Important dates this month: May Day on the 1st, Cinco de Mayo on the 5th, Mother’s Day on the 14th, Ascension Day on the 25th, Memorial Day on the 29th and Shavuot on the 31st.
Another original fairy tale by Vikki Anderson
Spring was here and the children were playing at the lake for the first time in months. The winter had been harsh and although they skated upon the mirror like foundation of ice, it was more appealing to them in the spring and summer when they could fish, boat and swim.
The children were from a small town where everyone knew each other and all was safe and secure for the little Everyone in the glen knew how to swim; all knew how to boat and fish. And the adults of the community had always encouraged safety above all else.
It was for this reason that the children were very upset when they heard cries of help from around the lake. It was a very small voice. A youngster’s voice indeed. “Help, we can’t get out. Please help us!” The cries were so frantic and upsetting that the children decided to look around the lake in sections by groups of three. The cries continued and the children were starting to cry. “Help us. Something is holding us down. We can’t get up. We can’t see the light. Please help — anyone — help us!”
One of the oldest girls at the lake ran home, just on the other side of the lake, to get her parents. They raced down to the awaiting children and also heard the cries for help. They looked and looked, but couldn’t find anyone. They searched under the bridge and thought the local troll may have captured one of their kind, but he was asleep. They asked the water fairies for help and even though they are in competition with the earth fairies at times, they were very obliging and searched the length and depth of the lake to see if any other earth fairy was in trouble. The earth fairies were puzzled and yet, the little voice cried out over and over again. “We’re here, please help us.”
All of a sudden, one of the pebbles near the large oak tree slightly moved. The pebble shaped crystal was about an inch in diameter; it looked quite heavy to move. All the children helped the parent earth fairies push the crystal to one side after they struggled with it for a few minutes.
Immediately, a beautiful crocus sprung forth with brilliantly colored purple petals and a strong green stem stretching towards the mid-day sun. One of the tiniest earth fairies anyone had ever seen popped out of the ground brushing himself off of excess dirt and grime. “I couldn’t help the poor crocus bloom with that boulder in the way. Thank you all for of your help,” and as quickly as he had appeared, he had vanished!
The children returned to playing near the water and tried to pick up as many “boulders” as they could to help any of the other flower fairies trying to help a bloom reach the sunlight in the rebirth of springtime.
|MOON PHASE||DATE||DEGREE & SIGN||TIME|
|First Quarter||02||12 Leo 52||10:47 PM|
|Full Moon||10||20 Scorpio 24||05:42 PM|
|Last Quarter||18||28 Aquarius 14||08:33 PM|
|New Moon||25||04 Gemini 47||03:44 PM|
|Planets in the morning sky||Mercury, Venus and Saturn|
|Planets in the night sky||Mars and Jupiter|
|Retrogrades||Mercury goes direct on the 3rd, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto.|
|Sun enters Gemini on May 20.|
|Taurus||A fixed, earth sign of negative polarity.|
|Colors||Pink and blue|
|Rules||The throat, cerebellum, and back part of the brain.|
|Keywords||Stable, practical, materialistic, stubborn, sensual, determined and possessive.|
ARIES – March 20 – April 18
You feel on top of the world and want so much for yourself. Now is the time to go and get what you want. What a wonderful time to start traveling or organizing a vacation for the summer. Save up your money so you can have a vacation of a lifetime! It’s also a time to take some classes in an area that you wish to study. Adult education courses are fun, but your local library may have interesting lectures on subjects in which you may have an interest. If procrastination comes your way, try to handle these issues one at a time and things will get done in a record amount of time. Stop being so scattered. It’s There is a lot of activity and action. You can’t sit still and need to be on the go! You may be a little more assertive than usual in getting what you want. Your impatience keeps you from seeing the big picture and you may lose out on something special. Friends may ignore your impulsive faux pas but you will notice that you are doing and saying things that may not be in the best interest of everyone involved. Think before you speak because you may stick your foot in your mouth upon occasion without really knowing it until it’s too late, and don’t jump into things just because they “seem” great. Wait until you carefully look into each situation by gaining more information or background on a person or circumstance. Do not take anyone’s word for important matters – again, double check everything and have agreements signed and filed away so you can find and use them in the future if needed. There will be nice changes for the future and possibly some foreign travel (or at least travel over oceans) for you and your family. You may wish to have some alone time because you handle everything and you are exhausted. A past emotional event may now be on your mind.
