The flower for the Taurean month of May is the Hawthorn flower and are the darling buds of May to which Shakespeare (a Taurean born on the 23rd April 1564) referred in his eighteenth sonnet! The fragrance of the hawthorn flower can have quite an inspirational impact. Taureans delight in soothing music and good food but they also have a wry sense of humour and some of the celebration days in the month of Taurus certainly reflect this!
Taurus is an earth sign and is represented by the tempestuous bull!
And just like their celestial spirit animal, your tiny Taureans often express a natural affinity with being surrounded by nature; bucolic wood settings, greener than green landscapes and back-to-basics living is exactly where they thrive!
Taurus is under Venus’ rulership – the planet that governs love, beauty and money. Seemingly only consoled by home comforts and settings they are familiar with, your little one has also expressed a deep liking for the finer things in life! They LOVE to be pampered, so remember that if ever you feel an outburst incoming!
Taurus is under Venus’ rulership – the planet that governs love, beauty and money.
The month of May looks to be a busy one indeed! Though we’re currently all still roaming to the kitchen, then to the garden, and onto the garage and back again, there’s no reason why your tiny Taurus can’t get stuck into a plethora of home chores and decorating days, to pass the time! The thing we love most about Tauruses is their eagerness to roll up their sleeves and work hard to earn big rewards – a little indicator of what their future school-work ethic looks like, too!
Taureans are fiercely loyal. You should start to see traits of true dependability coming through, even at such a young age, so be sure to encourage this endearing quality, but be wary of their super strong personalities and inability to let their stubbornness slide! Though testing at times, this is also a really big part of who they are, and without it, they wouldn’t be so charismatically strong minded and adamant about what they want and don’t want – try to force them into something they don’t want to do and these little ones won’t budge!
Because little Taureans are so very content with routine and are keen to stay put in familiar surroundings, it is important to introduce them to change ever so gradually and early on, because they could end up feeling very unsettled and anxious, otherwise.
They are tactile little beings, so it’s safe to say you’ll never be without mounds of love and affection when they’re around! Taurus babies absolutely love to feel secure and swaddled safe and tight, so hold them close and let them know that they’re protected always and loved beyond words! Of all the babies to take a liking to thumbsucking and dummies around the clock, it is undoubtedly Taurus! Actually, it is said that children born during this particular period tend to stick just about object they can find in their mouths! They are ruled by the five senses so are naturally more inclined to benefit emotionally from soothing aids like pacifiers and blankets.
Tiny Taureans tend to be very positive, always with a ‘cup half-full’ outlook on life. Balanced and fair in their approach to most things, they are an absolute joy to be around!
They are balanced and fair in their approach to most things.
A glimpse at the coming month for Gemini
May 21st – June 20th
Prepare for a month of incessant question asking and the odd explosive temper tantrum. Little Gemini is feeling understandably despondent and impatient for answers! Governed by mercury, the messenger planet of communication, it’s no wonder that the current events have got your Gemini’s mind into a bit of a muddle. Keep them distracted with a timetable of the weeks ahead to refer to now and then; they need structure and plans a lot of the time so it’s the perfect answer for now.
A glimpse at the coming month for Cancer
June 21st – July 22nd
Now is the time to ride that wave of self expression! Cancerians can be sensitive and there’s nothing wrong with that! Teach them that, as delicate beings, it’s vital they communicate what they feel and why they feel it; it’s important that they don’t retreat into a shell of hurt feelings. Try painting together or writing stories that will harness their creativity and bring with it their ability to express what they feel with new words and phrases.
A glimpse at the coming month for Leo
July 23rd – August 22nd
If they’ve got siblings, you may notice that they’re being a little more instigative than is usual when it comes to arguments with them this month. It’s only because they’re unsure of all this change and don’t quite know how to digest it. It could be a great idea to take them on a long walk, just them; somewhere quiet and peaceful, so you can explain to them that this isn’t forever and good times are coming.
A glimpse at the coming month for Virgo
August 23rd – September 22nd
Always a little bit vulnerable, anyway, your little Virgo looks as though they’re carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. But actually, they’re not fretting as much as their ruminative expressions suggest. They’re thinking about how they can make this a better experience for you! Be aware of how much they’re picking up on this month – perhaps introduce some lively dance classes you can both enjoy being silly together with.
A glimpse at the coming month for Libra
September 23rd – October 22nd
Little Libras are feeling lucky this month! And the warmer weather might have a big part to play in all of this! Reflecting the mood of the blue skies and chirpy birdsong, your mini Libran is talking A LOT about their plans to spend time with their buddies this summer. It’s lovely to witness more of their positivity and forward-thinking approaches to down days. Busy them with baking and reading out loud quotes of the day, in the meantime!
A glimpse at the coming month for Scorpio
October 23rd – November 21st
This month’s full moon is in Scorpio, occuring on the 7th, and your little ones sure are impressive when it comes to getting things done and diligently, too! Set them a task and they’ve completed it within the hour. But what else can you keep them occupied with during the long spring days? Head over to our Music blog to find out about all the benefits that playing and listening to music has to offer; your little Scorpion looks as though they can give Beethoven a run for his money!
A glimpse at the coming month for Sagittarius
November 22nd – December 21st
Brace yourselves, mums and dads. This month you’ll be hearing a lot of ‘No’! Ever get the feeling that your little Sagittarian is showing you the ways of the world (or trying to anyway!)? An old soul and likely never to accept they could be in the wrong, this month looks to be a tricky one indeed! Stick to your guns and persevere with them; they can’t help being so strong-willed, and deep down, really only want to be smothered in kisses and cuddles!
A glimpse at the coming month for Capricorn
December 22nd – January 19th
Totally on top of their game emotionally and creatively this month, Capricorn is feeling playful, full of good vibes and dishing out affection left, right and centre! Set up a treasure hunt in the garden or inside the house for them, and you’ll be hearing excitement and infectious giggles coming in from every corner of the room! Your little Capricorns are so at ease and relaxed at the moment – make the most of this precious time together.
A glimpse at the coming month for Aquarius
January 20th – February 18th
Adorable little Aquarians are learning a lot about the importance of forgiveness this month! A time to dedicate to the process of self-reflection, this Stay at Home period can really help to encourage youngsters to look at things from other people’s points of view. And understanding why it’s so vital to let things go once in a while will be a big feat for Aquarius who is an open-minded little soul anyway, but just needs an extra push this month, during moments of friction!
A glimpse at coming month for Pisces
February 19th – March 20th
You may be feeling that your sensitive Piscean isn’t voicing much of an interest in doing anything. And this may have led you to feel concerned that they’re not progressing, particularly in certain areas of their home schooling. Try to relax, because it really is just a fleeting bout of disenchantment; they’re not able to do the things they would usually enjoy doing. Don’t put too much pressure on them to snap out of it – Stick on a movie and let them zone out for a short while!
A glimpse at the coming month for Aries
March 21st – April 19th
Always eager to take the lead, little Arians are big on being the boss this month… It seems as though they’re making demands, morning, noon and night! Be patient with their sometimes quite combative requests, they’re just trying to test you and need you to set some boundaries. Distract them with some edible paint or an exciting afternoon of fort-making. All they’re after really is a little bit of structure to adhere to.
The Taurus colour palette is brimming with bright yellows & greens and some woody hues of chestnut & brown sugar
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