Storytelling Moon

By Holiday Mathis

May 27, 2020 6 min read

Every relationship has a story. The Leo moon encourages us to make it an interesting one. When the moon is in this playful sign, being too literal and serious is considered deadly boring. Embellishment and exaggeration are expected and taken as just part of the fun. Bring on the theatrics, including poetry, mystery and intrigue!

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There are more senses than touch, taste, smell, sight and sound. Senses will come alive in your intellect — the cerebral tickle of humor, the shiver of distaste and the tingle of an electric idea.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Bad feelings need air, too. There's no one correct way to release them. Some pestiferous feelings are effectively processed through the structure of media, sports, art or religion.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Goodness, faith and sweetness owe a debt to wrongness, faithlessness and bitterness, as they would not exist without their opposites. Recognizing shadows allows you to dance in the light of wisdom.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). All rewards have a cost. You can have what you want, so long as you want the cost of it just as much as you want the rest of it. In figuring that out, experience will teach you more than analysis.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If the rules are not written down, spoken or communicated otherwise, then the only way to find out what they are is to break them. This is also the fastest way to get to the actual rules as opposed to the ideal ones.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You hate to say no, but it's necessary for honest living. It's easier when no comes quickly, briefly and impersonally. No offer can be right for everyone.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You can succeed alone, but it will take three times longer, and will feel like 10 times longer, as that route is a slog. Bring another person in or, better yet, a team.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You may imagine you know how a scene will play out, but even an Oscar-winning scriptwriter can't predict what people will say and do in real life. You'll never know unless you make your entrance.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The last thing you want to be perceived as right now is bossy. Even if you are the boss, asserting authority will only go over well if done with genial diplomacy.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You don't need a dance floor. All you need is a floor. Your dance will be spontaneous, if subtle, and expressive of an emotion you know well, just not usually at this level of intensity.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A true empath, you will read all cues, mostly without even being aware you are doing it. And you'll hear people before they tell you in words what it is they are feeling.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Many learn a thing, but few act on it. It is action, not education, that creates change. When you make your move, it will be straight to the top, mostly because of your timing and initiative.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 27). The solar journey is marked by the qualities of determination and stamina. Many mornings, you will be up before the sun to get the most productivity out of your days. Loved ones make you proud as they build on what you've given them and shine on. An important rite of passage will be crossed in August. Libra and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 30, 21, 44 and 11.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "As a Leo, I have always assumed that my spirit animal was a lion or other cat. I told this to my 15-year old daughter, and she informed me that I am not to use the term 'spirit animal' because it is offensive to Native Americans. Is this true? She also cautioned against 'tribe' and even suggested that certain practices like using sage smoke to clear out bad energy might be cultural appropriation. What do you say?"

As it goes with all questions concerning cultural appropriation, the one to ask is the one whose culture may be offended, though even then you will get the answer of only one individual. Many Native American cultures dislike the use of the word "tribe" used to describe a squad of friends or a community group or followers of, say, a social media entity. "Tribe" is an anthropological term. It can be offensive when borrowed to describe other groupings, and can also be degrading when it is used instead of the word "nation" to describe the sovereign nation of Native Americans.

Furthermore, it is easy to imagine how those belonging to native cultures that have rituals and beliefs around spirit animals might be offended by the pop culture and humorous references to "spirit animals." Substitutions you might try: inner avatar, animal icon, kindred beast or Patronus.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Multitalented Chris Colfer will soon release "A Tale of Witchcraft" which is the sequel to his latest fantasy world success, "A Tale of Magic." The best-selling author and Golden Globe-winning actor is an intellectual Gemini born under a soulful Cancer moon and has natal Venus in feisty Aries. Mars in Pisces shows an almost psychic sense when it comes to his work.

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