“What do you want for Mother’s Day?” my husband asks me for the fourteenth time now.
I roll my eyes and think to myself, “What do I want for Mother’s Day? Well, let’s see, where do I start?”
I could cheekily answer him by saying, “Gee, how about world peace? Or, I know, renewable energy that reverses climate change, or affordable locally farmed organic goods for everyone.”
What do I want for Mother’s Day? I really loathe this question. I loathe it because I cannot be completely honest with my answer. I loathe it because some part of me wants him to just KNOW. I loathe it because it’s really not a day. It’s a moment. It’s a complete misnomer – Mother’s Day. There is no DAY in Mother’s Day.
When asked this question, the answers in my head are so different than the ones that come out of my mouth.
When the kids were infants, what did I want for Mother’s Day? I wanted to sleep the entire day – the ENTIRE day and through the next night. I wanted so desperately to sleep.
When the kids were toddlers, what did I want for Mother’s Day? I wanted to walk upright for one entire day without having to lean down to hold someone’s little hand, hunched over taking micro steps to keep him or her from falling.
When the kids were in the incessant questioning period, what did I want for Mother’s Day? I wanted to be mute – completely mute for one entire day.
Now, what do I want for Mother’s Day? I want food to fall from the sky. I want it to appear magically, completely cooked and ready to eat, without my having to have anything to do with it.
What do I want for Mother’s Day? I want my husband to know. I want him to know without asking me what I would like for Mother’s Day.
What do I want for Mother’s Day? I want the day – the whole day, not the 15 minutes or so where the kids are excited to give you their gifts, which are awesomely made by the way, and there is a breakfast of sorts and then, it’s over – completely finished.
“Can we go get the poster board I need for school now?”
“I need a ride to practice.”
“What’s for dinner, Mom?”
“He’s touching me…she’s in my way…he looked at me…MOM!!!”
“What do you want for Mother’s Day?” my husband asks me and I think about it.
You know what, I know exactly what I want for Mother’s Day. I want a whole day – one entire day. I want a day where I can be alone for part of it, just basking in the moment, where I can see a really close friend & we just immerse ourselves in a delicious conversation. I want a day where I can spend some time alone with my husband, where I can get a pedicure, buy some flowers, walk on the beach, laugh with my children. I want a day made up of perfectly luscious moments.
I want a lot apparently and it’s completely unrealistic to imagine a Mother’s Day where all of these things will happen. This is not a movie where your life is flashing by in perfect synchronization to the music. This is real life and in real life what I want for Mother’s Day will come and go in a moment. Flash, blink, gone.
So, I have a plan. I have a plan this Mother’s Day. My plan is take many moments over the next few weeks to bring myself what I want for Mother’s Day. Create the perfect Mother’s Day just for myself. Who says it has to only be a day?
When I am at the market getting the food that will fall from the sky, I will buy myself a bouquet of flowers.
When I am making dinner one night this week, I will call a really close friend and make plans to see each other – soon and for a nice amount of time.
I will mark the calendar to have dinner with my husband.
I will make an appointment for a pedicure.
I will make space one morning next week to walk the beach.
I will spend Mother’s Day basking in each moment, laughing with my children and enjoying my husband. I will do this and not be annoyed when I am asked to help cook dinner or to drive someone somewhere or to stop a fight. I will completely relax and enjoy this Mother’s Day, because I know I will have these totally pleasurable moments coming up in the next few weeks.
“What do you want for Mother’s Day?” my husband asks me.
I smile secretly and answer him honestly, “For Mother’s Day, I just want food to fall from the sky.”
As always wishing you joy,
How do you drop into your heart and intuition?
May begins with light and fun energy, so enjoy it. In the middle of the month, things run amuck. You feel distracted and uneasy and it doesn’t get better for the next several weeks. Be super clear in communications and get any technology issues taken care of before the 3rd week when Mercury goes retrograde in his own sign of Gemini.
Big Star Events:
- Mercury out of bounds: 5/7 – 5/30
- Super New Moon in Taurus: 5/11
- Jupiter in Pisces: 5/13
- Saturn retrograde joins Pluto retrograde: 5/23 – 10/10
- Venus out of bounds: 5/24
- Super Moon/Eclipse: 5/26
- Mars back in bounds: 5/27 (since 3/21)
- Mercury retrograde: 5/29 – 6/18
Week 1: Uplifting
The first week of May offers a long-overdue break from the aggressive energies of the past few months. Minds are opened, perspectives are widened and connecting with others is easier. The lift you feel provides opportunities for sexy encounters and romantic dates. There’s a brief testing point in the middle of the week, but it’s dovetailed by fascinating and fun situations. The end of the week gives you a zany push that lasts until the end of the month. Stay grounded and operate from your intuition to successfully navigate this influence.
