Your Daily Ogham Reading for May 12
The beauty of heather flowers is one reason it is associated with the Irish Goddess of love, fertility, and new growth. Be happy when you draw this letter because it denotes love, companionship, and passion. Whether it will be a new love or an old love rekindled, Ura is a powerful symbol and one that may bring great luck in your love life.
Fortune – This Ogham deals in matters of Love. Whether it is new love or rekindling of old love, enjoy the peace and love that comes with Ura!
The Daily Witches Rune
The Crossed Spears
Meaning: The presence of the spear signifies arguments, negative events, and all manner of strife of an upsetting nature. However similar to the ‘Tower’ tarot card if next to a positive rune it could mean the end of an argument or quarrel. If with the rings it means the healing or renewal of a relationship. If there are military connections it could mean promotion. If illness is within the equation it means a speedy and successful recovery.
What is higher than the self is the Self become Higher.”
Tiwaz – “Tea-waz” – Literally: “The god, Tyr” – Esoteric: Justice, Sacrifice
Rune of the balance and justice ruled from a higher rationality. The rune of sacrifice of the individual (self) for well-being of the whole (society).
Psi: spiritual warrior, honour, righteousness
Energy: sovereign order, sacrifice, right decision making
Mundane: the rule of law, fairness, peace keeping
Divinations: faith, loyalty, justice, rationality, self-sacrifice, analysis, victory, honesty, even-handedness; or mental paralysis, over analysis, over-sacrifice, injustice, imbalance, defeat, tyranny.
Obtaining just victory and success in battle, litigation or legal matters
Building spiritual will and development of sound judgement
Develops the power of positive self-sacrifice
Develops the “force of faith” in magic and religion
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.
MAY 12 birthday horoscope predicts that this Taurus person typically has the potential for success or failure. Seemingly, you may go through life vicariously, but that does not mean you are reckless. You always think before you leap.
You are loaded with energy, and you appreciate the ability to enjoy the good life. The May 12 birthday personality may take the approach of “work hard, play harder.” This is fine, but some of you may have trouble dealing with the consequences of the said actions.
Having to deal with hindrances does not problematic well with your personality. The May 12 birthday meanings predict that if your goals are set just under your capabilities, you are not sufficiently challenged. Your biggest fear is a failure.
The May 12 birthday horoscope predicts that you take pride in having a close family unit in which typically, you are the topic of discussions. Flattery comes in many forms, but imitation is the most excellent compliment.
The younger ones often find themselves copying your behavior and style. You are humbled to find this kind of admiration brewing among loved ones. May 12 birthday natives believe that lasting relationships are founded on more than just physical attraction.
The May 12th birthday astrology analysis predicts that you are a naturally good company, but you can be an impulsive flirt. You keep your circle of friends to a minimum but definitely, define levels of intimacy. These zodiac individuals want a special kind of relationship.
You feel as though there should be some attraction out of the bedroom. You are attracted to someone who has a great sense of humor, who is easy to talk to and someone who will give you a stable partnership. If today is your birthday, you love pillow talk. It is here that you will unveil your secret fantasies.
The May 12 horoscope analysis predicts that those born today will get a late start in a profession. You would perhaps make a good business manager as a career choice. After all, running a household effectively takes business sense. In taking care of the home, you are likely to have creative talents, and you would bring them to the professional roundtable. You have the right combination of creativity and practical common sense.
This birthday characteristic is most suitable for interior business design and themes. This would combine both business and creative talents. Pay is not necessarily the deciding factor when it comes to choosing a career, but if given an option, naturally you would choose the job with the best pay.
As the May 12 zodiac sign is Taurus, you take excellent care of yourselves. You are optimistic individuals who consume small meals during the day. You exercise regularly to achieve the body you want. The May 12 born, have a sound temperament and work to keep peace and harmony. You try to make sure your mind is clear of all negative thoughts and feelings.
The May 12 birthday personality are overflowing with energy. Your biggest fear is not winning but losing. When it comes to love, this flirtatious Taurus birthday person would be attracted to someone who is funny and can carry on a decent conversation. If you had to choose, you would choose the job with the best options. Salary, like sex, is secondary to the happiness of this Bull.
