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What’s Your May Sex Horoscope?

by BUST Magazine

From our April/May issue, Sonia Ortiz shares her Astrological Advice For Ladies Looking To Get Laid. Find out what’s in your stars:

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Mar. 21 to Apr. 19

Mercury retrograde, which ends April 15, has been making you extra volatile and aggro, but the drama eases up when Venus enters lighthearted Gemini on April 24. Perhaps it’s time to ask that special someone out on a fun date? You’ll feel more empathetic and caring come mid-May when Venus dips into the watery sign of Cancer on May 19.

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Apr. 20 to May 20

You may experience a horrendous dry spell in early-to-mid April, but you’ll get your groove back when the sun graces your sign on April 19. It’ll be safe to fire up those dating apps since Mercury retrograde will have ended, and you’ll regain your mojo in mid-May when Mercury and the new moon enter your sign, ensuring you have the right intentions.


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May 21 to June 20

Take things easy until Mercury retrograde ends April 15. Once Venus enters your sign on April 24, a whole new world of suitors will open up to you. However, it’s important to note that you’ll make your best first impressions meeting people IRL. Venus enters Cancer on May 19, forcing you to take a look at your relationships and ditch the casual sexing.

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June 21 to July 22

Post-retrograde revelations after April 15 could have you shook. A friend has the potential to be more than just a friend, and crushes will be revealed, meaning drama and/or fun can ensue. This situation will continue into May and get real heavy once Venus enters your sign on May 19. Use your words wisely to avoid miscommunication.

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July 23 to Aug. 22

Thanks to Mercury retrograde, your love life will be as public as a Kardashian spin-off, so beware of hot gossip or misunderstandings. Things stay rocky for the month of May, but fear not! Jupiter in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces on May 25, and this lucky and rare aspect will bring about a modicum of peace and, yes, love.

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Aug. 23 to Sept. 22
You’ll be enthusiastic to experiment with your partner, but be wary of any Mercury retrograde mishaps, from injury to pregnancy. You’ll go out of your way to have sex just about anywhere, and you won’t be shy about trying things just once, but be careful! You may take your romping on the road in May if you decide to go on vacay.

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Sept. 23 to Oct. 22
Major flirting can take place anywhere—even in line at the DMV—once Venus enters Gemini on April 24. You’ll be more vocal and open to others, making it an excellent time to date. In May, your boo will want you all to themselves, but you’ll want to make your mark at work. The Jupiter/Neptune trine will bring a solution.

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Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

You’ll finally make peace with exes and decide to move on during this retrograde. Opportunities to meet new people present themselves when the sun moves into Taurus on April 19, but you’ll be moving at a very slow pace. Things change mid-May when Mars enters Aquarius, but check your Scorpionic intensity. You may be looking too far ahead for your own good.

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Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

You gotta learn to love yourself before you’ll meet anyone worthwhile. Treat yourself to something amazing while Mercury is in retrograde. You may struggle with partners or dates during May because of fundamental disagreements, which could cause a dry spell. When Mars enters Aquarius on May 16, you’ll look to the future to see how you can make things better.

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Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

You’ll reevaluate your relationships during April, and the full moon in Scorpio on April 29 will prompt some hard decisions about who you want in your bedroom. Things lighten up in May, especially if you decide to meet people in social situations. The new moon in Taurus on May 15 will inspire you to have more tangible relationships. Think about taking a social media break.

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Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

Venus enters Gemini on April 24, which takes your flirting to a new level. Boundaries are hard to set when you fall in love easily and can’t keep track of everyone you’re seeing. Plus, it can be exhausting. Mars enters your sign on May 16, which will inspire you to spend a long weekend with a new love interest to see where it could lead.

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Feb. 19 to Mar. 20

Prioritize stimulating your brain over your erogenous zones. You desire deep connections with the people you’re seeing, but wonder if you’re wasting time. Scorpio’s full moon will give you answers. An old flame comes back into the picture in May, and you might be bored enough to give it a go. Mars entering Aquarius will be the spark to light it up.


By Sonia Ortiz
Illustrated by Ada Buchholc

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2018  print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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