Thursday , May 13 2021

The New/Full Moon Energy for May 2021

By Donna Stellhorn

Hello everyone, I hope you’re safe and well. On May 26, there is the Full Moon in Scorpio. For the next two weeks after that, your focus is on power and your ability to let go of what no longer serves you. You could experience very strong emotions. At times, you may feel like your back is against the wall, and you’re ready to come out swinging. This is especially true in financial matters when money is owed to you or merchandise has not been delivered. There’s also an investigative quality about this full moon. You are willing to dig to find the truth. Additionally, the sign of Scorpio rules taxes, and tax deadlines fall during these two weeks.

The New Moon in Taurus is on May 11. For the next two weeks after that, the focus will be on finances and possessions. You may experience a real appreciation for what you own or have a desire to get rid of boxes and boxes of stuff. You could be looking to sell things you don’t need and acquiring things you covet. There’s a desire to have time off to sit in the sunshine and be with friends.

Saturn goes retrograde on May 23 at 13 degrees of Aquarius, and it will remain retrograde until Oct. 10. During this period, it’s good to build skills. These could be skills directly needed for your career or related to a hobby you want to turn into a business. Saturn is in Aquarius, so technical skills should be at the top of your list.

The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius is on May 26. The full moon energy lasts around two weeks, but eclipse energy can last for months. Eclipses bring changes. This particular eclipse focuses on how attitudes and societal rules are changing. There’s an awareness of spirituality and a desire to incorporate spiritual practices into daily life. There will be lots of talk about how prejudice and preconceived notions block spiritual and societal growth.

Finally, Mercury goes retrograde on May 29 and will remain in retrograde until June 22. Mercury retrograde can cause difficulties with computers, phones, or other devices. Mercury retrograde can also bring challenges with contracts and paperwork. Consider getting your new phone, visiting the DMV, or signing a purchase agreement for a house after the retrograde period.


There’s a great deal of focus on finances and revenue streams this month. A windfall is quite possible. There’s a lot of activity at home with cooking or barbecuing. You could be renovating the kitchen. In relationships, your focus is on the practical. There’s less romance and more doing laundry or working on a business together. Some recognition in your career is possible, though it may lead to more responsibilities. You might be decluttering or having your kids clean up their rooms.


The new moon on May 11 begins your new lunar year. This is a good time to plant seeds for the goals you want to achieve. You could make connections with mentors and influential people. Relationship energy is active, and if you’re looking for love, you could fall head over heels with an attractive individual. You could gain some profits from investments, especially connected to company stock. You may be getting ready to spend even more time with your kids as school comes to an end.


Gemini native, you could use some downtime to get extra sleep. You’ve been expending a lot of effort behind the scenes for a work project. Some travel plans may be put on hold temporarily. This might be okay, as you could be quite a homebody now. Financially, profits are possible with an investment or unique business opportunity. You may be spending time with animals, including horses. A career opportunity is close to opening up, but it can’t be pushed. You’ll have to be patient this month.


Friendships and relationships are highlighted for Cancer natives in May. You could be expanding your circle of friends or meeting people you haven’t seen in a long time. You have a lot more energy this month for all kinds of activities. Income from career shows an increase. You might be getting a raise, a bonus, or working more hours. At home, you’re likely spending more time in the yard or around the neighborhood. There could be a big announcement that adds to the family this month.


For Leo natives, the month of May brings recognition and appreciation for the hard work you’ve been doing. You may get applause. Career energy is very strong. You could receive a raise or promotion, or you may get a new position. This is a high-energy month, and you may have some difficulty sleeping. It’s good to find a routine to wind down in the evening. Some repairs are needed at home that could end up costing some money. A close friend or relative announces an engagement or pregnancy.


May’s focus for Virgo natives is on education. You might be completing a semester or guiding children through the last weeks of school. Work is also quite busy. Some Virgo natives will be starting a new job or training a new coworker. You have good financial instincts now, and you may be completing the paperwork for a business idea, patent, or trademark. Life at home is comfortable, as you change some routines, delegate tasks, or acquire an appliance to make housework easier.


Financial opportunities are available for Libra natives this month. You might be gaining lower interest rates on debts, expanding credit opportunities or a financial windfall from an investment. You’re quite busy in your career, and a job opportunity may open as well. You could be impatient at home as it’s hard to keep things tidy or the pantry filled being pulled in many directions. There are more activities with kids, which could include more time in the car. Romantic prospects are very good.


This is a very strong relationship month for Scorpio natives. If you’re looking for love, you have the opportunity to meet someone who is a soul connection. If you’re already in a love relationship, you have happy times ahead. There are some challenges around signing a contract or negotiating an agreement. Kids are keeping themselves busy and are more helpful than usual. Finances are improved, but you may be purchasing something for the home that puts a big dent in your budget.


The month of May and the eclipse bring changes to your daily routines. Work and home are exceptionally busy. You are streamlining your processes to make yourself more efficient. An expected payment is delayed but could work out in your favor in the long run. You’re likely to receive some recognition from your supervisor or a nice review from a client. There’s a lot of energy around children and pets. You may be getting a cat or dog for the kids. Intimate relationships are going well.


Children, creativity, and fertility are the focus for May. You may be finishing your novel, launching your album, or posting clever memes on social media. Kids may be finishing up the school year and now need help finding summer jobs. Relationship energy is exceptionally strong, and a pregnancy could be announced. A financial boost is possibly connected to a small business or a change at work. Additionally, you could achieve an investment goal or business milestone this month.


May’s focus is on home and family. You could be getting together with relatives you haven’t seen in some time. Someone may be moving in or moving out. You could be gaining a large project at work, which will require working behind the scenes. More money seems to be going out, possibly for future education or connected to technology. Overall, financial prospects are strong, and you could find a new revenue source. You may start a new exercise with flowing movements.


Communication is highlighted for Pisces natives. Shifting your inner dialogue to positive thinking will help you have better relationships and attract financial opportunities. Your guardian angel is quite active this month, and you may feel their guiding hand. You might be looking for a new vehicle to purchase or getting yourself a bike. A friend may want to shift your relationship towards romance. Changes in the neighborhood are coming. People you have known for a while could be moving away.

Donna Stellhorn is an astrologer, Feng Shui expert and author of 15 books. Her website is You can follow her on Instagram @donnastellhorn or see her videos on YouTube at

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