TAURUS – April 19 – May 19
Deciding your future towards your career is paramount now. Many things get in the way of accomplishing your goals and ambitions at this time. You need to rest, make a plan and start going after your dreams in an organized fashion. Hectic schedules, late hours and lack of sleep make you fatigued and somewhat irritable. You may be thinking of changing jobs or even careers. This is a time when you should be absolutely sure about any major changes you want to make. If you are dissatisfied with work, make sure you find another job before giving notice. Remember, other companies or jobs may have the same issues as your current position, but you have a history with your firm and probably some kind of seniority. Just be sure that you really dislike your job so much that you are willing to make an uncertain change. Do background investigations and talk to people who work there. It will give you a more accurate view of the company you are likely to interview with and may be employed by. Try to fit some downtime into your daily life even if it is only for 10-20 minutes. Towards the end of the month, you do seem to find time to get away for a few days or at the very least have some time to yourself to accomplish many things that have been put on the back burner. Your creativity and artistic interests are making you feel as if you would like to take another class or just get back into doing something creative. Be extra careful when spending your hard-earned money since it seems it is going out faster than it is coming back in. Dealing with children, elements of fun and excitement and games of chance may also be on the agenda. Just remember not to spend money you do not have as it will come back to haunt you.
GEMINI – May 20 – June 20
This is a time where you feel like meeting new people and also bringing new friends into your life. It seems as if your friendships are not as close as they once were and you are interested in expanding your circle of friends. Join local groups, committees and volunteer at your church or organizations that mean a lot to you. Friends are very important and you reconnect with some of them who you may have lost touch with who were very important to you in the past. You may go through bouts of indecision and confusion about your future. Major decisions about a relationship still have to be made although you don’t want to upset the apple cart now. Once you make up your mind about important decisions, do not change them. You want to make intelligent and logical decisions, not ones filled with confusing emotions. You need to become more financially secure and even though you are moving in that direction, you really don’t have a clue about all the money you are spending on little things that are adding up and becoming a major expense. You will be able to become stronger and more grounded with just a little effort. Have a checkup if you’ve let it slip by. If anything is found, it will be easily corrected. Great opportunities to enhance your spiritual studies and life are just ahead of you, possibly by meeting new people in the field or by taking classes that you never thought you would. Either way, you will be going in a much better direction and feel great peace of mind, body and spirit.
CANCER – June 21 – July 21
A very super-sensitive time for all Cancerians. You will be thinking a lot about so many things that you may get upset or concerned at all the things you never got to do. This may be a good time to anchor your religious or spiritual beliefs. Meditation, prayer or going to yoga or other calming classes or workshops should be looked into to help you relax and think clearly about your responsibilities. You are trying to fly beneath the radar and would prefer not to be so social. You would like some “alone time” to think about your life, goals, ambitions and dreams. Think about your life and decide if you are on the same path you thought you would be at this stage of life. Family life takes up a good deal of your time and you wonder if you are doing the best you can for your family. It seems you question many things and hope that things will get better, or that you will get greater clarity on your direction and role in this lifetime. There seems to be many changes on the horizon, but you are unsure of what these changes would do to your life and to those you love. With your inner strength and confidence, you will be able to make positive decisions and choices now as you finally want the old life (or things from your past) to stay in the past. Why not think about how you can make a better life for you and your family, handling your job better (or getting a new one, if you are unhappy) and dealing with your romantic partner on a more personal level. You have much strength to handle anything that comes your way, so go get them, tiger!
