By Vikki Anderson
A detailed list of important May dates: May 1, May Day; 2, Orthodox Easter, 5, Cinco di Mayo, 6, National Day of Prayer; 9, Laylat al Qadr; 13, Ascension Day; 15, Armed Forces Day; 17, Shavuot; 22, National Maritime Day; 23, Pentecost;24, Whit Monday; and the 31st, Memorial Day.
May flower is the Lily of the Valley (sweetness and motherhood), and Hawthorn (hope).
May Birthstone is the Emerald (hope).
Feng Shui for Spring
Spring is a wonderful time to start cleaning out the yard, opening up the windows and letting the new fresh air of spring inside of your home and life.
With the new energy of the season, it is important to clear out the old stale energy from the winter and breathe new life into your environment.
Here are a few ways to bring positive energy into your yard and home.
Put up a small birdbath or a water fountain directly opposite your front door so each time you open your door, you are inviting in prosperity and abundance. Water represents money in Feng Shui.
- Hang beautiful chimes from trees, your deck, or house gutters for a melodious sound to relax and calm you.
- Hang up whirl-i-gigs to promote positive chi to circulate around your property and remove any stagnant areas of dead or dying chi from the previous harsh winter.
- Plant bulbs, annuals, perennials in bright colors. To correctly place the right color in the right area of your yard or garden, follow the bagua colors.
- Burn white sage throughout your home, closets, bathroom, cellar, attic and around the house to ensure negative energy or negative chi is removed while keeping your windows open to allow the negativity to escape from your environment.
- Place 60 MM aurora borealis crystals in windows that get the morning sun so that rainbows will dance on your ceiling and walls. Each room should have many colors in it for balanced positive energy.
- Get rid of things you no longer need, want or like, so that you will have a clutter-free space to enjoy and come home to each evening without feeling overwhelmed by the clutter.
- A fresh coat of paint will do wonders for your space and your mood. Choose the proper color for the area of the bagua you are painting; if you can’t, add a few decorative touches like pillows, books, candle holders, statues or paintings with the required colors in them.
- Let the sunlight into your home. Put up sheer curtains or pleated shades that can be opened from the top or bottom so you can maximize the sunlight and feel re-energized.
- Purchase a few Himalayan salt lamps, candle holders or prosperity bowls so their medicinal powers (helps with allergies, headaches, insomnia, depression
You are probably doing many of these things with your annual spring cleaning, but I just wanted to remind you that changing a small thing can bring in much abundance, happiness and good health into you and your family’s lives. Happy Spring.
|New Moon||11||11 Taurus 56||02:59 PM|
|First Quarter||19||18 Leo 34||03:12 PM|
|Full Moon||26||05 Sagittarius 13||07:13 AM|
|Retrograde Planets||Mercury on the 29th; Saturn on the 23rd; and Pluto all month.|
|Sun goes into Gemini on May 21.|
ARIES – March 21 – April 19
Thoughts of traveling or at the very least getting out of the house regularly is on your mind. There is a lot of good luck following you around this month, so whatever it is you’ve wanted to accomplish, start or finish, this is the time to stop procrastinating and do it. You might be a little prone to disagreements and quarrels with friends, so be sure not to make things innocently said start you on the war path. Emotions may be unbalanced and/or you may be super sensitive at this time, so it would be best just to ignore others who are making you feel uncomfortable in some way. You are becoming more practical and logical in making decisions and if unexpected issues happen, you will be able to beautifully cope with them.
TAURUS – April 20 – May 20
You’re thinking of career plans and perhaps if staying at home to work is the best choice for you at this moment. This is a time where you are thinking of so many plans, things that could be, things that haven’t manifested yet, things you could be doing, etc. However, your overall mood is more of independence and taking control over your own life. So, this is the time to do it. You are in a romantic and intellectual phase. Vitality is becoming an important part of your life since you have to make others understand that this is a time for you to be accomplishing a lot and you are ready for the challenge. Unexpected incidents may not be a stumbling block, but an opportunity to move ahead and move yourself onto another more suitable path.
GEMINI – May 21 – June 21
You are ready to meet new people, get out of the house and have some fun. You most likely miss all the socialization or workshops you were able to do in the past before Covid-19. Those times will come again, you just need to be patient. There are still so much you had hoped to accomplish in your home or with your hobbies that you still haven’t even started. The stuff cannot get done without your motivation and skill. Try to limit all the things you are doing on a daily basis. You can combine chores/hobbies into a certain time period and then take on perhaps reading a book, or watching that series on Netflix you never finished. Your mood gets very light and you will be able to accomplish all you want to. The trick is what do you want to accomplish? Make a list and try accomplishing one thing a day if you can. In that way, at the end of the month you will have completed 30 tasks!
CANCER – June 20 – July 21
Connecting with friends, thinking about what organizations or clubs you may be interested in joining when the ban is lifted is giving you a lot of hope and you are seeing a bright sunny future for all of us. You continue to be motivated and accomplish so much that even you are surprised at your progress. You tend to be enthused and inspired by Youtube “how to” videos have given you a lot of information on so many new subjects and topics that it’s hard for you to choose what you should do next. Emotions may be a bit sensitive in a romantic situation, but talking things out is the best way to find a solution to any of your differences. Family members may try to interfere with any plans you are making for yourself or are criticizing you for not doing things the way they always did. Stay on course. You are doing what is exactly right for you. Be strong.
