Your horoscopes for the whole of May

Bright flares visible near Sagittarius A seen in 2003 (Getty Images)
Bright flares visible near Sagittarius A seen in 2003 (Getty Images)

As we find our feet in the whirlwind of the second eclipse storm, choose to go home over going too hard. ‘Tis the season of laying low, and being unafraid to go against the grain; so you may skip over the barbed wire.

If you appreciate the real over the superficial, leave it rightfully to the full moon eclipse in Scorpio on May 5th and give yourself the go ahead to burst the idealistic thought bubbles. Think transitions, changes and redirections to stretch you into your full, unrealised potential. The process may not always look Versace chic, but you’ll come out reinvigorated, with a renewed perspective of the direction of your future. At the same time, a fresh invitation to fire up your self worth is on top of the agenda. When you realise who you are and what your full potential is, you simply won’t settle for anything less than the full package. Don’t buy into scary headlines, instead focus on refining your own personal game plan.

Aries and Aries Rising

This is a month of nothing less than a metamorphosis rendezvous. You’re calling all the parts you lost of yourself, abandoned or otherwise to come back home. At this juncture, you’re addressing the old narratives that you may have internalised over the past few years to truly cut them from the root. But don’t think you have to do this battle alone, ring up a friend (or a therapist!) as these new realisations may open a can of worms. Remember, the dragons are more illusionary than it may feel. As you slay each one, you’ll rise from the ashes like a fire-blazing phoenix.

Taurus and Taurus Rising

As one door closes, another one opens, taking you on a spectacular, spell-binding ride. You’re about to welcome in a whole new pack of alliances. But first, you must prioritize yourself and question, who is adding more dead weight than value to your mission? What does it look like to feng shui the relationship department? If anyone is hanging on to the older version of you, politely side step away from the outdated conversations, and seek more stimulating chemistry.

Gemini and Gemini Rising

If you’ve been getting through your work weeks with very little focus, perhaps you need to take a closer look at any self-sabotaging habits. In this new creative era, you need to feel a sense of freedom that can help you to ground your innovative ideas into a concrete sculpture. Are you investing your time in distractions or into expansive pursuits? Channel your creativity and chatterbox mind into projects that deliver a bountiful yield of inspiration.

Cancer and Cancer Rising

The hand of Venus is on you this month, giving you all the reason to dress to the nines — regardless of the occasion! Let your inner glow shine in all the right places. You never know what you may attract. Wear that dress you long shoved away in the back of your wardrobe. Solo dates are en-vogue! So don’t hide yourself away in the shadows, you’re the main event.

Leo and Leo Rising

The working arena may be casted with power plays, chess moves, and under the table moves. As you work through all the ‘Succession’ politics, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to play into their rules. Every winner will have their day, and you’re in the climbing phase, so don’t feel disappointed if you have yet to reach the mountain top. The time is coming, but first craft and design the vehicle so when it’s time to take off you’re good to go. Stay ready, so you don’t have to get ready!

Virgo and Virgo Rising

If you’re tired of always being the strong friend, perhaps give yourself permission to take some well-deserved annual leave. There’s no point trying to keep everyone else happy, if you’re feeling depleted in the process. It’s actually the perfect time to observe who only needs you when it’s convenient - the hints will be so obvious that you wouldn’t miss the red flags even if you closed your eyes. As you recoup, you’ll get to meet your desires in full, without overextending your focus into anything else.

Libra and Libra Rising

At some point, we all end up swimming in one of life’s transitions. But, don’t chase the need to have it all figured out as you’ll only spin yourself into circles. The moment you’re looking for, will find you when you embrace your creative edge. In all the tension of uncertainty, the best you can do is do what feels right. Before you take the first step, avoid following the carbon copy rule book of success. Get off the comparison doom scroll on Instagram, and touch some grass.

Scorpio and Scorpio Rising

An inner reckoning might take you by an emotionally sobering surprise. Think of high voltage unpredictable curve balls. If you’ve been mulling over an idea for a little longer than necessary, expect to charge into action without a moment’s notice. This is your prime time for self-reinvention. Remember, you can be anything that you wish to be, so don’t cage yourself into tight labels. On top of that, you’re about to begin a whole new relationship cycle that can bring in a soirée of colourful adventures.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising

The piggy bank could be in for a doozy. It is as erratic as the stock market, but as long as you have yourself covered, you’ll be good. Start making bets. Get clear on what you value, as you may be pushed into a corner that you didn’t sign up for. When you view your attention as a form of currency, you’re able to assess what is going to leave you dry and high, rather than full and satiated.

Capricorn and Capricorn Rising

Some people just don’t like the truth, but frankly it doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be said. Even if your words may feel a little harsh, it’s better that you keep it direct, to avoid a messy situation down the road. Don’t be surprised if a nostalgic rain cloud pours. As you walk down memory lane, kiss each and every part of you and your journey. And even better, unrealised dreams may give you a nudge in a new creative direction.

Aquarius and Aquarius Rising

This is the time to claim all that you truly desire. Be unapologetic about your wants and needs, and you’ll see how the world starts to cater you. Those who don’t ask, don’t get. So be audacious with your requests and never sit back. Remember, don’t bargain your real wants for a purse of cheap diamontés. The best of things take some time to bake. Let go of old expectations about what you should be, and appreciate the bricks you’ve already laid down.

Pisces and Pisces Rising

If you’ve been accepting things that you’re secretly building up resentment towards, you might unleash your angst like a rebellious teen. Pour all your energy into yourself, and you’ll see how much you haven’t been focusing on your empire. Be mindful of tricksters and manipulators, who may dangle a carrot or two to get your attention. Keep your dreams close, and get even clearer on your long-term vision. The next pit stop is to put all the things you’ve learnt into a timeline of action.