Daily forecasts for May 2013 written by Rob Tillett. Click here for Moonbeam's Month in Brief.
Tue May 1: May Day
Merry May is here and so we all need to celebrate! May Day has been a time of fun and festivity since the days of the ancient Romans and Greeks, who honored the light through the goddess Maia, after whom the month of May is named. Mars and the Moon are in cahoots in Virgo, your opposite sign, so be sure to treat your opposite number with care and consideration, as indiscreet comments could
see some fireworks! Read more on May Day. Positive colors are dark red and shimmering purple. Lucky numbers are 9 and 12.
Wed May 2: Watch Your Step
If someone you fancy suddenly seems absolutely fascinating, watch your step. You know in your heart of hearts they are not really very good for you, but all the same you think they are wonderful. Enjoy the feeling but avoid the trap. Anyone who makes you feel controlled or restricted is not going to be worth it. It may take an upheaval before you free yourself up to act as you please, but
that's the process, isn't it? Favorable colors are cerulean and mandarin. Lucky numbers are 5 and 11.
Thu May 3: Emotional Responses
Your emotional responses are more intense as important, influential or strong-minded people are drawn into your orbit. Try not to say everything you feel or think. You will be covering the same ground for a while, so try not to go round in circles. You are feeling more impressionable than usual, and able to take in different viewpoints. Be more detached and observant and you see the whole
picture much better. Confident colors are blackberry and vermilion. Lucky numbers are 21 and 35.
Fri May 4: Pamper Yourself
You won't want to do anything physically strenuous for a day or so: pamper and protect yourself. Focus in on the activities or companions who make you feel good. You really would much prefer to escape into your inner dream world. Give yourself quiet time to reflect and question. But try not to lose touch with what's going on around you. If you overlook things you would have to backtrack at a
later date which would be a bore. Beneficial colors are dark blue and bright gold. Lucky numbers are 8 and 22.
Sat May 5: Full Moon
Don't stick yourself in tedious routines, dear Pisces, or get bogged down in following orders under this powerful Full Moon. Watch you don't get crossed lines and mixed messages. There could be communication or even travel muddles if you don't keep your eye on the ball. Open up to other people a bit more. Maybe you feel you would be humiliated if you disclose all your best ideas, but you
could gain a lot from creative discussions. Creative colors are teal blue and avocado. Lucky numbers are 9 and 14.
Sun May 6: Relationship Potential
You should be able to settle old differences amicably now and see clearly which relationships in your life can develop further. Those which have outlived their time and have no potential for further growth, will be quietly dropped with a minimum of fuss. New and better friendships or romances will arrive to take their place. Companions will notice a new spirit of defiance in you, as you
insist on going your own highly individualistic way. Auspicious colors are lemon and lime. Lucky numbers are 4 and 40.
Mon May 7: Passion Soars
Demand the right to be yourself, dear Pisces, even if significant others are on the warpath. No one should be allowed to push you into a corner and demand that you do your duty. Just watch that you do not take too many risks if you are sporty since the Moon versus Mars can be a rather headstrong energy. Beneficial colors are platinum and blueberry. Lucky numbers are 7 and 38.
Tue May 8: Public Display
Your feelings are more on public display than usual, dear Pisces. Work is more scattered, but you'll find the right support. Don't overreact, hearing slights where none exist. Stand steady for other people and be an anchor. You may come across as cool and detached when emotional intimacy is demanded today, but that's because your attention is focused elsewhere, on more practical matters.
Favorable colors are rose quartz and blue sapphire. Lucky numbers are 3 and 10.
Wed May 9: This Way And That
You are preoccupied with money matters at the moment, because you may need to sing for your supper. However, the more you talk the more you will earn, and with Mercury joining the Sun in your zone of communication and contacts, you'll be chatting nineteen to the dozen. Your routine is busier than usual, so don't skip over details even if you are pulled in different directions. Opportune
colors are bright yellow and burnt orange. Lucky numbers are 6 and 78.
Thu May 10: Chat Chat Chat
Look up some friends and have a good time, dear Fish. You are a real chatterbox now, lively and enthusiastic, determined to get your ideas and opinions across to everyone. If your mind is racing ahead, leaping from subject to subject at computer speed, slower companions may have problems keeping up. Friendly colors are lincoln green and mushroom. Lucky numbers are 11 and 36.
