# It Seems I Owe You An Apology…..

The horoscopes seems the furthest we can go in our posting today. I don’t know why but our computers will not pick up any of the images or wording for the Tarot, Runes or anything else. I don’t know if they need to be defraged or not. Something else to worry about. No, not really, I’ll just run everyone else off and look at them separately.

I should also warn you in the next few weeks or perhaps even longer, it is going to be a little hit and miss around here. I have numerous doctor appointments already scheduled. Plus, the pup has his fair share of them also. It seems like when the witch comes down sick even her familiar does also. He has never fully recovered from the fire. In fact, he is so bad now that when he is awake he coughs and coughs and coughs till he tries to expel something that won’t come up. Thank the Goddess, I have a wonderful friend who is a vet. He has tried everything. Now we are moving on to allergy tests, more steroids and stronger antibiotics. It started out, he kept telling me he had always loved me and I guess it is a good thing (which at first I thought wasn’t) but my pups treatments unlike mine are totally free. So I guess it is nice to have a vet who is in love with you, ha! If I only felt like being in love, it would be wonderful.

As far as I go, well, let’s put it this way, I am not going to die on the computer. They has put me on medicine for my diabetes. I am seriously beginning to wonder if I am diabetic anymore. My diet before wasn’t that great. Now instead of being high it is low and I am having to drink orange juice all the time to keep it up. I can’t wait till I sprout roots and start producing oranges. The disease in my blood, they don’t know. There is several treatments they are going to try and they are expensive. A few are experimental so the insurance won’t cover them. Funny, you die for a lack of a dollar. But I have them fooled, I ain’t planning on dying anytime soon. So the blood deal is a wait and see thing. The hernia, that wasn’t a hernia, well now they decided it is and it needs to be fixed. Thankfully that is a one day surgery, in and out. You know I am seriously beginning to wonder if the doctors know what the hell they are doing. You go to one and they tell you one thing and then the other tells you something else. I believe I might start going to the vet with my baby, lol!

All I ask is that you have patience with us, now that you know what is going on. We have a vet appointment tomorrow at three. I am going to try my best to get these computers up and going again and hopefully we will be here for a bit tomorrow. Keep me in your prayers.

I love you,

Lady A

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# Your Weekly Karmic Forecast: May 20 – 26, 2018

The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.

*NOTE*  There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.

###### Weekly Forecast: May 20 – 26, 2018

5/22 ~ Mercury (expression) ~sextile~ Neptune (dreams):

This is a great energy for imagination, consciousness and intuition, however, keeping a good filter to distinguish between your own perceptions and what you are picking up from those around you will be crucial to success. Your mind is on a different channel than usual and you may have to rely on other senses, like your feelings or intuitive hunches. You may be very perceptive, picking up on the thoughts & feelings of others, which if/when you are clear (and your filters are working) will yield some surprising revelations about where their consciousness is, at this time (for better or worse) and reflect an aspect of your own you may not have been aware of. Try to avoid work that requires any attention to detail. Allow your creativity to flow freely without censoring what comes through you at this time. You can organize it later. This is the energy to explore, create and free-flow!

5/23 ~ Mercury (thinking) ~oppose~ Jupiter (learning):

Any opposition requires us to work with two distinct energies and get them to work together for the good of all involved. It is also a MidPoint which allows you that 180* view from the other side of your starting point (roughly 6-months ago). Mercury & Jupiter are working out the push-pull within you between your Mind & Consciousness, between your Thinking & Beliefs, between your Thoughts & Imagination, between the Tedious Details and the Grand Vision. Because of all this, it would be tremendously beneficial to play amongst a group of like-hearted souls with varying points of view, mavericks who following their intuition as well as humble healers who also buck status quo by following their intuitive knowing within, something we all have the capacity for. This is great for what I call *Jam Sessions*, when my colleagues & I get together to discuss our ideas & insights about our professional goals, something like that is a great use of this energy: plan, strategize, discuss with others, get input and feedback, bounce ideas around and be open and receptive to others’ points of view (they may think of something you didn’t). Make sure it is a Circle, where all opinions are valued even if not shared. This is a good one for learning something new and looking at things from another angle, completely.

5/23 ~ Sun (core identity) ~trine~ Mars (desire):

This is a powerful energy for solidifying who you are, what you want and what you are capable of. It brings out your desire to be truly self-sustained & independent, and with the good angle between Sun & Mars, you are deeply supported for forward movement that feels almost effortless when you are grounded and aligned with your own Truth & Purpose. If you are not clear about who you are or what your purpose is, this energy will inspire you to find out. If you are already on track and crystal clear, then this energy strongly supports progress & evolution to the next level in obvious ways. It is a great time for physical activities that bring you joy and get your juices flowing. You should review, with gratitude, all the goals you’ve accomplished thus far and begin deciding what you can finish up in preparation for what’s coming. You are truly being prepared for your future, use this great energy to ground that intent consciously and with a vote from your Heart & Soul.

5/25 ~ Jupiter (Belief System, Laws & Religion) ~trine~ Neptune (Faith, Mysticism & Spirituality):

(2 of 3:  12/2 ~ 5.25.2018 ~ 8/19)

These two getting together stimulates some pretty large concepts that are deeper and broader than most care to go. However, for my dreamers and faith-keepers, this one is for YOU! For you doubter-doom ‘n gloom-ers, this one is for you too because it can give you the much needed and overdue dose of *magic* you are not usually open & receptive to. These two like to expand our consciousness and what we believe to be possible for ourselves, each other and the planet. This is the activation to work with when you’re ready to deepen your dedication to a spiritual practice, and bring more *Magic & Spirit* into all that you do. It’s a great time to practice communing with your Angels, Ancestors & Animal Spirit Guides. I should add that this ease & grace that is being extended at this time (2017-2018) leads to 2019 when they will challenge each other (and the rest of us) and probably poke holes in some of the connections you make at this time. My advice is to stay present, when doing spiritual, mystical things, be fully conscious and present. When doing physical, reality things, be fully conscious and physically present. Don’t try to do both at the same time ; -) and be ready to question what you believe at that time. The only other thing is of course, illusion/delusion with these two. One can make people overly optimistic, over-inflated & full of hot air and the other can make people downright crazy, delusional & completely disconnected from reality. It’s okay to expect miracles, but it is also okay to follow your true inner guidance if it prompts you to question things that may seem too good to be true.

Now – 2017-18 in Scorpio/Pisces

Last – 7.17.2013 in Cancer/Pisces and before that 2004-05 in Libra/Aquarius

Next – 7.20.2026 in Leo/Aries

5/25 ~ Mercury (ideas, thoughts & concepts) ~trine~ Pluto (rebirth & transformation):

This activation makes any deep delving within easier and more fruitful. It encourages you to ask the deeper questions, clarify your deeper feelings and trust your intuitive gut feelings that are telling you something has to die so some other aspect of your consciousness can live. You will want to explore your inner Self, sort through recently gathered information and try to understand better what your natural process really is. It is best to be alone for such research. Take a day or a weekend and grab your most powerful books & music and get somewhere beautiful if you can, if not, then your bedroom will do just as well – and dig deep! You are finally ready for the deeper truth, and you will be transformed by what you learn. If you must communicate with others, plan on that being deep as well, so best to talk to a trusted advisor or wise elder. Nothing superficial today. The only warning with this energy is not to become obsessive about one particular idea – and certainly don’t try to force any ideas on others. If you feel the deep need to focus on one particular thing, that is fine but try to keep some perspective or write down all your revelations so you can reflect on them at a later time when you can be more objective and prioritize better.

