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STAR BITE 1

Chinese New Year - The Green Sheep

The Chinese Year of the Green Sheep begins on the 19th February at the late Aquarius new moon.  What does this mean for you?Read more

STAR BITE 2

Sacred Earth Energies - Rebirthing the Winged Serpent

Today the lines of the winged serpent run unmarked across the world, their paths forgotten, the spirit they bear disregarded. Yet every year more people are drawn to visit ancient sites, centres of an invisible pattern woven across the world in some distant age.Read more

STAR BITE 3

Zodiac Seduction

Even if you're a complete sceptic, everyone needs a little help when it comes to love, romance and the rest!  

Find out exactly how to attract and enchant that special someone using the art of astrology...Read more

STAR BITE 4

Stop Press ... No More 3RRR

I’m sad to say that after a wonderful seven-year stint, my astrology talkback segment on radio 3RRR is no longer. The program presenter of Wax Lyrical has decided to wind up my segment to focus on other issues and guests.Read more

MONTHLY STARS

Check the Power Moon Days column to find out when the Moon will be passing through your star sign this month.  You should feel particularly 'in tune' on these days and activities will proceed smoothly for you.

And if you know which sign the Moon was in when you were born, note the 2-3 days each month when the Moon will be in that sign. This is your 'lunar return' and the natural energies of this period will resonate with your own personal energy.  For example, if you were born with the Moon in Libra, you should experience feelings of harmony, balance and creativity when the transiting Moon is in Libra.

Serious moon watchers might like to purchase a Moon Calendar from the Stella Starwoman Store.  These calendars list the exact time of day when the moon moves from one zodiac sign to the next and help you organise your life using moon cycles and lunar planning to achieve optimum emotional and physical balance.  

And if you're interested in finding out more about what Astrology can do for you, call 03 9534 5021 to book a Personal Birth Chart Reading or click on the SUBSCRIBE button on the top right hand side of this page to sign up for Stella's FREE monthly newsletter - AstroUpdate.

YOUR STAR SIGN

POWER MOON DAYS

MAY 2015

Aries

14th-16th

Finances are at the forefront of your mind this month, Aries with the Sun cruising through your money house for practically the whole of May, plus there's a new moon in  that same money house on the 18th. Focus on paying down debt, clearing bills and sorting out your taxes and insurance. May is also a great time to check your super account, or start planning your financial future if you haven't already done so. If you are negotiating a settlement of some sort, whether in court, through a lawyer or with a soon-to-be-ex, the full moon on May 4th should help you finalise your agreement.  Last month's new moon in Aries gave you a boost of energy and confidence to start new projects and take some calculated risks. With lucky Jupiter in fellow fire sign Leo until August, fortune is on your side over the next 3-4 months, so make the most of the opportunities. However, communication planet Mercury begins his retrograde cycle on the 19th May which will run for approximately three weeks - if you're involved in talks, discussions or negotiations of any kind, you may find that projects need to be revised or reworked during this period (19th May - 12th June).  The advice is to avoid signing contracts or other important legal documents until mid-June and resist the urge to push or force matters forward. 

Taurus

16th-18th

Happy birthday Taurus - here’s wishing you a wonderful year! Lucky Jupiter continues his year-long journey through your home sector (until August) giving you just a few more months to benefit from his good vibes.  The next few months (between now and August) offer an excellent opportunity to buy or renovate property and spend quality time with close family members. Build that new garden bed, give the kitchen a fresh coat of paint or even put down a deposit on your dream home. The May new moon falls on the 18th in Taurus, ushering in a challenging fortnight with the themes of adjustment and patience. The advice is to slow down, meditate and listen to the inner voice otherwise feelings of anger are likely to erupt. One of the things that may be causing concern is money, either earned income, investments, debt or money owed to you by others.  Being an earth sign, stability and security are very important to you, so use the Mercury retrograde period (19th May – 12th June) to put your finances in order, sort out any problems and build up your resources.  If you are in a relationship, share any concerns with your partner and be as open and transparent as possible about money issues.  Spending time in nature or going for a massage or healing treatment will help you cope with any ups and downs.

Gemini

18th-20th

An action-packed month for you Gemini with ruling planet Mercury beginning his retrograde cycle on the 19th May. Mercury will travel backwards through Gemini until the 12th June, pushing you to deal with any unfinished business and delivering a few home truths along the way!  Action planet Mars joins Mercury in Gemini on the 12th and the two planets meet up in the heavens in late May.  This Mars-Mercury combination in quicksilver Gemini has the potential to produce inspired ideas; courageous speech; the will to fight for what you believe in... OR fiery arguments with plenty of mud-slinging.  You have been warned!   At its best, the Mercury retrograde cycle offers us all a chance to reflect on the quality of our lives and make any necessary changes.  Meanwhile, relationships continue to preoccupy your thoughts as Saturn continues his three year journey through your house of partnership.  Those who have built solid relationships will benefit in the form of greater commitment - engagement, marriage, moving in together or birth of a child, while those whose relationships are shaky are likely to experience break-ups or painful epiphanies.  The same advice applies to business partnerships.