LEO – July 22 – August 21
This is the time to shine. You will get attention from many people for things that you do, whether positive or negative. The choice is yours to be the best you can be and continue to help your family, friends and others with their issues and worries. You will be a good sounding board for others who need someone to talk to, but set boundaries so you don’t get exhausted from giving all of your energy away. Your personality is exuberant and you continue to excel in all of the things that are important to you. You are more interested in education, philosophy and perhaps even foreigner cultures or foreign travel. If you wanted to plan an overseas trip, this is the time to do your research. Leos may wish to get a makeover, change their wardrobes and update their look for the soon approaching summer weather. Family issues make you wonder if you are really from your family. They just seem to be on another path, but you must compromise and overlook any craziness that occurs. Siblings may bring you some concern or you may have to help them through an issue. Offer your guidance, strength, and opinions only when requested. They are quite sensitive at this time and may not want to talk about things that are too emotional. If you are without a sibling, it may be a friend who you consider family. Dedication and patience will get you what you need and want now, but planning your results is always better than taking life as it comes.
VIRGO – August 22 – September 21
Good luck is coming to you through financial gain, prosperity and abundance. If you are looking or a new job or an additional part time or home based position, this will surely help bring more income. Try budgeting your finances as they need meticulous attention. You need to save for particular projects or items, but you like to buy very nice things so the money comes in and goes out just very quickly if you are not careful. You get great ideas about what to do with your family issues and have too many ideas and then get confused. Pick one or two or let the children decide what they want to do. Have time for brunch or lunch with close friends that you don’t get to see any longer because of obligations and your busy life. You are too serious now, so you need to lighten up and find some time for yourself. If you don’t understand something, take time to look it over. Take a deep breath and calm down. Do not procrastinate as you seem to be attracting negative energy by your lack of commitment to finish projects or chores. If you change the way you feel and think about particular subjects (or life in general), things will run more smoothly and you will see that life is going in the right direction for yourself and everyone you care about.
LIBRA – September 22 – October 22
Family issues seem to be resolved and everyone is on the same page now. Be sure to acknowledge everyone who has compromised. You are being blessed now with good luck surrounding you, so how will you use it? This is a perfect time to write that book or the poetry you’ve been meaning to jot down. It’s an ideal time to communicate with those with whom you have lost touch and try to get to know close friends or family members again. You try so hard to be a good sport about everything, but the energy just isn’t with you now. You may feel unhappy at times you may feel as if you are being taken for granted. You may have relationship issues which keep you guessing and feel a bit shaken by recent emotional events. Your emotions are in a state of flux although you are trying very hard to conceal them from everyone but your most trusted friends. Playing the strong and independent person, you try to get over any heartache or issues that may have upset you; however, your best friends know you and are waiting to help you if you wish to confide in someone. Your mind is on overload and you rethink things too much and may even be bringing on insomnia because your mind never rests. Do not let your thoughts keep you up or run your life. If you have unsettling thoughts that need to be looked at, write them down on a pad which you should keep next to your bed (or on the nightstand) and then deal with them in the morning.
SCORPIO – October 23 – November 20
Home life may be strained somewhat so it is up to you to overlook the petty issues that are going around and keeping things on an even keel. Do not get wrapped up in drama and try to see the comical side of things. Laughter will help you deal with life much easier and it will relax you rather than getting all tied up in knots about things you can’t change. Be the philosophical person you try to be. Home life is hectic, you are exhausted and wish you could retire (or at the very least take some time off from your responsibilities and obligations). Be very careful with your health as you may catch colds because you are not resting as much as you should. Pamper yourself a little bit or let someone else do it for you as you always do for them. Relationships may be unpredictable now, but it is a temporary thing. You should have a date night, spend some time together watching TV or going to the movies and regaining your ability to communicate on an intimate level. Perhaps starting creative projects or working on your hobbies will bring much needed relaxation. It seems as if it has been a long time since you’ve created something that you are proud of. Be sure that your home and career are not at odds. Your willingness to do what is necessary at work until work is completed is admirable, but are you being appreciated? Also, you are needed just as much at home, so try for more balance between the two so that everyone is happy with you.
