There is no better boat than a horoscope to help a man cross over the sea of life.

- Varaha Mihira

LUNA TIP: May’s full moon in transformational Scorpio, grants a make-over. Want to make a positive change to your body from the inside out? Harness self-discipline to make significant improvements to your lifestyle choices. Oh, and wind up looking fabulous in the process!

Aries

Aries

21 March – 19 April

Mercury slides into your communication zone. And, like not being able to turn away from a horror movie, you find yourself fixated on coronavirus information. It’s crucial that occasionally, you switch off the news to give yourself a break. You can still keep abreast of everything you need to know without over saturating your mind with worrisome thoughts. Use common sense to strike the right balance between knowledge and overexposure for the sake of your mental health.

DAY TO THRIVE May 12

Aries

Taurus

20 April – 20 May

The Sun radiates in your sphere of personal values, crystallising what’s truly important to you. Allow the remaining superficial stuff to simply fall away. A sense of calm washes over you, as you realise that it’s good health and loving relationships that really matter – nothing else is worth the worry. Le Solei bring this gift of clarity during the last half of May. From that point on, don’t lose sight of your priorities.

DAY TO THRIVE May 20

Gemini

Gemini

21 May – 20 June

Happy birthday Gemini! May 20 welcomes #geminiseason, and two days later, your sign hosts the new moon. Here’s an opportunity to start fresh. Would you like another go at something? See this as a brand-new beginning, using all the wisdom you’ve acquired, to your advantage. Whether it’s a new chapter in your primary relationship or a detrimental health-habit you want to kick, you’ll have everything at your disposal to smash your goal.

DAY TO THRIVE May 20 and May 22

Cancer

Cancer

21 June – 22 July

Mercury governs hands, arms and shoulders, and by month’s end, the movement planet enters your sign. Use Mercury’s stopover to explore activities that target your upper body. Weight-bearing exercises that work out your biceps, triceps and shoulders are ideal. If you don’t own dumbbells, get imaginative! Filling milk containers with sand, or using your own body weight while doing pushups, are all great ways to sculpt and tone.

DAY TO THRIVE May 29

 

Leo

Leo

23 July – 22 August

May’s full moon brings inspiration from an unexpected source. Your mother makes a random comment (or criticism) that motivates you to improve yourself in some way. Or, a family member spurs you on by committing to exercise with you. Having a workout partner helps keep you accountable, making it less likely that you’ll sleep in or find excuses. In supporting each other, you’ll not only both get fit, but you’ll strengthen family bonds too.

DAY TO THRIVE May 7

Virgo

Virgo

23 August – 22 September

Feisty Mars bristles in your relationship zone, creating a clash of differences. It’s best not to sweep the problem under the rug, hoping it will go away on its own. Instead, discuss several possible solutions with your sweetheart. The key to a successful outcome lies in being assertive rather than aggressive, with a calm but determined delivery of your point. Once you’re both on the same page, emotional tension melts away, and you’ll feel like your old self again.

DAY TO THRIVE May 13

Libra

Libra

23 September – 22 October

Use the first half of May to tackle outstanding tasks. Also, do your best to resolve a quarrel with a sister, bestie, female partner or your mother. By mid-month, Venus shifts gears, making the last half of May ideal for reflection rather than action. Get the hard yards done and dusted first, so you can maximise this period of rest and recuperation. Then, put your feet up and relax, Libra. It’s not wise to push yourself when Venus is in retrograde.

DAY TO THRIVE: May 1-12

Scorpio

Scorpio

23 October – 21 November

Gentle exercise gets your lymphatic system pumping when the full moon illuminates your sign. La Luna governs the body’s fluids which can become stagnant with inactivity. A sedentary lifestyle in front of the computer or watching MAFS episodes on TV can make it hard to eliminate toxic waste. So instead, jump off the sofa to get a light sweat going. Soft, sweeping massage strokes also help to shift excess fluid and toxins during May’s full moon.

DAY TO THRIVE May 7

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

22 November – 21 December

I’m not going to lie, Jupiter’s reversal through the heavens makes self-motivation scarce, with your usual fiery self being more lacklustre than lively. Still, turn lethargy around by going within. Swap your online isolation sweat for a meditation session. In fact, consider signing up for a group meditation challenge. In essence, conquering a psychological achievement works with Jupiter’s retrograde rather than against it.

DAY TO THRIVE May 14

Capricorn

Capricorn

22 December – 19 January

By months end, clever Mercury encourages you to boost your mental agility. Your brain is a muscle that deteriorates with inactivity. Keep it laser-sharp by creating neural pathways. How? Engage in new activities. Crosswords, reading and learning to play a musical instrument, are brilliant techniques that improve brain function. Even having some fun doing a jigsaw puzzle can enhance your mental health!

DAY TO THRIVE May 29

Aquarius

Aquarius

20 January – 18 February

In May, the stars invite you to do what lights you up from within. Isolated Water-bearers are blessed with a golden opportunity – to dive into a dream project. With Venus’ retrograde triggering your creative sector, you can finally make a start. Write that book, research a novel business idea or support a charity that’s close to your heart. Even if time is less than abundant, do it anyway!

DAY TO THRIVE May 13

 

Pisces

Pisces

19 February – 20 March

Venus reverses in your family zone, highlighting something super close to heart – animals. If you’re a pet owner, think about what you can do to benefit your little darling. Social distancing rules still allow you to be close to your pet. An extended walk, hugs and kisses or a special treat will do the trick. Bonding with your pet supports your wellbeing by boosting the cuddle hormone, oxytocin, which elevates mood and lowers stress.

DAY TO THRIVE May 13