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Moon Sign Based Horoscope for May 2016

By Kshitij Sharma, April 22, 2016

The monthly horoscope for May 2016 is presented for you based on the moon sign, i.e. janma rashi in your horoscope, based on the Vedic niryana system. Please do not substitute your Sun sign or a western astrology moon sign here. If you do not know your janma rashi, please refer to the kundali application on this page. 8th house presence for Chandra is called Chandrashtama and is a period of grave caution. These dates are indicated. The dates for caution on financial matter are also indicated. People with a particular janma rashi should avoid dealing in financial matters on these dates, e.g. investment of property, stock market, giving and taking loans should be avoided.

The planetary positions for the month of May 2016 are as follows.


  • Sun is in Aries till 15th of May. It then moves to Taurus, which is an enemy sign for Sun.
  • Sun will be under 9th aspect of Jupiter and 9th aspect of Rahu, while in Aries.
  • Sun will be conjunct with Mercury in Aries.
  • In Taurus, Sun will be opposite Saturn and once Venus moves to Taurus, Sun will be conjunct Venus.


  • Mars moves to Swakshetra of Scorpio in late February and will be in that sign throughout this month too.
  • Mars and Saturn will be in Scorpio together for a long time in 2016. Mars will come under 7th house aspect of Venus & vice versa.
  • Mars is retrograde throughout May.


  • Mercury will be retrograde in Aries for the whole month.
  • Jupiter and Rahu will be aspecting Mercury while in Aries.
  • Sun will be conjunct Mercury till 15th of May.
  • Venus will be conjunct Mercury till 20th May.


  • Jupiter is in Leo through the month but is in direct motion.
  • Jupiter and Rahu are no longer closely conjunct.
  • Saturn has pretty close aspect on Jupiter and Rahu both.


  • Venus is in Aries till May 20th, when it moves to swakshetra Taurus.
  • Sun and Venus are conjunct both in Aries and in Taurus, when Venus catches up to Sun.
  • Mars and Saturn will be opposite Venus when Venus moves to Taurus.


  • Saturn is losing speed and will turn retrograde on March 25th.
  • Saturn is under affect of Mars and later on Saturn and Venus.

Interesting retrogression observation: 4 planets – Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Mercury will be retrograde and hence have cheshtabal during the month. Both Saturn and Mars together in the same mysterious sign of Scorpio, with retrogression means that some underhand deals are going on in the world of mundane astrology, which we will come to know soon. This also can mean increase in aggression. This combination is affecting the judicious planet of Jupiter and hence the good judgement of people will go down. Mercury retrograde affects logic and straight thinking. Difficult times ahead.

If you feel that things have not changed a lot from past month and you are stuck in one place, please note that only Sun and Venus change their signs. Other planets since gone into retrogression are in the same sign. This month’s predictions will have the ring of the past. Do not get confused.

Horoscope for May 2016 for Moon sign Aries – Mesha Janma Rashi

Sun transits through 1st and 2nd house during the month. Saturn is going through the eighth house transit – Ashtama Shani that has been causing a problem of support from others. Mars is transiting through the manglik 8th house transit and is retrograde. A fortunate Jupiter transit is in progress. Rahu is now going through a 5th house transit now. While Ketu moves to a favourable 11th house, Jupiter’s vedha prevents Ketu from providing its full favourable results. Venus will also go through 1st and 2nd house transit. Mercury is transiting through 1st house in retrogression.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: You can be pretty headstrong during the month and difficult to work with. Disputes with people outside immediate family is indicated. You can also be very creative and then possessive about your own creation. It will be good to be social and invest time and energy in friends and your social network. Tone down your aggression. New ideas can be researched and will be helpful in future.

Travel: Short beneficial travels are indicated.

Health: Fatigue, body pain, fever is indicated. There could urinary and lower abdomen problems as well.

Finance, Business & Job: New projects have not been getting any blessings from authorities and superiors and expenses will be on rise as well. Be careful with loans. Vacillating on any topic will not help. Take a firm stance on topics of importance. This is a good time for investments. Expenses could occur on oneself and purchase of new car, jewelry etc. Average time for students.

