Diet & Nutrition

Natasha Weber: May monthly horoscope


Resident astrologer Natasha Weber shares a monthly horoscope for every star sign, for May 2021. What have the stars written for you?

May’s new moon kicks off a brand-new financial phase. Ditch unlucrative schemes and start from scratch if necessary. Sure, you’re nervous about your financial security, but evaluating in a detached way, brings valuable insights, plus a practical hot tip. Saturn’s retrograde in your friendship sector tempts a frenemy to cross the line. Ditch this parasitic person! A solid new connection that has your back is waiting around the corner. Don’t hang onto deadwood, Aries. That goes for people, work and negative thoughts that drag you down. Once your mental slate is clean, refill it with positive goals, people and ambitions. Jupiter encourages you to keep your eyes on the prize so that after May 14th, you can smash a personal goal.

The Sun’s wink to electric Uranus brings a surprise – or two! You’re a natural organiser, but preparation does you no good. Instead, go with the flow. Yes, I know, you’d rather stick pins in your eyes! But if you approach this curveball as a challenge to conquer, you’ll gain and grow. Aim to be flexible, especially when it comes to relationships. Your nearest and dearest appreciate your newfound adaptability, which builds trust and more intimate connections. Now, that’s worth stepping outside your comfort zone for. Money, however, is another story. May’s eclipse cautions you to throw spontaneity out the window. This isn’t the month to be frivolous or overly generous with your hard-earned cash. Don’t feel bad for saying “no” to someone asking for a handout.

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Happy birthday, Gemini! The Sun lights up your sign from May 21st, kicking off a brand new solar year. Prepare for action, stay on your toes, and you’ll shine like a star. May’s eclipse is a relationship game-changer. Partnerships surviving on emotional scraps get shown the door. Still, there’s little time to grieve as new connections are made soon after, provided you’re brave enough to let go. Loyalty isn’t one of your stand-out qualities, yet it could cause you to become unstuck. Consider your needs; if they aren’t being met, either professionally or romantically, you’d be a fool to stay. And, you are nobody’s fool, Gemini! By month’s end, Mercury’s retrograde in your sign messes with techie gadgets. Double-check emails, back up your phone and above all, communicate clearly. Overemphasise your point if you have to.

May’s eclipse reminds you not to take your health for granted. Be proactive about prevention. This isn’t a good month to be pushing yourself to the brink of exhaustion. Neither is it wise to indulge in a diet that’s void of nutrition or give into lazy days on the couch. But there is good news, Cancer! The cosmos supports a wellness transformation if you’re willing to make one small sacrifice, and supplementing your usual vices with healthier alternatives is the key. You won’t feel deprived if you’re adding nutrient-rich substitutes rather than just eliminating naughty treats. Mercury’s backwards slide in your subconscious zone sparks spiritual curiosity. Be open to receiving messages from your angels. Do you see number patterns and repetitive symbols? They’re signs that you’re on the right path. Open your heart to welcome deeper intimacy in May, even if it makes you uncomfortable at first.

If a passion project or long-term goal loses its sparkle, please don’t see it as failure. Sometimes, what was once meant for you, dies a natural death before it’s had a chance to take its first breath. And, that’s simply the way it’s meant to be. What you learn along the way is what’s important. May’s new moon sets you on a new path, either professionally, personally, or in a weird mix of the two. Ultimately, this is a positive step, even if it demands some adjusting on your part. By mid-month, Venus’ parties with Mercury in your friendship zone. The goddess planet intends to drag you and your besties along for the ride, so you might as well let your hair down. Connect with fabulous females and have fun! Queens straighten each other’s crowns, but when Mercury’s retrograde tempts a frenemy to knock yours off, step away minus the guilt. There are too many empowered women standing by your side to worry about petty jealousy.

May’s eclipse pokes your home zone. This works in your favour, mainly if renovations have been shelved or delayed. Living space projects become unstuck as you get the green light to move forward. While that’s true for existing issues, brand new household endeavours are best left alone. La Luna’s eclipse messes with start-ups, so be patient and wait it out. Looking for a new pad? Read the fine print, and don’t believe every word your real estate agent says. The same can be said for property buyers and sellers. Mercury’s rewind in your career zone forces you to rethink your purpose. Is your current profession fulfilling, or have you simply settled into your comfort zone? Spend some time alone, in peace and quiet, and the answers will bubble up. When it comes to love, the Sun’s nod to Neptune recommends you don’t neglect the niggle in your belly. Let that inkling guide your next step.

