Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
The Ogham Reading for May 13 is Onn-Gorse
While it also may have thorns, Gorse is known for a vibrant yellow flower that can last almost year round. For this reason this plant has become a symbol of vitality. It may be hardy and have some thorns but it protects wildlife and shines bright for everyone to see. When you draw this letter keep in mind optimism, positivity, and vigor. With Onn you will prevail as long as you keep your flower in bloom!
Fortune – This Ogham tells you that you will prevail! Stay happy and optimistic and everything you seek will turn out great!
Your Daily Rune for May 13th
“The student surpasses the teacher.”
Kenaz – Literally: “Torch” – Esoteric ‘Ken’ or Knowledge
Key Concepts: torch as a symbol of knowledge and intellect, illumination, searching for enlightenment, shedding light on matters, quest for truth, skills and abilities, creativity, art, craftsmanship, cunning, acquisition and application of knowledge, occult female secrets, intuition, enthusiasm in teaching/learning, study, kin-fire, opportunity, playfulness
Psi: observation, clarity of thought, cognitive faculties, humility
Energy: Controlled energy, transformation (pheonix fire), teaching/learning dynamic, illumination
Mundane: art, technique, improvement of skills, school, the stars
Divinations: Artistic or technical ability, craft, transformation, offspring, new information; or disease, decay, breakup, inability, lack of creativity, ignorance, arrogance, elitism, over-conceptualization
Illumination (torchlight) when exploring transpersonal pathways
Creative inspiration, enthusiasm for learning
Exploration of paradigms in the search for truth
Exposing the hidden to gain new knowledge, esp. through study, reflection and new information
Strengthening of abilities in all realms
Female occult secrets
The light within, the observer
Tarot Card of the Day
Knight of Swords
This card is traditionally entitled The Knight, but in some modern decks appears as The Prince. Traditionally, this card portrays the restless mind, aroused by thoughts of offense and defense, storming around searching for a target to pounce on. He often feels slighted, has a chip on his shoulder and bristles with a hostile attitude. His usual method is to look for someone to blame for his irritation.
Furthermore, in an attitude of righteousness, he may assign himself the job of correcting the offender. Jumping easily to conclusions, he shoots first, asks questions later and is therefore often guilty of overkill. This is not to say that he does not have his heroic side; a single-minded combativeness can have its value. However, even when he is doing the right thing, he is likely to be doing it for the wrong reasons. Apt advice for this card is to deeply question your motives for what you are thinking about doing. Forethought will assist you in discriminating between righteous and unrighteous causes. Control any traces of impulsive judgement!
Occasionally you will notice in the detail on the card, that the person can be a woman rather than the expected man. There is some evidence that the tradition of knighthood included a certain number of “anonymous knights” who took mythic names and veiled their true identities. Living on the road with few or no servants, they served as freelance defenders of travelers, champions of the little people against the exploitation of both highway robbers and the wealthy classes. Odds are that some of these knights-errant were camouflaged women, and that idea is preserved with the traditional representation of the Sword Knight.
Read what’s in the cards for your zodiac sign this week!
Welcome to the week of May 13! Each week a card will be pulled for your zodiac sign, offering the guidance and insight needed to maximize your opportunities and avoid any obstacles headed your way. Reveal the message the Tarot has for YOU now!
Aries Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: 9 of Cups
Receiving the 9 of Cups could signal that this is the week when your stars will finally begin to align. When this card appears in a reading, it is a signal from the universe that everything in your life is as it should be. This dose of fortunate energy could mean feeling perfectly content in your job, your relationship, your friendships — your emotional cup could truly runneth over! Take the time to stop and appreciate the abundance of blessings life is offering you right now.