Chandrashtama days: May 21, 22, 23

Days of caution on financial matters: May 3, 4, 7, 8, 31

Horoscope for May 2016 for Moon sign Taurus – Vrishabha Janma Rashi

This will be adverse month for Taurus rashi borns. Sun’s 12th and 1st house transit will give worries. Jupiter itself is now in an adverse 4th house transit. Saturn’s adhayia shani seventh house transit indicates problem in married life and relationships. Mars is going through manglik 7th house transit. Lagna lord Venus is going through favourable 1st house transit. Mercury moves to 12th house transit. Rahu and Ketu are now moving through the 4th & 10th house in the janma rashi chart.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Romance with your partner will continue. Chaos is still surrounding you. Keep emotions in check and do not try to be unnecessarily dominant over your partner. Do not keep secrets from your partner, otherwise your credibility will be undermined. Avoid getting in a contest with your spouse.

Travel: This is not a good time to travel. Accidents and theft during travel is indicated. Travel will cause separation from the family.

Health: Eye and face problems are indicated. For those who live in hot areas (pretty much all of India now-a-days), be careful about headache due to heat wave. This period can also cause heart problem.

Finance, Business & Job: Do not try to circumvent law and rules and regulations at the place of work this month. You may feel like cutting the corners to get ahead of your adversaries, but it will not work in your favour as transits do not allow for gambles to succeed. Secret enemies will be nipping at your heals. Increase of income is shown on the other hand through real estate. Heavy expenditure on yourself.

Chandrashtama days: May 24, 25

Days of caution on financial matters: May 5, 6,  9, 10, 11

Horoscope for May 2016 for Moon sign Gemini – Mithuna Janma Rashi

May will be again be month to look forward to for the Gemini borns after a good March. Sun will be going through 11th and 12th house transits. Jupiter’s 3rd house transit is adverse. Mars is going through the 6th house transit that will give some success after initial obstacles. Saturn’s transit continues to be favourable. Mercury is going through 11th house transit but has vedha of Sun in 2nd half. Venus is going through an auspicious 11th house transit and then 12th house, but both transits have vedhas – Mars and Jupiter respectively. Hence, obstacles are indicated. Rahu’s transit will be favourable.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: I believe the main obstacle against the period of general happiness is you, yourself. It is either your aggressive attitude or too much thinking. Avoid both when meeting new people otherwise you will come across either as a rude person or insufferable know it all. Auspicious events at home are indicated.

Travel: There are no major indications about travel in the first half of the month. Tiring travel in the 2nd half is indicated.

Health: Health will be good this month in the first half. Sleep will be lacking in 2nd half. Accidents can happen, be careful.

Finance, Business & Job: This is a good time to spend on career prospects and next one and half months are good in this area. At work, time be good in the first half. You will be able to fix some of the problems with respect to your competition. However, 2nd half will not be good and new projects/initiatives may not work out in your favour or may suffer due to lack of support. Overall, if you work well with your group, you should be able to survive with grace. Creativity is not a problem for you and neither is communication. Investment should be planned well and should be periodically checked.

Chandrashtama days: May 26, 27, 28

Days of caution on financial matters: May 7, 8, 12, 13

Horoscope for May 2016 for Moon sign Cancer – Karka Jamna Rashi

Reasonable month for Cancer borns, and the month will become progressively better. Sun is going through favourable 10th and 11th house transit, but Mars causes vedha in 2nd half. Mars itself is in an unfavourable transit through 5th house. Venus would  be in the 10th unfavourable and then 11th favourable transit. Mercury is going through your 10th house in transit in retrogression. Saturn is going through a 5th house transit, conjunct with Mars. Rahu/Ketu transit to 2/8 axis will be tougher as both go through adverse transits. Jupiter is going through beneficial 2nd house transit.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Friends and coworkers, social networks will bring pleasure during the month. They will help you with favours also. Enemies could bother you. Children would also be a cause of concern. You can meet new people and look forward to the dating game during the month. Parties, pleasure is indicated. Avoid getting into useless arguments with people outside of immediate family and keep control over your anger.

Travel: There are no major indications about travel in this month.

Health: Anxiety will cause stress and related health problems. Other than that, the month is good for you.

Finance, Business & Job: Success in professional field – job or business is indicated. Money flow will also be satisfactory and so will social status be. New projects should work out well and you will get support from authorities. You can talk to them about your progress and how to get the next promotion. In the investment area, be careful as the market is still treacherous. Gambling will not work out and you may lose. Also, keep away from short-cuts. Loss of wealth is indicated due to deceit.

