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by Karen M. Winkelman Saturday, May 9, 2015

Girl think "what is possible'; May, 5, Change your mind change your lifeMay’s energy is asking you to make some needed changes in your life…

Trust your guidance on what changes you need to make now.

Perhaps your thoughts, beliefs and habits need a change.

Perhaps your job, relationships or living arrangements could do with a few tweaks.

Perhaps a fresh approach in how you view a situation, event or problem that has been bugging you will reveal an opportunity or solution you didn’t know existed.

A simple shift in your perspective could help you see the truth to what is holding you back or making you feel antsy.

Yeah, I totally get it.

Change can be freakin scary at times. (OK, maybe a lot of the time)

It’s that pesky unknown that trips us up.

Especially when we want a detailed step-by-step game plan and a full guarantee that everything will be perfectly safe and fine BEFORE we are willing to walk down the path or make the decision.

Ain’t gonna play out that way though. I honestly don’t think it ever did.

But yet we want assurances and stall until we are dragged kicking and screaming through the changes we resisted.

Been there, done that and have the rug burns on my knees from being dragged through the door.

My guides and Angels are saying now, more than ever in the recent past, are we being called on to step out in Faith.

Where you might have gotten the next few steps before you took the plunge, now, you may only be getting the first step and you need to act on that before the next step shows up.

We are fledglings being pushed out of the cushy nest so we can discover we have wings and can fly.

So this month, test your wings a bit.

Take a quick (or leisurely) internal and external check on what needs to change in order for you to feel better about yourself and enjoy life more.

Clue: if you are feeling bored, stuck, constricted, restricted, agitated, or in resistance, that’s the first place to begin creating change.

Not just change for the sake of change (which the 5 vibration is eager to do), but INSPIRED CHANGE that is in alignment with your spirit and resonates with your soul.

Change is how the Universe and everything in it grows and evolves.


More Aspects of the Energy of May

May is a 5 vibration which is about Change… The light side of the 5 vibration

and it is also about Freedom, Flexibility, Adventure, Travel, Communication, Romance, Curiosity, Adaptability, Versatility and being Free-spirited.

You can learn more in my May energy update video.

One way to access the positive energy this month is by being curious.

If you’re stuck, try using curiosity to help you explore the situation from a different perspective.

Use phrases like these to spark new ideas, insights and perspectives:

“I wonder what might really be going on here…”

“I wonder what this might really be about…”

“I wonder what this might be trying to teach me…”

“I wonder why I am feeling ___ (whatever you’re feeling)…”

Don’t rush in to answer this, let your mind and intuition allow ideas to show up.

Please, only do this with your side of things.

When you use this for another person (“I wonder why he did this…”), your mind will often offer up an assumption based on what your own beliefs think are true. The answer you come up with will be based on past experiences and not necessarily true at all.

Invite childlike wonder into your life to help you see things in a different way and look at familiar objects as if seeing them for the first time.

Nature is a great place to do this.

Play with going to work a different way, altering your daily rituals, and eating at different restaurants.

By doing things differently, we open up to other possibilities.

The 5 vibration also teaches us flexibility and adaptability. Learn to go with the flow.

The 5 loves romance and adventure… and travel. So how can you bring some of that energy into your days?

This is a great month for communication and any kind of performances, creative expression. So you writers and musicians out there, tap into your Muse and let it flow!


the shadow side of the 5 vibrationThe shadow of the 5 is boredom, distractions, bright-shiny-object syndrome, inability to focus and throwing your hands in the air and walking away from everything.

The shadow of the 5 vibration also brings in elements of restlessness, impulsiveness, fickleness, jealousy and being temperamental.


If any of that is showing up in your life, before tossing in the towel or having a tantrum, do the internal check-in to see what is really going on.

Determine what attitude, thought or action adjustment might help shift your energy back into a better vibe.

You can use the “I wonder what…” exercise mentioned above.

