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MAY 2021 OVERVIEW
Welcome to the dollhouse—are these horrors? We are riding high and entering a time of the year that’s usually cozy and so toned down and family-oriented. We are used to taking May for wholesome activities and timid adventures. This year is different, though. This year, the month of May is buck wild. We’re going off the rails, fam.
We start the month coasting off fumes of the super full moon in Scorpio that occurred on April 27. This is giving the early days of the month a hot and heavy feel with a tone of intensity and a side of reflection.
Here’s the thing: During Taurus season, we usually collectively feel like being lazy and gathering strength for the summer months to come. The end of May marks the beginning of Party Rage Fever season—It’s science, believe me.
So, the Spellsisters-coined term, PRF™️ otherwise known as Party Rage Fever is the time of year when everyone is completely out of their minds restless and itchy to get out of their shell. However, Taurus season is all about just that: cultivating your most affectionate shell-zone. While we simultaneously medically need to exit the home, the prescription for the ailment is actually more like cuffing than partying. The astrology is working with these Covid times to confuse the shit out of us; we literally can’t decide if we want to be good or bad, but the penchant for badness is strong.
Off the rails? What rails?
At the May 11 new moon in Taurus expect a couple of days of downtime. You might feel the restless pull of activities calling your name but the new moon is ensuring a period of inactivity. During the few days surrounding the new moon, it’s your duty to restructure and reconfigure your energy. Where have you been focusing your energy and where do you want it to go next? Consider your biggest goals and make a habit of doing one small thing everyday that gets you closer to your personal finish line.
There’s a short lapse in fun during the middle of the month when Jupiter briefly leaves Aquarius and enters Pisces. This mid-year detour helps point out areas of lack and inspires us to refocus on areas of our lives that need more attention.
Fret not, the fun resumes. On May 21, the sun moves into Gemini and on May 26, there is a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius square Jupiter. Expect debauchery. PRF really commences as we kick off eclipse season and also hot girl summer.
By the last weekend of the month, you’ll be crystal clear on the fact that is the life that chose you and you chose it back.
BIRTHDAY SPOTLIGHT: TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Seek the truth, Taurus. You are not normally interested in mincing words or forcing things that just won’t logically fit, but this month you are being challenged to be even more hyper-realistic and cast off the illusions you live with daily that just make it easier to move through life. You may feel like you have a “great” relationship but someone is actually acting like a dick to you and you just give them a pass. You may feel like your job is “fine” but it’s actually toxic and draining. Something you’re telling yourself to give you an excuse to not change everything and burn it to the ground is actually keeping you hella stuck.
During this birthday month, you’re going to be getting acquainted with a reality outside of stereotypes and “good on paper” thinking. You are listening to your heart and finding new answers to questions you thought you had already answered. At the New Moon in your sign on May 11th, expect to have a deep revelation of who you are, beyond illusions. This may have to do with getting realistic about aging or a career path or even a re-evaluation of your own imposter syndrome. You are here and you deserve to be celebrated, so do not remain stuck in your limited views. You are entering a reevaluation period on who you think you are. Trust us, your situation is not as straightforward as it looks. You’re growing leaps and bounds during your birthday month and loosening old ties to how you think your life should look. It’s about authenticity: Don’t let your own hyperfocus on the bottom line keep you trapped thinking this is all you can have.
