05/01 Birthday - Zodiac Information

May 1st Zodiac

Date: May 1st
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Color: Pumpkin
In One Word: Connection
Shape: A Circle Connecting Two Opposing Dots
Strength: Awareness
Weakness: Reason
Most Compatible With: Scorpio

The new beginning hidden in the 1st of May is one of those spring beginnings that freshens the surroundings, and everything in one's life. It is the position of clean, guiding energy of light, and something that gives power to each person found to be their friend. This is a date of good news, positive turns, and choices that are productive, well-thought out, and making others happy.

May 1st Horoscope

(Pluto) – SUN – (Pluto) – MERCURY

Sun and Mercury combined speak of our natural need to express our truth and our genuine personality. No dishonesty will be of use here, and people born on May 1st have a task to truly shine with their core worn on their sleeve. To do this successfully, they must build healthy boundaries, be surrounded by other people only when they truly wish to, and make enough spare time to commit to recharging their batteries in the pace that suits their heart. They will inevitably be the center of attention, whether they like it or now, and this will push them into choices that show growth others can admire. Although they will be an inspiration to many, great responsibility of this role could wear them down if they don’t have enough rest.

Love and Emotions

Although they are quite rational at first glance, their primal emotional need always includes another person to share their accomplishments with. They could choose their partner based on reason, only to discover strong emotions they have for them in the long run, but also miss too many choices looking for someone to fit their rational demands. There is a deep need to be loved burning below any manifestation of their personality, and one needs to sense it and feed this inner hunger to truly make them happy.

The main risk they face in connecting with another person is their rational self taking over, when too many disappointments are met during the course of their lifetime. They should never settle for less than what their heart seeks, and at the same time need to stand face to face with potentially irrational desires that distance them from the real world. When they start a family, they learn that emotional connecting is much more than what the movies taught them, and this powerful earthly connection that instantly links them to the Sabian symbol for their birth date, usually keeps them connected to one partner for life.


When we observe the Sabian symbol that stands for the 1st of May and combine it with the planetary row it is presented with, it becomes quite obvious that their main task in life is to find a fine balance between their own inner needs. They need to incorporate professional success into family life, and vice versa, being perfectly capable to live out both. It is important for them not to neglect any part of their diverse nature, for it will only lead them to dissatisfaction and lack of color and joy in their daily routine.

What They Excel In

Such a diverse and yet stable personality has the ability to understand many sides to one story, and see people for what they truly are. They will enjoy work that allows them to manifest their creative nature, such as advertising, marketing, and design, and will excel in all forms of oratory and written work too. They are wonderful parents that respect their children, with the ability to clearly see the differences between several characters at once and merge them into one functioning whole. This allows them to have a big family that stays at peace, with all siblings taking care of one another and respecting each other's personal space and personal boundaries.

May 1st Birthday Gift

A birthday gift for a person born on May 1st is easy to choose, for they have the ability to enjoy it in almost any form you can think of. They will love something connecting them to planet Earth, as a gem pendant, a birth stone, or a plant to care for, as much as it is advisable to choose something practical but funny, to lift their spirits and serve a purpose. If you wish to surprise them with something strange, choose a gadget they can touch, read from, but made out of natural materials and in sync with their state of ecological awareness.

Positive Traits for May 1st Born

Practical, productive, and grounded, they are the pillar for other people and a beacon of hope for those in need. Excellent parents, respectful, caring, and stable, these individuals are here to share love with those that come into their life.

Negative Traits for May 1st Born

Stubborn, sometimes stuck and settling for less, they tend to make rational choices even when their heart doesn’t agree. Their need to help attracts individuals who take advantage of their personality and feed on their emotional pool without giving much in return.

Healing Crystal

To create a stable balance in their life and stay grounded while doing so, moss agate is a perfect stone for those born on May 1st. It is a crystal that brings out the feminine only to connect it with the masculine, and has an enduring energy that will fill one's Soul with love. It also attracts spirits of Nature through bravery created in a person's heart, and aids one build a bond between their motivating, emotional, and their creative, rational sides of personality.

Sabian Symbol

The Sabian symbol for Taurus representatives born on May 1st:

"A Woman Watering Flowers in Her Garden"

A symbol such as this one speaks of the feminine principle connected to care and preservation that gives results and the ability to blossom in time. Individuals born on this date have a talent to make something out of just one seed, willing to share emotion and love as much as necessary to reach this desired state of their material reality. Such a symbol connected to masculine forms of expression seen in their planetary row could lead to an imbalance in their world, for they seem to try to look strong and decisive, while in fact their Soul only wishes to nurture and cherish what is found in their personal world of productive feminine strength.

Famous Birthdays on 1st of May

  • In 1602 William Lilly was born, an English astrologer who was even described in two extremes, as "the most abused as well as the most celebrated astrologer of the 17th century". He has left literary wealth behind that people still use when learning astrology today.
  • In 1946 Joanna Lumley was born, an English actress, author and activist, awarded for her role in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. She found her purpose in rich activism to improve life on Earth through many charities and support groups for those in need.
  • In 1972 Julie Benz was born, an American actress best known for her roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the role of Rita Bennett on Dexter. She may be the right person to show us how stubborn Taurus can use their Sun, for she was told as an acting coach at the age of 15 that her voice is horrible and she will never succeed as an actress.

Important Historical Events on 1st of May

  • 1707 – Kingdoms of England and Scotland are united and form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1776 – Adam Weishaupt (born on February 6th) establishes the Illuminati.
  • 1786 – The Marriage of Figaro, one of Mozart's operas, is performed for the first time.
  • 1840 – The UK issues the first official adhesive postage stamp.
  • 1930 – The planet (now downgraded to the status of dwarf planet) Pluto is named.
  • 1999 – The premiere of SpongeBob Square Pants.

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