May Monthly Forecast
The Sun is in the sign Taurus for most of the month of May. Taurus is a Fixed Earth sign, ruled by Venus. The Earth Element in Chinese Medicine is about how we nurture ourselves and others, sympathy, empathy, mindfulness, and boundaries. Let’s look at the opportunities to cultivate those qualities that this month offers...Read More.
Taurus is an Earth sign, Fixed Earth, which is what gives this sign its reputation for being stubborn. Its symbol is the bull, and its ruling planet is Venus. Taurus people are loyal friends, steadfast in everything they do. The fixed signs of the zodiac are the perfectors, they bring a project over the finish line. They are resolute and determined, it's pretty hard to stop them once they have their mind made up about something. With Venus as their ruling planet, they tend to be " foodies ", with a refined and delicate appreciation of food in all of its aspects, preparation, presentation, and flavor. They are often very good cooks.
They love nature, animals, art, textures. They can be wonderful gardeners. Taurus people can be very creative. Some well known Taureans include: Joe Bonamassa, Jack Bruce, Bill Paxton, and Uma Thurman. Stones that support Taurus are the stones that vibrate to Venus: Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite, pink Calcite, Turquoise, Larimar, Angelite, Chrysoprase, and Chrysocolla.
Taurus Supportive Crystals
Aries is a Cardinal Fire sign, the first sign of the zodiac. Aries people are generous, honest, and fiercely loyal. You always know where you stand with them, you never have to wonder. Aries is ruled by Mars. This influence makes them generally fearless and assertive. They are natural leaders, the first to charge in defense of the vulnerable. Part of their invitation is to slow down, but that doesn't come naturally to an Aries. They live life full throttle. They are passionate about everything they do, or they don't do it. They love with everything in them and are spontaneous and joyful. Marvin Gaye, Jane Goodall, Muddy Waters, and Celine Dion are a few Aries people who have benefited the world.
Aries rules the head of the body. The color is red. Some supportive Stones would include Carnelian, Fire Agate, Red Jasper, and Chinese Red Calcite.
Pisces is a Mutable Water sign. Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the visionary planet, and co-ruled by Jupiter, the planet of faith and trust. All of the Water signs are sensitive, and Pisces is no exception. Pisces people tend to be very empathetic and compassionate. They are the true mystics of the zodiac, the spiritual seekers. In the Tarot, Pisces is represented by The Hanged Man, one of the most spiritual cards in the deck. Many famous writers, actors, psychics, and teachers have been Pisces. Jackie Gleason, Edgar Cayce, Richard Condon, John Updike, Elizabeth Taylor, Celine Dion, Glenn Close, Ursula Andress, and Prince Albert II, just to name a few. Some have said Pisces people tend to be escapists, but I don't see it. (Admittedly, as a Pisces myself that has run successful businesses, and with Pisces friends that are therapists and Healers, I have no idea where that label came from.) The color is sea green or purple. The supportive stones include Amethyst, Aquamarine, Chrysoprase, Fluorite, and Peridot.
Aquarius is a Fixed Air sign. Called the water bearer, it is ruled by both Uranus and Saturn. Aquarians are free spirits, intelligent and curious. They can be stubborn, while at the same time being rebellious. They make wonderful Healers, teachers, partners, and friends. Since Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the supporting Crystals would be clear Quartz, Lemurian Quartz, and Tibetan Quartz. The color associated with Aquarius is blue, a deep sky blue, so we would include Hemimorphite as a supporting Crystal, as well. It has a very high vibration. Aquarius rules the ankles and the circulation.
Capricorn is a Cardinal Earth sign, symbolized by the mountain goat. It is ruled by the planet Saturn, the planet of wisdom, patience, and practicality. Capricorns have one of the best senses of humor of all of the twelve signs of the zodiac. They love to laugh. They are as honest as the day is long, hard working and loyal. They are quietly ambitious, rising to the top of organizations without anyone noticing, until they are running things. They are good listeners and loyal friends. Capricorn rules the bones in the body, especially the knees. Since Saturn rules minerals, Capricorns should support their mineral intake, eating mineral-rich foods, or consider adding a mineral supplement. Stones that support Capricorns would be Almandine Garnet, Lithium Included Quartz, and Chlorite Included Quartz.
Sagittarius is a mutable Fire sign, ruled by the planet Jupiter. Sagittarius is freedom-loving, hopeful, enthusiastic, and philosophical. The symbol for Sagittarius is the centaur, half horse, half human. Sagittarius people are naturally curious, and love to explore. They love animals, nature, and are spontaneous and kind. They are passionate about anything they become involved in. They are extremely honest and loyal, and make friends easily, which they tend to keep for life. Laughter and fun are essential for them. Jupiter rules the law, so Sagittarius people are often champions for the underdog, seeking justice for all. They are drawn to teaching, writing, and healing, as professions. Their colors are purple and dark blue, with supportive stones including Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Charoite, Azurite, and Lepidolite.
Scorpio is a Water sign, one of the most intense of all of the twelve signs of the zodiac. It is one of the Fixed signs, and is ruled by both Pluto and Mars. The symbols for Scorpio vary, from the Eagle, to the Scorpion, to the Phoenix. Scorpio is passionate and creative, strong and fearless. It rules both the Root and Second Chakras. Scorpios make intense and loyal friends, as well as natural mystics and mediums. As healers, they are advocates for those who need it. They will stand between their clients and danger.
