Short but sweet monthly astro wisdom to focus your mind, heart and soul for the month ahead..
It’s Taurus season! 🐂 The Northern Hemisphere is blossoming with colour and lush greenery as we begin the month of May with Beltane, the mid point between the spring equinox and summer solstice. Beltane is the Pagan festival of fertility, and there’s lots of potential for changes and growth this month.
The Taurus New Moon falls on 11th May, followed by a Full Moon total lunar eclipse on the 26th. This is a time to consider what you need to let go of, both literally and metaphorically, to move toward your long-hoped for goals. Pluto’s retrograde journey in Capricorn started on 27 April, highlighting the theme of achieving clarity about things that are no longer working for you.
Be sure to sign anything important before mid month when the Mercury retrograde pre-shadow period starts. Mercury retrograde starts in Gemini on the 29th. As dualistic sign Gemini is ruled by Mercury, we could see misunderstandings of all types. Best get everything in order.
Key dates this month:
🌑 New Moon: Taurus on 11 May
🌕 Full Moon: Sagittarius on 26th May
Happy Birthday Taurus ❤️ It’s your time to 🌟
Key words: Improved stamina and confidence, new starts, positive opportunities and changes for the better, self improvement.
Full Moon focus: Watch for issues arising around other people’s money, taxes and anything owed or relating to money, matters of intimacy, intensity of feelings.
New Moon affirmation: I am ready for a successful year ahead. I reinvent and reinvigorate myself in readiness. (Note: don’t forget that overdue pampering or haircut.)
Key words: Relationships with others, the need to balance alone time with time with others.
Full Moon focus: Spotlight on relationships with those we love, what is lacking and what is ready to let go of.
New Moon affirmation: I give myself the gift of alone time to go within and to reflect and release all that no longer serves me.
Key words: Working hard, enjoying time with likeminded souls, community, groups, being of service to others
Full Moon focus: Being of support to others, needing support yourself, helping those in need, working hard and striving to be your best, the need to attend to niggling health concerns, a focus on routines.
New Moon affirmation: I am grateful for the support in my life from friends, family and likeminded people.
Key words: Career developments, balance between work and play, bringing in creativity, children and playfulness.
Full Moon focus: Balancing career and responsibilities with romantic and children’s needs, a need to be loved, appreciated and to express yourself creativity.
New Moon affirmation: I welcome balance in areas of business and pleasure into my life with open arms.
Key words: Home, family, your values, your thinking, your philosophy, new thinking, new perspectives.
Full Moon focus: A time to get your house in order, physically and metaphorically, attending to matters around home and family, whilst looking to expand your horizons, either travel or learning/studies.
New Moon affirmation: I welcome positive changes to my home and my horizons, both physically and mentally, with open arms.
Key words: Sibling relations, communication, friends, neighbours, dealing with matters of intimacy and money.
Full Moon focus: Attending to issues in your local area, travel locally, support needed for neighbours, friends, siblings. Miscommunication. Matters around taxes and other’s money. Money issues to be addressed.
New Moon affirmation: I deal with my taxes, and joint finances and I release anything burdensome that no longer serves me.
Key words: Renovate or build, defining and improving the home, feeling need for a change in the way money is made, decluttering, nurturing close relationships.
Full Moon focus: Is how you earn and what you own in alignment with who you are?
New Moon affirmation: I welcome positive changes in my intimate relationships with open arms.
Key words: Out with the old and in with the new you, your daily routines are coming in focus, a renewed focus on how you spend your time, a focus on your health and wellbeing.
Full Moon focus: A need to improve self-belief and esteem, rid oneself of old habits and move forward in a way that reflects who you are and where you want to be. What is no longer serving you?
New Moon affirmation: I am invigorated by my new schedules and easily keep to routines which support my health and wellbeing.
Key words: Reflection and introspection, going inside to find the truth, emotional epiphanies, a time to focus on fun and what brings you joy in life.
Full Moon focus: Going inwards and reflecting, asking questions, opening up intuitively, vivid dreams (keep a diary), dealing with hidden emotions.
New Moon affirmation: I make time for fun and enjoyment in my life without feeling guilty. I embrace my inner child and explore my creativity and spontaneity.
Key words: Communities and group support, learning new skills, a focus on making your home a happy place, beautifying the home to bring peace and joy.
Full Moon focus: How are my support groups, friends and networks (or lack of) hindering me? Do I need new people to support my goals? Do I need a new group of colleagues who are my kind of people?
New Moon affirmation: I orchestrate positive changes in my home and family. My home and living spaces are a safe places that protect and support me, and reflect the direction I’m heading.
Key words: Career issues coming to the fore, communication with siblings and friends close by, your local community and support networks.
Full Moon focus: Reflecting on career, letting go of habits that don’t work, potential disagreements and conflicts with authority.
New Moon affirmation: I have support of friends and family. My friends, co-workers and siblings support each other in our achieving our respective goals.
Key words: Expanding your horizons, improved self-worth, new avenues of income, a focus on finances and possessions.
Full Moon focus: Our ambitions in life, our belief systems, how we experience the world and the future, people at distances.
New Moon affirmation: I welcome new opportunities to increase my income in different ways, as well as opportunities to spend money wisely on possessions I will enjoy (just be careful not to overspend!).