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Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You’re ever-present, inspiring fun and sparkle, the life of the party. You know how to make people show up and have fun. But this month you are being called to slow tf down. There’s about to be a hard reset in some of y’all’s lives in a big, beautiful way, but first we have to get through this wild shift. On the 11th, the new moon is in your sign, in the area of your chart focusing on the subconscious dreams. You have the opportunity to explore what’s on the other side of the veil for you—in other words, this is the only time this month that you will truly feel guided by and in tune with your inner voice. Give yourself the chance to hear it because when Jupiter enters Pisces two days later for the first time in 11 years. What this means is this: You might be feeling crazy lucky or like wildly aligned for a while with this shift. Slow down for like one second, little Gem, and you’ll feel intuitively guided to the path that makes you feel most expansive.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Darling Cancer, you have a tendency to try to hold it all together but secretly stew with resentment inside. It’s time to cast off the urge to control and instead verbalize your often neglected feelings. You need to trust your intuition and only help if your heart tells you to. You’re experiencing an inner sea-change and learning about your shadow side in May. Not everything is as it’s always seemed. Your life will look the same on the surface but something ineffable has shifted within you. You’re letting things go easier, you’re opening up more, you’re realizing when you’re happy and saying so this month. You’ve found a wormhole—a spot within time and space where you can create a parallel reality where you’re not inundated with suffering. At the new moon on May 11th expect to deal with old issues coming up to be released. You may feel extra tired this month, but embrace sleep and tenderness. You need your strength for the full moon on May 26th, where you will confront your demons and vanquish them forever.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
You’ve changed, Leo—something that’s hard for you to do. This change is coming because you see no other way out. You must leap or you will be bowled over by the universe and forced to move out of the way. There is a sense of necessity for the transformations happening in May—you are feeling like it’s up to you to move forward and you can’t really continue as is. Events that occur around the new moon in Taurus on May 11th may derail your plans and make you uncomfortable enough to jump out of your cozy situation that you’ve become complacent with. This is really you setting yourself up for a clean break so you can leave behind what no longer serves you. At the full moon in Sagittarius on May 26th, you may have an issue come up with a friend that encourages you to take a stand. You’re meant for bigger things than petty texting, but these are fighting words and you can’t just let them go.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Trouble seems to follow you, Virgo, but that’s only because you were born to fight fire after fire for that brief shred of peace you adore. If you didn’t have to work for it, it’s almost as if you don’t deserve it. You’re ready to cast off some of the drama you find your toes constantly being dipped in this month. You love (and maybe even need) to be needed but you find yourself craving a vacation from constantly fixing other people’s bs. You are moving forward into territory where there is no power dynamic: you’re not the lesser one accepting assistance and you’re definitely not the one doling it out either. At the new moon in Taurus on May 11th which is ruled by your chart ruler Mercury, you will encounter a new way of thinking about an old situation on which allows you to just *be*. Power is a hologram. This month, expect to take it back at any moment and destroy any hierarchy between you and another.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Sensitive times ahead. Approach with caution. Throughout this whole month, you’re going to feel pushed to the limit on something relating to a shared living space, taxes, or debts. It’s like only just now did it occur to you how thin you have stretched yourself and you could potentially not even notice if it weren’t for something literally causing a major hiccup. This could show up as something like…not realizing you’re living outside your means as you charge everything to the game until suddenly you’re literally maxing out your credit card and can no longer live this way. Or maybe suddenly a roommate moves out leaving actual space and causing you to have to figure it out alone, fast. While this type of situation is typically super stressful, it’s actually good in the long run. It’s forcing you to fix something that’s been broken or actually making real space for you to change something for the positive–maybe this ultimately creates a gap for you to make more money or find more time or feel more in love. It might look rocky at times in the middle of the month, but you can trust that things are falling into place.