Sunday, 28 June 2009

Surrender

When life is presenting us with challenges and obstacles, it is easy to see negatives. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and confused, confuddled and discombobulated. Yet, if we can take a step back and look at our lives objectively, it is much easier to see solutions where before we could only see problems.

The saying ‘not seeing the wood for the trees’, is one I often use, yet it is easy to say that from a neutral or abstract perspective. When life is challenging us head on, is there any choice but to be in the midst of it, struggling to keep afloat, battling to keep moving forwards?

Well, yes I think there is.

Surrender is not a word I use often, yet it is through surrender that we gain clarity and objectivity. Surrender is not the same as giving up though, it is maybe more akin to acceptance, but even acceptance suggests a stance of giving up. Surrender is much more passive, it is about living in the moment, not resisting…

Sometimes we need to stop fighting against the tide, sometimes the path we think we should be on, is not the one that is best for us. It is only when we stop fighting, that clarity returns to us, and we can see life from a whole new perspective. It is in that brief moment of surrender – that moment of stillness - that flashes of insight and inspiration often come to us. These are the jewels of surrender; they help us to gain fresh perspective about our lives, our challenges and our paths ahead.

Of course, there are many different types of obstacles in life, and simply through surrendering, it does not mean that the problems will simply up and leave. Instead, we give ourselves a golden opportunity to see light where before we could only see dark. It is this illumination that can shine a light on the solution, the key to open up the path ahead.

Remember that when we surrender, we are not letting go to some outside external power to take over. That power - the Divine - is both within and without. Surrender is about letting go to your higher Self, your inner power and stepping back from the mind, the ego and emotions, into that space of all knowing, all being. We all have that within us, we all have the ability to connect to this.

So when the path ahead looks black and impassable, try to take a moment to close your eyes, take a deep breath, connect to the Divine and feel that power within you. Listen to the stillness, feel the silence. Then open your eyes, and a whole new world dawns…

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Joy & Pain

Recent celestial activity has been intense to say the least, and many of us have felt the change and transformation first hand. In some ways, life feels like a wrestling match at the moment – lots of pathways, choices and avenues to take; yet a deep feeling that making a choice is too difficult or testing. It is almost as though we are in the space beyond our normal, everyday rational selves. The mundane and routine choices and decisions that we all make everyday seem out of our reach, and beyond our rapidly shifting perspectives.

Life goes on of course, and it seems that we are being tested on every level. We are all great at creating our own realities. Very often these realities contain convenient truths and falsehoods that suit our lives and mean that we can avoid challenging ourselves out of our self-built comfort zones. We tend to gain great reassurance from clinging on to the beliefs that suit us, yet if we are to learn we need to regularly challenge our beliefs to make sure that we have not become complacent or taken a ‘wrong’ turn.

Our core beliefs are being tested now. The Sun has shown us how to connect to our cores. The light has been shined upon our inner worlds, our individuality, our dreams, our potential and our faith. We have seen our Selves in all our glory, without frills or dressing. Yet, it is all too easy to put those rose tinted spectacles back on and go back to the comfort of tunnel vision and convenient truths.

This is not to say that we should throw everything in our lives into the air and walk away from everything we have built. No, this is about honouring ourselves and our individuality and not being afraid to follow our dreams. It is time to stand bare and face the truth of our lives and of our Selves.

On the whole, our ability to have Faith comes from developing our own unique relationship with the Divine. There are no right or wrong paths to the Divine, this is not about religion, it is simply about each individual (each spark) and their faith. We all see that the Divine is within us and all around us, the Divine is everything. We all have the spark of the Divine within us, and within the Divine are all our collective life sparks burning brightly.

Think for a moment about energy (maybe this is the same thing?), we are all energy and therefore everything and everyone is interconnected. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, so we are all part of everything that has ever existed and are all a part of what will exist. We are all One. We are all whole.

This concept seems easier for people to accept that realising that for this concept to truly work, we need to feel whole and complete in ourselves. When we feel lack in our lives, we are not whole. When our lives are filled with fear, self-doubt and self-loathing, we are not whole. We create our own realities, and so where we see fear, lack and so on, there IS lack, fear and so on.