Famous People And Celebrities Born On May 12
Emilio Estevez, Kim Fields, Tony Hawk, Katharine Hepburn, Pepper Jay, Florence Nightingale, Emily Vancamp
This Day That Year – May 12th In History
1551 – Lima, Peru opens San Marcos University.
1890 – Prizefighting legal in Louisiana.
1908 – NYC holds its second NAACP conference.
1921 – National Hospital Day in observance.
May 12 Vrishabha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
May 12 Chinese Zodiac SNAKE
May 12 Birthday Planet
Your ruling planet is Venus that symbolizes the different relationships in your life and what you gain from them.
May 12 Birthday Symbols
The Bull Is The Symbol For The Taurus Zodiac Sign
May 12 Birthday Tarot Card
Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Hanged Man. This card symbolizes that you need to let go of specific issues in your life. The Minor Arcana cards are Seven of Pentaclesand King of Swords.
May 12 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility
You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Virgo: This love match will be steady and enjoyable.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: This relationship will be a difficult combination.
May 12 Lucky Numbers
Number 8 – This number is a symbol of authority, Karma universal spiritual consciousness, and ambition.
Number 3 – This is some creative expression, imagination, and happiness.
Lucky Colors For May 12 Birthday
Lilac: This is a color that is symbolic of Chakra cleansing and spiritual meditation.
Green: This is a color of balance, stability, growth, jealousy and positive energy.
Lucky Days For May 12 Birthday
Friday – This day ruled by Venus, the God of love and money shows that you look for pleasure and happiness in everything you do.
Thursday – This day ruled by Jupiter is a day of learning, spreading knowledge and attracting good luck.
May 12 Birthstone Emerald
Emerald is a gemstone said to bring security in love relationships and develop a strong bond of friendship.
Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On May 12th
A gift certificate from his favorite shop for the man and an expensive leather purse for the woman. The May 12 birthday personality will not take no for an answer when they fall in love with someone or something.
Avoid shopping or big decisions from 8 AM to 1 PM EDT today (5 AM to 10 AM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Leo into Virgo.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Because the Moon changes signs today (and the Moon always affects our emotions), there will be a shift today. After the Moon goes into Virgo, you will see new ways of doing a job or dealing with your health. You will have a chance to do some out-of-the-box thinking.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
After the Moon changes signs today (see above) likewise, your social life will get a jolt. You might get an unexpected invitation somewhere? Possibly, you will have to cancel social plans? Perhaps something unexpected will rev your engines and create some fun! Note: parents should be extra vigilant about their kids.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
This morning begins with a busy pace but it soon settles down to a domestic focus on home and family. Nevertheless, something unusual will be going on at home, which will keep you on your toes! Count on it. Be alert. (The word needs more lerts.)
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Pay attention to everything you say and do today because something unusual will impact your routine. In fact, this is a mildly accident-prone day for you so do keep your eyes open. However, enjoy the stimulation of meeting new faces and seeing new places!
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Keep an eye on your possessions and your money today because something unexpected could impact these areas. In other words, you might find money or you might lose money. Likewise, something you own might be lost, stolen or damaged. (Yikes!)
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
This is quite an exciting day for you, especially after the Moon moves into your sign because then it will be dancing with wild, wacky Uranus. This will tune up your psychic abilities and make you feel original, inventive and spontaneous! Count on meeting new, interesting people.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
In some ways, this will be a mildly hectic or restless day for you. However, this will not be due to external phenomena (although anything might be happening externally). Instead, it will be due to your own inner state of mind. Keep calm and carry on. Focus.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Quite likely, you will meet new and interesting people today. As a prominent Canadian said, “Assume that the person you’re talking to might know something that you don’t.” Smart idea. Give yourself a chance to learn something or make a fresh observation.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Be on your toes today because something to do with bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs will catch you off guard because they might explode or overreact to something. Whatever happens, try to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Be caring.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Something unexpected might affect something to do with property that you share with someone else or something that you might have borrowed from someone else? Things are a bit unpredictable so be careful. You don’t want to offend anyone.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
No matter what happens today, someone close to you – a partner or close friend – might throw you curveball or do something you least expect. On the upside, they might introduce you to someone interesting and very different. Either way, keep your eyes open!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This is a mildly accident-prone day for you so pay attention to everything you say and do. On the upside, however, you will have some interesting experiences. New places, new faces and new ideas will make today different and more exciting for you.
