I love this magical time of the year as the leaves on my birch trees turn golden yellow and start to fall. In the Southern hemisphere, May 1st is Beith Birch season. The Birch signifies endings and new beginnings, cleansing and purification, releasing old patterns and overcoming challenges.
As we prepare for winter and seek profound transformation, letting go of old paradigms, acknowledging disappointments and regrets. We also set our intentions for spring, planting the seeds of future possibilities.
It’s a time of shedding the old and renewal. Old patterns are released just as the tree sheds its bark. The Birch helps in the peaceful resolution of conflict and provides a higher perspective and spiritual understanding.
May begins with the FOUR OF SWORDS suggesting that you may need to dedicate a few days for self-care, rest and healing – for the mind, body and soul! It could be sleep, relaxation, meditation, journeying or energy healing. Take some time out and slow down. Use this week to reflect, do some soul searching, make amends and forgive yourself and others (MENDING). The WIZARD of AWARENESS also asks to be still and quiet. Look inward for answers as your soul knows best. When the mind is still, the answers become clear.
In week two, the FIVE OF SWORDS and the NEVER-ENDING STORY talk about the hurt and loss that we experience throughout life. We all encounter rejection, humiliation, defeat, self-criticism or a wounded ego at some time. But remember, one chapter in your life doesn’t define you. Stop telling the old story and start a new one.
You will be in the FLOW in week 3! The EIGHT OF WANDS set things into motion; everything will start falling into place for you. Set your intentions and then allow the Universe to work its magic. Momentum is building, and swift change and transformation are here. Nothing will be holding you back.
The last week of April brings the JUDGEMENT; and self-realisation, deep understanding and spiritual awareness. A rebirth and a fresh start will arrive. Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, you will be starting over again. You will become a more authentic version of yourself, aligned with your true purpose in life.
Forgive yourself and others; release all guilt and sorrow. Don’t be so judgemental of yourself or judge others harshly. To expand, evolve and grow spiritually requires forgiveness of the self. Accept and love your beautiful soul.
The Animal Oracle card “CARIBOU” represents the cycle of life and rebirth. Like Judgement, it suggests a rebirth and a new beginning that brings abundance.