Since January, we have had a lot of energy stirring in the cosmos. We have had Eclipses, a string of Super Moons and pivotal alignments like Uranus moving into Taurus and Saturn and Pluto reaching their closest conjunction.
The start of 2019 has been action-packed to say the least!
Perhaps you are feeling this in your own life. Perhaps you are amazed at just how fast the year is going and how busy you have been!
There is no denying that 2019 is a transformative year and that it is slowly preparing us for the huge alignments taking place in 2020– which I am sure, as it grows closer, you will hear me talk about a lot more!
So when you look back at all of this cosmic activity, it is safe to say that in comparison, May is a relatively quiet month with not as much going on as the months passed.
All through the month of May, we have this wonderful, healing, and restorative energy on offer to us.
In order to help you use this to the fullest advantage, I have created a guided meditation designed to activate your self-healing ability. You can try it out here.
During the month of May, we also have three planets in retrograde- Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn. While we don’t feel these retrogrades as much as other planets like Mercury, Venus, and Mars, their motion will definitely cause a slowing down.
Things are going to feel gentler and we are going to have more time to reflect over the past and to think about what is best for our future.
In fact, this energy is definitely guiding us to take a look at the quality of our lives and of our choices, and to adjust and make changes where necessary.
This is a good time for all of us to check in with ourselves and ensure that we are heading in the direction that we want to be.
It is never too late to make a change, and now is the time to reflect, ponder, and then take the necessary steps.
While there is no limit on what changes we can make, under the influence of Taurus Season is it a great time to change our diet, our day-to-day routine, and our financial habits.
The first significant date in May is the New Moon which falls on the 4th in the sign of Taurus.
This is a lovely New Moon that will be sending beams of hope, love, healing, and grace straight into the pit of our soul.
While the vibes around this New Moon are lovely, soft, and feminine, it is also worth mentioning that Mars is still out of bounds, and this may create some tension, especially when it comes to how we communicate with others.
When out of bounds, the energy of Mars becomes exaggerated and we can be quick to act and quick to anger.
It is really important that we keep our ego in check, especially around this New Moon, and try our best to think before speaking.
Having said that however, there is still favorable energy for communication all through the month of May, so if a difficult conversation needs to be had, don’t shy away from it. Instead, use the Mars energy to find your confidence and your inner warrior. Use it to share your truth but to do so in a way that is kind, tolerant, and truthful.
One the 18th we have the Full Moon in the sign of Scorpio. The Scorpio Full Moon is classically one of the most potent and powerful of the year. This is because Scorpio is the sign synonymous with transformation and spiritual growth.
This is a highly charged Full Moon, not only because it falls in Scorpio but because it is the fourth Full Moon since the Equinox and before the Solstice.
Whenever there are four Full Moons in between the Equinox and Solstice, it can be referred to as a Seasonal Blue Moon.
A Blue Moon can also be used to describe the second Full Moon within a calendar month, so it does get a bit confusing!
It is interesting however, that according to EarthSky.org – “Some people prefer the seasonal definition of Blue Moon because it’s based on natural phenomena (equinoxes and solstices) instead of an artificial constraint (calendar month).”
Whether you call it a Blue Moon or not, it’s energy is going to be potent and is a sign from the Universe that we really need to be releasing, detoxifying, and letting go in order to welcome in the new energies that are waiting to surround planet Earth.
There is a lot of ascension energy happening in the cosmos this year in order to prepare for what is to come in 2020, and the Full Moons of 2019 are really helping to lighten our loads so we can continue traveling higher.
This is the perfect time to lighten our energy, and to shed and release all that is weighing us down. While we don’t want to brush our problems under the rug, we also don’t want to get fixated and stuck obsessing about them.
Under the energy of the Scorpio Moon, we have to shift our attention away from our problems and instead into a place of surrender and trust.
When we surrender and trust the divine rhythms of the Universe, we are left with a knowing that all is as it should be and all will be revealed and resolved as it should be.
While this seems like a passive stance to take, it is really not. Surrendering is not about being passive, it is about listening, opening, and trusting. It is about following through on the guidance that arises, rather than fighting or struggling to know which way to turn.
When you surrender and trust in the process, problems are resolved with more ease and with less tension and stress. All you can do is try it, and this Full Moon is the perfect time.
Following the Full Moon, we enter into Gemini Season on the 21st. We are moving out of Earth and into Air, and we are going to feel the lightness that comes with this!
Gemini Season is all about communication, creativity, and self-expression, and all of these endeavors are going to be supported!
As we wrap up the end of the month, we are going to feel calmer, more balanced, and centered in our selves.
We are going to feel that we have had the chance to catch our breath and reflect on the path we are walking. We are going to feel still, confident, and more sure of ourselves as we reach the halfway point of the calendar year.