What Zodiac Signs Rule the Month of May?

May houses two zodiac signs: Taurus and Gemini. The Taurus-Gemini Cusp, which is the transitional period between the two star signs, also happens in May.

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The Month of May

May is the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. In some cultures, May is simply referred to as the fifth month. In the Northern Hemisphere, May is technically considered Spring. Although in some part of hemisphere, it can definitely feel a little summery toward to the end of May. In the Southern Hemisphere, autumn is coming to an end in May, making way for Winter.

May was named after the Greek goddess of fertility, Maia. The modern word May can be traced by to Maius in Old English which was a borrowed word from Latin.

May Zodiac Signs

This article will feature the two known zodiac signs and their cusp which share the rule of May together.

  1. Taurus
  2. Gemini
  3. The Taurus- Gemini Cusp

1. Taurus ♉ Zodiac Sign (April 20 – May 20) – The Bull

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Taurus is the sign of the bull and the second of the twelve zodiac signs in Western Astrology. The sign is ruled by the planet Venus which symbolizes love and beauty. You’re a Taurus if your birthday falls between April 20 and May 20.

Taurus is the first occupant of the month of May and is considered the major May sign, for it rules about two-third of May.

Quick Taurus Facts

Element: Earth

Mode: Fixed

Strengths: Reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, and stable.

Weaknesses: Stubborn, possessive, and uncompromising.

Famous People: Adele, Queen Elizabeth II, and Mark Zuckerberg.

Romantic Compatibility: The calm and grounded Taurus pairs best with one of these signs-Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces

Fact about May Taurus

Love for Nature

Taurus is an earth sign and they enjoy activities that keep them in tune with mother nature. They’re the kind of people who would enjoy spending time in nature: hiking, walking, camping, etc. In addition, Taurus natives are also drawn to activities such as gardening, cooking, and other activities that require labor of love and tangentially relate to nature. Engaging in these activities are likely to bring immense satisfaction to Taurus. What you’ve heard is true–this zodiac sign is a hallmark of the harvests of the fruits of labor.


Taurus is calm and collected. They might get triggered by the news of unplanned changes and disappointments. They are truthful and practical. They usually fare well with seemingly monotonous and repetitive activities. But Taureans are believers of growth. To outsiders they might be repeating the same thing again and again but they’re striving closer to their goals cycle after cycle.


Taurus is grounded and practical. They know in clear terms what the goal is and all that they want to achieve with it.


Taurus is one of the more likely signs to stay on a project for years. This tenacity is a commendable trait but it can be a double-edged sword. Even when it cause pain, they stay through till completion.

In some cases, their tendency to persevere is interpreted as stubbornness. However, the truth is they are great executors as well as planners and managers. Their tenacity is not only seen in tasks and projects but relationships with friends, neighbors, and family.


Taurus is ruled by Venus which is the planet of love, attraction, beauty, satisfaction, creativity, and gratitude. Blessed by the Goddess Venus, Taurus loves everything beautiful and they thrive when bathed with admiration from others. That said, they dislike criticism and are somewhat dependent on other people’s views of them and the administration of their personality, works, and choices.

Financial Habits

Some Taurus natives have gained themselves the reputation of being cheapskates.

Many of them are financially responsible for sure but cheapskates are somewhat of a mislabel. These bulls prefer terms like “value shoppers” and “financially wise”. Simply put, Taurus folks are the kind of people who would spend $100 on a pair of shoes that would last 5 years rather than $25 on a pair of shoes that last six months.

They are big on savings and hard work. They have a natural inclination to make money regardless of what they do. Usually, they are never be caught living above their resources. But these citizens of planet Venus are drawn to self-indulgence and are deeply materialistic, so once in a while you may catch them on buying something expensive to satisfy their material thirst.

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2. Gemini ♊ Zodiac Sign (May 21 – June 20) – The Twins

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The second zodiac occupant of May is Gemini. It is considered the minor May sign for it rules only eleven days in March, from May 21 to May 31.

The Gemini Zodiac sign is third in position in the Western zodiac roster. It is widely referred to as the Twin sign. You’re a Gemini if you’re born between 21st May and 20th June. Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury—the celestial body that governs communication.

Quick Gemini Facts

Element: Air

Mode: Mutable

Strengths: Gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, fast-learner and creative

Weaknesses: Nervous, inconsistent, indecisive

Famous people: Angelina Jolie and Kanye West.

Romantic Compatibility: The sign is an air sign. Its compatibility with Aries, Leo, Libra, Aquarius, and Sagittarius is unmatched.

Fact about May Gemini


Gemini natives enjoy activities that heighten their artistic satisfaction as well as give them a sense of adventure. Activities like music, books, magazines, and short trips around the town work well for them. They detest jobs and engagements that are monotonous and repetitive. They dislike lonely moments and confined spaces. In these regards, Gemini is the opposite of its preceding May sign Taurus.


Gemini is represented by the twins. It symbolizes the existence of two opposing personalities that are expressed intermittently. This means that one can never tell which personality to expect from the Gemini each time. In fact, Gemini natives themselves are having difficulty to determine which of their personalities are going to be in charge.

Smart and Sociable

Geminis are expressive and communicative. Mercury rules Geminis and the planet represents communication, writing, and movement. Hence their cravings for adventure both with people and places. They are fun-loving and fun-giving. They have an unquenchable thirst to learn about the world and are very curious.


The Twins has a big mission to mend differences. In the world. They are always on the search for more relationships, trying to connect to souls as if in search of a missing person. At the crux of their search are passion, intelligent conversations, excitement, and variety.

Their engagement with people is characterized by nativity and innocence.

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Taurus-Gemini Cusp ♉ x ♊ (May 17 – May 23) – The Cusp of Energy

The Taurus-Gemini Cusp is the second cusp in astrology. You’re said to be born on the Taurus-Gemini Cusp if you’re born between May 17th and 23rd. Known as the cuspers, these people exhibit traits of both Taurus and Gemini and are influenced by planets Venus and Mercury.

Quick Taurus-Gemini Cusp Facts

Nickname: Cusp of Energy

Strengths: Strong, youthful, fun, sociable, and high mental capacity.

Weaknesses: Self-centered, reckless, wild, impatient, indulgent, and loud

Romantic Compatibility: They do good with air signs and those of fire signs

Facts about Taurus-Gemini Cusp


True to its name “Cusp of Energy,” the Taurus-Gemini cusp offers everything energy from mental to physical energy. These cuspers usually find themselves overflowing with energy. Properly directed, their energy can be spent to achieve the goals that they’ve set for themselves.


The star sign has a smooth-talker personality. It is an easy for people born on the Taurus-Gemini cusp to make and keep great friendships. They are loving, clever, social, and talkative. The conversation comes easy for them. They know what to say and do to keep the ball rolling.


Energy-cuspers find it easy to adapt to the needs of varying situations. The combination of Air and Earth elements makes for a dust storm. The storm can either be stable or move in all directions, depending on the peculiarities of the situation.

Star Signs of May

In this article, we’ve discussed two May signs and a cusp. The two May signs are the practical Taurus and the unpredictable Gemini. And we also briefly discussed the cusp of energy that embodies the traits of both signs.

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