Of course, back in the real world, many of us have stress in our lives, we have worries. For example it is hard to believe that life is a bed of roses when struggling to pay the bills or to provide for one’s family. It is hard to believe in joy when all you see is pain. But I guess the key is to see beyond this, to believe, no matter what, that we are whole in ourselves, that life can be just as fulfilling and joyous as we want it to be. If we can intend this, and have faith that it will be so, not doubting for a moment, then maybe it will be so. It is about taking that leap into the unknown again…unless we try, we will never know.

We all understand the idea that by harming others, we harm ourselves. Maybe we should turn this on its head and by loving ourselves, we can love others. The key to joy, peace and happiness on all levels (within and without) is love. We must love ourselves if we are to make our dreams come true and to find true meaning and purpose in life.

Loving ourselves though can be the hardest thing. Many of us have self-negating inner dialogues. It is time to change these now, to be kind and gentle to ourselves and to love every part of who we are.

So it seems that the tests are getting better and stronger, and we need to know that we have the inner resolve and strength to stand firm in stormy seas.

I rarely use religious quotes, and yet the following from the Gospel of St Thomas seems apt today. There are many translations (so apologies if this is not word perfect):

‘...The Kingdom of God is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living Father…I am the light that shines over all things. I am everywhere. From me all came forth, and to me all return. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift a stone, and you will find me there…’.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Thought for the Day...

'You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true.'

Richard Bach

Reaching New Heights

From my Summer Newsletter:

The Summer Solstice 2009 is a very special day. The Solstice is a special day every year, but this year there is just so much going on!

The Sacred Dance between Neptune, Jupiter and Chiron continues (with all three of these planets in conjunction in retrograde). Pluto remains retrograde, and as well as the Sun reaching it’s highest point in the sky, there are a plethora of double conjunctions including the Sun and Vesta, Venus and Mars, Juno and Uranus, Ceres and Saturn.

Many of us have already been aware of the intense shifts in energy over the past few weeks, and this looks set to reach a crescendo on the Solstice. It is a time of great change and transformation – and everyone is likely to sense this on at least some level.

Looking briefly at all the above planetary unions and events:

Neptune, Jupiter and Chiron – this heady and very special union marks a period of intense introspection (as all three planets are retrograde). There is a need to understand our healing gifts and to believe in our gifts and potential. Neptune helps us to find a clear pathway or connection to the Divine – so in some ways, this is a magical opportunity to see the abundance within and to grab life with both hands.

Retrograde Pluto – this is strongly connected to letting go of all those things that are holding us back. It is time to Cut Out the Dead Wood – we need to be free of those blocks and obstacles in our lives that are preventing new and joyous things from entering. It is a time to welcome change and transformation. Like the phoenix rising again from the ashes, we are all being reborn.

Sun conjunct Vesta – whilst Vesta is an asteroid, her impact with the Sun at the Solstice is very significant. She is the celestial Goddess of the hearth and home, and she is also the Goddess very much whole and complete in herself. Combined with the Sun, there is a strong sense that each of us need to re-connect to our inner Sun’s (our Divine Spark), and to reconnect to our individuality. The Sun shows us the unlimited potential of our growth, and combined with Vesta this shows that we owe it to ourselves to Shine and to be the colourful individuals that we know we are.

Venus conjunct Mars – this is the classical union of masculine and feminine, yin and yang. Harmony and balance (within and without) are the key for each of us if we are to find the stillness within. From that stillness comes the ability to find faith, clarity, courage and confidence.

Juno conjunct Uranus – Juno (another asteroid) represents relationships and the power dynamics that flow within them. In conjunction with Uranus (the truth seeker and individual), this highlights a time to discern between the relationships that nourish and nurture, from the ones that don’t. Relationships (of all kinds) means we have energy flowing to and from many different people – yet some people take, and do not give in return. These relationships drain us, and leave us feeling depleted.

Now is the time to re-address such imbalances and to stand in our Truth and Power and to be whole in ourselves. There are many ways of achieving balance – sometimes simply a few words does the trick, this is not necessarily about ending all those challenging relationships, in fact quite the opposite, it is about standing up for ourselves and achieving balance within our lives…

Ceres conjunct Saturn – Ceres (a dwarf planet) represents the harvest and how we nurture and nourish ourselves and one another. Saturn is the taskmaster, representing duty, responsibility and hard work in life. In union, this suggests a time to reap the rewards of our labours, to harvest those things that we have worked so hard to bring to fruition. Many see Saturn as a tough and unrelenting planet, and in some ways he is, yet when we work hard and strive towards our goals, Saturn will support us, and reward us well when we reach our destinations.

