Bohemian Horoscopes: May 2019.
Aries (March 21-April 20)
Many Rams are feeling frustrated and are keen to break free from rules and restrictions. But, if you really want to enjoy the long-term rewards, then you’ll have to temporarily stop being so rebellious and play by the short-term rules. Plus, when it comes to your professional ambitions, there is no substitute for thorough preparation. With six planets in earth signs, hasty half-baked plans just won’t work! So your motto for the month is from human rights activist Malcolm X, who was born on May 19, 1925, “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
Taurus (April 21-May 21)
Bulls can be stubborn creatures. This month, resist the urge to be intractable and risk-adverse. Do your best to keep your options wide open and your adaptability muscles well-flexed. Lucky Venus visits your sign (from May 15) which bodes well for fun times and promising opportunities. Don’t just sit around waiting for good fortune to fall into your lap though, you need to be the catalyst for change in your life. As singer-activist and birthday great Bono observes, “The world is more malleable than you think, and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape.”
Gemini (May 22-June 21)
The focus is on formal volunteer work or providing assistance to people around you who are sick, in trouble or less fortunate. So your motto for the month is from birthday great, Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn, “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” There’s also a lot going on behind the scenes that you’re not aware of, especially around the time of the New Moon on May 4. So do some detective work and check the facts thoroughly before you make any firm decisions.
Cancer (June 22-July 23)
Are you frustrated by a perceived lack of progress? During the first two weeks of May, your confidence will be curbed and your motivation levels will be muzzled. Then dynamic Mars powers into your sign on May 16, for the first time in nearly two years, and you’ll feel like racing ahead with extra power and passion. But a forward trajectory doesn’t always work well for cautious side-stepping Crabs. So think creatively and heed the wise words of entertainer Cher, who turns 73 on May 20, “If you can’t go straight ahead, then go around the corner.”
Leo (July 24-August 23)
You have two contrasting choices this month. Option 1: your Leo performance skills — expressed via a speech, presentation or show of leadership — could result in you receiving accolades in the public sphere, either at work or within your local community. Option 2: your loud-mouth Leo tendencies could land you in a heap of hot water. The difference between success and failure is learning to self-edit what comes out of your mouth, as you strive to be much more strategic, disciplined and diplomatic. Luckiest days for Lions are May 9, 11 and 14.
Virgo (August 24-September 23)
This month, avoid slipping into Very-Stressed Virgo mode! Try to worry less and focus more as you complete one task at a time, before moving on to the next project. Relationships and situations are constantly changing, so keep your schedule flexible and don’t let your perfectionist streak get out of control. If you worry about getting things 100% right every time, then you’ll never try anything new. Consider the wise words of birthday great, Spanish painter Salvador Dali, “Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them.”
Libra (September 24-October 23)
May 6-7 looks rather tricky, when Saturn throws a spanner into a close relationship and you may feel like throwing in the towel. Don’t give up, Libra! Patience and persistence will see the partnership progress in a more positive direction. Your luckiest day is May 9, when Venus and Jupiter boost love, romance, friendship and finances. Avoid the temptation to hunker down at home. Make sure you maintain close links with your neighbors as there is much joy, sustenance and satisfaction to be found within the parameters of your local community.
Scorpio (October 24-November 22)
Your ability to concentrate is heightened, as you cut through trivialities and focus on what’s really important. Motivation is also high, so make the most of it. Success comes via being passionately proactive about partnerships, joint ventures, public relations and social media. But avoid coming on too strong, Scorpio! Charm is your greatest ally as you gently persuade other people around to your point of view. Venus and Jupiter boost business acumen on May 9 and bring a lucky financial break your way, as long as you pounce when the opportunity appears.
Sagittarius (November 23-December 21)
This month’s earthy energies stabilize your fiery emotions, as you roll up your sleeves and get things done. The planetary mix particularly helps you sort out finances, power through paperwork, launch a professional project, or initiate a business deal. It’s time to get practical as the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Uranus move through your work zone. You don’t want to appear to be all show and no substance, so make sure you can demonstrate to others that you are confident and capable. The stars also encourage you to find fun ways to spend your spare time.
Capricorn (December 22-January 20)
Slow down and pay close attention, Capricorn! This month, take the time to really listen to what a friend or family member has to say. There are many more possibilities than you previously thought, so switch gears and view a current situation from a surprisingly fresh perspective. If you expand your mind, you will transform your thinking. Don’t be scared of changing your opinions and venturing into brave new territory. Be inspired by birthday great, actress and writer Shirley MacLaine, “Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. It’s where all the fruit is.”
Aquarius (January 21-February 19)
With the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Uranus all highlighting your home zone, it’s time to play Domestic Goddess (or God) to the hilt as you cook, clean, de-clutter, entertain, garden, decorate or renovate. Family issues take center stage, and you may also have to navigate your way through a professional minefield, especially around the time of the Full Moon on May 18. Strive to handle any problems that crop up in a proactive and creative way. Intuition and spirituality are heightened, as you receive important guidance and inspiration from within.
Pisces (February 20-March 20)
Courtesy of the New Moon, communicating with passion and precision will take you places this month, Pisces. So, whether you teach, give a speech, post a podcast, write a report, or get vocal on social media, it’s time to let other people know what’s really on your mind. You’ll also receive plenty of messages, emails, texts and tweets, and maybe even some old-fashioned snail mail, but avoid the tendency to get side-tracked. Maintain your concentration, and strive to see each task through to a satisfactory conclusion before you commence something new.
Joanne Madeline Moore has worked as an actress and singer in Australia, studied macrobiotics and shiatsu in London, meditated at Stonehenge, explored the medinas of Marrakech, lived with gypsy poets in the caves above Granada (in Spain), and been blessed by a Balian priest during a lunar eclipse in Indonesia. She’s also been a professional astrologer and writer since 1994. Her horoscope columns are currently syndicated in over 40 newspapers and magazines (and on websites) in the US, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. You can read her daily and weekly horoscopes on her website, and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.