Read your sign’s 2023 horoscope to see what’s in store for you this year, or check out the Capricorn personality profile. To read monthly predictions for another zodiac sign, see our full May 2023 horoscope.
Welcome to May, Capricorn. Last month reminded you to prioritize your personal relationships with the same fervor that you give to your career and passion projects. Capricorns have an overplayed reputation as a workaholic, but truly, you’re just passionate. Think of fellow Capricorns such as Michelle Obama or the late David Bowie, who were far from boring but innovative and successful. You are rethinking your relationship to emotions when Pluto goes retrograde in Aquarius and your 2nd House of Possessions on Monday, May 1. Pluto retrograde is a transformative time that asks you to reevaluate part of your life. Your 2nd House of Possessions isn’t just about money, Capricorn. It also rules our emotions, which we possess. Are you allowing yourself to be emotionally available to your loved ones? This retrograde asks you to reevaluate how you express yourself.
And, the stars offer an opportunity to practice sharing your feelings (try not to cringe at that statement, Cap) during the full moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio and your 11th House of Friendship on Friday, May 5. If you’re an avid horoscope reader, you likely know that eclipses are “cosmic wildcards” that can cause drama, and as a result, astrologers often advise riding them out alone. However, this one, in emotional Scorpio, could leave you feeling stuck in your emotions. So, invite a trusted friend or two over, grab plenty of snacks (and maybe tarot cards if you have them), and enjoy the ritual of bonding with friends during the eclipse. This entire weekend is best spent with friends, as on Sunday, May 7, Venus enters caring Cancer and your 7th House of Partnership. While this transit can indicate sweetness within your romantic relationships, remember that friends offer partnerships too, and it’s crucial to nurture your chosen family, Capricorn.
Thankfully, on Sunday, May 14, Mercury retrograde ends, just in time for the stars to bless your sex life. On Tuesday, May 16, Jupiter, the planet of expansion, enters Taurus and your 5th House of Pleasure. As a result, you’re inspired to try something related to sensuality that you’ve never experienced before. If you want to play with a partner, check out our list of common kinks and fantasies. If you’re not dating or asexual, consider treating yourself to a massage or the heavenly joy of a long bath. And, if you’re turned on but desiring alone time, why not browse sex toys? Your assignment from the stars is to make yourself feel good in whatever way best suits your needs.
When the warrior planet Mars, who rules primal urges such as sex and pleasure, enters gorgeous Leo and your 8th House of Sex, Death, and Transformation on Saturday, May 20, your theme of feeling good continues. Remember, pleasure can be sexual, but it’s also important to nurture yourself in other ways, such as getting enough sleep. You need rest to best use your signature passion, Capricorn. When social Gemini season begins on Sunday, May 21, you get busy, so you’ll be glad you took it easy while your schedule allowed it. See you next month, Capricorn.