Lifestyle
April 30, 2021
by Emma Vidgen

Your May 2021 Horoscope

Here’s what’s written in the stars for you this month.

What’s in store for you in May? Gritty Pretty’s resident astrologer Emma Vidgen reveals all…

ARIES

The luxurious pace in early May makes a Pet Nat-fuelled online shopping blowout almost impossible to resist, especially around the 8th. If you’re not in the market to invest in a Gemstone Heat Therapy Mat, or something equally random, step away from your device. The temptation for “I-didn’t-know-I-needed-that purchases is real. Once Venus moves into Gemini (9 May) you’ll be feeling more social. Use the buzz for spontaneous neighbourhood hangouts, pop in on your siblings or catch up with your favourite Auntie. Self-expression, community and learning come to the fore when Gemini season begins (21 May).

Tip: Treat yourself to some new tech

TAURUS

The stars are dialled firmly to “treat yourself” particularly between 1 – 9 May. Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to indulge in something new. If you’ve been wearing Le Labo since 2017, this is your month to invest in an unexpected fragrance. Also up for a reboot—hair, brows, nails, your preferred workout…but don’t stress, you don’t have to do it all at once! And remember, this is meant to be fun. If it feels too scary, dial it down. Change is never easy for Taurus, but rest assured the stars are on your side to make branching out a delicious experience.

Tip: Find a new signature fragrance

GEMINI

Early May is your time to chill. Salt baths, weekend hikes, ocean swims (if you’re feeling Wim Hof-ish); it’s all about recharging your batteries before Gemini season begins (21 May). Experiment with a tech detox—even just for 24 hours—and pay attention to what comes up. How do you feel? Slow down and check in with your mental health. A little social media sabbatical will make reconnecting with your favourite people all the more sweet when you start to resume social butterfly status from 9 May, then hit full flight when Gemini season kicks off (21 May). 

Tip: Do a 24-hour tech detox

CANCER

Old friends, new follows, random DMs—there’s a lot going on this month and it’s all happening around your social sphere. It won’t take much for your calendar to fill up, but only if you let it. No one likes being out every night of the week LESS than a Cancer, so be firm with your boundaries. Make Sundays a non-negotiable rest day and choose another night to be your standing date with Netflix. Gemini season (starting 21 May) looks significantly quieter for you, so enjoy the party and know a bit of hibernation is coming after the 21st.

Tip: Avoid burnout by scheduling two non-negotiable nights in, a week

LEO

Whichever way you dice it, there’s a lot to like about May for Leo folks. Venus brings the sparkle to your career then livens up your social life (from 9 May onwards). The result? All the charm and diplomacy you need to make an (even better) impression, especially when it comes to career opportunities. It’s glorious astro weather for networking too, so send that LinkedIn request especially around May 5, 12 or 13. Then get ready to be seriously busy when Gemini season (starting 21 May) brings all the social invites. 

Tip: Connect with someone at your dream workplace

VIRGO

Recreational learning may sound like an oxymoron, but for you, edutainment is a real-life leisure activity. Use the sweet Taurus vibes in early May to binge a new podcast or bury yourself under a pile of books. If you’re feeling social, make it a group activity and start a book club. Once Venus changes signs (9 May) things get increasingly busy—especially at work. Gemini season (starting 21 May) looks intense, so make sure you’ve got self-care rituals in place to manage stress. You’ll be glad you did.

Tip: Fall in love with learning

LIBRA

From vintage shopping finds to relationship advice—no one relishes sharing quite like a Libra. But early this month you’ll be called to savour the joy of sharing in a deeper way than usual. Organise a clothes swap, donate to charity or help a friend in need; whatever you choose, giving back will feel cathartic, even therapeutic this month. Later in May, the absence of travel will be on your mind, intensifying once Gemini season begins (from 21 May). Soothe your lack-of-travel bug with foreign cinema, imported magazines or get lost in your camera roll from last euro trip, especially during the dreamy period between 22 – 25 May.

Tip: Savour the gift of giving

SCORPIO

It’s all about romance this month with Taurus season (until 21 May) illuminating your relationship sector. Venus in Taurus is like a little cosmic mindfulness bell to slow down and make love a priority. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, plan an extravagant night out (especially before 9 May). Enjoy the ritual of getting ready, order the matching wines at dinner and stay open to wherever the evening takes you. If you’re coupled up, leave your phone in your bag and concentrate on enjoying the loveliness of just being with your favourite person. If you’re single, stay curious and open to unexpected introductions through friends.