5/26 ~ Venus (relationships & resources) ~oppose~ Saturn (physical limits & reality):

Where Sun opposite Saturn has you focused squarely on you, Venus opposite Saturn often illuminates the relationships you’ve magnetized (or repelled) in your life. It is here that I also like to remind folks how valuable midpoints can be as they give you a direct look back at your starting point, which offers unbelievable clarity about what you may be dealing with in the present moment. There is a push-pull between your true values and the current reality of your relationships & your resources. You may find yourself questioning what (and who) is or is no longer of value or important to you. Or you may find yourself facing some hard and unavoidable personal truths. Do not feel sorry for yourself and do not take it out on others. It is time to take responsibility for making new choices here & now today, looking back will only trip you up. Challenges may center around commitments you’ve made out of obligation and/or a sense of duty, rather than because you actually wanted to contribute. You can use this energy & activation to align your reality with the values of your heart. Do not allow the anxiety associated with change to keep you from making some important decisions at this time. If you give in to your fears, you could get caught up in martyrdom and victim consciousness. Deciding what you want, committing to the work it will take to manifest your vision and getting to work! Saturn rewards deepened dedication & focus with tangible results. You won’t regret it.

Your Weekly Love Horoscopes for May 21st

by Sarah Bartlett.

Now that Uranus, the planet of change and reform has crossed the cusp into Taurus, we all have a chance to rethink our values, self-worth and pleasure principle.

What price personal security and contentment? Do we want to live a life truly within our own comfort zone or step outside of it? These are questions we will all have to address regarding our love lives over the next few years as Uranus continues its journey through material-minded Taurus. However, this week with the sun moving into Gemini, we can at least laugh, let down our hair and enjoy the fun aspects of our love life.

ARIES

In an ideal world, it would be nice to find peace and harmony, but others just don’t seem to be falling in with your plans and to be frank, you quite enjoy a little edginess in your love life. So this week, express your rage gently, shout a little about your desires and you’ll soon be bounding in passion again. It’s time to make love and romance not a mundane experience, but an exciting one.

TAURUS

This week, you can’t work out why you’re being accused of stubbornness and secretive behaviour, when you’re simply trying to know where you stand.  So instead be grace and serenity personified. Smile at your partner or admirer, get on with your life and remember that flattery can actually get you everywhere.

GEMINI

Whether single or attached, it’s time to pick up a mirror and get talking to yourself. That side of you that knows that an easy-going existence may well be fundamental to your well-being, but so is romance, which comes in many guises. Look out for it this week, and follow it to wherever it may lead, for an adventure is yours for the taking.

CANCER

Passion will come winging it’s way to you if have your way. You have a right to be as human and as physically indulgent as any other sign of the zodiac. So dump the self-doubt and by the end of the week, what seemed to be an endless parade of unfriendly strangers or raised emotional drawbridges, flips to the rekindling of a romantic dream.

LEO

This week, don’t give in to whinging friends, possessive partners, and self-pitying family. It’s time to show that when you mean business and have a decision to make, you’re there for others too, but you’re also there for your beliefs and your love goals, not someone else’s.

VIRGO

We all get a bit defensive when others are full of themselves. In fact, we keep trying to make them be something they’re not, and believe that by changing them, we will make everything just perfect.  This week, the planets are reminding you that it is only by changing your own outlook on life and love, that the world changes for the better too.

LIBRA

Maybe you’re being pulled in two directions by your own indecisiveness? Even if you’re attached, there may well be the odd romantic temptation or just one of those moments when you know something has to change. Be yourself and please yourself, but don’t give up something or someone for a moment’s infatuation.

SCORPIO

This week, cross your heart and believe in the the planetary forces, for the sensual experiences you seek are not long away. You have crossed so many difficult bridges recently, but this has given you the determination to make a new promise to yourself. And that’s one to love yourself more too.

SAGITTARIUS

You’re realizing that human relationships may be passionate, but are also about compromise. Friends may tell you it’s time to break up or make up, or suggest a relationship is going nowhere, but whatever the attitude of those who think they know what’s best for you, only you do. Time to make a decision for yourself.

CAPRICORN

I believe your greatest vulnerability, a feeling of inadequacy, will force you to prove you don’t have to rely on anyone. It’s time to take charge of your love life and feel at the centre of who you are. You can now discover that fire, passion and romance, are the pivotal core of your existence. It’s all about to be lovely stuff.

AQUARIUS

Isn’t love about settling down to an ordinary life, someone asks? But to be honest, you’re just not ready, nor maybe even able to. After all, isn’t there still a big world to explore and a lot of people in it who might be worth getting to know? Your compassionate ideals are about to get a run for their money, but your romantic ones are going to be put to the test.

PISCES

It’s time to trust your instincts. Just take care, as you could be swept off your feet by a very unpredictable admirer. Your extraordinary vitality gets you the attention you crave, and others are dazzled by your style. But be cautious with your seductive powers, you might find you take on more than you can handle.

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## Your Daring Dating Week Horoscopes for May 21

David Wells, Astrologer

Aries
The time for talking is over Aries, you should be thinking about taking some action as the flirt-o-meter is dangerously high on the turn this thing into friendship scale. Nothing wrong with another friend on the list, but is that what you set out to achieve? Tick-tock.

Taurus
As soon as you’ve seen someone has had the cheek to make the moves on someone you like the look of you’re motivated and ready for action. A little competition will do that. The best way to remove the competition? Don’t let it develop in the first place.

Gemini
As Venus leaves your sign on Saturday she’s off to look at how you pay your bills and who you could ask for more cash. Happily, the Sun is with you from Monday and you’re centre of attention as birthday celebrations begin. Still got it, attention that is. Use it, use it like you should have used Venus last week.

Cancer
As this week begins your boss, the Moon, is in you sign and having a falling out with Pluto and Mars who are pretty intense right now, asking you to be aware of just how deep you can fall and with Jupiter’s influence you could fall quickly. And? I think it’s called passion. Give in.

Leo
There are some whispers around, voices that are telling you some news about an ex or maybe someone who has returned from their travels, recently single or have emerged from their cave perhaps? Don’t look too keen, but don’t dilly-dally either. Love future comes from the past.

Virgo
We all have moments when we could have kept our mouth shut and things would have been easier, a dignified silence is always a good idea. Not you Virgo, but someone who has dug a great big hole and is now panicking thinking they have messed it up with you forever. Have they? Put their mind at ease.

Libra
As Venus reaches the top of your chart she’s indicating someone older, perhaps an esteemed member of society or even a superstar could be about to enter your life. Best change your vest. The reality is usually someone who makes their interest in you so obvious you can’t miss them. Either or.

Scorpio
We all know what a secret squirrel you can be, how you interact with others depends on your mood and whether or not there’s chocolate. But this week you may be feeling more gregarious, up for some travel and going out-out. That will not harm your love life at all. Out-out.

Sagittarius
Did I see you under the clock on the high street, waiting for a date by the looks of things? Did he or she turn up? Judging by recent astro you may have been let down a bit Sagittarius, but try seeing that as a favour, a time saver even. Better comes along. Sharpish.

Capricorn
As much time as you like, take it all Capricorn but there is a caveat with it. If you’re expecting someone to hang about whilst you consider what it is you do or don’t want, keep them informed of your feelings; all of them. Work it out together.

Aquarius
If you’ve got something you need to say, say it now. There’s still chatty and flirty energy around by the start of this week puts a bit of a rush on those who have been dancing around each other for too long. Keep your promises realistic, any falsehoods are quickly uncovered.

