Your May 2021 Horoscope: A Lunar Eclipse and Mercury Retrograde

May’s astrological messages ask us to look within

Ashleigh D. Jay
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12 min readApr 30, 2021

May kicks off with us still reeling from the revelations of the Scorpio full moon while also seeking fresh definitions of stability. These horoscopes are written with you in mind. Short on time? Think about the below three things to keep in mind for the month. Sitting down with your coffee or tea? Peep the detailed astrological summary of the month. Scroll beyond that to find specific thoughts for your sign.

Three things to keep in mind

  • How do you nurture the people/possessions/knowledge you value?
  • The Saturn retrograde could feel like your mind is being blown. Let it.
  • The Mercury retrograde in Gemini approaches at the end of the month. Don’t wait until then to back up your files and get your systems in order.

Summary of the month

Mercury returns home to Gemini on May 3, giving us a chance to process the heavy messages from being in Taurus. We’ve been stewing and ruminating over everything for the last month, and it’s time to let the words come one by one. It’s important to write, record, and document all ideas that come to mind. It’s practically an idea factory, but the key is to know where to place all of these concepts and thoughts. Be mindful of gossip and sharing information just for the sake of it. We’ve got to get better with our mental hygiene.

Venus ends her time in Taurus and flits over to Gemini on May 8, increasing the desire to chat and exchange insight with people who pique our curiosity and can help us impact our community. Connecting with those who give good conversation can be extremely stimulating, but you have to be clear on what kind of provocation you seek. Under these skies, romance is much more mental than physical. If you’ve struggled with flirting, this is a great time to work on your banter.

May 11 brings the Taurus new moon, which asks us to do the work to grow. Perhaps you need a new landscape to grow on or new seeds to plant or new nurturing methods. Either way, this is a great lunation for making sustainable pleasure a habit. Our personal values are undergoing a serious…



Ashleigh D. Jay
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