If Your Birthday Is Today
Actor Rami Malek (1981) shares your birthday today. You enjoy life’s pleasures. You also have the necessary patience and perseverance to go after what you want. This year will be more laid back. Nevertheless, your relations with others will be important. Focus on how to cooperate with others. Look for ways to be kinds and helpful. Business and personal relationships will benefit you so be open to engaging with others.
Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of May 12
by Sarah Bartlett.
From The Astrology Room
With Venus moving into sensual Taurus and Mars into caring Cancer, we can all expect to be more understanding towards others, and likewise they will respect our integrity too.
This is a time to show how much you love being with someone, and be honest about your desires. Frank discussions will clear the air, and the bonus is that both heads and hearts can at last work in tandem.
You wonder if what you have is what you really want and what you want is really what you need. To cap it all, the planetary activity is demanding you make a few decisions, but you feel as if you’re no longer in control of your destiny. Can you now take the odd risk in love and still get the change you seek? Give it a try.
At long last, dreams can come true if you listen your heart and remain true to your own desires. Then love will start to be what you truly want it to be, not just in your head, but in the physical, three-dimensional world. There may still be unexpected encounters or strange twists and turns, but things are looking up.
Where love is concerned, all you have to do is follow your heart, listen to your instinct and trust your integrity. Even though Jupiter is still retrograde in your love angle, there’s also a fresh chance to make a great decision for the better, and relinquish the past.
With Mars moving into your own sign, the energy is exciting, people are more fascinating and you want to join in a few romantic games. In fact, a stranger’s alternative lifestyle appears very appealing. They may be fool-hardy, enviable, larger than life, but you know that whether they’re just another new friend or a possible lover, you must get to know them better. Enjoy the intrigue, you know it amuses you.
Even though Jupiter’s retrograde influence may still be filling you with fears about a long-term commitment, or lack of it, the cosmos is smarter. Thanks to the realistic effects of Venus and Mercury, whether it’s a new lover in your life or just an emotional change to your current one, at last someone will respect and admire your need for independence. It’s time to run a little wild too.
If you want to be ‘in love,’ you now have the chance to make a personal decision. Take responsibility for your actions and choices, and give up that feeling of never getting to the top of some metaphorical staircase. Now you can replace it all by arriving where you want to be.
You’re a romantic and that’s the truth. Which is why the planetary activity this week will bring you a renewed sense of being in love. Either with someone new if single, or if attached, a revitalisation of your passion together. Enjoy the romance, linger in love, and realise that being human isn’t so bad after all.
This week you can say to yourself, ‘how could I have not known what my true feelings are?’ And your current partner or admirer may agree, ’that’s true.’ By the end of the week, it will be time to shout to the wind, ‘It was just a phase of self-doubt I went through. Now it’s time to follow my heart.’
You’ve been wondering whether to leap in at the deep end where one relationship is concerned, thanks to your ruler Jupiter’s influence, but this week is a bit of breakthrough. In fact, it’s now or never to make that serious commitment to your future, either alone, or with someone else. There’s never been a more exciting and seductive beginning to your life, to right wrongs, ditch the blame game, or order deep and long-lasting love from the cosmos.
With this week’s cosmic line-up, suddenly you’re up for living life to the full again. Limbo becomes a dance again, not an in-between zone, and you know what truly makes you feel good to be alive. Venus meanwhile asks, what are your values in love? and you know you have no choice but to answer truthfully.
You are blessed with the drive, energy and knowledge to make sure that you follow up on your wants and desires. At last you know that love is in your hands, not in the lap of the gods. Your choices are your own, so take responsibilty for your own happiness and lead the dance.