Cancer

20th-23rd

Love goddess Venus moves into Cancer on the 8th for the rest of May, making you look and feel particularly attractive and charismatic. Plus the Scorpio full moon is in your romance and pleasure sector this month, meaning if you’d like to find a new partner or add spice and romance to an existing relationship, the universe is firmly on your side. The same goes for attracting new clients, impressing others or having unexpected good luck  – Venus rules pleasure, beauty and wealth as well as love!  Meanwhile, lucky Jupiter continues his year-long journey through your money house, bringing even more good fortune and new opportunities (until August). When astrologers talk of good fortune, people tend to think of something extraordinary like winning the lottery, but fortune comes in many guises.  Start counting your blessings, looking at all the opportunities surrounding you and know that what is yours will come to you. Finally, communication planet Mercury begins his retrograde cycle on the 19th, travelling backwards through your house of secrets and unconscious matters. Pay attention to dreams, gut feelings, hunches and other messages from within.  Mercury meets up with fiery Mars in late May – you could find yourself feel angry or feisty without really understanding why – stay with the feeling and the message will become clear.
Leo 23rd-25th The Scorpio full moon on 4th May highlights home, family and domestic matters.  You could find yourself painting the downstairs bathroom; renovating the lounge room or even moving home altogether/buying/selling property. If your actual home is not your focus, this full moon could bring up issues relating to your parents - you may need to lend them a hand; discuss important family business or even move out of home because you and your folks are fighting like cat and dog!  Mars will be in your career sector until 12th May and the new moon on the 18th May will open up some interesting professional opportunities. You seem to be in the right place at the right time in the days following this new moon, so investigate any and all career offers, and put the feelers out. You could be taking on new responsibilities at work, possibly through promotion or an attractive job offer and if you have your own business, there's the chance of publicity, new opportunities or some kind of critical acclaim for your work.  Social life looks good, particularly after the 12th May, so take time to catch up with close friends and people who can help you move forward in some way.  And with Mercury retrograde in your friendship and networking sector, you might just bump into a long-lost friend.
Virgo

25th-28th

Practical Saturn, lord of karma recently entered your home sector for a three year visit.   During this time you would do well to concentrate on domestic and family matters.  This could include buying a new home, renovating or decorating your existing home, moving or selling your home, improving relationships within your family or taking on more duties and responsibility for other family members.  The whole purpose of this transit is to build a strong foundation to support you in the years to come.  But in the shorter term, ruling planet Mercury begins his retrograde cycle on the 19th May, travelling backwards through your career sector for three weeks and pushing you to take a long hard look at your work life.  Are you happy with your job?  Do you need a pay rise? Is it worth doing some specialist training to improve your job prospects?  These sorts of matters will preoccupy your thoughts throughout May. However, when Mercury is retrograde it’s best to avoid making changes – rather it’s an opportunity to think things through, consider your options and then make a move when Mercury starts moving forwards again (after 12th June).  The May new moon in Taurus on the 18th lights up your house of study, travel and philosophy. Perhaps it’s time to book in for a weekend away, go on retreat or just explore the meaning of life!

Libra

1st-3rd &
28th-30th

Lucky Jupiter continues to provide ample opportunities to socialise and network right through to August 2015 – Libra is the quintessential PR smoothie, so if you need to bring a group of people together, massage their egos and get them working as a team, now is your chance!  As mentioned last month, Saturn has recently moved into your house of communication and community for a three year visit making this the perfect time to go back to study, write a book or blog, launch your online radio show, learn a new language or embark on any other communication or community project that requires dedication and hard work.   Communication planet Mercury begins his retrograde cycle on the 19th, travelling backwards through Gemini, which in your solar chart is connected to overseas contacts, study, and travel.  If you’re planning an overseas trip, wanting to sign an international contract or do any kind of legal deal, it’s probably better to wait until after the 12th June when Mercury will be moving forwards again.  May is a month for planning, rather than taking action.  If you try to push things forward too quickly, you could be met with delays and frustration.   

Scorpio

3rd-5th &
30th-31st

The May full moon in Scorpio on the 4th is known as the Wesak moon, marking Buddha’s birth and enlightenment. Mercury and Saturn oppose each other at the full moon putting the focus on honest, no-frills communication and its importance in building relationships based on respect and integrity. The recent eclipse cycle in Aries-Libra has forced us all to examine our relationships, the way we treat others and our expectations of others. We are now being asked to consider all situations from the other’s point of view and to speak with mindfulness and courtesy. And this advice applies especially to you Scorpio as this month’s new moon on the 18th is in your partnership sector, making May is a great time to commit to someone you care about or simply to commit to acting with integrity in your relationships  As mentioned last month, in the fallout from the profound shifts brought about by the recent series of Uranus-Pluto square aspects (late 2012 to early 2015), Scorpios who have the courage to let go and trust, to embrace the changes and face their inner demons and shadow self will receive the gifts of growth, wisdom and authenticity as new doors open and old ones close.  Finally with Mercury retrograde in your house of investment this month, pay particular attention to your finances and adopt a flexible attitude. Funds you expected to receive may be late or not arrive at all, or financial arrangements you’ve made with others could be suddenly revised or changed.