Looking at all of this collectively, it would certainly seem like the 2009 Summer Solstice is all about growth, transformation, abundance, potential, balance and the realisation of our dreams and goals. It is a time to celebrate ourselves for who we truly are. It is a time to embrace life and all it has to offer. It is a time to declare our intent for our paths ahead, and to celebrate the joy of being human.

Now is the time to face our fears, to let go of those things that have been holding us back and to truly embrace our potential.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

The Sun

We are fast approaching the Summer Solstice on the 21st June; therefore the solar force is very strong at the moment. It is an important time to re-connect to our solar energy – our individuality. The energy is building up to a very special solstice this year – more on this later this week.

Today, let’s think about the Sun and its role in our lives. The Sun shows us the unlimited potential of our growth. It is the centre and life giver to our Solar System, it is the source of all life as we know it, and within us all is a spark of this light (spark of the Divine) that makes us individuals.

The Sun is the core of our birth chart - it is our essence, our inner light, our spirit. From this it is clear that the Sun represents our need for individuality – to shine. The Sun gives us the urge to truly know ourselves. It is hard to remain loyal to our hearts desire due to pressure to conform to others ways/ideas, and this can partly or wholly block the Sun’s light from shining in our lives.

In addition, failing to conform to the ‘norm’ can make us feel bad or selfish, and fears of others criticism or envy can also shroud the light of the Sun. Anyone who strives to express their inner nature and values will sooner or later meet opposition from those who resent individuality and individual excellence. Yet, deep within us that spark continues to burn brightly, to glow and that urge to shine never truly vanishes.

At this time of the year, the power of the Sun is much stronger than usual, and with all the other celestial goings on at the moment, there is a very strong need to re-connect to our cores, and to rest in the stillness and power that resides there.

Think about meditating with the Solar Energy:

Meditate, tune into the power of the Sun, ‘feel’ the Sun shining brightly onto your body, feel the warmth. Feel this warmth within you, filling your body. Sense the light of the Sun within you – filling your body. This light represents your connection to the Divine – your life spark. This inner light represents your core – your essence. Feel the power of this inner light in its purest form – unadulterated, free of the distortion from others. Feel yourself immersed in your essence – your true individuality.

Try doing this every day this week, reaching a crescendo on the Solstice on Sunday. It is a powerful time, and a time to make dreams come true. How exciting!

Monday, 15 June 2009

The Sacred Dance Continues... Part 3

As discussed last week, there is a special triple conjunction in Aquarius at this time. Chiron, Neptune and Jupiter continue their sacred dance through the Heavens, and today Jupiter moves retrograde…

Jupiter is the planet of growth and expansion, luck and possibilities. Whilst in retrograde, these qualities are internalised to help each of us to explore our full potential and to realise just how much we do have in life. It is all too easy to focus on lack and those things we either don’t have or can’t have. Yet, in order to truly understand Jupiter, we need to be thankful for those things that we do have.

In these times of recession, it is all too easy to think about having less, cutting back and giving up some of those things that we love. Yet, what about those things that we do have like food, clean water, shelter? If we have the basics, do we truly need all the trappings of the western luxury lifestyle?

This is not to say that we should all turn our backs on society and go and live in a croft and be totally self-sufficient (although that does sound rather appealing!), but rather we need to see that some of the things we take for granted in our lives are actually not that important – that second car, those expensive shoes, those designer glasses etc.

Jupiter can help us to see the true abundance that we all have on some level. Of course, it is easy for me to say this from my comfortable chair in my nice little home. There are of course many people around the world who do not have the basics, who struggle to survive – maybe we could learn by their example? They are strong, resilient and on the whole content with living a simple life. Of course, having to struggle for the bare necessities seems outrageous with so much excess and waste in the western world, but these words are not about addressing that balance (but wouldn't that be wonderful to achieve?) - this is about us seeing that what we do have is actually enough.

Jupiter can help us to tune in to our inner resources of strength, self-belief and dreams to see just how much abundance we have. The more we can focus on this, the richer we become emotionally, spiritually and psychologically, and the more content we can become with our lives.

This sacred dance in the heavens is a powerful and very special event. We are now being challenged to go within, to let go of our fears, to find our inner strength, to listen to Spirit and to follow our destiny. Not much to ask then!

