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by Karen Winkelman Thursday, May 11, 2017

Door open to terrace and mountain view. It's time for you to make some changes; May's 5 vibrationYou are probably ready for a change after the energy of April and a pretty intense Mercury Retrograde period.

     Wishes granted…

May ushers in the essence of change and a dash of lightness.


First a quick look back at April:

  • Were you able to focus more on what you want in life during April?
  • Were you able to take the time to focus and plan and get grounded?
  • April’s 4 vibration was reminding you that it is time to be practical and pay attention.

Well this month, the energy is working with you to make the changes that you need to make in order to have more of what you want in your life.  

We start May with Mercury still in retrograde (it's been there since April 9th)... so for optimal success, wait until the second week of May to begin making those changes.

(Technically Mercury goes direct on May 3rd, but I like to give it some time for the energy to settle down again. Basically it’s because the shadow of the retrograde may have an affect a week or so after Mercury goes direct.

So pretend that Mercury is direct for reals on May 10th or better yet, May 14th! Seriously!)


May is a 5 vibration in numerology.

The 5 vibration is all about Change, Freedom, Flexibility, Adventure, Travel, Communication, Curiosity, Romance, Adaptability, Versatility and being Free-spirited.

Think of the 5 vibration as the perpetual child experiencing the great adventure of life.

Experience change as a new adventure (rather than a fear)

Allow more time for fun, laughter, and playfulness in your daily life.

Lighten up!

Here's my video about the energy of May and some other aspects that are in play... and some additional thoughts and tips.


Here are some ways the 5 vibration (May) combined with the 1 vibration (2017) may show up for you this month:


Remember the 1 vibration is urging you to claim your place in the world in some way. Get clear on what you want and go for it. Be more self-focused.

So I suspect you might have to change a few things in your life in order to better support and honor yourself. Yeah, it might be scary. Change often feels that way, even when you know it’s for the best.

Are you feeling called to step out in a bigger way or drop roles and masks you’ve been hiding behind? If so, this is the perfect month to shake things up. Start making those much needed changes. Take your power back, enforce (or create) your boundaries.  

You don’t have to change everything to get closer to what you want in life. Sometimes small changes will make big differences.

Caution on impatience: The 5 vibration sometimes makes you feel like you have to toss everything out. Remember, even the things that do need to change don’t all have to change at once! 



This could be interesting since the 5 is free flowing and naturally flexible like the water or the breeze, the 1 likes structure and requires organization to thrive.

  • Where can you find a working balance between being flexible yet organized?
  • Do you need to create a flexible routine if you currently have none?
  • Do you need to loosen up a rigid schedule if you like to over-schedule everything?

Notice if you are being too rigid or controlling in areas of your life, including your behaviors, beliefs and expectations. Let some of the free-spirited flexibility of the 5 vibration loosen things up a bit for you.

  • Are you resisting shifts that are going on around you, in you, and in the world?
  • Are you willing to be flexible and open to other ways of being or do you need things your way?

Notice where you might be coming from fear and resisting the changes going on around you.


Fun and Adventure: 

The 1 vibration is onboard with adventure. Fun… um, maybe. The 5 sees life as a romantic adventure and wants to have fun dreaming and exploring. The 1 prefers to plan things out.

This is a great month to travel, to go on an adventure, experience a change of scenery… even if for just a day or two. Eat at a different restaurant or try something different at a favorite place.

Let the child in you come out and play. You may be surprised at how much progress you make in your adult life when you take the time to have fun and explore.



The 1 vibration is full of ideas and wants to create, so does the 5 and the 5 vibration certainly helps you to communicate those ideas. This is the perfect time for you to write or finish writing your book… and bust past the blocks getting in your way. The energy of May can help you get your big ideas out in a way that others can understand and relate to.

If writing is not your thing, then communicate and express your unique self and spirit in a way that you enjoy: sing, dance, paint, draw, make art, create something, silently commune with nature, talk to animals, write notes in the sand. You get the idea.

And if you suck at communicating with others, this is a good month to tear down some of that blockade and begin learning how to communicate what you think and feel without judgment.


Speaking of judgment…

the 5 vibration also has a shadow side for you to be aware of...

Here are some common ways the Shadow of the 5 (May) and 1 (2017) vibrations may appear in your life: 

A Trip to the Land of Diversion:

Bright-shiny-object syndrome, distraction, boredom, flighty or fickleness, confusion, and procrastination

A Trip to the Land of Struggle:

Resistance, inconsistency, overextended, unreliable, repressed, controlling and dogmatic

A Trip to the Land of Drama: 

Impulsive, rebellious, moody, sarcastic, critical, anger, greedy, and envious.


When you find yourself visiting any of these Challenging Lands while on your adventure this month… take the opportunity to pause and check in with yourself.

  • Put your hand on your heart and ask:

    • “What is this really about?
    • What’s going on here that is causing me to act and feel this way?
    • What am I afraid of?
    • What does this remind me of?”
  • And listen.

  • Be open to receive insight here.

  • You can also do something creative or playful to help shift it.

  • And, of course, ask Angels for help in getting out of the quicksand and flying free and clear again.

  • And… BE GENTLE and KIND with yourself!


May I suggest the following three Archangels be placed on your celestial speed dial this month:

  • Archangel Jophiel to surround you in soft yellow light and help you be more playful, creative and light-hearted.

  • Archangel Gabriel to surround you in white light and help you with clarity, courage and communication… especially around what changes to want to make

  • Archangel Chamuel to surround you in pink light of unconditional love to help you move through any changes you are making with grace and supported in love.


Embrace the energy of May and be open and willing to make some much needed changes in your life, your thoughts, your routines and wherever else you know some changes are needed.

And for some additional thoughts and tips, check out my May video.

with my love & blessings & deep appreciation for you,


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Oh, yeah, and if you want a refresher on what 2017 is about you can read my blog post or watch the video


Note: Parts of this blog post appeared on my monthly numerology post on Sunny Dawn Johnston's website.



Posted by Karen Winkelman on Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:15 PM
Categories: Numerology, Self-Care, Energy, Angels, Self-Awareness, Empowerment, Transformation
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