With five planets in retrograde right now (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, and Mercury) we are all getting the opportunity to release karmic patterns and blockages, revise and redirect our courses of action, and find the kind of structure we need to support our long-term goals.
Sure, retrogrades have a bad reputation, but it’s not (all) justified. It’s when we resist their energies and fight to keep things from changing that we run into trouble. But keeping aware of what’s coming up for you, and why, makes all the difference.
The work that these retrogrades are supporting now can lead to deep healing. Imagine the freedom you can have by finally breaking away from a pattern or mindset that has kept you stalled?
Personally, I’ve been feeling that Pluto retrograde the most so far, without even realizing it at first. I strongly called to try some past life regression in late April. It wasn’t something that was on my mind much before, but the clarity that it gave me helped to reinforce a lot of spiritual work that I have been putting off.
Pluto rules death and the underworld, and helps to guide through our karmic lessons, so it makes complete sense that I was drawn to explore a past life regression treatment now.
This is the kind of stuff that happens when planets are so active. This month is a powerful time to explore your subconscious, connect with your dreams and spiritual self, and heal the past.
But May is also providing the chance to tap into new personal power and move towards your most heartfelt goals.
The New Moon in Taurus is coming up this Friday. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, and as an Earth sign, Taurus rules the material world – money, beauty, creature comforts.
This New Moon marks an auspicious time to call in prosperity, love, and confidence. It’s a great time to acknowledge what you need, and to ask for it.
How can you love yourself more? How can you create more abundance in your life? How can you create a comfortable life, and share with those around you?
These are the types of questions we can work with on this New Moon. Success comes in many forms, and this Friday is high time to focus your intentions. Big magic can happen with this week’s Moon.
Astrologically, May is a strong month overall, with a supportive Grand Trine taking place. Great potential will be waiting when it comes to careers, relationships, happiness, and personal transformations.
(If you want to make the most out of the magic that’s starting this week, I invite you to a New Moon Gathering this Friday, May 6, at Third Line Workshop in Toronto. Spaces are limited, and this event is designed to help you manifest your dreams and wishes for this spring. Get your ticket here.)
These are also the themes that are ruled by the Queen of Pentacles, which is the card that showed up for this week’s forecast. When you work with the Queen of Pentacles, she can show you that the root of abundance comes from taking care of yourself.
To me, she is the sign of Taurus. If she were a person, she would be the friend you could always count on, the parent who always knew just what to do, or a teacher who always made you feel seen and heard.
Nurturing, successful, and down-to-earth, this card calls on you to bring out these qualities within yourself.
Here is a mantra for you to work with throughout the week:
I am at my best when I take of myself and make my wishes known. I trust that the universe is listening to my dreams and supporting me on my journey.
And remember, if you feel called to work with this New Moon, please join me on Friday, May 6 to make the most of this new lunar cycle. Become part of a safe, welcoming space where your highest and best intentions can be supported. Learn more here.
If you have your own tarot deck and would like to do a reading for yourself for the New Moon in Taurus, here is a spread you can try at home:
1. What can I do to support my potential throughout this new lunar cycle?
2. What step can I take to love myself more?
3. How can I create more abundance in my life?
4. How can I be there for those I love?
Until next time,