Taurus Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: Queen of Cups
The Queen of Cups indicates emotional maturity, compassion, and a nurturing spirit. This week you are being called to express this energy in some way. Perhaps a friend approaches you with relationship troubles, or it could be that a colleague is coming to you for support with a problem they’re facing. When this happens, listen from the heart as they speak but remain emotionally separated from the issue. While it may be tempting to dive head-first into the situation with them, understand that only they can work themselves out of their predicament.
Gemini Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: Page of Cups
Keep an open heart and an open mind this week! The Page of Cups is urging you to go back to the time in your life when you were more childlike, more fearless, more idealistic. It could be that past or recent circumstances have made you more cynical and closed off as a way to shield yourself from getting hurt. While this approach can certainly help you avoid more pain, it may also prevent you from experiencing life’s pleasures. Don’t let your past dictate your future in this way. Learn to trust again.
Cancer Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: 2 of Swords
The 2 of Swords indicates you could be experiencing a bout of indecision at this time. In fact, you may be so unsure of how to proceed that you’ve actively been putting off facing this matter. This week you’re being reminded that no matter how much you try to avoid this situation, it won’t simply go away. Instead of focusing on the consequences of making the wrong decision, consider what might happen if you don’t make a decision at all. Inaction can often lead to greater issues down the road.
Leo Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: 6 of Swords
This could be the week you finally release something that has been hanging over you for far too long. The 6 of Swords serves as a reminder that, although it may be difficult, sometimes we have no choice but to move on from a challenging situation. What have you been holding onto that has prevented you from creating a brighter future for yourself? Now is the time to let this go once and for all. This won’t be an easy task, but ultimately, it is the right thing to do.
Virgo Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: The Star
You can breathe a little bit easier, because relief has arrived this week! The Star is signaling a reprieve after a period of great change or difficulty. While this turmoil has not been easy for you to go through, you have been able to endure whatever challenges life has thrown your way. What lessons have you learned? What were you able to let go of that was holding you back? How will you move forward differently? Now is the time to shed the old you, so you can emerge as the person you were meant to be.
Libra Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: Knight of Swords
There may be no stopping you this week … but is that a good thing? The Knight of Swords is a card cautioning against ambition at all costs. Yes, it’s good to have dogged ambition, but only when you’ve considered all the challenges and consequences first. Before making your move, examine all the variables. What will you gain? What could you lose? Will you be neglecting those around you in pursuit of your goals? Understanding the fine line between determination and obsession could prevent you from potential headaches down the road.
Scorpio Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: The Hierophant
You could find yourself committed to a new cause this week! The Hierophant is a card that represents belief systems, traditions, and institutions. You may have been feeling lost, aimless, and in need of direction. If you’ve been considering joining a new group, now is the time! Being surrounded by people of a similar mindset could offer you the type of community and support you’ve been missing. So, go ahead and attend a book club, volunteer to work at a soup kitchen, or join other outdoor enthusiasts on a hike. You might just find what you’ve been missing.
Sagittarius Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: Judgment
You could be on the verge of a decision that will have a long-lasting impact! You’ve been at this crossroads for a while, unsure of which path to go down. The Judgment card knows the best choices comes from the perfect blending of head and heart. This means you should not only look to your past for tangible lessons you’ve learned, but you must also connect with your inner self and listen to what your intuition is trying to tell you. This is the week to make your decision — and you already have everything you need to do so.
Capricorn Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: Ace of Wands
If you’ve been waiting for a sign from the universe about something, this is it! The Ace of Wands represents a new beginning and all the potential that comes with this new venture. This week you are being encouraged to pursue that new path or project you’ve felt passionately about but haven’t acted on yet. Use this time to take your first steps toward manifesting this goal. There’s no need to make huge leaps forward — even a small step forward is still a step toward your goal.
Aquarius Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: Ace of Pentacles
The Ace of Pentacles is signaling that an abundance of new opportunities in your material world are emerging for you this week. Have you been feeling stalled in your career? Has an investment not paid off the way you thought it would? Have you been unable to make money from an idea you had? That could all change now! Keep your eyes and ears peeled as a new beginning in any of these areas could be just around the corner. Whether you decide to take advantage of them is up to you, but they will be there for the taking.