It is time to be centred, to tap into that vast inner well of love, compassion and strength and to stand hand in hand with one another. It is time to not be afraid to let the world see the core of who we are, to face our fears, our inadequacies and to realise that we are all here for a reason. That reason is becoming clearer, and it will soon be time to step into the unknown, into infinity and beyond to realise our full potential. There is a choice though, the alternative is to stay put, to not take that risk, to avoid jumping into the spiritual watery depths of the unknown feet first.

That decision is yours, and yours alone.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Planets Aligned

What makes a perfect moment? What decides that the time is right for one to make a decision, to take action or to be passive?

From a planetary or astrological perspective there are lots of indications we can glean from the position of the planets at any particular time, and many people rely on this to make life-changing decisions. Indeed many monarchs, politicians and other powerful people have consulted astrologers over the years.

The planets at the moment are certainly pressing buttons for many of us, and helping us to let go of those things which are holding us back so that we can truly embrace our potential and destinies.

I came across another perfect celestial moment this week in the most unexpected of places…

Wandering around Chichester Cathedral this week, I noticed on the beautifully tiled floor in the Lady Chapel the wheel of the zodiac! Not a place one would expect to find astrological signs, but there it was none the less. For our ancestors, ‘the zodiac represented the passing of time. It was a sign of the mastery of the Divine over the past, present and future – and it represented humankinds response to the Divine ordering of the Universe’.

Zodiacs can be found in Chichester, Canterbury and Chartres cathedrals…

The Lady Chapel was a special place. In the centre of the zodiac tiles was a large lectern depicting a bird feeding it’s young. There was also a wooden carving of mother and child – it was a gentle place, yet highly energised.

Walking around the cathedral I came across a quiet little chapel – there was a single candle burning dedicated to peace in the Middle East. There were several tombs all dedicated to Sarah’s. This was the place where I chose to sit quietly, to think about the Divine, the Universe and my role within it.

I very quickly felt quite overcome, and felt totally at one with God, the planets, the stars, the Universe, humanity, the earth – everything. This one-ness gave me a feeling of expansiveness that I have rarely (if ever) felt before. I no longer felt like Sarah, I was instead part of everything and everything was part of me.

My inner sight was totally re-awakened, and my perception of a distinct me drifted away…

The following words came to me (from a deeper level than the logical mind of assessing risks and being ‘sensible’. Instead they come from a spiritual or ‘higher’ level of belief and intent).

‘Now is the time to learn to fly. Life is not simply about finding a way through the unknown (the void), it is not about getting to the other side unscathed and in one piece. It is about jumping into the unknown feet first, without hesitation, knowing that that if we believe, we can ‘fly’; we can do anything’.

Life is about service to a higher power – helping, healing and inspiring. Yet we must not forget that we are all one – therefore serving the higher power is also serving ourselves. We must therefore honour ourselves and each other.

We are all one will the Universe – and with this knowledge comes the realisation that anything IS possible. The rules are simple: intend it, believe it and it will be so. There is no room for doubt. The power of intent is a wonderful thing.

This is not about greed, power or the material, yet intent is often used for these. This is about the inner world and the abundance that we all have within.

The feelings of oneness and of losing the Self - surrendering into the sea of consciousness help each of us to become whole. From this wholeness comes stillness, from the stillness comes joy.

Contentment and joy come from within that stillness. When we are truly content in that moment, feelings of lack and longing dissipate, instead feelings of true wealth flood through. It is in those moments that we can feel truly inspired and connected to our paths of destiny, and the path ahead is clear and well lit.

The lesson is simple. Keep life simple. Keep beliefs simple. Let go of baggage on all levels – travel lightly. Keep intentions clear, trust your intuition and stay true to your Self’.

A new day has dawned, and a new awareness is emerging…


The planets are building up to a magical moment at the solstice on the 21st June – so watch this space for more information!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Facing Our Fears

There have been several occasions this week that time seems to have stood still. It was like seeing the world move into slow motion and come to a stop – albeit a very brief pause. In this micro-second, life moved into much sharper focus. It was as though the lens in which we see the world was being changed and in that fraction of a second those of us who are ‘more aware’ were able to see this happening.

That shift in awareness or consciousness seems to be the result of the continuing triple alignment of Neptune, Jupiter and Chiron, mixed with retrograde Pluto.

What became clear during these sifts was that it is now time to truly face our inner demons and to let go of the fear that each of us carry within (however small that may be). Fear is a natural human instinct - it helps us to survive, to keep the adrenalin pumping. Yet there comes a point where fear can paralyse, restrict and restrain, and it is at this point that it can become overwhelming.

