Each month, we’re spilling what (and who) will be going down in your love life. Read on as Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counseling psychology, gives it to you straight.
Summer is just around the corner, and you’ll be spending a serious chunk of May looking forward to what you’ll do when the warmer weather comes. And, more importantly, who—you’re going to be doing this summer. You may think you know what’s (and who’s) coming, but the universe has a few surprises in store.
You’ve got a lot going on this month, but May is an important time to slow your roll in the bedroom. Take your time during sex and explore your partner’s body—you’ll pick up some new go-to moves in the process. And, most of all, appreciate the time you have between the sheets. Don’t be afraid to languish in bed or laze around naked for hours. Slowing down and enjoying the little things in life can lead to serious pleasure.
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It’s go time, Aries, and you’re on the hunt. This month, you’re feeling yourself and you’re ready to put that to good use. Don’t be afraid to ask that hot guy you met at happy hour for his number and follow up with a text. Just know that some patience may be needed—make it clear that you’re interested and he’ll take it from there. If you’re in a relationship, get ready: You’re about to enter a very romantic time that will last for months. That doesn’t mean it’s all going to be rose-scented lube and candles—there’s a little playful energy in your sign, too. Listen to your gut: It’ll tell you when adventurous sex is right for max pleasure and when you should take it niiice and slooow.
TAURUS (APRIL 20–MAY 20)
Compromise isn’t exactly a big part of your pillow talk, but this month it’s going to have to be. How can you indulge your partner while making sure you leave satisfied, too? You may find yourself dreaming up your own Christian Grey/Ana Steele scenarios—go with it. The universe says fantasy is huge for you this month, and indulging in a little roleplay can pay off more than you imagined. Just make sure you return the favor for your bedmate once in a while, too.
GEMINI (MAY 21–JUNE 20)
You’re freaking busy this month, Gem, but there’s no reason why you can’t make your S.O. part of the fun. Take your partner along to your friend’s pre-summer BBQ, before heading home to heat things up indoors. You’ll be surprised what actually feels like foreplay when you open your mind. If you’re single, you’ll meet plenty of new people this month, but don’t feel the need to be tied down. After all, you’re a hot commodity and you know it. Try some new bedmates on for size but always keep this on the backburner: “Do I really want to spend time with this person or are they just right for now?” You’ll know in your gut what’s right.
CANCER (JUNE 21–JULY 22)
While you know you’ve got something good going on beneath the sheets, you could stand to broadcast it more. That’s why May is Lover Appreciation Month for you, Cancer. Try a little gift—handcuffs and flavored lube go a long way, or try this Dare Me Pleasure Set from the Women’s Health Boutique—to show how much you appreciate all the sweet love you get from your S.O. It’ll bring a deeper level of intimacy to your love life. If you’re not in a relationship, it’s time to break out of your shell a little. When you’re out with friends, keep an eye out for someone interesting and spark up a conversation—you won’t be disappointed.
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LEO (JULY 23–AUGUST 22)
It’s easy to fall into a routine of Netflix and chill, but this month you’re craving some serious passion that you just can’t get from binge-watching Orange Is the New Black. Spring for a sexy weekend getaway or book a hotel for a night to indulge in some out-of-the-box sex. Your passionate energy is strongest this month when you break out of your usual. If you’re single, try to have a weekend away with the girls or, if you can’t swing it financially, hit up a different bar together. You’ll meet someone who can expose you to all sorts of new things.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23–SEPTEMBER 22)
Better break out the lube, Virgo, because you’re going to be getting some serious action this month. Just know this: In between all that action, your regular sex buddy is wondering where this is going, and an important post-coital conversation about your future together may pop up. Are you ready to move in together or take things to the next level? Now is a good time to ask yourself how you feel about the whole idea. If you’re not in a relationship, the universe says you might want to look on a dating site or app for your next fling—starting a conversation with someone online first can cause some serious sparks when you finally meet up in person.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 22)
Something is going to happen this month that will make you see your lover in a new light. It’s not necessarily good or bad—it’s just going to be different. Maybe you’ll realize your S.O. has a few pleasure-inducing tricks you’ve never seen before or someone you’ve been sleeping with on the regular shows potential to be more than just a sex thing. Keep your eyes open to clues, and see where they take you. When you’re not mulling over new information, you’re getting some serious action in bed—go with it. If you’re single, May is huge for checking out new possibilities. Just know that one of them could turn into something more serious—your energy moving forward points to something stable in your future.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 21)
You’ve been working hard to look good, Scorpio—and it shows. In May, you’re oozing sexuality and people are taking note. If you’re in a relationship, you’re going to feel perfectly synced up with your partner this month in bed. You may feel a little argumentative and be tempted to push your S.O.’s buttons, but save that fiery side for the bedroom—it’ll work out better for you. If you’re single, take a closer look at the people around you when you hit the gym. A workout buddy could turn into something more in your future.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22–DECEMBER 21)
Nobody puts Sagi in a corner—especially not in May. This month you’re going to crave center stage, and the spotlight will be where it belongs…on you. Go dancing with your partner and live it up before bringing it back home where you can continue the fun. If you’re not in anything serious, don’t let someone force you into making a decision about your future together. You’re having too much fun playing the field. Live in the now—in and out of the bedroom—and you’ll experience heaps of pleasure in return.
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CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22–JANUARY 19)
It’s easy to get into a routine: You come home, have sex, and hang at your place. But now is the time to break out. Go on a date, splurge on new lingerie, and create a few special evenings together neither of you will forget. Can’t figure out a game plan? Take notes from the past. Whip out an old vibe you used to use together or resurrect that old move you know your lover is into. Little blasts from the past will add some serious fiery energy to your sex life. If you’re single, make sure you’ve got something nice in your closet (and underwear drawer)—there are a few swanky dates in your future that could wrap up at your place.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20–FEBRUARY 18)
It’s time to let your freak flag fly, Aquarius. This month, your kinky side will come out in the bedroom, and trust, no one is going to complain about it. You’ll feel at your most seductive when you’re at your place, so schedule a few sexy meet-ups at your casa. If you don’t have a steady sex buddy at the moment, make sure you get out with friends. The universe says you’re going to be juggling a few things in the sex department, so keep your eye out for more than one interesting person that crosses your path.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19–MARCH 20)
You’re a hot commodity, Pisces, and everyone knows it. According to the universe, you’re going to be pursued hard this month. Maybe it’s courtesy of someone you’ve had your eye on, someone you’ve never thought of that way, or a lover you’re already with. Whoever it is, they’re going to make your pleasure a number-one priority. If you’re in a committed relationship, don’t sweat the small stuff. If your partner doesn’t push all the right buttons in bed, he will the next go around—just give it time. Once you let go of the little things, sensuality will pour in.