Pisces Tarot Horoscope
Your card for the week: Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune reminds you this week that life is full of ups and down. If you’ve been going through a problematic time in your life, this card could signal an end to this difficult period. If you’ve been going through a prosperous period, things could soon return to normal. Don’t lament this change — it is a natural part of growth and a natural part of life. Every experience you have serves a purpose in your understanding of yourself and your situations. Let this card serve as a reminder to embrace the ebb and flow of life.
How to develop your intuitive powers
by Jane Lyle
From The Astrology Room
That’s why some people make great psychic readers, because they have developed their natural abilities, abilities that usually became obvious during childhood. Yet intuition is just another way of knowing or sensing things. And you can develop and enhance your intuition in simple ways, just by paying it some quality attention, and giving it some tender, loving care.
Hearing your own inner voice is a real gift, for it can help you with knotty problems and difficult decisions. Many people refer to ‘gut feelings’, another way of describing our intuitive senses, senses that are always with us. We use phrases like ‘I feel it in my bones’ or ‘it doesn’t smell right’. Such feelings and stray thoughts are easy to ignore, rationalise, or even reject. And if you struggle against your intuition, it can mislead you by getting all tangled up with stress reactions, obsessive worrying, and the biggest threat of all, fear.
There are numerous workshops and courses designed to teach you how to develop different specialist psychic abilities such as mediumship, clairvoyance, or sensing auras. But all of these skills need a firm foundation in your everyday life. And that foundation is built, like any other, with focus, intention, and practice.
So if you’d like to give your own psychic abilities a chance to bloom, here are some things you can try:
– Learn how to relax. Panic, worry, and stress can block your intuition completely. Just learning how to breathe slowly and deeply is a wonderful beginning. Sit quietly in a chair (if you lie down you might doze off!) and take a moment to feel your whole body, feel the ground beneath your feet, drop your shoulders and unclench your jaw. Switch off the phone as well. Then take a deep breath, pause for a couple of counts (one, two…), and exhale. This little exercise is a great way to start any kind of reading, whether you’re visiting a psychic or learning how to read tarot. Just follow your breath, in and out, and allow thoughts to drift across your mind without grabbing onto them and becoming distracted. Basically, this is a form of meditation. Try to do it every day. Fifteen minutes is ideal.
– Keep a dream diary for a month or two – longer if you wish. When you wake up, scribble down your impressions of your dreams. At first, these will probably seem puzzling, confused, or almost non-existent. But even a colour or a kind of emotional mood can be a clue. So, if you just felt sad in a dream, write that down even if you don’t have any more details. Bit by bit, your dreaming mind will begin to open up and give you much more detail. By tuning into your dreams, you are tuning in to your own subconscious mind. Since mostly we don’t pay this much attention, we have little idea what it is trying to tell us. Once you connect with it, it will grow clearer and stronger. Your dreams will grow clearer and stronger too. And your subconscious mind will have an easier time getting hold of you! Working with your dreams will also help you if you want to learn how to visualise things on the inner screen of your mind.
– Clearing away some physical clutter or unloved, unwanted possessions really does help to free up your mind, your imagination, emotions, and your precious intuition. Your attention and energy is all bound up with your surroundings, and your ‘stuff’. Ancient magical teachings and rituals all over the world contain ceremonies designed to clear and purify a space before attempting to do psychic work. Native American Indians, for example, burn sage and cedar to clear negative energies, followed by sweet grass which invites uplifting energies into the newly-cleansed space. In the East, they use incense in a similar way. Many sacred space ceremonies involve chanting, bells, Tibetan singing bowls or music too. You can read about these, or attend courses and workshops if you want to discover more about the different traditions. At home, try clearing out just one drawer or cupboard to begin with. Or that dank and miserable corner of the garden, if you have one. You may find you can’t stop at just one small task. It becomes exhilarating. You’ll be able to see and feel how your intuition flows much more freely in a clear space. When things are clearer in your surroundings, bring something beautiful into them – candles and fresh flowers for example. A single rose and some tea lights can make a space feel special, enhance positive energies, and boost your spirituality.
