May 2010

Insight From Stellar Influences
By Michele Avanti C.A.P.
(Times specified are Pacific Time)

When the MOON is VOID OF COURSE anything that you begin will not reach fulfillment. Use it to your advantage when you don't want someone to remember what you said! Here are the daylight hours this month when the moon is void of course:

May 4 from 12:07 p.m. to 1:51 p.m.; May 9 from 1:12 p.m. to 2:29 p.m.; May 11 after 9:12 p.m.; May 16 from 10:06 am to 10:45 am; May 18 from 1:35 p.m. to 2:06 p.m.; May 20 from 4:43 p.m. to 4:58 p.m.; May 22 from 7:33 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.; May 24 after 9:01 p.m. and May 29 from 9:40 am to 11:44 am; and May 31 after 8:41 p.m.

Waning Periods: May 1-13 and May 28 -June 11 begin with the full moonIt's a time of completion. In candle magic, it is known as the time of banishing.

Waxing Periods: May 14-27 begin with the new moon. It's a time of new beginnings. In candle magic it known as the time of gathering.

NEW MOON: May 13, 6:04 p.m. in Taurus. This waxing period focuses on new pleasures, luxury items, sensual indulgences, possessions, values and income.

FULL MOON: May 27, 4:07 p.m. in Sagittarius. This waning period focuses on completing higher learning courses, travel, media relations, legal matters, Internet issues, long distance communication and publicity.

Mercury Stations DirectMay 11 @ 3:27 p.m. This improves communications, contracts and clearer decisions, although there is still a time frame, which astrologers call Mercury's shadow and that period will extend for another two weeks, clearing around May 26th.

Saturn Stations DirectMay 30 @ 11:11 am. This is going to be one of the more difficult stationing we have witnessed in over 80 years. As Saturn stations, it will oppose both Uranus and Jupiter, while squaring Pluto. This configuration occurs in early cardinal signs with Uranus and Jupiter conjunct the fixed star Scheat, the Star of Drowning. This will most likely result in a volcanic eruption, earthquakes, and tsunamis, not to mention economic repercussions in the market. May 30th begins a tenuous time of natural, political and economic disasters. 

How to Use This ColumnAs you read your sun and moon sign, you will note each section is broken intoFocus, Test, Key & ActionFocus defines what you will find yourself focused on during this time. Test: is the issue or experience, which will test your focus. Key: is a little gemstone, which can help you pass the test if you will use it. Action: Is the outcome of what you do at this time.

Apr. 28 - May 13: Focus:  Control. Test:  Emotional expression. Key: Emotional transparency avoids explosive reactions. Action:  An intense drive to expose a powerful adversary may cause you to challenge the wrong person. 
14-27: Focus:  Financial frustration. Test:  Slowly examine details. Key:  Prioritizing is key to meeting goals. Action:  You're frustrated by your list of desires and your lack of funds.  

Apr. 28 - May 13: Focus: Intense feelings Test: Unexpected visitor. Key: When the past revisits, respond with wisdom, not hunger over an old dream.  Action:  You're pulled into an old dream, but the consequences unbalance your life. 
14-27: Focus: Security. Test: Indulgence. Key:  To be content requires no possession, only a peaceful mind. Action:  The desire to have more than you need surrounds you. 

Apr. 28 - May 13: Focus: Secrets. Test:  Intimacy. Key:  To share is to be vulnerable and trust the listener. Action:  Hearing a secret causes intense emotional stress. Avoid reacting and intimacy is your gift. 
14-27: Focus: Income. Test: Gratitude. Key: Little is more than none. Action:  You are frustrated when a new idea requires detailed focus.     

Apr. 28- May 13: Focus: Renewal. Test: Power. Key:  Applause helps, but only a conscious acceptance of empowerment creates self-worth. Action:  You have an opportunity for renewed resources, personal power and passion. 
14-27: Focus: Money. Test: Obsessing. Key: Tithing to your own needs is a form of self-respect.Action:  New opportunities for property, financial security, and love.

Apr. 28- May 13: Focus: Affairs. Test:  Truth. Key: Honesty when confronted secures future intimacy. Action:  Secrets surface and challenge your honesty and passion. 
14-27: Focus:  Responsibility. Test:  Credit. Key:  A friend speaks truth despite reactions. Action:  People and toys tempt you to be irresponsible.

Apr. 28- May 13: Focus: Desires. Test:  Let your heart speak. Key: Deep-seated desires provide a clear picture of needs. Action:  An old flame is fanned and your passion for intimacy may be fulfilled. 
14-27: Focus:Money. Test:  Say yes. Key:  Gifts must be accepted to be received. Action:  An opportunity to increase your income suddenly challenges your present job.    

Apr. 28- May 13: Focus: Passion. Test: Examine the evidence. Key: Reactions expose truth and fears.Action:  Shared resources cause friction, and must be resolved before anger explodes. 
14-27: Focus: Luxury.Test:  Income. Key:  Admiration is the result of your achievements not your purchases. Action:  Indulging new desires now will cause stress on your finances and your relationship.       

