Your May horoscope for 2023 is filled with a few twists, with both Mercury and Pluto in retrograde and eclipse season. Find the May horoscope for your Zodiac sign.
We begin this month with planet Mercury still in its apparent retrograde motion. Mercury, of course, never travels backwards but it is the difference in its orbit (88 days) and the travels of the Earth (365 & ¼ days) that causes it to appear to go backwards about three times a year. In my opinion, this affects the synapses in our brains. Our ordinary way of thinking is replaced by something more intuitive and illogical. This can be wonderful to see everyday events in a different light, but our normal checks and balances are usually out to lunch. For this reason, it is best to wait to make important decisions until after the 14th. See 2023 Mercury Retrograde dates.
Full Moon Eclipse
We also have a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 1:34 PM EDT on the 5th. This will be visible from Africa, Western Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. This will be followed by the New Moon at 11:53 AM EDT on the 19th.
Jupiter Enters Taurus
Planet Jupiter will enter Taurus at 1:20 PM EDT on the 16th bringing all of its good luck to the Earth-loving inhabitants of that sign through the end of the year.
Pluto Begins Retrograding
Planet Pluto begins its apparent retrograde motion at 1:06 PM EDT on the 1st. Look for some volatility in the news the first week of this month as Pluto will seem “locked in step” with our own planet. I know that astronomers have downgraded Pluto because of its size. However, having been discovered around the same time as the first atom bomb (which was exploded with plutonium), reliance on size can be deceiving.
May 2023 Horoscopes by Sign
Aries (March 21–April 20)
A dream on the 14th or 15th could give you insights to the root cause of a difficulty in your life. Don’t let friends push you around on the 20th. Creativity is yours on the 22nd, particularly in writing and communications.
Taurus (April 21–May 20)
If you buy it on the 4th, you may pay too much. A really good time can be had with your friends on the 13th. Intuition and creativity are particularly strong on the 26th.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
A dream on the 1st could have a special message for you. An idea to help you build your career is yours on the 12th. Thoughts are particularly clear on the 19th; it would be a good day to go over the budget or create a schedule.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Travel beckons and could be a lot of fun on the 14th. You should have a really good time with your friends on the 19th. Authority figures may give you a hard time on the 27th; don’t let it bother you.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
Ideas to further your career are yours on the 1st. The 21st is an especially good day to have a discussion with your significant other. Don’t let your friends boss you around on the 28th.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Travel beckons and could be a lot of fun on the 1st. Friends and/or your partner have some interesting ideas for you on the 12th. The 19th is an especially good day to organize your business plan or balance the checkbook.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Don’t put too much stock in what you hear at work on the 4th, confusion is possible. An investment idea is yours on the 12th. Intuition is especially strong for you on the 26th.
Scorpio (October 23–November 22)
Avoid an argument with your significant other on the 17th by thinking clearly before speaking. Don’t let others push you around on the 20th. A favorable change on the job on the 21st can mean more money for you.
Sagittarius (November 23–December 21)
An expansive creativity is yours on the 5th. If you buy it on the 17th, it won’t turn out to be as useful as you thought. Pace yourself on the 23rd; there is a strong tendency to overdo.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
The 12th & 13th are great days to organize your business plan or checkbook. Creativity is yours on the 19th. Plan something easy for the 28th so that you don’t get frustrated.
Aquarius (January 20–February 19)
Working with a journal on the 9th could bring up some deep seated ideas. Past efforts could pay current rewards on the 13th. Intuition is very strong for you on the 26th.
Pisces (February 20–March 20)
Don’t make any major decisions on the 4th as confusion is possible. You are abundantly creative on the 15th. Writing and communications are especially favored for the 18th; see what you can do.
See best days by the Moon for different activities.