The New and Full Moons each month are times of potent energy. Through our practice, we can utilize this energy for purpose, creativity, and even the transformation of what can feel like toxic energy into a powerful practice of devotion. Remain committed to your practice throughout the energetic fluctuations of the month throughout May and beyond.
The New Moon in Aries begins a 30-day cycle of connecting with your inspired purpose and changing the world for the better. The Sun has already been in Aries for close to 20 days by the time of this New Moon. But at this time we can feel mind, body and spirit coming together around these lessons. Notice how you may naturally be more focused on your work and sense of duty. If your work and contribution are not congruent with your deeper identity, you may feel some frustration.
This New Moon happens in the Nakshatra of Bharani which is related to the creative principles in our lives. The things we focus on produce a result that we need to support or eventually destroy. This process teaches us to focus on what we really love the most.
Vedic Astrology for the Month of May
There is a Full Moon in Scorpio today. The Moon is debilitated in Scorpio. The energy of Scorpio can lead to restless emotions–and even feeling of being paranoid. So be aware of the possibility of these feelings today.
The creative option is to go deeply into those tumultuous waters, toward a more devotional state. But this requires patience. Those with a spiritual practice can find real solace today, while others will have a hard time managing the potentially toxic emotions.
This Full Moon happens in the Nakshatra of Vishaka, ruled by Lord Indra and Lord Agni, the Gods of lightning and fire. This is supporting the emotional courage necessary to transform toxic emotions into devotion.
Sam Geppi (Sadasiva) is the author of Yoga and Vedic Astrology and The Ascendant—108 Planets of Vedic Astrology. He is the founder of the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science which offers three levels of certification programs in Vedic Astrology. Currently the Academy has more than 120 students enrolled. Visit Sam’s website at: vedicartandscience.com.