Daily forecasts for May 2013 written by Rob
Tillett. Click here for Moonbeam's Month in Brief.
Tue May 1: May Day
May Day, or Beltane as the Irish call it, has always been a day of celebration. As the Moon awakens Mars and Venus, it's just the day to create a more glamorous image, to dance and sing, to make glorious love. However, don't be deceived by the glamor and allure of others who might have their own agenda. Read more on May Day. Ideal colors are rich bronze and
shimmering green. Lucky numbers are 16 and 22.
Wed May 2: Beautiful Aspect
Venus is now at a tricky angle to the Moon but if you get the better end of this influence, you can be extremely seductive or persuasive. Venus is also in a beautiful aspect to giant Jupiter in your sign, which is one of the best and most fortunate aspects in the whole zodiac. Try your luck at the horse races and other sporting events, or with lottery tickets. You could be the winner in a
beauty or photography contest or emerge the favorite in a theater audition. Artistic and musical endeavors are successful. Beneficial colors are daffodil yellow and lime green. Lucky numbers are 70 and 42.
Thu May 3: Martyrdom
Other people may be demanding quite a lot of you, so watch you don't end up feeling resentful. Watch you don't start feeling like a martyr. Having to fit in all the time with other people's plans, whims, suggestions and orders can sometimes feel that way. Do what makes you feel virtuous, but don't let other people push you around too much. You will be able to sort out quite a few situations
which have been bugging you for a few days. Uplifting colors are periwinkle blue and walnut brown. Lucky numbers are 58 and 1.
Fri May 4: Low Energy
You may be feeling vague, low in concentration and energy. Psychologically you are not in a mood to get a grip or be confrontational. So coast along and leave practical chores to another day. Maybe you are disappointed that your efforts at work are not meeting with more acclaim. But you are just not pushing as hard as usual at the moment. Don't let uncertainty about your aims get in the way.
Let your intuition point you in the right direction. Balancing colors are amethyst and obsidian. Lucky numbers are 6 and 43.
Sat May 5: Full Moon
If your partner is not on your wavelength you need to cajole him or her into fitting in with what you have in mind. Tonight's Full Moon is in your house of significant others, so even if you have to compromise to get a response, it will be worth it. Be careful how you handle things today. If you look too deeply into it, you may end up in strife. The power of the Scorpio Moon can be
magnificent and fulfilling, or vicious and vindictive. I know which side I'm on. Do you? Fortunate colors are crimson and black. Lucky numbers are 7 and 12.
Sun May 6: Listen To Your Inner Voice
Your creative talents definitely need to be given an outlet. You have the confidence and the opportunity now. Listen to your intuition and see how you can make your inner visions live out in the world. You will also be seeking out new friends since old ones will seem rather dull. But don't expect total reliability from new teammates as they will prove to be stubbornly individualistic. You
will be both challenged and enlivened by group activities through this period. Balancing colors are silver grey and dark purple. Lucky numbers are 5 and 13.
Mon May 7: The Glint Of Battle
Direct, outspoken but not always tactful, writing letters, making phone calls and holding discussions fill your schedule. You will head straight for heated debates and controversies with the glint of battle in your eye. You will not suffer fools gladly and may be a little too blunt or sarcastic at times. Have a care when travelling since you're likely to drive, bicycle or run too fast. Slow
down, take a few breaths and all should be well. Empowering colors are sapphire blue and emerald green. Lucky numbers are 18 and 19.
Tue May 8: Passion Runs Deep
As the secretive Moon slithers through the deepest part of your chart, play your cards close to your chest. It's more intense than usual, so don't magnify certain situations or comments into something bigger than they are. Don't take your emotional life lightly. Passion runs deep. Fortunate colors are lapis lazuli and alizarin crimson. Lucky numbers are 8 and 12.
Wed May 9: Tuned In
As lively Mercury moves in with your birthday Sun for another couple of weeks, you find yourself bouncing around with more enthusiasm and gusto than usual. Having been held back recently by setbacks, delays or just low energy and less motivation, it's the right time to be forging ahead. But when you slow down, you'll also be a sympathetic listener, subtly tuned into the emotional
undercurrents. Others may have to report on you in some way. Soothing colors are sandstone and celadon. Lucky numbers are 1 and 2.
Thu May 10: Make The Effort
It's natural for you to seek to be surrounded by elegance, sophistication and good taste, so why not make the effort to get out into the park to appreciate the flowers? Haha. Find something beautiful in terms of art or even just beautiful people. In your own highly individualistic way, you could not care less what tradition thinks or says. Seek out younger buddies, since they are
forward-looking and not stuck in a rut. Fortunate colors are buttercup and celery green. Lucky numbers are 16 and 57.
