Monthly Messages from the Universe: May 2023
These are the signs from the Universe for May 2023. If you unlock their wisdom and lean into their lessons, then you will begin to truly create the changes you wish to see manifest in your life. Make sure to also check out Taurus Season 2023 for mini-tarot readings for each sign of the zodiac and astrology highlights, two additional keys in unlocking how to navigate the cosmos and be an active creator in your life rather than a bystander.
Tarot Card of the Month: Eight of Cups RX
The Eight of Cups, Lord of Abandoned Success and Saturn in Pisces, is a card of letting go, moving on, transition, withdrawal, and travel. With the card reversed it indicates indecision, unfinished business, trying one more time, and coming out of hibernation or withdrawal. Interestingly, May 5th 2023 is a Full Moon in Scorpio & Lunar Eclipse, and the Eight of Cups depicts an Eclipse. Eclipses are marked by revelations, endings and releases; however, with this card reversed you may find yourself holding on, giving something another go, or getting social.
Affirmation*: I can venture out, discover, and come back safely.
Journaling prompt*: What recharges my batteries?
Healing Crystal of the Month: Almandine Garnet
Almandine Garnet is a stone of strength and security. It activates your Root and Sacral Chakras, grounds your energy, enhances your vitality and endurance, assists in stimulating Kundalini energy, and creates a sense of security, safety and abundance. Almandine Garnet is a fantastic stone for replacing feelings of anxiety, worry and fear with a deep sense of support from the Universe.
Crystal Affirmation: I take time to nurture myself physically and spiritually.
Numerology of the Month: 12/3
This is a month of optimism, joy, inspiration, imagination, creativity, self expression, sociability, communication, manifestation, growth and expansion, kindness and compassion.
Angel Number of the Month: 442
The angels and archangels are urging you to stay positive, as your optimism supports them in answering your prayers.
Sacred Herbs & Plants of the Month: The Oak
Oak is a sacred tree attributed to several deities like Zeus, Thor, Jupiter, Dianus, Hecate, and Pan, and is a symbol of strength, health, healing, power, stability, money, luck, protection, firmness, fertility, longevity, and spiritual ascension. While not often thought of as directly attributed to him, Demigod Hercules’ club was made of oak, making it a symbol of not only physical strength but moral character as well. Among the Greeks and Celts, the oak is a representation of the World Tree, the link between Heaven and Earth. The Celts worshiped their Gods in groves of trees where it was said that an oak had to be present, and interestingly, Abraham received the Divine revelations in an oak grove. One of the most revered oracles of antiquity was a great oak tree growing at Dodona, in north-west Greece.
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*Tarot Card Affirmation & Journaling Prompt from Madame Pamita’s Magical Tarot
*Angel Numbers 101 by Doreen Virtue
*Crystal Affirmations from Healing Crystals Oracle