Daily forecasts for May 2013 written by Rob
Tillett. Click here for Moonbeam's Month in Brief.
Tue May 1: May Day
Well, it's May Day, my lovely Librans! Just the day for a frolic in the fields, or a bonfire to frighten off the fashion tragics. The Moon and Mars combine in your twelfth house of secrets, sorrow and subconscious motivations. Blocks that have been holding you back may come to the surface. Keep a low profile and enjoy some quiet time for yourself. Take time to catch up with correspondence,
especially with friends overseas. Read more on May Day. Restorative colors are emerald and foxglove. Lucky numbers are 1 and 9.
Wed May 2: Don't Overreact
Sometimes you feel passionate about things and sometimes everything gets a bit gritty and you struggle to break free. Try not to overreact to the odd stress and strain, just rise graciously above it all and harmony will be restored sooner than you think. Watch you are not too forceful in expressing yourself now and get into arguments. Look at the other person's point of view. You are probably
not aware of how intense you sound. Appropriate colors are mother of pearl and dark green. Lucky numbers are 3 and 62.
Thu May 3: Too Sentimental
Sometimes you get yourself worked up about things that are not as important as you're making them out to be. Try to give yourself some space to just wind down and be a bit more at peace if you possibly can. Maybe you will be too sentimental on the surface. Try to be more honest about your feelings underneath. You will want beauty or luxury at home and your appetite may be more tempted than
usual. Positive colors are bright red and avocado. Lucky numbers are 64 and 4.
Fri May 4: Spiritual And Creative
Today can be a wonderfully sensitive, spiritual and creative time, but it's not very practical. So it's important to keep your imagination under control and keep double-checking that you're being realistic. Emotional muddles may be difficult to clear up at this time and you could find loved ones evasive. On the bright side, your sense of sympathy is extremely strong and your sense of mystery
will attract romantic admirers. Beneficial colors are hazelnut and cream. Lucky numbers are 3 and 42.
Sat May 5: Full Moon
You are certainly feeling more intense than usual under the Scorpio Moon. Getting cash arrangements sorted out is vital, especially if you feel you aren't being valued properly. If you feel frustrated because companions are shutting off what you say, then you need to rethink your approach. Sometimes the harder you push, the more they resist. Gentle persuasion will work best; perhaps you might
even be slightly devious. Go the long way round rather than being too direct. Fortunate colors are sunflower yellow and pale green. Lucky numbers are 32 and 16.
Sun May 6: Inner Peace
You seem genuinely happy with your own company and will be content to reflect on your thoughts. You are radiating an inner peace that others envy. But if there is someone close by in need, you will be understanding of their problems. And because you are tuned in at a deeper level than usual, your sympathy will hit the right spot. It's hard to fit in with other people's orders or instructions.
Find yourself a niche where you can have more elbowroom. Uplifting colors are myrtle and pepper. Lucky numbers are 37 and 74.
Mon May 7: Make Your Mark
Now you intend to put all your grand plans into gear. No one will accuse you of lacking courage or being too timid as you push rivals out of the way. You intend to make your mark. Boss figures may find you a little threatening as you obviously intend to take over the decision making role. Be aware that charging ahead in a headstrong way could run you into problems. Ideal colors are terracotta
and mustard. Lucky numbers are 7 and 31.
Tue May 8: Fashion Sense
Are you talking non-stop, dear Libra? With the lively Moon in your third house you're very communicative. But with the Moon and Venus at odds, your fashion sense is overloaded, and what seems adventurous to some may seem rather garish in the light of day. Your heart is in the right place, but is your brain in the wrong gear? If you can see everything in perspective, you'll cope better. Go for
something out of the ordinary. Favorable colors are mulberry and sweet corn. Lucky numbers are 12 and 26.
Wed May 9: Pillow Talk
Your partner really wants to hear what you have to say at the moment. You have a sensible view of your joint financial situation and can sort out tangles faster than most. You will be concentrating on confidential matters, both financial and emotional. You may also be kept busier than usual handling inheritance, tax or insurance matters, preparing investment analysis, and allocating funds for
the repayment or collection of debts. Stabilizing colors are terracotta and fuchsia. Lucky numbers are 43 and 24.
Thu May 10: Reach Out
It's a superficial, frivolous sort of day, dear Libra. Not a time to do anything too heavy. Even financial matters have their good side. Seek out friends who are elegant and fun, and even a bit trivial. Take a break when you can to relax and enjoy yourself. In touch with your feelings, you can reach out to others. Enjoy! Favorable colors are plum and amber. Lucky numbers are 10 and 11.
