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

Welcome to May, LibraDuring AprilMercury retrograde began, causing the usual travel delays, miscommunications, and exes sliding into your DMs. May starts with another planet going retrograde, although this backward dance is transformative and spiritual. On Monday, May 1, Pluto, the ruler of the underworld, goes retrograde in Aquarius and your 5th Hosue of Pleasure. While “ruler of the underworld” sounds scary, think of Pluto as the makeover planet. Since it’s going backward in your 5th House of Pleasure, expect to re-think your relationship to sexuality. There’s no wrong answer. Some Libras may expand their appetites (check out our list of common fantasies and kinks), and others may want to take a break from dating. Remember, whether you’re asexual or highly sexual, it’s totally normal and healthy. The goth planet Pluto’s retrograde aims to remind you of that.

While the first week of April sees you rethinking your relationship to sex, regardless of your desire levels or relationship status, consider staying in and taking it easy during the full moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio on Friday, May 5. Eclipses can cause swift change. Doors open and close, even if we’re not emotionally ready for that to happen. While sometimes, this can be a good thing, as you’re already in the process of constructing change around your sexuality, avoid eclipse drama by saying enjoying a quiet night in, alone or with a trusted friend. You’ll be grateful for this rest, as soon after the eclipse, on Sunday, May 7, your ruling planet, romantic Venus, enters Cancer and your 10th House of Social Status. As a result, from nights on the towns with friends to smoldering hot dates, your calendar for the second half of May gets rather busy.

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With Venus, the goddess of love, as your ruling planet, whether it’s romantic or platonic, the health of your relationships directly correlates to your happiness levels. And you can relax because May brings blessings all around, especially to any sexual or romantic relationships. First, Mercury retrograde ends on Sunday, May 14, aiding you in any communication. Then, when Jupiter, the lucky planet of expansion, enters sensual Taurus on Tuesday, May 16, whether you’re in a casual fling or something more serious, the vibe feels light, flirty, and fun. The same rules apply to your friendships. Remember, Libra. You can be prone to losing yourself in romantic partnerships. So, regardless of your relationship status, ground yourself with the power of friends on Friday, May 19, during the new moon in earth sign Taurus. This is an ideal weekend to make plans with your best friends. No plus ones allowed. 

Before you get a bit tipsy, just be warned that Gemini season begins on Sunday, May 21. Gemini season is all about late-night adventures with friends, making out on the dance floor, and the start of summer flings. If you’re single, Gemini season is an ideal time to explore your sexuality, as Pluto insisted, but if you’re locked down in a committed relationship, be careful how much tequila you drink. Have fun, Libra, and we’ll see you in June. 

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