May 01 2019

Your May Horoscopes: Finally a Peaceful Moon!

The Standard Spa, Miami Beach’s in-house astrologer, Lori Bell, did you a solid and laid out your month ahead. Thank her in person when you see her around the property and book an appointment to go deeper into your astrological chart (if you're not in Miami, she does readings via phone, too!). This month's biggest takeaways: Finally a peaceful moon!
Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19)

Cha-ching, Aries! Your mantra for May is abundance. Make sure that Venmo is updated and your accounts in the receivable mode! The yearly New Moon arrives in Taurus on May 4th, charging up your 2nd house of cash. Opportunities are ripe to increase your income and financial status. Focus, now; don't shy away or get caught up in self-doubt. Instead, this is the time to showcase talents, stand in your value, and proclaim self-worth. Increase your rates. Ask for a raise. Download a stock trading app. Dear, Aries, patience is not one of your virtues, but you must practice it now. You're so gonna love me when you see the rewards. If you're contemplating switching jobs, keep your vision on the long term, not the immediate. Do not act impulsively on first enticements or succumb to temptations for instant gratification. Instead, breathe. Meditate. Create pro/con lists, even consult a psychic, before making a move. It's all about thinking big and planning for the future. Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and money sashays in on May 15th. Everything is aligning for you to fully invest in yourself. Mars, the big boss of your sign, enters Cancer on May 15th, hanging out in your 4th house of home, hearth, and family. Emotions are running high this month; be mindful of passive-aggressive behaviors. And please, curb the emotional, blackmail tactics yourself. Aries, this is not the time to let family members disturb your inner well-being or create bumps along the path toward abundance. The best antidote—well, it's Spring. So, go spring cleaning. Pour tons of energy into house repairs, organizing, painting, and purging. Save only what brings your joy. You'll keep the peace and, bonus, your place will look great. If this beautification isn't your thing, then it may be best to avoid family gatherings this month, or pop an edible before you go. Just remember to stay focused on your personal hashtag from the universe: #ariesabundance.

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20)

Cheers to another circle around the Sun, Taurus. The universe is honoring you this month with extra love for your birthday. The yearly New Moon in your sign occurs on May 4th infusing you with enough energy to set the world ablaze. Next, the enchanting Venus, who governs your sign, slips into Taurus on the 15th. You've got the magnetism and charm to beguile everyone in your orb, Taurus, your earthly sensuality can be hypnotic, use it like Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. These planetary alignments only happen once a year. No hiding out at home watching Netflix, go socialize! Mercury the communicator enters Taurus on May 6th so your words are flowing. Ask for what you desire, it's usually a lot. The Full Moon on May 18th highlights your relationships; if you're single, start swiping left. Those committed, remember to compromise—you can be so fixed in your ways. Gift yourself a birthday celebration or two. This is the month to indulge so enjoy every moment, Taurus! The bold planet Mars moves into Cancer on May 15th highlighting communication, community, and siblings. You'll be motivated to engage with your community and hang out with your siblings. write a blog, or go chill with your neighbors. People can be a bit touchy here, please temper your bossy boot's attitude. If you find yourself getting cranky and hurt, go meditate, don't take anything personally. Please don't forget to invite me to your birthday bash. 

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

I've got a challenge for you, dear Gemini. Can you lie low for a few weeks? May is asking you to go within. You need to still your mind. Since you're the most curious sign of the zodiac, this isn't the easiest task. Go book a silent retreat, OK? I am prescribing it. Or how about a meditation or yoga retreat? Go hiking, surfing, and commune with nature. Join a community garden and grow your own vegetables. The aim is to quiet your mind, whatever it takes, just do it. There is a lineup of planets in your 12th house of endings, solitude, reflection, and imagination. It's been a very busy few months and you need a time out, literally. Go get inspired. The once a year New Moon in Taurus, on May 4th, enters your 12th house and in no time, your CEO ruler Mercury moves in on May 6. Venus joins the club on the 15th. The mantra for May: Solitude. Gemini, you're never completely alone, you've got your laptop and cherished cell phone. A digital detox would be ideal, do the best you can, Gemini. The bold and competitive planet Mars moves into Cancer, on May 15th for 6 weeks, activating your 2nd house of money, self-worth, and talents. Gemini, this only happens every two years. In your solitude, get inspired, dream up new creative ways to use those talents, you've got plenty of them. Then turn these hidden talents into money-making ventures. You love to multitask, go for it! I will text you in 3 weeks. You're incognito till then. 

