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MONQ Monthly Horoscope – Your May Blends


MONQ Monthly Horoscope – Your May Blends

We love to share our essential oil blends in ways that can boost your health and happiness and expand the joys in life. Here, we pair monthly predictions from talented astrologers with the unique powers of essential oil blends. Each sign gets its own recommended blend to help make the most of the exciting times ahead. Read on to see your May horoscope and recommended MONQ blends this month. 

May 2020 Horoscope 

Can you believe we are almost halfway through 2020? Spring is in full swing and with warming temperatures, expect to get a great chance to solidify your spring cleaning and rejuvenate your health. Since many individuals are still social distancing this month, this extra time at home really opens up the door to get this spring cleaning done in preparation for summer.  Remember to get plenty of sunshine—safely—and buckle up for three retrogrades and the third supermoon of the year (5/7) in powerful Scorpio. 

Important Dates

May 7: Full moon in Scorpio May 10: Saturn retrograde in Aquarius May 11: Mercury enters Gemini May 13: Venus retrograde in Gemini May 14: Jupiter retrograde in Capricorn May 21: Sun enters Gemini May 22: New moon in Gemini May 28: Mercury enters Cancer

Aries the Ram: March 21 – April 19

Hello again, rams! This month opens with a full super moon in Scorpio. This is a deep and intense time for you. Expect something transformational, especially in the areas of other people’s belongings—think taxes and wills/inheritances.  There is a lot of action in your house of communications (Gemini) with Mercury’s entrance, Venus’ retrograde, and the sun’s entry followed by a new moon. Whatever is happening in your life right now, expect to be chatty about it. These conversations will enhance your friendships and any intellectual pursuits you may have embarked on, such as a book club or online course. Good luck and happy chatting!

Taurus the Bull: April 20 – May 20

Happy birthday to our May Taureans! You are solidly in your zone this month. The supermoon in Scorpio on the 7th seductive energy with it.  When the sun moves into Gemini and brings with it the new moon (5/22), watch your bank account go up. Maybe that stimulus check or a big promotion came through, or maybe a late birthday gift arrives. Any way you slice it, this is a great month to be a bull! Enjoy your love and money blessings. Your blend of the month is Sexy. Jasmine seduces, lime adds a bit of flirtiness, and patchouli lends a smoky finish—all perfect additions for the month ahead.

Gemini the Twins: May 21 – June 20 

It’s (the start of) your birthday months, twins! The world may have come to a screeching halt especially for you the past couple of months, but get ready because starting with Mercury’s entrance into your sign on 5/11, you’re taking on a bunch of new projects, group work involving leadership, and self-development. To briefly backtrack, the supermoon in Scorpio is in the area of your chart that rules work and daily activities. Anything you have been doing to revamp, re-up, or revise these areas the past month pays off on that day (5/7), so give yourself a pre-birthday pat on the back for a job well done.  If you have been wanting to change your hairstyle, try out a new beauty or self-care routine, the time to do it is on 5/22 with the new moon in your sign. It’s your time to shine, so enjoy any of that amazing new that comes your way! The blend you will crave this month is FOCUS. You are coming into yourself in a whole new way, and as a sign of duality, that can sometimes feel confusing. Clear your mind with this nootropic blend.

Cancer the Crab: June 21 – July 22 

This is a deep month for you, crabs. We start in Taurus where the sun illuminates your inner social justice warrior. This comes face to face with your creative side with the super moon in Scorpio on the 7th.  Projects and ideas you have undergone for and with your community may suddenly come to fruition. After this, while the moon wanes, so does your energy and focus on the external world.  When Mercury and the Sun enter Gemini, your focus goes inward. This is the perfect energy for meditation, taking lots of moments of silence, and dream work. You may receive psychic and intuitive bits of knowledge.  It’s easy to go overboard on bad habits, so go easy on yourself but also do what you can to place healthy boundaries on any habits that you find harmful. Overall, a bit of rest and rejuvenation is all you need, and since your sign rules all things domestic, this should be very attainable for you. This month, the blend for you is Ocean. The lightness of lime and tangerine play with the uplifting and healing eucalyptus. These keep you afloat and inspired while your intuition peaks.

Leo the Lion: July 23 – August 22 

With the sun in Taurus and a full supermoon in Scorpio, you’re being asked to make some game-changing decisions in the areas of your home and work life. This may feel like a gargantuan task, but no sign is larger than life as you, so these revisions are things you can handle like the champions you are.  You will catch a break and find easier times with the sun and new moon in Gemini, highlighting the area of your chart that rules social standing, academic or other public achievements, and technology. Enjoy the popularity you so crave and plant some seeds that are sure to reap rewards for yourself and your community. This month, the Mountain blend can help stand proudly in your updated home life. Scotch pine strengthens, juniper leaf dignifies, and peppermint keeps you cool and collected.

Virgo the Maiden: August 23 – September 22 

It’s another beautiful month, our zodiac perfectionists! Many would say, thanks to you in fact. The month begins with a full moon in complementary Scorpio. This highlights your ability to communicate about deep, often unseen truths in ways that are appropriate, timely, and relatable.  This month, you play the messenger and bring news about transformation to your friends and community. When Mercury and the sun enter Gemini, expect lots of changes around your style of communication. Maybe a break from social media in favor of old fashioned letters or phone calls, for instance.  Enjoy your time as the go-to friend and voice of truth this month. This is the best type of responsibility to be entrusted with, and you are the best folks for the job! Zen is the blend for you this month. Frankincense works with you to deepen communications, sweet orange stimulates your mind, and ylang-ylang opens your heart.

