Read your sign’s 2023 horoscope to see what’s in store for you this year, or check out the Gemini personality profile. To read monthly predictions for another zodiac sign, see our full May 2023 horoscope.

Welcome to May, Gemini, and get ready to celebrate, because your season begins this month. At the end of April, your ruling planet, Mercury, began one if its infamous retrogrades. But don’t worry, that won’t slow you down one bit (although you should continue to double-check that you’re sexting the right person). On Monday, May 1, Pluto, the planet of transformation, goes retrograde in Aquarius, the rebel of the zodiac, and your 9th House of Philosophy. As a result (don’t worry, you can be selfish once your season begins later in the month) you’re rethinking your approach to activism or simply helping others. The first week of May is a lovely time to explore political causes that you’re not already involved in, or even engage in the simple act of helping a friend in need. 

However, make sure to work in self-care, especially around the full moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio and your 6th House of Health on Friday, May 5. Remember, like with money, astrologers can’t make hard claims about your health. We’re not doctors or financial advisors; we’re just here to help you make the most of the beautiful starry night. When we talk about your 6th House of Health, we’re talking about wellness routines, getting enough rest, and even beauty rituals — anything that makes you feel strong and happy. Because eclipses can be stressful and even induce paranoia, be extra gentle with yourself around this time. Enjoy an elaborate skincare routine, take a long bath, and get lots of sleep.

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After you get past the eclipse, Gemini, you might as well start celebrating. Remembering the caveat above about cash, if we are to look to the stars, Sunday, May 7, showers you with abundance for the next few weeks when Venus, which rules love and money, enters Cancer and your 2nd House of Possessions. This could mean a raise, monetizing a hobby, or feeling so loved and cared for that you feel thankful even through financial stress. Remember, our emotions are possessions, too. This transit is also a lovely time to work on a gratitude practice. 

On Sunday, May 14, Mercury retrograde ends, which lowers your stress levels and offers grounding. You continue to feel philosophical through the new moon in Taurus on Friday, May 19. When the sky goes dark with a new moon, it indicates the start of a fresh cycle. You’ll likely find yourself thinking a lot about priorities and who and what make you happy. Remember, Gemini, it’s okay to go after what you want, or leave a comfortable but dismal job or relationship if it’s unfulfilling. When the warrior planet Mars enters brave Leo and your 3rd House of Communication the next day on Saturday, May 20, you’ll have the guts to vocalize the desires you reflected upon. 

And, for what you’ve all been waiting for: The sun enters your sign, Gemini, on Sunday, May 21. Happy solar return. How are you celebrating? Whether big or small, make sure to do something, as you deserve cake plus attention on your birthday. Just remember to prioritize the people and commitments you genuinely love, and continue to follow your heart and the themes you mediated on during the new moon. Have fun, and see you in June.

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