Taurus Season: May Horoscopes
Welcome back to another month of Colorscopes from OPI! We’re here to make sure that not only are the stars aligned in your favor, but also the nail shades as well. We’re dedicated to empowering you through color, this guide below can give you the right shade for the right mood. Read below for in-depth horoscope coverage of this month highlighting the sign of Taurus!
Match and Balance 101:
Beyond your horoscope below, we’ve also included a suggestion for the shade that is your best “match” or “balance” for the sign of Pisces. Your “match” shade: this is a shade/hue you would usually go for. You’ll find confidence in this color and feel aligned. Your “balance” shade: not your usual go-to shade, but you should consider outside of your comfort zone because you will feel more balanced when wearing this color.
All things Taurus:
The Bull, perseverant, serene until provoked, sensual, and indulgent. This sign is ruled by the planet Venus, making its nature harmonious and quality oriented. Known for their stubbornness, Taurus is a fixed sign – attesting to their strength to push things in their favor. Natural gardeners of the zodiac – as a Venus-ruled Earth sign, they tend to the seeds that Aries has planted, seeing to it that each is watered and cared for. Taurus is opposite from the sign Scorpio, and together they share a similar experience of what it means to desire, and thus, to be desired. Scorpio’s domain is that which is hidden, and Taurus, that which is seen. In lieu of Taurus season, it’s quality over quantity and determination over vacillation. This month is fairly mellow with the exception of some major outer planets going retrograde i.e. Saturn and Pluto.
Things are different this year. Can you feel it? In fact, the last time Uranus was in your sign was 1942, which means that you weren’t even born yet. This birthday will be unlike any other, so expect anything! Venus returns to your sign on May 15 which will feel like a five-course meal of being able to select your favorite foods; paired with the New Moon on May 4, also in your sign–it’s giving you the green light to do things your way.
Taurus is an Earth sign: The Taurus’ goal is to nurture what is tangible, beautiful, and promising. Members of this zodiac always choose quality over quantity. Earth signs are grounded, methodical, realistically bent on reality, and focused on material security.
This is your perfect match this season. It will remind you that you are exactly who you were meant to be.
The first half of the month will be active, but then when Mercury and Venus are no longer visible to your sign– after May 6, this means that you should take it easy and catch up on some much-needed rest so that next month on your birthday, when it’s your turn to step into the spotlight, you’ll feel ready. The retrogrades might uncover some untapped financial resources so it might be worth investigating.
Your match shade this season. You’re always in need of mental and spiritual stimulation and this shade will give you just that!
Mars moving into your sign on May 15 is igniting your zest for life, through your emotional awareness. Your emotions will be flowing big time – this is both good and bad. Good because you’ll feel empowered and motivated, bad because you could personalize things too much if you’re not aware. The New Moon on May 4 shows you that you can rely on your friends more.
This is your match shade. This rich green makes you feel like everything you’ve ever imagined you could be.
To the grind! This month, especially after May 4, is when you see things shift in the world, when your projects and ideas start to come to fruition, and when you’ll start seeing momentum again. Both the New and Full Moons are helping you to realign your priorities.
This is your match shade. It’s a color that commands respect.
Vast visions and further education is where this month leads you. You are already privy to a certain spiritual practice or religion, but it’s worth diving in deeper! Worth exploring will be your comfort level with intimacy, which could always be better. This may mean finding someone that you feel comfortable enough to speak with about your feelings.
This is your balance shade. It’s grounded like you but is nudging you into unknown territories.
Venus, your guardian planet is gracing you with more love and affection, along with some presents too. It’s Taurus season, but you might feel like it’s your early birthday. Saturn and Pluto are retrograde on April 24 and 29 and you can let out a sigh of relief. You’ve likely felt the heavy responsibility that family can sometimes represent, and with these planets retrograde, you’ll be able to focus on other things that are calling your attention.
Your balancing shade, it’s mysterious and receptive.
All signs point to opposition–Taurus is opposite your sign, and with the Sun & New Moon on May 4, followed by Venus and Mercury also in Taurus, this month is about seeing life through a fresh perspective. The Full Moon on May 18 means that you’ll be asked to put another person's needs above your own.
Your balancing shade. Are you surprised? Neither are we.
You’re busy, but it’s time to start thinking about how you spend your time and money. Ask yourself what changes you can make to your schedule this month; whether that be learning a new craft, investing more in your spiritual side, or making more time for self-care. The New Moon on May 4 will inspire you to care more about yourself.
Your match shade. No need for approval.
If you aren’t willing to take a romantic risk then how can you expect to experience the romance you’ve been craving? Risk means, putting yourself out there and being open to receiving what you want while dropping the assumption that you’ll have to work so hard to get it. On May 4, stay open–following new ideas and creative inspiration will bring you more pleasure.
This is your match. Somehow, some way, red reveals your secret power.
Home is where your mind is this month. Decorating, moving, rearranging your living space. It might feel like a holiday, but that’s because you enjoy a beautifully decorated home almost more than any other sign. During the first two weeks of May, you’ll want to make staying in a priority when you can, so invite people over rather than going out.
This is your balance shade. It’ll move you to celebrate life and self.
If you aren’t already writing, then set some time aside to get all of your ideas down on paper. Mars will be contributing to your creative flow after May 15. If you want to be really wise, save some of that extra cash you received at the beginning of the month for a rainy day, when you don’t feel like going or being anywhere else.
This is your match shade, especially when it’s on you.
There are times to be bold, to initiate, then there are times to allow the world to give back, to receive, and to lay low. Think more about self-image than career ambitions by focusing on yourself this season, rather than trying to live up to other people's expectations of your grandiose life. After May 15, Venus can add a little extra cash flow if you are focused on valuing yourself more.
It’s your match shade. Let’s be real, everyone knows this IS your color.
Rose Theodora is a long time astrologer and writer. With a degree from UCLA in neuroscience + art, and a long list of name brand clientele–Theodora is expert when it comes to color and lifestyle. Each month she'll be selecting polish colors that are thoughtfully selected with your sign and the current astrological landscape in mind. You can read for your Sun sign, Moon sign, or Rising sign here.
Taurus Season is the time to focus on you. Stay grounded and down to Earth by making sure that your energy is directed both inward, and toward the relationships that you have built throughout your life. Use this month to explore and experiment, both in your day-to-day and with your shade choices. Try something new, or even be bold with some iconic nail art.
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