Chandrashtama days: May 1, 2, 29, 30

Days of caution on financial matters: May 9, 10, 11, 14, 15

Horoscope for May 2016 for Moon sign Leo – Simha Janma Rashi

May will reasonable month for Leo rashi borns and turn during 2nd half. Jupiter’s 1st house transit is underway. Sun is going through 9th house and then 10th house transit, but has a vedha of Mars. Mars moves slowly through manglik 4th house transit and is now retrograde. Venus is moving through 9th and 10th house also, lock step with Sun. Mercury moves through unfavourable 9th house transit and has chestabal in retrogression. Saturn’s ardha-ashtama is an unfavourable transit, which is further tougher on you at emotional level. Rahu/Ketu are in 1/7 axis, which indicates stressful situations in coming months. Overall, still be careful and be on the watch.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: During the 1st half of May, keep taking care of your father’s health. At home, it will be a good and comfortable time and that is something to cherish, but will not be a good time with wife and in-laws in 2nd half (for males). Parents will keep having tough time. Help from relatives and friends will occur, but after good amount of obstacles.

Travel: Good time to wander around and learn from others…

Health: Indigestion, abdomen and lower abdomen disorders will bother you. Chances of chest infection, eye and year problems also exist. In the 2nd half, things will be better.

Finance, Business & Job: Obstacles will continue, but you can expect changes in place of work in 2nd half of May. Social status would also change for better. Property disputes will continue to bother you. Office of law can still be against you. Jupiter’s transit shows overconfidence in yourself and underestimating the problems that you face. Both are not good. 1st part of the month indicates good time for students and new learning by one and all. In the 2nd half of the month, obstacles, impediments are indicated.

Chandrashtama days: May 3, 4, 31

Days of caution on financial matters: May 12, 13, 16, 17, 18

Horoscope for May 2016 for Moon sign Virgo – Kanya Janma Rashi

Obstacles continue for Kanya rashi borns. They are supported by good transit of Saturn & Mars through 3th house, however both are under the vedha of Jupiter. Jupiter itself is in an adverse 12th house transit for a year. Sun’s transit houses will be 7th and 8th houses. Rashi lord Mercury will be in 8th house favourable transit. Venus is going through adverse 7th house transit. Rahu/Ketu axis is going through 12/6 transit and Ketu’s 6th house transit is auspicious.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Keeping the spouse happy during the month would be a challenge. Relax, chill, do not try to dominate the situation and keep away from confrontation.

Travel: Short term travel will be good for learning purposes. Journeys will come with their own related troubles.

Health: As the temperatures increase, ensure that you are drinking a lot of water, otherwise, there is a chance of sun stroke. While overall health will be good, be careful with accidents while walking, exercise etc. Unknown fear, related anxiety and stubborn attitude will cause health problems.

Finance, Business & Job: Superiors will not understand your logic this month. This will also be important for partners in business. Avoid quarrels with people around place of work, otherwise it will cause embarrassment and humiliation. At place of work, loss of reputation is also indicated. This is a good time for learning. Gain of money is indicated in areas where your spouse helps you. This is a good period for real estate transactions, starting interiors of your house or renovation.

Chandrashtama days: May 5, 6

Days of caution on financial matters: May 14, 15, 19, 20

Horoscope for May 2016 for Moon sign Libra – Tula Janma Rashi

Sun is going through 7th house and later 8th house transits. Saturn is in Scorpio and this means that the last leg of Sadhe sati is going on for Libra rashi borns. Jupiter is going through an auspicious 11th house transit, which is mitigating the effect of sadhe sati. However, in 2nd half of the month, Sun’s vedha to Jupiter will cause distress since force of Jupiter will not be able to help. Rashi lord Venus’ is going through adverse 7th house transit and later on 8th house transit. Mercury is going through unfavourable 7th house transit in retrograde direction. Mars is going through 2nd house transit, which is a manglik house. Rahu is going through a favourable 11th house transit, while Ketu through an adverse 5th house transit.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: This is an average month overall. Do not indulge in petty arguments with the family members. Do not get angry and be kind to others. Ongoing problems due to property ownership among family are indicated. Explain important things to family members before acting on any impulses. This will ensure support at home. This will also ensure romantic time with your partner. Those looking to get hitched will be able to find someone new.

