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As we move into May, the gentle energy of Taurus helps us slow down and integrate the challenging work we did in April. Spring is finally here.

Juliana McCarthy writes (via Ethereal Culture):

We begin May on the heels of a challenging and transformative monthApril brought us to our knees, helping us surrender and face our dark corners. Now, we’ve cleared the way for gentler Taurean energies, which are gracing us at the start of the month, supporting us in relaxing and integrating April’s intensity.

In the Northern Hemisphere, spring is in full effect. The Bull is helping us slow down and connect with nature and genuine self-care. It’s a little respite before the earth begins to rumble mid-May—when Uranus moves into Taurus for the first time since 1934. This is one of the year’s most significant transits. It’s set to bring about a major shift in the collective consciousness, along with innovations around money, farming, sustainability, design, and shared values. Taurus rules the earth, and Mother Earth is increasing her volume, forcing us to course-correct so we can better sustain ourselves and the natural world.

By the end of May, we’ll be rocketing toward the new paradigm, immersed in entirely fresh energies. There is no going back to the way things were, within ourselves or the collective. It’s time to release our fears and illusions of safety. We’re leaping into action and the unknown. With genuineness and courage, we are joining forces to rebuild our lives, communities, and the world.

TAURUS NEW MOON

After a relatively calm two weeks, the first major transit of May arrives mid-month. On May 15, a Taurus New Moon coincides with Uranus’ shift into the same sign. The planets are offering a brilliant moment for manifestation—for setting intentions for the long-term future around where we would like to be in all aspects of our lives. We could now ask:

What kinds of relationships, home, community, and career would most feed our hearts?

Uranus is prepared to elicit breakthroughs, shattering ruts that have been holding us back from authenticity and our true life-path. Insights and awakenings abound, seemingly out of nowhere. We can make best use of this time by consciously releasing security blankets and expectations—leaping outside normative boxes to pursue our passions that also serve humanity.

Read the full blog here.

Juliana McCarthy

For more than twenty years, Juliana McCarthy has been studying and practicing Western Astrology, finding it to be a powerful tool for self-exploration and examining how we relate to others. She loves working with people to help them understand their authentic selves—their complexities, gifts, karma, and life paths. In particular, she finds Astrology to be helpful for major transitions, unexpected life changes, and for better understanding relationships—romantic and otherwise. Juliana also practices Energy Healing, using a blend of Reiki and shamanic methods. She helps facilitate powerful breakthroughs by clearing blockages around physical, spiritual, relationship, and emotional difficulties. A longtime student of Tibetan Buddhism, she's an avid meditator and spiritual practitioner.

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