Why is it you’re feeling so moody and erratic? One day happy with life as it is, another wondering whether it’s time you followed up a niggling desire for a complete change of lifestyle? Thankfully, you’re not about to cause chaos. Merely release your desires, expose your dreams and tell the world what you’re really about.
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Your Weekly Horoscopes for May 12
by Celebrity Astrologer Claire Petulengro
From The Astrology Room
ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
You seem to be spending a lot of your time thinking about what should be done, rather than what you want to do. If you continue to live your life according to others rules, then you will never be truly happy. Use the confidence which Jupiter can offer this week to grow as YOU desire. Ring now, so I can help you to get to know you again.
TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
You seem to be missing someone, who is no longer a part of your day to day life. Just try to remember, Taurus, that you were a person before they came into your life, and you still have hold of your strong identity now. You just have to learn to listen to BOTH your head and your heart. Ring now to hear how this week can be life changing.
GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
Home affairs are highlighted and with the events which are forecast to transpire, you finally admit what you need to feel settled and secure for the future. This will of course, mean admitting what and who you need to distance yourself from. Ring now to hear why I’m so sure you hold the power to do so with class and dignity.
CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
I’m afraid that news you hear this week, may well leave you with a sour taste in your mouth. What you are about to find out, to your advantage, is that a door you never wanted to remain open, (but did), can finally now be closed. You start to focus on you and your needs for the first time in two years. Ring now so we can celebrate.
LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
You know you are good at your job, and you should not let anyone convince you otherwise. In fact, Leo, it is only by standing up for yourself in the days ahead, that you will start to get the respect and admiration you crave from your superiors. Names that link to a chain are lucky for your finances. Ring now for your week in full.
VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
What do you want out of this month Virgo? Your stars tell me that you have been going wrong in circles and have found it hard to concentrate on even the simplest of instructions. Try to take some time out for you this week, before you go bang. Time alone is what will lead to the realisation of what you must do next. Ring now for answers.
LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
Things you learn at this time change the way you view your options for the future professionally. You realise, you can afford to ask for more and that you do deserve to be paid better. This may lead to a decision which will take your finances down for a while, but is sure to raise them up than better before long term. Ring now for insight.
SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
The past cannot be undone, a lesson, which can take many of your sign a lifetime to learn. Don’t be that Scorpio. Draw on your signs many positive points. Focus only on the present. It’s what can make your life a better place to be. Letters and e mails you receive, shed light on what’s expected from you professionally. Ring now to hear more.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
An upset in the family has upset you more than you’re willing to admit. Try to go back to basics this week and think about what is really important to get you feeling, as if you are in the driving seat in life again. You still need to make up for that broken promise last weekend. Do it before Friday. Ring now to focus on what’s real.
CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
There’s a rather theatrical feel to your chart, which could see your close ones accusing you of acting like a child throwing it’s toys out the pram. Try to know how far is too far to go, as you and I know you’ve only just got back on track after last months misunderstanding. Respect you show leads to better relationships.
AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
Careful when doing sums and research this week. How things may appear is not how they may be once you’ve done a little more digging. If you can find some time to go back to basics and to remember what your original game plan was, then you’d stand a better chance of making decisions which are in your best interests. Ring now for help.
PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
Family matters come to the fore. You have to put your own plans to one side in order to do what needs to be done for those struggling. This is more about you wanting to do the right thing, than it is those involved insisting, but they’re sure to show their gratitude when the smoke clears. Ring now so I can tell you how proud I am of you.
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Hour By Hour Look At The Astrological Events for the Week of May 13
Monday May 13
- 11:07 pm – Sun trine Pluto from last Saturday to this Thursday brings intense and deep experiences. You will have greater power and influence over your own life, allowing for positive transformations. You can also exert this greater power and influence over the events in your life and over the people around you.
Tuesday May 14
- 09:58 am – Venus sextile Mars from last Friday to this Friday makes this about the best weekly horoscope of the year for romance and socializing. The perfect blend of sexuality and affection make you look and feel sexy. You can be confident and assertive in chasing your desires without being at all threatening.