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Happy Spring, lovely Cancer. May is a busy month for a homebody like you. The yearly New Moon in Taurus on May 4th is activating your 11th house of friends, tribe, and like-minded peeps. It's the season to network, make new connections, attend a conference, or maybe join a garden community and plant your vegetables. Your Google calendar should be filled up with social events every weekend this month. No hiding out in bed eating gelato and listening to podcasts. Mercury, the planet of communication, lands there on the 6th, then Venus, the Goddess of love and beauty, arrives on the 15th. The planets are having their private social club in your 11th house—join them! If you're single, this is an opportunity to meet a potential love. Are you motivated to leave your apartment now, Cancer? The planet Mars, aka, inner guard dog, moves into your sign on May 15th. This occurs every two years and will be there for 6 glorious weeks! Your energy is ramped up to full tilt; you'll be feeling courageous, hot and ready to take on any project. Whether it's work or love, you're on it—your mantra for May: Socialize. Cheers to new friends!  

Leo (July 23-Aug 22)

Work it, Leo, this month is all about your career. The yearly Taurus New Moon will power up your professional house on May 4th. If you want your professional life to light up, this is the month to ignite it. There is a conga line of planets dancing in your career house. Mercury, the planet of communication, arrives on May 6th, he's there for two weeks so make those calls, send those emails, network like crazy! Your mental focus is full on ambition and success, don't waste this precious window of time. Your enthusiasm and visionary thinking will lead to new opportunities. Venus, the planet of love, beauty and harmony, joins the party on the 15th. Your appeal will be at an all-time high so schedule those business lunches, close the deal, impress the team, or be the new boss. You're so charming right now, use it to your advantage in the most honorable way Leo. Fame is an aphrodisiac for you, how many celebrities or famous people do you troll on Instagram? Leo, I know you'd love your own Wikipedia entry—this year could very well be the year it happens. Mars, the fiery planet of courage and drive, shifts into Cancer on May 6th, where he's hiding out in your 12th house of solitude, reflection, and imagination. It's the ideal time to let your imagination run free—who knows what inspiring goals and creative concepts you'll dream up. Go run in the park, spend time in the ocean, get your inspiration sparked! Your mantra for May: Ambition! I can't wait to read your new Wikipedia bio. 

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22)

May is calling you to get out of dodge Virgo! The annual Taurus New Moon, your partner in crime, highlights your 9th house of travel, learning, and philosophical beliefs. It's not just the New Moon igniting your wanderlust, add your CEO ruler, Mercury. He's inspiring you to learn, have new experiences, and expand your worldview. That doesn't include watching Rachael Maddow. Listen to podcasts, attend a class, and plan your getaway. Venus, the ruler of love, beauty, and harmony, jumps in on May 15th. Visit art museums, attend a concert, have a romance with someone from a different culture. If you can't escape, be an armchair traveler, read a Paul Theroux travel novel, google every place you've ever dreamed of going to, then plant those seeds of intention. The planet Mars of action and drive stirs up your social life on May 15th for the next six weeks. Network! Join political campaigns, hang out with your tribe, get involved with like-minded peeps. It will nourish you, dear Virgo. May's mantra: Travel!  

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22)

Ooh, la la, Libra; May is one spicy month. The once-a-year New Moon in Taurus activates your 8th house of sex, intimacy, and finances. It's not just the New Moon holding court here; add Mercury and Venus too! Get ready for some super-sizzling action. Libras in committed relationships: this is the month to luxuriate in between the sheets, order in, and take your relationship to a deeper level. Taurus energy is the most sensual of the zodiac. But get tactical about it. Think scented candles, 1000-thread count sheets, organic body oils, champagne, a vape... Go shopping, now! For single Libras, this may be the month you meet your forever-after. You'll just know, okay? At the least, you'll find a new hottie. Venus, Goddess of love and your ruling Goddess, adores being in Taurus. With Taurus in your 8th house of sex, you're literally oozing sexuality. You may want to cash in on those personal days and stay in bed. At some point this month, you will have to emerge from the love nest and pay attention to finances. It's the optimal time to review your investments, savings accounts, and planning for the future. Taurus is supporting you as a promoter of money and stability. To make financial matters even better, Mars, the planet of action and drive, enters your 10th house of career. He only makes a visit every two years; please take full advantage. Enhance your work life by tapping into this Martian energy. Focus. Be ambitious. Take risks. You'll reap the rewards, I promise. Do watch out for testy co-workers as Mars in Cancer can instigate your passive-aggressive side. You are not one for confrontation, Libra. So think before you speak or do something impulsive. May's mantra: Intimacy, then action! What a time to be a Libra.

