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Parenting by the Stars - May:

Astrology is a wonderful guide for understanding your child. It’s also a great way to look at any issues or themes that might be highlighted throughout the year.
By Kim Tennant
Date: May 09 2012
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Look at the Sun sign of your child below and see what may be happening for him or her during the month of May. 

Aries (20/3 – 20/4)

The month of May starts quietly for your little Aries. He or she may enjoy spending time on his/her own for the first few weeks of the month. The Full Moon on the 6th brings up a lot of deep emotions for your Aries child. He/she may be quite intense during this time. The New Moon eclipse on the 21st brings a chance to encourage your Aries child to really express him/herself. As the month draws to a close, your little Aries will enjoy the company of his/her friends. Your Aries child may also enjoy being a part of a group.

Aries mums will also be more withdrawn during the month of May. Taking the time out to enjoy your own company is important. The New Moon is a great time to embark on a short trip or become involved in a project within the local community.

Taurus  (20/4 – 21/5)

Your little Taurus falls in the spotlight for most of May. Make him or her feel special. Pay him or her lots of attention –he/she will enjoy it immensely. The Full Moon on the 6th May sees relationships highlighted for your Taurus child. Something may also come full circle for him or her regarding a best friend. The New Moon eclipse on the 21st is a great time to help your Taurus child work on his/her self-esteem. It is also a good time to begin to instil in your Taurus child that true security comes from within, not through material possessions!

Taurus mums will enjoy their time to shine this month. Any single Taurus mums out there may find themselves focusing on a previous relationship. Venus, the ruler of Taurus, goes retrograde on the 16th May, which may bring past relationships into the limelight to be examined.

Gemini (21/5 – 20/6)

May is the time of year when your little Gemini’s self-esteem is a focus. Take the time to give your Gemini child an emotional boost. Be extra kind and understanding. The Full Moon on the 6th May might highlight any health issues. It may also bring a family pet into the spotlight. The New Moon eclipse in Gemini on the 21st May brings breakthroughs. You Gemini child will become his/her usual chatty self as the month progresses and will enjoy lots of mental stimulation in the last week of the month.

Gemini mums now have the opportunity to gain success from hard work under the New Moon eclipse, particularly those born on the 21st and 22nd May. Enjoy new ideas and the variety that life has to offer as the month draws to a close.

Cancer (20/6 – 22/7)

Communication is very important for your little Cancer this month. Sibling issues may also come to the fore. The Full Moon on the 6th May will highlight your Cancer child’s need for self-expression. It also places a focus on having fun, so encourage it. The New Moon eclipse on 21st May brings an opportunity to help your little Cancer develop his/her spiritual side. Spending time in or around water (bath time, walks along the beach) will have a soothing effect on your Cancer child around the time of the New Moon eclipse.

Cancer mums may find themselves involved in their local community more than usual this month. Neighbours may also be highlighted. Take time out to have fun this month and remember to nurture yourself around the time of the New Moon eclipse. Self-esteem issues may arise as the month fades.

Leo (22/7 – 23/8)

Home and family are a major focus during the month of May for your little Leo. Although usually happy to be out and about, your Leo child may prefer to stick closer to home for the first 3 weeks of May. The Full Moon on the 6th May. A parent or an issue with a parent may be highlighted during the Full Moon on the 6th May. The New Moon eclipse draws attention to your little Leo’s wishes, hopes and dreams – so help him or her to reach for the stars now. This is also a wonderful time for your Leo child to join a new group or be introduced to children that may become friends.

Leo mums will spend more time on their families than usual this month. A parent may need help or attention during this time. Focus on your own hopes and dreams to bring them into fruition in May.

Virgo (23/8 – 23/9)

Fun and good times is the focus for your little Virgo this month. Virgo is traditionally known as the sign that likes to serve, but during the month of May, help your little Virgo to tap into his/her lighter side. Introduce new board games or play games outside with a pet. The Full Moon on the 6th May might bring some emotional moments with a sibling. The New Moon eclipse on the 21st May highlights a new beginning for a parent. It may also highlight a new direction that your Virgo child may take.

Virgo mums have the perfect opportunity to express their true nature throughout the month. Let your essence shine through! Utilize the energy of the New Moon eclipse on the 21st to start new projects in relation to your career and/or life direction. The energy is there to push new ideas and await the breakthrough that may well come soon after.

