💖 Love Horoscope May 2017
originally written for Glamour
March 21-April 19
The moment you feel like jumping out of your own skin is exactly when you need to calm TF down, Aries. This month can bring you exciting shifts in your love life, or it can just make you want to pick fights. What you feel entitled to say around the 9th may come back to haunt you between the 18th and the 26th. If your self-care game isn’t on point, you’re likely to feel the worst of this, so before you act out, get yea to the gym, shrink, yoga mat, or wherever you find your calm, my love. If you’re centered and a little bit lucky, this month will bring you chances to deepen your intimacies. Own what you’re choosing to consent to, lover.
April 20-May 20
The Full Moon on the 10th is going to hit you in your relationship house, Taurus. This only happens but once a year, and it’s totally a big deal. Take stock of what you’re feeling in your closest relationships – not what you think of them, not what seems practical – what you actually, truly, feel. This is a chance to get emotionally present with yourself that you should totally grab onto. By the time the 24th rolls around, you’ll be confronted by the truth of your feels anyway, in what could be a kinda dramatic development in your relationships. Honor your feels, even if they require that you look at some scary emotions.
May 21-June 21
If you’ve been phoning in your relationships and going through the motions, you’re likely to find yourself hecka agitated this month. Mars is in your sign for all of May, and this can be really great or really annoying news, depending. Mars wants you to mobilize, or it’ll get easily agitated. Moving your relationships forward requires you to be present in them though. Show up, Twin Star. Confront the good, the bad, and the awkward because you now have the energy to make the most of it all. The New Moon on the 25th in your relationship house is likely to bring up a deeper sense of connection between you and others; it can even signal the start of something new. Be here for it all.
June 22-July 22
The kindness you show others is important, Moonchild. If you allow your friendships to fall by the wayside when things are sunshine and rainbows, how can you reasonably expect them to be there for you when they feel like they’re falling apart? You’re going to have to deal with some important matters of the heart in the second half of the month, and you’ll need your support system in place for it. Work on being a good listener this month. Whether it’s with bae or with your sister, your challenge now is to be able to hear where others are at without making it about you. Everyone gets to have their own feels; hearing someone else’s doesn’t have to cancel yours out.
July 23-Aug. 22
Who do you count as family? The Full Moon on the 10th is going to bring up all kinds of feels around your sense of connection and make you hecka emo about your place in the world. If you’ve been holding it together instead of leaning on loved ones, this may make you feel really lonely, Leo. You need people, not just to be an adoring audience (as nice as that is!) but to share of your real self with. Just because you can make others think you feel okay, that doesn’t mean you actually do. Work on expanding your willingness to be vulnerable with others. It’s totally worth it, my love.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
Sometimes you’ve gotta let go, Virgo. If you’ve been holding on to a fantasy of who you are or where you’re at, you’ve probably been feeling pretty dank about yourself lately. Sometimes you need to feel bad to have that confrontation with reality that the Universe has been waiting on you to have. Around the 11th, watch out for illusions shattered. Be willing to see things as they really are so that you can assert the appropriate self-care. By the time the Venus square to Pluto on the 25th rolls around, you want to be in a position to know what to keep and what’s better gotten rid of. Get real so you can move on.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
This month is likely to bring you all kinds of surprises, so strap yourself in and get ready, Libra! People are unpredictable and at times confusing, so here’s a pro tip for managing their meshagas: don’t. You don’t have to understand where anyone else is coming from, only how you feel about it. You don’t need to know what they’re going to do next because that’s a distraction from your own choices. Don’t concern yourself so much with what others are or aren’t doing that you lose sight of what’s heartfelt and true for you. Relationships are a call and response game, and it’s on you to figure out where you truly stand.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Get ready, Scorpio! On the 10th is your one time a year that the Full Moon is in your sign, and that’s a big deal for your super-sensi heart. Make use of this emo shift by taking stock of how far you’ve come in the past twelve months. Your emotional wellness is an ever-shifting landscape, and the more awareness you bring to it, the healthier and more beautiful it’ll be. Illusions will be intensified around this week, so if you are all of a sudden feeling like a smitten kitten with someone that you never liked before, or if you’re all of a sudden feeling hella over bae, try not to take your feels at face value. But don’t worry – by the end of the month, things will even out. You don’t need things to work out quickly; you need them to work out right.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Loving yourself is an inside job, but the real test emerges when you get around other people. Are your boundaries weak, or are they rigid? This month, you’ll need to follow-through with what you know to be healthy for you, even when it’s complicated or awkward. Your relationships are going through a bit of reorienting that reflects the big changes you’ve been going through. For best results, don’t be so quick to react; take stock of whether you’ve clearly communicated where you’re at and what you can or can’t do. Give your honies a chance to keep up with you before you decide that they can’t. Pace yourself for the win.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
If you can get out of your own way, you can experience a greater love than what you’ve yet known, Cappy. The ways in which you protect yourself are admirable, but when you put up shields when you’re not in any actual danger, you aren’t making things safer. Check in with the walls you’ve built around yourself, and make sure that they’re keeping you safe and not isolated. You don’t have to trust that others will always be cool, but you do have to trust yourself. If you know that you’ll take care of you in dodgy situations, it’s OK to take those emo risks.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
You don’t have to want to be all lovey dovey or married and buried, Aquarius. You get to want to be alone, or to be in any kind of relationship structure that appeals to you. What you do need is to be clear about what you’re here for and to make sure that you’re participating in the kinds of relationships that work for your truest self. The Full Moon on the 10th will bring up some intense feels about where you’re at in your closest connections – don’t make light of it. Commit to cultivating the kind of self-understanding that allows you to attract the situations and dynamics that make you happy, my love.
Feb. 19-March 20
When you start saying no or even just changing, it’s easy for the people who you’re closest to, to feel threatened. It’s normal, but that doesn’t mean that you have to indulge other people’s feelings, Pisces. Be ready for the real-life impact of changes you’ve been working on for months. Don’t get all people-pleasy when things get intense; stand your ground when it feels important because if you lose someone for being honest, you never had them at all. From the 25th though to the 29th, be extra mindful with your reactions. If you’ve mislead people to believe that things were OK when they weren’t, you may have to take responsibility. Own your part and build from there this month.