– Remember to notice and acknowledge your surroundings every day. Your five physical senses support your sixth, invisible sense. But how often do you take things for granted, or rush around never looking up at the sky? Really seeing a flower, a star, a sunset or the rain falling becomes a kind of meditation. What smells good? What tastes amazing? What flavours and scents awaken memories? How about the texture of your towels, your sheets, a dog’s coat, a piece of velvet? What sounds can you hear? It is all about focus. And yet another simple way to enhance and strengthen your psychic side.
These tips and suggestions are simple, but powerful. They form the basis of a way of living that allows psychic or intuitive abilities to flourish and grow. Without them, it is much harder to develop your skills further, or learn how to use them effectively in your life. Enjoy your journey
Avoid shopping or important decisions from 1 PM to 3 PM EDT today (10 AM to 12 PM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Virgo into Libra.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You’ll be so charming today, in the blink of an eye you’ll get what you want from others. You will be fast-moving and even aggressive but it will be so smooth, no one will mind. Even you will be amazed at the success of your charms.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Although you are willing to talk freely to anyone because Mercury is your sign, nevertheless, with the Sun hiding in your chart, you prefer to pull strings from behind the scenes. You will still make things happen, but you will do so very quietly.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
This is a marvellous day to schmooze with others because you enjoy the company of others and likewise, they want you at their table. This means you can influence and gather people of like-minds to do your bidding. Ideas?
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Parents, bosses and VIPs are impressed with you today because you are charming, diplomatic and capable. You are in the right place, at the right time, saying the right thing, to the right person. In fact, a boss or someone in a position of authority might be attracted to you.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Travel for pleasure will please you today. If you can’t travel, at least do something different. Shake up your routine! Visit an ethnic restaurant, go for a drive, explore new parts of your world so that you will feel stimulated! You want to learn something new and exciting.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
With the exception of the Moon Alert restrictions above, this is a good day for financial matters regarding shared property, inheritances, wills and insurance issues. Whatever transpires will likely favour you, which means you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
This is the last day that your ruler fair Venus will be opposite your sign, paving the way for smooth relations with partners and close friends because it’s easy to create a proper balance between yourself and others. If you have difficulties with someone, today is the day to mend broken fences.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Because others are supportive at work today, this is the day to ask for help, if you need it. It’s also a good day to explore ways to make your workspace look more attractive. Some of you might receive praise from a boss; indeed, a few will receive a raise. (That’s more like it.)
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This is the perfect day to explore entertaining diversions because you want to have a good time! Relations with children will be upbeat and playful. This is an especially good day for games and sports. Creative activities are also blessed along with romance. Yay me!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You will enjoy doing something to make your home look more attractive. Likewise, you will enjoy entertaining at home today or this evening. This favourable domestic influence will also attract opportunities regarding real estate and family gatherings.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Look around you today because you might be surprised at how attractive your daily world is. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook this if you see it every day. Likewise, you might also see how much affection there is from the people you encounter of the day. How special!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This is a good day to make money because you can attract wealth to you. Admittedly, it’s very easy to spend money today as well because you want to buy beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. Oh yes.
If Your Birthday Is Today
Actor Tim Roth (1961) shares your birthday today. You are warm, friendly and compassionate. You are ambitious and motivated by visions of a happy future. Your hard work starts to pay off this year! Therefore, start to simplify your life and focus on how to build solid foundations. Work with purpose. Physical exercise will be important, which is why you should explore any physical discipline that you enjoy.
