An Astrologer's Breakdown Of May's Full Flower Moon For Each Zodiac Sign

Spring is here, the flowers are blooming, and soon, May will bring us the aptly named full Flower Moon to match the season's vibes. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, this full moon will ascend to its brightest point at 1:36 p.m. EDT on May 5, 2023, so venture outside after dark on this fated Friday to see it in all its glory.


Besides lighting up the sky, the full Flower Moon might also illuminate the areas of your life that could use an upgrade. "The lunar event will make buried facts clear and present chances for letting go of things preventing us from moving forward," Emily Newman, a psychic reader, spiritual healer, counselor, and astrologer at the Best of Psychic Reader, tells Glam.

May's full moon is in Scorpio, says Newman, a sign known for "its intensity, depth, and capacity for change." Translation: Expect to see major developments in the personal growth department during this time. However, these changes won't look the same for everyone. In an exclusive chat, here's what Newman says the full Flower Moon has in store for each zodiac sign.


Aries and Taurus

Aries, born between March 21 and April 19, has just wrapped up its birthday season and may be eager to see what the rest of the year has to offer — and the period around May's full Flower Moon will be jam-packed for these passionate rams. "Aries will have all resources and support, but Aries may bring up issues related to intimacy and personal power," Emily Newman exclusively tells Glam. By keeping an open mind, this sign may discover some valuable lessons in these challenges. "It is the best time for Aries to bring personal transformations," Newman adds. With a promising forecast following the full moon — May 16 is thought to be the best day of the year in 2023 for Aries — the ram should keep its head up and keep charging forward.


Our Taurus friends, with birthdays between April 20 and May 20, can also expect personal growth during the full Flower Moon, though it might not feel easy for these stubborn homebodies. "Taurus would always prefer to stay in their comfort zone, and this time will make them stretch out of it. Taurus must leave their cozy home, step out, and start working hard on their projects because Taurus may face financial issues," Newman warns.

Gemini and Cancer

The twins of the zodiac, Geminis may be tempted to cruise past the May 5 full moon and into their birthday season (May 21 to June 21), but they might want to pause and take time to reflect first. In our exclusive chat, Emily Newman tells Glam, "Gemini may struggle with relationships and emotional depth, so it is time to focus on emotional healing, letting go of past hurts, and manifesting healthy relationships." Dust off those self-help books or make an appointment with a therapist if needed. Newman also recommends that Geminis pursue new passions and hobbies during the full moon.


Cancers, born between June 22 and July 22, may find that the full Flower Moon ushers in a rocky rest of the month. "During this entire month, cancer will face issues related to work, health, and daily routines," says Newman. But don't lose hope just yet! "Remember, there is a reason for everything. Release your bad habits and focus on maintaining good habits," the expert astrologer advises. This is the perfect time to try out a new wellness hack, like the nighttime "3 things" routine.

Leo and Virgo

Fiery Leo (July 23 to August 22) had a tough year in 2022, but, thankfully, it's among the zodiac signs set to have the luckiest 2023 — whew! This is reflected in May's full moon, too, according to Emily Newman: "Leo will have a good mood, creativity, and self-expression. You're feeling quite positive about life right now, and nothing can bring you down. All your fear will finish, and you will feel great this lunar month." Ride those positive waves by celebrating the full Flower Moon with a lively get-together, a relaxing moon bath, or a nourishing meditation session.


Virgo, born between August 23 and September 22, is known to be one of the most perfectionist and overachieving signs, but Virgos might want to take the full Flower Moon as an invitation to reel things in and slow down a bit. "It is the right time to release past trauma and problems and focus on your work," Newman exclusively advises us. However, the astrologer warns against taking on too much work and instead recommends focusing on only one project at a time. More importantly, prioritize personal healing and support this month. Set aside time to journal, talk to a mentor, or practice positive affirmations during the full moon.

Libra and Scorpio

Libra (September 23 to October 22) is on a roll this year: Financial success, sweep-you-off-your-feet love, and personal breakthroughs are all in the cards in 2023. April's full Pink Moon may have helped plant the seeds of luck for this sign, and the good fortune will only continue during May's full Flower Moon. "You are about to have a life-changing experience," Emily Newman exclusively explains. "You may enjoy every moment and find the support of your friends and family. Whatever it is, this is the time to nurture you and enjoy your life."


Scorpios, too, can expect a lucky period ahead. As Newman tells us, this astrological sign — born between October 23 and November 21 — craves independence and freedom, and the May full moon will offer a chance for Scorpios to step into their personal power. "It is an opportunity to grow and nurture. This time asks you to stay committed and dedicated, whether it is your job, relationship, or family, and you will shine," Newman notes. As one of the most powerful zodiac signs, your efforts will likely make you totally unstoppable this month.

Sagittarius and Capricorn

Sagittarius siblings, get ready for a transformative full Flower Moon. This sign (November 22 to December 21) will thrive throughout May, Emily Newman asserts. "This lunar month will bring the best out of you as you will be developed in spirituality and inner growth" — two things curious and explorative Sags love. "It is a great time to release fears and doubts and focus on the spiritual path," Newmane exclusively tells Glam. "You will feel confident and achieve success. Manifest anything that you want, and you will get everything." Nothing is stopping you this full moon, so go for whatever your heart desires!


Capricorn, born between December 22 and January 19, will notice personal strides during and after the full Flower Moon too. But before progress can be made, some old ties must be cut. "You may feel uncomfortable and stuck in a social relationship, but significant growth and massive transformation are waiting for you," Newman explains, adding that, overall, the full moon will bring positivity. Her advice for unlocking it: "You need to release toxic relationships behind and move forward." Not everyone deserves your trademark loyalty, Capricorn friend, so let go of any frenemies or situationships that are wearing you down.

Aquarius and Pisces

Aquarians, born between January 20 and February 18, are known to put a lot of energy into their social bonds and communities, and while this is often a strength, it can also become their Achilles heel. That's what may happen during May's full moon, according to Emily Newman. "Aquarius, you may feel unsure about this lunar and seek others' validation." The astrologer exclusively adds, however, that you'll likely find the answers in yourself, not in the people around you. "Do what you like. You may feel an issue with your career and public image but let go of all your doubts and start focusing on your growth."


Pisces, with birthdays falling between February 19 and March 20, can expect positive changes during May's full Flower Moon. "You may find inspiration and creative thinking for yourself," Newman shares. "It is time to release your negative beliefs and expand your growth. This moon brings extremely positive energy to you." For Pisces, the sign often thought to be more sensitive than the rest, small mindset shifts may be enough to make a major impact. Pick up a new thought-provoking book this full moon or listen to a self-development podcast you've never heard of, and take note of any ideas that excite you.