- 02:50 pm – Moon enters Libra
Wednesday May 15
- 05:45 am – Venus enters Taurus
- 09:20 pm – Mercury sextile Neptune from Tuesday to Thursday is good for relaxation, creativity, communication and spiritual pursuits. You words become soothing and can actually be healing to others. All of your senses become acute, enabling you to pick up a lot of extra information through your intuition.
- 11:09 pm – Mars enters Cancer
Thursday May 16
- 05:25 pm – Moon enters Scorpio
- 07:08 pm – Mercury trine Saturn from Wednesday to Friday is good for studying and catching up on your paperwork and bills. Sustained mental work will not seem so boring at usual. Good concentration and attention to detail means you will not make mistakes. You will get things done neatly and on time.
Saturday May 18
- 01:48 am – Mercury trine Pluto from Friday to Sunday is ideal for asking for favors and talking people into things. Your brain is very powerful under this influence and it gives the power of penetration at the mental level. Socializing for the sake of it may not be appealing as serious discussion.
- 12:16 pm – Venus conjunct Uranus at 03 ♉ 58 from Thursday to next Monday brings change and excitement with love or money, or both. Your increased need for stimulation can lead to sudden changes, or you may be subject to unexpected changes around you.
- 05:11 pm – Full Moon at 27 ♏ 38 opposite Mercury means self-centered and overly rational thinking could lead to disagreements and prejudice. But helpful aspects to Pluto allow for greater understanding and positive transformations through sacrifice and offering.
- 09:20 pm – Moon enters Sagittarius
The Sky This Week from May 12 to 19
Although the Eta Aquariid meteor shower reached its peak last week (on May 6), several stragglers should be visible during the predawn hours for the next couple of nights. Watch in the hour or two after the Moon sets and before twilight starts to paint the sky. An observer at a dark site can expect to see up to 10 meteors per hour, with those living close to the equator and in the Southern Hemisphere having the best views. Eta Aquariid meteors derive from debris ejected by Comet 1P/Halley during its many trips around the Sun. When Earth crosses this debris stream, our planet’s atmosphere incinerates the tiny dust particles and we see the streaks of light called meteors, or “shooting stars.”
Monday, May 13
Venus pokes above the eastern horizon about an hour before the Sun rises. The brilliant planet dominates the predawn sky as the rosy glow heralding the Sun’s arrival grows brighter. Venus shines at magnitude –3.8, more than three times brighter than the second-brightest planet, Jupiter. When viewed through a telescope, the inner world shows a disk that spans 11″ and appears 90 percent lit.
The Moon reaches perigee, the closest point in its orbit around Earth, at 5:53 p.m. EDT. It then lies 229,291 miles (369,009 kilometers) away from us.
Head outside late this evening and you can’t miss Jupiter. The giant planet rises before 10:30 p.m. local daylight time and climbs highest in the south around 3 a.m. Jupiter shines at magnitude –2.5, which makes it the brightest point of light in the sky until Venus rises in morning twilight. The planet currently resides among the much dimmer background stars of the constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent-bearer. A telescope reveals dramatic detail on the gas giant’s 45″-diameter disk as well as the four bright Galilean moons.
Wednesday, May 15
Saturn grows more conspicuous in the morning sky with each passing week. The ringed planet now rises before 12:30 a.m. local daylight time and climbs 25° above the southern horizon as twilight begins. Saturn shines at magnitude 0.4 and appears significantly brighter than any of the background stars in its host constellation, Sagittarius the Archer. A telescope shows the gas giant’s 18″-diameter disk and a spectacular ring system that spans 40″ and tilts 24° to our line of sight.
Thursday, May 16
Ruddy Mars slides across the border from Taurus the Bull into Gemini the Twins today. Shining at magnitude 1.7, the Red Planet appears slightly fainter than these constellations’ brightest stars, Aldebaran in Taurus and Castor and Pollux in Gemini. The planet lies nearly 20° high in the west-northwest an hour after sundown and doesn’t set until nearly 11 p.m. local daylight time.
