Cosmic Diaries: May Monthly Horoscopes 2016
— by Priya Kale
ARIES – Recent events might have eroded your self-esteem, perhaps even your bank account. May marks the beginning of a fertile new cycle, deepening your sense of security and well-being, allowing you to strengthen important financial and personal relationships. This begins with you digging deep for your values. Also, what do you need to feel secure – emotionally and financially? What do you value in your relationships? What were your parents’ ideas about marriage? There is nothing you “need;” rather, you have a lot to share and offer your commitments. You work hard for your money, and what you offer your relationships is undying loyalty. So who values what you give? And how much do you value yourself? Money can’t really buy you anything of true value and a relationship for the sake of it is more trouble than it’s worth. You needn’t try to convince anyone of your worth – only you define that. “As you sow, so you shall reap.” Work on re-building your self-esteem, and invest in the relationships and situations that are most important to you. Then you can attract the resources, income you need deserve and deepen the relationships that truly appreciate you, and all that you offer. Life can be a lot simpler, easier, and rewarding, if you let it.
A New Moon in Taurus, with your ruler Venus in your sign – are a powerful harbinger of the lush possibilities this month has to offer you. You’re renewing, re-emerging, returning to your core essence. Be honest with yourself about who you are, who you are becoming, how you feel, what’s important to you. A lot is changing, especially in important relationships – and you might not be sure where something is leading, or if someone is coming or going. But this is your world, and the only thing standing in the way of you manifesting your potential, or attracting the love or resources you need, are your perceptions telling you something is not possible. Stay centered, grounded in yourself and reality and pay attention to how you feel – in your body, heart and gut – rather than what you think. You are like an acorn, but for a seed to grow into its full potential, it needs the right climate, nurturing and tending. Acknowledge your desires, be yourself, love yourself, feed what nourishes, believe in yourself and let go of the rest. As you do you can bloom, blossom, bear fruit and grow into your fullest potential, attracting what (and who) you most desire to you.
GEMINI — There’s a lot going on behind the scenes, and it might feel a little like you’re walking backward in the dark. What you’re attempting now is challenging no doubt, especially when you have little information to go on but have faith you are on solid ground and not lost by any means. You’ve been in an introspective phase, and there’s an idea germinating deep in your soul that holds solid and lucrative potential. A dream is real, and you can bring it forth to life but you have to start by acknowledging it to yourself first. Be in no denial of your subconscious desires, and thought processes, especially those tell you something is not possible. Not only is something possible, this is the Universe’s dream for you. You don’t need to be deceptive but don’t show all your cards just yet. This seems like a waiting game, so be patient and keep partners on a need to know basis. Play your cards right and by the end of the month you’ll be ready to dazzle them, as you step boldly into the light.
CANCER – Something you’ve long desired is within reach this month. You’re connecting and re-connecting with friends, and making valuable connections, and can even resolve a long-standing issue, or a misunderstanding. In all conversations be open-minded, and speak as well as listen. A situation is far from hopeless and you’re coming to a huge realization now that could turn things around or at least change how you see things. You need not forget your lessons, but focus on what you value about a friendship or connection and look for solutions. The more forgiveness and acceptance you offer, yourself and others, you can strengthen connections that matter, value you, and have your back. We often wish for second best, because we don’t think we will get what we want. Be realistic by all means, but you have big ideas, hopes and dreams and you need not settle for anything less than the absolute best – in love, life or your personal aspirations. There will always be naysayers but whatever you need or wish for, put the word out there. You have the love and support you need from friends and the Universe – that is listening and knows what you need before you even ask.
LEO – A Taurus New Moon this month marks a fertile new start for you professionally, or in a situation that impacts your public image. But really on a deeper level this is about your sense of authority, potential, and all that you have to offer this world. An opportunity you thought had passed by holds more potential than you first thought. You’re in a better position to negotiate a deal than you think, so it’s important now that you are clear about your goals. What defines success for you? Where did these ideas come from? And what would you do to get it? Above all stay true to your values, and avoid any temptation to compromise them. You may not be “the” authority on a subject – but you do have authority and power in your life, and choices. Still, be humble and you can learn what you need to know, allowing you to make wise choices that pay off generously, increasing your material and self-worth. An opportunity is the real deal and you’re planting seeds for something that can give back to the world – as well as improve your sense of financial security. But the real reward will be your increased sense of well-being as you make a real difference in this world. Have more faith in yourself, this is your legacy.
VIRGO – Life is bringing you to a vantage point, asking you to get real with yourself and your long-term professional and personal goals. Recent developments might have had you feeling a little lost, and perhaps questioning your goals. Be patient with a process this month, and keep an open mind. You’re seeing or will soon see how this could turn out to be a blessing in disguise and in truth this is aligning you with your path. There’s an opportunity is staring you in the face that could take you a long way towards your chosen destination, and securing your future: financially, and in terms of your creative and personal goals. But you have to drop all judgment to really see the potential in something. It might even mean you reconsider recent decisions. Be humble enough to admit when you might have been wrong, and wise enough to admit when you don’t know. There are no short cuts to success, but there is a better way forward and it’s a more scenic route too. Be creative as you pave new pathways. You have more to offer the world than you thought. This is not a competition, but even if it was – slow and steady, is the way to go.