Fri May 11: Different Drum
It's hard to sit still and cooperate easily with others now. Everyone seems to be marching to a different drum. Are you feeling a bit discouraged, or low in self-esteem for no particular reason? Don't make the mistake of assuming that being left to your own devices is a sign that you are unloved. Instead try to treat it as a blessing in disguise and take advantage of this opportunity for a
bit of emotional free space. Favorable colors are pearly grey and pale pink. Lucky numbers are 5 and 45.
Sat May 12: Boisterous Pisces
A boisterous mood will see you bouncing back into life in a major way. At work it's time to take on more responsibility, so you can show what you are made of. A difficult aspect to Jupiter reflects a disharmony between Sun and Moon, so stay out of wild schemes. Love is in the air after midnight, and may lead to a long term commitment. Beneficial colors are rust red and jet black. Lucky
numbers are 4 and 46.
Sun May 13: Beautiful Feeling
The Moon's in your sign, dear Fish, dancing with Venus and Saturn. What a beautiful feeling for Mothers Day! And Jupiter, your life-ruler, is embracing the Sun in a stately quadrille that is sure to boost your travel plans and spiritual education. Be sure to get in touch with your mother i you can't be there in person. The cosmos is showering waves of love and good fortune for you both!
More on Mothers Day. Fortunate colors are apricot and pistachio. Lucky numbers are 1 and 4.
Mon May 14: Picking Up Pace
Work is picking up pace, Pisces. The cosmos urges you to put something that is uniquely you into it before you can settle into this new routine. Anything which corners you or ties you down to someone else's agenda won't do. At home, you're more sensitive and emotional than usual. Happy family relations do seem to be on offer. You will have an intuitive feel for whatever is happening, but you
may overreact to the slightest whiff of criticism. Ideal colors are daffodil yellow and peacock blue. Lucky numbers are 4 and 22.
Tue May 15: Venus Retrograde
As Venus begins her retro phase, it's time to cuddle up to those who make you feel warm and wonderful. Your family relationships may require extra patience and attention. Turn the other cheek rather than striking out in anger... nothing will be solved using aggression or direct pressure. Listen carefully to your family's concerns and match your responses carefully. Home business and real
estate are stimulated, but issues from the past will need attention. Favorable colors are buttercup and salmon pink. Lucky numbers are 21 and 22.
Wed May 16: Push And Pull
You make it your business to know everything about everybody at the moment, since you need all the necessary facts at your disposal. This need for security may be pushing you one way and your desire for extravagances pulling you the other! You feel as though you're going in opposite directions at the same time. You want to feel protected, but indulge your senses and you'll pay for it later.
Favorable colors are navy and tan. Lucky numbers are 21 and 23.
Thu May 17: New Spirit
The current influences make you restless, impatient and determined to break free of routine. You yearn to do things that are new, exciting and challenging. It's as if you are a chrysalis -- torn away from the past and about to be reborn. Friends and family notice a new spirit of defiance, as you insist on going your own way. Liberating colors are bright red and sapphire blue. Lucky numbers
are 31 and 59.
Fri May 18: Seeker
Spreading yourself too thin is very likely now, my Fishy friend. Watch you don't get too frazzled. Buzz buzz buzz. If you can become detached from your feelings and thoughts, you'll find it easier to concentrate. Dissatisfied with practical matters? Who, you..? As always, you want to withdraw into your inner world. Ask yourself searching questions about the meaning and purpose of life, your
life. Intuitive Pisces, you know the answers do not lie in the physical world, but are found in the spiritual realms. Seek and ye shall find. Lively colors are spring green and warm gold. Lucky numbers are 33 and 55.
Sat May 19: Changes In The Wind
It's time to sort out any family tensions that have been swept under the carpet recently. Perhaps there has been no time to address them in the way you would have liked. More sensitive and private than usual, you retreat into your shell and put up defensive barriers against the world. Take heart -- you are going to attract people in the weeks to come, both at home and at work, that will
result in a partnership. Positive colors are russet and lilac. Lucky numbers are 28 and 44.
Sun May 20: New Moon Solar Eclipse
If there have been family rifts or differences recently, the New Moon, a solar eclipse in Gemini, urges you to wipe the slate clean and start again. Don't wait to be approached -- reach out and spread a little harmony. More for your own sake than anything else, you seek peace and calm. It's the right time to be idealistic about money now, not bogged down in petty materialistic concerns. Money
should be used for humanitarian purposes. Fortunate colors are ultramarine and mustard yellow. Lucky numbers are 4 and 22.
