What’s happening in astrology today
May 1 in the stars: Pluto begins a five-month retrograde in Aquarius (until June 11) and then Capricorn (until October 10). What does this mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Monday May 1.
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Your daily horoscopes for Monday May 1, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Monday May 1
Group dynamics could shift today as metamorphic Pluto turns retrograde in Aquarius and your eleventh house of teamwork and technology until June 11—then backs up through Capricorn and your career zone until Oct 10. If you’re working on a collaborative project or engaging with a larger institution, dot every i. And think before you bail on any slower-moving (but promising) ventures. If someone isn’t pulling their weight after copious warnings, you may have to revoke their membership in the Aries squad. Are you spending way too much time on social media? Wean yourself off those addictive apps so you can be present with live humans.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Monday May 1
Pump the brakes, Taurus! Today, as alchemical Pluto turns retrograde in Aquarius and your tenth house of career, professional progress could slow. Don’t panic! Between now and June 11, you have a chance to strengthen your mission by tightening bolts behind the scenes. Warning: a difficult colleague may complicate your plan. Instead of battling it out, quietly observe until a sound strategy for dealing with this emerges. Pluto backs up through Capricorn and your travel zone from June 11 to October 10, taking the pressure off that situation and turning your attention to long-distance connections and purposeful travel plans. Consider revisiting a favorite location that you already know like the back of your hand.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Monday May 1
You’re juggling a ton of great projects, Gemini, but are you in danger of dropping a few of those balls? Today, cutthroat Pluto turns retrograde in your expansive ninth house, forcing you to evaluate your workload with a critical eye. If you’ve overcommitted yourself, downsize where you can—and disengage from risky or resource-guzzling ventures between now and June 11. Travel plans may be on your mind, but your globe-trotting instincts could be out of whack until the icy dwarf planet backs into Capricorn and your spiritual, seductive eighth house from June 11 to October 10.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Monday May 1
Love ’em…or leave ’em? As passionate Pluto turns retrograde—first in Aquarius and your erotic eighth house until June 11, then back through Capricorn and your cooperative seventh until October 10—you may have second thoughts about a certain relationship. Give yourself space to sort out your priorities and truly discover if your values and lifestyles gel. Already committed? You may need more private time while Pluto’s in reverse for five months. Pull into your shell as needed. Healthy distance can amp up desire! This slowdown can help coupled Crabs work through deep-seated relationship problems. Just be warned: these conversations could get pretty intense!
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Monday May 1
Jealous much, Leo? While possessive Pluto spins retrograde in Aquarius and your partnership house until June 11, you may feel neglected or unfairly dismissed. But is that actually true? It may be hard to keep perspective in certain partnerships—and, if you let things escalate, you could erupt with angry outbursts or jealous rants. Since that’s no way for your noble sign to represent, start deploying some anger management techniques, like taking timeouts when conversations get heated and dialing back stimulants like sugar and coffee. Evaluate any new relationships with a keen eye and don’t rush to forge a connection. When Pluto backs into Capricorn from June 11 to October 10, you’ll be able to approach this from a more grounded space.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Monday May 1
You almost can’t help but take charge of every plan, Virgo, but are you making too many sacrifices in the process? Today, as Pluto begins its retrograde in Aquarius and your sixth house of service, take stock of everything on your plate. Have you over-committed yourself? During this backspin, which lasts until October 10—don’t let your personal projects take a backseat to busy work. Reorganize your schedule to prioritize the most rewarding missions, financially and otherwise. Abd before Pluto backs into Capricorn on June 11, delegate where possible, and consider pulling the plug on a non-essential obligation. Then, find trusted collaborators to help lighten your load and make work fun again! Reserve regular windows for self-care—yoga in the park, lap swims and massages aren’t optional this summer, they are essential!
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Monday May 1
Do you have Kardashian dreams on a starter-kit budget? Even if you ARE flush with cash, dial back the decadence as wealth-agent Pluto turns retrograde, beginning today in Aquarius and your hedonistic fifth house, then retreating into Capricorn and your “nest egg” sector from June 11 to October 10. For the next five months, pricey bottle service and lazy Lyft rides might be off the menu. You don’t need to live like an ascetic, to enjoy aesthetics. Just think long and hard before you green-light tempting purchases. Apply the same discernment to love between now and June 11. With seductive Pluto scrambling signals in your romance zone, pace yourself before you take the plunge.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Monday May 1
Get your house in order! Today, your cosmic custodian Pluto pivots into its annual retrograde, this time backing up through two signs—Aquarius until June 11 and Capricorn until October 10. Turn your focus to Chateau Scorpio for the next two months. While this isn’t the best time for doing any major renovations, it is a powerful period to either move to a more fitting location or set up your space for maximum privacy and productivity. How about a meditation corner and a great new desk? Reconnect with relatives you love but avoid the triggering ones. Don’t force togetherness when you actually need space. Instead, relish your sacred solo time, then utilize the opportunity to foster friendships elsewhere after June 11.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Monday May 1
Who are the people on your contact list? Today, intimate Pluto turns retrograde, first backing up in Aquarius and your social third house, then retreating to Capricorn and your finance corner from June 11 to October 10. For the next couple of months, keep a tight ring around your inner circle. Engaging newcomers may leave you spread too thin and true friends could get the short end of the stick. Make sure you seriously screen people before entrusting them with confidential info particularly if money is involved. That friendly acquaintance could turn out to be a full-on Gossip Girl—or not. Keep your guard up for now, and let people earn their loyalty points.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Monday May 1
Is your plate filled to max capacity, Capricorn? Today as metamorphic Pluto turns retrograde, first in Aquarius and your second house of work and finances until June 11, you may need to scale back a few professional obligations. Be wise and only commit to the most essential projects between now and June 11. When the icy dwarf planet backs up into Capricorn from June 11 to Oct 10, you’ll want lots of spaciousness in your schedule to focus on personal growth. Before then, set realistic timelines, and manage the expectations of those around you—especially if they’ve been relying too heavily upon you to provide things they can do for themselves.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Monday May 1
Slow your roll! Today, transformational Pluto, who’s been shaking things up your sign since March 23, turns retrograde until October 10. The backspin begins in Aquarius and your self-focused first house then, the icy dwarf retreats to Capricorn and your esoteric twelfth house from June 11 until Oct 10. Dig deep for patience. You may have to put a few of your most precious, personal projects on the back burner so you can focus on more urgent priorities. Frustrating, yes, but there are silver linings: You might actually benefit from stepping away and gaining some perspective. Focus on restoring balance to your life. A little break could recharge your batteries, and lead to unexpected inspiration.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Monday May 1
Should you rev your engine or hit the brakes? Get ready: Life could feel like a game of “Red Light Green Light” as volcanic Pluto retrogrades through your introspective and transitional twelfth house until June 11—then backs into your innovative eleventh for the remainder of its reversal, until October 10 During this hazy phase, situations that seemed like a sure thing could be delayed, while new opportunities may appear out of nowhere. The best way to weather this chaotic time is to do what Pisces does best—stay flexible and go with the flow. Pluto’s cool-down can also help you reflect and get inspired, especially if you’re relaxing by a body of water or daydreaming on your meditation cushion.