The May new moon will have the biggest effect on these four signs

'It's by no means intense and it might not be something we notice right away,' says astrologer Noush of Girl and Her Moon

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Ready for the new moon? May 2022 will finally give us an astrological breather. 

As you might recall, this month was a pretty hectic time for the cosmos. Not only did it mark the start of Mercury Retrograde 2022's second shift, but it gifted us with a heavy lunar eclipse

Now, the new moon will usher in a light tone, just as we gear up for June. (Our June horoscope says there's good news for everyone. Hallelujah!) 

"It's a much lighter and easier [new moon] that can inspire a shift in our way of thinking or communicating," says astrologer Noush of Girl and Her Moon (opens in new tab). "It's by no means intense and it might not be something we notice right away."

Likewise, astrologer Liz Simmons (opens in new tab) says, "It's a nice breath of fresh air and way more inspired just because there aren't any planets making heavier aspects to it. This new moon in Gemini is going to be a very curious, very light, witty energy."

It will be an ideal time to get yourself organized and prepare for the next six months ahead. If you need a journal, we suggest making your way over to PaperSource and snagging a few organizational accessories—perfect gifts astrology fans love. 

Here's what to expect from the May full moon—and when. 

New Moon May 2022

  • When: Monday, May 30, 2022

Psst: be sure to have a look at our new moon 2022 calendar so that you're always in the loop about the next lunation. "When is the next full moon," you ask? We've got you covered there, too. 

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As we close out the month, we'll be thinking about communication, the ways in which we connect with others and our goals. We'll have various directions to pursue, and we'll want to map out the road ahead as we carry ourselves into Sagittarius season towards the end of the year. (Yep, we're about halfway through 2022, if you can believe it.)

"Since the moon is in a mercurial sign and reporting to Mercury, we may find that talking about, researching, becoming more educated in our interests or even just writing down what we want to explore is a really great way to organize our thoughts," Simmons says. 

If you need a few starting points, check out our guided journaling ideas to help get the ball rolling. 

Simmons adds, "It can be so curious, but also so all over the place with how excited and restless it is with all of this possibility."

Who will be most affected by the May new moon?

Although we're all likely to experience a few hints of the May new moon, some members of the zodiac will feel more in tune with the celestial energy than others. 

"The mutable signs—Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces and Virgo—may feel especially highlighted during the lunation," Simmons says. "Especially Gemini and Virgo since the moon is reporting to Mercury, they mind find it's beneficial for gathering their thoughts."

We don't know about you, but we're certainly ready for this light, witty moon, and we can always use an excuse to get organized. Bring it on!

Noush

An intuitive astrologer with Girl and Her Moon, Noush believes in the healing power of focused energy. You can catch her cosmic insight during an astrology reading or by signing up for a Flow with the Moon Membership.

Liz Simmons

Liz is a self-taught astrologer and tarot reader who blends Hellenistic and modern techniques that utilizes the tropical zodiac, Placidus House system and Whole House system.

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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)