Fri May 11: Push And Pull
Are you trying to go in two opposite directions at once, switching between duty and inclination? Uh oh. Following your whims will give you a guilty conscience, but being dutiful will make you feel hard done by, thanks to Venus being under pressure. Venus is the planetary Goddess of Love, and Venus rules Libra, the icon of style in the zodiac. Mix style with love and you have... You! Balancing
colors are mustard and silver. Lucky numbers are 8 and 14.
Sat May 12: A Little Tact
Try to find a little tact as a counterbalance to your ambition, and sweep companions up in your enthusiasm. Luckily tonight retro Venus will bring sweetness and light to your life. But you are likely to overindulge and expand as a result. And you will also be thoroughly and gloriously lazy. But it might be a good time to mull over old memories in the peaceful moments. Empowering colors are
ruby red and navy. Lucky numbers are 7 and 46.
Sun May 13: A Breakthrough!
Venus is dancing with the Moon in a beautiful aspect for Mothers Day, dear Libra. It's the perfect day to make contact with your darling maternal ancestor, and with Saturn also in a beautiful aspect, you can strengthen your ties in the months ahead. If you have been researching deep, important matters, a breakthrough is due. More on Mothers Day. Fortunate colors
are warm peach and aubergine. Lucky numbers are 7 and 9.
Mon May 14: Bags of Initiative
Although you are often indulgent and sociable, you also have bags of initiative and a good deal of ambition. You're more determined than usual to work hard to gain your ends. Not only in your career but also out on the social scene you need more excitement and adventure. Set out to be entertained and informed at the same time. It's an exciting time. Auspicious colors are antique gold and rosy
copper. Lucky numbers are 18 and 49.
Tue May 15: Venus Retrograde
As Venus turns in your ninth house, higher education, religion, politics and cultural pursuits suffer as your emotional perception becomes clouded. Romance, marriage, or any venture involving a foreign country or another culture or race is likely to find some reverses. You feel less sociable and more sensitive, but this is a great opportunity to really examine your beliefs, opinions, and
culture of origin. Those with in-laws may find those relationships needing some attention; you may simply have to accept things as they stand (like it or not). Resolve issues while Venus is retro, then you can power on when she turns direct in a few weeks. Favorable colors are hyacinth and silver. Lucky numbers are 9 and 27.
Wed May 16: Stubborn Librans
You are more intense now, and other people could find you more stubborn than usual in discussions. Confront those who share joint responsibilities with you so you can sort out better agreements. But try not to go leaping into a situation too emotionally and then discover that you don't really want to see it through to the end. It's important to surround yourself with happy, reassuring
companions. Positive colors are turquoise and jade. Lucky numbers are 12 and 34.
Thu May 17: Find a Niche
If you leap into situations without having thought them through clearly, they won't turn out well. Try to accept some restraints, but make changes as steadily as you can. Find a way of working where you can express your individuality. Why put up with compromises? Find yourself a niche where you have more elbow room. This is the time to branch out on your own or explore new techniques of
working. Beneficial colors are ice blue and gunmetal grey. Lucky numbers are 2 and 27.
Fri May 18: Expectations Too High
New arrangements are in the frame with your partner over joint finances, as well as your emotional life. It may only be minor adjustments that are needed but it'll put everything on a more solid footing. Maybe you pitched your expectations too high about one particular matter and the reality doesn't match your vision. Try to see clearly what you have got going with your loved ones, and be
satisfied. If you demand perfection you'll always be discontented. Auspicious colors are pumpkin and plum. Lucky numbers are 9 and 20.
Sat May 19: Spiritual Growth
Are you pondering the meaning of life? Your belief systems guide your actions. Quite the armchair philosopher, you are thinking deeply about life and want to swap ideas with friends. Honest, outgoing, confident and good with words, you will be a popular companion at work and at play. Jupiter active in your eighth house of secret matters encourages a time of strong spiritual growth for you.
Empowering colors are antique gold and silver. Lucky numbers are 8 and 35.
Sun May 20: Solar Eclipse
Out with the old and in with the New Moon! This is the time to review your beliefs, whether to do with politics, education or just your philosophy of living. This solar eclipse presents an ideal energy to break with the past and make a new start. Your outlook doesn't remain static from childhood to old age -- you constantly discard what no longer fits and take in new information which causes
you to alter your approach. Let your imagination soar; aim to paint on a broader canvas, with or without the support of others. You need an independent partner, too. Favorable colors are pistachio and mulberry. Lucky numbers are 9 and 27.