MAY 13 birthday horoscope shows that you are responsible, funny, and respectable people. You do not wait for things to happen. You are a self-starter. These Taurus birthday individuals are usually impatient with people’s laziness or people’s lack of interest in life. You always take the initiative to do new things.
However, the May 13 birthday personality have a dark side to them that significant to anyone. They have the potential to work hard for what they want.
The May 13 zodiac birthday individuals are likely to maintain their distance when it comes to family gatherings and reunions. If today is your birthday, you are uncomfortable in group settings. You may have conflicts with certain family members preventing you from staying in touch as much as you should, if at all.
It would seem that perhaps you are not the most thoughtful parent, which is contrary to how you feel about your children. You love them very much but showing it is a difficult task.
The May 13 birthday astrology analysis predicts that you have a great desire to be happy. You do not like to be tied down and want a life that is certainly satisfying financially and emotionally. More than anything, you desire a world filled with champagne, caviar…, and a partner to share it with.
This partner must be able to share your goals and dreams. The May 13 zodiac love compatibility predictions show that you crave for a lover who is trustworthy and easy going. This person is usually hard for this Taurean to find. You tend to rush into love not thinking beyond the physical attraction and are often disappointed. This might take a toll on your current relationships.
The May 13 horoscope predicts that you will jump at an opportunity to do what you love. You may be at that place in life where it has a different tone than before. You will think of personal happiness and success as opposed to just making it or just having a job.
The career change may pay more and be more gratifying than past opportunities, but money is not your objective anymore. With a certain maturity and age comes the desire to do something different and meaningful.
The May 13 birthday meanings show that you will likely play a game of ball and expect it to be enough physical exercise for the month. While those born on this birthday despise laziness, you are guilty of having that attitude about exercise.
Typically, you do not stick to a routine at all or a healthy eating regime. May 13 birthday personality should watch their junk food intake. As you approach mid-life, things begin to change. Too much of the wrong foods can make your clothes fit differently.
As the May 13 birthday zodiac sign is Taurus, you are a responsible and imaginative Bull. But you can be estranged from family members. You can be inattentive parents but have a hidden love for your children.
However, when it comes to your feelings and romance, this Taurus is open and revealing. Money is not as important as it used to be and you will have an opportunity to change careers. This change is long-awaited as it comes around mid-life. It is an important change, nonetheless. Perhaps, the May 13 Taurus birthday individuals need to take better care of their health.
Famous People And Celebrities Born On May 13
Candice Accola, Beatrice Arthur, Jack Harries, Finn Harries, Dennis Rodman, Darius Rucker, Stevie Wonder
This Day That Year – May 13 In History
1777 – Vienna’s university library opens today.
1848 – Finland debuts national anthem.
1916 – First holiday in favor of Native Americans, (Native American Day) observed.
1930 – In Lubbock, TX, a farmer killed by hail.
May 13 Vrishabha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
May 13 Chinese Zodiac SNAKE
May 13 Birthday Planet
Your ruling planet is Venus. It represents our feelings of appreciation towards what we own.
May 13 Birthday Symbols
The Bull Is The Symbol For The Taurus Zodiac Sign
May 13 Birthday Tarot Card
Your Birthday Tarot Card is Death. This card signifies major changes in your life that will be the beginnings of another phase of life for you. The Minor Arcana cards are Seven of Pentacles and King of Swords.
May 13 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility
You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Capricorn: This relationship could have excellent prospects.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Sagittarius: This match will be confrontational.
May 13 Lucky Numbers
Number 4 – This number symbolizes a worker bee, who always puts in a lot of effort with patience and determination.
Number 9 – This number signifies natural leaders who are ready to fight for a cause.
Lucky Colors For May 13 Birthday
Lilac: This is a color that symbolizes dreams, emotions, kindness, and dignity.
Green: This color stands for fertility, finance, hope, and healing.
Lucky Days For May 13 Birthday
Sunday– This day is ruled by Sun. It helps you relax and rejuvenate yourself and at the same time plan ahead.