Pisces
Neptune and Jupiter are sending love notes to each other and with the Moon the messenger early this week it looks as if you’re in one of your most romantic phases in a while. There may be no knights or princesses, but there could be a happy ever after.

## Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, May 21

Aries

The Sun is now shining a month-long spotlight on communications and learning in your life, dear Aries. This is a busy, engaged period of the year for you. It’s an excellent time for picking up new skills, learning about the people around you, and taking care of everyday affairs. You’ll be running more errands than usual and communicating with people more frequently. Transportation and communication systems are stronger themes in your life now, and you’re likely to be acutely aware of what’s in need of some healing or improvement in your personal environment, communications, and interactions with others. You may be looking towards subjects of study or topics of interest as ways to expand your knowledge, but also as means to define yourself more meaningfully. With Mars in your social sector at the same time, this can be an especially connected period for you. Today is excellent, however, for family activities or dedication to building a business or developing a special project.

Taurus

The Sun has just completed its yearly, month-long transit of your sign, dear Taurus, and is now transiting your resources sector until June 21st. This is a grounding cycle that’s sure to feel good after a busy few weeks. You’re shifting gears, and your focus is turning to issues of security and comfort. Money and possessions can assume more importance in your life in the coming weeks, and so can matters of convenience, sensual enjoyment, and activities that remind you of the simple pleasures in life. You’re in the position to make the most of your natural talents and abilities. It’s a good cycle in which to discover what it is you truly value. Putting more energy and effort into your work can have its payoffs, and with go-getting Mars concurrently transiting your career sector, you’re in an excellent cycle for improving your bottom line or pouring more energy and heart into achieving your goals.

Gemini

You’ve come to the end of a fairly introspective cycle with the Sun now finished its transit of your privacy sector and in your sign, dear Gemini. Ideally, you’ve had time for extra rest and deep thought in the past weeks. All eyes are on you now and in the month ahead as the Sun puts the spotlight on your personal offerings until June 21st. This is a time when you are especially noticeable and when you feel more effective than usual. If you’ve wanted to make changes to the personal image you project, then this is a superb time for doing so. Make the most of this period by being positive and believing in yourself, as this is the start of a new solar year. With Mars in your expressive and adventurous solar ninth house concurrently, this is a particularly forward-looking, courageous, outgoing, and active cycle. You’re braver about expressing yourself, and you’re ready to take on a challenge.

Cancer

The Sun is now transiting your solar twelfth house until June 21st, dear Cancer, and it’s a yearly, month-long cycle that is especially suitable for reflection, rest, and recollection. You are gathering your strength for busier times to come, but also reflecting upon recent events and shedding attitudes and situations that have run their natural course. As the final month of the solar cycle, the weeks ahead are excellent for wrapping things up. Extra rest will help balance things out. Use this time well to avoid overload! Keep in mind that, generally speaking, it’s not the best time to push yourself or your plans. It may be that you’re putting some things behind you if they no longer work in your favor. This can also be a period for connecting with your more spiritual side. You require more alone time and periods devoted to reflection on the activities and developments of the last year, and with Mars’ concurrent transit of your solar eighth house, you’ll learn much through observation.

Leo

You’ve begun a pleasant solar cycle that puts the focus on social activities, teamwork, friendships, dreams, and ideals until June 21st, dear Leo. Friendships assume more importance to you now, and the need or desire to be part of a group is emphasized. The coming month brings much-needed light-hearted, experimental, and sociable energy to your life. You take more pride in your social life, and friends tend to look to you for direction. Particularly with Mars’ concurrent transit of your partnership sector, this can be an unusually sociable period in your life. Sharing activities, ideas, and visions with others gives you a boost, and you get more satisfaction than usual when your actions positively impact others. Today is excellent for unique ideas related to career or long-term goals.

Virgo

The coming weeks bring professional and public matters to your attention, dear Virgo, as the Sun is now transiting your solar tenth house. This can also (or instead) be a time of increased focus on your long-term goals. You are taking more pride in the work you do during this cycle that lasts until June 21st, which fuels your motivation to excel. Mars is concurrently energizing your work and health sector, making this a particularly notable power period for your work and responsibilities. You’re putting in the muscle and your efforts have more apparent pay-offs at this time. This period brings new energy to your career and public life, and responsibilities to others or to your work are in the spotlight. Today, though, is particularly good for connecting with friends or gaining inspiration from others.

Libra

With the Sun now transiting your adventure sector, dear Libra, you’re enjoying a month-long cycle in which the search for greater meaning and richer experiences can lead to interesting life detours. Anything that expands your understanding of the world around you appeals greatly in the weeks ahead, and with Mars concurrently transiting your creative and expressive solar fifth house, you’re in a particularly active and outgoing cycle. Until June 21st, you’re unusually open to acting on your increased needs for adventure and a break from the usual routine. You might decide to explore beyond your usual stomping ground, whether mentally or physically. Today, you’re in good shape for coming up with innovative ways to do business or strategize about long-term goals.

Scorpio

You’ve just begun a month-long cycle in which you’re seeking more depth or intimacy from your experiences, dear Scorpio. During this cycle that lasts until June 21st, the Sun shines its light on some of the things that are typically hidden from view, and you stand to learn a lot about your own psychology, your relationships, and your deeper interests. Your private world assumes more importance now, especially with Mars’ concurrent transit of your home and family sector. Personal transformations, personal power, and intimate matters fulfill you most during this cycle. There may be a strong focus on shared money or resources. You are more intense in your mood and disposition, and perhaps even secretive or simply more withdrawn, at this time of year. It’s a great time to have the courage to face your fears! Today, however, you may not be able to escape attention – all eyes are on you.

Sagittarius

The Sun has just begun its transit of your solar seventh house, dear Sagittarius, where it will transit until June 21st. This transit puts a spotlight on your close relationships as well as your expectations from others. Your larger focus turns to partnerships, negotiations, and self-expression through your connections. While this may not be the most dynamic time of the year, your increased ability to negotiate and compromise strengthens your social life. You have a lot to learn about yourself in the mirror of your interactions with others, and much to discover about significant others in your life. Mars concurrently transits your communications sector, energizing your mind as well as your desire to connect, and points to an especially connected and outgoing period. Joining forces with someone to get things done seems to be a good choice for you at this time.

Capricorn

The Sun has just begun its transit of your work and health sector, dear Capricorn, and will put the spotlight on your daily affairs and routines until June 21st. You can be exceptionally busy getting your life into better order in the weeks ahead. Taking charge of your work and health routines is rewarding now as you awaken to a need to lead a more organized, productive, and healthier lifestyle. With Mars concurrently transiting your resources sector, you’re in a particularly committed and practical cycle that can be highly productive. It’s an excellent period for self-development, business, attention to health and self-care programs, and laying the groundwork for future success. Today is brilliant for generating ideas, particularly through your relationships.

Aquarius

You’ve just begun a month-long cycle in which there’s a great emphasis on pleasure, creative self-expression, romance, and entertainment in your life, dear Aquarius. This is a time when expressive and pleasure-seeking activities come into focus and grab much of your attention. It’s a very playful cycle that lasts until June 21st, and in the coming weeks, you can be inspired creatively and emotionally. You are motivated to express yourself in unique ways, particularly with Mars concurrently transiting your sign and boosting your courage. You are willing to take chances, and you might pay more attention to personal hobbies or recreation and entertainment. A stronger urge is with you to create, put talents to use, show others what you can do, experience and enjoy romance, and partake of many of life’s pleasures. Today is particularly strong for coming up with new ideas, particularly related to work and home life.

