How to work with May's New and Full Moon
by Simona Schimanovich
May is a pivotal month, bringing us some potent energies.
We are entering Eclipse season with the powerful Blood Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius at the end of May. And by then we will have three major planets in Retrograde (Pluto, Saturn, and Mercury). So after moving full steam ahead for the last few months, we are moving into a period to slow down and reflect.
May 11th - New Moon in Taurus
Taurus season brings us the New Moon in Taurus on the 11th of May. The first Earth sign, Taurus comes at a time of blossoming as nature fully reawakens in spring.
Ruled by Venus, the planet connected to the goddess of love and beauty, its energy is all about enjoying life. Taurus loves good food, money, and abundance. It is connected to the material world and our physical body, inviting us to find pleasure in our physical experience and live life fully.
After the last months of looking inwards, the New Moon in Taurus invites us to experience a new way of being present and enjoying life. Sitting in the sun, a beautiful walk in nature, a slow cup of tea, the smell of flowers, moving in your body, spending time with people you love. All these things are so simple and for free. Often we get caught up in chasing complicated goals to become happy. Yet happiness often lies in simple things. And this time of slowing down is teaching us: Everything is already right here. Right now.
This Taurus New Moon gives us an opportunity to become clear about what true wealth means for us. While we often associate wealth with financial abundance it’s time to redefine it for ourselves. They say ‘Health is wealth’... or how about an abundance of time and how precious it is? As we are moving through times of economic instability we can gain clarity on our deeper values.
Take a moment and ask yourself: what is true abundance for me? What does it mean to live a successful and wealthy life? The Taurus New Moon is one of the best times in the year to set your intentions around love, money and abundance.
Delight Yoga is offering an online New Moon Circle guided by Simona Schimanovich, where we will come together to share and set our intentions in a powerful New Moon meditation.
May 26th - Super Blood Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius
We are entering Eclipse season with the powerful Full Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius on the 26th of May! Eclipses are said to bring profound transformation opening a portal for accelerated evolution.
Covered by the Earth’s shadow, the full moon will turn a bloody red color as we experience a Total Lunar Eclipse. This is a very strong energy, making it one of the most pivotal cosmic events in 2021.
A lunar eclipse is like a supercharged full moon. Full moons represent a point of culmination, completion, and release. A lunar eclipse, therefore, tends to bring us some type of closure, sometimes in a sudden or abrupt way. It takes us back onto our path if we got side-tracked along the way – whether we want it or not. This is a time to surrender and trust that whatever might fall away in this time will be for our highest good.
While the sun is in the communicative sign of Gemini, which is all about sharing information, the full moon falls in the opposite sign of Sagittarius, which is connected to freedom and our beliefs. With this lunar eclipse, new information might be revealed that could shake what we believed to be true.
Ruled by Jupiter, the fiery sign of Sagittarius is all about expansion. On the flip side, we might need to ask ourselves collectively: Where have we been excessive? In what ways have we lived beyond our means in a way that isn’t sustainable – with our finances, our health, or our planet? This full moon might bring us clarity in how we can live better with less.
Use the energy of this Total Lunar Eclipse to let go of what isn’t serving you anymore as we move into a new chapter. Please look after yourself in this intense time and make sure you stay grounded in your practices like yoga and meditation. The more we can embrace this transformation, the more we will grow in this time.
Delight Yoga is offering an online Full Moon Circle guided by Simona Schimanovich, where we come together to share, learn more about the cosmic energies and move through powerful practices.
Simona takes people on powerful journeys guiding them into a deeper connection with themselves and to live more fully from the heart. She is passionate about sharing yoga as a powerful practice for healing and growth. She loves the richness and expression of Vinyasa Flow and teaches vibrant, soulful classes with creative sequencing. Her teaching is inspired by the elements and cycles of nature.