Friday – This day is ruled by planet Venus. It represents an excellent day to take a look at your finances and enjoy some creative pursuits.
May 13 Birthstone Emerald
Emerald is a gemstone that helps you improve your memory and focus better on your goals.
Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On May 13th
A good cologne or spray for the Taurus man and an emerald bracelet for the woman. The May 13 birthday horoscope foretells that you love gifts that bring excitement in your life.
We have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Moon is in Virgo.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Pluto is energizing the Sun in your sign, which makes this a powerful day for you, in many, many ways. However, I think the most important way that you are empowered today is that you can improve yourself. You can improve your image, your appearance, your style and your relationships. (Not too shabby.)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Those of you who are doing any kind of research or trying to find answers or solutions to old questions will be successful today because the Force is with you. You will be able to delve deeply into what you are seeking or what you want to learn. Nothing will hold you back.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You might attract someone today who is very powerful. (“Hi Darth.”) This person might even convince you to change your goals. Possibly, you are the powerful person who will influence others – friends or members of groups. If so, you want to influence them to improve their lives.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You make a big impression on bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs today. They might even be in awe of you. You will be forceful and want to get things done, which is why you will exert your influence to make things happen. “Move that mountain!” “Build that bridge!”
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
If you feel passionately about something today, you will be convincing and persuasive when talking to others about politics, religion, racial issues, metaphysics, history, astronomy, astrology or any ideology to which you adhere. Obviously, this is a powerful day for teachers!
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today you might learn information that you want to know regarding your partner’s wealth or the wealth or earnings of someone else. You might also delve into secrets regarding insurance issues, wills, inheritances or anything to do with shared property. “I have x-ray vision.”
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Your encounters with partners and close friends will be powerful and memorable today. In fact, you might attract someone to you who is impressive if not daunting. Nevertheless, your Libra charm will see you through because you value justice.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Look for ways to introduce reforms or make improvements to your job today because this is entirely possible. In fact, by extension, you might see ways to improve your health. You might even see ways to improve the health of your pet. Woof!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Romance will be sizzling and sexy today – the stuff of movies! Likewise, sports events will be intense, aggressive and passionate in a competitive way. Whatever you do today will be edgy, and ideally, you will see ways to make things perform or run better.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You can make improvements at home today especially in areas related to laundry, plumbing, garbage, recycling and bathrooms. Meanwhile, a family discussion will be intense. Family members will agree that improvements are necessary. Look around you to see what really needs to be done. Tackle that first, especially if it involves tearing something down.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You are convincing and persuasive today – no question. However, you can also use your channeled mental focus to learn something new or discover hidden answers or new ways of doing something. Suddenly, you might see your daily environment with new eyes.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Because you are in a resourceful frame of mind today, you might see new uses for something that you already own. Could that lawnmower be a floor lamp? You might also see new ways to earn money or perhaps you will find a better paying job? Ka-ching!
If Your Birthday Is Today
Actor Iwan Rheon (1985) shares your birthday today. You are easy-going and patient. You are also determined, responsible and focused about getting whatever you want. This is a fun-loving year. Enjoy increased popularity and warm friendships. This year you will be more grateful for your life and will appreciate the happiness and beauty around you in a daily way. You will make an important choice — choose wisely.
When the full moon enters Scorpio on May 18, you’re likely to be feeling a bit heavy. Whether it’s because you’re hanging onto some dead weight or because there’s something you want that you don’t have, you’re bound to feel it—and not just emotionally. The concentration of planets in Taurus alongside the flower moon will have us feeling that miasma physically, as well.
The best solution (aside from mindfulness and self-care) is to lean into the feeling and then try to be thankful for the good things in our lives. The creation of a curated smudge bundle embodies the power of Scorpio’s full flower moon through dried blooms, allowing you to harness the potent and energy, clear away unease, and enhance gratitude for what you already have.