Pisces

The Sun has just begun its transit of your sector of home and family, dear Pisces, where it will transit for a full month, encouraging you to tend to your hearth. This is a good cycle for family activities, home improvement, and improving your sense of safety, security, and comfort. It’s also strong for reconnecting with your roots. Powerful reminders of your roots, home life, and loved ones can motivate you to succeed, build, and organize. This is a time for bringing healing and wholeness, as well as some refinement and organization, to your home life and family relationships. It’s a natural time for anchoring on a psychological level. Aim to work hard at finding peace with those closest to you and with yourself during this cycle. With Mars concurrently transiting your privacy sector, this can be a particularly introspective period for you.

## If You Were Born Today, May 21

You are exceptionally witty, playful, and possess a youthful quality to your personality your entire life. You are highly creative on a mental level, have an excellent memory, and love a good debate. Sometimes short on patience, you might feel that others don’t move as quickly in thought as you do. However, you are also a people person. Famous people born today: Plato, Henri Rousseau, Mr. T, Raymond Burr.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

Your birthday occurs around a First Quarter Moon this year, and you are reaching an important turning point in terms of personal growth. You may be more emotional this year, and should watch for unnecessary conflicts and making hasty decisions as a result. Otherwise, this is a year of great energy, motivation, and growth. You are more ambitious and desirous of action in the year ahead. This should be a busy, dynamic period in your life.

You are likely to be recognized for your more unique qualities this year. Your personal magnetism runs high. You have the chance to improve your relationships with others–and with yourself! A humbly confident approach to life earns you respect. You tend to be looked upon favorably by others. You have the chance to shine, and you are especially appealing and charming just by being yourself. Opportunities—both personal and professional—are likely to present themselves. Teaching others may be part of the picture, informally or formally.

This can be a year in which you are bolder, more assertive, and energetic. You are especially interested in setting goals and challenges for yourself this year and taking the necessary action to meet them. You may meet or interact with others who encourage or inspire you in some way to have more confidence in yourself. Your energy levels are generally strong this year, and your sense of timing better than usual. Independent work is favored and competitive activities may also thrive this year, although you may need to tone things down at times, and learn more patience. Your passions and enthusiasm run high, and the trick is to channel this extra energy constructively.

Mercury harmonizing with Saturn in your Solar Return chart helps ground your thinking and often turns your thoughts to practical considerations during the period ahead. Advances in intellectual and mental pursuits are likely, as you make steady progress that has long-lasting results. It’s a good year in which to get organized, do detail work, and prepare for the future. Work done during this period will have tangible results in the future. Relationships with younger people in your life are solidified.

It is easier than ever to express your individuality in a manner that is true to you this year. This can be a year when bursts of restlessness, rebellion, and impatience figure prominently, however. You have a tendency to take risks and to act on sudden impulses without considering consequences. You assert your will and individuality powerfully, and you are ready to fight for freedom. There may be changes in work schedules, or life’s circumstances could challenge you in such a way that you need to change your goals or actions. This can also be a time when you tend to resist others and challenge them if they are trying to hold you back. Arguments and confrontations are likely. If you aren’t too rash or impulsive, you might be able to free yourself from restrictive circumstances. You could also have more courage than usual to do things that break the routine, and confrontations engaged in this year could clear the air and help you to move forward. There may be a significant break from the past this year as a result.

Venus-Uranus is a favorable influence for social meetings and events, and for situations that call for treating others with equality and respect. You may lose your fear of taking risks at this time, and happily embrace all that is new, unusual, and out-of-the-ordinary with regards to romantic involvements as well as financial undertakings. You are ready to experiment, but not necessarily ready to commit. This could be a good year for financial undertakings involving electronics, technology, the internet, metaphysics, and the arts, as well as group activities. You have a taste for the offbeat this year, and this energy can bring sudden or unexpected romance into your life, perhaps a scenario that feels like love at first sight. Childbirth is sometimes associated with this aspect.

Idealistic and humanitarian goals or impulses surface this year. Making connections with others from different backgrounds may figure strongly. Widening your mind through unusual or different experiences can be part of the picture. You more easily make personal sacrifices for what you believe to be the better good this year.

Cooperation brings rewards this year. It’s a powerful period for making lifestyle changes but you may do battle with variable energy levels and wasting time on anger. Watch also for impatient actions or trying to cut corners frequently, which can put unnecessary pressure on you. Your love or social life can be rewarding. The year is particularly strong for friendship. This can be a wonderful time for learning and connecting with people who inspire you. New interests are fun and exciting.

2018 is a Number One year for you. Ruled by the Sun. This is a year of action. The seeds you plant now, you will reap later. Others might find you less sociable, as you are busier than ever and you focus on your activities and your needs. Still, you are outgoing and your initiative is stronger than ever. Advice – Stand alone, take action, start fresh, express independence.

2019 will be a Number Two year for you. Ruled by the Moon. This is a year of potential companionship. It is a quiet, gentle, and mostly harmonious year that is less active than other years. Instead, you are more responsive to the needs of others. If you are patient and open yourself up in a gentle manner, you will attract both things and people. This is an excellent year in which to build and develop for the future. Advice – be patient, be receptive, enjoy the peace, collect.

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Cafe Astrology

## Your Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, May 22

Aries

The Sun and Chiron form a harmonious aspect today, dear Aries, and with Chiron now in your sign, you’re in a good frame! Interactions with others are easier, more supportive, positive, and less affected or superficial. Genuineness is favored now. Your manner and sincerity are the icing on the cake when it comes to your communications. Also today, Mercury and Neptune form a supportive aspect, and this gives you a window into your subconscious mind. Private time is helpful for tapping into your intuition. You might uncover a resource or information that benefits you greatly. However, as the day advances, you may be tempted to see something in a big way that may not deserve the attention! It makes sense to keep a healthy level of skepticism while enjoying some stretching of your imagination. As well, it would be wise to save expensive purchases for a better day. Today can be great for making inner changes as your values and interests are evolving, as well as for new ideas and visions, as long as you keep in mind that important details may be missing for the time being.

Taurus

The Sun and Chiron harmonize today, dear Taurus, bringing a subtle but nice boost to your interactions and helping you to resolve problems. Past efforts may meet with benefits now. Your approach to issues, whether they’re emotional or practical, is holistic and intuitive. Also today, Mercury in your sign is busy, and you may talk ahead of yourself, leading to regret at a later date for what you say or commit to now. Be discriminating when it comes to self-expression and try not to leave others confused. However, conversations with a friend or the excitement of a budding project can be inspiring. Combining the practical and imaginative comes naturally to you today, and it may very well take you to some satisfying conclusions. There can be arguments over the smallest of things, mind you, as well as the possibility of others opposing your plans. You and another may be competing for the floor when it comes to sharing your ideas, rather than listening, and intentions are generally good. Enthusiasm runs high, but it’s not a fabulous day for genuinely being heard and understood! There can be great ideas that come from sudden realizations that may be a little dramatic, and these need more definition before putting into motion.

Gemini

There is particularly good energy with you for imagination and social ease today, dear Gemini. Even so, your ruler, Mercury, is forming a complicated set of aspects, suggesting ups and downs. You’re seen in a particularly good light today with the Sun in your sign in harmony with Chiron. It goes even deeper than this as you feel at your best with a sense of purpose. If there’s a relationship to build or repair, you’re in a good place for building bridges. Friends, in particular, put their faith in you, and this feels good. Networking efforts can be fruitful. Your insight into business, career, or reputation increases. Support for career or public efforts can come from behind the scenes. If you have too much on your plate right now, however, this can start to show. Try to tackle things one at a time rather than wear yourself out, and be extra careful that you don’t add more to your life if you’re already swamped. Opening your mind to possibilities is a good thing; you simply need to keep your reality in a good place.

