It’s May 2020 and flowers are beginning to bloom. What have you planted that will delight the senses and enhance the quality of your life?
We are still dealing with powerful forces outside of our control, and as it was last month, much of our perceived personal power has been significantly reduced. Our goals for our lives have become very simple and the rules and means for achieving those goals are also most basic. What we have any real power or control over is HOW we operate as individuals and as a society during these intensely transformational times.
We would all do well to remember two things: 1- these limiting circumstances won’t last forever, 2- they’ll be over when they’re over. Trying to “push the river”, i.e., denying and ignoring what needs to be done and insisting that the Universe bends to our will, won’t work.
We can continue to monitor the circumstances and use our personal power to focus our energy on what IS working and do what we can to perpetuate that truth. Giving in to our baser instincts of panic and fear won’t change the truth and will only allow negative people and feelings to influence and control us.
This is a “lemons to lemonade” moment– seize it! You can choose to be a sheep and be led astray by those who don’t have your best interest at heart or you can choose to be what you were created to be– a warrior who thinks, acts, cares for, and promotes what’s most beneficial for yourself, life, and your community.
For all of us:
“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities– always see them, for they’re always there.” Norman Vincent Peale
“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save ourselves and our world.” Abraham Lincoln December 1, 1862 in Message to Congress
“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) In many ways, you’re being called upon to look back and put things in perspective; you’re also being called upon to take that knowledge and positively project it so that it informs your future. You’re in transition and you’re moving to a different level of awareness that will help you fully, joyfully experience life. So sort and sift by reviewing the past and releasing those people and issues that no longer align with your intention and energy.
EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) In order to “find” oneself, you first have to admit you’re lost. Being the stoic one and providing the means for others to discover their true calling is noble, but not when it’s at the expense of neglecting your own need to discover your personal destiny. Now, you must turn your skills inward and discover what makes you the unique contribution you were created to be. Whatever your dreams, hopes, and aspirations are, welcome the pursuit of them with open heart, mind, and arms.
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) This month and the next mark the anniversary of the time that you graced us all with your presence, so by all means– celebrate! Take your cues from the season and acknowledge the wonderfully eclectic bundle of energy, matter, and emotions that is you! It’s an intense year and there is no better way for you to balance your energy than responsibly enjoying the life you’ve created.
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Feeling content, secure, and at peace with yourself? Although this feeling is new to you, there’s no need to question it– you have finally found a sense of comfort and safety within yourself that’s been a long time coming. Don’t try to analyze it, simply enjoy it and let that feeling of contentment encourage you to continue investing in your well-earned right to live in happiness and security.
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Relationships of all kinds are demanding your attention. Karma, life’s balancer and bookkeeper, is knocking at your door. And like all good bookkeepers, it’s demanding that you achieve balance by examining your links to the people around you. It’s time to honestly place the positives in the credit column and the negatives in the debit column and handle each accordingly.
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Empower your present and future by exploring your inspirational and creative roots. Who or what made such an impact on you that they influenced your current life? It’s time to sort through your “root system” and nurture the ones that continue to uplift and inspire you. New opportunities are coming your way– you’ll want to make room for them emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically.
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Doing “less” will actually produce “more” for you during these “interesting” times. Please give yourself permission to relax your mind and allow the Universe to present you with what you need. By doing so, you’ll discover that you have the power to put your dreams and ideas out into the world and to get the assistance that will help make your dreams come true. Guidance and support will come from the most unexpected sources.
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Life is full of surprises, isn’t it? During this time of immense transformation, you are “encouraged” to take center stage in your world. You have a great repository of skills, talents, and gifts– it’s time for you to get out there and display them so that you can reap the rewards and the recognition that are due you.
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Your natural gifts of ingenuity, insight, and communication are meeting that unstoppable combination of grace, courage, and curiosity. You’re being impelled to live a life inspired by your loftiest dreams. Your ability to see and experience life from such a powerful perspective will greatly enhance your life as well as the lives of those around you. Your new mantra is a quote by Henry David Thoreau, “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Every advancement in the quality of our lives begins as someone’s desire. You are a very astute “scout” and see possibilities everywhere. Now is the time to give credence to those possibilities by creating from the inside out starting at your heart. Please take advantage of a new energetic boost by matching the proper actions with your desires. Circumstances will reward you with unanticipated results.
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Now is a good time to indulge your interest in exploring new ideas and concepts. So much is going on in your life and you’ll gain a lot of new insights from discovering the meaning that old places and new have for you. Think of your life as a large, open space and decorate it with the symbols, feelings, and lore of your spiritual and physical experiences.
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) During these turbulent times, try not to vacillate from one extreme to the other. Life is pretty intense right now and you’ll do well to just be. You don’t have to figure it all out, just put one foot in front of the other and don’t concern yourself about the outcome. Use this time to indulge in your birthright of creativity– sing, dance, write, paint. There is a purpose for what’s unfolding and it will slowly reveal itself. You have a lot more Light and Grace around you than you know.