Syncing with the moon, Mercury direct – back on track, May horoscopes, Happy birthday Taurus!
SYNCING WITH THE MOON
We all know about living life in tune with the seasons – planting in spring, celebrating in summer, harvesting in autumn, and hibernating in winter, but how about living life in tune with the moon to create a more rewarding, emotionally balanced, and stress-free existence?
Each month, our moon circles the earth, passing through the 12 signs of the zodiac and spending approximately two and a half days in each sign. I’ve put together a table showing you the best activities for each of these periods. To find out which sign the moon is in on any given day, consult a moon diary or simply check the monthly moon calendar in Livingnow.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAURUS!
From the 20th April to the 21st May, the sun travels through earth sign Taurus, whose symbol is the majestic and powerful bull. Taureans love sensual and physical pleasure and are generally caring and affectionate, patient, steadfast, reliable, have excellent taste, enjoying financial security and prosperity. They can be very stubborn and take things literally so, when dealing with a Taurean, proceed slowly and steadily and always explain things in a practical manner. Taureans usually resist change and their anger can be truly awesome as it builds up steadily over a long period of time. When they are out of balance they often suffer from sore throats, stiff jaws, or thyroid problems. The Taurean colours are pink, light blue, russet, and warm, earthy tones. Taurus has a strong connection with the arts, particularly music with many being excellent singers. With their innate understanding of the physical body and material world, many Taureans work in
the financial, food, fitness, and health industries. Their greatest lesson is to accept and embrace change.
MERCURY DIRECT – BACK ON TRACK
Communication planet Mercury has been travelling backwards through Taurus and Aries since mid-april, pushing us to deal with unfinished business and pay attention to hunches and gut feelings. When Mercury is retrograde, our unconscious and intuitive sides are extremely active and the best-laid plans often come to a halt as events take on a life of their own. On 5th May, Mercury comes to a halt and starts moving forwards again helping us make sense of the events of the past three weeks…. and you never know – that missing phone charger could well resurface!
MAY FULL MOON & NEW MOON
The May full moon falls on the 11th in passionate Scorpio, opposite the sun in fertile Taurus. With Pluto aligned to both sun and moon, the theme is death, rebirth and transformation. Think how this could apply to your own life. The May full moon is also known as the Wesak moon, marking Buddha’s birth and enlightenment. New moons are all about new beginnings. The May new moon falls on the 26th in Gemini, bringing fresh ideas and insight. But not everyone will agree with your point of view, so be prepared to stand up and fight!
MAY MOON CALENDAR
Launch projects at the new moon, bring them to completion in the period from just before the full moon to the third quarter phase and wind them down and reflect on developments in the week before the next new moon. Important events such as parties, conferences, and weddings are best held close to the full moon or when the moon is in the same sign as your star sign. n Connect with other readers & comment on this article at www.livingnow.com.au Stella Woods is an astrology teacher and consultant. Contact Stella at stella@ stellastarwomancom or www.stellastarwoman.com or www.facebook.com/stellastarwoman