May 16 Zodiac: Sign, Traits, Compatibility, and More

Written by Niccoy Walker
Updated: June 27, 2023
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Refreshing and expressive are words used to describe those born on May 16th. They are dreamers at heart with gentle spirits who possess many talents. And they have the rare talent of moving forward and leaving the past behind. However, they may stumble into roadblocks by choosing the wrong partners. Discover everything there is to know about the May 16 zodiac, including their personalities, compatibilities, and best career paths.

May 16 Zodiac Sign

You are a Taurus if your birthday falls on May 16th.

May 16 Zodiac SignTaurus
Ruling PlanetVenus
ColorsGreen, Blue, and Lilac
Lucky Numbers3, 7, 9, 12, 13
Most Compatible WithTaurus, Pisces, Virgo
Refreshing and expressive are words used to describe those born on May 16th. They are dreamers at heart with gentle spirits.

You are a Taurus ruled by the planet Venus and have the element of earth. Unlike most Taurus’, you are somewhat of a rebel and can be unpredictable, which goes against the natural Taurian way. People on this day can be either introverted or extroverted, but both personality types are deeply expressive and creative. And you tend to get worked up about things you are passionate about.

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May 16 Zodiac Personality Traits

Though a naturally kind and peaceful person, you have a bite to you when you get stressed, irritated, or overly passionate. But like your element, you are down to earth, grounded, and primarily stable. As a go-getter, you make sure you achieve all your career and financial goals, which take much of your time until you reach middle age. You’re too busy to settle down early in life. If you do marry early, you may find yourself leaving and spreading your wings to harness your wild and passionate energy. And while this unique energy fuels your creativity, you have a difficult time managing your emotions. You are a person of extremes who gives their all in everything. But you have to learn to control your reactive behavior while still allowing your colorful and vibrant personality to shine through.


If you are a Taurus, you are hardly ever in shortage of love interests. Due to your natural sensuality and charisma, people are drawn to you.


May 16 Zodiac Sign Compatibility

The Taurus born on May 16 is most compatible with Taurus, Pisces, and Virgo. They are least compatible with Leo and Aquarius.

Taurus and Taurus: A Taurus with another Taurus is a match made in heaven. They truly get each other and make one another feel warm and secure. They both crave loyalty and stability and just want to be comfortable. This relationship is built to last. However, they can be possessive and jealous, turning the relationship sour. But because they ultimately feel the same way, it’s easy for them to work out their differences.

Taurus and Pisces: This relationship is pretty unique. These two have a lot of differences, but they also have a lot in common. And ultimately, they help each other become better people. But peaceful Pisces sometimes find Taurus to be unpleasant and challenging to deal with. They may feel stiffened by the Taurus’ high expectations.

Taurus and Virgo: Virgo is an earth sign like Taurus, so they share important values. Both signs are dependable and loyal. And they enjoy stability and living the good life. However, they are equally possessive and jealous. And they can be materialistic. But they enjoy making each other feel comfortable and loved.

Relationship Strengths and Weaknesses

You are hardly ever in shortage of love interests. Due to your natural sensuality and charisma, people are drawn to you. And you greet them with warmth and affection. You know how to express yourself and are quick to tell your partner what they are doing right (or wrong). And you bring plenty of excitement to the relationship.

But you are very moody, quickly showing your feelings whether positive or negative. You are not a physically aggressive person, but your words can cut like a knife. Due to your unpredictable behavior, love interests and friends may find you unstable and difficult to be around long-term. You must learn to balance your emotions, not just personally but professionally.

Best Career Paths For May 16 Zodiac

Because you have such a dramatic personality, you may be suited to an artistic career, such as music, painting, theater, interior design, fashion, and cooking. However, a career in management, finance, or consulting may also fit you.

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Historical Figures and Celebrities born on May 16th

  • Ashley Wagner
  • B. Slade
  • Bill Smitrovich
  • Dan Coats
  • Danny Trejo
  • David Boreanaz
  • Debra Winger
  • Janet Jackson

Important Events That Occurred on May 16th

  • On May 16, 1975, Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the top of Mount Everest, 22 years after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made history.
  • In 1966, China launched the Cultural Revolution, a political campaign led by Mao Zedong that aimed to remove capitalist, traditional, and cultural elements from Chinese society.
  • That same year, American physicist Theodore Maiman invented the first functional laser.
  • The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929 to recognize excellence in film.
  • In 1919 Albert Cushing Read made the first successful transatlantic flight in a Curtiss NC-4 flying boat from New York State to Lisbon, Portugal.

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About the Author

Niccoy is a professional writer for A-Z Animals, and her primary focus is on birds, travel, and interesting facts of all kinds. Niccoy has been writing and researching about travel, nature, wildlife, and business for several years and holds a business degree from Metropolitan State University in Denver. A resident of Florida, Niccoy enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and spending time at the beach.

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