• June 25, 2022

There are many great things we could say about the month of May. May is a spring month in the Northern Hemisphere and a fall month in the Southern Hemisphere. It was named after the Greek goddess of fertility, Maia. The birthstone for this month is emerald, while the birth flower is Lily of the Valley.

But what can we say about people born in May? What are the two May zodiac signs? If you or someone close to you was born in May, keep reading because this article will talk about Geminis and Taureans and what makes them so unique.

What’s May Zodiac Sign?

Zodiac Sign

Two zodiac signs share this month — Taurus and Gemini. The exact day of birth will determine which sign you are. That means that babies born between May 1st and 20th will be Taureans. On the other hand, May babies born on and after the 21st will fall under Geminis’ sign.

Most Prominent Characteristics of a May Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Taurus

Taurus covers April 20th to May 20th. The symbol associated with this sign is the bull. It is generally believed that Taureans are ruled by the planet Venus and the Second House of Income. As a second zodiac, it is also a fixed earth sign.

1. Personality Traits

Here’s a list of the most common Taurus personality traits:

• Likes stability and routine
• Enjoys beauty and opulence
• Stubborn
• Grounded
• Hot-tempered
• Sensual
• Reliable
• Strong
• Hard-working
• Consistent and slow

If you want to understand Taureans, simply picture a bull. A bull is immovable and stubborn, but when it sets its mind on something, it will make it happen. If you are a Taurus, you are probably very determined. However, you don’t like to be rushed — you like to do things at your own, steady pace.

Thanks to Venus’ influence, people who fall under this sign want to enjoy life, food, good company, and everything else that pleases their senses. At the same time, they love nature and familiar, cozy environments.

2. Challenges

Since Taureans like to go slow, they can often come across as lazy. That’s why sometimes you need to help them get going with a pep talk or a promise of an enticing reward. As a Taurus, you are probably already aware of your obsession with routine, and things you know are nice and cozy. While that is not wrong, don’t forget that there are plenty of adventures to experience outside your comfort zone too.

3. Sex and Relationships

Ruled by Venus, Taureans relish in love, romance, sex, and stable relationships. That means they don’t like drama at all. But once they commit to you, it is for life. So, if you are in a romantic relationship with Taurus, go all the way with grand gestures.

4. Career

Taurus desires stability in their work and income. They need a normal schedule, dependable coworkers, and a healthy work atmosphere to prosper. Material comforts are also significant to earthy Taureans. Therefore a consistent income is critical for their mental health.

Tactile Taurus is likely to thrive in nature, cuisine, art, or architecture jobs. But Taureans are also pragmatic, meticulous, and skilled with money. So, this May zodiac sign might flourish in finance as well.

5. Compatibility

Scorpio (opposites attract), Capricorn, Virgo (earth signs), and of course, other Taureans are the most compatible with Taurus for friendships and love partnerships. On the other hand, Taureans are not compatible with Aquarians and Leos. That is because Aquarians tend to be too unpredictable and independent, while Leos like the spotlight, which Taureans find too irritating.

Most Prominent Characteristics of a May Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Gemini

The third zodiac, Gemini, covers May 21st to June 20th. Gemini is Latin for “twins,” which is why the Twins symbolize this mutable air sign. Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury and the Third House of Communication.

1. Personality Traits

Here’s a list of the most common Gemini personality traits:

• Talkative
• Curious
• Intelectual
• Adaptable
• Vibrant
• Gossipy
• Creative
• Smart
• Outgoing
• Sociable
• Well-spoken

Gemini is often accurately represented as two people — twins — talking back and forth. People who fall under this sign love to gossip and need constant physical as well as mental stimulation to thrive. Geminis engage with others through communication, dialogue, debate, and questioning.

If you are a Gemini, chances are you are curious, have a talent for relating to others through words, and can easily move between social spheres. You are probably a linguistic genius, too! Multitasking should also be your strong suit.

2. Challenges

This sign is usually portrayed as gossipy and flirtatious. Moreover, Gemini’s propensity to spread the news can create many issues for them. So, learning what information is appropriate to share and what should be kept private is often a lifetime challenge for this May zodiac sign.

Geminis could also use a bit of slowing down and staying in the present. Since this is an air sign ruled by Mercury, Geminis like to move around constantly, causing them to miss the quiet and slow joys that come from just being.

3. Sex and Relationships

Geminis need love, sex, and romantic relationships to be interesting, challenging, and ever-changing. They are more likely to be interested in polyamory than monogamy. But a relationship with this zodiac will certainly never be boring. So, if your partner is a Gemini, you need to impress them with a quick wit, thoughts on the newest trends, and your ability to follow their swift topic changes.

4. Career

The average Gemini is likely to have many sources of income, frequently from jobs in the arts, astrology, travel, or journalism. It can be a regular 9 to 5 job, but their career must involve socializing to a certain degree. Office work is also acceptable for Geminis, but you will likely find them gossiping in the corner, planning parties, and bringing sweets to colleagues.

5. Compatibility

In general, Gemini is most compatible with Libra and Aquarius. That is because these are also air signs, and they will play along nicely with Gemini’s needs and mental state. In the same manner, fire signs like Sagittarius, Leo, and Aries are equally dynamic and may complement Gemini’s energy.

That said, Geminis will have trouble getting along with water signs like Pisces, Scorpio, and Cancer. This incompatibility lies in the fact that water signs usually seek emotional connection and security while Geminis want excitement and change.

Janet is a post-doctoral research candidate working as a freelance writer. She also moonlights as a doodle artist and wishes to publish her own comic book inspired by her life story one day.