By GiGi Sosnoski (Friend her on Facebook):
"If it looks good you’ll see it. If it sounds good, you’ll hear it. If it’s marketed right, you’ll buy it. But if it’s real, you’ll FEEL it." - Rob Richie
Walk your Talk
Do you lead by example? Do your actions match your words? Do you speak with integrity? We all struggle to be authentic in who we are. Being human, we each battle with our inconsistencies – like wanting to be healthy (yet eating junk food), promising to exercise (yet not moving off the couch) or claiming poverty (yet shopping till we drop)! This is the month to take a look at our words and make sure they are backed up by our actions.
We all need to be more conscious of practicing what we preach. Each of us is responsible for examining the impact our actions and words have on ourselves and our world. As individuals, we are all striving to be more authentic with who we are and how we express ourselves. No matter our occupation, we promote ourselves daily in how we think, speak, act and connect with others. Honouring our true selves, our true beliefs and our true spirit is imperative to being authentic. Define what being authentic means for you, and make the necessary changes to live in accordance with it.
May is the month for being true to ourselves: who we are, what we say and how we act. In the weeks ahead we are encouraged to focus on greater self-awareness and to be more genuine in our communications and expression of energy. We are now given the opportunity to consider ourselves more objectively: our defenses, our delights, our talents and our tirades – and how we relate to others. The more we know ourselves, and acknowledge the truth about who we are, the more power we have to make positive changes in our lives!
Mars finally going Direct in Libra shows this is a time for moving forward with better expression of our energies and more balance and harmony in our words and actions. The red planet gives us the green light this month to practice what we preach and cultivate better diplomacy, tact and moderation in how we interact and communicate with others.
What are some of the standout Astrological energies happening for us in the weeks ahead? A Full Moon in Scorpio, a New Moon in Gemini, Mars going Direct, Mercury moving into first Gemini and then Cancer, and Venus charging through Aries give us insight into the ways we can practice being authentic this month. Here’s your need-to-know AstroMotivation for May:
2 May - Venus moves into Aries - Yes, You’re All That (and more!): Greater recognition and appreciation of our talents comes as we find more assertive and confident energy for connecting with others! A new chapter of courage and strength unfolds along with greater inspiration to express our fabulous selves! In the weeks ahead we can show more interest and admiration for those in our lives as well as attracting to us what we need for greater love and creativity!
7 May - Mercury moves into Gemini -Share your thoughts: Greater curiosity, communications and socializing enable us to be more outgoing and express ourselves with greater agility! A favourable time to get the word out about who we are, what we do and how we do it! Embark now on marketing, promotion, sales or networking to share your knowledge and ideas!
14 May - Full Moon in Scorpio – Release what’s not true: This is a time of letting go, relinquishing whatever is emotionally holding us back and shedding any inauthentic parts of ourselves. This is an intense time, but a necessary one in order to get us out of the ruts and encourage transformation. Consider what you have been saying, doing or creating in your life and if it has been in keeping with the true you. If not, this is the time for casting off the old in order to make way for the new.
19 May - Mars in Libra goes Direct – Balancing your words with your actions: After 7 months of “backward” motion, the planet of activity, in the sign that represents balance, goes Direct! We now move forward with greater diplomacy, harmony and beauty in our lives and how we deal with each other. Greater creativity and the need to interact is enhanced, and so this is a perfect time to make sure you are living and communicating authentically. Just avoid vacillating between the pros and cons of taking action and passive-aggressive energy. Instead of provoking others, use your energy to express diplomacy and artistry. (Wish our world leaders could do that!)
20 May - Sun moves into Gemini – Explore Ideas: A new cycle unfolds, opening us to greater knowledge, curiosity and diversity. We now embrace a strong urge to socialize, exchange information, share thoughts, express ideas and communicate in more interesting and versatile ways! This is a great time for working toward greater self-awareness, learning more about ourselves and others, and embarking on new projects for self-expression.
28 May - New Moon in Gemini - Share your Vision: This Lunar Energy asks the question “What is your message?” We are now encouraged to be more mindful of the knowledge, information, ideas and the visions we share. This is a great time to connect with like-minded loved ones to share wisdom and to create new concepts and learning tools for better understanding. This represents a new start for greater self-awareness, mindful expression and inspired ways of creating our future.
28 May - Venus moves into Taurus – Sensuous Serenity: With the planet of love and artistry moving into the earthy sign of Taurus, we have a 4 week period of reconnecting to the physical. Using more of our five senses we can create greater harmony and beauty in our surroundings and with those we love. The touch, smell, taste, feel of things are magnified, so this is a wonderful time to show appreciation to those we care about, our environment and ourselves.
28 May - Mercury moves into Cancer – Thinking with Feeling: Our thoughts and expressions now turn more sensitive, caring, nurturing and family focused. This is a time to observe how we perceive, process and share feelings and awareness with loved ones. Open up to greater intuition, emotion and sympathy. Release the past and let the love energy flow!
Outer Planets in their current positions: Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, Uranus in Aries, Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn. The outer planets stay in a sign for quite a long time, so their effect on us is more gradual:
- Jupiter in Cancer (Direct) encourages greater feelings of comfort, care and nurturing while also helping us to grow our intuition, imaginations and compassion. Emotions and protective instincts are strong. Jupiter will be in Cancer until 16 July 2014.
- Saturn in Scorpio (Retrograde) represents a time of uncovering our fears and insecurities, gaining awareness of how they have undermined our progress, and by getting to the root of the issues we can focus on solutions. Saturn will be in Scorpio until 17 September 2015.
- Uranus in Aries (Direct) is about embracing greater freedom for unique forms of self expression, liberation from oppression, and inventive pioneering action. It brings both technical, inspirational and intuitive understanding. Uranus will be in Aries until 7 March 2019.
- Neptune in Pisces (Direct) is all about greater spiritual awareness, creative inspiration and intuitive insight. We-are-all-one compassion is emphasized along with humanitarian expression. Embracing greater compassion and empathy along with universal understanding is highlighted. Neptune will be in Pisces until 31 March 2025.
- Pluto in Capricorn (Retrograde), which will be in Capricorn until 24 March 2023, represents a cycle of energy that brings transformation to our society, government, world order and Mother Earth. This indicates a time when the misuse of power is brought to light and change and metamorphosis creates renewal.
**Warmth, Heart and StarLight to all Sweet Star Seekers for a wonderful beginning to 2014 and a marvelous year ahead! May this new year bring each of you much abundance, joy and fulfillment! Lots of Love to YOU along with an open-armed welcome to 2014!**
With Much Warmth, Heart and StarLight,
GiGi Sosnoski is a New York City Astrologer, Motivational Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Planetary Intuitive, Workshop facilitator, Writer of monthly Motivational articles and videos, Radio and TV contributor and regular on TVNZ’s Good Morning show. As a Life Enthusiast, her passion is sharing upliftment and inspiration with others. Encouraging people to get excited about their lives, their abilities, their relationships and their futures is what she does best! Contact GiGi to help yourself find greater awareness, confidence and further understanding of your true potential as seen in your unique Astrology chart! Keep Looking Up offices, Auckland: 09 950-6760