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Welcome to Taurus season! As the Sun tours through earthy Taurus, it’s time we all slow down, get grounded, and take time to smell the roses. What brings you joy? Taurus is all about (plant-based) indulgences – think food, sleep, romance, nature, and pampering!

Venus, Taurus’ ruling planet, will also enter the sign of the bull on May 15. As the planet of love and pleasure, Venus adds an extra layer of goodness to the mix. This May, we all need to place a little more value on simply enjoying all that life has to offer. That includes plant-based food – Taurus is a major foodie sign!

Keep reading to find out how to truly enjoy yourself this May, according to Wholesome Culture’s astrology expert!

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You know what would feel really good right now? Taking care of your financial wellbeing – that’s what! Saving a few dollars for a rainy day is incredibly rewarding, even if it does require a little patience. Your future self will be so grateful!

Indulge your palate: Speedy, plant-based snacks

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

Self-indulgence is generally frowned upon, but go ahead and bask in your own glory, Taurus! This month, Beyoncé’s “Flawless” is basically your theme song. Celebrate all the ways that you’ve grown this past year – you deserve some well-earned recognition.

Indulge your palate: Peanut butter banana smoothie

Peanut butter banana smoothie
Peanut butter banana smoothie from the Wholesome Culture Cookbook

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

Taking a little time for inner reflection is the key to fulfilment this May, Gemini. Practice meditation, do some yoga, take an art class, get a little spiritual – whatever it takes to get you out of your head and into your heart. Empathetic and charitable acts will also be extremely rewarding as Venus enters Taurus on May 15 – give volunteering or donating a go!

Indulge your palate: Mind-blowing vegan French toast

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Whatever you do this month, make sure to involve your friends! Group outings are ideal; this is no time to be a lone wolf. Your friends have your back, and you’re reveling in their love and support. Plus, if you’re looking for romance, a pal could turn into something more after May 15!

Indulge your palate: Vegan grilled cheese

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

This May, you’re at the top of your game, career-wise. Get out there, network, and take on any new opportunities that come your way – don’t be afraid to enjoy your success! You may transform into a temporary workaholic, but as long as you take care of yourself and truly love what you do, it shouldn’t be a problem.

Indulge your palate: Chocolate peanut butter overnight oats

Overnight oats
Chocolate peanut butter overnight oats from the Wholesome Culture Cookbook

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Once May 15 rolls around, you may find yourself booking a last-minute flight to one of your dream vacay spots. Go for it! Getting out and exploring is high on your to-do list right now; an adventure is most certainly in order.

Indulge your palate: Our favorite vegan Chinese food recipes

Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

While you usually like to keep things light-hearted, this is a great month to take a deep dive into the mysteries of life. Get to know your “dark” side – you might be surprised by how much you love true crime podcasts, old whodunit novels, or anything mystical! Life is complicated, but you’ll enjoy digging into that complexity this May.

Indulge your palate: Super satisfying, plant-based pizza

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

This month, you just want to “lose yourself” in someone else – this could be a very exhilarating time in your life! You’re really enjoying the balance that partnership (both professional and romantic) creates. Just remember that you can learn from the strengths of your ride-or-die while also valuing your own strengths!

Indulge your palate: The best plant-based pancakes

vegan pancakes
Blueberry flaxseed pancakes with lemon zest from the Wholesome Culture Cookbook

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

This is an indulgent month for everyone – and the sign of Sagittarius is known for going a little overboard from time to time. However, you’re actually focused on improving your health this May! Enjoy delicious, plant-based cooking and have fun with some outdoor exercise. Just make sure to get enough rest and recovery – you’ll need the energy!

Indulge your palate: Get on the celery juice trend

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Oh, Capricorn – this May’s going to be a good one. Creative projects abound, as does a little romance. Letting your guard down and simply having some fun will do you a world of good. You’re happy as long as you’re entertained, which shouldn’t be too hard. You’re radiating good vibes right now!

Indulge your palate: Cauliflower buffalo chick’n wings

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Home is where the heart is this month, Aquarius. Whether you’re doing a few renos, flexing your cooking skills in the kitchen, or are simply enjoying a few good binge-watching sessions, you don’t want to stray far from home right now. Taking some time to reflect and recharge is key to your happiness for the time being.

Indulge your palate: Vegan BLT sandwich

vegan BLT
BLT sandwich with tempeh bacon from the Wholesome Culture Cookbook.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Forming connections with others will provide some serious joy this month. Catch up with old friends, make some new ones, and even go on a weekend getaway with a few pals – you’re craving a good chat and a quick adventure. You’re feeling inspired and have a lot to say; sounds like you need to start a writing or podcasting project!

Indulge your palate: Share some vegan nachos


Want to indulge in some delicious and nutritious plant-based dishes? You can find the recipes above, plus 80 + more, in the Wholesome Culture Cookbook. Grab your copy here.

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