The Stones that vibrate to Scorpio are powerful allies, Obsidian, which is formed from volcanoes, and strengthens the Kidneys in Chinese medicine, which Scorpio rules. Fire Agate is another one, with the energy of regeneration and fire, vibrating to Mars. Red Jasper also vibrates to Scorpio, Mars, and the Root Chakra. Tibetan Quartz is ruled by Pluto, and resonates to Scorpio, with its black carbon inclusions allowing us to embrace what Jung called " the shadow" part of the self.
Scorpio may be the most alchemical of all of the signs. It is loving, fierce, and fearless...
Libra is the sign of balance. Its symbol is the scales of justice. It is the second of the three Air signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. Libra is ruled by the planet Venus, the planet of love, art, beauty, and charm. Libras are naturally very charming people. They tend to be able to see both sides of every issue, making them good negotiators. They are champions of justice, fairness, and the truth. In Chinese medicine, the Air Element is most often referred to as the Metal Element, the Minister of Justice. The Metal Element is about structure, balance, spiritual truth... All of the things Libra stands for. Libras are kind and sensitive, while also being innovators and leaders. They are great strategists. Libras are loyal, and are comfortable with partnership and community. Conflict of any kind distresses them, and can, over time, affect them physically. The Stones that support Libra are Rose Quartz and Celestite.
Virgo is a Mutable Earth sign. Practical, fair, and curious, Virgos tend to analyze life. They make wonderful researchers, teachers, healers, parents, therapists, and journalists. Their attention to detail makes them valuable assets in any situation. Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury, the planet of communication, the mind, and ideas. The colors are gray and navy blue. Some famous Virgos include John Stewart, Hugh Grant, Van Morrison, and Elliot Gould. Stones that support Virgo are Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Azurite, and Galena.
Leo is one of the strongest signs of the zodiac. Leo is a Fire sign, the second of the three Fire signs, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Leo people are warm, friendly, and outgoing. They make natural leaders, and are honorable and trustworthy. Leo is a Fixed sign, Fixed Fire, so along with Scorpio, ( Fixed Water), Aquarius, ( Fixed Air), and Taurus, ( Fixed Earth), they share the same fixity of purpose and perfectionism as the others. Leo is ruled by the Sun, which is Yang in nature. In the body, Leo rules the heart and the spine. Its corresponding metal is Gold, which is fitting, because all Leo's are rulers, in one way or another. The Tarot card associated with Leo is the Strength card, a nude goddess astride a magnificent male lion, which is the animal associated with Leo.
Leo has one of the strongest wills of all of the 12 signs of the zodiac. In fact, the key words for Leo are "I will". Learning the proper use of the will is important for anyone with the Sun, Moon, or Ascendent here. When a Leo is strong and balanced, the sense of self-worth and self-confidence shines through. When a Leo has been wounded, the person can struggle with those issues, or become dictatorial. Stubbornness is also a Leo trait, as is tenacity.
Leo is one of my favorite signs of the zodiac. My dad was a Leo, courageous, a decorated war hero, honorable and strong. A Leo makes a wonderful friend and ally. Their natural warmth draws people to them, to bask in that Solar fire.
The stones associated with Leo are Citrine, Sunstone, golden Calcite, and Ruby. The flower is the Sunflower. Essential oils that vibrate to Leo are Frankincense, Sandalwood, and the Citrus oils, Orange and Blood Orange, especially.
The sign Cancer is one of the most sensitive signs of the zodiac. It is the sign of the Crab, the first of the three Water signs, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Cancer is ruled by the Moon, the planet of feelings, intuition, and the subconscious mind.The Moon is Yin in nature, it's polarity is negative and receptive, it draws in, towards itself, while the Sun is positive and electric, radiating out. The Moon rules the Magnetic body. It has to do with receiving. Monthly aspects to the Moon affect Cancers strongly, especially the New and Full Moons. Cancer people tend to be very intuitive. They love nurturing others, making them loyal and loving friends. Creating home and security is important to them, they turn their environment into a beautiful sanctuary. In the body, Cancer rules the stomach and the breasts. The stones that support this sign are Moonstone, Selenite, and Emerald. The Metal is Silver.The color is light green. The number is 18, the corresponding Tarot Card is The Moon. Since the Moon rules the Spleen in Chinese Medicine, the essential oils that would support Cancers would include Patchouli, Caraway Seed, and Coriander.
Since Cancer is a Water sign, all types of plants that thrive in water, like Water Lily, support it. Power Animals like the Whale and the Dolphin support Cancers as well. Spending time either near the water, or on the water nourishes the Cancerian spirit. Meditating on the ocean, with the waves gently flowing in, and back out, can restore serenity and balance. Given that the Water signs are extremely intuitive and empathic, cultivating psychic shields is helpful in maintaining balance.
Gemini is an Air sign, Mutable Air, ruled by the planet Mercury. Geminis tend to be bright, social, curious, and love to learn about everything and anything. They tend to be team players, collaborative and flexible. They are masters of the art of communication, and can find a way to express their thoughts in a way that matches the energy of whoever they're with. They are easily bored, due to their intelligence and low tolerance for bullshit. Life is taken very seriously by them, and while they enjoy people and social interactions, conversations must have meaning, or they are ready to move on. Gemini rules the hands, arms, and nervous system in the body. Some famous Geminis include: Dr Ruth, Prince, Peggy Lee, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Mildred Natwick. Stones that support Gemini would include clear Quartz, especially any type of Phantom Included Quartz, Lemurian Quartz, and Tibetan Quartz.