Here’s what’s happening in astrology this week
Pluto turns retrograde: May 1 to Oct 10
Starting Monday, May 1, group dynamics could shift into covert power plays as Pluto slows its calculating roll and backs into its annual five-month retrograde, first through collaborative Aquarius (until June 11), then hierarchy-loving Capricorn for the remainder its backspin, which lasts in full until October 10. If you can’t gain traction with your team or goals, take a break instead of trying to force an “all for one and one for all” sense of unity.
The full moon on May 5 is a penumbral lunar eclipse
2023’s only full moon in mysterious, alchemical Scorpio arrives at 1:34PM EDT this Friday, May 5, as a game-changing lunar eclipse. And because it’s opposing shock jock Uranus, this one could bring some bonus surprises that leave jaws on the ground. Control is an illusion, so allow yourself to be swept into the universe’s greater plan. From power mergers to scandals to sudden transitions, all sorts of secrets will be exposed. For best results, be an open channel for creative and spiritual downloads.
Venus flows into Cancer from May 7 to June 5
Spring flings get a whole lot sweeter this Sunday, May 7, as Venus nestles into sentimental Cancer. Hold hands, write love notes (on actual paper), hug people for at least 20 oxytocin-releasing seconds. With Venus’ copilot, lusty Mars, riding shotgun in Cancer until June 5, home is where the heart AND the heat can be found.
Your weekly horoscopes for May 1-7 by zodiac sign
What’s does this week’s horoscope forecast for your zodiac sign? The AstroTwins’ weekly horoscopes for May 1-7, 2023, reveal what the planets have in store. How to use astrology to navigate!
You can read the weekly horoscopes for May 1-7 for your Sun sign or your rising sign (ascendant). Visit our Cosmic Calculator section if you want to calculate your Rising sign or discover more about your personal astrology.
Aries (March 21-April 19) weekly horoscope for May 1-7
One step forward, one step back? Patience isn’t exactly your middle name, Ram, but it’s exactly what you’ll need in the coming months as stealth agent Pluto shifts into his annual retrograde motion on Monday, May 1, until October 10. Knowing some things will be beyond your control can help you ride out Keep reading your Weekly Aries Horoscope
Taurus (April 20-May 20) weekly horoscope for May 1-7
Ready, set…slow your roll! On Monday, May 1, game-changing Pluto hits the brakes and pulls its annual “shift-into-reverse” maneuver by kicking off its five-month retrograde. That’s business as usual. What’s UNIQUE about 2023’s backflip is that it begins in Aquarius and your tenth house of career goals and ambitions and then reverts to Capricorn for a few months. A change in trajectory or speed is likely, but you won’t be Keep reading your Weekly Taurus Horoscope
Gemini (May 21-June 20) weekly horoscope for May 1-7
Of course you should dream big, Gemini, but sometimes it’s better to stick to being realistic. You may see the value in that starting Monday, May 1, as penetrating Pluto commences its annual retrograde—this year beginning in Aquarius and your visionary ninth house. It’s not that NOTHING will happen over the next five months. But you may need to downscale or delay a few of your Keep reading your Gemini Weekly Horoscope
Cancer (June 21-July 22) weekly horoscope for May 1-7
Don’t hit the snooze button on your wake-up call, Crab! On Monday, May 1, penetrating Pluto shifts into reverse gear in your eighth house of intimacy and eroticism. At first you might fear that you’re losing your animal magnetism. On the contrary! This annual retrograde is more like a Keep reading your Cancer Weekly Horoscope
Leo (July 23-August 22) weekly horoscope for May 1-7
Romance interrupted? Not necessarily, Leo! But starting Monday, May 1, you may want to give an important relationship a serious review. For the next five months, intensifying Pluto will be retrograde, spending the first six weeks of this cycle back-spinning through Aquarius and your seventh house of partnerships. Pluto brokers in mystery, power plays and strong emotions, so this may not be a Keep reading your Leo Weekly Horoscope
Virgo (August 23-September 22) weekly horoscope for May 1-7
Ready or not, you’re about to enter a cycle where you can overhaul your daily routines (including health and self-care) and how you approach the service aspect of your work. This Monday, May 1, penetrating Pluto turns retrograde in Aquarius and your sixth house of organization and wellness until June 11. The sixth house is associated with your organized, detail-oriented sign, and if you’ve been Keep reading your Virgo Weekly Horoscope
Libra (September 23-October 22) weekly horoscope for May 1-7
Your nostalgic side may take the wheel starting this Monday, May 1, as potent and penetrating Pluto shifts into reverse gear until October 10. In forward motion, the intensifying planet sparks desire and boosts your natural animal magnetism. But during its annual retrograde—this year through Aquarius and your fifth house of fame, glamour and romance for its first six weeks—you’re more likely to be lit up by Keep reading your Libra Weekly Horoscope
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) weekly horoscope for May 1-7
Home is where your heart is, Scorpio—and depending on the state of Chateau Scorp, your heart is either full of love and optimism or seething in resentment. On Monday, May 1, transformational Pluto (your cosmic ruler) turns retrograde until October 10, beginning its retreat in Aquarius and your fourth house of home and family until June 11. Your fuse might have gotten a little short of late, and it won’t take much to Keep reading your Scorpio Weekly Horoscope
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) weekly horoscope for May 1-7
It’s not the Sag way to hold much in, but if something’s on your mind, do your best to get it out in the open ASAP! On Monday, May 1, piercing Pluto shifts into retrograde in communal Aquarius and your third house of self-expression until June 11, which could cause friction with friends, neighbors and siblings. The third house is your communication center, and Pluto isn’t known for being gentle or tactful. And in reverse, conversations could turn Keep reading your Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) weekly horoscope for May 1-7
Money matters come into the spotlight (even more than usual) starting on Monday, May 1, when transformational Pluto shifts into reverse in Aquarius and your second house of finances until June 11. Pluto is associated with everything hidden and mysterious, so keep a mindful eye on project costs as well as your personal spending. Just as you’re about to close a deal or accept an offer, it may seem to Keep reading your Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) weekly horoscope for May 1-7
As if you needed MORE intensity in your life… Things are about to get extra activated in your realm this week, Water Bearer, so make sure you’re staying grounded, keeping it real—and getting ample sleep! The cosmic news story of the season has been the entry of passionate, penetrating Pluto into your sign, ushering in a new era for humanity over the coming few years, but more importantly for YOU, Keep reading your Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
Pisces (February 19-March 20) weekly horoscope for May 1-7
If you’ve been waiting for an invitation to unplug for a while and get (more) introspective, your moment arrives this Monday, May 1, as deep-diving Pluto turns retrograde in Aquarius and your twelfth house (the sector associated with your mystical sign as well as with dreams, release and healing). You may prefer to take a pass on Keep reading your Pisces Weekly Horoscope
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