Apr. 28- May 13: Focus: Resources. Test:  Blame. Key:  Soul creates everything in its world. Action: An important transaction requires resources from another, and you feel threatened to maintain control. 
14-27:Focus: Ego. Test: Share. Key:  Is there joy in making another feel small? Action:  Struggle with pride over your new toys.   

Apr. 28- May 13: Focus: Jealousy. Test: Too much talk. Key: Unguarded self-expression irritates secretive people. Action:  Annoying emotions surface as you complete a project using other people’s money. 
14-27: Focus:  Risks. Test:  Budget. Key:  In the fervor of buying, it is easy to forget how much is spent.  Action: You must reassess your finances and create a new budget.    

Apr. 28- May 13: Focus: Sensuality. Test:  Feelings. Key:  Fantasies respectfully shared increase trust, passion and joy.  Action:  You can fulfill your desires and intensify passion with the one you love. 
14-27:Focus:  Opportunities. Test:  Enjoy. Key:  To relax in love, is an investment in self. Action: Increased income offers the security to indulge your desire for a luxurious purchase.

Apr. 28- May 13: Focus:  Subterfuge. Test: Diplomacy. Key:  When trust is broken, like the wing of a bird it is hard to fly again. Action:  Old secrets and monetary losses due to partners challenge your confidence.
14-27: Focus: Attitudes. Test:  Fixed opinions. Key: To let go and trust another takes courage. Action:  Slow paced, stubborn people challenge you to rethink your values.

Apr. 28- May 13: Focus:  Merging. Test:  Boundaries. Key:  Being intimate and being a doormat is not the same thing. Action:  You have the opportunity to express deep emotions and intensify bonds with another.
14-27: Focus:  Possessions. Test: You are worthy. Key:  Gifts are given because they have been earned.Action:  Feelings of security allow you to ease into an indulgent experience.

Second Sign of the Zodiac * Feminine.
Fixed Earth Sign * Ruler Venus
Color Green * Gemstone Emerald
Flowers: Rose & Daisy * Herbs: Cloves & Spearmint
Cell Salt:  Nat Sulph * Rules: Throat
Key Phase: "I Own!" * Most Compatible Signs: Virgo & Capricorn
Taurus, you’re the strong, persistent accumulators of the zodiac. When you decide to do something you move in a steady, consistent pace towards it and seldom can be swayed away from your goal.  You're tough, stable and extremely stubborn. You love beautiful, luxurious things. From art (frequently of yourself) to expensive cars, homes, clothing and jewelry; you're driven by the need to feel secure and surround yourself with beauty. 

You love to indulge all your senses. You cannot resist candy and sweets. You love getting a massage, dancing or relaxing in a hot tub especially if this affords you the total enjoyment of your mate. Security is very important to you and you are one of the most loyal signs of the zodiac. Ownership is at the top of your list, whether in property or love. You tend to be possessive, jealous, extravagant, flirtatious, lazy, and love to show off your possessions. Melodious, soothing sounds are also important to you and often you have a voice that can enchant a wild beast.
You work best in a luxurious environment with a set routine. You can excel as a florist, gardener, beautician, manicurist, model, art dealer, artist including painter, sculptor, jeweler and woodworker, classical musician, treasurer, banker, stockbroker, accountant, cashier, money broker, singer, dancer, massage therapist, throat specialist, designer and entrepreneur.

Famous Taurus include:
            Jayne Mansfield, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Audrey Hepburn, John Audubon, Tyrone Power, Gary Cooper, Salvador Dali, Dante, Honore de Balzac, Christopher Cross, Joan Miro, Stephen Douglas, Robert Wagner, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Pia Zadora, Rudolph Valentino, Bea Arthur, Guglielmo Marconi, Rudolph Hess, Ritchie Valens, Stephen Baldwin, Phil Silvers, John Wilkes Booth, Gabby Hayes, Daniel Day-Lewis, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Liberace, Taj Mahal, Czar Nicholas II, Johannes Brahms, Robert Browning, James Buchanan, Henry Fonda, Sigmund Freud, William Randolph Hearst, Adolph Hitler, Hirohito, Thomas Huxley, Henry J. Kaiser, Nikita Krushchev, Machiavelli, Shirley MacLaine, Marcus Aurelius, Karl Marx, James Monroe, Florence Nightingale, Robespierre, William Shakespeare, James Stewart, Barbara Streisand, Shirley Temple, Harry Truman, Orson Welles, Sheena Easton, Ezio Pinza, Yogi Berra, James Hoffa, Willie Mays, Sonny Liston, Tchaikovsky, Alex Van Halen and Jay Leno.

Michele Avanti CAP, EFT-3 is a certified astrology professional through ISAR, a metaphysical minister, an Emotional Freedom Practitioner, and an award-winning author. She has been teaching metaphysics since 1972. Michele offers personal consultations (taped session $144 per hour) Call: 541-863-6631