Friday, May 17
Grab your binoculars tonight and target the bright star Regulus in the constellation Leo the Lion. Many people know that this object represents the Lion’s heart, but few realize it also is a binocular double. Regulus B, which glows at 8th magnitude, shows up as a pinpoint nearly 3′ from the 1st-magnitude primary. The pair stand about halfway to the zenith above the southwestern horizon after darkness falls.
Saturday, May 18
Full Moon occurs at 5:11 p.m. EDT, and our satellite looks completely illuminated all night. You can find it low in the southeast as darkness falls and peaking in the south around 1 a.m. local daylight time. The Moon begins the evening among the background stars of eastern Libra the Scales, but it crosses into northern Scorpius the Scorpion shortly before midnight across eastern North America and a bit after midnight from the continent’s western half.
There is a bonus object in Venus’ vicinity this morning. Look for 6th-magnitude Uranus 1.2° due north (to the upper left) of Venus. It should show up through 7×50 binoculars shortly after the pair rises if you have a clear sky and an unobstructed eastern horizon.
Mars continues to trek eastward against the backdrop of western Gemini, and this evening it skims less than 0.5° north of the 5th-magnitude star cluster M35. (Mars appeared slightly farther from this fine open cluster yesterday evening.) Binoculars or a telescope at low power will provide the best view of this pretty conjunction, especially once the sky grows dark around 10 p.m. local daylight time. The brightness disparity between the two objects is impressive: The Red Planet shines at magnitude 1.7, nearly 25 times brighter than the combined glow from all the cluster’s distant suns. If you turn a telescope on Mars, you’ll see a featureless disk that spans only 4″.
If April showers bring May flowers, get ready for an astrological bloom. After the flurry of activity that the cosmos has delivered since the start of the year, May presents us with an opportunity to rest, breathe, and reap the benefits of the work we’ve done so. far. The planets are aligning to give you space to slow down and smell the flowers—perfect for earthy Taurus season—and redefining your sense of self-care will be important this month, especially ahead of social Gemini’s reign.
At the end of last month, Pluto went retrograde, where it will remain until October. In general, retrogrades are a time when big transformations occur internally, and this is no exception. During this retrograde, Pluto is conjunct Saturn, bringing all things work- and routine-related into focus. Insecurities or fears surrounding your career could bubble up during this time, challenging you to evaluate your resources and confidence. Pluto is known for being daring, dark, and on a mission to find the truth. Prepare for the unexpected during this time, as Pluto will likely be shining a light on some surprises you may have preferred to keep in the dark. Pluto is also associated with sex and desire, so it may well be time to tackle issues around that area of your life.
The new moon on May 4 is poised to be deeply restorative. New moons teach us the value of going within and embracing the darkness. In the sign of Taurus, staying home and finding joy in simple luxuries is the right move. If you’re feeling drained, experiment with your senses. What kinds of smells, tastes, or tactile feelings are you responding to right now? The answers could be an important key to what your body needs this next month.
What’s do the stars have in store for you this month?
Be prepared to slow down on May 6, when Mercury enters Taurus. The sign of the bull is steadfast and stable—it doesn’t rush things. You might find delays in projects or accomplishing goals, but this doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Rather, consider this an invitation to really give things the time they deserve. Do be prepared to find yourself in some conversational stalemates as Taurus’ influence on the planet of communication will have people feeling stubborn. Take your time—and a deep breath—and you’ll pull through.
Creature comforts take center stage as Venus enters Taurus (the sign which it rules) on May 15. While Venus is deeply associated with love and romance, it also determines our sense of beauty. Sensual Taurus inspires us to seek beauty, treat ourselves, and focus on quality. This is a good time to rethink your sense of spending. Think about what really matters to you, and thus deserves your investment.
Be careful of emotions running high when Mars enters Cancer (also on May 15). This placement encourages passive-aggressive tendencies, so watch what you say and how you say it. Remember, it’s important to ask for what you need—just do it with compassion and respect.
