Looking forward to May 2020

(This post is a combination of two articles from my May 2020 newsletter)

Blessed Beltane!

Beltane (falls on 5/5/20) is the midway point between the Vernal Equinox and Summer Solstice (in the Northern half of the globe) and is also one of the two times a year when the veil is at its thinnest. In the past, it has been a very extroverted observance, where we connect with the Fae and celebrate fertility and abundance. We’re moving into a new paradigm, though, and everything is on pause, so we can be introspective and focus on figuring out what to keep, what to let go of, and how we want our new world to feel once we emerge from the cocoon.

You have a choice as to how you want to handle this. Do you want to feel victimized by circumstances, a leaf on the wind, powerless? Or do you want to use this as an opportunity to grow and flourish, to see where your strength really is, to be a conscious actor in your own life? It’s a free will Universe, you can do this either way, but you will be moving through it. If you’re here, your Higher Self agreed to it.

Reading for May: Prince of Cups
(The Starman Tarot)

The Prince of Cups is the archetypal Knight Gallant, a gentleman in every sense: honourable, considerate, valiant, and noble. Not one to relish violence and battle on any level, he prefers behind the scenes diplomacy. If he must, he will act swiftly and cleanly to achieve the best results for all. A masterful peacemaker and artful negotiator, he is always looking for the win-win solution to problems and his caring, compassionate presence can be a very welcome alternative to bloodshed.

Since I was talking about being an empowered actor in one’s life, May’s reading is not so much about what to expect as it is about how you can best act or be. This month, look for the win-win. Look for the solution (and always focus on the solution, not the problem) that will best serve everyone involved. Use as your metric the Dogsoldier ideal of What Will Best Serve Our Children and Our Children’s Children?

It takes real effort and concentration – even courage – to keep a flame of exuberance alive in our hearts. Instead of seeing ourselves adrift in a hostile world, we can look and see everything carries a message to guide us to our most powerful possibility. This, in essence is the elixir, the medicine, the Holy Grail. Not an object with a miraculous powers but rather a way of being in the world.

Again, here is a guidepost. You can look at everything in May as hostile or you can look at everything as a loving message from the Divine. I know which one I prefer. Which one do you prefer, and why?

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