Horoscope Quickies May’13
May 2013 Overview Horoscopes
The following are short overview horoscopes for an upcoming month, written by Annie for Essential Magazine. For our detailed May monthly horoscopes, see Monthly Horoscopes from May 1.
May is a money month for you, dear Aries, but as it progresses, it’s more about learning and connecting. You can now take charge of your finances and generate new ideas regarding how to spend wisely. It’s best to wait until after the 9th before taking action, when any anxieties about what you really want to do lift, but do pay attention to important advice or newfound knowledge on the 7th. Independent or competitive (not so much cooperative) activities are highly favored. Business demands are strong all year, but as May progresses, you’re entering a stage in which there is much less emphasis on the outer world and more on what’s going on inside. The 24-28 can point to a speaking engagement, an unveiling or culmination of a recent work-in-progress, or a publishing of your work. It’s time to diversify and meet a variety of people – to come out of your shell. Your success depends heavily on others now. A nice bonus – financial or possibly romantic – can come your way on the 28th.
As the month begins, you are at once busy peacemaking and building bridges with others and tending to your personal needs, dear Taurus. However, by the 9-10, you may be digging in your heels and pursuing your own desires. Your own needs become critical, and if you’re not getting what you want, you’re likely to take a stand now. Generally speaking, however, things are playing in your favor. With Mars in your sign all month, your independence and freedom are especially important to you. Your desire nature is very powerful in May. You may need to tone it down a little, but if you use this period well, you’ll have all the courage necessary to make your dreams happen. A payout or issue of debt figures strongly in the last week of the month. There could be a significant gift or bonus. You might also reach a turning point in a partnership, and a decision about whether to make it official and merge your resources can be a pressing matter. Some of you are inclined to indulge yourself with a big purchase.
The first few weeks of May tend to be quiet for you, dear Gemini,, at least on the surface of things. The state of your inner world, on the other hand, is especially active and at times chaotic. Try to treat this period as a time for gathering your energies and closing important projects, relationships, or situations. Your mental energies are quickened from the 15-31 while Mercury is in your sign, favoring any task that involves getting your point across effectively! Your romantic life becomes considerably more straightforward after the 9th, or at least your wants and desires from romance is less complicated. A disappointment around the 13th can eventually lead to a breakthrough in the last week of the month. There can be some fuss about money owing or funding around the 20th, but shortly after this, you’re feeling more in your natural element. Be cool around the 24th, when emotions can be wacky and relationship drama is likely. Jupiter will not be in your sign for much longer (until June 25th), so take advantage of any opportunities that this happy planet provides you. This month, it’s likely to be around the 26-28, when you are attracting both people and positive circumstances into your life. Even so, energy levels can be low much of the month, and you may want to wait for June to launch major new beginnings.
A lively agenda is in store for you in the first few weeks of the month, dear Cancer. You are in demand and highly stimulated. New beginnings on the social front are in order, and your social life is about to become very busy. This is a good time to join groups or associations that interest you, but be careful not to overdo it, as later this month, you’re in need of extra privacy and rest. People around you, particularly a partner, parent, or people at work, can be cantankerous on the 20th and in the days surrounding it. Changes are necessary, but the route to peace is unlikely to be clear at the moment. From the 9th, although friends continue to seek you out, romantic relationships can become confusing or complicated. At times, particularly in the last week of the month, you might actually enjoy the complications. While a health or work matter vies for your attention around the lunar eclipse of the 24th, there is an increasing need for some time out. Don’t fight it, by all means. Listen to your body’s signals. Next month, Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion (and what some might consider luck) enters your sign for a year-long stay. Choose now to become clear what it is you’d like to change, seek, or conquer.
Others continue to take notice of you more than usual in May, dear Leo, and it’s time to show them what you can do! Watch for distinct opportunities to advance your career interests or improve your social standing in the first few weeks of the month. There can be a new beginning of sorts happening on the career front. There can be an important culmination of a work or home matter. Some of you will enjoy increased recognition, an award, or even a promotion. Around the 20th, energy shifts towards “happiness” goals rather than professional ones. There can be some frustration at this time, however, with your ability to count on others as well as the demands of a difficult schedule. Emotions run very high around the Lunar Eclipse on the 24th. Romance can be exhilarating at this time, but do watch for illusions, which can have you see-sawing up and down. The 26-28 is very strong for your social life. Some of you could be meeting a love interest through a group, social networking, or a friend. Don’t hide yourself away at this time, but also be wary of overdoing your pursuit of pleasure.
An adventurous spirit continues to grab hold of you in the first weeks of May, dear Virgo, with a nice collection of cosmic bodies in your solar ninth house. This stimulates your need to break out of a rut or a routine. It’s a good time to schedule a vacation, if possible, or to leave your weekends free for out of the ordinary activities or mini-getaways. Your normally keen attention to details is somewhat lacking this month, not due to inability but because of emotional orientation. Educational or travel opportunities can present themselves. Some of you could get published. Your social life is pleasant and easygoing, but below the surface of matters, your passions are stirred and hard to deny. There can be some tensions regarding an intimate relationship, the distribution or sharing of money, attention to children, or power dynamics in a close relationship. This month favors promotion of all kinds, group activities, making important contacts, and venturing beyond your normal routine. The last week of May brings an energy shift towards career and family. There can be recognition of your work or skills on the 27-28. There can also be some shifting around and movement in your family life, as changes suddenly seem appropriate.