We all know only too well how destructive fear can be – we experience pain and trauma in our lives, and we restrict our energies if we come close to facing such a situation again. Of course this relates to all sorts of experiences from accidents, relationships, work, family etc. However, what we fail to realise is that by using the fear to stop us from ‘going there’ again, we fail to learn, to gain strength from that experience.

This is not to say that we should throw caution to the wind, but rather we need to explore our fears and assess just how much they are built from compounding anxiety that things will go wrong again, and how much they are built from genuine concern. This is what we need to establish if we are finally able to go within and face our fears, to let them go and to ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’.

In order to grow in life we have to push our boundaries, to test ourselves. Life is about learning, new experiences and embracing life (risks and all). I have mentioned before that to avoid risk is to avoid living – risk is the key that helps us to grow and to embrace our full potential.

We are now being challenged to go within and to face those irrational demons head on, to release trauma and to let go of those things that have been holding us back from stepping firmly into our power. It is time to change our inner dialogues from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’. It is time to find solutions to those challenges that we all face in life. It is time to stand in the Light and not be afraid to be vulnerable, to accept that however hard we try we are not invincible and to take full responsibility for our choices in life.

It is time.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Rule Number 6

Two prime ministers were sitting in a room. Suddenly the door burst open and an aide ran in with an urgent message, tearing her hair out with anxiety. The host Prime Minister calmly turned to her and said, "Melissa, don't forget Rule Number 6." Immediately the aide relaxed, smiled and left the room. A few minutes later a junior minister rushed into the room, all worked up about some issue. "Jonathon," cautioned the Prime Minister, "Don't forget Rule Number 6." At which the minister too was pacified and departed cheerily. It happened a third time, as it does in such stories, with the same result.

The visiting Prime Minister was fascinated by these encounters. "This is amazing," he said to his host. "You must tell me, what is Rule Number 6?"

"Oh, that's a simple one," said the resident PM. "Rule Number 6: Don't take yourself so goddamn seriously."

"That's a great rule," said the visitor. "I must remember that. And tell me, what are the other rules?"

The host smiled. "There aren't any," he replied.

Extract from 'The Art of Possibility' by Rosamund and Benjamin Zander

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

May Horoscopes

Aries

You have been finding it hard to see the wood for the trees lately as your mind has been lost in a thick blanket of fog, and this has left you feeling uncertain and unsure about your life – this is not a position you often find yourself in, so you have been feeling – quite understandably – anxious about your path ahead. This fog will start to lift in May, and you will be able to get some clarity and direction with your life once again.

You will come across some niggling obstacles this month due to Mercury’s retrograde phase, and whilst they are not impassable, they will hold up your plans. Try to go within to your inner source of strength and power to find the reserves necessary to drive your way forwards, allowing you to overcome anything that gets in your way – once you get going, there will be no stopping you.

This new wave of energy entering your life will create some new opportunities and ideas coming your way. So, keep your eyes peeled and watch out for some exciting and new horizons to beckon. May is a month to use your creative and leadership skills to take charge of your life. If there are any underlying issues in your close relationships, May seems to be the time to confront them and to re-ignite the passion and fun into your relationship.

Taurus

You have been gently plodding along recently, enjoying the routine and easy pace of your life, and you have been quite content with this state of affairs, until now. May brings you a change in pace – new ideas and distractions are coming your way, and you feel ready to burst at the seams with enthusiasm and energy. You have had some quiet time to get your life back into perspective, and this month you will be propelled forwards with a real surge of energy.

Once you breathe in this energy, your whole life will feel refreshed and revitalised, and you will be looking at your life and the world through different eyes. Use your creative talents to take your life – your work in particular – in the direction you have been thinking about for a while, and have the courage of your convictions to go for what you want - believe in yourself.

On a personal level, you are feeling very contented emotionally, as this area of your life is quite stable and positive. You seem to be in demand socially and many new faces will appear in your social circle, as you explore different avenues of social interaction. If you choose to follow these new contacts up, you will find a couple of precious gems who will turn out to be kindred spirits.

Gemini

You have been feeling a little bit out on a limb lately; you have sensed a lack of understanding from those close to you, and as a result you have felt quite isolated and alone at times. May looks set to change all this, when you are on course to get closer to some truly like-minded people and soul mates. You therefore need to keep an open mind and be prepared to widen your social arena – try something or somewhere new – you will be pleased you made the effort.