- 100% cotton thread or twine
- Fire-safe dish or an abalone shell
INGREDIENTS (EXACT QUANTITIES ARE UP TO YOU)
- White sage leaves (energetically clearing)
- Marigold (spiritual cleansing)
- Lavender stems (calming)
- Rosebuds (self-love)
- Aster (patience)
- Carnations (gratitude)
- Arrange your plants in a pile in front of you, using as much of each as feels correct. Make sure the stems are all pointing down and the flowers are spread throughout. As you lay down each flower, take some time to smell it and appreciate the beauty of the plant.
- Gather all the stems together and tie a tight knot around them with the twine. Twist the twine up and around the bundle in a spiral pattern, being sure to keep very tight tension—the plants will shrink as they dry out. When you reach the top, spiral back down and tie tightly again at the stems.
- Hang your bundle in a dry place and allow it to dry out completely. This could take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks depending on weather and placement. For a quicker method, place on a baking rack and dry it in the oven at about 150 degrees 1.5–2 hours, checking regularly.
- Once completely dry, begin your ritual. Hold your smudge bundle by the stem end and light the tip over a fire-safe dish until it’s smoldering.
- Waft the smoke over yourself. As you do, imagine any negativity or irritation about your current situation drifting away with the smoke.
- When you have sufficiently smudged yourself, waft the smoke around your living space—being sure to get into all the corners—while imaging negativity and irritation drifting away. As you move from space to space, express thankfulness for the things you have. Picture the area you’ve cleansed filling with a sense of gratitude.
- Once you’ve smudged yourself and your space to your satisfaction, either let the bundle burn down in the fire-safe dish or stub it out. Bury the remains of the bundle and any ashes outside.
Happy full moon!
Jennifer Billock is an award-winning writer, bestselling author, and editor. She is currently dreaming of an around-the-world trip with her Boston terrier.
Published on Astrology.com
RACHEL CELESTE HANSEN
At 2:11 p.m. PST on May 18, 2019, the full moon will be in Scorpio (27°39’).
Full moons have a way of stirring up our deepest emotions. But at the full moon in Scorpio, the feelings we express outwardly are just the tip of the iceberg. That’s because this fixed water sign needs to be in control—and that often means keeping messy, complicated emotions on lockdown. After all, Scorpio’s emotions are more intense than most, so it’s only natural to fear being overpowered by them.
WHAT DOES THIS FULL MOON IN SCORPIO MEAN?
Still, all that bottled-up energy has to go somewhere. And with a heavy concentration of planets in Taurus at this full moon, we’re most likely to feel it in our bodies. A sun/Mercury conjunction tunes us into messages from our five senses—so if we’ve repressed our true feelings about something, it may show up as physical discomfort or pain in order to get our attention. Fortunately, embodied experiences like yoga, massage, dancing, or sex can help us find release.
Indulging in creature comforts can also be good for the soul—as long as we keep material things in their proper perspective. If not, an exact Venus/Uranus conjunction (also in Taurus) could rock our world, forcing us to re prioritize. Our values and desires are undergoing a radical shift right now, so if we’re clinging to something we no longer want or need, it’s time to cut it loose. After all, Scorpio is only interested in the bare essentials. And with ruling planet Pluto conjunct Saturn in Capricorn (a long-term aspect perfecting in 2020), we’re challenged to cut away the dead weight in our lives so we can devote our limited time, energy, and resources to the things that really matter.
This could mean setting firmer boundaries—and having some tough conversations. Fortunately, a trine between Saturn/Pluto and sun/Mercury provides the confidence we need to stand our ground and embody our deepest truths. Still, with Mars (the other ruler of this lunation) now in super-sensitive Cancer, we’ll want to proceed with caution, as his square with Chiron can trigger fears of rejection, making us more likely to get defensive. Conflicts and confrontations can clear a path to healing, but only if we handle them with care.
