It certainly isn’t news that the full moon can bring some surprisingly powerful shifts in energy,and driving us to demonstrate a number of behaviors that would have otherwise been completely out of character.
, providing us with the drive and courage to step out of our comfort zone and try new things, or it may set us back through our rash and impulsive reactions to various situations. Either way, there is no denying the impact that it has on our lives each time it returns.
One myth, however, that many of us buy into is that it is only going to have an influence over us for a short period of time, quickly passing as the moon begins to move onto its next phase. This is where we are mistaken – the energy of the full moon can last up to 2 weeks after it has passed, continuing to shape our lives!
The May full moonwas one of great contradictions. With the sun in Gemini and the moon in Sagittarius, we are faced with two very different energies, coming together in a unique balance. On one hand, we are presented with the logical and broad thinking necessary to successfully plan and organize our lives and the path that we need to take to move forward with our goals and dreams. Meanwhile, on the other hand, we find our curiosities peaked, drawn towards the unknown with the desire of great discoveries.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
This is going to be a time of heightened communication for you, as you feel not only the influence of the full moon but also that of Mercury as it moves into Gemini. This is a great time to communicate your ideas and plans to those around you, drumming up a team all focused on reaching the same end goal. Don’t overlook any networking opportunity that may present itself, as the next person that you meet may be the one that changes your life. This is also a great opportunity to meet new people. The good news is that you are likely to meet a new friend that will have a profound impact on your life so long as you allow yourself to be open to connecting with those that you encounter.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
This is a time where you will be forced to confront unresolved feelings and situations from your past, working through the pains that you have held onto for so long so that you can finally let them go and free yourself from the burden. While this isn’t going to be an easy experience, this is an important step in your journey towards a greater peace of mind, self-acceptance and an increased sense of self-worth. You will be presented with a great opportunity from a financial standpoint. This isn’t just going to pay off for your short term, but there are some great long-term gains to be had by embracing this. Keep your heart and mind open to the possibilities, and just go for it!
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)
While you have never been one to hold back in the area of communication, this period of time is going to push you to address the feelings and opinions that you have kept buried for some time now. You may have been trying to spare someone else’s feelings, or maybe you were avoiding an awkward or challenging situation. Whatever your motivation, this is the time to clear the air and address these hidden emotions. Once you have dealt with the elephant in the room, it’s time to celebrate. Allow yourself to indulge in something special specifically for you, whether that’s a manicure, your favorite meal or a mini-shopping spree. You’ve earned it.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
In the weeks and months leading up to this time you have been struggling to move forward towards your goals and dreams, held back by negativity and toxic energy. This may be related to a specific individual or an experience that you just can’t seem to let go of. Whatever it is, the weeks following the May full moon will be the perfect opportunity to work on releasing this negativity, opening both your mind and your heart to the great things that are ahead of you rather than allowing them to be bogged down by pain from your past. As someone whose life is so clearly driven by their heart, you need to take steps to protect yourself from the long-term impact of these unresolved hurts.
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You’ve been working incredibly hard lately, there is not questioning your dedication to propelling yourself forward financially and in the area of your career goals. However, we’ve all heard the old saying about ‘all work and no play,’ and this is one that you need to take to heart. The full moon energy is going to flip a switch in your mind, allowing you to open your mind to the idea of letting loose and genuinely enjoying life. Go out and do something fun with your friends, leaving all ‘shop talk’ at home for the day. Go big, pulling out all the stops and allowing yourself to really embrace the idea of blowing off some steam.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)
This is a time of achievement and recognition, as you find yourself thrust into the spotlight. Don’t pass up this opportunity – it’s a great time to show off your skills, talents, ambitions, and abilities. This may lead to great career opportunities, new connections or deep personal growth. This is also a time to focus some of your attention on your love life, especially in the second week. If you are currently in a relationship, put some extra special attention toward making your spouse feel loved and appreciated. Plan a special date night or go out of your way with an extra special, well-thought-out gift. If you are single, this is the perfect time to put yourself out there in your search to find Mr. or Mrs. Right.
Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
You are going to feel the influence of Sagittarius in a very clear and straightforward way, tapping into the personality traits that are usually reserved for that sign. Suddenly you will find yourself dreaming of elaborate travels and exotic places, eager to see the world. Another typical trait of Sagittarius will be seen when you suddenly start throwing all caution to the wind, acting impulsively and speaking without first thinking through what you are trying to say. Be careful being too honest and open with others when you are speaking your mind, as you may actually cause more problems and hurt feelings than anything.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
The impulsive influence of Sagittarius is going to specifically target your spending habits, encouraging you to go out and buy whatever stirs your heart without consideration for your current financial status and whether you can afford it. This can, obviously, have a pretty negative impact on your life, so it’s worth taking a step back and ensuring that you are making smart choices. Create a clear and concise budget and stick to it. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t indulge yourself a little, but factor in an ‘allowance,’ and don’t allow yourself to spend more than the allotted amount.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
With the full moon moving into your sign, you are going to feel incredibly intense emotions like nothing you have ever experienced before. While you may try to hold these feelings back or control how you are expressing them, it won’t be long until you feel so overwhelmed that you can’t hide them any longer. This is the point where you need to seriously consider what you are sharing, and how open and honest you are allowing yourself to be. Avoid dropping a ‘truth bomb’ on the more sensitive people around you, or you are going to cause some seriously hurt feelings.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
This is going to be a time of organization and planning for you. Step back and take inventory of everything that you currently have on the go, making a clear list of all of your responsibilities, activities, and engagements. If you see that there is clearly more than you are able to handle at this time, prioritize the items that need to be done now, cutting out those that either can wait or that you feel can be handled by someone else. This reduction in workload will help you to focus your efforts better, moving forward toward success.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Your highly unique personality may have caused you to cut yourself off from many people in life, spending much of your time standing alone in the world. The energy of the May full moon is going to push you out of this comfort zone, and into a number of high-energy social situations. While this may be a little uncomfortable at first, if you embrace the experience then you will find yourself making some incredible new friends that will stay with you for life. Just be sure that you approach this whole situation with an open heart, allowing you to make deeper connections.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
The May full moon is going to propel you forward into the spotlight, with everyone around you watching closely to see just how you feel in any given situation. For someone that spends much of their time daydreaming in the shadows, this may feel a little ‘off’ at first, but if you genuinely embrace the situation, it is going to provide you with a great opportunity to better understand yourself. Take this opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings with the eager crowd of people around you, you will be surprised by how much this will allow you to connect with others.