Whilst you are innately curious, and tend to have a million different things going on in your life (and your head) at once, you do have a tendency towards expecting perfection. This perfection can be connected to your friends, love life, career or personal development, and the result of this is that you can start to expect things to come in neat little packages – life rarely works this way, and you need to start accepting this fact. Once you have, life will look a whole lot rosier than it does at the present. What is perfect anyway?

Your ruler Mercury, goes retrograde in your sign on the 7th – expect some major communications hiccups, misunderstandings and delays. Try to get yourself organised, and if you keep one step ahead of the game, you should get through the month relatively unscathed.

Cancer

You have been feeling on top of the world recently, and you have seen a clear image or vision as to how your life could map out if you follow your dreams. Of course, there are no certainties in life, but you look set to reach your full potential this month and to witness first hand, just how powerful positive thinking or affirmations can be. Believe in your abilities, don’t underestimate yourself and let your talents shine forth for everyone to see – May is not a month to hide under that impenetrable shell of yours – it is a month to step out and be noticed.

Communications are a little up and down this month, particularly early on in the month, and this could lead to some misunderstandings with others. So, take your time, and don’t try to force matters through – just try to trust in the process of life more…

You are feeling a little on the defensive when it comes to your close relationships, and your irritability may push people away, so a little soul-searching and self-honesty could be in order to get to the root of the problem. You need to explore why you are so defensive at times, and try to let this go now, it is no longer serving you well, and could even be holding you back on your path.

Leo

You will find it hard not to become complacent this month, as life really couldn’t get much better. Lucky breaks come your way, opportunities appear from nowhere, and you always seem to be in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. Yes, May is a very favourable month for you, but don’t allow yourself to get blasé or too cocksure about this, or you may end up tripping yourself up at the final hurdle. Make the most of this very special time, and if you can focus yourself in the direction you want in life, and make the most of the opportunities that come your way, then you will do very well indeed. So remember, don’t push your luck, build on what you know, and you will go from strength to strength.

On a more personal level, there is a sense that you have been feeling a little claustrophobic recently. It’s not that you are being emotionally smothered by those close to you, but more that you feel stifled and unable to be your usual colourful and creative self. This looks set to fester unless you deal with it, so try to go within to connect to your deeper Self, and find out why you feel trapped. Whilst it could be connected to the behaviour of others, it seems more likely to be a situation of your own making…

Virgo

May looks set to be an important turning point in your life. In the past, you have so often sacrificed your own dreams and goals for the sake of others, and put other people’s needs before your own, but this month it is time for a change. You have been doing a lot of thinking recently, particularly in connection to what you are doing with your life, and you have drawn some interesting conclusions. You have been settling for second best for too long now, and you need to start opening yourself up to the full potential of your life, and to go for what you want.

It may be time to start considering new options when it comes to your skills base – perhaps studying a new course or learning a new technique you’ve been meaning to try? Either way, be sure to expect a change of routine during May.

Your personal life has been shrouded in mist recently as there has been a sense of uncertainty connected to how you can move forwards, and this has left you feeling a little stuck and tense. May brings with it the sunshine to burn away the mist, to reveal a sense of clarity and vision that you haven’t felt in a long while. You will finally start to see what is truly important in your life.

Libra

There is something of a hurricane raging deep within you, a major storm of emotions and thoughts are running wild leaving you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. This is mainly a result of your constant over thinking and over-analysing. You like to be organised and ahead of the game, but sometimes this just isn’t possible – you need to take a more Taoist philosophy and take the path of least resistance, don’t fight it all the time. Looking deeper into Taoist ideas though, if you are following any sort of path, then it’s not the right path, for there is no path…

Before you spin off into another maze of thoughts trying to make sense of these words. Stop. It’s just no good trying to make sense of something that doesn’t make sense to you at the moment – it won’t work. Maybe one day it will make sense, maybe it won’t. Why worry about it? It seems like you are trying to achieve the impossible in your life at the moment by seeking answers where there aren’t any, and looking for direction without the aid of a map, compass or even the Sun. Yes, you can dream the impossible dream, but stop stressing about it when it doesn’t quite work out in the way you had planned.

Confused? You won’t be by the end of the month as this will all make perfect sense to you.