Mon May 21: Foreign Flavor
It won't be a huge problem, but you are going off in so many different directions at once, you find it difficult to slow down. It's a good idea to write down a few of the inspirations and bright ideas that you have. Good news is in the air, perhaps a romantic contact with a foreign flavor, so make the most of it. Fortunate colors are jade and tartan. Lucky numbers are 22 and 42.
Tue May 22: Charm Is High
You should be dealing superbly with almost everyone around you just now and will even be able to bring authority figures around to your side. The danger is that you may be moving ahead so fast that you forget to pay attention to the details. However, as Venus is dancing, your charm is high and so everyone is sure to dance to your tune. A straightforward approach cuts through barriers and gets
to the point of any situation faster than usual. Fortunate colors are mother of pearl and mango. Lucky numbers are 50 and 30.
Wed May 23: Trappings of Success
Are you focused on your working situation? If you want more recognition and appreciation of your talents, put your energy into doing things in a new and different way. You need to get out of the rut you are in and make sure that other people are being well looked after. Perhaps you feel you have to be successful in the world to be loved. Don't confuse your emotional worth with the trappings
of success. Auspicious colors are scarlet and cream. Lucky numbers are 2 and 66.
Thu May 24: Inner Judgement
There's a great deal of good conversation going on, now that Merc has cruised into chatty Gemini. Inspiration and strength are appearing now which you never knew you possessed and these will help you through the stress and strains of everyday routines. There are wise ones who can help you understand yourself better -- you just have to find them. Empowering colors are sunflower yellow and
cornflower blue. Lucky numbers are 36 and 59.
Fri May 25: Be Honest With Yourself
Do you feel cut off from the important people in your life? Or do you just see it that way? Actually, you are alienating your deepest feelings, because you think you might not like what you find. Ease up, be honest with yourself and everything will fall into place. If the foundations you have laid in the past are solid, now is your time to flourish. Favorable colors are sable and ruby red.
Lucky numbers are 12 and 54.
Sat May 26: Channel Your Energy
You're dashing here and there, trying to sort out what others think, untangling messes and getting confused as a result. You need to channel this energy so that you don't do something stupid or have an accident. At the end of it all, you come to your own conclusions as you alway do. When the moment is right, you will know where to commit your energy for a steady, successful future. Effective
colors are peach and gold. Lucky numbers are 17 and 33.
Sun May 27: Elbow Room
Give yourself some elbow room over the next couple of days. If you are around other people too much you'll feel edgy and crowded. The lively cosmic energy around you now inclines you to leap to conclusions. Wild and fiery things could get you into trouble. Your working relationships may not be that easy either, since things can be tense. Advantageous colors are indigo and ebony. Lucky numbers
are 40 and 55.
Mon May 28: Go With The Flow
Any tasks that require clear thinking or attention to precise detail won't work out too well. If you end up in a pickle you'll have to go back and redo them later on. Push dreary chores to one side. Go with the flow; you'll get where you want to go just as quickly. Your mind will wander quite a bit today, so think before you speak. Opportune colors are aqua and apricot. Lucky numbers are 4
Tue May 29: Dynamic Energy
For a few weeks your dynamic energy is channeled into work and achieving your ambitions. At times you justify what you do just because of the outcome. This can make you seem opportunistic and insensitive to the needs of those less able. You find it difficult to understand people who lack your drive but just remember that everyone is different. You are determined to sweep everything into shape
at home. But beware a tendency to be too aggressive. Auspicious colors are primrose yellow and burnt orange. Lucky numbers are 1 and 15.
Wed May 30: Find Your Anchor
With the Moon in your sign, you have a strong need to belong, to be loved and cosseted. Reassuring friends will give you more attention and support than usual, and be an anchor for you. Try to avoid over- eating, because this kind of self-indulgence will only make you feel worse later. Your mood is fickle, so you need friends who will let you lean on them one moment and fly free the next.
Harmonious colors are rust red and butterscotch. Lucky numbers are 66 and 51.
Thu May 31: Fortunate Influence
The fortunate influence of Venus is all you around you today, so keep your eyes open for the opportunity to enjoy good luck. Your instincts and intuition are working well, so you could end up in the right place at the right moment, saying the right thing. It's a buoyant, enthusiastic mood with more stimulating company over the next few weeks. Maybe more travel if you can manage, or some other
way of broadening your horizons. Beneficial colors are pastels and orange. Lucky numbers are 7 and 18.