Daily forecasts for May 2016 written by Rob Tillett. Click here for Moonbeam's Month in Brief.
Tue May 1:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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 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:
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:
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 34.
Sun May 20:
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:
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
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:
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 and 11.
Sat May 26:
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:
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
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.