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21)

Harmony and understanding, Scorpio! May is the month of ease. Romance comes first. The celestial sky invited a few planets to host a party in your 7th house of committed partnerships. The yearly Taurus New Moon arrives on May 4th, infusing renewed energy into your house of love. Remember what drew you to your partner; schedule date night; plan a weekend away; reveal sexy fantasies. Single Scorpios, this is your month for connection. Get out there and be receptive to new attractions. Scorpio, you're intense, powerful, and have a really hard time surrendering. Dredging up old wounds will only hurt, not serve you. Please tune into the sensual, serene, calming effect of Taurus energy. You desperately need it. Mercury, the messenger, joins in on May 6th, easing the flow of communication with kindness. Then, Venus, the planet of love and beauty, slips in on May 15th. She'll smooth over any discord, create harmony, and make you feel safe, Scorpio. How peaceful does that sound? Taurus craves stability and comfort. So, chill out with your partner; reconnect over a great meal, sleep in, snuggle with your pooch. Just give yourself permission to be lazy for a change. The once-a-year Full Moon in Scorpio arrives on May 18th and shines a spotlight on your first house of self. Being the most private signs of the zodiac, you're not too keen on self-reveal. Try sharing with others; see a new therapist; join a meet-up. It's okay to take off the mask. People will respond to your magnetism, and you'll bask in the attention. The celestial scenario only comes once a year, don't waste it. Mars the sexy and passionate planet who reigns over your Scorpio will enter your BFF Cancer on May 16th, for six dreamy weeks in your 9th house of travel and higher knowledge. Get out of town, take your partner or new love interest and go exploring. The 9th house is visionary, wanting you to expand and shift your thinking. Check out which spiritual Guru is coming to your city and go meet him/her. Take off to Peru to attend an ayahuasca ceremony. Scorpio, you crave intensity, it could be the right plant medicine for you? Watch a documentary on it first. The universe is screaming at you to #letgo, Scorpio!

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21)

Sagittarius, time to dive deep into wellness. The once-a-year New Moon in Taurus on May 4th powers up your house of self-care, organization, and work. The mundane matters of life can be such a bore; they are not your strong point. This month is gifting you the energy and focus on getting stuff done! The universe has a backup plan to ensure you don't miss the memo by having two other planets join the wellness wagon. Text yourself to do lists, reward yourself once completed. You need inspiration, Sag. Shake up your exercise routine; take a spin on a Peloton bike, join a running club, do martial arts, or download the latest exercise app. You must keep alternating your routine, because monotony doesn't work for you. You'll ditch the workout hit happy hour instead. Priorities, Sag! Mercury, the planet of communication, joins on May 6th, at least your curiosity will keep you interested. Google all the latest and greatest apps, diets, and wellness coaches. Book the yearly doctors, dentists, appointments, get them out of the way. See an acupuncturist, get cupped, and try an energy healer. By the end of May, you'll be the wellness and exercise maven. Venus, the planet of love and beauty, decided to shine; she enters on May 15th. Stay open you never know who you'll meet at the gym or the waiting room of one of your health care appointments. Now, will you make those appointments? Mars the planet of passion moves in for 6 hot weeks, into your 8th house of sex, intimacy, and money. This placement occurs only every two years; you do not want to waste it. After all the self-care intensive, what better reward than some hot lovin? Attention to your financial wellbeing is critical. Sag, money comes and goes, your generosity and living-in-the-moment are one of your enduring qualities. However, your accountant would not agree. Maybe it’s time to start planning for the learn term future. Maybe? Sag, you'll be so smoking hot and healthy at the end of this month, can I be you? Your hashtag for May: #wellnesswagonsag

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19)

