Happy May Birthday—You Earthy Romantics
and Social Butterflies!
Sociable to say the least, those born during the month of May are the rock in their circle of friends. A reliable individual whom people can depend upon, you are the one those in a pinch seek out, for you’re able to get through the thickest of thick and thinnest of thin.
Those born under the second sign of the zodiac, Taurus, possess an unshakeable interest in others. For above all else, you value the innate goodness in others. Not to mention, you grab life by the horns and don’t let go! Although your energies may take time to build, once you’re revved up, there’s no turning back. An earth sign, you are a true friend of Mother Nature and your feet are planted firmly on the ground. This also makes you a loyal and steadfast partner, but because you are ruled by Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, you are also one of the true romantics.
If you’re born a Gemini, you’re the social butterfly of the zodiac! Like the butterfly, you rarely stay in one place for very long. A great conversationalist, you love keeping up with everything everyone is up to. Once you’re brought up to speed, you feel the need to record it so you won’t forget it, which makes you the ultimate wordsmith! You’re also the model multi-tasker. The sign of the twins, you wish you had four arms instead of two to get everything you want to accomplished!
May’s birth flower, the Lily of the Valley, has roots in Christian tradition as it is mentioned fifteen times in the Bible, eight in the Song of Solomon. Symbolic of the Second Coming of Christ due to its blossoming in early Spring, other Biblical and Christian references to this white bell-shaped perennial include: Eve’s tears as she and Adam were excommunicated from the Garden of Eden, as well as the tears of the Virgin Mary shed at the foot of Christ’s cross, believed to have transformed into the flower. Used nowadays for decoration, this Springtime flower is actually poisonous. Nevertheless, it is a delight in its appearance and pleasant with its scent.
Your birthstone, the emerald, comes from the ancient Greek, smaragdus, and Old French, esmeralde, translating into “green gemstone.” First mined in ancient Egypt in the 4th century B.C., this precious gem was believed to have been a favorite worn by Cleopatra. Since then, it has been used countless times as a wellness stone to heal diseases like cholera and malaria, as well as sooth the soul, clear the mind, and increase intelligence. Popular for celebrating a couple’s nuptials, it is associated with the twentieth and thirty-fifth wedding anniversaries.
Famous People Born in May
Celebrate your birthday this month with these notable names:
Adele, Fred Astaire, David Beckham, Cher, George Clooney, Bing Crosby, Miles Davis, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Tina Fey, Sigmund Freud, Audrey Hepburn, John F. Kennedy, Florence Nightingale, Jimmy Stewart, Mike Wallace, Orson Welles, Walt Whitman, Mark Zuckerberg, Malcolm X
Important May 2013 Dates
May Day 5/1
Cinco de Mayo 5/5
National Teacher’s Day 5/7
Mother’s Day 5/12
Bike to Work Day 5/17
Armed Forces Day 5/18
Memorial Day 5/27