May Chakrubscopes and Strengthening the Mind-Body Signal

The first day of May marks the midpoint between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, a pagan holiday known as Beltane. It represents fertility and abundance, when earth energies are thought to be strongest. Beltane traditions use fire to honor the sun and all that it provides. As we venture into this new month, consider how you are tending to your inner flame.

The sun will be waltzing through the sensual earth sign of Taurus for most of the month, presenting us with a collective opportunity to listen more intently to the body. Taurus gets a reputation for being stubborn and high maintenance, but when we look deeper into these qualities, what we really see is a commitment to honoring one’s unique and evolving needs. This fixed sign would rather hold an unpopular opinion than waver on their ideals. They would sooner arrive late or not at all than sacrifice the routine that helps them feel balanced and self-assured.

On May 5, a new moon in Taurus invites rituals and intentions that restore the connection between body and mind, allowing us to transit messages more clearly. Venus will shift into its home sign of Taurus on May 15, encouraging us to explore and honor what feels pleasurable in our bodies. If ever we become too focused on reaching the finish line, Venus in Taurus gives us permission to stop and smell the roses, reminding us that slow and steady wins the race.

A full moon in Scorpio arrives on May 18, drawing our attention below the surface. Another fixed sign, Scorpio can be relentless in their pursuit of the unknown. This is a good time to get real with yourself about the ingrained beliefs and behaviors that are holding you back.

The sun moves into the flirty air sign of Gemini on May 21, turning our attention back to the mind and encouraging us to find inspiration in daydreams and distractions.

Readings are written by Danielle Dorsey using the Sacred Symbol Oracle Deck created by artist Marcella Kroll. You are encouraged to meditate on the symbols of the cards to receive additional intuitive guidance. Another way to work with this wisdom is to reflect on how you relate to the word(s) associated with your oracle card. Take note of your initial response and then look up the term(s) in a dictionary to go deeper into its medicine. Please read your sun, rising, and moon signs if you know them.

Taurus

Time

Affirmation: Focused attention gives me the ability to bend and stretch time.

Support stone: Carnelian will increase your confidence and focus.

Gemini

Divine Masculine

Affirmation: I honor the solar energy that infuses me with drive and determination.

Support stone: Clear quartz will help you balance solar and lunar energies.

Cancer

Soulmate

Affirmation: My love language is discovering the different ways to honor myself.

Support stone: Amethyst will invite a sense of peace to your inner explorations.

Leo

Psychic

Affirmation: My intuition is a muscle that strengthens every time I follow inner knowing.

Support stone: Lapis lazuli will encourage you to give voice to your intuitions.

Virgo

Good fortune

Affirmation: I recognize myself as inherently worthy of receiving what I desire.

Support stone: Green aventurine will help you see yourself as an abundant being.

Libra

Grounded

Affirmation: Circumstance and opinion cannot sway my sense of self.

Support stone: Black tourmaline will fortify your commitment to self.

Scorpio

Release

Affirmation: I willingly release anything that threatens to hinder my growth.

Support stone: Black obsidian will encourage honest discernment of what needs to be released.

Sagittarius

Growth

Affirmation: I trust that every ebb and flow is perfectly aligned with my soul’s expansion.

Support stone: Rose quartz will encourage a compassionate heart through all stages of growth.

Capricorn

Gratitude

Affirmation: A commitment to gratitude keeps my flame burning.

Support stone: Selenite will purify your mind of unproductive thoughts that interfere with gratitude.

Aquarius

Talisman

Affirmation: Support becomes available when I am vulnerable enough to seek it.

Support stone: Green opal will help you let down the walls blocking your heart.

Pisces

Full moon

Affirmation: I make space for the unknown miracles that will soon occur.

Support stone: Scolecite will cleanse your field so that you can be a clear channel for divine wisdom.

Aries

Focus

Affirmation: The target does not move when I turn my focus within.

Support stone: Red jasper will help you remain grounded as you move forward.

Feature Image from “A Long Undressing,” Directed by Julissa Yasmeen Ramirez and Charlotte Strange

Author: Danielle Dorsey
About: Danielle Dorsey is a regular Chakrubs contributor who writes our monthly tarotscopes, new moon rituals, Chakrubs Current and edits most of Chakrubs editorial content. She is a freelance writer whose words have appeared in GirlBoss, LAist, Travel Noire, Lonely Planet, and more. Danielle has five years experience as a tarot reader and is a certified reiki master in Usui and Tibetan techniques. Danielle’s work centers around ancestral healing and helping those with marginalized identities achieve peace and wholeness. To check out Danielle’s writings visit DanielleDorky.com and for more information about her tarot and reiki offerings visit tarotviews.com.
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