Kia ora soul family,
How are you all holding up?
A quick heads-up for you on the energies of May and as we move toward mid-year.
Please note too that I have reduced the cost of ALL sessions (to nearly half price) until further notice in order for these to be more financially accessible to all people.
It does mean that I need to work an extra day a week to make up the difference, so I am/have been less active on social media as a result and thank you so much for your understanding on this! As you would probably know, I have been talking about the events and implications of 2020 for the past two years so do feel free to browse through old posts as they may have something helpful for you! It's really important for me right now to be of service in whatever ways I can, and also to 'walk my talk' - so if you need assistance, or would like to discuss payment plans or other sources of help for you, please let me know.
The upside of this for you is that my current waiting time for sessions is less than a week so absolutely feel free to book in for intuitive Tarot counsel (Korero sessions), oracle readings, your personal Full Year Ahead report or Astrological birth chart readings.
May is a pretty significant month as FOUR planets are Retrograde! Retrogrades are when, due to orbital speed and angles, certain planets APPEAR to go backwards from our vantage point. Meaning that we may PERCEIVE these areas of our life to be ‘not moving forward’ in their normal way but actually, they’re an opportunity to re-think, readjust, consolidate what we’ve learned or discover new endings or opportunities that we had missed: as long as we aren’t fighting against this cosmic energy to try and keep ‘business as usual’.
Pluto, retrograde until October, is bringing us back over the lessons from late November 2019 to now, giving us an opportunity to examine power and disempowerment. For many intuitives or awakened souls, this can be a personal clarion call to use your power differently or indeed to deepen it through a more structured learning to back up your beliefs. For others, this time is a period for you to restore some power over your time and sanity back to yourself - even if you are still in lockdown (as we are here in the UK), you’ve observed enough now that you can enact your power in more effective ways. I know some parents, for example, are choosing to continue home-schooling until the end of the year. Or, it may be time to really prioritise your sleep hygiene and media use. It’s up to you. Pluto Retrograde helps you reset the balance between what takes from your life-energy and what sustains it!
Venus, the planet of beauty, pleasure and values (or, love and money), will be Retrograde until the 25th of June. This happens once every few years and given Venus’ connection to our appearance and our spending, be very mindful of blowing money on toys, clothing or cosmetic treatments between now and then! Venus, when Retrograde, is reminding us of our intrinsic, human value as people.... Which is beautiful, but you don’t want to necessarily learn that the hard way by realising ‘things’ don’t make you happy AFTER you’ve gone $40k into debt for a new car. Or realising that your inner beauty is more important, through having an allergic reaction to at-home facial peels or dodgy Botox vendors and feeling scaly, sore and awful for a month. You know? That said, I’m all for experimenting with our look so embrace the at-home lockdown haircuts and backyard herbal recipes for cosmetics - just keep an open mind. Also, Venus Retrograde (in resourceful, stimulating Gemini!) is a magical time of reconnection for many of you, where you’re likely to encounter significant people both new and old, in the strangest of places.
Saturn will turn Retrograde mid-month, where the Cosmic Taskmaster planet will shortly dip back into Capricorn until the end of the year. Given that Saturn rules structure, effort, control, restriction and long-term rewards, and Capricorn is the sign of integrity, being grounded, business, institutions and success - Saturn back into Capricorn for a few months is an opportunity for you to use the experiences of the last few months to lay some new groundwork for how you’d like to move forward. It could be something as seemingly small as planting a garden, switching to small local businesses, speaking up about your needs at work and thinking about the long-term rather than just the immediate future. You can plant some GREAT seeds during this time. Jupiter Retrograde, beginning this month, is a reminder to appreciate our blessings, our hard work, and to act with generosity in our thinking. Jupiter Retrogrades often coincide with some shifts around our personal philosophy - the next four months may be a significant time for you of finding a spiritual mentor, understanding a political movement differently or working on your manifesto to publish!
Finally, there will be a Full Moon in Scorpio in a week today, on the 7th of May. Scorpio symbolises (again! See these repeating themes?) power, transformation, the psychic realm, and all things taboo - money, sex, taxes, death, intimacy. This full moon is going to ask us to think about the role of PRIVACY and AUTHENTICITY in different parts of our lives - you may feel a desire to go more inward with your ideas or feelings to let them grow quietly. It’s also a time that much-needed change at home or work may be on the agenda.
The darkest, most low-energy part of May are the three days before the Gemini New Moon on the 22nd. This ‘dark moon’ period is our monthly collective time of rest, where the seeming absence of the Moon from the night sky made for a long dark night that the Ancients would utilise by sleeping from sunset to sunrise. It’s beautiful spiritual practice to work this time into your routine too - at least take time out for some silence, a long bath or a book.
That’s all from me now - I hope this helps you for the month ahead, please do feel free to contact me for sessions, readings and counsel!