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Your Guide to the upcoming Astrological dates this month •
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Featuring: a grand entry wearing the crowns of Samhain and Beltane, full moon in Scorpio with her Lunar Eclipse, celebrating the end of Mercury Retrograde, a New Moon in Taurus just on time for Mother’s Day, Gemini Season and World Tarot Day…

We draw inspiration from the stars for you, bringing you a soft conversation each month about what the cosmos may have aligned for you and the collective. If the concepts resonate, delve a little more into it; if our words bounce back and sound too mysterious, let them go Beautiful Seeker (no offence to us!).

Our overview this month is inspired by exceptional sky-readers, primarily our very own Founder Britta and her channelled Celestial Journal, and by the divine Cafe Astrology.

May 1, 2023: The rites of Samhain and Beltane

NH*: celebrating Beltane
“The veil between worlds is thin again, as Beltane heralds the beginning of the Celtic summer season.
Beltane marks the point where the Spring energy is fully realized in nature. The energy of this time isn’t only about physical fertility, but rather how we might sow seeds for many other kinds of things: creative projects, more positive relationships, finding ways of expressing ourselves, and more. Now is when the flowers fully bloom, nectar flows, and green has returned to our lands.” More, much more in our Celestial Journal

Overall, Beltane embodies the feminine energy of our universe, honours the goddesses of fertility, creativity and contagious optimism. Maypole dance, sacred sexual rituals, circles, bon fires all wrapped in prayers, are only some of the traditions to be exploring around this date!
In your prayers and altar, create a libation of honey and milk to the Queen of the May (The Goddess Flora).

SH*: celebrating {the energy of ) Samhain
Although it may be more fitted to the energy of October in the Northern Hemisphere, your invitation in the South today is to plunge into the representation of Samhain and the waning of light: “Samhain is a major Sabbat for the Witches and generally recognized as our most holy of days. It is a cross-quarter day, situated between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. It celebrates the Witches' New Year and the end of the summer season. It marks the end of the Goddess’ reign and welcomes back the return of the Lord of the Underworld who will protect and guide us through the dark Winter months that are now moving across the land.

Samhain inaugurates Winter, is the final chance to dry herbs for winter storage, and a night when fairies supposedly afoot working mischief.” More, much more in our Celestial Journal

All is said, sisters, brothers of the cosmic realms, the energy will be at an all-time high. Honouring our ancestral lineages of witches, in the multiple forms they may have taken, we wholeheartedly invite your divine dimension to plunge into the most delicious rituals. Through prayers, meditation, flowers and herbs, creations of all precious value, bring out your tarot cards and oracles and let Spirit guide you…

* {NH} refers to Northern Hemisphere and {SH} refers to Southern Hemisphere

{tip: find our special tarot spreads for these cosmic events on our Instagram account}

May 5, 2023: Full Moon in Scorpio

“As flowers begin to color the landscape, May's full moon rises to signify a pleasant time free from negativity. Per TimeAndDate, other Native American names for this springtime transit include the Budding Moon, Egg Laying Moon, and Planting Moon. This is a period wherein you're more likely to believe in yourself, explains Astrology. The season of new beginnings mixes with the possibilities of a full moon to create an energetic concoction of positivity..” extract from St Soleil Celestial Journal.

As 87% of the human population live in the Northern Hemisphere (aka the Human Hemisphere), we invite you, wherever you may be on Earth, to bring about the energy that this full moon may inspire for your current beautiful life…
According to Tarot, coupled with the Lunar Eclipse the full Flower Moon in Scorpio ignites passion and pushes us to extremes. You're likely to speak without your usual crowd-pleasing filter. But even though you might taste more venom during this full moon, Scorpio's energy also increases intuition and understanding of others, prompting metamorphic realizations.

Remember: eclipses have Divine purpose and higher reasoning for their unique cosmic occurrences.
They provide you with an energetic platform in which to help you evolve and advance in
your spiritual development. When an Eclipse occurs, it's important you revere the powerful, dramatic energies that bring about the sudden opportunities, shifts and changes in your life.

May 15, 2023: Mercury Retrograde Ends

Look back as your experienced a similar cosmic occurrence last December 29 - January 19 (links to our astro reading): providing an opportunity to pause or learning more effective communication, are there beautiful lessons she has taught you?

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May 19, 2023: New Moon in Taurus + Mother’s Day {AUS}

“This New Moon harmonizes with Mars, Neptune, and Pluto, suggesting that our inspiration, motivation, and determination support our efforts to begin f resh. Mars and Pluto are heading toward an opposition, and the tension can stir ambition, although there can be some paranoia or fear-driven behavior involved.” St Soleil Celestial Journal.

With this potent Taurus energy, it’s time to stop and smell the roses and to become more aware of what makes us feel comfortable and secure. Oh hello, motherly hearth energy!
Reflection prompt: what does the mother aspect mean to you, how does it infuse through your days, or how do you intend to care for it throughout the upcoming Taurus Season?

May 23, 2023: Entering Gemini Season

“Urges us to build new connections, communicate with anyone and everyone, meet new people, and to grow in this energetic ambiance. With this transit, intellectual exchanges in your relations with others, and trips elsewhere will be many and highly energized. Still, due to impatience, a strong tendency to be scattered or overemotional, some will have trouble seeing things .” St Soleil Celestial Journal.

Yang, action, outwardly, qualify the Gemini season. Symbolised by twins, it can also invoke a sense of division, between the head and the heart. Seek opportunities, embrace your flexibility, feel yourself be available and be beautifully open to the world’s highest vibrations. The element of Air is carrying you through the clouds of being human on this earth!

May 25, 2023: World Tarot Day

For its 20th year, this celebration aims to highlight the magickal gifts that Tarot has brought to our world since the 15th Century (1430 indeed, its roots developed in Italy).
Stay tuned with St Soleil via Instagram or Facebook for our announcements, free readings and an exciting launch on that date…

May 28, 2023: Pentecost and the descent of Spirit

A Christian celebration honouring the gift of the Holy Spirit, when tongues of fire descended upon Jesus’ followers. According to Britannica: 50 Days after Easter, "the first Pentecost is the day when a small band of Jesus' followers spontaneously began speaking in various foreign languages.. It's important to note that these diverse languages were unknown to the apostles, making the event supernatural. What's more, the Book of Acts describes a "violent wind" preceding the events and "tongues of fire" that came to rest on each of the disciples" and a similar legend pertains the Jewish beliefs.

Humanity on Earth has never ceased to be connected to the myriad of dimensions where the vibration of sound and light birth all potential, the rainbow of all forms of existence painting in our universe… may the brushes of your exploration project light upon all the canvases of your life ✨


Words by Laurie Foulon.

From the ripples of the moon, Laurie lives with the tides of this life in water-like motion. Ebbing and flowing, her Cancer Zodiac nature fills her with the rhythm of emotions, and she dances through their swaying branches to find inspiration guided by intuition.

Carer for the heart of humanity, our blue planet and its myriad of life forms, Laurie finds creativity in the everyday unfolding of events around us... and plays with weaving them into words that can be worn like precious pearl necklaces around our necks.

Born a woman in the South of France (an auspicious alignment with St Soleil), she has travelled inwards and outwards, throughout the world, and has for now anchored her roots in Australia. Her yin qualities embrace femininity, and she sure is one to "Live by the Sun, Dream by the Moon".



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