Cancer

Today is healthy for building bridges and connecting with others, dear Cancer, and fixing things with someone goes deeper than mere patchwork now. Supporting others lifts your spirits. This is a time for drawing upon experience, inner power, and wisdom and applying it for good either personally or professionally. You have a great love of peace, and today you can feel empowered by promoting it and actively helping others find some peace as well. It would be wise to watch for over the top expectations today, though. You might consider treating fantasies as an excellent way to stretch your mind and open yourself up to possibilities. You do have a good sense of future trends today, and conversations and thoughts tend to flow naturally. You might get the chance to communicate more creatively with friends or networks. Sometimes a good mood can lead to some overestimation or taking on too much, and a Mercury-Jupiter opposition makes this kind of thing more possible today, so you may need to watch for exaggeration.

Leo

A Sun-Chiron sextile influencing the day can help you resolve problems and bond with others, dear Leo, particularly with friends. This is also a useful transit for studies and problem-solving on a mental plane. There is increased willingness and openness to resolve conflicts, and this is likely to come from the courage to admit vulnerabilities! When people put their faith /\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\in you as they do now, you make better decisions and choices. Others are especially entranced by your unique ideas and beliefs. Speaking or promising something too soon can backfire today, however, as a Mercury-Jupiter opposition comes into play. These days, you’re thinking quite a bit about performance, long-term goals and plans, and recognition, although at times, these things can clash with your domestic goals. The tricky balance between your personal life and outside responsibilities can be in focus. Use your strong way with words to invite others to see the way you are viewing things. This can be a favorable time for guiding, teaching, and soothing. Barriers tend to fall away in your conversations, and you can gain valuable insights into relationships and your ambitions or goals.

Virgo

While your ruler, Mercury, has its ups and downs today, dear Virgo, the day can be quite favorable. You’re in particularly good shape with finances, career, support, and reputation matters. Your perspective and unique personality make you shine, and others, particularly in the public or professional realm, are more inclined to value you today. This is a good time for promotion or marketing efforts and gaining support or backing. Your originality is one of your best assets at the moment! Keep in mind that the details may be a little hazy today so that you might want to sit with an idea before making a decision or commitment. If you’ve been overshooting with daily activities, learning, or travel matters, this is a time for seeing the excesses and making adjustments. While you should watch for holding on too tightly to opinions, this is, in fact, a strong day for generating new ideas and for putting faith in your long-term plans. Allowing your thoughts to flow without pressure puts you in a relaxed state that’s helpful. You might bond with someone through shared opinions or acceptance of differences. You find it easier to understand where others are coming from, and this not only supports your relationships, it helps you to relax and focus on the positive things in your life.

Libra

You are unafraid of being yourself and doing your own thing today, dear Libra, and this earns you some additional respect. There is an overindulgent or slapdash approach to thinking today that should be watched for, but if you keep things real without squelching your imagination, you’re in good shape. Entertaining both practical and emotional or spiritual perspectives works well for you and comes naturally, so enjoy the process without making commitments just yet. There can be a gentle flow of conversation that aids healing and forgiving, although you may need to clarify details later. You may reach a far-out idea before discovering a truth today, and this may have to do with a financial or intimate matter with Mercury and Jupiter opposing one another across your resources and sharing sectors. Take your time before making big decisions, but enjoy a mental exercise now, as thinking in bigger terms than usual can serve you well. It’s a day for self-discovery, although you have much to learn from someone else’s perspective as well.

Scorpio

You’re in great shape for looking into a matter further, resolving work problems, and connecting with others today, dear Scorpio. Today’s energies are excellent for research, investigation, and getting to the heart of a problem. Others may show their appreciation of your unique perspective or talents regarding work and health. You could find that it’s easier than usual to express complicated feelings and intimacy bumps up a notch. The day also favors efforts taken towards healing on both (or either) physical and emotional levels. There can be some struggle with indecision later today, which is better than making rushed decisions as Mercury opposes Jupiter. A partner may be seeing things entirely differently than you are, although this also invites a new look or perspective on an issue. This is a great time for learning through your differences and for finding new motivation to get past obstacles. Letting go of overthinking helps you see the bigger picture. Accepting and enjoying differences with important people in your life is key to this. Connecting can bring unexpected opportunities. The healing powers of art, music, recreation, hobbies, and entertainment may be in focus.

Sagittarius

A couple of easy aspects today can boost your relationships and sense of enjoyment, dear Sagittarius, although a Mercury-Jupiter opposition suggests some back and forth or vacillation. Today is excellent for recognizing your vulnerabilities and working with them positively. It can be a time of creative change and inspiration. Shared activities with people you care about can be especially healing and might help take a relationship to a new level. Also today, there can be a lot of focus on work, health, or routine matters, but decisions about these things don’t come particularly easily. You might find that letting go of the pressure to come to a conclusion or decision improves everything, even your practical affairs, which can benefit from added imagination and intuition. Details may not be clear or precise, but the bigger picture can inspire you. While a tendency to jump to conclusions should be tamed today, this can be an exciting time for new ideas.

Capricorn

With Chiron now in your solar fourth house, dear Capricorn, you’re inclined to do your personal life or home and family a little differently. Today, this works exceptionally well for you! Your natural confidence gets others on board, too. A Sun-Chiron aspect encourages you to focus on those things that fulfill you. With the Sun in your work sector these days, you’re dealing with more than the usual details and small problems, but today you are bringing more perspective to the equation. Relationships with family, customers, or co-workers can improve now. Also today, if you take the pressure off overthinking, conversations flow very well. Creative writing or artistic expression can flourish. Recreation, entertainment, hobbies, and art or music can figure strongly and help relax and inspire you. You may need to do some sorting between fact and fiction before making firm decisions or drawing conclusions. You will need a little more mental space and freedom in order to benefit the most from the day’s positive energies, so let your mind wander now and again or change the scenery to keep things fresh.

Aquarius

A couple of nice, flowing aspects today suggest ease in your life related to communicating, connecting, loving, and creating, dear Aquarius. The day is not as ideal for making clear decisions, however. There is divine energy for building bridges, particularly with siblings, neighbors, classmates, love interests, or children. Openness and sincerity are the main ingredients for successful interactions now. Your style of communication, your attitude, or your intelligence stand out as special. Financial, home, and practical or mechanical matters benefit from imaginative thinking. Fun, inspiring, or understanding conversations with people you care about can figure strongly now. Also today, restlessness can sometimes interfere with concentration. Tensions lie in overblown expectations or having so many options in front of you that things feel overwhelming. Professional goals might collide with personal ones now. Latch onto the new ideas that keep you feeling enthusiastic. It will be essential to fill in the details later, as you are unlikely to have all the information you need just yet, but enjoy the moment and get into the spirit of things with new visions of the future.

Pisces

Mercury in harmony with Neptune today is especially favorable for your relationships, dear Pisces. Thoughts and conversations flow smoothly, naturally, and gracefully. Rewarding discussions are possible now as you communicate your inner message well. A Sun-Chiron aspect is also active today, helping you find ways to get closer to others and to understand and accept yourself better, too. Problem-solving, mainly related to money, personal possessions, family, and home life, is improved and in focus. You can feel especially motivated to make contact, write, speak, and learn, and you are communicating with warmth, passion, and persuasion. Even so, we tend to go overboard or to expect too much today as Mercury and Jupiter form an opposition. You can be excited and optimistic about your plans and projects, as you’re confident they’re aligned with your true nature and deeper desires. The critical thing to remember is to keep things moderate and to avoid going overboard.