SAGITTARIUS – November 21 – December 20
Fun and romance may have to wait for another month. Be very careful about what you actually say to a loved one as it may be taken in the wrong light; fighting and unnecessary strife will ensue. Pay more attention to sports, hobbies or personal interests so that other issues won’t phase you. Staying busy and active is a good cure to help you decide what you should be involved in and what you shouldn’t. Fun, children and constant activity is on the horizon for you. You may be overwhelmed and exhausted because you have not planned out the month very well, so hop to it. Make sure you write in your day timer or calendar that you need time for yourself or for you and your partner to relax or just have some fun. Intimate communication may need improvement. You may need to ask important questions to someone in your family so that you get a proper response. Don’t guess what is wrong because you may guess incorrectly. However, communication with others does not seem to be an issue for you since it seems you will talk to anyone about countless topics – you just have so much to tell others that you are very gregarious. You are funny and do have fun with family and friends; however, be careful not to spend too much money on gambling or speculation because circumstances can seem too good to be true and you just feel so lucky! You may lose something that you were not able to lose, so be sensible about any type of game of chance. Good luck is helping you get what you want, be sure you know what you truly want.
CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 19
Health matters should be dealt with immediately or perhaps make that doctor appointment that you have been putting aside for another time. It’s very important that you exercise, eat right and take all of your medications that were prescribed for you and you must listen to whatever advice your doctor or health care professional gives you. Figuring out if you should stay in a relationship(s) is a very important decision. You finally are deciding to end relationships with people who are takers or who drain you on a continual basis. You are very much aware that you have been too giving, caring, loving, kind, generous, and honest and doing for others and now you wish to get some reciprocal energy back in return or you are out of the “giving” business! You want some peace of mind and would like others to understand how much they continue to use you. Things are blown out of proportion so make sure you are mindful of what you say to others. Try to be kind, but be firm in letting others know that you are busy as well and need to take care of your own projects and issues as well as family matters before you have any extra time to help others. You are headed for many changes now so it is good that you start with a clean slate so you don’t have to make good on many promises and not have time for the important things you wish to accomplish for your family and yourself.
AQUARIUS – January 19 — February 17
Relationships both personal and business are highlighted this month. There is a lot of vitality coming into the marriage house changing the energies around you. Make sure you are adamant about what you want from a partner or you may be disappointed. Maybe you would like to meet someone special to become a significant other – so what is stopping you? Get out there and meet people by attending local events or church functions. Personal and business relationships seem to be leading you on an emotional roller coaster ride. You feel as if things are going well, but you may have some reservations. Take a chance so you can have some fun and relaxation. You deserve it as you have been helping others for a very long time and need some karmic payback chips. You may be thinking of changing jobs or going for additional training or certifications to get to the next level. This is a wonderful idea. You should be happy at your place of business. If this is not the case, you need to change jobs. It seems to be draining the life out of you. It is not a positive environment any longer and some changes need to be made, or you may have to find employment elsewhere. Some Aquarians are actually thinking of starting their own home based businesses as well which would also be a positive move in the right direction. Love life is going in a much better direction and your emotions are finally coming to grips with new romantic partners. Thinking about your future with new positive energy and optimism is really the way to go. Things will start becoming easier and better for you than they have been in the near past. You are taking control of your life and will be very happy that you’ve done so.
PISCES – February 18 – March 19
Money issues may be confusing so take the time you need to figure out your finances and all of the obligations that you need to handle. Planning a budget will be a good start to help you deal with these responsibilities and will lessen the financial burden from your shoulders. Your partner may have some secrets from you, but it could be because (s)he does not want to alarm or worry you. Try to start an open dialog with him/her to see if there is anything that you should truly be aware of or if you can help in any way. Sometimes all someone needs to make things right is to have a loved one listen to them without being judged for their feelings or thoughts. This is an extremely creative or artistic time so if you are into “the arts” or want to do something creative – this is the time to do it. It will bring you much peace of mind and recreation that you will feel revitalized. It can also be a time where addictions need to be looked at whether it is smoking, drinking, drugs, or food, etc. Try to live a healthy lifestyle by exercising and eating right. You can also have fun with this by walking around the neighborhood with a friend and catch up on gossip or information about your friend or neighbors that you have missed. Changing your attitude about certain topics or situations in your life will help you move past some hurts and get you on the emotional road to recovery quicker than you thought possible. __________________________________________________________________________________
Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 45 years. Please contact her at her new phone number in PA: 570-215-4223 for a confidential tarot or astrology phone reading or to get more information about an in-home Feng Shui consultation. www.vikkianderson.net and www.fengshuimoon.com.