Welcome to YourTango’s monthly love horoscope column from astrologer Ellen Whitehurst! Look up your astrological sign to see what love and romance May is bringing your way. Please note: the predictions provided here follow Western astrological dates.
ARIES (March to April 21): Wow, wow, wow. You just can’t avoid all the attention you’ll receive this month, no matter how hard you try. This is due to benevolent, extravagant and generous Jupiter in dramatic Leo, lighting up your 5th House of True Love and Romance (as well as joy, fun and personal pleasure).
They can’t take their eyes off you! Use caution and remember that you’ll need to choose your new loves carefully; once they make the cut, your bleeding heart will bring you a new love or rekindle the fire with your current one. No lonely hearts here, Aries! Just bleeding and beautiful ones paying tons of attention wooing, courting and expressing a strong sensual interest in you. Woo hoo!
TAURUS (April to May 21): Your ruling planet, the loving and lovely Venus, will slide on over into emotional Cancer on May 7th. She’ll start unpacking and take up real estate in your 3rd House of Communications for awhile, so you may just hear some sweet nothings being whispered in your ear. Be kind and compassionate in all of your conversations and you’ll find others appreciating your efforts, and your allure as well.
GEMINI (May to June 21): Venus will soar into Cancer on May 7th and suddenly your home and family will feel more important than dating. You’re hungry for hope and your loved ones will be the ones who bring you that very thing.
You might even find your family more important than your primary partner. If you are already attached, gather your loved ones around for a home-cooked meal and some sharing around the kitchen table. Your partner will understand and will participate soon enough. If there is no current significant other, don’t worry … there will be soon.
CANCER (June to July 21): You’re going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this month when your 5th House of True Love also plays host to the May 3rd Full Moon. This means that your own ruling planet (the Moon) will be functioning at full cosmic speed, while enticing intense and sexy Scorpio. So, if you’re single you can expect someone sensual, dynamic and dangerous to approach you. Just make sure they are not too dangerous; if they’re not, you have the astrological go-ahead to move into a more serious relationship.
LEO (July to August 21): Venus will square off against electric and shocking Uranus on May 25, putting your energies in 12th House of Privacy versus your 9th House of long distance lovers. If you’ve been engaging in an online relationship—and trying to keep it on the down low—you will need to remain especially discreet, especially if you don’t want the whole world whispering about this burgeoning partnership.
Friendships will also require your time and energy from May 27 thru the 30th, but all these friends really want is a shoulder to lean on and someone to talk to. Be like those friends, Romans and countrymen, and lend them your ear. Giving them the benefit of your experiences won’t hurt either.
VIRGO (August to September 21): Venus, Goddess of Love, will be setting off for nurturing Cancer and your 11th House of Friends and Groups. And it could be someone in one of those categories that might introduce you to someone really swell. In fact, you might be just the person everyone comes to in order to calm troubled waters. The advice you give to others to solve their problems will make them see stars, hanging on to every word you say like a chandelier.
LIBRA (September to October 21): As of May 7th, Venus will enter home and family-loving Cancer, the sign that most loves to spend time spoiling those it loves, while also making your home an even cozier place. You’ll have this energy swirling all around you for the rest of the month, so if there are any authority figures you’ve been having some challenges with, invite them over for some diplomacy and negotiations, too.
SCORPIO (October to November 21): After a long and lovely month languishing in sensual Taurus, the Sun will be moving over into your 8th House of Intimate Relationships on May 21, all done up in chatty and communicative Gemini. Now, this sign is known for their picky and fickle nature, but you are steady as a rock. Even if your eyes do wander, you’ll be able to keep yourself (and your flirtations) in check, provided the possible partner is not too delicious to pass up.
SAGITTARIUS (November to December 21): After spending most of the month in Gemini, Venus will slip into something more comfortable in your 8th House of Intimate Partners. Venus will be in privacy-loving Cancer, so you might not see your friends for the next few weeks. You’ll still feel happy about your decision, discovering something new in yourself—even if it’s between the sheets.
CAPRICORN (December to January 21): The Goddess of Love, Venus, will be moving into your 7th House of Partners on May 7th, with tenderhearted Cancer keeping her company. Your partner’s wants and needs will become especially important to you, to the point where you won’t care who knows about this affair. Remind your significant others that you are crazy about them and feel free to gush. This will bring you closer or attract a new partner into your life. Either way, you’ll want to wear your heart on your sleeve before that sleeve comes completely off.
AQUARIUS (January to February 21): You’ve been having the time of your (love) life lately with caring Venus and expansive Jupiter, both holding hands in your 7th House of One-On-One Relationships. Company won’t be too hard to come by now, and after May 21st the Sun in Gemini will send you lots of candidates who are fascinating and fabulous. Enjoy!
PISCES (February to March 21): On May 5th, Venus will slide on over into your 5th House of Lovers, including playmates, fun, and joy. She will be ready to pass out a ton of love—hugs and kisses, too. Someone will make your heart happy and will expect the same from you in return. Give yourself up and you will feel satisfied and fulfilled.