Sagittarius

5th-8th

Take things easy in first few days of May as the full moon in Scorpio pushes you to rest, heal and spend time alone recharging the batteries.  You’ll need all that extra energy once the month gets underway with a particular focus on two areas – relationships and career.  Action planet Mars rockets into your house of marriage and partnership on the 12th bringing fire, passion and possible conflict in personal and business relationships while Mercury spends the entire month in the same part of your chart, turning retrograde on the 19th and meeting up with the Sun on the final day of May. With Mars, Mercury and the Sun all together in your partnership sector you have the opportunity to meet new people (including possible business and romantic partners); push forward successfully with joint ventures; resolve relationship issues with current and former partners plus impress others with your competence and expertise. On top of this, the May new moon on the 18th will bring opportunities, assignments and new business from people and clients you've known and worked with in the past, but perhaps not heard from for some time. Also on the professional front, ruling planet Jupiter will be moving into your career sector in just a few short months. The seeds that you’ve been planting over the past year, or indeed over the past few years will come to fruition making the period 2015-16 an extremely fortunate one (similar to 2002-03).  Start getting ready now!

Capricorn

8th-10th

Love goddess Venus glides into your business and partnership sector on the 8th May for the rest of the month, increasing your charisma and bringing favourable opportunities, including the chance to meet someone special.  Self-employed Capricorns - those who run businesses or who freelance or contract - will easily attract new customers and extra business from existing clients, so don’t be afraid to put yourself out there in the world, whether it’s for business or pleasure.  Work looks to be a busy area this month, with Mars, the Sun and Mercury promising a veritable hive of activity.  Mercury will be travelling backwards from the 19th May to the 12th June, making this an excellent time to tie up loose ends at work, deal with unfinished business and have a general spring clean, regardless of the type of work you do.  If you experience conflict in the workplace (Mars is the god of war), rather than taking it personally, look for the underlying lesson.  Do you need to change jobs? Retire? Stand up for yourself? etc. As mentioned last month, over the next couple of years your focus will start to slowly shift from the outer world to the inner landscape.   Public status and achievement will no longer have the same importance or offer the same satisfaction during this period.   You may feel like spending more time on your own, writing, meditating, going on retreat or pilgrimage or developing some new interest or aspect of yourself.  Think about what this might mean for you!

   

Aquarius

10th-12th

You should feel like spending plenty of time at home in the first part of May – inviting friends round, hanging out with your family and cooking up a storm. The energy starts to shift from the 12th onwards as action planet Mars heads into fellow air sign Gemini putting you in a flirtatious and playful mood and boosting your creativity. Then on 19th May Mercury turns retrograde in your house of pleasure and romance. Mercury retrograde tends to wreak havoc on technology, travel and communication but can also bring back people from the past into your life to sort out unfinished business and help you move on. And with Mars also travelling through this area of your birth chart, watch out especially for men from the past coming back into your life, as well as potential new suitors (if you’re into men that is). To continue the romantic theme, lucky Jupiter will be in your marriage and partnership sector for just a few more months (until August) so if you haven’t already done so, seize the opportunity to attract new business partners, new customers and even manifest a brand new relationship – you won’t be this attractive again for another 12 years!

Pisces

12th-14th

The Sun cruises through your communication and ideas sector for the first part of May, producing a flurry of mental activity and a swag of fabulous ideas. Marketing, brainstorming, networking, gossiping, selling - it doesn't matter what you do, but make sure you get out in your local neighbourhood and engage with like-minded souls.  The Scorpio full moon on the 4th lights up your travel, study and philosophy sector.  Perhaps you'll be heading off on an exciting overseas trip (or planning one) or maybe you'll enrol in a new yoga course or some other mind-body-expanding subject. On the 19th May, Mercury the messenger planet turns retrograde in your home and domestic sector until 12th June.  This is definitely not a good time to initiate a home purchase or sign a contract to sell or decorate/renovate your home.  Why not?  Well, when Mercury's travelling backwards, we don't have all the information to hand and often regret the decisions we make during this period.  On the other hand, this is a great time to research housing options, real estate agents, tradesmen etc.  And if you really can't wait until mid-June to sign a contact, check and double check everything - then check it again!  The other possibility with Mercury (and Mars) in this area of your chart is conflict with family members or surprising information that comes to light regarding family members...!

 

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