With Neptune and the nodes in an exact aspect at this full moon, it’s easy to fool ourselves into believing that we’re above it all. But the truth is, most of us still have some unfinished business to take care of before we can truly transcend—and energetically, we’re supported in doing just that. Scorpio may try to hang on for dear life. But ultimately, it knows that life’s too short to stay stuck in the past. Rituals or symbolic actions taken now can help us forgive, express gratitude, and finally let go. At this “Flower Moon,” it’s time to start flowing and growing!
Read on for your sun sign (and rising, if you know it) to learn more about the energies of this full moon.
HOROSCOPES FOR THE MAY 2019 FULL MOON IN SCORPIO
You’ve changed, Scorpio…but try explaining that to the people closest to you; they’re still trying to relate in the same old way, while inside you’re a totally different person. Don’t be too quick to cut ties, though, as there may still be a way to reconnect.
Dreaming of quitting your day job, Sag? That might be premature—at least until you have a better sense of how to make it work. For now, clear some space in your schedule to rendezvous with your hidden talent or secret passion.
“Creative control” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it, Capricorn? But it’s not exactly what you think. Having an original idea is a great start—but to bring it fully to life, you’ll eventually need to surrender and trust the creative process.
Keep the home fires burning, Aquarius—you’ll need them to sustain you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as you navigate some profound inner shifts. New insights are coming in right now about your true calling and path of service in the world.
You’re a slippery one, Pisces. But when it’s so easy to get lost in your own stream of consciousness, it helps to have some kind of container. Consider joining a supportive community or adopting a new philosophy or lifestyle that makes sense for you.
You reap what you sow, Aries. And with all the blood, sweat, and tears you’ve put into your career recently, those investments are bound to start bearing fruit soon (if they haven’t already). Just remember to pay back your debts—even better, pay them forward!
What’s your obsession, Taurus? Our culture sends a lot of mixed-up messages about what we’re supposed to want in life—but only youknow what really turns you on. If something doesn’t resonate with your deepest desires, feel free to say “no thanks.”
More fuel for the fire, Gemini—when you’re working and living at this level of intensity, it takes a lot to keep your motor running! Still, this pace may not be sustainable forever. Temper your passion with pragmatism to avoid burning out.
A promise is a promise, Cancer. And once you’ve committed yourself, there’s no backing out… even when it’s clearly time to move on. But you’ve only got so much time and energy, so no one will blame you if you start spending it more selectively.
“Pride and joy,” Leo: If we had to guess, that’s how your family members think of you. You’ve impressed them enough already—so isn’t it time you started pursuing a more personally meaningful goal? Consider what legacy you want to build.
We believe in your vision, Virgo, and it’s clear that you do too. More than any other sign, you manage to be both an idealist and a realist. Now all you need is a well-crafted mission statement to attract more supporters to your cause.
This full moon is called the “Flower Moon…” and right now, Libra, everything’s coming up roses for you! But someone, somewhere, may be going without in order for you to enjoy the finer things in life. Remember to give thanks—and give back.
Published on Astrology.com
While a new grand triangle in earth signs takes effect—thanks to the moon in Virgo forming trines to Mercury in Taurus (7:49 a.m.) and Saturn in Capricorn (7:40 p.m.), potentially offering gains on the business front—Mercury making a tense, 45-degree tie to Mars (9:01 a.m.) and the sun linking up to Jupiter via an off-kilter, 150-degree aspect (11:29 a.m.) are more likely to create obstacles to forward progress.
The moon’s monthly opposition to Neptune (4:15 p.m.) and Pallas square Juno (10:46 p.m.) add to the shadowy vibes, while the moon parallel Venus (1:12 p.m.) and the sun trine to Pluto (8:08 p.m.) play encouraging roles. Find time to stock up on cereals, grains, veggies, fruit, tea, nuts, seeds, and seasonings.
[Note to readers: All times are 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.]
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