Find out what the stars have in store for you this month, thanks to Reader’s Digest’s expert astrologist Janice Jones.
May 21 – June 21
With speedy Mars in your sign at the start of May, take care when running for the train, bus or taxi and don’t drive too fast if you’re late for an appointment. While you can achieve a lot with your energy dialled up high, you may come across as tense or even aggressive if you’re racing to finish a project or dashing off to meet a friend. Take time out to do what you know calms you down, such as going for a walk or listening to your favourite meditation. Getting to bed early will benefit you. Also, plan a getaway if possible, as you may be feeling worn out. Later in May, you will be supported by your ruler Mercury in having deep and meaningful conversations involving issues to do with joint finances, an inheritance, intimacy or even sex. These positive talks may be life-changing and you will come up with inspired answers to any difficult questions.
Best days: May 1, 7-9, 21, 31
June 22 – July 22
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity,” said Roman philosopher Seneca. You come up with a breakthrough in matters to do with offspring, hobbies or affairs of the heart, the ‘lucky’ outcome of you putting in the hard yards behind the scenes.
Best days: May 5, 9-11
July 23 – August 22
You may dazzle your boss or higher-ups and find yourself in the spotlight for your contribution at work or to business affairs in early May. Just remember to devote time and energy to your loved ones as well.
Best days: May 5, 11-13
August 22 – September 22
Broadening your horizons is a strong urge for you this month. Chat with an acquaintance from faraway, research an overseas trip or perhaps start learning a language. In mid-May, be prepared to make a break from your everyday routine and put your plans into action.
Best days: May 5, 13-15
September 23 – October 23
You attract a love interest or business proposition. But is the chemistry right, and do the numbers add up? A close friend is ready to offer a listening ear if things don’t pan out as you’d hoped. This event has its upside as it makes you look at what you truly value in a good partner.
Best days: May 5, 14, 15-1
October 23 – November 22
While it’s easy to see where others should change, it’s harder to transform our behaviour or see where we sabotage ourselves. But a full moon in your own sign, which lights up your self-expression, helps you become clear about what to do.
Best days: May 14-15, 17-20
November 23 – December 21
The evidence is compelling: regular exercise and a healthy diet are essential for our wellbeing. You look into how to spice up your everyday routine and the new moon on May 5 inspires you to put your findings into action.
Best days: May 5-6, 17
December 22 – January 20
You’ve been tackling some heavy issues this year so take the time to balance the scales and indulge in the lighter side of life. Plan a romantic dinner with your sweetheart or dedicate a day to doing whatever makes you happy.
Best days: May 5-6, 14, 19
January 20 – February 18
You’re feeling the call to makeover your home or living arrangements. Simply painting a wall, recovering a chair or potting a plant could be enough of a transformation to satisfy your mood for change without straining your finances.
Best days: May 1, 19, 24-26
February 19 – March 20
There is a friendly atmosphere on May 5 that brings you the chance to have a heart-to-heart connection with family or neighbours. You’ll also find a way to improve your daily commute or short trips in your neighbourhood.
Best days: May 5, 19, 27-28
March 21 – April 19
Your attention turns to matters of money, possessions and property with love planet Venus still in your sign and a new moon in your second house. The timing is perfect to reorganise your finances to achieve a goal. However, avoid getting into debt.
Best days: May 1, 5, 19
April 20 – May 20
Change-making planet Uranus has been influencing your sign for a month and already you may have experienced a positive surprise or a flush of energy. When Venus partners with Uranus later in May, it may spark an event with children or a fun project.
Best days: May 5, 19
This article first appeared on Reader's Digest.