibe this month is going to be very laid-back and comfort-focused. A casual wine night with Netflix is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. That said, both planets will link up with wild Uranus (on the 8th and 18th), so you’ll be happiest with an unexpected approach to relaxation. An impromptu vacation or a course you can take from home are both great options.

Mars into sensitive Cancer on the 15th will have everyone feeling very tender, so be gentle with one another, especially under the intense Scorpio full moon on the 18th. Mercury opposite this moon could lead to some strong opinions, but good vibes from healing Neptune means things will work out so much better than you could have planned alone. By the time the sun and Mercury move into lighthearted Gemini on the 21st, you’ll be ready for the change of pace. Enjoy the playful energy and try not to take things too seriously as the month comes to a close!

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If you’ve been feeling the urge to splurge, it’s time to treat yourself! The Taurus new moon is perfect for adding more luxury to your life, especially since you’ll probably have a promotion or raise to celebrate. That said, stepping up a rung on the career ladder means you’ll need to step up your confidence too. Once Mars moves into your emotions zone on the 15th, don’t be surprised if you’re a little more sensitive to criticism than usual. Meanwhile, the Scorpio full moon in your sultry eighth house on the 18th could find you under the spell of someone who’s totally dreamy but not available. Instead of pining away, use this as a chance to tap into what really turns you on. Luckily, the sun and Mercury into your social sector on the 21st will deliver plenty of fun distractions!

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You’ve been easing your way into a new era of life since free-spirited Uranus moved into Taurus back in March, and this month, you start to see the first of many positive changes afoot! Under the new moon in your sign on the 4th, you feel more comfortable in your own skin than you have in ages, and people layer on the praise thanks to talkative Mercury’s link to Uranus in your sign on the 6th. Beauty planet Venus into Taurus on the 15th means you’ll have plenty of charisma at your disposal. You might be surprised how easy it is to woo just about anyone when Venus syncs with Uranus on the 18th, the same day as a sultry Scorpio full moon in your relationship sector. If you’re feeling romantic sparks, chances are good that it’s mutual! Alternately, the universe could deliver a zap of creativity that keeps you inspired for months to come.

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It’s not always easy for your sign to slow down, but this month, the cosmos wants you to rest! Under the cozy Taurus new moon on the 4th, put on your out-of-office message and take some time away from the office if you want to avoid burnout when the summer heat sets in. Mercury into the same sector of your chart from the 6th and in sync with wild Uranus on the 8th means the stars are aligned for an amazing bestiemoon, so book your tickets and get ready to make some unforgettable memories! You can get back to the grind with fresh eyes once the Scorpio full moon lights up your daily routine zone on the 18th. By the time the sun and Mercury slide into Gemini on the 21st, you’ll be more than ready for your yearly moment in the spotlight! Enjoy it, and don’t let anyone dim your shine.

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Your friend group is your lifeline, and under the down-to-earth Taurus new moon on the 4th, they help you stay grounded as you sort through some serious feelings. You’ll be back on your feet once Mars moves into your sign on the 15th, infusing you with plenty of energy and motivation to tackle even your most ambitious projects. If you’ve been feeling stifled, the creative floodgates let loose under the Scorpio full moon on the 18th. An alternate scenario? A slow burning romantic interest suddenly picks up steam! Whatever happens, you’ll have lots to debrief once the sun and Mercury move into your spirituality zone on the 21st. Use the good vibes to get a more cosmic perspective, whether through crystals, energy healing, or a great chat with your go-to therapist.

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Are you ready to move into the corner office, Leo? Under the Taurus new moon on the 4th, you take a major step up in your career, one that catapults you to VIP status. You might have a few naysayers at first, but you’ll also have diplomatic Mercury and charming Venus in your professional sector from the 6th and 15th to help you navigate your victory lap. It’s a dream come true, but impostor syndrome could come creeping in under the Scorpio full moon on the 18th. Luckily, this is a perfect opportunity for you to heal and deal with them for good so you can move into the summer free of doubts. You deserve this, and with the sun into Gemini on the 21st, you’ll have plenty of great friends close by to remind you of your merits. Don’t be afraid to lean on them for support if you need it.

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You’re usually a creature of habit, but under the Taurus new moon in your adventure sector on the 4th, you’re dying to get out of your comfort zone. If you’re itching for more freedom, opt for slow, steady progress over abrupt changes. Clever Mercury into Taurus on the 6th and in sync with wild Uranus on the 8th show you exactly how you can go about getting the space you crave, even if it means making a few unexpected changes to your typical schedule. Under the intense Scorpio full moon on the 18th, a powerful conversation helps you clear the air about your recent personal transformation. Even if it’s scary, it feels good to be vulnerable now. Best of all? You transmute any behind-the-scenes weirdness into gold at the office once the sun and Mercury move into your professional sector on the 21st.

