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.
May 4: New Moon in Taurus A lovely, supportive one to change the quality of your life. Dream big, but be willing to make the necessary changes to create a more quality life.
May 6: Mercury enters Taurus, making you thoughtful about the sensual and steadfast delights of life.
May 15: Venus enters Taurus, returning home to its birth placement and giving us a sense of harmony, deeper appreciation for beauty, and the desire to create a quality life. This means that our beauty routine gets a big boost. Opt for high-quality products, ones that enrich the quality of your skin; think luxurious ingredients and natural options.
May 18: Full Moon in Scorpio and Venus. The planet of abundance meets Uranus, the planet of unexpected changes.
May 21: The Sun enters Gemini making it officially Gemini season! We transition from tending to the quality of our life to the joy of socializing and sharing with others.
Taurus: Happy Birthday! 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, paired with the New Moon on May 4, which screams opportunity. You're leading by example this month—are you ready?
Your product: Your skin is glowing and gorgeous, but a little more sensitive than usual. Try a calming, yet invigorating spritzer.
Gemini: The beginning of the month is preparing you for for your birthday next month, when the Sun enters your sign on May 21. May means that you're taking time to relax and find that inner peace that will give you that effervescent glow. The current retrogrades may uncover some untapped resources that can help to make this month even smoother.
Your product: Try a soothing and luminescent cream to induce that inner glow.
Cancer: May is a social month for you—you´ll want to trade beauty secrets with your social networks. Saturn retrograde in your opposite sign will help you. Mars moving into your sign on May 15 means that 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 take things too personally if you’re not aware. The New Moon on May 4 shows you that you can rely on your friends more.
Your product: Try a comforting rose cream to soothe, smooth, and hydrate your tender skin.
Leo: After May 4, the New Moon in Taurus lights up your reputation and people begin to see you in a golden light. This month you start to see movement, despite the retrogrades. Your creations birth fruition, and just in time. When the sun enters Gemini on May 21, expect to be busy!
Your product: Your skin is sensitive to the foods you´ve been eating, so try a glow-giving beauty tonic or powder for that summer glow you strive for all year round.
Virgo: This month inspires you to reclaim the vision that you have for your life. Are you learning enough? Exploring enough? Traveling enough? It's time to change things up and to expand your horizons, especially in terms of your routine and ideas about beauty. What may have been appealing to you in the past is changing. Branch out and try products that aren't in your normal scope. Consider exploring what other cultures use in their beauty traditions.
Your product: Try an overseas beauty product, like this K-beauty snail mucin essence.
Libra: Your planet, Venus, is all about sensuality and pleasure lately. With Venus entering Taurus on May 15, not only will your feelings be strong, but your intuition will lead you into some rather interesting places as well. Expect the Full Moon on May 18 to be an exciting one, as you move closer to liberation.
Your product: Your beauty routine needs to be strong and transformative this month, as your skin is more receptive than usual. Try a renewing mask.
Scorpio: The New Moon and Venus are all opposite your sign in Taurus this month; you are gaining new perspective through those closest to you. Stay open and receptive to the changes that are brewing in your life, and try to relinquish control.
Your product: The same goes for your skin this month. You´ll want to try a new refining mask, luminescent foundation, or highlighter stick.
Sagittarius: May means perfecting your life—this year will be unlike any other year. With Uranus in Taurus, your work, health, life, and routine have never felt this way. You're on the right track—keep going and stay open to new opportunities! The New Moon on May 4 and Uranus and Venus meeting on May 18 means exciting new prospects for you, so say yes!
Your product: Try a skin-perfecting foundation.
Capricorn: May implies that you'll be prompted to take more risks than you're accustomed to. Typically, you prefer to take things somewhat slowly, and to be methodical about how you take risks; however, this month isn't like the rest now, is it? Mark your calendar—the New Moon on May 4 arouses new romantic ideals. Romantic doesn't always involve another person—sometimes romance can mean inviting more beauty into your way of life.
Your product: Your skin is dryer and craving color! Try a hydrating plum lip color.
Aquarius: Your outer life and home life are shifting—can you feel it? Between the New Moon on May 4 and Full Moon on May 18, you're likely moving—or at the very least rearranging— furniture. Moving can mean into a new chapter of family/work dynamics, but this change will birth a new love of life.
Product: Your skin is reacting to the subtle undercurrents of life. Using a calming facial spritzer can do wonders for you this month.
Pisces: May is where your mind is at. Mars will contribute to your creative flow after May 15. The New and Full Moon this month prompt new travel ideas that will inspire your inner poet. Set some time aside, despite your busy schedule, to write down your intentions and ideas.
Product: Your skin is in need of new stimulation just like your mind. We recommend an invigorating cleanser.
Aries: May reinforces what you value and where you want to invest more of your time and energy. Choosing yourself first needs to be a priority, even for a self-motivated sign such as yourself. The New and Full Moons this month are aligning you more healthfully to your resources.
Product: Your skin is reacting to your emotions, and the Full Moon on May 18 should calm any breakouts. This month, your skin is begging for quality ingredients; try a rich, lathering cream and or SPF.
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