On Friday 6th May, there is the most beautiful, prosperous and fertile new moon alignment we’ve had in ages. Beautiful because the sun and the moon are joined by Mercury and Venus in Taurus (the sign of love, beauty and worth)- a stellium (group) of planets which on its own brings sweetness, sensuality and a celebration of our earthly delights. But that’s not all – this new moon also forms a flowing grand trine with Pluto and Jupiter – a connection wthich represents transformation, power and wealth; and a sextile to Neptune, which brings a sprinkle of Divine inspiration and creativity into the mix.
And then … 2 days after this magical new moon, on the 8th May, Jupiter, who has been retrograde since mid January, finally turns direct. This will hopefully start to turn the tides of prosperity, especially if you’ve been feeling that things have been going more or less nowhere or backwards since the beginning of the year.
However, we do need to acknowledge that even after Jupiter turns direct, we will still have 4 planets in retrograde, so the key to navigating this energy, is to be patient and mindful. Rapid movements and impatience seem to just set us back even more at the moment, so we really don’t have much option other than to go S L O W L Y one step at a time.
We are being given a major opportunity to tune into the rhythm of Mother Earth (Taurus); give our minds time off (Mercury retrograde); slow things down energetically/ rest and recover (Mars retrograde); and assimilate/ consolidate (Saturn Retrograde) the shifts / transformations (Pluto Retrograde) and higher learnings (Jupiter Retrograde) we have made and received over the past few months .
Even if you feel as though you haven’t been making much progress outwardly, if you slow down, tune in and listen, you will see that you have internally shifted.
When last did you really slow down?
I’m doing a wonderful Mindfulness course with some brilliant life coach friends at the moment (email me for details) , where we are being encouraged to be more mindful in every area of our lives. What a difference it makes to everything!
There is an old Zen saying “ When eating, just eat!
Try it – When you’re eating, don’t do anything else. Just eat. When you’re drinking, just drink. Sip by sip. When washing the dishes, just wash the dishes. Feel the warm water on your hands. When brushing your teeth, just focus on doing that one thing. Open up all your senses – look at the colours and the shapes, feel the surface textures, notice the sounds in your environment, smell the smells. You’ll notice that when you focus on one sense, it expands and improves your experience.
Taurus represents fertility and connects us to Gaia or Mother Earth. When we attune ourselves to her rythms, we tap into the stream of abundance.
This weekend, take some time to really smell the roses. Sit outside, or better still lie on the grass and just be. Listen to the sounds, feel the earth supporting you. Watch the clouds scudding across the sky. Smell the earth. Feel how prosperous you really are, your connection to all that is and to the sense of stability that exists in the present moment.
This is just what we’re doing at the Slow retreat I’m facilitating in the Midlands this weekend. Perfect timing!. On 21st May, we’ll connect with our Power Animals and see what they have to tell us. Email me for details
In the next few weeks, from a non-judgemental, compassionate place, notice the stories you tell yourself about perhaps not deserving time off or not being valuable unless you’re pushing and striving. Listen to the words you utter about prosperity, abundance and value. When we continually affirm that things are difficult, stuck or lacking, that’s exactly what our reality is going to be.
This is an opportunity to plant new seeds of prosperity and value in your life.
At any moment during your day, when faced with a decision or a choice, ask yourself what would be the most valuing thing you could do
Reflect on what or who, in your life is really valuable … now. Your values may have changed.
Ackowledge and appreciate the prosperity you do have in your life
Connect with your own value. If you feel that you, as a human being, aren’t valuable, how much would you accept for your right hand, or an eye, a leg, your heart, your lungs?.
You get the drift…
Ok? … So… slow down, you valuable, magnificent being and celebrate your life – you deserve to!
And…Happy Mothers Day to all you amazing women out there…!
In life and light