May 16th Zodiac

Date: May 16th
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Color: Persimmon
In One Word: Circling
Shape: Oval
Strength: Physical Love
Weakness: Gluttony
Most Compatible With: Pisces

May 16th is already "on the other side" when observed from the perspective of the middle of month of May and with it – potential troubles of the sign of Taurus. As if standing on the other side of the river, the bridge that connects problems with resolutions, people born on this date always have something good to move towards leaving the past where it belongs – in the past.

May 16th Horoscope


The most obvious thing in the planetary row of those born on May 16th is the exchange of warmth between the two celestial bodies standing side by side. Every 16th in a month carries this feel of love, care, and inspiration to create, and in May they speak of a message to be shared through daily expression. Things from their emotional world need to be lived through their routine, thought about and spoken of often and in detail. Although this might be tiring for some of their friends at a young age, they learn how to choose the right company to share their stories with and with the right form of expression, tend to create miracles on planet Earth, children to be grand artists and extremely successful people, and partnerships that leave us breathless.

The Moon and the Sun need to connect in the worlds of people born on this date, standing for images of parents in cooperation and love. As they start acting on emotion and basing their feelings on a healthy ego, standing on their own ground as proud individuals, they learn how to incorporate their talents in their everyday life and discover their true mission in life.

Love and Emotions

Individuals born on May 16th have a special connection with their emotional world, mostly based on physical pleasures of life and enjoyable truths on the material plane. They are sensual and in need of adult love, one that will warm up their body and their heart and make them feel safe enough to let go to it. Their story isn’t one of instinct but of aware choices in romance and involvements with other people.

Relationships made with those born on this date have a dose of seriousness in them, no matter how fun and carefree they try to seem to the world. This makes them wonderful partners in the long run, for as long as enough faith is shared with the one they love. If they stumble upon disappointment, they will lose touch and even emotion they nurtured, even if years of love are behind them. There is nothing as valuable as the truth in their world of feelings, and dishonesty will push them away as a message of real, distancing truth in itself.


People born on May 16th are brought to this world to learn something big and make large steps in the path of personal evolution. They will expand and grow, and could have trouble gaining weight until they set foot on the right path. Once they start giving and sharing in just the right balance with the state of heart, they will have a chance to truly touch other people's souls with the right knowledge and the appropriate amount of care and compassion. Their entire life philosophy is to be found and beliefs leading them to true beauty in life discovered.

What They Excel In

To find the right field to express in, every person born on the 16th of May needs something creative to try and bring into the material world. They aren’t in charge for grand ideas if they aren’t instantly put in motion and made for real. It is the practical sense of Taurus that shines inside their approach to life and for as long as they have the inspiration and the feeling of love to guide them they will be wonderful creators of really anything others will fall for.

May 16th Birthday Gift

When choosing a gift for someone born on May 16th, choose something happy, colorful, light and a bit childish. They will enjoy presents that remind them of music, dancing and art, as well as their own talents and artistic abilities. If you wish to buy them a book, choose a classic romance novel, something to lift their spirits or teach them how to make new things that can be used in everyday life. A kit for jewelry making, something to fill with color, or a ticket to a concert they have been mentioning will be a very good choice.

Positive Traits for May 16th Born

Creative, inspired, filled with warmth and love and ready to meet other people deeply and with faith in the best that the human kind has to offer. Giving and supportive, their circle of social contacts must be chosen through pure joy and positive emotion.

Negative Traits for May 16th Born

They might get burnt by their own stubbornness, stuck in relationships with people who aren’t emotionally available, with moral judgment a bit impaired and leading them away from their goals.

Healing Crystal

Peach aventurine is just the right stone for a person born on May 16th, helping them to find balance between their two inner extremes of masculine and feminine. It is a crystal that enhances leadership and confidence, while the color resonates well with Venus and the sacral chakra making a person feel gratitude for the gifts they were given in this life. It will enhance creativity and help make big decisions with trust in the process of decision making.

Sabian Symbol

The Sabian symbol for Taurus representatives born on May 16th in two years preceding a leap year:

"A Vast Public Park"

The Sabian symbol for Taurus representatives born on May 16th in a leap year and a year following it:

"A Spanish Gallant Serenades His Beloved"

A matter of sharing is emphasized in a way here, for the serenade serves to sweep the beloved of their feet, but it is also witnessed by everyone around. Sharing messages of love, a person born on this date has to stay in touch with the natural flow of things to have something to share. They will show many talents that need to be given to other people. Once they learn what they are, difficulties in their life triggered by unwilling giving become smaller and smaller until there is no more sacrifice needed, only creation and love.

Famous Birthdays on 16th of May

  • In 1955 Debra Winger was born, an American actress that starred in An Officer and a Gentleman and Terms of Endearment. At the age of 18 she suffered cerebral hemorrhage and was left partially paralyzed and blind for 10 months, the period when she decided if she recovers – she would become an actress.
  • In 1966 Janet Jackson was born, an American singer, songwriter and dancer, the youngest child of the Jackson family. Her career is the best reflection of her creativity sparked by the planetary row of her date of birth.
  • In 1986 Megan Fox was born, an American actress and one of the modern female sex symbols, known for her roles in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and Transformers. Being bullied in middle school, she stated that this was because she had "always gotten along better with boys".

Important Historical Events on 16th of May

  • 1888 – A lecture is held by Nikola Tesla (born on July 10th) about equipment for future generations that use alternating currents to transmit electric power over long distances.
  • 1929 – The first Academy Award ceremony is held in Hollywood.
  • 1951 – The beginning of the first scheduled transatlantic flights between NYC and London.
  • 1960 – The first optical laser is operated.
  • 1969 – A Soviet space probe named Venera 5 lands on Venus.
  • 1988 – It is reported that nicotine holds addictive properties similar to those of heroin and cocaine.

May Zodiac Index

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