May 2020 Monthly Horoscope for Aries
May reveals many new possibilities for you, Aries – so long as you exercise patience. All month, your insatiable curiosity opens you up to new ideas and streams of information. With True Node, Mercury, Venus, and the Sun in chatty Gemini, May is all about communication. To borrow a popular phrase: It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Yes, this month calls your relationships and cooperation with others to center stage, highlighting the need for emotional closures and conflict resolution. Backstage distractions could cause a few bumps in the road mid-month as Saturn, Venus, and Jupiter all station retrograde. In fact, your impulsive tendency to fight battles could even cost you some friendships if you aren’t careful. With the psychic full moon on May 7th revealing any hidden motives, you'll want to exercise a strong grip on your highest ideals. As long as you keep your center, May promises personal growth and strengthened friendships for you.
By leaning into your independent nature, you've attracted some recent job success. Your ability to take charge and handle things yourself impresses everyone around you. Despite this, May is when you are likely to feel out of step with “normal” in your professional life. These days, you’re not vibing with coworkers anymore. Or it could be that the expectations of the group no longer line up with your values.
In fact, the Saturn retrograde on May 11th could prompt a major falling-out with friends or teammates. You would do well to watch what you say online this month. Although you’re able to delegate and get the work done now, don't expect the same effort from your teammates. With Saturn squaring your ruling planet Mars, your expectations are likely unrealistic. Demanding more than your coworkers can give could drive them to seething resentment. Although your hard work shows right now, Aries, others may not be as fortunate.
From the 5th to the 13th, exercising a little compassion for yourself and your coworkers will go a long way. While this means reining back your fire, you’ll come out of May with a deep sense of control. The authenticity you find leads you to renewed enthusiasm about your career. Take care to ask yourself: can you give others the same freedom you crave? By de-centering conflict this month and acknowledging that not everything is a competition, you give yourself the room to be curious and to explore strategies you might miss otherwise. You’re going to totally redefine your idea of hard work and transform your life for the better.
Relationships will be more challenging this month thanks to Venus retrograde. Prepare yourself for misunderstandings and even flaring tempers, especially around May 11th. If you can keep your cool and avoid harsh words, everyone will be feeling more loved and secure a few days later. This month challenges you to talk about your feelings, but not in the way you're used to. That means no shouting, petty texts, or airing your dirty laundry on social media.
It’s easy to be nervous and stressed with this energy, but it's time to slow down and review. How do you take part in one-on-one relationships on an emotional level? And what subconscious programming can you change to attract the love you deserve?
When it comes to finances this month, you’re inclined to be overly generous. Yet, it’s wise to hold onto your resources as Saturn retrograde on the 11th is sure to test the boundaries between friendship and exploitation. Avoiding any major purchases or investments is advised from mid-month onward. You’ll be glad you didn’t splurge later! Circumstances favor new enterprises and bold financial successes before the 11th, so quick reflexes are key. But make sure not to brag until the ball is rolling in June; there may be someone in your circle who isn’t as invested in your success as you are.
This is a time to remember that to exist only for yourself is meaningless. Yes, the Universe is calling you to acknowledge that no man or woman is an island. Once you connect with some greater purpose, you'll find insight about your autonomy. May is perfect for evaluating your progress, especially when the Sun enters questioning Gemini on the 20th. Before the 22nd, Aries, the stars empower you to enjoy others’ points of view. Everyone loses when you dogmatically pretend you have all the answers. You’ll be blessed with good memory and ability to pick up on information subconsciously, so it’s easier to be good-humored and imaginative now. It’s not all about what you see in front of you, though! With the potent New Moon affecting the entire last week of May, you have the chance to start a brand-new cycle. Use what you learn this month about others’ needs and how they fit next to your own.