What’s happening in astrology today
May 5 in the stars: There’s a Scorpio full moon, penumbral lunar eclipse today at 1:34pm EST. What does this mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Friday May 5.
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Your daily horoscopes for Friday May 5, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Friday May 5
A simmering connection could reach its boiling point today as the year’s only Scorpio full moon—a curveball-hurling lunar eclipse—rocks your intimate eighth house. Although your libido will be in overdrive, those intensified feels might not be directed at the most obvious, or even the wisest, target. Check in with your heart (and other parts), Aries. But if you’re unsure of your desires, wait for the dust to settle before you do anything radical. The coming two weeks could reveal what your next move should be, whether it’s coupling, uncoupling or something far afield from your usual way of “doing relationships.”
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Friday May 5
Table for two! Today’s Scorpio full moon is also a potent lunar eclipse, which could churn up a host of unexpected events around relationships. Over the coming two to four weeks, you might reach a turning point with an important bond. Whether you’re partnering in business or romance, this could very well be your cue to commit in a more official way. Have the courage to initiate a dialogue about the big step you’re envisioning. If you’re truly aligned, you can expect a fruitful, heartfelt exchange.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Friday May 5
The wellness wagon beckons, Gemini! If you’ve slipped into unhealthy habits lately, today’s lunar (full moon) Scorpio eclipse in your salubrious sixth house could bring a wake-up call to treat your body like the temple it is. Don’t beat yourself up over getting hooked on the insanely delicious pastries at the bakery that opened up on your street. Beyond turning that daily indulgence into a weekly treat, where could you open up more flow in your life? See what happens if you bail on draining non-obligatory activities and set firmer boundaries around personal time. Moves like these could set off a ripple effect of self-care.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Friday May 5
Dodging Cupid’s arrows is futile today as the full moon in Scorpio—also a plot-twisting lunar eclipse—rocks your fifth house of passion, romance and creativity. Over the coming two to four weeks, Crabs in the market for a mate could meet a surprising prospect with LTR potential, or maybe you’ll finally invest your heart in the hunt. But if a love affair has hit turbulence, stop playing ostrich. Deal with the situation before it blows up unceremoniously. Bonus: Since this house also rules creativity, an artistic passion project could come to fruition under this influence.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Friday May 5
Today’s full moon in Scorpio is beaming into your domestic fourth house, but since it’s a game-changing lunar eclipse, all may not be quiet in the Leo lair. Out of “nowhere,” what once looked chic may now seem shabby. Some Lions may literally get the urge to change your home address. Pay attention to these urges, but don’t act upon them impulsively in the heat of an emotional storm. While a change may indeed be necessary, anything irrevocable needs to be thought through. If you feel like you’re headed for a meltdown, take a step back from the world and carve out quiet alone time to center yourself.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Friday May 5
Take your seat at the negotiating table. Today’s full moon in Scorpio is also a curveball-throwing lunar eclipse, which not only wakes you up to imbalanced dynamics but also illuminates previously hidden partnership potential. Over the course of the next two to four weeks (the “manifesting period” of this eclipse), get existing bonds back onto an even keel while simultaneously exploring future collabs. These lunar beams can also blast your message into the cybersphere—a dream come true for Virgos involved in blogging or producing media. Your knowledge can lift others up, so share it generously!
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Friday May 5
Cha-ching! Today’s full moon in Scorpio, the only one of 2023, blesses your finance zone. If you’ve had your shoulder to the wheel these last six months, an income boost could be just around the corner. But since the full moon is also a game-changing lunar eclipse, a money manifestation could come seemingly out of left field. Believing that you deserve abundance is the first step, but you also need to clarify the amount of compensation that your talents and efforts merit. If you’re not fully utilizing your innate gifts, tap into that treasure trove to help increase your pay rate.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Friday May 5
What’s the next step in your personal evolution? If you’ve stuck in an impossible rut, today’s full moon lunar eclipse in Scorpio could literally get your wheels back in motion. If an opportunity comes to light, what you DON’T want to do is spin those wheels. Carpe diem because this offer won’t be around forever, especially since this is the final eclipse to land in your sign this decade. Don’t fight change, Scorpio; align yourself with it, and your life will begin to unfold in a whole new direction. Even if you feel adrift for a time, you’ll make your way back onto terra firma.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Friday May 5
When did you start believing the myth that you had to do it all by yourself? Support may come from “on high” today as the full moon in Scorpio beams into your twelfth house of mentors and spiritual guides. Since this one’s a plot-twisting lunar eclipse, a helping hand may reach out from a truly unexpected place. (Just do your due diligence to make sure there isn’t a hidden agenda brewing.) For the next two weeks, see what happens if you surrender to the universe’s wisdom every time you catch yourself trying to force ill-fitting pieces into place. When you release the need to be in the driver’s seat, the divine order of the universe starts to work its magic. Miracles: incoming!
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Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Friday May 5
A collaboration could reach a climactic point today as the lunar (full moon) eclipse in Scorpio rocks your innovative, team-spirited eleventh house. If you’ve been steadily teaming up to hit a benchmark, the fruits of your combined efforts could finally get some well-deserved recognition—and even transform people’s perspectives on a hot-button topic. This lunation puts an emphasis on thinking outside the box, which may also illuminate places where you’re feeling hemmed in by groupthink or limited resources. This could be your cue to break free. Just try to exit as gracefully as possible.
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Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Friday May 5
That knocking sound you hear? Oh, that’s just opportunity, Aquarius! And today, you have no choice BUT to answer as a lunar (full moon) eclipse in Scorpio turbocharges your tenth house of success and outsize ambition. Tap into these motivating moonbeams to set new goals. Take one daring action (or more) that can jump-start your ascent. Dress for the part you want to play, even if you’re not fully there yet. If that means a shopping trip to update your professional wardrobe, consider it an investment in your own future.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Friday May 5
Lady Luck puts some extra wind in your sails today, Pisces. The reason? Today’s rare and expansive lunar (full moon) eclipse in Scorpio powers up your visionary ninth house. What have you been dreaming about? Step off the sidelines and see what’s possible when you search beyond your safety zone. An entrepreneurial venture or media project could get off the ground in a huge way, or you may decide to dive into a new course of study. Reach out to friends in far-flung places and start talking about a visit. A long-distance connection that’s been simmering could heat up over the coming two weeks, so make your move!
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