The full moon in Scorpio on May 18 is a powerful time to work on your shadow self. What scares you? During Uranus retrograde, it’s common for childhood patterns or wounds to come to the surface. This moon is a good time to work on some deep healing.
May 21 Gemini season begins, bringing a renewed sense of joviality and fun. After the recuperation time that occurred at the top of the month, the influx of social activity will feel like a breath of fresh air. Gemini season inspires us to share—who we are, what we know, and what we’ve learned.
Find out what’s in store for you this year!
May 29 Mercury in Gemini square to Neptune in Pisces—a powerhouse conjunction. You may experience a tension between wanting to connect and feeling oversensitive. You might be too giving of your time, so remember to protect your energy and respect your own boundaries.
May 30 finds Mercury in Gemini opposite Jupiter in Sagittarius, while Venus in Taurus trines Saturn in Capricorn. Conversations today will be bold and worldly—get ready for some philosophical debates! This is also a good day to set a budget or get your finances in order. A trip or adventure you’ve been thinking about could be a great inspiration to start saving.
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Due to last night’s enthusiasm-generating lunar trine to Jupiter in Sagittarius and this morning’s lunar trine to Venus in Aries (3:15 a.m.), a fortuitous grand triangle develops in fire signs—courtesy of the moon’s dynamic presence in Leo. However, a 3 hour void lunar conundrum starts at 5:25 a.m. and concludes at 9:23 a.m. as the moon enters earthy Virgo. This shift by the moon—along with three desultory, 150-degree aspects at 2:33 a.m. (Mercury-Ceres), 11:05 a.m. (Ceres-Juno), and 12:45 p.m. (Mercury-Pallas)—can toss a monkey-wrench into pre-arranged plans. Know where you are going and what you are doing. Allow your organizational talents to flourish and be an efficiency master with the moon in the sixth sign of the zodiac.
Ingenious ideas are ripe for the picking as the lunar orb and Uranus in Taurus form a harmonious trine (3:34 p.m.). Clean-up campaigns, weeding your garden and enjoying in-depth studies fit in with this Sunday’s main astro-psychic themes. Be aware that Mercury is now moving at over 2 degrees a day until May 31—its fastest speed of the year, energizing the connection between intellect and intuition.
[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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“The 4 Fierce Elements”
Kali is the Hindu goddess (or Devi) of death, time, and doomsday and is often associated with sexuality and violence but is also considered a strong mother-figure and symbolic of motherly-love. She removes the ego and liberates the soul from the cycle of birth and death.
Result of performing this ritual: Space, clarity and capacity to create powerfully and in a balanced way.
Inside each of us is a fierce part that wants to be expressed. That fierce part is about truth and clear everything that is no longer useful away so you can feel the balance and capacity to create inside of you.
Kali is bold. She is powerful. She is within you waiting to be awoken and activated. Call upon her when you need to get back into your power, courage and confidence and feel your raw sense of self. Kali will help you honor yourself and truth for the highest good.
This ritual will help you invoke her energy through the 4 fierce elements earth, wind, water, and fire of release and clearing.
What you’ll need:
• A safe, uninterrupted place
• A bell• A bowl of water
• A candle
• A rock (I use my volcano rocks)
Step ONE: Fire Feel the intensity of fire to burn away your limiting beliefs that are no longer serving you. Allow that lava to clear your body temple of anything that no longer belongs to you and is standing in the way of your life mission.
Step TWO: Water Feel a tidal wave is flooding your body and washing away all the beliefs that have been infiltrated inside of you and they never belonged to you. Allow the flood to go from head to toe and clean and clear and harmonize your body.
Step THREE: Air Imagine a tornado enter your body and allow this tornado that is standing in the way of your highest good. Any outer voices or even images. Allow the tornado to destroy it all.
Step FOUR: Earth Ground yourself into the earth. Take your rock and hold it into your hand and allow that grounding quality of earth to infiltrate and saturate your body.
Step FIVE: Feel your capacity and space inside of yourself to create.