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This month is all about using your resources wisely. Under the business savvy Taurus new moon on the 4th, you take stock of where you’ve been spending your time, money, and energy and size up how much return you’ve been getting on those investments. If you aren’t happy with what you discover, there’s plenty of time left in 2019 to diversify and profit! Love goddess Venus into Taurus on the 15th means you’ll be craving luxury, so find little ways to indulge your love of the finer things in life. The Scorpio full moon on the 18th lights up your money zone, revealing opportunities to increase your income that you never would have expected! Venus in alignment with innovative Uranus that same day says that incorporating tech into your plans could seriously pay off down the road.

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There’s nothing you love quite as much as a crush, and under the sensual Taurus new moon on the 4th, the universe delivers just that! An intense face-off between Mars and Jupiter that same day means you could come on a little strong, but any lover who’s right for you will welcome the challenge. When Venus in your sign squares off with Pluto on the 9th, a scheduling snafu or mismatched expectations cause tension to spike. Fortunately the sun syncs up with Pluto on the 13th, smoothing things over with generosity. Next, energetic Mars moves into your adventure sector for a spring fling on the 15th. It’s an amazing time to go on vacation, write, or study something new! Finally, the full moon in your sign on the 18th ends the month on a high note. You’ve come a long way in the last six months, and while the journey may not have been perfect, but it’s definitely been beautiful.

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You’re not a fan of having to stick to a regular schedule, but under the Taurus new moon, you’re finally able to find a consistent routine that makes you feel both free and focused! A heated face-off between Mars and Jupiter that same day means that, if you do it right, you’ll have plenty of motivation to channel into your new daily grind. Your best day this month by far is the 9th, when love goddess Venus and good luck planet Jupiter align to bring you solid gold inspiration, whether in the form of a heart-fluttering crush or a mind-bending artistic jolt. Later, the Scorpio full moon in your dreams zone on the 18th gives you some much needed perspective when it comes to your big “why” by illuminating what’s really behind your goals. Finally, make sure you don’t overdo it on the 30th, when clever Mercury in Gemini opposes Jupiter in your sign on the 30th. Someone might not be telling you the whole truth, but you’ll be safe as long as you keep your BS-filter on high alert.

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Let’s be honest, Capricorn: you’re still reeling from Saturn and Pluto’s backspin in your last month, but the slower pace does feel pretty good. That’s especially true under the comfort-seeking Taurus new moon on the 4th. If you’ve been focusing too much on business and not enough on pleasure, this moon brings the two back into balance, and it’s totally refreshing. When Venus in your home sector squares off with Saturn on the 7th, you might need to spend a few more nights in to save some cash or recover from an especially hard week at the office. Once the sun syncs up with Saturn in your sign to deliver a little cash on the 11th, you can treat yourself without guilt. Finally, the intense Scorpio full moon in your friendship zone on the 18th reveals who’s really in your corner. If you and a former BFF are riding different waves, it’s totally okay to go your separate ways.

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Emotions might not be your strong suit, but you have to face them eventually. Under the tender Taurus new moon on the 4th, a fresh start with family, home, and the past brings up lots of feelings and gives you a chance to hit your inner reset button. When talkative Mercury syncs with surprise Uranus on the 8th, a sincere conversation that seems like it’s out of the blue could actually be a long time coming. Either way, it’s such a relief to get it all out on the table. The Scorpio full moon in your professional zone on the 18th brings a potentially life-changing opportunity, but with love planet Venus in alignment with Uranus that same day, it could bring a relocation or major lifestyle change along with it. Whatever you do, follow your heart as you make your choices.

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You’re no stranger to dreaming up new ideas, but sharing them with others is a totally different story. Under the rock solid Taurus new moon on the 4th, the cosmos helps you communicate your latest idea and give it substance, whether it’s a simple elevator pitch or an elaborate social media campaign. The Scorpio full moon in the 18th widens your audience and stirs up your imagination. People might not understand where you’re coming from at first, but good vibes from dreamy Neptune in your sign mean the stars have your back. That said, resist the urge to sugarcoat the truth on the 29th, when silver-tongued Mercury in Gemini squares off with Neptune. It might be easier in the moment, but it’ll be much trickier to untangle in the long run.

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