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Taurus horoscope for May 2023

With the Sun always spending the first three weeks of May in Taurus, whether your birthday is this month or in the later part of April, this is your birthday month and with it a chance for new beginnings and a reset. To start with it is business as usual, for this is the point in every year that you move into a new solar year, but while that is still the case it is just four days before the Sun is due to leave on 21st May that Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion will return to Taurus to begin a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion. What starts as the ordinary launch of a new solar year is about to turn into an opportunity for major new beginnings. Because the planet of luck and expansion will remain here until next May, this will also be your most important solar year in a decade.

Until then, in the final weeks of your old Jupiter cycle and with Jupiter in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart until 17th May, the focus is on closing old doors at a time when the Sun is opening new doors. Helping to combine the two is Mercury, who is in Taurus but will be in retrograde motion until 15th May, helping you to walk a line between the past, present and future. Meanwhile, Venus has already been and gone and will start the month in your income sector, where as the planet of money she is working to get the month off to a lucrative start.

Venus will leave on 8th May but the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment will return on 2nd May and will still be here when the Sun returns on 21st May. It is then that Venus will join Mars in your communication sector, with her mission to give your heart and your relationships a voice getting off to an empowered start thanks to the nearly six weeks that he has been waging war against communication barriers. While Venus will stay on, Mars will return to your home and family sector on 21st May, kicking off what will become the most powerful months of the year across the home, family and/or property fronts.

Love & Romance

There is a lot of focus on communication this month and that has to be good news for your relationships. The month begins with Mars still in your communication sector, the warrior planet of the cosmos continuing his war against communication barriers until he leaves on 21st May. Mars will be joined by Venus, the planet of love who will make an early return to your communication sector on 8th May, with her mission to give your heart and your relationships a voice piggybacking off the hard work that Mars has already invested. Here now for the rest of the month, Venus will stay on to keep the communication lines open after Mars leaves. However, it is the timing of her return that is especially significant.

Venus will not only return a day after the Moon leaves your relationship sector but just after an eclipsing Full Moon here on 6th May and its clash with the Sun in Taurus will have flushed out any issues and especially when it comes to a balance between your personal and relationship needs. This is a Full Moon that will always fall here at some point during your birthday month, but as a lunar eclipse, this has the power behind it. The Moon will move through your relationship sector from 5th May to 7th May, fuelling strong emotional responses and clashing with not just the Sun but a line up of planets in Taurus.

One of those planets is Mercury, but with the planet of communication in retrograde motion, this will be a chance to give the past and unsaid words a voice. Along with Venus' return to your communication sector a day later, this creates the potential for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough. Before then, the Moon will begin the month in your romantic sector and before leaving on 2nd May will align with the dwarf planet Ceres, just days before her direct turn here on 7th May. Still in retrograde motion, these romantically charged lunar vibes will amplify a sense of romantic nostalgia.

Business & Career

Less than six weeks after returning to your career sector Pluto begins the month at a standstill and on 2nd May will turn retrograde. This will see the planet of change and revolution turn around and start heading back out again and while he won't leave until next month, he is no longer looking to the future and is instead retracing his steps. While this won't put the brakes on the professional year itself and life will continue as normal, this has put on hold any big changes. Instead, what Pluto is doing is giving you a chance to do some window shopping, knowing that when he returns next year he will be here for the next 20 years.

This is bigger than one professional year and instead, the planet of change and revolution is giving you a chance to explore options and now go back over ground that has been covered in the last six weeks, so in recent memory. Pluto will spend the rest of the month barely moving, giving you time to observe but this time by looking to the rear view mirror. While the Moon's return to your career sector from 11th May to 13th May will give you a better read on this, it is not in retrograde motion so as your professional instincts and imagination kick in it will also be looking to the future, making sure that you don't lose sight of where you are going.

Meanwhile, with no planetary activity on the job front until the dwarf planet Ceres returns to your work sector next month, there is a chance to make up for that by having the Moon move through twice. The Moon will move through from 2nd May to 5th May, giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters as well as a chance to act as a trigger. As the Moon moves through it will not only form a friendly aspect to Pluto but to Venus, who by then is in her final days in your income sector. This will get the new month off to a good start across the income, work and career fronts. The Moon will come full circle on 30th May to find Pluto still there, but Venus gone from your income sector and the Sun there in her place, ending the month on a positive note across the income, work and career fronts and in the same way that it began.


While the Sun won't return to your income sector until 21st May, the point in each year when the solar spotlight will always shift onto your income situation, matters and options, this already has a head start and thanks to Venus, the planet of money the Moon gets off to a lucrative start. Venus has not only returned earlier in the year than she normally would but by the time she returned last month Mars had just wrapped up his longest visit in eight decades 17 days earlier. Mars was gone by the time Venus returned but when she arrived it was to find the ground littered with the remains of shattered roadblocks and barriers, whether real or imagined and with a path cleared that was filled with untapped income potential.

The few weeks that Venus will spend in your income sector each year can be the most lucrative due to the fact that she works through the laws of attraction, but she can only attract what is there and this is why returning after Mars has just spent seven months here is making all the difference. Venus will leave on 8th May but the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment's return on 2nd May will ensure that things don't go off the boil before the Sun returns on 21st May. This is the point in each year when you are just starting to look at income potential, but you will be much further down the road by then.

The Moon will make its monthly visit to your income sector from 20th May to 22nd May, so will be here to ensure your nose for money is sharp and you are emotionally and intuitively engaged when the Sun returns on 21st May. Held back by his retrograde phase in Taurus Mercury won't return until next month, ensuring that while a lot of water has already passed under the bridge there is still a lot more to pass. Meanwhile, with no planetary activity on the other side of the financial fence, the Moon's return to your financial sector from 7th May to 9th May will be a valuable chance to check in on money matters.


In terms of your energy levels and vitality, this is a month of two halves, but it has nothing to do with health issues and instead, in the final days of a 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion there is a strong and growing call to slow down, recharge your batteries and find time to hear yourself think. It is when you ignore this and remain in the fast lane 24/7 that you might find that you are stressed, simply because you are not listening to what your body is telling you. You will get a better read on this when the Moon moves through your health sector from 2nd May to 5th May, something that might put your physical resources to the test. However, by the time the Moon comes full circle on 30th May everything will have changed, with Jupiter's return to Taurus on 17th May ushering in a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion and a return of your strength, energy and vitality in the final days of your birthday month.

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