Tip: Plan an extra special night out, just because

SAGITTARIUS

Gym-bunnies take note: early May is the perfect time to give yourself a well-earned rest. Freeze your F45 for a week and get your fit hit from something more organic. Walks in nature, weekend trail-rides or just lulling around in the park (possibly with a cheese platter); give the treadmill a break and give yourself permission to chill. Things start to ramp up after the 9th. Stay motivated by roping in a friend to get involved with your new alfresco fitness plan. Partnering up—in love and life—will be the subject du jour once Gemini season kicks (21 May).

Tip: Skip the gym and take your workout outdoors

CAPRICORN

When was the last time you had a holiday? Consider this your cosmic warning to book annual leave and get the hell out of town in May. Less work and more play are your marching orders; the more luxe, the better. Make a spa weekend—ideally somewhere green, with a view, a mini-bar, and friends in tow—top of your to do list before 21 May. There’s plenty of time to reset health goals once Gemini season begins (21 May) so don’t hold back on the bubbles. Let your hair down—you’ve earned it. 

Tip: Book a spa weekend ASAP

AQUARIUS

Finding pleasure at home is your most #1 task this month. Maybe it’s little room re-do, or maybe it’s as simple as spending more time on the couch. Whatever helps you feel more comfortable behind closed doors is a good idea this Taurus season (until 21 May). Slow-cooking, cosy knits, candles that cost more than a personal trainer, or all of the above; treat yourself and do it without an iota of guilt. Gemini season (21 May) feels way more social, so enjoy the time in your cocoon while you can.

Tip: Turn your living room into a retreat

PISCES

You’re in flow this month with BVE (big Venus energy) bringing all the warm and fuzzy feelings. Your way with words will be especially charming in early May (until 9 May)—the perfect superpower for talking your way into restaurants without a reservation, or at least negotiating a table with a view. After the 9th your nesting instinct kicks in. Prioritise family time, host a family dinner or invest in new bed linen. On 14 May, you’ll get an extra hit of serendipity when Jupiter moves into Pisces. Watch and enjoy as the world moves into an ethereal soft-focus for the next 10 weeks.

Tip: Charm your way to the front of a line

Hot tip: try reading these horoscopes for your rising sign as well as your sun sign. You can check the Co-Star app or have your charts read by an astrologist to see what your rising sign is.

Emma Vidgen is an astrologer and meditation teacher. Follow her or book a reading @emma_vee and @thewayward.co.

Lifestyle
April 30, 2021

Your May 2021 Horoscope

by Emma Vidgen

Here’s what’s written in the stars for you this month.

What’s in store for you in May? Gritty Pretty’s resident astrologer Emma Vidgen reveals all…

ARIES

The luxurious pace in early May makes a Pet Nat-fuelled online shopping blowout almost impossible to resist, especially around the 8th. If you’re not in the market to invest in a Gemstone Heat Therapy Mat, or something equally random, step away from your device. The temptation for “I-didn’t-know-I-needed-that purchases is real. Once Venus moves into Gemini (9 May) you’ll be feeling more social. Use the buzz for spontaneous neighbourhood hangouts, pop in on your siblings or catch up with your favourite Auntie. Self-expression, community and learning come to the fore when Gemini season begins (21 May).

Tip: Treat yourself to some new tech

TAURUS

The stars are dialled firmly to “treat yourself” particularly between 1 – 9 May. Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to indulge in something new. If you’ve been wearing Le Labo since 2017, this is your month to invest in an unexpected fragrance. Also up for a reboot—hair, brows, nails, your preferred workout…but don’t stress, you don’t have to do it all at once! And remember, this is meant to be fun. If it feels too scary, dial it down. Change is never easy for Taurus, but rest assured the stars are on your side to make branching out a delicious experience.

Tip: Find a new signature fragrance

GEMINI

Early May is your time to chill. Salt baths, weekend hikes, ocean swims (if you’re feeling Wim Hof-ish); it’s all about recharging your batteries before Gemini season begins (21 May). Experiment with a tech detox—even just for 24 hours—and pay attention to what comes up. How do you feel? Slow down and check in with your mental health. A little social media sabbatical will make reconnecting with your favourite people all the more sweet when you start to resume social butterfly status from 9 May, then hit full flight when Gemini season kicks off (21 May). 

Tip: Do a 24-hour tech detox

CANCER

Old friends, new follows, random DMs—there’s a lot going on this month and it’s all happening around your social sphere. It won’t take much for your calendar to fill up, but only if you let it. No one likes being out every night of the week LESS than a Cancer, so be firm with your boundaries. Make Sundays a non-negotiable rest day and choose another night to be your standing date with Netflix. Gemini season (starting 21 May) looks significantly quieter for you, so enjoy the party and know a bit of hibernation is coming after the 21st.