Fri May 11: Head Or Heart?
Are you in two minds about almost everything? Is it is best to follow your head or your heart? That's a classic question! But if you want more prominence and acclaim, you are going to have to do things that draw other people's attention to you. So try to do what suits the influential people at work or out in your community. Cater for their needs rather than your own, and then you will get all
the kudos. Expressive colors are gunmetal grey and silvery pink. Lucky numbers are 8 and 37.
Sat May 12: Minor Accidents
You are in a slightly manic phase when you will find yourself rushing all over the place. But you do need to pause for breath once in a while. Minor accidents are possible if you do not take care. But use this high-energy time well as it can waken your ideas up. You will be restless and in no mood for settling down and attending to routine chores. Indeed it may be a small roller coaster ride
at points. Opportune colors are cornflower blue and sunflower yellow. Lucky numbers are 2 and 12.
Sun May 13: Loving And Fortunate
Mothers Day will be loving and fortunate, as Venus and Jupiter are blessed with good aspects. Some valuable information is likely to come your way, probably connected with speculative investments. It's also a good day for financial fortunes, and news from abroad, or in the mail. Get cracking with plans and once you have got yourself together, you can concentrate on close relationships. It's
the right time to move. Give your mother a call, if you can't see her in person. More on Mothers Day. Fortunate colors are pale green and burgundy. Lucky numbers are 1 and 2.
Mon May 14: Personal Values
Thinking fast and speaking rather sharply? Venus under pressure from Mercury gives a more cutting tongue than usual. You don't suffer fools or slowcoaches gladly. Why not wind down by treating yourself to a small indulgence? Mmmm. Maybe you are trying to make up for a lack you feel elsewhere. But don't assume that making money is the be all and end all. Remember your personal values.
Beneficial colors are hazelnut and grapefruit. Lucky numbers are 2 and 6.
Tue May 15: Venus Retrograde
Venus is your life-ruler and she turns tail today in your house of personal finances and values. Don't let insecurity make you too possessive or stubborn. Be affectionate and steadfast. You are grappling with fundamental questions and confidential financial and emotional issues. It's not easy to compromise or co-operate. Extravagance and the urge to gain status through spending will be a
bugbear. Excellent colors are spearmint and saffron. Lucky numbers are 1 and 2.
Wed May 16: Mystical And Spiritual
Is your boredom threshold still very low? Take account of all the facts, but don't jump into action just to avoid the tedious process of making considered decisions. You don't feel like socializing, but there are other activities that attract you. Anything mystical or spiritual will hold your attention so stay tuned into deeper levels of awareness. It's best to be helpful and compassionate to
other people. Auspicious colors are silvery green and antique gold. Lucky numbers are 3 and 59.
Thu May 17: Can You Trust Them?
You need to do something new and exciting, Bulls. Try being creative and shake your life up a bit. Seek new friends now, as the old ones seem stale and rather boring. Don't expect total reliability from new teammates though -- check them out thoroughly first. Can you trust them? Get them on side; you'll be challenged and enlivened by the group, so long as deceptions are cleared out. Fortunate
colors are charcoal grey and indigo. Lucky numbers are 2 and 60.
Fri May 18: Feeling Disillusioned?
You're a bit fidgety and edgy with the Moon in your sign, and your ego is on display. It's important to surround yourself with solid, reassuring mates. Disillusion dogs you, especially if you push your self-centered aims at work, or at home. Back off! You have the capacity and spirit to care for others, Taurus, so do it. Not only will it bring you respect, more importantly, it will give you
self respect. Empowering colors are dark red and navy. Lucky numbers are 5 and 24.
Sat May 19: Good Life
If you are drawn to the good life and all it brings with it, that never comes cheap. Be very careful, Taurus. You won't be happy unless you can protect your nest egg as well. Take advantage of opportunities that come your way - - relationships with loved ones and children will be especially good at the moment. Fortunate colors are platinum and buttercup yellow. Lucky numbers are 8 and
Sun May 20: Solar Eclipse
Today's New Moon in Gemini brings a powerful solar eclipse. This demands new beginnings, so think about the next six months or even a year ahead and work out where you want to be financially, as well as emotionally. Once you have set your goals, you need to implement a practical plan for fulfilling them. You can't just hope it all shakes down. Give yourself a push. Things are beginning to
bubble to the surface or come out into the open in unexpected ways. Prosperous colors are chrysoberyl and lilac. Lucky numbers are 2 and 11.