Let the fun begin, Capricorn! You may have forgotten what "fun" actually is—this month is a great reminder. May 5th is the annual Taurus New Moon that will happily activate your 5th house of happiness, love affairs, creativity, and kids. It's Springtime: the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining; leave the office, get off of the computer and go play. This is not a joke; you genuinely need to lighten up and enjoy yourself. You've got the badass planets in your sign hammering at you; you need a respite. The celestial sky, who knows you don't always listen to wise counsel, is adding two additional planets in the 5th house to get your attention. Mercury, the planet of communication and ideas, walks in on the 6th. What creatively inspires you, Cap? Find it and do it! Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and art, arrives on the 15th. The universe wants you to indulge so they included Venus. Venus in Taurus is sensuality at its height. Go to an art opening, an outdoor concert, have a picnic—please, enjoy life and all its pleasures. Have a hot romance or a bad romance; just have one. If you're coupled, bring the excitement back, go on a date, have hot sex afterward. Those with kids, they'll remind you why you had them. They can bust open your heart at any moment—let the love in. Tap into your inner kid, Capricorn. Mars, the planet of passion and ambition, powers up your 7th house of partnerships on May 16th, where he'll stay for six weeks. Passions are fiery and tempers are hot in your house of partnerships, whether it's business or love. Cap, sometimes you can be a touch too pragmatic and come off uncaring and cold. I love Capricorns, please do try to be more sympathetic. Getting into an argument with your partner can lead to wonderful make-up sex. Your mantra for May: Find your joy! 

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18)

Aquarius it's nesting time! On May 5th, the yearly Taurus New Moon is in your 4th house of home and family. Aquarius, you're not known as a homebody, this month you'll become one. Don't fret! Invite everyone over, you're never alone. You always have a posse of interesting people surrounding you. This is the month to redecorate, fluff up, paint, and organize your home. Taurus rules your 4th house, you prefer beautiful comfort furnishings, you're not going for the fabulously designed sofa if it's not cozy to lay on. In order for you to spend more time at home, the universe invited two other planets to the 4th house. Mercury shows up on the 6th, you may have the urge to work from home this month. The most fabulous guest is Venus, who arrives on the 15th. She wants you to beautify your dwelling, entertain, and throw extravagant dinner parties. Invite your folks and siblings over for brunch, keep the drinks flowing, you want everyone happy. Taurus energy is about comfort, good food, good wine, and a beautiful table. If there is any time in your life to entertain at home, this is the month! May I get an invite? I'd love to meet your friends. Mars, the planet of action, drive, and passion highlights your 6th house of self-care, organization, and work. The 6th house deals with the mundane issues of life, without the 6th house you'd be one hot mess. Mars shows up every two years to get you motivated. The first task: book all your doctor appointments within the next 6 weeks. Self-care is key. Wellness is the rage; if you're with the program, get one. Book an appointment with a wellness coach, try alternative medicine, and move your body. Nurture your well-being, Aquarius, it will do wonders for you, I promise. Be mindful of sensitive co-workers, sometimes, Aquarius, you’re so in your head, you can be oblivious to others feelings. Your home is going to be the social hub this month. My invite? Cheers to home and hearth! 

Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20)

Pisces, Happy Spring! The annual New Moon in Taurus occurs on May 5th igniting your 3rd house of communication, your mind, community, and learning. Your attitude is also an integral part of the 3rd house. The saying goes: positive attitude, positive life. Try that out for the next 30 days, Pisces, it may change your life! The celestial skies truly wanted you to get the message so they invited Mercury and Venus to the third house gathering. Mercury rules communication; it's a double dose of reality, here. Your style of thinking is non-linear. Taurus in Mercury will assist in translating it into linear thinking. Your style of communicating is 'the look across the room,' which speaks volumes. Or creating playlists for your lovers and friends. People will be able to understand you verbally. Venus rules harmony, love, and beauty. If you're looking for love and connection, look no further than your hood. Meet your neighbors, get involved with the community. Join a garden co-op, take a writing class, attend talks, do learn to meditate! Meditation will truly help you focus, Pisces. Your mind does wonder and it's wonderful to let your imagination take over. You come up with the most inspiring ideas. But, it isn't cool when you arrive 30 minutes late to a dinner party cause you spaced out. OK? Socialize, hang out with your neighbors, your siblings, and have meaningful conversations over a bottle of wine. Mars, the planet of desire and passion, lands in your 5th house of love affairs, and romance. He only makes an appearance every two years—don't blow this hot opportunity. For those in relationships, it can get steamy. If passion has fizzled this month, you can light it up again. Mars will be there for 6 hot weeks. Single Pisces, you're gonna find the hottie in your hood, or at a community event. You don't have to roam far to find love. Pisces, your mantra in May: Imagination.  

Astrologer
Lori Bell