Do what feels light and liberating. If you’re trying to control things, let go and allow it to flow more freely.

Stellar Assistance this Month

There’s a full moon on the 4th to help you release whatever you were dealing with in April, as well as anything else that is coming up to be released.

There is a new moon on the 18th – which is normally a fabulous time for starting something and new beginnings. However, Mercury goes retrograde the same day.

So instead of starting some brand spanking new, your energy is better used on retooling something you already do, or dusting off something you had wanted to do but never got around to it for whatever reason.

We start off the month in the Earth sign of Taurus.

So change or the need to be flexible and adapt might be on the home front, or it might be dealing with your sense of stability and security.

You might need to look at what practical changes need to be made.

You might also look at where you are over-indulging yourself or another and make some adjustments there.

You might also find yourself wanting things that make you feel good and really aren’t all that good for you!

On the 21st we move into Gemini, an air sign.

Gemini increases the communication and creativity aspects of the 5 vibration. It also puts you in your head more.

Gemini is ruled by Mercury, so take extra care in communicating as well as in receiving and interpreting your messages.

It also adds to the fickleness and change for the sake of change aspect of the 5.

So if you are initiating the changes, just be sure you are changing that which needs to be changed and not changing everything on a whim or because you feel like busting out of where you are.

Mercury retrograde alertMercury retrograde alert: mercury slips into retrograde on the18th and will go direct on June 11 (mark your calendars now)…

which means we will be feeling the shadow of the retro at least a week to 10 days prior (say from the 11th to the 18th).

This Mercury retrograde happens on the new moon so this will be interesting.

You may want to start something, but with mercury doing it’s thing, you’re best bet is starting something from the past than something brand new.

Back up your computers and take extra time with your communications – spoken and written!

Be aware of potential Mercury mischief, miscommunications and misunderstandings.


Some Questions to Ask or Journal About this Month

What do I need to change in my life?

Where do I need to be more flexible?

What feels constricting to me?

Where, when or why do I feel bored?

Where would I like to travel to?

How can I add more romance to my life?

What do I want to communicate? What is my message?

How can I be more adventurous?

What am I curious about? How can I indulge my curiosity?

Where am I feeling jealous or comparing myself to others?

What do I want to write about?

How can I devote more time to my writing?

How can I devote more time to my creativity?

What would I like to create?

What changes am I resisting? Why?

What do I need in order to adapt to these changes?

Where am I being rigid?

Where am I being rebellious? Why?

Where am I being impulsive or indulgent?

What can I do instead that feed my spirit?

What would interest me and excite me?

What can I do to allow myself to be more free-spirited?

How can I invite more romance and lightheartedness into my life?

What am I trying to control?

Where do I feel controlled?

What would make me feel free?

What does freedom mean to me?


Bottom Line

Cat... be curiousBe curious.

Question your thoughts and beliefs.

If you’re stuck, try looking at the situation from a different perspective.

Work with the energy of change to start creating more of what you desire in your life.

Allow for flexibility in your schedule and plans.

What makes you feel free and alive? Do more of that! You have permission!

Love & Blessings,


Be sure to check out my monthly energy update videos on my home page or my video page and subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified when new videos get posted.

BTW… Did you know I work with clients to help them make positive changes in their life?

I’m on a mission to help beautiful souls like you to learn to love and accept themselves “as is.”

If you’re struggling with change and lack of clarity and direction, I invite you to connect with me and see if we’re an energetic fit. If so, great, let's make some magic!

And if not me, then please reach out and ask for help from someone who is a perfect fit for you. Your Spirit will thank you.

PS. I'd love to hear your thoughts on value and self-worth... You can share in the comments area below!

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(note, some graphics elements are courtesy of Microsoft Corporation and Hubspot)

Posted by Karen M. Winkelman on Saturday, May 9, 2015 7:12 PM
Categories: Numerology, Self-Care, Clarity, Beliefs, Energy, Self-Awareness, Empowerment, Transformation
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