The Beauty Products You Should Be Using in May, According to Astrology
With a degree in neuroscience and art history from UCLA, Rose Theodora is an expert when it comes to color therapy and astrology. Each month, she'll be sharing astrological insights for your sign, as well as the beauty products you should be using—consider these your personal beauty horoscopes.
A few planets are still retrograde, but most are waking up. This month, Mercury went direct on May 3 after having been retrograde since April 9; this gave us the opportunity to dig deep and to get mentally clear about where our life is headed and how stable it really is. There's a full moon on May 10 in Scorpio, shaking things up emotionally, inspiring you to let go of deep fears and early traumas and to be more passionate and emotionally stable. A fun aspect between Uranus and Mercury emerges May 10 and brings unexpected news. On May 15, Mercury enters Taurus; your thoughts become methodical and pleasure-oriented. On May 19, it's lucky love day, because we believe that love is possible today, and so it is. On May 20, the sun enters Gemini, which means we will all be inspired to be more lighthearted. On May 25, the new moon enters in Gemini, which spells out new communication opportunities. Stay open and playful.
Keep scrolling to find out your May 2017 beauty horoscope.
Aries: Mental Pursuit.
This month, your mind is on fire. You are completely energized by communication, writing, and sharing your ideas. A sign like you hates to follow rules, yet you'll find that when you nurture your talents and follow just an ounce of tradition (meaning structure), you'll experience more success and receptivity of your ideas. Utilize May as a month to reclaim your power and work toward your personal and career goals. The end of the month gets even more exciting, especially when the Sun moves into Gemini on May 20, illuminating your ideas even more.
Your beauty product: An invigorating product, like Ilia's cooling Cucumber Water Stick ($42), will stimulate and purify your thoughts.
You'll want to dig deep this month, and really look at where you are giving your power away. Don't be fearful when it becomes evident that you've been holding onto people and things that are no longer healthy for you. This full moon in Scorpio on May 10 empowers you and enlivens your sense of individuality, making your transition toward balance easier. Stay focused on your needs and goals when the new moon in Gemini occurs on May 25. You'll start to see how things are coming together and feel more at peace. In the meantime, get in touch with the deeper you.
Your beauty product: An essential oil, like EO Products Pure Essential Oil in Fresh ($11), will help to get you grounded and relaxed. Something like tobacco or cedarwood reminds you of your true essence.
Happy (almost) birthday! The sun enters your domain on May 20, and then there's a new moon, a new beginning, on May 25. Stay focused on one thing at a time, which we know is nearly impossible for you, but try. Get clear about your commitments, and then think about how to make those commitments more fun and entertaining to stay engaged. Keeping tabs on your dreams will inspire you and give you more clarity.
Your beauty product: Reach for a super-hydrating lip balm, like Bite Agave Lip Balm ($18). If Freud's theory is true, then you more than anyone have an oral fixation. Most Geminis have a handful of lipsticks in their purse at all times.
April wasn't incredible for you, but it's okay because May will prove to be much better. You've worked hard and are making active changes in your life, so give yourself some credit. Continue to connect with your friends, and spread your wings. Know that change is inevitable, even if it seems that your wheels are spinning in the mud. Stability is important to you, and the changes that are occurring will soon birth new and exciting ways of creating stability.
Your beauty product: A vitamin serum, like Frudia Citrus Brightening Serum ($22), will strengthen your skin and help it to feel more protected.
Your enthusiasm for your ideas and situations is what sustains you this month. Fortunately, vague ideas won't support you in going very far, but if you can find a way to make your ideas happen, then you're pretty much guaranteed success in the coming months; just stay on point. People, friends, and associates will be receptive to your plan. If you feel that you could benefit from their help, ask, and you'll see that they are more than willing—particularly after the new moon in Gemini on May 25.
Your beauty product: Skylar's clean perfumes housed in gorgeous bottles empowers you, keeps you focused, and is beautifully inspirational.
You're ambitious this month, but you're also ruled by the planet Mercury. Right now, the way that the planets are interacting has you feeling a little more impulsive than usual. Here's the good news though: You can use all that energy to propel you forward, just as long as you employ a slow and steady approach. Try communicating from an honest, heartfelt, and less heady place this month–you'll win people over and get further. What's that saying… "You catch more bees with honey"?
Your beauty product: Something warm and calming, like Ole Henriksen Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub ($28), will help you feel refreshed and friendly.
Both Venus (your planet) and Mercury were retrograde in the area of your chart having to do with partnerships, which means that there has been a lot of change and conversations surrounding them. May is much more relaxed, and now that you are more clear about your needs and the expectations of others, you can move forward confidently and decisively. If you were waiting to make plans, now would be the time. If you weren't planning to take a trip, you should. Plan it after May 25.
Your beauty product: Reach for a red lipstick, like Nars Audacious Lipstick in Shirley ($34), since you're feeling confident again.
On May 10, there is a full moon in your sign, which shines a light on all you've been surveying over the last month. May is a time to refine everything and really be strategic and steadfast in your approach to relationships and your personal and professional life. Basically, there is a ripe opportunity to bring everything back into balance this month. April was rather confusing for you because you were sorting things out emotionally, but now you have clarity, so nurture the things that you desire, and all will be well. The new moon on May 25 poses a ripe opportunity for a business venture or new contract.
Your beauty product: A fresh-smelling candle, like Sunday Forever's sea salt– and sage-scented Morning ($36), would be great for Scorpio this month.
Normally, you are just fine on your own, and you're not overly concerned with relationships, but this month, that's not the case. In fact, you are open and vulnerable, and that's the key to intimacy: being receptive. Continue nurturing your relationships, but remember that you like adventure. When you're adventurous, you are confident. Another key ingredient to maintaining successful relationships would be to maintain some form of autonomy. You already know that deep down, but I'm just reminding you.
Your beauty product: A sensual rose-scented body cream, like By Terry Baume de Rose Body Cream ($95), will connect you to your heart.
Enjoying life is very important, and I think you would agree wholeheartedly right now, but taking care of yourself is also pretty important, too. April was hectic in your home, and now you just want to break free from all the drama and enjoy yourself—but don't do it at the expense of your health. Follow up on your checkups, take the needed time to rest and relax when you need to. After May 25, the new moon, you won't have to be so concerned with caring for yourself, but right now, make it a priority.
Your beauty product: A fresh, fancy toothpaste like Marvis Wonders of the World Toothpaste ($15) would be great for Capricorn because they are ruled by Saturn and typically have teeth issues or are more prone to cavities.
Last month was rough, and you had all sorts of plans change and things shift. So, while last month's changes may still be settling, you can rest knowing that it's all working out. Your social life will become increasingly demanding in May, so work on trying to squeeze in rest whenever you can, and be easy on yourself. The full moon on May 10 will allow you to let go of situations and beliefs that have been holding you back in your career. Stay positive, and whenever you can, shut your eyes, and take a few deep breaths.
Your beauty product: Talika Eye Therapy Patch ($69) will reduce any puffiness in just a few minutes and help you look relaxed and well-rested (even if you're not).
You're not overly attached to your home; you're more of a free spirit, and you'll need to create a place that grounds and inspires you this month. Opt to spend a little more time making your home somewhere that you want to spend more time in. The full moon on May 10 allows you to move through some of your mental blocks that Mercury retrograde imposed. Focus on what's in front of you and less on what could be in May–you'll be glad you did.
Your beauty product: A grounding product, like Plant Ground Control Organic Body Oil ($38), helps tame your wild side.