Scorpio

It is important that you remain level headed and focused in May otherwise life may go a little off course. Take your time, and be patient when it comes to new opportunities that are presented to you. Be sure to do your homework before you make any big decisions, and be sure that you listen to your own intuition. If you can, take some time out for some inner reflection and contemplation to enable you to re-focus on what is important to you at the moment.

You have been on quite a roller coaster ride over the past few months, and there is an element of weariness about you, so do make sure that you don’t just jump at the first opportunity that comes your way because you are fed up with waiting. Try to trust the bigger picture, and if it doesn’t feel right, then it probably isn’t.

A new chapter is beginning in your life, and it will soon start to unfold. This could lead to a change of job or even residence, but what is becoming crystal clear is the fact that the key to moving forwards with your dreams is in being your Self. Don’t try to bend yourself out of shape to please others all the time – what about your individuality and sparkle? Surely you owe it to yourself to explore your true nature and needs more…

Sagittarius


You need to keep your wits about you this month and don’t take anything at face value. Although your natural enthusiasm and buoyancy will be ever present, there is an extremely fine line between success and failure, and order and chaos, in your life, and May is no exception to this. You need to say focused if you are going to avoid placing a foot on the wrong side of this line.

This may sound like a lot of stress for you, but if only you could see that success is almost in your grasp – true happiness is yours, if only you could keep your eye on the target for more than a fleeting moment. You may need lots of stimuli to keep your interest charged in life, but sometimes you do need to become narrow in your focus if you are going to make the big changes in your life that you dream of.

So, do try to see that the heavens only want you to succeed - they do not want to see you scatter yourself off in a million different directions only to be left feeling like you are back at square one again. You might be tempted to deviate from the path you have forged out ahead, but you will need to take full responsibility for the consequences (good or bad). You have been warned…

Capricorn

May looks set to be a great month for you as you get the opportunity for a little opulence and indulgence. Some extra money wings its way to you, and you will be able to treat yourself for a change – go on enjoy yourself. As the saying goes – a little of what you fancy does you good!

Familiarity is the name of the game this month, stick to what you know – don’t try to ascend an unfamiliar path or you could come unstuck. It is time to see the real value of what you have already achieved in your life – you need to have some faith in your abilities as you have a lot to offer. You do tend to make comparisons to others and end up feeling disgruntled, but try not to do this or you will end up in the doldrums.

Your intuition is on good form throughout the month, and you would be wise to take heed of it. Your head seems to be coming out of the clouds, and you are beginning to see your way ahead clearly once again. This is great as you can use this newfound clarity to see the direction you are taking with your life, and to make any necessary tweaks or adjustments to stay on track. Use this opportunity wisely.

Aquarius

May looks set to be a buoyant and active month for you. The focus is on you and what you want out of life – and this month, if you put your mind to it, you are very likely to get it. It is now time to grab the bull by the horns and set yourself straight into action. You can use your unconventionality to your advantage as you can see unusual ways of working your magic. Your originality and uniqueness will be a huge advantage as the month progresses…

Some wonderful opportunities come your way this month, take advantage of these if you dare and watch your reputation rocket, and your self-satisfaction soar. If others try to get in your way, don’t let them, or you could end up kicking yourself over your missed opportunities for a long time to come. This is your time now, and you owe it to yourself to at least explore the myriad of possibilities that are out there for you.

Neptune and Chiron are both residing in Aquarius, and they go into retrograde motion later this month. These planets are very spiritual, and connected to your intuitive and healing gifts. With both of them going retrograde, expect some interesting dreams and insights about your own life and your spirituality. Mix in a sprinkling of Jupiter with this, and your mind will be reaching places others just cannot reach.

Pisces

You are starting to see your life and your future much more clearly this month. Whilst you have been waiting for the right time to move forward, you might need to take a little leap of faith in order to get the ball rolling. Once you have taken the first small step, help will come to you, and things will appear to effortlessly fall into place. Listen to your intuition, and you will know when the time comes to make your move.

May is a great month to have some time out, maybe a short break or a holiday just to escape from the rat race for a while. This time will help you to get your life back into more perspective…

You will need to speak some home truths this month – someone close to you is finding your progress and increase in confidence a little hard to take. Before you go off all guns blazing though, you do need to consider your role in all of this – have you been open and honest about your feelings? Have you tried to include them in this new chapter of your life? If you can be honest with yourself and maintain an air of openness at the same time, then your bond with this person is likely to be strengthened and deepened in a really positive way.