Here we are in May 2023. May this month bring in blessings and abundance for all!
Let’s talk about the energy of the first half of this month. May is a powerful month of transformation on all fronts.
Everything flourishes, especially our relationships with the proper nourishment and care. Unfortunately, there is also a strong letting-go that is occurring with specific connections and situations.
Remember: the universe has got you! This is a strong time of aligning with your destiny even and especially, when it feels scary, unsettling.
Let go to grow, and in some cases? Let go or be dragged…it is Eclipse season, after all!
There will be intense personal development, as we lean into the changes that are presented to us from both personal circumstances, and outside circumstances.
I go much more into this in my yearly forecast, which you can find right here.
May 1st: the month of May starts off with a Sun/Mercury conjunction, known as Cazimi. Now let’s not forget that planet Mercury is still in trickster mode, still retrograde until 5/14. Having said that, take note that this Cazimi moment is a bright spot of the retrograde.
On the very same day, planet Pluto stations retrograde.
Plutos energy vibrates from the underworld; in other words, it stirs up the gunk from the deepest parts of our very souls. Pluto’s intent is to deconstruct in order to reconstruct. Pluto asks us to dive deep into our own darkness, to recognize and get acquainted with our own shadowy material so that we can transcend and thrive.
Pluto will be retrograde from 5/1-10/11.
During this time, welcome the deep introspection. Enlist in deeper forms of therapy if need be emotionally, physically, spiritually. Recognize where your fears, obsessions and compulsions may be getting in the way of you living most authentically. Focus on releasing control where necessary. *I can help you with this, see the sessions that I offer here.
Pluto is the planetary ruler of Scorpio, so these themes of death and rebirth (on the metaphorical level) are even more enhanced as we move toward this Scorpio Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse.
The current energies are highly charged, no doubt about it. This can feel exciting and exhilarating in some ways and in other ways, excruciating and very unsettling. Not surprisingly, you may feel all of the above.
Welcome to Eclipse season!
As you may recall, we had a powerful Solar Eclipse back on 4/20. We have a Lunar Eclipse coming up in Scorpio on 5/5. This next Lunar Eclipse also happens to be the sixth in a series that began on November 19, 2021 and ends on Oct. 28, 2023. *For frame of reference, track back and pay attention to this time period and whatever developments are occurring for you.
This particular Eclipse falls on the Taurus/Scorpio axis and pulls focus onto our security versus our insecurity. Where we feel the most threatened, and what we need to eliminate to move toward safety. Our material needs and world, versus our spiritual needs and world.
This is Taurus, this is Scorpio.
As I always say with the opposing signs, they are two sides of the same coin. They are merely mirrors to each other, reflecting back the strengths and weaknesses of the other. We must integrate the two halves to get to the whole.
Remember: opposite signs are going for the same things, they just go about it in very different ways!
The time we are in right now as I write this, the time in between Eclipses most definitely can feel…weird, eerie, otherworldly, confusing, exhausting…and many other adjectives. The list goes on and on but one thing is certain: we feel these energies mind, body, spirit. This is why it is extremely important to pay attention to what is going on in your personal reality during these periods, to honor the needs of your body.
Our physical bodies may feel like they are going through the wringer with these energies, so be sure to pay attention to your self-care. This is not the time to neglect yourself. Here are some tips on staying grounded and protecting your energy.
Get out into nature, stay hydrated, rest. Practice conscious breathing, meditate, stay connected to others to feel less alone.
Remember that Eclipses are significant passages of time and will always tell a story, a story of your life.
Sound dramatic? Well, it is!
Entrances and exits are not uncommon around these times. Abrupt endings followed by new beginnings, are quite common.
Eclipses bring sweeping changes into our lives, ready or not and this can feel very disruptive and disorientating…yet, it can also be quite magical!
While this energy is powerful for everyone, it will be most strongly felt if you have fixed points and placements which are Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius and even more so, if these placements fall between 10°-20° degrees.
*In the above video I dive into the signs and what these Eclipses can indicate for you. Be sure to let me know how it resonates!