LIBRA – Life is changing slowly, but surely, in a very real and tangible way. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Even if it feels like you’ve touched rock bottom in a situation, cling to no one and or nothing. You have little to lose and everything to gain – starting with learning who has your back when the chips are down. This is a ‘marriage’ for lack of a better word – which requires steadiness in the times of flux and change. You’re worth your weight in gold; and when you give – whether to a personal relationship or business partnership – you give your all. Recognize the value of what you bring to the table, then you can align with others who share your values and give back to you equally. Everything is negotiable, and contrary to what you think, you’re in the power seat. But you well know, unless everyone wins, everyone loses. Avoid being stubborn, or try to manipulate a situation, but don’t be afraid to stand your ground either. Let go of pride, ego and know your bottom line. Negotiate from a place of power, and you can strengthen mutually beneficial and lucrative partnerships, as well as deepen intimacy in a personal relationship.
A New Moon in your opposite sign marks a powerful new start for all your one-to-one relationships, especially one close relationship where it seems there are unresolved issues. Whatever your concern, keep open your channels of communication open. Something might not be as you imagined, but the reality is actually better. It’s a matter of you letting go of expectations, and digging below the surface, to see the true value in your connections and seek inner beauty. You’re on a journey of rediscovering your self-esteem; you don’t need to sell yourself short, or compromise on your values. What you offer your friendships and partners is nothing short of undying loyalty and devotion. Get real with yourself about what you need to feel comfortable, supported, valued and even loved. Then you can communicate with others and meet in the middle, allowing you to strengthen and deepen the relationships that truly value you. You’re worth at least twice as much as you think, and the Universe wants to grant you something you’ve long hoped and wished for. Count your blessings and be open to receive.
SAGITTARIUS – This month’s Taurus New Moon offers you a solid new start– for your health, daily habits, routines, relationships, work and really your whole life. It doesn’t matter how hard you work, if you have no time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures and the fruits of your labor. Conversely a life with money but no purpose, can feel like a meaningless existence. So what brings your life meaning? It’s important you acknowledge what is and isn’t working, as well as any communication breakdowns – so you can start to heal or fix something. Something you thought was a done deal, isn’t — a small creative solution that could turn a whole situation around. But none of this can happen if you feel pressured. Slow down, smell the roses and be inspired. In relationships, (especially ones that needs healing,) keep channels of communication open and you can find common ground. You may not always agree with another, but if you cherish the love you share everyday — a situation can heal. Take care of your body, sleep well, eat well, and introduce healthier habits. When you feel good, you will naturally be more productive. Give to those less fortunate, and invest in what brings fills you with joy daily. Then you will be rewarded the kind of success, that not only makes others sit up and take notice, but fills you with purpose and feels good from your head down to your toes, and deep in your bones. It is in giving you will receive.
CAPRICORN — What do you love? Who do you love? How well do you love yourself? You’ve been in a process of getting in touch with your inner child. This is a fertile and creative phase, when you’re birthing something rather beautiful, perhaps in a sense re-birthing yourself. Be honest with yourself about your desires and what you want to bring into being. When it comes to your relationships, know the difference between, sex, and love. There’s nothing wrong with either, or both. But it’s important you are honest with yourself about where you stand, so you can communicate what you feel, and what’s truly in your heart. Love is your being, and your sexuality is something to be celebrated not ashamed of. Embrace your creativity, love, sexuality, children, and savor all the pleasures that life has to offer you in every delicious moment. Your children or the children in your life too have a lot to teach you. The goal posts are moving shifting; and the best or easiest way forward is to stay centered and in the present moment. In any dilemma concerning the heart and head – listen to your heart. Something might feel like a risk, but do you dare pass up an opportunity to be happy?
Home is where the heart is, they say. So where is your heart? Where do you feel most at home? Who do you consider your family? A lot is changing but even if everything else may be in question, you have family (blood and or soul) that love and support you – this is certain. Financially too you are in a secure position, and coming events can only deepen your sense of security. Your biggest challenge now, which is not insurmountable, is the need to let go of painful or difficult memories that keep you stuck in the past and prevent you from recognizing all that is good and precious in your life. This doesn’t mean you bury your memories, rather confront them honestly and head on. Then look around you and recognize, reality is very different and indeed – sweeter, richer and more fertile than you thought. There are huge changes unfolding and as nerve racking as it may be, you’re standing on a small goldmine, building foundations of a new life of deeper comfort and security. Plant your seeds wisely and something could bare fruit, for your family, all you care about most, and for generations to come.
You might have be avoiding having a real conversation that you fear is likely to be more trouble than it’s worth. As flexible as you are, once you’ve made a decision, it’s hard to get you to budge or change your mind. Still there’s information now that you need to have, so you can make informed choices that you gain from tangibly, as well as allow you to deepen an emotional bond. Remember everything is negotiable, and you have support in your relationships. But you have to give a little ground, if you want someone to meet you in the middle; and you cannot force or push anyone to see things your way, nor do you need to feel pressured. Be patient with a process of negotiation. An idea you have is lucrative, creative and golden, but you have to believe in it and be willing to put your money where your mouth is. As long as you aren’t allowing your ego to get in the way, or getting into a battle of wills, partners will eventually come around and you can form agreements that everyone feels comfortable in. Especially in personal relationships, speak and listen from the heart, there is someone who share a intellectual rapport with, that goes beyond the usual definitions of a relationship. But if you go beyond your perceptions you can see reality for what it is and someone for whom they truly are – rich, delicious and sweet.