Tip: Avoid burnout by scheduling two non-negotiable nights in, a week

LEO

Whichever way you dice it, there’s a lot to like about May for Leo folks. Venus brings the sparkle to your career then livens up your social life (from 9 May onwards). The result? All the charm and diplomacy you need to make an (even better) impression, especially when it comes to career opportunities. It’s glorious astro weather for networking too, so send that LinkedIn request especially around May 5, 12 or 13. Then get ready to be seriously busy when Gemini season (starting 21 May) brings all the social invites. 

Tip: Connect with someone at your dream workplace

VIRGO

Recreational learning may sound like an oxymoron, but for you, edutainment is a real-life leisure activity. Use the sweet Taurus vibes in early May to binge a new podcast or bury yourself under a pile of books. If you’re feeling social, make it a group activity and start a book club. Once Venus changes signs (9 May) things get increasingly busy—especially at work. Gemini season (starting 21 May) looks intense, so make sure you’ve got self-care rituals in place to manage stress. You’ll be glad you did.

Tip: Fall in love with learning

LIBRA

From vintage shopping finds to relationship advice—no one relishes sharing quite like a Libra. But early this month you’ll be called to savour the joy of sharing in a deeper way than usual. Organise a clothes swap, donate to charity or help a friend in need; whatever you choose, giving back will feel cathartic, even therapeutic this month. Later in May, the absence of travel will be on your mind, intensifying once Gemini season begins (from 21 May). Soothe your lack-of-travel bug with foreign cinema, imported magazines or get lost in your camera roll from last euro trip, especially during the dreamy period between 22 – 25 May.

Tip: Savour the gift of giving

SCORPIO

It’s all about romance this month with Taurus season (until 21 May) illuminating your relationship sector. Venus in Taurus is like a little cosmic mindfulness bell to slow down and make love a priority. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, plan an extravagant night out (especially before 9 May). Enjoy the ritual of getting ready, order the matching wines at dinner and stay open to wherever the evening takes you. If you’re coupled up, leave your phone in your bag and concentrate on enjoying the loveliness of just being with your favourite person. If you’re single, stay curious and open to unexpected introductions through friends.

Tip: Plan an extra special night out, just because

SAGITTARIUS

Gym-bunnies take note: early May is the perfect time to give yourself a well-earned rest. Freeze your F45 for a week and get your fit hit from something more organic. Walks in nature, weekend trail-rides or just lulling around in the park (possibly with a cheese platter); give the treadmill a break and give yourself permission to chill. Things start to ramp up after the 9th. Stay motivated by roping in a friend to get involved with your new alfresco fitness plan. Partnering up—in love and life—will be the subject du jour once Gemini season kicks (21 May).

Tip: Skip the gym and take your workout outdoors

CAPRICORN

When was the last time you had a holiday? Consider this your cosmic warning to book annual leave and get the hell out of town in May. Less work and more play are your marching orders; the more luxe, the better. Make a spa weekend—ideally somewhere green, with a view, a mini-bar, and friends in tow—top of your to do list before 21 May. There’s plenty of time to reset health goals once Gemini season begins (21 May) so don’t hold back on the bubbles. Let your hair down—you’ve earned it. 

Tip: Book a spa weekend ASAP

AQUARIUS

Finding pleasure at home is your most #1 task this month. Maybe it’s little room re-do, or maybe it’s as simple as spending more time on the couch. Whatever helps you feel more comfortable behind closed doors is a good idea this Taurus season (until 21 May). Slow-cooking, cosy knits, candles that cost more than a personal trainer, or all of the above; treat yourself and do it without an iota of guilt. Gemini season (21 May) feels way more social, so enjoy the time in your cocoon while you can.

Tip: Turn your living room into a retreat

PISCES

You’re in flow this month with BVE (big Venus energy) bringing all the warm and fuzzy feelings. Your way with words will be especially charming in early May (until 9 May)—the perfect superpower for talking your way into restaurants without a reservation, or at least negotiating a table with a view. After the 9th your nesting instinct kicks in. Prioritise family time, host a family dinner or invest in new bed linen. On 14 May, you’ll get an extra hit of serendipity when Jupiter moves into Pisces. Watch and enjoy as the world moves into an ethereal soft-focus for the next 10 weeks.

Tip: Charm your way to the front of a line

Hot tip: try reading these horoscopes for your rising sign as well as your sun sign. You can check the Co-Star app or have your charts read by an astrologist to see what your rising sign is.

Emma Vidgen is an astrologer and meditation teacher. Follow her or book a reading @emma_vee and @thewayward.co.

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