Travel: Fatigue during travel is indicated. Take care of your health during the trips.

Health: 1st half half indicates stomach and digestion problems. 2nd half indicates illness in family. Ensure that you do not pick up bad habits.

Finance, Business & Job: Business partners can cause problems. Ownership issues at company can crop up along with disagreements.  This will be accompanied by loss of reputation and other obstacles in business. The best way to solve the problem is to settle the disputes through negotiations, especially in 2nd half of the month. Any type of loans may be difficult to come by. Expenditure will be very high. Gains are indicated in real estate area. You may close the deal to buy apartment, land etc.

Chandrashtama days: May 7, 8

Days of caution on financial matters: May 16-18, 21-23

Horoscope for May 2016 for Moon sign Scorpio – Vrishchika Jamna Rashi

Saturn’s transit through your janma rashi is the second of the three part Sadhe sati for you. Jupiter’s transit isn’t a favourable one. Rashi lord Mars is going through 1st house transit. Mercury is going through favourable 6th house transit. Venus is going through favourable 5th house transit. Sun will move through 5th house and then auspicious 6th house transit. This is overall a better month for Scorpio rashi individuals and 2nd part of the month is better than 1st.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Mars’ rash and fiery effect on your 1st house continues. But since Scorpio is a watery sign, this is channelized anger rather than a wildfire. It is a good transit, if you know where to focus your energies. Saturn is also going through 1st house and determination is the key. Avoid keeping secrets from people at home. Otherwise, happiness at home is shown. 2nd part of the month is good time for romance and to take time off with your partner.

Travel: There is nothing of importance related to travel in this month.

Health: 1st half of the month will bring good immunity. However, injury due to accidents, especially in the head area cannot be ruled out. Avoid overeating and especially control sweet tooth. Kidney problems are also indicated.

Finance, Business & Job: Keep your focus on hard work, even if the results are not visible. I know this is very easily said than done, but then there is no choice. This is a good month for completion of projects than previous ones. This is a good time for students and also for professionals looking to upgrade their skills. You can do good amount of networking and meeting new people related to your work area. Avoid any procrastination and make use of all the opportunities that come your way.

Chandrashtama days: May 9, 10, 11

Days of caution on financial matters:  May 19, 20, 24, 25

Horoscope for May 2016 for Moon sign Sagittarius – Dhanu Janma Rashi

Saturn’s transit through Scorpio indicates that Sagittarians are going through the first leg of Sadhe sati. The Jupiter 9th house transit is good and is compensating for the Sadhe sati. Sun going through 5th unfavourable and then 6th house favourable transits, but with Mars’ vedha. Mars will continue the transit through 12th house manglik transit.  Mercury will be moving through 5th house unfavourable transit. Venus moves through favourable 5th and 6th house favourable transit, but the latter transit has Jupiter’s vedha. Rahu/Ketu transit is now operating  from 9/3 axis. Ketu’s favourable transit will have Saturn’s vedha throughout, which will bring down the quality of the results provided by the transit.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Family life will be under stress especially in the 1st half you will be  stressed due to kids. You will have comfort of home, but sleep disorders will cause problems. 2nd half of the month is not good for romance. Creative thinking will continue from previous transits, but you will not be able to put plans to work, mainly due to procrastination and laziness.

Travel: Not a good time to travel. Be careful during the trips as it may not serve any purpose.

Health: Ill health to wife and kids is indicated in first half.  You yourself may have stomach, gastric problems. Blood pressure, accidents are also indicated. 2nd half will indicate immunity and cure from diseases.

Finance, Business & Job: Speculation will not work, especially in 1st half. The decisions will be better in 2nd half of the month. Throughout, you are feeling as if someone else takes all the credit of your work. You don’t have a choice as this will continue for quite some time. Loss of money and high expenses is also indicated. Good relations with superiors can be maintained through tact.

Pending loans can be realized in 2nd half of the month. You can also win over your rivals. Still, less than expected gains in new projects will be realized.

