May 2020 | Psychedelic Pheonix Rising

Now for the energy & cosmic update for the new moon in Gemini

& what's to come for the rest of May 2020...

This month we have consecutive retrogrades occurring:

  • Pluto went retrograde on April 25

  • Saturn went retrograde on May 10

  • Venus is going retrograde Gemini today, May 13

  • Jupiter is going retrograde in Capricorn May 14

  • Mercury is going into shadow on June 2nd, and then Rx on June 

  • and many more astrological conversations 

As I said last month, and similar to the last couple of months, be sure to remain flexible about how your identity is changing with regards to your work life and work beliefs, how to change with what your clients, loved ones and supporters need as well as how to support yourself better. This month will also have you looking at ways to increase your income while simultaneously benefitting your community, how you can exchange services instead of cash where you can and where you can't dedicating time to your financial security. This includes grounding exercises like walking, jumping and dancing; reassessing/redoing your budget, and activating visualization techniques and meditation to manage anxiety to lower irresponsible decision making out of fear.

It’s taken me a minute to get my head and heart to catch up with the fact that May has arrived. The last couple of weeks of April I was staying outside of Toronto with my parents, who are in their 70s to help them to navigate the recent changes with COVID. My grandmother, who just celebrated her 92nd birthday on the 9th of May, lives on her own about five minutes away from my parents in a senior community housing building. 

Besides my corporate day work and vocational work, family has been the main focus that has absorbed a lot of my brain and capacity - we all have this heavy focus somewhere in our birth charts. This isn’t a complaint, it’s just an honest recognition of where my energy is going. Returning home to help my parents and grandmother has had us discuss our homeland, our ancestors and their part in our paths, any pains about how we’ve been (or continue to be) unseen or disregarded, and where there is still gold (or wounds) to be unearthed and explored. 

It’s been unexpectedly healing and deeply validating.  Even as an intuitive, it’s been a blessing in ways I couldn’t have predicted. This is the energy of Scorpio and the axis of Scorpio/Taurus. We just had a full moon in Scorpio on May 7th which brought to light the information around the death of Ahmaud Arbery, a 26-year-old Black man in Georgia whose life was horrifically cut short while jogging. This information (Mercury) about Arbery's ruthless murder (Scorpio) laid dormant (Pluto) since his untimely passing on February 23rd, 2020 until the full moon in Scorpio which highlighted this deep and well-known secret of the United States - the Forgotten Land of the Free - Black people have NEVER been free. This truth reminds me of this eerily fitting James Baldwin quote (though I love plenty, James Baldwin is one of my two favourite authors):

“In America, I was free only in battle, never free to rest—

and he who finds no way to rest cannot long survive the battle.”

One of the reasons astrologers have such accurate foresight is because we study patterns and cycles like scientists, drafting blueprints out of stars. As such, I am looking at the United States’ Pluto return next February 2021 (which will be shortly after the forty-sixth president is inaugurated) with a keen eye and deep sense of the very real possibility that the USA re-elects the current leader or potentially even a more ruthless leader into power should we not come together as a unified front. Regardless of borders, we need to believe in the power of PEOPLE and of REVOLUTION. This time is reflective of the societal and systemic changes that occurred in 1965-66 and 1991-93 in which both times the Black communities in the United States with the Civil Rights Movement and in South Africa with the Apartheid were galvanizing to gain greater access to basic human rights and power redistribution. This also includes women, the LGBTQI community, those with mobility or developmental limitations.

Right now the reality of what truth IS and what we should be focusing on is skewed. The astrology says we must truly be vigilant as we could sign away everyone’s rights without reading the fine print because we thought we’d be the only one affected. We know that you or I wouldn’t do this. Or have we done it already without realizing it?! Take this time to recognize yourself in each and every OTHER because the other is YOU and we have all been othered in some way. Learn to listen to another and listen within yourself where you get activated, jealous or motivated (Scorpio) - this means there is “gold” (Taurus) and work here for you to excavate (Pluto).

I have PLENTY to share this month and simultaneously have been diving deep as YouTube star Ralph Smart likes to encourage. These deep dives take time and much energy to process the information that I’m downloading aka receiving. What has been helping me to uncover more work for me to do by exponential leaps and bounds is using plant medicines ceremoniously to excavate latent information or material in my consciousness that I’ve either blocked up until now or resisted. The learnings have been deep, transformative and eye-opening to say the least.

This is something I am being called to add to my service offering so much so I took training for clinicians using plant medicines with the Remedy Centre to review the ethics, protocol and standards for clinicians and experienced facilitators. I’m planning a few trials which will be on a PWYC donation basis (email for the suggested minimum amount plus medicine costs for a 4- hour time frame). If you’d like to try a session with me once COVID social distancing measures have lightened send me an email and I’ll put you on the waiting list.

In the meantime, we will have plenty to talk about for the next two or three Astrology for Success sessions because the next ECLIPSE season is upon us! The next Astrology for Success date is this coming Sunday, May 17th, 1:00-3:00 pm and those who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour can opt to purchase a PayWhatYouCan ticket or a FREE ticket. 

General Admission and PayWhatYouCan tickets include a 15-minute one-on-one reading scheduled after the session to chat about what your Eclipse season focus will be or any other questions you may have.

Here are just some of the topics we’ll discuss:

  • The new moon in Gemini and how each sign will be affected

  • The upcoming eclipse season and Venus Rx (May 13 - Jun 25) 

  • Housing prices/ accessing ancestral funds or lands 

  • Huge opportunities for interpersonal healing, particularly with formative relationships

  • Plant medicine helping to access that latent information and other herbal therapies

  • How the BIPOC community is being activated to galvanize & unify to support the marginalized 

  • How White Supremacy is highlighting how pervasive the systemic barriers are

  • Witnessing other people processing emotions they haven’t had to before

One thing is for sure, we are all able to access our potential no matter who or where we are in life. It first begins with a saying yes to the unknown and then getting ready to go deep to dismantle what’s in your way. We all have it in us to resurrect like the Pheonix and rise into our new lives.

There's always more astrology to discuss, but I'll cap it there.

Hope I'll see you on May 17th at 1-3pm for the next edition of

Astrology For Success for the New Moon in Gemini!

Sending you lots of love & blessings,

Sheena | OnePeopleTO Owner/Operator

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