Jennifer Hoffman – May 1 is traditionally known as May Day, which is both a celebration of spring, new growth, and fertility and the internally recognized distress call. It’s an interesting play of energies and a potent symbol of where we stand now. On one side we’re in distress and on the other we are stepping into our creative power. Which path will we focus on? One is the path of fear; the other is the path of transformation, evolution, and ascension.
One of May’s themes is the ‘eye of the needle’, which is symbolic for the birth we are undergoing where the doorway looks so narrow we don’t think we can possibly get through it. We can, but we have to release our energetic baggage first. It’s not easy but we already have a head start with all of the work we have been doing in the past few decades and since January 2018.
Are we going to ask for permission (May I?) or give ourselves permission (I May) to create the life, reality, and world we want to live in? That’s a key question this month.
May begins with the echoes of the April 29 full moon in Scorpio, a powerful energy cleanser that set a resounding tone for a month that will be marked by strong transitions. Note I said transitions, not change. The transition energy is available; we have to decide how we want to apply it to make changes. We’re going to see all of the personal planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars) changes signs, as well as Uranus move into Taurus, ending a cycle that began in 2011.
So we have lots of energy for change but what do we do with it and more importantly, what happens after that? The desire for change may be present but if we don’t know where it’s leading us or what will happen after we make changes, we will stay where we are. It’s something I have been seeing with clients for quite a while now, and once they have set the intention for where changes will lead them, they are easier to make.
Without a destination or outcome, making changes just creates a vacuum or a hole in our lives. We try to avoid those dark, scary spaces so why would we create them deliberately? It’s one of the major reasons why it is so hard to move out of that ‘stuck’ place because we know where we are where we are stuck, we don’t know where we will end up when we move out in the open, looking for a new place to land and hope that it is better than where we have been.
They use of May’s transition energy requires two things if we’re going to create new realities for ourselves. First, we have to pare down our emotional baggage to get through the ‘eye of the needle’ and second, we have to be willing to allow ourselves to create the change. This is the process of surrender which is not about giving up, it’s a process of ‘allowing and receiving’. Just remember that everything is a process that we complete, step by step, and we’re making these choices every day, even if we do not realize it. The people in our lives are making those choices too as they decide what energies they can align with and integrate.
The ‘eye of the needle’ reference is something I began talking about in 2012 and 2013, and I referenced it in the 2014 annual predictions, here’s the relevant part and you can read the 2014 predictions at this link:
“The ‘eye of the needle’ that I have referred to many times is from the Bible, Matthew 19:24, which says ‘It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of the needle than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’ I believe that the reference to a ‘rich man’ is a mistranslation and it should be ‘burdened man’. The burdens here simply refer to karma, guilt, shame, and anything that burdens us, which also refers to pain from the past. It is impossible for us to pass through the narrow portals into higher dimensions, which are karma free, when we are carrying the burdens of the past.”
The 3D/5D integration steps up a few notches this month with the movement of Uranus into Taurus. Since Uranus changes signs every 7 or 8 years, its impact heavily influences both the individual and the collective. All of the revolutionary energy that arose because of the ‘enlightenment’ of vast darkness and corruption in the world with Uranus transit in Aries and its conjunction with Eris, the soul warrior for justice, now has an opportunity to become grounded in our energetic realities as Uranus moves into Taurus.
Uncovering the density of 3D is one thing, deciding on what we want to change and how that will happen is another. It’s easy to criticize the corruption and talk against it but it becomes personal when we have to take collective action, set aside our differences to work for a common beneficial goal, to change the entire system. We have set the foundation for that in the last 7 years, now let’s see what we can do to activate the energy and use it for good in the world.
We have lots of planetary changes this month too, more than normal. All of the personal planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars) will cross multiple signs. Mercury is in Aries, Taurus and Gemini; Venus is in Gemini and Cancer, and Mars moves from Capricorn to Aquarius. And remember Chiron changed signs last month, moving from Pisces to Aries. What does this mean for you? Many different energy aspects are now available to us and you’ll work better with some than with others. Set your intention for your life and then make course corrections as necessary. The new moon on the 15th is in Taurus, highlighting the welcome sign for Uranus entry into Taurus on that date. The full moon on the 29th is in Sagittarius, highlighting Mercury’s entry into Gemini (its first sign of rulership and Sag’s opposite sign). All of this points to an augmentation of energy all month so the highs can be higher and maybe the lows a little lower. Keep your energy high, the transition needs a lot of energetic focus.
With all of this movement, potential, transition, and power one of our biggest fears is that we do not use the energy well, wisely, or fully. We do not make mistakes, we can always change our minds when things don’t work out as we want, and we have to give ourselves a ‘try-out’ period before we commit to anything. So don’t be afraid to take a step and know that if it is not what you expected you can always go back and try something else. It’s going to be a big month so be ready for some wild moments, big reveals, new potentials, and remember to shine on!
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