Libra (23/9 – 23/10)

Your Libran child may feel a little run down during the first three weeks of May. Make sure that he or she is eating properly and getting enough rest. Now is not the time for your little Libran to push him or herself. The Full Moon on the 6th May casts a light on issues to do with pocket money. Values may also be explored during this time. The New Moon eclipse on 21st brings a chance to involve your little Libran in the planning of a family holiday.

Libran mums may also find themselves physically vulnerable this month. Remember to look after yourself. You may find yourself going over old ground in a relationship or you may run into an old flame during the second half of May.

Scorpio (23/10 – 22/11)

Best friends will take a front seat this month for your little Scorpio. All close relationships will take on a special importance for him/her. You Scorpio child will enjoy relating in one-on-one situations during May. The Full Moon on the 6th May will bring your little Scorpio into the limelight. He or she may shine during this time. The New Moon eclipse on 21st May is a good time to reinforce the lesson of sharing. As the month draws to a close, watch your Scorpio child’s health, as it may be a little fragile during this time. Rug your little Scorpio up, feed him/her well and make sure enough sleep is had.

Scorpio mums will be focusing on their partners for most of the month – romance and business. Remember to enjoy your moment in the limelight around the time of the Full Moon. The New Moon eclipse on the 21st is a great time to start a joint venture.

Sagittarius(22/11 – 21/12)

Your Sagittarian child may be quite intense during the first few weeks of May. He or she may enjoy deep and meaningful conversations at this time. The subject of death and the afterlife may also raise its head. Your little Sagittarius may have a strong need to connect with others on quite a deep level. There will be no room for superficiality. The Full Moon on the 6th May might see your Sagittarian child becoming quite emotional for a few days. The New Moon eclipse on the 21st May is a great time for your Sagittarian child to make a new best friend and/or to connect with others individually.

Sagittarian mums may also be a bit emotional around Full Moon time. Take some time out and enjoy doing something that brings you a sense of spiritual connection. Walk along the beach, meditate, take a relaxing bath. The New Moon eclipse brings a wonderful opportunity to start over in your close relationships.

Capricorn (21/12 – 21/1)

Your little Capricorn may be quite philosophical during the month of May. Discussions about all sorts of different areas may be enjoyed. Exploring foreign cultures and places is also something your Capricorn child might show an interest in during the first few weeks of the month. The Full Moon on the 6th will highlight friends and group activities. The New Moon eclipse on the 21st May is a great time to start a new routine with your little Capricorn. Commencing toilet training during this time may bring success. It’s also good timing if you’re thinking of introducing a new pet into the family environment.

Capricorn mums can utilize the energy of the New Moon eclipse by starting a new health and fitness regime. May is the month to explore your own belief systems. The Full Moon highlights your wishes, hopes and dreams. It may also see you letting go of any friendships that no longer serve you.

Aquarius(21/1 – 19/2)

May is the month when a particular parent might receive a lot of attention from your little Aquarian. He or she may also talk quite often about what he/she wants to do as a grown up. The Full Moon on the 6th May highlights a parental relationship. The New Moon eclipse on the 21st brings wonderful energy for introducing fun new activities to your Aquarian child. It is also a great time to encourage self-expression.

Aquarian mums may also enjoy taking up a new leisure activity or trying something you’ve always wanted to have a go at. The Full Moon highlights you’re career and direction in life on the 6th May. You will find yourself becoming more philosophical as the month draws to a close.

Pisces(19/2 – 20/3)

Your dreamy Pisces child will be focusing on his/her wishes, hopes and dreams this month. Friends will be very important to him or her. Your Pisces child may also enjoy partaking in group activities during the first few weeks of May. The Full Moon on the 6th May highlights your little Pisces’ beliefs, so be ready to answer some questions! The New Moon eclipse on the 21st brings a new start on the home front. This could be a good time to start getting your Pisces child more involved in activities in the home, such as making their own bed, keeping their room clean etc (if they are old enough).

Pisces mums will also be a little dreamy for most of the month. Dream about where you are headed in life and put plans into action during the last week of May. The Full Moon on the 6th may have you thinking about study and/or travel. The New Moon eclipse on the 21st could make you quite emotional about your home and family. Any changes you want to introduce are best done now.

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