Self-love. Security. Pragmatism. Sensuality. Nurturing the Self and others. Healing deep-rooted wounds. Transcending duality.
These are the cosmic themes available to us this month. Read on to get the full look.
Saturday May 4 – New Moon in Taurus:
This month kicks off with the New Moon in Taurus. A time of new beginnings and re-commitments, the Taurus New Moon asks you to consider this one question before planting any seeds of intention: What are you building?
Take this weekend to reflect on your values — your perceived values (i.e., the ones that live in your mind) and the ones that you actively pursue, consciously or not. Our values dictate where we spend our time, energy, and money and thus, will shed a light on the kind of life we are manifesting should we continue down this path.
Additionally, this New Moon is perfect for financial planning, adding more stability to your life, building self-worth, treating yourself (luxuriating), exploring sensuality, and working on your relationship with your body.
Monday May 6 – Mercury enters Taurus:
In astrology, Mercury represents the mind and when it’s in Taurus, it challenges us to think, learn, and make decisions slowly, pragmatically, thoroughly, and methodically. If this doesn’t come easy to you, Kundalini Yoga offers many breathing techniques to help you build patience and slow the mind down so you can enjoy the benefits of this transit.
Krista’s workshop on Healing after Head Trauma (May 5th) is the perfect event to help you explore the relationship between the breath and the mind.
Wednesday May 15 – Venus enters Taurus:
Venus, planet of love, pleasure and relationships, spends the first half of the month in brave, spontaneous, self-oriented Aries, inviting us to explore our relationship with our selves. Here you may find yourself attracting experiences that challenge you to see yourself in a new light and, perhaps even, to love yourself in a new way. Venus in Aries challenges us to be assertive about our happiness.
On May 15th, Venus enters Taurus, showing us the value in living comfortably—especially when we’re addicted to the narrative that our level of worthiness depends on how badly we’ve struggled. Taurus is here to challenge you to enjoy the fruits of your labour. You’ve worked hard. Give yourself a break. Go ‘head and live your best life.
Wednesday May 15 – Mars enters Cancer:
The first half of the month starts with Mars (the warrior planet) in Gemini; an energy that dares us to act on our ideas and encourages us to direct our energy towards mental pursuits (e.g., learning something new). Here, Mars asks us to be more assertive in our communication, all the while keeping in mind that we don’t have to invalidate another person’s truth in order to be heard and have our needs met.
On May 15th, just 3 days after Mother’s Day, Mars enters Cancer inviting us to direct our energy towards nurturing the self and caring for others. Mars in Cancer also inspires us to be direct with our loved ones, act on our intuition, and be assertive about our feelings. However, be mindful that that assertion doesn’t turn into aggression—lashing out and resorting to emotional manipulation in order to get what you want.
Clearing Anger: 40-Day Challenge + Liver Cleanse (May 6th – June 14th) will set you up with a daily Kundalini Yoga practice to clear self-animosity and release anger in a healthy way.
Saturday May 18 – Full Moon in Scorpio:
Intense. Brooding. All consuming. This Full Moon promises to illuminate the darkest, most hidden parts of our subconscious so that it can be brought up to the surface to be healed. Breathe.
The Full Moon is a time a completion and endings—an opportunity to close out one chapter of our lives so that a new one can begin. It’s a good time to release any grudges or emotional baggage you’ve been holding on to and forgive yourself for the ways you may have lashed out and treated others as a way to avoid feeling powerless in situations that were completely outside of your control. Give up anything that you’re obsessing over to the Universe and let her do her thing.
The Full Moon can also a time of celebration and fulfillment — an opportunity to give thanks for all experiences, teachings, and lessons that have helped you grow. What have you learned about jealousy and possessiveness? Emotional courage and honesty? Power and control? These are all important lessons with a Scorpio Full Moon.
We knew you’d need some support this moon to help you navigate your feels. Join us on May 18th for two Full Moon events: Flower-Blooming Moon: Women’s Gathering with Kateri Gauthier and Full Moon Super-Conducting Gong Bath with Amardeep Bliss.
Tuesday May 21 – Sun & Mercury enter Gemini:
Towards the end of the month, both the Sun and Mercury enter Gemini, inspiring us to explore themes of oneness and duality with curiosity and light-heartedness. Our mission during Gemini season is to contemplate the purpose of both the light and the dark—the illuminated and the shadow aspects of human existence—so we may consider opportunities for (re)integration and return to wholeness in the Aquarian Age.
May this month’s astrological forecast serve your growth and journey to liberation in some sweet way.
Love, love and more love.
Demetria Jackson creates a grounding, consent-based and shame-free atmosphere that gives you permission to explore your body at whatever depth feels safe for you. She’s known for her high-vibe playlists and soulful classes that open the heart and challenge the body/mind giving you the opportunity to release blocks, heal yourself and experience radical transformation.