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AstrologyCafe

# The Witches Journal for Monday, May 21

## Goddess, Are You Real?

The little child whispered,
“Goddess, speak to me”
And a meadowlark sang.
But the child did not hear.
So the child yelled,
“Goddess, speak to me!”
And the thunder rolled across the sky
But the child did not listen.
The child looked around and said,
“God, let me see you.”
And a star shone brightly
But the child did not notice.
And the child shouted,
“Goddess, show me a miracle!”
And a life was born
But the child did not know.
So the child cried out in despair,
“Touch me God, and let me know you are there!”
Whereupon the God reached down
And touched the child.
But the child brushed the butterfly away
And walked away unknowingly.

—Author Unknown
Originally Published on Pagan Library

## Your Daily Sun & Moon Data for Monday, May 21

The Sun
Sun Direction: ↑ 80.24° E
Sun Altitude: 21.42°
Sun Distance: 94.082 million mi
Next Solstice: Jun 21, 2018 5:07 am (Summer)
Sunrise Today: 5:41 am↑ 64° Northeast
Sunset Today: 8:00 pm↑ 297° Northwest
Length of Daylight: 14 hours, 19 minutes

The Moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 18.66° NNE
Moon Altitude: -36.42°
Moon Distance: 230500 mi
Next Full Moon: May 29, 20189:19 am
Next New Moon: Jun 13, 20182:43 pm
Next Moonrise: Today12:02 pm
Current Moon Phase:Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 43.0%

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timeanddate.com

## Planets Visible in the Night Sky

Visible night of May 20 – May 21, 2018
Mercury: From Mon 4:57 am
Venus: Until Sun 10:34 pm
Mars: From Mon 12:25 am
Jupiter: Until Mon 5:11 am
Saturn: From Sun 10:44 pm
Uranus: From Mon 4:15 am
Neptune: From Mon 2:25 am
Length of Night: 9 hours, 42 minutes

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## Astrology of Today – Monday, May 21, 2018

The Moon is in Leo until 10:02 PM, after which the Moon is in Virgo.
The Moon is void until 10:02 PM (since last night at 11:29 PM).
The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 11:49 PM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase.
The First Quarter Moon occurs today at 11:49 PM.
Mars is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mars will retrograde from June 26th to August 27th).
The Sun spends its first full day in the sign of Gemini (The Sun transits Gemini from May 20th to June 21st).

## Moon in Leo

The Moon is traveling through Leo today. Shine and be proud! You rule right now!
The Moon in Leo speaks to our “inner child”. It’s a warm, generous, whole-heartedly loving position. Pride keeps us from pettiness, but it can also prevent us from opening up and revealing how we are truly feeling. We are on stage, our feelings are grand, and we appreciate some drama in our lives. We are easily threatened by anything that seems to be impersonal. This is a time when we seek attention–when we want to stand out for our special qualities. It’s a strong time for romance and any creative activity as well.
The Moon in Leo generally favors the following activities: Creative activities, activities involving children, generous undertakings, undertakings in which personal recognition is desired, and risk-taking.

## Daily Overview of Your Stars and Planets for Monday, May 21

The Moon spends most of the day in the creative, generous sign of Leo, entering Virgo at 10:03 PM EDT. The Moon is void up until its ingress into Virgo, suggesting it’s better not to take on brand-new endeavors.

Tonight, at 11:50 PM, the First Quarter Moon occurs when the Sun in Gemini forms a square with the Moon in Virgo. There is a crisis theme surrounding any quarter Moon phase, as we feel compelled to take action. Shortly after, we are made aware of how our actions affect those close to us, perhaps through trial and error. Whatever project or initiative we began around the New Moon is now off the ground, and it may face its first obstacles. We become aware of differences, and as such, it can be a time of stress, clashing, and discord, but also of high energy, motivation, and growth. This is a time when we want to get something going, but we may not know the next step or the exact direction we want it (or us) to take.
The Moon continues its void period until it enters Virgo at 10:03 PM EDT.

## The sky this week for May 21 to May 27

Ceres, Mars, Venus, and more shine overhead in the sky this week.
By Richard Talcott

Monday, May 21

The First Quarter Moon hangs high in the southwest as darkness falls, then sinks steadily toward the western horizon throughout the evening hours. Our satellite officially reaches its First Quarter phase at 11:49 p.m. EDT. The Moon lies in the constellation Leo, about 1° north of 1st-magnitude Regulus. From North America, the two objects appear closest in the early evening sky.

Tuesday, May 22

Jupiter reached opposition and peak visibility two weeks ago, and it remains a stunning sight all night. It appears low in the southeast during evening twilight and climbs highest in the south around midnight local daylight time. Shining at magnitude –2.5, the giant planet is the night sky’s brightest point of light once Venus sets shortly before 11 p.m. Jupiter resides among the background stars of Libra, 1.6° east-northeast of Zubenelgenubi (Alpha [α] Librae). When viewed through a telescope, the gas giant’s disk spans 45″ and shows a wealth of detail in its cloud tops.

Wednesday, May 23

The Summer Triangle asterism dominates the eastern sky in late evening. Vega, the triangle’s brightest member, shines at magnitude 0.0 and stands highest of the three stars. To its lower left lies Deneb; at magnitude 1.3, it’s the faintest of the trio. Magnitude 0.8 Altair completes the bright asterism. Despite its name, the Summer Triangle appears prominent from late spring until the onset of winter.

Thursday, May 24

Neptune rises around 2:30 a.m. local daylight time and appears about 15° high in the east-southeast as twilight commences. The distant world glows at magnitude 7.9, so you’ll need binoculars or a telescope to spot it. Fortunately, it lies near a brighter star that will guide you. This morning, Neptune stands 1.1° west-southwest of 4th-magnitude Phi (φ) Aquarii. You can confirm your sighting of Neptune through a telescope, which reveals the planet’s 2.3″-diameter disk and blue-gray color.

Friday, May 25

Look high in the northwest after darkness falls this week and you’ll be greeted by the familiar sight of the Big Dipper. The Dipper is the sky’s most conspicuous asterism — a recognizable pattern of stars that doesn’t form a complete constellation shape. It makes up the body and tail of Ursa Major the Great Bear. Use the Pointers, the two stars at the end of the Dipper’s bowl, to find Polaris, which lies due north for everyone north of the equator. Polaris marks the end of the Little Dipper’s handle. On evenings in late May, the relatively faint stars of this dipper arc directly above Polaris.

Saturday, May 26

Although Saturn won’t reach opposition and peak visibility for another month, observers will be hard-pressed to see it as inferior this week. The ringed planet rises around 10:30 p.m. local daylight time and appears highest in the south around 3 a.m. Saturn shines at magnitude 0.2 and stands out against the background stars of northern Sagittarius. If you target the beautiful world through a telescope, you’ll see its 18″-diameter disk surrounded by a ring system that spans 41″ and tilts 26° to our line of sight.

Sunday, May 27

The waxing gibbous Moon appears near brilliant Jupiter all night. The two were closest during the afternoon hours from North America (when they were below the horizon), and they slowly pull apart as the night progresses. Still, they make a pretty pair set against the backdrop of Libra the Scales.

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## In the Sky for the Month of May

Of the five planets easily visible to the unaided eye, only Mercury is missing from view this month. The other four are in good view, with one of them, Jupiter, putting in its best showing of the year. Venus climbs higher as the Evening Star, while Mars and Saturn remain in the early morning sky. Among the stars, Regulus and Spica climb to their full spring glory.