Mon May 21: Power Struggles
Snap decisions? You're intuitive, and you so know you're right, but at the end of it all, you might just have been a bit hasty. Answers come through taking things a little more slowly. Power struggles may occur, as influential people try to call the shots and you don't have a lot of choices. You do have a choice about what you are doing and what attitude you take. Fortunate colors are
moonstone and royal purple. Lucky numbers are 24 and 27.
Tue May 22: High Spirits
You have a wonderful way of sweeping other people up in your enthusiasm, dear Fish. This should produce good results today, with Jupiter and Venus both active in the heavens encouraging high spirits, vitality and good health. Throw yourself wholeheartedly into communicating your intentions, and keep the home fires burning. Everything looks very rosy indeed. Beneficial colors are teal blue and
pale pink. Lucky numbers are 3 and 16.
Wed May 23: Magnetic
Your magnetic personality, always charming and persuasive, is boosted by the charming Cancer Moon. There is much to do in the coming week and it's a very romantic time for you now, so make the most of it. If you have children, get a babysitter or grandma to look after them and make a home-cooked meal with candles and the works. A warm, scented bath for two, scattered with flower petals will
get you both in the mood... Ideal colors are burnished bronze and burnished gold. Lucky numbers are 15 and 2.
Thu May 24: Infectious Enthusiasm
Your enthusiasm is lovely and infectious, but don't get carried away. Earth to Pisces, hello... Try and be sensible if you possibly can. You expect everyone to be as honest as you are, which can set you up for disappointment. Mercury's move to Gemini helps you communicate with your household. This will be helpful as Venus moves through her retrograde phase, making it even more important for
you to share your thoughts and ideas clearly and openly with your family members. Auspicious colors are lemon and lime. Lucky numbers are 9 and 72.
Fri May 25: Valuable Insights
Don't let feelings of inadequacy hold you back. Proceed slowly and pay particular attention to detail. You can only do so much, and not all your achievements can be spectacular. Romance and your social life seem more like work than work itself at times. Loved ones feel like a heavy responsibility now, but out of this testing time comes some truly valuable insights which will give you strength
in the future. Fortunate colors are caramel and navy. Lucky numbers are 25 and 23.
Sat May 26: Martyr Complex
Others are demanding a lot of you, which could leave you feeling resentful and the Moon triggers your martyr complex. Having to fit in all the time with other people's plans can be a bore. Give what you can, but don't be taken for granted. You may be questioning whether or not your work is worthwhile and where you really want to be in the future. Beneficial colors are hazelnut and pistachio.
Lucky numbers are 56 and 1.
Sun May 27: Stand Up
Restless? Highly strung? Not prepared to give in to other people's demands, you won't take kindly to people telling you what to do. Others may call you uncooperative, but you see it as standing up for your rights. Compromise does not sit easily with you at the moment. Actually, you'll be wonderfully tolerant as long as everyone gives you a good deal of elbow room. Auspicious colors are
peacock blue and daffodil yellow. Lucky numbers are 5 and 14.
Mon May 28: Subtlety Wins The Day
This is a subtle, sensitive, sympathetic day. You put yourself across to people in a way that makes them understand where you are coming from, and you have a magical way of understanding what they're all about. It's a good time to remove anything outworn or inessential from your life, but don't go overboard! This is not the time to issue ultimatums, especially to family members. Favorable
colors are mustard yellow and charcoal grey. Lucky numbers are 21 and 26.
Tue May 29: Volcanic
You're very up-front where romance is concerned. You know what you want and you won't be shy about stating your needs. Accidents are likely because you are acting rather recklessly, so take special care. At times you feel like a volcano about to overflow. Try to avoid hurting sensitive feelings by speaking too hastily. Passionate colors are brilliant red and silvery purple. Lucky numbers are
1 and 52.
Wed May 30: Emotionally Intense
Confidential concerns, joint finances and intimate emotional matters are being lit by the lunar light now. More emotionally intense than usual, you need to be careful not to magnify certain situations into something bigger than they are. It would be sensible to play your cards close to your chest until you've calmed down. Empowering colors are royal purple and antique gold. Lucky numbers are
4 and 16.
Thu May 31: Always Options
If you fly too high you have further to fall, my sweet Fish. Your domestic and family security is more important than usual to you at the moment, with all that cosmic emphasis on tricky Gemini, Why not step back from your busy schedule to take stock? If your work-load allows you. Try and restructure your life so you can put your feet up more regularly. Could you work from home sometimes?
There are always options. Inspirational colors are emerald green and sapphire blue. Lucky numbers are 6 and 20.