Use your extra sparkle to tackle pesky tasks on your to-do list. Given that you’ll have more spring in your step, you’ll be looking for things to do. Smash important goals one by one in order of priority. Exuberant Jupiter pushes health boundaries after May 14th. Run a marathon, squat a little deeper or attempt a yogi headstand. Focus on improving your PB, Libra. On May 21st, the Sun teaches you something priceless. Some Librans pick up a piece of vital information at school, university or online. While others have a light bulb moment during a conversation or while reading a book. Finances are so-so. You’re no money magnet, but being in the middle of a financial drought and extravagant spending isn’t so bad. The worst thing you can do is to splurge beyond your means. For now, sensible spending is your best bet.

May’s new moon breezes into your relationship sector, blowing away the cobwebs. Is something bugging you about your partner? Perhaps they have an annoying habit that’s slowly seeping under your skin? La Luna reminds you that it’s no deal-breaker. An honest conversation proves soothing, setting your relationship back on track. Still struggling? Draw on your relationship’s honeymoon period to remember why you fell for each other in the first place. Singles desire a new dish from the menu. You’re bored with the same meal, even if it’s eye fillet or crème Brulee. By all means, broaden your dating horizons – maybe try fish and chips or deep-fried tofu. But gorging on junk food isn’t advised. Maintain your standards, Scorpio. Money-wise, you’re tempted to ask the bank, friend or family member for a loan. Or, they might ask you! Mercury’s rewind through your financial sector approves but write down the details to avoid confusion when payback time rolls around.

May’s new moon cleans up your health act. A wellbeing professional helps you become the best version of your physical self, making some basic changes to your daily routine. If you’re not allocating enough time for self-care, then that’s priority numero uno! You can’t expect your body to function at its best on an empty tank, so review your nutritional needs. Vitamin and mineral supplements are there to augment your dietary requirements, not to replace them. Still, if you’re not covering the basics, consider adding a quality supplement. By month’s end, Mercury’s rewind coupled with the eclipse in your sign inspires a heart-to-heart conversation. You’re known for your honesty, Saggi, but this is one time you’re not telling the whole truth. If you aren’t entirely transparent, how can you expect the same in return?

May sees you consuming vast amounts of information by reading, studying or conversing with others. Stay curious, and you’ll rise. Aim to network with people smarter than yourself – that’s one way to elevate yourself, Capricorn. You’ll need to step out of your social comfort zone but being a small fish in a big pond works to your advantage this time. Venus endows you with loads of physical stamina. Try an exercise routine with a point of difference. Something like kickboxing or laughter yoga could be a wellbeing game-changer. By May 23rd, Saturn’s rewind in your money zone demands a serious look at your finances. Ensure you’re on top of all incomings and outgoings. It wouldn’t hurt to double-check your credit card statement either.

Venus targets singles when the love planet teams up with Cupid, making this an ideal month to form new connections and lasting bonds. Think outside the box to meet different people in places where you don’t usually hang out. Accept a blind date orchestrated by a match-making friend – what you see isn’t always what you get. Let your creative juices flow! If it gets your pulse racing, it’s worth pursuing. This is one time where you don’t have to do things strictly by the book. Aim to follow your heart rather than ruminating over the pros and cons. Don’t stress over small details and get ready to jump – this commitment demands a leap of faith! Bite the bullet before May 23rd when serious Saturn turns retrograde in your sign. That’s when you’ll buckle down, so spread your wings in the first three weeks of May and stay grounded after that.

Luck is on your side thanks to generous Jupiter, your planetary ruler, gracing your sign on May 14th. Think of Jupiter as your guardian angel; what would you ask? Direct your attention towards a particular situation to improve it. One of the best ways to do this is by creating a vision board or journaling. Place a collection of images representing your ideal life in a spot that you regularly see. More of a writer? Pin affirmations on your mirror. Repeat them often. You’ll be amazed at how your dreams begin to manifest. After all, Jupiter is the cosmic miracle-worker! Mercury’s backwards slide causes confusion with a family member. Try not to take what they say too personally, but don’t stand for being bullied either. Career-wise, expect the unexpected. May’s eclipse intends to shake things up. You’ll desire change, but it’s best to wait until next month when the cosmic dust settles.