May 21: Moon and Regulus
The first-quarter Moon snuggles especially close to a bright companion tonight. Regulus, the heart of Leo, the lion, will stand just a degree or so from the Moon as night falls, which is less than the width of your finger held at arm’s length.

May 22: Martian Autumn
Mars is climbing into better view by the day. Right now, the planet stands about a third of the way up the southern sky at first light, and looks like a bright orange star.

May 23: Scorpius Rising
Scorpius, the scorpion, is entering prime evening viewing time. Its brightest star, Antares, rises about an hour after sunset, with the scorpion’s “stinger” following about an hour later. Look for orange Antares low in the southeast by 10 or 11 p.m.

May 24: Earth’s Shadow
A few minutes after sunset, look for a blue-gray band of color just above the eastern horizon, with pink above it. The dark band is Earth’s shadow. As Earth turns on its axis, the shadow will engulf you as the daytime sky gives way to night.

May 25: Moon and Spica
Spica, the leading light of Virgo, perches to the lower right of the Moon at nightfall. It is one of the brighter stars in the sky, and it’s not close to any other bright stars, so it stands out.

May 26: Moon, Jupiter, Spica
The Moon slides between two bright lights tonight. The planet Jupiter is close to the lower left of the Moon at nightfall. It’s brighter than anything in the night sky except the Moon and Venus. The star Spica is farther to the right of the Moon.

May 27: Moon and Jupiter
Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, looks like a brilliant star close to the right of the Moon at nightfall. It stays close to the Moon throughout the night.

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## MAY 21, 2018

Trying to gain a lot of physical traction when a long void lunar cycle is in effect in Leo and lasting until the moon enters Virgo (7:04pm) is not an easy task.

Consider finishing odds and ends on a high note rather than taking the risk of launching bold, new ventures. Ceres contacting Neptune via a potentially shadowy, 150-degree alignment (12:45am) reinforces the sense that pushing any personal plans assertively can backfire quickly with nasty results.

Asteroid watchers should note that Pallas enters Cancer at 6:10am in a cycle that lasts until July 11. Once the moon enters Virgo (7:04pm), for the next hour all kinds of revelations can inundate your thought process as the moon trines Uranus (7:39pm) while Pallas makes a supportive, 60-degree link with Uranus (7:58pm).

However, anticipate the possible arrival of temporary obstacles to forward progress as the first quarter sun-moon phase strikes (energizing 2 degrees of Gemini and Virgo at 8:50pm). Avoid allowing any kind of crisis to foil sensible plans. Manage your business affairs with self-assurance. Stop worrying about things you cannot control.

[Note to readers: All times are now calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Copyright 2018 Mark Lerner & Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd.
Astrology.com

## The Witches Current Moon Phase for May 21

Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 43%

Tomorow the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

PHASE DETAILS FOR – MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 43%
Moon Age: 6.69 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 365,823.89 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,431,849.76 km

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## About the Waning Crescent Moon Phase

The waxing crescent phase is the moon’s first step toward fullness. And it’s a very visible shift — the moon is completely invisible (while it’s new) until a tiny sliver is illuminated. The moon is considered a crescent only when less than one half of it is visible. According to astrologer and medium Natalia Kuna, this lunar phase presents us with a major opportunity for change.

Where the new moon is restorative and the full moon is expansive and specific to the time of year, the waxing crescent moon is a call to action. Regardless of the season or month, this is a great time to work toward the goals that are right in front of you. Tackle those home improvement projects that have piled up; start that awkward conversation with your manager; or finally adopt a dog.

If you think all of this go-getting will feel forced, you might be surprised. The waxing crescent moon encourages positivity and faith, so even the most steadfast pessimists may be more likely to leap without a net during this phase.

Of course, the moon shouldn’t take the blame for completely reckless behavior. But, if you’re usually timid about inciting change, this is absolutely your invitation to act boldly. Ride this wave of energy as long as you can — before you know it, it’ll be time to look inward and reflect all over again with the next new moon.

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## The Witches Guide To Monday, May 21

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## Today is Monday, May 21

Monday is the sacred day of the moon, personified as the goddesses Selene, Luna, and Mani. The moon is ruler of flow, affecting the changeable and impressionable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, then the powers of the moon are at their most potent.

Deity: Mani

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Planet: Moon

Tree: Willow

Herb: Chickweed

Stone: Agate

Animal: Crab

Element: Water

Color: Green

Rune: Lagu (L)

The Celtic Tree Month Huath (Hawthorn) (May 13 – June 9)

Runic Half Month of Ing(expansive energy) (May 14 – May 28)

Goddess of the Month of Hera (May 16th – June 12th)

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The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

## The Goddess Book of Days for Monday, May 21

Bernadette sees the Goddess at Lourdes (France), Church calendar. A place of Persephone in pre- Christian times. Also: Isis, Mary, Yemaya, Kwan Yin, Tonantzin, Coatlique, Chalchiuhtlique, Erzulie, and Aphrodite. The sixteenth day of the Moon belongs to Goddesses Levanah, Selene and Luna.

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The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

## Goddesses Associated with Mondays

Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gealach, Ida, Artemis, the Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie Tuesday Soorejnaree, Pinga1la, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona.

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The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

Monday’s Influences

Deity: Mani
Planet: Moon
Tree: willow
Herb Chickweed
Element: Water
Number: 5
Rune: Lagu (L)

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The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

## Ritual Work Associated with Monday The Day of the Moon

Perfume: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower

Incense: Myrtle

Wood: Willow

Color: Silver, Grey-white

Influences: Agriculture, Domestic, Longlife, Medicine, Travels, Visions, Theft (new moon)

Reference:

A Book of Pagan Rituals
Herman Slater

## Monday

Monday: Is associated with the Moon and the colors of – White, Silver, Grey and Pearl

Monday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Antiques, Archetypes, Astral Travel, Astrology, Bodies of Water, Children, Domestic Concerns, Dreams, Emotions, Fluids, Full moon magic, Household Activities, Imagination, Initiation, Justice, Magick, Meditation, New-Age Pursuits, Nursing, Peace, Protection, Psychic Pursuits, Psychology, Public, Purity, Reincarnation, Religious Experiences, Shape-shifting, Short Trips, Sincerity, Spirituality, Totem Animals, Trip Planning, Truth, Warding off Doubts and Fears, Water, Women, Women’s Mysteries

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Practical Magick for the Penny Pinching Witch
Carol Moyer

## The Witches Guide to Monday

In the word Monday, we can see part of the word Moon. In the romance languages such as Italian or Spanish, this day of the week is called Lunes and clearly relates to the word lunar. On Mondays, a variety of magick may be worked. Because Monday centers on the energies of the Moon, things like dreams, feminine energy, health, success in spiritual pursuits, domestic matters, and things of family origin are especially important this day.

Mondays are best for love magick and anything concerning home or family, thus old saying, Mondays child is fair of face, which seems clearly to relate to the themes of love and health.

Angels of Monday are Gabriel, Arcan, Missabu, and Abuzaha. Arcan is known as the king of the angels of air and the “ruler” of Monday. Abuzaha (Abuzohar) serves Monday, and is very responsive to invocations and ritual magick. Missabu is a ministering angel of Arcan.

Check whether the moon is waning or waxing to determine what your spell will be. During waning moons, do spells to rid yourself of obstacles or for wisdom and protection. During waxing moons do magic for increase of any kind or to draw something into your life.

On Mondays, the best hour to work is moonrise. Get this information from your local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac.