This is a month for settling outstanding accounts and collecting money owed, dear Libra, although the going may not always be easy. Finances are a large focus for you, but so is intimacy. Relationships can be tricky, especially if you focus too intensely on problem areas, which is a real tendency. Expanding your personal resources is especially important to you now, and so is taking a few risks and enjoying your bounty! It can be challenging to accommodate both needs at once. A loan, bonus, refund, or mortgage may come through, and a partner, if applicable, might enjoy a pay raise. Do your best not to over-think around the 24th, and be careful what you allow yourself to believe, as others are not giving you the full story. There can be an important culmination on an educational level for some of you. Your spirits lift considerably in the last week of the month, and when it comes to love and friendship, you’re more inclined to put your faith in others rather than question their motives. The 27-28 is strong for love, communication, travel, and making connections.
This is a big year for you, dear Scorpio, and this month, other people in your life, and particularly those closest to you, have much to show you about the direction you need to take. This may not be explicit, and in fact can come through your own intuition when faced with people’s actions, but the message will nevertheless be clear if you choose to listen to it. From the 9th forward, relationships are changing. New energy is brought to a partnership, or might even bring a new partnership into your life. This is a time for recognizing how important a partner is in your life. After a Lunar Eclipse in your sign in April, and with Saturn’s ongoing transit of Scorpio, you may have been feeling isolated or unsupported recently. May is a time for repairing your relationships and for reminders of your need for closeness. The 16-20 can be challenging when it comes to juggling mundane tasks in your daily life. It’s difficult to rely on others at work, and even to count on your own schedule. The last week of May can bring important revelations about money, business, and your intimate life. An excellent time for talking about your needs is the 26-28, when others are responsive and some of the usual barriers and boundaries dissolve in a relationship.
While work and mundane matters take center stage in the first few weeks of May, social matters begin to come into focus from the 9th. Attention to detail on the job and around the home is important this month, even if your mind is wandering. Organizing the little things will go a long way towards a stronger sense of accomplishment. You can work longer hours than usual, or push harder in health and fitness routines. While the Solar Eclipse on the 9th can bring new energy into your daily routines, and new work or work projects altogether for some of you, it can also temporarily drain you if you are pushing yourself beyond your limits. There can be some challenges with money (and love) around the 20th, when an ongoing problem resurfaces. A Lunar Eclipse occurs in your sign on the 24th, and this can bring a personal or relationship to a head. This can point to a significant culmination in your life, as it is the last in a series of eclipses in Sagittarius and your opposing sign, Gemini, that began December 2010. The 27-28 can be powerful for attracting or enhancing a close relationship.
Pleasure, love, and creative expression continue to figure strongly in your life this month, dear Capricorn. Romantic relationships can be stimulating and possibly over-stimulating at times. This is not the time to make long-term commitments, but if you resolve to enjoy yourself in the moment, this can be a spirit-feeding, pleasurable time in your life. The Solar Eclipse on the 9th can affect you in a number of different ways, as it occurs in your sector of romance, hobbies, creativity, and children. This eclipse acts to usher in change and new beginnings in one or more of these areas, and your life may feel as if it’s been turned upside down, likely in a very positive way. An ongoing issue with personal freedom resurfaces the 16-20. Family relations or home conditions can be tricky at this time. The Lunar Eclipse on the 24th illuminates a private matter – something that has been left unresolved and now needs settling. The 27-28 is strong for making connections through work or health routines. Your sense of well-being can be especially strong now.
Home and family life are in strong focus this month, dear Aquarius. The domestic life is busy, and it’s a strong time for home projects as well as for strengthening ties with those closest to you, particularly on the 4-5 and 11-12. Even so, changes in your family dynamic or home life are necessary, and may be a long time coming, as a Solar Eclipse occurs on the 9th and brings powerful energy for new beginnings in your personal life. Watch for temper tantrums or making angry or too-revealing statements around the 16-20, when you’re inclined to speak before you think about the consequences. Your romantic life begins to assume more importance as May progresses, and while there can be some social drama in your life now, for the most part you’re likely to have a good time. The last week of May presents a favorable period for announcing or showing your creative work. It can mark an important culmination or turning point in a friendship. The 27-28 is powerful for your romantic life. This is a time for making pleasant connections.
For many of you, career and/or family matters have been unsettled or evolving in the past couple of years, as necessary changes have been taking place that serve to nudge you into a new and improved direction, dear Pisces. This month, you receive the final cosmic push towards your new beginnings. The Lunar Eclipse on the 24th can bring recognition or the culmination of an important project. May begins with a busy, sometimes maddening pace that can reach an overwhelming point around the Solar Eclipse on the 9th. You are reaching out to others and enjoying the connections you’re making, and many of you are all fired up over a new or renewed personal interest. Chores and errands can be excessive, and you might have to deal with transportation problems and communication breakdowns on top of it all, The last few days of May, however, brings a stronger desire to enjoy the peace and security of family life, and less interest in venturing far from home, as well as nice opportunities to bond with those closest to you. This can also be a time that you indulge in a luxury item for the home, or when money comes through to fund a project.