Chandrashtama days: May 12, 13

Days of caution on financial matters: May 23-23, 26-28

Horoscope for May 2016 for Moon sign Capricorn – Makara Janma Rashi

Saturn’s 11th house transit continues to be good. Jupiter is transiting through your 8th house and is an adverse transit. Sun’s transit through 4th house will cause stress at home though 5th house will cause stress to children. Mars is transiting auspicious 11th house, but will have vedha of Sun in 2nd part of the momth. Venus is transiting through favourable 4th and 5th house. Mercury is transiting through 4th house. May 2016 will overall be an average month for Makar rashi borns as vedha is muting the results in May, which will continue through June.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: You will have bit of tough time at home this month, as you will have problems getting intimate with your partner. In general, family name will be lowered due to some incident of the others. Good congenial atmosphere can be expected in the family, with some obstacles in the 2nd half. It is hectic period at home and auspicious events can be held. You will enjoy company of good people.

Travel: 1st part of the month will be tough for travel. There are no major indications about travel in the 2nd half of the month.

Health: The entire month is average as far as health is concerned. 1st half shows health problems to yourself and 2nd half shows problems to children too. In addition, you will be indecisive and unable to make up your mind.

Finance, Business & Job: Real estate transactions will give you worries. Authorities will question your methods for wealth acquisition. Competition will play dirty and will be cause of concern. This may lead to strained relations with superiors at work and with partners at business. Still, a little tact and logic can indeed give you unexpectedly positive results. Be leader of the team, but don’t act like a boss.

Chandrashtama days: May 14, 15

Days of caution on financial matters: May 1, 2, 24, 25, 29, 30

Horoscope for May 2016 for Moon sign Aquarius – Kumbha Janma Rashi

Sun is going through 3rd and 4th house transits. Jupiter and Venus are going through auspicious transits, but will have vedha of Mercury and Mars respectively and their auspicious results will be limited.  Rahu/Ketu transit is going through the 1/7 axis. Saturn’s transit is adverse too in the 10th house. There is promise of a good month, but the chances will be squandered due to too many obstacles.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Problems in the domestic environment is indicated due to unnecessary arguments. Again, in the 2nd half of the month, do not do anything drastic in order to bring shame to yourself and your family. Avoid quarrels with siblings. The baseline of the transit is good, which means that even though you are going through other problematic transits, you still will have better transit than others, lets say, Leo borns.

Travel: Long distance travel will be painful, especially in 2nd half.

Health: Stress at the place of work will translate to health problems. You are being continuously angry at something and that is not a good thing. Continuous stress can cause heart problems. You will have trouble remembering things.

Finance, Business & Job: Do not act on information, rather gather it and plan ahead. This transit indicates that unplanned acts will attract problems from “kings” and superiors. Agriculture and land dealings will be beneficial. Keep doing your own marketing, but in a subtle way. Ambition is high and is not good to keep it bottled up all the time. Bring it out, but be logical about it. The first part of the month is supportive, but 2nd part is not.

Chandrashtama days: May 16-18

Days of caution on financial matters: May 3, 4, 26-28, 31

Horoscope for May 2016 for Moon sign Pisces – Meena Janma Rashi

Saturn is going through 9th house transit. Jupiter’s 6th house transit is also causing distress. Sun’s 2nd house transit will not be favourable but then it moves to favourable 3rd house transit with Mars’ vedha. Mars will be going through an unfavourable 9th house transit in swakshetra Scorpio. Venus is going through favourable 2nd and 3rd house transit. Mercury moves through favourable 2nd house transit. Rahu’s 6th house transit is good for money, but Ketu’s 12th house transit is not. However, Rahu’s transit has Saturn’s and Mars’ vedha for long term and hence auspicious effects are not directly visible.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Siblings, friends and other relatives may have an axe to grind with you this month. It is up to you to keep them in good humour. Differences with father and other elders is also indicated. They may not have any point in their arguments but it is better to keep away from the conflict. If you can indeed cut through the slush, you can form reliable friendships during this period.

Travel: Long distance travel will be good. Short travels are also good.

Health: Bad temper can be problematic. Otherwise health will be good. Don’t push yourself too hard during exercises.

Finance, Business & Job: Legal difficulties regarding property can be avoided with due homework and negotiations. Get your finances in order this month. Investments in unknown areas will not yield any results. Be practical about these investments. Wealth gain is indicated otherwise. Your friends will respect you for the good advice you can met out.

Chandrashtama days: May 19, 20

Days of caution on financial matters: May 1, 2, 5, 6, 29, 30

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