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Gypsy Magic

## Monday’s Witchery, Magick and Enchantment

Think for a moment on all of the witchery, magick and enchantments that you have discovered. Don’t be afraid to adjust spells to suit your own specific needs. Any gentle, illusory, and dreamy charms and spells can be enhanced when you work on the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon. Mondays are a fantastic day to boost your psychic abilities and to tune in to your intuition and empathy. It also gives you the opportunity to work with a different lunar phase each and every Monday, which means in one month you could work four different types of moon magicks on Mondays. How’s that for adding to your repertoire? You are going to have mad skills in no time at all.

So light up those lunar scented candles and add a little mystique to your outfit by wearing an enchanting lunar color. Wear your sparkling silver jewelry and maybe add a pair of dangling silver earrings or a pendant shaped like a crescent moon. Create lunar potions and philters; make a dream catcher and give it as a gift to someone you love. Burn some sandalwood or jasmine-scented incense today to inspire the glamour and magick of the moon. Slice up a favorite variety of fruit that is in season for a snack or share it with your love and enjoy his or her lunar and romantic qualities. Brew up a cup of chamomile tea, enchant it with a little moon magick, and relax and get a good night’s sleep.

Most importantly, get outside tonight and watch the moon for a while. What phase is she in? What color was the moon as she rose? Why not start a journal and write down at what location the moon rises and sets for a few seasons? This is a great way to teach you to tune in and to become more aware of the moon and the influence that she pulls into our lives. Try calling on Selene for her magickal assistance, and call Thoth for wisdom and strength. Get to know the Norse Mani and the Latvian Meness. These gods of the moon have plenty to teach, and if you allow their influence to cycle through your life, you’ll receive many blessings. Be imaginative, and create your own personal lunar magick and witchery. Go on….the moonlight becomes you.

Source

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

## The Witches Almanac for Monday, May 21

### Victoria Day (Canadian)

Waxing Moon

Second Quarter 11: 49 pm

Moon Sign: Leo

Moon enters Virgo 10: 03 pm

Incense: Rosemary

Color: Gray

## Correspondences for Monday, May 21

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Incense: African violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood

Planet: Moon

Sign: Cancer

Angel: Gabriel

Colors: Silver, White and Gray

Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris

Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Fluorite, Geodes

Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

## Monday Is Ruled By the Moon

This day of the week is dedicated to the moon and all of her magic and mystery. Mondays are for women’s mysteries, illusion, prophetic dreaming, emotions, travel, and fertility.

Some suggestions for Monday enchantments would include:

*Getting outside and looking for the moon in the heavens. Sit under her light and absorb a little glamour. Call on the moon goddess Selene for practical help in magical issues.

*Invoking the god Thoth for wisdom and insight

*Empowering your silver jewelry under the light of the moon. Wear moonstone or pearl jewelry today to add a lunar and magical shimmer to your outfit.

*Be mysterious and subtle and wear moon-associated colors such as white, silver, and blue.

*Working spells for safe travel with a simple moonstone

*Gathering bluebells, jasmine, gardenias, or white roses to create a little garden witchery with the flowers that are associated with the moon

*Setting up a lunar Tarot spell today to increase your psychic powers

*Eating a lunar fruit such as a melon to be healthy, serene, and at peace

*Brewing up a cup of chamomile or mint tea and enchanting it for sweet dreams and restful sleep

## The Energy of the Moon

Planet: Moon

Day: Monday

Color: Silver, white, light blue, purple

Metal: Silver

Associations: Childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, intuition

## Bind a Person from Coming onto Your Property

Materials Required:
Picture of the person
Twine or String

Instructions: To banish a person form your property, and keep them from returning, take a picture of the person and wrap the picture with the string until it is completely covered. Bury the wrapped picture in the ground where it will not be found. If you wish to remove the binding, dig up the picture and untie the string. Then, bury the picture in one hole, and bury the string in another.

### Strong Binding Spell

Materials Required:
One picture of the person
One piece of material (belonging to person) to make a doll (a sock would work fine)
Sand
Rope, at least one yard
Grass

Instructions: This is a very strong binding spell, meant to be used for protection, as well as cursing. It will work hard to keep the intended person away from you.  Make a doll from the person’s material and fill it with the grass and sand. Place the picture of the person on top of the doll, and wrap the two together with the rope until neither are visible. Bury the object in a place far away from where you live, socialize or work, where it won’t be found.

## Home & Hearth Magick for Monday

On Monday, casts for matters concerning the home, emotions and nurturing.

Planetary Influence: The Moon

Household Symbols: Silver platters and bowls, moon shapes

Color: White and Silver

Kitchen Spices: Lemon rind and wintergreen.

Source

Cottage Witchery, Natural Magick for Hearth and Home
Ellen Dugan

## Let’s Talk Witch: Cursing FAQ

My curse didn’t work. Why?
How do you know it didn’t work? Leave it alone.

My curse didn’t work well enough. Can I pile on more?
How do you know it didn’t work well enough? Leave it alone.

I asked for the wrong result. How do I change it now?
How do you know you asked for the “wrong” result, or that you didn’t get the “right” one? What part of leaving it alone don’t you understand?

Someone might have cursed me. How can I tell for sure?
If someone really has cursed you, you’ll know for sure. If you don’t deserve it, it probably won’t “take.” But if you do deserve it, that’s trickier. Use the Spotted Hag to try to escape a curse. And best of luck!

Someone has cursed me. Help! Use the Spotted Hag. And again, good luck. Curses are easier to place than to remove.

My enemy found out I cursed him. What should I do?
Nothing. Don’t brag about it, that’s all. If he asks you about it, just ignore him. (But why would he ask you about it, unless you tipped him off?) If he threatens you, ignore that, too. Unless you’ve played fast and loose with the rules, you’re safe. You cursed him, right?

How long does a curse last?
How long is a piece of string? Your curse knows how long it is. Worrying about things like this is a sign you’re fussing about the outcome of the curse you cast. Don’t.

I changed my mind. How do I remove my curse?
Salt purifies and protects, and so it’s sometimes able to “decommission” the ingredients of a curse. Try collecting the things you used, coat them with salt—lots of salt—and burn it all to ashes in a trough in the ground. Then, bury the ashes and hope for the best. The other thing you can do is to try casting the curse again—on yourself. Be aware that nothing you try will work if you’re acting out of fear, not remorse. And next time, read the label!

## The Spotted Hag Spell

Protect persons, animals, homes, possessions, health

The charm you need is a Hindu prayer “to avert evil spirits of misfortune and to secure prosperity.” prosperity.” It’s chock-full of ghouls and goblins and fun for the entire family. So the bunch of you won’t mind saying it on rising every day for the next twenty-one. (You can also cast it alone; it’s just more fun if you don’t have to.) Use a calendar to keep track of where you are. Consider saying it as you’d say grace at a meal; just make that meal breakfast. It’s a great way to start your day! One last thing: you’re invoking Hindu gods, so discharge them each day with thanks. That way, they’ll return the next. Here’s the prayer:

We drive away the Spotted Hag, Misfortune, and Malignity:
All blessings to our children then! We chase away Malignity.
Let Savitar, Mitra, Varuna, and Aryaman drive away Stinginess from both the hands and feet:
May Favor, granting us her bounties, drive her off. The Gods created Favor for our happiness.
Each fearful sign upon thy body, in thyself, each inauspicious mark seen in thy hair, thy face,
All this we drive away and banish with our speech. May Savitar the God graciously further thee.
Antelope-foot, and Bullock-tooth, Cow-terrifier, Vapor-form, The Licker, and the Spotted Hag, all these we drive away from us.

Source

The Little Book of Curses and Maledictions for Everyday Use
Dawn Rae Downton