Week 2: Boundless Easy Fun
Can you take time off this week? If so, do it. It’s an excellent week for fun and connecting with your friends and loved ones. It’s also a sexy and charming time. There is a pause in the middle of the week when you do feel like buckling down and getting things done. Lean into it if you’re spending your week at work. On the 13th, Jupiter moves into Pisces, so it’s kumbaya time! Dreams, healing, creativity, sensuality and intuition are the name of the game for the next few months.
New Moon: Ideals
Details: May 11 New Moon Taurus @ 3:01 pm @ 21°
Get creative, dream and imagine while you have the ability to make it lasting. Think of the intentions you want to set for the next 6 months as you get ready for the ecliptic pair beginning on May 26th. There’s clarity available that will be elusive for a few weeks, so make the most of it.
Week 3: Unbalanced
There’s an intense energy that urges you to take the long view, do deep research and make moderate plans against the push to be overly optimistic. The Sun enters Gemini to join Mercury and Venus, so your mind goes into overdrive. Your heart is already flirtatious and light, so it’s not a good barometer for keeping you centered and focused on your goals. There’s a slipperiness to the energies this week that contradicts the underlying pull of a longer, lasting tempo. Center, ground, center, ground is the mantra this week.
Week 4: Confusion
Saturn stations retrograde on the 23rd and Mercury on the 29th and there’s confusing and destabilizing energy all week. In fact, it lasts beyond the end of the month. The only good news is the aggressive influences decrease, but with all of the misinterpretations and sticky situations, I’m not sure you’re going to be able to tell. There is opportunity for creativity at the end of the month and that can give you a little relief.
Full Moon: Truth
Details: May 26 Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Gem/Sag @7:14 am
TRUTH is the name of the game for the next few weeks. Let’s find out if the world is ready for revealing what’s beneath the surface. I’m hoping so. Gather the reasons for celebrating you and all of your accomplishments and plant the seeds for releasing that which stands in your way. It’s the perfect time to reflect and review in order to renew.
Bottom Line: True KLT is helpful this month
May is a mixed bag, but the more you drop in your heart and tap into your inner knowing, the month becomes magical. May is for healing and developing your intuitive gifts.
Supportive Intuitive Tools
Tarot: Five of Cups – Disappointment
At first glance, this appears to be a negative message and yet allowing the opening of opportunity presents an entirely different view. The five is about mastery of being a spiritual being and a human one and cups symbolizes emotions. Ponder your availability for the emotional realm. Do you let yourself live in the moment to set your heart free? Commit without expectations, listen to your heart’s wisdom and be free of attachment.
Crystal: Aqua Aura Quartz
Aqua Aura quartz allows freedom and enhances other stone’s healing powers. Grab a grounding stone such as black tourmaline, to help dispel negativity and keep your technology and communication paths running smoothly.
Flower essence: White Chestnut
Bach White Chestnut is perfect to quiet your mind. Take 3 drops 3 times a day in water and feel your mind settle.
How to use this forecast: I’ve abbreviated the writing of my monthly forecasts while enhancing their practical uses. Here are my recommendations.
Quickly at the start of each month:
- Peruse the forecast to see what jumps out at you and make a note of the date(s) on your calendar.
- Go through the weekly themes and compare it to what’s on your own schedule. Make slight adjustments if there are particularly startling events on days you have major plans.
- Look over the business tips for the two parts of the month and see what activities to incorporate for you and your staff or clients based on the energies.
- Find intuitive tools and practical tips to incorporate into your month.
- Look over the weekly themes and drill down on those jiving with what you have going on in your week.
- Include a different, lighter or deeper approach depending upon the weekly theme.
- For each lunar cycle, use the natural power of the Moon to ramp up energy for success or to release and overcome obstacles.
- At the end of the month, take a quick glance over the month to see what works and what doesn’t to make adjustments for the upcoming one.
Thank you for reading and sharing with family and friends.
As always, wishing you joy,
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