Here’s your monthly horoscope for May 2021. This month brings Pluto’s return and the best days to plant crops by the Moon! Find out more from Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre, who provides at-a-glance predictions for all 12 zodiac signs.
Summary for May 2021
Wow! Here we go for another warm weather season with its summer vacations and crop plantings. We begin this month not long after the Libra full Moon (April 26). Below-ground crops would be best planted the 5th or the 6th while above-ground crops can be sown on the 15th, 16th, 24th & 25th. Of course, in the north, most of these should be plants that don’t mind cold and/or a bit of frost; the general rule is to not sensitive varieties until after the last full Moon before Memorial Day. This occurs on May 26 this year.
See Best Days Timetable for planting crops and other activities, based on the Moon’s sign.
We also have planet Jupiter—the largest planet in our solar system—exiting the sign of Aquarius and entering the sign of Pisces on the 13th. Look for all the arts to become more of a focus at least until the end of July when Jupiter retrogrades back into Aquarius.
Another Mercury retrograde period begins on May 29 and remains in this direction until late on June 22. Once again, it will be time to listen to our intuition, notice our surroundings in a new and different way and postpone major decisions, if possible. This is the time to re-do, re-work, re-arrange and renew. Taking time to pamper the self is an excellent thing to do during this transit. See 2021 Mercury Retrograde dates.
May Horoscopes by Sign
Aries (March 21–April 20)
Folks are likely to see things your way on the 7th & 8th. An intuition about increasing your cash flow is yours on the 11th. Dream activity has some special messages for you on the 30th & 31st.
Taurus (April 21–May 20)
Friends have some good ideas for you on the 2nd. Something done in the past could pay current dividends on the 19th. Don’t believe everything that your friends tell you on the 27th.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
A dream could have a special message for you about investments on the 2nd. A road trip with friends is especially enjoyable on the 12th. Don’t believe everything that you hear on the 22nd.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Friends have some good advice to offer you on the 5th. Travel becomes more of a focus for you after the 13th. A road trip with the whole family will be a lot of fun on the 25th.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
Avoid authority figures on the job on the 3rd. Career can move forward from an idea that you have on the 17th. If you buy it on the 21st, you are likely to spend too much.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Creativity is yours on the 2nd. Work done in the past is likely to bring current rewards on the 12th. Avoid confusion with your mate by finding something solo to do on the 22nd.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
An idea bubbles up on how you can make more money on the 6th. If you buy it on the 8th, you are likely to spend too much. The 19th would be a great day to redo a road trip that was a lot of fun in the past.
Scorpio (October 23–November 22)
Change comes a bit more easily than usual on the 6th. A wonderful conversation could be had with your significant other on the 17th. A road trip could prove to be a lot of fun on the 31st.
Sagittarius (November 23–December 21)
Keeping your ideas to yourself could avoid conflict at work on the 3rd. A strong desire to stay at home is yours after the 13th. Folks are likely to see things your way on the 26th & 27th.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
If you buy it on the 3rd, you are likely to spend too much money. Work done in the past could bring current rewards on the 12th. A health problem could find resolution on the 19th.
Aquarius (January 20–February 19)
An intuition could have a message for you on how to make more money on the 2nd. Look for a pleasant change on the job scene on the 11th. Creativity is yours on the 31st.
Pisces (February 20–March 20)
You are especially attractive to others on the 2nd; take advantage. Creativity is yours on the 13th with writing being quite favored. Don’t allow an inner dissatisfaction to make you falter on the 27th.
See best days by the Moon for different activities.