LEO – July 22 – August 22
Getting ready to face the world is all you want to do. You’ve done your crafts, watched all of your TV series, read a few books, did your spring cleaning and now you are literally bored. You want to get out of the house and hike again or go to the park and enjoy the company of friends, family and of meeting new people who may become friends in the future. You want to go out to lunch with the girls and laugh again. But you are handling things rather well. This is a good time to rest and take care of yourself. Metaphysical or esoteric philosophies may be of interest. They may give you peace of mind as you learn new concepts about yourself and your beliefs. Relaxing meditation may also be helpful to release any anxiety or apprehension about your future. You have accomplished so much already. If you just hang on a little bit more, you will be able to do all the things you want in a safe environment.
VIRGO – August 23 – September 22
You are becoming more of a person who wants to go out and meet new people, or at the very least, find new friendships. Older ones seemed to have outlived their usefulness. However, you are very cognizant of your finances and wish for your savings to add up faster than it is. One way is to stop spending, perhaps on Amazon, as the truth is what you need during your stay at home? You have food, a roof over your head and your health. If something isn’t working for you, change it! Perhaps getting a little part time job at home will bring you the extra income you desire if you haven’t been able to find work during the pandemic. But we know you haven’t been sitting still. The money will be there for what you need, perhaps wait for your wants at another time.
LIBRA – September 23 – October 23
Family, friends, siblings are all around you and it’s time to have serious discussions with them on various topics that may have been upsetting you. Everyone is eager to get over any hard feelings and perhaps you are the one who has to start the discussions. Unusual circumstances may surprise you, but you are well suited to deal with anything that comes your way. Thinking of when you could go on vacation seems to make you happy. Short trips may make you less anxious about always being home. Some restaurants do seat people, so maybe you would want to go out with a family or loved one to a restaurant that is safe for dining. You need to talk more and be alone less, but with some planning, you can do this.
SCORPIO – October 24 – November 2
Family and home life are on your mind now. Some things may have not turned out the way you had planned, but perhaps some compromise on your part would be very good for all involved. Why not try to patch things up and just get life going in the right direction. Short distance travel would be good diversion so plan a small getaway for a few hours so you can feel refreshed and invigorated. With this new found energy, you can tackle chores or projects that you may have let fall by the wayside. You may also be having a bit of trouble with coming out with a game plan for the remaining time that we have to stay indoors. If you are one of the lucky ones who is working from home, take a breather and walk around the block, walk your dog, or have a coffee/tea break to re-energize yourself. You have so much working for you, just be assured it’s the boredom that is getting to you and nothing else.
SAGITTARIUS – November 23 – December 21
Discovering new things about family, friends, siblings and your home life may be surprising, but it doesn’t change who you are. Be there for others who really need a shoulder to cry on or some assistance within their home. You may also be finding a new love that comes into your life. Are you checking out personal sites even though you can’t meet them right now? You can always look! Your forever sweetheart may just be in one of them. Many karmic lessons are coming your way so you are more than likely in for an interesting month. Just go with the flow and everything will work out in your best interest. Creativity, love, and children will also fill your month. Do crafts, spend time with children after their school day and show them that life can still be fun even if you are stuck at home.
CAPRICORN – December 22 – January 20
You are very sensitive these days and feel like you aren’t accomplishing much in the way of overcoming your emotions and fears. There always seems to be something following you around. You are very pragmatic, so you know that the energy around you is attracted to you by your efforts, kindness, compassion and empathy. Be that person that is there for others so that all the positive energy and opportunities will be magnetized to you. Keep calm, handle your plans and “to do lists” one thing at a time. Prioritize so you will have time to complete a chore/project/work and the rest of the time you can be free to enjoy a good book, relaxation or listening to music to calm your soul. If you seem more sensitive to others’ criticism or comments, just know this will pass quickly when the month is over. You need to concentrate on what you think is important and all the rest will follow.
AQUARIUS – January 21 – February 18
Health issues should be addressed and if warranted go to your health care practitioner. Health issues will not disappear on their own. You need to handle them as soon as you can. You are overwhelmed, exhausted and not really getting all the rest you need. You seem to be the family mediator and the sense of balance for all of them and it may be getting a bit too much for you to handle with everything else you are balancing. You may be thinking of not working full time any longer or may be thinking of retirement. You want to enjoy some of your life now and you may have just gotten a taste of it by being home with the pandemic. You see that you can supplement with a part time job and may wish to look into cutting a few days from your work schedule. You may also be thinking of starting a home-based business or working from home.
PISCES – February 19 – March 20
This is a good time to make sure all of your important papers are up to date. Clean out all of the old policies, or paperwork, so it will be easier for others to sort through them if and when the time comes. Sometimes, we procrastinate and don’t get the things done, like updating wills, important papers, insurance policies, etc. Make sure the beneficiaries are the ones you want to leave money to. Relationships change, people pass and you want to be. A creative time for you, you may wish to watch the many workshops, lessons and instructions there are on Youtube to learn something new and keep you motivated and inspired. This is a wonderful time to write stories, poetry or just outline a wonderful story you may have in your head. Maybe it’s time to come out and surprise you. Don’t let the fear of failure stop you. Do what you want to do like paint, draw, sing, dance, take musical lessons or take any type of other education you may be interested in. You will be so happy that you delved into other art forms or modalities.
Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, author, and lecturer for over 48 years. She may be contacted at 908-887-0052 to schedule a telephone tarot and astrology reading. In-home Feng Shui consultations are on hold for the time being. Please visit www.vikkianderson.net to order astrology emailed reports for any occasion or to make an appointment for a tarot or astrology reading.