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Relationships (or lack thereof) are the focus for you this month. What you thought was dry as a desert suddenly shows signs of life and you feel like maybe there’s a chance. It’s like someone has shone a light on something you didn’t know was there and now that you can see it, you’re inspired to revive something you had long thought dead. Hint: Despite your best efforts, you actually do have feelings. Ugh, no thanks, right? But even though you’d really rather not recognize it, you are, in fact, human. Damn. Whoever you’re having deep conversations with right now has the potential to change you forever as Mercury and your ruling planet, Pluto, meet up in Capricorn. To put it briefly, you’re the benefactor of someone’s deepest secrets and you most likely trust them with yours too. Unfortunately, holding someone’s secret kind of makes you feel amazing and sparks something in your heart. Imagine it growing several sizes. It’s inevitable. We get it: you were hurt in the past and it sucks. You cannot protect yourself from ever feeling again, especially not if you want to feel happiness.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Dramatic changes in work are coming up this month, Sag. You may be taking on more responsibility and looking for structure where previously you’ve preferred freedom. The new moon in Taurus on May 11th triggers a personal renaissance in how you think of your job and what you want out of your life. This is not a huge career influence, indicating that what’s coming in is more focused on your day-to-day life and not a massive change to your plans. As you confront your habits and focus on creating better ones, you realize what sacrifices might make you more successful. Toward the end of the month at the full moon in your sign, a serious relationship discussion comes up to break a tie for your heart. Wanting to keep your options open is your vibe, Sag, but you are being asked to think through both paths and choose one—the one you reject will fall apart before your eyes, so pay attention.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Gifts abound for you this month, Capricorn. You have access to a deeply intuitive part of yourself throughout May and within the first week of the month, you may have picked up on something someone was not necessarily trying to put out. You are sensing a gap to be filled. You’re the glue and you love to mend broken situations. Taurus season is opening up a gulch in your heart, giving you insight into what you’ve been denying yourself… What dream did you hit snooze on and put off chasing? You have the chance this month to connect more intensely with yourself and you might even feel like physically guided to make decisions—gut instincts are literally real! Pay attention to the ways you’re really feeling and how they’re different from what you usually feel. How is what you’re doing now different from the ways you’d normally react to what you’re encountering? There’s something to be said about what happens when people stop being polite and start acting real.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
This month is calling attention to your fourth house, the sector of your chart that controls family vibes, home, and coziness. May is all about slowing down for you and I would be hard pressed not to suspect you’re encountering some unexpected home improvement project or something like that. Are you reorganizing your entire house this month? Because the stars say you should. You are also not usually super inclined to have strict systems in place with your home, but something has changed that makes you feel lit up and inspired to kickstart projects. What once was incredibly stressful has suddenly become really freaking fun, and for this, you have Taurus season to thank. Take advantage of this rare-for-you energy and get some things done you’ve been wishing you’d accomplished years ago. Like, does your junk drawer need one of those organizing compartments? Do you need new gutters? Is it time to replace your couch? You can’t manifest your new life while your crusty old things are taking up so much space in it.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
You’re not the only one hurting, Pisces, but the world still feels heavy this month and pointedly on your shoulders. There are a lot of painful old memories coming up to be felt and dissolved, but before you can hack through them, you’re going to need to take accountability for the hurt you’ve caused in the past too. The astro configuration of May is urging you to get in touch with the things you feel guilty about so you can forgive others. With the new moon in Taurus on May 11th, friends are reaching out for your comforting ear (as per usual). Treat it as penance this time and forgive yourself for not realizing how hard someone’s life really was until you had the same thing happen to you. The full moon in Sagittarius on May 26th creates stress due to a miscommunication. As a sensitive soul, you are often misunderstood but it’s critical that you handle a conversation that comes up around this time in-person, sober, and without denial. Your rose-colored glasses are off and unflinching honesty is required.
Aries (March 21-April 19):
Babe, have you ever considered therapy? You’ve been breaking down some seriously crusty systems, letting go of old dreams, and cutting off connections with relationships that aren’t good for you and the work is not easy. You’re crushing it, though. Whatever help you call in right now definitely has your best interests in mind and takes this seriously. Everyone wants to help you succeed, and I know it’s not easy for you to admit that you want them to, it’s safe for you to be vulnerable right now. This year, you’ve been pushed to reconstruct your views about society and your place in it. This month your career sector is being highlighted and you might feel the need to undergo a bit of a personal renaissance with how you feel about spending and earning money. Roll with the punches and things that seem unclear at the start of the month will become more clear as we enter eclipse season.
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