Transition and change are our dearest companions when we fully surrender the need to control anything. After all, things will transition and change whether you like it or not. We now have five (five!) planets in retrograde. Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Mercury and Pluto. I had several other topics that I was going to write about this week, and indeed started to write about–but in perfect Mercury retrograde fashion it was deleted! It was not meant to be. However, this shifty, ass-kicking, accepts no bullshit, pushes you out of your comfort zone and status-quo-ending cycle was very loud in my energy. Watch my energy update here.
Over the years I have learned that I need to move my body when energy shifts are intense and deep . I tone/chant loudly, sweat, hike, connect with nature. During times like this, if I don’t prioritize self-care I find I am
a raging bitch extremely unpleasant to be around. Self-care is important ALL of the time, but especially now.
In order for you to have clarity around what this shift means for you–you need time to be JUST WITH YOU so that you can feel your truth.
Out of all the planets that are retrograde, Pluto, the ruler of the underworld, our shadows and our raw essence has been talking to me the loudest. This energy can be used in polarizing ways, some people really like the rush of riding the edge of that storm, “hell hath no fury!!” Others shy away from the abyss that holds their darkest wounds and deepest connection to self. There is a time and place for both of these reactions. If you are not ready to go deep, you will find trauma and not healing when confronting what awaits there. This is self-protection.
On the other hand, if you are breaking old cycles and setting boundaries, having zero fucks to give is helpful mojo! With all things, balance. We will burn out or stagnate if we stay in one mode of operation too long. That is the true gift of Pluto. It shows you where you are needing to shift and expand….and then oh-so-kindly offers to
shove assist you back into authenticity.
This leads me to the other LOUD energies that have been in my awareness. Beltane and Wesak. I am speaking about the energy and influence of these events, and not the celebrations themselves. Both act to IGNITE your divine spark. Both hold the energy of FIRE and LIGHT. Beltane has long been a time to celebrate fertility, seed planting and giving thanks for the abundance to come. This is a juicy energy. Yes, it can translate to sexual energy, but I am feeling the larger connection to your divine creative force.
Questions to ask right now:
What wants to emerge from me right now?
What do I truly desire right now?
What have I been avoiding or withholding because it feels scary or painful to confront?
Do I feel safe expressing myself?
What makes me feel alive, juicy and creative?
Wesak falls on the full moon in Taurus (May 21st this year) and is the celebration of Buddha’s birth, ascension and passing on. Buddha holds the energy of embodied light and even though Wesak is a buddhist holiday, it also holds the energy of Christ consciousness–which is the essence of embodied consciousness. These two energies come together in a very potent and powerful way every year at this time as energy streams onto the planet. It always serves to wake people up, create shifts and it activates the codes of light that are within our cells. Blooming, blossoming, emerging.
We have five planets in retrograde, each one asking us to look closer at our lives and inviting us to go deeper so that we may create authentically. Combined with this we have a surge of light that will be infusing us in May. Remember–this is a gift. An intense acceleration. As with all things, intend for it to unfold with grace.
I will be holding live Skype group events, as well as continuing the in person group events. These will be listed in the “events” section on my home page.