Mon May 21: Boring, Boring...
Hate routine? Don't want to do the same boring old things? If you whizz around, that's good for you and everyone else, as it keeps everyone on their toes. As you are grappling with fundamental and confidential issues, and emotional ones as well, you're in no mood to compromise or co-operate. Opportune colors are sapphire blue and emerald green. Lucky numbers are 6 and 37.
Tue May 22: Twice As Much
You are feeling optimistic and you think you can do twice as much. Routine bores you again today, so you'll be involved in activities that give you a sense of meaning. You want to fulfill some greater purpose than just slogging through the daily grind. If you feel that you aren't being listened to, turn up the volume! Don't put up with anyone who gets in your way. Fortunate colors are candy
pink and sugar white. Lucky numbers are 9 and 28.
Wed May 23: Busy Schedule
Is your boredom threshold low again? Try to organize a full schedule for yourself. Run with your enthusiasms when they arise, since they will not be long lived. The Cancer Moon sees you moving through a busy schedule with more comings and goings, conversations, meetings and general chit-chat than usual. It's a good time for contact with neighbors and siblings. Hippety hop! Ideal colors are
bright orange and lime. Lucky numbers are 3 and 5.
Thu May 24: Make The Most Of It
The atmosphere around you now stimulates your intellectual curiosity. If you want to talk, exchange ideas or travel, you will find that you get better responses than usual. It's time to flirt, have fun and aim for pleasure and entertainment. Your self-confidence and social charm are heightened at the moment, so make the most of it. Harmonious colors are warm brown and silvery pink. Lucky
numbers are 6 and 58.
Fri May 25: No Foot Stamping
There's no point in giving up in disgust -- tackle problems head on in a persistent, rational way. Focus on the essentials and keep quietly forging your way ahead and you will suddenly find the road clears in front of you. Restrictive Saturn could create obstacles, setbacks and delays, so a breakdown in communication is quite likely. Auspicious colors are almond and jade. Lucky numbers are 63
Sat May 26: Retreat
The pressure is still on, early in the day, when you seem to be running from pillar to post. Keep your phone charged and be ready for a flood of calls! Maybe you could chase up some new gadget, or investigate educational opportunities. By evening, you'll be worn down and keen to flop out at home. Perhaps a quiet dinner with loved ones would be best, then an early night. Beneficial colors are
taupe and burnished gold. Lucky numbers are 57 and 16.
Sun May 27: Surprises In Store
There are surprises in store, particularly where relationships at home are concerned. Treat whatever happens as a challenge and an adventure, and not a threat. If you or your partner cling to each other too firmly, you may run the risk of breaking up. You're both restless and need to channel that energy, perhaps by taking an adventurous holiday together. You'll will be straight on your high
horse if you see anyone's freedom being threatened, especially your own. Soothing colors are copper and beige. Lucky numbers are 8 and 27.
Mon May 28: Tricky Situation
Time can be a great healer... not in a dramatic way, but by gently soothing. It is an influence that disappears very quickly in the hurry and scurry of modern living. If you can connect to it then you will find not just that you feel physically better, but that you also have a deeper sense of meaning and purpose. Avoid being pulled into a tricky situation where you'll end up feeling
frustrated or blocked. Fortunate colors are burgundy and silver. Lucky numbers are 9 and 2.
Tue May 29: Take Extra Care
Be careful when driving or operating machinery, as minor accidents are in the stars at the moment. Your tendency to blame others won't go down too well. Controversy is keeping you on your toes as your mind is fast-moving and witty, if too cutting at times. You could find yourself involved in noisy confrontations with family members or close companions. Positive colors are lemon and aqua.
Lucky numbers are 62 and 13.
Wed May 30: Look After You
You will find yourself working hard and dealing with a lot of responsibility today, so you need to boost your stamina by looking after yourself for a change. Your emotions are tied up with your working situation, and indeed with your health for a couple of days. If you are feeling jangled emotionally, you have to watch that your body doesn't suffer. Make sure you are putting energy into
eating well, relaxing and generally looking after your health. Suitable colors are marmalade and lilac. Lucky numbers are 51 and 11.
Thu May 31: Make The Effort
Feeling cheerful, indulgent and very optimistic? The only cloud on the horizon is if you assume that everything is going to fall into place, without making any effort. You need to put extra energy into getting your budget into shipshape order now. You are determined to increase your earnings for a few weeks, or at least manage what you already have more sensibly. Harmonious colors are
strawberry and cream. Lucky numbers are 3 and 27.