Libra the Scales: September 23 – October 22

Hello Libras! The month begins on a favorable note for you. You are the sign of harmony and justice, represented by the scales perpetually balancing natural order, and the sun begins under your planetary cohort, Taurus.  The full supermoon in Scorpio opens up an abundance of opportunities! This may show up with a fuller bank account, gifts from family or friends, or a welcome chance to treat yourself. However this abundance comes, you deserve it.  When Mercury and the sun move over to fellow air sign Gemini (5/21), followed by a Gemini new moon (5/22), look to make some beneficial changes in higher education/learning and travel. With this and your abundance combination, it could be a favorable time to sell and/or buy/lease a car or other vehicle, or perhaps invest in some sort of vehicle manufacturing. Follow your inspiration and intuition, which are right on point this month! Try out the Happy blend this month and keep your mood uplifted with gently warming fennel, crystal clear thyme, and sweet vanilla.

Scorpio the Scorpion: October 23 – November 21 

Ah Scorpios, no one does power quite as you do. May opens up with a full supermoon in your sign, and you know just what to do with that kind of power. It lights up the areas of personal development/transformation and relationships, especially romantic, for you.  Expect to be ultra magnetic and influential. If you have any agendas of personal advancement, especially on the extroverted side, now the stars are literally aligned in your favor! When Mercury, the sun, and moon shift over to Gemini, you may actually overhaul everything you do at the beginning of the month.  If you find yourself shifting or even reversing, that’s completely OK and on par for the development course. Roll with it, learn as much as you can by keeping an open mind, and by summer, you will feel the full effects of walking in your power. This month, grab a Relieve blend to freshen you up during your power play month. Ginger purifies your intentions, helichrysum provides balance, and spikenard strengthens from within.

Sagittarius the Archer: November 22 – December 21 

Spring has sprung, archers! The full moon in Scorpio (5/7) puts a focus on your work/life balance. Balance is not always your strong suit, fiery ones, so this is a great time to adopt a new perspective.  Speaking of adoption, this is also an amazing time to do service with and for your community, including, if you are able, adopting or fostering a pet. You will know the best way to serve, and the opportunities abound during this worldwide time of need.  When Mercury and the sun move into Gemini, expect a lot of emphasis to be put on your partnerships, especially romantic ones. If you are single, this may be a great time to get clear on what you are looking for in your future relationships. Enjoy the last month of spring Sagittarians! Just like your opposite sign, (Gemini) FOCUS is your blend this month to provide clarity, productivity, and vision. 

Capricorn the Mountain Goat: December 22 – January 19  

Hello Capricorns! May for you is a mixed bag of interesting things. First, the full moon in Scorpio (5/7) lights up your inner genius. Expect a great idea or two, especially to do with the community or technology, around this time.  When Mercury and then the sun move into Gemini, take a look at your daily routines, including health and work. This will be especially important and take on a self-care focus when Venus turns retrograde on 5/13. Take your time in this introspection.  Jupiter also turns retrograde in your sign, which may trigger a big reversal in self-development. This should not feel panicked, but it will feel very big and important, such as gaining self-confidence but without ego attachments. These are interesting times for you, and you are doing good work!  Forest is your blend for the month. The wooded essences of black spruce, douglas fir, and sandalwood will remind you of your roots while you make some transformations.

Aquarius the Water Bearer: January 20 – February 18 

Happy May, water bearers! This month has some cool things in store for you. The full moon in Scorpio on 5/7 puts the spotlight on your public life, particularly work. If you find yourself working hard around this time, just know that it’s all about to pay off and you will be recognized for what you are and have been doing.  The sun moves to a fellow air sign, Gemini, along with Mercury, by 5/21. This, along with the new moon in Gemini, have you flexing your creative muscles. Expect a technological flair as well as a friendship flair.  Your communication skills are on point and the ease of communication helps you with all your creative ventures this month. It would be a great time to work on a mural or to send your art to your friends to put on display in their homes and/or businesses. Enjoy your fun and playful month, it’s definitely a refreshing vibe for you. This represents how you can expect to feel and what you can reflect on the world. Ginger warms, lemon stimulates, and spearmint energizes you.

Pisces the Fish: February 19 – March 21 

Last but not least Pisces, May opens with the supermoon in Scorpio (5/7) which has you in an explorational mood. Knowledge of all kinds, and especially the intuitive and psychic kind, are headed your way around this time.  When Mercury and the sun move into Gemini by 5/21, get ready to reorganize your home life. Venus is also retrograde in Gemini starting on 5/13, so put extra love into the changes you decide to make. This may be a tension point with significant others for you, but use your diplomatic and empathetic side to stay close and act with love while these changes occur.  And if there is something you really want or need, advocate (lovingly) for it. You are not the strongest with boundaries, but air energy (Gemini) demands it in order to reap the benefits of making good, logical decisions. Unite your heart with your mind this month, Pisces, and it will be a beautiful and fruitful time. As you open up your empathetic heart, use the Cheer blend. Frankincense puts you in your power, palo santo grounds you with proper boundaries, and sweet myrrh allows you to relate to those in your life in need of your healing love. Photo credits: sarayut_sy/, VadimSadovski/

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