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May 2018 Moon – New/Taurus & Full/Sagittarius

May 2018 Moon – New/Taurus & Full/Sagittarius

On May 15th, the New Moon will be in Taurus.

This cycle brings with it a LOT of power. It’s under the star Algol, the most evil star in the heavens.

It will bring a lot of self destruction, curses, violence and addiction. However, if you can view these life changes like The Tower card and embrace the change, rather than fight it, the power can be applied very positively. This moon has so much potential for manifestation and prophet dreams. Do not be afraid. Pay attention to the things happening in your life, be strong in your convictions and remain open and honest, and you can utilize this power for good.

New Moons, similar to The World card in Tarot, represent the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new life cycle. This moon brings with it a sense of energy and power that allows us to start something new, and let go of the old. Be cautious what you begin, because though our intuition is free during this time, we are blindly marching forward without the illumination of the Sun. Be aware of the difference between animalistic instinct and spiritual intuition.

On May 29th, the Full Moon rises in Sagittarius.

Tension is high during a full moon, and this one is very competitive. Like, the Lovers Card, the choices you face and the competitions you begin matter. Be sure to make the correct choice if you participate in a conflict. Winners have everything to gain, and the Loser loses everything.

This Full Moon is full of energy and power. After the manifestation of power during the New Moon, it culminates with competitiveness.

Full Moons are symbolic of opposites and polarity. Everything that began during the New Moon cycle is now ready to be completed.

This month, meditate on your philosophy and ideals. Be sure to take the time to make good decisions, act rationally, and do not allow yourself to become caught up in the negativity.

The May Full Moon is called the Full Flower Moon or Mother’s Moon, because the season is so fertile and full of life.


Moon Phases for May 2018:

May 8 – Last Quarter Moon
May 15 – New Moon
May 22 – First Quarter Moon
May 29 – Full Moon


Best Days for gardening in May 2018 according to the Farmer’s Almanac For Planting:

  • Aboveground crops: 18, 19, 26–28
  • Belowground crops: 9, 10

According to folklore, the period from the full Moon through the last quarter of the Moon is the best time for killing weeds, thinning, pruning, mowing, cutting timber, and planting below-ground crops.