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Ritual from PDF from Sistership Circle
Asasa Ya (Ashanti)
This earth mother goddess prepares to bring forth new life in the spring, and the Ashanti people honor her at the festival of Durbar, alongside Nyame, the sky god who brings rain to the fields.
Asase Ya (or Asase Yaa, Asaase Yaa, Asaase Afua; is the Earth goddess of fertility of the Ashanti people ethnic groupof Ashanti City-State of Ghana. She is also known as Mother Earth or Aberewaa.
Asase Yaa is the wife of Nyame the Sky deity, who created the universe. Asase Yaa gave birth to the two children, Bea and Tano. Bea is also named Bia.
Asase Yaa is also the mother of Anansi, the trickster, and divine stepmother of the sacred high chiefs.
Asase Yaa is very powerful, though no temples are dedicated to her, instead she is worshipped in the agricultural fields of Ashanti City-State.
Asase Yaa’s favoured Ashanti people are occupationally Ashanti workers in the agricultural fields and planet Jupiter is her symbol.
Asase Yaa Worship
The Ashanti people of Ashanti City-State regard Asase Ya as Mother Earth, the earth goddess of fertility, the upholder of truth, and the creator Goddess who comes to fetch Ashanti people’s souls to the otherworld (Planet Jupiter) at the time of death. She is credited as being the nurturer of the earth and is considered to provide sustenance for all. When a member of the Ashanti people ethnic group wants to prove his (or her) credibility, he (or her) touches his (or her) lips to the soil of Ashanti City-State and recites the Asase Ya Prayer-Poem. Another tradition holds that because Thursday is reserved as Asase Ya’s day, the Ashanti people generally abstain from tilling the land of Ashanti City-State on that day.
|Prayer Poem To Asase Ya|
|Old Woman Earth ….
She who Lent the Rights..
Of Cultivation to the Living ….
My Prayer to You, of Thanksgiving.
|“Earth, When I am about to Die,
I Lean on you.
Earth, While I am Alive,
I Depend on You”.
|Lilacs in your Hair .. Ever Present Mother
In each Grain of Sand is thy Story.
|Giver of Nkwagye the Salvation of Life
And Nkwa to live Life without Strife
To your Everlasting Glory.
|That Man is Tame is thy Domain…
Giver of Law and Ethics
Scales of Justice.
|With Each Field I till..
With Thee I am Still
And when Death comes to Claim..
I become One with thy Fame
Bringing Life to the Land with my Will.
|The Fertile Fields and the Woman’s Yield
All Have felt thy Hand
Hail and Thanks Be Great Mother
For your Back upon which we Stand.
|Upholder of Truth, our Lady Fair
To kiss the dust of thy Breast…
Is proof of the Tale.
|Hail Great Mother
Whose Love is in the Earth
Thy gifts to your Children
Are an Unending source of Mirth.
|A Smile to the Lips with a Song in the Heart
Praises we Sing, when the Plantings to Start.
|Hail bringer of Life, bringer of Law and Order
Hail Old Mother Earth, your Children
Have Crossed the Border
Into the Lands of Sweetness and Heart.
|Asase Yaa, Aberewa, Asase Efua
Names without End do we Call You
Blessed Be, Asase Yaa
To Be Cherished Forever, We Adore You.
The Abosom in the Americas (Jamaica)
Worship of the Asase Ya goddess was transported via the transatlantic slave trade and was documented to had been acknowledged by enslaved Akan or Coromantee living in Jamaica. Jamaican slave owners did not believe in Christianity for the Coromantee and left them to their own beliefs. Hence an Ashanti spiritual system was dominant on the plantation. According to Jamaican historian and slave owner Edward Long, creole descendants of the Ashanti coupled with other newly arrived Coromantee joined in observation and worship of the Ashanti goddess Asase Yaa (the English people recorded erroneously as ‘Assarci’). They showed their worship by pouring libations and offering up harvested foods. Other Ashanti Abosom were also reported to be worshipped. This was the only deity spiritual system on the island, as other deities identities in the 18th century was obliterated because of the large population of enslaved Coromantee in Jamaica, according to Edward Long and other historians who observed their slaves.